169 Coal Chamber
Death, defections, drugs, duke-outs and darkness: If it weren’t for bad luck, these L.A.-based metal fiends would have no luck at all. Jason Bracelin finds the fun in Coal Chamber’s dysfunctional existence.
GET UP KIDS
These Kansas City, Missouri, emo heartthrobs got where they are today by following their hearts, not the ranting in online chatrooms.
THE NEW GLOBAL THREATS/ 25 BANDS THAT COULD TAKE OVER AMERICA
These days, the best rock isn’t necessarily coming from the U.S. and England. This month, we scan the globe to discover 25 great bands that will twist your ears off, including the Hives, Kinky, Useless I.D., Acid Mothers Temple and many more. Oh, yeah, and consider it official: Sweden is the new Seattle.
KEEP IT ON THE DOWN-LOW: A.P.’S BASS SPECIAL
An informal poll of our musician buds reveals that bassists do indeed pull the hotties. We can’t guarantee what might happen to you offstage, but we do get Fat Mike, Coal Chamber’s Nadja Puelen and Papa Roach’s Tobin Esperance to explain their headspace for bass, while we preview some of the new gear that’ll keep your thunderstick booming.