richard hell

Photographer Bob Gruen talks new book and capturing punk’s early days
Photographer Bob Gruen talks new book and capturing punk’s early days
Each month, Alternative Press Gallery explores the work of photographers, directors and other creatives who help shape the music world from behind the scenes. With each issue, we explore the stories behind the shoots and take deep dives into the most compelling media, asking about the vision as well as the happy accidents that create some of the most powerful moments in music...
11 LGBTQIA+ punk musicians who changed the genre forever
11 LGBTQIA+ punk musicians who changed the genre forever
It stands to reason LGBTQIA+ culture informed, inspired and enmeshed with punk, down to the crossover with the ’70s glam scene that helped spawn it. After all, both worlds were essentially the Island of Misfit Toys, from the Rankin/Bass 1964 holiday special Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: a rebel culture for those whose ideas don’t fit in the mainstream, where your fellow outsiders accept you for
Richard Hell hated his album ‘Destiny Street,’ so he did it three more times
Richard Hell hated his album ‘Destiny Street,’ so he did it three more times
When we left off in our expansive conversation with Richard Hell, we established his chicken-and-egg credentials in punk’s development. We spoke of his establishing the spiky haircut—which was to early punk as the ducktail was to ’50s rock ’n’ roll or the moptop was to the British Invasion—as well as what fashionistas now call “distressed” clothing. Equally, we discussed how his first band Telev..