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Film Review: ‘Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All’

The mother of all pop-punk bands is paid due tribute in “Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All,” which chronicles the very winding road traveled for nearly four decades by Bill Stevenson and his long-running, overlapping outfits Descendents and All. As younger musicians here attest, many a better-known act might well never have existed without these pioneering units’ influence, and Matt Riggle and Deedle Lacour’s docu captures their enduring appeal. Pic, which has been playing fests, clubs and other one-off shows over the last 15 months, makes its official theatrical debut with a run at Los Angeles’ Downtown Independent starting Sept. 26. VOD release follows immediately, Blu-ray/DVD later this fall. Punk rock fans with any sense of history should make it a popular niche item.

Descendents first formed among three Southern California teenagers who’d bonded over fishing in 1977 Hermosa Beach, then became a quartet with the addition of bassist Tony Lombardo,
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Black Flag Co-Founder Can't Stop Ex-Bandmates From Performing as 'Flag'

Black Flag Co-Founder Can't Stop Ex-Bandmates From Performing as 'Flag'
Here's a scary thought: Black Flag, the name of the iconic punk band, might be as bland as aspirin. Oh, no? Check out an opinion this week by a California judge. In August, Black Flag founding guitarist Greg Ginn sued his former bandmates Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson. This latter group was touring as "Flag," which allegedly constituted a violation of alleged rights to "Black Flag" enjoyed by Ginn and his label, Sst Records. Story: Indie Rock Disputes: Expelling Band Members Isn't Easy Black Flag's most famous member Henry Rollins was sued too. Rollins and

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Greg Ginn lost his lawsuit against other members of Black Flag

Black Flag founder Greg Ginn has lost the initial round of argument in his lawsuit against Keith Morris’ spin-off Black Flag act, Flag. Ginn was suing Flag members Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton, in addition to Henry Rollins, saying that there could only be one Black Flag, and that he held the rights to that name. Ginn called for the dissolution of Flag, as well as some sort of restitution from Rollins, who he claims has been attempting to use and abuse the legacy of the group. According to Ginn, both Morris and Rollins have ...
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O Worshipers of The Mighty All... Check Out Filmage: The Story of Descendants / All!

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Rising from the myths and legends of the pop-punk scene comes Filmage: The Story of Descendents / All, a new documentary about the musicians that started it All! Take a journey through the over-achieving yet under-documented history of Bill Stevenson and his rotating roster of band mates as they create a new genre of music that continues to live and thrive even today. Filmed over a two year period and consisting of over 40 interviews with some of today's most influential artists, we have the first clips and trailers of this rock odyssey for you to check out.

Long before Green Day and Blink 182 inflicted punk-rock's puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a garage concocting the perfect mix of pop, angst, love, and coffee. Filmage: The Story of Descendents / All follows band leader/drummer/square-peg Bill Stevenson and his "caffeinated retardedness" as he pushes his
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Black Flag Co-Founder Sues Ex-Bandmates Over Use of Punk Group's Logo, Name

Black Flag Co-Founder Sues Ex-Bandmates Over Use of Punk Group's Logo, Name
One of punk’s most iconic band names has provoked a new lawsuit. Fans may be confused to see two different groups performing this year under the name of Hermosa Beach punk outfit Black Flag -- one fronted by founding guitarist Greg Ginn, and another touring as Flag with Ginn’s former bandmates Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson. Photos: 'Cbgb' Character Posters: 10 A-Listers Play Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop and Blondie So was Ginn. He claims he and his label, Sst Records, exclusively own the rights to the Black Flag name (and “Flag” variation) and infamous logo, which Flag

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Hardcore Punk Fight: Black Flag vs Flag

Hardcore Punk Fight: Black Flag vs Flag
Earlier this year, the internet was blindsided with the announcement of the reformation of one of America's greatest hardcore legends, Black Flag, featuring original guitarist and main songwriter Greg Ginn and the band's short-lived sophomore singer Ron Reyes. This would include a performance at U.K.'s Hevy Fest this summer with further dates still being added daily as of this writing. This would mark the first Black Flag tour since Ginn put the Black Flag name on ice in 1986. The tour will also be in support of a new record that is being released this summer.

