Posts tagged "Words of Wisdom"

Perry Farrell’s Words of Wisdom: ‘Play Clubs, Play Parties, Play a Hot Dog Stand’

It’s hard to miss Perry Farrell’s blinding white teeth as the 56-year-old Jane’s Addiction singer, Lollapalooza founder, and pioneering ’90s Alternative Nation personality leans all the way i…
Rachel Brodsky / August 17, 2015

Mary J. Blige Gives the 411 on Life, Love, and What Makes a Strong Man

In conversation, Mary J. Blige is warm, polite, and considered. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is no less obliging to her fans, with whom she's shared…
Kenny Herzog / October 17, 2013

Korn’s Jonathan Davis on Addiction, Head’s Return, and Lessons from the Satanic Bible

When vocalist Jonathan Davis opened up Korn's 1994 debut single, "Blind," by growling, "Arrre youu ready?!" it wasn't so much a question as it was fair…
Kory Grow / October 7, 2013

Joan Jett: ‘I’ve Gotta Grow Up’

Even during her teenage days in the Runaways, Joan Jett sounded like she'd been around. Now, at 55, she's come fully into her survivor's rasp.
Kenny Herzog / October 3, 2013

Lou Barlow ‘Defends’ Himself

In 1987, Lou Barlow recorded a song named "Poledo," a spectral, six-minute tangle of ukelele and noise-abetted moans that had very little in common with…
David Bevan / September 18, 2013

Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos: ‘Don’t Be an Asshole’

Over the course of 13 years, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has proved himself a master of camouflaging his lyrical barbs in brightly melodic, dandyishly…
Dani Bronstein / August 21, 2013

Husker Dos and Don’ts: Grant Hart’s Secrets to Success

Even as Hüsker Dü started to crumble around him in the late '80s, one could never accuse Grant Hart of lacking ambition. Alongside fellow Hüskers Bo…
Colin Joyce / July 22, 2013

The Lizard King: David Yow on Three Decades of Music and Mayhem

Speaking from his current home city of Los Angeles, David Yow answers his cell with a cartoonishly protracted, "Yeeeeaaahhhello" that sounds deceptively like the start…
Kenny Herzog / June 27, 2013

Gospel Great Mavis Staples Will Take You There

Throughout the course of a career that started with her father and sisters in the Staples Singers in the 1950s, Mavis Staples and her mighty…
Kiran Herbert / May 30, 2013

Country Kingpin Eric Church on Getting Jack’d and the Benefits of Biker Bars

"We probably have more stage jumpers and crowd surfers than anyone in country music," brags Eric Church good-naturedly over the phone from his Nashville home.
Luke McCormick / April 29, 2013
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