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Henry Rollins to Start Third Black Flag

LOS ANGELES — With the Black Flag name mired in turmoil, Henry Rollins has set out to start a third touring Black Flag cover band called “Flack Blag.”

There are currently two other offshoots of this once-legendary band, touring under the names Black Flag and Flag.

“I was just sick of seeing these guys destroy the art I helped create. I didn’t leave a solid job scooping ice cream to have the good name of Black Flag dragged through the mud,” Henry Rollins said.

Current lead singer of Black Flag Mike V. tweeted “Henry, please call me, big fan.”

Speaking through his lawyer, Greg Ginn responded to this announcement by saying “Mr. Rollins’ band Flack Blag will never see the light of day because Mr. Ginn has copyrights on all names even remotely similar to Black Flag including but not limited to ‘Blag Flack,’ ‘Flag Black,’ and ‘Blag.’ Also, Greg Ginn is a great father and anyone who says otherwise will be sued for defamation.”

 

When asked about the current situation, original lead singer Keith Morris said simply: “fucking figures.”

 

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22 Comments

  1. sexxxylos December 14, 2014

    Punkspunkspunks. Ginn is a fucking guppy. I dont remember much about being a punk mainly due to drugs and alcohol, but i remember smelling like a dumpster. A dumpster whos soul purpose was to see the band black flag. Needless to say, it was a very disappointing. I was 20 years old when I got to see the band i have (very badly) tatooed on my left forearm. Ginn and the no names were doing their taxes on stage, and made the crowd throw 2$ bills at them. He quickly gathered the money and sued kieth Morris for doing flag, a black flag cover band whom was black flag at one point just wayyyyy cooler. All in all, beer and mashed potatoes. I lost track of where i was going with this….. oh yeah! S.O.A was cool, and henry is a handsome man. (State of alert, not sons of anarchy you poeser.) Beer is cool too. Im drunk fuck you. What?

  2. thommyberlin December 14, 2014

    Seriously…. do you think telling Rollins he CAN’T do something is wise? I know telling me that wouldn’t achieve the end you desire.

  3. petersaturday December 15, 2014

    To bad this ain’t true!

  4. darin December 16, 2014

    This would be so awesome…..I just hope it’s real…..

  5. Cliff Jones December 18, 2014

    Henry… if this new band is a go… consider me as your bass player… you know Inger and the band we made…interested … cliffd2063@yahoo.com

  6. Truth December 19, 2014

    looks like a picture of Shepherd Fairey and sounds like an article from The Onion.

    • Nate Buker February 1, 2015

      This page is a punk rock version of the Onion. Get a clue.

  7. Markxedge December 19, 2014

    The comments. Oh my dear God the comments.

  8. Beth M Downs December 20, 2014

    Straight from the “About” section for this very web-page:

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  9. Jeremy December 21, 2014

    Rollins Flag!

  10. Bryan Migdol December 21, 2014

    I say it’s bullshit don’t believe it….

  11. Betty December 24, 2014

    Didn’t read the article, just saw the headline and Ithought I’d post about how excited I am to see this band. I hope they come through my town so I can throw my panties on stage at Henry.

    • Proletariat January 15, 2015

      Betty, I just saw the flyer! They’re playing at the VFW next to the grocery store by your house on the 28th! We totally have to go!!!!

  12. HenryRollins December 31, 2014

    NONE of this is true people. Fuck off already.

    • Proletariat January 15, 2015

      You’re not the real Henry. He’d never write in all caps; he’d let the words capture the emphasis.

      You most certainly listen to Dishwalla.

  13. Andy Van Berkum December 31, 2014

    JERK!!! You don’t call a fellow out like this in PUBLIC!!! How am I going to show my face at my first hardcore show now??? Thanks a lot! Anyway, I’ve heard of Raid…haha…of course I’ve heard of Raid — who hasn’t heard of Raid?! I love their song “Words of War.” I was just joking! Everybody knows I was just joking! Raid is cool. They are hard core. They are a part of the history of hard core.

  14. Savage Fred December 31, 2014

    I heard Mugger and Dave-O are touring with a fourth version of Black Flag where they just set up the gear and play live BF recordings. They are touring with a massive PA. Nig-Heist and Tom Troccoli’s Dog will open with live performances.

  15. russell boccia February 1, 2015

    That lawyer is an ahole. There is no legal way to copyright a name… no way… you can trademark a logo… but you CANNOT copyright a name.

  16. Bliss Blood February 6, 2015

    Why doesn’t he come up with a new idea? I’d love to see him in a suit playing John Lee Hooker songs on acoustic guitar. Standing on stage in gym shorts yelling at the floor has been done.

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