rock ’n’ roll

These 10 bands showcase the Ramones’ undying influence on music
These 10 bands showcase the Ramones’ undying influence on music
Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 2021: The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar played by Johnny Ramone on every Ramones album from 1977 onward and at 1,985 of their live shows sold at auction for $937,500. Not bad, considering the punk guitar architect paid $200 for it, after his original one he bought for $50 in the early ‘70s was stolen.  ...
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
Amy Lee, Taylor Momsen, Maria Brink & Lzzy Hale discuss the state of rock
Amy Lee, Taylor Momsen, Maria Brink & Lzzy Hale discuss the state of rock
In part one of this round-table conversation, Amy Lee, Lzzy Hale, Taylor Momsen and Maria Brink flipped the script. "I was thinking women’s empowerment is if we didn’t talk about women’s empowerment at all and actually spent this hour talking about our music and what we do," Lee suggested. So, they highlighted their new album...
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energ...
Jen Malone used music to bring “The Umbrella Academy” season 2 to life
Jen Malone used music to bring “The Umbrella Academy” season 2 to life
Joining the crew on season 2 of The Umbrella Academy wasn’t only a dream come true for Jen Malone—it was a no-brainer. Riding success as the music supervisor for television dramas such as Atlanta and Euphoria, Malone was essentially made to sonically document the Hargreeves siblings’ endless grocery list of shortcomings. Whether in te...
Richard Hell hated his album ‘Destiny Street,’ so he did it three more times
Richard Hell hated his album ‘Destiny Street,’ so he did it three more times
When we left off in our expansive conversation with Richard Hell, we established his chicken-and-egg credentials in punk’s development. We spoke of his establishing the spiky haircut—which was to early punk as the ducktail was to ’50s rock ’n’ roll or the moptop was to the British Invasion—as well as what fashionistas now call “distressed” clothing. Equally, we discussed how his first band Telev..
Matty Healy praises Pale Waves, defends guitar-driven music
Matty Healy praises Pale Waves, defends guitar-driven music
The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has spoken about the state of guitar-based music in 2019. The band performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and during an interview, Healy said that guitar music is still alive and well. Read more: ‘Black Mirror’ gets “outrageously out there and dark” in music industry plot However, on stage, he gave a very different statement when joking to the crowd. “Here’s someth