Posted in metal | music on January 25, 2013

Black Flag

The impossible has happened. Black Flag will reunite with their second vocalist Ron Reyes (Keith Morris was the first) for a show at Hevy Fest in the UK, roping in Greg Ginn as part of the lineup. The show will be the first official Black Flag show in many years, and the first outside of the US in more than 30.

UPDATE:Neither Chuck Dukowski nor Robo are part of this lineup. Enter FLAG.

So far the remainder of the Hevy Fest lineup, which goes down on August 2-4 at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, has yet to be announced. Expect an additional 80 bands to round out the lineup.

Head below for some Black Flag videos featuring Ron on vocals, including a video from Ron Reyes's 50th birthday party, where he joined Greg Ginn on stage for Black Flag covers.

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Black Flag - Revenge

BLACK FLAG's Greg Ginn @ Ron Reyes 50th B-Day Party, Revenge - Jealous Again

Black Flag Jealous Again - Greg Ginn at Ron Reyes 50th B-Day July 24, 2010

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Comments (105)

Whaa

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:40 AM

Wow! Never in a million years did I think this would happen. What's next? A Minor Threat reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:41 AM

He's the worst of the black flag singers

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:43 AM

WOW actual great music news.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:45 AM

Nothing in the world like seasoned well aged sausage, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:45 AM

Actually, MT is playing Primavera under the pseudonym "Blur"

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:48 AM

Minor Threat will never reunite. don't be foolish.

This is a weak incarnation of Black Flag. Not a big deal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:49 AM

Taints rejoicing everywhere!

HOO-RAY!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:49 AM

I HATE Ian McKay

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:50 AM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:54 AM

Greg Ginn is far from an awesome person

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:54 AM

if ya'll wanna see the *real* black flag, go see the circle jerks. preferably via youtube. these dudes are 90 years old. canes. wheelchairs. crutches. unsightly.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:55 AM

What's everyone's obsession with these ridiculous reunions? Obviously it's because the younger generation wasn't able to come up with their own music, so everyone looks backwards, not forward. Go out and create some hard music, kiddies. Pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:57 AM

black fag

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:58 AM

WOW

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:58 AM

What's next? A Motorhead reunion??

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:01 AM

Real news.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:01 AM

Why 10:54? I met him and he seemed really cool.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:01 AM

wow.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:02 AM

*super secret surprise gust will be a reunited Bad Brains circa 1979*

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:05 AM

*yawn

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:07 AM

Wake me up when either Talking Heads, The Smiths or Uncle Tupelo reunite!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:16 AM

I never heard of Uncle Tupelo. It's probably not eve a real band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:19 AM

@11:01.
I had a conversation with the director/producer from Slog the movie and Greg basically threatened to SUE him if he used Black Flag music during the scene where BLACK FLAG was playing. So the footage had to be overdubbed with the director talking about the scene, with no music.
It kinda of ruined the scene because it's classic footage.And LOST forever.
To me, that makes him him not so cool..


Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:21 AM

11:19 use google/yahoo/wikipedia

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:32 AM

Funfunfunfest guaranteedeed

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:38 AM

Why 11:32? Will Uncle Tupelo take me to some gay porn shit or something? You think you are funny but you are really a asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:45 AM

^umm what are you smoking...

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:49 AM

Agree with the haters above. Most punk/hard core bands/albums/performances are so synonymous with being young and pissed off that it looks forced when the performers have aged so much. Still, good luck with the tour.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:49 AM

And "Flag" , playing punk rock bowling in Vegas in may with Morris,Stevenson,Dukowski and Egreton(Descendants)

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:51 AM

@11:21, yeah Greg Ginn is a huge asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 11:59 AM

far better--and cheaper--alternative than flying to the UK. and it's with their real singer, morris.

https://punkrockbowling.com/2013-festival-schedule/

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 12:10 PM

11:21/11:59 - totally unfair. Why don't you make an effort to ask Greg why he wouldn't allow the music?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 12:15 PM

12:10 that looks like a very fun festival thanks for linking. And in Vegas and in sleazy downtown that's just brilliant love it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 12:18 PM

greg ginn gave birth to ALL the music you all listen to.. get over yrselves and thank him. SST blazed the trail and brought Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Soundgarden, Husker Du, etc - these are just the MEGA bands of today - not even the best stuff the label released... - so when you don't even KNOW Greg personally - u should just shut the fukk up and go listen to one of the bands that he helped turn the world on to.. i bet a CD is on yr shelf that he had something to do with and you don't even know it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 12:19 PM

