Category Archives: Interviews/Rock Stars

Interviews with established rock artists.

Interview: DROWNING POOL

Drowning Pool

American Heavy Metal band Drowning Pool returned to the UK recently with a new lead singer and a brand new album! The band from Dallas, Texas  shot to fame in 2001 with their smash hit single ‘Bodies’, taken from their … Continue reading

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Album review: ACE OF CUPS

High Moon Records [Release date 08.11.18] Get ready for an incredible story you just couldn’t make up; the journey of a band and its music spanning over 50 years, from the heady, idealistic-hippy days of 1967’s Summer of Love in … Continue reading

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Interview: JULIAN LITTMAN (STEELEYE SPAN)

Next year iconic folk rockers Steeleye Span celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. 2019 will see a brand new album and associated tours as the ever-evolving band mark their half century. More immediately, however, there is the matter of an autumn tour. … Continue reading

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Album review: ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS

ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS

Facebook Guitarist Zal Cleminson found fame in The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) during the 70s, where his guitar playing and mime-makeup blew many a mind. Many other projects along the way, including a reformed SAHB (with vocalist Max Maxwell), … Continue reading

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Interview: JIM LEA

JIM LEA - Lost In Space

Jim Lea, the former Slade bass-player and one half of the mega-hit Holder-Lea song-writing duo, has a brand new six-track EP out: Lost In Space. I caught up with Jim to discuss the inspiration behind the title track and the … Continue reading

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Album review: RYAN ROXIE – Imagine Your Reality

RYAN ROXIE - Imagine Your Reality

Cargo When I look through my record collection there are not many other guitarists that feature as much as Ryan Roxie. Having recorded with the likes of Slash, Gilby Clarke, Electric Angels, Casablanca, Roxie 77, more than a few Alice … Continue reading

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Album review: AMERICAN TEARS – Hard Core

AMERICAN TEARS - Hard Core

Escape Music [Release date 23.04.18] American Tears first surfaced in 1974 and were a power trio focussed around the keyboards of Mark Mangold,who is the sole remaining original member on this album, and indeed the only musician playing all the … Continue reading

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Interview: PETE TREWAVAS (KINO/MARILLION)

Kino - Radio Voltaire

Kino release their new album, ‘Radio Voltaire’ – their first in over fifteen years – via Inside Out on 23 March. Kino consists of John Mitchell (Frost*, Lonely Robot, Arena), Pete Trewavas (Marillion,Transatlantic) and Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Lonely Robot). Pete tells … Continue reading

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Interview: METAL CHURCH (Mike Howe)

Mike Howe is very happy man these days and it shows. Having returned to Metal Church after a twenty year period gap, the Michigan-born singer has help Kurdt Vanderhoof and Co create in “XI” one of the most impressive comeback … Continue reading

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Interview: THE TANGENT (Andy Tillison)

Andy Tillison is a man I had the pleasure of talking to a couple of times in the past so when I was asked whether I would be interested in having a chat with him with regards the release of … Continue reading

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Interview: ORDEN OGAN

ORDEN OGAN

GRTR! recently caught up with Orden Ogan’s Dirk and Seeb ahead of the band’s upcoming album, ‘Gunmen’ which is released on AFM Records on July 7. The ‘Gunman’ video is very good indeed and will the storyline be carried onto the next … Continue reading

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Interview: PHIL LEWIS of L.A. GUNS

GRTR!’s Nikk Gunns catchEs up with Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns to hear about how he reunited with Tracii Guns and the band’s upcoming UK tour dates. You’ve been making music for a while now- sum your career in one … Continue reading

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Interview: DAVE HILL of DEMON

We caught up with Demon vocalist Dave Hill to talk about the new album, ‘Cemetery Gates’, the band’s recent live shows and the plans for 2017 and beyond… How did the recent album launch gig go at the new venue … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeremy Cunningham (LEVELLERS) – August 2016

Jeremy Cunningham - Levellers

On a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon at Watchet Live Music Festival, bass player for The Levellers, Jeremy Cunningham, was kind enough to interrupt his lunch for a quick chat with me.  Headliners at Watchet Live, this was the second date … Continue reading

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Interview: ERIK NORLANDER

 Erik Norlander has just released his latest album, ‘Surreal’ and here he talks about the stories behind the music, along with Last In Line who he recently joined… Could you take us through the songs on your new album ‘Surreal’? … Continue reading

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Interview: JONAS REINGOLD (KARMAKANIC)

We catch-up with Jonas Reingold of Karmakanic who have just released their new album ‘Dot’ via Inside Out… What have you got planned for the next few months music wise? e.g. tour plans, recording etc. I’ve always have a lot … Continue reading

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Interview: RICH ROBINSON

Rich Robinson is most associated with the Black Crowes, a band who featured his brother Chris. Now that band have called it a day both brothers are busy pursuing their own musical paths. Rich Robinson has just released his new … Continue reading

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Interview: BRIAN TATLER – Diamond Head

DIAMOND HEAD – Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, London, 18 July 2015

As Diamond Head begin to gear up, releasing yet another album we managed to catch up with lead guitarist Brian Tatler to ask him a few questions. Here Dillon Grant puts questions to one of rock and metal’s most influential … Continue reading

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Interview: JON POOLE – THE DOWLING POOLE

The Dowling Poole - One Hyde Park

The Dowling Poole have released their second album, ‘One Hyde Park’, another glorious collection of pop gems recalling greats such as XTC, the Kinks, ELO and the band’s own unique twist. After catching up recently with Willie Dowling, we posed … Continue reading

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Interview: WILLIE DOWLING – THE DOWLING POOLE

The Dowling Poole - One Hyde Park

The Dowling Poole have released their second album, ‘One Hyde Park’, another glorious collection of pop gems recalling greats such as XTC, the Kinks, ELO and the band’s own unique twist. Here Jason Ritchie chats to Willie Dowling who gives … Continue reading

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Interview: EXUMER

Dillon Grant put some questions to Exumer’s founding member singer/bassist Mem V. Stein. The band has just released a new album, ‘The Raging Tides’, on Metal Blade Records. The new album, “The Raging Tides” is your fourth studio album and potentially … Continue reading

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