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#sum41 #orderindecline #guitar Dave Baksh and …

#sum41 #orderindecline #guitar Dave Baksh and Tom Thacker are the guitar team behind SUM 41–a band that has made a career out of fusing urgent pop punk with thrashy metal riffs and making music that embraces Slayer and NOFX in equal measure. In this APTV exclusive, Baksh and Thacker talk all things guitar and why the Joe Strummer quote “if you can’t dance to it, I don’t want to play it” is the driving mantra behind their approach to the instrument. Baksh and Thacker also play through some of the first riffs they ever learned, explain the early unorthodox ways Baksh tried to play his instrument and shred some Iron Maiden through a MacBook Pro. This is a must watch for any guitar player. Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press

#newyearsday #unbreakable #nxt Goth-rock darli…

#newyearsday #unbreakable #nxt Goth-rock darlings New Years Day recently released their new record “Unbreakable;” an album that found lead vocalist Ash Costello writing songs with a variety of songwriters, and during the process, she inadvertently sang on the entrance music to one of wrestling’s most bad ass up-and-comers. In this APTV exclusive, Ash explains how she wound up working with WWE NXT and her reaction to receiving an email from wrestling legend Triple H. New Years Day also reflect on their Mötley Crüe inspired “rock-trash” era along with remembering some of the key moments where they felt their band had made it into the “cool kids club” in this edition of APTV’s original series, REGRAM. Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press

#andyblack #warpedtour #foreverwarped Andy Bla…

#andyblack #warpedtour #foreverwarped Andy Black lives for rock music. A walking encyclopedia of all things loud and dangerous, Andy is as knowledgeable of ‘70s KISS costume minutia as he is savvy in the careers of Rancid and Misfits. In this APTV exclusive, Andy Black visits the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH for a private preview of the Rock Hall’s “Forever Warped” exhibit and only APTV was invited to join. Andy also discusses the importance of having a temple to rock aesthetic, reveals which Black Veil Brides costumes will never be worn again and how ALL of rock and roll has influenced his career in this one-time-only guided tour through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press

#thedriverera #altpress #feelyounow In their r…

#thedriverera #altpress #feelyounow In their relatively brief time on Earth, Ross and Rocky Lynch, the navigators of THE DRIVER ERA, have seen a lot. You may remember them as members of the pop band R5; if not, you’re most assuredly familiar with Ross’ high-profile acting career in things both commercial (as Harvey Kinkle in the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina) and decidedly fringe (as the titular serial killer in the 2017 indie film My Friend Dahmer). But unlike the hive mind aspects of film and television industries, the Lynch brothers are taking and maintaining control of their music career in a big way. “When you sign to a label, they want to get hands on,” Ross says. “They wanna be a part of the creative process. They wanted to be involved. [Our original songs] weren’t your typical pop-rock stuff…” “And maybe that’s why [Hollywood Records] didn’t fuck with it so much,” Rocky says, laughing. “It ended up working out perfectly. Maybe because we were striving for this the whole time. Our minds were thinking about how we could get the music how we wanted it. We arrived there with the Driver Era.” The Lynchs landed on the pop culture radar as members of the Disney-signed pop outfit R5, along with two of their siblings (Riker, Rydel and friend Ellington Ratliff; now you know what the band name means). During this time, Ross would split his time going on casting calls and screen tests for various projects and writing music with his fam. Hollywood Records (Disney’s music division) picked up R5, and they released two albums (2013’s Louder and 2015’s Sometime Last Night) of earnest, bright pop whose success may have been a lot greater if it weren’t for One Direction and Justin Bieber’s ascensions. But unlike most of the treacle-laden wholesomeness conveyed by pop tarts, the Lynchs had no qualms dropping in a well-placed curse word or extol the virtues of excess (usually drinking). When Ross and Rocky got to work, they didn’t let anything color their process. Writing songs for radio? Forget it. Play to the base sensibilities of pop fans? Not intentionally. What may have been considered a prime punk-rock mindset (read: We do what we want and mean it, maaaaan…) decades ago, the Lynchs just accepted that’s what any artist was supposed to do in the first place. “When we first signed with Hollywood Records, we came to them with a lot of songs,” Rocky recalls, citing how R5 had been writing and performing throughout L.A. and had cultivated a fanbase. With a full album’s worth of material, R5 were confident the label would release the entire set. “We played them for Hollywood, and they were basically like, ‘You’re not gonna release that shit.’” “Through this experience, we’ve now been signed to a major label. We know what that entails,” Ross shares. “Because we’ve been in the industry now for 10-plus years, it’s great to know how to navigate it. To learn how to really trust ourselves and our own intuition. Because truthfully, if we were in that scenario again, it would probably turn out differently.” When asked if there were any surprises with going independent, Rocky defers to wisdom acquired from an unlikely source. “So there’s this Wiz Khalifa song,” he says, referring to “City View” off the 2016 album Khalifa. “During the intro, he’s talking about the music industry, and he’s like, ‘Yo, this ain’t as easy as it looks…it’s easier.’ That’s how it feels with the Driver Era and being independent. There’s so much less bullshit.” The Driver Era are ready to release their debut LP, which promises to confuse critics and enrapture fans with their blatant disregard for allegiance to genre. From chrome-plated Motown (“Feel You Now”) to songs you sing in the van when you’re parked at Walmart at 4 a.m., too tired to drive but still seeking joy (“Welcome To The End Of Your Life”), the Driver Era are moving their art forward—in all directions. The Lynch brothers have a lot to say about where they’ve been and where they’re going. And they’re doing it in the pages of next month’s AP available at http://bit.ly/2F9aeu9 by Alternative Press