^you sound dumb

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 12:28 PM

i saw black flag at the ritz in 1982. now i live in my parents basement and deliver pizza. sometimes i add some special sauce to the pizza.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 12:58 PM

right on, 12:19. like 30 CDs, and these mofos don't even know. Minutemen, anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 1:11 PM

After a Kustomized show I was talking to Prescott and got onto the Volcano Suns SST history. I asked if G Ginn is a dick and he just smiled.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 1:17 PM

^ Because Peter knows what a great idea it is to trash talk industry guys to any random fuckhead who tries to suck him off after a gig. Grow up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 1:32 PM

Curious what Rollins thinks of this.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 1:35 PM

i hope someone throws a trash can at the stage like they did a few years back at the "reunion" in san diego or wherever the fuck it was in southern california.

also, rollins needs to just come out of the closet. like, now. he'd be so much more relevant.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 1:50 PM

^how so?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 1:52 PM

Why does Henry Rollins need to come out of the closet? Is there anyone out there who does not already know he is gay?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 1:57 PM

157:Yes, me and millions of other people know he is not gay.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 1:59 PM

1:59, then you are literally a blind dumb idiot. Hate to ruin it for you but in all seriousness, Rollins is homosexual. Not much of a secret either.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:03 PM

ding ding! winner winner chicken dinner, 2:03 and 1:57. @1:59, get a clue dude. you are either too young or too stupid.


also, greg ginn is a piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:07 PM

Where is you're proof that he is gay?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:17 PM

^ We fucked once. You want pictures?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:21 PM

@2:17,
You want proof. Go to one of Henry's shows and ask him yourself. He does not hide it. He is just not offically "out". It's like Jodie Foster. Ask anyone actually involved in the music industry and in the know. It is widely known. You want to delude yourself into thinking he isn't be my guest.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:22 PM

1:17's feelings are hurt. 1:32 should apologize.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:33 PM

Black Flag was always a gay band anyway doesn't surprise me one bit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:46 PM

2:22- Did you ask him yourself? And why would someone go up to him and ask him if he is gay? Nobody has shown any proof.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:54 PM

^ I offered you photos, you dumb fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 2:57 PM

2:54, these are things you need to learn on your own. You remember that boxer Mike Tyson? He's gay too. Just go up to him and ask him.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:00 PM

Tyson is married

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:05 PM

Reminds me of the time when Rosie O'Donnell came out. There were actually people shocked. Saying they had no idea and could not believe it. What are you going to do. Some people like 2:17/2:54 want to live life with their head in the sand. So be it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:08 PM

2:54/3:05 is a bit too dumb to be playing this game. Let's move on to another topic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:08 PM

^ Rosie's gay?!? NO FUCKIN' WAY!! SINCE WHEN?!?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:23 PM

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:26 PM

You people who think that Rollins is gay are bunch of stupid motherfuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:39 PM

Yeah 12:19. Too bad he didn't pay them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:39 PM

^ you are a child.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:46 PM

I know for a fact the Rollins was banging this chick, so I doubt he's gay.

http://laist.com/2007/09/05/liza_richardson_kcrw.php

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Oh please 3:26, not with that old link of him denying it

Because we all know that no celebrities/public eye folk ever deny they are gay when they really are.

Yeah that never happens


Guys, Rollins is gay. It is well known. Who cares. Either know the truth or be delusional. Your choice.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:52 PM

3:22 and 3:52 (who is the same person)

"Go to one of Henry's shows and ask him yourself. He does not hide it."

Well you obviously have no clue, because the links show that either (1) he is gay and hides it, or (2) he is straight.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:56 PM

Sun Ra was gay also.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 3:56 PM

lol @ all you homophobic rollins gay deniers. get a grip! lolzzzz. dude chugs more cawk than anderson cooper, not a big deal people. all you people in denial should maybe take a look in the mirror yourself! fucking meatheads.

Posted by Chubby Dikkler | January 25, 2013 4:19 PM

3:56, who is probably the same guy posting over and over denying it, just forget it man. Live your life in delusion. Deny till your death. Not going to change the truth that Henry is gay. Why does it matter so much to you though? Who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 4:38 PM

It obviously matters a TON to 4:38

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 4:40 PM

ROLLINS: "If I was gay, there would be no closet, you would never see the closet I came out of. Why? I would have burned it for kindling by the time I was 12. Because I know with all certainty in my mind, there is nothing wrong with being gay, and you know it."

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 4:46 PM

Enough already!

