Black Flag Confirm New Frontman

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February 2, 2014 | 8:41pm EST

Punk icons Black Flag are having another shot at a comeback with a pro-skateboarder as their frontman.
Mike Vallely helped manage the band last year after founding member Greg Ginn announced a reunion tour with his former lead singer Ron Reyes.
Ginn and Reyes even recorded a new album, What The…. together, but the reformation was shortlived and the singer announced he had been fired from the band during an Australian tour in November.
He alluded to the fact that the manager had become his replacement following a stage altercation at a gig in Perth.
In a post on his Facebook.com page, Reyes wrote, “On November 24th 2013 the last night of the Australian Hits and Pits tour with two songs left in the set Mike V comes on stage stares me down, takes my mic and says, ‘You’re done, party’s over, get off…’
“So, with a sense of great relief that it was finally over, I left the stage and walked to the hotel room. They finished the set with Mike V on vocals. There is much more that can and perhaps should be said. But for now I will spare you the gory details.”
Vallely has now been officially sworn in as Black Flag’s new frontman and he has released a statement assuring fans that he and Ginn will deliver nothing but great shows and no drama in 2014.
He says, “We feel that, generally, the band fell short in 2013 because of a difference in the philosophies of Ron and Greg. It just led to dysfunction.
“(Last year) could have been better. Black Flag can be a stronger, more cohesive, tighter band. We want to prove that.”
Vallely is Black Flag’s fifth frontman. The group’s most famous singer is punk poet and actor Henry Rollins.

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