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Published on December 14th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Laura Cox On Her New Album “Burning Bright,” Her Guitar Influences, Future Plans & More

Known for playing high-voltage rock & roll with an occasional hard-blues feel — think AC/DC, Danko Jones, Halestorm and Joan Jett, mixed with Southern rock influences — Laura Cox is a rising guitar hero. Cox’s latest album Burning Bright was released last month via earMUSIC, as recorded at the legendary ICP Studios and mastered by the great Howie Weinberg (Aerosmith, Oasis, The White Stripes). Burning Bright offers 10 explosive rock songs which showcase the incredibly-talented, Paris-based artist. “Freaking Out Loud” is the latest single released from the aforementioned Burning Bright album, and its accompanying music video features vampires, zombies and airplanes.

On November 18th, I had the pleasure of speaking with Laura Cox herself by phone. Cox answered a variety of questions about her career, including her guitar heroes, when we may see her live in the United States and where she’s at with writing a third studio album. The full interview is embedded below for your listening pleasure, in addition to the “Freaking Out Loud” music video, while more on Cox can be found online at www.ear-music.net and www.lauracoxband.com.


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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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