August Interviews
The Bloodstock Interviews - Internal Conflict Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Monday, 21 August 2017 16:00

Internal Conflict flyerFollowing a hugely impressive set on the Sophie Stage on the first morning of Bloodstock, Linzi A caught up with Adam and Dan from Leicester metalcore monsters Internal Conflict to talk about moving up the festival’s ranks, the invaluable work of the Sophie Foundation and how much work being in a band actually involves:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Whitechapel Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Friday, 18 August 2017 04:30

Alex Wade - WhitechapelFollowing their stunning early afternoon set on Bloodstock’s main Ronnie James Dio stage, Linzi A caught up with Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade for an impromptu chat about their set, the growth of the US festival scene, their desire to tour the Middle East – and fans’ body art! Click the link to find out more:

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The Über Rock Interview: Timmy Rough (The New Roses) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Sunday, 13 August 2017 04:00

The New Roses PR picThe New Roses play what our man Allan Maxwell describes as the sort of “hard-hitting, alcohol-fuelled rock and roll you would expect from your typical dirty dive bar in down town LA... not from the sleepy Rheingua region in Germany”. They have built up a substantial following since the release of 2016’s breakthrough album, ‘Dead Man's Chest’, by racking up the miles via the old school method of playing show after show all across Europe – as frontman Timmy Rough attested when Über Rock caught up with him ahead of the release of forthcoming new album, ‘One More For The Road’:

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The Ginger Wildheart Band (Guest-starring Ryan Hamilton) - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 28 August 2016 03:20

Ginger thmbRewind the clock to a briefly sweltering July here in the UK and you would have found The Ginger Wildheart Band playing a series of intimate clubs shows ably supported by Ryan Hamilton And The Traitors. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson caught up with the headliners and their American touring buddy in Wolverhampton to talk crowdfunding, why most big festivals are a rip off and what happens next for one workaholic Geordie.

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2016 - John Corabi - The Dead Daisies - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 03:00

DDthmbWith the release of their third album ‘Make Some Noise’ The Dead Daisies have scored a Top 40 album here in the UK. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins caught up with the band’s singer, John Corabi, at the Steelhouse Festival to talk about said record, the band’s upcoming UK shows with The Answer and a whole lot more besides.

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Paola Pellegrini - Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 04:00

Paola thmbLawyer by day and rocker by night - there is certainly a lot to find out about the enigma that is Paola Pellegrini. Here Uber Rock’s Ross Welford talks to the Italian singer songwriter about the origins of Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK whilst also uncovering the story behind her debut professional album ‘Dreams Come True’. You do not want to miss this one.

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Dennis Dunaway - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:00

Dennis Dunaway smRuss P carefully dusts down and unfolds his copy of Schools Out then sits cross-legged at his resultant little cardboard desk. His homework?… Imagine if you were to talk to one of your heroes from the Alice Cooper Group, what would you ask him? That’s the Billion Dollar question….

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Mike Begnal - Wasted Talent - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal nee Van Hoek   
Sunday, 16 August 2015 03:30

WTint86Anthony from uber-faves Chesty Malone and the Slice ‘em Ups has a brother who, as a teenager, played drums in Wasted Talent, a Pennsylvania hardcore punk band who played with the likes of Minor Threat, Crucifix and Fang. Now, as the band's demo tape gets a vinyl reissue, Anthony asks his brother Mike Begnal if he is still Ready to Riot.....

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Jizzy Pearl - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 08 August 2015 03:30

jizzyint1586To celebrate 25 years since the release of the classic debut Love/Hate album, 'Blackout In The Red Room', frontman Jizzy Pearl is coming back to the UK to play the much-loved album in its entirety. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with Jizzy to go one more round on all things Love/Hate-shaped. So if you want to know what influenced the band or exactly why he ended up getting crucified on the Hollywood sign, get your straight jacket on and read on...

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Dean Tsolondres - The Terraces - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 03:00

album coverAugust arrives with a bang as Australian bad boys (of punk rock ‘n’ roll) The Terraces not only release their uber cool second album ‘Empire’, but also return to the UK and mainland Europe for an extensive set of live shows. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H talks Rebellion Festival, building musical empires and err…. Gary Glitter with guitarist Dean Tsolondres. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that.

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Goat Leaf - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 30 August 2014 03:00

Goat Leaf thmbHot on the heels of Goat Leaf’s recent triumphant opening slot at Bloodstock 2014 Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with three quarters of the No Class Rock ‘N’ Rollers to find out all about their upcoming touring schedule, their new ‘Bitch & Moan’ EP and a winter gig to end all winter gigs.

