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What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check o… More »

As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist’s traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker, troll, and brawl — on Twitter, on TV, or in person. Yes, beef was what’s for dinner in 2013, and… More »

Everything old is new again: a glance at some leading indie blogs might have you wondering if you’d suddenly time-warped back to some utopian alternative rock version of the ’80s, with names like the Replacements and My Bloody Valentine sharing headline space with Kanye West and Daft Punk. It’s easy to cynically view these ‘reunions’… More »

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Crowdfunding Campaign Helping Black Flag’s Dez Cadena With Cancer Treatment

Veteran punk singer and guitarist Dez Cadena has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Cadena was a member of several punk bands including Black Flag, Misfits,…
Caitlin White | August 17, 2015 - 10:13 am

No Age – “Six Pack” (Black Flag Cover) + Eel Bros (Man Man’s Honus Honus & Hot Karate’s King Cyrus) – “Hanging By The Telephone” (Nerves Cover)

Thirty Three And A Third is a new 7-inch boxset featuring covers of bands like Black Flag, the Nerves, Misfits, and Wheatus from bands like…
James Rettig | February 3, 2015 - 10:30 pm
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Former Black Flag Vocalist Ron Reyes Issues Statement On Greg Ginn’s Child Abuse Case

Greg Ginn, the Black Flag guitarist and mastermind, is in the midst of a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife, who's accused Ginn of child
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2014 - 12:50 pm
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Creepy Black Flag Concert Video Fuels Custody Battle Against Greg Ginn

Guitarist Greg Ginn is the main creative force behind Black Flag, arguably the greatest American hardcore band of all time, and the founder of SST…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 8:55 am
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Greg Ginn Accused Of Child Abuse By Ex-Wife

Black Flag founder Greg Ginn has been no stranger to legal disputes and accusations of deplorable behavior of late. This newest one, though, is especially…
Michael Nelson | October 14, 2014 - 2:54 pm
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Watch Black Flag Play “Slip It In” With Their New Singer

Last year, the former Black Flag guitarist and bandleader Greg Ginn attempted a Black Flag reunion with no other original members and one guy, Ro…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2014 - 10:33 am
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Greg Ginn Settles Lawsuit With FLAG

Last summer Black Flag founder Greg Ginn sued his former bandmates for performing Black Flag material and using the iconic four bars logo under the…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2014 - 11:02 am
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Black Flag Apologize, Promise Better Album And Tour With New Frontman

Last year, Greg Ginn brought back Black Flag. Sort of. Ginn, the guitarist and bandleader of the legendary hardcore band (and one of the most…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2014 - 2:19 pm
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Black Flag Fire Singer Onstage

As we've reported and deconstructed before, Black Flag reunited this year in the form of two competing versions made up of various members of the…
Miles Bowe | November 27, 2013 - 11:31 am
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Stream Black Flag What The…

While there are two formations of Black Flag right now, the one with founder Greg Ginn has just released the first album in 28 years
Miles Bowe | November 5, 2013 - 5:53 pm
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Black Flag Prep First Album In 28 Years, Worst Cover Art In History

The reunited Black Flag -- the one featuring founder Greg Ginn, though the U.S. District Court judge insists you don't need me to clarify that…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2013 - 10:44 am
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Greg Ginn Loses Lawsuit Against FLAG

Black Flag founder Greg Ginn has been in the business of alienating old SST Records associates for a while -- "No one from SST's glory…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2013 - 10:02 am
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Black Flag – “Wallow In Despair”

The "reunited" Black Flag have mostly kept their name in the news via litigation and the general weirdness and WTF-ness of the fact that another
Michael Nelson | August 13, 2013 - 10:19 am

Greg Ginn Sues FLAG, Henry Rollins

As we deconstructed back in June, this year has seen two different Black Flag related reunions. The founding guitarist Greg Ginn is touring with Ro…
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2013 - 1:16 pm
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Watch FLAG Perform “My War” At Their First Show

Right now, you're probably streaming the new Daft Punk album. But if you prefer actual punk, or if you just need a quick break from…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2013 - 4:18 pm
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Black Flag – “Down In The Dirt”

The are currently two (or more?) "reunited" versions of Black Flag vying for your entertainment buck. There's FLAG, featuring Black Flag co-founder Keith Morris with…
Michael Nelson | May 3, 2013 - 12:35 pm
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Two Different Versions Of Black Flag Reunite In 2013

A Black Flag reunion -- a real Black Flag reunion, one that featured the complete version of any of the California hardcore originators' classic lineu…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2013 - 4:31 pm
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