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Highwire Daze is a music magazine based out of the Los Angeles, CA area. Founded by Kenneth Morton and Judith Scott in September of 1990, the first issue arrived two months later. Now in our 28th year, Morton and his staff continue to cover metal, hardcore, punk, and other genres of music. This website marks a new chapter for the magazine, and we thank you all for the continued support.

(Editor’s Note – May 2018: I still need to update this page big time!!! Will be actively updating this section throughout the summer of 2018.)


Return To Print – The Legacy Issues

  • Issue 121 (Nov/Dec 2018) – Interviews with Journey Founder Neal Schon, Todd Kerns and Frank Sidoris of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Nikki Stringfield of The Iron Maidens, Acacia Avenue, Bad Boy Eddy, Budderside, Chapter XIII, Disrupted Euphoria, Dizzylilacs, Ford Madox Ford, The Gary Moon Band, Griffin Tucker, Hang Tight, The Hard Way, Logan Ellis Sheppard, London, Modern Mimes, Nothgard, The Orb, Raven Black, Shaunt Avakian, Suzy Wilson, The Swansons, Westfield Massacre, and Windrunner.  (Nikki Stringfield mini poster by Jack Lue)

Issue Overviews – The Web Era

  • May 2018 – Interviews with Black Star Riders, Bulletboys, Burning House, The Colour You, Granny 5 Barrel, Grow Rich, HammerFall, Jack Russell’s Great White, Koala, Like Totally 80’s promoter Scott Tucker, Phil Lanzon of Uriah Heep, Saffire, Saxon, Vast Asteroid
  • April 2018 – Interviews with August Zadra of The Dennis DeYoung Band, Axel Rudi Pell, Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies, Divided Minds, Keith England of The Allman Brothers Band, Melissa Manchester, The Motels, Nightmare Air, Society Of Broken Souls, States & Capitals, Victor Gann, The Weekend Classic.
  • March 2018 – Interviews with Dead Girls Academy, Groves, Michael Schenker Fest, Shiragirl, Stan Bush, Wasi, Wayland.
  • February 2018 – Interviews with Behind The Fallen, Blameshift, Bloody Knives,  Death Keepers, Echodrone, Everyone Dies In Utah, Janet Gardner, Jarun, Jesse Damon, Love Past Blue, Myja, Pretty Boy Floyd, Street Lynx, Titans In Time.
  • January 2018 – Interviews with Ariel Bellvalaire of Paradise Kitty, Asylus, The Brinks, Dave Ellefson of Megadeth, His Dream Of Lions, Immolation, Madame Mayhem, Meat Beat Manifesto, Random Eyes, Rise Of Avernus, Slow, Tennis System.
  • December 2017 Interviews with The Babys, The Dream Syndicate, Hang Tight, My Ticket Home, The Ohio Players, Possessed, Safeguard, Sorcerer, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Within Silence.
  • March 2017The Ultimate Jam Night Interviews with Brian “Damage” Forsythe of Kix and Rhino Bucket, Chuck Wright of Quiet Riot. The Namm Show Interviews with Jupiter Hollow, Monarch Theatre. Interviews with Aerial, Bearfight, For the Win, Holding Absence, Joel Poe, Junius, Kieran Robertson, Memories In Broken Glass, Misery Loves Company, Parallels, Restless Streets, Rituals Of Mine, Saul Castillo, Vesta Collide, Wasi, Within The Ruins.
  • June 2015Countdown To Warped Tour Feature with Alive Like Me, American Opera, A+ Dropouts, Born Cags, Boymeetsworld, The Karma Killers, Kaya Stewart, Mallory Knox, Night Riots, Our Last Night, Palisades, The Relapse Symphony, Sirens & Sailors, Sumo Cyco, Trophy Eyes and While She Sleeps. Countdown To Mayhem Festival Feature with Feed Her To The Sharks, Hellyeah, Shattered Sun, and Sister Sin.  Interviews with Asylus, Crystal Ball, Destruction Of A King, Lancer, Palisades, Run 2 Cover
  • May 2015Countdown To Blaze N Glory Feature with Iration, Rebelution, and Slighty Stoopid. Countdown To Facedown Fest Feature with xDeathstarx, Everything In Slow Motion, Hope For The Dying, and Leaders.  Interviews with Carry Illinois, Hawthorne Heights, Nightrage, Nocternity, Welicoruss
  • April 2015The What Now Tour Feature with The Animal In Me, Darkness Divided, Like Monroe, and The Things They Carried. Interviews with Abominator, Air Raid, Cyrence, Enslaved, Eva Plays Dead, Everyone Like Cathleen, Gabbie Rae, Kamelot, Lila Rose, Milestones, Sons Of Texas, Tear Out The Heart, Tidus Is Alive
  • March 2015Interviews with Ashes In Vein, Brightwell, Doro, Dylan Gardner, Flyleaf, Hagl, Miss May I, One I Cinema, SayWeCanFly, Scanner, Sixx:A.M., Snyper, Swervedriver, Too Close To Touch, Wind Rose
