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INTERVIEW: WARDEN - July 2017

July 27, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Los Angeles, CA based electronic producer Warden once again shakes up expectations...
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INTERVIEW: KOBRA PAIGE of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - July 2017

July 27, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Kobra and the Lotus are set to release their new album and Napalm Records debut Pr...
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INTERVIEW: ERIN SPERDUTI of PARANOVA - July 2017

July 27, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Phoenix, Arizona Progressive Rock band Paranova, who met 100% of their goal on Ple...
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INTERVIEW: JOSH TODD of JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT - July 2017

July 27, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT have unveiled the powerful new music video for the title...
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INTERVIEW: SCOTT WILSON of SAVING ABEL - July 2017

July 18, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Bassist/Producer Scott Wilson, who, after over six years, and as the band’s second...
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INTERVIEW: JUNO REACTOR of JUNO REACTOR & THE MUTANT THEATRE - July 2017

July 17, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Trance/Electronic Pioneer and Legend Juno-Reactor has unveiled the debut single of...
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INTERVIEW: PHIL CHAMBERLAIN from TO SPEAK OF WOLVES - July 2017

July 11, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "To Speak of Wolves will release their new album Dead in the Shadow via Solid State...
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INTERVIEW: BRANDON EISENBEIS and DAVE ORTON from VARSITY WEEK - July 2017

July 10, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Los Angeles, California’s alt-pop quartet Varsity Week is thrilled to announce the...
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INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED - June 2017

June 28, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "If you're not pissed off, then you're not paying attention. Heavy music is alive a...
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INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED - June 2017

June 27, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Coming on the heels of the recently released EPK and album announcement, Projected...
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INTERVIEW: PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST - June 2017

June 27, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Hard Rock band Year of the Locust- YOTL has announced tour dates with Devour the D...
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INTERVIEW: CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR - June 2017

June 26, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "If you long for the sounds of vintage power and thrash metal with a prog twist, th...
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INTERVIEW: RUSSELL RAY from VYCES - June 2017

June 22, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Los Angeles, California Independent Heavy Active Rock Band VYCES premiered the vid...
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INTERVIEW: CHASE MANHATTAN from NIGHT ARGENT - June 2017

June 22, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Today, Washington alternative pop rock outfit Night Argent announced the release o...
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INTERVIEW: ZEB CHRISTENSEN from SCREAMING FOR SILENCE - June 2017

June 21, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Screaming for Silence have announced tour dates in support of their new, independe...
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INTERVIEW: UPRIGHT MAN - June 2017

June 21, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "New York City-based rock band Upright Man - Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz...
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INTERVIEW: BUGGY from ALARM FOR WAR - June 2017

June 20, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Sam AKA 'Buggy' is a young rocker that mixes rap with rock on a new energetic trac...
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INTERVIEW: JONNY ROSS from SMALL TOWN TITANS - June 2017

June 20, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Small Town Titans have released an acoustic version of their brand new single titl...
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INTERVIEW: ENRICO MINELLI from OWL COMPANY - June 2017

June 14, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Owl Company, a new band from São Paulo, Brazil will release their debut full lengt...
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INTERVIEW: JOHN SALMON of HOGAN'S GOAT - June 2017

June 13, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Nashville, TN based, Hard Rock Band Hogan's Goat has released the first single, "S...
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INTERVIEW: BeAsT of DEATH IN MOTION - June 2017

June 12, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Death in Motion (diM.) is the only efficient words to describe the atmosphere that...
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INTERVIEW: ADRIENNE COWAN of SEVEN SPIRES - June 2017

June 07, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "With its new theatrical piece "Solveig", the female-fronted American band Seven Sp...
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INTERVIEW: LUCAS HARRIS of PLAYING TO VAPORS - June 2017

June 07, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Columbus-based quintet Playing To Vapors has released the first single and officia...
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INTERVIEW: HOLLY HOCK - June 2017

June 06, 2017 - According to Holly's bio: "Though she may have always had a song in her heart and a penchant for classic style, Holly’s...
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INTERVIEW: SCOTT SNEDDON of EDGE OF FREE - June 2017

June 05, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Edge Of Free, the acoustic hard rock band from Nashville, TN, will release its deb...
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INTERVIEW: THE IRON MAIDENS - June 2017

June 05, 2017 - According to the bands bio: "Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of southern Cal...
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INTERVIEW: THE BIG DITTIES - June 2017

June 02, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "“Mom Just Quit The Band” the soon-to-be-well-received video debut from Chicago’s T...
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INTERVIEW: DAVID ADAM MONROE from THE PLAGUE - June 2017

June 02, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Freshly launched experimental pop-punk band The Plague has released "Not The Only...
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INTERVIEW: SAM LITTLE from THE GOSPEL YOUTH - May 2017

May 31, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "England's South Coast pop rock band The Gospel Youth have announced that their deb...
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INTERVIEW: CHAD HENDRICKSON from WILLAMENA - May 2017

May 30, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Kalamazoo, MI, based Alternative Indie Rock Band Willamena has released the lead s...
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INTERVIEW: LUCA from KILLSET - May 2017

May 30, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "KillSET is the combination of a professional, well-oiled, finely tuned metal machi...
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INTERVIEW: GENE POTTS from COLOSSAL STREET JAM - May 2017

May 30, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "New Jersey based, Bluesy, 70s influenced Rock Band Colossal Street Jam has release...
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INTERVIEW: KATE NYX - May 2017

May 26, 2017 - According to Kate's bio: "Kate Nyx is a Philadelphia-based seamstress, songwriter, and showgirl. Raised in dressing room...
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INTERVIEW: RALF DIETEL from KRASHKARMA - May 2017

May 26, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Alternative Metal Duo KRASHKARMA (from Los Angeles) has been coined as "The White...
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INTERVIEW: BILLY SHEEHAN of MR. BIG - May 2017

May 25, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "The call went out. Time for a new MR. BIG album. They convened in a Los Angeles st...
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INTERVIEW: LATE NIGHT FIGHTS - May 2017

May 24, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Out of the bi-polar, seasonally depressed, alcohol-induced acid-reflux heart of th...
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INTERVIEW: KARL PHILLIPS from KARL PHILLIPS AND THE REJECTS - May 2017

May 24, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Ska collides with Punk guitar riffs and mad rapping skills on the newest single fr...
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INTERVIEW: EERO SIPILA of Battle Beast - May 2017

May 19, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "BATTLE BEAST unleashed their 4th studio album, Bringer Of Pain, on February 17 via...
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INTERVIEW: MARK AARON JAMES - May 2017

May 15, 2017 - Billed as "THE KING OF QUIRKY POP FOR INTELLIGENT PEOPLE," Mark's most recent project is the first nationally distribute...
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INTERVIEW: NATURE G from TENGGER CAVALRY - May 2017

May 11, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "In addition to releasing their upcoming full-length album, Die On My Ride, on June...
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INTERVIEW: MASON INGLING from IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES - May 2017

