5 Oct
When a legendary skateboarder & once great band collaborate

You may not know this kids, but there was a time when Metallica was actually a good band. What am I saying, they were an amazing band — as in, life transforming. No seriously, for real. This may be difficult for you to believe, especially anyone younger than 30 who only knows Metallica as those […]


14 Sep
Powell Peralta's classic 1987 skate film gets freed

We’ve expounded on the awesomeness of Search For Animal Chin many a time, the seminal Powell Peralta video that pretty much single-handedly launched the genre of the skate film. In 1987 the Bones Brigade video catapulted like a sortie from the skate pools of Los Angeles across the globe, giving kids from London to Louisiana, […]


21 Aug
The story of Powell Peralta's legendary 1980s skateboard crew

We posted about the Bones Brigade: An Autobiography documentary when it was just a teaser, but now the full trailer has been released and we’re only getting more excited. We’ve been worshiping the truly legendary Bones Brigade crew ever since first popping in that old VHS tape of Search for Animal Chin oh so many […]


7 Aug
Two decades of Vans hooking up with Bones Brigade skateboarder

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vans teaming up with Bones Brigade skateboarder Steve Caballero, and in honor of the occasion they’ll be celebrating by releasing this iteration of the Vans Half-Cab shoe. The Half-Cab was created in direct response to the demands from that generation of up and coming skateboarders who wanted a […]


19 Apr
Bones Brigade, Christian Hosoi & other proto-skateboard icons

Tired of Tokidoki? Not into engineering grad school chic? California-based Element Case honors the local skate heritage with a new collaborative series of iPhone 4/4S protective cases aptly titled the Skate Legends Series. Powell Peralta, G&S and others have teamed up with Element Case to design custom screen printed backplates for the iPhone 4/4S featuring […]


20 Feb
The story of Powell Peralta's legendary 1980s skateboard crew

When the Madman was not but a wee Mad Grommet, he stumbled across The Search For Animal Chin VHS tape and the world entered another era. That was my introduction to the Bones Brigade, and the Powell Peralta skate universe in general. Featuring all All Star roster of 80s skating talent — including Steve Caballero, […]


18 Jan
Stacy Peralta mini documentary for MTV

Stacy Peralta, the man behind the films Dogtown and Z-boys and Lords of Dogtown, brings us The History of Skateboarding, a mini documentary for MTV: 40 years in 15 minutes. From surf skating and empty swimming pools to street skating and punk culture, The History of Skateboarding attempts to distill 4 decades of tumultuous history […]