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Past articles by Jake:

Keith Buckley on Damned Things: “I felt like a new person going into this”

A lot can change in nine years, a fact to which Keith Buckley can attest. It’s been nearly a decade since the Every Time I Die frontman last released an album—2010’s debut Ironiclast—with his rock supergroup the Damned Things. During that time, Buckley has continued to enhance Every Time I Die’s reputation, while the remaining … → Read More

Alexisonfire open up on first new song in 10 years, “Familiar Drugs”

Alexisonfire talk their first song in 10 years, “Familiar Drugs,” as well as an upcoming string of headlining shows slated for summer. → Read More

Four Year Strong’s Alan Day on how he started a Christmas tree farm

Alan Day might be best known for Four Year Strong, but Day and his wife have been building a life around Christmas trees over the past few years. → Read More

Assuming We Survive frontman recalls escaping his dark past

Assuming We Survive frontman Adrian Estrella opens up about running away from his turbulent home life and joining the Army. → Read More

Muncie Girls’ Lande Hekt shares the unconventional reason she gave up alcohol

Muncie Girls frontwoman Lande Hekt talks sobriety, mental health and new album 'Fixed Ideals.' → Read More

Real Friends admit questioning their future while recording new album, ‘Composure’

Pop-punk band, Real Friends talk about the struggles with mental health and still continuing to turn out an album that they are proud of. → Read More

10 scene albums that should be turned into musicals

Forget the Royal Wedding: The most exciting news coming out of the U.K. right now is that of Green Day’s smash hit Broadway musical American Idiot making its way to the British Isles in 2019. Read more: This Wild Life drop emotional video for “Catie Rae” With theaters across the U.K. set to be wowed by … → Read More

“I thought about killing myself”: Bleeding Through return with a vengeance

When metalcore heavyweights Bleeding Through played their last show in 2014, frontman Brandan Schieppati felt lost. Disconnected from the metallic hardcore scene he and his band had helped popularize, the vocalist believed the band were stagnating, so he pulled the plug on the group two years after the release of their seventh album, The Great Fire. The respect Bleeding Through held in the scene… → Read More

UK rockers Fizzy Blood discuss ADHD, mental illness: “There’s always someone you can talk to”

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder­­—or A.D.H.D. as it’s more commonly known—is a mental illness that affects millions of people around the world. It has a wide spectrum of symptoms (hyperactivity, restlessness, mood swings), and can make daily activities such as going to class or being in a confined space very difficult. Paul Howells, guitarist and chief songwriter for rising U.K. indie… → Read More

10 of the scene’s greatest comebacks

The pain that comes with your favorite band splitting up or going on hiatus is pretty unique. There’s something about learning that your idols may never make music together again that just really hurts, but when a beloved band announces they’re getting back together or putting out new music for the first time in ages, the euphoria that evokes is pretty awesome. With a return for Smashing… → Read More

Pop punks Story Untold grab inspiration from Post Malone, Lil Peep on new album, ‘Waves’

Hopeless Records newbies Story Untold are on the verge of releasing their ambitious debut album, Waves. The Montreal pop-punk quintet have put together a record full of saccharine, sun-kissed jams that will be right at home on the playlists of State Champs, As It Is and Broadside fans. But write these guys off as just another batch of Blink-182-worshippers at your peril, because when it comes to… → Read More

Op-Ed: The Office should make a comeback—here’s why

[Photo by: NBC] *This article contains spoilers for The Office. Well, well, well, how the turntables…. Following the news that NBC appears to be preparing a revival of hit sitcom The Office for 2018, the internet has gone crazy, with fans of the show passionately stating cases both for and against the return of Scranton’s fictional paper supplier Dunder Mifflin to our screens. There are cons to… → Read More

How some of your fave musicians celebrated Christmas this year

Happy holidays! While you were busy hanging out with your family, opening presents and eating way too much food on Christmas day, here at AP, we were busy scanning social media, looking out for how your favorite bands were getting festive this year. Check out posts from dozens of artists below, including the likes of Green Day, Hayley Williams and Waterparks! Just look at little Lynn G. > A… → Read More

How some of your fave musicians celebrated Christmas this year

SAM CARTER, ARCHITECTS Another cute dog! ROU REYNOLDS, ENTER SHIKARI We’ll take all the adorable pet pics we can get. > Merry Christmas from my squad to yours �������� pic.twitter.com/dklJeZdyca — SLiME DADDY (@FRONZ1LLA) December 25, 2017 I wonder what Santa made of all those “Suck My Fuck” tees he had to deliver… Probs best you stick to the singing and the comics, G… Best dad ever? Strong… → Read More

How some of your fave musicians celebrated Christmas this year

DALLAS MOLSTER, GRAYSCALE > Normally I don't care about holidays. But this year was definitely the best Christmas I've had. Thank you for making it so fun. I love you �� pic.twitter.com/548kLhPHxY — Dallas (@Dallas_Molster) December 26, 2017 Shucks. AS SIRENS FALL That beard is a 10/10. JAMES VECK-GILODI, DEAF HAVANA That’s one awesome present! RIAN DAWSON, ALL TIME LOW Nice jumper, mate.… → Read More

Palaye Royale drop acoustic version of “Get Higher”—watch

Palaye Royale are all about big, bombastic rock songs, right? Normally, that would be an accurate statement, but as a festive treat to fans, the three-piece have done something a little different, and are premiering a stripped-down acoustic version of “Get Higher” exclusively with AP. Watch "Get Higher (Acoustic Version)" below: “We play a VIP acoustic set before our shows, which has got such a… → Read More

Movements, Halflives, more discuss mental health in the music industry

There’s been an encouraging trend in both the music world (and society at large) over the last few years toward a more open dialogue about mental health. Now more than ever, both high-profile musicians and fans alike are engaging in conversations raising awareness around mental illness in an effort to break down outdated stigmas. However, there is still much work to be done, particularly when it… → Read More

Disabilities charity Attitude Is Everything on how bands can put on accessible shows

Imagine not being able to go and see your favorite band because there wasn’t a toilet at the venue you could use. Imagine not feeling confident enough to attend a festival because you were worried about not being able to get around the site easily, or that you wouldn’t be able to see what was happening on the stage. Imagine not going to your favorite club night for fear of being harassed. These… → Read More

12 theories about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ from the bonkers to the brilliant

[Photo by: Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Pictures] Star Wars: The Last Jedi is almost here (it hits theatres Dec. 15), so to hold us over, we decided to trawl YouTube, Reddit, the Outer Rim and the Unknown Regions in search of answers to some of our biggest questions about the year’s most anticipated film. Focusing our efforts on two of Episode 8’s key players–Rey and Supreme Leader Snoke–we’ve read up… → Read More

12 theories about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ from the bonkers to the brilliant

SUPREME LEADER SNOKE Theory: Remember how Kylo Ren is a part of a group called the Knights of Ren? Well, Snoke’s master is a person called Ren, and they’re the real big baddie behind everything. [GIF by: Giphy] Prominent Star Wars theorist Mike Zeroh is of the opinion that there’s a greater force of evil than Snoke that’s going to be revealed in The Last Jedi, and they’re going to be this “Ren”… → Read More