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10 bands that prove why Misfits endure, from Metallica to My Chemical Romance

Misfits are the very model of an influential punk band. Which was most likely not Glenn Danzig’s goal when he formed them in 1977 in his native Lodi, New Jersey, naming them for Marilyn Monroe’s final film from 1961. After initially being driven by Danzig’s distorted electric piano, Misfits became known for sludgy power chords […]

A history of horror punk, from the Damned and Misfits to Alkaline Trio

I Put A Spell On You: Horror-punk roots Horror punk? Well, the cheapest, tackiest horror films have always been part of the cultural detritus that’s informed the punk aesthetic. Think of Ramones’ ode to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, “Chain Saw.” Remember the bloody, dripping creature feature font adorning Iggy And The Stooges’ Raw Power […]

Steve Caballero on intersection of punk and skateboarding with new band Urethane

For Steve Caballero, the intersection of punk and skateboarding has always been at the forefront of what he does and creates for the world. Caballero burst onto the skateboarding scene in the groundbreaking years of the early ’80s and ’90s, skating alongside the sport’s most iconic figures while living in Southern California during its renaissance […]

Mark Hoppus returns to performing on Travis Barker's House of Horrors

Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker reunited for a Halloween weekend concert special. To set a spooktacular tone for the season, Barker’s own House of Horrors event, presented by NoCap, was broadcast from a private haunted estate. The livestream saw the blink-182 bassist and drummer returning to classics such as “The Rock Show” and “What’s My […]

11 ways blink-182 are impacting the world outside of their discography

No collection of a musicians is more impactful outside their band than blink-182. If there is, it’s tough to think of who. Despite the multi-platinum records and countless sold out shows, the sum of blink’s parts might be better than the whole.  Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker (Matt Skiba is great too, but […]

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 […]

15 artists who would crush a collab on blink-182's next record

When blink-182 announced the collaborations for their upcoming album, the message-board grumblings were loud. The additions seemed too mainstream for a band who often mocked pop culture.  On the other hand, making a play at distant fanbases can only help the scene. If Pharrell fans turn back to blink-182, maybe they’ll get a taste for, […]

10 lyrics from Alkaline Trio’s ‘From Here To Infirmary’ that still hit hard today

We recently took a look back at our favorite songs from 2001 and realized, to our utmost horror, that Alkaline Trio‘s From Here To Infirmary celebrates its 20th birthday April 3. They grow up so fast… That said, the devastating cliché of watching two decades go by in the blink of an eye still doesn’t hold a candle […]

10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history

“Goth-punk,” eh? Not as far-fetched as you might believe. Goth was essentially an offshoot of punk, especially its darker early bands—the Damned or Siouxsie And The Banshees, anyone? But basically, anyone playing chainsaw punk rooted in the artsier end of glam a la Bowie and Roxy Music, a fondness for Hammer horror films, macabre literature […]

10 artists whose certified most popular releases may surprise you

A few months ago, we presented you with artists’ most and least streamed Spotify tracks that we thought might surprise you. Now we’re back to blow your minds again with some surprising top releases as indicated by gold and platinum certifications. Read more: Hollow Front release new animated video for collab with FFAK’s Ryan Kirby In case you […]

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 […]

10 musicians who joined established bands and didn't miss a beat

Band lineup changes are hardly a rarity in the music scene. Between creative differences, life events and personal fallouts, it’s pretty common for at least one member to go in a different direction over the course of an outfit’s tenure. And that, of course, leaves a significant void to be filled. How a band decide […]

10 musicians who contributed to a band before officially joining

While some bands have miraculously played for decades without a lineup change, most have had to replace a member or two throughout their tenure. We see it all the time, though it’s not always as staggering as, say, Matt Skiba stepping into a Tom DeLonge-shaped void. Often, it marks a natural progression for people who had […]

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 […]

Avril Lavigne channels her inner Mark Hoppus while in the studio—watch

Avril Lavigne is currently in the studio working on her next album with legendary producer John Feldmann. Now, it looks like Lavigne may be drawing some minor influences from Mark Hoppus while in the studio. On Friday, she shared a video of her rocking out on bass while channeling the blink-182 bassist and vocalist. Read […]

Find out which blink-182 song matches your zodiac sign

If you’re a forever scene kid at heart, then you can admit that there’s truly a blink-182 song to fit every situation. Whether you’re going through a breakup or having an attitude toward your parents, the band have put out dozens of tracks throughout the decades that perfectly get us. Read more: Here’s why Raven, […]

Did Travis Barker just confirm blink-182's next album is on the way?

It’s been well over a year since blink-182 released their last full-length album NINE. Now, it looks like we are closer to finally hearing more new music from blink-182. This week, Travis Barker offered an update on when blink-182 plan to put more new material. As it turns out, their upcoming release may not be […]

QUIZ: Which legendary 2000s pop-punk guitarist are you the most like?

What is pop punk without its guitarists? Really just some angsty spoken word over punchy drums and a bassline. Let’s be honest: We’d still probably listen to it, but it wouldn’t be nearly as good.  We may like to focus on vocals and lyrics when it comes to channeling our 2000s nostalgia. However, the guitarists […]

50 most anticipated albums of 2021 in alternative, metal and beyond

This year’s biggest lesson for most of us has been to expect the unexpected. While that mainly went for life itself, it certainly also applied to music. But still, there’s a lot to look forward to in the most anticipated albums of 2021.  2020 saw plenty of surprise drops and album release-date pushbacks. So, really, […]

One of blink-182’s classic albums almost had a completely different name

Especially in their early days, blink-182 were known for throwing out the occasional unconventional song name and album title. From puns some of us still don’t realize are puns to titles we would never say around our grandparents, blink-182 took their unique ideas and really ran with it. Now, it looks like blink-182 almost added […]
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