March Interviews
HRH AOR: Sordid Lies Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 19 March 2017 04:30

URTV thmbWe're like to tell the truth here on the website to excite.  We don't believe in lies.  And especially not of the sordid kind.  Well, we didn't... until we met up with Valen Vain, the charismatic and colourful frontman of the Hull-based sleazesters by the name of - well, Sordid Lies.  Click the link to find out why mint green skintight leggings are now the de rigeur fashion accessory at UR headquarters this coming season:

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HRH AOR: Kane'd Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 19 March 2017 03:30

KanedValley gals, and guys, Kane'd were one of a number of bands to play two sets at last weekend's HRH AOR fest - one on the second stage on the Friday afternoon, and a second, stripped down one, on the acoustic stage the following day.  Mark Ashby caught up with the three sisters, and two of the fellas, to get the lowdown on the band... once they'd got the small matter of a certain rugby match out of the way:

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HRH AOR: Talking Shit with Silent Jack, Daylight Robbery and Hell's Addiction Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 18 March 2017 04:00

URTV thmbLike most of our friends from the various webzines and radio stations, Team UR spent most of the Saturday morning of last weekend's HRH AOR fest camped out in the media zone, trying to cram in as many interviews with as many bands as possible... in our case, we very quickly started talking shit - quite literally.  Click the link to find out what went down in three of the interviews:

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HRH AOR: Voodoo Vegas Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:29

URTV thmbThe Friday morning of last weekend's HRH AOR proved to be a frustrating one for the UR team, with interviews cancelled, postponed or re-arranged more often than editor-in-chief Mark Ashby changed his underwear... however, one band who not only turned up on time but were actually early were the guys from Voodoo Vegas, who were the first band of the weekend to brave our interrogation suite:

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HRH AOR: Mark Slaughter Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:38

URTV thmbÜber Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby had the chance to catch up with Slaughter frontman Mark Slaughter ahead of the band's headlining appearance at HRH AOR this past weekend.  We'll not spoil the surprise by divulging what they talked about... you'll just have to click the link to find out:

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The Über Rock Interview: Fabio Dessi (Arthemis) Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Sunday, 12 March 2017 04:30

Fabio DLindsey Appleton recently tracked down Fabio Dessi, vocalist with Italian power metal thrashers Arthemis, to talk about the band’s forthcoming new album, ‘Blood – Fury – Domination’, due to be released on 7 April, and how the simple act of saying “hello” to each other every day is one of the secrets to the band’s longevity:

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The Uber Rock Interview: Dante Gizzi (Gun) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 05:00

URTV thmbÜber Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with Gun frontman Dante Gizzi when the band returned to Belfast this past weekend, as special guests on the current Black Star Riders tour.  Click the link to hear all the gen on life on the road, including accident-prone bus drivers, defying doctor's orders, the band's forthcoming new album and how whiskey (especially of the Irish variety) is definitely good for enhancing your vocal performance:

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The Uber Rock Interview: Joey Vera (Armored Saint) Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Sunday, 12 February 2017 04:00

010Über Rock’s Lindsey Appleton recently tracked down Joey Vera of Los Angeles thrashers Armored Saint to discuss their forthcoming live album and UK tour dates. You can read what he had to say for himself by clicking the heavy ass link to darkness:

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Max Motherfucker - Christmas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 13 March 2016 03:00

Christmas thmbLater this month German punk rockers Christmas get to tour their superb ‘Lose Your Illusion’ album here in the UK via dates in Northampton, Derby, Wigan, and Abertillery. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with frontman Max Motherfucker to discuss new band members, the art of making messy music videos, why beer sucks, and why rockin’ out with your cock out can instantly win you new friends. Hit the link to find out about one tour you really do not want to miss…..

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Biff Byford - Saxon - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 05 March 2016 03:30

biffint86Later this month Saxon will release the 'Eagles And Dragons' boxset containing vinyl copies of the band's nine studio albums recorded between 1991 and 2009. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with the band's frontman, the legendary Biff Byford, to get the lowdown on the new box and more, including when we can expect more live UK shows from Saxon.....

