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Category: Interviews

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INTERVIEW – Sean Danielson of Smile Empty Soul, June 2013

INTERVIEW – Sean Danielson of Smile Empty Soul, June 2013

| 12 June 2013 | Reply

Some rock bands plug along and make tons of fans along the way.  That is the case with Smile Empty Soul.  These guys release new music then hit the road and tour constantly just getting their sound out there and mixing it up with the fans.  Luckily I was able to nab Sean Danielson, the […]

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Interview – Jaz Coleman, Killing Joke – June 2013

Interview – Jaz Coleman, Killing Joke – June 2013

| 7 June 2013 | Reply

Lead a Horse to Water. By Domino. Considering the ferocity with which he misspent in his youth, Jaz Coleman considers himself very lucky to be where he is now. Erudite and agreeable, on the eve of an Australian tour the Killing Joke vocalist is in high spirits. And with good reason, the punk rocker is […]

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Interview – Reverend Horton Heat – May 2013

Interview – Reverend Horton Heat – May 2013

| 7 June 2013 | Reply

The Reverend Irreverent. By Domino. Two flights, eighteen hours and three cities – despite the fact that it’s yesterday in Dallas, Reverend Horton Heat is Down Under, and says he’s feeling pretty good. “It’s a full day of travelling, so my hours are pretty messed up right now,” said the Reverend. “No, actually, my hours […]

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Interview – Todd Hunter, Dragon – May 2013

Interview – Todd Hunter, Dragon – May 2013

| 30 May 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   Story originally published in Xpress Magazine 29 May 2013 – read it HERE Aussies and Kiwis who grew up watching Countdown on Sunday nights will need no introduction to Todd Hunter of Dragon, who originally formed the band in their native Auckland with little brother Marc and keyboardist/songwriter Paul Hewson amongst […]

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Interview – Angry Anderson, Rose Tattoo – May 2013

Interview – Angry Anderson, Rose Tattoo – May 2013

| 30 May 2013 | 1 Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Story originally published in Xpress Magazine 22 May – read it HERE Angry Anderson is a legend. Learning his chops alongside a pre-AC/DC Phil Rudd in Buster Brown, he went on to form Australia’s greatest working class outlaw band, Rose Tattoo, before gravitating towards daytime TV and social issues in the nineties. […]

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INTERVIEW – Nick Gross of Open Air Stereo, May 2013

INTERVIEW – Nick Gross of Open Air Stereo, May 2013

I stole a few moments from drummer Nick Gross of up-and-comers Open Air Stereo… ToddStar: Nick, how are you today? Nick: I’m good man, how’re you doing? ToddStar: Good, good. I really appreciate you taking time out for us today. Nick: Hey no, thank you guys man, it’s good to be talking about it. ToddStar: […]

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INTERVIEW – Stevie Benton, May 2013

INTERVIEW – Stevie Benton, May 2013

Some bands are like resilient boxers.  No matter how many times they find themselves getting knocked down or thrown against the ropes, they come back swinging and fighting as hard as ever.  Bassist Stevie Benton took time out to discuss this exact principle with us, as well as other things. Stevie: How’s it going, how are you […]

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INTERVIEW – Kevin Martin, May 2013

INTERVIEW – Kevin Martin, May 2013

Who knew when Madonna took the leap into record label management with Maverick Records that her first signing would produce a disc that would thrive twenty years later?  Well, anyone that picked up the debut disc from Candlebox knew.  I was lucky enough to be given some time with lead signer Kevin Martin on the […]

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INTERVIEW – Tom Keifer, April 2013

INTERVIEW – Tom Keifer, April 2013

There are some bands that will stay with you forever.  For me, one of those bands is Cinderella.  I have loved listening to them since their debut release in 1986 and had the pleasure of seeing them open for Bon Jovi a year later.  All these years have passed and I still love to listen […]

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Interview – Ricky Warwick, Thin Lizzy /Black Star Riders – April 2013

Interview – Ricky Warwick, Thin Lizzy /Black Star Riders – April 2013

| 1 May 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Ricky Warwick has led a colourful musical life, to say the least. From a brief stint as guitarist with cult post-punks New Model Army through to leading his own biker metal band The Almighty through 7 studio albums, and a couple of highly respected acoustic singer/songwriter albums as a solo artist which […]

