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The Used – Love Harder

Interview With Bert McCracken From The Used Written by: Madeline McPhail When tragedy and loss fall on us, it’s easy to get lost in but sometimes it’s the pain we experience that reminds us why we are here. For Bert McCracken, lead singer of The Used, his recent loss inspired the band’s

ANTI FLAG – Interview with Justin Sane

“Every day I ask myself how can I do just one thing to end someone else’s suffering with just one action that I’m taking.” Justin Sane, ANTI FLAG Interviewed by TIM AMOROSO – written by SILVIE MIETZEKATZE When ANTI FLAG started in the late 1980’s in Pittsburgh, we needed them. All those

Hard Six

Written by Silvie Mietzekatze If you’re from Ventura and you have not heard of HARD SIX, you must have been dead for the last couple years. HARD SIX is a Ventura county based Rockabilly band that features FUSE HARDSIX on vocals/ guitar, BILLY VOGELCIDE on upright bass and CHRIS STORY on

Dave Mason

One assumes to be a rock star is to get famous by being the biggest outsized personality you can be while playing ostentatious music and hogging the spotlight as often as possible. It’s what we expect. The biggest names in rock from Jimi Hendrix, to Paul McCartney, to Michael Jackson

Sun Graves

Written by Silvie Mietzekatze Getting older sucks. Hangovers now last for days and the thoughts about starting a retirement fund instead of spending every last, hard-earned dollar on concerts and records becomes more frequent. But the true evil of aging for me is preventing myself from becoming a music grouch, the

Father and Son Rock Duo, The Hubcap Stealers

Written by Madeline Mcphail Father and Son Rock Duo, The Hubcap Stealers Never underestimate the power of the duo, especially when the two band members are father and son. Neal and Ian Sowers spend their bonding time stomping and rocking the stage in their two piece band called The Hubcap Stealers. Recently,

Going to be Legendary

There is a trick people do when they are struggling to describe a band. They go searching through their recent memory for a “box” to put them in that most reminds them of the sound. This “box” is formed by a mental sticky point, the singer's tone of voice, or

Chester Bennington – R.I.P.

CHESTER BENNINGTON Words By Timothy Straw Hybrid Theory came out in 2000 and frankly I hated it. What I mean to say is that I assumed I hated it because I was a 20 year old punk living in Santa Barbara and listening to nu-rap-whatever the hell-metal was out of the question. It was