Tag: the Clash

The Rolling Stones

11 bands that prove the Rolling Stones’ influence on punk was enormous

The Rolling Stones invented the very notion of the modern rock ‘n’ roll band. Which means, in turn, their impact on punk rock and...
lorraine petel famous last words radio

Lorraine Petel’s Famous Last Words and the future of rock radio

Lorraine Petel has a deep background in music and radio, from early roots in the punk scene to developing content for Sonos, NTS radio...
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...
Green Day 'Nimrod'

Revisit ‘Nimrod’: the moment Green Day ripped up their own rulebook

Technically, my first exposure to punk was through Green Day’s Dookie. At the time, I was young—probably too young. As kids so often do,...
Ska's influence on punk

How ska paved the way for punk… and took over the world along the...

“We’re the Interrupters! We’re from Los Angeles, California!” the young guitarist announces over a fanfare, as the camera pulls back and reveals a four-piece...
10 bands influenced by the Ramones

These 10 bands showcase the Ramones’ undying influence on music

Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 2021: The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar played by Johnny Ramone on every Ramones album from 1977 onward and...
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...

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...