May 11, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Philadelphia-native progressive group IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES rattled the east c...
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INTERVIEW: GREG KIHN - May 2017

May 11, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "NBC called Greg Kihn 'Rock’s True Renaissance Man.' His career stretches from the...
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INTERVIEW: JAKE GALAMBOS from LANE CHANGE - May 2017

May 11, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Phoenix, AZ based rock quartet Lane Change has released their 4 track EP, Rise. Ou...
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INTERVIEW: VOGG from Decapitated - May 2017

May 10, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Polish metal extremists Decapitated have revealed details of their upcoming sevent...
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INTERVIEW: CRYSTAL IGNITE - May 2017

May 10, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Australian rock artist Crystal Ignite has released her debut single, "Everything Y...
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INTERVIEW: ANNAMARIA PINNA of VAJRA - May 2017

May 08, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "New York based Progressive Rock/Gypsy Metal Band VAJRA has released the Official M...
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INTERVIEW: PETR STARKOV of FORGET MY SILENCE - May 2017

May 05, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Russian metalcore quintet Forget My Silence will be releasing their long-awaited d...
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INTERVIEW: KAT ROBICHAUD - May 2017

May 05, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "The Voice finalist, Kat Robichaud, known for her powerful pipes and theatrical fla...
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INTERVIEW: COLIN PARKINSON of INGLORIOUS - May 2017

May 05, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "As previously announced, Frontiers Music Srl are pleased to be releasing the follo...
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INTERVIEW: ULRICH WEGRICH of VOLKER - May 2017

May 04, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "French rock/metal crossover group VOLKER recently announced the release of their u...
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INTERVIEW: RYAN DUKE of FORTIS AMOR - May 2017

May 04, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Melodic progressive metal project FORTIS AMOR has been a passion project for guita...
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INTERVIEW: ADAM DE MICCO of LORNA SHORE - May 2017

May 03, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "New Jersey metal band Lorna Shore has been making waves since the release of their...
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INTERVIEW: ERIK TURNER of WARRANT - May 2017

May 03, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Under their belt, Warrant has eight million records sold worldwide, two Top Ten Bi...
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INTERVIEW: JOSH KISKA of GRETA VAN FLEET - May 2017

May 01, 2017 - According to a recent press release: ""Highway Tune," the debut track from Michigan's Greta Van Fleet, is a tasty slab o...
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INTERVIEW: HYDE of VAMPS - May 2017

May 01, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Japanese rock band VAMPS—featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust)—...
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INTERVIEW: DEN from REMARK - May 2017

May 01, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Moscow, Russia based Alternative Rock band REMARK has released their debut, self-t...
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INTERVIEW: ANDREW WETZEL of NINE SHRINES - April 2017

April 24, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Mascot Label Group has announed the signing of Nine Shrines, alongside plans to re...
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INTERVIEW: ALEXANDRE CASTELLAN of SIRIUN - April 2017

April 21, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Unleashing a furious and blistering sound bred from the union of varied creative m...
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INTERVIEW: AUSTIN DICKINSON of AS LIONS - April 2017

April 21, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Ahead of their upcoming US spring tour, UK five-piece AS LIONS have unveiled the v...
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INTERVIEW: BUBBLES EROTICA - April 2017

April 20, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Chicago based, alternative rock band Bubbles Erotica has released the Official Mus...
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INTERVIEW: LEE-LA BAUM of THE DAMN TRUTH - April 2017

April 14, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Montreal based, blues-infused rock band The Damn Truth are re-writing the rules of...
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INTERVIEW: PETER MANHART & TREVOR JONES of MOLEHILL - April 2017

April 12, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "At a time when there seems to be a large amount of political discontent in the wor...
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INTERVIEW: SOLDIERS OF A WRONG WAR - April 2017

April 11, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Italian alternative rock quartet Soldiers Of A Wrong War has released their new pa...
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INTERVIEW: BRANDON KELLUM of AMERICAN STANDARDS - April 2017

April 07, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Chaotic hardcore quartet, American Standards have announced their upcoming full le...
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INTERVIEW: JACKIE LEE - April 2017

April 07, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Broken Bow Records artist Jackie Lee is an Amazon Music “Artist to Watch in 2017,”...
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INTERVIEW: J. BENNETT of IDES OF GEMINI - April 2017

April 07, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Where would heavy music be without singular visions and the lure of the willfully...
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INTERVIEW: CHELSEY COY of SINGLE GIRL, MARRIED GIRL - April 2017

April 07, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Single Girl, Married Girl is a folk pop outfit currently based in New York City, c...
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INTERVIEW: ANTHONY CWAN & ZAC LOMBARDI of WITHOUT WAVES - April 2017

April 06, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Formed in 2010, Without Waves began writing music with an open ended approach to s...
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INTERVIEW: PAUL JOHNSON of PAUL JOHNSON AND THE ABOUT LAST NIGHTS - April 2017

April 05, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based Power Pop / Alternative Rockers Paul Johnson and Th...
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INTERVIEW: SEAN JOHNSON of MY LIFE ON FILM - April 2017

April 04, 2017 - We get Sean Johnson of My Life On Film to answer our 10 Quick Ones... 1. Tell us a little about your latest release. Wh...
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INTERVIEW: MARK of BOOZE & GLORY - April 2017

April 04, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "BOOZE & GLORY completed recording their long awaited and highly anticipated new al...
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INTERVIEW: MICK HAYES - March 2017

March 31, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Hot off the heels of his recognition by The Grammy Awards Committee in 2016 in the...
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INTERVIEW: MATTHEW NEVITT of MESSAGE FROM SYLVIA - March 2017

March 31, 2017 - We get Message From Sylvia lead singer Matthew Nevitt to answer our 10 Quick Ones... 1. Tell us a little about your new...
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INTERVIEW: DR. LEIF KJøNNSFLEIS of TROLLFEST - March 2017

March 31, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "On the seventh day, God rested, but on the seventh album, TROLLFEST does no such t...
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INTERVIEW: TONY PICCOLI of IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION - March 2017

March 22, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION, last seen on tour with Norwegian Prog Metal outfit Cir...
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INTERVIEW: BEN HAZLEWOOD - March 2017

March 22, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Pop powerhouse Ben Hazlewood is ramping up to his new EP, EOS, with the release of...
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INTERVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN - March 2017

March 21, 2017 - There are guitar guys that get tons of press and release really good discs - then you have guys like Richie Kotzen who p...
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INTERVIEW: JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 - March 2017

March 16, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "London natives CYPHER16 have risen up the ranks in their native UK throughout the...
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INTERVIEW: MAISY KAY - March 2017

March 16, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Avant-Pop artist Maisy Kay has released the official video for her single "Enough"...
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INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY - March 2017

March 16, 2017 - Amsterdam based metalband THE CHARM THE FURY recently announced their sophomore album, The Sick, Dumb & Happy, which dro...
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INTERVIEW: MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE - March 2017

March 15, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Two years after the successful release of the "Armageddonize" album around the glo...
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INTERVIEW: STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY - March 2017

