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

Contents

1964

  • Newly formed bands
    • Motor City Five (MC5)

1965

  • Newly formed bands
    • Velvet Underground**

1967

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Stooges
  • Albums
    • The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico

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

1971

  • Newly formed bands
    • New York Dolls
      Suicide
  • Albums
    • MC5 - High Time
  • Events
    • Writer Dave Marsh uses the word "punk-rock" to describe the music of ? and the Mysterians

1972

  • Newly formed bands
    • Electric Eels
      The Saints
      The Strand (later became the Sex Pistols)
  • 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
  • Albums
    • New York Dolls - New York Dolls
      The Stooges - Raw Power
      Neon Boys - Neon Boys 7"

1974

  • Newly formed bands
    • Blondie
      The Dictators
      Rocket From The Tombs
      The Ramones
      The Stranglers
      Talking Heads
      Radio Birdman
  • Albums
    • New York Dolls - Too Much Too Soon
  • Disbandments
    • The Stooges
  • Events
    • Television start performing at the CBGB club in New York's Greenwich Village

1975

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Adicts
      The Boomtown Rats
      The Heartbreakers
      Pere Ubu
      The Sex Pistols
      The Undertones
  • Albums
    • Dictators - Go Girl Crazy!
      Patti Smith - Horses
  • Disbandments
    • 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.

1976

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Adverts
      The art attacks
      The Buzzcocks
      The Clash
      The Cramps
      The Damned
      Eater
      Dead Boys
      The Flowers of Romance
      Generation X
      The Jam
      London
      Masters of the Backside
      Metal Urbain
      Penetration
      Siouxsie and the Banshees
      The Slits
      Subway Sect
      Wire
      X-Ray Spex
  • Albums
    • Blondie - Blondie
      The Ramones - The Ramones
      Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers (recorded 1971, released 1976)
      Patti Smith Group - Radio Ethiopia
      The Saints - (I'm) Stranded
  • Events
    • The Ramones make their first non-US appearance at the Roundhouse, London, July 4, often pointed to as a galvanizing event for the UK punk scene.
      Malcolm McLaren organizes a two day punk festival on Sunday, September 20th and Monday, September 21st 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 1st, 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 William 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
    • The Misfits
      Alternative TV
      Angelic Upstarts
      Big in Japan
      Black Flag
      Crass
      Desperate Bicycles
      The Fall
      Ebba Grön
      Nina Hagen Band
      The Nipple Erectors
      The Members
      Rezillos
      Stiff Little Fingers
      Warsaw (later to become Joy Division)
      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
      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 - Eternally Yours
      Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
      The Stranglers - Black and White
      The Stranglers - The Stranglers (EP)
      Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
      Television - Marquee Moon
      Throbbing Gristle - The Second Annual Report
      Warsaw Pakt - Needle Time!
      Wire - Pink Flag
  • Disbandments
    • The Heartbreakers
      London
  • Events
    • The Roxy club opens on January 1st, 1977 in London by club owner Andrew Czezowski. The opening night the Clash play. The club is solely a venue for punk acts. The club closes in April.
      Sex Pistols bassist is Glen Matlock is fired from the Sex Pistols and is replaced with Sid Vicious. Matlock forms The Rich Kids.
      The Stranglers embark on a three month nationwide tour in May. They are supported by the four piece band London.
      The Sex Pistols' single God Save the Queen is released on May 27, 1977 and reaches number #2 on the British charts. It is banned by the BBC's 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, and Bromley Contingent members Tracie O'Keefe and Debbie Juvenile.
      The 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 October 28th 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
      Bad Brains
      Dead Kennedys
      D.O.A.
      The Descendents
      Hüsker Dü
      Optics
      Peter and the Test Tube Babies
      The Plasmatics
      Public Image Ltd (PiL)
      Vice Squad
  • Albums
    • Adam and the Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox
      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)
      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
      The Dictators - Bloodbrothers
      Wayne County and the Electric Chairs - Wayne County and the Electric Chairs
      Crass - The Feeding of the Five Thousand
      Dead Boys - We Have Come For Your Children
      Desperate Bicycles - New Cross New Cross (EP)
      Dictators - Bloodbrothers
      Eater - Get Your Yo Yos Out (EP)
      Generation X - Generation X
      The Jolt - The Jolt
      London - Animal Games
      The Lurkers - Fulham Fallout
      Johnny Moped - Cycledelic
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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?"
      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 12th, 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
    • Cheese
      Cockney Rejects
      MDC
      The Big Boys
      The Rebels
      The Replacements
      The Teen Idles
      TSOL
      Social Distortion
  • Albums
    • The Adverts - Cast of Thousands
      Blondie - Eat to the Beat
      Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
      Chelsea - Chelsea
      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
      The Dickies - The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
      The Dickies - Dawn of the Dickies
      The Germs - (GI)
      The Members - At The Chelsea Nightclub
      Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
      Nina Hagen Band - Nina Hagen Band
      The Outcasts - Self Conscious Over You
      Public Image Ltd - Metal Box
      The Ramones - It's Alive (live album)
      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
      The Undertones - The Undertones
      The Weirdos - Who? What? When? Where? Why? (EP)
      Wire - 154
      Wreckless Eric - The Whole Wide World
  • Disbandments
    • The Adverts
      Penetration
      X-Ray Spex
  • Events
    • Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 21.

