Interview with Steve Vai – October 4th, 2016

By Mike Bax Photo by Larry DiMarzio A few days ago, the inimitable Steve Vai began an ambitious 21 date North American tour showcasing the entirety of his 1990 Passion and Warfare album – rehearsed to perfection and pushed out on the road for the masses. Already showcased over two months in Europe, this tour…

An Interview with Vinnie Paul – Hellyeah – September 22nd, 2016

By Mike Bax Hellyeah has been assaulting our earholes for a decade now over the course of five tightly performed albums. Founding members Chad Gray, Tom Maxwell and Vinnie Paul along with their new bandmates Kyle Sanders and Christian Brady have recently unleashed Undeniable (customized as Unden!able with the exclamation mark) upon us as their…

SIXX:A.M. video interview – Park Hyatt Toronto – March 3rd, 2016

I interviewed James Michael (Vocals), Dj Ashba (Guitar) and Nikki Sixx (Bass) at the Park Hyatt Toronto on the morning of March 3rd , 2016. This was to help promote their 2016 album Prayers For The Damned, released on Eleven Seven Music and distributed by Sony Music Canada. This was shot using available light on a Nikon D800 using a RODE…

An Interview with J. G. Thirlwell (FOETUS WISEBLOOD STEROID MAXIMUS)

#TBT – Conducted Circa 2009 By Mike Bax Photo by Maya Hardinge It’s utterly surreal to me that Jim G Thirlwell is the kind of musician who is still a relative unknown in the grand scheme of things. The Australian born Thirlwell has been in music for almost thirty years now, and is quite respected amongst…