March 14, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Chrome Molly made a bid for stardom in the mid to late 1980s, opening for Alice Co...
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INTERVIEW: DAMIANO CHRISTIAN - March 2017

March 14, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "If you were waiting for the next young guitar shredder to arrive, your request has...
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INTERVIEW: DAMIAN DARLINGTON of BRIT FLOYD - March 2017

March 13, 2017 - Pink Floyd has a following that inspires other bands to build their fan base. Included in that following is Damian Darli...
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INTERVIEW: BRUCE DUFF of JESTERS OF DESTINY - March 2017

March 13, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "It was 30 years ago that JESTERS OF DESTINY's Fun At The Funeral debut was release...
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INTERVIEW: ERNIE C of BODY COUNT - March 2017

March 13, 2017 - There are rockstars that don't consider themselves rockstars at all, but they put out killer music that sticks with you...
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INTERVIEW: STELLE AMOR - March 2017

March 10, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Self described "Soulful Siren" Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry...
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INTERVIEW: MONIQUE ORTIZ & MICHAEL HOWARD of Alien Knife Fight - March 2017

March 09, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Based in the small, dusty junction town of Creedmoor, Texas (population 202) the c...
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INTERVIEW: RYAN HAYES of Righteous Vendetta - March 2017

March 08, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Wyoming based metalcore outfit Righteous Vendetta continue to tour aggressively th...
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INTERVIEW: CLAY WITHROW of Vangough - March 2017

March 08, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "VANGOUGH is a three-piece, American progressive metal band. Their eclectic brand o...
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INTERVIEW: PETER WILSON of Four Trips Ahead - March 2017

March 06, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Four Trips Ahead’s roots date back to 2003, when the seasoned New York City musici...
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INTERVIEW: JACK BLADES of NIGHT RANGER - March 2017

March 03, 2017 - I love Night Ranger - I hold my head up high, raise my fist, bang my head, and rock the hell out when I hear songs like...
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INTERVIEW: AARON & ASIA of Ashland - March 2017

March 03, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Ashland is a rock/pop outfit from Central Illinois. The band formed when vocalist...
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INTERVIEW: LANVALL of Edenbridge - March 2017

March 02, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Any band wanting to leave their mark in our fast-lived world needs first and forem...
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INTERVIEW: TODD FARRELL JR. of Benchmarks - February 2017

February 28, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Our Undivided Attention, the forthcoming album from Nashville-based rock band Benc...
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INTERVIEW: SERGI “BOBBY” VERDEGUER of Persefone - February 2017

February 28, 2017 - According to a recent press release: " Persefone, the band that put the Andorran country on the map of the metal scene,...
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INTERVIEW: BRIT DANIELS - February 2017

February 27, 2017 - Up and coming Nashville-based pop songstress Brit Daniels recently debuted her new single and breakup anthem, "Eulogy."...
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INTERVIEW: DAVID REECE of Sainted Sinners - February 2017

February 23, 2017 - According to famed record producer Chris Tsangarides: "Just imagine the best of Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Whitesnake and your...
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INTERVIEW: RYAN BATES of Hyborian - February 2017

February 23, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "With replicated, simulated and easily-absorbed tracks dominating the airwaves and...
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INTERVIEW: TWIG THE EXFOLIATOR of Kill The Precedent - February 2017

February 21, 2017 - According to a recent press release: "Rock music should be dangerous. It should be unpredictable. It should be unexplain...
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INTERVIEW: STEVE BROWN of Tokyo Motor Fist / Trixter - February 2017

February 21, 2017 - Steve Brown in a busy dude - whether riding high as guitarist in his longtime band Trixter, riding shotgun as fill-in gu...
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INTERVIEW: MARGARITA MONET of Edge Of Paradise - February 2017

February 20, 2017 - As the bands story goes: "Edge Of Paradise was formed by Margarita Monet and Dave Bates in 2011. Few months after format...
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INTERVIEW: CHRIS GREEN - February 2017

February 20, 2017 - To quote a recent press release regarding Chris Green's new material: "Best known as the guitarist for metal veterans Ty...
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INTERVIEW: SAMMY LEE of Red Reign - February 2017

February 20, 2017 - To quote the bands bio on their website: "If you long for the sounds of such vintage hard rock acts as Van Halen, Dokken...
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INTERVIEW: MARTIN STRANGE of Strange Karma - February 2017

February 20, 2017 - To quote the bands bio on their website: "The story of Strange Karma begins, as most rock and roll stories often do, wit...
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INTERVIEW: STEPHEN PEARCY - January 2017

January 23, 2017 - With RATT in the rock news just about every day, it was amazing that we were able to pin down Stephen Pearcy for a few m...
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INTERVIEW: JOHN COOPER of Skillet - January 2017

January 13, 2017 - Skillet is celebrating more than 20 years as a band and they are kicking off the next leg of that celebration with the s...
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INTERVIEW: JACK RUSSELL - January 2017

January 11, 2017 - 2017 holds so much promise regarding new music, new tours, and new music. One of the first discs out of the gate is the...
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INTERVIEW: MOSCOW - January 2017

January 04, 2017 - 2017 is here and the musical opportunities are bountiful and the thought of the new music and tours coming makes any fan...
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NEWS: TODDSTAR'S TOP 50 RELEASES OF 2016 + LIVE RECAP

December 29, 2016 - As the year closes out... it is literally less than 62 hours from now until the end of 2016... I am faced with ranking a...
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INTERVIEW: JASEN MORENO of Drowning Pool - November 2016

November 15, 2016 - Drowning Pool will always hold a special place in my rock and roll heart. Not only was I at one of the last shows Dave W...
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INTERVIEW: DEANA MARTIN - November 2016

November 11, 2016 - There are interviews that I look forward to from the minute they are scheduled. Sometimes, it's because it is a performe...
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INTERVIEW: HOWIE DAY, November 2016

November 09, 2016 - Wrapping up his 2016 tour schedule, Howie Day is stopping by the Lexington Village Theatre for his final show. In advanc...
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INTERVIEW: MIKE PORTNOY, November 2016

November 02, 2016 - Limiting your discussion to the latest release from a musician can be a little complicated at times, but when that music...
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INTERVIEW: COLT FORD, October 2016

October 28, 2016 - With some artists, either you get it or you don't. Country artist Colt Ford is one of those guys. He has helped launch s...
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INTERVIEW: CHUCK GARRIC of Beasto Blanco, October 2016

October 27, 2016 - Bassist turned frontman / guitarist Chuck Garric has once again stepped out of the shadows of the Alice Cooper Band and...
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INTERVIEW: MYLES KENNEDY of Alter Bridge, October 2016

October 27, 2016 - When you are offered a chance to speak with one of your favorite vocalists and lead singer for for two of your favorite...
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INTERVIEW: JEFF SIEGEL, October 2016

October 21, 2016 - Every once in a while an interview opportunity comes up that seems so far out in left-field that it is fun. An ex-hardco...
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INTERVIEW: WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN, October 2016

