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The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
As the new century’s first decade unwound, things evolved or deteriorated rapidly, depending on your perspective. The entire world was changing in every aspect. So of course, punk rock was gonna change with it. The fundamentalists would scream and moan about how these changes weren’t punk at all, that we needed to go back to basics, how everything was better in “the old days.” Which was downr... R
10 bands that prove why Misfits endure, from Metallica to My Chemical Romance
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 pitched in the key of Black Sabbath set to Ramones-oid tempos and song
Tom Morello on collaborating with Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and BMTH
Tom Morello on collaborating with Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and BMTH
If you’re looking for evidence of the breadth and depth of Tom Morello’s talents as a guitar player, consider this. Prior to a guest appearance at the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California, with the E Street Band, he was told by Bruce Springsteen that that evening’s performance of “The Ghost Of Tom Joad” would be played in a different key from the one he was used to. Worried that he wouldn’t ... Re
Slipknot emphasize the importance of family at this year’s Knotfest
Slipknot emphasize the importance of family at this year’s Knotfest
On Friday, Nov. 5, Los Angeles hosted what could be argued as the biggest event metal and hard rock has seen in this decade so far. The event was none other than Knotfest, the traveling roadshow curated and headlined by metal legends Slipknot, who brought with them an incredible roster of bands and artists who are leading the pack of elevating the genre to its highest level in years...
Holy Wars detail the making of their new synth-heavy single “GET MINE”
Holy Wars detail the making of their new synth-heavy single “GET MINE”
Holy Wars have released a new music video for their latest single “GET MINE.” The new track is just a taste of what is to come from their highly anticipated debut full-length, EAT IT UP/SPIT IT OUT, which drops in early 2022.  Read more: Fall Out Boy release 'Evening Out With Your Girlfriend' for streaming Holy Wars are the project of Kat Leon (vocals) and Nick Perez (guitar/production). The group
Tom Morello & Bring Me The Horizon release “Let’s Get The Party Started”
Tom Morello & Bring Me The Horizon release “Let’s Get The Party Started”
Tom Morello and Bring Me The Horizon have joined forces on “Let’s Get The Party Started.” The track is the latest single from Morello’s upcoming album, The Atlas Underground Fire, out Oct. 15. The track is the third release from the album, following the Phantogram-featured “Driving To Texas” and Morello’s collab with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder on a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell.” Read
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
Refused dismantle punk (again) for dystopian video game ‘Cyberpunk 2077’
Refused dismantle punk (again) for dystopian video game ‘Cyberpunk 2077’
In 1998, Refused challenged the expectations of anyone who ever identified with a Strummer lyric or spun a Ramones record. Their acclaimed third album, The Shape Of Punk To Come, is a complete deconstruction of the punk-rock genre. Bouncing magnificently from avant-garde free jazz to slam dance-fodder hardcore, Refused turned punk into everything they thought it could be...
Bad Religion’s Brian Baker found his new band’s singer in a catering line
Bad Religion’s Brian Baker found his new band’s singer in a catering line
With a resume including stints in culturally defining outfits such as Minor Threat, Dag Nasty and Bad Religion, Brian Baker has his name etched into the veneer of punk-rock history. The guitarist has absolutely nothing to prove to anyone. However, Baker is always up for a moment to hold a guitar and hang out with his friends...

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