Artist Interviews

From heavy-metal bangers to country twangers to EDM mix wizards, The Hub gets up close and personal with musicians from every significant genre. We ask probing questions about their gear, their inspiration, their strategies in carving out a distinctive sound and style. We skip the fluff in seeking their perspectives about what it takes to launch and sustain a life in music. You’ll find interviews with major recording and performing artists and bands as well as profiles of new, emerging acts. Count on The Hub’s exclusive Artist Interviews for the inspiration and gear intelligence you need to make your own musical aspirations a reality.

Deftones Founder Stephen Carpenter Interview

Interview: A Deep Dive with Deftones Founder Stephen Carpenter

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The alt-metal guitarist dishes on his rig, holy-grail tone and being an original.

Take a Bow: Playing The Iconic Venues

Take a Bow: Playing the Iconic Venues

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A half dozen hard-working music artists look back at the iconic venues they’ve played and forward to the ones they still want to conquer.

Beyond the Gear: Emotions, Attitude and Influence in the Studio

Beyond the Gear: Emotions, Attitude and Influence in the Studio

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Recording music is about more than the gear. Our panel of recording pros offer advice about the right attitude and expectations to bring to the studio.

How to Save on Studio Recording Costs

How to Save on Studio Recording Costs while Getting the Sound You Want

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Big budget or small—expert advice to help you get the most out of your recording studio time—and your music.

Hot Hybrids: When Rock & Classical Collide

Hot Hybrids: When Rock & Classical Collide

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Seven artists talk about how they draw on classical and symphonic sounds to create their thoroughly contemporary compositions.

Pepper Keenan Speaks His Mind

Pepper Keenan Speaks His Mind

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The Corrosion of Conformity and Down frontman on his idols, music-making processes and onstage signal chain.

David Guetta Interview

David Guetta: Spinning a New Era in DJ Performance

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The monster producer-spinner dishes on his production/performance secrets and staying creative in the midst of a non-stop lifestyle.

Grace Potter Interview

Grace Potter: On a Quest for Sonic Greatness

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We talk to this musical force of nature about the long road to success and what it takes to stay on it.

Ray Kurzweil Interview

Ray Kurzweil: The Future Is Closer Than You Think

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We chat with the futurist and synth pioneer about music’s future and the roles computers will play

Scott Ian of Anthrax: 34 Years of Thrash

Scott Ian of Anthrax: 34 Years of Thrash

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The founding Anthrax axman and avatar of thrash metal looks back on a career of plaster-shattering landmarks

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