Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line sit down with Joel McHale to discuss their new album & single, "H.O.L.Y.," how they approach the songwriting process as a duo, and give Joel a tour of their Nashville recording studio. WATCH HERE
story and photos Dawn Cosnotti Morris © 2016 This story took a long ass time. I was lost at Okeechobee (literally, not figuratively), and I wandered past a stage that literally had energy pouring off it in waves. The band, unknown to me at the time, had truly mesmerized a crowd. I snapped a couple … Continue reading Nahko and Medicine for the People are compelling story in Okeechobee
The Butcher Babies once again graced Pittsburgh with their brand of female fronted heavy metal mayhem on their trek with In This Moment's Hellpop II Tour. Always entertaining, never taking their rise for granted; Heidi, Carla, Henry, Chris, and Jason have been grinding it in promotion of their latest release "Goliath". And these girls and … Continue reading Interview & Show Review:Butcher Babies Bring it back to the ‘Burg on Hellpop II
The end of muted metal has arrived in the form of one of Victory’s latest signings, Texas death metal band, SEEKER. Forming from the remnants of various metal bands in the area,SEEKER officially began in the fall of 2011, destroying local venues with their impossibly quick solos and bone-crushing drums. Garnering a loyal following of avid metalheads along … Continue reading Seeker Will Not Remain “Unloved” For Long (an interview with Bryce Lucien)
Just got off the phone with Oderus Urungus, leader and intergalactic humanoid barbarian of GWAR, where we talked about their new release Battle Maximus. I have had the pleasure of listening to the entire release and I have to tell you that it is the strongest effort that GWAR has ever released in my humble opinion. … Continue reading Oderus of GWAR checks in with PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE to talk Battle Maximus/ Live at Mr. Smalls 9/14
On August 15th of last year, Baroness fans were not so sure the band would ever return to touring or playing music ever again. In a bus crash near Bath, England the band and crew members of Baroness' lives were forever changed and their fans held their breath and hoped that it would turn out … Continue reading Baroness Returns to Pittsburgh in Triumph at Mr. Smalls
Since catching Picture Me Broken last year when they opened for Modern Day Escape & Affiance here in Pittsburgh, it was very clear that PMB was definitely headed for big things. Lead singer, Layla "Brooklyn" Allman (daughter of Gregg- yes, that Allman Brother and rock royalty legend) made quite the impression on the crowd with her … Continue reading Picture Me Broken to Open For Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson @ Stage AE June 23 (interview)
John 5 seems like he is everywhere at once. The multi talented guitarist cannot be pigeonholed into any style of playing and he continues to challenge himself and be the humble virtuoso that he has become. The self admitted perfectionist is hard at work figuring out not only how to make sure all the songs … Continue reading John 5 (of Rob Zombie) talks to PGHMUSICMAG About Rockstar Mayhem Festival& Much More!
Last night Metal Blade Recording artist, Job For A Cowboy, swept into Pittsburgh for the first night of their tour with Hatebreed, Every Time I Die, Terror and This is Hell. What followed was nothing short of brutality. The good kind. Having released "Demonacracy" a year ago in April 2012, JFAC has been hitting the … Continue reading Job For A Cowboy Leave Pittsburgh Tongueless and Bound (Pix and Interview Included)
Anticipating the release of Drowning Pool's fifth release, Resilience, lead guitarist and founding member CJ talks to Pittsburgh Music Magazine regarding new singer Jason Moreno, working on the new record again with producer Kato Khandwala, writing "One Finger and a Fist", summer tour plans, supporting the U.S. troops, the concept of the cover art, and … Continue reading PMM Interviews Drowning Pool Guitarist and Founding Member CJ Pierce- WIN THEIR NEW LP!!!
