2011 has been my best year of interviews to date. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet, talk, laugh and get to know some of the most interesting and at times legendary people in Heavy Metal. Getting into the minds and personal lives of these people is really a fascinating thing for me. This year, I got to cover many faces of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. I had the chance to cover the unsung legends (Sodom), the up and coming instrumentalists (Jake Dreyer and Bill Lonero) and the kings of Progressive Metal (Dream Theater and Symphony X). I got to talk to childhood heroes of mine (Rachel Bolan of Skid Row and Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come), I got to talk to a European Metal legend (Wolf Hoffman of Accept) and I got to talk to the newer faces of metal that are completely changing the game (Holy Grail, White Wizzard, Riotgod and Five Finger Death Punch). This is all just to name a few.

2011 was an exciting year for me as a Metal Journalist. I really had that opportunity to grow as an interviewer and really learn how to engage my subjects whether it be backstage, outside the venue, on the tour bus or on the phone. These people are just that. They are people. They are people that like to be engaged and enjoy a good conversation whenever they can have one. Connecting with each of these people was a really great feeling to see them really think and come out of their shells is a pretty amazing thing to witness. I am so glad that I got to share each and every one of these interviews with my loyal Fartheads. Below is a list of links to every interview done in 2011. If you missed one or two, I hope you will go back and catch up. You may find you’ll learn a thing or two. Thanks for a great year! See y’all in 2012 with more Blowin’ Wind!

January 28, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind with Tom Angelripper of Sodom
February 11, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind With Nashville Pussy
February 21, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind With Former White Zombie Bassist Sean Yseult
March 21, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come
March 28, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Jonatan Ramm of Graveyard
April 4, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Bob Pantella of Riotgod/Monster Magnet
April 20, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Otis Hughes of Animal Bag/M4Messenger
May 2, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Wyatt Anderson of White Wizzard
May 13, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Wolf Hoffman of Accept
May 24, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Rachel Bolan of Skid Row
June 6, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Russel Allen of Symphony X
June 13, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Bill Lonero of LoNero
June 22, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Argyle Goolsby of Blitzkid
August 8, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry
August 15, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Jake Dreyer
August 22, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Eli and Luna of Holy Grail
August 31, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Tony Foresta of Municipal Waste
September 5, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Randy Jackson of Zebra
September 23, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Ian Scott (formerly of Holy Grail)
September 30, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ CJ Ramone of The Ramones
November 7, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater
November 9, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Gus G of Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne
November 21, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch
November 28, 2011 – Blowin’ Wind w/ Corey Beaulieu of Trivium

 

Art says:

That photo looks like you’re having a great time interviewing Darren Goot.

thegreatsouthernbrainfart thegreatsouthernbrainfart says:

HAHA. He reminded me a lot of Darren too. Chris is a fucking hilarious guy. Really fun and cool dude to talk with.