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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...

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...

These 10 bands prove that Cleveland was one of punk’s earliest capitals

Alternative Press’ native home of Cleveland, Ohio, stands alongside New York City and London as one of punk’s birthplaces. Yet, few outside of U.K....

Gang Of Four on their political roots, new box set ‘‘77-’81’ and more

When Leeds, U.K. post-punks Gang Of Four first appeared on American shores in 1980, they were simultaneously startling, exciting, fierce, warm, familiar and yet...
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How punk and reggae united and went “outernational” to rule the world

This past March 5, the French punk label Guerilla Asso quietly slipped a genius album into the marketplace: Rocket To Kingston, credited to Bobby...
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10 old-school punk bands who created the blueprint for the hardcore scene

1979: As far as the American record business was concerned, punk rock was finished. They’d spent a packet on the Sex Pistols, Ramones and...
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15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre

Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised...

10 essential political bands every punk fan needs to hear

When pub-rock singer Joe Strummer of the 101ers first met with former London SS guitarist Mick Jones in 1976 to brainstorm material for a...
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Hear Tom Morello and Serj Tankian cover this Gang Of Four classic

Tom Morello and Serj Tankian are treating Rage Against The Machine and System Of A Down fans to another collaboration. Both Morello and Tankian are among...
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2020 in memoriam: Remembering the ones we lost

Each year comes with loss and change. 2020, in particular, has been one with an overwhelming amount of grief. It’s hard to know what...