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LILHUDDY and Joel Madden on new-era pop punk and owning who you are
LILHUDDY and Joel Madden on new-era pop punk and owning who you are
At 19 years old, LILHUDDY has already managed to become one of the most recognizable figures in today’s pop-punk revival. In September, LILHUDDY released his debut album, Teenage Heartbreak, consisting of singles such as “21st Century Vampire” and the collaborative track “Don’t Freak Out” with Travis Barker, iann dior and Tyson Ritter. Read more: LILHUDDY started on so... Read More ...
Underoath’s new single “Damn Excuses” is necessary listening–check it
Underoath’s new single “Damn Excuses” is necessary listening–check it
Underoath remains steady in their two-decade-long project of maintaining heavier-than-hell originality in their latest track, “Damn Excuses.” The new track was released via Fearless Records. It’s the latest studio release since the band’s reimagined take on Rezz’s “Someone Else” in 2020. The song is their first original music s...
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 ...
Joel Madden, Pierre Bouvier and Jordan Pundik love seeing fans of all ages
Joel Madden, Pierre Bouvier and Jordan Pundik love seeing fans of all ages
Simple Plan and New Found Glory have finally announced their rescheduled Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead tour. The groups will hit the road this fall, supported by rising alt-pop artist LØLØ. The Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead tour was announced to great anticipation in February 2020, just following the release of New Found Glory’s latest album, Forever And Ever x Infinity. Slated to begin in May, the to...
Awsten Knight and Joel Madden have a low tolerance for boredom—watch
Awsten Knight and Joel Madden have a low tolerance for boredom—watch
Given Waterparks’ discography, it would have been entirely acceptable and too easy for them to release a true-to-form greatest hits record composed of fan-favorite tracks. But rather than revisiting their previous accomplishments and restyling them, Waterparks’ fourth full-length, Greatest Hits, creates an encapsulating space that analyzes the perception of reality. While the ...
Here’s what Dallon Weekes of iDKHOW considers his favorite 1981 tracks
Here’s what Dallon Weekes of iDKHOW considers his favorite 1981 tracks
Super-duo iDKHOW pride themselves on their influences, and there’s one in particular that fans of ’80s classics may be familiar with. Men At Work’s “Who Can It Be Now?”—the iconic track with an even more iconic saxophone lick—actually inspired Alternative Press’ digital cover stars Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman to give sax solos a try of their own. The result: Razzmatazz’s October single, “Ligh...
Here’s what Tom Morello thinks the Democratic Party can do better
Here’s what Tom Morello thinks the Democratic Party can do better
Modern-day guitar legend Tom Morello has never shied away from politics. Back in the ’80s, the Rage Against The Machine guitarist worked as a scheduling secretary for California Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston for two years. Now, Morello is better known as Rage’s ever-respected king of strings, making his voice heard time and time again. Even his well-d...
Here are 10 underrated albums every metalcore fan needs to hear
Here are 10 underrated albums every metalcore fan needs to hear
Every musical genre has room for expansion, evolution and possibility. Admittedly, metalcore has taken a lot of hits as of late. The accusations levied include everything from "boring" to "redundant" to "unnecessary." Well, we could say the same thing about oh-so-heartfelt singer-songwriters and EDM producers...
These 18 singers from the 2000s will forever define the scene
These 18 singers from the 2000s will forever define the scene
Leave it to us to create a video for a list that was bound to fuel some fire. This APTV installment salutes singers from the 2000s whose voices shaped the scene. It was a pivotal time in youth culture. The combined tidal waves of annoying pop stars and nu-metal dudes in funny pants were giving entire continents massive ear fatigue...
These five records prove exactly how the Damned became punk-rock icons
These five records prove exactly how the Damned became punk-rock icons
Real talk? The Damned are the greatest punk band to come out of the United Kingdom. Yes, the Sex Pistols got the notoriety while the Clash got the mainstream success. But the Damned? They're still writing chapters in punk-rock history. For those of you unaware (it's cool, just don't parade that), this APTV video shows you the records to start with...
Here’s 20 iconic guitar riffs from the 2000s you’ll recognize immediately
Here’s 20 iconic guitar riffs from the 2000s you’ll recognize immediately
What's that old saying? "What goes around comes around?" All we're saying is that plenty of new things grow out of old soil. We saw how the '90s grunge scene killed the hair-farming aspects of '80s metal. So it was inevitable that the next gen of rockers would marry sick riffs with expanded guitar shredding...

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