  • February 2015Interviews with Dark Tranquillity, Insomnium, Joel Poe, Kix, Melissa Manchester, Silverstein, Strangelet, Thulcandra
  • January 2015Interviews with Arrica Rose. In Flames, The Iron Maidens, It Lies Within, Marc Canter, Red Fang, Vanish
  • August 2013Interviews with Abated Mass Of Flesh, Adam Franklin, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Grace Slick, In League With Lions, I, The Writer, John Waite, Keep It Cute, Little River Band, Månegarm, Monsters Scare You, NecronomicoN, Richard Blade, Sleep City, Totengeflüster, Witch Cross
  • July 2013Interviews with Alexander, Citizen, Forlorn Path, Gold Skies Ahead, Hope For Tomorrow, Jessarae, Luke Potter, Machines Are People Too, Never Shout Never, The Order Of Elijah, Outasight, Recite The Raven, Social Siberia, Soul Embraced, We Came As Romans
  • June 2013Countdown To Warped Tour Feature with American Opera, Art of Shock, August Burns Red, Citizen, Crown The Empire, Emily’s Army, Handguns, Hawthorne Heights, Ice Nine Kills, Man Overboard, Never Shout Never, Reel Big Fish, Woe, Is Me, Young London. Interviews with Ace Augustine, Accu§er, Alabaster, Alison Moyet, The Almost, Ark of The Covenant, Closer To Closure, Farewell, My Love, For The Foxes, Four Nights Gone, The Gift of Ghosts, Goldhouse, Memphis May Fire, Neaera, The Ocean Blue, The Royal, Steven Garrett
  • May 2013Interviews with Affront The Abyss, Built On Secrets, Crown The Empire, Dead Silence Hides My Cries, Denouncement Pyre, The Dream Syndicate, Dynasty, Imminence, Kaydian, Oleander, Palisades, The Resistance, Snow White’s Poison Bite, Stardog Champion, Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy, Tears Of Martyr, This Century, To The Wind
  • April 2013Kicking Off Vans Warped Tour 2013 Feature with Beebs and Her Money Makers, Echosmith, MC Lars, New Beat Fund, The Sheds. Interviews with Apparitions, Dark Sermon, Diamond Rings, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, 5 Years & Counting, Heimdall, Louna, Magnet School, Mouth of the South, Myka, Relocate, Phavian, Serianna, Summertime Dropouts, U.D.O., Ulrich Schnauss, While She Sleeps, The Word Alive
  • March 2013Interviews with A Fight For Life, Before You Exit, Cardboard Kids, Cinema Sleep, Damnation Angels, Farewell, My Love, Farewell To Arms, Fit For A King, Forget Me In Vegas, Four Minute Mile, Heartist, Helker, 96, Shotty, Tear Out The Heart, The Used, William Ryan Fritch
  • February 2013Interviews with Flammensturm, For All I Am, Gateways, Hellbound Hepcats, Insult To Injury, Kiernan McMullan, Koldbrann, Led Astray, October Rage, Pyro, Ohio, The Seeking, Speaking The Kings, Vessels, Yes Virginia
  • January 2013Interviews with The Advent Equation, Adverse, The Beatdown, Crown The Empire, Dark Colour, Deception Of A Ghost, Fall City Fall, Huldre, Narrow Hearts, Nightfall, The Offer, Paradox, 10,000 Maniacs, Upon This Dawning, Woe, Is Me
  • December 2012Interviews with Camisado, Eyes On The Skyline, Forgotten Tomb, Her Bright Skies, In Dying Arms, My Heart To Fear, The Relapse Symphony, Silence, Sirens & Sailors, Tim Hatten
  • November 2012Interviews with Avastera, Beyond All Recognition, Compare/Contrast, Deception Of A Ghost, Honour Crest, Oceans Ate Alaska, Royal Bliss, The Seeking, Varg, Wherever They Fall, While She Sleeps, Whispers of Wonder
  • October 2012Interviews with Abiotic, Antagonist A.D., Before The Fall, Defiler, Deserted Fear, Enslaved, Everyone Dies In Utah, The Goodnight, The Green River Burial, Heartist, In Alcatraz 1962, Inhale Exhale, The Last Word, Set Free, This Romantic Tragedy
  • September 2012 Interviews with The American Scene, As Artifacts, Dylan Jakobsen, The Forsaken, For The Fallen Dreams, Lowtalker, Manners, Obscenity, Project 86, The Swayback, Thoughts In Reverse, Vintersorg, Western Affairs, The Word Alive,  Your Memorial
  • August 2012Interviews with The After Party, Airiel, Armada, Aviyn, Gideon, Havenside, James Morris, Korpiklaani, Memphis May Fire, Midnight Mirage, NameSake, Odd Hours, The Orb, Reel Big Fish, Solace and Stable, Throw The Fight, Us, Ghost, Waylander
  • July 2012Interviews with Altars, Amyst, Another Lost Year, At Our Expense, At War With Giants, Close Your Eyes, The Collected, Design The Skyline. Dylan Owen, The Ghost Inside, Kill Paradise, Luke Potter, Mikey Sawyer, Miss May I, Overhate, OZ, REO Speedwagon, Restless Hearts, Seize The Sun, Silence