An Interview with Bruce Franklin of Trouble

When we talk about bands that influenced entire genres, let alone sub-genres, it’s easy to get caught up in hyperbole. With that being said, when I say that Trouble is one of the most influential Metal bands to ever take the stage — I mean it.

An Interview with Nikki Stringfield of The Iron Maidens

The new age of of fierce, rocking female guitarists is stronger than ever. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing several already, and it’s my pleasure to have Nikki Stringfield with us today.

An Interview with Eddie Trunk

For as long as I can remember, Eddie Trunk has been a part of Q104.3 as a host, mostly on Friday nights with his Eddie Trunk Rocks show. Eddie has been a huge force within the Heavy Metal and Hard Rock scenes for over 35 years.

An Interview with Steve Von Till of Neurosis

Steve Von Till is a true new age man. While you may know him as the guitarist for Heavy Metal outfit, Nuerosis, he is so much more than that. It was a treat to speak with one of the most unique and well rounded musicians and poets of our time.

An Interview with Fred Coury of Cinderella

Fred Coury was the hard-hitting drummer for one of the biggest bands of this era, Cinderella. I am sure you all remember them for their multi-platinum albums, Night Songs, and Long Cold Winter. There may not be a single song that defines 80s Hair Metal and Glam more so than “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).”

An Interview with Elena Cataraga AKA Lena Scissorhands of Infected Rain

Some of music history’s most endearing and interesting figures have come out of the Metal scene, in particular, the European Metal scene. One of the more recent, and truly talented players in that history is font person and singer, Elena Cataraga AKA Lena Scissorhands.

An Interview with Alex Skolnick of Testament

Some artists are restless. They refuse to stagnate. They’re ever-evolving and always growing. Guitarist Alex Skolnick is one of those artists.

An Interview with Britt Lightning of Vixen

Brittany Denaro, known professionally as Britt Lightning is bar none, one of the best guitarists in Rock music today. She’s been in multiple badass bands, been an ax for hire, and traveled the world while touring with some of the greatest musicians on the planet.

My Metal Evolution

Lately, I have been retrospectively examining my relationship with music and how listening primarily to records has affected that experience. The catalyst for this reflection? A playlist I made on Spotify and the resultant discussion I had with a friend. I know, I know, this is a record group and I’m talking about streaming music. I promise that it has a valid place in this discussion.

An Interview with Phil Campbell of Motörhead

Phil Campbell needs no introduction. As the lead guitarist of Motörhead from 1984 until the band’s end in 2015, Phil Campbell has been one of the most influential guitar players in all of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. His influence on the genre and its players over the last 40 years is both undeniable and indelible.

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