CORINA TAYLOR Comeback of the Year - Interview by MK Magazine
Corina by Joe Louis
We at MK were completely unaware of the existence of one of our most popular ViXXXens, Miss Corina Taylor. It was in the early quarter of 2004 that she submitted her photos to us and almost a year later we discovered her porn past. Since then she embarked on a hasty hiatus from the industry, made a handful of appearances on the Howard Stern show, appeared in a Monster Magnet video, made the pages of the gossip tabloid The Star in which she is unromantically linked to actor Jared Leto, become a mother and is making her return to the adult industry with a lil help from none other than MK's founder Alex Zander.
In fact Corina may have very well enjoyed more media exposure since her departure, including HBO, than she ever did when she was shooting fuck flicks.
When it was announced that Corina would be joining AZ at Glamour Con 36 in Chicago, the adult press picked up on it, and there was a new fire starting in Chicago. This time it was Zander's cell phone. Photographers form Porn valley and smut studios were burning up his phone, and it was Cherry Boxxx's Dominic, a publicist that AZ has noted many times has gone more out of his way to accommodate our krew at the big AVN show in Vegas, that had the golden ticket. This very interview was actually conducted for Dominic to accompany the photos he had his photographer take while Corina embarked on her maiden voyage to the Windy City.
While at Glamour Con Corina did numerous photo shoots, met loads of fans, and was spotted in the company of the legendary Seka and the new girl on the block Justine Jolie, the lovely British lass Taylor Wayne, and of course a massive MK Magazine posse at the annual After Dark Party.
Perhaps the most notable event of Corina's visit was the bond that was built between her and MK. We were intoxicated by her southern charm and her almost shy manner. MK is no stranger to developing friendships with adult talent, but this Arkansas beauties etiquette won us over like nobody else. So, it was only fair that we let her tell it like it is in this no holds barred, and uncensored interview, in which among all the press, positive and negative once and for all, you can read her version, here and now, in her first post porn expose' .Continue reading "CORINA TAYLOR Comeback of the Year - Interview by MK Magazine"
DEVILDRIVER / DEZ Interview
By Sara Josephine
The Machinehead/Devil Driver show at House of Blues in Chicago began with many twists and turns and my interview with Dez was looking more and more difficult to come by. My tickets for the show never made it to will call so I had roadies and managers telling me I could only do the interview then I would be escorted out. But my night in shining armor, wearing a Motorhead shirt, sporting long black hair and a tribal tattoo on his chin came to my rescue. Dez is what every interviewer hopes for when trying to get truthful information about a band or music in general. Dez turned my whole night around by being open and honest about himself, his band, and the tour. He- and only he- pulled strings allowing me to sit and enjoy the sold out rock show after the interview. Dez proved himself as a real person in a world where ego precedes human compassion, and Im proud to call him my friend.Continue reading "DEVILDRIVER / DEZ Interview"
EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTENPHASE 3
- by JAMES BOEHLER
In the late spring, early summer of 1991, I walked into one of my favourite record stores, Atomic Records, in Milwaukee. From the moment I walked in the door, a song later known to me as "Vanadium-I-Ching", struck me in a way that no other music had at that time. It was also a very heavy psycho-delicate time, in the aftermath of Gulf War Part One. What's different now from then? A lot and nothing. Many of bands the bands that I had been into at the time had been together for maybe 10 years, or were broken up or dead. The German and truly orchestrated noise group, EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN, had just released a "greatest hits vol. 2" package entitled, "Strategies Against Architecture 2". It contained material from 1984-90 and disc/side 2 was playing. For the duration of my weekly visit, I had transcended into a different consciousness. I couldn't translate the language of my heritage, but oddly enough it felt very familiar to me. I was hooked, so I approached the music pusher who was going to get me straight on my latest fix. The Cooler-than-thou Record Store Clerk had to tell me at least 10 times how to pronounce their name. "EIN-STUR-ZENDE...NEU-BAU-TEN!" I had never heard anything on that level which had surpassed anything considered "industrial" at the time. If there was a true term for that word, E.N. would apply if not on the basis of the own instruments that they create or incorporate into their performances, then on the translation of their name alone: "Collapsing New Buildings!" On the 30th of April, 2004, I arrived a the Metro for what I would later learn was going to be their last show in Chicago, or the last tour of America for that matter. I still wasn't sure who I would be interviewing, though I requested to interview Blixa Bargeld, since the he was the mainline towards the group's existence. Whatever he says goes. I was bit nervous of the possibility of ever meeting him. He's a very educated and well traveled man that has no time for bullshit of any kind. He also is responsible for 2 of the more influential groups of the last 20 years. The Bad Seeds and, of course, Einsturzende Neubauten. Once lead into the bus, I the first face I saw was that of Professor Bargeld. I properly introduced myself and thank him for the opportunity to speak, or more or less, listen to him. He seemed more interested in talking any way. He reminisced about the last time they played the Metro (July 2000), but doesn't remember much because they toured so consistently. He remembers a lot of obnoxiousness in the audience during his monologues and how he feels about it.Continue reading "EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTENPHASE 3"
Lamb of God Interview with Randy Blythe
By Sara Josephine
Lamb of God has proven themselves once again on the fierce metal tour with Fear Factory, playing to packed venues in every city. Lamb of Godâs release of Ashes of the Wake provides listeners with some of the most brutal metal combining, speed, death, and hardcore into one delectable mix. My interview with Randy Blythe was interrupted several times due to the bands recent popularity and soaring album sales. My in person interview was shifted to 3 different time slots, and then I finally got bumped down to a phone interview. Nevertheless, Randy delivered and answered questions about the recent tour, and Ashes of the Wake.
Shadows Fall VS Chicago (Round One)
Interview by Sara Josephine
âPower Ballads are far from dead, my friendsâ was one of the final statements Brian Fair, lead singer of Shadows Fall, made to the crowd at the Bottom Lounge. Shadows Fall is a refreshing mix of old school squeals and solos combined with new varieties of riffs and vocals. The bandâs heaviness can hang with the best of âem, especially when it comes to their live shows. The live force of the band is incredible complete with Brian doing the windmill at every opportunity he can! They remind me a lot of pre-black Metallica meets Testament. And their new album, The War Within is no exception delivering raw power of metal fused with rock nâ roll.Continue reading "Shadows Fall VS Chicago (Round One)"
DANZIG- From This Day ForwardâŚ
By Cindi Loftus photos by SuZn Murawaski
Dark, Deep, Hypnotic,
Aloof, Intense, Erotic,
These words describe the man and the music that is Danzig. Glenn Danzig is the man and his newest CD, Circle of Snakes, is the music. You are all familiar with Glennâs colorful twenty-five plus year history in the music business. We take it from here into the future with this exclusive interview.Continue reading "DANZIG- From This Day ForwardâŚ"