From the Rockbrat Archives: Jeff Magnum (Dead Boys) Interview (1999)

(1) What’s been keeping Jeff Magnum busy of late? I still enjoy the sound of my electric bass playing and practice every day. (2) Are you currently playing? In a band ? No, but I’ll hear any offers. (3) ‘The Devil’s Fork’ LP sounded killer compared to other inferior live Dead Boys material out there. … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Jeff Magnum (Dead Boys) Interview (1999)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? FALSE ALARM 7” split single featuring Cheetah Chrome

I’m a big fan of Jeff Dahl, The Angry Samoans, Powertrip and a few other early 80’s So Cal HC bands. I only ever listen to punk bands that have integrity or roots – or both. LA’s False Alarm qualify on both counts, and one listen to this split 7” attests in uncertain terms that … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? FALSE ALARM 7” split single featuring Cheetah Chrome

What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? Kevin K – How To Become A Successful Loser

So who is Kevin K, and why would you buy this book? Kevin K is a Florida based rock 'n' roller who for 30 + years has been playing street punk, NYC style rock 'n' roll. He counted Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan and Syl Sylvain from the New York Dolls as his peers and friends, … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? Kevin K – How To Become A Successful Loser

Rockbrat Remembers: CBGB’s and Cheetah Chrome

The Rockbrat has just finished reading former Dead Boys guitar slinger Cheetah Chrome's autobiography ' A Dead Boy's Tale' by Legs McNeil and it threw me back to October, 1996 when the Rockbrat and Cowboy Col were hanging out in NYC buying records and seeing bands. Here's a gig ad from the now defunct yet iconic punk … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: CBGB’s and Cheetah Chrome

Rockbrat Remembers: Stiv Bators (1949 – 1990)

When Stiv Bators died, America lost one of it’s punk pioneers, and the world was deprived of one of the finest purveyors of punk rock ever. When Guns n Roses released ‘Ain’t It Fun’ from their ‘The Spaghetti Incident’ album of a couple of years ago, a friend enthusiastically tried to convince me that with … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Stiv Bators (1949 – 1990)