Interviews

Interview with Dan Reed

The DNR [Dan Reed Network] was founded by Dan Reed in Portland, Oregon in 1984. They established themselves in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Their album The Heat reached #15 in the UK charts in July 1991. The band went on tour with the Rolling Stones, were signed to be on the Polydor label with band-mates such as Bon Jovi and ...

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Interview with Heidi Shepherd & Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies

I sat down with Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies at Reading’s Sub 89. It’s not often I get to interview women in this industry, so I wondered if we be on the same page. My first impressions were how polite they were. Prior to the interview we spoke of the tour so far, to which Carla told ...

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Trivium’s Paolo Gregoletto talks tour, down time and the new album

Following the success of their recent UK tour, I caught up with the wonderful Paolo Gregoletto from Trivium to discuss the new album, the tour and what he likes to do in his down time. How are you all? How has the tour been across the UK and then Japan/Australia? Doing great, my body is still trying to figure out ...

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Heavens Basement’s Chris Rivers shows us his other talents

Many of our favourite bands and musicians blow us away with their talents, but quite often you find that they’re gifted individuals on and off the stage. That is certainly the case for Heavens Basement drummer Chris Rivers. Chris has recently opened up a Facebook page showcasing his skills as an artist and honestly, it’s blown us away! We caught ...

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Interview: Tigertailz

We had the chance to sit down with Welsh glam-metallers Tigertailz a couple of hours before their set started at the Underworld in London. Their UK tour kicked off on the 8th of April and this was only their third date so we found them in the best shape.Formed in the mid-1980s by bassist Justin Smith (known to fans as ...

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Interview: Pepe & Jalle of Reckless Love

Finnish rockers Reckless Love have recently released their fourth album, InVader, on March 4th via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to the previous CD, 2013’s Spirit sees this big haired quartet exploring fresh sounds as well as delivering their audience-pleasing signature party anthems. Although they managed to bring different elements to the new work they also show a fair consistency in ...

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Interview: Santa Cruz

A few hours before the gig kicks off at Scala in London, we have the chance to sit down with Santa Cruz, the opening act for Reckless Love. Santa Cruz are a band that is creating quite a buzz these days in the rock world and they are bringing back that glam vibe with a modern twist for all of ...

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Robert John Godfrey Announces Retirement from THE ENID

THE ENID are a progressive British rock group set up by former Barclay James Harvest music director and the Royal College of Music composer and pianist Robert John Godfrey. Founded in 1973, RJG is one of only two original members still present in the 2016 line-up (the long-serving drummer Dave Storey worked on the band’s debut album.) Other key members ...

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Interview: The Dead XIII

Sometimes a band tick all the right boxes live. The Dead XIII are certainly one of them: Theatrical make-up? Check! Great riffage? Check! Spot-on horror vocals? Check! Audience banter? Enthusiasm?Check and check! Now with an album recorded and a headline tour coming up, 2016 looks like it could be the year for The Dead XIII. We caught up with front-man ...

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Bowling For Soup’s Erik Chandler: “I’m not sure if anyone has figured out where the music industry is going”.

Bowling For Soup had their ‘Farewell UK’ tour in 2013, it’s only been about three years – why come back now? It was just that, as in ‘farewell’ not ‘good bye’. That tour was like us saying ‘hey, we’ll be back in a little while…we’re probably going to be back..’ We’re going to change the manner in which we tour ...

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