It's just another Tuesday night in the Tribeca area of New York City. As I enter The Roxy Hotel's toasty Django Bar, I see a room full of familiar faces. Littered across the intimate space were a gaggle of elite rockers known to swim in the same circles as the uninhibited downtown crowd. Rock photographer's Bob Gruen and Mick Rock, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Bob Bert of Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus, David Johansen, Chris Franz of the Talking Heads, among other notables.
1982's 'The Fabulous Stains,' is one of my favorite cult movies. Starring a sixteen year old Diane Lane (Third Degree Burns) as the lead singer of an all girl punk band named The Stains, whose motto is, "We don't put out!"
JOHNNY ROTTEN - By Amy Haben - The incredulous John Lydon has really done something tons of people are too scared to try their whole lives-- face their fears. He jumped onstage as a young man knowing he may fail. He wasn't a trained musician, just a lower class thug with a penchant for enlisting shock and horror on the conservatives and shaking up the ABBA loving population.
Not a supporter of the royal family: "My father worked very hard and had a lot of tax taken off to support what I'd seen as a bunch of lazy good-for-nothing inbreds. And I think time has proved me right. The British now completely agree with me on that. So my attitude would be about them now to sell them off to Disneyland. I think that they would be wonderful next to the Epcot Centre! And that would solve a lot of Britain's economic problems."