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TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH LUCY SPRAGGAN

interview by Michael McCarthy Lucy Spraggan hails from the UK and she’s one of the most talented songwriters I’ve ever come to know. In all honesty, her lyrics are brilliant and I can’t think of another artist whose lyrics I like more. She’s truly gifted in that department, her songs often telling stories...
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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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TRAVELS AND TUNES: AN INTERVIEW WITH LOU RHODES OF LAMB

interview by Michael McCarthy “So much to say I’m lost for words,” sings Lamb’s lyricist and vocalist Lou Rhodes as the duo’s new album, The Secret of Letting Go, begins. The song is called “Phosphorous” and it consists largely of piano and strings behind Lou’s ethereal vocals. It has a haunting and intoxicating...
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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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BOSTON BOUND: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALFIE OF HUDSON TAYLOR

interview by Michael McCarthy I first encountered the music of Ireland’s hugely popular duo Hudson Taylor when I caught them opening for Gabrielle Aplin a year ago this month. I’d been a big fan of Gabrielle’s for roughly a half dozen years and was so excited to finally see her live. So much...
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ALWAYS A PLEASURE: OUR 4TH INTERVIEW WITH DOE PAORO

interview by Michael McCarthy Between the intros for our previous three interviews and the live show and album reviews I’ve done covering Doe Paoro and her wonderful music, I feel like I’ve written everything I could possibly say about her already. However, for those of you who are unfamiliar with her and her...
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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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