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Category: Interviews

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10 Quick Ones with GIUSEPPE SBRANA of SKINFLINT – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with GIUSEPPE SBRANA of SKINFLINT – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “For many rock listeners, Gaborone, Botswana is not the first location one thinks of when it comes to the hometown of many heavy metal bands. But since 2006, the three-piece Skinflint has been making their hometown located in Southern Africa proud. On June 1st, the group will be issuing […]

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INTERVIEW: DAVE HOLE – April 2018

INTERVIEW: DAVE HOLE – April 2018

| 30 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: DAVE HOLE – April 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Dave Hole’s long-awaited 11th studio album, Goin’ Back Down – mostly self-engineered, produced and chock full of his trademark searing slide guitar playing as well as a couple of surprises – drops later this month. The Perth slide guitar legend, internationally revered for his unique playing […]

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INTERVIEW: KELLY HANSEN, FOREIGNER – May 2018

INTERVIEW: KELLY HANSEN, FOREIGNER – May 2018

| 30 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: KELLY HANSEN, FOREIGNER – May 2018 By Shane Pinnegar 2018 is shaping up to be a busy one for Anglo-American AOR superheroes Foreigner, with a new DVD/CD of their performance in Switzerland with a 60-piece orchestra and a 50-voice choir; an extensive tour of Australia embracing both band and orchestral shows, and more besides. […]

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10 Quick Ones with EHAB OMRAN of BLACK COFFEE – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with EHAB OMRAN of BLACK COFFEE – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer|bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent. With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, […]

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10 Quick Ones with PHIL POOLE of DOOMSDAY OUTLAW – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with PHIL POOLE of DOOMSDAY OUTLAW – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “The day is finally here and the new album Hard Times from the ten-legged hard rock, blues tinged juggernaut Doomsday Outlaw has been released via Frontiers Music Srl. Coupling huge riffs and killer grooves with soaring, soulful vocals to deliver timeless tales of heartbreak and redemption, the group shows off its distinctive sound to the legions of hard rock […]

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8 Is Enough with WILL PRICE of LONG CLAW – May 2018

8 Is Enough with WILL PRICE of LONG CLAW – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Long Claw releases their debut album Disastrophe today, May 11, 2018, via Pavement Entertainment. The album is out digitally and on the shelves of select independent record stores. The brothers of Long Claw have been chronicling their efforts in this full-length release. It’s a series of tales told through song and anthem. […]

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10 Quick Ones with CHRIS MUSSER of A LIFE TO LIVE – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS MUSSER of A LIFE TO LIVE – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “A Life To Live, featuring former members of From Ashes To New, have released their emotionally impactful tribute video to Chester Bennington with a cover of Linkin Park’s song “One More Light”. The band, who had been working on the video since January, were waiting for the right time to release it. The one year anniversary […]

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10 Quick Ones with WILL MOSS of LIFECURSE – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with WILL MOSS of LIFECURSE – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Asheville, NC Metal band LIFECURSE has released the official music video for “BUZZARD BAIT,” off of their forthcoming album, The Wolf You Feed. Produced by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, For Today, The Contortionist, Scale the Summit), The Wolf You Feed is set to release mid-2018.” We get singer Will Moss to discuss new music, influences, and more in our […]

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10 Quick Ones with TOMMY GEHRINER of MONUMENT OF A MEMORY – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with TOMMY GEHRINER of MONUMENT OF A MEMORY – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “New Jersey metal band Monument Of A Memory premieres the music video for “Cold Eyes” with Loudwire. The song is the lead track off of the band’s most recent EP Ex-Mortis, which came out this past January. “This song discusses the harsh reality of life and death,” states Monument Of […]

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10 Quick Ones with JIM MÜLLER of KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with JIM MÜLLER of KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Bring back stadium rock! Today, Metal Blade Records are happy to announce the signing of KISSIN´ DYNAMITE, one of Germany’s most promising rock bands. Sony Music label Columbia will handle affairs and releases of the group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. First on the agenda is the release of Ecstasy KISSIN´ DYNAMITE´s new studio album, […]

