John Doe

John Doe is a member of the legendary punk rock group X and is also an accomplished solo artist and actor.  His new book, “Under the Big Black Sun: a personal history of L.A. Punk,” is a fascinating set of recollections of the Los Angeles punk scene as told by John and his colleagues such as Henry Rollins, Dave Alvin, Jane Wiedlin, Mike Watt, and many more.  We discussed why the L.A. punk scene has been far less documented than the CBGB scene of New York, how he felt like an outsider even at the center of the movement, and what he hopes we’ll take away from the book.

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