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Richard Hell

About

Richard Lester Meyers (born October 2, 1949), better known by his stage name Richard Hell, is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist and writer.

Hell was in several important, early punk bands, including Neon Boys, Television and The Heartbreakers, after which he formed Richard Hell & the Voidoids. Their 1977 album Blank Generation influenced many other punk bands. Its title track was named "One of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock" by music writers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listing and is ranked as one of the all-time Top 10 punk songs by a 2006 poll of original British punk figures, as reported in the Rough Guide to Punk.Since the late 1980s, Hell has devoted himself primarily to writing, publishing two novels and several other books. He was the film critic for BlackBook magazine from 2004 to 2006.

Articles

March 4, 2022

Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new single ‘Poster Child’

The 'Unlimited Love' cut sees Anthony Kiedis reference Richard Hell, Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran, Motörhead and plenty more The post Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new single ‘Poster Child’ appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Destiny Street Demos

June 18, 2021

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Destiny Street Remixed

March 5, 2021

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Destiny Street Complete

January 22, 2021

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Blank Generation (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

November 24, 2017

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Spurts: The Richard Hell Story (2013 Remaster)

August 2, 2005

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