Interviews

Insane Clown Posse on COVID Era, Wokeness, How Eminem Beef Was ‘Hip-Hop History’

I once almost saw Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J naked. In 2013, I was working as ICP’s publicist. We were out in L.A.
Jason Webber / September 29, 2020

Sasha Sloan Wasn’t Looking for Fame — It Found Her Anyway

Fame is Sasha Sloan’s worst nightmare.  "I get anxiety if a stranger looks at me in public — I can't imagine that times…
Bobby Olivier / September 29, 2020

Prince Collaborators Reflect on 1987 Opus ‘Sign O’ the Times’

By the mid-80s, Prince was a global superstar thanks to the worldwide success of 1984’s Purple Rain.  So when he started work on his…
Ron Hart / September 25, 2020

Deftones’ Chino Moreno on Creative ‘Balance,’ Healing Energy of New LP Ohms

"It's dark," says Chino Moreno. "It's a trip." Not a bad off-the-cuff summary of Deftones' ninth LP, Ohms, which amplifies the art-metal band's signature…
Ryan Reed / September 24, 2020

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler on How White Privilege, Race Reporting Informed New Solo LP

The fall after Will Butler's debut album, Policy, was released in 2015, he went to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to study...policy.
Tatiana Tenreyro / September 24, 2020

IDLES Shoot for Less Noise, More Volume on New Record

Over 10,000 fans bought a ticket for the three virtual sets IDLES dove into at Abbey Road Studios – the same weekend they were billed…
Christopher Hislop / September 24, 2020

Vanessa Briscoe Hay Looks Back at 40 Years of Pylon

Vanessa Briscoe Hay remembers the evening of Aug. 25, 1980, like it was yesterday. Her fledgling post-punk combo Pylon opened for its fellow Athens, Georgia…
Tom Lanham / September 23, 2020

Sadie Dupuis Chases Down Ghosts on New Solo LP

Whether she’s fronting her longtime indie-rock band Speedy Ortiz or going solo under the more pop-leaning Sad13, singer-songwriter Sadie Dupuis has always been fascinated by…
Joshua M. Miller / September 23, 2020

How Touché Amoré’s Jeremy Bolm Became a Spokesperson for Grief

Jeremy Bolm didn’t sign up for this. The daily barrage of emails and DMs, countless fans piling their grief upon the impassioned frontman…
Bobby Olivier / September 23, 2020

Bob Mould on the Unfiltered Truth of New LP Blue Hearts

Bob Mould is no longer holding back on speaking his truth, however painful and inconvenient it might seem to some. …
Joshua M. Miller / September 22, 2020

The Lemon Twigs on Their Brotherly Balance, Unorthodox Love Songs, Elton John Praise

Brian D’Addario, 23, and his brother Michael, 21, were still teenagers when they signed with legendary indie label 4AD and released their debut album as…
Al Shipley / September 21, 2020

The Late Toots Hibbert on His New Album, Telling the Truth

The world lost reggae legend Toots Hibbert on Sept. 11 (though no cause of death has been listed, he had been hospitalized with COVID symptoms…
Steve Baltin / September 21, 2020

Maluma on Finding His ‘Voice Again’ Back in Colombia for New LP

While accepting his first MTV Video Music Award in August, Colombian superstar Maluma switched to Spanish in the middle of his speech. "I'm going to…
Lucas Villa / September 17, 2020

FLETCHER on How Quaranting With Her Ex Led To Her Most Honest Music Yet

FLETCHER is quite impulsive. Her new The S(ex) Tapes EP was originally set for a Sept. 18 release, but she couldn’t wait any…
Bianca Gracie / September 14, 2020

South of Eden Cover Audioslave’s ‘Show Me How to Live’ for Quarantine Era

Ehab Omran of Columbus' South of Eden has long admired Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine. However, the Jordan-born, Ohio-raised singer only learned about "this…
Joshua M. Miller / September 14, 2020
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