Interview with Linkin Park: Reanimation One Step Further: Reinvention

As a band whose music shows no reverence for the lines dividing genres, Linkin Park have not just blurred those lines, but have mercilessly annihilated them by merging rock, rap, alternative and metal and by incorporating industrial and classical sounds in their songs. They’ve been in the mainstream spotlight since …

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Interview with Lordi: The Arockalypse Is Upon Us

If the days of Arena Rock are over, then pyro enthusiasts Lordi are here to resurrect the past. Playing their monster mash with monster masks, Finland’s own costumed crusaders Lordi— vocalist Mr. Lordi, guitarist Amen, bassist Ox, drummer Kita and keyboardist Awa—took Europe by storm by winning the 2006 Eurovision …

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Interview with Hellyeah: Say It Loud

Hellyeah marks the return of Vinnie Paul—a legend who needs absolutely no introduction, but in case you’re not a rock fan and don’t know him, he was the drummer for one of the most influential metal bands of all time, Pantera. After his brother and longtime musical partner Dimebag Darrell …

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Modern Age Tattoo: Nanuet, NY

This month my journey of the area’s coolest tattoo shops leads me to my very first shop in the Empire State…New York! Well, technically, Nanuet is so close to Jersey that it still has that Jersey state of mind.

Anyway, I decided to stop down at Modern Age Tattoo, which …

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Interview with Type O Negative: The Everdying

Released just a scant two weeks ago, Type O Negative’s Dead Again marks the culmination of about four years of tumult, despair and emotional upheaval. So, needless to say, the band were right in their element.

“Quite a relief,” says vocalist/bassist Peter Steele on finally being able to get the …

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Interview with The Used: Shy Away From The Sun

In 2005, The Used headlined the first installment of the now-annual Taste Of Chaos Tour. Back then, My Chemical Romance were on the verge of exploding, and Underoath and Killswitch Engage had just released groundbreaking albums that put them in the hard rock spotlight, and the tour was a smashing …

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Interview with The Stooges: Everything In Between

It is one thing to be at the forefront of the musical frontier of one’s time, and it is a totally different thing to create the frontier that other musicians spend their careers settling. Even rarer is for one to be remembered as a pioneer after the proverbial dust settles, …

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Big Business: Interview with Coady Willis

I won’t even attempt to throw Big Business in a category because chances are, you won’t understand the words I would have to make up to do so. Incorporating sounds from a plethora of influences all over the broad spectrum of music (from rock to metal to psychedelic to indie, …

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Interview with Fu Manchu: You Must Obey

It’s hard to believe, but upon issuing We Must Obey this week through Century Media’s rock imprint, Liquor & Poker Music, SoCal hard rock quartet Fu Manchu have reached the milestone of their 10th album. The full-length comes on the heels of the Hung Out To Dry EP released late …

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Interview with The Matches: Set This Place On Fire

There are two ways to the top: a fast explosion on the music scene that raises you to fame for only a short while, and a steady climb that ensures career longevity. Oakland foursome The Matches have thankfully taken the latter route, slowly working their way up from local band …

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