Plus: A Wilhelm Scream / Comeback Kid, Parquet Courts, Amyl and the Sniffers, Cate Le Bon, Sondre Lerche, Show Me the Body, Bounding Souls, Whitmer Thomas, Bent Arcana (OSEES, TVOTR), and more tour and festival news.
‘What Drives Us‘ is about bands touring in vans and also features interviews with Lars Ulrich, Ringo Starr, The Edge, Steven Tyler, Mike Watt, Jennifer Finch (L7), Tony Kanal (No Doubt), Dave Lombardo, Slash & Duff McKagan, and more
The new song is a protest song attacking ”the rise of capitalist short-sightedness, racism, sexism and misogyny across the world” with some percussive, Prince-like funk guitar and an anthemic chorus that sounds like classic '90s Garbage...
The Against Me! frontwoman's favorite albums of the year include the self-titled debut from Ian MacKaye's new band Coriky, as well as albums from Phoebe Bridgers, Haim, Adrianne Lenker, Greg Dulli, The Lawrence Arms, and more.
As you might expect from one of the last big music magazines still in print, it's heavy on mainstream pop and classic rock, including Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, BTS, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Halsey, The Weeknd, Paul McCartney, and AC/DC.