Friday, June 14, 2024

Interview with Music Journalist/Blogger ALEX SMITH


Author/journalist Joel Gausten talks with veteran music journalist and blogger Alex Smith (Flaming Pablum) about his history in journalism, his current work, and some of his most memorable interviews and run-ins with musicians. Gausten and Smith also share their perspectives on their mutual favorite band, Killing Joke.

Flaming Pablum

B-Sides documentary




EMAIL JOEL at gaustenbooks@gmail.com


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Interview with MARK BURGESS of THE CHAMELEONS

Author/journalist Joel Gausten talks with Mark Burgess of The Chameleons about the band's recent chart success, current U.S. tour, and longevity in the music business.

The Chameleons' New EP, Where Are You?





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Interview with EERIE VON (DANZIG/SAMHAIN/SOLO)

(NOTE: AUDIO ONLY) Author/journalist Joel Gausten talks with Eerie Von (Danzig/Samhain/Solo) about his new solo album Not 4 Nuthin, his post-Danzig band Bighouse, and his collaboration with the late Mike "Ashley" Morance on the 1996 album Uneasy Listening.






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Interview with DAVE TREE (TREE)

Author/journalist Joel Gausten talks with Dave Tree of Boston Hardcore legends TREE about the band's 2019 reformation and current activities, the past and current state of the Boston underground music scene, and more.

TREE Band Links in the Video Description




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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Interview with BEN CHRISTO (THE SISTERS OF MERCY/DIAMOND BLACK)

Author/journalist Joel Gausten talks with Ben Christo of The Sisters of Mercy about his history with the group, its upcoming U.S. tour, and his bands Diamond Black and Shot Through the Heart.

The Sisters of Mercy

Diamond Black

Diamond Black YouTube Channel






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Interview with DOUG VIZTHUM (PLEASED YOUTH/BAD KARMA/LUNAR BEAR ENSEMBLE)


Author/journalist Joel Gausten talks with veteran guitarist Doug Vizthum (Pleased Youth/Bad Karma/Lunar Bear Ensemble/Lunar Ensemble/Mr. Payday/We Kick Ass/This Stuff'll Kill Ya!/The Slugger) about his history in the New Jersey underground music scene and his current activities in Florida.

Doug's Band Links in the Video Description




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Interview with MICK LOMAURO (FLATUS/FRANKIE GOES TO DOLLYWOOD)


Author/journalist Joel Gausten talks with veteran drummer and audio engineer Mick LoMauro (Flatus/Frankie Goes to Dollywood/The Tombstone Brawlers/Turbodemon/Man Made Devil/Mr. Green Jeans) about his history in the New Jersey music scene, his experiences as a touring musician, and his vast résumé behind the board for some of the biggest live acts in the industry.

Frankie Goes to Dollywood 




EMAIL JOEL at gaustenbooks@gmail.com