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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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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News: THUNDER – New album, tour and radio interview (February 2017)

Melodic hard rockers Thunder release a new studio album ‘Rip It Up’ on 10 February via earMUSIC. The band’s eleventh studio album follows the successful ‘Wonder Days’ and last year’s performances at Ramblin’ Man and Steelhouse Festivals. The band ‘s … Continue reading

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News: JOHN WETTON 1949-2017

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PRS BAND – Time To Testify (Paul Reed Smith)

THE PRS BAND - Time To Testify

Pete Feenstra chatted to Paul Reed Smith for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, first broadcast 5 March 2017. Favored Nations [Release date 10.02.17] www.prsband.com/music (hear samples) He’s been designing guitars for any number of name guitarists … Continue reading

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Interview: STEVE GRIMMETT

We catch-up with Steve Grimmett ahead of some South American dates and find out that there will be more from Grimmstine and the wonders of tea for singers… What can fans expect from the new album ‘Walking In The Shadows’? … Continue reading

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News: GORDON GILTRAP releases new album and radio interview (January 2017)

Gordon Giltrap

Gordon Giltrap may be best known for his 1978 hit single ‘Heartsong’ but his 50 year-plus career has positioned him as one of the most influential and progressive acoustic guitar players. Gordon was influenced by the sixties folk greats Bert … Continue reading

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News: DEBORAH BONHAM plays 100 Club, London – 20 January 2017

Deborah Bonham, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

In this hour special David Randall chatted to Deborah Bonham about her music and influences.  (First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 5 April 2015). Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Featured Artist Deborah Bonham plays London’s 100 Club (Oxford … Continue reading

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Album review: POPA CHUBBY – The Catfish

POPA CHUBBY – The Catfish

Pete Feenstra chatted to Popa Chubby for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in December 2016 and played tracks from ‘The Catfish’ earMUSIC [Release date 07.1o.16] And so to Popa Chubby’s 26th album – far more if you include his French issues … Continue reading

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Album review: GORDON GILTRAP & PAUL WARD – The Last Of England

GORDON GILTRAP & PAUL WARD - The Last Of England

On Sunday 15 January 2017 at 18:00 GMT David Randall chatted to Gordon Giltrap on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, with tracks from the new album.  Angel Air Records [Release date 20.01.17] Gordon Giltrap?  Where do you start?  This veteran … Continue reading

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News: STEVE ROTHERY European and UK tour dates – January 2017

Marillion, Cropredy - 9 August 2014

Steve Rothery dates in January Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery plays European dates in January including the UK. Steve’s solo album ‘The Ghosts Of Pripyat’ was released in 2015 with guest appearances from Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson.  It was a … Continue reading

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News: GLENN HUGHES UK tour dates 20 January-2 February 2017

David Randall chatted to Glenn Hughes in October 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and the sequence includes tracks from ‘Resonate’. Glenn Hughes plays a series of dates in the UK – rearranged from November 2016 – in January/February. … Continue reading

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News: POPA CHUBBY UK tour dates 18-29 January 2017

Popa Chubby

Pete Feenstra chatted to Popa Chubby for his Feature show broadcast on 11 December 2016 on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  Thos sequence includes tracks from ‘The Catfish’ The self-proclaimed ‘King Of The New York City Blues’ plays UK dates … Continue reading

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Album review: BRYAN COLE – Sands Of Time

Melodic Rock Records Bryan Cole is a new name in melodic rock circles and hopefully this debut release will establish him as a name to watch out for from now on. Bryan sings and plays all the instruments on here, … Continue reading

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News: On Christmas Day – MAGNUM Special with Bob Catley and The Ballads (December 2016)

Bob Catley - Magnum

Melodic pomp rockers Magnum release a new compilation album in January via SPV.  Called ‘The Valley of Tears – The Ballads’ it features a selection of carefully chosen tracks from previous albums that have been re-visited, remixed or re-recorded. It … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON KIRKE – All Because Of You

SIMON KIRKE - All Because Of You

David Randall chatted to Simon Kirke in October 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  The hour special features Bad Company, Free, and other related tracks. BMG [Release date 10.02.17] It may come as a surprise that the hard-hitting Free/Bad … 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: TILT (Steve Vantsis)

We caught up with Steve Vantsis of Tilt to find out more about their excellent debut album ‘Hinterland’ the band’s upcoming plans and how work is progressing on Fish’s new album… Have you been pleased with the reviews and reaction … Continue reading

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News: Traffic Jam man DAVE MASON is featured in radio special (27 November 2016)

Dave Mason

Dave Mason, founder member of the legendary psychedelic/prog rockers Traffic, is featured in a one hour radio special on Sunday 27 November 2016. Dave chats to the award-winning Pete Feenstra in his weekly Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! … Continue reading

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Interview: Rising Stars – DALLAS FRASCA

1.  Dallas Frasca are a fiercely independent band, it seems like you’ve been doing that for a while – even before it was perceived as ‘cool’ ….any comments?  What are your thoughts on the mechanics like Pledge that are available … Continue reading

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News: SIMON KIRKE talks Bad Company, Free and a new solo album (Interview – 30 October 2016)

Simon Kirke - Bad Company

Photo: Steve Goudie Bad Company, and one-time Free, drummer Simon Kirke releases a solo album ‘All Because Of You’ in early 2017.  Simon describes it as a collection of 11 songs from all periods of his life. He’s just completed … Continue reading

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