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Sleeping With Sirens tease epic fall tour at the APMAs
Sleeping With Sirens tease epic fall tour at the APMAs
PRS Lounge correspondent Ryan J. Downey sat down with Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens after he performed alongside Good Charlotte at the 2016 APMAs.  Quinn discussed the feeling of appearing on stage with Good Charlotte, how Dashboard Confessional and The Starting Line were inspirations for their live-unplugged album and how he once bumped into Bono from U2 at a party.  Intere ...
APTV talks birthdays and festival food with Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust
APTV talks birthdays and festival food with Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust
Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust caught up with APTV’s Ryan J. Downey at Louder Than Life for a birthday chat, where he spoke about the new album, turning 43, hitting the road and all the great food at the festival. Stay tuned this week for more APTV segments from Louder Than Life and Rock Allegiance festivals, brought to you by Orange Amplifiers and Danny Wimmer Presents! --- Segment ...
Beartooth gets cozy with APTV, talk plans for the rest of 2015
Beartooth gets cozy with APTV, talk plans for the rest of 2015
The guys of Beartooth sat down with APTV Senior Editor Ryan J. Downey at Louder Than Life to discuss how the festival is more than just music, but an experience. Awesome BBQ offerings and alcohol galore are just some of the perks! The band also divulged that they plan to start working a record after everything else they have in the works this year, saying they don’t like writing on tour.—Heat... R
Brandon Saller talks bringing back the spirit of young Atreyu with ‘Long Live’
Brandon Saller talks bringing back the spirit of young Atreyu with ‘Long Live’
After their hiatus, Atreyu are "back and on attack!" Senior Editor Ryan J. Downey sat down with drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller at Louder Than Life Festival discuss the love (and hate) the band has gotten on the new album Long Live, vocalist Alex Varkatzas’ varied jobs, the wisdom they've gained over the years and how they've combined it with their youthful spirit and energy of old-schoo
“I was excited about Star Wars in 1977. I’m not anymore.”—Rob Zombie talks ’31’ and Groucho biopic
“I was excited about Star Wars in 1977. I’m not anymore.”—Rob Zombie talks ’31’ and Groucho biopic
Rob Zombie and APTV’s Ryan J. Downey talk about stage production, special effects and Zombie’s new movie, 31 at Louder Than Life. 31 takes place on Halloween night where five people are kidnapped and brought to a remote location to be hunted for sport.  Stay tuned this week for mor ...
Oli Sykes Won’t Pander: ‘’I didn’t want to be the classic ‘drug addict recovery story’”
Oli Sykes Won’t Pander: ‘’I didn’t want to be the classic ‘drug addict recovery story’”
Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes talks to APTV's Ryan J. Downey about life's (and music's) grey areas and, specifically, not wanting to glamorize or have his personal recovery from addiction be a typical "drug addict recovers" story, AKA what people expect to hear and want him to say. Sykes talk ...
Oli Sykes: “Bollocks” to addiction, political correctness, selfish celebrities (exclusive interview)
Oli Sykes: “Bollocks” to addiction, political correctness, selfish celebrities (exclusive interview)
Bring Me the Horizon’s, Oli Sykes, talked about his view on ‘controversial’ topics, with APTV’s Ryan J. Downey at Louder Than Life festival last week. Skyes talked about distinguishing jokes from serious comments and his opinion on political correctness saying of his sometimes shocking onstage banter, “I’m actively trying to find the most offensive thing to come out of my mouth. I don’t mean it.”