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Gail's Q&A With Secret Machines' Josh Garza Up Now on Ink19

Josh Garza

My hilarious interview with Secret Machines Drummer Josh Garza is finally up at Ink 19 Dot Com. Please check it out!

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Gail in Print: Modern Drummer April 2009

The April issue of Modern Drummer is all about Mitch Mitchell, the legendary drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience who passed away last November. In this issue you’ll also find my extensive feature with mathcore drumming genius Blake Richardson of Between the Buried & Me, as well as an update with Josh Garza of NYC’s own Secret Machines – one of my favorite bands! It really is a fantastic issue. Out to subscribers this week, you can pick up the April Modern Drummer on Newsstands next Tuesday, March 3rd.

Gail's Top Ten Favorite CDs of 2008!

2008 wasn’t the worst year for music. I managed to find ten CDs I really like. These are them.

Gail’s Top Ten Favorite CDs of 2008

1.    MGMT, Oracular Spectacular

2.    Sloan, Parallel Play

3.    Hugh Cornwell, Hoover Dam

4.    Weezer, The Red Album


5.    The Verve, Forth


6.    Secret Machines

7.    Bigelf, Cheat the Gallows

8.    Robert Pollard is Off to Business

9.    Starflyer 59, Dial M

10.    Opeth, Watershed

Rock Star Quote of the Week: Josh Garza of Secret Machines

“I have this theory: you know that Guitar Hero or Guitar Band game? I wish those had come out fifteen years ago, because it would have kept a lot of these fucking dipshits from being in bands. They would have just gotten off playing Guitar Hero or Guitar Band and they would have left music to the musicians. Damn! Because there are a lot of kids that can kind of play, they can kind of write songs and they can kind of…fuck that man! I don’t do this because I “kind of can do it,” I do it because I live it and I breath it and I love it. I don’t really even get paid that much to do it but even if they weren’t paying me – I’d still do it. A lot of these cats can’t do it and, all right that’s cool. I’m not going to hold that against them. I’m not going to be that cynical bastard, but I just know what the score is. So, don’t player hate me, just stay out of my way (laughs).”