October 18, 2016 - Country new-comer William Michael Morgan is blazing trails with his Number 1 single "I Met A Girl" while bucking the tre...
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INTERVIEW: DONNY MOST, September 2016

September 13, 2016 - I love tackling different genres of music, as there is little I won't listen to. Over the last few years I have develope...
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INTERVIEW: KATHRYN DEAN, September 2016

September 08, 2016 - New comer Kathryn Dean has released an EP, a full-length CD Hit The Lights, and is currently out on tour with Tiffany. W...
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INTERVIEW: EDSEL DOPE of Dope, August 2016

August 31, 2016 - DOPE is back - that's right. The classic lineup has reunited for a US tour (and recently announced dates in the UK and R...
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INTERVIEW: TIFFANY, August 2016

August 22, 2016 - Tiffany - pop queen of the 80's is back with a vengeance, a new album full of great songs, and a tour that has her perfo...
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INTERVIEW: ANNI PIPER, August 2016

August 12, 2016 - Some publicists just don't give up - and in a specific case, I am quite happy, as finally a project tossed my way really...
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INTERVIEW: ANDERS MANGA of Bloody Hammers, July 2016

July 29, 2016 - When checking out new music, I occasionally step out of my comfort zone and really dig a band I wasn't previously aware...
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INTERVIEW: RIKKI ROCKETT of Poison, July 2016

July 27, 2016 - Drummer Rikki Rockett received the greatest gift recently with an all clear from his oncologist. Never one to take the e...
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INTERVIEW: MARY LAMBERT, July 2016

July 27, 2016 - When I was approached a couple years ago to check out the Welcome To The Age Of My Body EP from Mary Lambert, I wasn't q...
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INTERVIEW: JOE LOUIS WALKER, July 2016

July 19, 2016 - Blues man Joe Louis Walker has been a mainstay on the Blue circuit for decades, and he isn't slowing down anytime soon a...
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INTERVIEW: LOGAN RASKIN of The Raskins, July 2016

July 18, 2016 - Two years ago I was able to speak with Logan Raskin just before The Raskins launched their debut release on the world an...
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INTERVIEW: MATT SORUM of Hollywood Vampires - June 2016

June 30, 2016 - Often interview opportunities pop up and you take the call because you feel obligated or want to help push a bands new d...
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INTERVIEW: HARRY HESS - June 2016

June 16, 2016 - I recently was given some time to speak with Harry Hess. Name not ringing a bell for you? Well, most recently his voice...
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INTERVIEW: TOD HOWARTH of Four By Fate - June 2016

June 10, 2016 - From the first time I heard him on Breakout and Calling To You on Frehley's Comet's debut disc, I was hooked on Tod Howa...
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INTERVIEW: ROGER EARL of Foghat - June 2016

June 09, 2016 - It's not every day you are offered the opportunity to speak with a rocker that has been playing and influencing other mu...
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INTERVIEW: DAMON JOHNSON - June 2016

June 08, 2016 - What do bands like Brother Cane, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy and performers like Sammy Hagar,John Waite, and Faith Hill hav...
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INTERVIEW: MARSHAL DUTTON of Hinder - June 2016

June 03, 2016 - Hinder has shifted gears and released a killer acoustic CD with some restructured tracks from their latest studio disc,...
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INTERVIEW: MICHAEL DEL PIZZO of Sunflower Dead - May 2016

May 26, 2016 - What is more metal than five guys on stage in costumes and make-up, as well as supporting backstories as to the origins...
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INTERVIEW: TED POLEY - May 2016

May 12, 2016 - I still constantly spin the first two releases from Danger Danger as well as the solo effort Smile from lead singer Ted...
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INTERVIEW: MARTIN BARRE - May 2016

May 06, 2016 - It's not every day I am given the opportunity to speak with a musician that has fifty years in the game, but I was recen...
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INTERVIEW: JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM of AVATAR - May 2016

May 04, 2016 - Avatar is a rock band that swirls together different sounds and genres along with a visual component that captivates lis...
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INTERVIEW: BRANDON MILLS of DECYFER DOWN - April 2016

April 26, 2016 - When the latest disc from Decyfer Down hit my inbox, I wasn't sure what to expect, as I had never heard of them. After s...
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INTERVIEW: CHASE BRYANT - April 2016

April 26, 2016 - Young stars come and go in today's musical landscape, but one guy is defying the odds and has two Top 10 singles under h...
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INTERVIEW: TIM SULT of CLUTCH - March 2016

March 30, 2016 - So many bands claim to be a a band of their fans, but Clutch is truly a band that rises and falls with their fan base. F...
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INTERVIEW: JEFF PILSON of FOREIGNER - March 2016

March 28, 2016 - It isn't very often I get to speak with an artist I have listened to for over 30 years. I was recently given the opportu...
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INTERVIEW: PAUL NELSON of Paul Nelson Band - March 2016

March 17, 2016 - When a guy like Johnny Winter puts together a band to record an album or tour to support the album or his catalog, you m...
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INTERVIEW: LEE AARON - March 2016

March 09, 2016 - The Metal Queen herself, Lee Aaron, is re-entering the rock world with the release of her latest effort Fire And Gasolin...
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INTERVIEW: JESSE JAMES DUPREE of JACKYL - March 2016

March 05, 2016 - Rock and Roll. Whiskey. 'Sloonshine. Full Throttle. Guinness World Records. Chainsaws. Just a few of the more recognizab...
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INTERVIEW: BARRY KNOX of Parmalee - February 2016

March 03, 2016 - Parmalee is out touring still supporting the late 2013 release, Feels Like Carolina. Recently we were able to get bass p...
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INTERVIEW: JOE "BULL" SHIPLEY - February 2016

March 01, 2016 - Wandering from the path of the normal interviews can be a fun exercise at times. We have talked to our friends Sarge - T...
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INTERVIEW: VIVIAN CAMPBELL of LAST IN LINE - February 2016

February 26, 2016 - Vivian Campbell has worked with legendary bands and has been one of the most solid lead guitar players over the last 30...
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INTERVIEW: TOM GIMBEL of FOREIGNER - February 2016

February 23, 2016 - I love when I get the chance to talk to an artist that is part of a band that has become a part of the fabric of my life...
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INTERVIEW: DORO - February 2016

February 19, 2016 - Metal Legend and Goddess DORO has been recording and entertaining metal heads around the world for over 32 years. As she...
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INTERVIEW: PETE EVICK - February 2016

February 17, 2016 - Some interviews are stiff and rigid. Other interviews are well planned journalistic pieces that take a lot of preparatio...
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INTERVIEW: JEFF SCOTT SOTO - Febraury 2016

February 05, 2016 - It seems the interview Gods have smiled on me once again. I am offered an early spot to speak with my favorite vocalist...
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INTERVIEW: MIKE PROTICH of RED SUN RISING - January 2016

January 29, 2016 - New comers Red Sun Rising have been creating a buzz in the rock world since the release of their major label debut Polye...
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INTERVIEW: NIKITA SEIS of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - January 2016

