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Head to the Interviews section to see my two latest pieces for A Journal of Musical Things: a record-shopping excursion with The Trews in celebration of their first Greatest Hits compilation, as well as a chat with Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan about his new biography and his experiences north of the border.
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My latest interview for A Journal of Musical Things is a controversial chat with one-woman Danish black metal act Myrkur a.k.a. Amalie Bruun. We talked about her transition from indie pop act Ex Cops into heavy metal, and some of the misogynistic reactions from men she’s received on Facebook. It was the latter topic that moved the conversation in a surprising direction, as Bruun revealed that she’s far more worried about the proliferation of Islam in Europe than sexism in metal culture. Have a listen to the interview and let me know what you think.
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One of my favourite interviews of late has been with Glass Tiger’s Alan Frew. In late August he sent a ripple of shock through the rock world when he announced that he had suffered a stroke. I sat down with him at Toronto’s Hard Rock Cafe to get a health update and talk about his new eighties covers album 80290 Rewind. The album is a real gem as Frew delivers passionate takes on tracks by Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Yes, and many more. It’s just been published by A Journal of Musical Things and you can listen now in the Interviews section.