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A Portrait of a Punk | Dee Dee Ramone

Legs McNeil, friend of the late Dee Dee Ramone and Ramones-band insider, recently published a retrospective of his famous 1989 sit-down interview with Dee Dee (aka Douglas G. Colvin) not long after he had left the band earlier that same year. As Legs recalls "He called me and said he wanted to spill the beans. Since we’d been friends since 1976, I was happy to turn on the tape recorder and let him go—which he did for about ten hours." In introducing his article Legs also describes Dee Dee as: "the archetypical fuck-up whose life was a living disaster. He...

Mass Destruction Monday | The infamous Jimi Hendrix "LuLu Show" appearance

Here is a look at the full and unedited January 4, 1969 Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell (aka the Jimi Hendrix Experience band) infamous live appearance on the UK's live "LuLu Show." The band begins with "Voodoo Child" and was scheduled to play "Hey Joe" thereafter, and nothing else. But in vintage Jimi form Hendrix decided to play by his own rules. He stops in the middle of the song and begins to play Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love" in honor of the Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce break up. As a result Jimi and the...

Bump This | Michael Jackson x Daft Punk "Rock Lucky" Mash-Up

Essential Viewing | A Short Film About Cassettes Phillips would have you believe that cassettes are making a comeback. While I'm not particularly buying their argument I certainly do have a lot of fond memories messing around with audio cassettes in the 1990s and even early 2000s. Here's a short little film waxing poetic about some people who refuse to give up the ghost. via MKA

Mass Destruction Monday | "Johnny Blade" by Black Sabbath