January 13, 2016 - With the band's 100th gig quickly approaching, we were able to pin down Nikita Seis of NYC's Girls Girls Girls, The Worl...
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INTERVIEW: LEIGH KAKATY of POP EVIL - January 2016

January 13, 2016 - Western Michigan rockers Pop Evil have been plugging away in the rock world in one incarnation or another since 2001, an...
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INTERVIEW: LORRIE MORGAN - January 2016

January 05, 2016 - I can't turn down an opportunity to speak with a legend - regardless of the genre... especially when I think that legend...
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NEWS: TODDSTAR'S TOP 50 RELEASES OF 2015

December 23, 2015 - Once again, it is that time of the year where I attempt to rank all of the great releases of the year - not just the roc...
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INTERVIEW: CHIP DAVIS of Mannheim Steamroller - December 2015

December 15, 2015 - It's that time of year... Ho, Ho, Ho. Peace On Earth. Holly Jolly. You get the point. Well, the Christmas Music juggerna...
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INTERVIEW: LAWRENCE GOWAN of Styx - November 2015

November 19, 2015 - Styx is one of the prolific classic rock bands still touring and delivering killer performances. They are in their fifth...
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INTERVIEW: LZZY and AREJAY HALE of Halestorm - November 2015

November 16, 2015 - I love when a killer band that I love travels through the area for another night of great rock and roll. When that same...
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INTERVIEW: FRASER WALTERS of The Tenors - November 2015

November 13, 2015 - I love music... especially great music. The latest disc from The Tenors, Under One Sky, is great music. I have been so t...
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INTERVIEW: RICK MONROE - October 2015

October 30, 2015 - Some artists just get it... They understand how important they are to the fans and how important the fans are to them. T...
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INTERVIEW: LEE RUNESTAD of I Prevail - October 2015

October 23, 2015 - Fearless Records seems to grab all the really good young rock bands that are making their way up through the ranks, with...
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INTERVIEW: ZACHARY SCOTT of It Lies Within - October 2015

October 08, 2015 - On the brink of a major US tour and the bands first foray into Japan, It Lies Within's lead signer Zachary Scott took so...
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INTERVIEW: JOEL HOEKSTRA - September 2015

October 01, 2015 - Joel Hoekstra has been a part of some killer bands and projects over the years - Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra,...
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INTERVIEW: RUDY SARZO of Devil City Angels - September 2015

September 22, 2015 - When you are offered time on the phone with a legend that has played with a lot of your favorite rock bands over the yea...
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INTERVIEW: JOEY VERA of Armored Saint - September 2015

September 12, 2015 - Joey Vera has been a busy dude this year... new material hit from two of his various projects, as well as touring opport...
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INTERVIEW: MADAME MAYHEM - September 2015

September 03, 2015 - With tons of new music dropping between now and the end of the year, I stumbled (with the help of a friend - thanks Chip...
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INTERVIEW: PRIYA PANDA of Diemonds - September 2015

September 02, 2015 - Rockers Diemonds are unleashing a new disc full of straight on rockers on the world later this week and we were able to...
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INTERVIEW: MARTINA EDOFF - August 2015

August 28, 2015 - There is a new melodic rock voice on the block, and it is quite enjoyable - Nordic rocker Martina Edoff has readied a ne...
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INTERVIEW: GARY CHERONE of Hurtsmile / Extreme - August 2015

August 27, 2015 - When handed the opportunity to speak with the frontman of several bands you have enjoyed over the years, you grab that o...
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INTERVIEW: TONY ASTA of Battlecross - August 2015

August 07, 2015 - Thrash metal still churns out great bands and rules a lot of metal heads music collections. Here in the Detroit area, we...
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INTERVIEW: ROY HAY of Culture Club - August 2015

August 03, 2015 - 80's mega-stars Culture Club are reunited, and according to keyboardist/guitarist Roy Hay, it indeed feels so good. Afte...
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INTERVIEW: CHASE BRYANT - July 2015

July 28, 2015 - One of the up-n-comers in Country music creating a buzz around his second Top 40 hit is Chase Bryant. Out on the road su...
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INTERVIEW: DAVE SUNDBERG & STRANDH of Sister Sin - July 2015

July 16, 2015 - The biggest metal festival of 2015 is the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and we were lucky enough to grab some ti...
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INTERVIEW: JOSEPH GUAJARDO & DANIEL TREJO of Shattered Sun - July 2015

July 16, 2015 - The biggest metal festival of 2015 is the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and we were lucky enough to grab some ti...
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INTERVIEW: KIM CHOO (Chewy) & MARINOS KATSANEVAS (Maz) of Feed Her To The Sharks - July 2015

July 15, 2015 - The biggest metal festival of 2015 is the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and we were lucky enough to grab some ti...
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INTERVIEW: COREY LOWERY of Saint Asonia - July 2015

July 13, 2015 - The latest super group has formed, created new music to be released later this month, and a tour that is shaping up to b...
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INTERVIEW: CHRIS WYSE of Owl - July 2015

July 13, 2015 - Bassist Chris Wyse has played with some of the best rockers since he broke out into the rock world. His latest position...
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INTERVIEW: RACHEL REKKIT of CrashDollz - July 2015

July 01, 2015 - Detroit punk-metal rockers CrashDollz have recently taken their attitude and talent into a recording studio to record th...
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INTERVIEW: ELENIE REESE of Metal Of Honor - June 2015

June 30, 2015 - Rock festivals aren't always about the party and the music... sometimes there are underlying benefits and human interest...
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INTERVIEW: RICKY PHILLIPS of Styx - June 2015

June 26, 2015 - Music is one of those timeless forces that weave themselves into the fabric of our lives. When that music itself is time...
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INTERVIEW: KYLE SANDERS of HELLYEAH - June 2015

June 24, 2015 - HELLYEAH just returned from Europe, where they finished their leg with a performance on the hallowed stage of Download....
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INTERVIEW: P.J. FARLEY of Trixter - June 2015

June 18, 2015 - Trixter is one of those bands that seemed to hit hard and fast in 1990 and then seemingly disappeared for years. Well, w...
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INTERVIEW: DARLING DOWN - June 2015

June 16, 2015 - Mid-Michigan's Darling Down - Amanda Legault (vocals), Dustin Claud (guitar), Jim Dokurno (bass), and Ryan Hudson (drums...
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INTERVIEW: MICHAEL MCCLINTON of McClinton - June 2015

June 15, 2015 - There is a new rock band out there hitting the roads of the US hoping to continue gaining momentum since the release of...
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INTERVIEW: ADLEY STUMP - June 2015

June 09, 2015 - What do you do after you spent a season on The Voice? You go out and record great songs and tour, hoping to keep the fan...
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INTERVIEW: DANIEL TREJO of Shattered Sun - June 2015

June 09, 2015 - Mayhem season is upon us. As the dates approach for the launch of the annual touring metal festival, we are getting acce...
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INTERVIEW: DANNY BOWES of Thunder - June 2015

