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UP TO TEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL SWEET OF STRYPER AND SOLO FAME

interview by Michael McCarthy What can I say about the great Michael Sweet that I haven’t already said? This is Love is Pop’s sixth interview with the extremely talented, super busy Stryper frontman/songwriter/co-lead guitarist and solo artist. We love the guy here at Love is Pop HQ and he’s always such a joy...
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CONCERT REVIEW: BABYMETAL AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES BOSTON 9/11/19

review by Michael McCarthy photos by Joshua Bernard This past Wednesday night on 9/11/19 the extremely popular Japanese heavy metal band Babymetal returned to Boston at the House of Blues on Landsdowne Street and blew away the packed house with their ferocious jams. (Swedish heavy metal band Avatar opened the show with a...
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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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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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