PUDDLE OF MUDD’s Wes Scantlin – Welcome to Galvania

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“I think the most special thing about this entire process is that I’m still alive and I’m free and I’m happy,” says Wes Scantlin, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Puddle of Mudd in a recent interview about life in quarantine, touring and his sixth studio album in nearly a decade Welcome to Galvania. For Scantlin… Read more »


NIGHTWISH – The Nature of Evolution

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When you think Nightwish, terms like bombastic, grandiose and larger than life come to mind.  With nine albums covering three eras and several live releases including a movie they have to be considered one of the most successful symphonic metal bands to grace any stage. They’re known for robust stage presentation, intricate video visuals and… Read more »


CHERIE CURRIE – Dreams Really Do Come True on the Blvds of Splendor

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She has been described as “the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Bridgitte Bardot,” a queen of noise and a woman of grande reinvention.  She’s an artist who is respected for laying the foundation for countless women in the music industry by becoming the frontwoman in the very first all-girl rock group with platinum album… Read more »


LUCIFER – Occult of Personality

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The word “timeless” is sometimes used to describe music appealing to a broad audience.  Stockholm’s Lucifer have captured the sounds and sights of their music in a nice, custom-made capsule emanating the best musical strengths of the ‘70s with mysterious hints and wayward shadows from the ‘60s. Delivering a mixture of horror cinema, the occult,… Read more »


THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Interview with Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.

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Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., formerly of 90’s power pop band Jellyfish has been busy since the band broke up in 1994. He’s toured with Beck, Cheap Trick and, along with ex-Jellyfish band mate Eric Dover, Imperial Drag. His new band, The Lickerish Quartet reunites Dover (vocals, guitar) and another ex-Jellyfish band mate, Tim Smith (vocals,… Read more »


ART OF SHOCK – Challenge Accepted

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What was once a busy touring season for musicians all over the world has become a season of quarantine, bringing back the garage band lifestyle to many eager musicians.  With cancellations, postponements and closed music venues in our headlines we have resorted to live-stream concerts from our living rooms and closed studios.  This could bring… Read more »


IN HEARTS WAKE – Fighting For The Underdog

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When one thinks about Metal and Australia, probably the first band that comes to mind is Sydney’s AC/DC. However, when it comes to newer music, Metalcore band In Hearts Wake have also made quite a name for themselves. Formed in early 2006 in Byron Bay, Australia, a beach town about 400 miles north of Sydney,… Read more »


GREY DAZE – Making Amends

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Music is a form of magic that connects us together.  There are rhythms that send your body into movements that you can’t control; regardless of your health, ailments or age.  There are melodies that roll off the tongues of thousands; regardless of the languages they speak or the color of their skin.  There are harmonies… Read more »


RICHIE KOTZEN – Mid-Life Rises

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Everyone has the visual of a man turning 50 years old.  You know it, the seemingly normal family man who turns his back on the conventional life in a futile attempt to reap long ago sown seeds of lost youth.  You might envision a balding man strutting into a Chevrolet dealership to purchase that Corvette… Read more »


STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Naked and Unafraid

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The year is 1992 and the majority of the rock world has its eyes turned to the Pacific Northwest of The United States.  Seattle’s grunge/alternative scene has already turned out Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.  This new genre of music will change the face of rock n’ roll music for a good… Read more »


THE 69 EYES – Jyrki 69: Baptized in Rock n’ Roll

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There are places in the world that people see as “holy.”  For some, they are places like Jerusalem, the Vatican or Mecca.  For others, they are places like The Sunset Strip or The Whisky a Go Go.  Thousands have visited these iconic places where people go to follow their dreams, all drenched in the shadow… Read more »


LOVELY WORLD – Vicky Hamilton’s New Discovery

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Vicky Hamilton knows talent when she sees it. She ought to, since she launched the careers of Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, and Poison. She also did A&R for Geffen Records during their heyday, helped June Carter Cash produce an album, and she even represented famous painters such as Ron English among many other things…. Read more »


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