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Category: Interviews

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James Rivera – Helstar

James Rivera – Helstar

| 29 October 2012 | Reply

ToddStar: First off I’d really like to thank you for taking time out for us. We really appreciate you making time in your day. James: No problem man, not at all. ToddStar: I’d like to jump right in to the release; the new release, 30 Years of Hel. Ever since I got my hands on […]

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Interview – Paul Dempsey, Something For Kate – September 2012

Interview – Paul Dempsey, Something For Kate – September 2012

| 10 October 2012 | Reply

Something For Kate have proven one of Australia’s most enduring and popular indie bands.  Over the past 18 years they have released 6 stunning studio albums, as well as a few compilations of unreleased, live and “best of” natures. Led by Paul Dempsey, Something For Kate achieved their biggest success with the 2001 album Echolalia, […]

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Mark Tremonti of Tremonti, Alter Bridge, and Creed discusses All I Was and all things Tremonti

Mark Tremonti of Tremonti, Alter Bridge, and Creed discusses All I Was and all things Tremonti

| 4 October 2012 | Reply

ToddStar: Hey Mark, how are you? Mark: Good, how about yourself? ToddStar: Good, thank you. So we really want to thank you and we can’t thank you enough for taking time out of your busy schedule for us today. We’re really glad to have you here. Mark: Thanks for having me. ToddStar: You’re talking to […]

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VIDEO INTERVIEW – ALICE COOPER, October 2011

VIDEO INTERVIEW – ALICE COOPER, October 2011

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   Photo by Toddstar We were privileged enough to meet the legendary ALICE COOPER on the eve of his Perth, Western Australia show in October 2011. A friendly, warm man, he proved a pleasure to talk to and extremely down to earth. Apologies for the background noise at the start of Part […]

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INTERVIEW – Michael Hannon, American Dog – October 2012

INTERVIEW – Michael Hannon, American Dog – October 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Hey Michael, thanks for your time today – how’re you doing? I am busy as Hell! Which is great, a lot of Dog action comin’ quick! So – the new album POISON SMILE is kick ass from start to finish – how was your experience writing and recording it after – what […]

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INTERVIEW – DIAMOND EYE – October 2012

INTERVIEW – DIAMOND EYE – October 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar We caught up with Perth’s Diamond Eye this week while they are recording their debut studio album with producer Bob Kulick in The City Of Angels. Diamond Eye are: Will Kelly – vocals and rhythm guitars, Greg Fawcett – lead guitar and vocals, Chase Cameron – bass guitar, Danny Torre – drums […]

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Interview – Steel Panther’s Michael Starr, July 2011

Interview – Steel Panther’s Michael Starr, July 2011

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar It’s a fine and clear Tuesday evening when the operator connects me with Steel Panther’s outrageous lead singer Michael Starr, as he’s walking through the Hollywood Hills. Hills are hills, of course, and it wasn’t long before we lost Michael – his connection dropping out no less than four times through our […]

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Chris Howorth – In This Moment

Chris Howorth – In This Moment

| 1 October 2012 | Reply

ToddStar: Thank you so much for taking time out for us once again Chris. Chris: Awesome, happy to be here. ToddStar: So, let’s start with Blood.  The album is out this week. What can you tell us about it that on the surface someone might not know? Chris: Well, I mean I don’t know how […]

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Interview – ZAKK WYLDE – Christmas 2011

Interview – ZAKK WYLDE – Christmas 2011

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar I spoke to Zakk Wylde 2 days before Christmas about the upcoming 2012 SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL tour of Australia, and although we veered off-topic somewhat, it’s clear he and his Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society bandmates are chomping at the bit to get back Down Under after spending a nice Christmas at home […]

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INTERVIEW – VIKKI SPIT, SPiT LiKE THiS, May 2012

INTERVIEW – VIKKI SPIT, SPiT LiKE THiS, May 2012

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

By Trulie Pinnegar Hi Vikki – Firstly, congratulations on the new album NORMALITYVILLE HORROR – how does is it differ from your debut album? Thanks, we’re really proud of it, can’t wait for everyone to hear it. It’s a very different album for several reasons. Firstly, we wrote it together as a band. The first […]

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Interview – Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, September 2011

