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Exclusive Interview/Recap: Metallica's Kirk Hammett at the "Obey Your Master" art opening

(For a gallery of photos from the event, please click here.) When eighteen-year-old Kirk Hammett was blasting UFO in his bedroom and dreaming about getting his band Exodus off the ground, he couldn't possibly have conceived that over 30 years later he'd be mingling at an art gallery filled with elaborate pieces inspired by music […]

The 11 Of 2011: The Year's Most-read Reviews

Over the next week, we'll be taking a look back at 2011 by unveiling our most popular Altpress.com features of the year—today, we share the 11 most-read reviews on Altpress.com of 2011 (and links to each in case you missed them—just click the album art to read). This is THE 11 OF 2011. 1. Destroy […]

Underrated Band of 2011

Underrated Band of the Year: Yellowcard “Their music is amazing, and their lyrics are inspiring and honest.” – Emma Borwick, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK (Photo: Nicole Zeno) It’s been a good year for Yellowcard. Returning from a hiatus, the band released When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes in March, toured all over the world and gained […]

From The Mag: AP's Ten Essential Albums of 2011

(This list was originally printed in AP 282, which is on newsstands now and available for purchase here. That's the cover, right up there. —ed.) From splendid side projects to killer comebacks and brash upstarts to established acts hitting their high-water mark, 2011 was jam-packed with some truly incredible releases. Each of AP’s editors had […]

10 Essential Albums of 2011: Editors' Lists

With AP 282 on newsstands everywhere (and for sale here, too) and our 10 Essential Albums of 2011 highlighting the back page of the issue, it's now time to roll out the lists from our individual editors. Check them out below and leave your Top 10 in the comments! JASON PETTIGREW, EDITOR IN CHIEF 1. […]

Exclusive Interview: William Beckett opens up about the Academy Is... split and the future

Fans of THE ACADEMY IS… woke up to some heartbreaking news last weekend: With a simple post on their Facebook page, the Chicago band announced their break-up after eight years, three full-length albums and plenty of high-profile tours (including a stint on the 2009 AP Tour). Although frontman WILLIAM BECKETT assured he’s working on a […]

#278-The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years #278 – July 2011 ORDER ISSUE MEMBERSHIPS DIGITAL EDITION WHERE TO FIND AP     THE WONDER YEARS The flag for the next generation of earnest pop-punk has been jammed into the soil of Eastern Pennsylvania, and these DIY-or-death upstarts are leading the charge.         CLASS REUNION: THE 10 MOST […]

#277.1-We Are Warped

Breathe Carolina #277.1 – June 2011 ORDER ISSUE MEMBERSHIPS DIGITAL EDITION WHERE TO FIND AP WE ARE WARPED! The Vans Warped Tour heads out on its 17th summer, ready to traverse the nation’s highways and parking lots with a cavalcade of bands in tow. But more importantly, this year’s summer campaign is all about uniting the […]

#277.2-We Are Warped

#277.2 – June 2011 ORDER ISSUE MEMBERSHIPS DIGITAL EDITION WHERE TO FIND AP   WE ARE WARPED! The Vans Warped Tour heads out on its 17th summer, ready to traverse the nation’s highways and parking lots with a cavalcade of bands in tow. But more importantly, this year’s summer campaign is all about uniting the tribes […]