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How Minneapolis’ punk scene foreshadowed alt-rock, grunge and pop punk
How Minneapolis’ punk scene foreshadowed alt-rock, grunge and pop punk
Minneapolis: The state of Minnesota’s most densely populated city. It sits back to back with the state capital, St. Paul, forming what’s known as the Twin Cities. It also gets really freakin’ cold up there. So it naturally produced a huge crop of punk bands at one time, all seemingly falling out of clapped-out Ford Econolines clad in flannel shirts when “grunge” was something you cleaned out of a
This is how Brian Baker ended up in Bad Religion over 25 years ago
This is how Brian Baker ended up in Bad Religion over 25 years ago
If there was a punk-rock hall of fame, Bad Religion would certainly belong in it. The long-running California punk outfit have maintained a positive agenda while creating some classic songs. But if the band drove up to the front door of said punk building, they'd probably look through the glass door, look at each other and then drive away...
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong covers the Replacements on NYE—watch
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong covers the Replacements on NYE—watch
It looks like Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong had a fine time ringing in the new year with an admirable (and amiable) group of talented musicians, covering a tune by the Replacements to celebrate 2018. Color us impressed! Read more: How your fave musicians rang in the new year For New Year's Eve, Armstrong held court at New York club Berlin, laying down some impromptu grooves with a sick pick-up