Interviews

The Haxans Matt Montgomery talks about the bands new album “Party Monsters”

Matt Montgomery aka Piggy D is probably best known for his work as the fanged four string player in Rob Zombie, a position he has helmed for over ten years.

Interview with “A Christmas Story” star Zack Ward

Ever since his debut as Scut Farkus in “A Christmas Story” over three decades ago, Zack Ward has steadily carved out a career both in front of and behind the camera.  But there is a lot more to Cleveland Street’s best known bully. Zack and co-star Scott Schwartz will be appearing in Omaha this Friday, …

NBC’s “Blindspot” Goes Global at NYCC

NBC’s hit action show returned this week and I spoke with the whole cast as well as the series creator at NYCC on what to expect from their international third season.

Animator Rick Farmiloe Talks About His Amazing Career

We talk with Animator Rick Farmiloe about his lengthy career working on some Disney classics, Dreamworks, “The Simpsons” and more

Imaginext Designer Rob Hageman Discusses Exlcusive NY Comic Con Bat-Bot Xtreme

New York Comic Con has become the premier East-Coast destination for all things pop culture and 2017 was no different. New to the convention floor this year was Fisher Price’s Imaginext toy line which features a wide variety of multi-faceted play sets, figures and vehicles taken from the pages of the DC universe.

GWAR’s Blothar The Berserker Talks New Album “The Blood of Gods”

GWAR fans were first introduced to Blothar the Berserker in 2014 when he returned to Earth shortly after the death of Oderus Urungus. Since that time Blothar has cemented himself as the formidable leader of the crack addicted space aliens from Scumdogia.

Act of Defiance’s Matt Bachand talks about the bands new album “Old Scars, New Wounds”.

Matt Bachand is probably best known for his work with the heavy metal band Shadows Fall however since 2014 he has been a member of the band Act of Defiance featuring former members of Megadeth and Scar the Martyr.

Former Misfits Vocalist Michale Graves talks “Beginning of the End” tour

Michale Graves is a singer/actor who first burst onto the music scene as the front-man for the mid 1990’s reincarnation of the seminal punk rock band The Misfits.

Tetrarch guitarist Diamond Rowe talks about the bands new album “Freak”

The Atlanta, GA based Nu-Metalcore band Tetrarch are set to release a brand new full-length album on September 29th titled “Freak”.

Bruce Campbell Talks About His New Book and His Traveling Game Show

Bruce Campbell is probably best known for his role of Ash in the “Evil Dead” films and TV series, but has also turned in fine performances in many films

Jerry Pearce Talks About the Great American Songbook

Media Mikes talks with talented Jerry Pearce who’s about to make his debut in New York City

The Cast and Director of Netflix’s Okja

Director Bong Joon Ho joined Tilda Swinton and the rest of the cast of Okja to talk about this imaginative feature from Netflix.

Singer Michael Monroe Talks New Compilation Album “The Best”

Legendary Hanoi Rocks singer and solo artist Michael Monroe is set to release “The Best” a 2 disc retrospective compilation showcasing tracks from the Finish rockers 10 album solo career.

M.O.D. Vocalist Billy Milano Talks About the Bands New Album “Busted, Broke & American”

Billy Milano is the outspoken vocalist for the legendary hardcore/thrash band M.O.D. On July 7th the group will release its 10th full-length studio album titled “Busted, Broke & American”.

Waylon Reavis discusses his new band A Killers Confession

Former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis has returned with an exciting new band, A Killer’s Confession.

Tim Thomerson talks about his new film “Asylum of Darkness” and some of old favorites

While promoting his latest film, “Asylum of Darkness,” Mr. Thomerson took the time to talk about his long career

CKY Bassist Matt Deis Discuss The Bands New Album “The Phoenix”.

Matt Deis is the bassist for the recently reformed CKY. The band is set to release a brand new album on June 16th titled “The Phoenix” and will performing on this year’s Warped Tour.

Night Flight Orchestra Guitarist David Andersson talks “Amber Galatic”

Guitarist David Andersson is probably best known for his work with the Scandinavian metal band Soilwork a band which he has been a part of since 2012.

