King’s Colour: Corey Glover and dUg Pinnick Hit The Road

If you were to ask me who the two most soulful singers in hard rock were, the first two names that would come to mind would be King’s X frontman and bassist, dUg Pinnick, and Living Colour frontman, Corey Glover. The minute I heard that hook from King’s X’s song …

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North Jersey Notes: Driven Mad, Charetta, Atom Strange and More!

One of the bands I’ve been meaning to check out was one of my Facebook friends, Sam Walters, new band, Driven Mad. I received an invite to “Like” their page a few weeks back and just recently got a chance to give them a listen. Musically, they are bone-crushing, …

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An Interview with Godsmack: Still Running on 1000hp

One band that’s always had a distinctive sound because of their guitar tones and riffs, and not to mention their singer, is Godsmack. This is one band that has been putting out great hard rock albums since their self-titled debut in 1998. This Boston-based band has also been instrumental in …

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Inked Out: All In Inkorporated

So, this was a very strange run of events. Typically when I go and review tattoo shops, I would call the shop and make an appointment to sit down with the owner or manager of the shop to interview them. Lately, I’ve been spotting tattoo shops that I just want …

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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Setting The World On Fire

Slash has always been one of my favorite guitar players on the planet earth since I was a young rocker, if he’s even from the planet earth. From the minute I saw “Welcome To The Jungle” on MTV (back when they still played videos), between Guns N’ Roses and Motley …

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North Jersey Notes: Lion-Hearted, Scars Of Envy, Scarlet Carson and More!

I was recently contacted by Marc David Gambino (I’m sure no relation to the famed NYC crime family) of the band Lion-Hearted via my Aquarian email account. (Yes, people do still send emails! And yes, I do still answer them.) Anyway, he wanted to send me a copy of the …

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Gotta Get It Right: An Interview with Sixx:A.M. and Apocalyptica

I’ve never kept it a secret in all of my columns that Mötley Crüe might be my favorite band of all time. I’ve also never kept it a secret that bassist Nikki Sixx has been my idol since childhood. That being said, when Sixx:A.M., Nikki’s side-project, released The Heroin Diaries

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Stumping The Trunk on ‘That Metal Show’: An Interview with Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine

VH1 Classic decided to keep That Metal Show in New York for a second straight season and for Season 14. Not only did VH1’s decision benefit our heroes Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine since they’re all New Jersey natives, but it also benefits us, the fans, because it …

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North Jersey Notes: End Of An Era, Mikell’s Plot, Marc Rizzo and More!

One of the bands that I’ve featured in the past has really evolved and has even become a huge part of the Jersey music scene again. My buddy Zipperhead, from Zipperhead Productions, has even brought my attention to the band again, and I have to admit, for a band doing …

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Inked Out: Black Vulture Gallery

As I continue my journey checking out some of the coolest tattoo parlors in the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and wherever the hell else I happen to see a shop that interests me, this month I find myself in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. Once again, my wife and …

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