Tony Rettman

Music

Why Twisted Sister Actually Matters

Known today mostly as a one-hit wonder and a rock history footnote from the hair metal era, Twisted Sister's story of slow rise and rapid fall shows how fleeting fame can be.
Tony Rettman
6.20.16
Music

This Crude Canadian Zine Was into Punk Before It Existed

Started in the summer of 1971, "Denim Delinquent" covered the angry young bands that the high-minded rock press refused to touch.
Tony Rettman
5.5.16
Music

Why Ronald Reagan Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Punk Rock

In the 1980s, all you needed to be a hardcore band was two chords, an attitude, and a drawing of Ronald Reagan with a Hitler mustache.
Tony Rettman
3.23.16
Interviews

More Than 35 Years Later, Here's a Video for Arguably the First Hardcore Record Ever

Check out a video and an interview with The Middle Class about that monumental debut and some of the details behind the LA scene.
Tony Rettman
10.15.15
Interviews

Scalped Aren't Really Spin Kick Metal, but They Might Have You Doing Karate Moves

Late 80's NYHC meets Anti-Cimex, ya heard?
Tony Rettman
10.9.15
Premieres

Legendary NYHC Band Beyond Shares Stories and a Track From Their Classic 1988 Demo

Little-known NYHC heavy hitters talk shop on the early days.
Tony Rettman
10.2.15
Premieres

PREMIERE: SoCal Hardcore Band Response Find You All "Guilty"

Check out a track from their upcoming EP being released on Ned Russin of Title Fight’s new label
Tony Rettman
9.24.15
Premieres

Stream DC Hardcore Band Nuclear Age's 'The Distinct Sounds of...' EP

From the same scene that brought you Pure Disgust, Protestor, and Give, stream the fury in full courtesy of React! Records.
Tony Rettman
9.11.15
Interviews

Dez Cadena of Black Flag, Misfits, and More on the Fight for His Life

The punk legend talks about his come up and his current battle with throat cancer.
Tony Rettman
9.3.15
Premieres

PREMIERE: Protester Kill Everyone in Sight "One At A Time"

Check out their upcoming EP 'No Identity' out on Triple B records.
Tony Rettman
8.19.15
Interviews

Interview: Tony Erba Walks Us Through the History of Cleveland Hardcore

The punk veteran takes a trip to the past as his new band gears up for a weekend of shows.
Tony Rettman
7.24.15
Interviews

Tube Tops and Sky Saxon: A Conversation with Government Issue's John Stabb

The D.C. hardcore legend speaks on punk rock's past and future.
Tony Rettman
7.17.15
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