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Category: Interviews

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INTERVIEW: MICHAEL CARTELLONE – April 2024

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL CARTELLONE – April 2024

According to a recent press release: “Michael Cartellone, drummer for the beloved rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, makes his Asheville, NC debut with an exhibit of his newest artwork. The exciting show takes place at the Philip DeAngelo Studio in Asheville’s iconic River Arts District. Adding to the excitement is a reception with the artists on […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TINA FIREFLY of BEAUTIFUL SKELETONS – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with TINA FIREFLY of BEAUTIFUL SKELETONS – April 2024

According to a recent press release: “Alt metal band Beautiful Skeletons unveiled their powerful new single “Letter to a Narcissist” today along with the official music video. The streaming audio will be released on May 10th to all streaming platforms. This track sets the stage for their EP, Temperance, scheduled to drop later this year under the esteemed banner of Wormhole Death Records. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MATTHEW BRUE from MISSIO – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with MATTHEW BRUE from MISSIO – April 2024

| 28 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “MISSIO – Matthew Brue (Vocalist / Multi-Instrumentalist / Producer) and David Butler (Engineer / Multi-Instrumentalist / Producer) – released their debut album, Loner, in 2017. The genre-bending, eclectically dark Austin duo quickly landed a global radio hit with their first single “Middle Fingers,” making their late-night debut on Conan and reaching #9 on […]

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INTERVIEW: QUINN SULLIVAN – April 2024

INTERVIEW: QUINN SULLIVAN – April 2024

| 24 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Renowned singer-songwriter and guitarist Quinn Sullivan has unveiled “Half My Heart,” the latest single from his emotionally charged album, Salvation out June 7th via Provogue / Mascot Label Group. This song stands out as a cornerstone of the album, capturing the essence of heartbreak and resilience in the wake […]

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A Dirty Dozen with STEFANO CASANICA from FELDSPAR – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with STEFANO CASANICA from FELDSPAR – April 2024

| 17 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Italian rock band FELDSPAR has signed with TTK Records, for a worldwide release of the band’s forthcoming debut album, due out later this year. The debut single from the album, “Cobblestones,” is set to at the end of May, with a music video to follow. The track heralds the start of a collaboration with Nick Terry, […]

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INTERVIEW – KID CONGO POWERS, April 2024

INTERVIEW – KID CONGO POWERS, April 2024

| 17 April 2024 | Reply

INTERVIEW – KID CONGO POWERS, April 2024 By Shane Pinnegar Chief Pink Monkey Bird himself, Kid Congo Powers, kicks off his Australian tour tomorrow night in support of their great new album That Delicious Vice, the title of which came from a tangential translation into Spanish of the title of his 2022 memoir Some New […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WILL HUBERT of ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with WILL HUBERT of ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – April 2024

| 16 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Denver based duo Elektric Animals – comprised of Nick Sanders and Will Hubert – have today shared their earnest new single “Ready To Go”, taken from their forthcoming EP A Bear And The Bull. The song showcases the collaborative spirit of Elektric Animals, with additional guitars by Lincoln Parish (formerly Cage The Elephant) and vocals by Chandra Desantis. The song was recorded in […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MATT KUPKA of SOUTHTOWNE LANES – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with MATT KUPKA of SOUTHTOWNE LANES – April 2024

| 16 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Southtowne Lanes has today shared another new single from forthcoming album Take Care, out May 10th via Dog Knights Productions. “Witness” is a punchy track about trying to find the light in life’s darkest moments. Southtowne Lanes is an emotive hardcore band from Eugene, OR. They have garnered a dedicated following over a decade of playing together, due to […]

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INTERVIEW: DON AIREY, DEEP PURPLE – March 2024

INTERVIEW: DON AIREY, DEEP PURPLE – March 2024

| 15 April 2024 | 1 Reply

INTERVIEW: DON AIREY, DEEP PURPLE – March 2024 By Shane Pinnegar Sadly, rock legends DEEP PURPLE have been dropped from the revised lineup for next week’s PANDEMONIUM FESTIVAL, but we’re not going to let that waste this interview with keyboard legend DON AIREY. Airey is in fine spirits at 8am on a brisk Cambridge morning, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ANDREAS CLARK from SELF DECEPTION – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with ANDREAS CLARK from SELF DECEPTION – April 2024

| 14 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Get ready to delve into the dark and twisted world of social media with Self Deception’s new single “Hysteria.” Following the success of their hit single “Matthew McConaughey,” Self Deception are back with a vengeance. This time, they’re shining a spotlight on society’s insatiable appetite for instant gratification and validation through social media. “Hysteria” confronts the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MERCURY from PRIEST – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with MERCURY from PRIEST – April 2024

| 14 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “PRIEST released “JUST A GAME,” the second single off of their highly anticipated fourth studio album Dark Pulse set for release on May 31, 2024 via Label Blue Nine. “Just A Game” is a pulsating rave anthem delving into virtual realms and thrilling encounters. With intoxicating lyrics and a bassline harking back to 80’s EBM, it’s a […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CHRIS BULLINGER – April 2024

