In the world of alternative rock, or “grunge,” as it’s often called, guitarist Stone Gossard, and his band, Pearl Jam are titans, who are in 2022, standing up top the mountain as lone-wolf survivors of thirty-two years of rock ‘n’ roll volatility.
Recently, I caught up with veteran bassist Wanda Ortiz of The Iron Maidens. Among other things, we touch on Wanda’s origins, her reason for first picking up the bass, joining The Iron Maidens, and a whole lot more.
For those in the proverbial “know,” it’s plain to see that Beauvoir has done more than simply contribute to the rock ‘n’ roll zeitgeist, no, in many ways he has helped shape, if not define it through multiple avenues, over the course of many successful years.
For Gustafson, the years since leaving his flagship band Overkill had not been kind. Venomously snakebitten, and devoid of the royalties he was justly due, the flying-v toating guitarist nearly left the music business altogether.
Recently, I caught up with ever-versatile drummer Brian Griffin of The Black Crowes. As The Crowes’ newest drummer, Griffin is tasked with not only celebrating The Black Crowes’ storied past, but he’s already proving to be an integral cog in their feature endeavors as well.
Recently, I caught up with veteran bassist Ronnie Robson of the Holywood Monsters, and others. Among other things, we touch on Ronnie’s origins, his reason for first picking up the bass, joining the Hollywood Monsters, working with Vinny Appice, his work as a producer, and a whole lot more.
With the knowledge that it would be his last attempt at success via music, Alexakis threw up a hail mary and formed Everclear, and after a bit of moving and shaking, the self-willed rocker recorded what would be the band’s debut record, World of Noise.
At the end of the day, breakups are hard, but we’ve all been there. Aesthetics, and sonic musings aside, most importantly, the boys in Black Sweat have heart, more so, it’s endearingly on their sleeve. If you’re looking for company on a cold, dark, and lonely night, give “Moves Like You” a try.
Do you subscribe to the worn-out adage that “rock is dead?” If so, then you most likely haven’t heard the invigorating music by scene newcomers, The Fats.
After years spent in his flagship band, Soilwork, in 2016, Verbeuren received the call of a lifetime from Megadeth frontman, and founder, Dave Mustaine. After a short phone conversation, it was decided that Verbeuren would join Megadeth on the road, filling in on drums for the departed Chris Adler, for the band’s Dystopia World Tour.