July 21, 2013 | I spoke The Vim Dicta and sound engineers Niko Bolas and Shelly Yakus at Capitol Studios as they were recording on their new EP. This detailed interview gives you insight into the process behind the music as well as captures the excitement of a band on the upward swing of success.
This was my third year covering this event for GRAMMY.com. You can see my piece about the event here. And here are my red carpet interviews: And for more information about MusiCares, go here. Past MusiCares: Dave Gahan Jerry Cantrell
April 16, 2013 | I spoke with Suffocation vocalist Frank “The Tank” Mullen (and a little commentary from Terrance) before their headlining set with Exhumed and Jungle Rot at The Vex. Topics include staying heavy for two decades, corporate branding and metal, the 2nd amendment, and upcoming plans.
April 4, 2013 | I spoke with Havok after their set opening for The Casualties and Goatwhore at The Vex. Topics include their recent video release, their upcoming album, funny and crazy things that have happened at recent shows, and the best part of being in a band today.
March 22, 2013 | I spoke with Scorpion Child after their set opening for Clutch and Orange Goblin at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, essentially in an elevator. Topics include their recent signing to Nuclear Blast, their upcoming album, their visual show, and the Austin music scene. Scorpion Child facebook show review Scorpion Child […]
December 11, 2012 | I spoke to 3 Inches of Blood guitarist Shane Clark before their gig at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood. Topics include LA audiences, fan reception of their last album, Doomsday, New Year’s Resolutions (and glassblowing!), and wish list bands to tour with. Show review here.
I asked Free a few questions about Kickstarter, the process and what to expect. Free’s Kickstarter for VOLCANO+THE SEA Ends at 1:11 p.m. on January 1, 2013. Contribute to her Kickstarter here:
I love a great interview, and Michael Toney has compiled in-depth stories from a collection of figures in metal. He’s not afraid to ask things that other interviewers wouldn’t touch, and through his book I learned a lot about his subjects. While reading this (funny moment: reading at Bourgeois Pig when Tracii Guns mentions it […]
I recently finished reading the impressive coffee table worthy book Randy Rhoads. If, by the end of reading this, you don’t wish that you had known him or seen him live, something must be wrong with you. This book will give hardcore fans a complete picture of this rock star that went away much to […]