January Interviews
SPREADING THE DISEASE - The Über Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:00

100Spreading The Disease – we don’t need to guess where they took their name from – describe themselves as a “contemporary metal band”. Based in Kent, the band was formed in 2014 by bassist Steve Saunders, who decided that, after five years in The Self-Titled, it was time to move on and do something new. With 2016 having been a pretty crap year in terms of losing so many iconic rock and metal icons, it was also a traumatic one for STD, with the departure of drummer Edd Saunders (no relation), as Lindsey Appleton found out when she caught up with Steve and singer Adam May:

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Trevor’s Head – The Über Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Saturday, 14 January 2017 04:00

Trevors HeadLast year was an important one for Surrey stoner punks Trevor’s Head, as, after six years together, a change in personnel and direction, it saw the release of their debut album, ‘Tricolossus’. Über Rock’s newest team member Lindsey Appleton hooked up with drummer (and flautist) Matt ‘Beats’ Ainsworth to talk about said release, drinking on set, nearly breaking his back while recording and what 2017 holds for the band:

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Nick Beggs - The Mute Gods - Uber Rock Exclusive Interview Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 24 January 2016 04:00

Mute Gods thumb‘Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me’ the debut album from The Mute Gods hit the shelves this very weekend. Here Nick Beggs the driving force behind the band tells Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill all about his new record, what it means to also be working with Steven Wilson, what it was like being a an eighties pop sensation and the fall out he experienced from that era.

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Chris Holmes - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 17 January 2016 03:30

chrisholmesint86Metalheads used to raise the horns in the direction of Chris Holmes, but recently they have been raising eyebrows. Comments made by the former W.A.S.P. guitarist following the death of Lemmy certainly rubbed many up the wrong way, so Uber Rock got Matt Phelps straight on the blower to the Mean Man, hopefully to set the record straight.....

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The Dirty Youth - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 03:00

dirtyyouthint86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins caught up with Danni Monroe, Matt Bond and Leon Watkins from The Dirty Youth to get the lowdown on their upcoming second album, 'Gold Dust'. Thing is, though, Watkins was so taken with Danni that he actually forgot who answered what from his little black book of questions. First person to work out who answered what wins a prize - a night out in Bethcar Street.....

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Marc Storace & Chris Von Rohr - Krokus - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive @ HRH VIII Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 04 January 2015 03:00

Krokus Long StickAhead of the first UK appearance of the band’s classic line up in thirty years (at last year’s Hard Rock Hell VIII) Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught up with Krokus frontman Marc Storace and bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr to find out what lies ahead for the reenergised Swiss rockers as we enter 2015, their fortieth anniversary year. The answer he got will surprise many, so hit the link to read on.

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Marco Mendoza - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 05 January 2014 03:30

URTV thmbDuring December 2013 Black Star Riders played just about every place in the UK there is left to play in support of their critically acclaimed debut record, ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’. Here at Uber Rock we respect tours of this nature, not least because they really are proper UK tours. So to best sum this up Mark Ashby caught up with the band’s bassist Marco Mendoza on the last night of the tour in Belfast to discuss how 2013 was for the guys and what lies ahead in 2014.

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Paul Gautrey - Dedwardians - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 January 2014 03:50

Dedwardians thmbCiting influences such as Elvis Presley, The Cramps and the Sex Pistols behind the music of London punk-a -rollers the Dedwardians is perhaps not exactly what you would expect from a one-time sleaze rocker. But then again Paul Gautrey is not exactly your average everyday frontman. Johnny H caught up with Paul recently to find out what happened to his last band The Glitterati, and also most importantly to chat all about his new band. So ladies and gentlemen let us introduce you to the Dedwardians.

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George Lynch and Jeff Pilson - T&N - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 27 January 2013 03:30

TAN band thmbWith their new album ‘Slave To The Empire’ hitting record store racks worldwide Mark Ashby couldn’t wait to get a piece of T&N interview action when the band called URHQ a few weeks back. Well it’s not everyday of the week you get to talk to two bonafide legends of the US rock scene now is it? So who exactly are T&N? And what is their rock ‘n’ roll mission in life? Well let’s ask guitarist George Lynch and singer/bassist Jeff Pilson shall we?

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Alex Cannon - The Vegabonds - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 15 January 2012 06:00

Southern_SoulsWhen Dom Daley reviewed The Vegabonds' debut album 'Dear Revolution' back in October of last year he described the six piece from Auburn, AL as "beardy men wearing waistcoats standing in a field" playing music that "would no doubt go down a storm in Middle America". Alex Cannon the band's guitarist couldn't wait to discuss this and more with our man out west...Wales...as the transatlantic telephone line crackled to the tune of another Uber Rock interview exclusive. 