Interview – Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, September 2011

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Shane:- How was last year’s touring? Trevor:- Excellent, We did three weeks in The U.S., then we went off and did some shows in Europe, that was about two weeks which [were] brilliant and we’re very pleased with it. Shane:- Then you hit, I think it was Scandinavia? Trevor:- Holland, Belgium – […]

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INTERVIEW – TIM “RIPPER” OWENS, May 2012

INTERVIEW – TIM “RIPPER” OWENS, May 2012

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

By Shayne Bishop Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens first rose to prominence in 1993 as Rob Halfords replacement in Judas Priest. Since then, he has embarked on a successful career, recording two albums as a member of Judas Priest, recorded an album as a solo artist as well as working with such metal greats as Iced Earth […]

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21 Questions with Stuart Chatwood, The Tea Party – July 2012

21 Questions with Stuart Chatwood, The Tea Party – July 2012

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

By Shayne McGowan 1. What lead to the initial break-up of The Tea Party? I think after 15 years of touring together on never ending album cycles, it wore on us and we dealt with things differently and as a result we grew apart and had different priorities. We’re all strong individuals, so there was […]

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Interview – Rusty Brown, Electric Mary, August 2012

Interview – Rusty Brown, Electric Mary, August 2012

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Electric Mary have spent almost a decade forging their place at the peak of Australia’s hard rock crop. Over 3 albums – “Four Hands High”, “Down To The Bone” and “III” – they have proven they are worthy successors to Aussie institutions such as The Angels, Rose Tattoo and The Screaming Jets. […]

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Interview – Stacey Blades, L.A. Guns June 2012

Interview – Stacey Blades, L.A. Guns June 2012

| 26 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar G’day Stacey and thanks for taking time out to talk to us Firstly – congratulations on the new album. It’s a ball-tearing slice of classic L.A. Guns Sunset Strip sound and sounds as vibrant and as fresh as any bunch of 18 year olds. How did you guys get to the point […]

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INTERVIEW – SHANE TOLD, SILVERSTEIN Lead Vocalist June 2012

INTERVIEW – SHANE TOLD, SILVERSTEIN Lead Vocalist June 2012

| 26 September 2012 | Reply

By Kat Northey Kat: Your Australian tour dates always seem to be back to back, do you get to fit in any Aussie sight seeing while you’re here – or at least sample vegemite? Shane: Oh boy I’ve had Vegemite and it is quite an acquired taste. I’ll just say I haven’t acquired it yet. […]

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Interview – ROSS “Woody” WOODHAMS, Dirty Paris, February 2012

Interview – ROSS “Woody” WOODHAMS, Dirty Paris, February 2012

| 26 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Hey Ross, how’re you doing? Hey, no problem.. its awesome.. I’ve been checking out a lot of the stuff you guys do.. I totally loved the Steel Panther interview… Those guys are so awesome. Happy Australia Day by the way! You guys recently spent a few weeks in London laying down the […]

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INTERVIEW – JOSH PAUL, SUNSET RIOT, February 2012

INTERVIEW – JOSH PAUL, SUNSET RIOT, February 2012

| 26 September 2012 | Reply

By Will Hollands   If you could please start off by telling us a little about the bands background for the people who don’t know you or might want to check you out? Hey Will!!! Great to be chatting to you!!! Well Sunset Riot is Sydney Australia’s heavy hitting Rock n Roll wagon!! Made up […]

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INTERVIEW – REVERSE GRIP, September 2012

INTERVIEW – REVERSE GRIP, September 2012

| 26 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar REVERSE GRIP hail from Canada’s chilly Toronto – three brothers plus one, full of energy and rock and – when I spoke with them down the line from Japan this week – possibly more than a little sake!   Talking with the Broda brothers [Dylan on the drumkit, Dru on vocals and […]

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Interview – Luke Yeoward, King Cannons, July 2012

Interview – Luke Yeoward, King Cannons, July 2012

| 26 September 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Luke Yeoward formed KING CANNONS in 2007 alongside guitarist Rob Ting and bassist Jonno Smith.  Having “earned his stripes” playing in punk bands throughout his teenage years, by the time the King Cannons lineup crystallized (also featuring Mikey Ting on keys & piano, Lanae Eruera on percussion and drummer Dan McKay), their […]

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