Korn: Everything Is All Right

Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer has a lot to smile about. He’s basking in the recent arrival of his second son, Rocky Rebel Shaffer, with his actress/model wife Evis Xheneti. He’s about to embark on a 22-date tour to mark an extended 20th anniversary of Korn’s self-titled debut album, released …

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An Interview with Sublime With Rome: Sirens Blaring

Sublime is an epic element of the 1990s archives. The treasured ska songs live on via backyard playlists, convenience stores, and anywhere you can stop to reminisce about “What I Got.”

[Insert your favorite memory sound tracked by a Sublime song here.]

The band’s story is bittersweet personified, as founding …

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An Interview with Mastodon: The Motherload Of Metal

Heavy metal is kind of like the redheaded stepchild of music. Today’s musical culture generally lacks appreciation and celebration for the genre. So when the high-caliber heavy metal Atlanta-bred Mastodon releases a record, the shared sentiment is that of a birthday celebration for a Leap Year baby: So exciting that …

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An Interview with Marilyn Manson: The Emperor’s New Groove

In music there’s a plethora of ways to earn your stripes to be established as a credible artist. Few can be aptly classified as “shock rockers,” particularly in today’s sugary, saturated environment. Perhaps the most iconic of the sort, Marilyn Manson (AKA Brian Warner), is no stranger to public praise …

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An Interview with The 1975: Soundtracking

In an era where boy bands are once again popping up like Starbucks shops in Manhattan, it’s easy not to bat an eye at yet another group of guys (English ones at that). But be implored to give a listen to The 1975, a mature and stylish quartet that is …

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An Interview with Lake Street Dive: In Motion

Lake Street Dive are reaping the fruits of their 10-year labors. The quartet has been classified as indie pop, jazz, soul, perhaps even with a splash of R&B, but the band’s Twitter bio breaks it down nicely, noting their makeup of “two girls, two guys, and a whole lotta feelings.”…

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An Interview with Jesse Leach from Killswitch Engage: The Return

Killswitch Engage is marking a moment. It’s been nearly three years since former lead singer Howard Jones departed the Massachusetts metalcore group after nine years. In an exciting twist for all—particularly fans—founding singer Jesse Leach was announced as his replacement the following month, in February 2012.

With Leach back in …

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An Interview with Coheed And Cambria: No Secrets Here

Coheed And Cambria are local favorites. The four-piece band that formed in Nyack, New York, is a sort of staple in our generation’s musical memory box. One of the more versatile acts of our time, the comic book rockers have shared the stages with bands ranging from Taking Back Sunday …

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An Interview with Blessthefall: Celebrate The Triumph

Blessthefall are a heavy force in today’s metalcore scene. Vocalist Beau Bokan, guitarists Eric Lambert and Elliott Gruenberg, drummer Matt Traynor and bassist/backing vocalist Jared Warth are riding the wave of their massively successful album Hollow Bodies, which has been out for more than a year.

The Arizona quintet’s …

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An Interview with Nick Hexum from 311: Sunset In July

311 easily can be classified as a staple in the “Most Liked” category of our generation’s yearbook of music. What’s not to like? They created a cocktail of experiential music, rooted in rock-rap-reggae and steady grooves.

Vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist and DJ Doug “SA” Martinez, bassist Aaron “P-Nut” …

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