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Interview: Shinedown Vocalist Inspired by Chris Cornell, Otis Redding

Poised with guitars, drumsticks and fists of might, Shinedown got together in the early ’00s in Jacksonville, Fl. With post-grunge exploding, Shinedown’s sound fit perfectly, bringing chunky guitars, melodic vocal lines and Alice In Chains-style layered harmonies. In this interview, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith opens up about his musical influences and making hard rock hits.
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Posted 26 Feb 2011 | Band Profiles, Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Interview: 3 Doors Down Want to Change the World

Interview: Platinum-selling hard rock band 3 Doors Down gears up for new songs with, “Time of My Life,” out April 12. Produced by Howard Benson (P.O.D., Flyleaf, Daughtry), the disc finds 3 Doors Down with catchy tracks, more mature and hard rockin’ than ever. Bass player Tod Harrell talks charity and playing for the US troops.
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Posted 21 Feb 2011 | Band Profiles, Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Foo 101: 8 Things To Know About The Foo Fighters’ New Album

In typical Foo fashion, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have released details on their upcoming full-length slowly, mysteriously. But as of this week, most of the info is out, including the title, release date and single.
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Posted 18 Feb 2011 | Alternative, Features, Music | 0 Comments

Interview [Podcast]: Skillet

Skillet, Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm and Art of Dying, all on one bill. Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Welcome to the 2011 Avalanche Tour. The hard rock trek kicks off March 24 in Chicago and wraps up May 8 in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Featured Artist: Papa Roach

Even rock stars get star-struck. Just ask Jerry Horton, guitarist for hard rock band Papa Roach. Horton says Papa Roach adores the Red Hot Chili Peppers— so much, in fact, that Papa Roach records albums in the same vein as the Peppers.
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Posted 09 Feb 2011 | Band Profiles, Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Interview: Saving Abel’s Eric Taylor Talks USO Tours, Giving Back

Saving Abel’s sophomore album, “Miss America,” is packed tight with crunchy, post-grunge rock anthems and just enough Southern rock to prove the guys are from Corinth, Mississippi. The guys have ruled the new rock charts with hits, “Addicted,” “Drowning (Face Down),” “18 Days” and many more.
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Posted 01 Feb 2011 | Band Profiles, Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Interview [Video]: Halford Guitarists Metal Mike and Roy Z

Metal Mike and Roy Z remember the moment it sunk in they’d be backing one of metal’s biggest superstars: Rob Halford. “It’s one of those great stories,” guitarist Metal Mike said. “There’s a lesson there, in that you have to follow your heart, whether that’s professionally or personally. For me, that was the only way to success.”
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Posted 28 Jan 2011 | Interviews, Metal, Music | 0 Comments
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