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: THUNDERSTICK – Something Wicked This Way Came, Live In France

THUNDERSTICK – Something Wicked This Way Came, Live In France

Indie [Release date 20.03.20] Thunderstick the man is a drummer who, having already played with Iron Maiden in their early daze, made his name replacing Clive Burr in Samson. As the masked and caged mad man, and a bloody good … Continue reading

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Album review: PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS – Prehensile Tales

PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS - Prehensile Tails

Inside Out [Release date 15.05.20] Pattern-Seeking Animals were formed by producer and writer John Boegehold (synths, keyboards) teaming up with current members of Spock’s Beard – Ted Leonard (vocals, guitar) and Dave Meros (bass) – plus former Spock’s Beard member … Continue reading

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Album review: INTENSE – Songs Of A Broken Future

INTENSE – Songs Of A Broken Future

Pure Steel Records [Release date 27.03.20] It has been nearly nine years since we last saw an album from Intense, during which time they have been busy inside and outside of the music scene (see interview below). The album was … Continue reading

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Album review: BIFF BYFORD – School Of Hard Knocks

BIFF BYFORD - School Of Hard Knocks

Silver Lining Music [Release date 21.02.20] One of British heavy metal’s finest icons, vocalist (and occasional bassist) Biff Byford has fronted Saxon since the mid 70s, when they were called Son Of A Bitch. And after talk of a solo … Continue reading

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Interview: JEFF GAUTIER

Jeff Gautier & PF

This is the audio version of Pete Feenstra’s interview with French drumming legend Jeff Gautier including music from his band Bars On Fire and other examples from a 40 year career.  The English translation is below. (58:26) Interview: JEFF GAUTIER … Continue reading

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Album review: STORM FORCE – Age Of Fear

STORM FORCE - Age Of Fear

Escape Music [Release date 25.01.20] Storm Force hail from Canada and although a new band they have a familiar name in their ranks, Brighton Rock founder and guitarist Greg Fraser. Joining him are vocalist Patrick Gagliardi, drummer Brian Hamilton and … 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: 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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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: 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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Interview: VINCE CONTARINO (Led Zeppelin Masters)

Marking fifty years since the release of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album – and its follow-up, ‘Led Zeppelin II’ – Australia’s Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters will return to the UK for ten-dates in April 2019 as part of their … Continue reading

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Album review: BERNIE TORME – Shadowland

BERNIE TORME - Shadowland

Pledge Music [Release date 16.11.18] Bernie Torme released the enjoyable triple album ‘Dublin Cowboy’ last year and he’s back with another Pledge Music funded album, ’Shadowland’ – this time a mere double! Joining him are the rhythm section of Sy Morton (bass) … 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: JOSH TAERK – Beautiful Tragedy

JOSH TAERK - Beautiful Tragedy

Misty Creek Records [Release date 28.09.18] Josh Taerk returns with a new album his first since 2015′s ‘Here’s To Change’, although four of the songs on here were on last year’s ‘Stages’ EP. Teddy Morgan (Kevin Costner and Modern West, … Continue reading

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Album review: ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS

ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS

Zal Cleminson chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio about his career for an hour special first broadcast on Sunday 17 March 2019. Facebook Guitarist Zal Cleminson found fame in The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) during the 70s, where … 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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