Timeline of punk rock


Timeline of punk rock

This is a timeline of punk rock, from its beginnings in the early 1960s to the present time.

1960

*Newly formed bands
**The Sonics

1964

*Newly formed bands
**Motor City Five (MC5)

1965

*Newly formed bands
**The Velvet Underground

*Albums
**The Sonics- "Here Are the Sonics"
**The Monks- "Black Monk Time"

1967

*Newly formed bands
** The Stooges

*Albums
** The Velvet Underground - "The Velvet Underground & Nico"
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1968

*Albums
**The Velvet Underground - "White Light/White Heat"

*Events
** MC5 plays at Democratic National Convention in Chicago

1969

*Newly formed bands
**

*Albums
** MC5 - "Kick Out the Jams"
** The Stooges - "The Stooges"
** The Velvet Underground - "The Velvet Underground"

1970

*Newly formed bands

*Albums
** MC5 - "Back in the USA"
** The Stooges - "Fun House"

*Events
**The Stooges play at the Cincinnati Pop Festival where lead singer Iggy Pop famously walks on the hands of the crowd while smearing himself with peanut butter.

1971

*Newly formed bands
** New York Dolls

1972

* Newly formed bands
** electric eels
** The Strand (later became the Sex Pistols)
** Swell MapsThe Neon Boys

*Albums
**

*Disbandments
**MC5

*Events
** Original New York Dolls drummer Billy Murcia dies of alcohol poisoning while the band is touring London and is replaced with Jerry Nolan.

1973

* Newly formed bands
** Television
** Devo
** Tiger Lily (later became Ultravox!)

*Albums
** New York Dolls - "New York Dolls"
** The Stooges - "Raw Power"
** Neon Boys - "Neon Boys" 7"

1974

* Newly formed bands
** Blondie
** Cock Sparrer
** The Dictators
** Patti Smith Group
** Rocket From The Tombs
** Ramones
** The Saints
** The Stranglers
** Talking Heads
** Radio Birdman
** The 101ers (Joe Strummer's first band)

*Albums
** New York Dolls - "Too Much Too Soon"

*Singles
** Patti Smith – "Hey Joe"

*Disbandments
** The Stooges

*Events
**Television and Ramones start performing at the CBGB club in New York's East Village

1975

* Newly formed bands
** The Adicts
** The Boomtown Rats
** Cherry Vanilla
** The Heartbreakers
** London SS
** Pere Ubu
** Dead Boys
** Wayne County & the Backstreet Boys
** The Sex Pistols
** The Suicide Commandos
** The Undertones

*Albums
** Dictators - "The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!"
** Milk 'N' Cookies - "Milk 'N' Cookies"
** Patti Smith - "Horses"

*Disbandments
** electric eels
** New York Dolls
** Rocket From The Tombs

* Events
** Television records a demo tape for Island Records with Brian Eno, but the label decides not to sign the band. Richard Hell leaves the band after recording the tape to form The Heartbreakers with former New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders.
** The Sex Pistols play their first gig at St. Martin's College in November, opening for Bazooka Joe - whose lead singer Stuart Goddard soon changes his name to Adam Ant and forms his own punk band Adam and the Ants.
** Ramones release their first single "Blitzkrieg Bop".

1976

* Newly formed bands
** The Adverts
** Alternative TV
** The art attacks
** The Buzzcocks
** The Clash
** The Cramps
** The Damned
** DMZ
** Eater
** The Fall
** The Flowers of Romance
** Generation X
** The Jam
** London
** The Lurkers
** Masters of the Backside
** Métal Urbain
** Penetration
** Radio (Ian North's english band after the demise of Milk 'N' Cookies; later to become Neo)
** The Rezillos
** Richard Hell and the Voidoids
** Sham 69
** Siouxsie and the Banshees
** The Slits
** Subway Sect
** UK Subs
** Ultravox!
** The Vibrators
** Wire
** X-Ray Spex

* Disbandments
** Milk 'N' Cookies

* Albums
** Various Artists - "Max's Kansas City, 1976"
** Blondie - "Blondie"
** Ramones - "Ramones"
** Modern Lovers - "Modern Lovers" (recorded 1971, released 1976)
** Patti Smith Group - "Radio Ethiopia"

* Events
** Ramones make their first non-US appearance supporting the Flamin' Groovies at The Roundhouse, London, July 4, often pointed to as a galvanizing event for the UK punk scene.
** Stiff Records is created in London by entrepreneurs Dave Robinson and Andrew Jakeman (aka Jake Riviera), signing almost exclusively punk and punk-inspired musicians.
** Malcolm McLaren organizes a two day punk festival on Sunday, September 20 and Monday, September 21 at the 100 Club on Oxford Street in London. The Sunday performers were: Subway Sect, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, and the Sex Pistols. The Monday line-up consisted of the Stinky Toys, Chris Spedding and the Vibrators, The Damned, and the Buzzcocks.
** Sniffin' Glue, Mark Perry's punk fanzine is first published, shortly after The Ramones' Roundhouse appearance. Perry would soon form the band Alternative TV.
** The Damned, The Saints and the Sex Pistols release their first singles: "New Rose", "(I'm) Stranded" and "Anarchy in the U.K." respectively.
** The Sex Pistols, The Damned, and The Clash begin the "Anarchy Tour" in November. Most of the previously booked gigs refuse to let the bands play however.
** On December 1 the Sex Pistols and several members of the Bromley Contingent (including Siouxsie and the Banshees singer Siouxsie Sioux and bassist Steve Severin) appear live on ITV to be interviewed by television host Bill Grundy. The band unleashes a torrent of curse words. The following day the Daily Mirror runs the now infamous headline - "THE FILTH AND THE FURY!".

1977

* Newly formed bands
** Angelic Upstarts
** Bad Brains
** Big in Japan
** Black Flag
** Crass
** Desperate Bicycles
** The Dickies
** The Germs
** Ebba Grön
** Nina Hagen Band
** Jimi LaLumia & the Psychotic Frogs
** The Members
** The Misfits
** Neo
** The Nipple Erectors (later to become The Pogues)
** The Pagans
** Mr. Unique and the Leisure Suits
** Radio Stars
** The Rich Kids
** The Skids
** Stiff Little Fingers
** Warsaw (later to become Joy Division)
** Wipers
** X (Australia)
** X (United States)

* Albums
** Blondie - "Plastic Letters"
** The Boomtown Rats - "The Boomtown Rats"
** The Boys - "The Boys"
** Buzzcocks - "Spiral Scratch" (EP)
** The Clash - "The Clash" UK release
** The Damned - "Damned, Damned, Damned"
** The Damned - "Music for Pleasure"
** Dead Boys - "Young, Loud and Snotty"
** The Dictators - "Manifest Destiny"
** The Heartbreakers - "L.A.M.F."
** Richard Hell and the Voidoids - "Blank Generation"
** The Jam - "In the City"
** The Jam - "This Is the Modern World"
** The Ramones - "Leave Home"
** The Ramones - "Rocket to Russia"
** Iggy Pop - "The Idiot"
** Iggy Pop - "Lust for Life"
** Radiators From Space - "TV Tube Heart"
** The Saints - "(I'm) Stranded"
** Sex Pistols - "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols"
** The Stranglers - "Rattus Norvegicus"
** The Stranglers - "No More Heroes"
** The Stranglers - "The Stranglers" (EP)
** Suicide - "Suicide"
** Talking Heads - ""
** Television - "Marquee Moon"
** Throbbing Gristle - "The Second Annual Report"
** Ultravox! - "Young Savage" 7"
** Ultravox! - "Ha!-Ha!-Ha!"
** Warsaw Pakt - "Needle Time!"
** Wire - "Pink Flag

* Disbandments
** The Heartbreakers
** London

* Events
**On 1 January, Andrew Czezowski opens The Roxy in London solely as a venue for punk acts. The Clash perform on opening night.
** Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock is fired from the Sex Pistols and is replaced with Sid Vicious. Matlock forms The Rich Kids.
** In February Howard Devoto left Buzzcocks. Guitarist Pete Shelley became the vocalist.
** The Stranglers embark on a three month nationwide tour in May They are supported by the band London.
** The Sex Pistols' single "God Save the Queen" is released on 27 May and reaches #2 on the British charts. It is banned by BBC Radio 1 and the title is left blank in the chart listings.
** In June, the Sex Pistols rent a boat to take them down the Thames during Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee anniversary celebration. The police force the boat to dock and several Pistols fans are arrested and injured in the meleé. Among those arrested are Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood, artist Jamie Reid, and Bromley Contingent members Tracie O'Keefe and Debbie Juvenile.
**Roxy club deejay Don Letts begins filming "The Punk Rock Movie", taking video footage of the London punk scene and editing it into a documentary.
** On 28 October, the Sex Pistols' album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" is released by Virgin Records and despite being banned by most of Britain's record shops, reaches #1 on the British charts.

