Starr Powered

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It was the sheer size of it that first captivated him. An inch thick. Nearly two pounds in weight. Exactly 400 pages, each one riddled with notes — hundreds or even thousands of them that have been played by the blistered fingers of three generations’ worth of budding musicians. Continue reading

Into the Fire

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Not long after ringing in the New Year, Chris Raines found himself almost a couple thousand miles away in Atlanta, sitting in the Venice Beach headquarters of Ross Robinson, producer to such critics faves as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, At the Drive-In, and Glassjaw. Raines had played his first show with his band, metalcore act Norma Jean, only four weeks earlier. Continue reading