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Scott Stapp Repents, Sorta

No one sets out to be a cliché. But in the 20 years since Creed formed in Florida, frontman Scott Stapp hit just about every…
Kenny Herzog / November 8, 2013

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

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

Al Jourgensen Bids Adieu to Ministry, Not to Speaking His Mind

Spend five minutes on a cross-country Skype call with the verbose Al Jourgensen and you'll realize why so many fans call him Uncle Al —…
Kenny Herzog / July 31, 2013

The Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant Explains How the World Works

In early '80s London, rock critic-vocalist Neil Tennant and architect-keyboardist Chris Lowe constructed a different, far more arch and playful life for themselves as the…
Kenny Herzog / July 9, 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

Fred Durst Answers for Limp Bizkit’s Legacy

Speaking from a cell phone before a concert in Dallas, 42-year-old Limp Bizkit lightning rod Fred Durst submits that he's "lucky to be standing on…
Kenny Herzog / May 29, 2013

Scott Weiland Wants You to Root for Him

It's more than 20 years since Stone Temple Pilots' debut, Core, yet, frontman Scott Weiland remains swept up in the winds of STP-related controversy. Hours…
Kenny Herzog / March 6, 2013

Pest Control: Adam Ant Shares Lessons of a Life in Music

Given that Adam Ant came to early '80s prominence daubed in wild face paint and dressed like a scourge of the seas, he may not…
Kenny Herzog / February 26, 2013

Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz on the Band’s New Album and the One He’d Rather Forget

You aren't always the music you make. Bad Religion co-founder Brett Gurewitz spends most of his time running Epitaph Records and as a family man…
Kenny Herzog / January 18, 2013

Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan Understands Why You’d Never Want To Be Like His Band

Fade, the forthcoming 13th album from Hoboken, New Jersey dream-fuzz trio Yo La Tengo, is somewhat curiously titled. Despite the album's mellow vibe, its 10…
Kenny Herzog / January 9, 2013

SPIN’s 10 Best Music Books of 2012

James Brown's life was as deep and mythic as his celebrated groove. In the magisterial, rollicking biography The One: The Life and Music of James…
Kenny Herzog / December 19, 2012

‘Experiencing Nirvana’: Sub Pop Co-Founder Revisits Defining 1989 Tour

Circa the late '80s, former college radio DJ and subterranean-music diehard Bruce Pavitt co-founded Sub Pop Records with his business partner, Jonathan Poneman. Seattle upstarts…
Kenny Herzog / November 19, 2012

The Book I Read: David Byrne Explains ‘How Music Works’

Thinking about and discussing music's otherworldly aspects isn't just for academics. Nor are the trends of the music business solely fodder for economists. (It only…
Kenny Herzog / September 12, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen Thinks Leonard Cohen Is a God, Loves Robyn’s Leggings

It's not a slight to Carly Rae Jepsen to say that she seems younger than she is. The 26-year-old "Call Me Maybe" phenom has thus…
Kenny Herzog / September 11, 2012

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