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Category: Interviews

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INTERVIEW: Matthew Wright, The Getaway Plan

INTERVIEW: Matthew Wright, The Getaway Plan

| 20 November 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW: Matthew Wright, The Getaway Plan By Shane Pinnegar Indie rockers The Getaway Plan return to West Oz for five dates this weekend – Wednesday, 18 Nov at The Leisure Inn, Rockingham, Thursday, 19 Nov at The Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, Friday, 20 Nov at The Rosemount, Saturday, 21 Nov at Mojos, and Sunday, 22 […]

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INTERVIEW – ZAKK WYLDE, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society

INTERVIEW – ZAKK WYLDE, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society

| 20 November 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW – ZAKK WYLDE, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society By Shane Pinnegar Returning to Australia for their first headlining tour in ten long years (and four since they visited for Soundwave Festival), Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society are bringing their brand of riff-heavy metal to our shores again this month. Wednesday 25th November – Metropolis […]

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INTERVIEW: LAWRENCE GOWAN of Styx – November 2015

INTERVIEW: LAWRENCE GOWAN of Styx – November 2015

| 20 November 2015 | Reply

Styx is one of the prolific classic rock bands still touring and delivering killer performances.  They are in their fifth decade and there seems to be no stopping them anytime soon, as new tour dates for early 2016 were just announced.  Leading up to the final performance of the year in Windsor, Ontario, we were […]

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INTERVIEW: PAT PIERCE, The Pierce Brothers – October 2015

INTERVIEW: PAT PIERCE, The Pierce Brothers – October 2015

| 19 November 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW: PAT PIERCE, The Pierce Brothers – October 2015 By Shane Pinnegar Straight off the plane from playing a massive array of dates in Europe, including the enormous Pink Pop Festival in The Netherlands, The Pierce Brothers head off for another lap around Australia in support of their Into The Dirt EP. SHANE PINNEGAR talks […]

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INTERVIEW – BRENDAN HANSON, star of Black Swan Theatre’s Next To Normal

INTERVIEW – BRENDAN HANSON, star of Black Swan Theatre’s Next To Normal

| 19 November 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW – BRENDAN HANSON, star of Black Swan Theatre’s Next To Normal By Shane Pinnegar Brendan Hanson stars in Black Swan Theatre’s production of the acclaimed rock musical Next To Normal, playing at the State Theatre Centre from 7th to the 22nd November. SHANE PINNEGAR spoke to the actor about the show’s theme of suburban […]

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INTERVIEW: LZZY and AREJAY HALE of Halestorm – November 2015

INTERVIEW: LZZY and AREJAY HALE of Halestorm – November 2015

| 17 November 2015 | Reply

I love when a killer band that I love travels through the area for another night of great rock and roll.  When that same band agrees to sit down and chat about whatever comes up, it is one of those moments you don’t pass on.  My moment with Halestorm’s namesake, the Hales, lead singer/guitarist Lzzy and drummer […]

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INTERVIEW: FRASER WALTERS of The Tenors – November 2015

INTERVIEW: FRASER WALTERS of The Tenors – November 2015

| 13 November 2015 | Reply

I love music… especially great music.  The latest disc from The Tenors, Under One Sky, is great music.  I have been so tempted time and time again to go back and change my original rating on my review, as I find myself going back to the disc time and time again.  The Tenors are in the […]

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INTERVIEW: RICK MONROE – October 2015

INTERVIEW: RICK MONROE – October 2015

| 30 October 2015 | Reply

Some artists just get it… They understand how important they are to the fans and how important the fans are to them.  They understand it really is about the music and the connection people make to their music they make.  They understand that feeling they had at one time when they connected to someone else’s […]

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INTERVIEW: GET SCARED – October 2015

INTERVIEW: GET SCARED – October 2015

| 27 October 2015 | Reply

Layton, Utah’s favorite sons Get Scared are currently touring the US supporting headliner New Year’s Day on The Other Side tour, and I had a chance to catch up with them during their stop at Hatchy’s in Utica, MI.  They are set to release their third full length album ‘Demons’ on October 30th and have been […]

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INTERVIEW: GRAHAM GOULDMAN, 10cc – September 2015

INTERVIEW: GRAHAM GOULDMAN, 10cc – September 2015

| 26 October 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW: GRAHAM GOULDMAN, 10cc – September 2015 By Shane Pinnegar Graham Gouldman’s 10cc bring their Greatest Hits tour to Australia this October and November, promising, “this is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It’s relentless. We show no mercy.” SHANE PINNEGAR spoke with […]

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INTERVIEW: LEE RUNESTAD of I Prevail – October 2015

INTERVIEW: LEE RUNESTAD of I Prevail – October 2015

| 24 October 2015 | Reply

Fearless Records seems to grab all the really good young rock bands that are making their way up through the ranks, with one of these bands being Detroit, MI-based I Prevail.  These guys seemed to skyrocket after recording and releasing a punk/metal version of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”  Taking almost of all of 2015 to […]

