The band are currently in the studio recording material for their upcoming eighth studio album. The last studio album they released was What the…. in 2013.
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Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:05 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
We start this week off with one of the saddest news we’ve ever reported. Legendary guitarist/vocalist Dez Cadena, formerly of Black Flag, The Misfits, Redd Kross, DC3 and other acts, has been diagnosed with cancer. A GoFundMe page has been launched to raise money to offset Cadena’s medical bills. The page reads:
“Dez has just finished debilitating radiation treatments, and is confident he will return to active performance again within a year. So Dez has had to take a long break from touring and recording and he had no other income to pay for the quite expensive treatments and doctor’s bills. We ask you today to donate funds to help Dez’s cause, as this friendly man has given so much to the music community, and he is literally a living punk rock legend, having played on some of the classic records of the genre, and remains one of the most beloved members of the scene.”
You can go here to contribute. We here at Dying Scene wish Dez a speedy recovery.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:03 PM (PST) by jaystone
Okay, so we’ve all probably seen all or parts of Penelope Spheeris’ groundbreaking Decline of Western Civilization documentaries in one form or another, particularly since the advent of YouTube. Hell, I’m fairly certain we posted “Volume Three” on these here pages a bunch of years ago. At long last, however, the films are finally getting commercially released!
Shout! Factory has announced a June 30 release date for all three documentaries, which chronicle the early West Coast punk scene, the 80s metal scene, and the gutter punk scene (in that order). Pre-orders for all three (as a set) are available right here on both DVD and Blu Ray. the films are newly restored and presented in high definition, and the release bundle features commentary from Dave Grohl (because seriously, why wouldn’t it), and a 40-page featuring rare photos and words from author and historian Domenic Priore.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:14 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
There’s a pretty good chance you are at least familiar with the name D. Boon. You might even be aware that he fronted San Pedro’s Minutemen, the punk band that was too weird for even most punks, until his tragic death in a car accident in 1985. But what else do you really know about him? Time has been kind to the Minutemen legacy, particularly to their 1984 double album, Double Nickels on the Dime, but it has been less kind when it comes to the people in the band. That’s where we come in.
Grab your pens and notebooks, and be prepared to take notes, because we’re going to give you a little history lesson on the late guitarist below.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.
Today’s cover comes from San Pedro’s Minutemen and their cover of the classic Creedence Clearwater Revival tune “Fortunate Son”. The original version appeared on CCR’s 1969 album Willy and the Poor Boys, while the Minutemen version was recorded in 1981 for the Joy EP, but was not released until 1987 on the cassette edition of Ballot Result.
You can listen to both versions of “Fortunate Son” below.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:30 AM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Blabbermouth.net is reporting that Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, will publish My Damage: 40 Years on The Front Lines of Punk, by Keith Morris with Jim Ruland. The memoir is about the creation of hardcore punk, growing up in Southern California, the punk touring life, building an underground movement, cocaine and alcohol addiction (and overcoming it) by the former or current singer of the legendary bands Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF!.
My Damage is due for release in the fall of 2016. Da Capo executive editor Ben Schafer made the deal with Marc Gerald at the The Agency Group.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:45 AM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Despite, or maybe even because of, all the ridiculous Black Flag vs. Flag drama and recent domestic gone public familial issues, you might think you know all there is to know about Greg Ginn. Well, don’t get too presumptions. For the hell of it we decided to put together a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Black Flag co-founder. Expand your knowledge below.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM (PST) by The Torchbearer
According to Consequence of Sound, Black Flag‘s Greg Ginn has been accused of child abuse by his ex-wife Marina Ginn. Marina filed an affidavit to the Texas District Court last week asking for an Emergency Motion to modify the Parent-Child Relationship over concerns that the health and welfare of her two daughters, Karis and Isadora, “is currently being jeapordized.” Here is a portion of the report:
Marina, who resides in Austin, Texas, says her daughters, age 10 and 7, “live in constant fear” of their father. While under his care, she claims Greg “routinely denies [them] food” so that they do not gain weight, has threatened them with physical abuse and, at times, thrown cups of water in their faces. Marina also alleges that he emotionally harasses his daughters by whistling and telling them, “You’re hot.” According to Marina, her youngest daughter, Karis, was taken to the hospital on October 7th over stress and anxiety stemming from these events. You can read the full affidavit here.
