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Legendary Music Biz Extraordinaire MICHAEL ALAGO Converses on Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic, Signing METALLICA & Sobriety with Madness To Creation
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Legendary Music Biz Extraordinaire MICHAEL ALAGO Converses on Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic, Signing METALLICA & Sobriety with Madness To Creation

Editor's Note:  This individual needs no introduction, yet I'm going to provide you with one anyway just in case you've been living under a rock the past 30 years.  What do you get when you cross an A&R representative, charisma, charm and a complete zest for life and discovery?  You get Michael Alago.  The legendary Michael Alago conversed with Madness To Creation on what he looks for as an A&R representative, discovering Metallica, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health awareness and Rob Zombie and Charles Manson!  Michael has a lot going on with the book "I Am Michael Alago:  Breathing Music.  Signing Metallica.  Cheating Death", which is available via Backbeat Books.  There is also an extraordinary Netflix show called "Who The Fuck Is This Guy:  The Fabulous Journey of...
“Mr. Strangler” of PORN Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness and the Mr. Strangler Trilogy
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“Mr. Strangler” of PORN Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness and the Mr. Strangler Trilogy

Editor's Note:  As it's extremely well-documented, it's certainly been trying times for bands and recording artists around the world.  However, it's kept French "Murder Rock" band PORN incredibly busy.  Not only have they released "Act III:  No Monsters In God's Eyes", they have also released remix version of the trilogy which has included members of Combichrist, Mindless Self Indulgence, Stabbing Westward and Orgy on the remix version.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, frontman Mr. Strangler of PORN discusses mental health awareness, the writing process of "No Monsters In God's Eyes" and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Fans can find PORN(the band) at the following locations: www.facebook.com/PORNtheband Madness To Creation:  How are you coping with the Covid-19 pandem...
(Concert Review) QUEENSRYCHE live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (2/15/2020)
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(Concert Review) QUEENSRYCHE live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (2/15/2020)

The verdict is in, Queensryche  still rocks after all these years. After a tumultuous decade, they have entered 2020 with a renewed energy and vigor. This past Saturday night I experienced the new live stage show for this year’s Verdict tour. And I have to say I was most impressed. Opening support for the band on this run is NYC rockers Eve to Adam with direct support coming from guitarist extraordinaire, the one and only John 5.   Eve to Adam hit the stage with their high-energy brand of hard rock full force. I saw the crowd respond to them very positively. Though there was a faction who weren’t familiar with the band and their songs, they were very easy to get into. Their songs had good grooves with powerful vocals. Though their set was short, the crowd really got into the mat...
Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 11:  “Christmas For The Music Lover Vol. 22” Spotify Playlist plus Weekly News Shorts!
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Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 11: “Christmas For The Music Lover Vol. 22” Spotify Playlist plus Weekly News Shorts!

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this special second weekend of December edition of Weekend Brunch Edition Weekly News and Spotify Playlist via Madness To Creation! This playlist theme is “Christmas Hints for the Music Lover Vol. 2”. The air is crisp, and people are getting stressed out knowing that the holidays are right around the corner.  As we have been crazy busy with our work weeks, we are celebrating the weekend!  We crack open some eggs, fry up some steak, and enjoy some brunch.  But wait, we missed out some music news and you might be wanting some new music to check out!  Well, Madness To Creation is your hookup, holler if you hear us!  #SorryScottSteiner  So, after you put away the Halloween decorations, sit back and relax and enjoy this weekly Spotify playlist. It is broken down into ...
(Concert Review)  JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES Live at 1175 Sports Park & Eatery in Kansasville, Wisconsin (11/5/2019)
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(Concert Review) JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES Live at 1175 Sports Park & Eatery in Kansasville, Wisconsin (11/5/2019)

