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SITTING DOWN WITH THE OUTLAW GENTLEMAN – MICHAEL POULSEN OF VOLBEAT

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, feel-good rockabilly rhythms, and the...

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NEEDTOBREATHE set to kick off 2013 Drive All Night Tour

NEEDTOBREATHE set to kick off 2013 Drive All Night Tour

South Carolina alternative rockers NEEDTOBREATHE are set to kick off their 2013 Drive All Night Tour next week. Nearly 7 years after the release of their debut album, the 5-month trek kicks off in Memphis, TN on April 2, and runs cross-country through August. The band is still touring off their latest album, The Reckoning. Released back in September...

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Pledging Allegiance to Rock ‘N’ Roll with Ben Wells & Jon Lawhon of Black Stone Cherry

Pledging Allegiance to Rock ‘N’ Roll with Ben Wells & Jon Lawhon of Black Stone Cherry

     There’s nothing more American than a rock festival on Labor Day weekend called Rock Allegiance. And you can’t have a festival like this without southern hard-rockers Black Stone Cherry. The band is at the tail-end of a world tour in support of their latest album. I met up with guitarist Ben Wells and bassist Jon Lawhon to sit...

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THE LAST OF A DYIN’ BREED – A CONVERSATION WITH RICKEY MEDLOCKE OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD

THE LAST OF A DYIN’ BREED – A CONVERSATION WITH RICKEY MEDLOCKE OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Is rock ‘n’ roll a dying breed of music? Not according to Lynyrd Skynyrd. I recently caught up with guitarist Rickey Medlocke to talk about the band’s current world tour, and their new studio album, Last of A Dyin’ Breed, which was released today on Roadrunner Records. “The tour is goin’ great,” Medlocke stated. The band has been...

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Ridin’ The Whiskey Train with Blackfoot

Ridin’ The Whiskey Train with Blackfoot

Ridin’ The Whiskey Train with Blackfoot Blackfoot is back and ready to rock once again. In the last few months, a revamped version of the band has formed to carry on the legacy of the classic lineup. Produced by founding member Rickey Medlocke, Blackfoot now consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Rex Bongo, lead guitarist Tim Rossi, bassist Brian Carpenter, and drummer Michael...