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, we caught up with heavy-hitting drummer, Dale Crover of the Melvins, and more recently, Red Kross. Among other things, we touch on how the Melvins are kicking off 2022, the band’s current jaunt, the Industrial Strength Tour, which they are co-headlining with Ministry, and Corrosion of Conformity, their newest EP, the release date for their upcoming full-length album, the thirtieth anniversary of seminal drone masterpiece, Lysol, the band’s years on Atlantic Records, and a whole lot more.
“In all lanes, I’m trying to live in a higher state of consciousness through courage, acceptance, willingness, reason, and love.”
While you may not know Ray West by his face, or by his name, one thing is certain, take one listen to the music of Spread Eagle, and you will know West by the scream.
For Fortier, his path to the world’s biggest stage was not the same as most. While Fortier always loved the guitar, and cut his cops from a young age, it wasn’t until his work on the documentary, Attack On Life: The Bang Tango Movie, that Fortier took the next step toward rock and metal immortality.
What if I told you that there was an unknown Punk band, which featured Greg Gilmore (Mother Love Bone) on drums, Duff McKagen (Guns N’ Roses) on guitar as well as vocalist John Conte, and bassist Todd Fleischman? Then, what if I told you this group recorded an album, which for nearly 40 years went unreleased…until now.
Photography is as big a part of the music we love as anything, really. Without this living history, the iconic moments we’ve all come to know and love wouldn’t mean nearly as much. Alison Braun is one of the definitive photographers of the last 35 years.
t’s not often that I get to talk music, let alone Grunge with someone as informed as Chris Celona from The Grunge Bible. Chris, along with his friend Ethan, founded The Grunge Bible in 2016 and it’s grown to amazing success through various social media outlets and the like.