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BODY COUNT’S ‘BLOODLUST’ OUT 3/31
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Body Count’s latest album Bloodlust

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T-ZING OUR UPCOMING INTERVIEW W/ BODY COUNT FRONTMAN
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NOTE:  If you happen upon Ice-T, let’s say, on the street somewhere — avoid yelling “Lemonade!”.  Just trust me on that. Don Jamieson‘s back from his trek thru Ireland and Scotland; we met up last night at the impressive Sonos…

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CHICAGO’S GRACE-FUL METALHEAD – CHEF CURTIS DUFFY
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Check out a FacebookLIVE/BlondeAndCrossbones sneak, behind the scenes peek of my interview with one of the hottest chefs in fine cuisine (and, frankly, many say one of the hottest chefs on the planet, literally and figuratively) — Curtis Duffy of…

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LEMONADE? NO, DAMMIT…ICE T
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It’s safe to say papahood has not softened Ice-T, at least when it comes to his views on police.  A ‘Cop Killer’ on steriods, his latest release, ‘No Lives Matter’ shows the metal-rap provocateur is doubling down, saying no uncertain…

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ENTER SHIKARI
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Enter Shikari backstage in Chicago Check out a Facebook LIVE/BlondeAndCrossbones sneak, behind the scenes peek at my interview with the UK’s brilliant Enter Shikari from Chicago’s Bottom Lounge in VIDEOS section!  Full interview to post soon.  

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A NEW METAL GODDESS ELECTRIFIES WEBSTER HALL 3/8/17
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When Amaranthe’s vocalist and songwriter Elize Ryd walked in to the bar area of Webster Hall on a chilly March afternoon, I assumed she was the band’s publicist.  Her long, brunette locks were stuffed under a knit cap and there was…

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ONE TO WATCH: CYPHER16 FROM WEBSTER HALL 3/8/17
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I checked these guys out, when I found out they’d be opening for Sweden’s Amaranthe — and was really impressed.  Adding to their appeal is lead singer Jack Doolan.  Like his UK brethren, (and one of my prized recent-ish discoveries)…

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POPPING OFF – DON AND JULIET CATCH UP WITH POP EVIL BEFORE THEIR STARLAND BALLROOM SHOW 2/18/17
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Just hours before they took the stage for a high energy, entertaining set, Don Jamieson and I sat down to talk with Hayley Cramer and Matt DiRito from Pop Evil.  They’ll be back together writing soon… Until then, enjoy!

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TALKING FAME AND FAMILY WITH ROBOTS AND MONSTERS
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The guys from Robots and Monsters were funny, authentic and surprisingly candid; I only say that because they have their rules when it comes to touring life taking away from family.  It may not be a strategy for every band,…

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ROBOTS AND MONSTERS ON BALANCING FAME, FAMILY AND POTENTIAL FORTUNE…
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Robots and Monsters from NJ were brutally honest with us tonight.   I saw them about a year and a half ago; I thought they were very, VERY good. Fast forward – their music is topping the charts, their fans are…

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LIVE TONIGHT WITH NEW JERSEY’S ROBOTS AND MONSTERS
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We’ll be Facebook LIVE’ing tonight with Robots and Monsters from the venue at which I first saw them a little over a year ago — the always cool rock/metal club Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ.  We’ll be sitting down with the…

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MEGA-TALENTED ELLEFSON STAKES GROUND(S) ON HOME TURF
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Metal God.  Grammy winner.  “Mega Barista”.  My partner in crime, Don “Crossbones” Jamieson coined that last term; apropos for multi-faceted music legend David Ellefson who will soon be opening his own boutique coffee chain! The first Ellefson Coffee Co. outpost…

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BlondeAndCrossbones.com will skim the surface and delve deep, getting to know hard rock and metal artists and bands from both a lighthearted as well as an intensely personal perspective:  Walking through their old neighborhoods, hearing stories from back in the day, meeting family, friends — even cooking. They’ll find out what made these musicians tick then…and now.  Through long and short format, engaging feature stories and segments, BlondeAndCrossbones.com will create a new and renewed connection between artist and fan.  BlondeAndCrossbones.com will tear down the Wall of Intimidation, so music lovers can see the true talent and personalities of these musicians — attributes that sometimes get lost in the fury of the music itself.

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