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...

Blowin’ Wind with Brett Anderson of The Donnas/The Stripminers: “We all had really big dreams for The Donnas and I think we did a lot of amazing stuff. I could see us having gone a lot farther but there was just a combination of a lot of things working against us.”

For the over 20 years, Brett (Donna A) Anderson fronted the hard rock band The Donnas.   From high school quad performances to tours that took them all over the world and back, Brett Anderson was on the front l...

Blowin’ Wind w/ Chris Bennett of Widow: “The future torch bearers are going to have to take those classic influences and create their own thing with it. I mean honestly, if you can take inspiration from Dokken and mix that up with Black Flag and Discharge, we might have something here.”

For over 16 years, Raleigh based NWOTHM masters Widow have been true defenders of the faith. Playing their own brand of classic inspired metal, Widow is a band that has grown by leaps and bounds with every pass...