Author: Matt Bishop (Matt Bishop)

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The Boulevard of Broken Dreams Leads to Recovery – Green Day Releases ¡Uno!, Billie Joe Takes a Breather

The Boulevard of Broken Dreams Leads to Recovery – Green Day Releases ¡Uno!, Billie Joe Takes a Breather

Punk rock revivalists Green Day released their new album, ¡Uno!, via Reprise Records. The album is the first in a triple-crown release,with ¡Dos! following on November 13, 2012, and ¡Tré! on January 15, 2013. The trilogy is a follow-up to their Grammy Award-winning 2009 effort, 21st Century Breakdown. All three records are being produced by the band’s long-time producer, Rob Cavallo. The new album...

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Trespassing with Trivium – Paolo Gregoletto at Trespass America Festival

Trespassing with Trivium – Paolo Gregoletto at Trespass America Festival

After a year of touring, Trivium are still making tremendous waves in the music world. This summer, the band toured on the Trespass America Festival. I caught up with bassist Paolo Gregoletto towards the end of the run to talk about the tour and the band’s upcoming plans. “The tours’ been excellent,” Paolo said. “We’re all getting...

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Pursuing Honor with Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross at Trespass America Festival

Pursuing Honor with Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross at Trespass America Festival

I’m always in the pursuit of a good interview, and I got another one at Trespass America Festival when I sat down with guitarist  of Battlecross. When I asked Hiran about playing on a major touring festival, he responded, “It’s been an awesome experience for us, we’re just totally stoked to  be apart of it.” Battlecross are one of...