[Photo by: Giselle Dias] 

Lynn Gunn got caught up in the whirlwind of being in a successful band, and it almost carried her far and away from her goals. Now, she’s sharing her travails and breakthroughs in the latest issue of AP.

While recording PVRIS’ ambitious and ornate All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell, Gunn found herself feeling burnt out, overthinking everything and feeling emotionally detached. “I was not happy with where I was at,” she says. “And I knew that if I stayed there, and if I continued to be in that, nothing that we would do from there on out would even matter. We could conquer the world, and if I was in that space, emotionally and mentally, none of it would have meant anything.”

Gunn goes on to talk about how she took charge of her life and tackled her issues head on. Read the full story, only available in AP Issue 355.

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We paired some crucial quotes about determination, introspection and inspiration to photos of the rockers who said them. Consider this our vastly superior version of those boring motivational posters that are really big in office buildings. Let these words from your favorite musicians inspire you when you need it most, including TWENTY ONE PILOTS, THE 1975, PARAMORE, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, HENRY ROLLINS and many more...


The solo vehicle for State Champs’ Ryan Scott Graham has traversed the realm of music to wander into photography and creative writing. See images and short stories by Graham compiled just for this issue.


Buddy Nielsen was an outspoken, shoot-from-the-hip mover and shaker in the early days of 21st century emo. Now he’s replacing bad memories and bad choices with all the light he can find.

Plus, hardcore’s candidate for the most interesting man alive Keith Buckley of EVERY TIME I DIE ponders small talk with diner employees, the end of Warped and the most rock thing he ever witnessed. Landon Tewers of THE PLOT IN YOU chronicles his quest for bettering himself. We go behind the making of Of Mice & Men’s Defy. We tell you 10 ESSENTIAL characters from songs that you definitely don’t want to date. Trust us. And of course, 12 up-and-coming bands dominating our playlists this month.

Get all this and more in this month’s AltPress!