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Interview – Matt Taylor – March 2013

Interview – Matt Taylor – March 2013

| 1 May 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Matt Taylor recently performed ‘Blues To Aus Blues’ a special solo show in Perth which covered his life and musical journey, focussing on how he became the originator of AUS BLUES – a truly Australian strain of blues music. First published in Xpress Magazine’s 20th March issue, Taylor talks about his love […]

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Interview – Cyril Jordan, The Flamin’ Groovies – April 2013

Interview – Cyril Jordan, The Flamin’ Groovies – April 2013

| 28 April 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar You don’t so much INTERVIEW Cyril Jordan of the infamous Flamin’ Groovies, as throw him some thoughts and let him reminisce and ruminate. An intelligent and talented man, he was there at what Hoodoo Gurus guitarist Brad Shepherd calls ‘Ground Zero For Rock n’ Roll’ – San Francisco 1967! Reunited for the […]

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Interview: Brad Shepherd, Hoodoo Gurus- April 2013

Interview: Brad Shepherd, Hoodoo Gurus- April 2013

| 24 April 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar I catch Hoodoo Gurus guitarist early in the morning only to find his morning coffee hasn’t kicked out the jams yet. We have loads to discuss though – The Second annual Hoodoo Gurus Dig It Up Invitational mini festival is about to do its lap around the country, featuring an incredible array […]

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INTERVIEW – Jason Newsted, April 2013

INTERVIEW – Jason Newsted, April 2013

| 24 April 2013 | Reply

When a local guy makes good, everybody wants to cheer.  When that same guy is a rocker that has played for one of the biggest metal bands of all-time, rockers unite and raise their fists to the heavens.  On that note, my raised fist is holding a microphone and recorder to totally capture all the […]

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Interview – Wednesday 13 – February 2013

Interview – Wednesday 13 – February 2013

| 10 April 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Shane’s interview with Wednesday 13 originally featured in Xpress Magazine’s 27 March 2013 edition – read the story HERE Horror rocker Wednesday 13 has a brand spanking new slab of wax to entice and delight his legions of ghoulish fans, and it’s called The Dixie Dead.  Released on 3Wise Records in Australia, […]

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INTERVIEW – Udo Dirkschneider, April 2013

INTERVIEW – Udo Dirkschneider, April 2013

| 10 April 2013 | Reply

What self proclaimed rocker hasn’t raised a fist in the air and sang the lyrics when a rock classic like Accept’s “Balls To The Wall” comes on?  I was lucky enough to score a little phone time withe the legendary voice behidn that metal classic while he tours the U.S. promoting his upcoming CD “Steelhammer” […]

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INTERVIEW – Keith Nelson of Buckcherry, April 2013

INTERVIEW – Keith Nelson of Buckcherry, April 2013

I love when an interview opportunity drops in my lap and it is someone from a band that one of my personal favorites.  When asked if I would want an interview with Keith Nelson, how could I turn it down?  Oh yeah, I couldn’t! ToddStar: How are you? Keith: I’m good man, what’s going on? […]

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INTERVIEW – Maxine Petrucci, April 2013

INTERVIEW – Maxine Petrucci, April 2013

| 2 April 2013 | Reply

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

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INTERVIEW – Cody Hanson of Hinder, March 2013

INTERVIEW – Cody Hanson of Hinder, March 2013

| 16 March 2013 | Reply

Recently I was given the opportunity to chat with Cody Hanson the drummer from Hinder.  As we are about to find out, he is so much more than just a drummer… ToddStar: Hey Cody, how are you doing today? Cody: I’m doing good thanks. ToddStar: Good, good. Well first off let me thank you man, […]

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INTERVIEW – Ian Thornley of Big Wreck, March 2013

INTERVIEW – Ian Thornley of Big Wreck, March 2013

| 15 March 2013 | Reply

ToddStar: First of all, thanks for taking time out for 100% Rock, we really appreciate it.  We know you’re busy, so we appreciate you taking time out for us. Ian: It’s no problem at all man. ToddStar: If it’s OK with you I’d like to jump in and discuss Albatross, the new album that just […]

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