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Category: Interviews

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Interview – Danko Jones, January 2013

Interview – Danko Jones, January 2013

| 2 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Danko Jones hits Australia for the first time in almost ten years in February and March for the Soundwave Festival tour.  I wanted to get a sense of the man: his online footprint paints a picture of a slightly obsessive character, seemingly a teetotal workaholic, a man whose music is highly sexually […]

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Interview – Jonathan Cain, JOURNEY, December 2012

Interview – Jonathan Cain, JOURNEY, December 2012

| 1 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in edited for in XPRESS MAGAZINE, this is the full interview transcript, in advance of JOURNEY’s first ever tour of Australia, with Deep Purple in February and March of 2013. 100%: Good morning Jonathan, how are you today? Hey, g’day. Doing well. We’re here in Vegas; we’ve got a day […]

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INTERVIEW – Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies, January 2013

INTERVIEW – Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies, January 2013

| 29 January 2013 | Reply

As most of you know, Butcher Babies have been tapped as the opening band for the “Hey, Cruel World Tour” directly supporting shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. I had an opportunity to sit down with the Butcher Babies: Carla Harvey (vocals), Heidi Shepherd (vocals), and Henry Flury (lead guitar) and interview them at The Fillmore Detroit on […]

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INTERVIEW – AXEWOUND BASSIST Joe Copcutt, October 2012

INTERVIEW – AXEWOUND BASSIST Joe Copcutt, October 2012

| 15 January 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in edited form in Xpress Magazine, January 8, 2013 – HERE Here is the full transcript of the interview: When Joe Copcutt parted ways with rising metal band Rise To Remain in January he had no firm plans on what to do next, but as chance would have it, Bullet […]

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INTERVIEW – Hollywood Undead’s own J-Dog, January 2013

INTERVIEW – Hollywood Undead’s own J-Dog, January 2013

| 11 January 2013 | Reply

With less than a week to wait before the latest disc from Hollywood Undead drops, I was able to score a phone slot with J-Dog of Hollywood Undead.  I couldn’t wait to get his take on the disc, his porn name, and his overall life philosophy. ToddStar: Hello, J-Dog? J-Dog: Hello, how’re you doing? ToddStar: […]

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Interview – Graphic Fiction Heroes’ Chris Gibbs, December 2012

Interview – Graphic Fiction Heroes’ Chris Gibbs, December 2012

| 3 January 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in edited form in Xpress Magazine, December 2012 On the eve of the release of GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES debut album, I sat down for a long chat with singer/guitarist/main songwriter Chris Gibbs, covering the new album, and delving deep into Chris’ musical journey from childhood to now.  Along the way […]

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INTERVIEW – Family Guy writer ALEC SULKIN, December 2012

INTERVIEW – Family Guy writer ALEC SULKIN, December 2012

| 3 January 2013 | 2 Replies

By Emma Thomson Writer, producer and sometime voice actor, Alec Sulkin has contributed to over 70 episodes of the long-running FAMILY GUY series and movies, as well as co-writing the Mark Wahlberg movie TED.  Alec kindly took time out of his hectic schedule – in addition to writing more Family Guy he is currently developing a […]

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Interview – Bob Spencer, The Angels 100%, November 2012

Interview – Bob Spencer, The Angels 100%, November 2012

| 29 December 2012 | 1 Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Bob Spencer enjoyed a special place in the history of The Angels after a stint from ’86 to ’92 which included the very successful albums The Howling, Beyond Salvation and Redback Fever. In more recent years the “classic” Seventies lineup of the band reformed, and amid acrimony drifted apart again.  Singer Doc […]

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Interview – Sophia Marie, Wicked Wench, November 2012

Interview – Sophia Marie, Wicked Wench, November 2012

| 29 December 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in Xpress Magazine   Thanks for taking the time to talk with us today Sophia Sophia – Thanks for having me. That’s a pleasure. Now, I believe you’ve sold around about 10,000 copies of your CD’s. Sophia – That’s correct. That’s insane. In this day and age when even medium […]

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Interview – Ian Gillan, Deep Purple – December 2012

Interview – Ian Gillan, Deep Purple – December 2012

| 28 December 2012 | 13 Replies

By Shane Pinnegar After being shunted back and forth by the call operator, Deep Purple legend Ian Gillan came on the line exasperated and mildly annoyed – though thankfully not at us!  Throughout the interview he remains in high spirits and ready to talk about his band, Deep Purple’s tour of Australia in March of […]

