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1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form
1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form
Top 15 punk albums of 1998? You’d be forgiven for thinking that there weren’t any in the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated the news. A quick perusal of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles of the year sees domination by several R&B (Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Usher, Mariah Carey) or hip-hop (Puff Daddy, Master P, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott) acts. Neo-country artists Shania..
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
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 with Green Day cementing punk’s graduation to a significant commer
10 Joan Jett-inspired artists who are breaking boundaries just like her
10 Joan Jett-inspired artists who are breaking boundaries just like her
“Joan Jett doesn’t play rock ’n’ roll,” I wrote two years back, reviewing her SXSW showcase for The Austin Chronicle. “She is rock ’n’ roll.” It’s true. The individual born Joan Marie Larkin in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, embodies the music and spirit better than anyone this side of Keith Richards. As Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong put it in Magnolia Pic...
Social Distortion frontman accused of punching Trump-supporting fan in the face
Social Distortion frontman accused of punching Trump-supporting fan in the face
Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness has been accused of repeatedly punching a pro-Trump fan in the face during a Sacramento gig on July 19. Read more: Pearl Jam poster illustrates Donald Trump’s skeleton surrounded in flames At the California show, Ness began discussing ICE and called Donald Trump a “bigot” and a “racist” onstage, which ignited anger within a few fans in the crowd. The accuser, T
Watch punk legend Mike Ness get real in ‘Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone’
Watch punk legend Mike Ness get real in ‘Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone’
Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone, a new AT&T original documentary series, features iconic rock and roll songwriter and guitarist Mike Ness of Social Distortion. In this exclusive clip, Ness talks about giving up wireless and going back to plugging in directly to maximize his signal change. R... Read More ...