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INTERVIEW: RUSSELL MORRIS – November 2016

INTERVIEW: RUSSELL MORRIS – November 2016

| 8 November 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: RUSSELL MORRIS – November 2016 By Shane Pinnegar A veteran of such ‘60s and ‘70s pop hits as The Real Thing, Wings Of An Eagle and Rachel, Russell Morris felt he was treading water creatively through the start of the new millennium, until returning full circle to his blues roots with the Sharkmouth album […]

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INTERVIEW: MIKE PORTNOY, November 2016

INTERVIEW: MIKE PORTNOY, November 2016

| 3 November 2016 | Reply

Limiting your discussion to the latest release from a musician can be a little complicated at times, but when that musician is Mike Portnoy, it is almost impossible to ignore almost 3 decades of recorded material that span more than 70 releases!  In advance of his latest collaboration as a member of the Neal Morse […]

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INTERVIEW: COLT FORD, October 2016

INTERVIEW: COLT FORD, October 2016

| 28 October 2016 | Reply

With some artists, either you get it or you don’t.  Country artist Colt Ford is one of those guys.  He has helped launch some big country music careers while working on his own; he has recorded duets with a varitable who’s who of country music, and he operates a successful music label and management company. […]

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INTERVIEW: CHUCK GARRIC of Beasto Blanco, October 2016

INTERVIEW: CHUCK GARRIC of Beasto Blanco, October 2016

| 28 October 2016 | Reply

Bassist turned frontman / guitarist Chuck Garric has once again stepped out of the shadows of the Alice Cooper Band and taken his place as the face and voice behind Beasto Blanco.  The band (don’t call it a project) has pulled together twelve gems and readied a killer sophomore effort that is set to be […]

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INTERVIEW: MYLES KENNEDY of Alter Bridge, October 2016

INTERVIEW: MYLES KENNEDY of Alter Bridge, October 2016

| 28 October 2016 | Reply

When you are offered a chance to speak with one of your favorite vocalists and lead singer for for two of your favorite bands, how do you say no?  Quite simply, you don’t!  I was offered a little time with the dynamic Myles Kennedy and I jumped at the chance, as it is always fun […]

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GUEST POST – I. A. Ashcroft, author of Raven Song

GUEST POST – I. A. Ashcroft, author of Raven Song

| 25 October 2016 | Reply

I. A. Ashcroft has been writing fiction in many forms for almost twenty years. The author’s first book, written at age seven, featured the family cat hunting an evil sorceress alongside dragons and eagles. This preoccupation with the fantastical has not changed in the slightest. Now, the author dwells in Phoenix, AZ alongside a wonderful […]

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INTERVIEW: JEFF SIEGEL, October 2016

INTERVIEW: JEFF SIEGEL, October 2016

| 21 October 2016 | Reply

Every once in a while an interview opportunity comes up that seems so far out in left-field that it is fun.  An ex-hardcore musician turned financial analyst?  When given the opportunity to speak with Jeff Siegel regarding Green Chip Stocks and his current analysis and work in cannabis investing crosses my love of music and […]

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INTERVIEW: BETH HART – October 2016

INTERVIEW: BETH HART – October 2016

| 20 October 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: BETH HART – October 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Beth Hart is on a roll right now. After the success of last year’s Better Than Home comes her thirteenth album: Fire On The Floor, an eclectic stew of blues, jazz, rock and soul that is out now on Mascot’s Provogue label. SHANE PINNEGAR called Beth […]

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INTERVIEW: WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN, October 2016

INTERVIEW: WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN, October 2016

| 18 October 2016 | Reply

Country new-comer William Michael Morgan is blazing trails with his Number 1 single “I Met A Girl” while bucking the trend of modern radio country, leaning heavier on the classic country sound,. but it is just a part of who William Michael is… speaking with him on the phone, you get instantly understand the humble […]

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INTERVIEW – CHRIS BRITTON, THE TROGGS – September 2016

INTERVIEW – CHRIS BRITTON, THE TROGGS – September 2016

| 13 October 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW – CHRIS BRITTON, THE TROGGS – September 2016 By Shane Pinnegar As founding guitarist of The Troggs, Chris Britton was responsible – amongst other things – for one of the most famous and recognisable riffs of all times, and one which has spawned a thousand cover versions and imitations: Wild Thing. Original singer and […]

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INTERVIEW: MARK CHADWICK, THE LEVELLERS – September 2016

