Welcome your host Andy Biersack to the APMAS cover of AP!

Welcome your host Andy Biersack to the APMAS cover of AP!

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Comedy best described as “no-he-didn’t,” progressive-thought icons, awesome creative collabs and full-on rock action: You must be at the fourth annual Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled By Monster Energy, where we’re bringing together all of your favorite rockers for a night of celebration and surprises. This month’s issue is your essential guide to the scene’s biggest night!

This issue features cover star and your 2017 host, Andy Biersack. The Black Veil Brides frontman and Andy Black alter ego talks about everything, from his upcoming debut on the silver screen (appearing opposite film legend Malcolm McDowell in American Satan, produced by Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen) to smaller screens (the wisecracking on his Patreon-funded talk show, The Andy Show) to his position front-and-center hosting this year’s APMAs.

Is there anything this guy can’t do? We thought not, and that’s why he’s here to take center stage at this year’s event.

Plus we’ve got everything you need to know about all of this year’s star-studded cast of nominees, including testimonials from some of your favorite artists nominated for Artist Of The Year, posters featuring handwritten lyrics from all the musicians up for Song Of The Year, the real stories behind all of this year’s best music videos, awesome posters of the bands with the Most Dedicated Fanbases made by none other than fans and tons more.

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Welcome Warped Tour to the cover AP!

Welcome Warped Tour to the cover AP!

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The 22nd year of punk rock’s most enduring tour is about to kick off, and we’ve got the essential guide for any Warped Tour warrior. This year, we’re looking backward and forward: We caught up with the frontmen of Attila, Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, I Prevail, Knocked Loose, Movements and Too Close To Touch to find out their plans for superior rock domination this summer.

Then we reached out far and wide to speak with bands who have been a part of Warped’s history and had them share their stories of that one time at punk-rock summer camp. From horses defecating in the pit (no, really) to setting actual world records, these are VWT’s best insider stories. Members of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Underoath, All Time Low and Good Charlotte, among many others, share their stories! Spoiler alert: A lot of people were eager to reminisce on Katy Perry’s involvement in 2008.

And if that’s not enough to convince you, we brought back our special Warped Tour coloring pages this year, this time featuring Andy Black, Beartooth, Jule Vera, Memphis May Fire, Neck Deep and New Years Day.  

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Welcome All Time Low to the cover of AP!

Welcome All Time Low to the cover of AP!

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Thirteen years and seven albums in, the wiseguys of All Time Low have carved their space in pop-punk history. That’s why we’ve dedicated this month’s cover to exploring their storied past, as well as what their ride to the next level will bring. From making the party scene to achieving young renegade status, everything you need to know about ATL lies inside. On top of commentary from the guys on all of their releases, we have a track-by-track where frontman Alex Gaskarth goes deep explaining each song on Last Young Renegade, as well as an ATL poster special featuring rare photos.

If that weren’t enough, 5 Seconds Of Summer bassist Calum Hood discusses his love of the low end and what’s in store for his band’s next LP, Hayley Williams and her partner Brian O’Connor tell the story of goodDYEyoung, Pierce The Veil’s Mike Fuentes divulges the meanings behind some of his oldest tattoos, Broadside chase their dreams to California to find Paradise and DREAMCAR (AFI, No Doubt) set their time machine controls to the mid-’80s for their amazing new album.

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Welcome Fall Out Boy to the cover of AP!

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In this issue’s world exclusive interview, the guys of FALL OUT BOY give the very first look of their upcoming seventh album. They discuss how they are striving to redefine their art, their fans and (not surprisingly) themselves. While it’s still too early to tell where they will arrive sonically and psychically, the next level is beckoning and everyone (band included) is going to be very surprised.

Also in this issue, we sat down with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE to get a heads up on their new record, Graveyard Shift. Plus, we bring you our guitarist special, featuring Laura Jane Grace of AGAINST ME!, FRANK IERO, Tony Perry of PIERCE THE VEIL, Isaac Hale of KNOCKED LOOSE, Awsten Knight of WATERPARKS and more! Did we mention we have PANIC! AT THE DISCO's Brendon Urie telling us all about his furry friends in ALTPETS, TOO CLOSE TO TOUCH giving us the best spots to hit in their hometown for NEXT EXIT and exclusive tour photos from REAL FRIENDS?!

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The Box by Alternative Press is HERE!

The Box by Alternative Press is HERE!

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You asked, and we brought it back! A limited edition reissue of our Melanie Martinez issue will only be available in The Box. This new mini-mag features Melanie Martinez’s first-ever magazine cover story with extended interview content from the multifaceted artist. We repeat: This will not be available in stores.

