Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • August 18, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Years ago – back sometime in the mid-90’s I think – I saw GWAR at the Roseland in Portland Oregon. Fantastic show; my first time seeing them blew my mind. What a beautiful, cacophonous, delirious extravaganza! I was utterly mesmerized from the first note until the last cymbal crash.

    Afterward, my buddy and I got backstage and met the band and I even got to put on one of the prosthetic pieces of their costume, the hooven legs of Balsac The Jaws of Death. What a treat to see and feel how the costumes work.

    While I wasn’t what you would call a “hardcore” fiend/fan of the band, I did like them a lot and I thought that they were so different that they definitely belonged in the world of hard rock/heavy metal and I’m glad they’ve stayed around as long as they have.

    Great memories and this GWAR-B-Q looked like it was blast to attend.

    Dave Brockie – May you forever rest in peace, friend. \m/ \m/


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