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Artists can easily find themselves forced into a box, shaped by fan expectations or public assumptions about how they should sound. No matter how much some people want to break away from the norm, it’s difficult to escape from what made them big in the first place. That concern doesn’t apply to these artists, though. […]

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Best punk singers of the 2010s

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 […]

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glam rock david bowie new york dolls

Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energy, something […]

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David Bowie TikTok-min

Nothing’s been right since David Bowie died, Jan. 10, 2016. The rise of Trumpism? COVID-19? The Big Bang Theory going off the air? Would any of these things have happened if Bowie was still striding the Earth? Well, probably. But his new records would’ve acted as a buffer, even if these shitty elements remained intolerable. […]

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best goth punk bands, bauhaus, alkaline trio, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Damned

“Goth-punk,” eh? Not as far-fetched as you might believe. Goth was essentially an offshoot of punk, especially its darker early bands—the Damned or Siouxsie And The Banshees, anyone? But basically, anyone playing chainsaw punk rooted in the artsier end of glam a la Bowie and Roxy Music, a fondness for Hammer horror films, macabre literature […]

The post 10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history appeared first on Alternative Press.

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grammy performances, alanis morissette, amy winehouse, dua lipa, st vincent, gwen stefani

The Grammys are finally coming up this week, after being postponed from its original January date, and the night is going to be filled with women celebrating major accomplishments in music. While last year was a mess in almost every regard, one good thing did happen: The Recording Academy unveiled the nominations, and it was […]

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sex pistols 70s punk trivia quiz

On Jan. 11, FX announced it’d ordered a six-episode limited series about British punk spark plug the Sex Pistols. Titled Pistol, the show will be based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2016 autobiography Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol, relating the catalytic events of the band’s history and the scene they largely ignited from Jones’ […]

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David Bowie TikTok-min

Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 marks what would’ve been David Bowie‘s 74th birthday. In celebration of the day, Bowie’s team has officially launched his music on TikTok. Now, it looks like TikTok creatives are coming together to honor the late musician in a big way. For the new #TheStarman challenge, users on the platform are recreating […]

The post This TikTok challenge is bringing back David Bowie’s most iconic looks appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Johnny Flynn David Bowie Stardust-min

Back in 2019, Johnny Flynn was cast to play David Bowie in the biopic Stardust. However, since then, the actor has faced scrutiny over the controversial film. Now, Flynn has responded to the controversial comments about Stardust ahead of the biopic’s debut this week. As well, he’s revealed why he rejected the opportunity to portray […]

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When Radiohead released Kid A, it was such a bold departure from their sound that it stunned the world. Fueled by a disdain for making alternative-rock music and a nervous breakdown that loomed large over Thom Yorke’s mental state, Kid A was the antithesis of everything they’d accomplished up until that point. It was as […]

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