Category: Heart of Rock

Heart of Rock interview: Downey Orrick. Guitarist. The Road Crew, The Jaded.

Fleur the Kiwi Downey Orrick is lead guitarist for San Francisco Bay Area-based bands The Road Crew and The Jaded. Downey emailed his answers to the Heart of Rock questions. Check out The Jaded here, and The Road Crew here. From now [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview. Ashley Purdy. Bassist. Black Veil Brides

Fleur the Kiwi Ashley Purdy is the bass player for Black Veil Brides. In true glam metal tradition (Nikki Sixx, anyone?), he regularly puts himself flamboyantly front and center on stage and genuinely enjoys engaging with the audience. He also channels [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Jimmy Arceneaux. Frontman, Guitarist. Soldier, Rexx, New Idol Son, Wonderland, Swerver

Hazelzworld A well-known member of  the Bay Area music scene in the ’80s and early ’90s, Jimmy Arcenaux fronted a number of bands, including Soldier, New Idol Sun, Wonderland, The Motherhouse (Wonderland’s alter ego “for like a week”), Los Bastaardos de [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview. Cindy Blackman Santana. Drummer. Another Lifetime, solo artist.

Fleur the Kiwi “Never let anyone disturb your peace.” As passionate about living true to one’s self as she is about drumming (which has been an inextricable part of her true self since she was 7), Cindy Blackman Santana was [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Tony Cupito. Drummer. Beware of Darkness.

Fleur the Kiwi Tony Cupito is the drummer for LA-based Beware of Darkness, an alt rock band with a psychedelic edge that caught our attention at the 2013 Uproar Festival. Tony started playing music at age 10, at first dabbling [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Tony Musallam. Guitarist, vocalist. Restrayned.

hazelzworld Tony Musallam is the lead guitar player (and sometimes vocalist) for Restrayned, a hard rock band in Northern California. Find them at restrayned.com, facebook.com/restrayned, and twitter.com/RestraynedBand. Tony sent his written answers to the Heart of Rock questions. From now until the end [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Rob Cournoyer. Drummer. Sin City Sinners.

Fleur the Kiwi Rob Cournoyer wields the sticks with Vegas band Sin City Sinners … and teaches others how to master the craft of drumming. We put Rob on the spot between sets at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel, Las [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Brandon Baumann. Frontman. Diamond Lane.

Hazelzworld & Fleur A San Francisco Bay Area native, Brandon Baumann is co-founder and frontman of Los Angeles-based hard rock band Diamond Lane. From now until the end of time (or until too many people die for us to continue), [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Brent Muscat. Guitarist. Sin City Sinners.

Fleur the Kiwi Many of you will remember Brent Muscat from his Faster Pussycat days. These days his hair is shorter after being shaved to support research into childhood cancers, but he’s still playing a mean guitar – since 2008 with [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Arsenal … house band of Rock of Ages, Las Vegas

Fleur the Kiwi In our well-established tradition of stumbling into rock ‘n’ roll artists at our favorite Vegas hangout, the Bourbon Room, one recent seamy night who did we espy propping up the bar but certain members of Arsenal, the [...] Read more »

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