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Jake Kussmaul

I come from a family who is passionate about all things music. I learned to sing at an early age, and by 13, had my very own Fender Strat guitar. I tried my hardest at learning all that I could. Because I was born with cerebral palsy, I had to teach myself an adaptive playing style. I learned to write and record my own music, despite these difficulties. In college, I started making great use of my writing abilities by reviewing music, as well as copy editing. I guess it's best to stick with what you know, while welcoming a fair challenge at the same time.

Interview: Jon-Mikl Thor

Last week, my review of Thor’s latest album, Beyond The Pain Barrier, was shared by the man himself. I’d reached out to Thor via Facebook, and not only did he enjoy the review; he’d also accepted my proposal for a follow-up interview, thus making what’s presented here possible. Having initially …

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Tom Petty confirmed dead at 66

Tom Petty, a multiplatinum singer-songwriter whose career spanned over four decades, had been unconscious in full cardiac arrest since early Tuesday morning. After initial reports leaked of Petty’s exhibiting zero brain activity while on life support, he was presumed dead by multiple news outlets. However, his death was officially confirmed …

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Hostile Array premieres music video for sophomore single, “Herd Instinct”

Continuing their newfound journey as Hostile Array, the Maryland metal quintet followed up with “Herd Instinct,” the sophomore single to lead their second permutation’s upcoming debut album. It is chock full of dark, pounding metal riffs, while conveying a theme of faith among the ignorance of a collective society. Yesterday, …

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