Brian Wilson is asked his opinion on Punk, asks what the hell that even is; Frances Bean Cobain's musical tastes make headlines; and some major labels are reportedly considering putting the kibosh on bonus music clips for artists appearing on talk shows.
Sitting down with Northern Kentucky-based
Punk rockers The Nothing on May the 4th (Star Wars Day for the
non-geeks in the audience) felt like fate. The members of the band
(vocalist Jimi Caudill, guitarist Paulie Burgio, drummer Eric Robinson
and bassist Dan Snow) have all had a Jedi-esque journey of redemption
littered with band transitions, relationship implosions, addiction and
The flamboyant frontman’s current tour is in support of his first new album in 18 years, the verbosely titled Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter, an often unexpectedly lo-fi effort that nonetheless features plenty of Ant’s carnally charged, fetish-indulging lyrics.
If you find today’s so-called “Punk Rock” to be a little
lacking, you’re in for
a treat this week as two of the best American Punk acts team up with a
pair of Ohio greats — Cincinnati’s SS-20 and Dayton’s Legbone.
Mondo Generator has been perhaps the most
consistent part of bassist Nick Oliveri’s life since 1997. Blending the Hard Rock of
his previous projects with more Punk Rock chaos, Mondo has built a
strong cult following for itself.
People say Punk Rock is dead. Some say it died with Sid Vicious, others say Joey Ramone. But no matter which trailblazer took Punk Rock to his grave, the in-your-face, D.I.Y., fuck-the-world attitude is, indeed, dead. But it isn’t exactly resting in peace.