Recently, we caught up with veteran frontman, John Jaycee Cuijpers of Praying Mantis. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his origins, Praying Mantis’ upcoming album, joining Praying Mantis, his thoughts on the music industry today, and a whole lot more.
Some people have a one-dimensional way of looking at music and how instrumentation is used. Some seek to dismantle this way of thinking. Accomplished musician Mark Dover is one such dismantler.
His work in countless genres with countless groups has shown how he has tried to challenge the way we look at music and his instrument, the clarinet.
For many fans, it was the release of genre staple, Ocean Avenue, that captured the hearts of millions, and propelled Yellowcard forward unto an unsuspecting music scene, where they would tour the world for over a decade, including the gone but not forgotten Vans Warped Tour shows.
Every megaband has its unsung heroes and every platinum album is greater than the sum of its parts. While many know Mark Knopfler, the guitar virtuoso, and de facto leader of Dire Straits, many aren’t aware of the rest of the bands’ important contributions. Enter Guy Fletcher.
Widely heralded for his soaring vocals and innate sense of melody, Tony Harnell’s predetermined path toward Rock ‘N’ stardom was forged at an early age.
Recently, we caught up with veteran musician, Javier Velez. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his origins, his new album, Versal Vol. 2, his songwriting process, what’s next for him, and a whole lot more.
Several artists have had a substantial effect on music, yet many of us wouldn’t realize it. Unfortunately, superb musical content doesn’t always lead to commercial success and recognition from the general public. One such artist is Paul Collins.
Aside from being an accomplished session musician, playing with the likes of Roger Daltrey, Blue Öyster Cult, Ric Ocasek, and Michael Monroe, among others, Price is perhaps best known for his work with Billy Idol, and as a member of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for over three decades.
Recently, we caught up with veteran drummer, Larry Paterson of Alcatrazz. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his origins, working Blaze Bayley, his friendship with Cozy Powell, and a whole lot more.
Zinny Zan first made his mark on the international music scene as a frontman for the band Easy Action at the age of eighteen, after cutting his teeth in Sweden’s booming music scene.