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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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Bob Mould, Abe Vigoda @ El Rey Theater, Los Angeles 10/30/12

A packed El Rey Theater in Los Angeles was treated to the second-to-last performance of Sugar’s classic album Copper Blue. Fresh off their appearance on…
Andrew Youssef | October 31, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Watch Bob Mould On Conan

Last month, we saw former Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman and general all-around indie-punk deity Bob Mould utterly wrecking shit on Letterman. Last night, we got an…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2012 - 9:27 am

Watch Bob Mould Kick Ass On Letterman

If you're a younger guy in a band and you want to feel like a worthless chump, you'd do well to watch underground lifer Bob…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2012 - 9:26 am

Stream Bob Mould Silver Age

We got our first listen to "The Descent," the lead single off Bob Mould's forthcoming Silver Age, at the beginning of this month; the song…
Michael Nelson | August 27, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Bob Mould – “The Descent” Video

Earlier this month, we posted "The Descent," the chunkily hooky new single from American indie founding father Bob Mould. And in the song's new video,…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Bob Mould – “The Descent”

Who knew the recent Sugar reissues were just leading up to Bob Mould totally reclaiming his former glory and ripping it up FU:EL style again?
Michael Nelson | August 6, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Sugar, Lips LPs Coming Live To Noise Pop 2012

The San Francisco festival Noise Pop turns 20 this year, and as part of the celebration, a couple of legends are coming to town to…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Bob Mould Tribute @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA 11/21/2011

If Hüsker Dü or Sugar were before your time, do yourself a favor and dig up their old catalogs. Both venerable bands were fronted by…
Andrew Youssef | November 22, 2011 - 1:48 pm

Bob Mould, Joan Jett Join Foos @ MSG

Last night, the Foo Fighters headlined Madison Square Garden, and they trotted out a couple of serious rock O.G.s during the encore. First off, Hüsker…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Thurston Moore Plays Solo, And Bob Mould Joins The Roots, On Fallon

Thurston Moore brought two Demolished Thoughts tracks to Jimmy Fallon last night: He played "Circulation" on-air and "Blood Never Lies" as a web exclusive with…
brandon | June 23, 2011 - 11:45 am

Grohl, Novoselic, Vig Reunite For Next Foo Fighters LP

Dave Grohl asked his former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic and Nevermind producer Butch Vig to help him out on the new “old school analogue” Foo…
brandon | October 27, 2010 - 4:28 pm

Bob Mould, Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl Celebrate 9:30 Club’s 30th

On Monday/Memorial Day the 9:30 Club celebrated its 30th Anniversary. For kids who grew up listening to and mythologizing D.C. hardcore, punk, and the like,…
brandon | June 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Fucked Up & Friends Cover “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We waited all yesterday for this to pop up on iTunes and it's finally arrived... No strangers to the tradition of benefit recordings -- see…
brandon | December 8, 2009 - 10:11 am

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend…
Amrit Singh | October 20, 2009 - 9:31 am

Coachella 2009: M.I.A., Superchunk, And So Much Sun

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy The weather's getting hotter by the day, but we refuse to cave: We arrived at the grounds when the…
brandon | April 19, 2009 - 2:42 pm

New Bob Mould – “City Lights (Days Go By)”

When Bob Mould joined No Age onstage, he reached back into Hüsker Dü's catalog and performed the classic "New Day Rising." While at SXSW, I…
brandon | March 26, 2009 - 10:28 am

Bob Mould Joins No Age Onstage In San Francisco

So far this week the NoisePop festival's brought us a taste of new St. Vincent and Deerhunter. Now we have the old performed in a…
brandon | March 4, 2009 - 9:52 am

Bob Mould On Sexing The Sex Pistols

OK, he was actually pushed into making a decision with a good ol' fashioned game of "who would you rather fuck?" We realize the punk…
brandon | March 20, 2008 - 1:29 pm

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/Bob Mould/Final Fantasy @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC 12/31/06

Happy New Year, y'all! Glad to see you guys made it into 2007, like us, at our computers and in need of war-story swapping and…
Stereogum | January 2, 2007 - 10:00 am