Harley Flanagan talks Cro-Mags and Hardcore, coping with PTSD, Between Wars, and more

Some of the best writing comes from a place of pain and suffering. Emotion is what shapes and inspires deep literature and songwriting, and Harley Flanagan has overcome a lot more adversity, turmoil, and just pure craziness than many people do in a lifetime. That shines through in much of his work, including but not … Continue reading Harley Flanagan talks Cro-Mags and Hardcore, coping with PTSD, Between Wars, and more

Billy Martin of Good Charlotte Talks “Generation Rx”, Lil Peep, & the Opioid Crisis

The millennial generation has seen tragedy in many ways, but the opioid crisis has become the biggest catalyst in inducing tragic events that it has seen so far. Through their nearly two-decade-long career, Good Charlotte has focused on depression, suicide, mental health, and many more heavy topics in their music. Their latest album, however...

DAVE PORTER TALKS “THE DISASTER ARTIST,” WORKING WITH JAMES FRANCO, & DEALING WITH CREATIVE BLOCK

The Disaster Artist composer Dave Porter With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau — an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable — into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling … Continue reading DAVE PORTER TALKS “THE DISASTER ARTIST,” WORKING WITH JAMES FRANCO, & DEALING WITH CREATIVE BLOCK

Motionless In White Talks “Graveyard Shift” Fave Horror Movies, and High School Bullies

Founded in 2005, Motionless In White has won over audiences worldwide with their aggressive music and arresting imagery. The band – currently comprising of lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola, and drummer Vinny Mauro – have proven a ferocious and inventive live act, earning an increasingly fervent fan … Continue reading Motionless In White Talks “Graveyard Shift” Fave Horror Movies, and High School Bullies

William Prince talks JUNO Weekend, the stresses of touring away from family, and more

With a roster of such astoundingly talented artists in town for JUNO week and weekend, so many events, and so much going on – it wasn’t exactly until afterwards that everyone took in the glory of it all. Even the people who took home the shiny trophies with them. After the JUNO Gala Dinner, where … Continue reading William Prince talks JUNO Weekend, the stresses of touring away from family, and more

Ex-AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Talks “Head Job”, and Self-Growth

The past few years have been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Phil Rudd. But things are starting to look up, as the ex-AC/DC drummer heads out in support of his solo album, Head Job, at the end of March. The tour, which is set to span across 18 countries in Europe, will be Rudd’s … Continue reading Ex-AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Talks “Head Job”, and Self-Growth

Switchfoot Talks “Where The Light Shines through”, and Overcoming Adversity

No one really knows how long their careers are going to last, and when you hit any significant milestone, it can make it all worth it. For Switchfoot, their musical venture is hitting a 10-album mark with Where The Light Shines Through, and they’re humbled by the fact that they’re still able to call music a career. While … Continue reading Switchfoot Talks “Where The Light Shines through”, and Overcoming Adversity

Jessy Lanza talks “Oh No”, collaborations, and overcoming anxiety

2016 Polaris Music Prize short-lister Jessy Lanza’s new album, Oh No, is addressed to her own constant nervousness. The pressure of music making, which used to calm her nerves, has led to a whole new world of contingencies that stoke the anxiety mill. The exclamation ‘Oh No’, for Lanza marks yet another incident of randomness interrupting … Continue reading Jessy Lanza talks “Oh No”, collaborations, and overcoming anxiety

Against Me!’s Atom Willard talks new music, and LGBTQ education

Against Me! In the past decade and a half, Atom Willard has drummed for numerous bands, but most notably, Rocket from the Crypt, The Offspring, Angels & Airwaves, and since 2013, for Against Me! While Willard’s musical resume is long, he says this one really feels like home. Against Me! is wrapping up the last leg of their tour … Continue reading Against Me!’s Atom Willard talks new music, and LGBTQ education

Filter’s Richard Patrick talks “Crazy Eyes,” addiction, and Nine Inch Nails

Richard Patrick of Filter. (Photo: David Rubene) Filter frontman Richard Patrick took charge on Filter’s upcoming album, Crazy Eyes, which is set to be released April 8th via Wind-Up Records. Patrick produced the album with co-production help from friends, and while he’s been through the turbulent nature of the music industry, he told us in … Continue reading Filter’s Richard Patrick talks “Crazy Eyes,” addiction, and Nine Inch Nails