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Dendera Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Friday, 18 August 2017 03:30

Dendera artworkWe didn’t give poor Linzi A much time to breathe when she broke her Bloodstock duck earlier this month… hardly had she pitched her tent and we had her diving into the thick of the action, with a list of interviews as long as her arm to conduct.  Her first victim, sorry subject, was Ashley Edison, vocalist with Dendera, who also turned out to be a BOA virgin; but, as you’ll see, the conversation quickly turned to Harry Potter:

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The Über Rock interview: Hank Upton (Lionize) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 19:13

Lionize - HankMaryland groovers Lionize currently are finishing off a 12-date UK and Ireland tour, which culminates at Bloodstock this coming weekend. Über Rock caught up with bassist Hank Upton when they pulled into Belfast, to chat about their new album, ‘Nuclear Soul’, and how it sees a further evolution in their sound, as well as a few hints about what to expect when they hit the stage at Catton Hall on Friday evening:

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Role Models - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 03:40

Album coverOn the eve of their brand new record coming out (the uber-approved ‘Forest Lawn’) – we found Uber Rock’s Dom Daley holed up in a Camden pub with all four members of Role Models. Breaking the mould of power pop punk rock ‘n’ roll they currently can't do a single thing wrong so we couldn't turn down the opportunity to throw some questions at the band and find out what really makes them tick…..

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2016 - Mikko von Hertzen - Von Hertzen Brothers - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 14 August 2016 03:00

VHB2A few weekends ago Finnish progressive types the Von Hertzen Brothers had just finished a warmly received set at this year’s Steelhouse Festival when singer guitarist Mikko von Hertzen was suddenly faced with an even more daunting task than ascending the Arael Mountain to play. He was about to come face to face with Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins and what happened next is but a mouse click away.

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Uber Rock at Rebellion 2015 - Glitter Trash - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 03:00

GT thmbRewind just a few short weeks and in the run up to a show stealing performance at Rebellion 2015 Detroit glam punks Glitter Trash bumped into Uber Rock’s Johnny H in the backstage bar. Here, transgender singer Jenna Talia, guitarist Paul Grace Smith and bassist Bobby Dreg discuss why the Detroit music sucks, why some punk rockers might not be as open minded as they might like to think they are, and why Jenna can’t get enough of Australian AOR mob Air Supply. Hit the link, you know you want to.

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Uber Rock at Rebellion Festival 2015 - Nic Austin & Mat Sargent - Chelsea - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:00

Chelsea new album coverAhead of their Pavilion stage Saturday night headline performance at Rebellion 2015 Chelsea bassist Mat Sargent and guitarist Nic Austin took some time out to chat with Uber Rock’s Johnny H about the outstanding ‘Saturday Night Sunday Morning’ album, their upcoming 40th anniversary due in 2016 plus much, much more. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that…..

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2015 - Doro Pesch - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 04:00

Doro2012fAfter watching Doro warm the cockles of a soaked Steelhouse Festival crowd with a sensational set in torrential rain on the top of a mountain, Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey doubted that his scheduled interview with the Queen of Metal would actually go ahead, so dreadful were the conditions. How wrong he was as Doro came good with talk of the festival, her musical influences, her future plans, and claims that Rock is Dead......

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Richard Danielson - Vintage Trouble - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 02 August 2015 03:00

VT RDIn just twelve days’ time Vintage Trouble will finally release their long awaited sophomore record ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’ Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the band’s drummer Richard Danielson recently during some precious downtime during their ongoing trek across the globe with AC/DC. Here they talk new album, unrecorded songs, troublemaking and much much more. Hit the link to take a walk down one very hopeful interview road.

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Slyder - Last Great Dreamers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 31 August 2014 03:30

SlyderLGDint86The return of Last Great Dreamers has to be one of the coolest rock 'n' roll stories of 2014. Splitting up in the late '90s after releasing just one glorious album, the rock 'n' roll dandies seemed consigned to history...until now. Uber Rock's Gaz E caught up with guitarist Slyder on the eve of the release of the band's second album to find out just how this reunion came to be.....

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 24 August 2014 03:00

HFS band thmbTo tie in with the release of Henry’s Funeral Shoe’s new EP ‘Comfortable Skin’, the band recently played a headline show at Viking Fest 2, and it was a show that once again reinforced the fact that we should always expect the unexpected from the brothers Aled and Brennig Clifford. Rob Watkins got to catch up with the duo ahead of their performance to talk about world tours on a budget, the darker side of the music business, and what the future has in store for them, in what turned out to be a fantastic Uber Rock interview exclusive.

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