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1994 punk albums, hole, green day, l7, rancid

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 […]

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Have you ever really stopped and thought about how intricate and difficult the process of making a successful album must be? There is, of course, the basic issue of inspiration. Every artist must wring something out from deep within themselves and try to make it cohere outside in the world, make it tangible enough that it communicates something to the listener — and even icons have their struggles with writer’s block. You might come up with seven or 10 brilliant compositions, but then still have nothing lyrically, or vice versa. And that’s just the writing. There are the players, the recording circumstances, the money, the ability or luck that results in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. While not quite on the level of, say, a major blockbuster production, it can be dizzying to consider the amount of factors that must fall into place for something as comparatively contained as an album to work. It’s a wonder we get as many great ones as we do.

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Rammstein Jens Koch-min

Rammstein are taking their merch to the next level with a new capsule collection. The industrial metal band are teaming up with Balenciaga for a line of clothes that is unlike anything they’ve done before. The Rammstein x Balenciaga collection includes nine original pieces that are already selling out. As well, the new collection is […]

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the mars volta, cedric bexlar-zavala, danny masterson, church of scientology

The Mars Volta are treating fans to the ultimate throwback this week. As part of their upcoming box set collection La Realidad De Los Sueños, they have released an early demo of “Inertiatic ESP.” The track originally appeared on the Mars Volta’s 2003 debut album De-Loused In The Comatorium. Prior to the LP’s release, the […]

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women drummers, the summer set, jess bowen, nandi bushell, ada juarez, meet me at the altar, the pocket queen, taylor gordon

At this point, many of us are aware that the music industry is male-dominated when it comes to band leaders. However, when you look at musicians drumming at the back of the stage, there are even fewer women in that position. By showcasing some of our favorite women in the drumming world today, we’re proving […]

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post malone grammys

Post Malone returned to the Grammys stage on Sunday to give a performance of “Hollywood’s Bleeding” that gave off serious seance vibes.  Posty, who was nominated for several awards throughout the night, gave the performance of a true scene kid. Read more: Harry Styles wins first Grammy after “Watermelon Sugar” performance—UPDATE He wore a floor-length […]

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Last year, Miley Cyrus truly stepped into the world of rock ‘n’ roll with her new album Plastic Hearts. Now, in a new interview on Rock This with Allison Hagendorf, Cyrus has revealed how rock music has influenced her from a very young age. As well, she shared which artists she credits for paving the […]

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