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ASK ME YESTERDAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH TOM KEIFER (OF CINDERELLA FAME)

interview by Michael McCarthy Sometimes you wait a long time for one of your favorite artists to release a new album. Sometimes you wait a really, really long time. In the case of Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, I waited roughly 23 years. You see, the last studio album by Cinderella, the criminally-underrated Still Climbing,...
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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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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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#songoftheday = TNT: “SEVEN SEAS” LIVE


As you may know, TNT's original vocalist, Tony Harnell, is back in the band and they've been playing shows all over Europe while working on a new album.  For a while, though, Harnell had left and the band released a handful of albums with singer Tony Mills.   ...
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THEY WILL NOT BE CURED: AN INTERVIEW WITH REX COX OF UNCURED

interview by Michael McCarthy Uncured is a fierce new band that blends technical death and progressive metal into a unique sound of their own that splits the difference between classic Opeth and vintage Dream Theater. Those are two mighty big bands to stack up to, but these uber-talented guys pull it off and...
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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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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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LOUDER, HARDER, FASTER: AN INTERVIEW WITH ERIK TURNER OF WARRANT

interview by Michael McCarthy It’s no secret that Warrant are one of my favorite heavy metal bands. They’ve been one ever since I saw the video for their first single, “Down Boys,” on MTV back in the later part of the ’80’s. Their blend of melodic vocals and sonorous music has always impressed...
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