1978

* Newly formed bands
** The Angry Samoans
** The B-52's
** Charged GBH
** Dead Kennedys
** Descendents
** D.O.A.
** Fatal Microbes
** The Go-Go's
** Hüsker Dü
** Middle Class
** Nervous Gender
** Optics
** Peter and the Test Tube Babies
** The Plasmatics
** Public Image Ltd (PiL)
** The Ruts
** The Scientists (Coming out of "The Invaders")
** Vice Squad
** The Weirdos

* Albums
** The Adverts - "Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts"
** Alternative TV - "The Image Has Cracked"
** Alternative TV - "Vibing Up the Senile Man"
** The Avengers - "Avengers" (EP)
** Big in Japan - "From Y to Z and Never Again" (EP)
** Black Flag - "Nervous Breakdown"(EP)
** Blondie - "Parallel Lines"
** The B-52's - "The B-52's"
** The Boomtown Rats - "A Tonic For The Troops"
** Buzzcocks - "Another Music in a Different Kitchen"
** Cherry Vanilla - "Bad Girl"
** The Clash - "Give 'Em Enough Rope"
** The Cortinas - "True Romances"
** Wayne County and the Electric Chairs - "Wayne County and the Electric Chairs"
** The Dickies - "The Incredible Shrinking Dickies"
** Crass - "The Feeding of the Five Thousand"
** Dead Boys - "We Have Come for Your Children"
** Desperate Bicycles - "New Cross New Cross" (EP)
** Devo - ""
** Dictators - "Bloodbrothers"
** Eater - "Get Your Yo Yos Out" (EP)
** Generation X - "Generation X"
** Jilted John - "True Love Stories"
** The Jolt - "The Jolt"
** London - "Animal Games"
** The Lurkers - "Fulham Fallout"
** Johnny Moped - "Cycledelic"
** "No New York"
** Penetration - "Moving Targets"
** Pere Ubu - "The Modern Dance"
** Public Image Ltd - "Public Image"
** The Ramones - "Road to Ruin"
** The Rezillos - "Can't Stand the Rezillos"
** The Rich Kids - "Ghosts Of Princes In Towers"
** The Saints - "Eternally Yours"
** Sham 69 - "Tell Us the Truth"
** Sham 69 - "That's Life"
** Siouxsie and the Banshees - "The Scream"
** Slaughter and the Dogs - "Do It Dog Style"
** The Stranglers- "Black and White"
** The Suicide Commandos - "Make A Record"
** Talking Heads - "More Songs About Buildings and Food"
** Television - "Adventure"
** Television Personalities - "Where's Bill Grundy Now?" (EP)
** Throbbing Gristle - "D.o.A. The Third And Final Report"
** The Vibrators - "Pure Mania"
** Wire - "Chairs Missing"
** Wreckless Eric - "Wreckess Eric"
** Wreckless Eric - "The Wonderful World of Wreckless Eric"
** X-Ray Spex - "Germ Free Adolescents"

* Disbandments
** Dead Boys
** Sex Pistols
** The Suicide Commandos
** Ultravox! (they dropped the exclamation mark - ! -, becoming Ultravox)
** Television

* Events
** SST Records is formed when Black Flag guitarist/founder Greg Ginn needs an outlet to release his band's music.
** The Sex Pistols' disastrous US tour ends on January 14 after Johnny Rotten walks off stage at their Winterland concert in San Francisco, famously uttering "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"
**The Last Pogo movie by Colin Brunton films in Toronto featuring local bands, signalling the end of the original first-wave, featuring bands The Scenics, Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, The Mods, The Ugly, The Viletones, and Teenage Head. The show ends in a riot.
** Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious is charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen who was found dead on the morning of October 12, 1978 at New York's Chelsea Hotel.
** Rough Trade Records, a music store opened in 1976 in London begins working as a record label and signs almost exclusively punk inspired bands.
** Film director Derek Jarman releases the cult punk-themed film "Jubilee", featuring Adam Ant, Toyah Willcox, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Malcolm McLaren protegé and early punk fashionista, Jordan.
** Blondie finally achieve worldwide success with their third album, Parallel Lines, mixing together the style of 60's vocal pop and garage and the energy of new punk rock movement. Debbie Harry becomes a new icon for the younger generations.

1979

* Newly formed bands
** Big Boys
** Cockney Rejects
** The Exploited
** MDC
** The Rebels
** The Replacements
** The Teen Idles
** TSOL
** Scream
** Slime
** Social Distortion

* Albums
** Adam and the Ants - "Dirk Wears White Sox"
** The Adverts - "Cast of Thousands"
** Blondie - "Eat to the Beat"
** Buzzcocks - "Singles Going Steady"
** Buzzcocks - "A Different Kind of Tension"
** Chelsea - "Chelsea"
** The Cramps- "Songs the Lord Taught Us"
** Cherry Vanilla - "Venus D Vinyl"
** The Clash - "London Calling"
** Wayne County and the Electric Chairs - "Storm the Gates of Heaven"
** Wayne County and the Electric Chairs - "Things Your Mother Never Told You"
** Crass - "Stations of the Crass"
** The Damned - "Machine Gun Etiquette"
** Descendents - "Ride the Wild/It's a Hectic World"
** Devo - "Duty Now For the Future"
** The Dickies - "Dawn of the Dickies"
** The Fall - "Live At The Witch Trials"
** Fatal Microbes - "Violence Grows" (EP)
** The Germs - "(GI)"
** The Members - "At The Chelsea Nightclub"
** Joy Division - "Unknown Pleasures"
** The Lurkers - "God's Lonely Men"
** Ian North (Neo) - "Neo"
** Nina Hagen Band - "Nina Hagen Band"
** The Outcasts - "Self Conscious Over You"
** Public Image Ltd - "Metal Box"
** The Ramones - "It's Alive" (live album)
** The Ruts - "The Crack"
** Sham 69 - "The Adventures of Hersham Boys"
** Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Join Hands"
** The Slits - "Cut"
** Stiff Little Fingers - "Inflammable Material"
** Swell Maps - "A Trip to Marineville"
** Talking Heads - "Fear of Music"
** UK Subs - "Another Kind of Blues"
** The Undertones - "The Undertones"
** The Vibrators - "V2"
** The Weirdos - "Who? What? When? Where? Why?" (EP)
** Wire - "154"
** Wreckless Eric - "The Whole Wide World"

*Disbandments
** The Adverts
** Neo
** Penetration
** The Rich Kids
** X-Ray Spex
** Patti Smith Group

* Events
** Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 21.
** Nina Hagen creates a media uproar after appearing on Austrian talk-show "Club 2" discussing female orgasm and simulating masturbation.
** By February or March, singer John Foxx decided to leave Ultravox to begin a solo career. Ultravox only was proto-punk during the releasings of the "Young Savege" single and the "Ha!-Ha!-Ha!" album. He was replaced by ex-Rich Kids Midge Ure.
** Ian North returns to USA, after the place of staying in England (through a VISA) was finished. He returns shortly afterwards to prepare the releasing his album Neo, recorded a year ago.

1980

* Newly formed bands
** The Adolescents
** Bad Religion
** Circle Jerks
** Ism
** Minutemen
** 7 Seconds
** Terveet Kädet
** Minor Threat
** Subhumans (UK band)

* Albums
** Angry Samoans - "Inside My Brain" (EP)
** Anti-Pasti - "Four Sore Points" (EP)
** Black Flag - "Jealous Again" (EP)
** Blondie - "Autoamerican"
** Circle Jerks - "Group Sex
** The Clash - "Sandinista!" (triple album)
** The Damned - "The Black Album"
** Dead Kennedys - "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables"
** Discharge - "Realities of War" (EP)
** Discharge - "Fight Back" (EP)
** Discharge - "Decontrol" (EP)
** Jayne County - "Rock & Roll Resurrection-Live!"
** Joy Division - "Closer"
** Minutemen - Paranoid Time
** Nina Hagen Band - "Unbehagen"
** The Nipple Erectors - "Only the End of the Beginning"
** Nervous Gender - "Live at Target"
** The Nuns - "The Nuns"
** Peter and the Test Tube Babies - "Pissed & Proud"
** Plasmatics - "New Hope for the Wretched"
** The Ramones - "End of the Century"
** Snatch - "Snatch" (EP)
** Stiff Little Fingers - "Nobody's Heroes"
** Talking Heads - "Remain in Light"
** The Teen Idles - "Minor Disturbance" (EP)
** Toyah - "Sheep Farming In Barnet"
** The Undertones - "Hypnotised"
** Vice Squad - "Last Rockers" (EP)
** The Weirdos - "Action Design {EP}
** X - "Los Angeles"

* Disbandments
** Joy Division
** The Teen Idles
** The Germs

* Events
**Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis commits suicide on May 18, 1980 at the age of 23. The rest of the band go on to become New Order
**The Ruts lead singer Malcom Owen dies of a heroin overdose on July 14, 1980 at the age of 26.
** The Germs lead singer Darby Crash commits suicide on December 7, 1980 at the age of 22.
** KROQ establishes the Top 106.7 Countdowns. The Clash and Dead Kennedys both reached on it on the same year.
** Documentary film-maker Penelope Spheeris captures the Los Angeles punk scene in the cult hit "The Decline of Western Civilization". The documentary features interviews performances by Southern California punk bands Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, The Germs, and X.
** The semi-documentary "Rude Boy" is released. The film stars Ray Gange as a roadie for The Clash and splices in live performances by the band.

