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Metal Life Interviews Tracey Birdsall, Star of the Comedy Movie “Who’s Jenna Jameson”

Metal Life Interviews Tracey Birdsall, Star of the Comedy Movie “Who’s Jenna Jameson”

Tracey Birdsall short bio: From daytime soaps (Loving) to Michael J.Fox sitcoms (Family Ties), supernatural thrillers (Dawn of the Crescent Moon), science-fiction jaunts (At the Edge of Time), and ‘Jenna Jameson’, there’s seemingly no project or role award-winning actress Tracey Birdsall isn’t capable of pulling off with flying colors. And as the 2014 Maverick Award Winner (of Del Weston’s Action on Film Film Festival) tells us, she’s not returning to her comfort zone anytime soon. Metal Life interviewed Tracey Birdsall […]

Metal Life Interviews Rob Baard, Star of ‘Ninja: Immovable Heart’ Also Starring Danny Glover

Metal Life Interviews Rob Baard, Star of ‘Ninja: Immovable Heart’ Also Starring Danny Glover

An “authentic” ninjutsu film cloaked in the cape of a superhero blockbuster, The Ninja: Immovable Heart brings together veteran action movie star Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon,Predator 2) and rising martial-arts star Rob Baard for a high-flying action-adventure that’s part Dark Knight, part Bourne Identity. On the eve of the film’s DVD and VOD release, Metal Life spoke to Baard – based in his native Australia – about his adrenaline-pumping new action franchise. I take it from some of the articles […]

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With DORO

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With DORO

Metal Life reporter Karila recently chatted with the queen of all heavy metal Doro Pesch, who is currently promoting her 2015 U.S. Tour! She will be playing locally at the Whisky a Go Go on March 18, with Bitch supporting. They discussed what it’s like to perform live in a world of smartphones and what Doro’s spirit animal is. http://www.doromusic.de/

Metallica’s James Hetfield: How Music Saved My Life

Metallica’s James Hetfield: How Music Saved My Life

In this video, the latest in the “Up Close & Personal” series, Metallica’s James Hetfield opens up about his rocky, shameful past. He has done things he is not proud of. Over time he has come to terms with it and continues to grow each day. Music has saved his life by giving him an outlet to write and express himself. “Shame’s a big thing for me. Playing music has saved my life. Everyday it saves my life. When I am able to […]

NAMM: Metal Life Interviews Jason Hook, Rudy Sarzo, Nita Strauss and more for ‘Hired Gun’ Documentary

NAMM: Metal Life Interviews Jason Hook, Rudy Sarzo, Nita Strauss and more for ‘Hired Gun’ Documentary

On Saturday, January 24, 2015,  Metal Life was invited to the Monster Cables booth for an impromptu round-table style conference in order to promote the upcoming Hired Gun documentary. Directed by Francesco Strine and featuring such artists as Jason Hook (FFDP), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), and Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), the movie envelops the livelihoods of heavy rock’s most active sidekicks. They may not share the spotlight but without their skills, artists like Billy Joel and Ozzy […]

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With INSOMNIUM

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With INSOMNIUM

“Is it alright if we do the interview while I am here at the pub?” As if Insomnium’s guitarist Markus Vanhala even needed to ask! If anything, I wish I could have been there drinking a beer with him in that short time between Christmas and New Year’s when everyone just needs a break from the hectic nature of the holiday season. Though we indulged in some off-record conversation about dreary Finnish weather being the perfect time to chill at […]

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With Schmier From THE GERMAN PANZER

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With Schmier From THE GERMAN PANZER

Hey this is Karila, I am on the phone with Schmier the frontman for more than just Destruction…we are promoting the beauty that is The German Panzer! How are you? I’m doing great! Our debut album [Send Them All To Hell] just came out [except in the U.S.], and I just came back from tour with Destruction [in South America] so I have some days off to do some promotion for Panzer! And [as a side note], we put “The […]

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With RED FANG

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With RED FANG

Resident metal queen Karila had a chat with bassist/vocalist Aaron Beam of RED FANG at their Hollywood Palladium stop during the Communion of Sirens Tour. Want to know what the lyrics to “Blood Like Cream” are really all about? Are you in love with the band’s cameo on the Iron Reagan video “Miserable Failure”? You will love this interview where all these questions and more will be answered!   RED FANG’s WHALES AND LEECHES album is available at iTunes (HERE) […]

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With IN FLAMES Dec 9, 2014

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With IN FLAMES Dec 9, 2014

Resident metal queen Karila sat down with Niclas Engelin of In Flames on the Hollywood Palladium stop of the Communion of Sirens Tour 2014. They discussed Niclas becoming a polar bear tamer, Niclas’s other project Engel, and how to gain a new perspective on their latest album Siren Charms.  http://inflames.com/

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With THE SKULL

Metal Life Exclusive Interview With THE SKULL

Resident metal queen Karila Shannis, aka Femme Metale, got to chat with Eric Wagner, legendary doom metal vocalist of Trouble, Blackfinger, and The Skull. They discussed doom metal wardrobe, how long Eric has gone without writing a song, and their upcoming holiday trek through the northeastern parts of the US.   www.theskullusa.com (revamped website) www.twitter.com/troubletheskull www.facebook.com/troubletheskull  

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