1980

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Adolescents
      Bad Religion
      Circle Jerks
      Ism
      The Minutemen
      7 Seconds
      Terveet Kädet
  • Albums
    • Angry Samoans - Inside My Brain (EP)
      Anti-Pasti - Four Sore Points (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
      Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen
      The Nipple Erectors - Only the End of the Beginning
      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
  • 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 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
    • JFA
  • 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)
      The Descendents - Fat (EP)
      Dictators - Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take a Joke
      Discharge - Never Again (EP)
      The Exploited - Punks Not Dead
      The Exploited - On Stage
      Flux of Pink Indians - Neu Smell (EP)
      The Minutemen - The Punch Line
      Plasmatics - Beyond the Valley of 1984
      Ramones - Pleasant Dreams
      The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
      7 Seconds - Socially Fucked Up (tape)
      7 Seconds - 3 Chord Politics (tape)
      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
    • The Weirdos
      Throbbing Gristle
  • Events
    • Henry Rollins becomes lead singer of Black Flag.

1982

  • Newly formed bands
    • Agnostic Front
      Suicidal Tendencies
      The Vandals
  • Albums
    • Angry Samoans - Back From Samoa
      The 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
      The Descendents - Milo Goes to College
      Discharge - Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing
      The Exploited - Troops of Tomorrow
      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)
      Subhumans - The Day the Country Died
      Vice Squad - Stand Strong Stand Proud
      X - Under the Big Black Sun
  • Disbandments
  • 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
    • Samhain
      Dead Milkmen
  • 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
      The Minutemen - What Makes a Man Start Fires?
      Newtown Neurotics - Beggars Can Be Choosers
      Peter and the Test Tube Babies - The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs
      The Ramones - Subterranean Jungle
      Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster
      Subhumans - Time Flies ... but Aeroplanes Crash
      Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
      Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
      X (US 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
    • NOFX
      Sick of it All
      Vennaskond
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - Victim in Pain
      Anti-Pasti - Anti-Pasti
      Bad Religion - Back to the Known
      Black Flag - Slip It In
      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)
      The Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime
      New Model Army - Vengeance
      Talking Heads" - Stop Making Sense (live concert film and album, rereleased in 1999)
      The Ramones - Too Tough to Die
      The Replacements - Let It Be
      7 Seconds - The Crew
      Subhumans - From the Cradle to the Grave
  • Disbandments
    • Bad Religion
      Crass
      The Members
  • Events

