New Year, New Shows: Justin Townes Earle

At the beginning of each new year, we make a list of resolutions. These “resolutions” are tasks we hope to achieve, and they could be big or small. For musicians, it could be something as grandiose as planning out a new record, or even as little as playing a single …

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An Interview With Baroness: Back At It

I last had the chance to speak to Baroness frontman John Dyer Baizley a few years ago. It was 2013, and he discussed with me the additions of Nick Jost and Sebastian Thomson. These two joined Baizley and guitarist Pete Adams as they got back to touring following their bus …

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An Interview With Deftones: Always Reacting

Art is subjective. What might appeal to one person, might not fly with another. That is why playing in a band is such a feat. You have two, three, or four other people who have their own distinct taste and style. It is a matter of melding these different tastes …

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An Interview with Kvelertak: Maintaining Their Cover

Photo credit: Paal Audestad

It seems as if I discovered most of my favorite bands from some sort of association with Baroness and their frontman John Dyer Baizley. One of Baizley’s biggest passions is art. He has his own unique style that can best be seen on the covers of …

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An Interview with Maynard James Keenan of Puscifer: All About The Main Event

The live concert is the most thrilling aspect to the music industry. It is really where the music comes to life. For the fan, it is all about enjoyment, entertainment. You get to share a space with your favorite artists and hear some of your favorite songs performed right in …

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An Interview with Neil Fallon of Clutch: Psychic Warfare Is Real

I am ashamed to admit that I saw Clutch perform live for the very first time this past summer as they opened up for Mastodon in Central Park. For anyone that has seen the band live before, they can agree that Clutch is one of the most entertaining live bands …

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An Interview with Philip H. Anselmo of Superjoint: Bringing The Thunder

Phil Anselmo really is a man that needs no introduction. He is a legend in the heavy metal scene and he has created some of the best work out there. Anselmo has given his life to the industry, creating with various projects including Down, Superjoint (formerly Superjoint Ritual), and The …

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An Interview with Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs: Raising The Stakes

The Winery Dogs are comprised of Mike Portnoy, Richie Kotzen, and Billy Sheehan. What started out as these three veterans jamming eventually led to the release of their debut record back in 2013. Two years, and a hundred-plus shows later, they are all set to tour in support of their …

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An Interview with Ghost: Sticking To Their Vision

It has been quite the year for Sweden’s Ghost. There have been countless news stories that have kept the anonymous band in the spotlight. Earlier, it was announced that they will no longer need to have BC in their name, which most ignored anyway. And when it was mentioned that …

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An Interview with Marty Friedman: Rockin’ In The Free World

You might know Marty Friedman from his days in Cacophony with Jason Becker. Or maybe you know him from his time with Dave Mustaine in Megadeth. There, he contributed to some of the band’s best work, including Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction, and Youthanasia. After 10 …

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