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In our new, ongoing special, we introduce some of your favorite musicians to their old-school heroes; and this month, Rancid and the Bastards honcho Lars Frederiksen realizes his lifelong dream of interviewing Motörhead mainman Lemmy Kilmister.
BRINGING IT BACK: AP’S HARDCORE SPECIAL
In the last few years, old-school hardcore has experienced a massive resurgence, led by acts like Comeback Kid, Champion, Bane and Terror. In AP’s latest hardcore special, we highlight 15 of the genre’s brightest hopes and check in with HXC lifers to see where the genre’s headed.
THE ORAL HISTORY OF SLINT
They weren’t around for long, and they broke up right after the release of their landmark second album. Now that this massively influential Louisville, Kentucky, band are reuniting for a once-in-a-lifetime tour, AP traces Slint’s roots and branches in this exclusive oral history.
At different points in his 10-year career, Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann has had to put up with Bert McCracken and Johnny Rotten. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.
It looked as though these hardcore heavyweights might have to install a conveyor belt in their practice space to help rotate their share of lead singers. But with a solid lineup and a new album in place, Norma Jean are making up for lost time-in the heaviest way possible.
God must be a pop-punk fan, as the fortunes of Canton, Ohio’s finest keep getting better-even without the cardboard cell-phone costumes.