1985

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Offspring
  • Albums
    • Black Flag - Loose Nut
      Black Flag - In My Head
      The Clash - Cut The Crap
      The Descendents - I Don't Want to Grow Up
      Die Toten Hosen - Unter Falscher Flagge
      Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist
      Dead Milkmen - Big Lizard in my Back Yard
      The Exploited - Horror Epics
      The Exploited - Live at the White House
      Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
      Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
      Peter and the Test Tube Babies - The Loud Blaring Punk Rock Album
      7 Seconds - Walk Together, Rock Together
      Subhumans - Worlds Apart
      X - Ain't Love Grand!
  • Disbandments
    • The Minutemen
  • Events
    • D. Boon of The Minutemen dies is a car accident

1986

  • Newly formed bands
    • Felis Ultramarinus
      Good Riddance
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - Cause for Alarm
      Bad Brains - I Against I
      Big Black - Atomizer
      Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy
      Dead Milkmen - Eat Your Paisley
      The 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 Ramones - Animal Boy
      7 Seconds - New Wind
      Subhumans - EP-LP
  • Disbandments
    • Black Flag
      The Clash
  • Events

1987

  • Newly formed bands
    • Big Drill Car
      Bouncing Souls
      Fugazi
      Public Nuisance
      No Use for a Name
      Rollins Band
      Screeching Weasel
      Operation Ivy
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - Liberty And Justice For...
      Bad Religion - Suffer
      Dead Milkmen - Bucky Fellini
      The Descendents - All
      The 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 - Warehouse: Songs and Stories
      MDC - This Blood's for You
      Oi Polloi - Unite and Win
      The Ramones - Halfway to Sanity
      Subhumans - 29-29 Split Vision
      Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army
      X - See How We Are
  • Disbandments
    • Dead Kennedys
      Hüsker Dü
      Samhain
  • Events
    • Bad Religion reunites
      Social Distortion reunites
    • Drunk Punks are born

1988

  • Newly formed bands
    • Anti-Flag
      Jawbreaker
      Pennywise
      Public Nusiance
      Samiam
      Sublime
      The Un Concern
  • Albums
    • Bad Religion - Suffer
      Big Drill Car - Small Block (EP)
      Die Toten Hosen - Ein Kleines Bisschen Horroschau
      The Exploited - Punk's Alive
      Flipper - Sex Bomb Baby!
      Fugazi - Fugazi (EP)
      Sex Pistols - Anarchy World Wide
      Social Distortion - Prison Bound
      X - Live at the Whiskey 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.

1989

  • Newly formed bands
    • Sweet Children (later became Green Day)
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - Live at CBGB
      Bad Brains - Quickness
      Bad Religion - No Control
      Big Drill Car -- CD Type Thing
      The Exploited - Live Lewd Lust
      Fugazi - Margin Walker (EP)
      NOFX - S&M Airlines
      The Offspring - The Offspring
      Operation Ivy - Energy
      The Ramones - Brain Drain
      Sick of it All - Blood, Sweat and No Tears
      The Vandals - Peace Thru Vandalism/When in Rome Do as the Vandals
  • Disbandments
    • Operation Ivy
  • Events
    • Social Distortion leaves Time Bomb Recordings and signs to Epic Records.

1990

  • Newly formed bands
    • Ash
      The Casualties
      Bikini Kill
      Lagwagon
      Presidents of the United States of America
  • Albums
    • Bad Religion - Against the Grain
      Dead Milkmen - Metaphysical Graffiti
      Die Toten Hosen - 125 Jahre auf dem Kreuzzug ins Glück
      Fugazi - 13 Songs (compilation of the two EPs)
      Fugazi - "Repeater
      Green Day - 1,000 Hours (EP)
      Green Day - 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (compilation of early material)
      Green Day - 39/Smooth (EP)
      Green Day - Slappy (EP)
      Green Day - Sweet Children (EP)
      Jawbreaker - Unfun
      Pennywise - Wildcard/A Word From the Wise (compilation of the two EPs)
      Peter and the Test Tube Babies - The $Hit Factory
      Social Distortion - Social Distortion
  • Disbandments
  • Events
    • Dead Boys frontman Stiv Bators dies on June 4, 1990 from injuries sustained in an automotive accident.

