Confessions at Carolina Rebellion with Keith Nelson of Buckcherry

Backstage at the big festivals is always a great place to get the inside scoop from bands. This was the case when I sat down with guitarist Keith Nelson of Buckcherry at Carolina Rebellion 2013. The band touring hard on their new album, Confessions, which debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 back in February… Continue reading

Never Too Loud – A Conversation with Danko Jones

When Danko Jones is around, things can never be too loud. Whether it’s the music of his band, or his spoken word engagements, Danko Jones brings the noise both literally and figuratively. In 2013, Danko Jones is louder than ever. The band recently released their sixth studio album, Rock and Roll… Continue reading

SITTING DOWN WITH THE OUTLAW GENTLEMAN – MICHAEL POULSEN OF VOLBEAT

Since their inception in 2005, Volbeat have remained a rare breed of heavy rock music. Their crazy combination of rock ‘n’ roll, country, rockabilly, punk, and metal, they’ve carved themselves a unique niche in a genre that can be very vanilla and watered down at times. Combining jackhammer guitar riffs,… Continue reading

THE LIFE OF A RUNAWAY – A CONVERSATION WITH LITA FORD

Few people in music are the true embodiment of a rockstar. One such musician is the legendary Lita Ford. For over three decades, Lita has built a career worthy of the hall of fame. She paved the way for today’s wonder women of rock – Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Amy… Continue reading

ENTER THE TEMPLE OF ROCK WITH MICHAEL SCHENKER (SCORPIONS, UFO)

 This week, I caught up with guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker on his U.S. Tour. Schenker is a legendary guitarist, considered to be ahead of his time and very influential. At the age of 17, he joined his brother Rudolf in heavy metal monsters Scorpions. In 1973, the Scorpions toured in support of UFO. Schenker was offered the lead guitar spot… Continue reading

SHORT SONGS AND LONG STORIES – A CONVERSATION WITH SHANE TOLD OF SILVERSTEIN

        Silverstein just wrapped up a huge US Tour run with contemporaries and friends August Burns Red. The band is touring in support of their 2 most recent records, Rescue, a full-length LP that came out in 2011, and their newest record, Short Songs, came out back in February (both on Hopeless Records). Short Songs is a… Continue reading