Interviews

Bob Weir & RatDog | Keeping the Dead Spirit Alive

Written by Amy Burger Thursday, 20 March 2008 02:05

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Bobby's thing is "song first" period. Jamming is great and we love jamming, but it's really about the song first.

 

Built To Spill | Unassumingly Successful

Written by Ryan Parker Wednesday, 12 March 2008 06:13

doug1-sm.jpgI don't think we could make different music if we wanted to. If we tried to make it a hit, I don't think we could. We just make the music that comes natural to us.

 

   

Cowboy Junkies | Revisiting Paths Taken

Written by Jason Gonulsen Wednesday, 05 March 2008 06:45

prof_cowboy-junkies_sm.jpgSo no matter what crappy day you've had, or whatever lousy sound system you have to deal with or whatever, you can't not do your best.

 

 

Bullet for My Valentine | The British Are Here

Written by Katie Herring Wednesday, 05 March 2008 06:39

prof_b4mv_sm.jpg"We're heavy metal fans first and foremost. And the song, the heavier it is, that's the way we like it."

 

   

Matthew Good | Doing It His Way

Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 05 March 2008 06:26

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In a lot of ways it was a frustrating process because some of those songs could have been much more than they were.

 

 

Ludo | Love, Laughs & 'Literation

Written by Alex Bates Saturday, 01 March 2008 04:35

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Our plan, as it stands right now, is to tour until the end of time. Or until it's time to record the next record.

 

   

Robin Trower | 03.01.08

Written by Derek Lauer Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:49

prof_robin-trower_box.jpgWhen I'm writing, I'm always trying to stay in contact with my upbringing with black music.

 

 

Rain: The Beatles Experience

Written by Kevin Renick Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:44

prof_rain-sm.jpg"The show is great for Beatles fans but it's also a great way to introduce young kids to the Beatles who kind of know the material, but maybe didn't think they were that cool."

 

   

The John Henry's | A Rollicking Romp in the Country

Written by Raymee Holshauser Friday, 22 February 2008 07:33

cd_john-henrys.jpgI really enjoy Sabatin's voice and admire how he can sound soothing and then immediately gritty.

 

 

Drive-By Truckers | The South Rides Again

Written by Amy Burger Friday, 22 February 2008 03:35

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When we finished this record, we all felt really strongly that we'd done the best work of our lives and we were really proud; but at the same time, you don't know what other people are going to think of it.

   

Kevin Devine | 02.13.08

Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 09 February 2008 08:09

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I chose to put out a record with those people with a full, indie-rock arsenal of stories of people who in my situation had done that and were very unhappy. Being in that situation allowed me to tour the way I wanted to tour.

 

 

Richard Marx Loves to Entertain You

Written by Raymee Holshouser Friday, 01 February 2008 03:57

prof_richardmarx_sm.jpg"We live a normal life. I just happen to have a recording studio in my house and my kids might happen to run into Chad Kroeger [Nickelback] in the stairway."

 

   

MGMT | Accidental Artists

Written by Lauren Beckerle Friday, 01 February 2008 03:52

prof_mgmt_sm.jpg"If anything, we tried to annoy people a little bit. It just so happened that others liked it."

 

 

Sexy Bass | King Thief & RadioRadio

Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 01 February 2008 03:42

prof_sexybass_sm.jpg"St. Louis is our Manchester, and you, PLAYBACK:stl, you are our Tony Wilson."

 

   

Punch Drunk Grinning Soul | Flogging Molly's Dave King

Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 30 January 2008 02:35

Blending punk rock ferocity with traditional Irish instruments, the seven-piece Flogging Molly returns with another edition of their annual Green 17 tour and with a new album, recorded in singer Dave King's native Ireland. "It was probably the best experience we've had ever recording an album," says King. "We all ate together and, obviously, recorded together...it was a good experience."

 

 

This Must Be the Band

Written by Joshua Vise Tuesday, 22 January 2008 13:02

prof_tmbtb_sm.jpgCover bands amount to little more than glorified karaoke...or so I had come to believe.

 

   

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