BonBomb: Interview with BonBomb

Combining America’s favorite chocolate-covered salmonella poisoned treat (the Bon Bon) and that which blows everyone up (the Bomb) might not occur to you right off the bat, but then, you’re not in BonBomb now, and you never have been.

The name may be superficially cute and charming, but it also …

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Soilwork: Interview With Bjorn Strid

The caller ID on my phone said INTL with a series of numbers with no hyphens between them. It was time to answer the phone and speak, for the first time, to Bjorn Strid, vocalist for Soilwork. I have been a fan of this Swedish band since their inception and …

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Gogol Bordello: Interview with Gypsy Punks

If a pack of gypsies known as Gogol Bordello pass through your town, beware. It means Cultural Revolution is in the air; at least that’s what the band hopes its music, inspired by Ukrainian Gypsy culture, will provoke. And if you find upon listening to the band’s new album, GYPSY

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Atmosphere: Interview with Atmosphere

Okay, let’s get this straight. By now, you’ve probably heard the name Atmosphere, and that’s wonderful. But before we go any further, it would probably be a good idea to clear up any confusion. Atmosphere is not a person. They are two people.

A collaboration between lyricist Sean “Slug” Daley …

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The Killers: Interview with Ronnie Vannucci

It was a rainy evening in Jersey when I rang up Ronnie Vannucci, who, along with Mark Stoermer, Brandon Flowers and David Keuning, has found massive success over the past year and a half under the collective guise of The Killers.

Having a genuine radio smash in “Somebody Told Me” …

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Green Day: Interview with Mike Dirnt

Green Day is the single band that this up and coming generation of pop-punkers has looked to for inspiration. From blue-haired Billie Joe Armstrong covered in mud at Woodstock ’94 to “Seinfeld” using “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” as the theme for its last show, they’ve truly become iconic …

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Brian Wilson: Interview with Brian Wilson

After the slow demise of early rockers Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Elvis Presley and the untimely deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper in a plane crash, The Beach Boys picked up the slack for a generation tired of sentimental teen idol drips. In 1961, Hawthorne, …

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Interview with Kings Of Leon

With youth, creativity and the rock press on their side, Kings Of Leon have just about thrust themselves into a position of doing no wrong. Their sophomore album Aha Shake Heartbreak and subsequent opening stint for U2 solidified them as one of the premiere up and coming acts in America, …

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Pixies: Interview with Frank Black

As leader of Boston-based ’80s indie rock icons, the Pixies, Frank Black inspired the entire ’90s Seattle grunge scene as well as various British shoegazers and mod garage rockers from far and wide. Becoming a soloist for three fine albums and then leader of backup troupe The Catholics for six …

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Interview with Life Of Agony: The Return

Delirious with fever, Keith Caputo declared to the audience, “I don’t think we’ve played Roseland Ballroom in 10 years!” If you count the time Life Of Agony wasn’t a band, he’s right.

It was a shockwave felt throughout the heavy music community when LOA, then on Roadrunner Records, called it …

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