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Jason Pettigrew

Position: Editor-In-Chief, "old media"

HQ: Cleveland, OH

Pettigrew was a surly Pennsylvania record store employee a la High Fidelity  for many years before discovering AP at a show in Cleveland back when fax machines were de rigeur. He has worked full-time for AP nearly two decades, and has amassed a whole bunch of memories that would mean absolutely nothing to most people, yourself included—but they're his, so leave him alone. He remains cooler than your parents, aunts and uncles, because unlike them, he can wax rhapsodic about everything from My Chemical Romance to the Dillinger Escape Plan to Rene Hell to Pulled Apart By Horses. He has no tattoos or piercings and prides himself on not having substance abuse issues, social diseases or restraining orders taken against him—all things anybody in this line of work have been saddled with at least one moment in time.

TOP FIVE TOTALLY, HELLISHLY OVERRATED ALBUMS EVER

  1. Pearl Jam - Ten
  2. Third Eye Blind - Blue
  3. Radiohead - OK Computer
  4. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
  5. Bruce Springsteen - Anything except Nebraska

Recent Contributor Posts

  1. Helmet’s Page Hamilton fights musical mediocrity—and the business around it

    Helmet’s Page Hamilton fights musical mediocrity—and the business around it

    In these cynical times, it’s easy to throw shade at bands who’ve been around a while, long after they’ve ceased to excite or inspire. But Helmet, the idiosyncratic, reductionist...

  2. BrokeNCYDE return to remind us the world is still a terrible place

    BrokeNCYDE return to remind us the world is still a terrible place

    Sorry to ruin your dinner plans, but BrokenCYDE—the villified crunkcore outfit who make Tyga's "Rack City" sound like a previously unheard Mozart composition—have returned. Their fifth...

  3. Yuimetal is still in BABYMETAL

    Yuimetal is still in BABYMETAL

    A spokesperson from the American mangement company representing BABYMETAL has confirmed Yuimetal remains a member of the Japanese pop/metal alloy act. The statement stems from the fan response to...

  4. Nine Inch Nails announce tour, new EP

    Nine Inch Nails announce tour, new EP

    Electronic-rock icons Nine Inch Nails—led by Trent Reznor—are owning summer with new music and a new tour. Read more: Hear Trent Reznor’s breakup playlist for “listening in...

  5. Punk Rock Bowling is a family affair

    Punk Rock Bowling is a family affair

    [Punk Rock Bowling founder Mark Stern and daughter Madison photo by Danielle Spaust; NOFX at PRB photo by Madison Stern] Punk Rock Bowling, the destination event for punks worldwide, is gearing up...

  6. Need a new island getaway? Prince’s is up for grabs

    Need a new island getaway? Prince’s is up for grabs

    [Photo on left by: NFL/YouTube] It's been a little over two years since the passing of iconic American music legend Prince, and today his estate is putting up the late artist's private...

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Recent Contributor Blogs

  1. See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    See you next fall. And the one after that. And the next one. And…

    Apologies for not getting back to you. Things are just crazy here, what with getting the new issue done, preparing for the AP Fall Tour, editing 157,000 words off the last installment of the AP oral...

  2. The Meme of “Extreme”

    The Meme of “Extreme”

    When discussions ensue about alleged extremity in the current scene of Loud Music Played With Guitars (that phrase sums up everything nicely, doesn’t it?), the same buzzwords and phrases...

  3. Sharing Is Blaring

    Sharing Is Blaring

      When I was a child, there used to be this television commercial that I’d constantly get bombarded with. I think it was one of those feel-good Latter-Day Saints PSA’s that...

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