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ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DONNIE VIE

by Michael McCarthy I remember first seeing the video for Enuff Z’Nuff’s debut single, “New Thing,” on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball and wondering what planet they were from. Sure, there were plenty of heavy metal bands – like Poison and Pretty Boy Floyd – who wore a lot of makeup, but Enuff Z’Nuff took...
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RAGE WITH THE DEVIL: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL LEWIS OF L.A. GUNS

interview by Michael McCarthy L.A. Guns just released their much-praised album, The Missing Peace, on October 17, 2017, but they’re already back with a new one, a raw, aggressive record called The Devil You Know. It’s due out this Friday, March 29th, 2019, and I can’t recommend it enough. Guitarist Tracii Guns and...
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BASS CASE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL SOUSSAN OF LAST IN LINE

interview by Michael McCarthy I first became aware of bass player and songwriter Phil Soussan when I bought Ozzy Osbourne’s album The Ultimate Sin. As soon as I unwrapped it – before I could even get it on the turntable – I discovered that Ozzy had a new bassist and that they’d co-written...
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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT: AN INTERVIEW WITH TONY HARNELL OF STARBREAKER

interview by Michael McCarthy photos by Photo by Bart Stadnicki Starbreaker started off when heavy metal singer-songwriter Tony Harnell was going to do a solo album while on break from the legendary band TNT circa 2005. Instead, he wound up forming Starbreaker with guitarist extraordinaire Magnus Karlsson from Sweden, who is perhaps best...
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INTRODUCING THE NEW NORMAL: AN INTERVIEW WITH KANE ROBERTS

by Michael McCarthy I first remember becoming aware of Kane Roberts when he was in Alice Cooper’s band at the same time as Kip Winger on Alice’s big, 1986 comeback album Constrictor. Prior to that album, Alice had released nearly a half-dozen misunderstood records that failed to do very well. (Although I happen...
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