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Best punk singers of the 2010s

The 10 best punk vocalists of the 2010s upheld tradition in a new era

Welcome to Alternative Press’ 10 best punk vocalists of the ‘10s. As we noted when counting down punk’s greatest guitarists of this period, the...

10 rockers from the ‘50s who influenced rock ‘n’ roll, punk and more

Elvis Presley portrayed by actor Michael St. Gerard performing “Baby Let’s Play House” in 1955 in the 1990 ABC TV series “Elvis”: Rockabilly is the...
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10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk

Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being...
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Kid Congo Powers is the most outside insider in all of punk rock

Kid Congo Powers has been one of punk rock’s most valuable players since 1979. That was the moment when boho poet/Slash journalist/Blondie fan club...
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10 punk guitarists who took a unique approach to the genre in the ’10s

When the ball dropped in New York City’s Times Square at the stroke of midnight Dec. 31, 2009, punk rock had been around 35...
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18 alternative songs that were actually nominated for Oscars

There are three types when it comes to songs in feature films: The first is the song that you just know isn’t only going...
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New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain dies at age 69

Sylvain Sylvain Mizrahi—born in Cairo, Egypt on Valentine’s Day, 1951—died Wednesday, losing a battle with cancer. He was 69. You knew him as Sylvain...
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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...
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Embracing his influences helped grandson unlock a whole new world

Jordan Benjamin is at a point in his career where he can be honest about his influences. Yes, his debut full-length and conceptual introduction as...

Little Richard influenced everyone from David Bowie to Kurt Cobain

Richard Wayne Penniman, known to the greater world as Little Richard, died this morning at his home in Tennessee. He was 87. With a...