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Theme Thursday – Band/Artist Interviews


I like a good interview especially one that is videotaped for a show.  The only problem with being a metal fan is that really good interviews can be hard to find.  Sure, there are tons of interviews to sift through, but the problem with most of them are that they tend to be short – anywhere from two to seven minutes give or take.  Often, they are backstage after the show and the questions tend to revolve around the performance, interaction with fans, or the status of the latest album.  That’s all fine and dandy, but I like to hear good thought-provoking questions.  What do I think classifies as a good interview?  In my own humble opinion, there needs to be at least 20-minutes to enable a decent discussion to take place.  Otherwise, it’s just a question and answer session that provides basically the same information that can be read online.

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Monday Metal Madness – Iconic Frontmen


Well, it looks like Opeth fans lean more toward the middle of their discography.  The newer stuff didn’t get much love, the old material took second place.  Thank you for voting…that was a tough one.

This week we are going to take a look at iconic frontmen.  These are the guys that made a name for themselves not only as a vocalist, but for being the guy in the front; the one that gets the crowd moving and maintains a certain level of energy throughout the show.  In some cases they may even be a bit of a recluse, but the bottom line is that when you hear the band’s name you immediately think of the frontman.  They are also the spokesperson for the band, often doing most of the interviews and other things where they get are often put in the spotlight.  Keep in mind, this poll isn’t necessarily about the music…but, the guy out front.  Which one do you like and/or respect the most?  For this post I eliminated vocalists whose band is named after them.  So, no Ozzy (solo) or Marilyn Manson, etc.