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Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview

Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview

Exploding onto the music scene with a ferocious sound blending primal riffs with a melodic smartness thanks to massive radio hits like “Photograph,” “Rock Of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar On…

Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium

Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium

Backstage at the Hollywood Palladium, carefully choreographed chaos is taking place. Huge roadies the size of grizzly bears—only with tattoos and walkie talkies—wheel in massive cases housing guitars, drums, cables…

Heart Full of Soul: Talking Inspiration and Passion with Ann Wilson

Heart Full of Soul: Talking Inspiration and Passion with Ann Wilson

You can’t fake passion, and well…heart. You either have it or you don’t. Ann Wilson, lead singer of Heart, unquestionably has “it.” Blessed with a multi-octave range, Ann is one…

Steve Hackett on Genesis, the Beatles, ‘The Night Siren’ and Music’s Ability to Inspire Change

Steve Hackett on Genesis, the Beatles, ‘The Night Siren’ and Music’s Ability to Inspire Change

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett returns with a new studio album, The Night Siren, on March 24. Joining forces with a multi-cultural assemblage of musicians from around the globe, the…

Q&A: Mixtapes, Samples, Speaking French and the New ‘Wild World’ with Bastille Guitarist/Bassist Will Farquarson

Q&A: Mixtapes, Samples, Speaking French and the New ‘Wild World’ with Bastille Guitarist/Bassist Will Farquarson

In 2014, “Pompeii,” the infectious, chant-happy tune by London pop/rock band Bastille, was ubiquitous anywhere that played music. The multi-format hit topped the alternative and rock radio charts, reached No.…

Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison

Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison

Talk about better late than never. 44 years since it was recorded, Gary Wright‘s 1972 album, Ring of Changes, finally saw release a few months back. And upon listening to the album, one…

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Janis Joplin’

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Janis Joplin’

Janis Joplin burst onto the public consciousness at 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival as lead vocalist of Big Brother and the Holding Company. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which…

Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview

Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview

They’re songs that sound like they’ve been around forever, timeless musical screeds drawing from a deep well of country, R&B, folk, gospel, roots rock, Dixieland jazz, and Tin Pan Alley.…

Talking ‘Integrity Blues’ and 20+ Years of Jimmy Eat World with Drummer Zach Lind (Q&A)

Talking ‘Integrity Blues’ and 20+ Years of Jimmy Eat World with Drummer Zach Lind (Q&A)

Arizona’s Jimmy Eat World recently announced plans for a busy 2017. Specifically, they’ll be touring around North America (and beyond) with Beach Slang in support of their new album, Integrity…

Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor

Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor

For the past two decades, Corey Taylor has been the ringleader of the metal band Slipknot. He’s also, even before Slipknot, been the lead singer of the hard-rock band Stone…

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