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I’ve just posted an interview with iconic “American Pie” singer/songwriter Don McLean. He’s recently been honoured for achieving over five million U.S. radio plays of “American Pie,” and three million for “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night).” I spoke to him about his place in contemporary music, and balancing artistic expression with commercialism throughout his career. You can read it now in the Interviews section.
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Israeli metal band Orphaned Land drop their new album, Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs, tomorrow! I spoke with guitarist Chen Balbus about the musical diversity of the new album, sharing a band philosophy, how he’s actually not that into the heavy stuff. Have a listen in the Interviews section.
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Prog metallers Periphery return to Canada for one of two dates this weekend on their North American co-headling tour with Animal as Leaders. I spoke with guitarist and band founder Misha Mansoor about following up their previous double-concept album, and if he pays any mind to the excessive trolling the band often receives online. Listen to our conversation here.
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After a little time off I'm back with a new interview for A Journal of Musical Things. This time it's with vocalist/guitarist Andrew Neufeld of the long-running Winnipeg hardcore act Comeback Kid. They've a new album on on two new labels, and a ton of tour dates in North American and Europe. Read it in the Interviews section.