2020 is a big year for The Used. Celebrating two decades together, the Utah quartet are stronger than ever as they release their eighth studio album, 'Heartwork'. We recently caught up with bassist Jeph Howard to discuss the stories behind the album, releasing music during a global pandemic and more.
When The Used lit the scene on fire with their self-titled debut album back in 2002, they quickly established themselves as heavyweights. Two years later, 'In Love and Death' followed, catapulting them even further into rockstardom - but more important than the platinum records, high profile tours and hordes of fans, was the sound. What they brought to the table was frenetic, unhinged and dirty in the best way. Bert McCracken’s way with words and knack for manipulation through his emotional and vocal range wrapped listeners around his finger and after years of creative experimentation and many albums, he’s roping us in for another ride with eighth album, 'Heartwork'.
Las Vegas, the city known for its monumental buildings, 24-hour casinos and spellbinding lights is also home to Las Rageous, which descended upon the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center last month for two days of rock and metal. We ventured across the pond for our very first Las Rageous and came back with some unforgettable memories, including hard-hitting headline performances from Bring Me The Horizon and Rob Zombie.