Artist Features / Interviews

 Chris Loomis

INTERVIEW: Riki Rachtman Discusses Cathouse Live

INTERVIEW: Riki Rachtman Discusses Cathouse Live

Best known for creating The Cathouse in Hollywood back in the late 80’s as well as for hosting MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, Riki Rachtman took time out of preparing to ride his motorcycle across the country from North Carolina to California to speak with SoCalMusicToday’s Chris Loomis. Riki discusses The Cathouse Live festival taking place at […]

 Harriet Kaplan

INTERVIEW: Jay Warsinske – CEO Indie Entertainment Summit & Indie Power

INTERVIEW: Jay Warsinske – CEO Indie Entertainment Summit & Indie Power

Jay Warsinske is a visionary and realist. A music industry veteran with 40 years in the business, Warsinske started his career at age six playing guitar and turned pro by 11 playing in Top 40 bands. By the time he was 16, Warsinske said he realized there was a higher calling rather just being a […]

 Chris Loomis

Interview: Charlie Benante and Frank Bello from Anthrax

Interview: Charlie Benante and Frank Bello from Anthrax

House of Blues Los Angeles is scheduled to close its doors for good in early August to make way for a new hotel/housing/retail complex and thrash masters Anthrax will be playing a SOLD OUT show there Wednesday night July 29 to provide a head-banging good-bye to the venue. SoCalMusicToday’s Chris Loomis caught up with Anthrax […]

 Harriet Kaplan

Interview: Brendt Thomas Diabo

Interview: Brendt Thomas Diabo

Influenced and Inspired by His Musical Icons Born and raised on the Mohawk Reserve of Kahnawake just outside of Montreal, Quebec, emerging artist Brendt Thomas Diabo’s music is an infusion of old-time country, rockabilly and blues. Brendt has independently released numerous singles, an EP, is set to release another this year, has airplay on various […]

 Chris Loomis

Interview: Phil Collen of Delta Deep/Def Leppard

Interview: Phil Collen of Delta Deep/Def Leppard

SoCalMusicToday’s Chris Loomis caught up with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen to discuss his new Blues project Delta Deep. In addition to Collen on guitars and vocals, the band, consisting of Robert DeLeo from Stone Temple Pilots on bass, drummer Forrest Robinson (Engelbert Humperdinck, Joe Sample & The Crusaders) and vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook (former back-up […]

 Chris Loomis

INTERVIEW: Chuck Billy of Testament

INTERVIEW: Chuck Billy of Testament

SoCalMusicToday.com’s Chris Loomis recently caught up with Testament vocalist Chuck Billy to discuss “The Chief”. “The Chief” is a Herbal Vaporizer that resulted from a collaboration between Chuck and Lord Vaper, the leading provider of high-quality custom vaporizers and vape pen kits. Chuck gives us details about “The Chief” and how he got involved with […]

 Chris Loomis

INTERVIEW: Marcos Leal of Shattered Sun

INTERVIEW: Marcos Leal of Shattered Sun

SoCalMusicToday.com’s Chris Loomis recently caught up with vocalist Marcos Leal from the emerging thrash titans from South Texas Shattered Sun. Leal discusses the bands influences, their new album Hope Within Hatred as well as what it’s like to have Testament’s Chuck Billy as their manager. Shattered Sun is also hitting the road with Exodus and Testament […]

 Chris Loomis

INTERVIEW: Tommy Victor of Prong

INTERVIEW: Tommy Victor of Prong

SoCalMusicToday.com’s Chris Loomis recently caught up with Prong guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor to discuss Prong’s upcoming cover record Songs from the Black Hole to be released on March 31. Tommy also talks about the challenges of being involved with multiple music projects as well as what it was like to play KNOTFEST 2014 with both Prong […]

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