The legendary guitarist and singer took some time to speak with Jave about the new album ‘Brighten’, available on October 29th, 2021. Jerry reflects on how this album is different from the prior 2 solo releases. He also shares a story about first meeting Eddie Van Halen and how he and Elton John came to collaborate.
The rock band Sevendust, not known for cover songs, recently released a sample from their forthcoming new album ‘Blood & Stone’ to be released October 23rd. The track is a cover of Soundgarden’s ‘The Day I Tried To Live’ and is a unique translation in this BLM world.
Check out this introspective interview with Lajon Witherspoon, singer for Sevendust describing why the band choose to cover this song and his relationship (or lack thereof) with the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell.
There has been a lot of speculation regarding the Aftershock 2020 event still taking place in October in Sacramento, California. DWP founder Danny Wimmer talks to Jave Patterson about what the future of the festival looks like and confirms the postponement of the 2020 event.
No stranger to trouble, Wes Scantlin, vocalist for the Kansas City rock band Puddle Of Mudd opened up about his challenges with drugs, booze and the law and what helps keep him grounded today. In this new interview, Wes also recalls how he was seriously considering getting out of music before his demo tape clandestinely landed in the hands of Fred Durst. Regarding that stroke of luck Wes says ‘I got a call when I was in Mobile picking up my ex-girlfriends daughter when I got the call…oh no, you’re not going to go to New Orleans, you’ve got to come to Los Angeles…we’re going to sign you!’
Check out the rest of Wes’ weird life in the podcast interview.
In a new interview with Jave Patterson, San Diego native Elise Trouw discusses her rise to fame as a YouTube sensation, playing on the Jimmy Kimmel show, touring with Incubus and an interesting fact about very early life and her inability to talk before the age of four.
The Korn guitarist spoke with Jave Patterson about the band’s aggressive past, how they stay relevant to a new generation of listeners while still speaking to the audience that fell in love with Korn back in the late ’90’s.
On where Korn get their angst from as wealthy rock stars, Brian states ‘…when you have money it’s not like everything’s perfect…’
Brian also talked about what was different with the new album ‘The Nothing’ by saying ‘…Jonathan, our singer started falling in love with heavy music again…’
Through multiple albums and almost three decades of touring, along with the loss of founding members Kevin Moore (keyboards) and Mike Portnoy (drums), Dream Theater continues to make music and impress audiences worldwide due to their musical accuracy, tenacity and dynamics. In this interview, the somewhat reclusive vocals recalls his days before joining the band and how Dream Theater has evolved over time with integral members coming and going.
Bursting onto the music/metal scene with their version of the Cranberries ‘Zombie’, Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext took some time to discuss going from replacement vocalist (SNOT) to fill-in vocalist (Five Finger Death Punch) to full-fledged rock star with his own band Bad Wolves. In this interview, Tommy also shares about his home life and what helps keep him grounded when surrounded by fans and ‘yes’ people as a rock singer for one of the biggest bands of 2018/19.
Sully and Shannon of Godsmack dropped by with some members of the band Monster Truck to discuss new music, taking young bands out on the road, the love for everything Boston and more!
Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge took some time to open up with The ‘Doods’ to discuss his relationships with his folks, where he gets inspiration from and how he approaches the ever unfolding story of the thematic rock band he fronts with a cast of ‘nameless ghouls’. He even suggests what ‘The Cardinal’ (the character he plays in the band) enjoyed most when it came to Saturday morning cartoons as a kid!
A lot of folks love the comedy of Carlos Mencia, however a lot of folks don’t. In this interview, Carlos addresses his haters and more!
Could there be a collab on the horizon between Nothing More and Badflower, or at least some shared songwriting from both prolific songwriters Jonny Hawkins and Josh Katz? Check out the interview and hear it for yourself!
We caught up with Josh Katz, mastermind behind the band Badflower to talk about his relationship with his parents, growing up as the ‘popular kid’, anxiety disorder, the possible commercial release of the viral YouTube song ‘Move Me’ and more! This interview was conducted on July 18th in Reno, Nevada during a stop on the Shinedown tour.
Las Vegas native Rick DeJesus, vocalist of Adelita’s Way took some time to speak with Jave Patterson about life as an independent artist and his desire to collaborate with other musicians such as Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Taylor Swift!
Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano took a break from rehearsals in Copenhagen to talk with Jave Patterson about the ‘new’ sound of the first official single from Volbeat’s forthcoming album ‘Rewinid, Replay, Rebound’, out August 2nd 2019.
The Blue October mastermind spent some time with a DOOD to get in-depth about sobriety, life and the new documentary ‘Get Back Up’ when they were in Reno, Nevada on June 6th, 2019, playing a show at the Cargo Concert Hall.
Brother Weaze Pauly Shore stopped by to talk with a DOOD, new beard flashing (no, he hasn’t converted to Islam) to discuss the up’s and down’s of his career, reflections on working with the late Sam Kinnison, love life (laundry list of hot celeb girlfriends but never married and no kids) and foray into online dating- think eHarmony-, his super dirty condo and new Podcast/YouTube channel.
The ‘Attention Attention’ World Tour with Badflower, Dinosaur Pile Up and Broken Hands starts on June 21st in Houston, Texas. Brent Smith took some time with Jave Patterson to discuss the various demons (or Monsters, as the song would state) that he must keep under control while on the road fronting one of the biggest rock bands in the USA today.
One of us got a chance to catch up with the legendary comedian to find out where he gets inspiration from today along with who his favorite late night talk show host is on TV. Steven was asked to perform on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show twice within two weeks at the start of his career!
What does it take to become a Guinness Book Of World Record holder? A lot of pain, we’d say. Check out the backstory on this Carson City, Nevada tattoo artists claim to fame!