HM was honored to be invited to a special moment in Korn’s life as a band, as the Bakersfield, Calif. quintet were inducted into the Guitar Center Rock Walk, an honor held by other members such as BB King, Queen and AC/DC. Dreadheaded friend of the band, Rob Zombie, gave the induction speech, from the heart with no notes, in a style all his own.

Korn just released The Paradigm Shift, their first record with founding member Brian “Head” Welch, who rejoined the band after eight years apart. “I came back at the right time,” he quipped. Here, the band accepts their entry in the only way they know how.


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The Blackened Blues

With Anberlin putting a hold on its career, two of its members – Christian McAlhaney and Deon Rexroat – weren't ready to put on hold on music as their careers. Now, their former side project – a "blackened blues" rock and roll outfit – has become their main gig.


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Amy Sciaretto

PR in the Time of Pandemic

No one knows artists better than Amy Sciarretto, industry veteran and President of Atom Splitter PR. So when the world hit pause and artists had to call an audible, there is no one better to talk to about how those bands are pivoting in a new reality. Sciarretto talks to us from her own home in New Jersey about how the pandemic is affecting artists, their process of undergoing transition, and how it's going to change music – maybe in great and unexpected ways.


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Bert McCracken of The Used Photo by Aaron Berkshire

Let's Get to the Heart of Things

"Music is our everything; we live and die for it. It’s our way to be human, so making songs that make that deep human connection is really important for The Used." In a new age of releasing music in a socially-distanced world, Bert McCracken and The Used face the challenge of human connection when physical connection is taboo. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt dives in with McCracken about The Used's new album, Heartwork, his absence on social media, and why 2020 will be the year of rice.


Photo by Aaron Berkshire

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