Category: Interviews

Michael Sweet of Stryper

Michael Sweet of Stryper

“…I’m gonna really try to make it unique and one of a kind for Australia because I’ve been out doing these solo acoustic shows but I want to make this very special.” From Release: With a successful 2018 tour with STRYPER under his belt, MICHAEL SWEET is heading back to Australia, thanks to Silverback Touring for his first ever solo […]

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Frankie Poullain of The Darkness

Frankie Poullain of The Darkness

“…we don’t want the wishy washy stuff, we just want the stuff that has the visceral impact and that doesn’t make you over think and just makes you feel good or feel bad, it’s stuff that makes you feel.” From Release: The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with an Australian and New Zealand […]

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Chad Gray of HELLYEAH

Chad Gray of HELLYEAH

“…doing this for Vinnie is our way to give back to all of our fallen heroes and stuff and to help embrace the metal community and be like come on you lean on me I’ll lean back on you and we’ll get through this shit together.” From Release: HELLYEAH was formed in 2006 by Pantera founder/drummer Vinnie Paul, singer Chad Gray (Mudvayne), and guitarist Tom Maxwell […]

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Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

“…we really put a lot of time in testing different sounds because every song has a frame of frequencies you can put in it and it works differently in each song…” From Release: Sweden’s OPETH are preparing to release their most important record to date with »In Cauda Venenum«. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records […]

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Michael Schenker of Michael Schenker Fest

Michael Schenker of Michael Schenker Fest

 “…my number one priority and passion is pure self-expression and that does not come from a robot, pure self-expression comes from spirit and that is Michael Schenker.” From Release: Michael Schenker is a legendary figure in rock, one of the most gifted and influential guitarists of all time. His work with Scorpions, UFO and the Michael Schenker Group made him […]

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Lexxi Foxx of Steel Panther

Lexxi Foxx of Steel Panther

“We’re gonna do what we’re gonna do record after record and if people say ah fuck you’re the same one trick pony or whatever and that’s all, fine because that’s all we’ve got.” From Release: California’s greatest export and renowned feminist supporters Steel Panther recently took a break from working with NASA scientists on a multiple orgasm-inducing guitar pedal to […]

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Nicke Borg of Backyard Babies

Nicke Borg of Backyard Babies

“We’ve been doing it basically as you said for our whole lives at the moment and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what I’m gonna do for the rest of my life.” From Release: For 30 years, BACKYARD BABIES has delivered top of the line dirty rock ‘n’ roll, both live and recorded. The fact that the original four […]

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Pat Davern of Grinspoon

Pat Davern of Grinspoon

“I’m still thankful that we’ve still got people that believe we are still somewhat relevant and they want to come and see our shows, and want to hear our music, and we don’t have anything new since 2012 but people are still keen and that makes me extremely happy.” From Release: Legendary Aussie rockers Grinspoon have announced their epic Chemical […]

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CJ Ramone

CJ Ramone

“…I was a fan long before I was ever in the band, so it’s not just like I’m playing the songs from my former band, I am playing the songs from a band I grew up idolizing and then was lucky enough to play with for their most successful years *laughs*.” From Release: One of the last few surviving punk […]

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Scott Gorham of Black Star Riders

Scott Gorham of Black Star Riders

“Being in a rock band there’s always going to be roadblocks, there’s always going to be hard times or somethings always going to happen and you’ve gotta be able to rise above it, and keep your head above ground and keep going.” From Release: BLACK STAR RIDERS are back – with a new album, a new line-up, and what frontman […]

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THE STRUTS (Video Interview)

THE STRUTS (Video Interview)

“That’s what makes the perfect show, it’s like a combination of us doing what we normally do but then when we’re mat half way by the audience that’s when real magic kind of starts to happen.” From Release: Hailed as the next Queen, with singer Luke Spiller drawing favourable comparisons to Freddie Mercury, The Struts have opened for The Rolling […]

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Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13

“We may have started this fifteen years ago but it’s just now the monster is complete, it’s ready.” From Release: The Duke of Spook has returned once more from beyond the grave to reveal the ‘Necrophaze’! This latest, full length offering from the ghouls of WEDNESDAY 13 will be available on September 27th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Heavily influenced […]

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Stevie D of Buckcherry

Stevie D of Buckcherry

“…it’s high energy, high octane, maybe low IQ *laughs* but at the end of the day we’re there to have a good time and entertain.” From release: BUCKCHERRY staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of anthems primed to explode on impact live on stage and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact.  It’s something […]

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James Veck-Gilodi of Deaf Havana

James Veck-Gilodi of Deaf Havana

“…we used to get wasted before we played and now we don’t do that anymore because you realise that you just suck when you do that so we try and take it a bit seriously…” From Release: Deaf Havana have been an enduring force in the British alt rock scene for almost a decade and a half, releasing five studio […]

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Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth

Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth

“It was a challenge, it was a big mountain to climb because it was a difficult album to play and to sing when we recorded it let alone twenty one years later…” From Release: In 1998 Cruelty and the Beast was released and showcased the band’s hybrid of brutality and macabre romanticism, crafting a concept album based on the life […]

