Building a Filthy Empire – Heaven’s Basement at Carolina Rebellion 2013

One of the highlights of Carolina Rebellion 2013 was certainly the UK’s Heaven’s Basement. In the wake of the release of their debut album, Filthy Empire, the band has brought their furious rock ‘n’ roll show to the States for a ton of touring and festival appearances. Just 2 days before The Rebellion, Heaven’s Basement … Continue reading

Connecting at Carolina Rebellion with Tobin Esperance and Tony Palermo of Papa Roach

I can’t believe it’s been this long, but Southern California rockers Papa Roach closing in on 20 years together as a band. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix has made it a point to tell audiences this at all the band’s recent shows. For a guy who remembers watching the video for their breakout hit “Last … Continue reading

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

Sevendust black out the Rebellion – Interview with drummer Morgan Rose

“Our setlist is so heavy. I hope this rain holds out, ’cause we’re gonna torch this place.” As Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose and I shared a quick handshake before our interview backstage at Carolina Rebellion, that’s what he said to me about the band’s upcoming set that day. Sevendust were already here to save the day, … Continue reading

Storming The Stage at Carolina Rebellion with Joe Hottinger and Arejay Hale of Halestorm – Part I

Storming The Stage at Carolina Rebellion with Joe Hottinger and Arejay Hale of Halestorm      Even though the weather was hot and sunny on Saturday, there was a Storm rolling into Carolina Rebellion. Philly hard rockers Halestorm blew into Carolina on Saturday for an early afternoon set at the … Continue reading