Green Day announce massive 2024 stadium tour

The tour will celebrate the 20th and 30th anniversaries of American Idiot and Dookie.

Hear Rancid’s one-minute ripper “Don’t Make Me Do It”

Ahead of their 10th studio album, Tomorrow Never Comes, Rancid released another ripping single, “Don’t Make Me Do It.” Listen to the new song now.

Hear Rancid’s scorching single “Tomorrow Never Comes” from their first new album in 6 years

Rancid announced their 10th studio album, Tomorrow Never Comes, out in June via Epitaph Records. The band also shared the title track and a music video.

12 best alternative holiday songs to soundtrack your Christmas party

Listen to your favorite alternative artists put a spin on classic holiday tunes. From Jimmy Eat World to Fall Out Boy, these are the top alt holiday songs.

How the Interrupters are championing the new wave of ska

Ska has a rich history, and the Interrupters are leading the charge for the new gen. The band open up about their most personal album yet, In The Wild.

Inside Kitchen Mouse, the chic vegan restaurant frequented by Billie Eilish and Kate Nash

Kitchen Mouse is Highland Park’s acclaimed vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Here’s how former F-Minus member Erica Daking built the eatery from the ground up.

20 greatest punk-rock bassists of all time

From Joy Division’s Peter Hook to Green Day’s Mike Dirnt, these are the 20 greatest punk-rock bassists of all time. See if your favorite made the list.

25 of the coolest vintage band T-shirts and where to find them

There’s the classic adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, a quality band T-shirt is worth a million. Our music tastes are synonymous with our personalities and how we express ourselves, so what better way to embody this than to dive into a collection of classic T-shirts?  Alternative Press is pleased to […]

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 […]

The 15 best punk albums of 2003, from Anti-Flag to Against Me!

After months of President George W. Bush beating the war drums, bearing false evidence that Iraq had a hand in the 9/11 attacks on The Pentagon and World Trade Center, the U.S. and U.K. launched war on the Middle Eastern nation March 19, 2003. Thus began an ill-advised, misguided military action that cost us many […]

Look back at some of the best Alternative Press covers in honor of issue 400

Four hundred issues after the very first book to carry our name ran off the printers back in 1985, we look back on 36 years of our favorite-ever AP covers, the stories they told and the secrets behind their creation. You can pick up an issue here, starring twenty one pilots. Read more: In issue […]

Lars Frederiksen announces U.S. tour in support of 'To Victory' EP

Rancid‘s Lars Frederiksen has announced a US solo tour set for 2022 in support of his recent EP, To Victory.  The singer and guitarist will begin his run March 29 in Scottsdale, Arizona and will wrap up April 29 in Garwood, New Jersey.  You can check out the full list of tour dates below. Read […]

20 songs that transformed punk, from "Raw Power" to "Rebel Girl"

There are a lot of people out there who know what punk rock is but have no idea how to explain it to a novice or an outsider. It would seem simple enough to define it as “three-chord teenage rebel music,” but what about all those songs that have four or more chords? Or all […]

The Bronx team up with Tim Armstrong for "Breaking News - Live"

The Bronx have released a live version of “Breaking News,” a track from their latest release Bronx VI. Alternative Press is bringing you the premiere. The live version was recorded by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and features the Bronx jamming out in a video set in black and white. Read more: The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran on […]

The Bronx's Matt Caughthran on his new venture 'The Sailor Jerry Podcast'

After touring for the better part of 20 years, Matt Caughthran is a seasoned road warrior who is best known as the vocalist for Los Angeles-based punk group the Bronx. He has traveled the world and delivered high-intensity performances,  inspiring legions of fans and bands along the way. For the last two decades, Caughthran has […]

Rancid's Lars Frederiksen on solo debut EP 'To Victory'

Lars Frederiksen is one of the most influential figures in American punk-rock history. Frederiksen has been the co-vocalist and guitarist for Bay Area punk legends Rancid for over 30 years. In addition, Frederiksen has also been a member of bands such as Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards, the Old Firm Casuals and many others. His […]

Lorraine Petel’s Famous Last Words and the future of rock radio

Lorraine Petel has a deep background in music and radio, from early roots in the punk scene to developing content for Sonos, NTS radio and shesaid.so. Her work has helped to push rock music broadcasting to new levels, even winning her the admiration of punk legend Iggy Pop, leading to collaborations between the pair for […]

Rancid were absolutely crucial to the fusion of ska, reggae and punk rock

Berkeley’s Rancid, history’s most commercially successful street punk band, also have deep-running ska/rock steady/reggae roots. After all, both singer/guitarist Tim Armstrong and bassist Matt Freeman got their start in 924 Gilman Street heroes Operation Ivy, who almost single-handedly invented ska-core. Don’t buy it? Listen to “Sound System” and you tell us. With such a pedigree, […]
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