Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 6:53PM
CLEVELAND, OH - August 21, 2012 - Alternative Press today announced that multi-platinum, Grammy® Award winning rock band Green Day will be featured on issue #291 (October 2012) which will hit the newsstands on Sept 4, 2012. This marks the fifth time Green Day has been on the cover of the magazine, and this time out the band is featured on two collectible covers (see above).
"The folks at Alternative Press and its readers have always been loyal to Green Day," said frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. "It's an honor to once again be on the cover launching our album trilogy, Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, Green Day ¡Tré!."
"Green Day certainly didn't invent punk rock," says Jason Pettigrew, Alternative Press editor-in-chief, "but they continue to be a huge component of the zeitgeist that informs the contemporary punk scene, 25 years after their inception. And that is why we back them. Besides, I can't think of a cooler bunch of guys to have over to wreck my home."
Fans of both the magazine and the band can preorder the issue by visiting http://www.altpress.com/preorder. There will also be an iPad edition of the magazine featuring exclusive video interview and b-roll/behind the scenes footage from the cover shoot with the band. Alternative Press will also be launching a limited quantity of subscription bundles featuring a Green Day t-shirt bundled with an annual subscription to the magazine launching September 4, 2012. Visit http://www.altpress.com/store for more information.
Birthed as a free, punk-rock fanzine in Cleveland, Ohio, in June 1985, Alternative Press has been on the forefront of alternative youth culture for nearly three decades. A.P., as our fans call us, has discovered and helped build the careers of countless music acts in a variety of alternative music genres-a list including Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Korn, Soundgarden, Paramore, Falling In Reverse and many more. Distributed worldwide, A.P. is still considered a true music fan's "bible" to all that is new and revolutionary.
Altpress.com now reaches nearly a million unique visitors every month. It's a daily must-visit site for music fans and musicians, both young and old. AP's iPad edition was launched in January 2012, and it has already been heralded as one of the best-designed digital publications on the Mag+ platform, having been featured in the May 2012 edition of FOLIO: magazine.
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