Interview with Tesla’s Frank Hannon: “We realize how lucky we are to be able to continue to do this 35 years later. We hit rock bottom and you’ve got to go through it to get through it. The hard times definitely make you appreciate the good times.”

Tesla is hands down one of my favorite bands from the 80’s.  The band was very much a working class hard rock band whose roots were deeply embedded in the heart and soul of American rock n’ roll.  In a time whe...

Blowin’ Wind with Geoff Tate: “Even though it would be in my best interest to sit here in an interview and say, “Oh yeah. We were really great together. I miss that. I wish everybody would get back together and be all hunky dory again.” Honestly, I’m enjoying what I’m doing now. I like my life.”

In 2016, Geoff Tate and his band Operation: Mindcrime did a very successful North American tour with Ace Frehley and blew audiences away with a powerful set of songs pulling from the Rage for Order album, other...

Blowin’ Wind with Striker’s Dan Cleary: There are some younger bands that are super popular but they’re just not doing the traditional style of metal. I just think that on the spectrum of metal, there’s a magnifying glass on a different area of it right now.

For nearly 10 years now, Striker has been keeping the flag of traditional heavy metal flying high and proud.  Considered to be among bands such as Widow, Holy Grail, and Enforcer as forefathers of the New Wave ...

Blowin’ Wind with Ratt Vocalist Stephen Pearcy: “Ratt will be 34 years old next year and honestly, we didn’t think any of this would last. We took the ride and we took it all the way. Some survived and some didn’t. Some of us are still kickin’.”

Anyone my age, give or take a few years, can remember a time when Ratt was larger than life.  Ratt was a band that put on huge ass arena shows and had hit after hit with songs like, “Wanted Man”, “Round & R...

Blowin’ Wind with Slik Toxik/Punishment Guitarist Kevin Gale: “I’m one of the luckiest motherfuckers on this planet to be honest. If it wasn’t for the guys that I play with, I wouldn’t be playing music. These guys make it so that I enjoy music again.”

Back in 1992, a little band from Canada by the name of Slik Toxik released an album called Doin’ the Nasty.  That album absolutely blew my mind.  It was such a huge sounding record full of great songwriting, in...