From the foot of the stage to the corporate boardroom, the eyes of the music world are closely watching the rise of these young post-hardcore heroes. But it’s only the beginning, as 2002 looks to become The Year That Punk Broke all over again.
30 SECONDS TO MARS
Jaan Uhelzski does her so-called interview with actor Jared Leto about his adventures in music, but the conversation just goes in a not-so-perfect circle.
OUR ANNUAL "RECORD AND PRAY" RECORDINGS GUIDE
A.P. takes a peek inside the home studios of A Perfect Circle, Milemarker and Pedro The Lion, and gives you a glimpse at the new gear that will help you throw down the rock while you maintain the size of your wallet.
A.P.’s BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE
A.P. gives you the lowdown on the pursuit of higher education. We’ll set your ass straight with eight pages of info that debunks the myths of college; examines the success rate of college-rock heroes; provides ammo for campus stereo wars, and guides you toward essential new swag.
Omaha’s Bright Eyes slouch toward cult stardom and beat Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska at its own depressing game. Meanwhile, SuicideGirls.com one-ups Makeoutclub with the first-ever emo porn; hip-hop producer Necro gets dirtier than Snoop and Treach; girls get their own rock summer camp; and we get the exclusive final interview with Botch and an early look at the “lost” System Of A Down CD.
Shiri Appleby danced with the Incubus mafia before growing up into Hollywood’s good girl; Now Showing peeps the Factory Records pic 24 Hour Party People and grills real-life Factory boss Tony Wilson; and DVD Wrap-Up ollies from Dogtown to Middle-Earth.
Can’t fight the Seether; can’t pigeonhole Apoptygma Berzerk; and can’t get over Onelinedrawing. Plus nine new artists we can’t get out of our heads in the Lowdown.
Reviews this issue of new releases by Filter, Queens Of The Stone Age, Flaming Lips, Lost Goat, Vex Red, Division Of Laura Lee, Aphrodite, Super_Collider, Reel Big Fish, Casket Lottery and many more; Self-Analysis gets an earful from Faith No More-lovin’ metal-emo combo Glassjaw and spry alt-rock icons Sonic Youth; introducing new columns Pigeonholed and Back-Pedal; plus Reissue Redux.
10 ESSENTIAL/ GARAGE-ROCK ALBUMS
Garage rock may be all the rage in ’02 with Courtney Love and the tools who take her word as gospel, but let’s not forget: This sound’s been here before, and the Hives, as much as we love ’em, didn’t do it first.