INTERVIEW: Morgan Rose and John Connolly of Sevendust

Since its debut release in 1997, Sevendust has been one of the most consistent bands in hard rock and metal, never releasing a subpar album and grinding it out on the road as much as anyone. On May 11, the band released “All I See is War” (Rise Records), its 12th studio record, and the... Continue Reading →


INTERVIEW: John Allen of Stone Horses

Best known as the frontman of Charm City Devils, John Allen has become a leading figure in the Baltimore rock music scene. In 2017, he teamed up with young guitarist Teddy Merril to launch his latest band, Stone Horses, later adding Charm City Devils drummer Jason Heiser and Australian bassist Rick Reynolds. With an EP... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Jeff Scott Soto of Sons of Apollo

The word “supergroup” is overused in the music business, but it’s awfully hard not to spit it out immediately when describing Sons of Apollo. Mike Portnoy on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards, Billy Sheehan on bass, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto on vocals—what other word comes to mind? Released in October 2017,... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry

Family always has run deep in Black Stone Cherry. For drummer John Fred Young, music is in his blood. His father and uncle are founding members of the country/Southern rock band The Kentucky Headhunters, and the foundation of Black Stone Cherry was laid in the Headhunters’ famed practice house—an abandoned building on the Young family’s... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Tommy Karevik of Kamelot

For many Kamelot fans, the band's future might have been in question when longtime vocalist Roy Kahn exited the band in 2011. I remember posts and comments, and yes, there was concern. However, that concern quickly was laid to rest when the Sweden-born Tommy Karevik took over vocal duties on 2012's "Silverthorn." While similar in style... Continue Reading →

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