Category: Features

Jamie Mathias of Bullet For My Valentine

Jamie Mathias of Bullet For My Valentine

“…I do think Bullet is as strong as ever now live and I think that’s very important because that’s where it is in my eyes, playing live where as a band we enjoy it and it’s where the fans enjoy it and we connect with the fans. It’s all about the live performance.” From Release: Bullet For My Valentine are […]

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Tim Wheeler of ASH

Tim Wheeler of ASH

“…the commitment of everyone has been really strong of a three piece, me, Mark and Rick like we started jamming together when we were fifteen and we still get the same buzz whenever we’re working on new stuff…” From release: Inspired by Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Pixies they are known worldwide for their energetic and incredibly fun live shows that continue to delight […]

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Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth

Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth

“2018 for Smash Mouth is really like 1999. Our passion & energy for these songs haven’t changed, they are our babies. We carry them in our back pocket so when we’re playing live we can pull them out whenever we need.” From Release: Smash Mouth were regular chart toppers of the 90’s alternative music scene, selling in excess of 10 […]

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John Cooper of Skillet

John Cooper of Skillet

“…we always have some surprises like a song people didn’t expect us to play and we do something differently live, I don’t know, I like the live experience to be different from just listening to the record if possible.” From Release: SKILLET lets their music speak the loudest. That’s how the quartet has cemented its place as one of the […]

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Vernon Reid of Living Colour

Vernon Reid of Living Colour

“We’ve had gigs, we’re human beings, the band took a hiatus or broke up for a while and done gigs where we’re sick of each other but we recently felt in the last few years and reconnected as to how special it is to even be alive, how special it is to share these moments…” From Release: The ground-breaking American […]

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Frank Bello of Anthrax

Frank Bello of Anthrax

“I want to be exhausted when I come off that stage, otherwise I feel like I’ve cheated, I don’t want to cheat anybody, I have to be exhausted and I think that’s what the band does and I’m very proud to say that too.” From Release: It’s rare that a career gets a second shot, let alone a whole second […]

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Bert McCracken of The Used

Bert McCracken of The Used

“I think playing the songs is the opportunity to get to hash out the emotion that was originally recorded in the song but it’s incredible how the lyrics and the true deeper, feeling, meaning of a song kind of transcends through time if you let it.” From Release: Over the last 15 years The Used have released a collection of albums that […]

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Brent Fitz of Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

Brent Fitz of Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

“The new record sounds like a very well-oiled machine of guys that do really understand each other well and I think it is our strongest body of work because of all that experience we’ve had together…” From release: Slash has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of […]

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Max Cavalera of Soulfly

Max Cavalera of Soulfly

“…I think we’re all very connected to rituals whether it be inside your own life, or society, or in metal, there’s a lot of rituals in metal I just found it a word I was completely attracted to this word and I thought it would be great.” Two decades into their storied career, SOULFLY continue to engender near cultish zeal with each […]

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Dee Snider

Dee Snider

“So it’s really unique and a chance for people to reconnect with me and like I said, I’m pretty awesome in these speaking engagements that I do and then I get to rock out on the other night and do what I actually do best and that is front a metal band.” From Release: He is one of the most […]

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John Steel of The Animals

John Steel of The Animals

“I’ve got to say this quite honestly, everything we’ve done I’ve thought there’s nothing wrong with that, I still love to do it, I still love playing these songs.” From Release: THE ANIMALS are one of the most influential and admired bands to emerge from the British Invasion. THE ANIMALS will return to Australian stages this November, bringing with them […]

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Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson

“I don’t take myself terribly seriously and I think some people find that they imagine that I probably do because I’m in a big heavy metal band and everything and I do all these things, but I do see the absurd side of life and most of life is kind of absurd when you actually get down to it.” From […]

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Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard

Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard

“So we all feel like we kind of deserve this and we’ve earned it to get back to where we are now and we really feel like we’re one of the more competent bands on the circuit you know, and we still have for all intents and purposes an originality to the band…” From Release: Rock icons, DEF LEPPARD, have […]

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Mike Kroeger of Nickelback

Mike Kroeger of Nickelback

“Well it’s really, really important to us to be impactful and leave people feeling like they saw a great rock show, if you’ve seen them all you know that the band can play, you know that the band can sing and the show is going to be something that’ll leave a mark on you…” From Release: Nickelback return to Australia […]

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Dave ‘Snake’ Sabo of Skid Row

Dave ‘Snake’ Sabo of Skid Row

“Well I think we’re at a stage of our careers where we’re humbled by the fact that we get to do this for a living, and not that we were never thankful for that before but I think that as time goes on and as you get older you start seeing things in maybe in a slightly different light.” From […]

