Category: 2017

Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium

Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium

“…it’s kind of gotten stronger over time, that Matt, Corey and I always really had each other’s backs and always been able to work out differences, and always working towards the same goal and we always know what we want and we’re working towards that together.” From release: Trivium catapulted into the first ranks of modern metal with 2004’s Roadrunner […]

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Chris Jericho of Fozzy

Chris Jericho of Fozzy

“…we wanted to do a record that’s almost like ‘Hysteria’ or ‘Appetite For Destruction’ or ‘Kick’ from INXS your countrymen, or ‘Back In Black’ you know, albums that just had songs that every single one on the record could be a single.” From Release: Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time. And when you have two […]

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Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach

“You know if your purpose or your goal is just to pretend you’re a teenager the rest of your career then your career is not going to be interesting, it’s going to be boring.” From release: The Original Voice of SKID ROW, Musical Royalty SEBASTIAN BACH returns to Australia this October! Hailed as one of the finest front men to […]

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Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake

Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake

“…considering that Less Than Jake has surpassed my first marriage, Less Than Jake has survived rap metal, Less Than Jake has survived like three versions of pop punk being popular, I mean we’re cool, twenty five years in, man, it feels great.” From release: Twenty five years and over three hundred releases since their original formation in small town Florida, […]

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Francis Rossi of Status Quo

Francis Rossi of Status Quo

“I don’t really know what it is about any audience and why they connect with Status Quo because I’m aware of all the criticisms of it all being the same, but we’ve always said that you have to commit physically to playing stuff that we play otherwise it really is boring…” From Release: Revered as one of the best classic […]

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Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens

Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens

“I try to keep all my music as positive as possible, I feel like the world we live in is very negative so I try to make music that kind of helps you get through the hard parts in your life, and it definitely shows when fans come up and say that our music has helped them get through things […]

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Max Cavalera

Max Cavalera

“…it’s like nostalgia a little bit and kind of takes us back in time a little bit but kind of cool also, a lot of bands make an album and go out on tour but this is a bit different, it’s an album that’s twenty years old so it’s had a chance to be heard by a lot of people […]

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Chris ‘Motionless’ Cerulli of Motionless In White

Chris ‘Motionless’ Cerulli of Motionless In White

“I think that we continue to write songs that still fit what we think are the vision of Motionless but are definitely trying to push more musical boundaries and bring things together to create new sounds and new just new looks that have been seen before but never together.” From Release: Motionless In White are one of the most exhilarating […]

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Andy Leo of Crown The Empire

Andy Leo of Crown The Empire

“Obviously we want to keep evolving as people and as a band and really telling yourself to stay in your own lane, keep the blinders on to at least focus on what you’re doing and what you’re creating with your guys rather than constantly looking at what everyone else is doing…” From Release: Texas metalcore quartet, CROWN THE EMPIRE. The […]

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Tim Commerford of Prophets of Rage

Tim Commerford of Prophets of Rage

“Ultimately we’re taking that song to the stage and we are going to play that song better than we recorded it and better from show to show and that’s what me and Tom and Brad have always strived for is to be better than what we recorded and to try to be better live…” From Release: Prophets Of Rage came […]

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Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional

Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional

“So yes I’ve pushed the envelope of how to present a song maybe sonically, maybe production wise, maybe dynamically, but still ultimately I think I’m probably a lyricist more than anything else and so that’s kind of the heart of the matter for me.” From Release: What was originally born as a solo side project for musician Chris Carrabba, Dashboard […]

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Rex Brown

Rex Brown

“It wasn’t planned out I just let the wind blow on this thing, like I was saying, taking one note at a time. Like I said before also, it’s not rocket science, it’s just eleven pretty fuckin’ killer songs, that’s it. I’m not one of those arrogant bastards I’m just a musician and I’m no different to anybody else.” From […]

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

“I’d just say that the most important this is the songs really, I’m not trying to take it from anyone else that could be an influence but sometimes there can be a fine line between inspiration and imitation so I think that’s something to watch out for, so just the good songs I think.” From release: Jake Bugg is set […]

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Jade Puget of AFI

Jade Puget of AFI

“…the reason we started doing this in the first place when we were just kids was never to make money, wasn’t to be popular, wasn’t to be on the radio, back when we started it was about playing a show, writing a song, recording that song, just very simple things and I think in that respect those are the things […]

