Wave Of Rejuvenation: Paz Lenchantin Breathes New Life Into The Pixies

L-R: Paz Lenchantin, Black Francis, David Lovering, Joey Santiago

When original bassist Kim Deal left the Pixies in 2013, many fans wondered if it would spell the end of the line for the group.

But a few years after Deal’s departure, the Pixies appear to be enjoying a new lease …

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Enter Sandman: How Mastodon Turned Tragedy Into Triumph On New Album

In the end, we are all victims of time.

Mastodon’s latest full-length record, Emperor of Sand, is a concept album exploring themes of mortality and how people’s lives are limited by time and illness.

Lyrically, the album tells the story of a man sentenced to die in the desert, …

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High Ticket Attractions: An Interview with The New Pornographers

“It’s a weird day,” said Carl Newman when I reach him by phone on the morning The New Pornographers’s seventh album, Whiteout Conditions, was being released

Newman, the group’s leader and chief songwriter, expressed excitement that fans could hear his new music, but was distracted by concern about …

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Box Sets, Beer And Black Math: An Interview With Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante

L-R: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Jonathan Donais

When I reached Charlie Benante by phone for The Aquarian’s latest Anthrax feature, he was enjoying some rare downtime during his day.

During a tour stop in Germany, the Anthrax drummer took time to chat with me about …

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The Wizards Of Weird: An Interview With The Flaming Lips

To call The Flaming Lips unconventional would be a massive understatement.

For more than 30 years, the Oklahoma-based innovators have carved their own unique path, and the group’s latest record is no exception.

Released in January, the bizarrely titled Oczy Mlody is a psychedelic and moody affair, peppered with lyrical …

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An Interview With Monster Magnet: Return Of The Space Lords

For nearly 30 years, Monster Magnet has served as one of the leading stoner/hard rock bands. On standout albums like SuperjudgeDopes to Infinity and Powertrip, the group combined metal and psychedelic influences to create a brutish and swaggering sound.

U.S. fans have had few chances to see …

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An Interview With The Dead Daisies: Poised For Noise

Unlike their flowery namesake, The Dead Daisies are not about frills.

The band purveys a no-nonsense, blue-collar brand of music steeped in 1970s classic rock, fueled by big riffs and choruses.

The group’s current roster is comprised of grizzled veterans of the hard rock scene—singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The …

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By The Book: Sebastian Bach Prepares To Unleash Rock Memoir

In the late 80’s/early 90’s, when Skid Row was dominating the charts and touring the world with Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, and Pantera, many fans wished they could get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the debauchery and mayhem that goes on during a big rock tour.

Well, …

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Running On Classical Gas: An Interview with Ben Folds

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Ben Folds is not your typical rock star.

In scheduling our recent phone interview to discuss his current tour, I was a bit surprised when he agreed to chat just after 9:00 in the morning—justified or not, professional musicians are stereotyped as people who like to sleep late.

Then …

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The Beast Is Back: An Interview with Iron Maiden

It takes a lot to slow Iron Maiden down.

The legendary heavy metal group, more of an institution than a band at this point, has weathered much since releasing its debut album 36 years ago, including the changing of band members, evolving music industry tastes, even singer Bruce Dickinson’s cancer …

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