Chatting with guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman discusses how his latest album Inferno has been received by audiences; speaks about his bandmates and the way he chose them while assembling the touring band; shares how he feels now when looking back at his early albums, including the source of inspiration back in the day; how adding ethnic elements to heavy metal can drastically change the way an album sounds and how much he admires musicians that do so, like Yossi Sassi; details of his collaboration with his lifelong friend Jason Becker, who was his partner during the Cacophony years; and how he does not think of himself as a rock star, despite his vast accomplishments as a musician. […]

Chatting with international band manager/artist developer Imani Ramos Kolic

Imani Ramos Kolic discusses her history in the music industry, how technology has changed the business (“pirating”), being a woman in a male-dominated field, her recent marriage with lead singer Michel Kolic of the Swedish hillbilly metal band Fearless, VISAs and international touring (“tour coyotes”), the trials and tribulations of keeping a band together, and churros! […]