Blowin’ Wind In 2011: The Year of Interviews Don December 23, 2011 Interviews 2 Comments 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 About Don de LeaumontDon (aka. The Brainfart) has been a heavy metal fan since hearing it for the first time in 1983. Don is also repsonsible for all of the typos, shitty grammar, and kick ass content on this site. Don likes cheap beer, whiskey, Coca Cola Icees, going to shows, and hanging with his kick ass wife, two cats and dog. He originally wanted to name his dog Shandi but his wife said, "No fucking way."Mail | More Posts (1045) Like this:Like Loading... Art says: January 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm That photo looks like you’re having a great time interviewing Darren Goot. thegreatsouthernbrainfart says: January 4, 2012 at 11:57 am HAHA. He reminded me a lot of Darren too. Chris is a fucking hilarious guy. Really fun and cool dude to talk with.