Tag: 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: 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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Heart of Rock interview: Martin Sweet & Simon Cruz. Guitarist & Vocalist. CrashDiet.

Fleur the Kiwi Swedish sleaze metal/glam punk band CrashDïet rocked the floorboards off the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on Monday, March 25. DGT&G sat down with guitarist Martin Sweet and frontman Simon Cruz before the show and talked about life on [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Johnny Lima. Vocalist, guitarist, producer.

Fleur the Kiwi Solo artist and producer Johnny Lima first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and taught himself to play. From the beginning, Lima’s music has emphasized lyrics and melody. He released his debut album in 1996 [...] Read more »

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