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Alternative drum intros | Iconic alternative drummers

If there’s one indisputable truth in this world, it’s that alternative music has no shortage of iconic drummers. Quite literally setting the beat for the genre, these artists put the power behind some of our favorite tracks. And boy, do we love getting a taste for it right from the top with some badass drum […]

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howard benson records, The starting line, relient k, hoobastank, hawthrone heights

You may or may not know this, but producer/songwriter Howard Benson was likely behind the boards for at least one of your favorite albums of all time. Want proof? Monster breakout records by My Chemical Romance (Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge), the All-American Rejects (Move Along) and even Daughtry (Daughtry) were all produced by Benson. […]

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Paramore, No Doubt, All Time Low, Bowling For Soup

All die-hard music fans can remember the first time they discovered a new band or heard a song that made them smash the replay button. Sometimes tracks have this unique capability to take your breath away, creating a fresh relationship that can launch you into a new world of music discovery. This connection to new […]

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Green Day Gym Class Heroes Avril Lavigne Bowling For Soup

From low-rise jeans to flashy Myspace themes, the 2000s was an era defined by flamboyancy. While the majority of those embarrassing trends naturally faded with time, one product of the ’00s has overstayed its welcome. The infamous brand Kidz Bop has been churning out family-friendly compilation albums since 2001 sung by kids, for kids.  But […]

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best 2005 emo songs

This year has been utter and total chaos, so it’s more than acceptable to wish we were back to the times when Funeral For A Friend were still together. And it’s totally fine to wish Jared Leto from Thirty Seconds To Mars was wearing eyeliner instead of being a Hollywood A-lister. Sometimes we just need […]

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Giving Tuesday musician organizations and causes

Now that we have all (safely) celebrated Thanksgiving with friends or family and shopped all the best Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals, Giving Tuesday is upon us. Giving Tuesday first started in 2012 and soon became a global movement. It encourages people to do good and give back to the people […]

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All-American Rejects "Me Vs. The World" Premiere

The All-American Rejects have found themselves in a similar spot to where they were 15 years ago, minus the “camera phones” and hotel bed bugs.  As guitarist Nickolas Wheeler reflects on the group’s monumental Move Along era, he says it came during a “dark time” after the 2004 election. And as the group prep a […]

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Throwing back to the early 2000s, the All-American Rejects just gave us a glimpse at an alternate “Swing, Swing” music video. It’s been nearly two decades since the emo anthem graced us all for the first time. The official music video featured the band performing in a trailer park. It dropped ahead of the re-release […]

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R-Battz is finally here. We’ve waited a long time to visualize Robert Pattinson’s interpretation of the Dark Knight, and the first official trailer for next year’s The Batman gave us more emo vibes than we could handle. This is the first incarnation of the caped crusader to show the black eyeliner every Batman wears beneath […]

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