STILL RIDING THE RUNAWAY TRAIN – A CONVERSATION WITH DAVE PIRNER OF SOUL ASYLUM

Throughout the last 75 years, music has gone through several golden ages. One of which was the rise of alternative rock in the 1990s. When discussing the highlights of the genre, one certainly must mention Soul Asylum. The band has had a long career filled with high pinnacles and some… Continue reading

A VIEW FROM THE HIGH RISE – INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT DeLEO OF STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

It was a rather historic night at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA on Wednesday, as Stone Temple Pilots returned to touring with a few new tunes and a revamped line-up. Back in May, to everyone’s surprise, Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington played a set with STP at the 2013 KROQ Weenie Roast in Los… Continue reading

RISING TO THE OCCASION – A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN COOPER OF SKILLET AT MUSIKFEST 2013

In the shadow of the Bethlehem Steel stacks, Musicfest 2013 was in full-swing on Sunday, August 4, and a huge rock show was rolling into the Steel City. Christian hard rock icons Skillet were set to headline, and while We As Human, Decyfer Down, and Thousand Foot Krutch kicked off the evening’s festivities, I got a chance to… Continue reading

ENTER ECHOSMITH – INTERVIEW AT WARPED TOUR 2013

Up-and-coming alt-pop rockers Echosmith have been one of the talks of the town this year on Warped Tour 2013. Like a lot of bands on Warped, Echosmith was only slotted for the first half of the tour. However, due to the overwhelming response to them. The young Los Angeles-based quartet has announced the release of… Continue reading

Stickin’ it to Warped Tour – Interview with Josh James of Stick To Your Guns

I got a chance to sit down with Stick To Your Guns guitarist Josh James at Warped Tour 2013 to talk about the ins-and-outs of the festival, and more. “It’s awesome,” Josh stated. “We’re havin’ a lot of fun on Warped Tour.” This year, the band played a stage with a very diverse musical… Continue reading

We Came to Warped Tour – Interview with Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans

One of the reasons I came to Warped Tour was to interview We Came As Romans. Mission accomplished. Backstage at Warped Tour ’13, I got a chance to sit down with vocalist Dave Stephens to talk about the tour, the band’s latest album, and his boat. We talked a lot about the commercial success… Continue reading