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DC Shoes honors 'Master Of Reality' anniversary with Black Sabbath collab

If you’ve ever wanted to rep Black Sabbath on your feet, here’s your chance. The band’s collaboration with DC Shoes is now available. The collection, which dropped on Halloween, consists of footwear and apparel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the group’s iconic 1971 album, Master Of Reality. The lineup for the collection touts the iconic […]

Jello Biafra still believes political dialogue can make an impact

Yes, part one of this conversation with former Dead Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra ran two months ago. There’s a good reason: We spoke for three hours. It was practically a monologue. The complete transcript is 15,413 words. It’s difficult to determine what highlights are germane to promoting Tea Party Revenge Porn, his recent album with […]

10 legendary bands who built the foundation of the grunge genre

Despite the grousings of certain members of punk’s first generation, grunge most certainly earned its place on rock’s historical timeline, the perfect antidote to the cliche-ridden joke hardcore became fairly quickly: Everyone attempting to run the 100-yard dash in two seconds? Why not take a nice, leisurely stroll, instead? Most know that meat turns out […]

15 punk albums that set up 1994 to be a year of major change for the genre

To consider Alternative Press’ list of 1994’s top 15 punk albums, one has to bear in mind two factors: Green Day’s Dookie was released Feb. 1. Kurt Cobain died by his own hand April 5. The alternative nation’s voice was suddenly, shockingly stilled. After three years of the most popular music being an agonized scream […]

15 bands who are crucial to the history of noise music

When it initially blasted into the world from New York’s Lower East Side almost concurrently with punk in 1977, it was dubbed no wave. Village Voice critic Robert Christgau referred to it as “skronk,” an onomatopoeia based around the general guitar sound. He uncharitably dubbed its ’80s practitioners “pigfucker” bands. This writer’s personal name for […]

10 Sub Pop Records releases that set the stage for modern grunge

When Evergreen State College student Bruce Pavitt began his Subterranean Pop fanzine in the early ’80s, covering American independent bands and recordings, he had no idea he would virtually invent an entire rock genre. He was just looking to earn a course credit at the freewheeling Olympia, Washington, higher education outlet. But the ‘zine had […]

30 classic discographies to immerse yourself in while at home

While everyone is self-isolating, we’re all looking for ways to fill our time. Why not spend it digging into some of the classic bands you’ve always been meaning to learn about but haven’t been able to? With the amount of spare time everyone has, sitting down and listening to an iconic band’s entire discography is […]

Almost all of new Kurt Cobain documentary is "total bullsh*t," says Melvins frontman

Melvins' frontman Buzz Osborne recently penned a review of sorts on the new Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage Of Heck, in which he claims “90 percent” of the film is “total bullshit.”  “First off, people need to understand that 90 [percent] of Montage Of Heck is bullshit. Total bullshit. That’s the one thing no one gets about Cobain—he was a master of […]

The Melvins to attempt Guinness World Record-setting tour of United States

The Melvins will be embarking on a 51-date tour of the United States in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for fastest tour of the US by a band. The group, who'll be performing with their Melvins Lite lineup of Buzz Osbourne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, will perform a show in each […]