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10 Quick Ones with TALIA – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with TALIA – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Aggressive riffs, heavy bass, and pounding beats, TALIA falls in line with ’90s rock bands like Hole, except with a little less lipstick. Always lively and on the verge of explosion, their music excites crowds. After several shows in the US, the Paris/Los Angeles based trio releases their fourth […]

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10 Quick Ones with DAVID YOUNG of SPACE ELEVATOR – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with DAVID YOUNG of SPACE ELEVATOR – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Space Elevator releases the new single and a spectacular video for the song “We Can Fly” – ARO mix today. The song is taken from the forthcoming album Space Elevator II. The video was shot atop the largest privately-owned satellite dish in the world owned by Thoth Technology. Canadian, designers of the world’s first 20km […]

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10 Quick Ones with ANDRE of COAT CHECK GIRLS – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with ANDRE of COAT CHECK GIRLS – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “LA-based quartet Coat Check Girl has released a new single called “Twenty Nine.” The bright track is a departure from the band’s usual dark, indie-electro sound, although it still shares a somber story.”  We get singer Andre to discuss new music, influences, and more in our 10 Quick Ones… 1. Tell us […]

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INTERVIEW: JULIET SIMMS – May 2018

INTERVIEW: JULIET SIMMS – May 2018

According to part of her bio: “The story of Juliet’s life has been as exciting as it has been difficult, often the only female in the room whether in a recording studio, or on tour with all male bands, she discovered that Rock and Roll truly is a man’s world, but that as a female […]

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INTERVIEW: JOEY TEMPEST, EUROPE – March 2018

INTERVIEW: JOEY TEMPEST, EUROPE – March 2018

| 12 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: JOEY TEMPEST, EUROPE – March 2018 By Shane Pinnegar With over 25 million records sold around the world in the nearly forty years since their formation, Swedes Europe – most famous for their global smash hit The Final Countdown, which topped the Australian charts for two weeks in October, 1986 – finally visit Australia […]

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INTERVIEW: JOHN ‘MAD MACKA’ McKEERING, COSMIC PSYCHOS – April 2018

INTERVIEW: JOHN ‘MAD MACKA’ McKEERING, COSMIC PSYCHOS – April 2018

| 12 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: JOHN ‘MAD MACKA’ McKEERING, COSMIC PSYCHOS – April 2018 By Shane Pinnegar John ‘Mad Macka’ McKeering has been touring the world with Australia’s favourite punk rock ‘blokes you can trust,’ The Cosmic Psychos, for the past decade, and they’re off again on a huge bog lap of Australia in support of new album, Loudmouth […]

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INTERVIEW: BILLY HOWARDEL, A PERFECT CIRCLE – April 2018

INTERVIEW: BILLY HOWARDEL, A PERFECT CIRCLE – April 2018

| 12 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: BILLY HOWARDEL, A PERFECT CIRCLE – April 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Deep in the indie 90s, Billy Howerdel – then working as a guitar tech for Tool – played some of his esoteric demos for their frontman Maynard James Keenan. Howardel wanted to form a band with a female singer and delve into the […]

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A QUICK DOZEN with MICHAEL PAVER, BATS

A QUICK DOZEN with MICHAEL PAVER, BATS

| 10 May 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN with MICHAEL PAVER, BATS By Shane Pinnegar Michael Paver, singer & guitarist of Perth indie rockers BATS, tackled a Quick Dozen for us. Their album Truthless Faithless is out now. 1. Tell us a little about Truthless Faithless. Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in there that only diehard fans […]

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INTERVIEW: KID CONGO POWERS – March 2018

INTERVIEW: KID CONGO POWERS – March 2018

| 8 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: KID CONGO POWERS – March 2018 By Shane Pinnegar Kid Congo Powers grew up Latino and gay on the mean streets of La Puenta, California, before falling in with the glam and punk street kids of L.A. and New York. Heavily influenced by The Ramones and The Cramps, he picked up a guitar and […]

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INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE, DARK UNIVERSE – April 2018

INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE, DARK UNIVERSE – April 2018

| 8 May 2018 | Reply

INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE, DARK UNIVERSE – April 2018 By Shane Pinnegar If Jaime Page’s 2016 debut solo album, Dark Universe, was inspired by her transgender journey, then the follow-up – now flying under the Dark Universe band banner – Into The Black draws most of its momentum from more societal and global issues. Into The […]

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