13 Favorite Musician Interviews of 2013

Categories: It's 2013, Q&A

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For music journalists, there's nothing better than when an artist or performer gives good quote. While musicians can be pretty hit or miss when it comes to interviews, when one gets garrulous and decides to dish or diss, there never seems to be enough tape or memory space available for their pearls of wisdom.

And some of the many interviewees from the music world that the scribes of Up on the Sun spoke to last year definitely dropped dime and got glib. And while it's a bit tardy, here's a baker's dozen of some of our favorite and most popular Q&A's from 2013.

Love and Death with Brian Head Welch
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Love and Death with Brian "Head" Welch (second from left)

Brian "Head" Welch: "I Feel Like I'm Living A Resurrected Life Right Now"
By Lauren Wise

Back in 2009, Brian "Head" Welch was hosting auditions at his Phoenix studio in order to craft a band for his own brand of music. The legendary former Korn guitarist experimented and jammed out with a few members, but then went back to searching for his ideal bandmates. In 2011, two weeks before his project was to go on tour, Welch found 14-year-old J.R. Bareis and chose him as his new guitar player. Rounded out by drummer (and Phoenix resident) Dan Johnson and bassist Michael Valentine, the finalized four-piece was announced as Love and Death in February 2012.

Love and Death released their Chemicals EP and the album Between Here & Lost, the latter of which was released in January 2013 and was birthed from "trials, tribulations, pain, suffering, anxiety, depression and drama," according to Welch. And while Welch has admitted that the band has been through some very intense highs and lows, the name "love and death" symbolizes everything that the members had been through during the handful of years they had been together...Read More

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