1981

*Newly formed bands
** Crimpshrine (under previous name, "S.A.G.")
** Faith
** Government Issue
** JFA
** RIOT 111
** SNFU

* Albums
** The Adolescents - "The Adolescents"
** Agent Orange - "Living in Darkness"
** Anti-Pasti - "The Last Call ..."
** Bad Religion - "Bad Religion" (EP)
** Black Flag - "Damaged"
** Crass - "Penis Envy" (EP)
** Dead Boys - "Night Of The Living Dead Boys" (Live)
** Dead Kennedys - "In God We Trust Inc." (EP)
** Descendents - "Fat" (EP)
** Dictators - "Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take a Joke"
** Discharge - "Never Again" (EP)
** The Exploited - "Punk's Not Dead"
** The Exploited - "On Stage"
** Flux of Pink Indians - "Neu Smell" (EP)
** Métal Urbain - "Les hommes morts sont dangereux"
** Minutemen - "The Punch Line"
** Plasmatics - "Beyond the Valley of 1984"
** Ramones - "Pleasant Dreams"
** The Replacements - "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash"
** The Scientists - "S/T"
** 7 Seconds - "Socially Fucked Up" (tape)
** 7 Seconds - "3 Chord Politics" (tape)
** Slime - "Slime I"
** Splodgenessabounds - "Splodgenessabounds"
** TSOL - "T.S.O.L." (EP)
** TSOL - "Dance with Me"
** The Undertones - "Positive Touch"
** Vice Squad - "Resurrection" (EP)
** Vice Squad - "No Cause for Concern" (EP)
** Vice Squad - "Live in Sheffield" (Tape)
** X - "Wild Gift"

* Disbandments
**Buzzcocks
**The Weirdos
**Throbbing Gristle

* Events
**Epitaph Records is formed as "just a logo and a P. O. box."
**Henry Rollins becomes lead singer of Black Flag.

1982

* Newly formed bands
** Agnostic Front
** Crimpshrine
** Crucifucks
** The Blood
** D.I.
** Die Toten Hosen
** Suicidal Tendencies
** The Vandals

* Albums
** Angry Samoans - "Back from Samoa"
** Anti-Nowhere League - "Anti-Nowhere League"
** Bad Brains - "Bad Brains"
** Bad Religion - "How Could Hell Be Any Worse?" (full-length debut)
** Black Flag - "Everything Went Black"
** Circle Jerks - "Wild in the Streets"
** The Clash - "Combat Rock"
** Crass - "Christ The Album"
** The Damned - "Strawberries"
** Dead Kennedys - "Plastic Surgery Disasters"
** Descendents - "Milo Goes to College"
** Discharge - "Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing"
** The Exploited - "Troops of Tomorrow"
** The Blood "False Gestures for a Devious Public"
** Fear - "The Record"
** Flipper - "Generic Flipper"
** Flux of Pink Indians - "Strive to Survive Causing the Least Suffering Possible"
** MDC - "Millions of Dead Cops"
** The Replacements - "Stink" (EP)
** Sonic Youth -"Sonic Youth"
** Subhumans - "The Day the Country Died"
** Vice Squad - "Stand Strong Stand Proud"
** X - "Under the Big Black Sun"

* Disbandments
** Adam and The Ants
** The Adolescents

* Events
** 18 December- Members of Crass, The Mob, The Apostles and others squat the Zig Zag Club in west London and put on a free all day event featuring a number of anarcho-punk bands.

1983

* Newly formed bands
** NOFX
** Samhain
** Dead Milkmen
** Rich Kids on LSD (R.K.L.)

* Albums
** Agnostic Front - "United Blood"
** Anti-Pasti - "Caution in the Wind"
** Bad Brains - "Rock for Light"
** Bad Religion - "Into the Unknown"
** Circle Jerks - "Golden Shower of Hits"
** Crass - "Yes Sir, I Will"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Opel-Gang"
** The Exploited - "Let's Start a War ... Said Maggie One Day"
** Ism - "A Diet For The Worms"
** MDC - "Multi-Death Corporations"
** Minor Threat - "Out of Step"
** Minutemen - "What Makes a Man Start Fires?"
** Minutemen - ""Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat"
** Newtown Neurotics - "Beggars Can Be Choosers"
** Peter and the Test Tube Babies - "The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs"
** The Ramones - "Subterranean Jungle"
** The Scientists - "Blood Red River"
** Social Distortion - "Mommy's Little Monster"
** Subhumans - "Time Flies ... but Aeroplanes Crash"
** Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Tendencies"
** Violent Femmes - "Violent Femmes"
** X (U.S. band) - "More Fun in the New World"

* Disbandments
** The Jam
** Minor Threat
** The Misfits
** The Undertones

* Events
** Mick Jones is kicked out of The Clash

1984

* Newly formed bands
** The Offspring (known as Manic Subsidal until 1985)
** Uniform Choice
** Vennaskond

* Albums
** Agnostic Front - "Victim in Pain"
** Anti-Pasti - "Anti-Pasti"
** Bad Religion - "Back to the Known"
** Black Flag - "Family Man"
** Black Flag - "My War"
** Black Flag - "Live In '84"
** Black Flag - "Slip It In"
** D.I. - "Team Goon"
** Flipper - "Blow'n Chunks"
** Flipper - "Gone Fishin'"
** Flux of Pink Indians - "The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks"
** Hüsker Dü - "Zen Arcade"
** MDC - "Chicken Squawk" (EP)
** Minutemen - "Double Nickels on the Dime"
** New Model Army - "Vengeance"
** Talking Heads" - "Stop Making Sense" (live concert film and album, re-released in 1999)
** The Ramones - "Too Tough to Die"
** The Replacements - "Let It Be"
** The Scientists - "This Heart Doesn't Run On Blood, This Heart Doesn't Run On Love"
** 7 Seconds - "The Crew"
** Subhumans - "From the Cradle to the Grave"

* Disbandments
** Bad Religion
** Crass
** The Members

* Events
** The rockumentary "Another State of Mind" is released. The documentary details the 1982 tour of Social Distortion and Youth Brigade and a small road crew as they travel across the U.S. and Canada.

1985

* Newly formed bands
** Dag Nasty
** Soulside (as Lunch Meat)
** Youth Of Today

* Albums
** Black Flag - "Loose Nut"
** Black Flag - "In My Head"
** Circle Jerks - "Wonderful"
** The Clash - "Cut the Crap"
** Crucifucks - "The Crucifucks"
** D.I. - "Ancient Artifacts"
** D.I. - "Horse Bites Dog Cries"
** Dead Kennedys - "Frankenchrist"
** Dead Milkmen - "Big Lizard in my Back Yard"
** Descendents - "I Don't Want to Grow Up"
** Descendents - "Bonus Fat"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Unter Falscher Flagge"
** The Exploited - "Horror Epics"
** The Exploited - "Live at the White House"
** Hüsker Dü - "Flip Your Wig"
** Hüsker Dü - "New Day Rising"
** Minutemen - Project Mersh
** Minutemen - 3-Way Tie (For Last)
** Peter and the Test Tube Babies - "The Loud Blaring Punk Rock Album"
** R.K.L. - "Keep Laughing"
** The Scientists - "You Get What You Deserve"
** The Scientists - "Atom Bomb Baby"
** The Scientists - "Demolition Derby"
** The Scientists - "Heading For A Trauma"
** 7 Seconds - "Walk Together, Rock Together"
** Subhumans - "Worlds Apart"
** X - "Ain't Love Grand!"

