Blues And Beyond: An Interview with Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang was a blues prodigy long before kids were showing off insular riffs via YouTube videos. In fact, his chops were learned and honed on stage with the likes of B.B. King. As the Grammy-winning guitarist/singer describes, it was “just in me.” Since his Telecaster met his fingers, it …

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Coy Bowles Talks Life On (And Off) The Road With The Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band fans gear up for one helluva party whenever the band hits town. They’ve memorized all the lyrics to “Chicken Fried.” They recognize the next song within two beats of the intro and feel a special connection to the band even if they don’t share their deep Georgia …

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An Interview With Colossal Street Jam: Colossal Street Jam Find Their Groove with ‘Living Free’

In this competitive music scene of ours, certain criteria determine which bands will endure. One element is, of course, exceptional musical ability while another is a bit more nebulous, felt rather than seen or heard. Synergy—that symbiotic relationship between the band and the audience—is difficult to quantify. Some call it …

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Blues To The Bone: Anthony Krizan Arrives With Debut Solo Album, Dust and Bone

(Photo by Estelle Massry – COUCOU Photography)

On Dec. 4 at Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse in Dunellen, New Jersey, former guitarist for Spin Doctors and Lenny Kravitz (to name a few), Anthony Krizan shifted confidently into his new role as frontman to support his debut solo album. The raucous record …

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An Interview With Stryper: Michael Sweet Gets Honest On Stryper And 30 Years Of Rock Life

Photo taken in Boston on 04/13/15.

Thirty years ago, back when MTV played music videos and bands stockpiled Aqua Net, Stryper dominated the hair metal scene. Donning their signature black and yellow leather, the faith-driven rockers won over fans of all denominations with their undeniable ability to unify a crowd. …

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Steve Vai’s Passion Still Burns (25 Years Later): An Interview With Steve Vai

In 1985, Hollywood sought out Steve Vai to play the guitar-shredding contender who duels with the devil in Crossroads. As skillful a player in real life as his prodigious character in the cult film, the Grammy-winning guitar player, producer, and composer accepted the challenge. After all, few can make …

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Buckcherry Brings Back 15 and Rock ‘N’ Roll: An Interview With Josh Todd

Emerging at a time when rock music began to feel homogenized and bands were resigning to the pressures of pop culture, Buckcherry said f*ck all that and did their own thing. The punk-rooted band from Los Angeles, fronted by Josh Todd, started writing songs that were visceral and, ultimately, sustaining. …

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An Interview With Warren Haynes Of Gov’t Mule: A Gentleman Of Guitar

A handful of highly-esteemed bands and collaborations of our time share an ambitious common denominator: Warren Haynes, one of the most respected musicians in the world whose prolific career spans discographies, genres and decades. A consummate professional, the dedicated vocalist/guitarist/songwriter has earned a reputation for being a grounded gentleman and …

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Balancing The Madness: An Interview With Shinedown

As far as hard rock bands go, Shinedown has reached a status few contemporary rock bands will achieve. While navigating their way through commercial success, they’ve managed to maintain the same raw, edgy spirit which manifested into the first incarnation of the band in 2001. Though there have been a …

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An Interview with Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Chris Robinson On Crowes, Spinning Records And The Philosophy Of The Brotherhood

 

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If you’ve ever attended a Chris Robinson Brotherhood show expecting to hear The Black Crowes, by the end of the night you’d been taken on a different trip entirely. The two bands are mutually exclusive. Leaving the best of the Crowes behind him, Robinson set out to …

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