Interview with Billy Howerdel from A Perfect Circle: Great Beams Of Light

A Perfect Circle is in a unique and widely envied place for a rock band. With an image as far from today’s DIY musicians as it gets, A Perfect Circle has released three albums in 12 years—just two of original material. They tour sparingly, and their members, most notably singer …

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Interview with Dead Fish Handshake: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

If nothing else, Dead Fish Handshake’s story is one of practice, perseverance and figuring out what is really important in life and in music. Guitarist Rob Ferreira and singer Matt Paul started Dead Fish Handshake as an acoustic side project, something different that would provide relief from the local grind.…

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Interview with Chris Squire from Yes: Sustained

Certainly no conversation about progressive rock is complete without Yes. A key influence to every prog-leaning band since their inception in 1968, Yes are titanic figures in the genre with repeated and successful crossover pop hits that have brought to them new audiences while satisfying old ones at the same …

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Interview with Gavin Hayes from Dredg: Not Gonna Listen To Your Opinion

Dredg has been accused of almost every musical crime any band in any genre can be accused of. They’ve pissed fans off by being too heavy, too soft, too experimental, too alternative, too pop, too electronic and more. The indie rock collective from Los Matos, California has changed their sound …

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HMS Revenge: Voyage

On this, their second EP, Bergen County’s HMS Revenge provides another five-songs, not a moment of which is less than completely satisfying. I’ve subjected Voyage to innumerable listens since featuring the band in early January and the disc hasn’t lost a bit of freshness.

A draw to the band has …

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Interview With Adam Turla From Murder By Death: Beyond The Usual

There isn’t another band quite like Murder By Death. Sure, they’re not the first to add cello and other classical instruments to otherwise basic rock tunes, however they might be the first to do so cohesively while still appearing unpretentious and genuine. They have unfailingly shirked indie and pop rock …

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From The Console: Lights In The Dark

City Lights Recording Studio

FARMINGDALE, NJ—For many years some of the world’s most renowned musical acts have done their recording right here in the Garden State. And until recently, you would be hard-pressed to know where. Indeed, rockers Bad Company, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and Skid Row, rappers Das …

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Top Ten Albums Of 2010, According To Our Writers

This was the most picked record from our writers. Click through to see what else we liked.

Daniel Alleva

1. The Arcade Fire/The Suburbs/Merge

2. Interpol/Interpol/Matador

3. Deerhunter/Halcyon Digest/4AD

4. Deftones/Diamond Eyes/Reprise/Warner Bros.

5. The Futureheads/The Chaos/Nul Records

6. Vampire …

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Interview with A Life Once Lost: Back To The Underground

It’s been a while since the world at large has heard from A Life Once Lost. There was a time when the Philadelphia and South Jersey-based heavy metal collective made their living turning smiles into grimaces with face-contorting grooves, punishing riffs and flashing lights.

Fueled by their aspirations and driven …

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Interview With Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge: Tipping The Scales

As guitarist for one of the biggest hard rock bands of the 1990s, Mark Tremonti has been drinking freely from the fountain of success for over a decade. With Creed, he charted number one singles, multiple gold and platinum selling albums and reached heights of success that few of today’s …

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