* Disbandments
** Minutemen

* Events
** D. Boon of Minutemen dies in a car accident
**Revolution Summer

1986

* Newly formed bands
** fIREHOSE
** Good Riddance
** Nirvana
** Propagandhi
** Sick Of It All

* Albums
** Agnostic Front - "Cause for Alarm"
** Bad Brains - "I Against I"
** Big Black - "Atomizer"
** Dead Kennedys - "Bedtime for Democracy"
** Dead Milkmen - "Eat Your Paisley"
** Descendents - "Enjoy!"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Damenwahl"
** Discharge - "Grave New World"
** The Exploited - "Totally Exploited"
** The Exploited - "Jesus Is Dead" (EP)
** Gang Green - "Drunk and Disorderly, Boston MA" (EP)
** Gang Green - "Another Wasted Night"
** Hüsker Dü - "Candy Apple Grey"
** The Lookouts - "One Planet, One People" (Lookout! Records' first release)
** The Ramones - "Animal Boy"
** The Scientists - "Weird Love"
** 7 Seconds - "New Wind"
** Subhumans - "EP-LP"

* Disbandments
** Black Flag
** The Clash

* Events
** The Adolescents reunite.
** Lookout! Records is established, which will be the future home to artists such as Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, Rancid and Green Day.

1987

* Newly formed bands
** All (From the recently disbanded Descendents)
** Big Drill Car
** Bouncing Souls
** Fugazi
** Gorilla Biscuits
** Green Day (As their original name Sweet Children)
** No Use for a Name
** Operation Ivy
** Rollins Band
** Screeching Weasel

* Albums
** All - "Allroy for Prez"
** The Adolescents - "Brats in Battalions"
** Agnostic Front - "Liberty and Justice for..."
** Circle Jerks - "VI"
** Crucifucks - "Wisconsin"
** Dead Kennedys - "Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death"
** Dead Milkmen - "Bucky Fellini"
** Descendents - "ALL"
** Descendents - "Liveage"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Never Mind the Hosen, Here's die Roten Rosen"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Bis Zurn Bitteren Ende"
** The Exploited - "Live and Loud!!"
** The Exploited - "Death Before Dishonour"
** Hüsker Dü - ""
** MDC - "This Blood's for You"
** Oi Polloi - "Unite and Win"
** R.K.L. - "RocK 'n Roll Nightmare"
** The Ramones - "Halfway to Sanity"
** The Scientists - "The Human Jukebox"
** Soulside - "Less Deep Inside Keeps"
** Suicidal Tendencies - "Join the Army"
** X - "See How We Are"

* Disbandments
** Dead Kennedys
** Hüsker Dü
** Samhain (name change/morphs into Danzig)

* Events
** Bad Religion reunites
** Social Distortion reunites
** Will Shatter of Flipper dies of an overdose

1988

* Newly formed bands
** Anti-Flag
** Chain Of Strength
** Guttermouth
** Inside Out
** Jawbreaker
** Pennywise
** Public Nusiance
** Samiam
** Sublime
** Swingin' Utters
** The Un Concern

* Albums
** The Adolescents - "Balboa Fun Zone"
** Bad Religion - "Suffer"
** Big Drill Car - "Small Block" (EP)
** D.I. - "What Good Is Grief to a God?"
** Dead Milkmen - "Beelzebubba"
** Descendents - "Two Things at Once"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Ein Kleines Bisschen Horroschau"
** The Exploited - "Punk's Alive"
** Flipper - "Sex Bomb Baby!"
** Gorilla Biscuits - "Gorilla Biscuits" (EP)
** Fugazi - "Fugazi" (EP)
** NOFX - "Liberal Animation" (re-released on CD in 1991)
** Social Distortion - "Prison Bound"
** Sonic Youth - "Daydream Nation"
** Soulside - "Trigger"
** X - "Live at the Whisky a Go-Go"

* Disbandments
** Big Black

* Events
** Bad Religion's album "Suffer" was released on the restarted Epitaph Records and is credited by some as "saving" the American hardcore scene, inspiring the second wave of American hardcore, along with Youth Of Today's 1987 Break Down The Walls album.

1989

* Newly formed bands
** Anti-Flag
** Gas Huffer
** The Groovie Ghoulies
** The Nation Of Ulysses
** Seaweed
** Turbonegro

* Albums
** Agnostic Front - "Live at CBGB"
** Bad Brains - "Quickness"
** Bad Religion - "No Control"
** Big Drill Car - "CD Type Thing"
** Chain Of Strength - "True Till Death" (EP)
** D.I. - "Tragedy Again"
** Descendents - "Hallraker"
** The Exploited - "Live Lewd Lust"
** Fugazi - "Margin Walker" (EP)
** Gorilla Biscuits - "Start Today"
** Green Day - "1,000 Hours" (EP)
** NOFX - "S&M Airlines"
** The Offspring - "The Offspring" (re-released on CD in 1995)
** Operation Ivy - "Energy"
** R.K.L. - "Double Live in Berlin"
** R.K.L. - "Revenge is a Beautiful Feeling"
** The Ramones - "Brain Drain"
** The Scientists - "Scientists" (Different from 1st Album)
** Sick of it All - "Blood, Sweat and No Tears"
** Soulside - "Hot Bodi-gram"
** The Vandals - "Peace Thru Vandalism/When in Rome Do as the Vandals"

* Disbandments
** The Adolescents
** Circle Jerks
** Crimpshrine
** No For An Answer
** Operation Ivy
** Soulside

* Events
** Guitarist Greg Hetson leaves the Circle Jerks to concentrate full-time with his current project Bad Religion. As a result, the Circle Jerks become less active.
** Longtime bassist Dee Dee Ramone leaves The Ramones. He was replaced by C.J. Ramone, who would stay in the band until their break up in 1996.
** Social Distortion sign to Epic Records and record their highly successful self-titled album, which was released a year later.

1990

* Newly formed bands
** Ash
** Bikini Kill
** The Casualties
** Chino Horde
** Down By Law
** Drive Like Jehu
** Lagwagon
** Lifetime

* Albums
** Bad Religion - "Against the Grain"
** Die Toten Hosen - "125 Jahre auf dem Kreuzzug ins Glück"
** Fugazi - "13 Songs" (compilation of the two EPs)
** Fugazi - "Repeater"
** Green Day - "Sweet Children" (EP)
** Green Day - "Slappy" (EP)
** Jawbreaker - "Unfun"
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Devil's Night Out"
** No Use for a Name - "Incognito"
** Peter and the Test Tube Babies - "The $Hit Factory"
** Social Distortion - "Social Distortion"

* Disbandments
** Youth Of Today

* Events
** Dead Boys frontman Stiv Bators dies on June 4, 1990 from injuries sustained in an automotive accident.
** Fat Mike of NOFX starts Fat Wreck Chords.
** Frontman H.R. leaves Bad Brains to concentrate on his solo career. He was briefly replaced by former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosely.
** Social Distortion finally gain a large mainstream success with their self-titled third album, featuring their most well-known songs "Story of My Life" and "Ball and Chain".

1991

* Newly formed bands
** AFI
** Face to Face
** Glue Gun (as Glü Gun)
** Hi-Standard
** The Muffs
** Pinhead Gunpowder
** Rancid
** Refused
** Unwritten Law
** The Secretions
** The Suicide Machines

* Albums
** Bad Religion - "'80-'85" (collection of old recordings)
** Big Drill Car - "Batch"
** The Casualties - "40oz Casualty EP"
** Descendents - "Somery"
** Fugazi - "Steady Diet of Nothing"
** Gas Huffer - "Janitors of Tomorrow"
** Green Day - "39/Smooth"
** Green Day - "1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours" (compilation of the EPs "1000 Hours", "39/Smooth" and "Slappy)
** Jawbreaker - "Bivouac"
** Nirvana - "Nevermind"
** No Use for a Name - "Don't Miss the Train"
** NOFX - "Ribbed"
** Operation Ivy - "Energy" (CD reissue)
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Where'd You Go?"
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "More Noise and Other Disturbances"
** Pennywise - "Pennywise"
** Sublime - "Jah Won't Pay the Bills" (independent demo tape)
** The Scientists - "Absolute"

* Disbandments
** Gorilla Biscuits
** Chain Of Strength
** Inside Out
** Talking Heads

* Events
** Israel Joseph I joins Bad Brains as H.R.'s replacement. Their original drummer Earl Hudson also left during this time and was replaced by Mackie Jayson.
** Punk pioneer Johnny Thunders, of the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers, dies on April 23, 1991, at the age of 38, of an apparent methadone and alcohol overdose, in New Orleans.
** Television reunites to record a new album for Capitol Records.
** In the late summer 1990 Tre Cool becomes drummer for Green Day as their old drummer Al Sobrante leaves the band to focus on college
** Nirvana's debut album Nevermind is released and the single and video for Smells Like Teen Spirit is climbing up the charts and is the precursor for the next move for punk

