Mike Bax

Mike Bax

Managing Editor, Canada (Kitchener, ON, Canada)
- One day back in 2006, I got drunk with a friend and we decided to start a music magazine. That one lasted a few years. For many reasons, I folded that magazine and immediately started ANOTHER music magazine. That one made it another 6 years. During these many years, I’d run into Chris Gonda a lot. He always said "We should work together." Now we are. We both want global media domination. Full stop.
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The level of big-stadium professionalism we got in a small room this evening was like a little piece of magic, a feeling that I saw reflected in most of the patrons during this performance.
on Aug 19, 2017
As with all Mew tours, lead singer Jonas Bjerre’s wonderful and strange visuals accompanied a majority of the songs performed - Visuals featuring heavily on spiraling Kaleidoscopic visuals that were projected upon the band as they played.
on Aug 17, 2017
Toronto, Canada's The Rockpile was shaken hard and fast when Faster Pussycat stormed through, along with openers CounterWait, Spin Dizzy, and Durty Little Secrets.
on Aug 16, 2017
Dragonforce has long established that they can perform blistering fast riffs and solos - as far as I’m concerned they are untouchable in their class. What’s been great to see over the past few years is a conscientious effort from the band to work on material that adheres to more traditional genres of metal.
on Jul 28, 2017
Unbuilt is a bi-annual culture and lifestyle publication that was scheduled to be released twice a year free of advertising and is the brainchild of Tom Bejgrowicz, along with fellow editors D. Randall Blythe (Vocalist, Lamb of God) and Alex Skolnick (Lead Guitarist, Testament).
on Jul 25, 2017
What’s cool and Canadian? Catching 54-40 two days before Canada Day at Maxwell’s Concerts & Events in Waterloo.
on Jul 05, 2017
Getting to see Bullet For My Valentine in a venue the size of The Phoenix is a total treat, and fans tonight knew it.
on Jun 30, 2017
With Juice recently re-issued as a 25th-anniversary edition on Blu-ray, Ernest Dickerson took some time to field a few questions around its re-release, plus The Wire and HBO’s much anticipated new series, The Deuce.
on Jun 28, 2017

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If there is such a thing as singer/songwriter exploration within the genre of electronic EDM music - Offworld is a prime example of how to do it successfully.
on Jun 24, 2017
I don’t think I ever would have gone on the air in any other broadcast environment, ever, on the planet. Only Much Music would have taken somebody like me and put me in front of a camera and then said: “learn”. And I learned in front of the nation.
on Jun 22, 2017
The Iron Maidens just stopped by the Rockpile to perform a wonderful set of deep cuts lifting from the albums that make up the first ten years of Iron Maiden.
on Jun 19, 2017
Day three of Rock On the Range 2017 was always the forecasted day for heavy rainfall. Naturally, it wound up being the day with the least amount of rain.
on Jun 07, 2017
Day two of Rock On the Range 2017 started off with more weather delays courtesy of a second storm cell looming over Ohio.
on Jun 05, 2017
Welcome to Day 1 of the 11th edition of Rock On the Range. We shot a whole slew of bands and even a torrential downpour and stadium evacuation couldn't stop us from getting this coverage!
on Jun 04, 2017
Even the Rock On The Range Kick-Off Party at Express Live! featuring the return of Stone Sour to the live stage on the evening of May 18th was sold out.
on Jun 02, 2017
We know how lucky we are to have been paying tribute to Maiden for so many years and to travel and play some really awesome shows!! We got Steve Harris' blessing to carry on with what we were doing a long time ago, so I guess that is as good as it gets!
on May 27, 2017
In this interview, Collide hint a bit at their inspirations, and why some of the new material carries a darker tone.
on May 25, 2017
Eric Johnson took 15 minutes to talk with PureGrainAudio about this upcoming tour, teaching guitar, his writing process, and that time he shared the stage with a cow.
on May 17, 2017
xXx: Return of Xander Cage director D.J. Caruso took a bit of time to talk with PureGrainAudio about the making of this explosive third act in the xXx franchise.
on May 15, 2017
There won't be a three-day line-up of hard rock and metal anywhere in North America quite like Rock On The Range 2017.
on May 12, 2017

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