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Christine Natanael

Christine  Natanael

Christine Natanael has written for Creem, Details, Rock Scene, Metal Mania, Reflex, Metal Hammer and other publications.

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Megadeth: Beacon Theatre, NYC

Live Review by Christine Natanael, Reflex, August 1988

SUBSTANCE, MESSAGE, uprising, controversy, extremity, intelligence – were all on display at Beacon Theatre in the form of Megadeth, churning up anger and angst among ...

Let's Active: Mitch Easter of Let's Active

Profile and Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, September 1988

"AS A KID, I was sort of a science nerd," says Mitch Easter. Despite his Einstein-like beginnings, this young boy from Greensboro, North Carolina would ...

Fishbone: Social Skank

Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, 1989

GRABBIN' AND RIFFIN', skankin' and ska – there's a revolution happenin'. Combining all the noises, making them all one, Fishbone leads the masses to have ...

Frehley's Comet

Interview by Christine Natanael, Metal Mania, January 1989

GUITAR HEROES come along once in each generation, whether they be prized in the hearts of their fans for their technical ability or their public ...

Mickey Hart: Ethnomusicologist Mickey Hart Gives Us The World

Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, February 1989

THIS IS THE story of a recordist – a man that has made it his business to preserve moments in time and memories of his ...

The Ramones: Joey Ramone

Interview by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, 3 February 1989

The following is an interview conducted with Joey on February 3, 1989. It was conducted under the auspices of promoting the album Brain Drain, but ...

Anthrax

Interview by Christine Natanael, Powerline, March 1989

Christine "The Writer From Hell" Natanael skateboards down the backstreets of New York with those jam mongers, Anthrax... ...

Testament

Profile and Interview by Christine Natanael, Powerline, March 1989

Christine "The Writer From Hell" Natanael talks with Testament's Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnick about Native American heritage, guitar influences, and trimmer figures... ...

Stryper

Interview by Christine Natanael, Powerline, May 1989

DISCLAIMER: This article does not necessarily represent the views of this magazine, however, it does not necessarily not represent the views of this magazine. But ...

Dark Angel: Californian Dreams – Shedding Light On The Angels

Interview by Christine Natanael, Metal Hammer, 1 May 1989

OUT OF THE SEARING underground of Los Angeles, an unlikely place for speed/death metal in the wake of such like bands as Guns N' Roses, ...

Defiance: My Vacation From Hell

Interview by Christine Natanael, Powerline, July 1989

The most controversial writer in the universe, the writer that people love to hate! Yes, the infamous "Writer From Hell" Ms. Christine Natanael takes a ...

Motorhead

Interview by Christine Natanael, Powerline, July 1989

As we've found on occasion, it can be a dangerous thing to assign an interview to Christine Natanael. No such problem here. We've found the ...

Winger: A Success Story In The Making!

Profile and Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene Spotlights, July 1989

IN THE SUMMER of 1988 an album was delivered to my house from the offices of Atlantic records. Now, this is nothing out of the ...

Alien Sex Fiend

Interview by Christine Natanael, Metal Mania, September 1989

WHAT DO you get when you cross Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper, Grandpa Munster, Skinny Puppy, The Cramps, Batman, Tarzan, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and a ...

Faster Pussycat

Interview by Christine Natanael, Powerline, September 1989

Christine "The Writer From Hell" Natanael has her total thrash tough bitch image endangered by admitting a deep enjoyment of Faster Pussycat. Well, Whad'ya expect ...

Metallica's Lars Ulrich

Interview by Christine Natanael, Powerline, September 1989

'Turning Japanese, I'm turning Japanese, Ah, so!' Yes, Christine "The Writer From Hell" Natanael gets Lars Ulrich on the phone straight from the land of ...

Cheap & Nasty: Exclusive: Beyond Hanoi Rocks! Cheap & Nasty (Suicide)

Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, 6 December 1989

EVER THE one to keep my ear to the ground in search of the new and hot happening thing, I was more than fucking happy ...

Jane's Addiction: Standing In The Shower With Jane's Addiction Sharing Cappucino And Cookies

Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, Spring 1989

STANDING IN THE shower thinking of what I should write about, I couldn't help but sing the words to one of the songs on the ...

Metallica: Reminiscing With Lars

Interview by Christine Natanael, Metal Mania, January 1990

OKAY, SO what can be said about the dudes in Metallica that hasn't already been said? We've heard the records, we've seen the stadium tours. ...

Mr. Big (US): Mr. Big: The Name Says It All

Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, January 1990

MR. BIG... What's in a name, huh? Well, if you've got some of the best name in the biz, then plenty. ...

Onslaught

Interview by Christine Natanael, Powerline, January 1990

Christine Natanael, the "Writer from Hell," goes In Search of Sanity with new Polygram thrash wonders...ONSLAUGHT. We thought she would be better off taking up ...

Princess Pang: Beauty Meets The Beast, Rock & Roll And Conquers!

Profile and Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, 1 January 1990

I GUESS THAT this is what you would call a true story of friendship and ambition. The scenario is a group of kids in their ...

Ofra Haza: And The Wind Whispers Ofra

Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, February 1990

OFRA HAZA... when spoken, the name rolls lyrically from the tongue, flowing in fluid phonetics, ancient rhythmic mystical syllabications closer to the soul than to ...

Accepting The Inevitable: Wolf Hoffman of Accept

Interview by Christine Natanael, Metal Mania, March 1990

ABOUT NINE years ago, when I was still a snotty nosed kid with a bad attitude living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, there was a ...

