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11 bands that prove the Rolling Stones' influence on punk was enormous

The Rolling Stones invented the very notion of the modern rock ‘n’ roll band. Which means, in turn, their impact on punk rock and alternative music was total. This is the point where there’ll be a loud and noisy exit from our tale. “Aw, c’mon maaaan! No way! The Stones have had it!” True. They […]

The 10 best punk vocalists of the 2010s upheld tradition in a new era

Welcome to Alternative Press’ 10 best punk vocalists of the ‘10s. As we noted when counting down punk’s greatest guitarists of this period, the genre was 35 years old in 2010. Punk rock had a history and a tradition by now, as well as a rule book it was never supposed to have. Which, of […]

10 punk guitarists who took a unique approach to the genre in the '10s

When the ball dropped in New York City’s Times Square at the stroke of midnight Dec. 31, 2009, punk rock had been around 35 years. (Or 33, depending on if you date the subculture from when the Ramones began playing gigs or from the mythic Punk Year Zero of 1977.) It was well into its […]

Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ era inspired this YUNGBLUD song

On July 16, YUNGBLUD released his highly-anticipated new single “Strawberry Lipstick” along with an explosive video. Now, YUNGBLUD is revealing exactly how old he was when the “Strawberry Lipstick” chorus was written. As well, he also shares how Green Day inspired the song’s overall concept and video. Read more: A reboot of ‘The Ren & […]