• Conor Mason of Nothing But Thieves

    Conor Mason of Nothing But Thieves

    “It wasn’t so much about coming back so quick, we’ve just started out there and saw how well it was doing so for us it just made sense to come back it’s like we wanted to fit it in and not leave Australia out for a long time because it was so good the last time we were there so […]

  • Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

    Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

    “So I’ve always heard these songs heavy and outlaw country for me the lyrics, the stories are the most poignant on the planet, those guys are the Lemmy’s of their genre, they are the outlaws of their genre, and so it just made all the sense in the world to try to do something that has never really been done…” […]

  • Mark Williams of Dragon

    Mark Williams of Dragon

    “…you know when we started up again it must have been an eight to ten year break where Dragon were never heard and then we started playing, this was thirteen or fourteen years ago, then we started playing around and you can see the recognition and the look of surprise and everybody down in the audience going ‘oh my god […]

  • Björn Strid of The Night Flight Orchestra

    Björn Strid of The Night Flight Orchestra

    “So that’s really what inspired us to do that and it feels like we’re sort of alone in this genre, when you talk about AOR today it’s still something completely different we feel so I think we’re almost like classic rock pariahs in a way *laughs*.” From Release: It started out as a united vision in 2006, shared between the […]

  • Jeff Martin

    Jeff Martin

    “I just want to do something different, and it’ll be the same with Michael Stipe, the way he sang the R.E.M. songs I can’t do it like him so I need to do what I do to my strengths but at the same time going back to what we said earlier I’ve got to maintain the soul and the integrity […]

  • Ace Frehley

    Ace Frehley

    “Well we came up with probably the biggest and best rock and roll show in history, and I don’t think anybody’s ever topped it. I think probably the best way KISS will be remembered is if Paul and Gene decide to take me back into the fold and we end up doing a bigger and better show and go out […]

  • Rachel Bolan of Skid Row

    Rachel Bolan of Skid Row

    “It’s not self-serving to anyone in the band, any time we’re in a room together it’s always about Skid Row and what can we do for Skid Row there’s never anyone with personal agendas and it’s a really good feeling and what a band should be you know.” From Release: Skid Row started in 1986 when a group of New […]

  • Suze DeMarchi of Baby Animals

    Suze DeMarchi of Baby Animals

    “…music is very powerful and you see it every time you do a show how people are affected by music, it’s just like an invisible thread that goes through every person in the crowd and connects everybody you know? That’s the best thing about it.” From Release: Hot on the heels of the scorching new single ‘Tonight’, their first new […]

  • Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman

    Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman

    “So now we finally get to come, so yeah it actually is a dream come true, it’s a place that a lot of people just want to visit but we get to play music too.” From Release: With their sixth studio album, Wake Up Call, Theory hit the reset button, diving into a new sound, a new approach, even a […]

  • Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme

    Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme

    “We’ve always done our live shows very big and we take a lot of pride in how much energy and how much performance and passion we have there, so I think that’s the best way to describe it is you won’t be disappointed whether you hate the band or love the band either way.” From Release: Extreme have sold over […]

  • Jocke Berg of Hardcore Superstar

    Jocke Berg of Hardcore Superstar

    “…now I’m forty four and we were like young kids who wanted to conquer the world and world domination and we still have that in a weird way at the age of forty four still have that I want to conquer the world thing, we take that with us when we record new albums and we think about that…” From […]

  • Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

    Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

    “We were very lucky to come along when there was loyalty for bands and it was also the end of the pub rock era and yeah our live shows were probably second to none and we always put a lot into our live shows, the songs obviously play a huge part in that…” From Release: 2017 was a huge year […]

  • Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch

    Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch

    “We are blessed and very fortunate to have the opportunity to do exactly what it is that we love, that’s writing music, playing live, meeting with the fans, doing the various charity works that we do, we’re very fortunate and we’ve done it for ten years now and I’m hoping for at least another ten.” From Release: Confidently leading heavy […]