Below are highlights grouped by genre. These are just a list of some of Lauren’s most relevant and recent clips.

Select articles shown below…


Meet Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe, Guitar Shredder Defying Metal Status Quo


He’s In You, Acoustic-Style: Peter Frampton Comes Back to Life With New Tour (interview)

Axe-Painted Blood: An Interview With the Artist Who Drew Lucifer in Blood on Gary Holt’s Guitar

The God of Hellfire Speaks: 73 Years Inside the Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Phoenix magazine

Spotlight: Rob Halford of Judas Priest

LA Weekly/West Coast Sound

Country Songs That Should be Covered by Metal Bands

North Valley magazine

Feb/March 2019: Flagstaff Floutist: R. Carlos Nakai

Phoenix New Times

Writer/creator of weekly column Metal Mondays, 2013-2017


Rob Zombie is a Great American Entertainer
How Three Metal Frontwomen Made Me Wonder if I’m Sexist
The 25th Anniversary of Pantera’s Cowboys From Hell and the Reason it Matters
15 Best Metal Bands in Phoenix in 2017
The Best Hard Rock Vocalists in Phoenix
The Ghost vs. Religion Debate is Silly
Mesa’s Heavy Metal Television Revives a Classic Format: Internet Saved The Video Star
Those Dungeons & Dragons Nerds Are More Sane Than You
The Making of the Phoenix Metal Scene: A Peek at the Men and Women Behind the Curtain
Horror Show: The Evolution of the Metal Stage Show and the End of Motley Crue
Seven Charities that Show Headbangers Have the Biggest Hearts
How Heavy Metal Was Framed by Disney’s Tween Stars
Unearthing Metal’s Classical Roots
Excavating Heavy Metal’s Blues and Jazz Roots
Digging Up Heavy Metal’s Country Roots
Confessions of a Groupie (Well, Sort Of)
Here’s the Heavy Metal Soundtrack to Your Sexcapades You’ve Been Looking For
A Metalhead at Bonnaroo: Four Hippie Myths Debunked
The 10 Best Metal Drummers in Phoenix


Phoenix New Times cover story: Rob Halford Pushes His Comfort Zone with Firepower
Robert Plant on Muses and Led Zeppelin Turning 50
on Brutal Honesty and Reading as Meditation
Deep Purple are Saying Goodbye, One Tour Stop at a Time
Slayer’s Kerry King on Being a Rob Halford Fanboy and Growing Up Country
Incite’s Built to Destroy and the Truth about Arizona Metal
The Rise and Rock of Greta Van Fleet
Zakk Wylde Has No Regrets and Wants to Tour with Mac Sabbath
In Conversation with 311’s Nick Hexum
Ice-T Thinks We Might Be Headed Towards Civil War
Journey’s Neal Schon Doesn’t Just Want to Play the Hits
Anthrax’s Scott Ian: “I’d Love to Hear Lady Gaga Do a Rock Record”
Zakk Wylde: “Guns ‘N Roses Are The Zeppelin of Our Generation”
Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless Thinks it’s Unfair to the Listener to Explain Songs
In Conversation with Deftones’ Abe Cunningham
The Offspring’s Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman on the State of Punk Rock
Rock Biz Veteran Alan Niven Thinks the Arizona Metal Scene Can Thrive
Slayer’s Kerry King Tells How Jeff Hanneman’s Death Affected New Album
Marky Ramone Talks Punk History, Phil Spector, and Italian Food
First Metal Front Woman, Doro, Talks About Playing in a Man’s World
Phil Anselmo on Superjoint: “We’ve Been Through the Lowest of Times, and Now It’s Fun Again
Highly Suspect‘s Rich Meyer Talks Party Drugs, Writing Heavier Music with Age
Christopher Shayne on Why Arizona is a Great Place to Make Music
Jamey Jasta on Hatebreed‘s New Album and Why Musicians Need to Speak Out
John 5‘s Upcoming Album is Like “An Instrumental Alice Cooper Show”
Otep on Spiritual Intercourse, How Slipknot’s DJ Convinced her to Perform Again
Mesa Native J.R. Bareis’ Band Islander Might Have Created the First Rap-Rock Concept Album
Incantation’s John McEntee Describes the Band’s Organic Death Metal
Rock TV Host Eddie Trunk: There’s No Mystique or Surprises in Music Anymore
Dark Tranquillity’s Niklas Sundin Explains Why Everyone Should Be More Like Carl Sagan
After Bassist’s Death, Suicidal Tendencies Singer Talks Life
DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara: “The Earth Knows How to Purge Itself of People”
Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee on Lemmy’s Health, the Motorhead Cruise, and The Key to Success
Blue Oyster Cult’s Eric Bloom on Video Games and Lady Gaga
Metalocalypse’s Brendon Small: From Death Metal to Playgirl
The Pixies’ Joey Santiago on Their New EPS and Possibly Replacing Kim Deal
Phil Anselmo Talks Pointless Horror Remakes and Three Reasons Pantera Succeeded
Limp Bizkit Features Controversy, Lil Wayne on Comeback Tour
Alice Cooper: No More Mr. Bad Guy
Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth on the Role of Satanism in Heavy Metal
Pierce the Veil’s Vic Fuentes Explains Why He Writes Songs for Individual Fans He’s Met

