February Interviews
The Über Rock Interview: Matt James (Blacktop Mojo) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:00

Blacktop Mojo - Burn The Boats artworkTexan hard rockers Blacktop Mojo release their excellent second album, ‘Burn The Ships’, next month.  Über Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with singer Matt James to get the lowdown about the release, as well as chat about their musical influences, the importance of writing together as a band and their viral hit cover of an Aerosmith classic…

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The Über Rock Interview: Gary ‘Guitar’ Lammin interview Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:00

COVERDom Daley recently caught up with Bermondsey Joyriders’ frontman Gary ‘Guitar’ Lammin to talk about his debut solo album, working with the late genius that was producer extraordinaire Dave Goodman and how it was important for him not to record to something that sounded anything like the band which is his “day job”:

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The Über Rock Interview: Joe Dawson (Seasons Hollow) Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Sunday, 19 February 2017 04:00

Season Hollow EP artworkLindsey Appleton recently caught up Joe Dawson from Hereford sensations in the making Seasons Hollow, to talk about their recently released debut EP and their thoughts on the annual Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition. Click the link to find out what the singer had to say:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview: Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:25

URTV thmbEarlier this evening, Über Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto immediately after the band's soundcheck for the second date of the US metallers' latest European tour.  Click the link to find out what they chatted about:

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Trevor Church - Beastmaker - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards   
Sunday, 21 February 2016 04:00

trev86intFresno doom merchants Beastmaker are heading to Europe for their first dates outside of the USA in April, including a support stint with Lee Dorian's new outfit, With The Dead, festival appearances at Roadburn and DesertFest, and their first European headline gig in Cardiff. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards caught up with the band's Trevor Church to get the lowdown on what to expect.....

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Rich Rags - Role Models - Rags TV - Uber Rock Special Edition Print E-mail
Written by Rich Rags & Rags TV   
Sunday, 14 February 2016 03:40

Rich Rags thmbHaving introduced the world to the wonders of Rags TV, Rich Ragany, a.k.a Rich Rags, decided to do a special one-off exclusive edition of the show for Uber Rock where our biggest brains fired the questions on everyone's lips to the man himself and in the process found out how much it might cost to get Didge Digital on the new Role Models album in the making, and if Rags was willing to play a Vinnie Vincent solo to make sure he gets an Uber Rock approved review for 'Forest Lawn'. Hit the link to view this hilarious edition of Rags TV.

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Tarin Kerrey & Nick Magee - Sanguine - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 13 February 2016 03:00

sangint86Exeter-based alt. metal crew Sanguine have just been added to the upcoming UK tour from American heavyweights American Head Charge and Mushroomhead so there couldn't be a better time to find out all about their new album, 'Black Sheep'. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps spoke with vocalist Tarin Kerrey and guitarist Nick Magee to get the lowdown.....

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Timmy DeRella - The DeRellas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 06 February 2016 03:00

timmy86With a brand new line-up, a London club night, and playing with some punk rock legends when they need a killer bass player, Timmy DeRella is a busy boy. Uber Rock got in touch to find out what's up with The DeRellas, and who the new band member is. So, it's over to Timmy... Pogo Pogo!

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Damon Johnson - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:00

Damon guitarJust a few days ago we got a request here at URHQ that Damon Johnson lead guitarist in Black Star Riders was in the UK and wanted to have a chat with us to tell us all about the band’s second album ‘The Killer Instinct’. We’d have to have been idiots to have turned him down, right? So, quick as a flash Eamon O’Neill was on the dog ‘n’ bone and waxing lyrical about his love of the band, plus what lies ahead for the BSR guys….

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Jon E. Love - Jon E. Love & The Haters - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 04:00

JonefingerthmbThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Love Hate’s explosive debut album ‘Blackout In The Red Room’, and Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill thought it was about time he caught up with the band’s erstwhile guitarist Jon E. Love to find out not only the story behind the seminal record but also how the six stringer himself will be celebrating the album’s very special birthday.

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Stefan Johansson - City Saints - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:00

CS thmbIn their little over two year existence Gothenburg's City Saints have produced three cracking albums chock full of gritty yet anthemic street punk rock ‘n’ roll. Drawing their influences from the likes of Chuck Berry and Motorhead Uber Rock’s Johnny H simply had to dig a little deeper and find out the real story behind the band. Read on and you too will be ‘Kicking Ass For The Working Class’ as Saintly singer Stefan Johansson spills the beans on the band’s past, present and future....

