Sunday, 26 February 2017

Interviews

Interview: Phil Lewis of L.A. GUNS

L.A. Guns

“I think we owe this to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band’s long and checkered career” – Phil Lewis. After almost 15 years, fans can expect to enjoy the true sound of L.A. Guns once again, as TRACII AND PHIL …

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Interview: Mike Tramp of WHITE LION

Mike Tramp

The fact that Mike Tramp is best known as the former lead singer of White Lion doesn’t do his nearly 40 year musical career justice. If you think you’ve got Mike pegged as simply the “Wait” singer and video star from the 80’s… you’re way off. He is in actuality, one …

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Interview: Jack Russell of Jack Russell’s Great White

Jack Russell

Sometimes, the interviews I conduct end up being pretty much business as usual… you know, cordial, but standard business and promotions exercises. That’s their primary purpose on the surface after all… But many times, interviews transcend simply the business stuff, and cross-over into the personal… these are most often the …

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Interview: Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of OVERKILL

Overkill

Antihero Magazine’s Anya Svirskaya talks to Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, frontman of legendary thrash metal juggernaut Overkill, about the band’s upcoming eighteenth full-length release, The Grinding Wheel, due out on February 10, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. I was looking over the track listing and album cover for The Grinding Wheel. …

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Interview: Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD

A Conversation with Phil Collen of Def Leppard Phil Collen of Def Leppard is a very busy guy… In addition to his day job as a guitarist in one of the most successful rock bands of all time, he’s also a producer, and part of at least two other band …

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Interview: Stephen Pearcy of RATT

stephen-pearcy-

A Conversation with Stephen Pearcy of RATT Stephen Pearcy of Ratt needs little introduction… As the lead vocalist of the multi-platinum band, RATT, to releasing his 4th solo album Smash via Frontiers Records on January 27th, to his racing interests, and the marketing of his line of products and books, …

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Interview: Björn Gelotte of IN FLAMES

In Flames

Swedish melodic (death?) rockers In Flames have had quite a long and eventful musical history since their formation. However, many member changes have not impacted on their musical development, with their most recent release Battles being one of their strongest albums to date. The band have evolved in their musical …

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Interview: Mille Petrozza of KREATOR

Kreator

Over the course of the past two years, it seems as if classic thrash metal has enjoyed something of a renaissance. The doors for the return of old-school speed were arguably opened by Slayer’s Repentless in late 2015 and, while many metalheads have said that the record couldn’t hold a …

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Interview: Chuck Garric of BEASTO BLANCO

Beasto Blanco

A Conversation with Chuck Garric of Beasto Blanco “Beasto Blanco is an original band. Our concepts, our ideas, our mistakes, and our accomplishments.” Rock bassist Chuck Garric has had a varied musical background, playing with artists as diverse as L.A. Guns and Dio. However, since 2002 he has remained a consistent …

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Interview: Wolf Hoffman of ACCEPT

Wolf Hoffmann

A Conversation with Wolf Hoffmann of Accept “The longer you do it, the more you realize you should take it for what it is. You can’t always measure it [success] by, “Oh, they’re selling more albums,” or, “They’re selling larger venues.” Fuck it. Who cares, man? We’re just doing what …

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Interview: Derrick Green of SEPULTURA

Sepultura

“I am a very positive person. I like to really think about the reality of what is really going on in my life.”  Despite Sepultura replacing vocalist Max Cavalera in 1998, there is, sadly, a portion of the band’s fan base that are still regularly speaking negatively of the band’s …

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Interview: Steve Rothery of MARILLION

Steve Rothery - Marillion

Interview with Legendary MARILLION Guitarist Steve Rothery Interview by Mark Dean “The thing is we kind of exist outside of the conventional music industry” The last time I personally witnessed Marillion live was back in the eighties in the Fish-era, and at the height of their commercial success. Despite Steve Hogarth having …

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