An Interview With Bayside: Pretty Vacant

A year after celebrating their 15th anniversary milestone as an active touring group, New York-based pop punk heroes Bayside return to celebrate the release of their seventh studio full-length, Vacancy, with a month-long tour alongside The Menzingers and Sorority Noise to close out the summer on a strong note.…

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Today’s The Day: An Interview With Garry Tallent

Garry Tallent is one of the revered figures of the Jersey Shore music scene. A core member of the legendary late night jam sessions that took place at The Upstage in Asbury Park, and an original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, you couldn’t grow up as a bass …

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An Interview With The Menzingers: The Party’s Here

Normally around this time of year, we would usually see a lot of touring activity from Philadelphia punk heartthrobs, The Menzingers. However, after headlining a few intimate Jersey-based gigs earlier in the year at The Boneyard in Atlantic City, and at Crossroads in Garwood, the band took a short break …

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An Interview With A Day To Remember: Nothing But Good Vibrations

Three years following the release of their last album, A Day To Remember are right back at it again with their sixth record, Bad Vibrations, due out next month. The Ocala quintet—lead vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, lead guitarist Kevin Skaff, rhythm guitarist Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard, and drummer Alex …

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An Interview With Baroness: Back At It

I last had the chance to speak to Baroness frontman John Dyer Baizley a few years ago. It was 2013, and he discussed with me the additions of Nick Jost and Sebastian Thomson. These two joined Baizley and guitarist Pete Adams as they got back to touring following their bus …

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From Goat Boy To Half-Baked To Rock Star: An Interview With Jim Breuer

Many of you might remember stand-up comedian Jim Breuer as a Saturday Night Live alum and popular character SNL “Goat Boy.” Some might remember him for his role in the classic stoner movie, Half Baked. And some might know him as the crazy New York Mets fan on Facebook …

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An Interview With Lita Ford: Living Like A Runaway

Being a female in the music industry is not always easy. I know from personal experience. However, hearing insight and knowledge from one of the queens of rock ‘n’ roll, Lita Ford, is something I will forever cherish. I had the opportunity to chat with her about her book, her …

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An Interview With Deftones: Always Reacting

Art is subjective. What might appeal to one person, might not fly with another. That is why playing in a band is such a feat. You have two, three, or four other people who have their own distinct taste and style. It is a matter of melding these different tastes …

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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 The Fall of Troy: Abstract Interplay

Let 2016 be known as the Year of the Reunion. Coming out of what had been thought to be permanent hiatus, genre-defining acts of our time have felt the pull of that had brought them together and answered to gravity. Like chemistry or a divine alchemy, the volatile particles of …

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