STRIFE Guitarist Andrew Kline talks about 20th Anniversary of “In This Defiance”.

The iconic Los Angeles hardcore band STRIFE is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark second LP “In This Defiance”.

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Art/Theatre

Stage Review – “Les Miserables” – Kansas City

Kansas City Theater Review: “Kinky Boots”

A very entertaining show, with a valuable lesson and and musical numbers that are outstanding

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Film Reviews

Film Review: “The Shape of Water”

“The Shape of Water” should be a stronger film under Del Toro’s direction, but it’s still an emotionally resonant film

Film Review – “Star Wars – Episode VIII: The Last Jedi”

  STAR WARS – EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI Starring:  Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and Carrie Fisher Directed by:  Rian Johnson Rated:  PG 13 Running time:  2 hrs  32 mins Walt Disney Pictures       Has it really been 40 years since the world was first introduced to the young dreamer Luke Skywalker?  It …

Film Review: “The Disaster Artist”

For those familiar with “The Room” and Tommy Wiseau, you’ll relish and eat up this biographical travesty

Film Review: “Coco”

“Coco” could have easily coasted on spectacular visuals and charming characters, but instead Pixar does what it does best, surpass expectations and craft a unique and heartwarming vision

Film Review: “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”

Led by an outstanding cast, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a smartly written film capturing the raw emotion of tragedy, it’s tangled aftermath and how attempts at a resolution sometimes leads to more pain

Film Review: Justice League

Part of the success of “Justice League” must be attributed to the actors who embody their roles completely

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express

“Murder on the Orient Express” is awfully pretty to look at, but there isn’t much behind the lense

Film Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

If you like to laugh, and if you like your humor extremely “R” rated, then there’s an early Christmas present waiting for you at the multiplex!

Film Review: “Thor: Ragnarok”

“Ragnarok” is a dazzling space opera that finally gives Thor meaningful purpose in the vast Marvel cinematic universe

Film Review: “78/52”

A seemingly unending number of industry insiders offer their own takes on the meaning of the scene, going so far as to dissect it nearly frame by frame

Film Review: “Suburbicon”

The performances are solid, with Matt Damon shining next to several others

Film Review: “Goodbye Christopher Robin”

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” is a decent enough biopic drama that sometimes handles the weight of its thematic messages

Film Review: “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House”

Led by Liam Neeson’s performance, “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” features great work from everyone involved

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Music

The Man, The Legend –  Jimi Hendrix: 10 Things you didn’t know.

Legendary artist Jimi Hendrix will go down in history as one of the most talented musicians of all time, you’ve no doubt heard one of his songs before, but how well do you know the man behind it? Jimi Hendrix passed away just when his career was really starting to take off,but he still managed …

Shout Factory Release “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)” on Blu-Ray and DVD

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) spotlights the American rock band as they recount their experiences before and after the tragic events of November 13th, 2015

JOHN 5 and The Creatures to Release “It’s Alive!” Live Album in January

JOHN 5 and The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix) are set to release a brand new live album, It’s Alive!, in January. Becoming available on Thursday, January 25, 2018,

CD Review: Power Trip “Nightmare Logic”

If you are a fan of the big four of thrash (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax) and want to recapture the energy those bands provided with their earlier albums but, with a fresh/modern spin then the latest offering from Power Trip is sure to do the trick.

CD Review: Cannibal Corpse “Red Before Black”

Not for the faint of heart “Red Before Black” is the latest offering from death metal heavy weights Cannibal Corpse and much like previous releases from the Buffalo, NY natives the band burst out of the gate going directly for your face!

The Haxans Matt Montgomery talks about the bands new album “Party Monsters”

Matt Montgomery aka Piggy D is probably best known for his work as the fanged four string player in Rob Zombie, a position he has helmed for over ten years.

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Books

Book Review: “Hit So Hard: A Memoir” By Patty Schemel

Patty Schemel is a drummer who was at the epicenter of the Seattle grunge scene in the early 1990’s. Schemel is probably best known for her work with the alternative rock band Hole and as a close friend of late Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain.

Book Review: “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters”

“Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters” is a true labor of love by author Amy Davis

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