INTERVIEW: MARK CHADWICK, THE LEVELLERS – September 2016

| 11 October 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: MARK CHADWICK, THE LEVELLERS – September 2016 By Shane Pinnegar It’s hard to believe that The Levellers have never visited Australia. Three top ten albums in their native U.K. Three more that made the top 20. Six U.K. Gold discs. They were one of the first bands in the mid-90s to set up their […]

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INTERVIEW – DAN JACOBS, ATREYU – September 2016

INTERVIEW – DAN JACOBS, ATREYU – September 2016

| 11 October 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW – DAN JACOBS, ATREYU – September 2016 By Shane Pinnegar After 12 years together and a four-year hiatus, Californian Metalcore trailblazers Atreyu rebounded late last year with sixth album Long Live. They’re touring Australia this month as guests of Bullet For My Valentine, who are old friends, as lead guitarist Dan Jacobs tells SHANE […]

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INTERVIEW: KIMBERLY & JUNIOR from One-Eyed Doll, October 2016

INTERVIEW: KIMBERLY & JUNIOR from One-Eyed Doll, October 2016

| 11 October 2016 | Reply

Our own Jeffrey Everett was able to pin down Junior and Kimberly, members of One-Eyed Doll, to chat in just before they took their spots on stage in Knoxville. Jeffrey: I would like to thank you for taking the time to talk with us. This is your guys’ third trip to Knoxville in the past year. […]

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INTERVIEW: ANDREA FERRO, LACUNA COIL – September 2016

INTERVIEW: ANDREA FERRO, LACUNA COIL – September 2016

| 5 October 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: ANDREA FERRO, LACUNA COIL – September 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Gothic metal doesn’t get any more epic than Lacuna Coil, and the Italian five-piece bring their 8th studio album Delirium to Australia in October. SHANE PINNEGAR spoke to co-lead singer Andrea Ferro to find out why they took seven years between visits. Lacuna Coil: […]

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INTERVIEW – DONITA SPARKS, L7 – September 2016

INTERVIEW – DONITA SPARKS, L7 – September 2016

| 4 October 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW – DONITA SPARKS, L7 – September 2016 By Shane Pinnegar L7 blazed a ferocious trail through the nineties, defying musical trends from cock rock through to grunge in pursuit of their no-bullshit, punk-tinged, (so called) ‘riot grrrl’ muse. Controversy was never far from the four-piece, and after a myriad of dramas and internal squabbles […]

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INTERVIEW: ESBEN WILLEMS, MONOLORD – September 2016

INTERVIEW: ESBEN WILLEMS, MONOLORD – September 2016

| 29 September 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: ESBEN WILLEMS, MONOLORD – September 2016 By Shane Pinnegar They may be young band, but the relentless stoner-doom of Monolord is undeniably making in-roads around the world. Next stop for the Swedish trio is New Zealand and Australia, with Italians Ufomammut as co-headliner. SHANE PINNEGAR called drummer Esben Willems to learn more about the band whose […]

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INTERVIEW: EICCA TOPPINEN, APOCALYPTICA – August 2016

INTERVIEW: EICCA TOPPINEN, APOCALYPTICA – August 2016

| 20 September 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: EICCA TOPPINEN, APOCALYPTICA – August 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Combining cellos with heavy metal proved an inspired concept for Finnish band Apocalyptica, and they head to Australia for several shows in September to show us what they are made of. SHANE PINNEGAR got founding member Eicca (pronounced Ay-Ka) Toppinen on the phone from sunny […]

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INTERVIEW: ANDERS OSBORNE, September 2016

INTERVIEW: ANDERS OSBORNE, September 2016

| 19 September 2016 | Reply

New Orleans rocker Anders Osborne has been extremely busy in the studio with three releases in less than two years: NMO’s (North Mississippi Allstars / Anders Osborne collaboration) Freedom and Dreams, as well as his own Spacedust and Ocean Views and, most recently, Flower Box.  Each release has its own unique feel, seemingly drawing from […]

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INTERVIEW: MEAT LOAF – September 2016

INTERVIEW: MEAT LOAF – September 2016

| 16 September 2016 | 1 Reply

INTERVIEW: MEAT LOAF – September 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Here at 100% ROCK we’re constantly reaching out to source great content for our readers to enjoy, but in all honesty, when we request time with international rock legends with hallways full of gold and platinum records and an estimated 50-70 million album sales under their […]

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INTERVIEW: DONNY MOST, September 2016

INTERVIEW: DONNY MOST, September 2016

| 14 September 2016 | Reply

I love tackling different genres of music, as there is little I won’t listen to.  Over the last few years I have developed a slight bond with jazz and songs from the great American songbook.  Toss a throwback from my childhood into the mix and my curiosity is more than peaked.  Donny Most, the familiar […]

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