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Black Flag



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Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA (USA)

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Black Flag was a hardcore punk group formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn, guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes.

Black Flag forged a unique sound early on that mixed the raw simplicity of The Ramones with atonal and microtonal guitar solos and frequent tempo shifts. Over this could be heard lyrics-mostly written by Ginn-about isolation, neurosis and paranoia, themes which did not disappear when Henry Rollins took on the role of lead singer in 1981. Most of the band's material was released on Ginn's independent label, SST Records.

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Reviews

Black Flag / Good For You / True Love live in Philadelphia

Black Flag / Good For You / True Love

live in Philadelphia (2013)

live show

Black Flag Down in the Dirt [digital single]

Black Flag

Down in the Dirt [digital single] (2013)

SST

Black Flag What The...

Black Flag

What The... (2013)

SST

Black Flag live in Los Angeles

Black Flag

live in Los Angeles (2003)

live show

Black Flag Live DVD

Black Flag

Live DVD (2000)

Cherry Red

Black Flag Who's Got the 10½?: Live

Black Flag

Who's Got the 10½?: Live (1986)

SST

Black Flag In My Head

Black Flag

In My Head (1986)

SST

Black Flag Loose Nut

Black Flag

Loose Nut (1985)

SST

Black Flag Slip It In

Black Flag

Slip It In (1984)

SST

Black Flag Live DVD

Black Flag

Live DVD (1984)

SST

Black Flag My War

Black Flag

My War (1984)

SST

Black Flag The First Four Years

Black Flag

The First Four Years (1983)

SST

Black Flag Everything Went Black

Black Flag

Everything Went Black (1982)

SST

Black Flag Damaged

Black Flag

Damaged (1981)

SST

Black Flag Nervous Breakdown

Black Flag

Nervous Breakdown (1978)

SST

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Interviews

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Henry Rollins (Black Flag/Rollins Band)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks)

Friday, June 19, 2009 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Keith Morris (OFF!, Black Flag, Circle Jerks)

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Dez Cadena (Misfits/Ex-Black Flag)

Monday, May 23, 2011 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Keith Morris (OFF! / Circle Jerks / Black Flag)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Keith Morris (Off!, The Circle Jerks, Black Flag)

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Ron Reyes (Piggy / Red Cross / Black Flag)

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Dale Nixon (Black Flag)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)

Black Flag v. FLAG lawsuit settled
The modern incarnation of Black Flag, FLAG (the band comprising of former Black Flag members) and former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins, have settled their lawsuit. The details of the settlement are confidential, but according to Black Flag's attorney,…
April 17, 2014
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April 11, 2014
Interviews: Dale Nixon (Black Flag)
Update: APRIL FOOLS! The jig is up. This article is not a real article. We will now resume regular content. Thanks for reading! Dale Nixon is unquestionably one of the most important figures in punk rock. Nixon made his debut on what Henry Rollins called "the greatest song ever written" -- playing bass for Black Flag's "My…
April 01, 2014
Interviews: Greg Ginn leaves Black Flag
Update: APRIL FOOLS! The jig is up. This article is false. We will now resume regular content. Thanks for reading! Despite the announcement of their reunion yesterday, Black Flag has lost founding member Greg…
April 01, 2014
Punknews Podcast: The week of March 11th, 2014
Last week on the Punknews Podcast, John Gentile, Ricky Frankel and Adam White chat about the collaboration between Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash with Frank Ocean, Ron Reyes' comments on the Black Flag split,…
March 22, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Black Flag announces its first post-Reyes tour dates
Black Flag has announced its first set of tour dates since ousting lead singer Ron Reyes on November 24. The newest incarnation of Black Flag includes founding member Greg Ginn on guitar, Gregory Moore on drums, and new singer Mike Vallely. Since Dave Klein left the band…
March 17, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Ron Reyes (briefly) comments on Black Flag split
In a interview with Canada's Beatroute, former Black Flag vocalist Ron Reyes briefly commented on his recent split with the band. In the article, which covers Reyes' entire career, Reyes claims that Ginn threatened Reyes' family, that despite new Black Flag…
March 12, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Dave Grohl Joins Supergroup Teenage Time Killer
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters has joined the new supergroup Teenage Time Killer. The band is organized by Reed Mullin and Mike Dean of Corrosion of Conformity. The band also includes contributions from Keith Morris of OFF!/Black Flag,…
March 03, 2014
Punknews Podcast: The week of February 11th, 2014
On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, John Gentile, Christopher Barrett and Adam White head off on a few epic rants, with John tackling the latest in Black Flag's tumultuous reunion and Adam trying to wrap his head around the nature of celebrity in punk…
February 21, 2014
Punknews Podcast: Dave Klein to rejoin Screeching Weasel, but only for a single show
Dave Klein, having just left Black Flag will be joining Screeching Weasel, but only for one show. Ben…
February 17, 2014

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