STICK FIGURES – Part One / Tommy Craig (The Pat Travers Band)

STICK FIGURES – Part One Tommy Craig (The Pat Travers Band) Written by: Christopher Long Contributor’s note: “Stick Figures” is a six-part series featuring personal interviews I’ve conducted recently with drummers who I believe to be some of the most exciting players on today’s rock scene. Some of the artists will be members of iconic, platinum-selling bands, while others are “laying...

October 15th, 2017
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Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch Discusses Taking A Break and Untraveled Roads with MUEN Magazine!

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  It was humbling getting to talk with one of the most underrated vocalists in rock music today in Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch.  On September 15th, they have released a live album entitled “Untraveled Roads”, and it was taken from a Winter Jam live concert performance.  In the live recording, listeners immediately notice that...

October 15th, 2017
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Chris Bowes of Alestorm sits down with MUEN Magazine to Discuss Warped Tour and “Mexico”!

Contributor’s Note: If there was a pirate font or some type of translator I could use to transcribe this particular interview with Chris Bowes, the vocalist of Alestorm, I absolutely would!  In a world where it seems like 86% of the songs are about emotions, broken relationships, and hating their parents, Alestorm has flipped the script and created some of the most fun music out there...

August 15th, 2017
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Steven Nathan of Don’t Believe In Ghosts Discusses “Give It Meaning”, “Prince” and “Getting Inspired” with MUEN!

Written by:  Matty Editor’s Note:  I do not say this lightly when I say that “Give It Meaning” by Don’t Believe In Ghosts could seriously be under consideration for one of the records of 2017!  Steven Nathan, former frontman of Man On Earth, created an album that is chocked full of melodies, plenty of musicianship, and all around heartfelt moments!  Don’t Believe In Ghosts even...

August 14th, 2017
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Chris Luca of KillSET Discusses Kris Kross, STFU, and Nu-Metal with MUEN Magazine!

Contributor’s Note:  STFU by KillSET is definitely an album that brings people back to rap-core and nu-metal!  They included a quite unique cover of “Jump” by Kris Kross.  Check out KillSET at Facebook at  Here is my conversation with Chris Luca, the vocalist of KillSET! Matty: Chris, thank you for taking the time to interview with me for...

August 9th, 2017
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Michael Monroe Discusses “The Best of Michael Monroe” with MUEN Magazine!

Contributor’s Note:  It was surely a pleasure talking to the man that influenced the likes of Guns ‘N’ Roses, Motley Crue, and countless of other bands!  The man is an icon, there is no two ways around it.  He is also a gracious person and he discusses his greatest hits album, his work and friendship with Slash of Guns ‘N’ Roses, and an overall career retrospective.  Without further...

July 22nd, 2017
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Dave Naruszewicz of VYCES Discusses “What Keeps Him Up At Night” with MUEN Magazine!

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  It was an extremely rocking night at Spicoli’s Rockade in Waterloo, Iowa and VYCES got done with a blistering set at the esteemed Northeast Iowa venue.  VYCES is showing people across the United States that they have what it takes to become major players in the world of mainstream rock with their hard-hitting sound in conjunction with their...

July 13th, 2017
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Reid Henry of Never Say Die Discusses Moving Forward with MUEN Magazine!

Contributor’s Note:  It was a beautiful night of music at Spicoli’s Rockade in Waterloo, Iowa, and the audience was in for a treat as Never Say Die, VYCES, and Era 9 were prepared to rock the stage!  Two of the members of Never Say Die were in My Darkest Days before Matt Walst left the band to perform with his brother in Three Days Grace.  Never Say Die is currently touring in...

July 1st, 2017
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Freddie Nelson Discusses “Shake The Cage” with MUEN Magazine!

Contributor’s Note:  It was a great time discussing “Shake The Cage” with Freddie Nelson!  He is known as a producer’s producer and for his work and collaboration with one Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big fame.  On July 7th, Freddie Nelson will be releasing “Shake The Cage”, and he has also released the music video for “Hey Doll”.  You can find Freddie...

June 27th, 2017
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Griffin Landa of The Acacia Strain Discusses “Gravebloom” with MUEN Magazine!

ditor’s Note:  It was a great night for hardcore music in a rundown, filthy, yet sexy venue known as the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Acacia Strain put on a killer show in their one-off concert before they ventured off to be a part of the summer’s hottest festival, the Vans Warped Tour!  Here, we had an awesome conversation with Griffin Landa, who is the bassist for The Acacia...

June 26th, 2017
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