Tag: buzzcocks

Motorhead

These 11 punk-rock drummers defined the 1980s

Welcome to Alternative Press’ selection of the 1980s’ 11 best punk drummers. One key factor happened that changed it, and the character of its...
Bob Mould

Punk legend Bob Mould on unleashing his need to scream with ‘Blue Hearts’

"Government authorize education/(Don't mean a thing)/They'll teach you what they want you to think/(Don't mean a thing)/Saturation of stars and stripes/(Don't mean a thing)/The...

The 10 best punk drummers of the 1970s displayed great skill and power

“You’re only as good as your drummer,” Clash singer/rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer lamented in their documentary Westway To The World, as he recounted Nicky...

Gang Of Four on what they learned from James Brown, COVID-19 and more

Welcome to the second installment of our exclusive two-part conversation with Leeds, U.K. post-punk icons Gang Of Four, represented by singer Jon King and...

1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form

Top 15 punk albums of 1998? You’d be forgiven for thinking that there weren’t any in the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated...
kid congo powers

Kid Congo Powers on his new EP and the LGBTQIA+ roots of punk

Kid Congo Powers, one of avant garage punk’s secret weapons, was interviewed March 9 from his Tucson, Arizona, home that he shares with his...
best 90s punk rock singers kathleen hanna billie joe armstrong

11 singers who helped define the vocal style of punk rock in the ‘90s

The ‘90s: the decade punk went mainstream. First, SoundScan made radio safe for Nirvana and the grunge-ified hordes. Then Green Day and other pop-punk...
punk albums 1996 anti flag bikini kill

These 15 classic albums made 1996 a crucial year in punk history

1996: President Bill Clinton was squaring off against Kansas Sen. Bob Dole in a successful bid for a second term in the White House....

11 LGBTQIA+ punk musicians who changed the genre forever

It stands to reason LGBTQIA+ culture informed, inspired and enmeshed with punk, down to the crossover with the ’70s glam scene that helped spawn...
canadian punk bands pointed sticks D.O.A. doa

10 bands who put the Canadian punk scene on the map

Though all but forgotten by this point—save for documentary films like excellent Vancouver overview Bloodied But Unbowed and recent Teenage Head retrospective Picture My...