Blink

#252 - February 2010

BLINK-182

These legendary SoCal pop-punk miscreants influenced generations to pick up guitars and drums to make soundtracks to their own poop jokes. Just don’t call it a “reunion.”

SPECIALS

THE ORAL HISTORY OF THE BOUNCING SOULS

Brendan Manley follows the peaks and valleys of the dirty Jerz’s finest punk-rock outfit.

THE BAND WHO CHANGED MY LIFE: AP’s 24th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

This month, we’re celebrating our 24th anniversary the best way we know how; by letting the bands tell us who influenced them to pick up an instrument. Members of PARAMORE, THE USED, CIRCA SURVIVE, FALL OUT BOY, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, PAINT IT BLACK and many others weigh in on their longtime favorites.

SECTIONS

INCOMING

WIRETAPPING

OP-ED: JUSTIN PEARSON of THE LOCUST

AP POLL

NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO

AP:DIY

Featuring advice and inside information from PROTEST THE HERO, NORMA JEAN, GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS and more.

AP RECOMMENDS

SHOOK ONES, THE AGGROLITES, WHITE LIES and more.

AP STYLE

SCREENING

Starring JUNO TEMPLE

REVIEWS

With all the extra scratch we made from Record Store Day, we could afford to give The AP Record Store a fresh coat of paint. Check out our sleek new look, as well as reviews on new discs from Rancid, Coalesce, the Sounds, Anti-Flag, Dredg, the Higher, Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Emery, Sonic Youth, Poison The Well, Family Force 5, New York Dolls, Spinnerette and more.

10 ESSENTIAL “SUMMER” SONGS