June 08, 2015 - Why can some bands hit it big across the world and other never seem to get that chance? In 1990, the band Thunder was po...
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INTERVIEW: MARQ TORIEN of BulletBoys - June 2015

June 04, 2015 - Going back through the soundtrack of one's life can be very telling. Looking back at my late teens and the influence the...
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INTERVIEW: BILLY CHILDS of Britny Fox - May 2015

May 21, 2015 - Back in 1988 there was a buzz around a new band out of Philly - Britny Fox was about to drop their self-titled debut and...
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INTERVIEW: PETE EVICK of Bret Michaels Band - May 2015

May 20, 2015 - Some conversations are more just a friendly catch up than they are an interview. That is the case with EVERY discussion...
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INTERVIEW: BEN WELLS of Black Stone Cherry - May 2015

May 11, 2015 - Good Southern rock is hard to come by these days, but there is a cool tour wrapping up some US dates right now - don't w...
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INTERVIEW: JEFF SCOTT SOTO of Soto - May 2015

May 08, 2015 - How do you turn down the opportunity to speak with one of your favorite vocalists of all time? Simple - you don't!! When...
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INTERVIEW: MATT DIRITO of Pop Evil - May 2015

May 08, 2015 - There are bands that are fun to listen to. There are bands that are exciting to see live. There are also bands that have...
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INTERVIEW: JOEL HOEKSTRA of Whitesnake - May 2015

May 05, 2015 - How lucky to wrap up a Friday with a killer conversation with Joel Hoekstra, the newest gunslinger in Whitesnake... I ha...
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INTERVIEW: ADRIAN PATRICK of OTHERWISE - May 2015

May 01, 2015 - Some interviews are so good, you want to do them twice... well, that and when the transcription service drops the call....
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INTERVIEW: JEREMY MARSHALL of Fall To June - April 2015

April 27, 2015 - One of the best discs so far this year is the debut self-titled release from Fall To June. In advance of a local tour da...
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INTERVIEW: MARK TREMONTI - April 2015

April 24, 2015 - Once again I am given the opportunity to speak with Detroit native Mark Tremonti in advance of the release of his second...
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INTERVIEW: THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD of Kamelot - April 2015

April 21, 2015 - Being a fan of symphonic metal, I lunged at the opportunity to interview Thomas Youngblood - the mastermind behind the g...
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INTERVIEW: GUNS 'N' HOSES - April 2015

April 16, 2015 - Guns 'N' Hoses, the 2014 Best Tribute Band, as named by NY's Village Voice, will bust their cherry in Detroit on May 1,...
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INTERVIEW: JIM PETERIK - April 2015

April 11, 2015 - Legend - what does it mean? It has different definitions, depending on who you ask. When it comes to music over the last...
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INTERVIEW: DEANA MARTIN - April 2015

April 04, 2015 - I love when I get the chance to circle back and speak with not only a great performer and legend, but a genuinely nice p...
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INTERVIEW: ROB CARLYLE of The Compulsions - April 2015

April 02, 2015 - What happens when you hear about a new disc from a band that has put out a few EP's and a prior disc, yet they still see...
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INTERVIEW: C.J. PIERCE of Drowning Pool - March 2015

March 30, 2015 - Drowning Pool - most people hear the name and think of one thing... "Let the bodies hit the floors; let the bodies hit t...
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INTERVIEW: KEIFER THOMPSON of Thompson Square - March 2015

March 29, 2015 - Great music is great music, regardless of the genre. Country duo Thompson Square - Keifer and Shawna Thompson - record a...
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INTERVIEW: EDDIE TRUNK of That Metal Show - March 2015

March 18, 2015 - There are musicians that are on the must interview list, but every once in a while I am given the chance to speak to som...
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INTERVIEW: JOHN 5 of John 5 & The Creatures and Rob Zombie - March 2015

March 06, 2015 - I get excited when I get offered an interview with a rocker that I really enjoy listening to and dig rocking out to. Mic...
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INTERVIEW: CAMERON TAYLOR of Secret of Boris - March 2015

March 05, 2015 - Not sure who Secret of Boris is? Do yourself a favor and find out - these guys have put a cool twist on rock and roll an...
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INTERVIEW: CODY HANSON of Hinder - March 2015

March 05, 2015 - Hinder, When The Smoke Clears, out May 12 via The End Records Purchase the hit single "Hit The Ground" now: http://smar...
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INTERVIEW: TAZ (Tapani Fagerström) of Santa Cruz - March 2015

March 05, 2015 - Guys form bands to emulate their idols and share the influence of their predecessors. The young guys from Finland that f...
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INTERVIEW: SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK/SETH BINZER of Crazytown - March 2015

March 04, 2015 - If you were near a radio or MTV in the early 90's, you know who Shifty Shellshock is - you may not know the name or the...
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INTERVIEW: GROG of Die So Fluid - February 2015

February 25, 2015 - When can you call a band new-comers? Die So Fluid have been out there recording and touring Europe covering four album c...
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INTERVIEW: KEVIN ZINK of The Machine Shop - February 2015

February 17, 2015 - Bands get booked, travel all over, and play to fans across the globe. There are countless people involved in the process...
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INTERVIEW: MARK "SARGE" YUHAS - February 2015

February 11, 2015 - What happens BEFORE an artist hits that stage? More than most of us realize. It takes an army to get a show from town to...
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INTERVIEW: RANDY ARMSTRONG of Red - February 2015

February 05, 2015 - Some bands change their sound and image from year to year or release to release. The guys in Red have stuck to their gun...
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INTERVIEW: RICHIE KOTZEN - January 2015

January 30, 2015 - There are rock and roll workhorses that stay the course and get involved in as many projects as possible. Guitar virtuos...
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INTERVIEW: JESSE HASEK of 10 Years - January 2015

January 30, 2015 - Rock and metal is a slippery slope in today's world of music. Bands come and go. Members fade in and out. Fans ebb like...
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INTERVIEW: RON SANTEE of The Battery Electric - January 2015

January 29, 2015 - Tucked within a flurry of interviews, I am presented with a chance to speak with Ron Santee, lead singer and studio drum...
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INTERVIEW: KARYN CRISIS of Karyn Crisis' Gospel of the Witches - January 2015

January 28, 2015 - In the latest edition of Where Are They Now, we get a chance to talk to prolific song screamstress Karyn Crisis. After t...
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INTERVIEW: MICHAEL SWEET of Sweet & Lynch - January 2015

January 20, 2015 - When you discuss the busiest men in music, you would be remiss to ignore Michael Sweet. In addition to his band Stryper,...
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INTERVIEW: ANDRIES BECKERS of Diablo Blvd - December 2014

January 08, 2015 - Seldom does a new band totally rock me with a debut release from first song to last, but the upcoming disc from Diablo B...
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NEWS: TODDSTAR'S TOP 50 RELEASES OF 2014

December 23, 2014 - Once again, it is that time of the year where I attempt to rank all of the great releases of the year - not just the roc...
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INTERVIEW: BRANDON YEAGLEY of Crobot - November 2014

