Interview with Type O Negative (2)

I haven’t been in touch with Type O Negative since the beginning of their tour last October. This time, it was the last night of their tour in support of ‘World Coming Down‘. The band was excited to play, but also anxious to return home to their friends and families in New York. Johnny Kelly …

Interview with Full Devil Jacket

3.25.00 On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, I had the delight of speaking with guitarist Jonathan Montoya of Full Devil Jacket. Not only was he one of the funniest guys I’ve spoken to, but he is also charming, and has an irresistible Southern drawl that could turn just about anyone into a pile of grits. We …

Interview with Incubus

4.7.00 It’s difficult for me to think of a better way to start a weekend than to be able to speak with one of my favorite artists of all time. While at home on a break from a long string of tour dates, Incubus DJ Kilmore gave me a call from his front yard – …

Interview with Reveille

Harvard, Massachusetts-based Reveille radiates intensity combined with an angst-ridden “edgy” darkness, smooth transitions among complicated guitar riffs, powerful vocals ranging from rap-oriented material to the guttural growls of metal, a drum/ bass foundation that’s super-tight… and energy galore onstage. “I get tired just watching those guys!” – Robbie Merrill (bassist for Godsmack) Rising quickly in …

Interview with Ben Harper

“It’s seems like just ten minutes ago, I was playing to 30 people at The Casbah…” Ben Harper stated to the crowd in attendance of his recently sold out performance at UCSD’s Rimac Arena. Several thousand were present, yet he carried himself as if he were inviting each of them into his living room for …

Interview with Fu Manchu

02.03.2000 Before the Fu Manchu show in Santa Ana at the Galaxy, I got the chance to speak with Brant Bjork, the drummer for Fu Manchu. After finding a nice quite place backstage, on the steps leading to someplace ‘up’, this is what went down… So, tell me your name and the band you play …

Interview with Chapter 23

1.28.00 On this particular January night, inside various rooms of the Coconut Teaszer in Hollywood, I was fortunate enough to be able to interview all five of the guys in Chapter 23 prior to their usual kick ass show. I began talking with Jerry (vocals), Louie (guitar), and Christian (guitar); Mark (drums/percussion) and Beto (bass) …

Interview with Disturbed

2.9.00 After what some would call an ‘electrifying’ and perhaps even ‘shocking’ performance at the Troubadour; I met with four, very cool guys from Chicago who just so happened to be the members of Disturbed. The four of them impressed the packed house of “industry-ites” and then mingled with guests and did the shmoozing thing. …

Interview with Agrokulcher

2.20.00 As friendly as I have been fortunate enough to become with the members of this band; things are still new between Agrokulcher, and myself and there is much to be learned about the individuals and their personalities. Matt (vocals), Gordon (drums), Jesse (guitar), Bill (bass/vocals), and manager Ken Kiefer were kind enough to powwow …

Interview with Pitchshifter

2.10.00 After a few mishaps, scheduling conflicts, and the bands travels from the UK to Los Angeles and back again, I finally connected with J.S. Clayden (vocals/programming) of Pitchshifter and asked him about the latest with the band. ‘J’ gets my vote for the ‘Most Enthusiastic Answers’ award. If you’re a true Pitchshifter fan, I …