Waterparks on making "SELF-SABOTAGE" with Good Charlotte and their collaborative new LP

In an interview with AP, Waterparks detail the creative process behind “SELF-SABOTAGE,” collaborating with Good Charlotte, and what to expect from their new album.

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 […]

Josh Katz and Joel Madden on why Badflower know exactly who they are

With the recent release of their second album, a gold-certified single under their belt and high-octane live performances, Badflower are crushing it. The four-piece have cemented their presence in the industry as assertive rockers who create music with a purpose. THIS IS HOW THE WORLD ENDS, their second full-length, encapsulates the present day and all […]

AltPress Weekly: Oasis, WILLOW, boyish, JAWNY, Softcult and more

We’re back with another AltPress Weekly. Each week, we highlight the things we want you to check out. We shout out new discoveries and longtime favorites, the best new, old and everything in between. We’ll also always keep you up to date with the latest coverage over at Alternative Press, along with the stories we […]

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 […]

Tom DeLonge thinks it’s funny when people impersonate “I Miss You"

You discovered him during his tenure with blink-182. And you’re still rocking out to him as the founder of Angels And Airwaves. We’re proud to have alt-rock icon/unidentified aerial phenomena enthusiast Tom DeLonge in front of the APTV camera. Shot at his SoCal home, DeLonge was gracious enough to tell us 10 things about himself that you truly […]

Joel Madden, Pierre Bouvier and Jordan Pundik discuss rescheduled tour

Pop-punk legends Simple Plan and New Found Glory have announced their rescheduled Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead tour. The groups will hit the road this fall, supported by emerging alt-pop artist LØLØ. Alternative Press and Live Nation have partnered to offer a special presale in advance of the run, launching May 26. To learn more […]

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 trio wrote and […]

Aly & AJ and Joel Madden take a deep-dive into the duo’s new record

If Aly & AJ’s new record makes you feel happy and warm, then it has accomplished exactly what they hoped it would. a touch of the beat gets you up on your feet gets you out and then into the sun is an album infused with pure joy. When they set out to make it, […]

There’s one artist Awsten Knight listens to every Christmas

Christmas music is one of the most divisive topics out there. There are people who immediately channel their inner Mariah Carey once Halloween winds down into the first day of November. And there are those who can’t stand festive tunes no matter how hard they try. And then there are Waterparks, who definitely have some […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here's how Ice Nine Kills' Spencer Charnas became a horror fan

When APTV Director Bobby Makar asked Spencer Charnas what his favorite scary movie is, he wasn’t setting up a bloodbath. Indeed, the Ice Nine Kills singer is a die-hard enthusiast of scary movies of all kinds. Horror films, splatter reels, you name it. If it bleeds, it feeds Charnas’ imagination to run wild in his […]

Believe it or not, parental support was the biggest influence on GWAR

For over three decades, the members of GWAR have been pushing risque humor, audience endurance and decibel meters. Their schtick of being “Antarctica’s No. 1 band” never gets old. That’s because they never focused solely on just one element. Between tasteless jokes and tasty riffs, the Richmond, Virginia, performance art collective-cum-metal force mean a lot […]

Less Than Jake promise you'll love their new record if you're already a fan

Less Than Jake are still riding the third wave that they helped create, and they aren’t looking to give up their upstrokes anytime soon. Guitarist/frontman/resident energy valve Chris DeMakes isn’t worried about winning critics over. Instead, he wants to continue to satisfy the listeners who could really use an LTJ show right now. “If you […]

Mayday Parade prefer to play in their videos than act in them

One of the most gratifying moments in the world is when we see an aggressive bully get some karmic retribution. Apparently Mayday Parade feel that way, as well. Today they’re releasing the video for “First Train,” a track from their new EP, Out Of Here. While the band perform, the focus is on actor J. […]

There’s one ’70s punk-rock icon that Anti-Flag all agree is a badass

High-powered punks Anti-Flag recently celebrated the release of their documentary, Beyond Barricades: The Story Of Anti-Flag. Over the course of nearly three decades, the Pittsburgh-based punks have opened ears, eyes and hearts across the world with their political consciousness. While their tenure in the punk scene is certainly noteworthy, we asked them to weigh in […]

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 […]
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