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Steve Caballero on intersection of punk and skateboarding with new band Urethane
Steve Caballero on intersection of punk and skateboarding with new band Urethane
For Steve Caballero, the intersection of punk and skateboarding has always been at the forefront of what he does and creates for the world. Caballero burst onto the skateboarding scene in the groundbreaking years of the early ’80s and ’90s, skating alongside the sport’s most iconic figures while living in Southern California during its renaissance period, where punk rock was at its most prolific
Joel Madden, Pierre Bouvier and Jordan Pundik love seeing fans of all ages
Joel Madden, Pierre Bouvier and Jordan Pundik love seeing fans of all ages
Simple Plan and New Found Glory have finally announced their rescheduled Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead tour. The groups will hit the road this fall, supported by rising alt-pop artist LØLØ. The Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead tour was announced to great anticipation in February 2020, just following the release of New Found Glory’s latest album, Forever And Ever x Infinity. Slated to begin in May, the to...
Awsten Knight and Joel Madden have a low tolerance for boredom—watch
Awsten Knight and Joel Madden have a low tolerance for boredom—watch
Given Waterparks’ discography, it would have been entirely acceptable and too easy for them to release a true-to-form greatest hits record composed of fan-favorite tracks. But rather than revisiting their previous accomplishments and restyling them, Waterparks’ fourth full-length, Greatest Hits, creates an encapsulating space that analyzes the perception of reality. While the ...
State Champs can agree on the best pop-punk band but not much else
State Champs can agree on the best pop-punk band but not much else
If you’ve ever needed a knowledgeable pop-punk band to answer all of your burning early ’00s pop music questions, State Champs have you covered. Or if you need a couple of guys to rank pop-punk legends, they can do that too. And they’re not afraid to stir up some controversy or crank out some choreography in the process.  The choreogr...
Dave Hause doesn’t believe in musical guilty pleasures and neither should you
Dave Hause doesn’t believe in musical guilty pleasures and neither should you
Dave Hause is a staple of the modern punk community. The former frontman of the highly revered defunct punk outfit the Loved Ones. He also had a short-lived stint as a guitarist in the legendary hardcore punk act Paint It Black. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention his tenure in punk supergroup, the Falcon.  ...
Here’s how MOD SUN ended up singing with Fall Out Boy at an early gig
Here’s how MOD SUN ended up singing with Fall Out Boy at an early gig
MOD SUN can’t help but smile when he recalls an early Fall Out Boy show in 2003 at the Quest’s Ascot Room in Minneapolis. The artist still vividly remembers the moment a Take This To Your Grave-era Patrick Stump started belting an a cappella version of “Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy.” How could he no...
Here’s what Tom Morello thinks the Democratic Party can do better
Here’s what Tom Morello thinks the Democratic Party can do better
Modern-day guitar legend Tom Morello has never shied away from politics. Back in the ’80s, the Rage Against The Machine guitarist worked as a scheduling secretary for California Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston for two years. Now, Morello is better known as Rage’s ever-respected king of strings, making his voice heard time and time again. Even his well-d...
Here’s how Bert McCracken ended up collabing with MGK on “body bag”
Here’s how Bert McCracken ended up collabing with MGK on “body bag”
If there’s one thing Bert McCracken is proving this year, it’s that being stuck in quarantine in no way equates to stagnation. From the release of the Used’s Heartwork in April to his long-awaited collaboration on Machine Gun Kelly’s track “body bag,” alongside YUNGBLUD, the singer is hardly lacking in new content. Now, he’s adding advocacy to the a...

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