Exclusive interview with Henry Rollins

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Henry Rollins is one of the most interesting and prolific artists of this day and age.  For more than a quarter of a century, he has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as the front man for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and – without a microphone – as a solitary traveler… Read more »


Falling Red. Upstanding Rockers!

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Once upon a time, close to a northern gas station in Carlisle, Cumbria, England, there were four twenty something blokes about to put fuel in their van.  They had almost completed the long journey from Aberdeen, Scotland after playing a show and were tired and needed to relieve themselves.  As they hit a set of red… Read more »


Twisted Sister Raising More Than The Volume

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Fine wine, scotch, cheddar cheese…  all things that get better with age.  And though we’re now light years away from Twisted Sister’s ‘Hey Day’, a couple of their epic anthems have not only stood the test of time, they’ve blossomed beyond the confines of their genre and era.  Still, the mere mention of Twisted Sister… Read more »


Faster Pussycat’s 25 Year Itch

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Glam metal band Faster Pussycat was formed in L.A. in the mid-’80s.  The band was only together for ten months before they were signed in 1987 to Elektra Records and this year marks the 25th anniversary of their debut album Faster Pussycat.  Two hits off the album were Bathroom Wall and Don’t Change That Song. … Read more »


The Many Sides of Mike Portnoy

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Rock drummer Mike Portnoy is one of the most influential drummers in the world.  He is a founding member of Dream Theater and while he was with them, the band sold over ten million CDs/DVDs and sold out venues in every part of the world.  He has won practically every drumming award available including 26… Read more »


The Black Saints – Milwaukee’s Finest

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Since the late 1990s Wisconsin has had an upsurge in heavy and extreme metal bands, which has continued through to 2012 where we find Milwaukee’s Black Saints, a formidable mix of hot dirty rock, ready to take on America and abroad.  They’ve only been together since 2009 but lead vocalist Drew H., guitarists, Blackie Bishop,… Read more »


Get a Slice of this Femme Fatale

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When the question is;  Who is Superman?  The answer is obviously Clark Kent. So, when the question is;  Who is Superwoman?  The answer must be Lorraine Lewis. OK, so our Femme Fatale front woman cannot fly, but she looks good in underwear, under or over her clothes and her hair is a lot nicer than… Read more »


Interview with Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick

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In 1983, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson formed Megadeth in Los Angeles.  They reached international fame in the 1980’s and are ranked as one of the “Big Four” metal/thrash bands that also include Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. The band has released several platinum and gold albums over the years, including their landmark albums Rust in… Read more »


Underride Breaks New Ground

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Seattle-based hard rock band Underride have a sound that’s all their own, and vocalist Rev recently said in an interview this past December, “Our music is something new, fun and it’s not depressing.  It’s an anti-Seattle sound.”  The band is currently on a U.S. tour with Rains.  In a recent in-person interview, drummer Jeremy Schulz… Read more »


Rains Independent Storytellers

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Rains is a talented rock band formed in a small town in Indiana twelve years ago.  Vocalist Jeff Rains has faced many challenges along the way, but has persevered through his talent and hard work.  The hard work has certainly paid off as their debut album, Stories, is receiving rave reviews.  Their hit song, Look In My… Read more »


I Want It All………Before The Curtain

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If you believe in the luck of the Irish, then you will almost certainly agree that Adam Haggarty, singer, guitarist and primary writer with Peterborough, Ontario band, Before The Curtain, has probably got a gaggle of Leprechauns hidden in his pants and his GPS has given him the location for the pot of gold at… Read more »


Australian Rock Music Is More Than A Four-Letter Word.

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Ask the average American music fan what they know about rock bands from Australia, and, chances are, they’ll shoot a four-letter word back at you: AC/DC.  Well, there’s a rising force in music from down under, and you will need considerably more vowels and consonants to identify this band: Monks of Mellonwah. It’s Wednesday, February… Read more »