1. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT The longevity of The Ramones, X, Nick Cave and New Order belies the genre's supposed short-lived appeal. It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement,…

  2. X's Exene Cervenka Calls Santa Barbara Shootings a 'Hoax'

    May 29, 2014 3:00 PM EDT On Friday May 23, gunman Elliot Rodger killed six people and wounded 13 others during a rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., near the campus of University of California Santa Barbara. But Exene Cervenka, singer of the long-running punk band X, isn't completely convinced. Over the past several…

  3. Spandau Ballet Calls SXSW Car Accident an 'Absolute Tragedy'

    March 13, 2014 7:00 PM EDT During a Q&A at South By Southwest on Thursday afternoon, Spandau Ballet addressed the fatal car accident of the previous night which resulted in two deaths and 23 people injured. SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Injured After Car Plows Into Crowd Speaking to the crowd gathered at the Austin Convention…

  4. SXSW Car Crash: Suspect, Victim Identified

    March 13, 2014 6:52 PM EDT Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, has been identified as the driver who allegedly killed two people and injured 23 others during Austin’s SXSW festival Wednesday night. Related Articles Mowhawk, Cheer Up Charlie's Staying Open Following Crash Musicians Give Account of Fatal Incident SXSW…

  5. SXSW: Mohawk, Cheer Up Charlie's Staying Open Following Car Crash

    March 13, 2014 6:26 PM EDT Festival also launches SXSW Cares Fund for Austin victims. Following last night's deadly car crash outside of the Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie's on Austin's Red River Street, the planned South By Southwest shows at those two venues will be going on as scheduled on Thursday night…

  6. SXSW: John Doe of X, Kieran Leonard Give Accounts of Fatal Incident

    March 13, 2014 2:37 PM EDT "It seemed like he was deliberately swerving to try to hit people, sort of like a video game," Leonard says of the suspect Billboard has spoken with artists and others who were at or around the scene of the fatal car crash on Red River Street in Austin during South By Southwest.…

  7. SXSW Carries On in Wake of Fatal Crash; New Details on Victims, Suspect

    March 13, 2014 1:35 PM EDT UPDATE: Suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens Organizers of South By Southwest planned to carry on with all daytime events in the wake of last night's deadly car accident that left two dead and 23 injured. At a press conference at the scene on Thursday morning,…

  8. Exene Cervenka of X, Black Angels React to 'Horror' Outside SXSW Gig

    March 13, 2014 10:25 AM EDT Exene Cervenka, lead singer of legendary punk group X, emerged from her band's SXSW gig on Wednesday night to a scene of "horror" after a suspected drunk driver plowed into fans on Austin's Red River Street , killing two and injuring scores of festival goers. X, along with…

  9. SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Injured After Car Plows Into Crowd (Updated)

    March 13, 2014 3:22 AM EDT A suspected drunken driver barreled through police barricades and drove down a crowded street at the South by Southwest festival early Thursday morning, killing two people and injuring 23 in an act authorities say was intentional. The driver struck multiple pedestrians at about 12:30 a.m. on…

  10. John Doe: New X Songs In The Works

    May 06, 2009 1:18 PM EDT American punk icons X haven't released an album of new material since "Hey Zeus!" in 1993. But that might change soon. "Exene (Cervenka) and I actually wrote a couple songs," singer-bassist John Doe, who also works with the X singer (his ex-wife) in the Knitters,…

  11. X Happy On Tour, But New Music Is 'Daunting'

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The current reunion of L.A. punk rock icons X may yield some new music, according to singer/bassist John Doe. The current reunion of L.A. punk rock icons X may yield some new music, according to singer/bassist John Doe. "Exene (Cervenka) and I are talking about trying to write some X…

  12. Doe Back From The 'Wilderness' On New Album

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST John Doe figured out a unique way to finish his forthcoming solo album, "A Year in the Wilderness": he didn't give himself a choice. John Doe figured out a unique way to finish his forthcoming solo album, "A Year in the Wilderness": he didn't give himself a…

  13. Pete Yorn

    August 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pete Yorn enjoys some time off in the city of Angels. Just landed at LAX.....got 3/4 of a day in los angeles to relax....I had to stop off on way home from airport at pepe's tacos on centinella....had a serious al pastor craving. It's pretty wild to be back on the west coast....sort…

  14. Documentary Delves Into 'American Hardcore'

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 90-minute film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival at the end of the month and features vintage footage from numerous U.S. hardcore/punk bands. What is considered punk rock and hardcore nowadays has evolved considerably since the early '80s, a point proven by the new…

  15. Doe Inks With Yep Roc For 'Forever'

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." The 11-track…

  16. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  17. The Best: Make the Music Go Bang!

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This two-disc, 46-track collection is a welcome document of Los Angeles' punk progenitors. This two-disc, 46-track collection is a welcome document of Los Angeles' punk progenitors. The band's initial burst of energy, following the "Adult Books"/ "We're…

  18. Try This

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. In a time of cookie-cutter wannabes, Pink happily redefines what it means to be a pop artist. By bucking convention on her second album, "Missundaztood," Pink (and thus, her label)…

  19. Studio Album, A&M Box, Tour On Tap For Baez

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose songs Joan Baez has recorded for her first album in six years. Due Sept. 9, "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar" also includes tr Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose…

  20. Punks Prevail In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and likeness to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" The Hellcat Pictures film was written a Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and…

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