14Mar/11

Hinder guitarist – Mark King

1. How did you get your start in music and who are your biggest influences?

I started taking piano lessons at the age of 9 and picked up the guitar at 15 after I heard Weezer’s Blue album. I played in a rock band all throughout high school and ended up going to college and got a degree in music. My main influences growing up were Aerosmith, Weezer, Guns N Roses and even the Beach Boys. Today I still enjoy Weezer and Ben Folds for his piano work. (more…)

06Mar/11

Guns N Roses guitarist – Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal

1. How did you get your start in music and who are your biggest influences?

My interest in music began at 5 years old. It was the mid-70s, the older kids in the neighborhood (the *8* year olds…) all got the KISS “Alive!” album that just came out. There was a magic to all the live albums of that time – you felt the energy, the excitement. From the first listen I just knew, it was like someone had just shown me the road I was meant to travel, and I began my journey. (more…)

28Feb/11

Abused Romance

“Temptation, frustration/Your love bleeds into hate/You fed me this apple/How bittersweet the taste/I wonder if I’ll breathe again/Then I inhale…”

–  “Vaporize,” Abused Romance

“We are fascinated by the contradictions in the world today. What seems amazing can end up badly and the other way around. We believe that contradiction is the core of life. The most amazing romances can come with some abusive moments. Also, our music is aggressive and yet extremely melodic… some abusive, some romantic.” (more…)

20Feb/11

Sixx A.M.

Rock Icon Nikki Sixx will release “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx”, a follow up to his New York Times bestseller, “The Heroin Diaries” on April 12th. The book, part photo chronicle and part journal, will be accompanied by the release of an original soundtrack from SIXX: A.M., an 11-track companion piece to the book, which will hit stores May 3rd. (more…)

20Feb/11

Red Line Chemistry

Red Line Chemistry’s DYING FOR A LIVING is everything the quintet hoped it would become. Guitarist Andy Breit shares, “We spent eight months working on this repertoire, wanting to deliver a big rock record that crushes the listener. The first single “Dumb Luck,” is about breaking away from the status quo, and following a different road. In our case, every band is local somewhere, and our moment to make a move is now.” (more…)