"A punk rocker, a celebrity drummer and a hip-hop lifer walk into a room..." sounds like the beginning of a stupid joke. But that's the essence of how Transplants came into being. Tim Armstrong, Travis Barker and Rob Aston make the music they want to hear, and if you don't want to come along for the ride, well, nobody weeps in Cali, g....
When these pop-punk mainstays lost the spark that ignited them, frontman Mike Herrera went to look for it-and found it right there in front of him.
DEATH BY STEREO
The aftermath of a horrible gig tragedy threatens to destroy them, but these SoCal metalcore vets remain strong in the face of serious adversity.
Sure, Swedish metal rocks hard on anybody's watch, but with this band's new album, the fury takes the Hour.
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK
If AP were an episode of Jeopardy!, the answer would be, "Aided and abetted by drunken merch guys, classic-rock drummers and pop-punk bassists."
THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS
Two years ago, the AARmy were kicking ass and taking names planetwide. They've finally returned to avenge the rock crusades.
This Bay Area quartet might not have wine-and-cheese parties at their merch table during gigs, but they are looking to elevate the level of artistry in today's rock 'n' roll climate .
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
The screamo delegation from Wales has returned to take back the colonies. Now if only they can stop fighting with their past.
For 11 years, Japan's premier avant-punk-thrash ensemble have been gaining converts to their blink-and-you'll-miss-it aesthetic. Get on the train, already