Author Archives: Joe Daly

About Joe Daly

Joe Daly (@JoeD_SanDiego) is a regular contributor to the UK's Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Bass Guitar Magazine, and he provides commentary, reviews and industry insight to many other outlets in the US and abroad. Joe has contributed to several books and he has won awards for his interviews with icons like Slash, Chuck D. and bands like Motley Crue and Slayer. Joe also digs photography, running and speaking to his dogs in silly voices.

When Pop Music Goes Dark: An Interview With Mark Brooks

“People might say, “Oh, this is straight pop music,” but when you dig in, it’s much more – it’s heartbreak, it’s anger, it’s back-stabbing…Everything on this record comes from a real feeling and a real experience. Continue reading

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July, 2016

Dogs, dads and girls bearing cannolis. Joe will never forget July, 2016. Continue reading

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Behind the Music of Moonbeam City: An Interview With Mark Brooks

“I assume we’ve boned, but could you remind me of your name?” If the idea of Rob Lowe delivering this line as a sleazy and wince-inducingly narcissistic cop strikes you as more than a tad funny, then welcome to Moonbeam … Continue reading

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Get In The Ring: An Interview with Fozzy Vocalist Chris Jericho

Fozzy vocalist Chris Jericho, who also happens to be one of the most decorated professional wrestlers in history, wants to help you party like it’s 1979 — Van Halen style. Continue reading

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Dissident Aggressor: An Interview with Trevor Phipps

If the true story of Mormons slaughtering Christians on the American plains sounds interesting, then the new Unearth record might be right up your alley. We sit down with frontman Trevor Phipps to discuss the lyrics and the making of “Watchers of Rule,” the band’s heaviest record yet. We also talk about “The Love Boat.” Continue reading

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The 2014 Teddy Roosevelt Memorial Mid-Year Rock Awards

Music Editor Joe Daly ticks off some of his favorite releases so far in 2014. Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Coffee: An Interview with Nick Hipa of Wovenwar

Wovenwar guitarist and co-founder Nick Hipa sits down with Weeklings Music Editor Joe Daly to discuss the origins of his band, the collapse of As I Lay Dying and just what “Wovenwar” really means. Continue reading

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The 50 Most Epic Deaths in Song

Joe Daly breaks down the 50 most epic deaths in song. Perfect for Monday coffee, long drives and 3 a.m. resin-soaked debates after the bars have all closed. Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Coffee: An Interview with Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde discusses his first number one debut, “Catacombs of the Black Vatican,” the human resources policy for Black Label Society and his solution for ending war. It includes drinking and rock and roll. Continue reading

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AC/DC: Baby, Please Don’t Go

In the wake of news that AC/DC are on the verge of retirement, Joe Daly insists they must be considered along with the Beatles, the Stones and Zeppelin as one of the greatest bands in history. Continue reading

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Elevator Stories and the Secret of Grooving: The Return of EFG

As psychedelic groove rockers EFG complete work on their new album, Music Editor Joe Daly sits down with drummer Josh Garza to discuss the new material, the secret to rehearsing and whether or not the story of the band’s origin is really true. Continue reading

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Power Trio: Mark Brooks’ Three Smoking Grooves for the Rhythmic Insomniac

To blow off steam, acclaimed director Mark Brooks moonlights as DJ for L.A.’s scorching hot synth pop duo, Night Club. He offers up three of his go-to tracks for turning late night insomnia into a one-man dance party. Continue reading

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