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Bob Mould has been doing this longer than some of you have been alive. Shit, he’s been doing it longer than I’ve been alive. Hüsker Dü, the harrowing and inspiring Minnesota jangle-punk trio with whom a young Mould first sealed his legend, released their first album in January 1983, which puts him more than three… More »

Every one of these Anniversary stories is celebrating a bygone moment, of course — that’s the nature of looking back on an album a decade or two after its release — but few if any subjects seem so firmly, inextricably lodged in the past as the 1993 compilation No Alternative, which turned 20 years old… More »

Over the course of his three-decade run as one of the preeminent geniuses in rock and roll, Bob Mould has shared a great deal of himself through his work, while somehow remaining something of a distant figure. Perhaps it is the inherent modesty of Midwestern remove. Maybe it is the unmodulated croak of his drill-sergeant… More »

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Watch Bob Mould Perform With Ian Rubbish In San Francisco

Fred Armisen’s faux-Brit and surprisingly pro-Thatcher punk-rock alter ego Ian Rubbish has been around for a while, and he’s caught the ear of musical greats like the Clash. But this week he opened for the back-to-back Sleater-Kinney/Bob Mould sold-out shows in San Francisco at the Masonic. One enterprising front-row attendee and YouTube user Admiral NeedaMore »

By: Caitlin White / May 7, 2015 - 10:35 am

Watch Bob Mould (Literally) Bring Down The House On Letterman

Bob Mould performed on The Late Show With David Letterman last night in support of his latest album Beauty & Ruin, which came out last summer. He played two tracks from it — “Tomorrow Morning” and “Kid With A Crooked Face” — along with his backing band, and Letterman seemed pretty impressed. Jason Narducy, the… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Watch Ryan Adams Join Bob Mould On Hüsker Dü Songs Last Night In NYC

Ryan Adams and Bob Mould seem to be enjoying some serious bro-down time lately. In just the past couple of weeks, Adams showed up in the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman’s video for “The War,” and Mould appeared in the goofy comedy shorts that Adams made to promote his new album. And last night… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 11, 2014 - 1:16 pm

The New Ryan Adams Album Kills Parakeets, Turns People Into Zombies, Makes Great Soup

Ryan Adams has a new album out, and he is happy to let you know about it in conventional ways, such as the strong music video he made for first single “Gimme Something Good,” or like giving Stereogum an interview. But as a firm, devout believer in Goofy Shit, Adams also enjoys promotional approaches like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Bob Mould – “The War” Video

Last month, Bob Mould was a guest on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and his lively conversation on that show drove home just how much this guy has done in his life. Zen Arcade! Copper Blue! The WCW writing stint! The Daily Show theme! When news of Joan Rivers’ death circulated, the clip of her interviewingMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014 - 10:37 am

Watch Bob Mould Absolutely Kick Ass On Kimmel

The former Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman Bob Mould is a punk rock legend, and it turns out that he’s also really, really great at performing on late-night TV talk shows. Remember when he ripped through “I Don’t Know You Anymore” on Conan? Jesus. Ridiculous. Last night, Mould was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and he once agai… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014 - 9:57 am

Watch Tommy Stinson, Bob Mould, & Craig Finn Give A Rock Tour Of The Twin Cities

Noisey’s Made In America series travels to different cities around the country to discuss the local music scene with native musicians. The newest installment, “Made In Minnesota,” features chats about the past and present of Twin Cities music with tour guides/Minnesota rock heroes Bob Mould, Tommy Stinson, Craig Finn, and Lori Barbero (whose band, Babe… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 9, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Watch Bob Mould Play “I Don’t Know You Anymore” On Conan

My favorite song on Bob Mould’s excellent new Beauty & Ruin is “I Don’t Know You Anymore,” which just got a humorous video starring Colin Meloy. But there’s nothing quite like watching Mould, Jon Wurster, and Jason Narducy rip into one of his tunes, and their performance of “I Don’t Know You Anymore” on ConanMore »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

Bob Mould – “I Don’t Know You Anymore” Video (Feat. Colin Meloy)

Bob Mould is a punk rock legend still bashing out remarkably vigorous and effective anthems. (My co-worker Michael says he’s making the best music of his career right now, which is lunacy, but the mere fact that someone could think that right now is amazing.) But legend status and good songs don’t necessarily guarantee a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2014 - 11:35 am

Stream Bob Mould Beauty & Ruin

When we talked to Bob Mould about his new album Beauty & Ruin, the legendary punk-rocker compared it to a series of Polaroids that tell the story of the emotionally chaotic year that unfolded after his father’s death. Now you can hear that progression “from loss to reflection to acceptance to future” play out for… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 27, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Bob Mould – “I Don’t Know You Anymore”

Bob Mould is such a veteran presence in indie rock that he was already an icon when the Merge Records braintrust, themselves veteran indie rockers, was just getting started touring as members of Superchunk. The two institutions are indeed merging for Mould’s new Beauty & Ruin, and today they’ve unveiled the album’s second single after… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 29, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Bob Mould – “Hey Mr. Grey”

The punk rock legend Bob Mould announced a new album called Beauty & Ruin around the same time he appeared on Letterman to play Workbook’s “See A Little Light” last month. Mould has now shared a song from the new album, and it’s a banger. “Hey Mr. Grey” is an unrelenting two-minute pogo attack about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014 - 11:08 am

Split Single’s Jason Narducy Has The Sexiest Elbows In Rock

Besides fronting Split Single (Britt Daniel’s other other band), indie-rock veteran Jason Narducy is a member of the Bob Mould Band and Superchunk and has logged time playing with Verbow, Robert Pollard, and Telekinesis. That’s an illustrious career, and judging from the very funny new Split Single promo video, it seems Narducy has accumulated a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014 - 11:49 am

Watch Bob Mould Play Letterman + Beauty & Ruin Details

Indie rock O.G. Bob Mould has “a compact epic” called Beauty & Ruin coming out on Merge this June, and he just reissued his 1989 solo debut Workbook under the name Workbook 25. No music from the new album just yet, but the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman did take to the Late ShowMore »

By: Chris DeVille / March 7, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year’s Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and Death Cab For Cutie playing their now 10-year-old LP Transatlanticism start to finish. Our photographer Alex Crick caught those acts and a bunch more; check out his pics in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Watch Bob Mould Be Awesome On Fallon

Hüsker Dü legend and punk lifer Bob Mould has put in some absolutely ferocious late-night TV performances in recent months, and last night, he brought his insanely undiminished intensity to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon while Fred Armisen and Jon Glazer, who were not guests on the show, looked on. On the show proper, he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 1, 2013 - 9:21 am

Bob Mould – “Star Machine” Video

Bob Mould’s terrific 2012 album Silver Age opens with three flawless tracks — “Star Machine,” the title track, and “The Descent” — none of which are especially lighthearted, but now two of them have been paired with genuinely funny videos. “The Descent” vid featured Bob as a corporate-drone-turned-off-the-gridster; the new “Star Machine” clip finds Mould’… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 29, 2013 - 1:46 pm
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