#291 – 2012
Green Day are back and better than ever—find out the details on their ambitious triple album in this exclusive story, plus features on Circa Survive, Memphis May Fire, our Noise On The Side special + more!
For close to 30 years, America’s favorite punk-rock trio have sold millions of records and concert tickets, jumpstarted a war on political apathy and had a ton of fun the whole time. So what do you do when you’ve hit 40, got money in the bank and have kids to raise? If your answer wasn’t “stay in a studio and hammer out three albums’ worth of reaffirming rock,” then it’s obvious you know nothing about Green Day…
NOISE ON THE SIDE
It’s that time of the year for AP to celebrate the latest in some of your favorite bands’ side projects. Check out the new outlets for members of PIERCE THE VEIL, SAY ANYTHING, EISLEY, NEW FOUND GLORY, ALKALINE TRIO, RISE AGAINST, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL and FAKE PROBLEMS, and watch your playlists get even more awesome.
The men of Circa learned that when they chose to become completely autonomous from the music industry’s standards and practices, they took on a whole lot of work—and greater satisfaction.
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE
Plagued by middling sales, label apathy and a rotating lineup, it seemed like this metalcore unit were completely over. Factor in one charismatic frontman and a sympathetic label, and their game was changed, big time.
OP-ED: THE STORY SO FAR bassist KELEN CAPENER
THE AP POLL
Featuring advice and inside information from MISS MAY I, NOFX, LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES and more.
THE AP CATALOG
Dear politicians: Socialism will never catch on in America because, well, people like to own stuff.
SET IT OFF, JUST LIKE VINYL, TOY and more.
The AP Record Store is prepped with new tunes from GO RADIO, TITLE FIGHT, BLAQK AUDIO, AMANDA PALMER, GALLOWS, THE AMITY AFFLICTION, BEN FOLDS FIVE, TWO GALLANTS, MURDER BY DEATH, BAND OF HORSES, HANDGUNS, PAPER ROUTE, AS I LAY DYING, DINOSAUR JR and more.
10 ESSENTIAL PARENTHETICAL ROCK SONGS
Do you believe in the power of the parentheses? These 10 bands do.