Category: Features

PJ Farley of Fozzy (Video Interview)

PJ Farley of Fozzy (Video Interview)

“We’re travelling a long way so we’re not gonna leave anything out there. We’re coming out for a good time.” From release: After touring the world with the likes of Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown and building a loyal fanbase for the better part of twenty years, FOZZY is the epitome of what a great rock n roll band should be: catchy, […]

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Jesper Binzer of D-A-D

Jesper Binzer of D-A-D

“…this riff kept playing in our heads so it’s been just as big as a hit in our heads as it’s been in the hearts of our fans ever since.” From Release: D-A-D began playing together in the early 1980s in Copenhagen, Denmark, under their original band name Disneyland After Dark. D-A-D released their first EP in 1985 and has […]

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Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman (Video Interview)

Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman (Video Interview)

“Not aggressive, but just I think a return to something more of an amalgamation of new stuff and the old Theory kind of ‘Scars and Souvenirs’ sound…” From Release: Award-winning multiplatinum Los Angeles-based Canadian band Theory of a Deadman (abbreviated as Theory) consistently deliver undeniable anthems rooted in scorching songcraft, experimental vision, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and clever pop ambition. After nearly two decades, […]

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Alessandro ‘VMan’ Venturella of Slipknot (Video Interview)

Alessandro ‘VMan’ Venturella of Slipknot (Video Interview)

“There’s always just that thing about Slipknot that keeps the band relevant .” From release: There was never a band like @Slipknot, and there will never be another. Like a spore out of the Midwest, they’ve quietly bloomed into the most uncompromising, undeniable, and unique presence on the planet whose influence transcends genres and generations. Since sowing the seeds for […]

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Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari (Video Interview)

Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari (Video Interview)

“Just being able to come together again and feel that sense of community because you don’t really get to experience what you experience at a live concert like anywhere else in life…” Since forming back in 2003, ENTER SHIKARI have gone on to release six full-length albums while garnering ongoing industry acclaim, and multiple awards for good measure. And armed […]

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Erik Grönwall of Skid Row (Video Interview)

Erik Grönwall of Skid Row (Video Interview)

“Turning haters into believers that’s probably the ultimate compliment that you can get.” From Release: It’s a new era for SKID ROW. With a new album, a new single and a world tour, the band has added a new voice as they welcome powerhouse vocalist Erik Grönwall, formerly from the band H.E.A.T out of Sweden. Fans received their first glimpse […]

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Michael Amott of Arch Enemy

Michael Amott of Arch Enemy

“I wouldn’t say that I had a “great time” during the pandemic, I hate when people say that.  I mean it fucking sucked for everybody.  But, at the same time, there was this other thing that we could do.  You know, we were actually at home and we could work on music, so why not do that?” From Release: Increasingly […]

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Clint Boge of The Butterfly Effect (Video Interview)

Clint Boge of The Butterfly Effect (Video Interview)

“With this one we made sure with the… as odd as it sounds with the luxury of having sort of rolling lockdowns and with Covid, we had the luxury to really take our time with it and relly go over everything with a fine tooth comb…” From Release: Fusing smouldering intensity with existential exploration, the latest track Visiting Hours from […]

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Neal Schon of Journey (Video Interview)

Neal Schon of Journey (Video Interview)

“It’s a love that I have for the band but it’s a duty I also have to our audience to keep things moving forward…” From Release: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, Journey have 25 gold and platinum albums, including the fifteen-million selling Greatest Hits collection, with total sales adding up to 80 million records […]

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Jona Tee of H.E.A.T

Jona Tee of H.E.A.T

“I mean going to a H.E.A.T show should always be a party, so we’ll have a good time. High energy, rock and roll, grab a few beers, have a good time that’s what it’s all about.” From Release: Over the last several years H.E.A.T have established themselves as one of the leading bands in the melodic rock scene, both in […]

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Dan Donegan of Disturbed (Video Interview)

Dan Donegan of Disturbed (Video Interview)

“It seemed kind of undeniable to put that out as the first single to kind of lead the way for this new album and the kind of introduction where the overall vibe and direction of the material is headed on this album” From Release: Disturbed, have recently released their new single ‘Hey You’ via Reprise Records alongside the official video, […]

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Tommy Thayer of KISS (Video Interview)

Tommy Thayer of KISS (Video Interview)

“Australia is always a very special place for us to go, it’s always been a huge market for KISS going way back to 1980 when they first came down. It’s special and we always really look forward to it.” From Release: The ‘End Of The Road’ tour, which began in January 2019, is undoubtedly the biggest and best KISS show […]

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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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