The Ramones

Ramones and Devo: Sonic Reduction as Resistance

Ramones and Devo: Sonic Reduction as Resistance

Ramones’ Ramones uses reduction as a means to end, to bring rock back to its roots, whereas Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men? uses reduction as the end itself to mirror society’s decline.  

Who Put the Pop in Gen Z’s Pop Punk?

Who Put the Pop in Gen Z’s Pop Punk?

Although beloved by millions, Gen Z’s pop punk may also be punk’s most hated form, yet its roots are deep in “pure punk” soil.

12 Must-Have Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

12 Must-Have Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

Before you go out to your favorite haunted house or visit your favorite witchy woman, be sure to have the proper monster music handy.

40 Years of the Ramones’ ‘Pleasant Dreams’

40 Years of the Ramones’ ‘Pleasant Dreams’

The making the Ramones’ Pleasant Dreams was tainted by personal conflicts and industry interference. Joey wanted pop and Johnny wanted punk rock.

20 Timeless Songs of Summer

20 Timeless Songs of Summer

Whether you're at the beach, hanging out in the park, or stuck in a tiny flat, these 20 timeless summer classics are sure to make the summer sun shine a little bit brighter.

Punk Hybrids: Wham! Bam! Glam-Punk!

Punk Hybrids: Wham! Bam! Glam-Punk!

Glam Punk is "Rock 'n' roll with lipstick on," sneered John Lennon.

Three Chords and the Truth: The Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash

Three Chords and the Truth: The Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash

Ask most punk fans today to name their top ten punk songs and bands and it's likely that the Ramones, Sex Pistols and the Clash will still be there.

The Rebel Rockin’ Roots of Punk Rock Humor

The Rebel Rockin’ Roots of Punk Rock Humor

Humorists have served as the conscience of cultures ever since (and before) court jesters ridiculed omnipotent royalty for its hypocrisy, pomposity, and corruption. Punk continues to fulfill that essential social role in relation to the powers-that-be of the modern world.

‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll’ Welcomes the Amateur Concert Photographer

‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll’ Welcomes the Amateur Concert Photographer

This new book featuring concert photos taken by fans is a stylish, interesting, and absorbing, yet somewhat incomplete look at the history of popular music.

Ramones: Ramones (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Ramones: Ramones (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Divided we stand four decades since this legendary masterpiece was born. Even from their graves, the Ramones’ timing remains impeccable.
‘Shot!’ Mick Rock Documentary at Tribeca + After Party (Photos)

‘Shot!’ Mick Rock Documentary at Tribeca + After Party (Photos)

Following the world premiere of SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, attendees were invited to an after party which featured the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and some special guests.

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