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Mary Ouellette

Mary Ouellette is a New England based music writer and concert photographer. She has spent the last five years as the owner and editor of and is most accurately defined as “the girl at the rock show.” Capturing the best of musicians through photos and words is what drives her, whether it’s in the pit cameras in hand or sitting down backstage to interview the artists. ‘Almost Famous’ – it’s not just a movie. Check out her concert photography at Passionate about: New England Sports, Butch Walker and Willy Wonka (That’s Wilder not Depp).
Black Stone Cherry
Carina Mastrocola,

Black Stone Cherry Talk ‘Magic Mountain’ Album + More While Aboard ShipRocked

One thing that certainly doesn’t suck about conducting interviews on a private tropical island is that the scenery is pretty nice. Thank you ShipRocked! Black Stone Cherry drummer John Fred Young and bassist Jon Lawhon joined us in paradise to talk about their upcoming disc ‘Magic Mountain.’

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News, Videos

Tremonti Talk Songwriting, Little Known Facts About the Band + Future Plans

Tremonti may have started out as a solo project for Mark Tremonti with the goal of collecting his musical ideas outside of Alter Bridge and Creed, but now Tremonti is a full-fledged band with Eric Friedman on rhythm guitar, Garrett Whitlock on drums and Wolfgang Van Halen on bass.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News, Videos
Papa Roach
Carina Mastrocola,

Papa Roach Discuss Impact of Songs on Fans, Granting Wishes + More

In Part 1 of our exclusive ShipRocked interview with Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix and bassist Tobin Esperance, the pair shared their thoughts on their maiden ShipRocked voyage and offered an update on their new album. In Part 2 (watch above), the conversation continues.

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Mary Ouellette,

Tremonti Talk Origins of the Band, Inspirations + More While Aboard ShipRocked 2014

No one can ever accuse Mark Tremonti of being an underachiever, as the guitarist has always had a full plate juggling two successful bands in Alter Bridge and Creed. However, back in 2012, he took things to a whole new level releasing the debut album ‘All I Was,’ from his self titled project, Tremonti, which saw him adding the role of frontman to his resume.

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News, Videos
Kathy Flynn,

Motley Crue Add Dates to Final Tour Including Last-Ever New York City Concert

Motley Crue recently announced their farewell run dubbed ‘The Final Tour’ and made it official by signing a binding document that they would not tour again beyond the year 2015. The press conference included the first leg of tour dates and now the band has revealed three more stops including what will be their very last concert in New York City.

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Mary Ouellette,

Slash on Horror Films, Bad Gigs + Misconceptions

Slash may be most well-known for his insane guitar work and his time with Guns N’ Roses but the axe-man recently tried his hand at another trade, producing the horror movie ‘Nothing Left to Fear.’ Now out on Video On Demand, DVD and Blu-Ray, ‘Nothing Left to Fear’ tells the story of a pastor and his family taking over a church in Kansas with things taking a turn to the dark side.

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Courtney Love
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Courtney Love Admits Nirvana’s Upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Will Be Awkward

Let’s face it, there is no love lost between Courtney Love and Foo Fighters frontman / Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. In the trailer for her new YouTube Channel, Love recently went as far as asking her public, “Is there anybody on the planet who would be watching this that doesn’t know that Dave Grohl and I don’t get along?” The two have had some very public spats throughout the years, stemming back to the rights held by Love and subsequent use of Nirvana music in the wake of Kurt Cobain’s passing.

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Will Ferrell and Chad Smith
Rob Kim, Getty Images/Mary Ouellette,

Will Ferrell Accepts Chad Smith’s Challenge for a ‘Drum Vs. Cowbell Showdown’ for Charity

Last week actor Will Ferrell was an Internet sensation with his hilarious claim that he was actually Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, something many have debated over for many years due to their uncanny physical similarities. The actor-comedian made his confession during an infamous Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) session resulting in Smith offering up his own video in response, challenging Ferrell to a drum battle.

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Vinnie Paul
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Vinnie Paul: Pantera Could Have Been The Rolling Stones of Heavy Metal

Pantera fans often speculate about what heights the band may have reached without the fallout from frontman Philip Anselmo’s drug abuse followed by the untimely and tragic death of guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Now, drummer Vinnie Paul is weighing in on the topic.

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