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Mike Mettler  |  Dec 07, 2010  |  0 comments

And in an instant, lo, a hole in the sky appeared, and then it hit me like (bang bang) Maxwell's Silver Hammer when "Get Back," the Beatles? 1969 classic song to roller-coast by, cued up on my iPod during one morning's commute. As Paul McCartney's lead vocal embraced the song's galloping melody line, a great revelation emerged: I can sing Black Sabbath?s "Paranoid" to the same tune! Black Sabbath, the dark lords of melody . . . revealed!

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 20, 2012  |  1 comments

Some fellas look at the eyes
Some fellas look at the nose
Some fellas look at the size
Some fellas look at the clothes . . .

First I look at the purse.

Mike Mettler  |  Feb 07, 2012  |  0 comments

In honor of today’s release of A Different Kind of Truth, the first album from Van Halen with David Lee Roth as lead vocalist since 1984, we’re proud to present an interview I did with the inimitable Mr. Roth back in 2003. Our chat was ostensibly centered around his covers-oriented solo album Diamond Dave, but we quickly went into, well, a different universe. “As far as learning the alphabet of music goes,” opined the ever-quotable Dave, “I always tell young musicians, ‘Last I looked, the Bible was written in the exact same alphabet as my favorite pornography. So I guess the choice is yours, son.’” As the song says, might as well jump. . .

Mike Mettler  |  Apr 19, 2009  |  0 comments
Zoë/Rounder
Music •••• Sound ••••
Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Mike Mettler  |  Oct 26, 2016  |  0 comments
Performance
Sound
There are supergroups, and then there are The Traveling Wilburys. The wink/nudge humor behind the band name and the multiple nicknames of its five members is all George Harrison, the late Monty Python–loving Beatle, who put together a cream-of-the-crop collective for a pair of fabulously harmonious albums, 1988’s Vol. 1 and 1990’s Vol. 3. Harrison coined the word “Wilbury” in reference to in-studio recording gaffes attributed to faulty equipment, of which he told producer Jeff Lynne: “We’ll bury ’em in the mix.”
Mike Mettler  |  Aug 25, 2011  |  0 comments

We bring you, at last, the full version of our talk with Henry Rollins that ran in the September print and iPad editions of Sound+Vision. Enjoy!

Mike Mettler  |  Aug 25, 2011  |  0 comments

We bring you, at last, the full version of our talk with Henry Rollins that ran in the September print and iPad editions of Sound+Vision. Enjoy!

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