Category: Interviews

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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Robb Reiner of Anvil

Robb Reiner of Anvil

“My advice is the advice I give to everybody including myself right from the beginning.  You have to do this for the right reasons and the right reasons only. And the reason is because you love it.  You do it because you love it not because you want to make money with it.  You do it for the love of […]

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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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Rob Halford

Rob Halford

If Rob Halford the “Metal God” or Judas Priest need any introduction to you, then please go and have a good hard look at Wikipedia before reading any further…… Having just released a collection of traditional and original songs for the festive season titled “Winter Songs”, we chatted with Rob to discuss the new album, as well as his newly […]

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Steevi Jaimz

Steevi Jaimz

“Steevi Jaimz started playing in bands since about the age of 18. His first real band he joined was Treason. It was the tail end of the NWOBHM, and Treason were a metal band in the vein of Sabbath.  After eventually disbanding Treason and forming the legendary (His own words) Crash Ko together with Phil Vokins and Ace Finchum, they would […]

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Joe Lynn Turner

Joe Lynn Turner

When it comes to iconic singers, Joe Lynn Turner is certainly up there with the best, not to mention one of the most prolific. Turner first rose to prominence on an international scale with Rainbow, featuring legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. During his time with Rainbow, the band had their first USA chart success and recorded songs that helped define the […]

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Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup

Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup

Here at May The Rock Be With You, we love music and we preferably love it happy!  You know, the kind of music that puts a smile on your face no matter what kind of mood you are in, lyrics that make you laugh, hooks that stick in your head like glue and a chorus that will have you singing […]

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William DuVall of Alice In Chains

William DuVall of Alice In Chains

Taking on the role of a singer in a band can be daunting at the best of times, but stepping into that position in the band ‘Alice in Chains’ made famous by the late Layne Staley is one that former ‘Madfly’ and ‘Comes with the Fall’ front man William DuVall has taken on. Befriended by ‘Alice in Chains’ guitarist / […]

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Gunnar Nelson of Nelson

Gunnar Nelson of Nelson

Back in 1990 the band Nelson came blaring through our speakers and onto our TV screens, with the bands two front men Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, with long blonde hair and colourful attire delivering a positive message of hope, fun and perfect harmonies to the world of music that not many bands were doing at that time.  Their debut album ‘After […]

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Hena Habegger of Gotthard

Hena Habegger of Gotthard

If you are reading this interview and are scratching your head thinking “who the hell are Gotthard”, then you can be forgiven. If this world was perfect, then Gotthard would be known as Switzerland’s most famous export, rather than a couple of tennis players, Toblerone and Swatch watches. Switzerland’s most popular ever rock band, Gotthard are about to release undoubtedly […]

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Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes

Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes

Just an hour and half before the Black Crowes are about to hit the stage for the first date of their newest tour, drummer Steve Gorman takes a minute or 15 to chat to us at MTRBWY about the new Black Crowes album ‘Before the Frost… Until the Freeze’ due for release on August 31, as well as their extremely […]

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Jimi Jamison

Jimi Jamison

With his stellar new solo release “Crossroads Moment” having recently been released in the USA, we thought it was an opportune time to catch up with the legend that is Jimi Jamison. For those readers who may not be acquainted with the works of Jimi Jamison, allow us to indulge ourselves for a few moments for a quick rundown of […]

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Pete Loran of Trixter

Pete Loran of Trixter

A few weeks ago we caught up with Steve Brown, Trixter co-founder and guitarist and quizzed him about the rumours of a Trixter reunion in 2008.  His response….wait until March 4th and all shall be revealed.  Wait we did, and on March 4th the world learned that the original Trixter line-up was back for a 2008 assualt, which at this […]

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Steve Brown of Trixter

Steve Brown of Trixter

Saying that Steve Brown is one talented mother trucker, to those of us in the know – is an understatement.  Award Winning Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Musical Director….  First rising to prominence as founding member and chief songwriter of the million selling MCA Records Rock Group TRIXTER.  Debut album, TRIXTER, released in May 1990, went on to sell over 1 […]

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