"I'm starting a petition to banish black licorice," states Jesse Barnett (lead singer of Stick To Your Guns) to the packed Altar Bar crowd in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh. Myself, along with the crowd, and guitarist Josh James, was not quite sure where this was going. But if you've seen STYG before, you … Continue reading Stick To Your Guns Give Five Diamond Performance in Pittsburgh
Goths. Shock Rockers. Lost Boy wanna be Marilyn Manson copies. Michael (Orlando) Vampire has heard them all. And he could care less. He keeps moving on with his vision regardless of what the negative minded masses might have to say. Founded in 2009 Vampires Everywhere have grown and morphed into something quite different from where … Continue reading Expect to See Vampires Everywhere…(Pittsburgh Music Mag Interview and Pictorial)
"So, did we live up to the hype?" This is what Davey Suicide questions me after his bands' set at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh. I definitely think Davey and his band lived up to the hype and I personally had a great time experiencing an up and coming band making all the right moves and … Continue reading Davey Suicide Lives Up to the Hype in Pittsburgh
Every once in awhile in this business one becomes lucky enough to get introduced to some gems early on. I, for one, put a lot of faith in Adam Duritz to pick talent. I've loved the Counting Crows since August and Everything After and so has our editor in chief, Rob, who actually got to … Continue reading Friday April 5 Runaway Dorothy at Hard Rock Pittsburgh- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY PGH Music Mag!!!
“...the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.” ― William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying All photos property of AWeldingphoto © 2013 and Pittsburgh Music Magazine Here I am at Mr. Smalls in Millvale, approaching my mid forties, hunched down in a pit, attempting to snap some pictures of bands half my … Continue reading No Wasted Words from As I Lay Dying at Mr. Smalls in Millvale/Pittsburgh (interview, review, and pictorial)
Renaissance man. That is how I would describe Wil Francis AKA William Control. He's a writer, producer, engineer, performer and as his press kit puts it, "a willing ambassador to the outside world for black sheep everywhere". Stepping outside of his role in Aiden, Wil takes on the alter ego of William Control to bring … Continue reading PMM Interviews Renaissance Man William Control: AKA Wil Francis of Aiden
I don't know about you, but the tour I am most psyched for right now comes into my town (Pittsburgh) on Feb. 7 at Stage AE and contains no less than Russian Circles, Between The Buried and Me, and headliners Coheed and Cambria. I have been fascinated with Coheed's sound since their first record which … Continue reading Coheed and Cambria’s Josh Previews Tour with Pittsburgh Music Mag
Brooklyn, New York sent vistors to Pittsburgh Tuesday night when Bear In Heaven and Snowmine shared the stage. The cold and ice was met head on with a solid 2.5 hours of lush-laden guitars and electronica. Snowmine opened the night with a syncopated echo driven pop set best described as a junior varsity version of … Continue reading Bear In Heaven and Snowmine Heat Up Brillobox
Voivod has become synonimous with gaining one's true understanding of the history of metal. Hailing from Jonquière, Québec, Canada, Voivod started out in the early 80's and has been astounding our ears with their unique brand of speed, thrash, and prog metal that has been so influential and inspirational to so many in the biz … Continue reading Voivod Targets Earth: An Interview with Dan “Chewy” Mongrain
In the first of a series highlighting women who are famous in various genres of entertainment and unabashed about their "metal" status, Pittsburgh Music Magazine reached out to Thee Metal Girl for many of us. You probably best know her as "Miss Box of Junk" from That Metal Show, but Jennifer Leah Gottlieb is poised … Continue reading The Girls of Metal Part 1: An Interview with That Metal Show’s Jennifer Gottlieb
A LIFE ONCE LOST roars into Pittsburgh at the Garfield Art Works next Friday, December 14 with Revocation and Ken Mode. Bob Meadows, lead vocals, took some time to speak to Pittsburgh Music Magazine about the frustrations of the music business, playing Pittsburgh, taking and giving vocal lessons, their new release "Ecstatic Trance", and the … Continue reading Interview with Bob Meadows of A Life Once Lost (In Pittsburgh at Garfield Art Works 12/14)
Michael Spreitzer is one of the guitarists of the American heavy metal band DevilDriver. He replaced guitarist Evan Pitts in 2004. Michael co-wrote and performed on DevilDriver's albums The Fury of Our Maker's Hand (2005), The Last Kind Words (2007), Pray for Villains (2009) and Beast (2011). This is our interview with Mike 11.26.12 at … Continue reading Interview with Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver
After a silence of over a decade, Jim Martin agreed to a Q&A session with fans via a British based fan site. A set of 15 questions were selected by administrators of the fan site from over 500 submissions by fans eager to hear from Jim. What follows is a Q&A session with Jim Martin, … Continue reading Fan Q & A with JIM MARTIN, Formerly of FAITH NO MORE