Category Archives: Interviews/Backstage Heroes

Interviews with various “back-room” music people including authors, broadcasters, PR people and band crew.

Backstage Hero: MARK STAY

Mark Stay is an author and has had his first script make the big screen, ‘Robot Overlords’, which he co-wrote with Jon Wright, who also directed the film. It is also a novelisation which you can find out more about … Continue reading

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Backstage Heroes: Interview with Neil Daniels

Author Neil Daniels is as busy as ever with three new books out now published by Createspace Books (‘AOR Chronicles’  ‘Rock & Metal Chronicles’ & ‘Hard Rock Rebels’) and titles on Pantera, UFO, Bon Jovi’s classic ‘Slippery When Wet’ album and … Continue reading

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Interview with Lee Hutchings: director of the upcoming Cozy Powell DVD

Lee Hutchings is the director of the upcoming “Dance With The Devil: The Cozy Powell Story”, and he has been working on this along with producer Andrew Fawn. This documentary will feature exclusive and extensive interviews with family, friends, work associates and fans, … Continue reading

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Interview with RHYS THOMAS

Rhys Thomas is a comedian (‘The Fast Show’ and ‘Down The Line’ to name but a few) and has directed the new documentary on Freddie Mercury, ‘The Great Pretender’. He is a massive Queen fan and was also involved in … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero – PAUL ‘WOODY’ WOODWARD (MIDLANDS ROCKS)

Paul Woodward aka Woody has been writing for the Midlands Rocks website since 2009. He is a big fan of melodic rock a rather big fan of the excellent Vega… www.midlandsrocks.co.uk/   How did you become involved in the music … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero – Neil Jones

Neil Jones is Business & Marketing Manager for the Cambridge Folk Festival/Cambridge Corn Exchange and a presenter of the Star Radio Rock Show… How did you become involved in the music business? I’ve worked in theatres and music venues all … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero – Scott Hamilton (Small Stone Records)

Scott Hamilton gives us the lowdown on US based label Small Stone Records… How did the Small Stone Records label start off? Growing up,  I was always infatuated with music (like most kids who came of age in the 70′s … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero interview with author NEIL DANIELS

Author Neil Daniels has just had his lastest book ‘Metallica – The Early Years and the Rise of Metal’ published by Independent Music Press. Read on… Book review What are you currently up to writing wise? Well, at the minute … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero interview with Planet Rock's breakfast DJ Paul Anthony

How did you become involved in the music business?   I started my career as a Pontins Bluecoat in Blackpool at the age of 16. That was really my apprenticeship into the world of entertainment, plus as a Blue all … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero – Joe Geesin

Joe Geesin contributes to 'Record Collector' and GRTR! plus compiles sleevenotes for various CD's and has a famous dad… How did you become involved in the music business? It was kind of natural – with my dad so involved, I … Continue reading

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Backstage Hero: TIM JONES – Record Collector

How did you become involved in the music business? I applied to an ad in The Guardian for an Editorial Assistant with RC and got the job! Mostly due to having written a lot of articles and books previously,though on … Continue reading

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