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WILLOW merges angst and spirituality in "t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l"—watch

After releasing her most recent anthemic track earlier this month, WILLOW has shared the official video for her Travis Barker collab “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l.”  The 20-year-old singer was inspired to embrace her pop-punk side by iconic bands such as Paramore, My Chemical Romance, […]

11 alternative albums that prove good things come to those who wait

At the pace in which music is released, thanks to modern streaming services, it’s no wonder we’ve all grown accustomed (and arguably spoiled) to receiving a new album or collection of music from our favorite artists approximately every two years. While artists such as Taylor Swift, Prince and Ariana Grande have all joined the elite […]

Frank Iero loves that fans dress up as My Chemical Romance years later

When Frank Iero first got his start in the New Jersey hardcore and punk scene, the only thing he had on his mind was creating something loud and disruptive onstage. Adorned in dirty band T-shirts, at-home bleached hair and a zero-fucks-given attitude, Iero adamantly dedicated himself to creating a wave of sound up until he […]

Willow Smith surprised her mother with a Wicked Wisdom reunion—watch

Willow Smith gave her mother an early Mother’s Day surprise this year. To pay tribute to Jada Pinkett Smith’s artistry and influence, the young musician put together a reunion performance with her mother’s nu-metal band Wicked Wisdom. The performance aired on a special Mother’s Day episode of the Facebook show Red Table Talk. For the […]

Willow Smith explores new pop-punk sound alongside Travis Barker—watch

Ahead of her forthcoming album, Willow Smith is embracing her pop-punk side in her latest track featuring Travis Barker, “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l”. The single centers on the idea of being the best version of yourself, even if you don’t think that is possible […]

This iconic My Chemical Romance LEGO design could become a reality

UPDATE: April 27, 2021 11:41 AM ET After launching the My Chemical Romance “Welcome To The Black Parade” LEGO set idea, VNMBricks has reached the 10,000 supporters milestone. The design will officially be reviewed by a LEGO expert to see if the design will become a reality. ORIGINAL: April 21, 2021 11:25 AM ET VNMBricks […]

10 alternative artists who were inspired by David Bowie's legacy

Nothing’s been right since David Bowie died, Jan. 10, 2016. The rise of Trumpism? COVID-19? The Big Bang Theory going off the air? Would any of these things have happened if Bowie was still striding the Earth? Well, probably. But his new records would’ve acted as a buffer, even if these shitty elements remained intolerable. […]

Jen Malone used music to bring "The Umbrella Academy" season 2 to life

Joining the crew on season 2 of The Umbrella Academy wasn’t only a dream come true for Jen Malone—it was a no-brainer. Riding success as the music supervisor for television dramas such as Atlanta and Euphoria, Malone was essentially made to sonically document the Hargreeves siblings’ endless grocery list of shortcomings. Whether in television or […]

10 alternative artists who brought the scene to the 'SNL' stage

No matter the genre, performing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live is a huge feat for any rising musician. SNL performances are moments in history, and artists tend to know that. There has been no shortage of over-the-top performances and onstage gags that have made headlines for years to come. Read more: Here are 10 […]

My Chemical Romance reschedule tour dates for 2022

My Chemical Romance are rescheduling their reunion tour dates for 2022. The highly anticipated run will mark the follow-up to the band’s return at The Shrine in Los Angeles in December 2019 following a clue-filled reunion announcement weeks prior on Halloween. Originally set to play their next shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan in […]

15 bands and solo artists who are rewriting the emo rulebook

Ever since the inception of emotional hardcore in the ’80s, each decade had defining bands who updated the sound and meaning of emo to the musical landscape of the time. The ’90s were all about Midwest emo and screamo, and in the 2000s, emo peaked as a mainstream obsession, thanks to MCR, Fall Out Boy, […]

10 times musicians designed their own album cover art

We may be taught not to judge books by their covers, but are we always so kind to albums? In a sea of iconic cover art designed by prolific artists, the importance of release presentation can’t be understated. So, naturally, when we see musicians taking on the daunting task of designing the artwork themselves, we […]

Elliot Page discusses filming 'Umbrella Academy' after coming out as trans

Last month, the cast and crew of Netflix‘s The Umbrella Academy reunited to begin filming season 3. For the new episodes, Elliot Page is back with the Hargreeves clan as Vanya. Now, Page has opened up about how filming for The Umbrella Academy has changed since publicly coming out as transgender and non-binary last year. […]

10 emo songs with lyrics that are even sadder than you thought

The beauty of emo music is that it provides a canvas for our own emotional projections. The lyrical narratives, even when relatively specific, often have just enough ambiguity that we can relate them in some sense to our unique circumstances. With that said, knowing the backstories of our favorite songs can elevate them to a whole new […]

Fans think MCR are teasing something with this new merch—here's why

If you’ve followed My Chemical Romance closely over the years, then you’ve probably tried your hand at cracking a few cryptic clues. From all of those subtle hints about their 2019 reunion to that Frank Iero broken clock analogy that will haunt us forever, My Chemical Romance are the kings of keeping things cryptic. Now, […]

10 ‘MTV Unplugged’ performances from the ’90s that remain iconic

There’s no doubt that the relative abundance of “unplugged” performances has skyrocketed in the past year. It makes sense, given that pared-back sessions are far easier to conduct over a livestream than a full-band setup. Still, though, we can’t help but feel like we’re experiencing a bit of a ’90s cultural revival. If you have […]

Mikey Way shares rare look at Ray Toro producing Electric Century's album

Last week, Mikey Way and David Debiak finally debuted Electric Century‘s new self-titled album. Now, Way has shared a rare glimpse of his My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro producing the new album in the studio. Read more: Apparently Twitter knows something about that ‘Spider-Man 3’ cast rumor On Feb. 26, Electric Century’s long-awaited new […]

Gerard Way’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ spinoff is getting a deluxe edition

From the beginning, Alternative Press has closely followed all things Umbrella Academy. We’ve seen the growth of the series, which has gone from an indie comic sensation to a Netflix hit. We’ve also seen the growth of the Hargreeves family, remaining captivated by their struggles and triumphs. Hell, we’ve even turned every single page of […]

Gerard Way reveals how MCR's success impacted his mental health—watch

On Tuesday, Gerard Way took part in the Unwound & Unplugged virtual panel alongside Julien Baker and DeathbyRomy. During the conversation, Way opened up about his struggles with mental health during his time in My Chemical Romance. In particular, Way detailed his early days in My Chemical Romance and how the sudden success of the […]

10 musicians who absolutely nailed switching genres as solo artists

Branding is one hell of an important factor to achieving success and maintaining a fanbase in music. So, it’s no surprise that many musicians use their solo projects as an avenue for genre experimentation. We’ve seen it countless times to varying extents. Some artists may just incorporate new, genre-defying dynamics to their foundational sounds, whereas others […]
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