Jason Richardson on his love of Alexi Laiho, soundtracking Lifetime movies and how his late pet pug's progressive drinking habits shaped his new album

Jason Richardson
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It's not for nothing that progressive shredder Jason Richardson named the lead-off track on his latest album Tendinitis

Pulled from II – his second full-length collaboration with metalcore drummer Luke Holland – the piece begins deceptively chill, vis-à-vis a sustained orchestral swell and a few of Richardson’s own bluesy, clean-channel musings. 

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.