Interview with Hella: What The Hella?

Before Sacramento-based avant mischief makers Hella were Hella, what would become the core duo of guitarist Spencer Seim and drummer Zach Hill had formed a band with Zach’s cousin Josh Hill on guitar and Carson McWhirter on bass. They couldn’t find a singer and split up.

Shortly thereafter, Hella formed …

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Interview with Deerhoof: Less Is More

It happens from time to time. Things get dull in music. Everything new is a carbon copy of what you didn’t like a few months ago, positioned to stand out among the relative dearth of releases. Almost no vital signs. Every January is like this. Something has to rustle the …

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Interview with God Forbid: Jersey’s Metal Titans

God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle is checking his band’s MySpace page when I call him for our interview. The guitarist works from his NJ home, completing tasks for God Forbid’s management company, which also handles the careers of fellow metal bands like Fear Factory and Mnemic. But Coyle is also …

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Fall Out Boy: Interview with Patrick Stump

When I last checked in with Fall Out Boy, they were headlining Spring’s Bamboozle Fest in the Meadowlands parking lot, riding high on the success of their multi-platinum major label debut From Under The Cork Tree. Bassist/lyricist/resident cutie Pete Wentz, who launched the careers of Panic! At The Disco …

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Interview with Gwar: Endless War

The only mainstay act on both of the Sounds Of The Underground tours, Gwar are experiencing a renaissance. Of course, it’s a Gwar renaissance, so it involves giant foam rubber costumes and squirting fake bodily fluids all over their rabid audiences. And rocking. Lots of rocking. After a string of …

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Bayside: Interview With Anthony Raneri

Bayside’s vocalist Anthony Raneri and the rest of the band are ready to move on from the tragic automobile accident that claimed the life of the beloved John “Beatz.” The Victory Records album The Walking Wounded is set to be released February 6, 2007. The album, about living through all …

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Tenacious D: Interview with Kyle Gass and Jack Black

If you look around, there’s no shortage of The D. Between a new studio album, a film, a nationwide tour and other appearances in support of The Pick Of Destiny, the duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass are in the spotlight.

But it hasn’t always been that way. …

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The Who: Interview with Pete Townshend

With their rebellious and raucous attitude, they laid the groundwork for punk music. With rock operas and grandiose song arrangements, they gave birth to progressive rock. By bringing demolition to the stage and amassing legendary tales of offstage excesses, they created the blueprint from which many heavy metal acts would …

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Robert Randolph: Interview with Robert Randolph

This story has been passed along before—a tale of a young boy growing up in a house of God who is seduced by the soul of American gospel and taught the craft of music under the close supervision of his most respected elders. But this time around, it is not …

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Ziggy Marley: Interview with Ziggy Marley

Cultural leader, rasta child, roots music practitioner, spiritual elevator, and a direct descendant of the musical divinity, the musical works and message of Ziggy Marley have been anything but coincidental.

Making his musical debut in 1985 with his Melody Makers, Ziggy Marley resides as the first-born son of Rastafarian reggae …

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