But just a mere hour-and-a-half after the news of the Black Flag reunion came another announcement to set the hardcore heads on fire, the formation of a band called Flag. Flag would feature original Black Flag singer and current Off! frontman Keith Morris manning the mic and fleshed out with Black Flag founding bass player Chuck Dukowski,
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Those two different versions of Black Flag are openly fighting, finally

When two different Black Flag iterations each announced their intention to tour this year—one as Black Flag, one as Flag—smart punks knew to expect some sort of friction between them. And that anticipation has paid off, as the bands have finally started firing verbal shots at each other. Yesterday, Black Flag (Greg Ginn, Ron Reyes, and Gregory Moore) released a new single, “Down In The Dirt,” the first from a new LP due out sometime this summer on Sst. In the press release, Black Flag calls out Flag (Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton), deeming ...
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One of the two reunited iterations of Black Flag announces North American dates

Black Flag—the reconstituted version of the band that features Ron Reyes, Greg Ginn, and Gregory Moore, and not the one featuring Keith Morris, Bill Stevenson, and Chuck Dukowski that’s called Flag—has announced a summer tour. The group will tour Europe in May before jetting over to North America for six punk-packed weeks of shows. A full list of dates is below. This iteration of Black Flag has also hinted at the release of a new album, the band’s first since 1985’s In My Head. According to a press release from Sst Records, the band is ...
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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News from the Crypt: January 28th, 2013

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Black Flag, Bring Me the Horizon, Hatebreed, Children of Bodom, Killswitch Engage, and more. Don't touch that dial!

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The reunited Black Flag - featuring founder Greg Ginn on guitar, Ron Reyes on vocals, Gregory Moore on drums and Dale Nixon on bass - are recording a new album together. They'll be touring the U.S. in the fall.

In addition to the "official" Black Flag reunion, other original members of the band - Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson - are playing together as Flag. Details can be found in the replies.

Children of Bodom have entered the studio to begin working on their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album. A summer release via Nuclear Blast Records is expected.

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Stream Hatebreed's new album, The Divinity of Purpose,
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Black Flag Reunites...Without Rollins

Black Flag Reunites...Without Rollins
Well, here's a blast from the past. Black Flag, the iconic '80s SoCal hardcore band, recently announced in a press release that a new album is in the works. Set to be released later this year, the record will feature guitarist and Bf founder, Greg Ginn, alongside singer Ron Reyes, drummer Gregory Moore and possible Ginn pseudonym bassist Dale Nixon.

Ginn and Reyes were the masterminds behind the reunion, deciding to collaborate once again after the two performed together at Reyes' birthday over two and a half years ago. The resulting quartet is a contentious iteration of the band, which has over the years included musicians like Keith Morris, Henry Rollins, and more.

Later this year, the band will be performing at the Ruhrpott Rodeo in Germany, the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee, and Hevy Fest in the UK. The latter show boasts a Black Flag lineup of Ginn,
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As I Lay Dying: 'Awakened' – CD Review

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Last fall, San Diego-based metalcore giants As I Lay Dying marked their tenth anniversary with the diverse and entertaining compilation album Decas, which not only included hails-and-horns salutes to their many influences, but also demonstrated how far the band has evolved since 2001 and hinted at possible new explorations to come. With that said, the band's sixth studio release Awakened pretty much sticks to the band's signature mode of melody-driven metal drive by thrashy intensity and speed, fronted by the harsh/clean vocal blend of founder & frontman Tim Lambesis and bassist Josh Gilbert. All those elements fell excellently into place for 2010's The Powerless Rise, and in many ways Awakened feels like a continuation of that album, but with greater emphasis on vocal harmonies & overdubs, carried off by slick production from Bill Stevenson – itself kind of a surprise to me, given that Stevenson's industry rep is based mainly on punk and hardcore acts like Nofx.
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