Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea are among the artists who will participate in interviews for Punk, a documentary series being produced for the Epix cable channel that aims to tell the “quintessential story of punk.”
Iggy Pop will serve as executive producer on the upcoming four-part series, which will also include interviews with the Sex Pistols' John Lydon, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Marky Ramone, the MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra and more.
A statement from Epix said about the series, “Featuring original interviews with America’s punk pioneers and the U.K.’s most notorious bands, alongside a seamless blend of rare and unseen photos, gritty archival film and video, a crackling soundtrack of punk hits and misses, Punk explores the music, the fashion, the art and the DIY attitude of a subculture of self-described misfits and outcasts.”
Modern-day punk rock singer Tim McIlrath from Rise Against told us a while back that punk still exists but has taken different forms: “It's sort of gone in two different directions. It's gone in this very commercialized state of punk rock where you have all these bands doing punk simply because mohawks happen to be selling more this year than vinyl pants and Goth makeup. But you still have the real punk rock bands out there that are doing it for the right reasons. Punk rock is still out there. You just have to sift through a lot more stuff to find it, but you will find it.”
Punk will premiere on Epix on March 11th, 2019.