• 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 […]

  • Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns

    Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns

    “So it’s just blending that kick in the teeth with a better musical outfit now and kind of combining the two and with very little competition in the sleaze rock world we’re not competing against anybody so I don’t listen to anybody else either.” From Release: L.A. GUNS was formed in 1982 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown […]

  • Shaun Morgan of Seether

    Shaun Morgan of Seether

    “It’s a double edged sword because all the pressure is on your shoulders and you have to perform and put out an album that can live up to all the expectations but can also stand up to the others, and I mean I think the songs on this record are personally my favourites in a long time just because they […]

  • Michael Sweet of Stryper

    Michael Sweet of Stryper

    “As I was writing the album I was really trying to make sure that each song made its own statement, musically, lyrically, in terms of energy it was very important to me that every song stood on its own yet at the same time that we retain the continuity and it had a great flow from beginning to end that’s […]

  • Sébastien Lefebvre of Simple Plan

    Sébastien Lefebvre of Simple Plan

    “…I think that hopefully the fact that the songs are good has something to do with it, aside from that I think something that we’ve noticed over the years is whenever we’re very, very personal with a song that’s when people can relate to it the most.” From Release: Multi-platinum Canadian pop-punk legends SIMPLE PLAN will bring their ‘No Pads, […]

  • Ross Knight of The Cosmic Psychos

    Ross Knight of The Cosmic Psychos

    “I’m not quite your Axl Rose who sits down for six months to just find two words, mine just falls out of my ass really quickly and if I don’t write it down quick I’ll forget about it, so I think for every eleven albums I’ve written songs for I’ve probably forgotten fifty albums.” From Release: The Psychos are back, […]

  • Joey Tempest of Europe

    Joey Tempest of Europe

    “…we do stuff together but we also try to dig deeper with each record and find the expression rather than copy ourselves from the past or anything, we think there’s room for nostalgia in the live concert but in the studio we don’t find any room for nostalgia like that.” From Release: Sweden’s legendary hard rock band EUROPE, best known […]

  • Stix Zadinia of Steel Panther

    Stix Zadinia of Steel Panther

    “…we want Steel Panther to be a place where people can come and be a freak for ninety minutes, that’s always been the message. We have fun and we figure if it starts with us and it goes out to the crowd then they’re gonna have fun and we’re gonna have even more fun.” From Release: The Sunset Strip’s favourite […]