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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 307):  Sergio Curbelo of PUYA
Metal Mania, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 307): Sergio Curbelo of PUYA

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5lCJdz17ERSzlRofQehbwz?si=sl605PEJRHq1ogEmSKTbhg&dl_branch=1 Contributor's Note:  Vocalist Sergio Curbelo of PUYA joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 307th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they go into the clip with The Don & The Grizz talked with Elias Soriano of Nonpoint and Elias shared some extremely kind words for Puya and how influential they were and still are in the nu-metal scene.  Sergio shared some stories of growing up in Puerto Rico with virtually nothing and not having live music readily available.  Sergio also shared some great stories involving Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and sharing the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers.  They also go through the gooseb...
(Mental Health Conversations):  LINDSAY KOLSCH, Co-Director of TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS
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(Mental Health Conversations): LINDSAY KOLSCH, Co-Director of TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS

Editor's Note:  It was such an incredible conversation with a woman that I look up to, and that is Lindsay Kolsch.  Lindsay Kolsch is the co-director for a mental health organization that is near and dear to our hearts called "To Write Love On Her Arms".  Their focus is having a platform that deals with the issues of self-harm and suicide prevention.  This week, they are launching for National Suicide Prevention Week "Worth Living For".  "Worth Living For" is written by Levi The Poet and Lindsay wanted to share these words to talk about the meaning behind this campaign for National Suicide Prevention Week: "This year has been hard for so many people - disruption and disconnection, uncertainty and changes - have become a part of our everyday lives. We know that people need other people a...
(Exclusive Single Premiere) “Mountain Man” by COWBOY DIPLOMACY
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(Exclusive Single Premiere) “Mountain Man” by COWBOY DIPLOMACY

Austin rockers Cowboy Diplomacy release the rugged “Mountain Man” on Friday, November 22, the third and final single in advance of their debut album Burn Down The Road, out December 13th, and Madness To Creation is happy to premiere "Mountain Man" by Cowboy Diplomacy the day before it's released!   “Mountain Man” follows the narrative of someone who feels uneasy trying to navigate city life, misses the peace and solitude of nature, and is trying to survive and find love on a small budget. He may have “mud on his shirt and dirt in his nails” but he’s much more than that.   “A mountain man is an individual that’s rough and tough around the edges but a gentleman at heart” says frontman Ian Cochran. “A guy who wants to treat his lady like a queen, loves to be old fashioned, loves...
Legendary Drummer Martin Atkins of PIGFACE Converses with Madness To Creation on Art of Touring and Crafting a PIGFACE Show, and Mental Health Awareness!
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

Legendary Drummer Martin Atkins of PIGFACE Converses with Madness To Creation on Art of Touring and Crafting a PIGFACE Show, and Mental Health Awareness!

Editor's Note:  This man needs little to no introduction.  The legendary Martin Atkins talked to us about the upcoming tour with the industrial rock supergroup PIGFACE.  He's having the who's who of today's rock musicians come up there and he gives us some insight on what goes into a PIGFACE concert.  You might have heard his name in many drumming circles, as he drummed for Nine Inch Nails for their legendary hit "Head Like A Hole", along with Ministry and Killing Joke in the 1990's.  Martin is also a guest lecturer and wrote books on touring life.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Martin Atkins clues us in on the legend that is PIGFACE, along with mental health awareness, and the art of touring and networking.  Fans can find PIGFACE at the following locations: www.facebook.c...
Josh Roossin of THE JACKS Converses with Madness To Creation on his Musicianship as a Drummer, Mental Health Awareness, and Performing at NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame!
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Josh Roossin of THE JACKS Converses with Madness To Creation on his Musicianship as a Drummer, Mental Health Awareness, and Performing at NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame!

Editor's Note:  Not to sound too braggadocios here, but Madness To Creation was one of the first reviews.  We were immediately blown away by this band because they somehow had the perfect balance of being heard on today's mainstream rock radio stations along with a classic rock station and a 60's AM radio station.  Trust us, you will have to listen to The Jacks to completely understand.  Since then, people began to take notice and their music was heard during this year's NHL Stanley Cup Finals, and they also go to perform at a pre-Super Bowl party along with this year's NHL Winter Classic event that took place at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.  Madness To Creation lucky enough to sit down with drummer Josh Roossin of The Jacks to talk about their brand new EP, along with how he...
The Legendary DON FELDER Converses with Madness To Creation on “American Rock & Roll” and Making Noise for Songwriters’ Rights in Front of Congress!
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The Legendary DON FELDER Converses with Madness To Creation on “American Rock & Roll” and Making Noise for Songwriters’ Rights in Front of Congress!

Editor's Note:  Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder released his solo album entitled "American Rock and Roll" to his legion of fans everywhere.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Don Felder discusses performing at the Library of Congress before venturing off to promote rights for songwriters in terms of their royalties along with his latest album.  You're going to learn that it was a wonderful collaboration with the who's who of the music industry including Slash, Mick Fleetwood, Chad Smith, Peter Frampton, and scores of other world-class musicians for his current album "American Rock and Roll"  Fans can find Don Felder at the following locations: www.facebook.com/donfeldermusic www.donfelder.com www.twitter.com/donfelder www.instagram.com/donfeldermusic Madness To ...
(EP Review) “Demo” by TELEVISION SKIES
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(EP Review) “Demo” by TELEVISION SKIES

Back in December of 2018, New York indie-pop band Television Skies released a four song EP entitled "Demo" via Bandcamp.  Since then, they have released a lyric video for "Only For A Moment" via their Facebook page and their YouTube channel.  Through these releases, the duo has a world of potential ahead of them. The band out of Ulster County, New York is composed of members Ihor Shuhan on vocals/guitars and Paul Maczaj on drums.  These two left a previous band called The Lighthouse in 2014 and formed Television Skies in 2016.  They cite The Doors, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Who as a few of their primary influences in their music.  The band has also played various gigs in New York City. Upon listening to their music, Television Skies sounds like that chill band that one would tur...
(Concert Review)  “Live at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota featuring DOROTHY” (2/1/2019)
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(Concert Review) “Live at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota featuring DOROTHY” (2/1/2019)

It was a blustery cold evening in Minneapolis and I went to the venue very frustrated.  Not because of anything to do with the show, but more of the location of the show.  Madness To Creation went and covered Dorothy with special guest Spirit Animal live at The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past Friday, to a near sold out concert. The parking situation was a nightmare as it was located in the middle of the college district of the University of Minnesota.  There was really no parking to speak of and it took me about 40 minutes to find a parking spot because their limited parking garages were full and I eventually parallel parked my car, and those that know me know that I cannot parallel park my car worth a crap. After getting my photo pass and review ticket, I missed ...
(Album Review): “Live In Atlantic City” by HEART
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(Album Review): “Live In Atlantic City” by HEART

This past Friday, earMUSIC released the live album "Live In Atlantic City" by Heart, and this is a collection that certainly culminates their music career.  This performance was originally seen and heard on VH1 Decades Live from 2006. This album features a lot of the classic Heart songs that you are familiar with such as "Crazy On You", "Barracuda", "Straight On", and so much more!  As a celebration of their esteemed career, Dave Navarro(Jane's Addiction, ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers) joined them for "Bebe La Strange", "Straight On" and "Crazy On You".  We got to see a different side to Heart as they collaborated with Alice In Chains for their classic songs "Would?" and "Rooster".  They also played a wonderful cover of "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin. The collaborations with Ann and...