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INTERVIEW: DENNIS LOCORRIERE, DR HOOK – September 2015

INTERVIEW: DENNIS LOCORRIERE, DR HOOK – September 2015

| 16 October 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW: DENNIS LOCORRIERE, DR HOOK – September 2015 By Shane Pinnegar It’s 1am when we get Dr Hook’s soft rockin’ frontman Dennis Locorriere on the phone at his house in England, but there’s no sign that the 67-year-old is up past his bedtime: in fact he’s positively garrulous, cracking jokes and ready to tell all […]

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INTERVIEW – JOE HOTTINGER, HALESTORM – September 2015

INTERVIEW – JOE HOTTINGER, HALESTORM – September 2015

| 15 October 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW – JOE HOTTINGER, HALESTORM – September 2015 By Shane Pinnegar Grammy winning rock band HALESTORM embark on their debut Australian tour this December, so we pinned down guitarist Joe Hottinger to ask – amongst other things – why the band have shunned Perth on this visit. Tuesday, 8th December 2015 170 Russell, Melbourne Wednesday, […]

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INTERVIEW: MARKUS GROSSKOPF, HELLOWEEN – August 2015

INTERVIEW: MARKUS GROSSKOPF, HELLOWEEN – August 2015

| 14 October 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW: MARKUS GROSSKOPF, HELLOWEEN – August 2015 By Shane Pinnegar German metal titans and early forefathers of the speed and thrash metal genres, HELLOWEEN return to Australia this month for a lap around the country in support of their hugely popular album My God-Given Right, released earlier this year. Wednesday 14th October – Melbourne, 170 […]

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INTERVIEW: ZACHARY SCOTT of It Lies Within – October 2015

INTERVIEW: ZACHARY SCOTT of It Lies Within – October 2015

| 9 October 2015 | Reply

On the brink of a major US tour and the bands first foray into Japan, It Lies Within’s lead signer Zachary Scott took some time out of his tour packing to discuss the tour, the status of new music from the Flint, MI-based metalcore outfit, and more… Toddstar: Zach, how are you? Zach: Good, man, […]

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INTERVIEW: ED OXENBOULD, star of new movie The Visit

INTERVIEW: ED OXENBOULD, star of new movie The Visit

| 7 October 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW: ED OXENBOULD, star of new movie The Visit By Shane Pinnegar Fast becoming one of the pre-eminent actors of his generation, Ed Oxenbould can be seen on the big screen in M Night Shyalaman’s return-to-form thriller-cum-horror film The Visit. Not bad for a fourteen-year-old kid from Melbourne. Shyalaman cranks the terror up to eleven […]

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INTERVIEW: RICHARD FORTUS (Dead Daisies/Guns n’ Roses) – September 2015

INTERVIEW: RICHARD FORTUS (Dead Daisies/Guns n’ Roses) – September 2015

| 2 October 2015 | 1 Reply

INTERVIEW: RICHARD FORTUS (Dead Daisies/Guns n’ Roses) – September 2015 By Shane Pinnegar With THE DEAD DAISIES about to hit Australia in support of the massive KISS tour, we got Richard Fortus on the line from Los Angeles to discuss the band, the tour, and the music. Sadly Fortus pranged his motorbike on the eve […]

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INTERVIEW: JOEL HOEKSTRA – September 2015

INTERVIEW: JOEL HOEKSTRA – September 2015

| 1 October 2015 | Reply

Joel Hoekstra has been a part of some killer bands and projects over the years – Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Whitesnake, Broadway’s Rock Of Ages, and is now introducing the rock world to his new melodic rock vehicle, Joel Hoesktra’s 13.  With a disc full of gritty rockers that run from “Dio-ish to Foreigner-ish” in […]

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INTERVIEW – JERRY ONLY, The Misfits – September 2015

INTERVIEW – JERRY ONLY, The Misfits – September 2015

| 30 September 2015 | 3 Replies

INTERVIEW – JERRY ONLY, The Misfits – September 2015 By Shane Pinnegar When the legendary Misfits burst out of Lodi, New Jersey in the late ‘70s they switchblade-slashed their own genre of horror punk from the bruised and beaten body of rock, even though they released just two studio albums before disbanding in 1983. While […]

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INTERVIEW – Josh Todd, Buckcherry – September 2015

INTERVIEW – Josh Todd, Buckcherry – September 2015

| 23 September 2015 | Reply

INTERVIEW – Josh Todd, Buckcherry – September 2015 By Shane Pinnegar Sleaze rock champions Buckcherry are back with another slab of fast n’ furious hard rock n’ roll on album #7, the does-exactly-what-it-says-on-the-tin, Rock ‘n’ Roll. One of their best albums yet, Rock ‘n’ Roll is ten slices of rock that tick every box we’ve […]

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