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INTERVIEW – Jill Janus of Huntress, recently discovered gem from my vaults

INTERVIEW – Jill Janus of Huntress, recently discovered gem from my vaults

| 20 December 2012 | Reply

Mere days after arthroscopic knee surgery, I was given the opportunity to interview and photograph one of the newest bands to get my attention.  Huntress was in Detroit, yet again, touring to support their debut release, Spell Eater.  This disc was constantly being played in my car and in my office.  After finalizing all the details with the label […]

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INTERVIEW – Tomas Olsson of Bloodbound, December 2012

INTERVIEW – Tomas Olsson of Bloodbound, December 2012

| 18 December 2012 | Reply

ToddStar: Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule for 100% Rock.  If it is okay, I would love to jump right into discussing your newest release, In The Name Of Metal.  I find myself keeping it in my normal rotation of albums I am listening to ever since I first […]

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INTERVIEW – Michael Lardie of Great White, December 2012

INTERVIEW – Michael Lardie of Great White, December 2012

| 18 December 2012 | Reply

Every once in a while I get the opportunity to do an interview that is absolute fun and nostalgia at the same time.  Speaking with Michael Lardie was definitely both fun and nostalgic   Who else can say they got to speak to one of their favorite musicians? ToddStar: Okay, great. First of all I’d love to […]

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INTERVIEW – Danko Jones, December 2012

INTERVIEW – Danko Jones, December 2012

| 17 December 2012 | 1 Reply

Just a week before Danko Jones is to storm into Flint, Michigan for the Banana End Of The World Party, I got the opportunity to speak with Danko Jones and discuss Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, Happy Birthday, and the labeling of Rock. ToddStar: I’d like to thank you so much for taking […]

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INTERVIEW: Rebeca Qualls of Recovery Council, December 2012

INTERVIEW: Rebeca Qualls of Recovery Council, December 2012

| 13 December 2012 | Reply

I was offered the chance to interview relative new-comers, Recovery Council, and was honored that founder and lead vocalist Rebeca Qualls was willing to answer our questions. ToddStar: Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule for 100% Rock.  If it is okay, I would love to jump right into discussing your […]

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INTERVIEW – Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade, December 2012

INTERVIEW – Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade, December 2012

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   Derek, how are you doing today?   How’re you doing?   Good mate, thank you for your time.   Yeah no worries.   So where are you calling from at the moment?   I’m actually at my house.  We just got off the tour in the US so we have about […]

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Interview – Mouthguard, by Domino A Dark, December 2012

Interview – Mouthguard, by Domino A Dark, December 2012

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

Watch your Mouth – Brisbane Hardcore punks Mouthguard. By Domino A. Dark. When it comes to venues, Brisbane Hardcore veterans Mouthguard say they aren’t “too precious” – they’ll play just about anywhere. And justly so, you don’t survive fourteen years in the music biz and gain a reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working, Hardcore […]

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Interview – Aaron Barrett, Reel Big Fish – November 2012

Interview – Aaron Barrett, Reel Big Fish – November 2012

| 5 December 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   G’day Aaron, how you doing? “Good, how are you Shane?” Very good mate, thanks for taking time to talk to me today. “Yeah, no problem. Glad we are able to do this. ” Absolutely. Where are you at, at the moment? “We’re in Washington, beautiful weather – it’s finally stopped raining […]

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Interview – Ella Hooper, November 2012

Interview – Ella Hooper, November 2012

| 4 December 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Story originally published in Xpress Magazine – CLICK HERE TO READ Below is the full interview Australian rock fans will likely know Ella Hooper from her teenage band with brother Jesse, Killing Heidi.  That band’s debut album “Reflector” went ballistic way back in 1999, making Ella a household name, splattered on every […]

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INTERVIEW –­ John-Angus MacDonald, The Trews, November 2012

INTERVIEW –­ John-Angus MacDonald, The Trews, November 2012

| 1 December 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Hey John -Angus -­ thanks for taking time out to answer a few questions! JAM – No problem How did the Aussie tour go this time round? JAM – Good, had a few good sets at Sydney Blues and Roots and the other shows also went well. You’ve spent a lot of […]

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