In an email to Consequence of Sound, Marina confirmed the veracity of the affidavit, but offered no further comment. Our emails to Greg Ginn and his representatives have gone unanswered as of publication.
We will be sure to keep you updated as more details on the situation are released.
Black Flag’s most recent album What The… was released on December 3rd, 2013 via SST Records.
Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:23 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Even though their latest album What The… is only less than a year old, Black Flag‘s lead singer Mike Vallely recently spoke to Nashville Scene about the possibility of the band’s next release. Asked if the band has been working on new music, Mike replied:
“We are always working on music. None of it is designated as Black Flag at this point. We don’t want to hinder the creative process by designating anything as such and such. The process is more important than the destination. Everything sorts itself out. The way we work has continued to evolve in many ways, but really is basically the same as when we started the Good for You stuff.”
What The… was released on December 3rd, 2013 via SST Records, and was Black Flag’s first album after a 28-year absence.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:13 PM (PST) by Justin Russell
Black Flag’s most recent album What The… was released on December 3rd, 2013 via SST Records.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM (PST) by jaystone
Here’s a pretty cool project that might need your help!
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of the seminal Minutemen album “Double Nickels On The Dime,” Virginia-based artist Warren Craghead III has announced an interesting, crowd-sourced tribute.
The goal is to put together a “comic anthology” in which one separate page would be dedicated to each of the album’s 45 songs. He’s looking to have a different artist contribute each page, which should result in a pretty cool, unique project when it’s all said and done. Click here to get more info on the project and to see how you can contribute your own ideas.
Haven’t had your Minutemen fix in a while? Click here to stream the band’s “We Jam Econo” documentary in its entirety (highly recommended). Still haven’t had enough? Here’s the “Double Nickels…” entry in Dying Scene’s now-defunct Sacred Cow Saturday series, in which I extol the virtues of the legendary album.
Black Flag’s most recent album What The… was released on December 3rd, 2013 via SST Records. Since then, Ron Reyes left the band on not-so-good terms, stating that he thought the group “fell very short,” and they have announced a tour featuring new vocalist Mike Vallely.
It has been reported that the lawsuit put forth by Black Flag guitarist and founding member Greg Ginn, against the supergroup FLAG (Keith Morris on vocals, Chuck Dukowski on bass, Bill Stevenson on drums, Stephen Egerton on guitar and Dez Cadena also on guitar), has been settled.
“Flag gets to be Flag, and Black Flag as it is presently known continues to be Black Flag,” said the plaintiff’s attorney. They also said that Ginn has been confirmed to own Black Flag recordings, name and logo.
Black Flag’s most recent album What The… was released on December 13th via SST Records. Since then, Ron Reyes left the band on not-so-good terms, stating that he thought the group “fell very short.” and they have announced a tour featuring new vocalist Mike Vallely.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:33 PM (PST) by xxxx
Black Flag has just announced their “Victimology Tour”, a spring and summer tour of North America with atmospheric punk group Cinema Cinema. You can check out the dates and locations of the upcoming tour below (more are TBA).
The tour will be the first time the group plays a full tour with Mike Vallely handling vocal duties.
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4:18 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Bassist Dave Klein has officially announced his departure from Black Flag, making it clear that he decided to leave after Ron Reyes was kicked out of the band mid-set on the final night of last year’s Hits and Pits Tour. Here’s what he had to say:
To avoid more PMs after today’s news out of the Black Flag Official camp… I guess I should OFFICIALLY (puns!) say that I’m no longer playing with BF. I suppose the following post from last month wasn’t exactly clear. Now go listen to They Stay Dead and Screeching Weasel. See ya soon at a show near you!
It was announced yesterday that Mike Vallely will be taking over lead vocal duties for Black Flag. The band’s new album What The…, which features Reyes on vocals, was released on December 13th via SST Records.
Dave’s band They Stay Dead plans to re-release their 2011 self-titled EP through Jailhouse Records. The label will also be handling the release a new full-length from the band later this year – click here to check out a new song.