Author Archives: Natalie Conway

Absolute Rock demon hiding under the guise of respectable Mummy / PR. When I'm not playing air guitar whilst cleaning with my two toddlers, I tend to be working in Rock / Metal PR. I've recently discovered the love of interviewing and it's something I'm determined to get better at!
linkin park

Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington dies, aged 41

Tonight we have been hit by the tragic news that Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington has reportedly been found dead. Reports say the 41 year old lead singer was found inside his residence inside Palos Verdes Estate in Los Angeles, California. TMZ reported that he had taken his own life, reports are emerging that Chester had hung himself. Fans ...

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Rob McDermott

Interview with Rob McDermott, manager behind Linkin Park ‘Hybrid Theory’ era

Sometimes at Download we get to meet people that had a hand in shaping our musical tastes and future careers in the industry because of that ‘one record’! We caught up with legendary artist manager Rob McDermott, the manager behind Linkin Parks Hybrid Theory. Rob talks to us about how he started in the industry working on Static X and ...

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STONE BROKEN

Rich Moss of Stone Broken at Download Festival

We caught up with Rich Moss, frontman of UK based Rock band Stone Broken. We discussed their European tour with Glen Hughes and what it was like heading out for their European debut. We also discussed their upcoming tour in September / October with Living Colour and a couple of dates with Cheap Trick. Stone Broken recently left their label, ...

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rAVENeYE Download Festival

RavenEye at Download Festival

We had the pleasure of catching up with UK based band, RavenEye at Download Festival. We talked about the upcoming US tour for their new album Nova and the story behind the album. We will also see UK dates added to the tour soon, so keep an eye out for them at your local music venues! We also discussed their ...

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Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics at Download Festival

Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics at Download Festival

We caught up with Aaron Buchanan and his sister Laurie from Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics. We talked about ‘The Man with Stars on His Knees’ from Russian mythology, how that influenced their debut album and what it meant to them. Aaron talks about the personal turmoil and passion that went into making the album and how it’s essentially ...

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Claire Percival of Dead Label at Download Festival

Claire Percival of Dead Label at Download Festival

The sun was shining, the atmosphere was great and the cherry on the cake was catching up with Dead Label drummer, Claire, for a chat.  We discussed their new single ‘Pure Chaos’ and the dark story inspired by Jim Crow portrayed in the video for it. We also talk about the UK and European dates Dead Label have just announced ...

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download festival 2017

Interview with Andy Copping – Download Festival Booker

In 2003, Andy Copping, John Probyn and Stuart Galbraith put on the very first Download Festival. Read Download Festival – The Evolution of Rock here. Fast track 14-years on and we caught up with Andy to discuss how the legendary festival has evolved into a household name. With every event, there are often things that go wrong that can cause ...

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Motionless in White

Motionless in White at Download Festival

We caught up with Ricky from Motionless In White to discuss their main stage debut at Download! Having supported Manson on the second stage back in 2015, this year saw Motionless in White supporting System of a Down on the legendary Lemmy Stage at Download. We also discussed new album Graveyard Shift, the evolution of their sound, along with what it ...

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red sun rising

Red Sun Rising at Download Festival

We caught up with Mike from Red Sun Rising on Friday afternoon at Download Festival to discuss the band’s new video ‘Uninvited’ which you can check out below. Hailing from Ohio, we gave Mike a short quiz to familiarise himself with European terminology to help him during the rest of his UK visit. Red Sun Rising are known for their ...

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Download Festival 2016

Download Festival: The Evolution of Rock

After the infamous ‘Monsters Of Rock’ festival ceased in 1996, there was a huge void in the UK rock festival scene. That was until 2003 when Stuart Galbraith, Tom Pyke and Andy Copping came up with an idea to use the same location for a new rock and metal festival, this festival was to be known as ‘Download’. The name ...

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