Black Flag

American hardcore punk band

Black Flag was an American hardcore punk band. They formed in California in 1976 and broke up in 1986. There were many different members in the band, but the leader was Greg Ginn. Ginn was the guitarist and wrote many of the songs.

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Black Flag (2011)
Black Flag (2011)
Background information
OriginHermosa Beach, California, United States
GenresHardcore punk
Years active1976–1986, 2003
Past member(s)Greg Ginn
Keith Morris
Raymond Pettibon
David Horvitz
Chuck Dukowski
Brian Migdol
Ron Reyes
Dez Cadena
Henry Rollins
Emil Johnson
Chuck Biscuits
Bill Stevenson
Kira Roessler
Anthony Martinez
C'el Revuelta

Black Flag was one of the groups that created the hardcore punk style. They toured the United States and Canada to play many live shows. They influenced many other musicians and fans to make their own hardcore bands. The band's first album, Damaged (1981), has been recognized as a classic punk album and one of the most influential punk records ever made.

After breaking up, the lead singer Henry Rollins formed a new band by himself, Rollins Band and guitarist Greg Ginn worked on a separate career in the early 90s.