Interview with Soundgarden: Year Of The King Animal

Although he possesses an imposing demeanor, Kim Thayil is actually quite thoughtful and stable in explaining the process that Soundgarden has underwent to come out on top once again. With a distinct underlying tone of excitement in his voice, the lead guitarist promotes the level of unity he and bandmates …

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Soundgarden: King Animal

It’s intoxicating, imposing, and utterly imaginative. Yes, therefore it has been well worth the wait, because Soundgarden’s King Animal roars and reigns! The foursome, who are synonymous with the term grunge but really offer so much more than that, haven’t lost their recipe for magic in the studio, actually perfecting …

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The Killers: Battle Born

The Killers have been mistaken for a British band, but Battle Born is a real slice of Americana. In fact, it is another essential Killers record! Brandon Flowers’ vernacular is ever flourishing and Dave Keuning’s guitars are given to flight. Together with bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr., …

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Pearl Jam: Pearl Jam Twenty

The film is a treasure chest of rare live footage and intimate interviews.
Written and directed by rock scribe turned acclaimed director and screenwriter Cameron Crowe, the film isn’t just a glorification of the band; their music and shows do that on their own. However, as a wonderful and maybe …

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Stone Temple Pilots @ NJ PAC

NEWARK, NJ—The NJ PAC Center has a stylish, attention-to-detail slant to its architectural design, somehow balancing elements of spacious with elegant intimacy. Therefore, it was a suiting place for Stone Temple Pilots, a band famous for their Led Zeppelin ornate based foundation accentuated with a banging exhilaration that swiftly grabs …

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Interview with Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman: …And Redemption For All

Guitar Hero takes on a whole new meaning when it’s said in the same sentence as Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman, because the line between art and activism, and even his own identity, is virtually non-existent. While speaking with one of the most beloved guitarist of our time a few weeks …

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Soundgarden @ Prudential Center

NEWARK, NJ—Coheed and Cambria played their characteristic blend of chaotic strokes and intense arrangements as the audience filed into the cavernous Prudential Center to await grunge gods Soundgarden. Claudio Sanchez’s vocal strength and confidence has definitely grown since their early years. This show was a couple a dates prior to …

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Eddie Vedder @ Beacon Theatre

NEW YORK, NY—New York City’s Beacon Theatre is pristinely ornate and although acoustically crisp and lively, it offers an intimate experience, so there couldn‘t have been a more befitting platform for Eddie Vedder to display his latest solo work, Ukulele Songs. The voice of Pearl Jam admits that he …

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Interview with Chris Cornell: Unparalleled, Unpredictable, Unplugged

With lyrics like, “I share a cigarette with negativity” and “I will rise from your ashes and kneel in your prayers,” his economy of words is priceless to the ear and bequeaths a high ransom to the heart. Vocally, he resides beside icons like Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury and Jim …

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Interview With Serj Tankian: The Pursuit Of Imperfection

On March 1, the boundlessly provocative frontman from one of the most innovative metal bands ever, Serj Tankian, will have a special remix EP of songs from his second solo effort, Imperfect Harmonies available on iTunes. The follow up to Elect The Dead, like Tankian himself, is far from …

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