Category Archives: INTERVIEWS

Video interview: STEVE CROPPER – Stax legend, guitarist and producer – 18 October 2014

Steve Cropper and David Randall

The term legend or legendary is used perhaps too flippantly in the context of music, but the term can be firmly applied to Steve Cropper. Steve was a member of the Stax Records house band from the early-1960s and lent … Continue reading

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Album review: RODNEY MATTHEWS & JEFF SCHEETZ – Trinity

RODNEY MATTHEWS - Trinity

Rodney Matthews Studios [Release date 13.12.19] Renowned fantasy artist Rodney Matthews, illustrator of over140 album covers, is also a jazz/rock/prog drummer of note, and has previously recorded solo and with guitarist Jeff Scheetz. Here he teams up again with Scheetz … Continue reading

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Album review: NINE BELOW ZERO – Avalanche

Nine Below Zero - Avalanche

Pete Feenstra chatted to Dennis Greaves for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in October 2019. Absolute [Release date 04.10.19] ‘Avalanche’ is the first self penned album by Nine Below Zero in big band mode and it’s a revelation. The pivotal … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Genesis Revisited: Band And Orchestra

STEVE HACKETT - Genesis Revisited: Band And Orchestra

This interview with Steve Hackett was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on the eve of his UK orchestral tour. The hour special includes tracks from several albums included in the retrospective box set released in October 2018. Steve … Continue reading

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Album review: FOREST FIELD – Seasons

FOREST FIELD - Seasons

Rock Company [Release date 18.09.19] Forest Field are the brainchild of Peter Cox, who plays all the instruments, songwriting and production, with Phil Vincent on vocals and guitarist Vince O’Regan guests on two songs. ‘Seasons’ is a concept piece, based … Continue reading

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Interview: GARY MOAT (Burnt Out Wreck)

On the day Burnt Out Wreck’s new album ‘This Is Hell’ is released Darren Johnson caught up with the band’s front-man and former Heavy Pettin’ drummer, Gary Moat. So the new Burnt Out Wreck album is released today. Tell us … Continue reading

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Album review: SAYER & JOYCE – Makes You Stronger

SAYER & JOYCE - Makes You Stronger

Pete Feenstra chatted to Ron Sayer Jr. and Charlotte Joyce about the album ‘Makes You Stronger’.  This interview was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in November 2019. Gulf Coast Records [Release date 04.10.19] When Pete Feenstra reviewed … Continue reading

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Interview: PETE WAY

Pete Way Band

Ahead of his UK tour Darren Johnson talks to the former UFO bass supremo Pete Way. It wasn’t that long ago that the only news we’d be reading about Pete Way was in connection with his various ongoing health battles. … Continue reading

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Album review: 4TH LABYRINTH – Better

Pete Feenstra chatted to Marcel Kunkel for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in October 2019.  Pete has been a champion of 4th Labyrinth and comments on the latest album: 4th Labyrinth’s ‘Better’ is a marvellous rock album that fulfils the … Continue reading

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Album review: DAN McCAFFERTY – Last Testament

DAN McCAFFERTY - Last Testament

In June 2014 Dan McCafferty chatted to David Randall for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio before the release of Dan’s swansong Nazareth album ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Telephone’.  In this hour special they discuss his career spanning 50 years and including … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND – Brighter Days

Robert Randolph - Brighter Days

This interview with Robert Randolph was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 1 September 2019.  Robert discusses the new album with Pete Feenstra (32:23) Provogue Records   [Release date: 23.08.2019] Robert Randolph is a man on a … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero: RICK PALIN

Rick Palin runs Skyfire Promotions and is organising another Cancer On The Rocks festival later this year on the 23 and 24 November at the Bush Hall, London. He gives us the lowdown on Cancer On The Rocks, why Gene … Continue reading

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Album review: EIGHTEENTH HOUR – Eighteenth Hour

EIGHTEENTH HOUR - Eighteenth Hour

Escape Music [Release date 23.08.19] Something a bit different on Escape Music, a label more associated with melodic rock and AOR, as Eighteenth Hour are modern rockers. This is the band’s seventh album and they have landed some prestigious support … Continue reading

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Interview: BEN FEATHERSTONE

BEN FEATHERSTONE – Prisoner To The Wind

Ben Featherstone has just released his debut album ‘Prisoner to the Wind’, an album some ten years in the making. Ben tells us more about the recording and songs on the album, along with what inspired him to start playing music … Continue reading

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Interview: THE NEW ROSES

The New Roses release their new studio album Nothing But Wild on Friday 2nd August. They started out back in 2007 and have released three albums to date. GRTR! put some questions to singer Timmy Rough about the new album, … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: COLLATERAL

Collateral’s eponymous debut album is released by Roulette Media on November 1st. The band play the Jon Bon Jovi’s Runaway To Paradise Mediterranean Cruise from August 26– 30th. They embark on a co-headline UK tour with Piston from September 12th. … Continue reading

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Single review: THE RISING – Endless Summer

THE RISING - Endless Summer

Facebook [Release date 02.08.19] The Rising – Chris Logan (guitars, banjo, mandolin), Chantelle McAteer (vocals) and Brian Mellors (bass) – have been gaining attention and interest in their mix of country, pop and rock. They have released two albums and … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: PISTON

Piston by Rob Blackham

Piston’s eponymous debut album is released September 13th. They tour the UK with Collateral in September, followed by a “Roadstars” October UK tour with Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones and Gorilla Riot. We caught up with guitarist Jack Edwards … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: HM JOHNSEN

In 2017 HM Johnsen released his debut album ‘Chased’, then in 2018 he was awarded the title “Norwegian Blues Union Artist” and now he has a new single Walk This Road out now. We caught up with HM Johnsen to … Continue reading

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Gig review: CORNBURY FESTIVAL – Great Tew, Oxfordshire, 5-7 July 2019

Friday 5 July Arriving onsite just in time to catch the tail end of former Supergrass singer/songwriter Gaz Coombes set. Being a bit of a local musical hero his set was well received although he may have missed a trick … Continue reading

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Album review: JOOST DE LANGE BAND – Lonesome Wolf

Joost De Lange Band - Lonesome Wolf

Pete Feenstra chatted to Joost de Lange for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, playing tracks from ‘Lonesome Wolf’.  First broadcast 7 July 2019. Self release [Release date 01.03.19] Joost de Lange Band’s ‘Lonesome Wolf’ is a … Continue reading

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