On Friday February 2nd the Rock ’n’ Roll world was saddened the passing of “Brother” Wayne Kramer, founding member and guitarist of the legendary, influential Detroit band the MC5. Issued on Black Friday, 2023 via Saustex Records Call Me Animal: A Tribute to the MC5 was never intended as a send-off for Brother Wayne, but his untimely passing makes its recent release feel even more serendipitous. Conceived by Joey “Joecephus” Killingsworth, the album was several years in the making with his band/collective Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre and his production partner Dik LeDoux. Kramer himself participated in the project, laying down a smoking version of “Human Being Lawnmower” with Jello Biafra.
Ghost Cult Keefy got to catch up with vocalist Monica Strut of Australian Metalcore band The Last Martyr. We chatted about the bands’ last two releases, the single ‘Like a Ghost’ and their EP Creatrix, some of the new directions the band is headed in with their new music, how the band is coping with self-isolation due to the coronavirus, Monica’s throwback vocal influences, a deep discussion on singing and extreme vocal techniques, her career as a music marketer and coach to bands, her Being In a Band Podcast, her new membership group and much more! Stream and purchase ‘Like a Ghost’ here, and check out our chat!