Love Letters to the Awful Things That We Do to Each Other: An Interview with Danny Bland

If one were jotting down the emotional requirements for a tour manager, top on the list would be “surly.” It’s not that tour managers need to be bitter and misanthropic (although many are), but that, when your job routinely takes you into dives, roadhouses, truck stops and motels, you require the ability to summon various



Metal Release Radar: February 7, 2020

Those with their eyes on the extreme scene have undoubtedly heard the gathering roar of the new Svart Crown — one of several noteworthy releases this week. The Gallic metallers introduce a new lineup for their fifth album, Wolves Among The Ashes. If the first few singles represent the very best of the album, then



Metal Release Radar: January 24, 2020

Bangers ahead! This week serves up a bit more excitement than the last, with a delightfully-broad selection of new releases that are guaranteed to please most of the warring genre factions in your home. Kirk Windstein’s Dream In Motion sees the iconic sludge dealer notch new emotive highs with his solo debut. It’s almost difficult



Metal Release Radar: January 17, 2020

We’re looking at a pretty subdued week ahead, release-wise. Mark Morton’s acoustic EP is getting a lot of attention from publicists on both sides of the pond. It’s a quick hit — only five tracks, including two covers – Pearl Jam’s Black and the Black Crowes’ She Talks To Angels, featuring Lzzy Hale. Anesthetic easily



Taylor Hawkins: The Story Behind “Middle Child”

Just before Halloween, Classic Rock magazine sent me up to Los Angeles to meet with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins to discuss his new solo album, Get The Money. We spent nearly two hours in his guest house, the locale of Hawkins’ thoroughly badass home studio, where he’s recorded demos for both solo and Foo