1992

* Newly formed bands
** blink-182
** Buck-O-Nine
** Less Than Jake
** The Living End (as their original name The Runaway Boys)
** MxPx
** Reel Big Fish
** Strung Out

* Albums
** Agnostic Front - "One Voice"
** Bad Religion - "Generator"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Learning English, Lesson One"
** Flipper - "American Grafishy"
** Gas Huffer - "Integrity, Technology & Service"
** Green Day - "Kerplunk"
** Lagwagon - "Duh!"
** NOFX - "The Longest Line" (EP)
** NOFX - "Maximum Rocknroll"
** NOFX - "White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean"
** Pennywise - "A Word from the Wise/Wildcard" (compilation of the band's self-released EPs)
** Ramones - "Mondo Bizarro"
** Rancid - "I'm Not The Only One EP"
** Sublime - "40 Oz. To Freedom"
** Television - Television
** The Offspring - "Ignition"
** Unwritten Law - "Six Song Demo" (out of print)
** Vennaskond - "Rockpiraadid"

* Disbandments
** "None recorded"

* Events
** Former New York Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan dies January 14, 1992 from a stroke while undergoing treatment for meningitis and pneumonia.
** Nirvana's mainstream notorioty helps alternative rock and punk rock commercial accessible making it easier for bands like Sonic Youth and Red Hot Chili Peppers to become successful

1993

* Newly formed bands
** 88 Fingers Louie
** Billy Talent (as their original name Pezz)
** Hot Water Music
** Ignite
** Millencolin
** U.S. Bombs
** The Hives
** The Unseen

* Albums
** AFI - "Dork (EP)"
** Agnostic Front - "Last Warning"
** Bad Brains - "Rise"
** Bad Religion - "Recipe for Hate"
** blink-182 - "Buddha" (demo, re-released in 1998 under the same name)
** blink-182 - "Flyswatter" (demo)
** D.I. - "Live at a Dive"
** Dead Milkmen - "Metaphysical Graffiti"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Kauf MICH!"
** Fugazi - "In on the Kill Taker"
** Jawbreaker - "24 Hour Revenge Therapy"
** Lifetime - "Background"
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Ska-Core, the Devil, and More"
** Nirvana - "In Utero"
** No Use for a Name - "The Daily Grind"
** Pennywise - "Unknown Road"
** Propagandhi - "How To Clean Everything"
** R.K.L. - "Reactivate"
** Rancid - "Rancid" (Gun Cover)
** Unwritten Law - "Blurr" (7" vinyl)
** X - "Hey Zeus!"

* Disbandments
**

* Events
** Bad Brains release "Rise", their first album not recorded with the original line-up.
** GG Allin dies of an accidental heroin overdose days after being released from prison.
** Former Neo drummer Bryson Graham dies.

1994

* Newly formed bands
** Bodyjar
** Goldfinger
** Gob

* Albums
** Bad Religion - "Stranger Than Fiction"
** Big Drill Car - "No Worse for the Wear" (final album)
** blink-182 - "Cheshire Cat"
** The Bouncing Souls - "The Good, The Bad & The Argyle"
** Buck-O-Nine - "Songs in the Key of Bree"
** D.I. - "State of Shock"
** Gas Huffer - "One Inch Masters"
** Glü Gun - "Just Glü It"
** Green Day - "Dookie" (breakthrough)
** Lagwagon - "Trashed"
** Less Than Jake - "Losers, Kings, and Things We Don't Understand"
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Question the Answers"
** Home Grown - "Smoking is a Cool 7-Inch"
** MxPx - "Pokinatcha"
** Millencolin - "Tiny Tunes" (re-released under the title "Same Old Tunes" in 1998)
** NOFX - "Punk in Drublic"
** The Offspring - "Smash" (breakthrough)
** R.K.L. - "Riches to Rags"
** Rancid - "Let's Go"
** Sublime - "Robbin' the Hood"
** Unwritten Law - "Blue Room" (re-released in 1995 under the same name)
** Weezer - "The Blue Album"

* Disbandments
** Nirvana

* Events
** With the release of Green Day's "Dookie", The Offspring's "Smash", Bad Religion's "Stranger Than Fiction", NOFX's "Punk in Drublic", and Rancid's "Let's Go", punk rock goes mainstream, and 1994 becomes one of the biggest years for punk rock artists in terms of album sales.
** Kurt Cobain is found dead in his home on April 8th, 1994, Police rule it a suicide.
** During the "Stranger Than Fiction" tour, Brett Gurewitz leaves Bad Religion to concentrate on the fast growing Epitaph Records. Former Minor Threat/Dag Nasty guitarist Brian Baker is his replacement.
** Bad Brains reunite with original members H.R. and Earl Hudson.
** The Circle Jerks reunite to record a new album for Mercury Records.
** Glü Gun changes their name to Glue Gun after releasing their first album.
** Green Day perform at Woodstock '94

1995

* Newly formed bands
** 22 Jacks
** Bus Station Loonies
** Dynamite Boy
** Fenix*TX
** H2O
** Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
** Mest
** The Ataris
** The Restarts

* Albums
** AFI - "Answer That and Stay Fashionable"
** Agnostic Front - "Raw Unleashed"
** ALL - "Pummel"
** Bad Brains - "God of Love"
** Bad Religion - "All Ages"
** Bouncing Souls - "Maniacal Laughter"
** Buck-O-Nine - "Barfly"
** Circle Jerks - "Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities"
** Crucifucks - "Our Will Be Done"
** Die Toten Hosen - "Love, Peace & Money"
** Face to Face - "Big Choice"
** Fugazi - "Red Medicine"
** Glue Gun - "The Scene Is Not for Sale"
** Good Riddance - "For God And Country"
** Green Day - "Insomniac"
** Jawbreaker - "Dear You"
** Ignite - "Call On My Brothers"
** Lagwagon - "Hoss"
** Less Than Jake - "Pezcore"
** Lifetime - "Hello Bastards"
** Mike Watt - "Ball-Hog or Tugboat?"
** Millencolin - "Life on a Plate"
** MxPx - "On The Cover"
** MxPx - "Teenage Politics"
** NOFX - "I Heard They Suck Live!!"
** No Use for a Name - "Leche Con Carne"
** Pennywise - "About Time"
** Ramones - "¡Adios Amigos!"
** Rancid - "...And Out Come the Wolves"
** Reel Big Fish - "Everything Sucks"
** SNFU - "The One Voted Most Likely To Succeed"
** Social Distortion - "" (recorded 1981, released 1995)

* Disbandments
** Bad Brains
** Big Drill Car
** D.I.
** Siouxsie and the Banshees

* Events
** The first annual Warped Tour happens.

1996

* Newly formed bands
** Alkaline Trio
** At The Drive-in
** Dropkick Murphys
** Good Charlotte
** Story of the Year (as their original name "Big Blue Monkey")
** Sum 41

* Albums
** 22 Jacks - "Uncle Bob"
** AFI - "Very Proud of Ya"
** Anti-Flag - "Die For The Government"
** Ash - "1977"
** Bad Religion - "The Gray Race"
** Bouncing Souls - "Maniacal Laughter"
** Crucifucks - "L.D. Eye"
** Descendents - "Everything Sucks"
** Face to Face - "face to face"
** Five Iron Frenzy - "Upbeats and Beatdowns"
** Gas Huffer - "The Inhuman Ordeal of Special Agent Gas Huffer"
** Goldfinger - "Goldfinger"
** H2O - "H2O"
** Ignite - "Past Our Means" EP
** Less Than Jake - "Losing Streak"
** Millencolin - "Life on a Plate"
** MxPx - "Life in General"
** MxPx - "Move To Bremerton EP"
** NOFX - "Heavy Petting Zoo"
** Propagandhi - "Less Talk, More Rock"
** Reel Big Fish - "Turn the Radio Off"
** Social Distortion - "White Light, White Heat, White Trash"
** Sublime - "Sublime"
** Unwritten Law - "Oz Factor"
** Vennaskond - "Mina ja George"
** Weezer - "Pinkerton"

* Disbandments
** Jawbreaker
** Ramones
** Sublime

* Events
** Sublime singer/guitarist Bradley Nowell dies from a heroin overdose at the age of 28, shortly before the release of their highly acclaimed self-titled album. Following his death, Sublime breaks up.
** Bass player Jason Thirsk formerly of Pennywise dies of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at the age of 28 on July 29th. But the group did not break up and bass player Randy Bradbury continued for him.
** The Descendents reform for a new album and tour.
** The Offspring leave Epitaph Records and sign to their current home Columbia.
** The Sex Pistols reunite and release their album "Filthy Lucre Live".

