An Interview with Greg Chaisson of Badlands & Atomic Kings

While most of his contemporaries were working towards their big break in Los Angeles or New York amid a booming music scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Greg Chaisson was toiling in the Phoenix area, honing his chops with various local acts.

An interview with Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with legendary guitarist, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Mark Farner’s American Band. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his early career with Grand Funk, recording and touring with Dick Wagner, going solo, his newest music, and a whole lot more.

An Interview with Rob De Luca of Spread Eagle, Sebastian Bach & UFO

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with bassist, Rob De Luca of Spread Eagle, and UFO. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his early career with Spread Eagle, recording and touring with UFO, and Sebastian Bach, his newest music, and what he’s looking forward to most once COVID-19 breaks.

The Headbangers Ball Reaches Its Edge: 10 Underrated Glam & Hair Metal-Era Albums Part III

By the end of the 1980s early 1990, Glam and Hair Metal were reaching an apex. A storm was coming, but the haze of glitter, hair spray, and ego was so thick in the air, that record executives and musicians alike simply couldn’t see it.

An Interview with Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus & King Kobra

Very few drummers have impacted Rock and Heavy Metal music in the way Carmine Appice has. Carmine is a rare case of a drummer that has transcended genres, and generations, and in the process, has influenced droves of musicians who came after him.

Unmasking Bias Within The Cultural Zeitgeist: Tarah Who?s & YUR MUM’s Upcoming Single, “Push Me”

If Tarah Who? and YUR MUM are a pair of lit matches, then “Push Me” is a can of gasoline simply biding its time, looking for its official invitation to explosively enter the stratosphere. The track services as official notice that both Tarah Who? and YUR MUM are on a mission to push the message that independent artists are meaningful in the industry in the same way that larger artists are.

Is This It: The Strokes & The NYC Garage Rock Resurgence

In 2001, New York City was in the midst of a resurgence in terms of Rock Bands. Groups such as The Yeah YeahYeahs, The Moldy Peaches, The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*eater, and The Strokes were causing a stir, as documented in Lizzy Goodman’s excellent book, Meet Me In The Bathroom. The Strokes, in particular, led the pack with their debut album, Is This It.

An Interview with Andy Scott of Sweet

As an original member of the classic 70s Rock outfit, Sweet, Andy Scott influenced generations of Rock bands and helped lay the foundation of what would become an explosion of Glam and Hair Metal in the 1980s.

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