Lifting The Curtain: An Interview With Coheed And Cambria

In high school, our creative writing teacher tasked the class with a writing assignment that called for taking a choice song lyric and creating a fictional narrative. Using the example of “Your hair is everywhere,” pulled from teen-heartthrob songwriter Chris Carrabba aka Dashboard Confessional’s breakout song “Screaming Infidelities” (showing my …

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An Interview With Dennis DeYoung, Former STYX Vocalist

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite singers and one of the greatest voices in the history of music: Dennis DeYoung, lead vocalist of STYX hits “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “Mr. Roboto,” “The Best of Times,” “Don’t Let It End,” “Show Me The Way,” and “Lady.”

Make …

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An Interview With We Came As Romans: No Time To Waste

Complacency is boring, and We Came As Romans are anything but. From back-to-back tours to toying with different genres and musical elements, the metalcore five-piece—unclean vocalist Dave Stephens, clean vocalist Kyle Pavone, lead guitarist Joshua Moore, rhythm guitarist Lou Cotton, and bassist Andy Glass—aim to continue constantly growing as a …

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Evolution Of A Young Woman As An Artist: Songstress Gina Royale Takes The Big Leap

She stands before the microphone the picture of unwavering confidence, sinuously fitted into a scarlet dress; her hair turned from wispy chestnut to a pin-straight, deep black. Gina Royale on stage at New York City’s famous Duplex downtown cabaret for two separate shows over two crucial months of her burgeoning …

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An Interview With Taking Back Sunday: Taking Back Sunday Can’t (And Won’t) Look Back

Let’s pretend Taking Back Sunday’s albums are stages throughout a person’s life. Imagine Tell All Your Friends represents an infant, forever changing the lives of those lucky enough to be there from the beginning. Imagine Where You Want To Be representing childhood: full of so much promise that you love …

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An Interview with Sherri Dupree-Bemis of Eisley: A Family Affair

Eisley is an indie band from Tyler, Texas, made up of Elle Puckett (guitars), Jedidiah Lachmann (keys), cousins Garron DuPree (bass) and Remington DuPree (drums) and sisters Sherri DuPree-Bemis (vocals, guitars) and Christie DuPree (vocals). Since their formation in 1997, the band has survived lineup and label changes, major tours, …

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Jeff Simon Keeps George Thorogood And The Destroyers Marching To The Beat Of Their Own Drum: An Interview With George Thorogood and The Destroyers

George Thorogood and The Destroyers have been rockin’ and rollin’ for 43 years running. With their unmistakable blues-rock sound, irreverent high-energy stage act, and consistent nonstop tour schedule, The Destroyers have amassed a tremendous following of die-hard fans who flock year after year to sold-out venues to watch the band …

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An Interview With Monster Magnet: Return Of The Space Lords

For nearly 30 years, Monster Magnet has served as one of the leading stoner/hard rock bands. On standout albums like SuperjudgeDopes to Infinity and Powertrip, the group combined metal and psychedelic influences to create a brutish and swaggering sound.

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An Interview With Alice Cooper: Why Not Alice? Alice Cooper Launches Late Run For The Presidency As Chaos Reigns

“A Troubled Man for Troubled Times!” reads the banner unfurled on main streets and town squares everywhere across the fruited plains. A rendering of a recognizable face adorned in disturbing deep-black eye makeup grins like the Cheshire Cat beneath the quaint tip of a top hat—his long, ebony locks drape …

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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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