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Some Of The Best Rock Songs Of 2018 You Might Have Missed

Rock music gets a lot of criticism these days for falling behind hip-hop and pop in the public consciousness. But just because fewer rock bands are crossing over with big pop radio hits doesn’t mean that excellent rock songs aren’t being released. In fact, so much good rock is coming out regularly, …

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Best of 2017: The Top 10 Bass Lessons

Our bass lessons are super popular with readers, thanks in large part to our excellent contributors in the various lesson categories. Here are the …

Guitar

Hear Motorhead's Gritty Cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes'

Going back to Motörhead's debut single, a revved-up cover of the Holland-Dozier-Holland classic "Leaving Here," Lemmy Kilmister & Co. enjoyed flexing …

David Bowie

Anthony Bourdain Is Writing a Comic Book Based on Samurai Ghost Stories

It's probably going to be good.<p>Anthony Bourdain is writing a comic book about chefs who tell each other scary food stories, which seems about right. <i>Vulture</i> reports the comic, called <i>Hungry Ghosts</i>, echoes a samurai warrior tradition of telling progressively scarier stories to other samurai warriors …

Comic Books

Learn Something: How to Master Jazz Guitar as a Rock Guitarist

Metric's Emily Haines Details New Solo Album 'Choir of the Mind'

Singer-musician releases haunting "Fatal Gift" video and talks essence of femininity, identity and first solo album in more than a decade<p>"You know …

Albums

Drummer Buddy Rich hated country music

I played this video to watch Buddy Rich say mean things about country music (at 9:46 in) ("Anybody could play it on one string"), but his drum solo …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: April 2017

Tee Grizzley, Middle Kids, Aldous Harding, J.I.D., Hayley Kiyoko and more<p>10<p>By<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the …

Music

Weekend LISTening: 5 Japanese Bands You Need To Hear

Since 1981, Naoko Yamano has been the lead singer and driving force behind the pioneering Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife. She's still based in the band's hometown of Osaka, and after 35 years in the biz, she's about as plugged into the music scene in her home country as it gets. So when Yamano …

Pop Punk

Top 25 Jazz Albums continued...

Here is the second half of the 25 best jazz albums of all time

Albums

15 Jazz Albums for Musicians

Here's 15 jazz albums that a musician could learn a lot from

Albums

Combining "Walking Thirds" and Jazz-Blues Substitutions

2<p>SHARES<p>In the previous two columns, I demonstrated a couple of cool ways to play “walking bass” accompaniment over a 12-bar jazz-blues …

Staff Selections: First Half of 2016 | ARAMA! JAPAN

Hey, Arama! Japan readers! The year is now half over, so a few of the staff members have come together to give a recap of their faves for the first …

How Steve Gunn Makes Being a Guitar Savant Seem Effortless

The musician talks his latest (and most excellent) record 'Eyes on the Lines' and fighting stereotypes.<p><i>Photo by Constance Mensh</i><p>During <i>Eyes on the Lines</i>, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist Steve Gunn has the good habit of sounding effortless.<p>His preternaturally calm voice, for instance, drifts …

20 Great New British Artists to Watch

Wolf Alice, Låpsley, Stormzy and more<p>20<p>By<p>Beyond its long-standing role at the vanguard of electronic music, Britain is on the international radar …

Music

Here are some of the weirdest subgenres of metal - Features - Alternative Press

We’re all about subgenres, but sometimes they just get weird. Don’t believe us? The following are all real ways to categorize different shades of …

The 12 best albums of 2016 (so far) - Features - Alternative Press

Yes, it’s already July, which means it’s time for AP’s annual mid-year report. Yesterday, we brought you the 12 best songs of 2016 (so far). Today, …

10 songs that will make you a fan of hardcore in no time - Features - Alternative Press

While New York and London may have claims to the origins of punk, California and D.C. get to claim hardcore. Hardcore is a style of music that has …

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