Black Flag

Henry Rollins and Cyndi Lauper Celebrate the Holidays With “Rise Above” Duet

Get ready to hear Black Flag's seminal 1981 punk anthem "Rise Above" as you've never heard it before: with a vocal assist from '80s pop…
Maggie Serota / December 11, 2019

On the Road With Black Flag: Henry Rollins’ 1986 Essay

This article originally appeared in the April 1986 issue of SPIN. Black Flag was my favorite band. I constantly played what few records…
Henry Rollins / July 25, 2019

Sonic Youth: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the August 1985 issue of SPIN. The street is filled with broken Malta bottles. The building's doorway is…
Bryron Coley / July 21, 2019

Duff McKagan Talks New Album Tenderness and Why Social Media and Cable News Are “Poisonous”

It’s a Thursday afternoon, and the posh Astor Court restaurant in the lobby of the St. Regis Hotel is abuzz with the kind of travelers…
Maggie Serota / July 9, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

Black Flag Bassist Cel Revuelta Dies

Former Black Flag bassist Cel Revuelta died on May 3rd, according to a post from his family. Henry Rollins confirmed the death on his Facebook…
Dale Eisinger / May 7, 2017

Former Black Flag Bassist Kira Roessler Won an Oscar Last Night

The Academy probably doesn't even realize that they awarded a former member of Black Flag last night. Kira Roessler, who played bass with Henry Rollins…
Dan Weiss / February 29, 2016

Watch Refused Cover Black Flag’s ‘My War’ and Fugazi’s ‘Bed for the Scraping’

Refused are close to releasing their long-awaited follow-up to 1998's The Shape of Punk to Come, and to celebrate, the Swedish hardcore-punk outfit performed a secret…
Rachel Brodsky / May 28, 2015

Black Flag’s Ron Reyes Accuses Former Bandmate Greg Ginn of Child Abuse

Ron Reyes recently wrote an affidavit accusing his former Black Flag bandmate Greg Ginn of child abuse, echoing similar allegations Ginn's ex-wife Marina Ginn made this…
James Grebey / December 1, 2014

Black Flag’s Greg Ginn Accused of Child Abuse

Black Flag's co-founder and guitarist Greg Ginn has been accused of child abuse. Ginn's ex-wife, Marina Ginn, says her seven and ten-year-old daughters "live in constant…
James Grebey / October 14, 2014

Greg Ginn and FLAG Finally Settle Black Flag Lawsuit

At last, Black Flag and FLAG can live in effective legal harmony. Greg Ginn and his old bandmates have reached a settlement for an as-yet…
John Surico / April 17, 2014

Black Flag Announce ‘Victimology’ Tour With Mike Vallely on Vocals

The current messy, litigious Black Flag iteration refuses to die. After firing vocalist Ron Reyes during a show, replacing him with manager and skateboarder Mike…
Dan Reilly / March 18, 2014

Black Flag’s Greg Ginn Accused of Threatening Ex-Singer’s Family

The tumultuous Black Flag reunion continues to get uglier. The latest comes courtesy Ron Reyes, the vocalist who says he was fired in the middle…
Dan Reilly / March 10, 2014

Black Flag Revolving Door Turns Again as Bassist Quits

Punk pioneers Black Flag keep spitting on their legacy of having their fans spit on them. If they're not careful, they could darken their good…
Marc Hogan / February 4, 2014

Black Flag’s New Vocalist Is Old Vocalist Mike Vallely

Black Flag have named Mike Vallely as their new lead singer. Rolling Stone confirmed the news in an interview with Vallely, Black Flag's manager throughout…
Kyle McGovern / January 30, 2014
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