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Category: Interviews

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INTERVIEW – Lauren Boquette of Lords of Ruin – March 2013

INTERVIEW – Lauren Boquette of Lords of Ruin – March 2013

We were lucky enough to get Lords of Ruin lead vocalist Lauren Boquette to answer a few questions for us. ToddStar: If it is okay, I would love to jump right into discussing your newest release, Life Is A War.  I find myself keeping it in my normal rotation of albums I am listening to […]

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Interview – DJ Ashba, Guns n’ Roses – February 2013

Interview – DJ Ashba, Guns n’ Roses – February 2013

| 6 March 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Shane’s interview with Guns n’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba originally ran in Xpress Magazine’s 7th March issue – read that story HERE Guns n’ Roses have always courted controversy.  From their early days as ‘The Most Dangerous Band On The Planet’, the band tore a swathe across the Western world in a […]

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Interview – Chris Ballew, Presidents Of The United States Of America – January 2013

Interview – Chris Ballew, Presidents Of The United States Of America – January 2013

| 6 March 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in XPRESS MAGAZINE, here we present the complete interview transcript After some cell phone shenanigans, Chris Ballew and I settle in for a cosy chat about all things Presidents Of The United States Of America – primarily, their April 2013 tour of Australia.  Chris is chatty and amusing throughout, though […]

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Archive Interview – RICKY WARWICK, THIN LIZZY – June 2010

Archive Interview – RICKY WARWICK, THIN LIZZY – June 2010

| 6 March 2013 | Reply

March 2013: With Ricky Warwick currently touring Australia out front of Thin Lizzy on the KISS/Motley Crue MONSTER TOUR, here’s an encore of an interview I did with the former ALMIGHTY singer/guitarist and solo artist way back in June 2010.  At the time he had just joined the revamped Thin Lizzy lineup – enjoy… Ricky […]

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Interview – The Deep End – February 2013

Interview – The Deep End – February 2013

| 2 March 2013 | Reply

By Shayne McGowan At the end of 2011, The Deep End was on top of the local Australian scene.  They had just released their latest EP “Your Shout”, and had played shows all over the east coast of Australia.  With sell out crowds and massive amounts of momentum behind them, talk began of recording the […]

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Interview – Lita Ford – March 2013

Interview – Lita Ford – March 2013

| 2 March 2013 | Reply

By Shayne McGowan In 1975 Lita Ford began her career at the age of 16, as a member of The Runaways.  Nearly 4 decades later, and after a career that has many ups and downs, Lita Ford released arguably the best album of her career in “Living Like A Runaway”.  And if a cracking new […]

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Interview – Kylie Cowling, Diva Demolition – February 2013

Interview – Kylie Cowling, Diva Demolition – February 2013

| 27 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Shane’s interview with DIVA DEMOLITION lead singer/bassist Kylie Cowling originally featured in Xpress Magazine 27 February 2013 They’re supporting KISS, Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy on the huge Australian MONSTER tour, starting in Perth 28 February and moving on through Melbourne (March 5 and 6), Sydney (March 10), Brisbane (March 12) and […]

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Interview – Michael ‘Padge’ Paget, Bullet For My Valentine – February 2013

Interview – Michael ‘Padge’ Paget, Bullet For My Valentine – February 2013

| 27 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Shane’s interview with Bullet For My Valentine’s Padge was Xpress Magazine’s cover story on 27th February 2013 – READ IT HERE   By Shane Pinnegar Welsh modern metal giants Bullet For My Valentine dropped their fourth full length album through SONY on February 8th, and will be appearing at SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL around […]

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INTERVIEW – Anne Autumn Erickson of Upon Wings, February 2013

INTERVIEW – Anne Autumn Erickson of Upon Wings, February 2013

| 27 February 2013 | Reply

Imagine my surprise when a PR friend of mine sends me a press release regarding a band about to drop their debut EP and when I look into it a little further, I discover the lead singer and motivating force behind the band is a friend and fellow concert photographer.  How random that this person I have […]

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INTERVIEW – John Connolly of Sevendust, February 2013

INTERVIEW – John Connolly of Sevendust, February 2013

| 22 February 2013 | Reply

You always wait to see if you will get to talk to a member of a band you love when they have a new disc dropping.  I was so excited when I was confirmed to speak with Sevendust songwriter and guitarist John Connolly in advance of their latest disc, Black Out The Sun. ToddStar: I’m […]

