Our good friends over at Alt Press recently posted their list of the 10 most influential bands of pop punk. We’re happy to say that eight of the ten bands mentioned (Yellowcard, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, blink-182, Green Day, Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World + MxPx) are members of the Ernie Ball family. We have a long-standing relationship with the pop-punk scene, stemming largely from long-term relationships with the listed artists, and other pop-punk bands like Modern Baseball, The Wonder Year, and All Time Low, as well as our twenty year relationship with Warped Tour via our Battle of the Bands program (now called Ernie Ball: PLAY Warped).
What’s pop punk? Let’s ask Wikipedia:
Pop punk (also known as punk-pop) is a fusion music genre that combines elements of punk rock with elements of pop music. Pop punk typically combines fast punk rock tempos, power chord changes and loud, distorted electric guitars with pop-influenced melodies and lyrical themes.
Visit Alt Press’ site to see the full list and read more about each band. Also, give a listen to this Spotify playlist to get acquainted with the influential bands mentioned on the list.
Yellowcard, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, blink-182, Green Day, Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World + MxPx play Ernie Ball Slinkys. Do you? Try a set.