Interview with Silverchair: Day After Tomorrow

Over a decade ago, Silverchair won a radio contest and parlayed the prize into a recording contract. Their first single, “Tomorrow,” became an international hit and catapulted the band to mid-’90s alt-fame. The members (Daniel Johns—guitar, Chris Joannou—bass, and Ben Gillies—drums) were mere teenagers at the time. For most American …

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Interview with Cartel: Bursting The Bubble

You may know them as the band that willingly locked themselves in a glass bubble in New York City for 20 days and submitted to MTV cameras to record the process of making their new self-titled record, but Cartel singer Will Pugh hopes you know his band for far more …

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Interview with Strata: Coma Therapy For Cocaine

Vocalist Eric Victorino, guitarist Ryan Hernandez, bassist Hrag Chanchanian and drummer Adrian Robison comprise California’s Strata, whose latest recording, Strata Presents The End Of The World, was released this week. Just after finishing a Canadian tour with Chevelle, and before their US jaunt with Wind-up label mates, Finger 11, …

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Interview with Shadows Fall: A Personal Perspective

The long dread-locked singer for Shadows Fall, Brian Fair, called me as soon as he got home from rehearsing in the studio. Although he was a bit hoarse, he sounded nothing like the brutal vocalist for the band I’ve loved since the first time I heard their CD while working …

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Interview with Against Me!: Without Comprimise

Against Me! have been slowly building for years. From the largely acoustic roots of singer/guitarist Tom Gabel to the burgeoning rock band about to drop a shining new album on Sire Records, the Florida foursome has proved to be one of best live bands currently touring—and largely indefinable despite critics’ …

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Shotsie’s Tattoo: Wayne, NJ

When I was in high school, dreaming of getting tattooed, the one place that all of my friends started getting them at was this place up on Route 23 in Wayne, NJ, called Shotsie’s Tattoo. In fact, Shotsie’s, which was named after its legendary former owner Shotsie Gorman, was probably …

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Bob Weir: An Interview with Bob Weir of RatDog

The cultural explosion of America’s baby boomer youth renaissance found solace in a small arts district in San Francisco, CA, as the ’60s wore on. Flower power reigned and at its heart was the psychedelic cornucopia of forging political views, sexual promiscuity and expansive thinking. With a sea of people …

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Rise Against: Interview with Tim McIlrath

Melodic hardcore champs Rise Against have been slaves to the road since the July 2006 release of The Sufferer And The Witness, and they aren’t quite done with it yet. Going from headlining Warped Tour last summer, to traveling all over North America supporting other bands, to departing on …

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3 Inches Of Blood: Interview with Shane Clark

It’s no easy task making a classic modern, or a modern classic for that matter, but Vancouver, British Columbia’s heavy metal stalwarts 3 Inches Of Blood are somehow doing just that on both accounts. Vocalists Cam Pipes and Jamie Hooper, guitarists Justin Hagberg and Shane Clark, bassist Nick Cates, and …

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Interview with Ween: All That Was Middle Class

Ween are hard to pin down, not only musically, but even for an interview! But I was finally able to catch up with Gene and Dean Ween in the midst of their current tour, in support of their newest release, The Friends EP.

Out on their own Chocodog Records …

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