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10 bands who had to change their name after already releasing music

There's a lot of pressure that comes with choosing a band name. After all, the last thing anyone wants to do is totally rebrand...
Cobra Lounge

Anti-semitic metal band tries tricking venues with name change

Earlier in October, it was reported by Metal Sucks that a New Jersey venue, Dingbatz, faced backlash after they refused to cancel a show that featured Nyogthaeblisz, a...

18 bands that have changed their names

Sometimes, the first try really doesn’t work out when it comes to band names. Plenty of bands have changed their names for a variety...
Slipknot

20 nü-metal bands that defined the late ’90s and early 2000s

On paper, hip-hop and metal shouldn’t work together — two polarizing genres with very different intentions and attitudes. However, thanks to a new wave...
Nirvana 1992 cover story

Nirvana’s 1992 cover captures a band breaking into the mainstream

With our Jan-Feb 1992 cover (#44), AltPress highlighted grunge pioneers Nirvana. Just following the Sept. 1991 release of the band’s legendary record Nevermind, the...

1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form

Top 15 punk albums of 1998? You’d be forgiven for thinking that there weren’t any in the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated...
Frank Iero early days interview

Frank Iero on early bands and the years before My Chemical Romance

We all know that no one is born “cool.” And Frank Iero—along with so many of the musicians and people he encountered, befriended and...
the modern lovers boston punk rock

These 10 bands made Boston one of America’s greatest punk-rock towns

A greasy R&B riff rips from the speakers, coated in more fuzz than a peach orchard wearing a 50-year-old wool sweater. A singer with...

11 LGBTQIA+ punk musicians who changed the genre forever

It stands to reason LGBTQIA+ culture informed, inspired and enmeshed with punk, down to the crossover with the ’70s glam scene that helped spawn...
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10 legendary bands who built the foundation of the grunge genre

Despite the grousings of certain members of punk’s first generation, grunge most certainly earned its place on rock’s historical timeline, the perfect antidote to...