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48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

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 »

By: Brad Shoup / May 21, 2015 - 11:40 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 No Age, Eel Bros (made up of Man Man’s Honus Honus and Hot Karate’s King Cyrus), Andrew Jackson Jihad’s Sean Bonnette, and Rozwell Kid. The collection was curated by Dana… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 10:30 pm

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 abuse and pointed out a video of him acting creepy toward a young woman. And now she’s got help: The former Black Flag singer Ron Reyes, who was part of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2014 - 12:50 pm

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 Records, almost certainly the best indie of its era. He’s also a notorious dick, a guy who’s allegedly screwed a ton of bands out of money. And according to hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014 - 8:55 am

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 alarming. On October 10, Ginn’s ex-wife Marina Ginn filed an affidavit for an “Emergency Motion To Modify The Parent Child Relationship,” because, she claims, Greg Ginn’s treatment of their daughters,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 14, 2014 - 2:54 pm

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, Ron Reyes, who’d sung with an early version of the band. Then, late last year, the band fired Reyes onstage in Australia. A few months later, Ginn announced that the reconstitutedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2014 - 10:33 am

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 name FLAG; Henry Rollins, who isn’t involved with FLAG, was named in the suit as well. A judge ruled against Ginn in the case last fall, but now an email… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 21, 2014 - 11:02 am

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 divisive figures in the early history of American underground rock), put together a new band with Ron Reyes, one of the singers who’d been in the band in its early… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2014 - 2:19 pm

The 10 Biggest Music Beefs Of 2013

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 »

By: Michael Nelson / December 27, 2013 - 11:38 am

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 band. Band founder Greg Ginn has received a fair amount of criticism, most recently for his incarnation’s reunion album and its rather unpleasant album artwork. Now another piece of new… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 27, 2013 - 11:31 am

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 to be called a Black Flag record, and you can stream it now via Spotify. Read our Deconstructing of the two competing bands here while you listen. More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 5, 2013 - 5:53 pm

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 — just announced details of the first Black Flag LP in 28 years. It’s called What The…, and it features some cartoon cover art (seen in the top left of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 25, 2013 - 10:44 am

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 days seems to have a good word to say about founder Greg Ginn,” noted this 2008 Guardian piece — and he’s spurned lots of former Black Flag fans with project… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013 - 10:02 am

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 reunited version of the same band is also making the rounds (hence the litigation), but the Greg Ginn-led “official” Black Flag has managed to churn out some new tunes betwee… More »

By: 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 Ron Reyes as Black Flag. They have released new songs, and are currently on an extensive US tour. Meanwhile, former Black Flag members Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski, and Bill… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Deconstructing: Black Flag, FLAG, And Punk Nostalgia

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 »

By: James Jackson Toth / June 26, 2013 - 3:50 pm

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 all the lush, gleaming disco synths, perhaps you’ve got a moment for the two feuding versions of Black Flag about to hit the summer tour circuit. One of those, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2013 - 4:18 pm

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 longtime Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski and drummer Bill Stevenson. And then there’s Black Flag, featuring Black Flag guitarist and mastermind Greg Ginn with singer Ron Reyes, who replaced Morri… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 3, 2013 - 12:35 pm

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 lineups — would be a big, big deal. But Flag guitarist and mastermind Greg Ginn spent decades alienating basically every single person he knew in the punk underground, so that’s not… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013 - 4:31 pm

Baroness’s John Baizley On Six Influential Album Covers

John Dyer Baizley is probably best known as the frontman of Savannah, GA’s Baroness, but his visual artwork is arguably even more famous than his music. Among his other pursuits, for years now Baizley has been producing some of the most unique, intriguing, stylish, and bizarre album covers in the world (including, of course, all… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 27, 2012 - 1:38 pm
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