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Category: Interviews

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INTERVIEW: Tommy Wallach, musician and author of We All Looked Up & Thanks for the Trouble

INTERVIEW: Tommy Wallach, musician and author of We All Looked Up & Thanks for the Trouble

| 29 May 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: Tommy Wallach, musician and author of We All Looked Up & Thanks for the Trouble By Steph O’Connell Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based musician and author of NYT bestseller We All Looked Up which made waves in Australia last year and has been optioned for film rights by Paramount Insurge. His second novel, Thanks for the Trouble, […]

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INTERVIEW: MICHAEL DEL PIZZO of Sunflower Dead – May 2016

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL DEL PIZZO of Sunflower Dead – May 2016

What is more metal than five guys on stage in costumes and make-up, as well as supporting backstories as to the origins of their stage personas?  How about tossing in an accordion?  If you take these components and swirl them together, you get Sunflower Dead.  Front man, singer, and accordionist [is that a word?] Michael Del […]

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INTERVIEW – BEN WELLS & CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY

INTERVIEW – BEN WELLS & CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY

| 26 May 2016 | 1 Reply

INTERVIEW – BEN WELLS & CHRIS ROBERTSON, BLACK STONE CHERRY By Shane Pinnegar With their fifth album Kentucky now out, and their first visit to Australia – supporting Steel Panther – coming up fast, SHANE PINNEGAR got singer/lead guitarist Chris Robertson and rhythm guitarist Ben Wells on the phone (separately) to find out more about […]

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INTERVIEW: NICK ‘ANIMAL’ CULMER, ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE – April 2016

INTERVIEW: NICK ‘ANIMAL’ CULMER, ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE – April 2016

| 23 May 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: NICK ‘ANIMAL’ CULMER, ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE – April 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Imagine this: you secure an interview with your favourite punk singer of all time, prepare some awesome questions that span the near-forty year history of the band, and within minutes you realise he has just written a book about his life and […]

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INTERVIEW: RANDY HANSEN, HENDRIX REVOLUTION

INTERVIEW: RANDY HANSEN, HENDRIX REVOLUTION

| 22 May 2016 | 1 Reply

INTERVIEW: RANDY HANSEN, HENDRIX REVOLUTION By Shane Pinnegar Seattle’s Randy Hansen – one of the few guitar virtuosos interpreting the music of Jimi Hendrix to be recognised by the late guitarist’s family – brings his Hendrix Revolution show to Australia this month. SHANE PINNEGAR has the story. 18th May Sydney, Enmore Theatre 21st May Melbourne, […]

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INTERVIEW: KATRINA LESKANICH, Katrina & the Waves – March 2016

INTERVIEW: KATRINA LESKANICH, Katrina & the Waves – March 2016

| 19 May 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: KATRINA LESKANICH, Katrina & the Waves – March 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Touring Australia in July as part of the Totally ‘80s package tour alongside Berlin, Limahl, Martika, Men Without Hats and more, is Katrina Leskanich of Walking On Sunshine fame with her former band The Waves. SHANE PINNEGAR finds out more about Katrina’s […]

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INTERVIEW: TED POLEY – May 2016

INTERVIEW: TED POLEY – May 2016

I still constantly spin the first two releases from Danger Danger as well as the solo effort Smile from lead singer Ted Poley.  I was excited to learn that he recently completed an album to be released by Frontiers Music.  Checking out the stream and absorbing the disc, I patiently awaited an email alerting me of […]

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INTERVIEW: SATCHEL, STEEL PANTHER – April 2016

INTERVIEW: SATCHEL, STEEL PANTHER – April 2016

| 9 May 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: SATCHEL, STEEL PANTHER – April 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Steel Panther are set to invade our shores again, bringing all the bombast and OTT hair metal glory they can muster – as well as southern rockers Black Stone Cherry. As SHANE PINNEGAR discovered, interviewing the band is never dull, so sit back and enjoy […]

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INTERVIEW: STEVE HARRIS, Iron Maiden – April 2016

INTERVIEW: STEVE HARRIS, Iron Maiden – April 2016

| 8 May 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: STEVE HARRIS, Iron Maiden – April 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Playing around the country on the Antipodean leg of their Book Of Souls World Tour, is legendary British band Iron Maiden. SHANE PINNEGAR got bassist Steve Harris on the phone for a chat. Iron Maiden are being flown from city to city on this […]

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GUEST POST: An Interview with Mary Maddox, author of Darkroom + Giveaway!

GUEST POST: An Interview with Mary Maddox, author of Darkroom + Giveaway!

