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Category: Interviews

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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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Interview – Kevin Curran, Hailmary November 2012

Interview – Kevin Curran, Hailmary November 2012

| 23 November 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in Xpress magazine – HERE   Hiya Kev – thanks for taking the time out to talk with us today!  Firstly, the new album sounds fantastic – how do you and the band feel about it? “Cheers, well to start with it’s been a long process making this album so […]

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INTERVIEW – John Scott, Mark Of Cain, October 2012

INTERVIEW – John Scott, Mark Of Cain, October 2012

| 23 November 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in Xpress Magazine – below is the full transcript of our conversation. Rising up from Adelaide in the mid-nineties, MARK OF CAIN were all over Triple J through to the end of the decade with singles such as First Time, LMA, Interloper and [R] Retaliate.  With producers Steve Albini, Henry […]

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INTERVIEW – Chris Bailey – The Saints, October 2012

INTERVIEW – Chris Bailey – The Saints, October 2012

| 12 November 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   The Saints burst out of Brisbane and onto the International punk scene in 1976 with the classic I’m Stranded (from the album of the same name), and that seminal line-up (Chris Bailey, Ed Kuepper, Ivor Hay and a revolving door policy of bassists) produced three must-have albums. Since then, Chris Bailey […]

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Interview – filmaker, writer & director PAUL FENECH

Interview – filmaker, writer & director PAUL FENECH

| 1 November 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   In conversation with PAUL FENECH: 30 October 2012 Over our 15 minute chat we talked about his history making the SBS TV shows Pizza, Swift & Shift Couriers and Housos, and his latest film HOUSOS VS AUTHORITY (In cinemas in Australia TODAY).  We also talked at length about the political correctness […]

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James Rivera – Helstar

James Rivera – Helstar

| 29 October 2012 | Reply

ToddStar: First off I’d really like to thank you for taking time out for us. We really appreciate you making time in your day. James: No problem man, not at all. ToddStar: I’d like to jump right in to the release; the new release, 30 Years of Hel. Ever since I got my hands on […]

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Interview – Paul Dempsey, Something For Kate – September 2012

Interview – Paul Dempsey, Something For Kate – September 2012

| 10 October 2012 | Reply

Something For Kate have proven one of Australia’s most enduring and popular indie bands.  Over the past 18 years they have released 6 stunning studio albums, as well as a few compilations of unreleased, live and “best of” natures. Led by Paul Dempsey, Something For Kate achieved their biggest success with the 2001 album Echolalia, […]

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Mark Tremonti of Tremonti, Alter Bridge, and Creed discusses All I Was and all things Tremonti

Mark Tremonti of Tremonti, Alter Bridge, and Creed discusses All I Was and all things Tremonti

| 4 October 2012 | Reply

ToddStar: Hey Mark, how are you? Mark: Good, how about yourself? ToddStar: Good, thank you. So we really want to thank you and we can’t thank you enough for taking time out of your busy schedule for us today. We’re really glad to have you here. Mark: Thanks for having me. ToddStar: You’re talking to […]

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VIDEO INTERVIEW – ALICE COOPER, October 2011

VIDEO INTERVIEW – ALICE COOPER, October 2011

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   Photo by Toddstar We were privileged enough to meet the legendary ALICE COOPER on the eve of his Perth, Western Australia show in October 2011. A friendly, warm man, he proved a pleasure to talk to and extremely down to earth. Apologies for the background noise at the start of Part […]

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INTERVIEW – Michael Hannon, American Dog – October 2012

INTERVIEW – Michael Hannon, American Dog – October 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Hey Michael, thanks for your time today – how’re you doing? I am busy as Hell! Which is great, a lot of Dog action comin’ quick! So – the new album POISON SMILE is kick ass from start to finish – how was your experience writing and recording it after – what […]

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INTERVIEW – DIAMOND EYE – October 2012

INTERVIEW – DIAMOND EYE – October 2012

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar We caught up with Perth’s Diamond Eye this week while they are recording their debut studio album with producer Bob Kulick in The City Of Angels. Diamond Eye are: Will Kelly – vocals and rhythm guitars, Greg Fawcett – lead guitar and vocals, Chase Cameron – bass guitar, Danny Torre – drums […]

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Interview – Steel Panther’s Michael Starr, July 2011

Interview – Steel Panther’s Michael Starr, July 2011

| 3 October 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar It’s a fine and clear Tuesday evening when the operator connects me with Steel Panther’s outrageous lead singer Michael Starr, as he’s walking through the Hollywood Hills. Hills are hills, of course, and it wasn’t long before we lost Michael – his connection dropping out no less than four times through our […]

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Chris Howorth – In This Moment

Chris Howorth – In This Moment

| 1 October 2012 | Reply

ToddStar: Thank you so much for taking time out for us once again Chris. Chris: Awesome, happy to be here. ToddStar: So, let’s start with Blood.  The album is out this week. What can you tell us about it that on the surface someone might not know? Chris: Well, I mean I don’t know how […]

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