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John Doe goes deep on punk's LA origins

In "Under the Big Black Sun," singer and guitarist John Doe, of the band X, gives a personal history of the Los Angeles punk scene
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Musician John Doe, co-founder of the band X has a new book out about the history of LA's punk scene called "Under the Big Black Sun." It features not only Doe's stories, but also contributions from people like Henry Rollins, Jane Wiedlin and Mike Watt.

The audio version of the book is nominated for a Grammy next month in the Spoken Word category.

John Doe recently joined Take Two's Alex Cohen to talk about the start of the punk scene and how Southern California's brand of punk compared with what was being heard in other cities.

To hear the entire interview, click on the audio embedded at the top of this post.