1991

  • Newly formed bands
    • AFI (A Fire Inside)
      Glue Gun (as Glü Gun)
      Rancid
      Unwritten Law
  • Albums
    • Bad Religion - '80-'85 (collection of old recordings)
      Big Drill Car - Batch
      The Casualties - "40oz Casualty EP"
      Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing
      Jawbreaker - Bivouac
      NOFX - Ribbed
      Operation Ivy - Energy (CD reissue)
      Pennywise - Pennywise
      Sublime - Jah Won't Pay the Bills (independent demo tape)
  • Disbandments
    • Talking Heads
  • Events
    • Punk pioneer Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers dies on April 23, 1991 at the age of 38 of a methadone and alcohol overdose.
      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

1992

  • Newly formed bands
    • Blink (Later became blink-182)
      MxPx
      The Living End (as their original name The Runaway Boys)
      Weezer
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - One Voice
      Bad Religion - Generator
      blink-182 - Flyswatter (self-produced demo release)
      Die Toten Hosen - Learning English, Lesson One
      Flipper - American Grafishy
      Green Day - Kerplunk!
      Lagwagon - Duh!
      The Ramones - Mondo Bizarro
      Sublime - 40 Oz. to Freedom
      Television - Television
      Vennaskond - Rockpiraadid
  • Disbandments
  • Events
    • Former New York Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan dies January 14th, 1992 from a stroke while undergoing treatment for meningitis and pneumonia.

1993

  • Newly formed bands
    • Millencolin
      U.S. Bombs
      The Unseen
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - Last Warning
      Bad Religion - Recipe for Hate
      Blink-182 - Buddha (self-produced demo release)
      Dead Milkmen - Beelzebubba
      Die Toten Hosen - Kauf MICH!
      Fugazi - In on the Kill Taker
      Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
      The Offspring - Ignition
      Pennywise - Unknown Road
      Rancid - Rancid (Gun Cover)
      X - Hey Zeus!
  • Disbandments
  • Events
    • Bad Religion goes to the 4th Annual KROQ Acoustic Christmas.
      Green Day leaves Lookout! Records and sings to their recent label Reprise Records before recording their next album Dookie (see 1994).

1994

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Ataris
  • Albums
    • Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction
      Big Drill Car - No Worse for the Wear (final album)
      Blink-182 - Cheshire Cat
      Glü Gun - Just Glü It
      Green Day - Dookie (breakthrough)
      Lagwagon - Trashed
      NOFX - Punk in Drublic
      The Offspring - Smash (breakthrough)
      Rancid - Let's Go!
      Weezer - Weezer (breakthrough)
  • Disbandments
  • Events
    • Bad Religion goes to the 5th Annual KROQ Acoustic Christmas.
      Green Day and The Offspring goes to the 2nd Annual KROQ Weenie Roast.
      During the Stranger Than Fiction tour, Brett Gurewitz left Bad Religion just to concentrate on the fast growing Epitaph Records. Former Minor Threat/Dag Nasty guitarist Brian Baker is his replacement.
      Glü Gun changes their name to Glue Gun after releasing their first album.

1995

  • Newly formed bands
    • Black September
      Fenix*TX
      The Restarts
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - Raw Unleashed
      ALL - Pummel
      Bouncing Souls - Maniacal Laughter
      Die Toten Hosen - Love, Peace & Money
      Face to Face - Big Choice
      Fugazi - "Red Medicine
      Green Day - Insomniac
      Jawbreaker - Dear You
      Lagwagon - Hoss
      Lifetime - Hello Bastards
      Millencolin - Life on a Plate
      MxPx - Teenage Politics
      Pennywise - About Time
      Presidents of the United States of America - Presidents of the United States of America
      The Ramones - ¡Adios Amigos!
      Rancid - ...And Out Come the Wolves
      SNFU - The One Voted Most Likely To Succeed
      Social Distortion - Mainliner: Wreckage From the Past (recorded 1981, released 1995)
      Mike Watt - Ball-Hog or Tugboat?
  • Disbandments
    • Big Drill Car
      Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • Events
    • The Offspring releases a cover of "Smash It Up", which was originally recorded by the Damned. The song appeared on the soundtrack of Batman Forever

