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  • Testament singer Chuck Billy spoke Thursday about the band's forthcoming 12th album "Brotherhood of the Snake," its appearance next February

    Performer profile: Testament vocalist Chuck Billy

    For nearly 30 years, Chuck Billy has been behind the mic of California Bay Area thrash metal veterans Testament. The band that started out as Legacy and boasted as its original singer current Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, gave way to Billy's presence with the first official Testament release...
  • Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz spoke with AXS on Wednesday about his main band, his new supergroup Serpentine Dominion, how it

    Performer profile: Serpentine Dominion guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz

    He's known within the metal community simply as Adam D. But there's more to Adam Dutkiewicz than playing guitar in Killswitch Engage. Dutkiewicz wears many hats in addition to his on-stage cape and pair of shorts. He's been the producer of several metal bands including, but not limited to, All That...
  • Emerging artist: The Head and the Heart earn their biggest hit with 'All We Ever Knew'

    Emerging artist: The Head and the Heart earn their biggest hit with 'All We Ever Knew'

    With bands like Green Day, Blink-182, Beck, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this week's Rock Airplay chart on Billboard looks like it might have been pulled from 1997. One of the few brand-new acts to find itself among those big names is the Head and the Heart, a Seattle-based six-piece indie outfit...
  • Twin Fin's 'Whisky, Wine, and Venom Love' is retro swing for a new generation

    Twin Fin's 'Whisky, Wine, and Venom Love' is retro swing for a new generation

    Twin Fin consists of Dana Hartman on vox and guitar, Cole G Benjamin on vox and saxophone, Paul Wickerson on guitar, Eric Roelofsen playing the upright bass, and Brad "Lavard" Ondrovcik on drums. They are an energetic group from Ontario, Canada that plays everything from swing to rockabilly, blues...
  • Interview: Meet quick-rising, quick-witted R&B duo Lawrence

    Interview: Meet quick-rising, quick-witted R&B duo Lawrence

    For Lawrence, music is a family affair. New York-based duo Clyde and Gracie Lawrence are influenced by both classic soul and modern pop, with their official biography citing a wide range of inspirations including The Beatles, Ben Folds, Amy Winehouse, and Beyonce. It's their goal to mix as many of...
  • Introducing the Romanian band Crowd Control

    Introducing the Romanian band Crowd Control

    What's that buzz coming from Eastern Europe? Looks like it's the Romanian underground bubbling under extreme creative heat! It's the sound of this Crowd Control band taking off from a solid local reputation, heading for an international recognition, and they are taking along with them about 20 more...
  • Profile on Private Instigators - 'doo wop punks' hired to start something

    Profile on Private Instigators - 'doo wop punks' hired to start something

    As far as punk doo wop music goes, this doesn’t happen very often—however, Private Instigators have a reputation of overturning tradition and doing things on their own terms, coming together like some sort of musical Avengers in 2012 with their own unique set of skills and talents. Mixed with lots...
  • The top 10 best Elle King songs

    The top 10 best Elle King songs

    Tanner Elle Schneider, aka Elle King, was born on July 3, 1989 in Los Angeles, California to comedian Rob Schneider and model London King. Not long after her birth her parents divorced and she was raised by her mother and 2nd husband Justin Tesa. By the age of 9-years-old she knew that she wanted to...
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    Performer profile on singer-songwriter Matisyahu

    West Chester, PA is home for this American-Jewish reggae singer and songwriter. Matthew Paul Miller, or better known as Matisyahu, has incorporated his strong religious roots into his ground breaking musical style. For more than a decade, this phenomenal visionary has topped the charts and rocked...
  • Performer profile: Dave Hause

    Performer profile: Dave Hause

    Singer/songwriter Dave Hause (pronounced like "haws", not "house") is a man of many bands. After cutting his teeth in the Philadelphia hardcore scene with Paint It Black and The Curse, Hause went on to form well-known punk rock group The Loved Ones. But he didn't stop there. In 2009, he went solo...
  • Performer profile: Teenage Bottlerocket

    Performer profile: Teenage Bottlerocket

    Laramie, Wyoming isn't exactly a hotbed of punk rock music, but don't try telling that to hometown heroes Teenage Bottlerocket. Started by brothers Ray and Brandon Carlisle in 2000, TBR have never let their humble beginnings hold them back from taking the punk world by storm. Origins Things started...
  • The top 10 best Tennessee Ernie Ford songs

    The top 10 best Tennessee Ernie Ford songs

    Ernest Jennings Ford was born on Feb 13, 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee. He had a fairly typical childhood and sang in the local church choir. As he grew up he knew that his voice would be an important part of his future. So, after he enrolled at the Virginia Intermount College, a women's college but...
  • Brad Paisley

    Country music's family man Brad Paisley is here to stay

    Country boy Brad Paisley has been entertaining his fans for many years now. He has been a favorite artist ever since he burst onto the Nashville scene back in 1999. The three-time Grammy award winner is a mean guitar player and an amazing story teller. When he is not on stage entertaining his fans...
  • David and Howard Bellamy of Bellamy Brothers

    Bellamy Brothers: Representing country's global scene for nearly 50 years

    Tampa Bay Area’s very own from Pasco County (in Florida), David and Howard Bellamy, better known as The Bellamy Brothers, still hit the road at the usual music festivals held across the country. They now add Europe onto their touring schedule in beautiful countries like Norway, Italy and Switzerland...
  • A Thousand Horses

    A Thousand Horses: country music's next big thing

    The guys that make up the new country band, A Thousand Horses, are about as unique as the band’s name. They are an up-and-coming band that may surprise you. This group of guys consists of lead vocalist Michael Hobby, guitarists Bill Satcher and Zach Brown, and bassist Graham Deloach. Their rock...
  • Ernest Tubb, or the Texas Troubadour, was the face of the honky-tonk movement

    Ernest Tubb, or the Texas Troubadour, was the face of the honky-tonk movement

    Ernest Tubb, The Texas Troubadour, is a legend in the annals of country music for the dozens of hit singles he recorded, his arduous touring schedule and the support he gave to up-and-coming artists, including Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. Tubb is credited with creating and defining an...
  • Darius Rucker

    Darius Rucker traded alt-rock success for a thriving career in country music

    The career of Darius Rucker is one of a powerful baritone voice, some luck and a confounding (to his fans) mid-career change of genre that saw the front man of a superstar rock band inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The Charleston, North Carolina native gained national fame as the vocalist for...
  • The Carter Family pave the way as 'The First Family of Country Music'

    The Carter Family pave the way as 'The First Family of Country Music'

    On a sweltering August day in 1927, Alvin “A.P.” Carter, his wife Sara and Sara’s cousin Maybelle stepped up to a microphone in the Bristol, Tennessee recording studio of Victor Talking Machine Company. The event was an audition. Years later, Johnny Cash would say that it was, “The single most...
  • Hunter Hayes

    Young gun: at 23, Hunter Hayes has already created a lasting legacy

    It seems that Hunter Hayes has been around for a while, but in reality, the country singer has just gotten started in the Nashville circuit. At just 23-years-old, he has taken the country music world by storm in the last couple of years with his meaningful and toe-tapping songs. He has a passion for...
  • Tanya Tucker

    Tanya Tucker or 'The Wild Child of Country Music', defines outlaw country

    Tanya Tucker was a teenage sensation in 1972. Her voice stunned audiences with its mature and throaty vibrato. Her first recording, made when she was just 13-years-old, charted in country’s top 10. Over the ensuing years, she has turned out dozens of hits and built a huge fan base enamored with her...
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