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STREAM, STREAM AWAY: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MEGAN DAVIES

interview by Michael McCarthy Several years ago, Megan Davies opened a Youtube account and posted a video of herself doing an experimental, classical guitar piece. It didn’t get many streams, but she kept the account open and eventually started posting other things. Those things being actual songs. Most of them were covers. Some...
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THE MAIN MAN: A INTERVIEW WITH JOHN O’CALLAGHAN OF THE MAINE

interview by Michael McCarthy I’ve been a fan of The Maine since they started out. I caught one of their early shows on a bill that included Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and Metro Station. I believe it was 2008. The tour was cleverly entitled The Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour. The reason...
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AT PEACE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL LEWIS OF L.A. GUNS

interview by Michael McCarthy A year ago I caught Enuff Z’Nuff live and interviewed Chip Z’Nuff. The band was opening for Tracii Guns’ L.A. Guns, but Chip had me interview him outside in his van while they were onstage. When I went back into the venue after Tracii’s band was playing and I...
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A GOD STRIKES: AN INTERVIEW WITH DEREK SHERINIAN OF SONS OF APOLLO

interview by Michael McCarthy Sons of Apollo is the blessed new prog rock venture by Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater fame along with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). To be perfectly honest, I...
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KAYFOZZY: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS JERICHO OF FOZZY AND THE WWE

interview by Michael McCarthy “Can you take the weight of my world,” asks Chis Jericho during the fourth track on Fozzy’s killer new album Judas, “Weight of My World.” If you’re 99% of people, the answer to that question is a definite no. I mean, who among us could handle everything Chris does?...
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FLYING SOLO: AN INTERVIEW WITH KELE OKEREKE OF BLOC PARTY

interview by Michael McCarthy I first became aware of Kele Okereke when I read about Bloc Party, the band he’s fronted for roughly a dozen years now, in the British magazine Q in 2005. Immediately after reading about them, I hunted down their debut album, Silent Alarm, and knew I liked it before...
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#songoftheday = GIGI ROWE: “GOT THAT”


Back in December 2016, we interviewed rising pop star Gigi Rowe, who'd just had a song included in Just Dance 2017.  Well, here we are in October of 2017 and we've just discovered that Gigi will have a song in Just Dance 2018. too.  In fact, it's "Got That,"...
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DEFRAGMENTING JASON WERBELOFF, AUTHOR: PART TWO

interview by Michael McCarthy On Monday we published part one of our two-part interview with Jason Werbeloff, one of the most exciting sci-fi authors to emerge during recent years.  His series Defragmenting Daniel had me binge reading, immediately going from one book to the next, and I’m normally a slow reader.  So, that...
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DEFRAGMENTING JASON WERBELOFF, AUTHOR: PART ONE

interview by Michael McCarthy I’m what you could call a book-aholic.  I’m addicted to books.  I’m so glad that Kindles came along when they did because I own so many hardcover books that I’ve long stopped counting.  I’ve filled over five bookcases with them.  Point being, I’ve literally run out of room.  So,...
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NEW LIFE FOR QUIET RIOT: AN INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE BANALI

interview by Michael McCarthy So far, the first and only time I’ve seen Quiet Riot live was in ’93 or ’94 when they were promoting the album Terrified, a record I’d still recommend to fans of the band’s early albums. The show was at an underground club – literally, it was a small...
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MYSTERY SKULLS: AN INTERVIEW WITH LUIS DUBUC

interview by Michael McCarthy Mystery Skulls, otherwise known as Luis Debuc, was something of a mystery to me prior to reading the press release for his new album, One of Us. All I knew was that I loved the Mystery Skulls debut album, Forever. You see, I had no idea if Mystery Skulls...
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DEFYING GRAVITY WITH ERIC MARTIN OF MR. BIG: PART 2

interview by Michael McCarthy Today we have the second and final part of my in-depth interview with Eric Martin, the amazing frontman of Mr. Big.  It’s my hope that it will get you excited to hear their new album, which is released today on July 21st, 2017 via Frontiers Records!  Even if the only...
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DEFYING GRAVITY WITH ERIC MARTIN OF MR. BIG

interview by Michael McCarthy As you may recall, I wrote a concert review of a Mr. Big show I caught at Mohegan Sun Casino a few weeks back. Finally getting to see them live after being a fan since 1989 was a dream come true. I’d seen almost every heavy metal band back...
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#songoftheday = GARBAGE: “NO HORSES”


"This is the apocalypse," sings Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson as their new single "No Horses" comes to its chilling conclusion.  It starts off sounding like it's going to be a synth pop song, albeit a dark one, with Shirley singing, "They'll love you, ...
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#songoftheday = MIMOZA H: “WELL OF MELODIES”


It's always fulfilling when an artist you thought was brilliant turns around and releases something new a year or two later and they're still just as impressive.  In other words, there's nothing worse than saying someone is as refreshing as a cool, sudden rainfall on a 100-degree day...
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