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Peter Hook

Peter Hook

“So I think that people to be honest with you are going to be very surprised, but it isn’t a million miles away from the group, it’s a thousand miles but it’s not a million.” From Release: “Peter Hook & The Metropolitan Orchestra present Joy Division Orchestrated” celebrates one of the most influential bands ever and put that group’s most […]

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Ross Wilson of Mondo Rock

Ross Wilson of Mondo Rock

“…it’s going to be 100% Mondo Rock it’s not going to be any other stuff that I’ve done before…” From Release: In a career spanning five decades, few come close to delivering the catalogue of Australian classics that Mondo Rock boast. From ‘Come Said The Boy’, ‘Cool World’, ‘State Of The Heart’, to ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, ‘The Queen & Me’, […]

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Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

“I don’t know what it is I think there’s something very authentic about DevilDriver and surely myself because I really have a no bullshit attitude you know what I mean? I’m not going to try and pull the wool over anybody’s eyes and I think people see that and it makes them come to DevilDriver in droves…” After what seems […]

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Jeff Burrows of The Tea Party

Jeff Burrows of The Tea Party

“…when you’re a band that’s been around for over twenty five years you don’t kind of really expect that…” From Release: The one constant at a THE TEA PARTY show is how deeply Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood connect with their audience, you really feel; not just hear them during their performances. Complex and provocative THE TEA PARTY […]

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Chris Motionless of Motionless In White

Chris Motionless of Motionless In White

“Well sometimes we really try to go for a pretty big curve ball and try for something that we’ve never done before and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.” From Release:  Since 2006, Motionless In White have won over audiences around the globe with their aggressive music and arresting imagery, rapidly rising to the upper echelon of modern rock. […]

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Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet

“…everybody thinks I’m this heavy rock singer and there’s more to me than that, I’m a singer, not particularly a heavy metal singer I’m a singer and I like to do other stuff but this has taught me a lot being in this band…” From Release: The James Dean of Heavy Metal is set to grace our shores in June […]

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Eric Martin of Mr. Big / Avantasia

Eric Martin of Mr. Big / Avantasia

“…it’s epic tunes about fantasy and heaven and hell and all points in between, it’s probably like ten concerts in one, you’re gonna go away and you’re gonna be stunned at the end of it and you’ll be like what the hell just happened?” As the AVANTASIA dates, inch closer and closer to Australia, set for impact this May, the cast of […]

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Ted Lundström of Amon Amarth

Ted Lundström of Amon Amarth

“…we always fight to get to the next level, this kind of fire burning all the time, I think this is what you need as a band to reach somewhere, you really need to have this spirit to work hard and always look to what can we do next time…” From Release: Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that bulge […]

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Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

“…we just wanted to get out there and sweat and rock and play music to people and get them pumping, So that’s kind of where we’ve kind of hung our hat.” From Release: Celebrating 30 years The Screaming Jets are taking a step back in time and revisiting their musical history. Not much has changed since 1989 when nobody knew […]

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Ella Hooper of Killing Heidi

Ella Hooper of Killing Heidi

“I think that we are a band that really enjoys it and we’re a band that really loves giving the crowd a good time, I don’t think we take ourselves too seriously and I think that’s something I’m really proud of…” From Release: It’s been twenty years since Hooper Siblings Killing Heidi released their disarming folk pop song, ‘Kettle’ on triple j […]

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Noel Hogan of The Cranberries

Noel Hogan of The Cranberries

“I realised that that day that this was it, this was the last time we’d do this and it has been our entire lives really, it’s defined our lives in many ways, it’s been amazing but it’s kind of sad to let it go as well but I think it’s the best thing to do for now.” From Release: The […]

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Minoru Niihara of Loudness

Minoru Niihara of Loudness

“Live is everything, well how can I describe this, it’s kind of hard to describe in English, we love playing music, we want to share happy times with our audience. Live is everything for us.” From Release: Formed in 1981; LOUDNESS released their first album The Birthday Eve and it created a huge stir on the Japanese Metal scene. In 1983 LOUDNESS hit the west and […]

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Danko Jones

Danko Jones

“…we’re not rewriting anything, we’re not reinventing anything, but we’re just trying to make the best hard rock music we can and I think we’re doing it.” From Release: Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t no luxury item. It’s essential. It’s the blood in our veins and the fire in our hearts. And nobody does it better than DANKO JONES. Danko Jones […]

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Clint Lowery of Sevendust

Clint Lowery of Sevendust

“This last tour we really just felt very comfortable and we found a niche, there’s a really good thing going on right now and we want to keep going with it.” From Release: Sevendust first forged a familial tie amongst each other in 1994 that translated into one of the most die-hard audiences in the game. To this day, the connection […]

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Keri Kelli of A New Revenge

Keri Kelli of A New Revenge

“We have a record out and we’re very proud of it and we hope the rock and roll people and community are digging it as well.” From Release: Supergroup is a term that has been diluted over time. Throwing a bunch of people from other bands into a new project doesn’t automatically make them Super, but their bio’s will tell […]

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