Category: 2010

Biff Byford of Saxon

Biff Byford of Saxon

Saxon – one of the pioneers and long lasting bands from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) era that spawned the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest will be soon heading to Australia to take part in the Soundwave Festival tour.  2010 saw the band celebrate their 30th year and sees the Saxon legacy as strong as […]

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Richard Patrick of Filter

Richard Patrick of Filter

Filter are a band that unfortunately never made it super huge in Australia, sure you can still hear their hit ‘Take a picture’ on the radio every now and then but what you may not know is that Filter and Richard Patrick never went away, releasing albums and various singles for soundtracks, working on different projects throughout the years all […]

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Chris Jericho of Fozzy

Chris Jericho of Fozzy

Fozzy, the band featuring WWE Wrestling Superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich ‘The Duke’ Ward have announced that due to overwhelming public demand they will return to Australia for the first time since 2005!  Fozzy, who also feature Sean Delson and Frank Fontsere (Stuck Mojo) and Billy Grey (Dangerous New Machine), will hit Australian shores this December touring […]

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Joey Skansas of All Ends

Joey Skansas of All Ends

All Ends latest album ‘A Road To Depression’ is quite possibly one of the albums of the year, at least according to my ears.  Founded back in 2003 as a side project of In Flames guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad, the band soon turned into much more than just a project. After both had quit their duty as active […]

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Dan Reed

Dan Reed

When it comes to talking about a combination of musical and personal journey’s, that of Dan Reed is certainly one of the most fascinating and unique that I have personally encountered.  Many of you reading this, would have some familiarity of the band for which Dan Reed was lead singer, ‘The Dan Reed Network’, who achieved much success in the late 80’s […]

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Tracii Guns of L.A Guns

Tracii Guns of L.A Guns

Hitting Australian shores next week is L.A Guns, the line-up led by guitarist Tracii Guns, founding member of both L.A Guns and Guns N Roses.   Fronting the band is former Love/Hate vocalist, Jizzy Pearl, with Jeremy Guns on bass and Chad Stewart on drums. Forming over 25 years ago, the original L.A. Guns line-up featured a certain Axl Rose as […]

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Jim Kerr AKA Lostboy

Jim Kerr AKA Lostboy

Jim Kerr is of course best known as the singer and front man of Simple Minds a band that have brought as such timeless songs as ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Belfast Child’ and ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ but now over 30 years into the bands career Jim has taken a big step and released his first solo album titled ‘Lost […]

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Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Sevendust have been around now for over 16 years, released 8 studio albums and toured the world many times over.  Through financial and label woes the band has survived to keep doing what they love, which is bringing music to the people.  2008 saw the return of original guitarist Clint Lowery after 4 years away from the band and it […]

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Slash

Slash

If you don’t know who Slash is, well then shame on you, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt if you don’t. Slash is of course the former guitarist for Guns ‘n’ Roses and still for Velvet Revolver. But while Velvet Revolver are on a hiatus minus a singer, Slash has stepped out as a solo artist and […]

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Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

As soon as I get up in the morning, even before I take a leak I got a ton of stuff going on!  With Black Label it’s not 24/7 it’s 25/8, 366 days a year you know what I mean!  That’s the way I love it!  Zakk Wylde, one of the most iconic identities in metal, returns in 2010 with […]

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Tomo Milicevic of Thirty Seconds To Mars

Tomo Milicevic of Thirty Seconds To Mars

American band ‘Thirty Seconds To Mars’ are currently back in Australia in support of their latest album ‘This is War’ and on a tour that hits Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.  The bands guitarist Tomo Milicevic was nice enough to take a few minutes to talk about the shows, their amazing videos and get this, his love of Lady Gaga. He may have […]

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John 5

John 5

Unless you are a fan or either Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie, or you are a guitar head, then you could be forgiven for having not heard of John 5 before. But once you read his jaw dropping resume, then you would be scratching your head thinking how could you have not? Either playing with or contributing to or recording […]

