Editors Choice: 36 Crazyfists – Rest Inside the Flames
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Editors Choice: 36 Crazyfists – Rest Inside the Flames

From the first screeching howl of “I’ll Go Until My Heart Stops” this new effort by Alaska natives 36 Crazyfists stands out above all the albums I have heard this year. With a raw melodic edge and a furious delivery, this band, newly signed to the DRT label, are poised to make genre-breaking history. Undeniably…

A Few Minutes with Ray Mazzola of Full Blown Chaos
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A Few Minutes with Ray Mazzola of Full Blown Chaos

“Music is recycled and unless you have your own niche then you won’t stick out. We just play what we love, if people like it, great, if not, we’re still gonna play it.” Full Blown Chaos is the definition of true New York hardcore. The band delivers some of the most intense and punishing music…

Downstairs at the Roseland with Dale Stewart and John Humphrey of Seether
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Downstairs at the Roseland with Dale Stewart and John Humphrey of Seether

“It’s like a bar band vibe when we’re up there, you bring the drinks, and we’ll bring the music.” Seether, hailing from South Africa and originally called Saron Gas, signed to Wind-Up Records in 2002. They established a name for themselves in the States with the release of their major label debut Disclaimer which was…

Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane’s Addiction by Author Brendan Mullen
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Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane’s Addiction by Author Brendan Mullen

Founder of Jane’s Addiction, one of the most influential bands in rock n’ roll and later the alternative summer festival known as Lollapalooza, Perry Farrell has often been lauded as the modern day Jim Morrison. With his colorful lifestyle and on stage antics he has never fallen short of the comparison. West Coast punk historian…

Life on Planet Rock: From Guns N’ Roses to Nirvana, a Backstage Journey Through Rock’s Most De-bauched Decade by Author Lonn Friend
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Life on Planet Rock: From Guns N’ Roses to Nirvana, a Backstage Journey Through Rock’s Most De-bauched Decade by Author Lonn Friend

This novel gives you a front row seat to some of rock’s greatest moments. Lonn Friend has worn many hats in the music industry with his most famed being the executive editor of the infamous RIP Magazine. Friend is also noted as hosting his own show “Friend At Large” on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball while later…