interviews
Edgar Wright! Simon Pegg! Nick Frost! The Pop!Blerd Interview!

Edgar Wright! Simon Pegg! Nick Frost! The Pop!Blerd Interview!

“A bitter Frost has just descended on Boston” is the headline that director Edgar Wright gives a group of Boston critics late in July after a lengthy conversation about what it was like working behind-the-scenes on his latest film, The World’s End, when a throwaway comment from Nick Frost (“I fuckin’ hate Edgar!” says Frost after Simon Pegg jokingly calls him bitter when talking about being mates and still not seeing each other on set due to the busy workload) [...]

Sal Abruscato of A Pale Horse Named Death: The Popblerd Interview!

Sal Abruscato of A Pale Horse Named Death: The Popblerd Interview!

Being the drummer responsible for some of the major doom releases of the mid-’90′s (Type O Negative’s Bloody Kisses, Life Of Agony’s River Runs Red), Sal Abruscato knows a thing or two about what makes those kind of albums work. That said, it’s no surprise that he’s stepped out from behind the kit to spearhead A Pale Horse Named Death whose sophomore album Lay My Soul To Waste was just released through SPV/Steamhammer. Abruscato recently spoke with Popblerd via phone [...]

Sean Stockham of Middle Class Rut: The Pop!Blerd Interview!

Sean Stockham of Middle Class Rut: The Pop!Blerd Interview!

Middle Class Rut is poised for great things. Their just released sophomore album, Pick Up Your Head, is an astounding sonic tour-de-force that expands greatly beyond the duo’s debut and they’re just about ready to embark upon this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival which also features Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, and Circa Survive. Recently, drummer Sean Stockham spoke to Pop!Blerd about why you should check out Middle Class Rut:   For the uninitiated, can you give a brief [...]

Richard Patrick & Jonny Radtke: The Pop!Blerd Interview!

Richard Patrick & Jonny Radtke: The Pop!Blerd Interview!

Yes, it’s another feature on Filter! Why? Because we love ‘em and their latest, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, is easily a contender for hard rock album of the year. The band is currently on tour as part of Art Alexakis’ Summerland tour and have just launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund their upcoming world tour. At their recent stop in Boston, frontman Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke took some time to chat about all of that and explain [...]

Bill Mayo of BLACK TAXI: The Pop!Blerd Interview

Bill Mayo of BLACK TAXI: The Pop!Blerd Interview

BLACK TAXI is a band poised for great things. Their 2012 sophomore effort, We Don’t Know Any Better, was groundbreaking and after relentless touring they’ve proven to be one of the best, most energetic live acts around. Finally the rest of the world seems to be paying attention with the their most recent video for “House On Fire” being featured on MTV’s “Buzzworthy” blog. In the midst of some more touring with a stop at Cambridge’s Tommy Doyle’s on July 5th, guitarist [...]

Richard Patrick: The Popblerd Interview!

Have you heard the new Filter record, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Lead vocalist Richard Patrick recently spoke to us via phone to talk about the new album, the upcoming tour, and what the biggest difference is at being in Filter in 2013 versus when the band started in 1993. read on for more: What sets The Sun Comes Out Tonight from other Filter releases? Honestly, it’s our guitar player Johnny Radtke, and [...]

Phillip Cope of Kylesa: The Popblerd Interview!

Phillip Cope of Kylesa: The Popblerd Interview!

If you haven’t heard Kylesa’s fantastic sixth album, then mainman Phillip Cope is here to tell you why you should check it out as he chatted with Pop!Blerd about their latest disc and upcoming tour via phone recently: Ultraviolet represents the longest gap between studio albums since Time Will Fuse… and Static Tensions, how long did the writing and recording of Ultraviolet actually take? We wrote off an on for about two years and we spent about two months in [...]

Jonny 5 of Flobots: The Popblerd Interview!

As I walked up the steps of Dado Tea next to The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA before the Flobots show, I saw a man wearing a striped shirt and glasses sitting outside sipping the rest of his drink and trying to get one of the blueberries out of the bottom while looking at his phone. We introduced ourselves and asked the basic questions before getting into topics like what music means to him and people in general, rallying with Rage [...]

Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke, The PopBlerd Interview!

Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke, The PopBlerd Interview!

Jaz Coleman has been called many things over the span of his 30+ year career fronting Killing Joke but the one undeniable truth is that the man is a living legend. Pop!Blerd recently had the opportunity to sit down with Coleman when Killing Joke visited Boston during their current North American tour in support of the upcoming The Singles Collection 1979-2012. Read below to find out what he had to say about the state of Killing Joke in the 21st [...]

Karl Middleton of earthtone9: The Popblerd Interview!

Karl Middleton of earthtone9: The Popblerd Interview!

You might know Karl Middleton as the current vocalist of earthtone9 and Blackstorm or from his past work with Twin Zero, The Blueprint, or This Is Menace. However you may have heard him, one fact remains: the man is a powerhouse behind the mic. Over the years, Middleton has continually delivered impassioned vocals for a number of the UK’s finest underground heavy acts and he recently took some time to chat with Pop!Blerd about the return of earthtone9: Why was [...]

Mike D'Antonio of Killswitch Engage: The Popblerd Interview!

Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage: The Popblerd Interview!

With the latest Killswitch Engage album, Disarm The Descent, finally available for public consumption bassist and unofficial art director Mike D spoke with Popblerd via phone recently about the new record and the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach along with what makes fellow MA metallers Acaro so great and what’s next for Overcast and Death Ray Vision. Read on for more:   It’s been four years since the self-titled was released and there have obviously been some big changes [...]

BIG DADDY KANE: STILL GETTIN' THE JOB DONE

BIG DADDY KANE: STILL GETTIN’ THE JOB DONE

Still so full of action, his name should be a verb. Kane talks to Popblerd.