Ever Since I Was a Young Boy, I’ve Played the Silver Ball…

From the early days of pinball with their simple electro-mechanical displays to the LCD screens of today, music-related machines have been rockin’ the arcades for decades!

An Interview with Wanda Ortiz of the Iron Maidens

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.

An Interview with Blaze Bayley of Wolfsbane

Far removed from the stadium concerts and big theater performances of yesteryear, veteran vocalist Blaze Bayley continues to infuse his own vision and ideology into the music he performs before a devoted, albeit curtailed, audience in the modern era.

An Interview with Kirsten Rosenberg of the Iron Maidens

Recently, we caught up with veteran vocalist, Kirsten Rosenberg of the Iron Maidens. Among other things, we touch on how the Maidens are kicking off 2022, her origins in music, her animal advocacy, and a whole lot more.

An Interview with Nikki Stringfield of The Iron Maidens

“I always see the “Top Female Guitarist” lists, and I just can’t get into it, especially because sometimes it’s used to put women in competition with each other. We’re all in this together, and it’s difficult enough to be trying to make it in the music world.”

An Interview with Linda McDonald of The Iron Maidens & Phantom Blue

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with the hard-hitting drummer for The Iron Maidens, Linda McDonald. Among other things, we touch on what she’s been up to during these interesting times, her favorite Iron Maiden songs and albums, her time with Phantom Blue, and what she’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.

The Final Countdown: 5 Underrated Guitarists of the 80s Hard Rock & Heavy Metal-Era

When it comes to the guitar, speak to me with your playing. Send me a message without actually talking to me. I don’t care how fast you can play, or how many notes you can jam in a 30-second solo. Is that impressive from a technical standpoint? Sure. Does it speak to me personally? Not really.

An Interview with Courtney Cox of The Iron Maidens

As I’ve said before, the Rock and Metal game has long been dominated by men. These days, there are so many incredible, shredding lead guitarists out there who are females. With hard-rocking players like Courtney Cox in the game, the narrative is changing.

An Interview with Blaze Bayley of Iron Maiden & Wolfsbane

Blaze Bayley is a Metal lifer. He’s the longtime frontman of Wolfsbane, was the frontman of Iron Maiden during their highly underrated 90s period, and has had a long, successful solo career. After over thirty-five years of nonstop touring, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blaze finally had a moment to collect his thoughts and begin work on what was to become his latest record, War Within Me, which is another fine addition to the stellar Blaze Bayley catalog.

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