This pocket-sized reference book covers the musicians, fashions, icons and record labels behind the punk sub-culture. It profiles more than 250 artists, from legends like the Sex Pistols and X-Ray Spex to contemporary stars like Green Day and Babyshambles. It provides critical reviews of landmark albums and classic singles, plus the lowdown on everything from safety pins and bondage trousers to venues like The Roxy and CBGBs. It describes the history of punk, detailing key events, gigs and releases, from the snotty seventies to the present day. It also includes playlists of the best, loudest and angriest slices of punk waiting to be downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.