Never has a solo artist been so iconic and unique that they actually go by the last name of “Idol”. What’s even a more rare instance is if the solo artist’s guitar player is almost equally as notable as the Idol himself. One such guitar player is Steve Stevens of Billy Idol. On the back cover of Idol’s 1983...
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THE REBEL RIFF – A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY IDOL GUITARIST STEVE STEVENS
Relentlessly Rocking – James Cassells of Asking Alexandria at Carolina Rebellion 2013
Over the last 5 years, heavy metal has seen the surge of a new generation of bands. Bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, The Devil Wears Prada, Lamb of God, and of course, Asking Alexandria, are ushering in a whole new era of heavy metal and thrash. Asking...
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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 Resort” on MTV’s TRL back in 2000, it’s...
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 2012. “The tours’ been going...
Godsmack announce 2013 North American Tour
Boston bad boys Godsmack have announced an initial list of 2013 tour dates today. The tour will kick off on May 30 at the Boston Garden for Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration, a special benefit show for the Boston Marathon Bombings with Aerosmith, Boston, Extreme, J. Geils Band, James Taylor, and more. Proceeds from the show will go to...
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, filling in for 3 Doors Down after...