Recently, I sat down with veteran lead guitarist Shawn Sonnenschein to discuss, among other things, what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his time in Black ‘N Blue, his passions outside of music, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
Mike Tramp put pen to paper on a lifetime contract to Rock ‘N’ Roll nearly five decades ago. Tramp, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, first arrived in New York City in 1982 with his band Lion, intent on fulfilling his dream of becoming a rock star.
Though heavily influenced by Southern Rock heavyweights ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Allman Brothers as a budding guitarist, Brian Forsythe would tap into his musical prowess over the years, most notably with Maryland-based Hard Rock band Kix.
Amid a budding New York music scene, Greg D’Angelo hardly experienced a shortage of labor in the early 1980s.
If you’re a fan of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam, or Hair Metal, then you’re probably a fan of Sleaze Roxx. For nearly 20 years, Sleaze Roxx has been a top-notch, go-to website for all things Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.
Jeff Aug is the mastermind behind the thunderous, raging beast that is Ape Shifter. With two albums under their belt and another in the works, the future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic looks pretty bright for the band.
As I’ve said before, the Rock and Metal game has long been dominated by men. These days, there are so many incredible, shredding lead guitarists out there who are females. With hard-rocking players like Courtney Cox in the game, the narrative is changing.
Today, I’ve got Page Hamilton, the leader and founder of the highly influential Alternative Metal band Helmet. A band who has spent the last several decades forging a path that is entirely their own and truly singular to their sonic vision.
Before invigorating German Heavy Metal powerhouse Accept with his New Jersey zest over a decade ago, Mark Tornillo was all but detached from the music industry.
The heralded axman, who proved to be the driving force behind his latest venture, The End Machine: Phase2, shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.