FALL OUT BOY
Remember the terms fans and critics used to paint the enduring Chicago quartet? “Pop-punk.” “Melodic hardcore.” “Emo.” Those debates subsided long ago, but it doesn’t mean Fall Out Boy are kicking back and phoning their next record in. In this world-exclusive cover story, we find the intrepid foursome embracing new spheres of influence and ways of working while continuing to challenge our perceptions of music—and life.
Written by Evan Lucy
GIVE ’EM THE AXE! AP’S 2017 GUITAR SPECIAL
Sorry, laptop jockeys: No guitars means there’s no rock to be had. That’s why we had players from PIERCE THE VEIL, FRANK IERO AND THE PATIENCE, SUM 41, NEW FOUND GLORY, WATERPARKS, CODE ORANGE and more discuss their instruments while offering advice to would-be six-stringed heroes. Plus, new models and devices to keep your show on the road!
In case you simply can’t wait to get your hands on the tour-exclusive photo books, here’s some behind-the-scenes shots hand-picked by the Chicago rockers themselves.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
With a new major-label deal and a mighty new album, Chris Motionless’ juggernaut of industrial metal is ready for superstardom. But like everything else in the frontman’s life, it’s going to happen on his own terms.
Written by Taylor Markarian
Traipsing across Lexington, Kentucky, with TOO CLOSE TO TOUCH.
Going to the dogs with Brendon Urie of PANIC! AT THE DISCO.
LANY, GRAYSCALE, VINYL THEATRE and 12 more bands to soundtrack your life in the best
Don’t ask why: Just embrace the tie dye! Not to mention all the new merch from your fave brands…
New releases from MISS MAY I, A LOT LIKE BIRDS, JIMMY URINE and more.
Songs about never growing up.
Covers and content photo: Brendan Walter