Ian MacKaye

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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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SLC Punk! Soundtrack
Chain Producer
Gang Land Soundtrack
10,000 Saints Soundtrack


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 2018 Fandom Fights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Play-In #2: Zaddeus vs Tim vs Subrath vs Nazario vs Matthew (2018) ... (writer: "Minor Threat")
 2015 10,000 Saints (writer: "Straight Edge")
 2011 Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (Documentary) (writer: "Waiting Room")
 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")
 2005 Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Video Game) (writer: "Seeing Red/Screaming At A Wall")
 2005 Life and/or Death (Short) (writer: "Combination Lock")
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (writer: "Guilford Fall")
 2002 Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Guilford Fall")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "Look Back & Laugh")
 1998 Gang Land (writer: "Small Man, Big Mouth", "Bottled Violence")
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Ian McKaye


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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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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