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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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
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
Mastodon touched down in Toronto on May 3rd at Rebel with Eagles Of Death Metal and Russian Circles, delivering a two-hour set amidst an array of stunning lights and near perfect sound.
on May 11, 2017
PureGrainAudio was allotted some interview time with Armored Saint vocalist John Bush who launched right into his love for Canada, Hockey and his interest in coming up here to play a few shows.
on May 09, 2017
Saturday Night Fever still holds up as an extraordinary film and a comment on that era. I really think this movie is a great encapsulated version of what went on in the 1970s.
on May 01, 2017
Recently, Mew bassist Johan Wohlert was able to spend 20 minutes with PureGrainAudio in the hours before the band boarded a plane for some live dates in Japan.
on Apr 27, 2017
The inimitable Biffy Clyro brought the live embodiment of their seventh full-length album Ellipsis to Toronto on Saturday night, performing an almost two-hour long set of some of their finest material to a capacity crowd of ecstatic fans.
on Apr 11, 2017
White Reaper guitarist/vocalist Tony Esposito chatted with us about their new album, and how relieved he and his band-mates are that it's finally out!
on Apr 10, 2017
Hours before her Toronto performance on what turned out to be one of the coldest nights of the winter so far, Agnes Obel talked candidly about her new album, her musicality, David Lynch and singing in English.
on Apr 05, 2017
With ROTR and a summer run of dates supporting Korn, fans will get plenty of chances to see the Skillet live. John Cooper was most affable for this interview and seems genuinely eager to perform at ROTR!
on Mar 29, 2017
Emperor Of Sand, with Brendan O'Brien back in the Production driver's seat yields an album that can truly give Crack The Skye a run for its money!
on Mar 08, 2017
Agnes Obel and her three bandmates delivered a humbling performance of eighteen songs that sounded nothing short of perfect.
on Mar 08, 2017

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