Mark Dean

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.
Interview: Sully Erna and Shannon Larkin of GODSMACK
Interviews

Interview: Sully Erna and Shannon Larkin of GODSMACK

Godsmack is a band that I have keenly followed since their inception and the release of their debut album. I…
Interview: TODD KERNS of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Interviews

Interview: TODD KERNS of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

Todd Kerns has been around the block more than a few times musically over the years. His musical CV is…
Concert Review and Photos: UFO in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: UFO in Manchester, UK

Many rock bands don’t last, indeed many bands despite their musical genre don’t have any kind of longevity these days.…
Interview: ADELITAS WAY
Interviews

Interview: ADELITAS WAY

Adelitas Way are a band that not many in the UK are that familiar with. This hasn’t been helped by…
Interview: Doug Robb and Dan Estrin of HOOBASTANK
Interviews

Interview: Doug Robb and Dan Estrin of HOOBASTANK

Have to say that Hoobastank are a band that I wasn’t too familiar with their music outside of the song…
Interview: Josh Todd of BUCKCHERRY
Interviews

Interview: Josh Todd of BUCKCHERRY

Buckcherry are just a good old-fashioned rock band fusing all the fun elements of what I term the classic era…
Interview: HERMAN FRANK
Interviews

Interview: HERMAN FRANK

Herman Frank first came to my attention as part of the lineup of Victory, playing guitar on their great album…
Concert Review and Photos: BLUE OYSTER CULT in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: BLUE OYSTER CULT in Manchester, UK

I have only previously seen legendary rock band Blue Oyster Cult on one occasion and that was only briefly at…
Concert Review and Photos: GODSMACK in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: GODSMACK in Manchester, UK

Initially, Godsmack’s UK dates were postponed at the end of last year for tragic reasons. However, the rescheduled shows quickly…
Interview: We talk with guitarist KANE ROBERTS about “The New Normal”
Interviews

Interview: We talk with guitarist KANE ROBERTS about “The New Normal”

We talk with guitarist KANE ROBERTS about his latest solo effort, “The New Normal”. ANTIHERO: You’ve got a new solo…
Album Review: RUSH – Rush In Rio – (Vinyl Edition)
Album Reviews

Album Review: RUSH – Rush In Rio – (Vinyl Edition)

Rush in Rio was a release that I invested in when it was originally released back in 2003. At that…
Concert Review and Photos: BUCKCHERRY with HOOBASTANK and ADELITAS WAY in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: BUCKCHERRY with HOOBASTANK and ADELITAS WAY in Manchester, UK

An unusual triple American bill rolled over to UK shores. Opening tonight was Adelitas Way, despite a ten-plus-year musical legacy they…
Interview: Phil X of BON JOVI
Interviews

Interview: Phil X of BON JOVI

Bon Jovi needs no introduction, they are a legendary rock band full stop. Since the release of their self-titled debut…
Interview: Phil Labonte of ALL THAT REMAINS
Interviews

Interview: Phil Labonte of ALL THAT REMAINS

All That Remains were just another noisy band to me, one that I foolishly dismissed and never further explored the…
Concert Review and Photos: CKY and SUMO CYCO in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: CKY and SUMO CYCO in Manchester, UK

Another evening out and rocking with a diverse three band bill in a less than sunny Manchester. All were bands…
Interview: Doug Aldrich of THE DEAD DAISIES
Interviews

Interview: Doug Aldrich of THE DEAD DAISIES

I first became aware of the music of Doug Aldrich when he played guitar in a band called Lion in…
Concert Review and Photos: ALL THAT REMAINS in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: ALL THAT REMAINS in Manchester, UK

All That Remains, despite having a long musical history, were a new name to me personally. I generally tend to…
Concert Review and Photos: GRETA VAN FLEET in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: GRETA VAN FLEET in Manchester, UK

Last time around Greta Van Fleet were tarred with a negative label, that they were mere clones of another great…
Interview: JAKE E LEE of Red Dragon Cartel
Interviews

Interview: JAKE E LEE of Red Dragon Cartel

Jake E Lee was the flash kid that Ozzy picked up during his successful Bark at the Moon and Ultimate Sin…
Interview: Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE
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Interview: Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE

Three Days Grace are a band that seem to be a regular yearly touring stop in Manchester. I have been…
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