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20 greatest Fueled By Ramen bands

We compiled the greatest Fueled By Ramen bands, from Fall Out Boy and twenty one pilots to Paramore and Jimmy Eat World. Check out our picks.

Prolific alt music producer Sam Hollander talks his career-spanning memoir

Producer and songwriter Sam Hollander, who has worked with the likes of blink-182 and Weezer, is releasing his first-ever memoir, ’21-Hit Wonder.’

When We Were Young Festival reveals killer 2023 lineup with Something Corporate, blink-182, more

When We Were Young Festival has announced its 2023 lineup. Something Corporate, blink-182, Good Charlotte, Green Day and so many more will take the stage next October.

10 pop artists who played Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour bridged the gap between genres. From Demi Lovato to Travis Mills, here are 10 pop artists who played Warped Tour over the years.

Travie McCoy on new music: “I almost went broke making this album”

Long before Jason Aalon Butler would achieve international renown with letlive. and FEVER 333, he was but a simple kid looking for a hero. Contenders were in no short supply, but few spoke to the everyday experiences of the young man growing up in Inglewood, California.  As a teenager in 2005, however, Butler stumbled across The […]

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. […]

Travie McCoy honors those he lost with "A Spoonful Of Cinnamon"—listen

Gym Class Heroes‘ Travie McCoy has come out of a difficult quarantine with something positive: poignant new music. “A Spoonful Of Cinnamon” marks the end of his quarantine and is his first release since 2015.  “A Spoonful Of Cinnamon” is a glimpse through the window into what McCoy’s life has been like for the last year. […]

15 alternative songs that were essential for 2000s summer road trips

Flashback to your 2000s scene phase. You’re a day out from a road trip and focused entirely on prepping. Does that mean double-checking your suitcase or gas tank, though? Of course not. You’re more concerned with loading up your iPod with alternative summer hits. Fortunately, even in the wake of widespread technological innovations, some basic […]

15 alternative songs you may have missed in your favorite TV shows

Television is a great way to find new music and rediscover old songs. When artists are featured on TV show soundtracks, they are able to dive into a different medium. This grants them access to a whole new audience. With shows ranging from flirty rom-coms to haunting thrillers and everything in between, there are many […]

Vashtie Kola is proving you can dominate more than one industry at once

If you haven’t heard of Vashtie Kola, let’s just say that there’s no way she hasn’t influenced your life. She’s served as the music video mastermind behind the likes of Justin Bieber’s “One Time,” Kendrick Lamar’s “A.D.H.D.,” Gym Class Heroes’ “Martyrial Girl$” and many more. Va$htie is also well known for her DJing work in New […]

10 debut records from 2001 that still crush 20 years later

It’s truly mind-blowing to believe that 2001 was really 20 years ago. The beginning of the 2000s was a strange time. We had the beginning of Myspace, the golden age of pop punk and plenty of questionable fashion choices. Read more: 10 vocalists who brought a unique sound to the 2000s scene It’s also crazy […]

10 lead singles from the 2000s that define these iconic album eras

In the modern age of rapid releases, instant gratification and seemingly endless content, it’s easy to take singles for granted. After all, it’s hard to fully appreciate a new track—or even an album—for what it’s worth when you’ve got hundreds to choose from. Throwback to the 2000s alternative scene, though, and it’s a different story […]

25 essential Fueled By Ramen albums released across their 25-year history

Fueled By Ramen has signed some of the most talented alternative bands and musicians to date. With 25 years of greatness under its belt, now is the opportune moment to look back at its incredible discography. In 1996, John Janick joined forces with Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake and brought the label to life. […]

10 of the most ridiculous alternative music videos the scene has to offer

If there’s anything the alternative music community knows how to do, it’s goofing off. Seriously, just try to name a realm of genres better aligned with Razor scooters, stage pranks and off-the-wall music videos. While every day might as well be National Goof Off Day in our zany counterculture, March 22 gives us an opportunity to reflect […]

10 alternative albums by women that have influenced music since the '90s

As some of our favorite pop-punk bands continue to show us, we have a lot to thank 1990s alternative music for. Not only did the mainstream explosion set the foundations for the genre collective as we know it, but it put quite a number of women on the forefront. While the gender distribution across the alternative genre […]

10 iconic alternative albums that deserve to be certified RIAA gold

We’ve already established that there are some surprises that come with RIAA certifications. That said, there’s nothing more troubling than realizing that some of the most iconic alternative albums have never been certified gold. It’s not particularly surprising that there are some discrepancies between an album’s generalized reception and its certification standing. After all, the criteria […]

10 collabs from the 2000s that were so good, we wish they'd happen again

Is there anything more exciting than a good song collaboration? Given all the hype generated by guest appearances such as Travis Barker and phem on Tyler Posey‘s debut solo single, we can’t imagine so. While 2020 was undoubtedly a year for collaborations, that’s not to say such joint efforts went unappreciated in the past. In fact, […]

10 bands you might not have discovered without Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz was one of the most prolific artists to emerge from the 2000s alternative scene. But did you know that he also catalyzed the meteoric rise of a number of our favorite bands? The Fall Out Boy bassist launched his Fueled By Ramen imprint, Decaydance Records, in 2005 and quickly started accumulating a roster of soon-to-be icons. Though rebranded in […]

10 bonus tracks from the 2000s that should’ve made it on the album

Discovering bonus tracks to your favorite albums was hands-down one of the best feelings ever back in the 2000s. Before the rise of streaming services, instant downloads and damn near limitless music collections, B-sides and other limited releases were like gold. If you were lucky, you’d find them on physical albums or iTunes. Otherwise, you were […]

QUIZ: Can you match these Myspace-era bands to their iconic tracks?

If there’s one thing we miss about Myspace, it’s extensively coding our profiles and soundtracking them with our favorite songs. If you had a 2000s scene phase, then you probably remember how vital MP3 embeds were to alternative culture. After all, they were ultimately a projection of our misunderstood identities. But do you remember which […]
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