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Jason Pettigrew

Position: Editor-In-Chief, "old media"

HQ: Cleveland, OH

 

Pettigrew was a surly Pennsylvania record store employee a la High Fidelity  for many years before discovering AP at a show in Cleveland back when fax machines were de rigeur. He has worked full-time for AP nearly two decades, and has amassed a whole bunch of memories that would mean absolutely nothing to most people, yourself included—but they're his, so leave him alone. He remains cooler than your parents, aunts and uncles, because unlike them, he can wax rhapsodic about everything from My Chemical Romance to the Dillinger Escape Plan to Rene Hell to Pulled Apart By Horses. He has no tattoos or piercings and prides himself on not having substance abuse issues, social diseases or restraining orders taken against him—all things anybody in this line of work have been saddled with at least one moment in time.

 

TOP FIVE TOTALLY, HELLISHLY OVERRATED ALBUMS EVER

  1. Pearl Jam - Ten
  2. Third Eye Blind - Blue
  3. Radiohead - OK Computer
  4. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
  5. Bruce Springsteen - Anything except Nebraska

 

Recent Contributor Posts

  1. Korn honored for nearly 25 years of blowing our minds

    Korn honored for nearly 25 years of blowing our minds

    Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor didn’t mince any words explaining why Korn were deserving of the Vanguard award at last night’s Alternative Press Music Awards show. Read...

  2. Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! achieves APMAs Icon status

    Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! achieves APMAs Icon status

    [Image credit: Steve Thrasher] PVRIS vocalist Lynn Gunn presented the Icon award to Laura Jane Grace, founder of strident punk band Against Me!, at the APMAs. Read more: And the 2017 APMAs...

  3. APMAs Influencer Feldmann: “I was told I would never amount to anything and they were f***ing wrong”

    APMAs Influencer Feldmann: “I was told I would never amount to anything and they were f***ing wrong”

    John Feldmann is essentially a rock ’n’ roll Swiss Army knife, one whose storied career is populated with multiple high points in the fields of performing, recording, producing, mixing,...

  4. Electric Century’s ‘For The Night To Control’ is the soundtrack for your next escape

    Electric Century’s ‘For The Night To Control’ is the soundtrack for your next escape

  5. 16 iconic photos of your fave bands and the stories behind them

    16 iconic photos of your fave bands and the stories behind them

    [All photos: Lisa Johnson] In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock...

  6. Electric Century premiere “Hey Lacey” and discuss new album—listen

    Electric Century premiere “Hey Lacey” and discuss new album—listen

    [Photo by: Jason Debiak] Electric Century—the duo of former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way and New London Fire’s Dave Debiak—will finally have their debut album, For The...

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Recent Contributor Blogs

  1. See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    Apologies for not getting back to you. Things are just crazy here, what with getting the new issue done, preparing for the AP Fall Tour, editing 157,000 words off the last installment of the AP oral...

  2. The Meme of “Extreme”

    The Meme of “Extreme”

    When discussions ensue about alleged extremity in the current scene of Loud Music Played With Guitars (that phrase sums up everything nicely, doesn’t it?), the same buzzwords and phrases...

  3. Sharing Is Blaring

    Sharing Is Blaring

      When I was a child, there used to be this television commercial that I’d constantly get bombarded with. I think it was one of those feel-good Latter-Day Saints PSA’s that...

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