Journalist (Long Beach, NY, USA)
- Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, and Rachael Yamagata.
If you are a fan of Veruca Salt's hooks and fuzz-heavy guitars, this is a must-have. And if you are and/or were not a fan of Veruca Salt, well, that's a bummer.
In celebration of the harder roots of PureGrainAudio
-- and its recent acquisition of BrokenAmp.com
-- here are 5 music videos which perfectly integrate metal and LEGO for maximum fun!
Recorded at A&M Records Studio in May 1985, “Stars” was helmed by Ronnie James Dio to help raise money for famine relief in Africa.
If you are a fan of Jim Florentine's irony-skewering comedy, this book is a guaranteed A+!
When talking with Mike Love by phone about the possibility of more unreleased material, it seems more will be coming from both The Beach Boys and Love vaults in the near-future.
Inside Metal is a well-researched documentary, as it goes straight to the source to get the overall story of L.A. thrash.
John Ondrasik - known for his work fronting Five for Fighting -- has also sold television shows, become an in-demand public speaker, and leads a variety of non-profit causes.
Misfits recently played at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and we were there to catch the show!
So, long story short, buy this book for the smart, humor-having metalhead in your life.
Unlikely most Bowie biographies you will find, Bowie: The Illustrated Story captures Bowie's career through the end, including the aforementioned Blackstar album.
The latest Beach Boys release from Universal Music is Sunshine Tomorrow. If you are a Beach Boys completist, or are interested in their creative process, this is essential listening.
To learn more about what's ahead for Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION, we had the pleasure of speaking with vocalist/guitarist Jean-Ken Johnny.
With Willie Nelson: American Icon, you have yourself an inspiring, good-looking, historically-accurate piece of literature that may be hard to put down.
This 40th anniversary edition of A Farewell To Kings is the one that Rush die-hard fans have been waiting for.
At the very least, with Unleash, Mike Love shows that he is capable of making interesting artistic decisions, rather than just "playing the hits."
If you are a hoarder of all things Frankenstein, this book via Reel Art Press is an essential addition to your collection.
We had the pleasure of doing Q&A with Bill Bentley who opened up about the book Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen, but also discussed other facets of his career in music.
Arch Enemy vocalist Alissa White-Gluz on solo material, the "real" her, Veganism and new Century Media release, Will To Power.
When it comes to holiday albums, few recordings are more universally-loved than the Vince Guaraldi Trio's A Charlie Brown Christmas.
We chatted with Greta Van Fleet bassist Sam Kiszka about the Lava Records act's first releases, his first concert, and Michigan.