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The Smashing Pumpkins are going on tour with Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, more

Smashing Pumpkins announced the World is a Vampire Tour. The ’90s alternative icons are bringing Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons, and more on tour. See the full list of dates.

How Tegan and Sara turned their memoir High School into a hit TV show

Teagan and Sara’s memoir was perfect material for their new show High School. The two discuss the casting process and incorporating a grunge soundtrack.

Brooklyn-based band Momma are loving their "Rockstar" year

Allegra Weingarten and Etta Friedman of Brooklyn-based indie-rock band Momma talk their breakout album Household Name, their hit “Rockstar” and what’s next.

Tegan and Sara release High School trailer, 5 Seconds of Summer drop “Older” and more

The latest, from Tegan and Sara to 5SOS and more. This is our daily download of the essential news you need to know across music, culture and style.

Demi Lovato’s hard-won journey back to their rock roots

Putting to rest their pop image, Demi Lovato has entered their rock era. In conversation with AP, Lovato breaks down HOLY FVCK — the return to their roots.

Music photographer Lisa Johnson on shooting Nirvana, Linkin Park and more

Each month, Alternative Press Gallery explores the work of photographers, directors and other creatives who help shape the music world from behind the scenes. With each issue, we explore the stories behind the shoots and take deep dives into the most compelling media, asking about the vision as well as the happy accidents that create […]

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 […]

Women-led NFT gallery Vellum LA is transforming how we experience art

LA Art Show, which typically takes place in January, pulled off a summer 2021 comeback as one of the first live events to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the COVID-19 era. Art fans who expected the show to skip a year had yet another major surprise in store when they were greeted […]

Eyedress releases “Chad An Gordy” ahead of ‘Mulholland Drive’—watch

Eyedress has released his fifth and final single, “Chad An Gordy,” ahead of his upcoming album, Mulholland Drive. The latest track from the album, which is scheduled to drop Aug. 27 via Lex Records, features production and vocals by King Krule. The track begins with melancholic, reverb-heavy bass. Then Eyedress’ ghostly vocals enter, threatening to […]

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. […]

Eyedress announces ‘Mulholland Drive’ with "Prada" & "Brain Dead"—watch

Eyedress has announced his fourth studio album, Mulholland Drive, will arrive Aug. 27 from Lex Records. The news comes with a glimpse of what’s to come in the form of two new singles, “Prada” (feat. Triathalon) and “Brain Dead.” Read more: Halsey announces upcoming album ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ Eyedress has […]

AFI announce their long-awaited return to the stage with Bodies tour

AFI have announced their long-awaited return to the stage with the Bodies tour in support of their latest full-length. Bodies, which was released June 11, marks the group’s first major release since 2017’s AFI (The Blood Album). The tour is scheduled to kick off Feb. 11, 2022 in San Diego. Read more: Kane Caples knows […]

AFI thrive under stylistic divergence and forge a new path on ‘Bodies’

AFI certainly know how to rouse suspense—just look back to the effective erasure of vocalist Davey Havok‘s existence prior to The Missing Man announcement… Still, when whispers of their 11th album began in 2019, nobody suspected that it would take two years to actualize. Of course, we didn’t suspect that a pandemic was in the cards […]

10 piano parts on alternative songs that you’ll recognize right away

The emo genre is cathartic by nature, but slow songs provide an opportunity for artists to reflect even more deeply on the feelings that make us human. And somehow, even when featured alongside angst-fueled, uptempo tracks, the ballads always end up being some of the most memorable songs on their respective albums. They have this […]

10 alternative music videos that brought your wildest dreams to life

Every music video an artist releases is a labor of love. Whether it’s a DIY home video or highly produced with costumes and epic themes, musicians get to add a visual element to their lyrics and melodies that come from a deep place. A lot of times, music videos will reflect the abstractness of dreams. […]

10 artists who expanded their careers through their own companies

After the hell of a year that was 2020, it’s clear that nothing is ever permanent. Musicians, who make their money through merch and performances, had to stop touring. Concerts turned virtual, and meet-and-greets no longer existed. It made everyone, not just musicians, rethink the concept of stability. This is definitely why some musicians don’t […]

‘Masked Singer’ panel guessed Dave Grohl or Billie Joe Armstrong for Orca

After weeks of wondering, the true identity of Orca was finally revealed on The Masked Singer. Following a series of cryptic clues and extravagant performances, season 5’s wildcard contestant truly stumped the judges. The panel, which includes Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg and Robin Thicke, had varying guesses on who was behind the […]

37 musicians who exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Music seems to know no boundaries, speaking a language that we all understand. It crosses all barriers and evidently all universes as well. From Carol Danvers donning a Nine Inch Nails shirt in Captain Marvel to the crazy connection between WandaVision and My Chemical Romance, the MCU appears to be filled with superheroes from the […]

AFI unveil captivating new song “Dulcería” co-written by Billy Corgan

AFI are continuing to deliver a slew of diverse tracks ahead of their first album in more than four years, Bodies. “Dulcería” and “Far Too Near” mark the latest from their 11th album out June 11 via Rise Records. With the release of the two new singles and a music video for “Dulcería,” AFI continue […]

Billy Corgan thinks Lil Peep is this generation’s Kurt Cobain

Back in 2018, Billy Corgan compared late rapper Lil Peep to Metallica. Now, it looks like the Smashing Pumpkins frontman also believes Peep shared a few similar qualities to Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain. Read more: Eminem doesn’t even remember recording that leaked Rihanna diss It’s clear that Billy Corgan is a big fan of Lil Peep […]
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