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Category: Interviews

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Interview – Sandi Thom – November 2013

Interview – Sandi Thom – November 2013

| 7 February 2014 | 5 Replies

Interview – Sandi Thom – November 2013 By Shane Pinnegar It’s a little cloudy in Malibu when Sandi Thom answers the phone, but as she says, “it’s all good here in Malibu – can’t complain.” We’re on the phone to talk about Sandi’s new album, a collection of cover versions called, unsurprisingly, The Covers Collection. […]

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INTERVIEW: Chad Szeliga of Scott Stapp and Black Label Society, February 2014

INTERVIEW: Chad Szeliga of Scott Stapp and Black Label Society, February 2014

| 6 February 2014 | Reply

Scott Stapp is getting ready to take his latest disc on the road and he wanted one man behind the drum kit: Chad Szeliga.  What can I possibly say about a man who has rock millions on stage with Switched, Breaking Benjamin, and Black Label Society?  I can say quite a bit, but I think […]

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INTERVIEW – Les Claypool, Primus – January 2014

INTERVIEW – Les Claypool, Primus – January 2014

| 5 February 2014

INTERVIEW – Les Claypool, Primus – January 2014 By Shane Pinnegar Les Claypool says he has “a lot of pots on the stove”, and with a Big Day Out main stage appearance fast approaching with Primus – newly reunited with drummer Tim Alexander – we just had to find out more. Alexander was a member […]

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INTERVIEW – A Nameless Ghoul, Ghost – December 2013

INTERVIEW – A Nameless Ghoul, Ghost – December 2013

| 29 January 2014

INTERVIEW – A Nameless Ghoul, Ghost – December 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Last seen on our shores as part of the 2013 Soundwave Festival, Swedes GHOST bring their face-painted, robe-wearing brand of heavy metal down under for this year’s Big Day Out Festival, playing Friday 17 January – Western Springs, Auckland Sunday 19 January ~ […]

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INTERVIEW: Chachi Riot and Nick Fuelling of Pop Evil, January 2014

INTERVIEW: Chachi Riot and Nick Fuelling of Pop Evil, January 2014

| 21 January 2014 | Reply

Grand Rapids, MI rocker Pop Evil are on the road promoting their latest release, “Onyx.”  In anticipation of two special home state shows coming up at The Machine Shop, drummer Chachi Riot and guitarist Nick Fuelling took some time out of their day to talk to us regarding these shows, their influences, and Carly Rae […]

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INTERVIEW – Vinny Appice, Kill Devil Hill – December 2013

INTERVIEW – Vinny Appice, Kill Devil Hill – December 2013

| 14 January 2014

INTERVIEW – Vinny Appice, Kill Devil Hill – December 2013 By Shane Pinnegar This story was first published in an edited form in X-Press Magazine’s 8th January 2014 issue. Vinny Appice’s is a name synonymous with heavy metal drumming, having played with Black Sabbath in their post-Ozzy Osbourne period, and in their Heaven And Hell […]

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INTERVIEW: Stu Block of Iced Earth, January 2014

INTERVIEW: Stu Block of Iced Earth, January 2014

| 13 January 2014

I was recently afforded the opportunity to speak to the voice behind Iced Earth – Stu Block.  You never know what to expect from these crazy metal guys when you start talking to them.  Your mind wanders briefly before the interview starts… Is this guy going to be “on” or is he going to be […]

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INTERVIEW – Nicholaus Arson, The Hives – January 2014

INTERVIEW – Nicholaus Arson, The Hives – January 2014

| 12 January 2014

INTERVIEW – Nicholaus Arson, The Hives – January 2014 By Shane Pinnegar THE HIVES were planning some relaxing time at home through January and February after an arduous tour of North America, but then the phone call came – ‘Blur have quit the Big Day Out’, it might have said, ‘We need HIVES!!!’ Next thing […]

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Beau Bokan, Blessthefall – Twenty Questions with 100% ROCK MAG, January 2014

Beau Bokan, Blessthefall – Twenty Questions with 100% ROCK MAG, January 2014

| 12 January 2014

Beau Bokan, Blessthefall – Twenty Questions with 100% ROCK MAG, January 2014 By Shane Pinnegar Blessthefall are touring Australia right now and hit Perth next weekend, so we fired a quick 20 questions at singer Beau Bokan. Wednesday 8 January – The Rev Brisbane 18+ Thursday 9 January – Eagleby South School Hall Brisbane AA […]

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INTERVIEW – Martha Davis, The Motels – August 2013

INTERVIEW – Martha Davis, The Motels – August 2013

| 10 January 2014

INTERVIEW – Martha Davis, The Motels – August 2013 By Shane Pinnegar I was lucky enough to have a long chat with the legendary Martha Davis of The Motels back in August 2013 to promote her November/December Australian tour. Unfortunately that tour was ‘postponed’ for unspecified reasons *** NEW DATES JUST ANNOUNCED Australian March 2014 […]