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The Über Rock Interview: Kevin Martin (Candlebox) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 19 February 2017 05:00

Kevin MartinFormed in 1990 and hailing from Seattle, you might think you know exactly what kind of band Candlebox are without hearing a note of their music. And in some ways, you’d be right. Candlebox are (as put by Kurt Cobain) your radio-friendly unit-shifters. But then, if you look beyond the hook-filled catchiness of their music you’ll find that the band’s lyrical content is anything but commercial, tackling everything from homelessness to mass shootings. Über Rock’s Rich Hobson was lucky enough to speak to Candlebox’s passionate vocalist Kevin Martin to find out why Candlebox are a band so different to their peers and how it feels to be touring again in Europe after a 20 year absence:

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The Über Rock Interview: Griffin Dickinson (SHVPES) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:08

Shvpes BelfastA remarkable eight years into their career, Birmingham “upstarts” SHVPES have only recently released their debut album, ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair’, which they are currently out on the road promoting as the opening act on Trivium’s latest UK and European tour. Über Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with lead singer Griffin Dickinson to talk about why the fuck they changed the “a” in their name to a “v”, the aforesaid album, how his rather famous dad didn’t actually know he was fronting a heavy metal band and the downside of going head to head with skateboard legend Tony Hawk:

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Ryan Hamilton - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 28 February 2016 04:00

Ryan H 2In just a next few days’ time US power pop sensation Ryan Hamilton will kick off a UK tour in support of his Uber Approved 'Hell Of A Day' album. To find out what lies ahead for you lucky ticket holders out there we asked Dave Prince to compile some searching questions for his favourite fanny pack lovin' humdinger of a musician…and this folks…is what happened next.

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Tommy Victor - Prong - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 14 February 2016 04:00

PRONG-TOMMYSOLO-1Earlier this month Prong released their superb new record, ‘X-No Absolutes’, onto the rock world. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H catches up with singer/guitarist and general all round nice guy Tommy Victor to talk about the band’s upcoming 55 date headline tour, how ‘X-No Absolutes’ came into existence, and what he thinks of a certain Donald Trump. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to find the answers to this and a whole lot more.

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Ulysses - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Sunday, 14 February 2016 03:00

uly86Rumour has it that Bath outfit Ulysses will feature at an Uber Rock Klub Nite later this year. What better time, then, for Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz to quiz the band members on why they couldn't get a label to release their new record, and on the state of the music business in general?

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Kjetil F. Wevling - Razorbats - Uber Rock Exclusive Interview + Win CDs and T-shirts Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 07 February 2016 04:00

Razorbats-CD-cover-300x300Uber Rock prides itself on bringing you the best new bands from around the globe, bands that we think you should be listening to, and the latest in that line of bands hails from Norway in the shape of Razorbats. With their stunning debut album (‘Camp Rock’) in the bag and the press starting to pick up on the band we thought we'd get the scoop on our new favourite band. Guitarist Kjetil gives us the inside track on all things Razorbats and in process gives us a few copies of his album as competition prizes.

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Steven Horner - Lo Mejor - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:10

loint86Featuring former members of Hunger's Mother and Swanee River amongst others, Northern Ireland's Lo Mejor are about to release their debut EP. Uber Rock's Mark Ashby caught up with the band's frontman, Steven Horner, to get all the details.....

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Neal Morse - Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:20

NMB thmbEarlier this week progressive rock workaholic Neal Morse released his latest studio record ‘The Grand Experiment’ via InsideOut Music, which duly got a rave review from Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony. Here our man catches up with the man behind such fantastic bands as Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic and Flying Colors to find out why his very latest album might just be his best yet.

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Danny Rexon - Crazy Lixx - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 03:00

Danny Rexon 01In just a few weeks Swedish melodic rockers Crazy Lixx will be taking to the AOR stage at the inaugural HRH United festival Hafan y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli to deliver a blistering set chock full of modern day arena rock anthems. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with frontman Danny Rexon to uncover the story behind the band’s excellent fourth album and what fans can expect to see and hear at their sole UK show.

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The Breakdowns - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 04:00

breakint86The Breakdowns are about to release their new album, 'Rock 'n' Roller Skates', so Dom Daley caught up with the band members for possibly the silliest interview from a great band this decade. That's better than a serious interview from a shit band though, right?! Hit that link to discover which cult movie star loves the song written about her.....

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