HardRockChick Interviews Tales From the Stage Author Michael Toney

HardRockChick Interviews Tales From the Stage Author Michael Toney

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 […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Wayne and Tera Static of Static-X

HardRockChick Interviews Wayne and Tera Static of Static-X

I talked to Wayne and Tera before the Static-X show at Backstage Live in San Antonio, TX on July 21, 2012. Topics include Joshua Tree, being a vegetarian, new Static-X members, thoughts on venue security, the future of industrial metal, blaming crime on music, and what to look for from them in the future.

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 HardRockChick Interviews The Fabulous Miss Wendy

HardRockChick Interviews The Fabulous Miss Wendy

I interviewed Wendy of The Fabulous Miss Wendy, guitarist and songwriter from LA. Topics include a get well card from Fastball, proving herself as a female guitarist, cultivating fans, her kickstarter experience, and her career philosophy. http://thefabulousmisswendy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thefabulousmisswendyofficial https://twitter.com/#!/TheFabMissWendy

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 HardRockChick interviews Orion from Behemoth

HardRockChick interviews Orion from Behemoth

I interviewed Orion from Behemoth before their show at the White Rabbit in San Antonio. Topics include playing different types of venues, being a controversial/extreme band, his side project Vesania, something he’s obsessed with, the cover of NIN’s “Wish”, and the best piece of advice he’s ever gotten.

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 HardRockChick interviews Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll

HardRockChick interviews Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll

February 12, 2012 | I spoke with Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll in her hotel room before we set off for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Topics include the state of rock music, humble beginnings of the band, what the band has coming up, and, of course, what she is wearing!

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 GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Dream Theater

GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Dream Theater

Artist: Dream Theater Nominated track: “On the Backs of Angels” from their 2011 release A Dramatic Turn of Events HardRockChick: What is it about your nominated track that represents you as an artist? Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci: “On The Backs Of Angels” truly represents what Dream Theater is all about. From the very beginning […]

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 GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Sum 41

GRAMMY Quickie: Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominee Sum 41

Artist: Sum 41 Nominated track: “Blood In My Eyes” from their 2011 release Screaming Bloody Murder HardRockChick: What is it about your nominated work that represents you as an artist? Sum 41 bassist Jason “Cone” McCaslin: “Over the course of our career our band has done a wide variety of different styles of music. Playing […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Chrysta Bell

HardRockChick Interviews Chrysta Bell

The films of David Lynch have fascinated, entertained, and inspired me since I was 12 years old. A part of this has been the way music works in his films; from the scores of Angelo Badalamenti to the soundtracks featuring Trent Reznor to casting musicians such as David Bowie, Sting, Chris Isaac, Henry Rollins, and […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Holy Grail

HardRockChick interviews Holy Grail

September 8, 2011 | I spoke with Luna and Eli from Holy Grail before their set at DiPiazza’s in Long Beach. We discussed things they miss about home, what makes a great live show, and working with Danny Lohner.

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 HardRockChick interviews Gypsyhawk

HardRockChick interviews Gypsyhawk

September 6, 2011 | I talked to Gypsyhawk after their set at the Mountain Bar in downtown LA a couple nights ago. They talked about must-have tour supplies, their recent signing with Metal Blade Records, and the pros/cons of going DIY vs. signing with a label.

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 HardRockChick interviews Acrassicauda

HardRockChick interviews Acrassicauda

July 13, 2011 | I spoke with Faisal and Firas of Acrassicauda at their rehearsal space in Anaheim a couple days before they embarked on the second leg of their U.S. tour. They talked about their favorite road food, progress on their upcoming album, and how they REALLY need to get a new drum set!

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 Keys On Fire: Neil Daniels’ All Pens Blazing Volumes 1 & 2

Keys On Fire: Neil Daniels’ All Pens Blazing Volumes 1 & 2

“Rock ‘n’ roll is an attitude, it’s not a musical form of a strict sort. It’s a way of doing things, of approaching things. Writing can be rock ‘n’ roll, or a movie can be rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a way of living your life.” — Lester Bangs There’s a moment in every music lover’s […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Steven Adler

HardRockChick interviews Steven Adler

July 1, 2011 | Steven Adler took some time to chat with me via phone the afternoon before his Adler’s Appetite show in San Francisco. He told me about his favorite gift to receive from fans, lessons learned from Dr. Drew, and his own definition of the word “groupie.” Catch Adler’s Appetite at The Key […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Spindrift

HardRockChick interviews Spindrift

June 30, 2011 | I talked to Kirpatrick Thomas and Sasha Vallely of Spindrift before their show at Bordello in Downtown LA. Topics included their partnership with IFC and most recent video for ‘Hellbound’, the allure of the American West, the state of psychedelic music, and writing in the Gram Parsons room in Joshua Tree.

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 HardRockChick Interviews Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge

HardRockChick Interviews Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge

June 17, 2011 | I talked to Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge before their show at the House of Blues Anaheim (right outside of Disneyland!). Topics included his most personal song, the band’s parallels to the hip-hop genre, and the completely different approach they took to writing their new album ‘Valleyheart.’ The video goes […]

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 HardRockChick interviews Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan

HardRockChick interviews Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan

June 4, 2011 | Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman took some time to talk to me before their one-off midnight show (while on tour with Deftones) at the Beauty Bar in Austin. Topics of the night included the disposable nature of his guitars, DEP’s technical but chaotic live performances, and the band’s “bromance” with […]

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 HardRockChick Interviews Rock Journalist Neil Daniels

HardRockChick Interviews Rock Journalist Neil Daniels

Judas Priest. Led Zeppelin. Journey. Bon Jovi. Linkin Park. Countless Rock Journalists. These are Neil Daniels’ subjects, and over email, he became my subject for a moment. Read below for my first writer on writer interview. HardRockChick: What was the first band you fell in love with? Neil Daniels: Probably Queen. I was too young […]

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