1997

* Newly formed bands
** 1208
** Against Me!
** Kid Dynamite
** New Found Glory
** Pistol Grip
** Thought Riot
** Yellowcard

* Albums
** 311 - "Transistor"
** AFI - "Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes"
** The Ataris - "Anywhere but Here"
** blink-182 - "Dude Ranch"
** The Bouncing Souls - "Bouncing Souls"
** Buck-O-Nine - "28 Teeth"
** Green Day - "Nimrod"
** Goldfinger - "Hang-Ups"
** H2O - "Thicker Than Water"
** The Hives - "Barely legal"
** Hot Water Music - "Fuel For The Hate Game"
** Hot Water Music - "Forever and Counting"
** Lagwagon - "Double Plaidinum"
** Less Than Jake - "Greased"
** Lifetime - "Jersey's Best Dancers"
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Let's Face It"
** Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Have a Ball"
** Millencolin - "For Monkeys"
** The Misfits - "American Psycho"
** NOFX - "So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes"
** The Offspring - "Ixnay On The Hombre"
** No Use for a Name - "Making Friends"
** Pennywise - "Full Circle"
** Reel Big Fish - "Keep Your Receipt EP"
** Save Ferris - "It Means Everything"

* Disbandments
** Glue Gun

* Events
** After a two year hiatus, Bad Brains reunite to remaster some very early studio recordings which were then released as the EP "The Omega Sessions".
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Offspring, Reel Big Fish and Social Distortion all went to the 5th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast.
** Green Day's singer Billie Joe Armstrong starts Adeline Records
** The Misfits "reunite" for the first time since 1983 and release their new album American Psycho with a new lead singer, Michael Graves, as true lead singer, songwriter and The Misfits band leader, Glenn Danzig, wanted nothing to do with the "reunion".

1998

* Newly formed bands
** The Distillers
** The Explosion
** Smoke or Fire(As Jericho)
** Tsunami Bomb

* Albums
** 22 Jacks - "Overserved"
** AFI - "A Fire Inside" (EP)
** Agnostic Front - "Something's Gotta Give"
** Alkaline Trio - "Goddamnit"
** Bad Religion - "No Substance"
** The Bouncing Souls - "Tie One On"
** Catch 22 - "Keasbey Nights"
** Dropkick Murphys - "Do or Die"
** Dynamite Boy - "Hell Is Other People"
** Fugazi - "End Hits"
** Gas Huffer - "Just Beautiful Music"
** Kid Dynamite - "Kid Dynamite"
** Lagwagon - "Let's Talk About Feelings"
** Less Than Jake - "Hello Rockview"
** The Living End - "The Living End"
** Mad Caddies - "Duck And Cover"
** Millencolin - "Same Old Tunes" (recorded 1994, released 1998)
** MxPx - "Let It Happen"
** MxPx - "Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo"
** The Offspring - "Americana"
** Propagandhi - "Where Quantity Is Job #1"
** Rancid - "Life Won't Wait"
** Refused - "The Shape Of Punk To Come"
** Social Distortion - "Live at the Roxy"
** Turbonegro - "Apocalypse Dudes"
** Unwritten Law - "Unwritten Law"
** Zebrahead - "Waste of Mind"

* Disbandments
** Refused
** At The Drive-in

* Events
** Former Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams dies by self inflicted shot-gun wound on April 6, 1998 at the age of 49.
**Scott Raynor leaves blink-182 and is replaced by Travis Barker.

1999

* Newly formed bands
** Rise Against
** Gogol Bordello debuts
** Strike Anywhere
** Transplants

* Albums
** 22 Jacks - "Going North"
** 7 Seconds - "Good to Go"
** AFI - "All Hallow's" (EP)
** AFI - "Black Sails in the Sunset"
** Agnostic Front - "Riot, Riot, Upstart"
** Anti-Flag - "A New Kind of Army"
** At the Drive-In - "Vaya"
** The Ataris - "Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits"
** blink-182 - "Enema of the State"
** The Bouncing Souls - "Hopeless Romantic"
** Bowling for Soup - "Rock On Honorable Ones!!!"
** Bus Station Loonies - "Mad Frank's Zonal Disco"
** Catch 22 - "Washed Up!"
** Choking Victim - "No Gods, No Managers"
** Consumed - "Hit for Six"
** Death By Stereo - "If Looks Could Kill I'd Watch You Die"
** Down By Law - "Fly the Flag"
** Dropkick Murphys - "The Gang's All Here"
** Dynamite Boy - "Finder's Keeper's"
** F-Minus - "F-Minus"
** Face to Face - "Ignorance is Bliss"
** Good Charlotte - "Another EP"
** Good Riddance - "Operation Phoenix"
** Guttermouth - "Gorgeous"
** H2O - "F.T.T.W." (Faster Than The World)
** Hi-Standard - "Making the Road"
** Hot Water Music - "No Division"
** The (International) Noise Conspiracy - "The First Conspiracy"
** Less Than Jake - "Pesto"
** Long Beach Dub Allstars - "Right Back"
** Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Are a Drag"
** No Use for a Name - "More Betterness!"
** MxPx - "At the Show"
** Mike Ness - "Cheating at Solitaire"
** Mike Ness - "Under the Influences"
** New Found Glory - "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
** The Misfits - "Famous Monsters"
** NOFX - "The Decline"
** No Use for a Name - "More Betterness!"
** Pennywise - "Straight Ahead"
** Rx Bandits - "Halfway Between Here and There"
** Save Ferris - "Modified"
** Saves the Day - "Through Being Cool"
** Joe Strummer - "Rock Art and the X-Ray Style"
** Ten Foot Pole - "Insider"
** Tiger Army - "Tiger Army"
** The Unseen - "So This Is Freedom"
** Voi-La Intruder - Gogol Bordello

* Disbandments
** Choking Victim

* Events
** The reunited Bad Brains tour under the name "Soul Brains" due to legal issues with their former label, Madonna's Maverick Records.
** Bad Religion's founding guitarist Brett Gurewitz and vocalist Greg Graffin get back together in the studio to record the song "Believe It" for their new record "The New America". This is the first time the songwriting team had collaborated since 1995.
** The Undertones reunite with Paul McLoone replacing Feargal Sharkey, who refuses to participate.
** Original TSOL drummer Todd Barnes dies on December 6, 1999 of an aneuryism at the age of 34.

2000

* Newly formed bands
** No Trigger
** Roger Miret and the Disasters
** Son of Sam

* Albums
** The (International) Noise Conspiracy - "Survival Sickness"
** AFI - "The Art of Drowning"
** Against Me! - "Against Me! E.P."
** Alkaline Trio - "Maybe I'll Catch Fire
** ALL - "Problematic"
** At the Drive-In - "Relationship of Command"
** Avail - "One Wrench"
** Bad Religion - "The New America"
** blink-182 - "The Mark Tom and Travis show"
** Catch 22 - "Alone in a Crowd"
** The Distillers - "The Distillers"
** Dropkick Murphys - "The Singles Collection, Volume 1"
** Dynamite Hack - "Superfast"
** The Explosion - "Flash, Flash, Flash"
** Face to Face - "Reactionary"
** Green Day - "Warning"
** Goldfinger - "Stomping Groung"
** Good Charlotte - "GC EP"
** Good Charlotte - "Good Charlotte (album)"
** The Hives - "Veni Vidi Vicious"
** Ignite - "Place Called Home"
** Kid Dynamite - "Shorter,Faster,Louder"
** Lagwagon - "Let's Talk About Leftovers"
** Less Than Jake - "Borders and Boundaries"
** The Living End - "Roll On"
** Midtown - "Save The World, Lose The Girl"
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Pay Attention"
** Millencolin - "Pennybridge Pioneers"
** Mr. T Experience - "Miracle of Shame"
** MxPx - "The Ever Passing Moment"
** Nerf Herder - "How to Meet Girls"
** NOFX - "Bottles to the Ground"
** NOFX - "Pump Up the Valuum"
** The Offspring - "Conspiracy Of One"
** Pennywise - "Live At The Key Club"
** Rancid - "Rancid" (Skull Cover)
** Smoke or Fire(as Jericho) - "When the Battery Dies"
** U.S. Crush - "U.S. Crush"
** Vürst Trubetsky & J. M. K. E. - "Rotipüüdja"

* Disbandments
** Kid Dynamite
** Save Ferris

* Events
** Social Distortion guitarist Dennis Danell dies of brain aneurysm at the age of 38. Social Distortion was later resurrected with new guitarist Jonny Wickersham.

