That time 21-year-old Devin Townsend told me that he and Steve Vai give each other ulcers

Actual footage of Townsend giving Vai an ulcer By Steve Newton Back in September of 1993 I did my second interview with Canadian metal genius Devin Townsend. He was only 21 at the time, and had recently joined up with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai to record the vocals for Vai's Sex & Religion album and … Continue reading That time 21-year-old Devin Townsend told me that he and Steve Vai give each other ulcers

That time 21-year-old Devin Townsend raved to me about his new band, Noisescapes

kevin statham photo By Steve Newton I interviewed Devin Townsend for the second time in September of 1993, shortly after he'd hooked up with Steve Vai and they'd recorded Vai's Sex & Religion album. Townsend--who has since gone on to become one of the most acclaimed and prolific metal musicians in the world--was 21 at … Continue reading That time 21-year-old Devin Townsend raved to me about his new band, Noisescapes

Devin Townsend on hating guitar, loving Noisescapes, and doing the Steve Vai project “because it was there”

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 1993  By Steve Newton Things have a comical way of working out for some folks in the wacky world of rock ’n’ roll. In the case of 21-year-old Devin Townsend—who came out of nowhere (well, Vancouver, actually) to claim the prestigious lead vocalist spot in Yankee guitar god … Continue reading Devin Townsend on hating guitar, loving Noisescapes, and doing the Steve Vai project “because it was there”