Joe Knows: Fiddlehead

Joe Knows: Fiddlehead

When music is at its best, it’s a soul cleanser. It connects with you on a frequency not quite vibrating on the conscious plane you traverse, but enough for you to recognize it. Then if you’re fortunate, you follow that frequency deep to wherever it leads. The journey bonds your soul with the soul of […]

Joe Knows: The Birth Of Rage Against The Machine

Joe Knows: The Birth Of Rage Against The Machine

It was the Summer of 1991. At the time, I was working a part-time job as a Toys “R” Us stock boy, sort of attending community college at Orange Coast College, and “singing” for a local post-hardcore band called Triggerman. I didn’t take any of it too seriously, but Triggerman seemed to take priority at […]

Joe Knows: The Life and Times of a Professional Musician, Steve Soto

Joe Knows: The Life and Times of a Professional Musician, Steve Soto

About the writer: Joe Nelson is a 30-year music industry veteran. Raised by 1980s Southern California punk scene, he has toured the world with everyone from Gorilla Biscuits to Rage Against the Machine, as well as worked at one time or another for perennial hardcore record labels: Revelation Records and Victory Records. Nelson even managed The […]