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Category: Interviews

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Alex Richmond, Smokin’ Mirrors guitarist answers Twenty Questions with 100% ROCK MAG

Alex Richmond, Smokin’ Mirrors guitarist answers Twenty Questions with 100% ROCK MAG

| 13 November 2013 | Reply

Alex Richmond, Smokin’ Mirrors guitarist answers Twenty Questions with 100% ROCK MAG By Shane Pinnegar 1. What will you be playing on the upcoming tour? I’ll be playing my guitars! And my band Smokin’ Mirrors will be playing songs off our debut EP ‘Set To Ignite’ which we’re officially releasing in Sydney on Saturday November […]

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INTERVIEW: LAUREN BOQUETTE of Lords Of Ruin, November 2013

INTERVIEW: LAUREN BOQUETTE of Lords Of Ruin, November 2013

| 9 November 2013 | Reply

The are some interviews you pursue because you like a band and others you do and read because you love the band.  Why take another bite at the apple with Lauren Boquette of Lords of Ruin??  Quite simple – if you don’t know who they are, check them out… you will understand why these guys […]

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Interview Jesse Fink, author of THE YOUNGS – The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, October 2013

Interview Jesse Fink, author of THE YOUNGS – The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, October 2013

| 6 November 2013 | 1 Reply

Interview Jesse Fink, author of THE YOUNGS – The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, October 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Jesse Fink has taken a fresh approach in his latest book, THE YOUNGS – The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, looking at the Young dynasty through a clutch of their best songs, complete with brutally honest critical analysis […]

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INTERVIEW – Warner E Hodges Part II, October 2013

INTERVIEW – Warner E Hodges Part II, October 2013

| 6 November 2013 | Reply

INTERVIEW – Warner E Hodges Part II, October 2013 By Shane Pinnegar In Part I of this interview Warner E Hodges talked extensively about the past few years playing with Dan Baird & The Homemade Sin. You can read it HERE Before we start delving into Hodges’ past career with the much loved Jason & […]

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INTERVIEW: REX BROWN of Kill Devil Hill, October 2013

INTERVIEW: REX BROWN of Kill Devil Hill, October 2013

| 2 November 2013 | Reply

I don’t know about you, but it really helps close out a work day when you get bassist Rex Brown on the phone.  While talking about the latest release from his band Kill Devil Hill and the upcoming tour to support the disc, you can’t help but be drawn in by the enthusiasm he has […]

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INTERVIEW – Warner E Hodges – Part I, October 2013

INTERVIEW – Warner E Hodges – Part I, October 2013

| 25 October 2013 | 1 Reply

INTERVIEW – Warner E Hodges – Part I, October 2013 By Shane Pinnegar It’s a warm night in Nashville, Tennessee, and Warner E Hodges leans back in his chair, sans shirt and grinning widely down the Skype line to Australia as I ask how the new Dan Baird & The Homemade Sin album is sounding. […]

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INTERVIEW – Fox Trotsky, Nancy Vandal – October 2013

INTERVIEW – Fox Trotsky, Nancy Vandal – October 2013

| 19 October 2013 | Reply

Interview – Fox Trotsky, Nancy Vandal – October 2013 By Shane Pinnegar It may be a silly question to kick things off with, but as Frank Zappa once asked, Does humour belong in Music? Nancy Vandal’s Fox Trotsky doesn’t hesitate for a moment before answering enthusiastically. “Well, that’s not the first time someone’s asked that […]

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INTERVIEW – Dave Leslie, Baby Animals – October 2013

INTERVIEW – Dave Leslie, Baby Animals – October 2013

| 18 October 2013 | Reply

INTERVIEW – Dave Leslie, Baby Animals – October 2013 By Shane Pinnegar The Baby Animals are back with This Is Not The End, their first rock album in twenty years and are embarking on their national ‘Feed The Birds’ tour in Brisbane tonight. Guitarist Dave Leslie, who along with former Perth girl Suze DeMarchi are […]

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INTERVIEW – Niclas Etalävuori, Amorphis – September 2013

INTERVIEW – Niclas Etalävuori, Amorphis – September 2013

| 18 October 2013 | Reply

INTERVIEW – Niclas Etalävuori, Amorphis – September 2013 By Shane Pinnegar 100% ROCK MAG: Hello, Nic, how’re you doing? Nic: Well, we’re looking forward to come there. 100% ROCK MAG: And we’re looking forward to having you! This is the first time you’re going to be touring Australia – are you looking forward to seeing […]

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INTERVIEW – Sebastian Lefebvre, Simple Plan – October 2013

