NOFX's Fat Mike will open the most comprehensive Punk Rock Museum in 2023

The Punk Rock Museum will open in January 2023 in Las Vegas. It will feature several exhibits and punk artifacts, as well as interactive experiences.

The Maine, Bad Religion, more to play 2022 Four Chord Music Festival

Four Chord Music Festival is back for its eighth year — and expanding to two days. The lineup includes the Maine, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Jimmy Eat World, Surfbort and more. Four Chord will take place at Wild Things Park in Washington, Pennsylvania Sept. 9 and 10. This is the first time the independently produced festival […]

Stick To Your Guns announce new album ‘Spectre,’ release “Weapon” video—watch

Stick To Your Guns have announced a new album, Spectre. The release arrives July 29 via Pure Noise Records. Alongside the announcement, the band shared their first single and music video from the album, titled “Weapon.” The track is about “coming to terms with the reality of who I am,” vocalist Jesse Barnett explains in […]

20 greatest Epitaph Records bands, from Pennywise to Architects

Established by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz in 1981, Epitaph Records set out to bring together the California punk scene under one umbrella. It soon outgrew that original mission statement and went on to become a certified authority in other genres as well. From the springboard on which From First To Last received their launch […]

Urethane team up with Pennywise's Jim Lindberg for "Inheritance"—watch

Urethane have released a new video for their single “Inheritance.” The track also features Jim Lindberg of Pennywise. Alternative Press is bringing you a first look at the new visual. The track comes from the band’s powerful debut record, Chasing Horizons, which was released in September 2021 via Cyber Tracks.  Read more: Steve Caballero on […]

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 […]

NOFX explore history in new animated video for “The Big Drag”—watch

NOFX have released an off-the-wall animated music video for the track “The Big Drag,” off their latest release, Single Album. The visual was created by the Ukrainian duo the Mad Twins, also known as Olya and Vira Ishchuk. The video starts with the members of NOFX cleaning up lead singer and bassist Fat Mike’s room. […]

15 music producers who made major career moves with their early work

In the music world, everybody has to start somewhere. While a producer’s early albums are their proving ground for a bright future in the field, they also need luck on their side to find a successful band and a scene-changing album to springboard the rest of their career into the stratosphere. From legendary production masters […]

R I L E Y and Loote team up on heartbreak anthem “Tell Me Why”—listen

R I L E Y has teamed up with fellow genre-blending act Loote for his latest infectious single “Tell Me Why,” marking the singer’s first release of 2021.  R I L E Y began teasing the collab in March with a retweet, later describing it as “one of [his] favorite songs” on his Instagram Story and confirming […]

Black Veil Brides are unplugging for free virtual 2021 acoustic tour

Black Veil Brides fans are in for a special treat starting this week. Because the band are unable to tour right now amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they are bringing their live performances straight into fans’ homes. On Monday, Black Veil Brides officially announced their first-ever virtual acoustic radio tour called Acoustour. For the string of […]

10 albums produced by Howard Benson that deserve more recognition

You may or may not know this, but producer/songwriter Howard Benson was likely behind the boards for at least one of your favorite albums of all time. Want proof? Monster breakout records by My Chemical Romance (Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge), the All-American Rejects (Move Along) and even Daughtry (Daughtry) were all produced by Benson. […]

10 hidden tracks from the '90s that you definitely shouldn't skip over

Today’s kids have no idea what they are missing when it comes to CDs being a thing of the past. Namely, the hidden track. What a thing of beauty, truly embraced in the ’90s by musicians and fans alike, only to slowly fall away come the 2000s, popping up sporadically, until the true death knell […]

10 diss tracks you won't believe these alternative artists actually released

Nothing grabs listeners’ attention like a good diss track. After all, it’s pretty much human nature to tap into any source of drama one can find. Eminem‘s been on a roll with the tactic. The rapper made headlines after taking a jab at Machine Gun Kelly on his 2018 album, Kamikaze. Now, on his latest record, he’s […]

Expect everything but nostalgia from the Juliana Theory in 2021

First-person music journalism has always made this writer’s teeth grind. Most of the time the narrators don’t add anything to the story beyond the self-absorbed realm of mere attendance. (Read: “I’m here, you are not.”) But when it was announced that frontman Brett Detar and guitarist Josh Fiedler had reactivated the Juliana Theory with a […]

20 debut albums that took metalcore to the next level in 2020

This year, blessing show-deprived fans with longer releases was a much-needed effort. And metalcore bands made far-reaching full-length debuts. They opened a new era by bringing it back to hardcore punk, putting a fresh spin on the golden years or shaking it up with contemporary influences. Here are 20 metalcore debuts from 2020 that are […]

Here are 10 pop culture collabs we need to see Vans do next

Vans has done amazing, out-of-this-world collaborations to bring fresh designs to shoe lovers and punks everywhere. The company has incorporated NASA and National Geographic all the way to The Simpsons into its brand. These limited-edition collabs are cute and fun, and they often go for a lot of money on eBay if you keep them […]

10 Stephen King stories that need to be adapted for film or TV next

Stephen King is one of the most popular and prolific authors in history. As of this writing, the man who reinvented horror for a generation has over 200 novels, novellas and short stories in print. With over 50 of his works adapted for TV and film so far, there’s still plenty more King for Hollywood […]

These are the 25 most influential songs of pop punk

Pop punk is often associated with the turn of the century when power chords, skateboarders and forever-young tunes on MTV ruled the scene. More recently, there’s the puzzling association of the genre with pizza that has turned into a giant inside joke.  But the music dates back decades, with staying power that outlasted most predictions. […]

This is how Minor Threat ended up as direct support to the Damned

Do you remember what you were doing around this time last year? We do. Prior to their kickass show at Cleveland’s Agora in August 2019, Bad Religion members Jay Bentley and Brian Baker stopped in to blow the breeze on everyone from Minor Threat and the Damned to Sonny Moore and Unwritten Law. Not really. […]

20 horrorcore albums that are better than your favorite scary movie

No, those are not death-metal album covers. Neither are the lyrics. Horrorcore, a subversive blend of hardcore hip-hop and horror themes, ventured into new territories in the past decade and continues to evolve. Horrorcore 2.0 features our favorite horror movie tropes while also embracing industrial, witch house, noise, trap metal, emo rap and art pop. […]
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