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Interviews with your favorite hard rock and metal musicians, artists or bands.

by Marija Brettle – Senior Columnist — Growing up in the West Orange house where legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin lived, young Ray Andersen knew early on that music would be his life’s work. While living on the street that inspired King to write the Monkees’ hit, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Five years ago Melodic Hard Rock aficionados were awed by their second album One Ticket To Paradise; now after five long years of keeping their fingers crossed they can finally breathe a sigh of relief. 2015 has one of the finest [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Jim Louvau and Andy Gerold of There Is No Us, at a local bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trio chatted about the concept behind this new music endeavor, the debut live show with Letlive, and the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Even while he was the frontman of the massively successful band Pantera, Phil Anselmo was always staying busy with offshoot musical projects like Southern Isolation and Viking Crown. Some of those side projects (Down and Superjoint Ritual) ended up [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Whitesnake 2014 On the heels of the release of The Purple Album, rock legends Whitesnake are hitting the road on a North American tour featuring support from Ireland’s The Answer. The Purple Album is a tribute to Whitesnake frontman David [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Andy the Kid is one talented lad, from playing with Wayne Static, to We Are The Riot, and this passionate individual is excited to take on his newest endeavor … a solo project. Senior Journalist Anabel DFlux sat down to chat with Andy [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Sean Baker of The Sean Baker Orchestra has just released Game On!! on Shredguy Records. Baker’s third solo CD to date, moves away from just a purely instrumental shred album and brings in vocalists, Jeff Martin of Racer X and Ronni Monroe of Metal [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — It seems that no modern rock band receives more hype and praise than Rival Sons. All of that attention is not only valid, but it’s been earned since their 2009 inception by doing things the old fashioned way: putting out great records and [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Saturday, May 16th at Rock on the Range 2015 was the day when fans of old school British Heavy Metal should have been in heaven. Not only were Judas Priest the headlining performers on the main stage, but metal legends Saxon also played a brief, but [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — For many all over the globe, VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show provides news and information on their favorite hard rock and metal bands. Radio personality and music nerd Eddie Trunk helms the show along with co-hosts/comedians Jim Florentine and [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Swedish metal legends In Flames often returned to Central Ohio to play their 2nd Rock on the Range on Saturday, May 16th. The band pioneered the genre of melodic death metal in the Gothenburg scene in the early 90’s. Nowadays, In Flames are [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux had the opportunity to chat with the composer mastermind Luca Turilli about the upcoming Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody album Symphonia Ignis Divinus. A cinematic, orchestral, musical masterpiece, the upcoming songs feature epic [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Breaking Benjamin are no strangers to the Rock on the Range stage. The band performed at the very first ROTR back in 2007. Since that time, the band has undergone some pretty drastic lineup changes, but the vocals and lyrics of Benjamin Burnley are [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Swedish metallers Sabaton have played the United States numerous times over the last few years usually paired up with some of their European contemporaries, however, rarely are they presented with a challenge like playing in front of an American [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Up-and-coming L.A. rock band Dorothy made their Ohio debut at this year’s Rock on the Range festival in Columbus. Currently the band only has a self-titled EP available to their fans, but a full-length debut record is on the horizon. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – New Jersey rock band McClinton has landed an opening slot opening for Red beginning May 29 in Oklahoma. McClinton will be hitting the road in support of their latest CD Final Closure. The band has been garnering national radio attention with their latest [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Twenty five years ago they had it all, musicians of the bands well-known in the English club circuit, who formed one of the most promising acts, performing at Manchester’s answer to Sunset Strip … Oxford Road, supporting the likes of [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — The members of Shaman’s Harvest are no strangers to the Rock on the Range stage. In 2010, the band played the festival for the first time in support of their album Shine. Now 5 years have passed and the band has made their triumphant return to [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — On Saturday May 16th, the new supergroup known as Saint Asonia played their first show in front of a live audience at the Rock on the Range music festival in Columbus, OH. Not too shabby for a first gig. Saint Asonia is made up of vocalist Adam [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — 2014 in Sabaton’s camp was a real trial of fire. After having introduced the new line-up to their audience with their live album Swedish Empire Live, they convinced the disbelievers with a full length studio effort Heroes. A year later, the [...]
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