The MusicNerd Q&A With The Old 97’s

When Old 97’s guitarist-vocalist Rhett Miller opens the group’s latest record Most Messed Up with the bold declaration “We’ve been doing this longer than you’ve been alive…,” it isn’t his ego talking. It is simply a fact. The acclaimed Americana…
The MusicNerd Q&A With James Black

Even though the musical parameters of his career with Finger Eleven are fairly well defined at this point in their career, guitarist James Black prefers to take the road less travelled when it comes to his solo work. On Moon…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Wayne Kramer

“Kick out the jams, motherfuckers!” That was the battle cry of the legendary MC5 in 1969. Fast-forward 45 years and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is looking to rally the troops once again. Kramer is in the last 10 days of…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Big Wreck

This past Tuesday, Canadian rock band Big Wreck unleashed their excellent new record, Ghosts, upon the world. For fans fearing the group might have taken a different musical direction for their latest offering, you can put those fears to rest…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Chuck Ragan

  Chuck Ragan might not be the first folk-punk poet but he certainly is one of the best. Ragan’s latest album Till Midnight (his fourth album) sees the singer-songwriter call upon the spirits of Springsteen, Neil Young and more, bringing…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Brian Byrne

In early March, singer-songwriter Brian Byrne, perhaps best known as the vocalist for Canadian rock band I Mother Earth as well as for a pair of solo releases, released his single “Arizona (I Miss You Most)”. This was no ordinary…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Rory Taillon

Rory Taillon might only be 25 years old but there is an old rock and roll soul lurking within him. With his new record It’s Not Black & White, the Oshawa, Ontario based singer-songwriter conveys an undeniable sense of urgency…
The MusicNerd Q&A With The Meds

From their humble beginnings in a Prince Edward Island basement in 2006, The Meds have come a long way, baby. The rock group has toured throughout Canada, supporting the likes of their pal Matt Mays, The Sheepdogs, The Trews and…
The MusicNerd Q&A With The Trews

It has now been more than 10 years since Atlantic Canadian natives The Trews burst onto the national and international scene with their debut record House Of Ill Fame. Fast forward 11 years, five full-length records and supporting slots for…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Bryan Adams

Only a handful of Canadian artists can lay claim to the massive success similar to what Bryan Adams has experienced in his career. His dozens of hit singles including “Heaven”, “Cuts Like A Knife”, “Summer of ‘69” and “Everything I…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Meaghan Smith

This past Tuesday, Juno Award winning songstress Meaghan Smith released her new record, the delightful Have A Heart, after a solid two years of work on the project. Have A Heart was not an easily realized record, however. Meaghan spoke with…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly is the kind of guy that lives and breathes music. He is a Billboard-charting guitarist with his own band, the glam-rock indebted Crash Kelly, but has also performed with former Guns N Roses member Gilby Clarke and Nelly…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Death Valley Driver

At last weekend’s East Coast Music Awards held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island’s favourite heavy metal sons Death Valley Driver found themselves on the winning end of the Loud Recording of the Year Award for last year’s superb effort Graveyard…
The MusicNerd Q&A With Neil Finn

With his newest solo record Dizzy Heights, Crowded House / Split Enz member Neil Finn shows that he has become anything but complacent with his music. Released this past February, his latest album was recorded between Finn’s studio in Auckland and…