Welcome to another exciting tour with Novel Publicity. Today we have a feature interview with the author! In this interview, we dive deeper into the world of Darkroom, Mary’s newest novel, just released this week. The characters, setting, and themes along with what makes them tick, and who was the loudest character that just wouldn’t […]

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INTERVIEW: MARTIN BARRE – May 2016

INTERVIEW: MARTIN BARRE – May 2016

It’s not every day I am given the opportunity to speak with a musician that has fifty years in the game, but I was recently offered the chance to speak with Martin Barre, guitarist extraordinaire regarding his latest disc Back To Steel, and it’s supporting tour, as well as his take on Jethro Tull classics […]

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INTERVIEW: JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM of AVATAR – May 2016

INTERVIEW: JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM of AVATAR – May 2016

Avatar is a rock band that swirls together different sounds and genres along with a visual component that captivates listeners and fans, especially if you were to watch some of their videos.  If you aren’t sure who they are, take a read through here and then look them up – you will be glad you […]

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INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE – April 2016

INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE – April 2016

| 28 April 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: JAIME PAGE – April 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Photographs of Jaime Page by Don Benson After thirty-five years in the music business local guitar legend Jaime (nee Jamie) Page releases her debut solo album Dark Universe this Friday, 29 April, at The Charles Hotel, just a few months after coming out as transgender. SHANE […]

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INTERVIEW: BRANDON MILLS of DECYFER DOWN – April 2016

INTERVIEW: BRANDON MILLS of DECYFER DOWN – April 2016

| 27 April 2016 | Reply

When the latest disc from Decyfer Down hit my inbox, I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I had never heard of them.  After spinning the disc, I realized I had to give it a review and hope to see these guys perform live near me.  Lo and behold, a couple weeks later they were […]

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INTERVIEW: CHASE BRYANT – April 2016

INTERVIEW: CHASE BRYANT – April 2016

| 26 April 2016 | Reply

Young stars come and go in today’s musical landscape, but one guy is defying the odds and has two Top 10 singles under his belt from one EP release.  With headlining dates filling most of the first half of the year mixed in with studio time wrapping up his upcoming release, Chase Bryant has been […]

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INTERVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN, HAILMARY – April 2016

INTERVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN, HAILMARY – April 2016

| 14 April 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: KEVIN CURRAN, HAILMARY – April 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Perth post-grunge rockers Hailmary have gone from strength to strength since releasing their Navigate The Sunrise EP in 2014, embarking on a comprehensive Australian tour and jetting to the UK for a tour supporting the legendary Ugly Kid Joe. They dropped their latest EP, Evolve […]

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INTERVIEW: ELLA HOOPER, RECORD STORE DAY AUSTRALIA AMBASSADOR – April 2016

INTERVIEW: ELLA HOOPER, RECORD STORE DAY AUSTRALIA AMBASSADOR – April 2016

| 14 April 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: ELLA HOOPER, RECORD STORE DAY AUSTRALIA AMBASSADOR – April 2016 By Shane Pinnegar Record Store Day Australia – affiliated for the first time ever with the U.S. Record Store Day – comes around this Saturday 16th April. SHANE PINNEGAR discusses vinyl with Record Store Day Ambassador Ella Hooper. A celebration of small, independent record […]

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INTERVIEW: PAULO GREGOLETTO, TRIVIUM

INTERVIEW: PAULO GREGOLETTO, TRIVIUM

| 8 April 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: PAULO GREGOLETTO, TRIVIUM By Shane Pinnegar Florida headbangers Trivium bring their Silence In The Snow album to Australia this month for a quick lap of the country. SHANE PINNEGAR spoke to bass player Paulo Gregoletto. Sunday, 10th April – Metropolis, Fremantle 18+ Monday, 11th April – HQ, Adelaide 18+ Wednesday, 13th April – 170 […]

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INTERVIEW: RYAN McNAUGHT – The Brick Man Experience, Lego Certified Professional

INTERVIEW: RYAN McNAUGHT – The Brick Man Experience, Lego Certified Professional

| 8 April 2016 | Reply

INTERVIEW: RYAN McNAUGHT – The Brick Man Experience, Lego Certified Professional By Shane Pinnegar Proving that LEGO is definitely not just for kids is Ryan McNaught, one of only 13 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world (and the only one in the Southern hemisphere), who brings his celebrated Brick Man Experience Exhibition to Perth’s Elizabeth […]

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Q+A: GEEZER BUTLER, Black Sabbath – April 2016

Q+A: GEEZER BUTLER, Black Sabbath – April 2016

| 6 April 2016 | Reply

Q+A: GEEZER BUTLER, Black Sabbath – April 2016 By Shane Pinnegar With Black Sabbath about to embark on what promises to be their last ever Australian tour, we were invited to email founding bassist Geezer Butler a few questions. It wasn’t all easy – we were asked not to talk about the unrest between the […]

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