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Do you like the gothic metal band Type O Negative? I sure do. Back when I was still writing about music, I saw Type O perform many times in venues ranging from the intimate CBGB to the historic Roseland Ballroom. Their shows were always so much fun and totally amazing. I also had the chance to interview three of the four band-members including Johnny Kelly, whose interview launched my 13-year gig writing for Modern Drummer, bassist Josh Silver (who I wish I’d been better prepared for, because, man, was he a character-builder), and the late, great Peter Steele, who answered all of my questions including those about his infamous 1995Playgirl magazine spread. Those were good times, for sure. Continue reading Product Review: Blackberry No. 1 Type O Negative CBD Tincture→
Dark Like My Heart Bath Bombs is a product from UK-based novelty gift company Gift Republic, who definitely make some fun products. These fragrant bath bombs for the Goth on your gift list look silver in the photo, but that is just glare bouncing off the packaging. They are actually a charcoal grey color and are meant to turn your bath water black. If you are curious about what it would be like to bathe in black water, check out what users are saying about this product on Amazon!
A Vampire punk band? Sure, why not? This design by Boggs Nicolas combines the names of the four vampire characters on TV’s What We Do In The Shadows with Arturo Vega’s highly recognizable band logo and crest design for the legendary Ramones. It’s an instant classic!
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Joey Jordison (Center) WithThe Murderdolls in 2003 (Image Source)
Musician Joey Jordison, best known as the legendary original drummer for Slipknot, and guitarist for The Murderdolls, passed away on Monday, July 26th, 2021 from the neurological disease transverse myelitis, which he had suffered with for many years. This is very sad news, not only because Joey was an extremely talented musician, but because he was a cool guy who was just too young to go.
This interview, which was conducted in person by me for the now defunct MK Ultra Magazine, took place in 2003, while Jordison was doing press for The Murderdoll’s debut, Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls. I pulled this from my archives this morning, to re-post here on The ‘Gig. It is not available in its complete form anywhere else on the web, so I thought it would be a nice remembrance for the enjoyment of Joey’s fans, and those who loved him. Goodspeed, Joey.
Rock You To Death
An Interview with Murderdolls Guitarist, Joey Jordison
By Gail Worley
The most important lesson I learned from conducting the following interview with Murderdolls guitarist Joey Jordison is to never, ever do an interview in a conference room that has no ceiling, especially when the floor outside said conference room is a highly polished wood floor. Because here’s what happens whenever someone walks by the room: not only does your tape recorder pick up the clomp-clomp-clomping of their shoes as they walk the hallway, but the echo from their clomping footsteps rises up over the walls of the room in which you’re trying to do the interview, creating an echo chamber wherein, upon playback of the recorded tape, every single one of my questions and every single one of his answers sounds like the chorus to a Morbid Angel song. Live and learn.
Making his impressive debut in the Video Clip of The Week this Sunday is Chris Corner’s IAMX, with the Performance Art-oriented clip for the track “Stardust.” Featuring celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, this clip captures everything that makes the gothic/industrial scene so mesmerizing, while managing to keep this much-fetishized genre (which arguably, saw its commercial peak in the late 90s) fresh and intriguing. Mostly, it reminds me of my club days, when NYC venues like The Bank and Limelight were the places to go to dance yourself silly from midnight to dawn while communing with the other creatures of the night. Good times. Continue reading Video Clip of The Week: IAMX, “Stardust”→