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Jon Toogood of Shihad

Jon Toogood of Shihad

“There’s something to be said for playing with the same four guys for thirty years, there’s a sort of element of tightness that you can only get from that familiarity between those four characters…” From Release: Picture this… 1988, Bob Hawke is Prime Minister, Australia dumps $600 million bucks of tax payer cash on Expo 88, Home and Away hits […]

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Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria

Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria

“…I think a lot of Coheed fans that are in for the long haul and what is all the facets of The Amory Wars are gonna be really excited about what this is.” From Release: The Unheavenly Creatures is Coheed and Cambria’s eighth studio album. Their furious return to concept albums (15 songs over 78 minutes) is the ‘First Act’ in […]

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Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six

Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six

“…we needed to do something fresh for ourselves and we needed to reinvent ourselves a little bit, six records in can’t keep doing stuff that feels the same, because as I said then you just become a band that just sort of bit by bit blows into obscurity…” From Release: The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements […]

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Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions

Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions

“Now we got the offer to play with Def Leppard, YES, very special guests because Def Leppard when I remember the 80’s they were often our support band and special guests and stuff and we have a very good feel with those guys.” From Release: In 1988, Scorpions were the first Western rock band to play ten consecutive sold-out shows […]

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Rick Brewster of The Angels

Rick Brewster of The Angels

“Well we used to say to our mother when she asked how long can you keep doing this? We always just said five years we reckon and then we’ll do something else, forty years later *laughs* what else are we gonna do?” From Release: It has been a huge start to 2018 for The Angels. They kicked off the year […]

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Jeff Pilson of Foreigner

Jeff Pilson of Foreigner

“So I’m feeling very confident coming to Australia that the show is going to be really together and that you guys are going to enjoy it way more than you even think.” From Release: Legendary rock band FOREIGNER will return to Australia this October to perform a series of newly envisaged orchestral concerts. Fans will be treated to a string […]

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Josh Rand of Stone Sour

Josh Rand of Stone Sour

“…we truly enjoy doing what we do and I just think that when you come out and play with that energy and then the crowd feeds off of it, and then you feed off the crowd’s energy, and it’s just this cycle.” From Release: Known far and wide as a truly incendiary live act, Stone Sour has built an international […]

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Chris Jericho of Fozzy

Chris Jericho of Fozzy

“I think just when you’re in a band, it’s a team, it’s like a good football team and you’ve got to let everybody play their position and don’t try and do other people’s jobs, if everyone plays up to their strengths you’ll always win…” From Release: Following their most successful US & UK tours EVER, FOZZY is bringing the Judas […]

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Kim Benzie of Dead Letter Circus

Kim Benzie of Dead Letter Circus

“…we have cracked the code on how to really interact with each other and the complete dissolving of any individual egos within the band…” From Release: One of Australia’s most loved bands Dead Letter Circus have released their brand new single ‘The Real You’ into the world today. To coincide with the release, the band has also shared eagerly awaited […]

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Kav Temperley

Kav Temperley

“I’d done a lot of collaborations with a lot of people, I’d done side projects and lots of things but I’d never sat down by myself in a room with an acoustic guitar and just written a record for myself.” From Release: Best known as the frontman of the Australian rock n roll luminaires, Eskimo Joe, acclaimed songwriter Kav Temperley is stepping out […]

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Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

“…I think there’s an ability to also dig a little bit deeper into the storytelling of these songs and communicate to the audience where I was coming from when I sat down at the piano and put them together.” From Release: Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon returns to Australia this September performing songs from his critically acclaimed solo releases as well as favourites from Something […]

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Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick

Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick

“…we aren’t the kind of band that can figure out what people really want to hear, like it’s just the luck of the draw and doing something that we would like to hear and that’s all we can do.” From Release: Since exploding onto the music scene in the mid-1970’s, they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal […]

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Scott Ian

Scott Ian

“…I’ve been in a band for four decades I’ve done a lot, I’ve seen a lot, I’ve met a lot of people, I’ve done things, crazy things with a lot of the people I’ve met you know, if you know anything about my life and my time travelling the planet for the last thirty seven years then you know I […]

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Gaz Coombes

Gaz Coombes

“…all the new songs are feeling great and they’re really connecting with the audience and it’s been really exciting, so I haven’t really felt the need to kind of remind people of what I’ve done before, this is what’s happening, this is what I’m doing and I hope you like it.” From Release: Gaz Coombes has announced a series of […]

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Patty Walters of As It Is

Patty Walters of As It Is

“We wanted it to be in first person so it could still feel as personal as previous other releases, but it demanded a lot more I don’t know, just a different kind of appreciation of the much kind of broader world instead of an immediate world and for that it was really fulfilling and rewarding as an experience.” From Release: […]

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