Billy Squier: Discussing Hear & Now with Billy Squier

Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, March 1990

RUSHING INTO the Capitol record offices in New York, I was more than a little nervous about doing this interview. That is making a major ...

Faith No More: From Out Of The Underground: Faith No More

Interview by Christine Natanael, Metal Mania, March 1990

WALKING INTO the offices of Warner Brothers, I knew that this wasn't going to be a normal interview. I mean, I couldn't just ask the ...

Yngwie Malmsteen: Madness, Mishaps, Music, Miami, And Malmsteen

Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, 3 April 1990

THERE HAVE been many things written about the Swedish wunderkind guitarist since he burst upon the heavy rock scene in the early '80s. ...

Exene Cervenka

Interview by Christine Natanael, Rage!, May 1990

Formed in 1976, out of L.A.'s punk explosion, X gave us the voice we had lost. You see, somewhere along the way, music lost its ...

Exodus Exclusive: Prepare For Impact!

Interview by Christine Natanael, Metal Mania, May 1990

AFTER SPENDING three days running around in Los Angeles like a demon-child hell-bent on raising Cain at the second Annual Concrete Foundations Forum, seeing everything ...

Mother Love Bone's Andrew Wood

Report by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, May 1990

THIS COLUMN is begun in an extremely serious and somber mood, as the wings of the great black naughty nightbird death have come beating and ...

Sepultura: Viva Brazil!

Interview by Christine Natanael, Creem Presents: Thrash Metal, May 1990

THE PHONE rings at the ungodly hour of...noon...and it's the friendly publicist from Roadracer asking me if I'm still asleep. Not only am I still ...

Dan Reed Network and The Theory Of The World

Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, 4 May 1990

MY FIRST exposure to the Dan Reed Network was a memorable one. Although I had heard the debut record and thought it a good shot ...

Diving For Pearls: Treading Water With Diving For Pearls

Interview by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, June 1990

STRAIGHT-FORWARD pop rock – the stuff of summer fun, driving with the top down, and hot sticky summer nights when you're in a strange town ...

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine on Rust In Peace

Interview by Christine Natanael, New York Review Of Records, Fall 1990

"AUGUST 24TH MARKS the anniversary of our last performance. Since then nothing's really mattered," emphatically states the enigmatic Dave Mustaine. That date was in 1988. ...

Faith No More

Report by Christine Natanael, Powerline, January 1991

As Faith No More go from bizarre cult status to mainstream success (and who would've guessed?) their old palster, Christine Natanael gets the story. Yes, ...

Les Paul: The Les Paul Trio: Fat Tuesdays, New York, NY

Live Review by Christine Natanael, Reflex, November 1991

I WAS IN THE Gramercy Park section of lower Manhattan, entering a black door under an awning labeled "Fat Tuesdays." I was on a pilgrimage ...

Soundgarden: Blowing Eardrums And Blowing Minds: Soundgarden

Profile and Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, December 1991

GNASHING, SUBTERRANEAN youth culture on the verge of intellectual upheaval, coming to awareness in late '70s decadence, and coming of age in the post-anarcho-punk revolution, ...

The Mission U.K.: Angst And Ecstacy

Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, 27 August 1992

IT'S A GRAY DAY in New York City, and God's pissing on the midday masses as they hustle to their power lunches. The weather matches ...

Faith No More: Dusted In A Zone Of Their Own

Profile and Interview by Christine Natanael, LiveWire, September 1992

ONE EVENING, as I sat in a friend's living room eating Chinese food, watching cable comedy shows and feeling my deadline time approach, I began ...

Mark Collie

Profile and Interview by Christine Natanael, Creem, April 1993

"THE EARLIEST people that helped to invent rock 'n' roll and create whatever It may have gotten to today – people like Johnny Cash and ...

Audioslave, The Donnas, Incubus, Jane's Addiction: Jane's Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, The Donnas: Lollapalooza, Jones Beach, NY

Live Review by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, 30 July 2003

GOING TO a show at Jones Beach is always a mixed thing for me. It's great because it's out of the city and at the ...

Ozzfest

Report by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, August 2003

SUMMERTIME IS THE time of the grand traveling music festival. And August in New York/New Jersey usually means Warped and Ozzfest. Having already experienced 52 ...

Sepultura


Interview by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, May 2004

WHEN IT COMES to the stuff that's loud and fast, well, I think you guys know I have to be right in the thick of ...

The Art Of Storm Thorgerson

Interview by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, 2005

FOR AS FAR BACK as I can remember, I have been enraptured by album cover art. In the days before the small format of the ...

Slayer

Interview by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, 14 May 2006

WELL, HERE IT is, 2006, and it's time for the new Slayer "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching To The Perverted" with Lamb of God, Children of ...

Al Aronowitz: Bob Dylan And The Beatles: Volume One Of The Best Of The Blacklisted Journalist (1st Books Library)

Book Review by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, August 2006

THIS IS A review that has been very, very hard to write. Not because the 600-page collection of columns, essays, random thoughts and photos is ...

Chris Cornell: The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, New York City NY

Live Review by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, May 2007

THE THROAT that roared — first for the ground-breaking group Soundgarden, then for the neo "supergroup" Audioslave — brought his pipes solo to NYC recently, ...

Mickey Hart

Interview by Christine Natanael, crushermagazine.com, July 2008

SOMETIMES going backwards can actually be going forwards. Is that not, after all the basic premise of most disciplines learned, from religion and mathematics to ...

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