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INTERVIEW – Dave Gleeson, Screaming Jets, November 2013

INTERVIEW – Dave Gleeson, Screaming Jets, November 2013

| 4 January 2014

INTERVIEW – Dave Gleeson, Screaming Jets, November 2013 By Shane Pinnegar An edited version of this story originally appeared in X-Press Magazine’s 27 November 2013 issue It’s been a few years between drinks for The Screaming Jets, something singer Dave Gleeson puts down to his commitments as frontman of another iconic Australian rock band, The […]

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INTERVIEW – Clifford Hoad, Kings Of The Sun – November 2013

INTERVIEW – Clifford Hoad, Kings Of The Sun – November 2013

| 4 January 2014

INTERVIEW – Clifford Hoad, Kings Of The Sun – November 2013 By Shane Pinnegar There was a time in the late 80’s and early 90’s when Kings Of The Sun – the band formed by Brisbane native Clifford Hoad in Sydney, and fronted by his younger brother Jeffrey – almost crossed over into the big […]

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INTERVIEW Lisa Kekaula, The Bellrays – October 2013

INTERVIEW Lisa Kekaula, The Bellrays – October 2013

| 2 January 2014

INTERVIEW Lisa Kekaula, The Bellrays – October 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Lisa Kekaula sports big hair and an even bigger voice out front of Californian soul, garage and high octane rock n’ roll outfit The Bellrays, but even though they’re back for their second tour down under of the year, she still doesn’t know whether […]

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INTERVIEW – Jake Luhrs, August Burns Red – September 2013

INTERVIEW – Jake Luhrs, August Burns Red – September 2013

| 2 January 2014 | Reply

Interview – Jake Luhrs, August Burns Red – September 2013 By Shane Pinnegar An edited version of this story was first published in X-Press Magazine’s 16 December 2013 issue Pennsylvania residents AUGUST BURNS RED have given the Christian Metalcore genre a good shake up since their debut album Thrill Seeker in 2005, and have gone […]

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INTERVIEW – Michael Starr, Steel Panther – December 2013

INTERVIEW – Michael Starr, Steel Panther – December 2013

| 12 December 2013

INTERVIEW – Michael Starr, Steel Panther – December 2013 By Shane Pinnegar An edited version of this story was first published in Xpress Magazine’s 11 December 2013 issue, HERE Steel Panther’s over the top lead singer Michael Starr doesn’t mince his words when talking up the band’s 2013 Australian tour, which hit our shores this […]

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Interview – Chris Jericho, November 2013

Interview – Chris Jericho, November 2013

| 10 December 2013

Interview – Chris Jericho, November 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Fozzy lead singer and professional wrestler Chris Jericho may be a dedicated family man and father of three, but he’s not concerned about sharing a backstage area with notorious advocates of the “groupies & blow” lifestyle, Steel Panther. “Well I’ve been on the road since 1990, […]

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INTERVIEW – Jon Stevens, The Dead Daisies – November 2013

INTERVIEW – Jon Stevens, The Dead Daisies – November 2013

| 21 November 2013 | Reply

INTERVIEW – Jon Stevens, The Dead Daisies – November 2013 By Shane Pinnegar The Dead Daisies is a band you’re sure to hear a lot more of in the coming months. Formed by Jon Stevens of Noiseworks fame, they play rock n’ roll with soulful vocals and are already making a big splash following a […]

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INTERVIEW – Kram, Spiderbait – November 2013

INTERVIEW – Kram, Spiderbait – November 2013

| 20 November 2013 | Reply

INTERVIEW – Kram, Spiderbait – November 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Spiderbait are back with the follow-up to their biggest album, Tonight Alright, and single, a cover of Leadbelly’s classic Black Betty (by way of seventies boogie merchants Ram Jam), a mere ten years later. The decade long gap in between records wasn’t deliberate, insists drummer […]

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INTERVIEW – Corey Glover, Living Colour – November 2013

INTERVIEW – Corey Glover, Living Colour – November 2013

| 19 November 2013 | Reply

INTERVIEW – Corey Glover, Living Colour – November 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Currently touring America for the 25th anniversary of their debut album Vivid, singer Corey Glover says that Living Colour are looking forward to bringing some brand new tunes Down Under for their tour as part of the massive Soundwave Festival in February and […]

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INTERVIEW: EMILIE AUTUMN, November 2013

INTERVIEW: EMILIE AUTUMN, November 2013

| 16 November 2013 | Reply

Every once in a while an interview opportunity crosses my email that I can’t pass up.  Last year once such instance occurred when I was given a shot with Victoriandustrial vaudevillian chanteuse Emilie Autumn.  Having seen her live and a big fan of both of her latest releases, I absolutely dove at the opportunity to […]

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