Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix's innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form.
To most, the phrase "down to earth" probably wouldn't bring to mind a band that just released a hit single called "White Trash Millionaire," but that's just what the guys from Edmonton, Kentucky's Black Stone Cherry are: down to earth. Despite the band's record sales and chart numbers going nowhere but up, you'll find nothing but humility from the BSC camp.
When we recently caught up with Russian Circles to chat about the state of post-rock in Chicago, the band had just entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2009’s Geneva. GuitarWorld.com was able to break the news of a new Russian Circles album this week, and now we bring you the full interview with Russian Circles guitarist Mike Sullivan.
Flogging Molly, alongside their Boston-based counterparts, Dropkick Murphys, took the groundwork laid by early Irish punk bands like the Pogues and Nyah Fearties and found mainstream success with their Celtic-infused rock anthems about drinking and rebellion.
Lately, though, it seems the band have sobered – er, sombered – up a bit, having taken on a more mature tone since 2008’s Float. The band’s new album, Speed of Darkness, is perhaps their most mature release yet.