#341 – 2016
The tears (and fears) of Melanie Martinez; words and pictures by Frank Iero; riding the waves with Waterparks; get behind the drums with Fall Out Boy, Slipknot and Set It Off!
Written by Annie Zaleski
Since the release of Cry Baby last year, Melanie Martinez has only been on the rise. Between conceptualizing, directing and starring in all of her videos, she’s also been selling out tours left and right, all while still finishing up album no. 2. Check out her exclusive note to her fans on page 62.
Also in this issue…
Written by Taylor Markarian
In this exclusive photo special, we had Iero snap Polaroids of the things that inspired his newest release, Parachutes. With handwritten titles and heartfelt commentary, this is Iero at his most honest.
IDOL WORSHIP: STEPHAN JENKINS OF THIRD EYE BLIND AND DEREK SANDERS OF MAYDAY PARADE
These two played an incredible duet at the 2016 APMAs. Now, Sanders sits down with one of his biggest inspirations to learn how to keep your drive during a 20-year career.
Written by Natasha Van Duser
Chelsea Grin busted back on the scene with their clapback single, “Clickbait.” Now, they’re speaking out about the new record, old media and more.
Written by Evan Lucy
This pop-punk band were nobodies just a year ago. Now, they’ve got mentors in the Maddens and a new full-length that puts their hearts firmly on their sleeves—and possibly your younger sisters’, as well.
STICK WITH IT: AP’S DRUMMER SPECIAL
You hear from the lead singer enough. We’ve chosen to let the drummers of FALL OUT BOY, SLIPKNOT, SET IT OFF, HEY VIOLET and many others tell their gnarliest tour stories.
Should musicians be outspoken about their political beliefs?
This month, we’re colliding with ONE OK ROCK and SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, and looking back with PETE WENTZ.
Check out the people behind TAKING BACK SUNDAY and SOUND RINK, as well as a chat with DOUG THE PUG!
TURNSTILE, BOSTON MANOR and KNOCKED LOOSE, as well as 12 bands you’re about to fall in love with.
Get ready in ruffles and pastel for this Melanie Martinez-inspired selection!
The latest from MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, ATTILA, SAYWECANFLY and more.
Albums from bands who broke up this year.