The next 8 “legacy artists”—who are they?
These artists are paving the next genres of alternative music right now. It's time to pay flowers to the musicians who are still around today.
6 underrated nonbinary artists who deserve far more hype
We're celebrating nonbinary artists who you might not know yet, but trust us, you need to. From Shamir to JER, these artists deserve more hype.
5 beauty products taking over #AltBeautyTikTok
With a 2000s alt revival here, TikTok has become the hub for breaking trends in alternative beauty. From goths to kawaii, or emo to e-girl, these are the products that TikTok loves to hype.
Here’s how fans reacted to the shocking twist finale of Stranger Things season 4, volume 2
Stranger Things season 4, volume 2 aired today, and people were not happy with the shocking twists that came hurling at our beloved Hawkins rag-tag team.
Avril Lavigne recreates iconic Let Go album cover for 20th anniversary
Avril Lavigne recreated her iconic Let Go album cover from 2002. The record turned 20 this year.
Phoebe Bridgers, Olivia Rodrigo, more react to the end of Roe V. Wade
On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade. From Phoebe Bridgers and Olivia Rodrigo to Laura Jane Grace, here's how musicians reacted.
How the Boulet Brothers, Venus Envy and more are breaking the boundaries of drag
Smeared lipstick, vivaciously spiked hair, large pleather boots — drag and alternative culture are not so dissimilar, the two having danced hand in hand over the decades, basking in one another’s great glory. Drag and punk share the same ethos, after all: stamping out hate, doing it yourself and pushing the boundaries of what society demands. ’80s hair-...
Inside Goth Girlfriends’ London takeover
From "crypto bros" to "goth girlfriends," despite the vastly growing world of Web3, there remains an absence of diverse, marginalized groups represented in these spaces. Opportunities for artistic innovation are now being led by predominantly male, white, cisgendered voices, leaving little inspiration for women, people of color or those who identify with the LGBTQ+ community to
Meet the My Chemical Romance superfans camping through thunderstorms
This weekend My Chemical Romance kicked off their huge worldwide tour in the U.K., starting at Cornwall, England’s Eden Project. Ahead of the band’s first performance at Milton Keynes Stadium, where they’ll be residing for four nights in a row starting Thursday May 18, Alternative Press caught up with fans camping out from the crack of dawn, despite weather warnings and the brisk British spring br
My Chemical Romance release first new music since 2014, “The Foundations of Decay”—listen
My Chemical Romance have released a new track, “The Foundations Of Decay.” The single is their first new music since 2014. Ahead of their performances next week in the United Kingdom, My Chemical Romance have dropped the new song out of the blue in true mysterious My Chemical Romance fashion. Read more...
How ‘After Laughter’ became Paramore’s saving grace
Have we retired the “ahead of its time” cliché yet? Granted, nowadays it is grossly misused for releases that barely scratch the surface even at their best. But on its five-year anniversary, if we take a look back at Paramore’s 2017 record After Laughter, there really is no other release in their discography that better emphasizes that sentiment. Though not entirely groundbr...
The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad passes away at 41
Trevor Strnad, lead vocalist for The Black Dahlia Murder, has passed away at the age of 41. Read a statement from the band below. The tragic news was delivered via social media from the band, along with a heartfelt message toward their longtime bandmate and friend...
Neck Deep announce departure of longtime drummer Dani Abasi
Neck Deep have announced the departure of their longtime drummer Dani Abasi. Read a statement from Abasi below. A statement posted across their social media, written and signed off by Abasi himself, says the drummer will be investing more time in his solo projects...
Hayley Williams joins Billie Eilish for “Misery Business” duet at Coachella
During the second Coachella weekend, Billie Eilish brought out Paramore's Hayley Williams for a "Misery Business" duet. Check out the performance below. The pair also performed Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever.” Within hours of their performance, the clip has gone wildly viral on social media, with many fans excited to see the duo collaborating. But it’s no surp...
How TikTok allows artists to take direct control of their own narratives
In the age of accessibility, where you now can learn how to produce your own tracks from YouTube tutorials, young women in music are taking their careers back into their own hands. Fading are the tedious mind games from an industry resilient in its sexist ways; no stooping to the “female-fronted” trope to sell yourself or groveling for the same opportunities handed to men. While grou...
Tim Feerick, longtime bassist of Dance Gavin Dance, passes away
Tim Feerick, longtime bassist of Dance Gavin Dance, has tragically passed away. The news came from a statement from the band. The group shared the news across their social media, expressing that they are “absolutely devastated” at this “untimely loss” of their friend and bandmate. The full statement ...
Watch a trailer for a Marcel The Shell feature film
In 2014, Jenny Slate and co-creator Dean Fleischer-Camp announced their viral short-film series starring Marcel, a talking shell with shoes on, would make its big-picture debut. Almost a decade later, we finally have a trailer. Marcel The Shell (With Shoes On), an A24 film, is a mockumentary detailing Marcel’s search for his family. It leads ...
Tributes pour in for Taylor Hawkins at 64th annual GRAMMYs
Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 64th annual GRAMMYs paid a heartfelt tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who recently passed away at age 50. During their “In Memoriam” section of the programming, Hawkins was celebrated for his accolades and success. A compilation o...
Foo Fighters win every GRAMMY in rock category
Foo Fighters have bagged all three rock awards at the 64th GRAMMY Awards. The event is hosted by the Recording Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nominated for Best Rock Performance ("Making A Fire"), Best Rock Song (“Waiting On A War") and Best Rock Album (Medicine At Midnight), the band won all three categories. Unli...
7 times rock fought back, from Rage Against The Machine to Pussy Riot
On March 28, Florida lawmakers officially passed their “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. As reported by The Guardian, the bill signed by Florida Gov. Ron Desantis forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten to third grade. The policy has f...