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  • Beto O'Rourke: Ted Cruz's Punk-Rock Problem (Check Out Beto's Punk Rock Garb)

    10/04/2017 9:53:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 12, 2017 | Tessa Stuart
    Beto O'Rourke, the democratic congressman from El Paso, has just finished the first of the day's three campaign events, an early-morning house party in Tyler, Texas, and is now high-tailing toward a second meet-and-greet 115 miles away in Texarkana, determined to squeeze in an extra, unscheduled stop. O'Rourke wants to overtake "the Beto Bus" – a raucous, 45-foot vessel scooping up supporters of his long-shot bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz – currently lumbering somewhere up ahead on an East Texas highway. O'Rourke's longtime chief of staff, David Wysong, is privately skeptical of the plan. "It has a lot of...
  • A Visual Masterpiece From Felix Hagan & The Family

    07/13/2017 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 1 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | July 13, 2017 | Benjamin Mitchell
    Following their EP 'Kiss The Misfits', the theatrical punk rock group Felix Hagan & The Family recently released electro-punk track ‘Delirium Tremendous’ which is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album due later this year. And now there is a visual masterpiece to accompany it depicting the pits of addiction and a lost identity.
  • Punk rock ISIS widow ‘crying’ and wants to go home

    07/04/2017 1:52:48 PM PDT · by Lera · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/4/17 | Lia Eustachewich
    ISIS widow Sally Jones desperately wants to return home to the UK — but can’t because leaders of the terror group won’t let her go, according to a new report. After marrying her ISIS hubby Junaid Hussain, Jones became a top terror recruiter in Raqqa, Syria, and was implicated in two plots to kill innocent Americans. As a couple, they were dubbed “Mr. and Mrs. Terror.” But since Hussain was killed by a US drone in 2015, Jones has been hiding out in hopes of one day returning home to Kent, England. “She was crying and wants to get back...
  • Donald J. Trump: Punk Rock President

    03/27/2017 5:57:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/27/17 | Jim O'Neill
    [John Lydon—Johnny Rotten, “Sex Pistols”] said the unconventional outsider President Trump was a type of punk rock politician who was being unfairly attacked by the media establishment. He dubbed Mr. Trump “a complicated fellow”, adding: “As one journalist once asked me, is he the political Sex Pistol? In a way.” When host Piers Morgan described Mr. Trump as “the archetypal anti-establishment figure”, Mr. Lydon said: “Dare I say, a possible friend.”
  • Son of Sex Pistols’ manager burns $6.5M worth of dad’s memorabilia

    11/27/2016 7:34:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post Wire Services ^ | November 27, 2016 | By Laura Italiano
    Joe Corre — the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and designer Vivienne Westwood — put $6.5 million worth of his dad’s punk memorabilia in a boat and lit it on fire, all to make a point. Corre told the crowd at the River Thames that “punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic — and you can’t learn how to be one at a Museum of London workshop.”
  • 'No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!' Green Day launches into political chant against Donald [tr]

    11/21/2016 5:50:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Punk rockers Green Day have never been afraid of getting political. So when the American Idiot singers took to stage at the American Music Award, they decided to use their set to take a swing at president-elect Donald Trump. 'No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,' lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong chanted during a performance of their new single 'Bang Bang.'
  • Punk Rockers Knock Christmas

    12/20/2013 4:45:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | December 20, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    What's been called the "War on Christmas" is often a case of secular liberals wanting to engage in Christmas denial. In the name of not wanting to offend people of minority faiths (or no faith), they remove the C-word from department store catalogs and Christmas songs from public school concerts, leaving us with lame messages about snow. But there's another kind of Christmas denial: the kind that simply stomps on Christianity as ridiculous and kicks over the nativity set. Take the atheist punk band Bad Religion and its new record of Christmas songs they found "hilarious" to record. Co-founder Brett...
  • Obama weighs in on Pussy Riot Sentence

    08/17/2012 1:56:27 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 45 replies
    wapoblog ^ | august 17, 2012 | david nakamura
    At his daily briefing, White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the administration is “disappointed by the Pussy Riot verdict. While we understand the group’s behavior was offensive for some, we have concerns about the way these young women were treated by the Russian judicial system.”
  • (Muslim) Aceh ‘Punks’ Arrested for ‘Re-education’

    12/14/2011 7:09:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    The Jakarta Globe ^ | December 13, 2011 | Nurdin Hasan
    Aceh ‘Punks’ Arrested for ‘Re-education’ Banda Aceh. Dozens of young people were being held and punished by Aceh police on Tuesday for the supposed crime of being “punk,” despite not being charged with any crime nor being brought before a court. The 64 music lovers, some of whom had come from as far as Jakarta and West Java, were arrested by regular and Shariah police as they held a charity concert in Banda Aceh’s Taman Budaya park on Saturday night. Banda Aceh police took the arrestees on Tuesday afternoon to the Aceh State Police School for “reeducation.” Aceh police chief...
  • A Last Night Among the Spirits at the Chelsea Hotel (closes to guests)

    08/01/2011 9:58:29 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2011 | CARA BUCKLEY
    ...Saturday night was, by all indications, the last night that the Chelsea Hotel on West 23rd Street would be open to guests, though the duration of the closing, the first in its history, was unknown. The building is to be sold for over $80 million to the developer Joseph Chetrit, though the deal had not closed as of Sunday, according to someone close to the matter, who asked not to be named because the negotiations were confidential. Extensive renovations are expected to take at least a year. The hotel’s 100 permanent residents will be allowed to stay, but they have...
  • God Save Wills and Kate by Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols frontman Lydon wishes Royal couple well)

