An Interview with Joey “CoCo” Diaz: In The Name Of Science

After leaving Havana, Cuba, for the United States as a young boy, Joey “CoCo” Diaz called North Bergen, NJ his home for most of his adolescent life. But this wasn’t some fairytale story.

Like many teenagers, Joey went through some troubled times. After his mother passed away, the suddenly lost …

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An Interview with Jim Ross: From Ringside To Center Stage

Known for his exuberant, passionate commentary, professional wrestling icon Jim Ross is one of the most colorful characters in the sports world. He worked for the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment for roughly 20 years, and in that time, helped launch the industry to superstardom, not only delivering some of the most …

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The Cult @ The Wellmont Theater

MONTCLAIR, NJ—After a month-long break following their tour of Australia and Europe, British rockers The Cult made their way to The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Dec. 5. Playing their classic, Rick Rubin-produced 1987 album, Electric, in its entirety, fans flocked to the venue to see the band—vocalist …

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An Interview with Sal Abruscato from A Pale Horse Named Death: Lightning In One Hand, A Gun In The Other

Sal Abruscato is best known for being the former drummer of metal legends Type O Negative and Life Of Agony, but after playing behind the kit for more than 30 years, he decided to embark on a mystical new journey.

Enter A Pale Horse Named Death, a gothic metal project …

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An Interview with James LaBrie: Sleight Of Hand

Best known for being the frontman of progressive metal stalwarts Dream Theater, Canadian vocalist James LaBrie likes to expand his horizons and master his craft when he’s not with the famous quintet. In August, the legendary singer released Impermanent Resonance, his third solo full-length, and while it may shock …

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An Interview with Jeff Loomis: Cooling The Burn

Playing professionally since the late ‘80s, Jeff Loomis has climbed the ladder from being a promising young guitarist to establishing himself as one of metal’s ultimate shredders. Shortly before joining Sanctuary in 1990—a group that would disband only a few months later—Loomis auditioned for the mighty Megadeth, receiving praise from …

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An Interview with Tuomas Saukkonen from Before The Dawn: Rising Yet Again

When I talked with Before The Dawn mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen last June about their then-new extraordinary CD, Deathstar Rising, it seemed like nothing could bring the band down. But just a short time later, Saukkonen announced that the Finnish outfit were to undergo significant changes, as clean vocalist/bassist Lars …

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Interview with Paradise Lost: A Clash Of Kings

While not necessarily a household name here in the States, Paradise Lost have enjoyed a long, stellar career that dates back to 1988. As one of the founders of gothic metal, these English legends have been tinkering with their sound for quite a while and after all this time, who …

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Interview with Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden: Crossing The Final Frontier

As one of heavy metal’s most successful bands of all-time, Iron Maiden has been packing a punch for more than 30 years. Consisting of singer Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarists Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gers, Iron Maiden has pounded out memorable hits for …

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Interview with Ian Astbury from The Cult: Sharpening Their Knives

Hailing from Bradford, England, The Cult emerged as a dominant rock band in the early ‘80s. Led by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the quartet has cranked out memorable songs like “She Sells Sanctuary,” “Love Removal Machine,” and “Fire Woman.” They’ve traveled the globe countless times, been through …

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