Interviews

Interview: As I Lay Dying Says Ozzfest, Warped Tour Among Band’s Greatest Shows

When the guys of metal-hardcore group As I Lay Dying aren’t designing wacky apparel, they still plug away at what they do best: make brutal, colossal grind-core with lyrics that move the soul. Guitarist Nick Hipa checked in with Audio Ink Radio to name his favorite guitar players and reminisce about the San Diego band’s greatest shows.
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Interview: Volbeat Singer Michael Poulsen on Danish ‘Metal Rock,’ Touring with Metallica

Five years ago, Volbeat were No. 1 on the Danish Top 40 chart, but still pretty much unknown in the U.S. Now, thanks to a load of hard work (and a little luck in the form of Metallica taking the guys along on their 2009 stateside tour), Volbeat are selling out clubs across the U.S. In this interview, singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen talks about the band’s unique blend of rockabilly and metal, plus why touring with Metallica proves that “dream come true.”
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Posted 14 Jul 2011 | Features, Interviews, Metal, Music | 3 Comments

Interview: Black Stone Cherry Drummer on New Album, 2011 Carnival of Madness Tour

Black Stone Cherry drummer John Fred Young says the band’s biggest accomplishment, to date, is simply “to still be out touring and making music after 10 years as a band.” Speaking from a tour stop in Bettendorf, Iowa, Young, 26, checked in with Audio Ink Radio about the new album and why he’s stoked for the 2011 Carnival of Madness Tour.
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Interview: Paper Tongues Guitarist Says Music Is a ‘Cry for Hope for the Masses’

Devin Forbes, guitarist for alternative rock band Paper Tongues, talks about the band’s chance meeting with American Idol’s Randy Jackson that changed their lives, plus Paper Tongue’s mission. “We consider ourselves a band that’s trying to make a difference in a very hopeful way,” he says.
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Posted 24 Jun 2011 | Alternative, Features, Interviews, Music | 0 Comments

Featured Artist: Seether’s Shaun Morgan Looks Up to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones

“Country Song,” the new Southern-tinged track by neo-grunge band Seether, is No. 1 on the active rock chart, and this isn’t a milestone for the South African trio. Shaun Morgan and his band have racked up plenty of rock staples since their 2002 debut in “Gasoline,” “Remedy,” “Broken,” “Fake It,” “Fine Again,” “Truth” and more.
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Interview [PODCAST]: Director of Foo Fighters Documentary

Oscar and Emmy Award-winning director James Moll talks about his latest gig, directing grunge rock band the Foo Fighters’ first documentary, “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth.”
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Interview [Podcast]: A Perfect Circle

Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel-fronted hard rock band A Perfect Circle has unveiled a full list of summer tour dates, including gigs at Toronto’s Edgefest, Colorado’s Red Rocks and more. Howerdel says the group will be “playing some of the new songs,” on this tour, “so that’s always an exciting prospect.”
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