2001

*newly formed bands
** Box Car Racer
** My Chemical Romance
** None More Black

* Albums
** 311 - "From Chaos"
** Agnostic Front - "Dead Yuppies"
** Alkaline Trio - "From Here To Infirmary
** ALL/Descendents - "Live Plus One"
** Anti-Flag - "Their System Doesn't Work For You"
** Anti-Flag - "Underground Network"
** blink-182 - "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket"
** Bouncing Souls - "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"
** The Business - "No Mercy For You"
** The Damned - "Grave Disorder"
** Death By Stereo - "Day of the Death"
** Dropkick Murphys - "Sing Loud Sing Proud"
** Dynamite Boy - "Somewhere in America"
** F-Minus - "Suburban Blight"
** Face to Face - "Standards & Practices"
** Face to Face - "We Love Gas"
** Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards - "Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards"
** Fugazi - "The Argument
** Good Riddance - "Symptoms of a Leveling Spirit"
** Guttermouth - "Covered With Ants"
** H2O - "Go"
** Hot Water Music - "A Flight and a Crash"
** Ignite - "Still Screaming For Change"
** The (International) Noise Conspiracy - "A New Morning, Changing Weather"
** Leftöver Crack - "Mediocre Generica"
** Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Blow in the Wind"
** Millencolin - "The Melancholy Collection"
** Millencolin - "No Cigar"
** Pennywise - "Land of the Free?"
** Propagandhi - "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes"
** Rise Against - "The Unraveling"
** Rx Bandits - "Progress"
** Son of Sam - "Songs from the Earth"
** Sum 41 - "All Killer No Filler"
** Strike Anywhere - "Change is a Sound"
** Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - "Global a Go-Go"
** Tiger Army - ""
** Tilt - "Been Where? Did What?"
** The Unseen - "The Anger & The Truth"
** Useless ID - "Bad Story Happy Ending"
** Vendetta Red - "White Knuckled Substance"
** Vennaskond - "News from Nowhere"

* Disbandments
** 22 Jacks
** At the Drive-In

* Events
** Good Charlotte drummer Aaron Escolopio left and joined his older brother in a new band.
** After seven years on major label Atlantic Records, Bad Religion returns to their former indie label Epitaph Records and their original guitarist Brett Gurewitz rejoins the band. Also during 2001, longtime drummer Bobby Schayer leaves Bad Religion and is replaced by former Suicidal Tendencies drummer Brooks Wackerman.
** The UK's Bus Station Loonies create a new world record, playing 25 separate concerts in 12 hours. The event raises funds to buy equipment for music therapy at a special school.
** Jism, frontman of Ism, is sentenced to 5-10 years in a New York State Prison.
** Ramones frontman Joey Ramone dies on April 15th at 49 of lymphoma.
** Green Day and Blink-182 team up to play in The Pop Disaster tour.
** The Adolescents reunite for the second time.

2002

* Newly formed bands
** Paint it Black
** Plan of Attack

* Albums
** 1208 - "Feedback is Payback"
** Against Me! - "Reinventing Axl Rose"
** Agnostic Front - "Working Class Heroes"
** Anti-Flag - "Mobilize"
** Authority Zero - "Passage In Time"
** Bad Brains - "I & I Survived"
** Bad Religion - "The Process of Belief"
** Bouncing Souls - "Bad, The Worse, And The Out-Of-Print"
** Box Car Racer - "Box Car Racer"
** D.I. - "Caseyology"
** The Distillers - "Sing Sing Death House"
** The Exit - "New Beat"
** Face to Face - "How to Ruin Everything"
** Gas Huffer - "The Rest of Us"
** Guttermouth - "Gusto!"
** Home Grown - "Kings of Pop"
** Hot Water Music - "Caution"
** Less Than Jake - "Goodbye Blue & White"
** The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Jackknife To A Swan"
** Millencolin - "Home from Home"
** My Chemical Romance - "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love"
** MxPx - "Ten Years and Running"
** Nerf Herder - "American Cheese"
** NOFX - "45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records"
** No Use for a Name - "Hard Rock Bottom"
** Joey Ramone - "Don't Worry About Me"
** Roger Miret and the Disasters - "Roger Miret and the Disasters"
** Taking Back Sunday - "Tell All Your Friends
** The Transplants - "The Transplants"
** Unwritten Law - "Elva"

* Disbandments
** Fenix*TX

* Events
** D.I. reunites.
** The Descendents reunite again during an ALL hiatus.
** The Clash vocalist/guitarist Joe Strummer dies on December 22nd at the age of 50.
** Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone dies on June 5th at 49 from heroin toxicity.
** Pop Punk band Good Charlotte has just achieved mainstream success from their single Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, making them famous.
** Ramones and the Talking Heads become the first punk bands to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

2003

* Newly formed bands
** The Network
** Only Crime

* Albums
** AFI - "Sing the Sorrow"
** Against Me! - "As the Eternal Cowboy"
** Alkaline Trio - "Good Mourning"
** Anti-Flag - "The Terror State"
** Billy Talent - "Billy Talent""
** Blink-182 - "Blink-182"
** Bouncing Souls - "Anchors Aweigh"
** Brand New - "Deja Entendu"
** Buzzcocks - "Buzzcocks"
** Catch 22 - "Dinosaur Sounds"
** Death By Stereo - "Into the Valley of the Death"
** Dropkick Murphys - "Blackout"
** The Distillers - "Coral Fang"
** The Exploding Hearts - "Guitar Romantic"
** The Explosion - "Sick of Modern Art"
** Kid Dynamite - "Cheap Shots, Youth Anthems"
** Lagwagon - "Blaze"
** Less Than Jake - "Anthem"
** The Living End - "Modern ARTillery"
** Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Take a Break"
** The Misfits - "Project 1950"
** The Network - "Money Money 2020"
** NOFX - "The War on Errorism"
** None More Black - "File Under Black"
** The Offspring - "Splinter"
** Paint it Black - "CVA"
** Pennywise - "From the Ashes"
** Rancid - "Indestructible"
** Rise Against - "Revolutions Per Minute"
** Rx Bandits - "Resignation"
** Story of the Year - "Page Avenue"
** Strike Anywhere - "Exit English"
** Joe Strummer - "Streetcore"
** The Swingin' Utters - "Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass and Bones"
** The Undertones - "Get What You Need"
** The Unseen - "Explode"

* Disbandments
** Face to Face
** Box Car Racer
** Go! For the Throat

* Events
** Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz forms an industrial/electronic side band called Error.
** The Clash are inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
** Adam Cox, Matt Fitzgerald, and Jeremy Gage of The Exploding Hearts are killed in a highway crash.
** Longtime Offspring drummer Ron Welty leaves the band and is replaced by Atom Willard (formerly of Rocket from the Crypt).

2004

* Newly formed bands
** The Loved Ones
** Towers of London
** Paramore
** +44

* Albums
** 1208 - "Turn of the Screw"
** AFI - "AFI"
** Authority Zero - "Andiamó"
** Bad Religion - "The Empire Strikes First"
** blink-182 - " blink-182"
** The Briefs - "Sex Objects"
** Descendents - "Cool To Be You"
** Descendents - "'Merican"
** Dropkick Murphys - "Tessie E.P."
** Dynamite Boy - "Dynamite Boy"
** Error - "Error"
** Green Day - "American Idiot"
** Guttermouth - "Eat Your Face"
** The Hives - "Tyrannosaurus Hives"
** The Exit - "Home for an Island"
** Hazen Street - "Hazen Street"
** Hot Water Music - "The New What Next"
** Jello Biafra with The Melvins - "Never Breathe What You Can't See"
** Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards - "Viking"
** Leftöver Crack - "Fuck World Trade"
** Less Than Jake - "B Is for B-sides"
** Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah"
** My Chemical Romance - "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge"
** Pepper - "In With the Old"
** Rise Against - "Siren Song of the Counter Culture"
** SNFU - "In The Meantime And In Between Time"
** Social Distortion - "Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll"
** A Wilhelm Scream - "Mute Print"

* Disbandments
** The Movielife

* Events
** Richard Hell And The Voidoids guitarist Robert Quine dies on May 31st at 61.
** The Ramones' guitarist Johnny Ramone dies on September 15th at 55 from cancer.
** The Nils guitarist Alex Soria dies on December 13th at 39.
** Social Distortion's bassist John Maurer leaves the band after his 20 years of serving and Matt Freeman from Rancid takes place for him.
** Dead Milkmen bassist Dave Schulthise takes his own life on March 10, 2004
** X-Ray Spex guitarist Jak Airport (Jack Stafford) dies of cancer on August 13, 2004
** American Idiot launches Green Day into the mainstream popularity and success for the first time since Dookie

