Author: Matt Bishop (Matt Bishop)

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Changing Colors with Erick Macek

Changing Colors with Erick Macek      Things change. Lives, jobs, seasons, fads…things change. Just ask Erick Macek. A few years ago, Erick Macekdecided he wanted to pursue a career in music. So, he packed up his UHaul in Bethlehem, PA, put a thousand dollars in his pocket, and drove off towards the California sunrise. That day, things changed for Erick Macek. He...

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

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 in UFO. With the blessing...

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The Mob Rules – Mike Portnoy and John Moyer of Adrenaline Mob

The Mob Rules. On Monday, one of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll shows of the year so far went down at The Hiro Ballroom in New York City. The adrenaline was coursing through everyone’s veins, and the stars were all in alignment…literally. Adrenaline Mob is composed of some of hard rock’s best musicians. Each member has contributed significantly...

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Title of Interview – Richard Patrick of Filter

Title of Interview – Richard Patrick of Filter      Welcome to the Fold. Filter have long been a mainstay of industrial and metal music. Part of the nu metal explosion in the mid-late 90’s, the band is currently touring in preparation for the release of a new record, Gurney and The Burning Books, which is due out this summer....

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Getting Leveled with JB Brubaker of August Burns Red

Getting Leveled with JB Brubaker of August Burns Red      Metal is burning…in a good way. August Burns Red are one of the biggest bands in the world right now, taking the genre by storm (well, a firestorm). August Burns Red formed not too far from me in Lancaster, PA back in 2003. Their last two...

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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 cool concept album. Containing a...