Mark Dean

I'm a 40+ music fan. Fond mostly of rock and metal - my staple musical food delights. Originally from Northern Ireland, I am now based in the UK-Manchester. I have a hectic musical existence with regular shows and interviews. Been writing freelance for five years now with several international websites. Passionate about what I do, I have been fortunate already to interview many of my all-time musical heroes. My music passion was first created by seeing Status Quo at the tender age of 15. While I still am passionate about my rock and metal, I have found that with age my taste has diversified so that now I am actually dipping into different musical genres and styles for the first time.Photo: Mark Dean with Jeff Kendrick of Devildriver - Photography by Olga Kuzmenko
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: THREE DAYS GRACE with BAD WOLVES in Manchester, UK

Arriving early afternoon for my interview with the headliners it was clear that many had got the day off work/school…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: VOIVOD in Manchester, UK

Noise innovators and legends Voivod recently celebrated 35 years together as a band by releasing a new album, The Wake.…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: SONS OF APOLLO in Manchester, UK

The combined musical pedigree of the band members is unsurpassed. Quality is guaranteed along with technical virtuosity although with only…
Interviews

Interview: RICH ROBINSON of THE MAGPIE SALUTE

The former Black Crowes guitarist talks about his band, The Magpie Salute, and the release of their latest album, High…
Interviews

Interview: Jon Harvey of MONSTER TRUCK

Don’t tell Monster Truck that Rock is dead. Rock isn’t dead, it’s alive and burning a trail across the globe. Don’t fuck with…
Interviews

Interview: A Conversation with CHRIS SLADE

Chris Slade is a Welsh rock musician and drummer, best known for playing for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He…
Film/DVD Reviews

THE ROLLING STONES – FROM THE VAULT: NO SECURITY SAN JOSE ’99

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PROUDLY PRESENTS THE ROLLING STONES FROM THE VAULT: NO SECURITY – SAN JOSE 1999 CONCERT FILM OUT 13…
British Summer Time

Festival Review: British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park – London

British Summer Time has been a regular part of London’s gig schedule since Bon Jovi headlined the first night back…
Interviews

Interview: Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock is an English musician best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the punk rock band…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES at Manchester Arena

A very eclectic mixed three band tour rolled into Manchester Arena. Headliners the Hollywood Vampires – with a couple of…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: MONSTER MAGNET at Gorilla Manchester

I have not seen Monster Magnet for several years, I think it was actually at a festival on a sunny…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: FM & DARE in Manchester

When this tour was first announced, I was in musical heaven – two of my favourite British melodic rock bands…
Interviews

Interview: Alexis Mincolla of 3TEETH

Transgressive five-piece 3TEETH is thrilled to announce their signing to iconic metal record label Century Media Records.    On 3TEETH’s signing, frontman Alexis Mincolla shares: “It was…
Interviews

Interview: A Conversation with LIZZY BORDEN

For decades, Lizzy Borden has been one of theatrical rock’s top front-men. And on June 15th, Borden will issue his…
Interviews

Interview: Kelly Hansen of FOREIGNER

I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Hot Blooded, Juke Box…
Interviews

Interview: Deen Castronovo of THE DEAD DAISIES

We last chatted to Deen Castronovo last September when he appeared to be a person who was emerging out of…
Interviews

Interview: A Conversation with Guitarist Ryan Roxie

Vocalist/guitarist & songwriter, RYAN ROXIE, is best known as ALICE COOPER’S long-time lead guitarist and collaborator. He has also worked…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: THE DEAD DAISIES at Manchester Academy

The Dead Daisies turned up the heat in a sold-out venue as they invited the Manchester rock fans to Burn…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: GRETA VAN FLEET at Manchester Academy

Michigan-based classic rockers Greta Van Fleet stun Manchester with their retro-rock sound and quality musicianship. Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK…
Interviews

Interview: Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and Jeff “Mantas” Dunn of VENOM INC

Venom are an English heavy metal band formed in 1978 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end…