A Dirty Dozen with CHRIS BULLINGER – April 2024

| 2 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Poet and singer-songwriter Chris Bullinger has released “How To Bleed (Castle Sessions),” an acoustic reimagining of the title track from his latest full-length album, out now. This intimate version brings a new depth to the song, showcasing Chris’s soulful vocals and intricate guitar work. Recorded in the serene ambiance of the Castle […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JOSHUA AUBREY JACKSON from MAKE SURE – March 2024

A Dirty Dozen with JOSHUA AUBREY JACKSON from MAKE SURE – March 2024

| 1 April 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Auburn, Alabama’s Make Sure, the project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Aubrey Jackson, recently announced the forthcoming release of the sophomore album June on April 12. Today, they have shared the video for “Burning Heap.” Make Sure just confirmed an appearance at AudioFeed Festival this summer. The event takes place at Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Illinois from […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DES ROCS – March 2024

A Dirty Dozen with DES ROCS – March 2024

| 31 March 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “NYC rocker, Des Rocs has announced his 2024 spring headline tour, kicking off April 13 in Jacksonville, Florida. With new single, “I Am the Lightning” climbing the charts at Active Rock radio, Des Rocs will hit road with his fiery 3-piece band for a 15-date North American tour with special guests, Jigsaw Youth. Des Rocs recently wrapped […]

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A Nasty Nine with CHARLES MARTIN from THE ROCKY VALENTINES – March 2024

A Nasty Nine with CHARLES MARTIN from THE ROCKY VALENTINES – March 2024

| 31 March 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The Rocky Valentines recently announced the release of their debut album Erase via Tooth & Nail Records on March 29. The album was mixed by Bob Hoag (The Ataris, Fine China) and mastered by Jason Livermore (Descendents, All, NOFX), and features artwork by Jake Quintanar. The band is “all in the family,” as singer Charles Martin is the son of Jason Martin of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN CODFERT from MYRATH – March 2024

A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN CODFERT from MYRATH – March 2024

| 23 March 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Myrath reveal their new single “Candles Cry,” the final peek into their upcoming new studio album Karma, which will be released on March 8. The song, a very special and personal one for the band, comes with a cinematic music video directed by Raf Reyntjens which was shot in May, 2023 in Belgrade (Serbia). As […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CINDERS – March 2024

A Dirty Dozen with CINDERS – March 2024

| 23 March 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Alternative, indie, pop band CINDERS has released their new single “Gold Pearl” and announced their new Going Nowhere EP will be out on Friday, March 29th. The upbeat “Gold Pearl” hinges on a slick acoustic bass and head-nodding drums beneath a mesmerizing vocal turn from front man Montana Smith. “Gold Pearl” is the latest offering from the Salt […]

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INTERVIEW: MARK LIZOTTE aka DIESEL – March 2024

INTERVIEW: MARK LIZOTTE aka DIESEL – March 2024

| 21 March 2024 | Reply

INTERVIEW: MARK LIZOTTE aka DIESEL – March 2024 By Shane Pinnegar We’re here to talk about Mark Lizotte’s – Diesel – latest album, the excellent, bluesy, soulful Bootleg Melancholy, as well as his Perth show at The Regal Theatre, Subiaco this Friday, 22nd March, 2024 – and we will, but we’ll also talk about much […]

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A Dirty Dozen with REX CARROLL from WHITECROSS – March 2024

A Dirty Dozen with REX CARROLL from WHITECROSS – March 2024

| 20 March 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “One of the first-ever Christian hard rock/metal bands is the Illinois-based, Whitecross. The band started in the early 80’s, touring steadily from 1988 to 1994 and averaging 150 performances per year. The Dove Awards recognized Whitecross three times: twice for Metal Album of the Year, and once for Hard Music Recorded Song […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ROGER NILSSON from THE QUILL – March 2024

A Dirty Dozen with ROGER NILSSON from THE QUILL – March 2024

| 20 March 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The iconic Swedish hard rock band unveils their musical prowess in their highly anticipated 11th album, Wheel of Illusion. With a storied history dating back to the early ’90s, The Quill has consistently pushed boundaries, blending powerful riffs and soulful melodies. Wheel of Illusion promises to be a sonic journey, showcasing the band’s evolution while staying true to their hard rock roots. From the thunderous drumbeats […]

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