Interviews

GUN

Interview: GUN – Back with new album ‘Favourite Pleasures’

Glasgow hard rock band GUN formed all the way back in 1987, split up and reformed in 2008. They toured with many big names like Bon Jovi, fellow Scots Simple Minds and music idols The Rolling Stones, not to mention sold out many of their own headline shows. Gun’s flame burned brightly with the success of their debut album Taking ...

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The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies at Download Festival

Influenced by 70s and early 80s rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of Aerosmith, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. This band is the perfect representation of Rock and Roll thanks to the great mix of talented musicians and energetic live shows. The band consists ...

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simple plan

Simple Plan successfully deliver a night of great pop punk mixed with the right dose of nostalgia.

Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan, brought their energy, catchy tunes and a whole lot of nostalgia to London’s Kentish Town Forum where they performed in front of a a sold out crowd as part of their No Pads, No Helmets.. Just Balls tour. Crowd surfing, bouncy beach balls and guitar riffs were all part of an awesome show, not that ...

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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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Like A Storm

Like A Storm at Download Festival

The only band that we know of who incorporate the didgeridoo is New Zeland’s Like A Storm. It was great to see them yet again killing it at Download Festival! We caught up with Matt and Kent backstage to talk about the meaning behind their track ‘Pure Evil’ and the forthcoming album! Watch the full interview here:  As mentioned in the interview ...

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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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