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Was that Guttermouth’s Mark Adkins or Lou Dobbs?

So Cal punk vets Guttermouth will headline Hell’s Kitchen Friday night, and leading up to my interview with front man Mark Adkins I read many a story about how he revels in pushing people’s buttons. Well, let’s just say he wasn’t shy about sharing his opinions on …

… why punk is dead.

… PBR-chugging punk poseurs (especially the ones that tried to beat him up in Ventura.)

… his obsession with politics. And this is where he does his best Lou Dobbs impression.

I debated how much of the political stuff

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Big & Rich will tour with Gretchen Wilson this year (John Rich interview audio)

The other day we revealed who country star John Rich was flying in for a special guest appearance during his show Saturday at Shelton’s Little Creek Casino. But also of interest is this clip featuring …

… Rich talking about reuniting with partner Big Kenny Alphin this year and their planned tour with Muzik Mafia homie Gretchen Wilson.

No Big & Rich tour schedule is posted on the band’s fan site, and Pollstar only lists a handful of dates in Minnesota, Colorado and Saskatchewan. But

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Bonham talks Led Zeppelin Experience, starting new band with Page and Jones (audio)

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will be the main attraction at Seattle’s WaMu Theater on Saturday (ticket info here.) Some of you read my piece on drummer Jason Bonham and his Led Zeppelin Experience on the blog Wednesday or in today’s GO section. And now you can listen to clips from the interview itself. Just click the links below to hear Bonham talk about …

… how he went from the 2007 reunion show to the current tribute tour.

… still missing his dad after 30 years.

… an

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What to expect from “So You Think You Can Dance” live on Saturday at the T-Dome

The cast of “So You Think You Can Dance” will take over the Tacoma Dome on Saturday. And recently I caught up with returning All Star Ade Obayomi to talk about his favorite dance partners and what to expect from the live show versus what we’ve seen on TV. Click here to listen to what he had to say. And then check out some video clips from the new tour.

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What to expect from Jo Dee Messina’s Music Room show (audio)

Last Friday’s GO cover subject, Jo Dee Messina, is the main attraction at Broadway Center’s Pantages Theater tonight. And you can Click here to listen to the county star break down what sets tonight’s Music Room format apart from other concerts she headlines.


The Deftones’ Chino Moreno on unreleased CD “Eros,” accident that sidelined band mate (audio)

Alice in Chains, Mastodon and the Deftones have joined forces for the BlackDiamondSkye tour, which will drop by Seattle’s KeyArena on Friday. And someone will be notably missed during the Deftones’ set, with bassist Chi Cheng still sidelined nearly two years after the accident that put him into a coma in November 2008.

Recently, I caught up with Deftones singer-guitarist Chino Moreno for a story that will run in Friday’s GO section. Meanwhile, here are a few clips from that interview with Moreno discussing …

… how his band wound

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X Japan interview (audio)

Imagine if Metallica, after two decades of packing arenas in the United States, had to reboot and play a series of club shows to win over new fans in, say, Turkey. That’s roughly what symphonic metal band X Japan is doing with its first U.S. tour.

X Japan is one of the biggest bands on the planet that you’ve probably never heard of, having sold 30 million records and DVDs at home in Japan and sparked a music and fashion movement called “Visual-Kei,” a precursor to some of the anime styles catchin’ on

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The Melvins’ King Buzzo talks Hollywood, “Groucho Marxism” and Fox News (audio)

Better late than never, but as promised here are a few more clips from my interview with Melvins leader Buzz Osbourne (first batch here.)

The godfathers of grunge are still in the area. And as anyone who witnessed the band blow the roof off of Hell’s Kitchen Monday night will tell you, tonight’s all-ages show at Olympia’s Capitol Theater should not be missed. Meanwhile, click the links to hear King Buzzo on …

… band stability and playing with Jared Warren and Coady Willis from Big Business.

… appearing

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The Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne on staying away from Montesano, influencing other bands (audio)

The mighty Melvins return to Tacoma on Monday where they’ll headline the new Hell’s Kitchen for the first time. Then they’ll play an all-ages show at Olympia’s Capitol Theater on Wednesday. They’re the subject of the cover story in Friday’s GO section, and here are a couple of clips from my interview with front man Buzz Osbourne to whet your appetites. Click the links to hear what he said about …

… the odds he’ll kick it in Montesano or Aberdeen any time soon.

… his band’s influence and who he’d like

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Allison Iraheta interview audio

In just a few hours, “American Idol” alumni Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta will take the main stage at the Puyallup Fair. Recently, I caught up with Iraheta, and you can click the link below to hear what she had to say about life after “Idol” and what she learned from the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Jamie Foxx.

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