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My Most Embarrassing CBGB Moment: I Piss Off Johnny Rotten!

Binky Philips | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

In light of this impending hoopla about 315 The Bowery, I thought we'd revisit a night at CBGB that ranks as one of the great Rock 'n' Roll Faux Pas Moments, perp-ed by yours truly... Here's the story...

Conversations With John Fogerty, Marky Ramone, Tom Odell and The Sadies' Dallas Good, Plus Slowriter's "Omen" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's not that I had a plan, but it kind of felt like by saying that, I was allowing that person to have their influence rather than me telling them."

Should Richard Hell Be in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame?

Steven Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

So far, this has been a hell of a year for Punk.By that, I mean it's been a great year for recognizing the formative influence that Richard Hell, now 63, has had on Punk -- and, by extension, all Rock & Roll and pop culture that has followed in its aggressive, assertive, rebellious wake.

Please Kill Me: Punk, Richard Hell, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Conceits of Fashion, NYWFT Designing Women

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For those of us who remember the thrilling violence enacted by James Chance & the Contortions, the muted manifestations of "punk" at the Metropolitan ...

Groundbreaking Punk Exhibition Is Coming To The Met

Posted 05.10.2013 | Arts

“We wanted to strip everything down further, away from the showbiz theatricality of the glitter bands, and away from bluesiness and boogie. We wante...

The Bay City Rollers Did NOT Suck... and the Awesome Influence of One Haircut

Binky Philips | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Here's the true unsung story about one of the origins of the Punk/New Wave look...

Bay City Rollers, Richard Hell, Aretha Franklin, Tom Verlaine, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Humble Pie, and My Friend, Anthony Jones

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

WARNING: As the title suggests, this week's column careens like a pinball. One dear old friend is the connective tissue, a true candidate for Reader'...

I Piss Off Johnny Rotten!

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

One night, to my mild shock, Johnny called me at home, announcing, "Hey, Binky, it's JT Asparagus. ('Who?!') It's me, Johnny! Me and Jerry want to know if you'd like to come down and jam with us."

Ten Records That Made This Cruddy Decade a Little More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

The ten records that made my decade may not be the most cutting-edge or most obscure or significant of groundbreaking. But they're mine, and I love 'em all passionately. Here's my soundtrack to the decade of "Mission Accomplished."