Rise Against front man Tim McIlrath will be appearing on the cover of Alt Press’s new May issue. Tim’s interview gives readers an insight into his early days in the Chicago music scene, the state of punk, politics and how he urges his fans to get informed so they can get involved. The cover reveal and excerpt of Tim’s interview with Alt Press editor Jason Pettigrew can be seen on Altpress.com. Past Alt Press covers have featured alternative rock stars such as Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Mark Hoppus of Blink 182. The May issue of Alt Press is on sale April 3rd.
To celebrate the cover, AltPress.com will post a series of videos over the next few weeks featuring exclusive interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at Tim’s memorabilia, basement studio, and more. In the first video, posted today, Tim discusses the cover story and his appreciation for the influential magazine. “Alternative Press has given us a lot of love over the years, from our first cover of any magazine to all of the different interviews we’ve done over the years. It’s always been rad.”
Pick up the new album, Endgame, available now on iTunes. For more on Rise Against, including tour dates and ticket info, visit their official site at www.riseagainst.com as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
Tim McIlrath Alt Press Video 1: http://www.altpress.com/magazine/issue/286_rise_againsts_tim_mcilrath