DERAPS – Party Like It’s 1984 – A Sitdown w/ Jacob Deraps

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For some, the era of rock and metal that spans the mid-1980s is one that echoes if only from faded cassette inserts and reissue box sets.  The emergence of grunge, thrash, and nu-metal ushered in darker aesthetics and lyrical themes.  Guitar solos and major keys disappeared from songwriting and, to be blunt, the party was… Read more »


RICK ALLEN – Lending A Healing Hand

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If you have followed mainstream rock music over the last several decades, you are familiar with Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen’s tragic automobile accident.  The resulting loss of his left arm and complete reinventing of his drumming technique are both well documented.  His inspiring story of healing and regeneration seem as though it may have… Read more »


ALTER BRIDGE – Check Mate – A Discussion with Myles Kennedy

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“For all of the hope that it brings and though we’re pawns, we could be kings. If we believe. Against all odds we will survive” – Alter Bridge, Pawns & Kings The release of Florida rock band Alter Bridge’s seventh studio album Pawns & Kings has been welcomed with open ears by fans and is… Read more »


QUEENSRYCHE – Takes No Prisoners – A Sit Down with Michael Wilton

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Queensryche, as a musical force, stands alone.  Queensryche does not sound like other bands; other bands sound like Queensryche.  Representing a monumental shift in metal music at a formative stage of the genre, they laid the foundation for what would become progressive metal.  Formed in 1980, the band has produced several era defining albums during… Read more »


Let’s Get Ugly Again 1-on-1 w/ Klaus Eichstadt of UGLY KID JOE

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Not many bands can claim to be the soundtrack for a generation, but if you were alive circa 1991, Ugly Kid Joe blared relentlessly from your radio, your cassette player, and your angsty teenage heart.  Everything About You is and was a masterful hook filled hit that, even when revisited today, sticks in our collective consciousness… Read more »


KING’S X – Rules Again – A Conversation with dUg Pinnick

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One of the most influential bands of the last forty years, King’s X, has returned after a fourteen year recording hiatus to deliver a masterpiece that is both musically and socially relevant. Three Sides of One is the long awaited follow up to 2008s XV, and it is as reflective as it is contemporary in… Read more »


ORIANTHI & Her Relentless Pursuit of Passion

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The entertainment industry is a stratified society. The higher up the “A-List” an artist ascends, the more layers surround them. A manager, publicist, booking agent, attorney…all are gatekeepers in various ways. When a high-level musician is doing a phone interview, sometimes their “people” will place the call on their behalf. Usually, that call will come… Read more »


MISS MAY I – A Sit-Down with Levi Benton

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Born and bred in the heart of 2000’s metalcore, Troy, Ohio natives Miss May I have made a triumphant return with their new release, Curse Of Existence.  Put on the map because of their incredible musicianship, the lineup consisting of vocalist Levi Benton, lead guitarist B.J. Stead, rhythm guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe, bassist and clean vocalist… Read more »


ED CARAEFF – Accidentally Almost Famous

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Most music fans are familiar with Cameron Crowe’s 2000, fictionalized, semi-autobiographical movie, Almost Famous.  In the movie, Patrick Fugit plays a version of Crowe, who as a teenage, high school student, gets a writing assignment from Rolling Stone Magazine, to go out on the road with an up and coming band.  It was a sensational,… Read more »


GUNSHINE – Loaded and Ready To Shine

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At a time when the historical Sunset Strip seems to be slowly losing its nostalgic energy and the era of 80’s metal is becoming a thing of the past, along comes Florida-based rock band Gunshine. With bands like Greta Van Fleet and Dirty Honey blazing into the music scene with their classic rock sound, Gunshine… Read more »


PATRICK DOVAL – Deconstructing The Soulless Machine

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Sometimes the most profound statements come from what may seem like the least likely of sources.  For the last two and a half years, there have been many a statement ejaculated via the air waves, in print, and most significantly, through social media.  March of 2020 appeared to have ushered in the era of living… Read more »


Dissection of a Hero – One-on-One with Andy Black

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The dissection of a hero… The one thing you won’t find at any corner store comic is the Man Of Steel constrained and on display, slowly being taken apart, piece by piece…to discover what is at their core, their essence, and makes them a God in mere mortals eyes.  Andy Black however, decided to take… Read more »