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Richie Kotzen

Richie Kotzen

“…if you look at putting out music as literally output at some point if all you’re doing is output you’re gonna run out, you’re gonna run dry so you need input, so for me I get the input on taking long breaks and doing other things with my time and then coming back to music or even not coming back […]

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Art Alexakis of Everclear

Art Alexakis of Everclear

“Yeah I think there are always people where the first thing they hear from a band is all they ever like, and there are people like “they were so much better last time” that didn’t give ‘Afterglow ’a chance, but the majority of our fans got what this record was about, it’s very dramatic, it’s very cinematic and had a […]

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Brett Scallions of Fuel

Brett Scallions of Fuel

“It’s like sometimes songs are just done right when it comes to the writing and the performance and the people that are involved, it just all comes together in a proper way and the beauty of having something like that happen you get very lucky when you become part of songs that dare I say become timeless to where they […]

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John Brewster of The Angels

John Brewster of The Angels

“…I think it’s a pretty balanced story we don’t get into too much stuff I mean being in a band is not necessarily an easy experience,  a lot of things happen over the years but it’s basically a pretty positive tale of how the whole thing started in the first place and what we sort of had to go through […]

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Cristian Machado of ILL NIÑO

Cristian Machado of ILL NIÑO

“We were purely just bodies trying to create some kind of music that we thought was cool and at least made us feel culturally powerful I suppose and us being metal heads and doing what we did I suppose that’s the one thing and it’s also the one thing that’s allowed us to still continue to do this so many […]

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Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive

Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive

“Now I feel it’s not even about being a teenager it’s about being a child and it’s like lets run wild, what would a kid do? Definitely being a lot more experimental which is something I’ve always wanted to do and the direction I want to take Tonight Alive in from here on.” From Tour Release: Sydney’s own Tonight Alive […]

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Corey Taylor of Stone Sour

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour

“So that was the only main concern that we had was really trying to capture that electricity that comes out of this band when you see us live and really kind of grab hold of that and try to see if we could really get it down like the old ways, like the ways bands used to do it…” From […]

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Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six

Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six

“…I think that’s the best part about being in You Me At Six is that it really has reminded me that ultimately anything and everything in this life is possible and I think when you say what it’s like being on our side it’s been that learning process, being that student of life almost that really anything is possible…” From […]

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Les McKeown of The Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown of The Bay City Rollers

“I think the thing is about The Bay City Rollers and the kind of thing that we did was such a brilliant thing, it was like a crazy thing we stopped traffic over there in Australia, we had hundreds of thousands of fans follow us regularly and they’re special memories for me that’s for sure…” From Release: Scotland’s greatest pop […]

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Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw

“I’ll actually do my best to play all of the songs that I feel people have heard before because as much as I want to expose people to new music and want to act artsy and stuff like that I think it’s my first job as an artist to play my fans the music that they’re here to hear first […]

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Chris Taylor Brown of Trapt

Chris Taylor Brown of Trapt

“… it’s just a place to release emotions and deal with all the negative stuff going on in your life and celebrating all the good stuff you’ve got going on in your life, and that’s what our shows are all about. I’ll say it’s a big release you know, release of tension and just taking the power back in your […]

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Wednesday 13

“So having that kind of team behind us gives us a bigger platform to stand on, and for me the whole point of being on this label is to get our music and get us in front of more people that have maybe never heard of us before. I say this all the time, we have a million fans out […]

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Jack Barakat of All Time Low

Jack Barakat of All Time Low

“I think that it was always in the back of our minds that we wanted something different and new and fresh, I don’t think we really knew what that meant, I don’t think we knew that it would be a darker moodier album per se, but yeah from the beginning we knew we didn’t want to do a straight through […]

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Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

“…we’ve got so much history and the ego thing’s kind of been left behind we just want to get out there and showcase the fact that great Australian pub rock didn’t end in the mid to late ‘80’s, we came along and kicked it in the butt in the early 90’s and hopefully we were able to fly the flag […]

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Virgil Donati

Virgil Donati

“…I’m always struggling with myself to try and define those new ideas, those fresh things that happen spontaneously in the spirit of inspiration which is what I’m into on the drums, it’s not all about the written parts or the composed parts it’s about what you can bring to it, what energy you can bring to it, your expressive purpose.” […]

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Malcolm Bruce of The Music of Cream

Malcolm Bruce of The Music of Cream

“So we don’t play it note for note the way the guys did back in the day or sort of try to mimic it or anything like that, we just really get inside of it and make it our own at the same time respecting it as part of the tradition of popular music I guess.” From Release: The Music […]

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