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The Used's self-titled debut at 20: an oral history

This week marks 20 years since the release of the Used’s self-titled debut album. To celebrate, singer Bert McCracken, bassist Jeph Howard, producer John Feldmann, and other key players tell the story of the emotional opus that inspired a generation of fans and bands.

KILLBOY: “I have a fire inside me that ignites when people tell me not to do something”

***This article contains sponsored content*** The most important thing there is to know about KILLBOY is that she doesn’t give a fuck. If she hadn’t been this way, she’d have never started making music in the first place, refusing to let the opposition of her conservative family deter her from engaging with the creative outlet […]

Avril Lavigne talks about next album 'Love Sux' and collabing with Mark Hoppus

Avril Lavigne has joined blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus on After School Radio via Apple Music. During the conversation, Lavigne discussed Love Sux, working with Hoppus, signing to Travis Barker‘s label, adapting “Sk8er Boi” into a feature film and more. Read more: Avril Lavigne drops “Love It When You Hate Me” ahead of next album ‘Love Sux’ Speaking on […]

The 15 best punk albums of 2002, from Sleater-Kinney to the Used

The most notable aspect of punk rock in 2002 was the mainstream ascension of garage for the first time since the ‘60s. But all those albums by the Strokes, the White Stripes and the Hives that went mega this year were all recorded and released in 2002. Which explains their inclusion on this list, rather […]

Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker perform together on ‘The Tonight Show'

Pop-punk heroes Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker have repeatedly shown their talents over the years. With their recent performance of “Bite Me” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the duo are also showing off their synergy. Together, the two artists teamed up for a forceful performance of the new single, bringing the pop-punk […]

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 […]

Oxymorrons release second EP 'Mohawks & Durags' via 333 WRECKORDS CREW

Oxymorrons have shared their latest release, Mohawks & Durags, which is the band’s second EP. Fusing hip-hop with alternative rock, Oxymorrons have worked with several notable producers, including John Feldmann (MOD SUN, the Used, blink-182), Zach Jones (Chelsea Grin, Dance Gavin Dance, As It Is) and Marc Orrell (Dropkick Murphys) to achieve their trademark tumultuous […]

Here are 16 producers who shaped some of the best recent pop-punk tracks

Masters of their craft can only stay on top for so long. Eventually, they hand over the reins to their pupils—but not without guidance.  You may have stopped listening to many of pop punk’s giants long ago, tossing their CDs in a closet or burying them in a desk drawer. Little did you know they’re […]

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 […]

Tom DeLonge shared an early ’90s blink-182 gig poster he drew himself

Tom DeLonge is taking a trip down memory lane this week. On April 14, he shared the ultimate blink-182 throwback some fans may not have seen before. The Angels & Airwaves frontman recently came across an old blink-182 gig poster he drew himself in the ’90s and revealed what he thinks about it after all […]

40 new artists you need to hear in April

Everyone loves to jam out to their favorite artists and classic hits, but let’s not forget about all the fresh talent constantly popping up around the world. From pop and indie to punk and post-hardcore, there’s always a new name in music waiting to be heard.  We know there’s a lot of faces to sift […]

Tyler Posey drops debut solo single "Shut Up" with Travis Barker and phem

Tyler Posey is officially stepping into a spotlight all his own with his debut solo single “Shut Up.” To help bring the new pop-punk single to life, Posey teamed up with Travis Barker and phem. As well, “Shut Up” was co-written and produced by legendary producer John Feldmann. Read more: Your Chipotle order just inspired […]

Some fans think blink-182 and Tom DeLonge are up to something

It looks like blink-182 and Tom DeLonge may be up to something. Over the past week, Mark Hoppus and DeLonge have shared some interesting posts that have sparked new fan theories. Read more: Badflower let frustrations flow in blistering new song “F*ck The World” All of the way back in 2015, Tom DeLonge officially parted […]

Travis Barker joins Atreyu on their explosive new single "Warrior"—listen

Atreyu are treating fans to not one, but two new songs this week. This time around, however, they aren’t alone. For their explosive new single “Warrior,” Atreyu are joined by blink-182‘s Travis Barker. Along with “Warrior,” Atreyu have also unleashed another new song called “Underrated.” Both tracks offer a taste of their forthcoming album Baptize which […]

10 underrated Avril Lavigne tracks that show off her unique sound

Avril Lavigne really just flew into 2021 with a fire underfoot. Just after her show-stopping collaboration with MOD SUN on “Flames,” the long-reigning “pop-punk princess” confirmed that her new album will be coming our way this year. Produced by John Feldmann and MOD SUN, the 2000s alternative icon’s upcoming record is reportedly a return to her roots. Needless […]

blink-182's next album has collabs with Grimes, Lil Uzi Vert and Pharrell

It looks like we are a bit closer to finally hearing blink-182‘s next album. This past week, Travis Barker offered an update on just how far away the trio is from finishing their new album. As well, the drummer confirmed their upcoming LP features surprise collabs with Grimes, Lil Uzi Vert and Pharrell Williams. Read […]

10 bands that ultimately morphed into the ones we know today

We know how to exhaust the discographies of our favorite bands, going back to their early foundations. But how often do we follow their journeys back to where they really started? Prior to achieving career success, many now-iconic artists started somewhere else entirely. Often, we’re so removed from these preceding outfits that we don’t even […]

Tyler Posey and phem channel blink-182 for 'Valentine's Day In Hell' song

Audio Up gave us a special treat in October with their Machine Gun Kelly-fronted musical comedy podcast, HALLOWEEN IN HELL. Now, the show has returned to set the mood for the season of love… Well, OK, it’s a mood but probably not the one you’d expect. Just go ahead and forget the cliche of heart-shaped […]

Avril Lavigne's new album is finished and it may arrive sooner than you think

It looks like Avril Lavigne has officially wrapped the recording process for her highly-anticipated new studio album. This week, Lavigne confirmed the news and even revealed when fans can possibly expect to hear the entire LP. Read more: The 2021 Rock Hall nominations have sparked that genre debate again Over the past few months, Avril […]

The world told MOD SUN he couldn't sing, so he proved them wrong

MOD SUN will be the first to tell you that he’s not into “preaching” and a stereotypical “you can do it” mentality. Born as Derek Smith, the vocalist takes full responsibility for his losses and triumphs but is an adamant believer in not giving up on hope and faith. It’s that passion that drove him […]
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