Category: Features

Ali Tabatabataee of Zebrahead

Ali Tabatabataee of Zebrahead

“Can I just say four words…Fist Fight, Pregnant and Drunk.  There we go, there’s my four words, I am sticking with that Scott!” For around 15 years Zebrahead have been delivering their rap flavoured punk pop to the masses worldwide and with new album Get Nice due out anytime soon, they show no signs of slowing down just yet.  Here […]

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Simon Meli – Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Celebration

Simon Meli – Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Celebration

Now into it’s 9th year, this year the annual Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin Celebration will arguably see it’s biggest performance, with an impressive lineup of performers and shows in nearly every capital city.  Under the direction of the shows mastermind Joseph Calderazzo, those attending can expect to hear well over 2 hours of Led Zeppelin classics performed in ways never […]

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Buz McGrath of Unearth

Buz McGrath of Unearth

“We just try to make it look like it’s going to come crashing down at any minute you know, its out of control, just mosh mayhem off stage and you’ll see us having a good time and hopefully that translates to the people viewing it.” Unearth have just unleashed their new album of pure Metal, their fifth studio album and […]

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Craig Locicero of Forbidden

Craig Locicero of Forbidden

“A lot of great bands didn’t get the recognition they deserved.  We could be thrown into that category, but we should be thankful for the recognition we did get!  It at least got us to the point today where we can do what we are now doing!” One of the pioneers of thrash metal, Forbidden, are hitting Australia for the […]

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Stix Zadinia of Steel Panther

Stix Zadinia of Steel Panther

“We fuckin’ rock and there’s a lot of bands out there that rock as well but they don’t look as sexy when they’re rockin’ as we do, so we couple the sexy with the rock.”….” How do you describe a band like Steel Panther, maybe in their own words? They proclaim themselves as “THE GREATEST HEAVY METAL BAND EVER” and […]

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Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides

Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides

“Rock n roll isn’t meant to be taken so seriously, I think sometimes people forget it’s meant to be fun. A rock show is meant to be a time for people to have fun and let go of the drudgeries of life….” Set The World On Fire is the name of the Black Veil Brides new album and with an […]

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Joe Marro of Hellogoodbye

Joe Marro of Hellogoodbye

“The best thing I could say is that a lot of people who come up to us say “I was 15 when you put out your first record and I loved it, now I am 20 and in college and I love the new record and I feel that I have matured with the band”, that’s a huge compliment for […]

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Gustav Wood of Young Guns

Gustav Wood of Young Guns

English band Young Guns in only two years have been on a whirlwind ride that not many bands get to live these days.  An EP and debut album followed by countless touring including spots at The Reading & Download festivals and now they have just been added to the amazingly monstrous Soundwave Revolution tour coming to Australian shores in September […]

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Dan Marsala of Story Of The Year

Dan Marsala of Story Of The Year

“It was all about the energy of the punk and hardcore bands of the 90’s that really made us want to put everything into it (the live show) and run around and do everything possible to make people have fun and to also be into the music as well…” Story Of The Year are no strangers to Australia, with their […]

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Kane Roberts

Kane Roberts

Kane Roberts – for some he may be best known as probably one of the most identifiable members of Alice Cooper’s band, the hulk like guitarist with an arsenal of machine gun guitars during Alice’s mid 80’s Raise Your Fist And Yell and Constrictor era. Co writing the majority of the songs with Alice on these albums, this era saw […]

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Axel Sjoberg of Graveyard

Axel Sjoberg of Graveyard

For Sweden’s Graveyard, to say it’s all happening is a slight understatement right at this very moment.  News just in sees their second album Hisingen Blues hit the Number 1 position in the Swedish album charts, whilst in the summer they will be sharing a stage with metal masters Iron Maiden in Gothenburg….that’s a pretty awesome start to the year in my opinion! […]

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Cody Hanson of Hinder

Cody Hanson of Hinder

It’s now about nigh on 5 years since Oklahoma, USA rockers Hinder blasted onto the radar here in Australia with their worldwide breakthrough smash single Lips Of An Angel off their debut album. Following that up with the killer dose of catchy as hell modern rock debauchery on Take It To The Limits (how awesome is Loaded And Alone!), the […]

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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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