Blitzen Trapper singer/guitarist Eric Earley went from being a college student -- to being homeless -- to heading one of the biggest new bands, all within the span of a couple of years. After dropping out of college to pursue music, Earley honored the behest of his father and recorded Wild Mountain Nation in 2007.
Full Metal Jackie, corresponding for Guitar World from the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, got the chance to catch up with Trivium's Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu for an exclusive interview
Johnny Nicholas is a bluesman's bluesman who's loyal to his roots and steeped in the tradition of the old masters. Nicholas has shared the stage with such legends as Muddy Waters, Robert Lockwood Jr., Jimmie Vaughan and Big Walter Horton. Currently on tour with his band Hellbent, Nicholas, who sings from his heart and shoots from his hip, sat down with us to talk about his latest album, Future Blues, released on The Peoples Label on July 12.