1996

  • Newly formed bands
    • Story of the Year (as their original name Big Blue Monkey)
      Sum 41
      Dropkick Murphys
  • Albums
    • Ash - 1977
      Bad Religion - The Gray Race
      Face to Face - Face to Face
      Glue Gun - The Scene Is Not for Sale
      MxPx - Life in General
      NOFX - Heavy Petting Zoo
      Presidents of the United States of America - II
      Reel Big Fish - Turn the Radio Off
      Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash
      Sublime - Sublime
      Vennaskond - Mina ja George
      Weezer - Pinkerton
  • Disbandments
    • Sublime
      The Ramones
  • Events
    • Frontman Bradley Nowell of Sublime dies of an overdose at the age of 28 on May 25th in just 2 weeks after his marriage and birth of his first child Jakob.
      Green Day takes the year off after 2 years of hard work. But, they wrote some new songs for their next album Nimrod, which was released in the year after.
      The Offspring leaves Epitaph Records and signs to their latest label Columbia Records.
      Bass player Jason Thirsk formerly of Pennywise dies of accidental overdose at the age of 28 on July 29th. But the group did not break up after all and recent bass player Randy Bradbury continued for him.

1997

  • Newly formed bands
    • 1208
      Long Beach Dub Allstars
      Good Charlotte
  • Albums
    • blink-182 - Dude Ranch (Breakthrough)
      Bouncing Souls - Bouncing Souls
      Catch 22 - Keasbey Nights
      Green Day - Nimrod
      Lagwagon - Double Plaidinum
      Millencolin - For Monkeys
      NOFX - So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
      The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones - Let's Face It
      The Offspring - Ixnay on the Hombre
      Pennywise - Full Circle
      Save Ferris - It Means Everything
  • Disbandments
    • Glue Gun
  • Events
    • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Offspring, Reel Big Fish and Social Distortion all went to the 5th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast.

1998

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Distillers
      Sugarcult
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - Something's Gotta Give
      Alkaline Trio - Goddamnit
      At the Drive-In - In/Casino/Out
      Bad Religion - No Substance
      Fugazi - "End Hits"
      Lagwagon - Let's Talk About Feelings
      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
      Presidents of the United States of America - Pure Frosting
      Rancid - Life Won't Wait
      Reel Big Fish - Why Do They Rock So Hard?
      Social Distortion - Live at the Roxy
      Unwritten Law - Unwritten Law
      Zebrahead - Waste of Mind
      Dropkick Murphys - Do Or Die
  • Disbandments
  • Events
    • Former Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams commits suicide on April 6th, 1998 at the age of 49.
      Blink 182 drummer Scott Raynor is replaced by Travis Barker. The band later re-released the demo album Buddha for the first time on CD.

