Interview with Reverb: A Green Rock Revolution

“A lot of us are activists in rock star clothing,” Alanis Morissette opined a few years back, and the founders of an organization called Reverb have set out to prove her right. The organization was co-founded by Guster guitarist Adam Gardner (a Jersey native) and his wife Lauren Sullivan in …

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Interview with Dream Theater: Flavor Of The Month

“It sounds like it’s fucking total madness, but to us it’s very methodically crafted,” described Mike Portnoy, the rhythmic mastermind behind the progressive metal progenitors better known as Dream Theater.

Propelled by a Number 19 debut on the Billboard Top 200, the group’s best start to date, these sleeping giants …

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Interview with Madball: Flying The Flag For NYC Hardcore

For more than two decades, Madball have championed the chugging grooves and straightforward sincerity that helped to lay the foundation of NY hardcore.

These legendary kings of the genre continue their anthemic mix of old and new school styles on their sixth full- length album, Infiltrate The System, released …

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Interview with Lamb Of God: Salvation

Ozzfest was never intended for the meek, and this year’s incarnation of Ozzy Osbourne’s traveling den of music and mischief truly drives that point home. The reason why can be summed up in three little words: Lamb Of God! Frontman Randy Blythe, the brothers Adler (guitarist Will and drummer Chris), …

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Interview with Behemoth: Strike It Hard

In the oversaturated heavy metal market, it’s hard to stand out, let alone rise above the legions of bands trying to make a hardcore/metal salad, with songs comprised of parts, not sound composition, and yet still maintain a strong, even growing fan base. You’d pretty much have to reinvent the …

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Interview with Weird Al Yankovic: King Of The Nerds

As is the case in the rarest of instances, it’s worth skipping the lengthy introduction and going right to the Q&A—first and foremost because, as it’s Weird Al we’re talking about, you don’t need it. You know who he is and you know what he’s been doing since 1983 when …

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Interview with Def Leppard: America’s Brits

“People always used to ask why we sound like Americans,” says Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen from a shed tour stop along the outskirts of the country’s northern border in Walker, Minnesota. “Because that is how we learned to be musicians,” he answers.

“I wish they all could be California …

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Monarch Tattoo: Newfoundland, NJ

My friend Michelle recently tipped me off to a shop in Newfoundland, NJ. Yes, I thought the same exact thing that you’re thinking right now…Where is Newfoundland, NJ? Well, it’s in the middle of nowhere, just before Dunkin Donuts. Actually, the shop is called Monarch Tattoo and it’s located at …

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Interview with Paramore: The Color Of Music

A few years ago, Franklin, TN’s Paramore came out of nowhere with a catchy debut album titled All We Know Is Falling and a powerhouse singer Hayley Williams who was only 16 at the time. Now with some experience under their belts, the group has released Riot!, an infectious, …

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Interview with Muse: Fit For A Prince

While most bands have a fanbase that revolves around one area of the world, Muse have slowly grown into a band that literally has the entire world as their fanbase. After a missed interview because the UK group was in Latvia, drummer Dominic Howard finally gets on the phone from …

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