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Ian MacKaye

Ian MacKaye formed the Washington, D.C. band Fugazi with Brendan Canty and Joe Lally and Guy Picciotto in 1987. Before that, he was a member of Egg Hunt, Embrace, Minor Threat, Skewbald/ Grand Union, and Teen Idles. Ian created "Dischord Records" in 1980 to document the music coming out of the Washington, D.C. punk community. In 1998, Dischord ... See full bio »

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American Hardcore
Dogtown and Z-Boys
Soft Focus
Soft Focus Himself - Guest
SLC Punk!
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 2011 Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (Documentary) (writer: "Waiting Room" - as Ian T.G. Mackaye)
 2007 Punk's Not Dead (Documentary) (writer: "In My Eyes")
 2006 American Hardcore (Documentary) (writer: "Seeing Red", "Teen Idles", "Minor Threat", "Stand Up", "Guilty Of Being White", "Straight Edge" - as I. MacKaye)
 2005 American Wasteland (Video Game) (writer: "Seeing Red/Screaming At A Wall")
 2005 Life and/or Death (Short) (writer: "Combination Lock")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "Look Back & Laugh" - as I. MacKaye)
 1998 Pariah (writer: "Small Man, Big Mouth", "Bottled Violence")
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While in Minor Threat, he wrote the song "Straight Edge" after one of his best friends, a drug addict, died as he overdosed on heroin. In swearing off drugs, alcohol, smoking, and promiscuous sex, McKaye unintentionally invented a life-style still strictly led by thousands of people to this day. See more »

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