    11/18/2010 12:42:14 PM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 18, 2010 | SEAN HAMILTON
      Well-wisher ... John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in Sex Pistols anthem God Save The Queen By SEAN HAMILTON AS snarling punk idol Johnny Rotten, singer John Lydon famously railed against the monarchy in The Sex Pistols' Seventies anthem God Save The Queen. So you might not expect him to join well-wishers queuing to congratulate Prince William and Kate. Here he tells SEAN HAMILTON why he wishes them well. WHEN I heard William had popped the question to Kate, I had a nice cup of tea for them. Later on, I might even put some bucks fizz...
  • Muslim-Hindu punk rock bands part of new movement

    01/02/2010 10:30:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 568+ views
    AP ^ | January 2, 2010 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) -- A small but growing South Asian and Middle Eastern punk rock movement is attracting children of Muslim and Hindu immigrants and sparking new bands across America. Bands like The Kominas (kuh-MEE'-nahs), based in Wayland, Mass., are trying to use their music to explore their identities as Americans and fight stereotypes about South Asian immigrants.
  • (Joan) JETT IN BATTLE OF THE EX-BAND (Runaways)

    08/25/2009 10:57:51 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies · 3,440+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 23, 2009 | By JANON FISHER
    <p>Joan Jett has a black heart for a former bandmate.</p> <p>The hard-rocking frontwoman is suing a bassist of her first band, the Runaways, for blocking a film about the all-girl hard-rock group.</p> <p>Jacqueline Fuchs, a k a Jackie Fox, who played for the band from December 1975 to June 1977, claims to own a piece of its trademark and has gone out of her way to disrupt the biopic, titled "The Runaways."</p>
  • Band of (punk) brothers

    06/16/2009 11:47:06 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 31 replies · 1,381+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 06/17/09 | Jessica Fargen
    A South Shore preteen band named after a Dropkick Murphys song about a drunken bruiser is getting support from their punk rock heroes as they fight for the right to perform in bars. Ken Casey, a Dropkick Murphys founding member, told the 9, 10, 11 and 12-year-old members of Barroom Heroes yesterday: We survived and so can you. “Most of the good punk songs out there are about the man keeping you down. You are not a true punk band until you’ve been shut down,” Casey said yesterday in a Herald interview before he invited members of the pint-sized band...
  • Punk Rock Label Endorses McCain/ Palin

    10/31/2008 7:40:48 PM PDT · by toughwuss · 87 replies · 2,782+ views
    Indie Punk Rock Record label Endorses McCain/Palin! Thats cool! Heres what they said: _______________________________________________________________ We Endorse JOHN McCAIN for president! Current mood: anxious I know this isn't going to be cool.... and it does not necesserily represent the opinions of the bands on the label..... and I do normally try to keep politics out of the label business, but this election is too important to sit on the sidelines. I know many of you think anything "establishment" is bad... and you've got disgust for anything GW Bush and (the party that birthed him) the Republicans (and I would agree...
  • Belinda Carlisle's son wants to raise $1,000 for Obama prior to Oct. 24th!

    09/18/2008 2:43:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 35 replies · 1,358+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/08 | James Duke Mason
    James Duke Mason, son of famous international singer and former Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle is an Obama supporter and wants to raise $1,000 for the campaign prior to Oct. 24th. He says "I recognize that Obama will change America".... he also said that "My Mom and her friends have already given me $315.00".... he wants to be part of the "movement of change in America". James has lived in France since he was a toddler. Belinda moved her family (her husband is Morgan Mason, son of famed film actor James Mason) to the French countryside in 1992.
  • Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO?

    06/24/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 124 replies · 304+ views
    The "Musicians Who Turn 50", "Musicians Who Turn 60", "Favorite Drummer" and "Favorite Guitarist" were such hit threads on FR, I've decided to do this one. Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO? We all know that Lennon-McCartney were amazing together and possibly the best songwriting duo ever. They might be mentioned several times on this thread. If you choose John & Paul, be specific about which song and lyric(s).
  • Magical Fifty -- Musicians Who Turn 50 This Year!

    06/12/2008 5:21:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 2,029+ views
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Vinny Appice, Anita Baker, Jello Biafra, Andrea Bocelli, Simon LeBon, Kate Bush, Belinda Carlisle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shaun Cassidy, Darby Crash, Randy DeBarge, Bruce Dickinson, Thomas Dolby, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Siobhan Fahey, Neil Finn, Bela Fleck, Martin Fry, Lisa Germano, Grandmaster Flash, Jools Holland, Ice-T, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson, Tony James, Joan Jett, Al Jourgensen, Nik Kershaw, Sammy Kershaw, Limahl, Madonna, Bird McIntyre, Mike Mills, Thurston Moore, Alannah Miles, Gary Numan, Michael Penn, Vicki Peterson, Prince, Stacey Q, Will Sergeant, Nikki Sixx, David Sylvian, Toyah, Tanya Tucker, Paul Weller, Jane Wiedlin, Jah Wobble.
  • Totally 80's Hair Attack Sandbox: "The Godd, The Bad & The Ugly!"

    05/18/2008 11:01:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 270 replies · 29,132+ views
    And The Winners Are....
  • Belinda Carlisle Endorses Hillary!

    04/30/2008 3:27:32 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 64 replies · 1,461+ views
    Well, actually, maybe it would’ve been an “important” endorsement 25 years ago? This is video of James Duke Mason, son of 1980’s pop sensation Belinda Carlisle and former Reagan administration official Morgan Mason (who is the son of legendary actor James Mason) — telling the world that his Mom Belinda is endorsing Hillary Clinton! Heaven IS a Place on Earth, Hillary!