December 08, 2014 - Having released a killer disc this year and touring as much as possible to get the word out about Crobot, the band has p...
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INTERVIEW: ANDY BIERSACK of Black Veil Brides - November 2014

November 19, 2014 - Much like waiting for highly anticipated CD's, there are interviews that keep me on the edge of my seat while waiting fo...
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INTERVIEW: TOMMY ROE - November 2014

November 10, 2014 - I love getting a few minutes with any musician, but when that musician carries a legendary status, it is all that much b...
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INTERVIEW: TONY HOUSH of Seasons After - October 2014

November 06, 2014 - Wichita, KS rockers Seasons After have a new disc out and a tour on the schedule. Lucky for me I was given a few minutes...
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INTERVIEW: SHIRAN - October 2014

November 03, 2014 - Female-fronted metal has a new player in the game, and this time it is the Israeli based Shiran whose namesake takes the...
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INTERVIEW: JEFFERSON GRIZZARD - October 2014

October 22, 2014 - I got a chance to speak with newcomer Jefferson Grizzard as he headed out of Los Angeles in a van headed for San Francis...
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INTERVIEW: JEREMY SPENCER of Five Finger Death Punch - October 2014

October 20, 2014 - Once in a while a book comes along and you can't put the damn thing down. For me, that recent book was the tell all from...
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INTERVIEW: MICHAEL POULSEN of Volbeat - October 2014

October 17, 2014 - Some artists are on the must speak to list because you dig the music THAT much!!! For me, Michael Poulsen of Volbeat is...
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INTERVIEW: JOSE URQUIZA of 3 Years Hollow - August/September 2014

September 30, 2014 - Every once in a while an interview doesn't get completed as quickly as you might like, but in this case, it presented a...
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INTERVIEW: MIKEY DOLING of Snot - September 2014

September 23, 2014 - Some bands fade into obscurity when one of the founders dies and other trudge along trying to reignite the flame within...
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INTERVIEW: GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - September 2014

September 10, 2014 - What is hotter than Mötley Crüe being performed in a packed club on a Friday night? There is only one thing - Mötley Crü...
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INTERVIEW: NATHAN HUNT of Shaman's Harvest, September 2014

September 09, 2014 - Some discs and bands come along and just beg for more press and an interview... the latest disc from Shaman's Harvest di...
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INTERVIEW: EDSEL DOPE, September 2014

September 05, 2014 - There are some bands that critics and naysayers predicted would fade from existence and disappear - if you are one of th...
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INTERVIEW: MARK KENDALL of Great White, August 2014

August 27, 2014 - Great White is a band that has had its share of ups and downs over the years. From the tragedy at The Station in Rhode I...
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INTERVIEW: JEFF LABAR, August 2014

August 12, 2014 - There are bands that you like and bands that you love. Cinderella is one of the latter for me. I know the words to every...
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INTERVIEW: BRETT CALLAWAY of Close Your Eyes, August 2014

August 11, 2014 - Close Your Eyes, a metalcore band from Abilene, TX, is fresh off their first time on Warped Tour. Guitarist and founding...
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INTERVIEW: CHESTER BENNINGTON and MIKE SHINODA of Linkin Park, August 2014

August 06, 2014 - Occasionally a tour comes along that requires too much press from a headliner, and this summers blockbuster is the Carni...
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INTERVIEW: LAJON WITHERSPOON of Sevendust, July 2014

July 29, 2014 - I still remember the first few shows I had the pleasure of photographing - I think the third or fourth show I shot was t...
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INTERVIEW: JASON BLADES of To Write Love On Her Arms, July 2014

July 28, 2014 - The 20 th annual Vans Warped Tour has been rolling across the United States this summer. Along with the usual diverse li...
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INTERVIEW: MATTIE MONTGOMERY of For Today, July 2014

July 24, 2014 - The 20 th annual Vans Warped Tour is in full gear, and we had the opportunity to sit down with Mattie Montgomery, For To...
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INTERVIEW: DOLLY PARTON, July 2014

July 21, 2014 - Every once in a while a legend jumps on the phone and you take the call, whether you get to have direct dialogue or just...
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INTERVIEW: DAVE "SNAKE" SABO of Skid Row, July 2014

July 15, 2014 - Once in a great while, a rocker from your youth comes along anf offers you the opportunity to shoot the shit and talk ab...
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INTERVIEW: J-MANN of Mushroomhead, June 2014

June 27, 2014 - Bands gain and lose members all the time. Usually there is tons of mudslinging and bad feelings, but in the case of Mush...
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INTERVIEW: SCOTT STAPP, May 2014

June 06, 2014 - It's fun catching up with artists mid tour or after a small break. I was recently given the opportunity to chat with Sco...
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INTERVIEW: CRISTIAN MACHADO of Ill Nino, May 2014

May 29, 2014 - First bassist Laz Pina shared his thoughts on the new disc and tour and now I get a crack at another friend of mine, Ill...
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INTERVIEW: LAZ PINA of Ill Nino, May 2014

May 27, 2014 - It's is often tougher than you think to interview a friend - you already know what's going on with an artist and his gro...
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INTERVIEW: PETE EVICK of Bret Michaels Band and Evick, May 2014

May 20, 2014 - Sometimes the "boys in the band" are as much fun to talk to, if not more, than the guy up front. Now, don't get me wrong...
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INTERVIEW: MARTY FRIEDMAN, May 2014

May 20, 2014 - Guitarists are all the same... NOT! Marty Friedman has had a great career that includes platinum albums, Grammy nominati...
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INTERVIEW: C.J. SNARE of RUBICON CROSS, May 2014

May 12, 2014 - Sometimes when an artist starts to split time in projects, I wonder what will become of both projects. In the case of Fi...
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INTERVIEW: LOGAN RASKIN of The Raskins, May 2014

May 06, 2014 - It's always fun when you get the opportunity to speak with an artist about a new release, but when that artist is Logan...
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INTERVIEW: WOLF HOFFMAN of Accept, May 2014

May 05, 2014 - Every once in a while I get the opportunity to interview a musician that I not only respect, but really get into their m...
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INTERVIEW: DEANA MARTIN, April 2014

April 11, 2014 - Cool - what does the word mean? It is so hard a concept to grasp, especially when discussing music, idols, and all aroun...
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INTERVIEW: ANN BOLEYN of Hellion, April 2014

April 09, 2014 - Women in metal have always been looked at a little sideways by the masses - as if they didn't belong. When you speak of...
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INTERVIEW: Country Legend MICKEY GILLEY, March 2014

March 26, 2014 - Is it really a big story when a Country Music legend announces tour dates for the summer? It will typically please most,...
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INTERVIEW: FLOOR JANSEN of ReVamp - March 2014

March 19, 2014 - I always love when I get the opportunity to speak with an artist that I am particularly fond of, but ecstatic when given...
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INTERVIEW: JOHN STRICKLAND of Lullwater, March 2014

March 11, 2014 - Having reviewed the latest from Lullwater, I was excited to be given the opportunity to speak with frontman John Strickl...
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INTERVIEW: TREVOR McNEVAN of Thousand Foot Krutch, February 2014

