Geoff Tate of Queensryche
Queensryche have paved quite a musical legacy throughout their three decade career. Unfortunately, the past year has been focused on the breakups and shakeups within the band, rather than the music. The strife between Geoff Tate and his former bandmates has resulted in two versions of Queensryche, at least until the courts decide.
Drama aside, Geoff... [Read this interview]
Jimmy DeGrasso of Black Star Riders
With a monstrously successful career that includes work with everyone from Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies and Megadeth, Jimmy DeGrasso is definitely a drummer that leaves fans saying “What could possibly come next?”
We recently caught up with DeGrasso to ask him just that. He told us all about his latest collaboration... [Read this interview]
Catching Up With Matthew Leone of Madina Lake
November 2012 saw the release of a project more than 8 years in the making: Lila, The Divine Game by Matthew Leone was published. It’s the story, philosophies, and message the band Madina Lake–for which Matthew plays bass guitar–built their entire career around. Finally, sense was made of the clues hidden in the artwork, lyrics,... [Read this interview]
John Payne Talks “Raiding The Rock Vault”
Ever wish you could have seen rock legends in such a room like Elvis played in his heyday? Well, now you have a chance to! In the world-famous room in what used to be called the Las Vegas Hilton – now named the Las Vegas Hotel or LVH – where the likes of Elvis, Liberace, and Barry Manilow have graced the stage, there is a new show beginning a... [Read this interview]
Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch
Skeletonwitch is one of the hardest working bands in extreme metal today, and they’ve been burning a swath of destruction across the country on their US Abomination tour.
Vocalist Chance Garnette spoke with us before their recent show in Wallingford, CT, and discussed going full bore when it comes to being in a metal band, album reissues, the... [Read this interview]
Jonas Renske of Katatonia
The Epic Kings and Idols tour is steamrolling across North America, and co-headlining the show is the legendary Swedish metal band Katatonia.
Before their recent performance in Worcester, singer and songwriter Jonas Renske spoke with us about the band’s new record, Katatonia’s bleak sound, and more.
Interviewed by: Brian Cross [Read this... [Read this interview]
Pat O’Brien of Cannibal Corpse
The Summer Slaughter Tour brutalized the Palladium in Worcester, MA on August 10, 2012. Before the show, Cannibal Corpse lead guitarist Pat O’Brien took some time out of his busy schedule for a brief interview. He talked about the current tour run, the band’s latest disc, and how to write the perfect death metal riff.
Interviewed by:... [Read this interview]
Catching Up With Rudy Sarzo
Music fans have come to know Rudy Sarzo throughout the years for his contributions to bands like Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, and most recently Blue Oyster Cult.
The bassist now returns with a whole new project dubbed Animetal – an anime inspired metal supergroup. We recently caught up with Sarzo to talk about Animetal and his storied... [Read this interview]
Interviewed by: Jeff Palmucci & Ilya Mirman
At Rocklahoma, we caught up with the members from the Vegas band Otherwise – frontman Adrian Patrick, his brother and lead guitarist Ryan Patrick, bass man Flavio Ivan, and drummer Corky Gainsford. We found the guys were real, funny, and engaging – though you can decide for yourself if you check... [Read this interview]
John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry
Black Stone Cherry recently hit Boston on their tour with Chickenfoot.
TWRY sat down with drummer John Fred Young to talk about touring with legends, their never-ending run in support of their latest disc Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and how their lives have changed over the past few years.
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Nick Avila of Powerglove
Before the No Survivors Tour kicked off on May 18, 2012 at the Palladium in Worcester, we spoke to bassist Nick Avila from headlining act Powerglove.
The longtime video game fan and musician talked about the formation of the band, the challenges of adapting video game music to extreme metal, and possible paths for the future.
Interviewed by: Brian... [Read this interview]
Steve Brown of Trixter
It’s been twenty years in the making but Trixter have made their triumphant return with their new disc New Audio Machine.
The reunited band will be hitting the road in support of the new disc too. The first show kicks off on May 9 at The Rock Junction in West Greenwich, RI.
TWRY caught up with guitarist Steve Brown to talk about the new disc... [Read this interview]
Catching Up With Jason Bonham and His Led Zeppelin Experience
If you have a favorite Zeppelin song, Jason Bonham and company probably performed it on Halloween night in Boston.
Bonham’s “Led Zeppelin Experience” is more than “just” a concert: rather, by incorporating film footage from his family’s archive along with commentary by Jason, it’s also an homage to the late John Bonham, his father and... [Read this interview]
Frank Hannon of Tesla
2011 is a very special year for Tesla. This year they celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band, no small feat in today’s industry and one to be commended. In celebration, the band released Twisted Wires and The Acoustic Sessions in July.
The release marks the last recordings with original member Tommy Skeoch and acoustic ‘twisted” remakes... [Read this interview]
Taki Sassaris of Eve To Adam
Eve To Adam are the true epitome of rock – never afraid to risk it all for their craft, they’ve had their share of ups and downs throughout their career but when it comes down to the music, they’ve stayed true to themselves and really, what’s more rock and roll than that?
The band (Brothers Taki Sassaris on vocals and Alex Sassaris... [Read this interview]
Mitch James of Crossfade
The past few years haven’t been an easy ride for Crossfade. After releasing two albums on Columbia Records – their hugely successful debut self-titled release in 2006 and the follow up titled Falling Away – the band was unceremoniously dropped in 2008. It sent them into a downward spiral for awhile but their saving grace turned... [Read this interview]
When George Lynch started digging into the writing process for his latest solo album Kill All Control, the intent was to write a new Souls of We album however, what would follow is a solo album with contributions from four different lead vocalists and a bevy of guest appearances. On vocals the album offers up tracks with London LeGrand (Souls of... [Read this interview]
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