Otherwise Talks Positivity, the Influence of Andrés Segovia

Before they ever signed a record deal, Las Vegas five-piece Otherwise were making a big noise in the hard rock world. In 2010, singer Adrian Patrick shared vocal duties with Maria Brink on the In This Moment ballad “The Promise,” and the next year the band’s call-to-arms anthem, “Soldiers”—recorded in drummer Corky Gainsford’s garage—became the first song by an unsigned act to hit Number One on Sirius XM’s Octane station.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.