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Maria Brink - In This Moment - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:00

Mariaint86Steve Beebee returns to the virtual pages of Uber Rock, bringing with him an exclusive interview with Maria Brink of In This Moment who talks about the importance of self-belief on her band's circuitous route to success. Yes, it's another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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The Über Rock Interview: Monster Truck Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 18 March 2017 04:15

Monster Truck tour posterCanadian four wheel driven rockers Monster Truck are currently ripping up stages across the UK on a headline tour in support of last year’s ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ album. Having earned rave receptions when they visited the island of Ireland with Nickelback last October, the band quickly made sure that was where their latest jaunt kicked off, as our editor-in-chief found up when he hooked up with them just before the first night’s show in Belfast:

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HRH AOR: Devilfire Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 17 March 2017 03:30

URTV thmbWhen Devilfire were originally booked to play last weekend's HRH AOR they were called something different, before being forced to change their name... unfortunately, that came too late to get all the posters and so forth changed, so they appeared on the billing under their former name!  Confused?  Mark Ashby caught up with band founder Alex Cooper to explain the situation:

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HRH AOR: Paul Laine Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:02

URTV thmbLast weekend's HRH AOR, as with every year's events, was filled with highlights, one of which was a storming set from the one and only Paul Laine.  The day before his main stage appearance, he also had performed an intimate acoustic set, after which Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen caught up with him for a quick chat:

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HRH AOR: Lita Ford Print E-mail
Written by The Dark Queen   
Monday, 13 March 2017 15:06

17264326 10210826076200378 5658923252730405751 nThey say you should never meet your heroes... but that's exactly what happened this past weekend, when Über Rock's very own The Dark Queen sat down with the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Lita Ford, prior to her appearance at HRH AOR this past weekend.  The two ladies chatted about Lita's autobiography, the influence she has had on women in the rock industry and her plans for a new studio album:

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The Über Rock Interview: Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 23:03

Robbie Crane - BSRBlack Star Riders are currently ripping up stages up and down the length of the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen caught up with the band when they pulled into frontman Ricky Warwick’s home town of Belfast, where they enjoyed a very intimate instore acoustic set followed by a riotous headline show at the city’s historic Limelight venue. In between, they caught up with bassist Robbie Crane to chat about the success of new album ‘Heavy Fire’ and the band’s extreme work ethic:

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The Uber Rock Interview: The Amorettes Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 06 March 2017 20:56

URTV thmbScotland’s hardest working all female rock ‘n’ rollers The Amorettes are currently in the middle of a short run of dates opening for the Black Star Riders and fellow Glaswegians Gun. Über Rock caught up with Gill and Hannah to chat about… well, basically anything and everything that popped into our collective heads.  Click the link for some good old fashioned rock 'n' roll banter:

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Bruce Thomas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 20 March 2016 04:00

bruceint86Bruce Thomas was the bassist for the Attractions, the band formed around Elvis Costello in 1977. In his new book he gives the full story of his tempestuous times with "The Singer" so there appeared to be no better time than the present to catch up with the legendary bass player to get the lowdown on his written works, his musical career, and Operation Yewtree.....

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The Rebelles - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 05 March 2016 04:00

rebint86If your dad is Ian Hunter and you have the likes of Slim Jim Phantom, Kenney Jones, Mick Jones, and Clem Burke playing on your new album, you deserve a grilling from the curious folk at URHQ! Uber Rock's Dom Daley quizzed Tracie Hunter, Phoebe White, and Elizabeth Westwood of The Rebelles - their answers will startle!

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Steve Hackett - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 03:00

Steve Hackett thmbLegendary guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Steve Hackett needs little introduction. He helped shape the prog genre as part of Genesis, coming up with pioneering techniques that have been copied and reproduced ever since. With new album ‘Wolflight’ due for release tomorrow, Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill found the guitarist in a philosophical mood when they chatted recently; “whatever you plan is only part of the outcome, and what makes up the rest, are these great surprises.” Click the link to read the full interview.

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Steve Overland - FM - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:30

overlandint86Ahead of the April 20th release of FM's highly anticipated new album, 'Heroes And Villains', Uber Rock's Dave Prince caught up with the band's frontman, Steve Overland, for another UR interview exclusive. The Prince had already set his air keytar to stun with a glowing review of the album, now he gets to quiz his favourite Page 7 Fella.....

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