Author: Troy Culpan

Josh Todd of Buckcherry (Video Interview)

Josh Todd of Buckcherry (Video Interview)

“Whenever this band is faced with a lot adversity we always make our best records…” Buckcherry will release their 9th studio album Hellbound on June 25th.  The 10-track record was produced by Marti Frederiksen, who previously produced the band’s 4th album, Black Butterfly, and co-wrote one of their biggest hits ‘Sorry.’ Frederiksen co-wrote the majority of the album along with […]

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Rock Sugar – ‘Reinventinator’

Rock Sugar – ‘Reinventinator’

Oh hey everyone, it’s been far too long since I’ve done an album review (sorry!) But when something like this album comes along, I feel it’s my duty to get the word out. Now… If you’re not familiar with Rock Sugar, well how can I explain it? They take songs from different genres and put them together to make magic. […]

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Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick (Video Interview)

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick (Video Interview)

“I tell people we haven’t progressed, it’s like I like what we were doing early on, we’re not trying to go out of our way…” From Release: Founded in 1974, Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm […]

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Luke Morley of THUNDER (Video Interview)

Luke Morley of THUNDER (Video Interview)

“When I was a young man I used to write songs about chasing girls and drinking too much like we all do. I’m too old for that now so I’ve got to look at the world around me and draw inspiration from that.” From Release: British hard-rock heroes, Thunder, have announced the release of their 13th studio album ‘All The […]

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Alice Cooper (Video Interview)

Alice Cooper (Video Interview)

“Well you know I was born in Detroit, that’s my home town and I think it’s in the DNA that when you’re born there you’re a hard rocker…” From Release: Named for the city that launched the original Alice Cooper group on the road to success, “Detroit Stories” follows last year’s “Breadcrumbs” EP as a modern-day homage to the toughest […]

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Jess Harnell of Rock Sugar

Jess Harnell of Rock Sugar

“The cool thing about it that’s really great is that if you ever liked anything about metal or pop or the 80’s this is your band because it takes the stuff that you already love and gives it to you in a new way combined with other stuff that you’ll love even if sometimes you won’t admit that you love […]

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Orianthi

Orianthi

“…the thing is with an album we don’t want to make the same record over and over again, and I don’t want to bore myself and I don’t want to bore the people that have been following me, I don’t like to call them fans they’re more like supporters and people that just dig your music because you want to […]

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Spencer Sotelo of Periphery

“I think just to give people a sense of hey this is what it was like when things were good let’s remember the good times and even if it’s only an hour of listening to live music you can close your eyes and feel like you’re at a show, feel like you’re a part of it so I feel like […]

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Max Cavalera of Killer Be Killed

Max Cavalera of Killer Be Killed

“I think people more than ever now they need music, and more than ever they’re home with not much to do and you need your fix of metal, your fix of music and I’m glad this album is coming out…” From Release: The whirlwind of heavy, fast, melodic, thrashy, and often meditative bombast, with sparks of hardcore punk, summoned by KILLER […]

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Fran Healy of Travis

Fran Healy of Travis

“…the conversation went along the lines of “why are we putting a fucking record out? The world is exploding, do people really want to hear another Travis record? Really, does anyone give a shit?”…” From Release: It’s been twenty-five years since the four members of Travis first set foot in a Glaswegian rehearsal room. At various points along the trajectory […]

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Photo Credit – Labyrinth Photography and Art

Jeff Martin – Global Live – November 14, 2020

Well, this is different, and yes it’s very easy to say that 2020 has been for everyone, but many would say none more so than musicians. With the inability to tour the world, their country, or even their hometown it has left many artists thinking well how will I survive? Enter the internet, where you can reach the masses with […]

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Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets

“2020 can go and get stuffed as far as I’m concerned *laughs* the fact that on March the 14th every bit of work that I had or that we had lined up for the year got called off, that was pretty devastating for every band in the country really, every act, every performer.” Faced with an uncertain future and cancelled […]

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Luke Spiller of The Struts (Video interview)

Luke Spiller of The Struts (Video interview)

“We had no idea that we were going to be bringing the mases and entire album I mean this was just a complete fluke, dare say accident and what a joyful accident it was…” From Release: The third full-length from British rock band The Struts, Strange Days came to life over the course of a charmed and frenzied burst of […]

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Molly & The Krells

Molly & The Krells

“Right now, we’re just enjoying the process as well as being in each other’s company. There’s a good morale in the band at the moment.” From Press Kit: Molly and the Krells blend punk, rock and their personal stories into a scintillating sonic cocktail. The Sydney band have drawn comparisons from producers and fans to the likes of Weezer, Springsteen […]

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Paul Guerin of Quireboys

Paul Guerin of Quireboys

“That’s one of the great beauties of this band, it’s not some strict regime and the audience are very involved.” From Release: Quireboys have been at the forefront of rock music for nearly four decades. Following the band’s inception in London in 1984 – originally as The Choirboys, then The Queerboys, before settling on the less controversial name of The […]

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Wayne Kramer of MC50

Wayne Kramer of MC50

“There’s a lot of guys that can really play but they’re assholes and I don’t be in a band with them anymore…” From Tour Release: Detroit’s proto-punk/hard rock band MC50, will bring their ‘Kick Out The Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour” to Australia.  Known as MC50 for the forthcoming “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” tour, the supergroup features MC5’s Wayne […]

