About the Editor

Long Gone Loser Magazine was something I started in 1999 after seeing the Hellacopters live in Australia. I have been writing zines since the early 90’s starting out with a zine called “Spiders In The Biscuit Jar” and finishing up with “Long Gone Loser”. In a world where the printed zine is fast becoming extinct, I decided to lay the magazine to rest after many grueling years. I have begun writing a book on my involvement with zines, extracting the best parts from my different zines throughout the years, and adding the stories that surround them.

I currently write for the Australian music magazine, HEAVY, which you can find at newsagents around the country or on iTunes. You can also visit the magazine’s website to find reviews and interviews I have done. Besides HEAVY, I also contribute reviews to the music websites Tone Deaf and The Dwarf. Links for all my writing on these websites can be found on the Other Writings page.

Over the years I have interviewed the likes of Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, Myspace queen Tila Tequila, The True Lovers, Fu Manchu, Manowar, The Yum Yums, Asia Carrera, The Wildhearts, Backyard Babies, Mary Carey, Dinosaur Jr., New Bomb Turks, Nashville Pussy, Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Sebastian Bach, Propagandhi, Bad Religion, The Muffs, GWAR, Turbonegro, Transvision Vamp’s Wendy James, The Darkness, Airbourne, Magic Dirt, Lunachicks, BORIS, Converge, Baroness, Henry Rollins, Mudhoney, The Gaslight Anthem, Kreator, Steel Panther, plus many more.

Everything written for LGL should be taken with a pinch of salt. A tongue in cheek. A bit or sarcasm. Laughter is the best medicine and if you are angry, pissed, or annoyed at what’s written here, then simply don’t read it. You can’t please everyone. Plus, there are countless other websites that you can read about music. Why waste your time on something you don’t like? You only live once so make the most of it instead of chewing sour grapes and producing negative energy cos really, anger and hatred is totally lame.

Apart from the zine, I also do a weekly podcast called the Long Gone Loser Rock Show which is where I play independent music, both new and old, and forgotten gems. We talk rock, feature interviews with bands you should already be listening to but probably aren’t, and just have a general all-round rock n roll chit-chat.

I currently reside in Melbourne, Australia, and even though my postal details are in SA, I still receive my mail so if you have sent me something to review or play on the show, just write me a message and let me know you sent it and I will keep an eye out for it.

To learn more about me, feel free to check out this link that leads to an interview I did about vinyl records on the website, Now Spinning.

Love, peace and respect the rock,


You can mail promos and stuff to:

PO BOX 411
SA 5245

Email me: damomusclecar(at)hotmail.com

  1. Benjamin N. says:

    Send me your e-mail address to get you press releases and promo cd download links for my bands for review & airplay.

  2. Zach says:

    Hey Damo,
    Your pod cast is great. I have been listening to you for over a year now and always get turned onto new bands…thanks a lot.

    I wanted to let you and your listeners know (if you were not already aware) that on August 28th 2010 there will be a big 25th Anniversary party right here in Minneapolis for Amphetamine Reptile Records. The line up is killer. Please spread the word. Here is a link>>>>> http://www.amphetaminereptile.com/25bash/index.html

    Thanks Damo, I look forward to your next show.

    • longgoneloser says:

      Zach, I appreciate it, my friend. Thankyou. Am more than happy to know you’ve been finding new bands to listen to.

      Also, would love to make that festival. Some damn fine bands on that one. If you go, let me know how it was.


  3. Matt says:

    Hey Damo! I haven’t been in contact with you in ages, so was stoked when I came across your blog the other day! I’ll defo give some of your podcasts a listen. I sent you some mail to your PO box address too, just some newer zines and stuff. I gots a blog too at: nerfjihad.net

    • longgoneloser says:

      So good to hear from ya mate. Awesome to see your site and you are still writing humour. You’re good at it. Kep it up. Nerf Jihad has always been one of my favourite zines. Thanks for writing. Stay in touch.

  4. Hi, nice to meet you !

  5. Nice!

    Wagnerian Opera Metal Featuring Graham Bonnet


  6. Leigh stone says:

    Howdy, been listening and reading your awesome selections lately dude…awesome stuff, well done !! Was amazed and surprised when you mentionedy old band (Darkest Heartstrings) in a positive light, I didn’t think anyone ever saw us …Hahahaha . Anyhoo, keeps the tunes, reviews, stories comin’ , love ya work . Leigh

    • longgoneloser says:

      Dude! I loved that one show I saw. I couldn’t believe that show at the Greyhound was the last gig. Still, I got to experience one show and I feel lucky that I saw that. Thanks for your support!

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