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Mike Portnoy – Interview

By • Oct 25th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by Jennifer Reid While touring the country in support of The Winery Dogs newest album “Hot Streak,” the exuberant Mike Portnoy sat down with StageShottz Magazine at Heritage Hall to discuss history and heroes. The monster you see behind the drums, is nothing compared to the gracious man you see before you.   StageShottz [...]



Every Hour Kills – Interview

By • Oct 18th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson From the lands up north, Every Hour Kills is a hard hitting melodic metal band that makes their home in Calgary, Alberta.  The band consists of Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster on vocals, Sacha Laskow on guitar, Rob Shawcross on drums, and Brent Stutsky on bass.  They have just released their debut self-titled EP [...]



QUOR – Interview

By • Sep 17th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson Brian Corn, Doug Smith, and John Michael Cordes make up the powerful and tenacious three piece metal band QUOR based in San Diego, California.  What?  You have never heard of QUOR!  Don’t worry you will hear of them soon.  They are hitting the metal scene by storm and vocalist/guitarist Corn is [...]



Sunflower Dead – Interview

By • Sep 7th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson Sunflower Dead is a new metal band out of California with a fresh sound and a driving desire to entertain.  The band, consisting of Michael Del Pizzo, Jamie Teissere, Leighton “Lats” Kearns, Jimmy Schultz, and Jaboo, are standing on the eve of the release of their sophomore album, “Its Time To [...]



Gemini Syndrome – Interview

By • Aug 29th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson Gemini Syndrome rocked the crowd at The Warehouse in Clarksville, TN on August 26.  The band is a powerful metal band hailing from Los Angeles and they have been on the road building a huge following constantly since before the release of their debut album “Lux’ in September of 2013.  Gemini [...]



From Ashes To New – Interview

By • Jul 16th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson Rap/Rock sensation From Ashes To New from Lancaster, PA is making a splash touring the country and making new fans.  The band, consisting of guitarist/vocalist Chris Musser, guitarist/vocalist Matt Brandyberry, guitarist Dan Kecki, guitarist/vocalist Branden Kreider, bassist Garrett Russell, and drummer Tim D’onofrio, recently release an EP entitled “Downfall” and they [...]



Deana Carter – Interview

By • Jun 16th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson Country superstar Deana Carter blasted onto the country music scene in 1996 with her smash hits “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” and “Strawberry Wine”.  She is back with a vengeance with a new blockbuster album titled “Southern Way Of Life” released on her own label Little Nugget Records.  StageShottz [...]



The Kentucky Headhunters – Interview

By • May 30th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson   In between touring the country and entertain their legions of fan, The legendary Kentucky Headhunters are releasing a new album of songs they recorded with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson before he passed away.  The Headhunters, consisting of brothers Richard Young on rhythm guitar and Fred Young [...]



Doyle – Interview

By • Apr 26th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by William Simpson   Legendary Misfits guitarist Doyle is tearing across America bringing his music to the masses.  He has a new album called “Abominator” and a new another one coming out later this year.  A Doyle show should be on everyone’s bucket list.  StageShottz got a chance to talk with Doyle on his [...]



Matthew Curry – Interview

By • Apr 20th, 2015 • Category: Artist Interviews

Interview by Jennifer Reid The abnormal guitar phenom from Normal, Illinois is taking the music scene by storm. With his old soul and young age, Matthew Curry is here to stay.   StageShottz Magazine: Listening to your music, it seems you have an old soul. Who do you connect with musically? Matthew Curry: Hopefully everybody! [...]