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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Rainier Fog puts it all on the line; chugging guitars, pounding bass riffs, killer drums and signature William DuVall/Jerry Cantrell high/low harmonic choruses that can be called nothing but classic Alice in Chains.
on Aug 17, 2018
The ninth edition of Heavy Montréal just wrapped and holy cow was it a memorable weekend. With over 50 bands spread out over the two-day festival, drawing in more than 27,000 fans, here are 10 ten things we learned this year.
on Aug 06, 2018
Now in its second year, the ‘77 Montreal festival took place on July 27th at Parc Jean Drapeau. We came, we saw, we photographed and, if you’re wondering how it was or maybe already pre-planning for 2019, here are eight things to know.
on Aug 03, 2018
“Revolution 3”, a tour featuring headlining performances by The Cult, Bush and Stone Temple Pilots, touched down at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage last week and left everyone in attendance awestruck.
on Aug 02, 2018
With a full-length studio recording due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Toronto-by-way-of-Manchester singer, songwriter and rapper, Shotty Horroh discusses his renovated, rocker-ready sound and more.
on Jul 27, 2018
Even John Bush couldn’t explain why it had taken 18 years to bring Armored Saint back to Toronto as the Metal Blade band positively pummelled the Mod Club.
on Jul 20, 2018
It was amazing to see 13,500 like-minded music fans getting their alt-rock on at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto this past Saturday! Weezer and Pixies both sounded excellent and left the audience wanting more.
on Jul 18, 2018
Arguably one of the finest bands to come out of the 1980s, Depeche Mode looped back again to Toronto to play a final North American show on their current “Global Spirit” world tour at the Air Canada Centre on Monday night.
on Jun 14, 2018
Teenage Wrist mainlined it up from Los Angeles to play a headlining gig at London, ON’s Rum Runners, which consisted of tons of tracks from their new Epitaph debut LP Chrome Neon Jesus.
on Jun 13, 2018
Dave Starr took MANY minutes out of his time to discuss Vicious Rumors and the seminal album, Digital Dictator, Science Fiction movies, new videos and Carl Albert.
on Jun 04, 2018
Hurricane Nita Strauss is a guitarist as talented as she is beautiful. With a reputation as one of the hardest working axe-slingers in modern rock, Strauss is set to release Controlled Chaos, her first collection of original instrumental guitar music in September.
on May 28, 2018
It’s pretty apparent from the candid footage included in Out on a Limb that Steven Tyler enjoyed every moment of working with his Nashville collaborators, as much as they enjoyed the opportunity to create music with him.
on May 25, 2018
Ahead of their upcoming summer North American tour, we spoke with Armored Saint vocalist John Bush about Metal Blade, their rad album Symbol of Salvation, a live DVD and more!
on May 15, 2018
Who’s French and funny and hails from la belle province? Derek Seguin, that’s who. Currently, in full swing on tour with fellow Montreal comic Abdul Butt, Seguin is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face.
on May 12, 2018
Last Thursday, George Thorogood and his band of merry Destroyers rolled through Toronto once again, bringing their 2018 “Rock Party” tour to Massey Hall.
on May 02, 2018
Seeing a live SATE show is an opportunity for musical transcendence, that rare feeling one can get when watching something musically unique. We caught up with the artist to talk new music, comics, and so, so much more.
on Apr 30, 2018
Forgoing an opener, Steven Wilson performed for close to three hours at the Danforth Music Hall on Sunday, April 22nd, delivering an audio-visual experience that was second to none.
on Apr 24, 2018
To advance the upcoming 40th Anniversary 4K re-release of Grease, Jamie Donnelly (Jan, one of the quirky members of the “Pink Ladies”) fielded a few interviews and talked about the film, and its enduring legacy.
on Apr 22, 2018

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Surprise world! Cancer Bats dropped a new album. The Spark That Moves is an eleven-song metallic hardcore monster that is guaranteed to get all up in your business.
on Apr 20, 2018
Ministry’s current AmeriKKKant tour tore through Toronto’s Opera House and left a mark. Al Jourgensen and co. brought along Chelsea Wolfe for the ride.
on Apr 17, 2018

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