An Oral History of Despair Faction, AFI's Tight-Knit Fan Forum

Key message board members look back on how the now-defunct site created marriages, friendships and, um, lifetime MTV event bans.


Davey Havok Went on a Date with Me by Accident

He wasn't told about it in advance but we still had a nice chat about celebrities and he asked me loads about myself, which is more than can be said for most real dates I've been on.


How to Treat Celebrities, According to Celebrities

We asked A$AP Ferg, Margaret Atwood, Iliza Shlesinger, Frank Turner, and many, many others about how to be cool with them when you're just a regular person.


How Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance Helped Me as a Gay Teen

The bands I worshiped in high school were fronted by gender-bending, guyliner-wearing, homoerotic antidotes to the American jock, and the music that helped me fit in would eventually help me come out as gay.


Major Label Debut: Punk’s “Sell Out” Albums Revisited

A look back on some of the punk albums that got major label releases. The good, the bad, and the stranger than fiction.


When Hardcore Grows Up: 12 Bands Who’ve Changed with Age

From Blacklisted to Cave In (and yeah, even AFI).


The Punk Rock Roots of XTRMST, the New Straight-Edge Hardcore Project from AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget

AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget explain their unlikely and unexpected new project.


Coming is a Group of Real Freaks

Plus, watch their new video for "Slip."


AFI Erotica Exists and It Is Really, Really Weird

AFI fans are basically goth Beliebers.