Former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins has told Ohio's Free Times that he's not a homosexual: "This rumor that I was going to come out of the closet was hysterical. I have nothing against an alternative lifestyle, but I’m not gay. There was this rumor that I was going to come out on CNN or on MTV with [VJ] Kennedy. Like I’m going to come out to a Republican."


Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 4:48 PM

Ricky Martin denied to anyone and everyone for years that he was gay. Until he eventually admitted he was


Just sayin.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 4:49 PM

4;40/4:48-go to bed with your quotes. Gay public figures deny it all the time. Your quotes prove nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 4:52 PM

It's possible that Rollins like dudes, but I know a chick that he hooked up with numerous times, so he'd have to be bi.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 4:52 PM

^Do you also know the nurse who was in the hospital room when Richard Gere had the gerbil removed from his ass? Everyone seems to know her.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 4:55 PM

nope. I don't know anything about Gere. I just happen to know a girl who dated Rollins within the past few years. She says there was no indication he is gay.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 5:08 PM

^Of course you do. Why on earth would anyone not believe you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 5:12 PM

Wow someone on this board really wants HR to be gay!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 5:14 PM

i heard rollins is bi

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 5:16 PM

Sounds bi to me. If one dude "knows" he likes guys, and another dude "knows" a girl he has hooked up with = Bi

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 5:21 PM

Wow someone on this board really wants HR to be straight!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 5:33 PM

These are some real moronic TMZ type comments.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 5:53 PM

^ TMZ's so funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 6:40 PM

Get in the van!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 7:19 PM

Yeah, @12:19, and then he ripped most of them off by not paying them. Ginn ran SST into the ground. He was a great guitarist. That doesn't make him any less of a ripoff artist as a businessman. I'm just happy Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr got their SST catalogs back.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 8:26 PM

"...first outside of the US in more than 30" (years).

you might want to fact check this, ace. i think you are incorrect.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2013 10:48 PM

Because we all know that no celebrities/public eye folk ever deny they are gay when they really are.
Yeah that never happens

Posted by Inchirieri Auto | February 5, 2013 7:06 AM

Ricky Martin denied to anyone and everyone for years that he was gay. Until he eventually admitted he was

Posted by Rent a car in Romania | February 5, 2013 7:07 AM

who is probably the same guy posting over and over denying it, just forget it man. Live your life in delusion. Deny till your death. Not going to change the truth that Henry is gay. Why does it matter so much to you though? Who cares?

Posted by mbc3 | March 13, 2013 8:33 PM

go to bed with your quotes. Gay public figures deny it all the time. Your quotes prove nothing.

Posted by cartoon network arabic | March 13, 2013 8:33 PM

Nothing in the world like seasoned well aged sausage, amirite?

Posted by Bumba | March 18, 2013 1:15 PM

I was happy for the news! 'll do anything to be in that shou will happen in August this year, very good!

Posted by FBF | April 6, 2013 12:11 AM

Gay public figures deny it all the time. Your quotes prove nothing.

Posted by Acompanhantes SP | April 8, 2013 12:33 AM

Fact check - have the Stone Roses EVER played a gig in the US? I read the 33 1/3 book about them a few years back and I thought it said that they had never performed in the states. If they did, when and where?

Posted by medafile | April 14, 2013 9:38 PM

You guys are all wrong. Rollins is a herbisexual. He's into plants.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2013 6:09 AM

I never thought this would actually happen. I'm speechless. In my opinion Ron was their best vocalist.

Posted by Charlie | May 8, 2013 10:38 AM

You guys are all wrong. Rollins is a herbisexual. He's into plants.
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Posted by journaux francais | May 11, 2013 9:00 PM

I like this singer very much, I buy all his live show.

Posted by Hostwinds coupon | June 4, 2013 1:30 AM

Very nice song, I listen to it everyday.

Posted by Oud oil samples | July 22, 2013 1:12 PM

Gordon Gano performed with Wormburner this past December at the Mercury Lounge

Posted by anashort | August 13, 2013 4:35 AM

I really want to go to a concert of them also do not see the time they come here in Brazil, in São Paulo, which is where I live

Posted by acompanhantessp | October 8, 2013 11:15 PM

very funny, I liked it a lot, like to see live, I can not wait them to come here in Brazil, in São Paulo, which is where I live

Posted by acompanhantessp | October 8, 2013 11:17 PM

these guys are very good! it's amazing what they play!

Posted by automotiva | October 10, 2013 8:35 AM

Yea, In my opinion Ron was their best vocalist. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by massagistasp | October 15, 2013 3:47 PM

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