Two of Black Flag's many iterations reunite at the same time
Two of Black Flag’s many iterations are reuniting, though neither of them involves Henry Rollins. One version is calling itself Black Flag and features Greg Ginn, drummer Robo (who left to join the Misfits in 1981), and singer Ron Reyes, who was with the band between 1979 and 1980. That crew will be playing Hevy Fest in Kent, England Aug. 2-4.
Another permutation of the band will be out on the road this spring under the name FLAG. That lineup features longtime bassist Chuck Dukowski, Black Flag co-founder and Circle Jerks/OFF! singer Keith Morris, Descendents guitarist Stephen Egerton, and drummer Bill Stevenson, who played in Black Flag from 1983 to 1985. Its dates include the Groezrock Festival in Meerhout Belgium, two Monster Bash festivals in Germany, and Las Vegas’ Punk Rock Bowling festival May 24-27.
As Stereogum points out, even after these concurrent reunions there are still enough jilted Black Flag members floating around to form at least a couple more versions of the band. We’re still holding out for BLACK, fronted by Rollins and featuring the guitar stylings of Dez Cadena.