Tag: Heart of Rock

Heart of Rock interview. Johnny Martin. Bassist.

Hazelzworld This summer, after years of playing in bands with excellent musicians and the occasional victim of superstardom, bassist Johnny Martin finally got his big break when The Raskins were asked to open for Alice Cooper and Motley Crue on [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Juan Croucier. Bass, vocals. Ratt.

Fleur the Kiwi Bass player Juan Croucier has been the link between drums and guitar for a number of bands; most notably, Dokken and, of course, Ratt. His backing vocals are also a distinctive part of Ratt’s sound. DGT&G interviewed [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview. Carlos Cavazo. Guitarist. RATT.

Fleur the Kiwi DGT&G cornered Carlos Cavazo, erstwhile guitarist for Quiet Riot who has been rocking out with RATT since 2008, after RATT’s performance at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA, in late January. The band had just come off stage, [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview. Stephen Pearcy. Vocalist. (RATT).

Fleur the Kiwi DGT&G snared a few moments of Stephen Pearcy’s time and attention backstage after RATT rocked the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA, in late January. Turns out we caught the band in one of their last shows with [...] Read more »

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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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