julian casablancas

These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s

Welcome to Alternative Press’ 10 best punk vocalists of the ‘00s. When we counted down that decade’s finest punk guitarists, we noted that the beginning of the new century was a turning point. The ‘90s began with Nirvana breaking down the door for punk-influenced alternative acts to become the mainstream music of the decade, peaked […]

10 reasons why Oasis are the most influential Britpop band of all time

Britpop was the sound of England taking back rock ‘n’ roll after American grunge and alt rock had annexed the world’s airwaves and charts for the first half of the ‘90s. Vox amps, Union Jacks, 1964 Paul McCartney haircuts, Ben Sherman shirts and Chelsea boots became all the rage, as bands plundered their British Invasion, […]

15 artists who show that the Velvet Underground’s influence is eternal

Lester Bangs, the greatest rock journalist ever, felt eternal Lower East Side musical royals the Velvet Underground were “our Beatles and Bob Dylan combined” and that “modern music begins” with them. He wasn’t wrong. They existed only for a handful of years—1965 to 1970. But five years was enough for them to create virtually everything […]

12 'SNL' music videos that are equal parts catchy and hilarious

The music and comedy worlds often collide whenever Saturday Night Live airs from Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Cast members such as Andy Samberg, Chris Redd, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson and beyond have made the SNL music video digital shorts connect with audiences even more than the live sketches. […]

The Strokes win Best Rock Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards

The Strokes have officially taken home the Best Rock Album award at the Grammys for The New Abnormal. The award was presented during the Grammy Premiere Ceremony and marks their first-ever win at the awards show. This year, the Strokes were up against some stiff competition including Fontaines D.C.’s A Hero’s Death, Michael Kiwanuka’s KIWANUKA, […]

10 bands who still have their original lineup over 20 years later

Many bands take maintaining the same lineup quite seriously, even if it’s one of the most difficult things to pull off. Especially if longevity is also high up on their list of priorities.  Those who have accomplished it wear it as a badge of honor, such as U2. Frontman Bono often says they are who […]

Nothing once hid in a porta-potty so they could watch Rick Ross perform

Alternative Press brings you the best (and other) content from all over the world. We told you how Tom DeLonge became fascinated with aliens. APTV shared how Milo from Descendents ended up hearing his band’s debut album for the first time at a stranger’s house. We even traced how you can go from One Direction […]

Hayley Williams reveals the real reason Paramore isn’t going anywhere

Earlier this month, we saw a different side to Hayley Williams with the release of her debut solo album Petals For Armor. The 15-song album caused the Paramore vocalist to break a Billboard charts record as the first woman to ever led the Rock Albums Chart as both a solo artist and in a group. […]

We made a Velvet Underground covers album featuring Nirvana, Joy Division, more

[Photo by: The Velvet Underground/Facebook] Last month marked 50 years since the Velvet Underground released their monumental second album, White Light/White Heat. Issued Jan. 30, 1968, the six-song cornerstone of lo-fi, experimental proto-punk did little (commercially) for the band upon release, but formed long-lasting waves of influence in the budding worlds of punk, noise, indie […]

The Strokes announce EP, first new material since 2013

UPDATE: “OBLIVIUS” is streaming on the Cult Records website right now! After mysterious billboards cropped up in L.A. and New York yesterday hinting at news from the Strokes, frontman Julian Casablancas premiered brand new track “OBLIVIUS” on his radio show. The song, which comes off of the band's upcoming EP FuturePresentPast, is their first since their […]

Julian Casablancas' (The Strokes) new band debuts first single, music video

Julian Casablancas, frontman of famed indie rock outfit The Strokes, recently formed a new band, Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, who, last week, premiered their first single, and just unveiled a new music video. The group are set to release their debut album, Tyranny, Sept. 26 via Casablancas' own Cult Records. Julian previously released a solo album, Phrazes For The Young, […]