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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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BIG LOVE FOR SHE WANTS REVENGE: AN INTERVIEW WITH ADAM BRAVIN

interview by Michael McCarthy “They’re like if The Cure, New Order and Nine Inch Nails went through a blender and came out tasting like the greatest Frappuccino ever,” I recall saying to a friend while trying to explain She Wants Revenge’s invigorating sound was like over a decade ago when their self-titled debut...
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UP CLOSE WITH JANN KLOSE: HIS SECOND LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW

interview by Michael McCarthy When you listen to Jann Klose’s albums, you’ll immediately wonder one thing: why isn’t this guy a household name already?  To my ears, the pop-rock singer/songwriter is his generation’s equivalent of Paul Simon or Paul McCartney. His songs are that varied and uplifting, full of boundless energy drawn from...
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