Spin Celebrates 25 Years of Punk; Special May Issue to Hit Newsstands With Split Cover of Punk Icons on Newsstands April 10

VH1 and SPIN Team up to Bring You VH1 All Access: '25 Years of Punk'

Airing Thursday, April 19, at 10 p.m. EDT / 9 p.m. CDT on VH1



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Spin

    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In April 1976, the Ramones released
 their planet-rocking self titled debut: Fourteen 3-chord anthems packed into
 29 minutes of vinyl that would inspire 1,001 pissed-off dreamers to start
 their own bands.  With apologies to the Stooges, the MC5, New York Dolls,
 etc., it represents the true birth of what we now call punk -- a revolution of
 sound and spirit that kicked rock's fattened behind and changed the ground
 rules forever.  Should the Sex Pistols or the Ramones be considered the
 ultimate punks? With a special two-way split cover featuring punk icons from
 opposite sides of the pond -- Joey Ramone representing U.S. punk and Sid
 Vicious representing the punk movement in the U.K. -- the decision is
 ultimately yours.
     Inside the issue, Spin takes a look back at 25 Years of Punk, what punk
 was, what it is, and why we need it now more than ever.  From the U.S. to the
 U.K., Spin brings the very best for punk's silver anniversary, including:
 "Ramones Come Home," a reported feature on the band that took punk to the
 masses; "Sit on My Face Stevie Nicks," an in-depth look at the punk revolution
 in Southern California; Spin's ranking of the "50 Most Essential Punk Records"
 and the "Twenty Greatest Punk Songs Ever"; exclusive photos; interviews with
 punk superstars past and present; plus exclusive commentary from Joey Ramone
 and former Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
     Spin also celebrates this landmark anniversary by joining forces with VH1
 to bring you VH1 All Access: 25 Years of Punk, airing on Thursday, April 19,
 at 10 p.m. EDT / 9 p.m. CDT on VH1.  Narrated by rock legend Lou
 Reed -- considered by many to be the godfather of punk -- the one-hour special
 features incredible performances, rare footage, and new interviews with
 notable punk artists, scensters, and fans, including members of the Ramones,
 X, Fear, Black Flag, Patti Smith Group, the MC5, Bad Brains, Social
 Distortion, Sonic Youth, R.E.M, Green Day, and Rancid; plus Billy Idol, Jayne
 County, former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha, Foo Fighter
 Dave Grohl, punk photographers Roberta Bayley and Danny Fields, and more!
 
 

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    NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In April 1976, the Ramones released
 their planet-rocking self titled debut: Fourteen 3-chord anthems packed into
 29 minutes of vinyl that would inspire 1,001 pissed-off dreamers to start
 their own bands.  With apologies to the Stooges, the MC5, New York Dolls,
 etc., it represents the true birth of what we now call punk -- a revolution of
 sound and spirit that kicked rock's fattened behind and changed the ground
 rules forever.  Should the Sex Pistols or the Ramones be considered the
 ultimate punks? With a special two-way split cover featuring punk icons from
 opposite sides of the pond -- Joey Ramone representing U.S. punk and Sid
 Vicious representing the punk movement in the U.K. -- the decision is
 ultimately yours.
     Inside the issue, Spin takes a look back at 25 Years of Punk, what punk
 was, what it is, and why we need it now more than ever.  From the U.S. to the
 U.K., Spin brings the very best for punk's silver anniversary, including:
 "Ramones Come Home," a reported feature on the band that took punk to the
 masses; "Sit on My Face Stevie Nicks," an in-depth look at the punk revolution
 in Southern California; Spin's ranking of the "50 Most Essential Punk Records"
 and the "Twenty Greatest Punk Songs Ever"; exclusive photos; interviews with
 punk superstars past and present; plus exclusive commentary from Joey Ramone
 and former Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
     Spin also celebrates this landmark anniversary by joining forces with VH1
 to bring you VH1 All Access: 25 Years of Punk, airing on Thursday, April 19,
 at 10 p.m. EDT / 9 p.m. CDT on VH1.  Narrated by rock legend Lou
 Reed -- considered by many to be the godfather of punk -- the one-hour special
 features incredible performances, rare footage, and new interviews with
 notable punk artists, scensters, and fans, including members of the Ramones,
 X, Fear, Black Flag, Patti Smith Group, the MC5, Bad Brains, Social
 Distortion, Sonic Youth, R.E.M, Green Day, and Rancid; plus Billy Idol, Jayne
 County, former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha, Foo Fighter
 Dave Grohl, punk photographers Roberta Bayley and Danny Fields, and more!
 
 SOURCE  Spin