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5 Stupid Things Horror Movie Characters Do (That Even Piss Off Horror Writers) — By Simon Barrett of ‘You’re Next’

We all have things that drive us mad in horror movies (Oh your brand new car magically won't start?) but what about someone who writes horror? What type of things do the creators of our favorite movies cringe at seeing on screen? 

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Interview – Josh Todd of Buckcherry

I had a chance to interview Josh Todd of Buckcherry this week.  We talked about the seven deadly sins, life on the road, the band's history, a possible Buckcherry movie, Crazy Bitch, marriage and more. 

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Matt and Kim Discuss Their ‘Dopeness,’ Staying Creative + More at Lollapalooza 2013

When it comes to taking a do-it-yourself approach to creating music, few are as successful as Brooklyn, NY duo Matt & Kim. The release of their fourth studio album, Lightning, has elevated the "Daylight" and "Let's Go" hitmakers to even bigger stardom. Matt & Kim took some time with us to go over their success at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Friday (August 2).

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Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Talks New Album, Upcoming Orbit Room Show, and More!

It's a big day for Five Finger Death Punch! Their BRAND NEW album named "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell" has hit the shelves and you can pick it up today! In support of this new album, I got to chat with guitarist Zoltan.

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SOiL’s Tim King Talks New Album, Upcoming Tour With Dope, and More!

Then out of left field, I get a call from the METAL GODS to join in for another interview. SOiL will be hitting Planet Rock in Battle Creek, MI TOMORROW! Do you have your ticket yet? No? WHY?!? Well, bassist Tim King gave me a call and we chatted for a bit about some cool stuff.

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Mowgli’s Discuss Band Identity, Spreading Their Love Through Rock + More

California feel-good rockers The Mowgli's have been making heads bob and toes tap with their hit single, "San Francisco." The eight-piece band - yes, eight - performed at The Stache inside The Intersection a couple of weeks ago (June 30). We spoke with vocalist/guitarist Colin Louis Dieden about The Mowgli's rise to fame, getting along with seven other band members and more.

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Killswitch Engage’s Adam D and Jesse Leach Talk Fiery Bowel Movements, Chugging Water, and More!

Originally when I set up this interview, I was under the impression that I was talking to just vocalist Jesse Leach again. Last time we chatted, we talked on the future of the band, and had some serious stuff that we covered. Then I heard I was also interviewing Adam D along with Jesse...put these two together, and your bound to get one interesting interview.

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ZZ Ward Talks Debut Album, Hip-Hop, Old Soul and More in Exclusive Interview

The first time you listen to ZZ Ward sing, you'll probably be surprised to hear such a seasoned and soulful voice come out of the singer/songwriter who looks like she could be an H&M model. The small town Oregon girl who now lives in Los Angeles, CA has turned a lot of heads within the last couple of years with her unique combination of heartfelt blues and hip-hop attitude. We caught up with ZZ Ward (born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward) before her show at the Pyramid Scheme last week (June 25).

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Silversun Pickups Talk ‘Neck of the Woods’, Pitchfork + More in Exclusive Interview

Indie favorites Silversun Pickups rocked The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids earlier this month (June 12), just days after performing at Metallica's Orion Music + More festival in Detroit. Frontman Brian Aubert sat down with us to discuss his band's latest album, Neck of the Woods, snobby music critics, Korean soap operas and more.

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Foals Discuss Taking Over America, New Album + More at Orion Fest

Oxford, England quintet Foals have been in the music scene for quite awhile now, but it wasn't until the past year that they've been making waves in America. The "Inhaler" hitmakers were one of the featured performers at Orion Music + More in Detroit and talked to us about breaking into the U.S. market, their new album Holy Fire and more.

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Deftones on Getting Older, Chi Cheng’s Legacy + More in Exclusive Interview

The Orion Music + More festival at Belle Isle in Detroit was an awesome experience this past weekend. However, the best highlight from the event was getting to interview Deftones. The alt metal veterans shared their thoughts on adapting over the years, the importance of rest, founding bassist Chi Cheng's impact on the band and more.

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A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon Talks New Album, Music Business, Pleasing Fans + More in Exclusive Interview

A sold out Grand Rapids crowd spent their Easter Sunday (March 31) with Florida metalcore/punk rockers A Day To Remember at The Orbit Room. Frontman Jeremy McKinnon sat down with us before the show to discuss the band's new album, pleasing both hardcore and pop-punk fans, their status with Victory Records and more.

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