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Photographer Bob Gruen talks new book and capturing punk’s early days
Photographer Bob Gruen talks new book and capturing punk’s early days
Each month, Alternative Press Gallery explores the work of photographers, directors and other creatives who help shape the music world from behind the scenes. With each issue, we explore the stories behind the shoots and take deep dives into the most compelling media, asking about the vision as well as the happy accidents that create some of the most powerful moments in music...
DED’s positive message behind their new album ‘School Of Thought’
DED’s positive message behind their new album ‘School Of Thought’
Established six years ago purely as a means of paying homage to their metal forefathers Korn, Slipknot and Pantera, the buzz surrounding DED soon grew way beyond the members’ expectations. Before they knew it, the band were caught up in a whirlwind of intense touring, mounting public attention and the opportunity to record their debut album with legendary producer John Feldmann. T...
15 metal artists who went solo and blew audiences away even more
15 metal artists who went solo and blew audiences away even more
Whether it’s a less than amicable split with their former band or an unfulfilled urge to pursue a different path of musical creativity, the biggest names in the metal world have tried going solo at one point. However, it takes a certain caliber of artist to hold up a career under their name alone, whether it’s a long-term departure from their status quo or a temporary break to fill a career gap. M
AltPress Weekly: Bob Dylan, Meet Me @ The Altar, Trixie Mattel and more
AltPress Weekly: Bob Dylan, Meet Me @ The Altar, Trixie Mattel and more
Welcome to the second installment of AltPress Weekly. Each week, we’ll cover new things we want you to check out. We’ll shout out fresh song drops and vintage finds, highlighting longtime favorites and brand-new discoveries. We’ll also feature the stories we can’t stop thinking about, along with all of the goings-on here at Alternative Press. This week, we want ...
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
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 “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energ...
8 essential solo and side projects started by your favorite alternative artists
8 essential solo and side projects started by your favorite alternative artists
You know these artists for fronting some of your favorite bands, having established themselves as driving forces in the scene. But their claims to initial fame aren’t all they have to offer to the musical stratosphere. From totally different takes on their sound to a sonic 180, head below for 8 essential solo and side projects you should make sure you’re not missing out on. Read more...
10 influential Australian punk bands who defined the nation’s current sounds
10 influential Australian punk bands who defined the nation’s current sounds
“Detroit is the capital of Australia.” That phrase got thrown around a lot in ’80s American fanzines as our underground discovered Australian punk’s loud-and-aggressive charms. The basic sound: U.S. protopunk, especially of the Stooges/MC5 variety, mixed with ’60s garage, played with thermonuclear energy through modern heavy metal amplification. There was also an especial a...
Ash Costello, Poppy and Nita Strauss among upcoming WWE performances
Ash Costello, Poppy and Nita Strauss among upcoming WWE performances
Anticipation continues to build with Wrestlemania 37’s two-night event just days away, but the WWE isn’t done with exciting lineup additions. New Years Day vocalist Ash Costello is finally hitting the stage to perform “Brutality” live for Rhea Ripley as she enters the ring to face Asuka for the RAW Women’s Championship on April 11. Costello joins a stacked lineu...
10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history
10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history
“Goth-punk,” eh? Not as far-fetched as you might believe. Goth was essentially an offshoot of punk, especially its darker early bands—the Damned or Siouxsie And The Banshees, anyone? But basically, anyone playing chainsaw punk rooted in the artsier end of glam a la Bowie and Roxy Music, a fondness for Hammer horror films, macabre literature in the Edgar Allan Poe/H.P. Lovecraft vein...

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