#sum41 #orderindecline #oneongunz The legendar…

#sum41 #orderindecline #oneongunz The legendary SUM 41 are poised to release the highly anticipated “Order In Decline” on July 19 and only APTV’s Gunz got the early exclusive from frontman Deryck Whibley on all of the album details. In this episode of APTV’s ONE ON GUNZ, Whibley discusses the track based on mental health and partly inspired by the death of Chester Bennington, why the new album is the last thing in the world he wants to listen to and reminisces on the early days of SUM 41. All of this and more in this episode of One On Gunz. Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press

#bostonmanor #welcometotheneighborhood #regram…

#bostonmanor #welcometotheneighborhood #regram In the short time British punks Boston Manor have been a band, they’ve almost had to fight church attendants, had to live out of a broken down van in Paris, played through Blink-182’s amplifiers and have lived to tell the tales in the APTV original series, REGRAM. In this exclusive interview, the Boston Manor boys dive deep into the Warped Tour they describe as the “best summer of their lives” as well as revisit their grueling DIY touring days. Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press

#hollywoodundead #doveandgrenade #aptv Hollywo…

#hollywoodundead #doveandgrenade #aptv Hollywood Undead believe that marijuana can help save the world and not in a trite, hip hop cliche sort of way. Beyond their band, the members of Hollywood Undead are well educated in the science and business behind the healthy cultivation and distribution of cannabis. Outside of the music industry, they have started their own marijuana company, Dove and Grenade Industries. In this APTV exclusive, Johnny Three Tears, J-Dog and Funny Man open explain the process of learning how to safely grow cannabis and their views on the health benefits of marijuana. Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press

#hailthesun #regram #altpress Donovan Melero h…

#hailthesun #regram #altpress Donovan Melero has a memory like a steel trap. The Hail The Sun frontman and drummer can recall frighteningly accurate details for nearly every show they’ve ever played which makes for an especially interesting episode of APTV’s REGRAM. Donovan and his Hail The Sun bandmates dive deep into their Instagram account to relive memories of hilarious face swaps, Lady Gaga apartment accoutrements and inspirational trips to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in this APTV exclusive. Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press

#emo #sadsongs #altpress When this style of mu…

#emo #sadsongs #altpress When this style of music was first coming out, “emo” was saddled with a handful of negative connotations. It was generally looked down upon by the mainstream who saw the budding genre as distasteful, whiny teenage angst. But for those of us who clutched these albums close to our chests and put ourselves to sleep with lyrics that sympathized with the pain we were going through, emo was much more than that. You may have moved on from these records. Your taste in music may have shifted entirely. But your heart will always respond to these words. Written by Taylor Markarian Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press

#thecrow #iceninekills #thecrow25 May 13, 2019…

#thecrow #iceninekills #thecrow25 May 13, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of “The Crow” and Ice Nine Kills frontman, Spencer Charnas, took some time to chat with APTV about the importance of the film on his life and as the inspiration for the killer INK track “A Grave Mistake.” Visit http://bit.ly/2Q2ClwM for Emo, Pop Punk and Goth culture merch and mags! ALTPRESS All Of YOUR Favorite Bands. All the time. http://bit.ly/2qzxFY5 Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Y1Ulq4 Twitter: @AltPress Instagram: altpress by Alternative Press