INTERVIEW – Sebastian Lefebvre, Simple Plan – October 2013

| 18 October 2013 | Reply

INTERVIEW – Sebastian Lefebvre, Simple Plan – October 2013 By Shane Pinnegar Simple Plan are heading to Australia as part of the VANS WARPED tour late this year, taking in Brisbane: Friday, November 29 Coffs Harbour: Saturday, November 30 Sydney: Sunday, December 1 Canberra: Friday, December, 6 Melbourne: Saturday, December 7 Adelaide: Sunday, December 8 […]

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INTERVIEW – Spike Slawson, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, September 2013

INTERVIEW – Spike Slawson, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, September 2013

| 17 October 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Me First & The Gimme Gimmes have been giving their tongue in cheek punk makeovers to a variety of far straighter tunes for 18 years now, and in 2013 they’re heading Down Under for a run around the country and a few laughs. Frontman Spike Slawson (also of Swingin’ Utters and Re-Volts) […]

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INTERVIEW: ERIC KRETZ of Stone Temple Pilots, October 2013

INTERVIEW: ERIC KRETZ of Stone Temple Pilots, October 2013

| 17 October 2013 | Reply

How fun is it when you are sitting in your office during crunch time and the phone rings?  Normally, it can’t be great news.  Today was a different story, when the voice on the other end was none other than Eric Kretz, drummer of Stone Temple Pilots.  We both took time out of our busy […]

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INTERVIEW: DERRICK GREEN of Sepultura, October 2013

INTERVIEW: DERRICK GREEN of Sepultura, October 2013

| 10 October 2013 | Reply

Nothing breaks up a monotonous Saturday during tax season like an interview with a lead vocalist, but when that vocalist is Derrick Green from Brazilian heavy metal giants Sepultura, taxes are the furthest thing from the mind.  I listened to the latest disc, The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart, all morning psyching […]

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INTERVIEW – Joe Camilleri, The Black Sorrows, September 2013

INTERVIEW – Joe Camilleri, The Black Sorrows, September 2013

| 4 October 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Usually even the most minor rock stars possess an ego the size of Christmas and are more interested in reminding an interviewer of the glory that is them than they are in answering probing questions. Not so Joe Camilleri, who despite a quite incredible career which started in the late Sixties, took […]

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Interview – Kim Wilde, September 2013

Interview – Kim Wilde, September 2013

| 1 October 2013 | 1 Reply

By Shane Pinnegar You couldn’t avoid Kim Wilde in the Eighties – her 1981 debut single Kids In America was a top ten smash hit around the world (though ironically not in America itself), and she went on to become the most-charted British solo female act of that decade, with seventeen U.K. Top 40 hit […]

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INTERVIEW – Sanny Veloo, Empra, September 2013

INTERVIEW – Sanny Veloo, Empra, September 2013

| 1 October 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Everything seems to be coming together for Empra right now, with the band kicking around the country with their brand spanking new EP Strange Condition, the title track for which has been shortlisted for a Vanda & Young Songwriting Award. A national tour in support of their debut self-titled album in 2012 […]

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Interview – Devin Townsend, August 2013

Interview – Devin Townsend, August 2013

| 29 September 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in X-Press Magazine’s 17th September 2013 issue – HERE Devin Townsend has blazed a fiercely individual trail for 20 years, constantly devising forward-thinking and wilfully, unapologetically original music. On the eve of his latest Australian tour, SHANE PINNEGAR picks up the phone and throws most of his his questions out […]

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Interview – Ali Tabatabee, Zebrahead, September 2013

Interview – Ali Tabatabee, Zebrahead, September 2013

| 29 September 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in X-Press Magazine’s 17th September 2013 issue – HERE Iranian born vocalist Ali Tabatabaee tells SHANE PINNEGAR that getting a new lead guitarist on board led to Zebrahead’s new album Call Your Friends – out now – being their heaviest yet. “We started writing with Greg [Bergdorf],” Tabatabaee explains, “then […]

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INTERVIEW: Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, September 2013

INTERVIEW: Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, September 2013

| 24 September 2013 | Reply

Getting access to a band is always much easier when a new album is ready for release, and getting the opportunity to speak with Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti is no exception.  This guy is busy – with two huge bands that he actively records and tours with in addition to coming off a year […]

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Interview – Brant Bjork, Vista Chino, September 2013

Interview – Brant Bjork, Vista Chino, September 2013

| 22 September 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar An edited version of this story was first published in X-Press Magazine’s 11 September 2013 issue. When I get Brant Bjork on the line at his home in the California town of Palm Desert, he’s enjoying some downtime after a short tour through Europe, and preparing for the September 3rd release of […]

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