With inflatable witches and pumpkin-headed characters adorning the stage, it’s only a week after what would have been perfect timing for this show. The screens placed along the stage are lit up, showing clips of kaiju and horror films to help set the mood. John 5 and the Creatures take to the stage, immediately launching into Crank It. The crowd is hot, bouncing and moving for the catchy track. Towards the end of the song, a portion of the sound goes out, and John announces that they seem to have blown a fuse. After a very brief break to fix the technical issues, the group retakes the stage, choosing to restart from the very intro of the show and to replay the entirety of Crank It again. The crowd doesn’t mind at all, and no energy has been lost during the slight delay.   The thou...
Nick Reese and Robert Sodaro of JOYOUS WOLF Converses with Madness To Creation on Buddy Holly, “Quiet Heart” and Mental Health Awareness
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Nick Reese and Robert Sodaro of JOYOUS WOLF Converses with Madness To Creation on Buddy Holly, “Quiet Heart” and Mental Health Awareness

Editor's Note:  It was so good conversing with Nick Reese and Robert Sodaro of Joyous Wolf for Madness To Creation.  This interview took place backstage at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa as they were getting ready to provide direct support for modern rock heavyweights Buckcherry.  This band is riding a wave of momentum as people have been talking about their intense live shows along with "Quiet Heart" and their ridiculous cover of "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain.  Fans can find Joyous Wolf at the following locations: www.facebook.com/joyouswolf www.joyouswolf.com www.instagram.com/joyouswolfmusic Nick:  This venue is really cool, I went and saw the crash site earlier, that was a big deal for me. Madness To Creation:  So did Buddy Holly and Richie Valens play a big inf...
Johnny Van Zant of LYNYRD SKYNYRD Converses with Mark of Madness To Creation on Future Plans After their Farewell Tour, Defining their Legacy & Finding their Faith
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Johnny Van Zant of LYNYRD SKYNYRD Converses with Mark of Madness To Creation on Future Plans After their Farewell Tour, Defining their Legacy & Finding their Faith

Contributor's Note: Earlier this year Southern Rock icons, Lynyrd Skynyrd, announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalogue of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. The two-year farewell tour will have logged over 50 stops in the US and Canada by the end of 2018. On the heels of last week’s announcement that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers would be taking their blockbuster farewell tour to Canada in spring 2019 comes word the band will head to the U.K. and Europe next summer. They will be joined by special guests, Status Quo, for U.K. dates. The run of headline and festival dates will give European fans one last night of unforgettable classic Southern...
(Album Review) (BUT, AT WHAT COST??!) by SILVERTUNG
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(Album Review) (BUT, AT WHAT COST??!) by SILVERTUNG

This Friday, Baltimore, Maryland's own SILVERTUNG will be releasing their album full of rock anthems entitled (BUT, AT WHAT COST??!) via Thermal Entertainment.  With this release, fans will be once again clamoring for the band that melted faces on mainstream rock radio with the songs "You & Me" and "Face The Music". The four piece band is composed of Speed on lead vocals/guitars, Codey on lead guitar, Danno on drums, and Sam Sour on bass.  They were at one time the number one most added request on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts and they will certainly achieve that status and then some with this Friday's release. The vocals are gritty and the guitar riffs are memorable, which make for great rock songs in songs such as "Dodging Bullets" and "Feel Inhuman".  Now that your seat...
Nuke and Aeon of Motograter Converses with Madness To Creation on Ivan Moody, Desolation, and Working with Megadeth
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

Nuke and Aeon of Motograter Converses with Madness To Creation on Ivan Moody, Desolation, and Working with Megadeth

Editor's Note:  It was a solid night of rock in Iowa as Motograter was about to deliver their blistering set in front of the Lifer's audience in Algona, Iowa.  Motograter is known for their tribal warpaint, their live set that engages the audience, and the band that had Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch as a frontman first.  It is no secret that there have been a few lineup changes over the years, however, Motograter is moving forward, contrary to what the naysayers might say in regards to that.  In 2017, Motograter released their latest record entitled "Desolation" via EMP Label Group, which is headed by David Ellefson of Megadeth.  This will be one of the first interviews where their newly recruited bass player known as Aeon Cruz was involved, and original member Nuke is in this inte...