1999

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Exit
      Protest The Hero
      Simple Plan
      The Transplants
  • Albums
    • 59 Times the Pain - End of the Millennium
      7 Seconds - Good to Go
      A.F.I. - 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
      Bouncing Souls - Hopless Romantic
      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
      F-Minus - F-Minus
      Face to Face - Ignorance is Bliss
      Fenix*TX - Fenix*TX
      The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About
      Good Riddance - Operation Phoenix
      Guttermouth - Gorgeous
      H2O - F.T.T.W. (Finally Taste The Water)
      Hi-Standard - Making the Road
      The (International) Noise Conspiracy - The First Conspiracy
      Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
      Less Than Jake - Pesto
      Long Beach Dub Allstars - Right Back
      Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Are a Drag
      MxPx - At the Show
      Mike Ness - Cheating at Solitaire
      Mike Ness - Under the Influences
      New Found Glory - New Found Glory
      No Use for a Name - More Betterness!
      Pennywise - Straight Ahead
      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
      Tilt - Viewers Like You
      The Unseen - So This Is Freedom
      Yellowcard - Where We Stand
  • Disbandments
  • Events
    • 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
    • Roger Miret and the Disasters
  • Albums
    • 98 Mute - Slow Motion Riot
      The (International) Noise Conspiracy - Survival Sickness
      A.F.I. - The Art of Drowning
      Alkaline Trio - The Alkaline Trio
      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: The Enema Strikes Back
      Bowling for Soup - Let's Do It for Johnny!
      Catch 22 - Alone in a Crowd
      The Distillers - The Distillers
      Dynamite Hack - Superfast
      Face to Face - Reactionary
      Green Day - Warning:
      Less Than Jake - Borders and Boundaries
      The Living End - Roll On
      Mest - Wasting Time
      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
      New Found Glory - New Found Glory
      NOFX - Pump Up the Valuum
      No Doubt - Return of Saturn
      The Offspring - Conspiracy of One
      Presidents of the United States of America - Freaked Out and Small
      Rancid - Rancid (Skull Cover)
      Shutdown - Few and Far Between
      Sum 41 - Half Hour of Power
      Thursday - Waiting
      Vürst Trubetsky & J. M. K. E. - Rotipüüdja
  • Disbandments
    • Save Ferris
      Social Distortion
  • Events
    • Social Distortion guitarist Dennis Danell dies of brain aneurysm at the age of 38. Social Distortion was resurrected in months later with new guitarist Johnny Wickersham.
      The Offspring goes to the 8th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast.
      Weezer reunites (without previous bassist Matt Sharp).

2001

  • Newly formed bands
    • The Creeps
  • Albums
    • Agnostic Front - Dead Yuppies
      Alkaline Trio - From Here to Infirmary
      Anti-Flag - Underground Network
      The Ataris - End Is Forever
      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
      F-Minus - Suburban Blight
      Face to Face - Standards & Practices
      Face to Face - We Love Gas
      Fenix*TX - Lechuza
      The Fleshies - Kill the Dreamer's Dream
      Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards - Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards)
      Fugazi - "The Argument
      Good Riddance - Symptoms of a Leveling Spirit
      Guttermouth - Covered With Ants
      The (International) Noise Conspiracy - A New Morning, Changing Weather
      Leftover Crack - Mediocre Generica
      MxPx - The Renaissance
      Nerf Herder - My E.P.
      Pennywise - Land of the Free
      Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
      Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros - Global a Go-Go
      Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler
      Tiger Army - II: Power of Moonlite
      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
      Weezer - Weezer
      The Creeps - The Creeps
  • Disbandments
    • At the Drive-In
  • Events
    • After years on major label Atlantic Records, Bad Religion returns to their former indie label Epitaph Records. The same year longtime drummer Bobby Schayer leaves the band and is replaced by former Suicidal Tendencies drummer Brooks Wackerman.
      Jism, frontman of Ism, is sentenced to 5-10 years in a New York State Prison.
      The Ramones' frontman Joey Ramone dies on April 15th at 49 of lymphoma.

2002

  • Newly formed bands
    • Boxcar Racer
      Plan of Attack
  • Albums
    • 1208 - Feedback is Payback
      Agnostic Front - Working Class Heroes
      Bad Religion - The Process of Belief
      The Distillers - Sing Sing Death House
      The Exit - New Beat
      Face to Face - How to Ruin Everything
      Goldfinger - Open Your Eyes
      Green Day - Shenanigans
      Guttermouth - Gusto!
      Home Grown - Kings of Pop
      Millencolin - Home from Home
      Roger Miret and the Disasters - Roger Miret and the Disasters
      Nerf Herder - American Cheese
      Protest The Hero - A Calculated Use of Sound
      Joey Ramone - Don't Worry About Me
      Sum 41 - Does This Look Infected?
      The Transplants - The Transplants
      Unwritten Law - Elva
      Weezer - Maladroit
      Box Car Racer - box car racer
  • Disbandments
    • Fenix*TX
  • Events
    • Bad Religion, Jimmy Eat World and New Found Glory goes to the 10th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast.
      The Clash vocalist/guitarist Joe Strummer dies on December 22nd at the age of 50 of a heart attack.
      The Ramones' bassist Dee Dee Ramone dies on June 5th at 49 of heroin.
      The 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

