What's the best American punk album?

Prior to Wendy O.'s suicide in 1998, she attempted to kill herself two times before: Once in 1997 with an overdose of ephedrine and once in 1993 by hammering a knife into her chest. She lodged the knife into her sternum before changing her mind. OUCH! RIP Wendy O.
Though uncredited, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones of the Clash sung backup vocals on the title track of the 1979 Damned album Machine Gun Etiquette.
Steve Albini drinks crude oil and pisses kerosene.

The Mats get Ejected

The Replacements' first gig was in June of 1980 at an alcohol-free coffee-house in the basement of a Minneapolis church. They were so nervous that they got drunk on whiskey-and-Cokes--and took some pills. When someone smelled alcohol on their breath, they were thrown out of the building and told they'd never play Minneapolis again!

What a Deal!

Jawbreaker's highly influential 1994 album, 24 Hour Revenge Therapy, only cost the band $1,032 to record!

Dino gets Sued!

When the group formed, Dinosaur Jr. was originally called "Dinosaur" but later had to add the "Jr." after being sued by the supergroup The Dinosaurs which included members of Country Joe and the Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Hot Tuna, Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane.

Straight-Edge and Meth?!

In addition to being one of the most influential and best straight-edge/hardcore bands of the late 80's, the term "gorilla biscuits" was also 80's street slang, originally referring to meth pills or quaaludes.