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Billy Idol – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – February 1, 2020

Billy Idol – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – February 1, 2020

RIGHT!!! Let’s do this. Lights go down as the band walk on stage under red lighting and then as Steve Stevens walks on stage the crowd cheers and they kick into ‘Cradle of Love’ as Billy Idol bounds onto the stage and the place goes nuts. This takes me back and that’s what I’m hoping tonight is all about, a […]

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David Coverdale of Whitesnake

David Coverdale of Whitesnake

“It’s one of the reasons I’m doing this at this time in my life, I’m still having more fun than I can with my clothes on.” From Release: Founded in 1978 by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums including ‘Trouble’, ‘Lovehunter’, ‘Ready And Willing‘ and ‘Come An’ Get It‘ through to the explosive hard rock of the revamped ‘SNAKE sound […]

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Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate

“…people really relate to music and they feel strongly and fiercely and about certain songs and man, as a performer standing up there and performing it, you feel that, you feel the audience and what they’re feeling, it’s a very powerful feeling…” From Release: Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is regarded as one of the most skilled and […]

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Art Alexakis of Everclear

Art Alexakis of Everclear

“…we’ll be doing all our hits but we’ll be going deep into a lot of our earlier records and songs we haven’t played for a while so I think it’s gonna be fun.” From Release: Veterans of alternative rock, Everclear almost walked away with a Grammy award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for their track ‘El Distorto De Melodica’ in 1998 as well as […]

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Good Things Festival – Centennial Park, Sydney – December 7, 2019

Good Things Festival – Centennial Park, Sydney – December 7, 2019

It’s back for its second year, Good Things festival has found a new home in Sydney in that of Centennial park, so in this smoked out city let’s hope that everything is all ok today for the bands and the festival goers. Making my way in effortlessly, The Bennies are the first band up today and those who were eagerly […]

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Halestorm – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – December 6, 2019

Halestorm – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – December 6, 2019

Halestorm were here earlier in the year at Download Festival but they’re back now for a headline run to promote their newest album ‘Vicious’. Can’t wait to see what they do tonight! Villainy who stepped in for Black Stone Cherry are opening the night and ‘Wannabe’ opened their set with some big riffs and sets the scene for their set. […]

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Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

“…it’s been a beautiful thing, just this feeling of family and unity and not that we didn’t feel that before but it’s just been elevated this time around.” From Release: Halestorm have toured extensively with a diverse variety of artists, including Eric Church, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top and Evanescence – and were here last earlier in […]

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U2 – SCG, Sydney – November 22, 2019

U2 – SCG, Sydney – November 22, 2019

It’s been almost a decade since U2 have been in Australia and tonight hopefully not in the rain, they’re back and here celebrating thirty years of The Joshua Tree. They’re two years into this celebration tour and I know I and the thousands of others here tonight are looking forward to seeing it and hearing the album in full. Running […]

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Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia

Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia

“We wanted it to be a step up from the last one and each record we make the plan is to make it better than the last so yeah I could say in a few different ways we tried to do that this time around.” From Release: Since their emergence in 2015, Saint Asonia quietly positioned themselves to progress and […]

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Lorraine McIntosh of Deacon Blue

Lorraine McIntosh of Deacon Blue

“…it has to be the best night of their life and that is what we strive for, whether we achieve that or not is not for us to say but we really strive, these gigs are important…” From Release: DEACON BLUE are one of Scotland’s most famous and successful bands, from their million selling debut album ‘Raintown’ (with classic singles ‘Dignity’ & ‘Chocolate Girl’), […]

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One Electric Day – Cockatoo Island, Sydney – November 9, 2019

One Electric Day – Cockatoo Island, Sydney – November 9, 2019

The day couldn’t be more perfect weather wise, and the ferry on the way over to Cockatoo Island was a great start to what I’m sure will be a great day, an electric one if you pardon the pun. Today we are set for some Aussie Rock greatness, with Southern Sons reforming after 25 years apart, Vanessa Amorosi, Jon Stevens, […]

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Jack Jones of Southern Sons

Jack Jones of Southern Sons

“The idea actually does have an appeal and it’s not just celebrating the music but it’s kind of getting to celebrate it together.” From Release: It has been more than two decades since iconic 1990s four-piece Southern Sons performed together. Now, in a special coup for music fans, the beloved band are coming back together for a 2019 Reunion tour, […]

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Suze DeMarchi of Baby Animals

Suze DeMarchi of Baby Animals

“I’m so grateful really that we’ve got such loyal fans, and if it wasn’t for them we’d have no one to play to.” From Release: Baby Animals emerged on the Australian music scene in 1991 and delivered four massive hits off their debut album. They also picked up three ARIA Awards in 1992, for Album Of The Year, Breakthrough Artist […]

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Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World

Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World

“…there’s always something that comes across that’s a way of testing yourself or a way of challenging yourself…” From Release: Jimmy Eat World announce the details of their 10th studio album, Surviving, to be released on October 18 via RCA Records. Surviving is the band’s most personal, ambitious album to date and front man Jim Adkins once again proves himself […]

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