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Shut Up & Jam! Ted Nugent Talks New Album, Musical Influences, Gear and More

Ted Nugent is not one to keep his opinions to himself. His persona has made him a larger-than-life and polarizing media figure. Peel away the political opinions and you find the “Motor City Madman” who has been cranking out hits since his debut with The Amboy Dukes in 1967. The title of Ted’s latest album, Shut Up & Jam!, was certainly more than just an album title. It was a mission statement.

Interview: Linkin Park Guitarist Brad Delson Talks New Album, 'The Hunting Party'

Linkin Park are one of the most successful rock bands of this century. Every one of their studio albums — with the exception of their debut — have gone to Number 1. Yet their aforementioned debut, Hybird Theory, is Diamond certified in the U.S. with 10 million copies sold to date. Guitarist Brad Delson recently sat down with us to discuss the creative process behind the band's upcoming album, The Hunting Party.

Kiss Co-Founder Paul Stanley Talks New Autobiography, 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed'

Paul Stanley has risen to international fame playing the role of the Starchild in Kiss. In his new autobiography, Face the Music: A Life Exposed (HarperOne), the guitarist discusses two roles he has played that changed his character as much if not more: the Phantom of the Opera and family man.

Fierce Joy: Matt Sorum Talks Guitars and New Album, 'Stratosphere'

Matt Sorum's resume is studded with highlights, including — but not limited to — being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Guns N' Roses and high-profile stints with the Cult and Velvet Revolver.

Megadeth's David Ellefson Discusses Altitudes & Attitude, His New Project with Frank Bello of Anthrax

David Ellefson had an incredibly busy 2013. With Megadeth he released Super Collider, the band’s highest-charting album since 1994’s Youthanasia. In October he released his memoirs, My Life With Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll, which he wrote with Joel McIver.

Life, Love & Hope: Tom Scholz Talks Gear, the Wonders of Analog Recording and Boston's New Album

Boston’s Tom Scholz has been blazing ground with new technology since before the band’s groundbreaking self-titled debut album in 1976.

Interview: Joel McIver and Megadeth's David Ellefson Discuss Their New Book, 'My Life with Deth'

Rock and roll tell-all books are a dime a dozen. Countless rock veterans have joined forces with ghost writers and tossed band mates — former and current — under the proverbial tour bus.

Houserockin': Joe Grushecky Discusses His New Album, 'East Of Eden'

Thirty-four years after the release of Love's So Tough, the Iron City Houserockers' debut album, Joe Grushecky — that band's founder, rhythm guitarist and singer — has released a new solo album, East Of Eden. Throughout his long career, Grushecky has seen countless musical trends come and go. But Grushecky isn’t about chasing; he's about writing songs that speak to listeners in all walks of life.

Black Veil Brides Guitarists Jake Pitts and Jinxx Discuss New Schecter Guitars Signature Models

Black Veil Brides have had a hectic year, to say the least. Two thousand thirteen has seen the release of their third full-length album, The Wretched and Divine, as well as their full-length movie, Legion of the Black, a hugely successful Church of the Wild Ones tour and a slot on Warped Tour.

Interview: Eve To Adam Guitarist Gaurav Bali Discusses New Album, 'Locked & Loaded'

New Jersey’s Gaurav Bali and his band, Eve to Adam, blend hard rock with memorable melodies and tasty guitar work. The band has been building momentum over their decade-plus history and relentless touring. On the eve of the release of their new album, Locked & Loaded, I chatted with Bali about a wide range of topics. For more about the band, check out