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Green Day Biography

Green Daypunk rock band Enormously popular punk rock band that developed an enthusiastic and growing following with the independent release Kerplunk (1992), and then exploded on the scene…

Joey Ramone

Name at birth: Jeffrey HymanJoey Ramone was the lead singer of The Ramones, the 1970s band that was credited with beginning the punk rock movement. The Ramones played raw tunes, fast and furious,…

Chrissie Hynde

One of the few female punk rockers to reach mainstream success, Chrissie Hynde is the longtime leader of the group The Pretenders. Hynde is a child of the '60s revolution: she was attending Kent…

Moby

Name at birth: Richard Melville HallThe innovative club musician Moby played punk rock and speed metal before he gained fame in the rave scene with the 1991 dance single "Go." Throughout the 1990s…

Joy Division

Joy Division was a rock band from the United Kingdom made up of vocalist Ian Curtis (15 July 1956-18 May 1980), guitarist Bernard Sumner (b. 4 January 1956), bassist Peter Hook (b. 13 February 1956)…

Billy Idol

Name at birth: William Michael Albert BroadBilly Idol was a bleached-hair, fist-pounding, lip-snarling punk-pop star of MTV in the 1980s, thanks to hit songs such as "Dancing With Myself," "White…

Linda Manz

Linda Manz was an American screen actress from New York known for her roles in the films Days of Heaven and Out of the Blue. She grew up taking drama, dance and improv lessons, and when she was 15…

James (Jim) Carroll Biography

writer and punk rockerBorn: August 1, 1949Died: September 11, 2009 (New York, USA) Best Known as: Punk rocker, poet, and author of "The Basketball Diaries…

On the Road Again—2000

Archival Material Jump on the festival bandwagon this summer by Beth Rowen Chicago Blues Festival | Glastonbury Festival | JVC Jazz Festival | Monterey Jazz Festival | Newport Folk Festival |…

rock music

(Encyclopedia) rock music, type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock Essentially hybrid in origin, rock…