February 24, 2014 - Before their appearance in Detroit on the Winter Jam 2014 tour, band founder and lead signer Trevor McNevan took a few m...
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INTERVIEW: SCOTT STAPP, February 2014

February 14, 2014 - Billed as "Scott Stapp, the Voice of Creed," the upcoming tour is is so much more than a time travelling music show. Sta...
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INTERVIEW: CHAD SZELIGA of Scott Stapp and Black Label Society, February 2014

February 05, 2014 - Scott Stapp is getting ready to take his latest disc on the road and he wanted one man behind the drum kit: Chad Szeliga...
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INTERVIEW: CHACHI RIOT and NICK FUELLING of Pop Evil, January 2014

January 20, 2014 - Grand Rapids, MI rocker Pop Evil are on the road promoting their latest release, "Onyx." In anticipation of two special...
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INTERVIEW: STU BLOCK of Iced Earth, January 2014

January 13, 2014 - I was recently afforded the opportunity to speak to the voice behind Iced Earth - Stu Block. You never know what to expe...
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NEWS: TOP 25 RELEASES OF 2013

December 23, 2013 - After listening to and reviewing many CDs through the year, I find myself in the strange position of ranking CDs that ha...
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INTERVIEW: EMILIE AUTUMN, November 2013

November 15, 2013 - Every once in a while an interview opportunity crosses my email that I can’t pass up. Last year once such instance occur...
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INTERVIEW: LAUREN BOQUETTE of Lords Of Ruin, November 2013

November 08, 2013 - The are some interviews you pursue because you like a band and others you do and read because you love the band. Why tak...
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INTERVIEW: REX BROWN of Kill Devil Hill, October 2013

November 01, 2013 - I don't know about you, but it really helps close out a work day when you get bassist Rex Brown on the phone. While talk...
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INTERVIEW: ERIC KRETZ of Stone Temple Pilots, October 2013

October 16, 2013 - How fun is it when you are sitting in your office during crunch time and the phone rings? Normally, it can't be great ne...
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INTERVIEW: Derrick Green of Sepultura, October 2013

October 09, 2013 - Nothing breaks up a monotonous Saturday during tax season like an interview with a lead vocalist, but when that vocalist...
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INTERVIEW: Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, September 2013

September 24, 2013 - Getting access to a band is always much easier when a new album is ready for release, and getting the opportunity to spe...
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INTERVIEW: Lucas D'Agata of Serosia, September 2013

September 19, 2013 - It’s always fun to learn of a young band that has put in the work necessary to take themselves to the next level. When t...
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INTERVIEW: Chris Howorth of In This Moment, September 2013

September 17, 2013 - ​It's always fun to catch up with certain rockers, but it seems every year around the same time, I am able to chat with...
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INTERVIEW: Nigel Glockler of Saxon, September 2013

September 11, 2013 - There are bands that are always on the doorstep of greatness - Saxon is one of those bands. Their last album, Sacrifice,...
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INTERVIEW: Floor Jansen of ReVamp, August 2013

August 16, 2013 - Some artists just come out of nowhere, others are thrust to the forefront. My introduction to Floor Jansen and ReVamp wa...
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INTERVIEW: Jill Janus and Blake Mehal of Huntress, July 2013

August 08, 2013 - ToddStar: ToddStar Photography here with Blake and Jill of Huntress, thank you so much for taking the time out of your b...
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INTERVIEW: Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch, July 2013

August 07, 2013 - Every once in a while you get the chance to speak with a really down to earth guy who loves his metal as much as you and...
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INTERVIEW: Ginger Fish of Rob Zombie, July 2013

August 06, 2013 - ToddStar: We really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule for us today. You're out on Mayhem, what can yo...
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INTERVIEW: Paul Chapman of Colt Ford, July 2013

August 06, 2013 - Interviewers normally get more insight from the lead singer, lead guitarist, or main song writers. Sometimes things need...
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INTERVIEW: Brian Vodihn of 10 Years, August 2013

August 06, 2013 - Lead singers and guitarists are cool, but no band would survive without a solid rhythm section. We were fortunate enough...
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INTERVIEW: Chris Wyse of The Cult and Owl, July 2013

August 05, 2013 - As a preview for the performance this Thursday from The Cult, I got to speak with bassist Chris Wyse about things concer...
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INTERVIEW: Walt Lafty of Silvertide, July 2013

August 05, 2013 - Silvertide has put it back together and will soon be playing two capacity shows in Flint, MI at The Machine Shop. I got...
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INTERVIEW: Nick Perri of Silvertide, July 2013

August 05, 2013 - Silvertide has put it back together and will soon be playing two capacity shows in Flint, MI at The Machine Shop. I got...
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INTERVIEW: Jared James Nichols, July 2013

August 05, 2013 - The New Blues Kid On The Block steps up and talks to us about his new EP... ToddStar: Jared, thank you so much for...
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INTERVIEW: Jack Frost of Seven Witches, July 2013

August 05, 2013 - Seven Witches has released a killer album and will be touring behind it very soon... Some guys make it on talent, som...
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INTERVIEW: Butcher Babies, June 2012

August 05, 2013 - In honor of my recent Rockstar Mayhem coverage, here is a preview interview I did with the Butcher Babies... Well,...
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INTERVIEW: Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom, June 2012

August 05, 2013 - In honor of my recent coverage of Rockstar Mayhem Festival, here is a preview interview I conducted with Alexi Laiho......
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INTERVIEW: Danko Jones, December 2012

August 05, 2013 - With Rockstar Uproar just around the corner, I thought it might be nice to dust off an older interview with Danko Jones.
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INTERVIEW: Tom Keifer, April 2013

April 30, 2013 - There are some bands that will stay with you forever. For me, one of those bands is Cinderella. I have loved listening t...
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INTERVIEW: Keith Nelson of Buckcherry, April 2013

April 04, 2013 - I love when an interview opportunity drops in my lap and it is someone from a band that one of my personal favorites. Wh...
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INTERVIEW: Cody Hanson of Hinder, March 2013

March 16, 2013 - Recently I was given the opportunity to chat with Cody Hanson the drummer from Hinder. As we are about to find out, he i...
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INTERVIEW: John Connolly of Sevendust, February 2013

February 22, 2013 - You always wait to see if you will get to talk to a member of a band you love when they have a new disc dropping. I was...
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INTERVIEW: Jeff Scott Soto of W.E.T. - February 2013

February 07, 2013 - How often does someone actually get to talk to one of their favorite artists? Not often, so I was overwhelmed and in awe...
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INTERVIEW: Erik Martensson, W.E.T. - February 2013

February 07, 2013 - When I heard the latest from W.E.T., I couldn't wait to see what press opportunities awaited me. To say I was ecstatic w...
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INTERVIEW: Hollywood Undead's own J-Dog, January 2013

January 11, 2013 - With less than a week to wait before the latest disc from Hollywood Undead drops, I was able to score a phone slot with...
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