HardRockChick Interviews Arthur von Nagel of Cormorant

Cormorant flew onto my radar late last year, after reading the articulate writings of lead singer and bassist Arthur von Nagel on MetalSucks. When it came time to assemble end of year lists for 2009, Dan from Bay Area Metal Scene and I agreed that Cormorant’s Metazoa should be one of the Loudest Bay Area […]

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HardRockChick Interviews Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

Dez Fafara, formerly of Coal Chamber and currently of DevilDriver, is one cool guy. Before the second date of the Bound By the Road tour at Slim’s, I sat down with Dez in the smoke-filled back room of the tour bus to discuss life on the road, upcoming DevilDriver material, and Twitter. HardRockChick: So last […]

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What's the Alternative? 2009 in Alt-Rock

It’s challenging to write about what happened to a genre of music in 2009 when it’s as loosely defined as Alternative.  What exactly is Alternative music, really?  It’s hard to put into words, but our ears can pick it up.  And that’s the beauty of music. Early ’90s alt-rock bands Dinosaur Jr., Meat Puppets, The […]

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It Was a Rockin' 2009- A Look Back

2009: the last year of the first decade of the new millennium.  It proved to be a year rife with innovation, comebacks, breakthroughs, and goodbyes in rock music. Thrash metal began in the ’80’s with Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax, who, incidentally, will tour together for the first time in 2010.  Their influence can be […]

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