Q&A Session with Ian Mackaye (video)

Old punks don't die, they just hold Q&A sessions. Check out this very recent and uber-interesting one with punk icon Ian Mackaye, where (among other things) he chats about illegal downloading, his first punk show, misinterpretation of Minor Threat lyrics, the straightedge scene, keyboards and doing the wave at a Redskins game.

Billie Joe Armstrong Enters Rehab Following Losing His Shit at Huge Corporate Festival

This past weekend saw the media giant Clear Channel give birth to the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Among acts such as Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Pitbull and Brad Paisley, Green Day squeezed in (and some might say fit in quite nicely). Well, it looks like the commoditization of punk rock has finally bit Green Day in the ass. Watch what happens as they get preempted with a performance by Rhianna and Usher. 

UPDATE: According to the band's Facebook page, the whole debacle was due to Billie Joe's substance abuse problem rather than playing a douche-y festival. See for yourself:

Fishbone - "Alcoholic" live at Riot Fest Chicago 2012

After 25+ years of throwin' down some of the funkiest rhythms with style and flair, Fishbone brought the motherfuckin' party to its hilt once more at Riot Fest Chicago. Here's a little excerpt of their performance and one of our personal favorites. Ladies and gents we present "Alcoholic"!

The Adicts - "Who Spilt My Beer?" Live at Riot Fest Chicago 2012

The clown princes of punk rock, The Adicts, took to the stage at Riot Fest Chicago. And wouldn't ya know it, they're still trying to figure out the answer to this age old question....

GWAR live @ Riot Fest Chicago 2012

The Mighty GWAR made their way back to Earth in order to play this year's Riot Fest in Chicago and of course they killed every living thing in their path; otherwise it just wouldn't be a GWAR show, would it?

NOFX -Bottles to the Ground/Kill All the White Man @ Riot Fest Chicago

Fat Mike and company made their way to this year's Riot Fest and as per usual, they brought the party with them. Think we're pulling your leg? Skip to 4:30 in the video and behold just how epic it really got!