Opinion: Billie Joe Armstrong Has Nothing Left To Prove

In Armstrong, we see a musician who has changed the landscape for so many artists and bands. The fact that Green Day has released some artful music through the years, and puts on a live show that keeps the crowd in the plan of Armstrong’s hands simply cannot be discounted.

A Rising Force Sets a New Standard with Eclipse

Speaking of relevance and career longevity, I had the pleasure of chatting with Minnesota-based band A Rising Force, a band that seems to have mastered the art of staying both relevant, and successful in the music industry for decades.

Long Distance Calling Erases Modern-Day Prog-Rock Misconceptions

Follow Long Distance Calling’s vibrations and give their latest album Eraser a try. You won’t regret it.

An Interview with Duncan Mackay of Fluance and Formerly of 10cc & Cockney Rebel

Not only does Mackay’s story incorporate that of the “three musicians,” but he also moved to become an accomplished composer, delving into library music and soundtracking.

An Interview with Richard Patrick of Filter

Among the most unique and edgy acts of the 90s was Filter, a band led by the ever-defiant frontman, Richard Patrick. Patrick’s unique penchant for off-kilter instrumentation, witty lyrism, and bold swells of grandeur via song defined the latter part of the decade into the 2000s

An Interview with Mike Leonard of The Bleeding Hearts

Resistant to authority, and nomadic in nature, Stinson never seemed to stay in one place for very long. Among the many outfits he left an imprint on, The Replacements aside, The Bleeding Hearts may well have been his finest hour.

An Interview with Bruce Bouillet of Racer X

While most remember the vivid technicolor burst of explosive light that was Racer X for its legendary lead guitarist, Paul Gilbert, some may also remember his equally effervescent partner in six-string crime, Bruce Bouillet.

KISS Studio Albums Ranked Part Three: The 90s & 2000s

At the dawn of a new decade, KISS, like many bands, once again found themselves at a crossroads. The 80s had proved tumultuous on many levels, with the band surviving sonic challenges, lineup changes, and commercial adversity from all angles.

Treasured Island: Two Lives Defined Via Music

Like many of us, music is in our DNA, and we can’t imagine life without it. The records below are the few that we’d take with us come hell or high water, and for one reason or another, have defined our travels through life to this point.

Derek Sherinian Enters the Vortex

Projecting ourselves in some other location in outer space, as the first few seconds of Derek Sherinian’s Vortex hits, it strikes us as something that feels weirdly pleasurable. That is the feeling of vertigo that the giant abstract slide provides.

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