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Interview with J Mann of Mushroomhead

20 May 2014 5 Comments

By: Andrew

Mushroomhead Band Photo

I’m going the “short and sweet” for “maximum effect” route with this writeup. I was part of the Ozzfest generation, but for one reason or another, never was a Mushroomhead fan. I’ve seen them live a few times, once with Soil in Hartford, and once with Hedpe at Gramercy in NYC.

Now, coupled with the arrival of their 20th anniversary, is a new album, The Righteous & The Butterly. It’s the definitive Mushroomhead record. Not to discredit their other releases, but this one seems more raw. It seems more honest. There’s just something about it that eviscerates my prior “blah” feelings about the band. Rarely do you find a band two decades into their career finally get it right. I’m excited for what’s next.

We chatted with returning vocalist J Mann about The Righteous & The Butterly and a million more things. And to everyone, please check out the new album. I think it made a fan out of me.

In this business, interviewing bands is occasionally like pulling teeth. A big THANK YOU to J Mann for being so easy, laid back, and cool to talk to.

Click here to listen to our interview with J Mann of Mushroomhead. If you’d like to save it to your computer, right click on it, then Save As.

You can navigate the online presence that is Mushroomhead on their official site.

Mushroomhead Righteous And The Butterfly Album Cover Art

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  • Those Nuts said:

    jason’s a cool cat fellas. dude is always mad nice at shows and just super chill. can’t say nuttin bad about the guy. glad to hear he’s back rippin it with mh!

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  • Dethroned said:

    I’m in your boat man. Never really liked these guys but I kind of dig this new album. I won’t go as far as you in your positivity but had I heard this sound over the past decade, I’d be more on board today. Solid release.

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  • down nola said:

    This was a good listen. I know you guys say the show is always not scripted but it’s better when it’s just a conversation.

    With that said this band sucks. I’m sorry to hear of their losses but how they tour and sustain themselves is beyond my comprehension.

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  • KiLLeR KaHN said:

    It would be awesome to see Mushroomhead tour with Slipknot.

    I dig both bands and it’s cool to see there animosity squashed in the press.

    Or the can tour as Head to the 4th Power with Hedpe and AHC again, and Machine Head. That would be sick.

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  • Uriah Heep said:

    I didn’t even know this band was still in existence! I childishly want to hate on them but J-Mann (or however it’s stylized) seems too cool to hate. I’m gonna pick this up on Amazon right now. If it doesn’t work for me, you owe me $6.12 for pushing it hard.

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