My Chemical Romance

#272.2 – January 2011

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
For close to a decade, the New Jersey contingent staked their own claim in America's post-emo landscape, resonating with fans and flummoxing their detractors. Last year, they lost focus, a drummer and their sense of self. This year, they're getting it all back—and more.

SPECIALS

LIFE AFTER PUNK
Attention, bands: There might be a time where you won’t want to get in the van, scrounge for gas money and live on road food and Stacker 2. But don’t fret. AP caught up with former members of SENSES FAIL, WEEZER, AGAINST ME!, JAWBOX, SNAPCASE and others who have left their picks and sticks behind for more real-world pursuits.

WE DON’T NEED YOUR STINKIN’ GENERATION GAP!
Brian Fallon of THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM founder and iconic SOCIAL DISTORTION frontman Mike Ness shoot the breeze on the creative process, fixing cars and why today’s band names suck.

FEATURES

PARKWAY DRIVE
The story of how some cheerful, carefree Australian dudes trafficking in bone-snapping metalcore ended up with both a tortured worldview and chart success in their homeland.

EMMURE
Do you want hardcore or do you want the truth? Lucky for you, frontman Frankie Palmeri is going to give you both.

 

SECTIONS

INCOMING
WIRETAPPING
OP-ED:Chuck Ragan
AP POLL
NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO

AP:DIY
Featuring advice and inside information from CARTEL, ABANDON ALL SHIPS, THIS IS HELL, MAYDAY PARADE and more.

AP STYLE

AP RECOMMENDS
RED CITY RADIO, TIGERS JAW, CLOUD NOTHINGS and more.

REVIEWS
Let the AP Record Storesoundtrack your Valentine’s Day with new releases from BAYSIDE, A SKYLIT DRIVE, BRIGHT EYES, DESTROY REBUILD UNTIL GOD SHOWS, THOMAS GILES, I SEE STARS, DARKEST HOUR, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, MOGWAI, FULL BLOWN CHAOS, CUT COPY, THE GO! TEAM, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD and more.

10 ESSENTIAL PRE-MO ALBUMS
Sure, you might know what emo is, but these 10 bands were doing it before anyone—including themselves—even realized it.

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