Old Bridge Militia Helped Launch Metallica’s Career

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Give Back To Old Bridge Militia Foundation

It’s not often that millionaire rock stars give back, but Metallica seems not to have forgotten what was given to them at the start of their career by a band of head-banging misfits they dubbed Old Bridge …

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The Theory Behind Helter Seltzer: An Interview with We Are Scientists

Call me naïve, but, I had no idea that there were such things as musical scientists, but I stand corrected. While these two musical masters of We Are Scientists do not consider themselves to be scientists, at least in a professional sense, they still manage to put their musical intelligence …

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An Interview with Jackie Venson: Austin’s Pride, Genre’s Nemesis

At just 26 years old, Jackie Venson has already made a name for herself in what many call the live music capital of the world. But she’s put in the work: her career has spanned 18 years, through a decade of classical piano, through Berklee College of Music, and through …

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An Interview with Al Jaffee: Keep On Folding In

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Cartoonist Al Jaffee is a living legend of laughter. The longtime MAD Magazine contributor (61 years and counting) has become famous for his often sarcastic ruminations on life in columns like “Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions” and his iconic MAD Fold-Ins, which require readers to fold-in …

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An Interview with BABYMETAL: Let’s Fight On

April 2, 2016: A young band by the name of BABYMETAL heads to London to become the first Japanese act to headline the prestigious SSE Arena, Wembley, UK. What happens? They perform a sold-out show; break the record for highest-ever merch sales in the venue’s 80-plus-year history; give 12,000-plus concertgoers …

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Running On Classical Gas: An Interview with Ben Folds

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Ben Folds is not your typical rock star.

In scheduling our recent phone interview to discuss his current tour, I was a bit surprised when he agreed to chat just after 9:00 in the morning—justified or not, professional musicians are stereotyped as people who like to sleep late.

Then …

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Welcome Back: An Interview with OTEP

Many music fans out there are under the impression that metal bands are solely hardcore and hail from the depths of Hell—of course, if you listen to certain songs from the genre, it can be understood as to why some would make that assumption. However, there’s more than what meets …

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An Interview with Parkway Drive: Writings On The Wall

Fresh off their European stint with Architects and Thy Art It Murder, Parkway Drive have fully embraced every single new opportunity to take advantage of their rising success. While these Australian-based metalcore titans continue to play some of the biggest headlining shows of their entire career, Parkway Drive’s latest studio …

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Talking Tunes And Grub With Bear Hands

Nothing good happens past 2 AM.

It’s a lesson that had been instilled in the minds of How I Met Your Mother fans long ago (“When 2 AM rolls around, just go home and go to sleep”) and the message behind Bear Hands’ new single. However, after spending an evening …

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An Interview with Stitched Up Heart: Breaking Through The Chains

What do cats and rock have in common? Nothing, really. But Mixi Demner, the singer of Stitched Up Heart, has a passion for both. While she dedicates most of her time now to her rapidly growing music base, she still manages to continue helping kittens in shelters. Even though she …

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