Interview with Lita Ford: Living Near The Edge

Even when you’re a famous face, life throws you some unexpected tests. Lita Ford was in the midst of a mid-May press blitz for her intense new studio album, Living Like A Runaway, when she was asked to fly from Burbank to Philadelphia to appear on a rock ‘n’ …

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Queued Up: Yellow Submarine, The Artist, Accident And More!

RISE OF THE BLUE MEANIES — The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, a deliciously psychedelic animated extravaganza from 1968, was one of my favorite films growing up and still transfixes me today. It’s a simple story augmented by great musical sequences and imaginative landscapes as Captain Fred escapes the once utopic …

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Interview with Marillion: Happiness On The Road

They may be considered a cult band on American shores, but Marillion—vocalist Steve Hogarth, guitarist Steve Rothery, bassist Pete Trewavas, keyboardist Mark Kelly and drummer Ian Mosley—have maintained a steadfast worldwide following that have kept them going for over 30 years. Trends have come and gone, careers made and lost, …

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Queued Up: The Secret World Of Arrietty, Walking Tall, Joe Satriani And More!

TINY TENANTSThe Secret World Of Arrietty, Studio Ghibli’s animated adaptation of the classic British children’s book The Borrowers, is not as fast-paced as what an American version might be like, but that is part of its charm. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi from a screenplay co-written by …

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Interview with Tyler Glenn from Neon Trees: Retroactive Bliss

It has become hip over the last decade or so for pop stars and rockers to pay homage to the ‘80s, and Provo, Utah-based quartet Neon Trees—comprised of singer/keyboardist Tyler Glenn, drummer/vocalist Elaine Bradley, bassist Branden Campbell and guitarist Chris Allen—play it up to the max. They have the stylish …

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Interview with Mark Tornillo from Accept: Living The Metal Scream Dream

Being the new singer for a classic metal band is usually a daunting task because of legacy and fan expectations. The twist with Accept frontman Mark Tornillo is that he is the third singer in the band’s long history yet the first lyricist with English being his first language. While …

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Toy Fair 2012

One sure way to have a geekgasm is to attend the annual Toy Fair convention at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, where you’ll find major and indie companies sharing their wares for the coming year. Unlike a major public event like New York Comic Con, which is fantastic but a …

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Queued Up: New Year’s Treats and an Interview with Oscar-Winner Joe Letteri

COLLISION COURSEAnother Earth straddles the line between indie think piece and cerebral science fiction. Aspiring college genius Rhoda tries to secretly make amends to a withering composer whose wife and child she killed in a drunken car accident. Meanwhile, a second Earth has been spotted in the sky …

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Interview with Corey Taylor: The Happy Sinner

It’s been a liberating year for Corey Taylor. The vocalist behind the mask of Slipknot member #8 and out front of Stone Sour has pulled back from his musically aggressive ways to release an irreverent, thought-provoking book about the Seven Deadly Sins, speak at England’s renowned Oxford University about …

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Queued Up: DVD Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season to give, give, give.

The holiday season always heralds a slew of hot new releases, lavishly repackaged reissues and unusual collectors sets. Here are some cool Yule ideas good for stuffing stockings or adding to the pile of presents under the tree. As always, check Deep Discount …

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