JoeDaly_tester20141128JOE DALY is a freelance music journalist who regularly contributes to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Men’s Health, Outburn, Bass Guitar Magazine and other print and online outlets. When he’s not writing about himself in the third person, he additionally works as research assistant for author Mick Wall and he has served as music editor for both The Weeklings and The Nervous Breakdown. Joe has interviewed hundreds of artists over the past twenty-five years, including Black Sabbath, Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Public Enemy, The Pixies, Moby, Def Leppard and a legion of European black metal and death metal outfits of whom you have almost certainly never heard. Joe is also a live music photographer who practices way too much on his two dogs. Together, they live near the beach in San Diego and when Joe’s not taunting the sun with his pasty Irish skin, you can find him at home, blasting Motörhead at neighbor-bothering volumes, detoxifying in a hot yoga class or dug in at center ice, roaring for his San Diego Gulls .


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First concert:  Aerosmith, Back in the Saddle Tour, 1984, Worcester Centrum
First album purchase: Elton John’s Greatest Hits
Favorite author: Tom Robbins
Favorite cuisine: Mexican
First music biography: No One Here Gets Out Alive, by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman
Favorite Album of 2015: Clutch, Psychic Warfare
Favorite Gig of 2015: Faith No More, The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Non-metal Gig of 2015: N/A
Favorite Interview: Spending a day in the studio with Slash as he finished work on Apocalyptic Love