My obsessive love of rock didn't surface until later in life -- around the same time I began learning electric guitar and listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. I spent the next decade learning everything I could about rock. Along the way I found myself gravitating towards against-the-grain bands like Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. I began pursuing a career in radio after realizing I would be able to talk about music all day and get free CDs and concert tix. After grinding it out on the intern circuit, I landed a job at the Banana! I later became a writer for Loudwire.com and I'm currently the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media Flint.
Metallica and Friends Thrill and ‘Kill’ at 2013 Orion Music + More Festival
Metallica and their musical friends brought a number of unforgettable performances to the sophomore outing of the metal goliath's Orion Music + More festival, which may have found a permanent home on Detroit's Belle Isle.
Korn Guitarists Munky + Head Discuss New Album, ‘Secret’ Reunion + More
Korn fans have had a lot to be thankful for lately with Brian 'Head' Welch's return to the band after an eight-year break and news that that their "best album ever" is completed. We discussed those things and more with the band's guitarists, Munky and Head, in our exclusive interview with the duo at Rock on the Range.
Alice in Chains Drummer Sean Kinney: ‘We Honor the Past and Honor Who We Are Now’
Ever since deciding to continue as Alice in Chains after the death of Layne Staley, the band has faced some scrutiny from their fans who were not in love with the idea. In a video interview (watch above) we conducted with Sean Kinney at Rock on the Range, the drummer goes in-depth about the subject that has divided the band's followers.
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Calls Late ’80s Rock ‘Crap’ + Slams Today’s Pop Music Scene
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell feels that the current music scene is ailing and believes that his band's first new album in 16 years may be just what the doctor ordered.
Motley Crue’s Vince Neil Goes for Pilot License on ‘The Aviators’
Motley Crue vocalist, strip club owner and reality TV vet Vince Neil looks to add the title of "pilot" and another credit on his IMDB page simultaneously with his appearance on the new season of the PBS reality program 'The Aviators.'
Metallica Post Day One Highlight Video of Orion Music + More Festival
Metallica threw down the inaugural installment of the Orion Music + More Festival in Atlantic City, N.J., the weekend of June 23. If you weren't one of the tens of thousands of music fans in attendance at the diverse music and lifestyle event, check out Metallica's official Day One video recap of the festivities below.
Linkin Park To Stream X Games ‘Living Things’ Gig on MySpace
Linkin Park are set to roll out material from their new album 'Living Things' at a performance from the X Games in Los Angeles. The gig is set to be broadcast via livestream on ... MySpace? We did say Linkin Park's new album, right?
Slash Scores No. 1 Spot on Active Rock Chart With ‘You’re a Lie’
Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have landed at No. 1 song on the active rock radio chart with 'You're A Lie,' the first single from 'Apocalyptic Love.'
In Flames and Lacuna Coil To Set Sail for 70,000 Tons of Metal Festival
Get ready for more heavy metal on the high seas -- 70,000 tons to be exact. This January, 40 hard-hitting metal bands, including Lacuna Coil and In Flames, and a literal boatload of fans will set sail in the Caribbean for the third edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal festival.
Green Day Reveal ‘¡Uno!’ Track Listing
Green Day have revealed the track list for '¡Uno! -- the first of the band's forthcoming trilogy of new albums.