  • Albums
    • Alkaline Trio - Good Mourning
      Bouncing Souls - Anchors Aweigh
      Brand New - Deja Entendu
      Buzzcocks - Buzzcocks
      Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
      Death By Stereo - Into the Valley of the Death
      The Distillers - Coral Fang
      The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic
      Lagwagon - Blaze
      Less Than Jake - Anthem
      Liam Lynch - Fake Songs
      The Living End - MODERN ARTillery
      NOFX - The War on Errorism
      The Offspring - Splinter
      Pennywise - From the Ashes
      Rancid - Indestructible
      Story of the Year - Page Avenue
      Joe Strummer - Streetcore
      Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance
      The Undertones - Get What You Need
      The Unseen - Explode
  • Disbandments
    • Face to Face
      Box Car Racer
  • 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.
      Social Distortion reunites
      Adam Cox, Matt Fitzgerald, and Jeremy Gage of The Exploding Hearts are killed in a highway crash.

2004

  • Newly formed bands
    • Starving Millionaires
  • Albums
    • 1208 - Turn of the Screw
      Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First
      The Briefs - Sex Objects
      Error - Error
      Into the Sun - I wanna Blow Your Man
      The Exit - Home for an Island
      The Flowers of Romance - Sue Catwoman (Note that this refers to a different band than the one formed in 1976.)
      Green Day - "American Idiot".
      Good Charlotte - Chronicles of Life and Death
      Jello Biafra & The Melvins - Never Breathe What You Can't See
      Jimmy Eat World - Futures
      Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards - Viking
      Midtown - Forget What You Know
      My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
      Pepper - In With the Old
      Presidents of the United States of America - Love Everybody
      Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture
      SNFU - In The Meantime And In Between Time
      Social Distortion - Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll
      Sugarcult - Palm Trees and Power Lines
      Hazen Street - Hazen Street
  • Disbandments
  • Events
    • Richard Hell And The Voidoids guitarist Robert Quine dies on May 31st at 61.
      The Ramones' former 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

2005

  • Newly formed bands
    • Angels and Airwaves (new project of blink-182 co-frontman Tom DeLonge)
      Plus-44 (new project of blink-182 co-frontman Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker)
  • Albums
    • All American Rejects- "Move Along"
      Alkaline Trio - Crimson
      American Hi-Fi - Hearts on Parade
      The Aquabats - Charge!!
      The Ataris - Welcome the Night
      Dropkick Murphys - The Warrior's Code
      The Epoxies - Stop The Future
      Goldfinger - Disconnection Notice
      Lagwagon - Resolve
      Millencolin - Kingwood
      MxPx - Panic
      No Use For A Name - Keep Them Confused
      Roger Miret and the Disasters - 1984
      Pennywise - The Fuse
      Story of the Year - In the Wake of Determination
      The Transplants - Haunted Cities
      Thrice - Vheissu
      Unwritten Law - Here's to the Mourning
      Weezer - Make Believe
  • Disbandments
    • Tsunami Bomb
      Wizo
      Million Dead
      Mclusky
  • Events
    • blink-182 goes on indefinite hiatus when all members were involved with their band projects.
      The Vandals former lead singer Stevo (Steve Jensen) passes away on August 20, 2005 at the age of 46.

2006

  • Albums
    • NOFX - Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
      Angels and Airwaves - We Don't Need to Whisper
      Yellowcard - Lights and Sounds
      Anti-Flag - For Blood and Empire
      Bracket - Requiem
  • Disbandments
    • Mest
      The Transplants
  • Events
    • Glue Gun reunites and their singer Bob Oedy is now the remaining member of the band.

See also

Punk rock
Anarcho-punk - Anti-folk - Crust punk - Garage punk - Hardcore - Post-hardcore - Horror punk - New Wave - No Wave - Noise rock - Oi! - Pop punk - Post-punk - Psychobilly - Deathcountry - Riot grrrl - Ska punk - Streetpunk - Two Tone
Other topics
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