Interview with Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch: Taking It To The Bank

As one of the biggest up-and-coming bands in the nation, Five Finger Death Punch is going full-throttle while trying to establish themselves as a legitimate force in the world of heavy metal. Since their inception in 2005, the gang has toured all over the globe, including March 2010’s trip to …

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Interview with Aaron Lewis and Mike Mushok from Staind: Coming Clean

After banging out hit after hit around the turn of the millennium, the Massachusetts band Staind seemed to be on top of the world. The hard rock quartet was all over the radio with tracks such as “Mudshovel,” “Outside” and perhaps their best-known single “It’s Been Awhile.”

But over the …

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Robyn Hitchcock: Eyes Wides Open

Robyn Hitchcock just recently finished a tour that brought him to places as sundry as Norway, Switzerland and Australia. But the Englishman has since returned to the U.S. and is ready to give the American fans something that they’ve been waiting a long time for. Back in 1990, Hitchcock released …

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Echo Movement: Movin’ On Up

If you’re looking to support a very talented local act, head on out to the Stone Pony on Saturday, Nov. 19, to catch the seven-piece reggae band Echo Movement. Asbury Park natives, Echo Movement is quickly on the rise to something great. Their latest album, Music Played On

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Mike Paradine Group: Death In The Family

By taking a short break from the power metal band Arctic Flame, drummer/vocalist Mike Paradine has introduced us to his debut solo album, Death In The Family. Born and raised in Bayonne, NJ, Mike has been in bands since he was a teenager and has recently opened up for …

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The Strange Boys: What’s Wrong With Being Strange?

Hailing from Dallas, TX, is the rock ‘n’ roll band The Strange Boys. Led by brothers Ryan and Philip Sambol, The Strange Boys mix punk and R&B with southern and country rock. Fresh off their latest album, Live Music, the gang will be playing some record release shows …

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Cosmic Suckerpunch: Good Morning

Quickly gaining some serious steam since their formation in 2009 is the indie rock band Cosmic Suckerpunch. Formerly known as Ghost Robot, the group from Los Angeles is fronted by the duo of singer/rhythm guitarist Ari Welkom and lead guitarist Fabien Hameline. After opening up for band’s such as The …

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Michael Williams Band: Breathing Fire

The dynamic quartet that is the Michael Williams Band will be hitting the stage on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the B.B. King Blues Club. Formed in 2001, the group consists of Michael Williams on vocals/guitar, Gerald “Tugboat” Turner II on bass, Ryan Shea Smith on keyboards and Darin …

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I Decline: Time To Shine

The multi-talented five-piece band I Decline, from Chicago, has finally released their third studio album, Time To Shine. Eight years removed from their 2002 CD, The Ides Of Riffdom, I Decline’s new disc is well worth 40-plus minutes of your time. Time To Shine isn’t the heaviest album …

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Misfits: The Devil’s Rain

Well, it looks like Jerry Only has brought back the Misfits from the dead just in time for Halloween.

You can hear Only’s deep and dark voice start out the thunderous title track, “The Devil’s Rain.” I really like Jerry’s sound on this tune, especially when it’s combined with the …

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