Concert Reviews:

Golden Gods Awards 2014: Guns N Roses, Joan Jett, and More From Heavy Metal’s Biggest Night
Why a Metal Head Loved the Pop Songs at Post Modern JukeBox
You Missed Out on the Intimate Exodus Concert at Joe’s Grotto Last Night
Down at Marquee Theatre, 1/14/13
Orgy at Joe’s Grotto, 12/17/12
Scott Weiland at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, 7/22/12
Last Night: The Devil’s Carnival on Easter Sunday

Boxx magazine


More Than a Name: Picture Me Broken’s Layla Brooklyn Allman

Strawberry Shortcake+Marilyn Manson = One-Eyed Doll

Talking Horror Flicks, Sex Dolls and Chopin with NIIA

The Top 12 Female Acts at Bonnaroo

Book Reviews

“What Are You Doing Here: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal” by Laina Dawes

“Pretty Good For a Girl: Women in Bluegrass” by Murphy Hicks Henry

“Death and Other Dances” by Carla Harvey

Scottsdale Airpark Magazine

April 2018: Elevated Spirits in Scottsdale, spread 1

Elevated Spirits in Scottsdale, spread 2

North Valley magazine

Dec/Jan 2019: Regional Treasure: Taste of Cave Creek

Where Colorado GuestBook

A Boulder Flavor: Q&A with “Top Chef” Winner Hosea Rosenberg

6.8 MB

Where Arizona GuestBook

Olive You, Man!: Arizona’s Only Olive Mill and Olive Oil Producer

18.8 MB

West Valley Health & Living magazine

Kokopelli Winery & Bistro: Award-winning Wine Pub Combines Value, Flavors and Quality
Satari Thai Cusine: Spices and Flavors Customized to Your Taste Buds
Dillon’s: Award-winning Smoked BBQ With a Family Touch

Go Gilbert! magazine

A Tour of Gilbert’s Coffee Shops


Arizona: The Next Wine-Growing State
Butchers: The Food Industry’s New Rock Star Job
Argentina’s Best Reds for Under $20
Picking the Tastiest and Healthiest Chocolate

Experience Scottsdale

5 Best Spots for Weeknight Live Music

6 Spots for Happy Hour and Live Music

5 Live Music Lounges in Scottsdale

Best Brunch and Live Music Pairings

Adventure Bum Magazine

Cambodia’s Past and Present

6.5 MB

85055 magazine

Jan 2019 issue: Hatchet Job: Splitting Timber Axe Range to Bring New Recreational Activity to Town

Where Colorado GuestBook

The Country’s Timekeeper

185.7 KB

Where Tucson GuestBook

Hopping Into Tucson

228.5 KB

319.6 KB

200.7 KB

Where Arizona GuestBook

Mark One: Q&A with Mark Tillman, Air Force One Pilot
for President George E. Bush on September 11, 2001

219.4 KB

Where Arizona GuestBook

Olive You, Man! Arizona’s Only Olive Mill and Olive Oil Producer

18.8 MB

Where Denver magazine

Since 2010, Lauren has written and edited dozens of articles based on local restaurants, museums, art galleries, shops, nature
stops and sights.

Where Phoenix+Scottsdale magazine

Since 2010, Lauren has written and edited dozens of articles based on local restaurants, museums, art galleries, shops, nature
stops and sights.

Where Tucson magazine

Travel writing since 2010, Lauren has composed and edited dozens of articles based on local restaurants, museums, art galleries, shops, nature
stops and sights.

Phoenix magazine

World Renowned Cardiovascular Surgeon: Ted Talks

North Valley magazine

Feb/Mar 2019: Walk of Life: Cave Creek Museum

COVER STORY: The Celebration of Fine Art Connects Artists and Collectors

Dec 2018/Jan 2019 issue: Glow City: Illumination, Symphony of Light

Oct/Nov 2019 issue:

Arizona Bride magazine

Bachelorette Parties: The Bridal Bash
Décor: Lush Life with Ferns, Vines, and Greenery

Where Tucson GuestBook

Carpe Diaz: Q&A with Renowned Artist Daniel Martin Diaz

1.7 MB

Catwalk magazine

Scottsdale Ferrari: The Brand’s History and Modern Love


2013 Fall Easy-on-the-Pocketbook Trends
Crystal Audigier Retail and Celebrity Fashion
Fashion of the Renaissance: Victorian Era
Custo Barcelona Q&A: In Love With Textural Design
Markus Klinko & Indrani Photography Profile
Anna Trebunskaya, Fashion on Dancing With The Stars Q&A

As the founder and CEO of Midnight Publishing, media architects trusted with over 5 million words, Lauren has edited dozens of manuscripts and novels, ranging from basic proofreading all the way to developmental editing. She also offers to copy write and editing for businesses and entrepreneurs.

For pricing and packages on these services, please visit her
company Midnight Publishing, LLC.