Category: Interviews

John Corabi (Video Interview)

John Corabi (Video Interview)

“It’s literally me sitting on a barstool with a microphone. I am literally going to play songs from all the different bands throughout my career, tell some stories, jokes, I actually play a few old cover songs that I grew up listening to. Really stripped down, naked.” From Release: Journeyman, stalwart or just The Mayor of Rock ‘n’ Roll, John […]

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Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots (Video Interview)

Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots (Video Interview)

“We’re primed and ready… it’s always fun to do international shows… I’m looking forward to it a lot…” From Release: With over 70 million albums sold, Stone Temple Pilots roared into our lives in 1992 with their monstrous debut album, Core. The album peaked at #3 in the US and was a Top 30 album here at home, dominating radio […]

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Gavin Rossdale of Bush (Video Interview)

Gavin Rossdale of Bush (Video Interview)

“I think there’s something about just getting the chance to play again after everything everyone has been through, it’s been terrible for everyone, and just the emotions will be so high…” From Release: BUSH have been a mainstay on Australian radios since the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994. The album was an instant smash spending 43 weeks in the Australian […]

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Todd Kerns of Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators (Video Interview)

Todd Kerns of Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators (Video Interview)

“Well this one the mandate was 100% to do it as live as possible…” A decade and four albums into their career, Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators haven’t been deterred by any obstacles in their path–including a global pandemic. Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have recently released their new album titled 4, via Gibson Records, in partnership […]

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Kee Marcello of Out Of This World (Video Interview)

Kee Marcello of Out Of This World (Video Interview)

“Out Of This World… It actually sums it up pretty much perfectly…” From Release: What makes a song a good song? Craft? Passion? Production? Chemistry? On their soaring, self-titled debut, melodic hard rock supergroup OUT OF THIS WORLD skillfully underlines that it’s a combination of all of these things: a perfect and rare constellation when the stars are aligned correctly. […]

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Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society (Video Interview)

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society (Video Interview)

“I love the fact that it’s bigger than a band and it’s bigger than me…” Black Label Society have recently released their 11th studio album ‘Doom Crew Inc.’ The 12-track album is both a tribute to the band’s “first to bleed, last to leave” road crew and a salute to the legion whose support, stretching back to 1998, rivals that […]

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Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell

“…I always think of it you know I always have, you have to remain in touch with the fan inside yourself and I always use as a benchmark if I wasn’t in this band would I buy this record? Would I play this record? Would I love this record? And the answer so far has been yes.” From Bio: Beyond […]

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James Michael of Sixx:A.M. (Video Interview)

James Michael of Sixx:A.M. (Video Interview)

“I think for all three of us it gave us the opportunity to stop, and look back and appreciate everything that we’ve been through and we’ve done and we’ve accomplished.” From Release: Sixx:A.M. will release Hits on October 22 via Better Noise Music. The album is a retrospective celebration of the iconic band’s biggest hits and fan-favourite songs, that will also include […]

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Phil Knight of Shihad

Phil Knight of Shihad

“Even though we’ve always been a political band wanting to sing about equality and against injustice and everything from the beginning, and still do.” If anger is an energy, then ‘Old Gods’ – Shihad’s 10th studio album – could singlehandedly power our capital city for a year. ‘Old Gods’ is a step into fury for frontman Jon Toogood whose lyrics […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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