Lamb Of God @ Irving Plaza

NEW YORK, NY—Lamb Of God performed at a sold-out show at Irving Plaza recently to celebrate the release of their new album, Resolution. It was a very intimate show and while the band is more than capable of playing larger venues, they chose Irving Plaza because Randy Blythe said …

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Interview with Munsey Ricci: On ‘Board For 20 Years

Munsey Ricci is a bit of a fixture in the heavy metal world. For over 20 years, he has been responsible for getting both metal gods and metal underdogs on the air. A bit of a master wheeler-dealer, he makes a living working for record labels and bands, getting their …

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Interview with Phil Collen from Def Leppard: Pure (Mirror) Balls

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen recently called me from his home in L.A. to catch me up on the band’s current tour with Heart, their new (and first ever) live album, Mirrorball, and his enjoyment of The Jersey Shore!

You’ve been around for 30 years and you are

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Interview with Sal Abruscato from A Pale Horse Named Death: Riding Again For The First Time

Sal Abruscato has been in his share of amazing bands. Starting in Type O Negative and then joining Life Of Agony, he was deeply involved in the metal, hardcore and goth scenes in the ‘90s. Later on, Sal went on to form the band Supermassiv. We mostly know Sal as …

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E-Town Concrete/Hatebreed @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—Hatebreed is a band that has put in the work for a decade and is at the point where they can headline just about any venue in any state. But when Hatebreed come to New Jersey and play shows with New Jersey’s beloved E-Town Concrete, Hatebreed defers and plays …

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Glassjaw @ Best Buy Theatre

NEW YORK, NY—Ringing in the official start to 2011, Best Buy Theatre in Times Square hosted (a long awaited) headlining performance by Long Island’s own Glassjaw.

The band had a few other secret shows in October, November and December, and this show came nearly eight years since the release of …

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My Chemical Romance @ Roseland Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—Fresh off of the release of their fourth studio album, New Jersey’s My Chemical Romance headlined WRXP’s Yule Rock concert at the Roseland Ballroom. Gaslight Anthem opened the show alongside Fifteen Fleeting, who won an unsigned band contest through Cabo Wabo and WRXP.

It was a colder than …

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Interview with Richard Kruspe of Rammstein: Giving It To America

One week before Rammstein were heading to Chile to kick off a tour of six South American cities and one U.S. date at Madison Square Garden, guitarist Richard Kruspe called me from his hotel room in New York City.

I was pretty excited to speak to him, since I haven’t …

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Interview with Brian Fair of Shadows Fall: In Control

Two-time Grammy Award nominees Shadows Fall are gearing up for yet another outdoor summer metal fest. This time around, they’re playing Mayhem Fest, an appropriately named festival for the type of debauchery the band gets themselves into during the summer tours. Shadows Fall are not only a band, they are …

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Muse / Silversun Pickups @ Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK, NY—Once I entered the arena I was curious to see how much of the Garden Muse actually sold out. Sometimes the entire back section of the arena is closed off, but not this time. Every single seat was filled! I caught a few songs from Silversun Pickups. For …

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