An Interview with Lawrence Gowan from Styx: Summer Soundtrack

While a general overview of the band Styx seems like an unnecessary overstatement, perhaps a reintroduction is in order.

Sure, you know the iconic rock act that spawned in the early 1970s from a basement in the suburbs of Chicago. This is the arena rock band that set standards for …

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An Interview with Goo Goo Dolls: Summer Slide

Music does many things for people, but perhaps the most significant part of its art is the connections we make, to others, and to times in our own lives. The Goo Goo Dolls are synonymous with radio royalty. In the ’90s it was hard not to get to know their …

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An Interview with Scott Stapp: Personal Creed

It has been a whopping 14 years since Creed’s power ballad “With Arms Wide Open” (the song for whom lead singer Scott Stapp’s son, Jagger, was written) became a mainstream hit. In an endearing full circle moment, Stapp once again looks to his son for inspiration, but in his second …

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An Interview with Jeph Howard from The Used: Shiny And New

They’ve been classified as “screamo,” “hardcore,” and “emo,” and with a name like “The Used” it has to be said that, nearly 15 years since their inception, the passion and excitement exuding from this band is palpably shiny and new.

Authenticity is perhaps one of the most redeeming qualities of …

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Interview with Brandon Boyd: The Muse Inside

The phrase “in your dreams” is typically relegated to describing one’s hopes or ideals, but implicitly discounts the possibilities of reality—that is, unless you’re Brandon Boyd.

The soon-to-be 38-year-old artist and Incubus frontman released his second solo album, Sons Of The Sea, last fall, and is touring the U.S. …

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An Interview with The Devil Wears Prada: At First Sight

First impressions are important. But you don’t want to judge a book by its cover—or do you? It’s not a bad thing to take a first pass with an act that’s straightforward, has no gimmick, and leaves the smoke and mirrors to the amateurs.

The Devil Wears Prada—a five-piece metalcore …

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Korn: The Paradigm Shift

So how’s about that riff refresh?

No strangers to criticism for straying off their original musical course, Korn have filled a critical void: Founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch returned to the band after a five-year hiatus. The band’s 11th studio release, and the first since Welch’s return, The Paradigm Shift

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An Interview with Anthony Jeselnik: On The Offense

In a sensitive world where offensiveness is then rampant, “insult comic” Anthony Jeselnik has encouraged us to chill out and take a joke.

His appearances on The Comedy Central Roast Of Donald Trump and The Roast Of Charlie Sheen brought his trimmed comedic style to a broader audience. Now, as …

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An Interview with Adam Lazzara from Taking Back Sunday: Take Back The Music

Musicians: They’re just like us. They like their independence, go through experimental phases, and weed their own lawns. Well, maybe not all of them, but Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara is perhaps an unexpectedly independent grounds manager.

But on this particular hot August day, while in the midst of …

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Interview with Michael Glabicki from Rusted Root: Celebrating The Movement

Rusted Root are in celebration mode. It’s only appropriate—the band released their seventh studio album, The Movement, last fall, in honor of their fans and the community surrounding their lively, vibrant music.

For 23 years, Rusted Root have brought together acoustic, rock and emphatic percussion drawn from African, Latin …

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