September Interviews
The BIG Über Rock Interview - Stevie Pearce Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 24 September 2017 04:20

Stevie PearceTrying to pin down guitarist Stevie Pearce is like trying to catch a jack-in-the-box with a firecracker up it’s ass – virtually impossible, as the UR team found out at last month’s HRH Sleaze festival, where we supposed to sit down with for a natter about his new project, The Hooligans. It didn’t work out – but, we’re made of determined stuff, and Dom Daley finally managed to corner him, nail his feet to the floor and interrogate him on the band, their recently released debut album, working with Jizzy Pearl and Kory Clarke and what the future holds for this workaholic musician:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup) Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Sunday, 24 September 2017 04:00

Jaret Reddick posterJaret Reddick, best known as the frontman of US pop-punk pranksters Bowling For Soup, has just rounded off a short run of dates on Shit Island, telling the stories behind the songs, and performing them in stripped-down interpretations of same, on what he branded the 'Heartache & Hilarity' tour.  Über Rock's Linzi A caught up with one of her teenage heroes, and the man who provided the soundtrack to much of that period of her life, just before he took to the stage in Manchester, to talk about crowd-funding, divorce and Frank Turner... Intrigued? Well, the full conversation, with no edits, is on the other side of this little link to a massive interview:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Dean ‘Denzel’ Pearson (Mutation) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:30

Mutation - Denzel croppedAs Ginger Wildheart prepares to unleash his latest creation, Mutation, upon us, with a string of dates designed to level the venues involved, we have been getting under the skin of the project, and of the people involved. This week, it’s the turn of that prolific music-making machine, and the beating heart behind much of Ginger’s solo material this past decade, Denzel, who is quizzed by Rich H:

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The Bloodstock Interviews – Criminal Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Friday, 08 September 2017 20:00

Criminal band picGuitarist Anton Reisenegger pulled double duty at last month’s Bloodstock – taking to the main stage with Brujeria and then fronting his own band, Criminal, across the site in the Sophie tent later that same evening.  In between, our backstage correspondent grabbed him (metaphorically anyway) for a quick chat about the 20th anniversary of the ‘Dead Soul’ album and the challenges of a changing music industry:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview: Ginger Wildheart Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 03 September 2017 04:00

Ginger MutationMan of many talents and even more bands (four at the last count?), Ginger Wildheart is a musician who should need no introduction to the readers of Über Rock. His project Mutation, on the other hand, might… His foray into the more extreme end of the rock ‘n’ roll spectrum, it’s not quite what you would expect from this troubled troubadour. To get to grips with this distinctly heavy metal-oriented project, Rich Hobson recently sat down, separately, with each of its three protagonists – and who better to start with than with the main man? Click the link for further erudition:

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Rob Carlyle - The Uber Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 17 September 2016 03:00

The Compulsions - Shock MeWhy wouldn't Uber Rock want to talk with New York rock and rolla Rob Carlyle? According to Uber Rock's Dom Daley, the last record 'Dirty Fun' was "all-killer-no-filler".  With the band subsequently having criss-crossed the USA to play east and west coast and having recently hooked up with a couple of ex Guns N Roses dudes, this was a good time for our man to grab the low down about all things Compulsions…

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Danko Jones - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 27 September 2015 03:00

Danko ThmbCanadian rockers Danko Jones will surely need no introduction to you guys. The power trio are currently out on the road in Europe in support their all new ‘Fire Music’ LP. Here Uber Rock’s Russ P catches up with the Mango Kid himself, and talks about; discovering new music, doing karaoke for ex Celtic Frost members, and searching for that perfect guitar tone. All you have to do to enjoy all if this, and more, is read on

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Zack Simmons - Goatwhore - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 21 September 2014 03:00

Goatwhore thmbNew Orleans’ Goatwhore have been knocking out quality extreme metal since 1997, and have just released arguably the best album of their career so far in the shape of ‘Constricting Rage Of The Merciless’ via Metal Blade. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland recently got the chance to pose some questions to Zack Simmons, the band’s drummer and got to find out about how the latest album was recorded, who inspired them, and most importantly when we can see the full on live Goatwhore experience here in the UK.

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H - Acid Reign - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 07 September 2014 04:00

HAcidReignInt86Much loved UK thrashers Acid Reign called it a day way back in 91 amid a changing musical climate. But in their short but action packed life they left an apple-sized dent in the consciousness of British metal lovers with a handful of cracking EPs and albums. Now for the first time pretty much everything AR ever released has been pulled together for a brand new retrospective release called 'The Apple Core Archives'. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with former frontman Howard "H" Smith to find out all about it.....

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The Terraces - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 22 September 2013 03:00

Terraces thmbFor his third and final Interview exclusive from Rebellion 2013, Johnny H caught up with Australian streetpunks The Terraces for a chat about their just released ‘Extra Time’ EP, the fact that they now boast a member of Rose Tattoo within their line up, and why their singer’s past life fronting Horse (London) didn’t exactly go to plan. Ladies and gentlemen please join us in welcoming Gary Buckley, guitarist Dean Tsolondres, drummer Henry Hollingsworth and bass giant Steven ‘Kingy’ King to the crazy world of Uber Rock.

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The Temperance Movement - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 15 September 2013 03:00

ttm albumcoverThe self-titled debut from The Temperance Movement is released tomorrow so Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with vocalist Phil Campbell and the guitar duo of Paul Sayer and Luke Potashnick just before they were due to hit the stage at Bingley Music Live to get the inside info on the recording of the album, what the future holds for them and find out why they just might be the next great British rock 'n' roll band.....