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Bonafide - HRH V Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 07 January 2012 05:00
Bonafide_thmb_HRHSwedish rockers Bonafide finally made it over to the UK for a series of 10 shows at the tail end of 2011, filling the heads of every gig-goer with as much rock as they could without turning them into metal mekons in the process. Our very own shiny domed inquisitor Johnny H met up with the band at Hard Rock Hell V to find out what 2012 might have in store for the band and their workaholic frontman Pontus Snibb. Click the link to find out more...
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Jizzy Pearl – The BIG Über Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 07 January 2017 04:30

Jizzy Pearl - PortraitThe name Jizzy Pearl, or rather that of his former band, Love/Hate, holds a special place in Über Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby’s adventures in rock ‘n’ roll. For it was the title track of 1990’s ‘Blackout In The Red Room’ that was the first track on his demo reel for his first ever radio show audition. Thankfully, our boss man got the job – and hasn’t looked back since! Mr Pearl occasionally has, but for the moment he’s looking forward – to a new album and tour in fact… Click the link to get all the latest jizz from the Jizzy one:

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Joe Elliott - Def Leppard - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Sunday, 17 January 2016 04:00

joeE86I suppose an exclusive interview with Joe Elliott is out of the question?! Steve Beebee caught up with the Def Leppard frontman when the legendary British band's co-headline tour with Whitesnake hit the Genting Arena in Birmingham at the business end of 2015. Uber Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) with yet another massive, must-read interview exclusive.....

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Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 17 January 2016 03:20

Laurence Harvey Schenker thmbThis Wednesday Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock kick off their latest UK tour at the Robin in Bilston. Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony hooked up with the man behind the band name, Michael Schenker, to talk touring in support of the ‘Spirit On A Mission’ record, what comes next for the band, and all about the frantic pace of living in, Brighton!

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Duncan Reid - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 11 January 2015 03:00

duncanint86Promoting the difficult second album, former Boys man Duncan Reid was cornered by Uber Rock's Dom Daley and forced into giving a difficult second interview for the website to excite. Want to know everything about the writing, recording and touring in support of that second long player? It's all here.....

 

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Adrian Belew - The Crimson ProjeKCt - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 25 January 2014 04:00

The Crimson ProjeKCt thmbGuitarist Adrian Belew has impeccable credentials which include stints with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails and, of course, and perhaps most famously, King Crimson. He’s also one of the driving forces behind The Crimson ProjeKCt, who have just announced “an exclusive one-off show” this March at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London. Über Röck’s Michael Anthony caught up with Mr. Belew to dot the ‘i’s, cross the ‘t’s and capitalise the ‘K’s and ‘C’s.

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Andy Burton, Mark Duffy & Steve Todd - Toranaga - Uber Rock Interview‏ Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 05 January 2014 03:00

toranaga-coverIn 1990 Toranaga were on the brink of a massive breakthrough. Signed to a major label, and support slots with the likes of Saxon, Manowar and Venom meant things were looking good for the Yorkshire-based thrashers. But luck was not to be on their side and the band slid into a decline of label apathy and internal conflict before finally splitting in 1992. But last September the reunited band released a great new album, 'Righteous Retribution'. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with the band's three original members for another must-read interview exclusive.....

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Bruno Ravel & Steve West - Danger Danger - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:00

dangerdangerint86There's a definite Hair Metal bent (no pun intended) around URHQ today. The headlining act on this hairy holy day is no other than Danger Danger. Cock Rock lover Rob Lane caught up with the band's bassist Bruno Ravel and drummer Steve West at last year's Firefest and the results of this most entertaining of chats are available to you at the click of a melodic rock mouse - enjoy!

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Marc Angel - Wrathchild - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 January 2012 06:00
angel_thmbThe album 'Stakk Attakk' might not mean a lot to your average Uber Rocker here in 2012, but back in the early eighties, this seminal album from UK glam titans Wrathchild pretty much sound tracked our teenage (revolution) years.  Johnny H caught up with the band's bassist Marc Angel recently to find out all about their new album 'Stakkattakktwo' and why in their eyes the band has never really been away.
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Johnny Bennett - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Sunday, 08 January 2012 05:00

johnnyint86The name Johnny Bennett might not be familiar to you but, with a new record deal and an album compiling the best tunes from his two self released records in the bag, that could be about to change. Jamie Richards was so impressed when he reviewed Johnny's last platter that mattered that he had to catch up with the US rocker while he hung out in Nashville to find out about his future plans. Read on for another great Uber Rock interview exclusive....

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Guy Griffin - The Quireboys - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 05 January 2012 05:00

griffthumbAs The Quireboys headed to Cardiff for a pre-Xmas show, Dom Daley headed into the inner sanctum of The Globe venue for a chat with vocalist Spike, only to find that the frontman was under the weather and his place on the couch had been taken by guitarist Guy Griffin. Luckily, our intrepid reporter had a slew of Griff facts in his locker and, perhaps unluckily for the substitute six-stringer, the photographs to prove it......

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