Katherine Turman has been a contributor to the Village Voice since 2012. An LA native now living in New York, Turman has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Guitar World, Marie Claire, the New York Observer, Billboard and many other outlets, and was an editor at the rock magazine RIP for eight years. She’s co-author of the critically acclaimed Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal and is working on her second book. Turman holds a degree in journalism from USC and currently produces the award-wining classic rock radio show Nights with Alice Cooper. She also produced the live performance and call-in radio show ROCKLINE, and was a music booker and producer on The Sharon Osbourne Show.
4 days ago | Interviews
“I definitely remember my first records,” says Coheed and Cambria vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez. “They were given to me for Christmas. One was Aerosmith’s Permanent Vacation and the other was Guns N’ Roses’ Lies.” These days, Sanchez, 37, doe...
1 month ago | Rock
There are others, notably: Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon, and, well, David Hasselhoff. Thankfully, David Duchovny — beloved as The X Files' studly special agent Fox Mulder, reviled and worshipped as the Bukowski-esque Hank Moody on Californicati...
2 months ago | Books
In both his music and writing, downtown punk/author/icon Richard Hell lives a carefully created and creative) life marked by an enviable and uncompromising self-invention. The details and fruits of that journey are detailed in both 2013’s engaging...
2 months ago | Metal
So, a Finnish bluegrass hillbilly band walks into a bar… no, it’s not the beginning of a joke, it’s the start of an evening on Steve ‘N’ Seagulls' first-ever U.S. tour. If there was a punchline, it’s that they play metal songs like Metallica’s “Se...
2 months ago | Concerts
Move over Pope Francis, there’s a new pope in town. Sure, Papa Emeritus III’s miter may bear an upside-down cross, and the word “Lucifer” may be intoned onstage with seeming glee, but Ghost’s own front-Pope held the Sunday night masses in thrall w...
2 months ago | Rock 'n' Roll
We want our rock stars to be larger than life, invincible. And none have been more so than one Ian Lemmy Kilmister, arguably the hardest-living-man in show business. And at 69 years of age, the seemingly indestructible poster boy for insurrection ...