Mick Stingley of the New York Post spoke with former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur on her new band Hand of Doom, which while a tribute to Black Sabbath, isn’t something to jump on the bandwagon of ‘The Osbournes’ success. “No band I’ve ever been in – no band I’ve ever been influenced by – would exist if Sabbath didn’t exist. They are the inventors of a very particular genre of music and conceptual experience, and I must be humble and worship,” says Auf der Maur, who splits her time between Manhattan and Montreal. “And we started HOD way before ‘The Osbournes’ existed.”
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