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SLAYER. LAMB OF GOD. BEHEMOTH. SUMMER.
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Madison Square Garden gets a dose of fiery metal – make that three doses – this July.  The bill is booked and it looks like one arm of the Holy Quad, also known as “The Big Four” — Slayer will…

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ROBOTS AND MONSTERS AND BLONDES, OH MY!
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NJ thrashers Robots And Monsters are hanging out at home Thursday eve at rock club Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ.  They’re not performing – well, they kind of are.  I’ll be chatting with the band about their Jersey roots, and their…

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HATEBREED’S TIES TO…VAUDEVILLE???
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In a few weeks, Blonde And Crossbones will be heading upstate, to hang for a few days with Hatebreed drummer Matt Byrne.  I met Byrne (Byrne!) on the band’s tour bus shortly before their show last summer at Toad’s Place…

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THE BRILLIANT ‘BLOOD ARTIST’ VINCENT CASTIGLIA
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Backstage after a Lamb of God concert last May, I got a chance to meet a man who is not only a brilliant artist, but is now a good friend.  Vincent Castiglia is one of the most complicated people I’ve…

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ENTER SHIKARI ‘TAKE TO THE SKIES’ AND WORLDWIDE STAGES
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If you’re just getting to know me (Juliet Huddy aka the Blonde) you might not know of my obsession.  Last May ’16, I interviewed the lead singer of a band from the UK at the RockNDerby festival up in Schaghticoke,…

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A SIT-DOWN WITH MY PALS, JANUARY JANE
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I got to chit-chat with my pal, guitarist Mitchell C. Mitchell and singer Pat Via from alt rockers January Jane at the Gramercy Theater Friday night. If you didn’t see it on Facebook LIVE/Blonde And Crossbones, here’s the cleaner version…

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THEY SAID NO TO RECORD DEALS…AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT.
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A lot of us adults (and I use that term loosely) look at kids these days with the kind of attitude…well, our parents had with us.  “Do you know, Ava, that mommy used to walk a mile to school, in…

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LIVE WITH JANUARY JANE TONIGHT!!!
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It began at a karaoke bar.  Two years later, guitar phenom Mitchell C. Mitchell (And that’s what I call him. No “Mitch”, just – MitchellCMitchell) and his band January Jane and I are still hitting the karaoke bars, (only he sounds…

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BLACK MAP ALL OVER THE WORLD
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When I heard Black Map‘s “Run Rabbit Run” on Sirius Octane a few months back, my visceral response was to…freak out.   That incredible song from their upcoming album “In Droves” was one of my personal Top 10 for 2016.…

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A FRENCH CONNECTION
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French rockers Sinner Sinners released track ‘trois’ from their latest album, “Optimum Disorder” today.   “Celexa Blues” is burdened with a heavy heart;  the duo and their friends frequented the Bataclan, site of a horrific terrorist massacre back in November ’15.…

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ODDIE’S SIDE PROJECT RISING UP
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As the Ides of March move in, we naturally (?) think of the assassination of Julius Caesar back in 44 BC (ah, yes, I remember it well – a sad day). More importantly, for metal fans, it means we’re one…

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ON THE EMPORIUM’S PATIO WITH DEVILDRIVER
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As promised — the nuts, bolts, chit-chat, behind the scenes and in front of interview with DevilDriver axe man Neal Tiemann.  This was initially shot in real time on Facebook LIVE/Blonde And Crossbones.  Now, here’s the cleaned up vid/aud version.…

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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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