LOG: Southern hospitality
The relationship Virginia band Lamb Of God has with its fans is marked by more than a trace of southern etiquette. In addition to an effective viral marketing front, the band is brutally honest with its fans.
Living for the moment
Kim Mitchell has managed to hold on to his retro roots and steadily evolve without the hair plugs, new-age tie-died t-shirts or rocker-fitted Crox shoes. But he has watched the rock world change after decades in the game.
Atmosphere: When life gives you lemons
The downfall to living life as a story is playing the role of both the protagonist and antagonist of your own story. Atmosphere’s Slug became the character he created in his rhymes, and paid the price.
Die Mannequin frontwoman a talented “mess”
At only 22, Care Failure has the rock scars to back a claim to fame. Plucked off the streets and out of the depths of drug addiction five years ago by the former president of EMI, Failure is a self-admitted “mess.”
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
The travesty, says journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, is it costs the country three barrels of fresh water from the Athabasca River and two tons of earth to get one barrel of bitumen out of the Alberta tar sands.
Ill Bill: Audio Zeitgeist
Ill Bill believes our society loves murder, loves bloodshed and loves the scene of an accident where someone’s dead. “When you see a car crash, everybody slows down to see what happened.”
Indestructible after 10 years
The band has to date sold four million copies of its debut, The Sickness, and watched its last three releases – Believe, Ten Thousand Fists and 2008’s self-produced Indestructible – top Billboard’s album chart.
Live: Still standing
For nearly two decades Live have remained relevant to their fans, and sustained what Kowalczyk calls “the innate chemistry of a four-element unit,” formed when the 30-something-year-olds were still high school students.
Them Vs You Vs Me
When Justin Morneau stepped to the plate at the 2007 home run derby in Yankee Stadium, Paralyzer by Finger 11 was playing over the loudspeakers. The Burlington-bred brethren have come a long way.
Prince of Pot
Marc Emery is an extreme guy. He owns and publishes Cannabis Culture magazine, founded the B.C. Marijuana Party and, until July of 2005, was one of the world’s leading marijuana seed dealers.