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Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk With John Doe

The anti-establishment, hard-edged world of L.A. punk defined the 1970s counterculture. In the middle of it all was the band X. In Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk (out April 26), X's vocalist, John Doe, along with other musicians and groupies from the era, reflect on the first wave of American punk, which would influence the genre for years to come. Doe, Exene Cervenka of X, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's, Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Henry Rollins of Black Flag, and more — with help from Tom DeSavia, head of creative services of SONGS Music Publishing — tell the story of L.A. punk as it began, developed, and changed the music scene forever. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes John Doe to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation surrounding Under the Big Black Sun, featuring guest panelist Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go's and moderated by Tom DeSavia. The conversation will be followed by a special performance featuring songs from Doe's upcoming album The Westerner (due April 29).

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