2005

* Newly formed bands
** Fiasco"
** Gallows
* Albums
** The Adolescents - "O.C. Confidential"
** Against Me! - "Searching for a Former Clarity"
** Alkaline Trio - "Crimson"
** The Aquabats - "Charge!!"
** Dropkick Murphys - "The Warrior's Code"
** Epoxies - "Stop The Future"
** Gas Huffer - "Lemonade for Vampires"
** Green Day - "Bullet in a Bible" (CD+DVD)
** Goldfinger - "Disconnection Notice"
** Jello Biafra with The Melvins - "Sieg Howdy"
** Paint it Black - "Paradise"
** Lagwagon - "Live in a Dive (Lagwagon album)"
** Lagwagon - "Resolve"
** Millencolin - "Kingwood"
** MxPx - "Panic"
** No Use for a Name - "Keep Them Confused"
** Pennywise - "The Fuse"
** Propagandhi - "Potemkin City Limits"
** Paramore - "All We Know is Falling "
** Roger Miret and the Disasters - "1984"
** Smoke or Fire - "Above the City
** The Transplants - "Haunted Cities"
** The Unseen - "State of Discontent"
** Unwritten Law - "Here's to the Mourning"
** A Wilhelm Scream - "Ruiner"

* Disbandments
** blink-182
** Dynamite Boy
** Tsunami Bomb
** Wizo
** Million Dead
** Mclusky

* Events
** Derrick Plourde, former drummer of R.K.L., Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut, Jaws, and The Ataris, dies on March 30, 2005 at the age of 33.
** Big Boys singer Randy "Biscuit" Turner dies August 18, 2005 dies at the age of 56.
** The Vandals former lead singer Stevo (Steve Jensen) dies on August 20, 2005 at the age of 46.
** Former R.K.L. drummer Richard "Bomer" Manzullo passes away on December 12, 2005.

2006

* Newly Formed Bands

* Albums
** +44 - "When Your Heart Stops Beating"
** A Global Threat - "Where the Sun Never Sets"
** AFI - "Decemberunderground"
** Anti-Flag - "For Blood And Empire"
** Bigwig - "Reclamation (album)"
** Bomb The Music Industry - "Goodbye Cool World"
** Bouncing Souls - "The Gold Record"
** Bracket - "Requiem"
** Catch 22 - "Permanent Revolution"
** The Explosion - "Black Tape"
** Fucked Up - "Hidden World"
** Gallows - "Orchestra of Wolves"
** Ignite - "Our Darkest Days"
** Less Than Jake - "In With the Out Crowd"
** The Loved Ones - "Keep Your Heart"
** Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Love Their Country"
** New Found Glory - "Coming Home"
** New Mexican Disaster Squad - "Don't Believe"
** My Chemical Romance - "The Black Parade"
** NOFX - "Wolves in Wolves' Clothing"
** None More Black - "This is Satire"
** No Trigger - "Canyoneer
** Randy - "Randy the Band"
** Rise Against - "The Sufferer & the Witness"
** Sick of It All - "Death to Tyrants"
** Sonic Youth - "Rather Ripped
** Strike Anywhere - "Dead FM"
* Disbandments
** The Distillers
** Mest
** None More Black
** The Suicide Machines
** Sleater-Kinney

* Events
** R.K.L. singer Jason Sears died on January 31 due to complications while undergoing a detox treatment involving ibogaine in Tijuana, Mexico. He died only eight days after his 38th birthday.
** Glue Gun reunites and their singer Bob Oedy would become the remaining original member of the band.
** Colin Brunton starts shooting The Last Pogo Jumps Again, a history of Toronto/Hamilton/London, Ontario punk rock circa 1976 - 1978, featuring clips from his 1978 punk rock documentary The Last Pogo.
** Gorilla Biscuits reunite for a couple shows after a 15 year hiatus.
** CBGB's closes its doors on October 31.

2007

* Newly Formed Bands

* Albums
** Against Me! - "New Wave"
** Alkaline Trio - "Remains" (Collection Of B-sides and Rarities)
** Anti-Flag - "A Benefit For Victims of Violent Crime"
** A Wilhelm Scream - "Career Suicide"
** American Steel - "Destroy Their Future"
** Tim Armstrong - "A Poet's Life"
** Bad Religion - "New Maps of Hell"
** Bad Brains - "Build a Nation"
** Buck-O-Nine - "Sustain"
** The Casualties - "Made in NYC"
** Crime In Stereo - "Crime In Stereo Is Dead"
** The Dead Kennedys - "Milking the Sacred Cow"
** D.I. - "On the Western Front"
** Dropkick Murphys - "The Meanest of Times"
** Fiasco - "God Loves Fiasco"
** Flatfoot 56 - "Jungle of the Midwest Sea"
** The Flatliners - "The Great Awake"
** Groovie Ghoulies - "99 Lives"
** Lifetime - "Lifetime"
** Mad Caddies - "Keep It Going"
** MxPx - "Secret Weapon"
** Only Crime - "Virulence"
** Paramore - "Riot!"
** Reel Big Fish - "Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps for Free"
** The Queers - "Munki Brain"
** The Secretions - "Faster Than The Speed Of Drunk"
** Smoke or Fire - "This Sinking Ship"
** Strung Out - "Blackhawks Over Los Angeles"
** The Stooges - "The Weirdness"
** Thrice - "The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II"
** The Unseen - "Internal Salvation"
** Leftover Crack - "Deadline"
** Tripwire - "Standby"
** NOFX - "They've Actually Gotten Worse Live"

* Disbandments
** Boy Sets Fire
** Cheap Sex
** The Explosion
** Good Riddance
** Groovie Ghoulies
** Kill Your Idols
** Much the Same
** Rufio
** Vennaskond

* Events
** On January 18, original Social Distortion bassist Brent Liles, who played on their first album "Mommy's Little Monster" and is featured in the tour documentary "Another State of Mind", died after being hit by a semi truck while riding a dirt bike in Placentia, California. He was 43 years old.
** On February 10, Alan "Nidge" Miller from Blitz was struck by a car and died the morning after a concert in Austin, Texas.
** On February 27, The Circle Jerks post a new song, titled "I'm Gonna Live", on their [http://www.myspace.com/circlejerx MySpace] . This marks the first time the band has released new material in over ten years.
** On March 12, Matchbook Romance announce they would be going on a long-term hiatus.
** On July 27, The Offspring announce on their website that Atom Willard has left the band and is replaced by former Face to Face and Saves the Day drummer Pete Parada.
** On October 11, frontman Dicky Barrett announces that The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have reformed and would perform together for the first time in four years at a 10th official Hometown Throwdown at Cambridge's famed Middle East club on December 26th-30th.
** October 21, Paul Fox, guitarist and singer for The Ruts dies of lung cancer at age 56.
** On December 13, it was announced that 22 Jacks have reformed after a six year hiatus.

2008

* Albums
** Alkaline Trio - "Agony and Irony"
** Anti-Flag - "The Bright Lights of America"
** The Blood - "punk@theopera"
** Bus Station Loonies - "Midget Gems"
** Fiasco - "Native Canadians"
** Goldfinger - "Hello Destiny"
** H2O - "Nothing to Prove"
** Less Than Jake - "GNV FLA"
** The Loved Ones - "Build & Burn"
** Millencolin - "Machine 15"
** Nerf Herder - "IV"
** New Found Glory - "Tip of the Iceberg" (EP)
** No Use for a Name - "The Feel Good Record of the Year"
** The Offspring - "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace"
** Paint it Black - "New Lexicon"
** Pennywise - "Reason to Believe"
** Rise Against - "Appeal to Reason"
** The Briggs - "Come All You Madmen"
** Street Dogs - "State of Grace"

* Events
**On January 3, drummer Adam Pfahler announces that Jawbreaker had recently got back together. [http://www.punknews.org/article/27150 ] [http://www.blackballrecords.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/topic.cgi?forum=1&topic=918&start=0 ]
**On January 4, the reunited 22 Jacks performed their first concert since breaking up in 2001. [http://www.punkbands.com/news/13728/ ]
**On January 29, Face to Face announce on their [http://www.facetofacemusic.com/blog/?p=4 website] that they would reunite for a tour.
**On March 13, Tony Lovato posted a bulletin on his personal MySpace about "Mest's ONE NIGHT STAND,".
**On April 21, it was reported that Dynamite Boy would reunite for a couple shows. [http://www.punkbands.com/news/14486/ ]
**On August 13, the reunited Big Drill Car perform together for the first time in thirteen years at Fitzgerald's Pub in Huntington Beach, California. [http://www.punknews.org/article/29003 ]
**On August 21, legendary producer and engineer Jerry Finn (known for work on albums by blink-182, AFI, Rancid, Pennywise, Alkaline Trio, The Offspring, MxPx, +44, and Morrissey) died of brain hemorrhage after a week of being taken off of life support. He was 39 years old.
**X-Ray Spex get back together for a one-off gig at the Legendary Roundhouse.
**Dead Kennedys get back together for a tour around the US in early June with new singer.


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