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Worriers – “Plans”

The New York activist punks in Worriers released a really good album called Cruel Optimist a couple of years ago, and they recruited Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace to produce their new album Imaginary Life. That means we have two very good reasons to be excited. We’ve already posted the early track “They / ThemMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Worriers – “They / Them / Theirs”

Gender is stupid. We need to throw the whole construct in the trash. Of course, that’s not going to happen for a very, very long time (if ever) so, until then, we’ll get songs rebelling against the shackles of a societally-imposed identity. Worriers got their start a few years ago with the same kind of… More »

By: James Rettig / May 22, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Watch Miley Cyrus Sing “True Trans Soul Rebel” With Against Me!

Miley Cyrus recently started the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization to benefit homeless and LGBTQ kids. And last week, as part of that initiative, she posted video of herself, along with Joan Jett and Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, playing a feelgood backyard acoustic cover of the Replacements’ “Androgynous.” This is about the most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2015 - 6:48 am

Watch Miley Cyrus, Laura Jane Grace, & Joan Jett Cover The Replacements

Miley Cyrus recently went on record as someone who refuses to define her own sexuality: “I’m not hiding my sexuality. For me, I don’t want to label myself as anything… There are times in my life where I’ve had boyfriends or girlfriends.” Considering that she’s still one of the biggest pop stars in the world,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2015 - 10:25 am

Watch Laura Jane Grace Mash Up Michael McDonald And The Cure

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! explains in the beginning of this video that she has a drum loop built for the Cure’s “Close To Me” that she was trying to do something with — then Michael McDonald came on the radio. Serendipitous or not, she seized the moment to combine the two songs. Her… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 28, 2015 - 11:16 am

Miley Cyrus Might Be Recording With Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace

Teenage homelessness has been a pet issue for Miley Cyrus for a while. She took a homeless kid named Jesse Helt as her date to the VMAs last year, and she recently established a foundation called Happy Hippie to help out. In her efforts, she’s made an unlikely ally in Against Me! leader Laura Jane… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015 - 11:36 am

Laura Jane Grace Reviews 2014: The Against Me! Leader On Transitioning In Public, Getting To Know Her Fans, And Seeing A Ghost

Since coming out as transgender in 2012, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace has been living in a kind of whirlwind, having not only spent the past two years navigating her new identity under the watchful gaze of the public, but also touring nonstop in support of one of the year’s best albums Transgender Dysphoria Blues,… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / December 17, 2014 - 10:44 am

Watch The First Four Episodes Of AOL’s True Trans With Laura Jane Grace

Earlier this year, AOL announced that they would be producing a reality series that focused on Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace. The series, called True Trans, premiered today with its first four episodes. It follows Grace through her childhood, her band’s rise to fame, and her coming out and finding a place i… More »

By: James Rettig / October 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

Laura Jane Grace Slams Ex-Against Me!/New Slipknot Drummer

Laura Jane Grace has responded to rumors that ex-Against Me! member Jay Weinberg has joined Slipknot as their newest drummer. “Dear Slipknot, good luck with that. #shitbag,” she said, kicking off a series of tweets about the former drummer. Weinberg announced that he was leaving the band in a tweet during the 2012 recording sessio… More »

By: James Rettig / September 19, 2014 - 11:33 am

Laura Jane Grace Responds To Arcade Fire’s Defense Of “We Exist” Video

When Arcade Fire cast Amazing Spinder-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman in their “We Exist” video, they started a conversation about trans representation that they may not have meant to start. Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace, a transgender woman, called them out on Twitter: “Maybe when making a video for a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2014 - 10:29 am

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Responds To Criticism Of “We Exist” Video

Arcade Fire’s video for pro-LGBT anthem “We Exist” featured a powerful performance from Andrew Garfield as a young man exploring and finding transcendence through his gender identity. It was our favorite video of the week. But some took issue with the casting of a cisgender actor in the role. Laura Jane Grace, the transgender singer… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 24, 2014 - 10:39 pm

Laura Jane Grace Criticizes Arcade Fire’s Pro-LGBT “We Exist” Video

The video for “We Exist,” a song from Arcade Fire’s Reflektor album, is the band’s attempt at a massive grand-scale pro-LGBT statement. It casts Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman who, after suffering a hateful beating, hallucinates her way onto the Coachella main stage. But Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Preview Laura Jane Grace’s New AOL Reality Series So Much More

AOL is launching a new slate of online reality shows, so clearly the future is now. Snark aside, though, one of those shows is called So Much More, and it stars Laura Jane Grace, one of the few people on this earth interesting enough to warrant a reality show. Grace came out as a transgender… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Download Against Me! True Trans EP

It’s been about a year since Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace came out as transgender, changing her gender and her name. Since that time, two of Against Me!’s four members have left the band, and they’ve finished work on their new album Gender Dysphoria Blues with producer Butch Vig and a makeshift band that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013 - 9:49 am

Laura Jane Grace Details “First Year As A Woman” For Cosmo

It’s been almost a year since Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace came out as transgendered. After a pouring of support, she has been very public with her transition, including an appearance on MTV’s House Of Style, where she displayed her exploration of her femininity. Now in an article in Cosmo, she goes into detail… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 10, 2013 - 11:24 am

Watch Laura Jane Grace On MTV’s House Of Style

Earlier this year, Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace (known then as Tom Gabel) came out as transgendered. Also this year, MTV relaunched their iconic fashion series House Of Style. In the most recent episode, MTV visits Grace at her home where they discuss transitioning, Madonna, and discovering style. Watch below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / December 20, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Watch An Interview With Laura Jane Grace

Here’s Laura Jane Grace’s first video interview since coming out as transgender, an MTV News discussion in which she talks about the decision to come out, the Rolling Stone story, her father’s reaction to the news and much more. The interview is divided into two parts — in four videos — the first set featuring… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 19, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Watch Laura Jane Grace Perform At Punk Rock Bowling

Laura Jane Grace — the Against Me! leader who was known as Tom Gabel before announcing her decision to change genders last month — has already started playing shows as a woman. And the weekend before last, she showed up at the Las Vegas festival Punk Rock Bowling, opening for Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2012 - 10:31 am