1. Johnny Thunders Biopic Signs Director, to Begin Production Next Year

    October 30, 2013 9:04 AM EDT Alexander Soskin has signed to direct an adaptation of Nina Antonia's bio "Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood," set to begin production in 2014, L.A.M.F. Films in Los Angeles has announced. Thunders, the guitarist for the influential ...

  2. Omnivore, Rhino to Release 'CBGB' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2013 3:00 AM EDT Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and other bands that played significant roles in the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene of the mid-1970s will appear on “CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” that Omnivore ...

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  4. Social Distortion Talks New Album, State of Punk Rock

    January 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer/guitarist Mike Ness was 17 when his group Social Distortion emerged from the first wave of Los Angeles hardcore. Three decades later, the band members are punk patriarchs whose Americana-influenced style is a genre unto itself. Social D' ...

  5. April 23, 2009

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt as drummer for Static-X. 1994 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “The Division Bell,” Pink Floyd. 1991 – Johnny Thunders of the Heartbreakers dies of drug-related causes in New Orleans, at the age of 38. 1981 – Jerry Lee ...

  6. New York Dolls Revisit Roots On 'Sez So'

    April 13, 2009 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 When the New York Dolls formed in 1971, they were greeted with a bevy of strong opinions. "People said, 'They're the best band,' or 'They're the worst band,' " frontman David Johansen recalls. "It was eve ...

  7. Mike Ness Returns To His Roots For Solo Tour

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness is putting his primary band on hold for a spell while he spends the next few months on the road reviving the outlaw-country sounds of his two solo records. Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness is putting his prim ...

  8. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his 2006 - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controve ...

  9. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his 2006 - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controve ...

  10. Garage Rock

    April 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes "The Sopranos" forever, it will be remembered as the series that had the best music in the history of TV. The final nine of what will be the Big 86 beg ...

  11. Patti Smith Helps CBGB Say Goodbye

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The legendary stage of New York rock club CBGB got its final workout last night (Oct. 15), courtesy of another legend, Patti Smith. Smith -- who played her first show at CBGB in February 1975 and earl The legendary stage of New York rock club CBGB g ...

  12. Primal Scream's 'Riot' Heads To North America

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran U.K. rock act Primal Scream's new album, "Riot City Blues," will arrive Aug. 22 in North America via Columbia. Veteran U.K. rock act Primal Scream's new album, "Riot City Blues," will arrive Aug. 22 in North Ame ...

  13. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1991 - </b>Punk rock forerunner Johnny Thunders dies of a drug overdose in New Orleans at age 38.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resu ...

  14. New York Dolls / March 28, 2006 / New York (CBGB)

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 To think that the New York Dolls had yet to play CBGB prior to this evening should come as a surprise to many. Alas, the punk icons who have been cited time and time again as the genesis of such artis To think that the New York Dolls had yet to play ...

  15. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight Zone." Simpson stars in a segment of the UPN series as a babysitter who discovers the lif 2003 - Pop singer Jessica ...

  16. Seminal New York Punk Tracks Compiled

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the reverberations of which are still being felt today. New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid th ...

  17. Hate to Be Loved

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It makes sense that the River City Rebels are more fun than Velvet Revolver, for which they've opened: Velvet Revolver is a business deal, and River City Rebels are the real deal. It makes sense that the River City Rebels are more fun than Velv ...

  18. Update: New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.com. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angele ...

  19. Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a bohemian time capsule as it is film art. Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a bohemian time capsule as it is film art. A gritty story about one woman's decay on the streets of New York& ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Andrea Bocelli is honored for his outstanding contribution to music at the third Classical Brit Awards. 2002 - Andrea Bocelli is honored for his outstanding contribution to music at the third Classical Brit Awards. 1999 - G ...

  21. Dee Dee Ramone Dead At 50

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last night (June 5) in his Hollywood, Calif., home, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. He was 50. Ram Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: ...

  22. Vintage Richard Hell Frozen In 'Time'

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Punk original Richard Hell is in retrospective mode. On March 19, Matador Records will release "Time," a two-CD compilation of vintage 1975-1984 live recordings -- more than half of them previously un Punk original Richard Hell is in retro ...

  23. Matador Readies Richard Hell Collection

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Matador is planning an early 2002 release for a double-CD set collecting early material by founding Television, Heartbreakers, and Voidoids member Richard Hell. The currently untitled package will inc Matador is planning an early 2002 release for a ...