Getting to Know Savoy Motel: Matty’s Conversation with Jeffrey Novak, bassist/vocals for Savoy Motel!

Contributor’s Note:  It was an honor and a privilege to get linked up to interview this rising act.  From their previous three singles that they have posted from their YouTube channel, they are boasting approximately 100,000 total hits from their YouTube channel for their music videos “Hot One”, “Souvenir Shop Rock”, and “Sorry People”.  They have enjoyed...

February 21st, 2017

Getting to Know Sixlight: Matty’s Interview with Sixlight!

Contributor’s Note:  In a time where we seem to be more divided than ever in our country, especially when it comes to today’s political landscape, music is always seen as a blessing and a form of therapy for myself and for my readers.  On that note, I’m bringing you a band that I foresee will be on the rise in the rock music landscape for years to come, they are Greensboro, North...

February 12th, 2017

Guitarist Jason Richardson(formerly of Born of Osiris, All Shall Perish, and Chelsea Grin) discusses Toneforge!

Joey Sturgis Tones​ is excited to announce Toneforge Jason Richardson​, the latest addition to the Toneforge line of plugins. This plugin offers three new amp designs, two custom cabinets, three effect pedals, and a complete post-processing section. All aspects of ​Toneforge Jason Richardson​ are derived from the tones created with producer Taylor Larson on Jason’s debut solo album, “I”...

February 4th, 2017

“Discussing Ember to Inferno: Ab Initio”, Matty’s Conversation with Matt Heafy, vocalist/guitarist of Trivium

Contributor’s Note:  It was an honor and a privilege to be discussing music and the re-issue of “Ember Inferno Ab Initio” with one of the more prolific frontmen in today’s metal scene in Matt Heafy of Trivium.  You will learn how this process of the re-issue came about, what fans can expect from this re-issue, and how Matt got into music and started this band called Trivium....

December 27th, 2016

Grammy Award Winning Mix Engineer Bob Horn Discusses Importance of Collaboration & Cooperation Between Musicians & Producers!

Grammy Winning Mix Engineer Bob Horn (Michael Jackson, Usher, Timbaland, Ashanti, Dave Koz, Akon) recently sat down with Joey Sturgis Tones for their series Unleash Your Creativity to discuss the importance for musicians to understand the recording process on a more practical level; by being familiar with how things work in the studio, musicians can better communicate their vision to the production...

December 26th, 2016

Discussing the Writing Process for “Vibrant”: Matty’s Conversation with Kevin Cali(vocalist) and Fernando Di Cicco(guitarist) of Dreamshade!

Contributor’s Note:  I haven’t been this hyped over an album in years.  Swiss heavyweights Dreamshade have a new deal with Artery Recordings and they are proceeding to release their latest record entitled “Vibrant” this Friday, December 9th worldwide!  It features the hit single “Dreamers Don’t Sleep” and they recently released their music video to “Where...

December 8th, 2016

Discussing “Time Capsules”, “Whiskey” and “Haikus” with Watch Them Fly

Modern metalcore with pop-hooks are the basis for Minneapolis’s Watch Them Fly who recently dropped their highly acclaimed EP The Veil which is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gw/album/the-veil-single/id1140827297 and visit WTF online at https://www.facebook.com/WatchThemFly/. Paul has mentioned that the inspiration for WTF songs “come[s] through [him], like [he] is being used...

November 29th, 2016

Theme From A Perfect World and Music Education: Matty’s Conversation with Andy Timmons!

Contributor’s Note:  What do KISS, Alice Cooper, Olivia Newton-John, Kip Winger, and Paula Abdul all have in common?  They all have some sort of connection with legendary guitarist Andy Timmons, formerly of Danger Danger, now fronts the Andy Timmons Band.  Whether it be sharing the stage with Andy Timmons, or creating musical masterpieces with the guitar virtuoso, they all share that common...

November 24th, 2016

Discussing The Neal Morse Band’s “The Similitude of a Dream”, Matty’s Conversation with the man himself, Mike Portnoy, drummer of The Winery Dogs/The Neal Morse Band

Contributor’s Note:  I realized one of my dreams that this little corner of the web has provided for me.  I got to talk to my all-time favorite drummer Mike Portnoy about one of his numerous bands that he’s a member of, The Neal Morse Band.  I have followed Mike’s career from his days with Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Avenged Sevenfold to his current gigs with...

November 10th, 2016

Discussing “Satisfaction for the Vengeful”: Matty’s Conversation with Ronnie Mitchell, bassist for Blessing A Curse!

Contributor’s Note:  To say that I am thoroughly impressed with this five-piece quintet out of Orlando, Florida known as Blessing A Curse is an understatement!  This band definitely packs a punch with breakdowns that will make the hardcore kids happy to having catchy alternative/pop hooks that will make the Warped Tour kids elated.  ”Satisfaction for the Vengeful” was released...

November 8th, 2016