The first release of The Box features Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Checkmate (no longer available on jeffreestarcosmetics.com), one of four adorable enamel pins or a patch from art-centric lifestyle brand Valley Cruise, and our brand new baby powder scented “More Issues Than AltPress” air freshener to keep you car, locker or bedroom smelling sweet!

 

THE BOX INCLUDES:

[1] Melanie Martinez reissue with extended interview

[1] Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick - Checkmate

[1] Valley Cruise Press enamel pin or patch

[1] More Issues Than AltPress Air Freshener

All packaged in unique custom packaging 

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Welcome Panic! At The Disco to the cover of AP!

Welcome Panic! At The Disco to the cover of AP!

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We are stoked to welcome PANIC! AT THE DISCO back to the cover of Alternative Press. We went back in time and had Brendon Urie reread his first-ever cover story for AP and add in commentary 11 years later. (How did P!ATD really feel about those baseball bats in their cover shoot?)

We’ve also got the lowdown on all other things Brendon: how he ended up doing Fall Out Boy’s drunk history, his time as a Vine superstar and the future of P!ATD.

PLUS, we’ve got an entire P!ATD activity book with all sorts of trivia, mazes and more! (You’ve always wanted to create your own lyrics to “I Write Sins,” right?)

In case all this wasn’t enough, we’ve also got EIGHT EXCLUSIVE POSTERS to make your entire wall, locker and life Brendon Urie-ified.  

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Welcome Machine Gun Kelly to the cover of AP!

Welcome Machine Gun Kelly to the cover of AP!

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You’ve heard of “Bad Things” but there’s nothing but good vibes in this new issue—we’re welcoming MACHINE GUN KELLY to the cover of Alternative Press! He talks covering Blink-182 at his shows, collabing with a former member of Fifth Harmony and how he’s attacking 2017 with everything he’s got.

We’ve also got our ART SPECIAL with EXCLUSIVE ART PIECES from members of BLINK-182, PIERCE THE VEIL, NECK DEEP and more!

Also in this issue: BRING ME THE HORIZON, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, UNDEROATH, THE MAINE, BEARTOOTH, SORORITY NOISE, CAN’T SWIM, CREEPER and many more!

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Happy Valentine's Day and Happy $1 Mag Sale!

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy $1 Mag Sale!

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Today only shop all AP items at our discounted $1 mag sale prices!  Stock up on mags, apparel, posters and MORE!  Hurry sale ends at midnight EST!

Also, be sure to pick up our AltPress Nope Pin!

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Welcome Hey Violet to the cover of AP!

Welcome Hey Violet to the cover of AP!

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Welcome HEY VIOLET to the next cover of Alternative Press! From touring with the Smashing Pumpkins as middle schoolers to starting their own headline tour this spring, the members of Hey Violet have a lot to say. In their most in-depth interview ever, they’re ready to prove why they’re the next revolution in music.

We also sat down with Pete Wentz from FALL OUT BOY to hear him reflect on ten years of Infinity On High. Plus, all your faves—including Brendon Urie, Alex Gaskarth and Pete Wentz—got together to rank the 50 best love songs, ever—just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Includes new interviews from PANIC! AT THE DISCO, ALL TIME LOW, BEARTOOTH, ATTILA, BROADSIDE, WATERPARKS, I THE MIGHTY, JOSH BALZ and more.

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Special Offer from  Elixir ® Strings!

Special Offer from Elixir ® Strings!

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Our friends at Elixir ® Strings has a special offer for the AP family! The next 500 orders will receive a FREE set of Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with OPTIWEB™ coating!  

ABOUT Elixir Strings:

When Elixir Strings burst onto the string scene in 1997, our patented coating technology was unique – and still is. Other strings are sabotaged by debris and skin particles, which get trapped between the windings when you play, contaminating your strings and killing your tone. With Elixir Strings, the coating acts as a physical barrier between the string and its damaging environment. Elixir Strings is the only brand to coat the entire string – protecting not only the outer string surface, but also the gaps between the windings. 

ABOUT ELIXIR ELECTRIC NICKEL PLATED STEEL STRINGS: 

Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with OPTIWEB Coating give you the performance of a natural string—that crisp tone, natural feel and playable grip you know and love—without sacrificing the signature long-lasting tone life of Elixir Strings.

 

  • Played for the same crisp tone as an uncoated string
  • OPTIWEB Coating provides a natural feel 
  • Electric guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Our coating technology protects against common corrosion and debris buildup, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings*
  • Anti-Rust Plating on plain steel strings ensures longer tone life for the entire set
  • With less hassle and expense of frequent string changes, spend more time making music

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