All "Ian MacKaye" stories

Return to Story

Ian MacKaye Unearths Fan Letter From 14-Year-Old Dave Grohl

Before he was best friends with David Letterman, before he was a Foo Fighter, before he was the drummer in Nirvana, before he was the drummer in Scream, Dave Grohl was the cute kid pictured above. That cute kid wrote a letter to Ian MacKaye when he was 14, asking the Minor Threat (and later… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 28, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Q&A: OK Go On 10 Years Of Making Viral Videos

One Of Those Treadmill Guys.

Regardless of how many years he is eventually blessed to squeeze out of this corporeal existence, this is the epitaph OK Go vocalist/guitarist Damian Kulash is absolutely certain will be carved into his tombstone.

And he might very well be right.

After all, the… More »

By: Shawn Macomber / March 25, 2015 - 12:35 pm

D.C. Diner Names Burger After Noted Vegan Ian MacKaye

D.C. restaurant Satellite Room has named a hamburger after noted vegan and local music scene hero Ian MacKaye. The Minor Threat and Fugazi frontman has been a vegan for almost thirty years, a choice which stemmed from his involvement in the straight edge scene. The hamburger is a six-ounce beef patty with chicken liver mousse,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 4, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Ian MacKaye On Urban Outfitters’ Minor Threat T-Shirt

Back in the day, I had one of those great “This Is Not A Fugazi T-Shirt” T-shirts. It was produced, presumably, by some canny, anonymous bootlegger, because Fugazi — and by extension, Dischord Records, the label run by Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye — famously refused to make or license T-shirts. (On the back, the shirt… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 31, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Stream the Evens’ The Odds

Fugazi/Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye and wife Amy Farina (of the Warmers and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, among others) released two terrific albums as the Evens in the mid-aughts before taking a break to have a kid together. But six years since their sophomore release, Get Evens, the band have a new one o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 12, 2012 - 10:46 am

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, the place needs no introduction. In case it does, host Henry Rollins did a good job offering background and various old-time Black Flag-related anecdotes. (Of course, old pal/pet store coworker… More »

By: brandon / June 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Ian MacKaye Gets DIY For Nike’s Ad Agency

To be more specific, MacKaye talks about skateboarding culture in the “Skate And Create” section of the D.I.Y. America documentary put together by Aaron Rose and WKE, a subsidiary of Nike and Coca Cola and etc.’s ad agency Wieden+Kennedy. It’s labeled a “WKE Original Series.” While I wouldn’t exactly call it pimping for Nike’s adMore »

By: brandon / January 18, 2010 - 11:35 am

Ben Kingsley Is Just A Minor Threat

“WTF” was invented for moments like watching the Oscar-winning Gandhi actor get into the zone and make like Ian MacKaye in front of a simulated salad days D.C. hardcore audience for a lipsynced rendition of Minor Threat’s classic fight song: Look here and laugh. No idea how this came about because we don’t want to… More »

By: brandon / September 17, 2008 - 12:50 pm