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Interview – Chris Barnes, Six Feet Under – January 2013

Interview – Chris Barnes, Six Feet Under – January 2013

| 20 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar SIX FEET UNDER have pulled out of Soundwave Festival, falling prey to the drummer dramas currently plaguing bands on the bill.  Never mind – here’s an interview with singer Chris Barnes regardless, where he talks about their latest album, lineup, lack of stagefright and more.  Enjoy! 100% ROCK: Thanks so much for […]

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INTERVIEW – Kent, Mike, and Sander of King Loses Crown – February 2013

INTERVIEW – Kent, Mike, and Sander of King Loses Crown – February 2013

| 19 February 2013 | Reply

King Loses Crown.  Haven’t heard of them?  Too bad.  But trust me, you will.  These guys put out one of the strongest EPs I have heard in a long time.  They recently took a little time out of their schedule for us… ToddStar: If it is okay, I would love to jump right into discussing […]

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INTERVIEW – Jake E of Amaranthe, February 2013

INTERVIEW – Jake E of Amaranthe, February 2013

| 19 February 2013 | Reply

I loved the sound of Amaranthe when they released their debut on an unsuspecting audience a couple years ago.  All we could do here in the States was wait for a new release, as they didn’t do a huge tour to support the first disc.  Recently, I was given the opportunity to interview one of […]

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INTERVIEW – Garrett Whitlock, Tremonti – February 2013

INTERVIEW – Garrett Whitlock, Tremonti – February 2013

| 17 February 2013 | Reply

The guy up front or with his name on the marquis often cannot get the job done alone.  Same is true with Mark Tremonti – he has recruited some killer musicians to take his music to the masses.  This includes drummer Garrett Whitlock.  I was lucky enough to grab a few minutes on the phone […]

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INTERVIEW – Adam Spark, Birds Of Tokyo – October 2012

INTERVIEW – Adam Spark, Birds Of Tokyo – October 2012

| 14 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar 100% ROCK MAGAZINE: Adam, thanks for your time talking to me today. No problem. 100% ROCK MAGAZINE: Let’s get straight into it! You’ve released the teaser EP, This Fire. How indicative is this of the sound of the album you’re working on? Well, yeah. It’s a good indication. I think the record […]

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Interview – Gary “Youngy” Young, Destroy She Said – February 2013

Interview – Gary “Youngy” Young, Destroy She Said – February 2013

| 13 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Destroy She Said released one of the albums of the year in October 2012 – a raw, dirty, sleazy masterpiece of heavy rock action called Down To Dirty that owes as much to the Aussie rifferama of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo as it does to the sheer relentlessness and power of Motorhead.  […]

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INTERVIEW – Sully Erna – February 2013

INTERVIEW – Sully Erna – February 2013

| 13 February 2013 | Reply

Every once in a while you are given the opportunity to speak with an artist you know only through their music.  Today I was given the chance to chat with Sully Erna, whose claim to fame is fronting the rock band Godsmack.  Today we are talking to discuss his solo album, ‘Avalon,’ which has just […]

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Interview – Simon Cruz, Crashdiet – January 2013

Interview – Simon Cruz, Crashdiet – January 2013

| 12 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar A couple of years of constant touring from one end of Scandinavia to the opposite end of Australia have paid off for Swedes CrashDiet – their latest album The Savage Playground builds on the solid foundation of their previous albums with added maturity in the songwriting department and a more focussed delivery. […]

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Interview – Clair Sergeant, The Sure Fire Midnights, February 2013

Interview – Clair Sergeant, The Sure Fire Midnights, February 2013

| 12 February 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar I caught up with Clair Sergeant, lead singer of ten-legged, all-girl wrecking crew THE SURE FIRE MIDNIGHTS over a cold beer in Western Australia’s Southwest, to talk about the band’s seven year career and ended up finding out that despite having fans from The Angels, Rose Tattoo and other legends of Aussie […]

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INTERVIEW – Jeff Scott Soto of W.E.T. – February 2013

INTERVIEW – Jeff Scott Soto of W.E.T. – February 2013

| 7 February 2013 | Reply

How often does someone actually get to talk to one of their favorite artists?  Not often, so I was overwhelmed and in awe the whole time I had Jeff Scott Soto on the phone.  We talked about the new disc from W.E.T., his lastest solo disc, and other vanity projects… ToddStar: How are you, sir? […]

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