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The FINAL Bloodstock Interview – Courtesans Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Sunday, 10 September 2017 05:00

Courtesans - Bloodstocj thumbLast month’s Bloodstock festival may be fading in many people’s memories, but it remains very much to the forefront of others, mainly because of the vast majority of amazing sets by some pretty damn fucking incredible bands… one of the true discoveries of the weekend, as far as the UR team and many others were concerned, were Courtesans, who delivered a set that can only be described as outstanding.  Our backstage queen caught up with them afterwards, and you can find out what they chatted about right on the other side of this link:

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In Conversation With… Colin McFaul (Cock Sparrer) and TJ McFaul (Bar Stool Preachers) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 10 September 2017 03:30

Cock Sparrer - CardiffAs we said yesterday, we’ve got a double hit of punk old and new for you this weekend.  First up, Dom Daley reported from the frontline of the gig that saw Cock Sparrer returning to south Wales for the first time in almost four decades. They were ably supported by The Bar Stool Preachers – the band fronted by Tom McFaul, son of Sparrer singer Colin.  Before said gig, our Nev pulled up a stool with the father and son team for a rather unique chat:

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The BIG Uber Rock Interview – Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Friday, 08 September 2017 16:00

Arch Enemy - Will To PowerNow over two decades into their career, Arch Enemy are beginning to reap the greater rewards of longevity in the metal scene.  Although the last few years have seen significant changes within the band, it’s done nothing to slow them down.  If anything, this is a band revitalized, as is apparent from their formidable new album, ‘Will To Power.’  We caught up with bassist Sharlee D’Angelo prior to today's albus release, to get some insight as to how the band pushed the boundaries of their signature sound like never before, resulting in their most diverse work to date:

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The Bloodstock Interviews - Blaakyum Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Sunday, 03 September 2017 03:30

Blaakyum sigilOne of the first Lebanese metal bands to have their music played on their country’s national radio, Blaakyum recently returned to the UK after a ten-year break to play the Hobgoblin stage at Bloodstock. Our intrepid back stage reporter tracked them down and pinned them to a chair to talk about how they get mistaken for a black metal act and the difficulties of trying not to sound like every other Middle Eastern band:

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The BIG Über Röck Interview: Mr Lordi Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 16 September 2016 03:00

Mr Lordi - Monstereophonic Close UpIt’s a very special day today!   Why? Well, any day that sees a new album emerge from the creative cocoon of those loveable Finnish monsters Lordi is a special one.  And so, as they release eighth studio album, ‘Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy)’ on an unsuspecting rock ‘n’ roll Überverse, our very own editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with Mr Lordi himself for a very personal and revealing chat about said opus, why they can't play half of it live - and how, at heart, the workaholic frontman is basically a "lazy bastard"...

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Tim Bowness - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 13 September 2015 04:00

Tim Bowness thmbPerhaps best known for his work with No-Man, a longstanding 28 year six album collaboration with Steven Wilson, Tim Bowness has recently resurrected his solo career, with 2014’s well received ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’ and an astonishingly speedy follow up ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World’. In fact, ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World’. Here Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony talks to the man behind the music.

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Jon Auer - The Posies/Big Star - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 14 September 2014 03:00

JON AUER POSTER thmbIt's been four long years since The Posies’ last album 'Blood/Candy' was released and just as long since the band played these shores. On the eve of, and then again directly after, a one off intimate show in London town from vocalist/guitarist Jon Auer Uber Rock’s Ben Hughes jumped at the chance to put a few questions to the man. Here he finds out about all his various projects, what we can expect from the much anticipated Posies re-issues and also some little known facts for fans of Jellyfish and Redd Kross.

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Steve Rothery - Marillion - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 06 September 2014 03:00

Steve thmbGuitarist Steve Rothery has been an integral part of Marillion for the past thirty-two years. A founder member he has, bar the occasional side project, not stepped out on his own before now. Having just released his debut solo album in the form of ‘Live In Rome’, here he talks to Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill about his new studio album currently being recorded, Marillion’s ‘stupid’ decision to turn down the ‘Highlander’ soundtrack, as well as his mixed feelings about the band’s mini-reunion with their estranged ex-singer back in 2007. Sounds fishy? Read on.

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Colin McFaull, Steve Bruce & Daryl Smith - Cock Sparrer - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 September 2013 03:30

Here We Stand ThmbFor the second of his Rebellion Festival interview exclusives Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with Colin McFaull, Steve Bruce and Daryl Smith from Cock Sparrer to find out what lies ahead for the band as they reach 41 years in the business, what countries they have set their sights on conquering and the question everyone wants to know the answer to, will there ever be a follow up to ‘Here We Stand’? Click the link and soon all will be revealed.

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He Who Cannot Be Named - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 September 2013 03:00

HWCBN thmbHaving spent most of his adult life as the masked (and mostly nude) guitarist in psycho punks the Dwarves, you’d expect He Who Cannot Be Named to have a tale or two to tell. So with two rare UK solo live shows at last month’s Rebellion Festival Johnny H took the opportunity to catch up with the six string enigma to talk about his latest solo record ‘Love/Hate’ and his involvement in a new Dwarves album. Was he wearing any clothes? Was he wearing his mask? What the fuck do you think? Now let’s ‘Do The He Who Cannot Be Named’.

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