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Chad Gray & Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH

Chad Gray & Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH

Last month we had the privilege to speak to Vinnie Paul from HELLYEAH and now with the boys from HELLYEAH here in Australia for a few shows we were lucky enough to sit down with Vinnie and singer Chad Gray to talk about the Australian tour, work out if and how they can record their next album on an iPhone, […]

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Rob Halford

Rob Halford

When we last spoke to Rob Halford it was in our summer for promotion of his album“Winter Songs”, ironically now that its actually winter here, we had the opportunity to once again talk to the nicest guy in Metal who has just released a new Live CD and DVD film called ‘Live in Anaheim.’ The Metal God took some time to […]

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Martin Johnson and Paul Digiovanni of Boys Like Girls

Martin Johnson and Paul Digiovanni of Boys Like Girls

After initially discussing the perfect, almost Halloweenish weather, our mutual love for Butch Walker via my tattoos and tattoos in general, I must say it was a pleasure to sit down and talk to Martin Johnson and Paul Digiovanni from the band Boys Like Girls who are here for their second tour of Australia in support of their newest album ‘Love […]

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Tony Harnell

Tony Harnell

For fans of Tony Harnell, the coming weeks promise to deliver you one of the most landmark releases in the career of one of the greatest voices in rock! Under the banner “Tony Harnell & The Mercury Train”, “Round Trip” is a stripped down, reinvented retrospective of Tony Harnell’s past classics originally recorded with TNT, Westworld and Starbreaker, with one […]

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Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH

Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH

Vinnie Paul is best known as the drummer of one of the greatest Heavy Metal bands of all time in Pantera. After their break up he went on to form Damageplan, a band with brother and also former Pantera member Dimebag Darrell.  But when tragedy struck in 2004 when Dime was taken from us (I won’t go into it here […]

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Erik Weideman of 1927

Erik Weideman of 1927

It’s been 20…”ish” years since 1927 stormed the charts here in Australia in 1988 with their 500,000 plus copy selling debut album ‘ISH’.  Featuring the hit singles “That’s When I Think Of You”, “If I Could”, “You’ll Never Know” and “Compulsory Hero”, ..ISH, remains one of the highest selling debut albums ever by an Australian band. Fast forward to 2010 and 1927 is back in the […]

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Jason McMaster of Broken Teeth

Jason McMaster of Broken Teeth

Broken Teeth formed back in 1999 in Austin, Texas when Jason McMaster (Watchtower and Dangerous Toys) recruited former members of Dangerous Toys, Dirty Looks and Pariah for a side project that allowed band members to have some fun indulging their dirty rock influences including AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Circus of Power and The Four Horsemen. More than a decade later, Broken […]

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Andy Dawson of Crazy Lixx

Andy Dawson of Crazy Lixx

“Crazy Lixx, one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Sleaze-Rock movement renaissance in Sweden are back with the release of the brand new album entitled New Religion.  Formed in 2002 in Malmö, Sweden, the band debuted with“Loud Minority” in November 2007, an album that notwithstanding an underground release, received a great acclaim from the media and fans, […]

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Mic Michaeli – Europe

Mic Michaeli – Europe

Born from the underground suburban rock music scene in the outskirts of Stockholm Sweden, a young band called ‘Force’ won national acclaim in the early 80’s after emerging victorious in a nation wide talent contest. Their main influences were British rock bands of the 70’s: UFO, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin. Winning a recording contract, core members Joey Tempest (vocals), John […]

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Neil Zlozower – Rock Photographer

Neil Zlozower – Rock Photographer

“Even today I try and get things as 99% right as possible. Paul Stanley phoned me up to talk about doing the shoot for his solo album “Live To Win”. I said “Paul have you got a makeup artist you want to use?” and he goes “Neil I don’t need a makeup artist, we are going to get everything retouched […]

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