The Melvins - 04 Nov 2022 Following an acoustic set, The Melvins are back at their abrasive best with new album ‘Bad Moon Rising’. Stealthy released, the top-secret album landed without fanfare just ahead of the band’s recent US tour. Talking the new album, guitars, and how he introduced Dave Grohl to Kurt Cobain, we caught up with the one and only, the Godfather of Grunge, Buzz Osbourne.
Joe Lynn Turner - 28 Oct 2022. A change in sound, and look, it’s a new Joe Lynn Turner that has just released ‘Belly of the Beast’. “The wildest times call for the freest of voices”, so says the press release that accompanies the set, and Turner isn’t afraid to let his ring out. Talking the album, the ‘dark night of the soul’ that altered his perception, and his time with Deep Purple, we sat down for a candid chat with Joe Lynn Turner.
Ugly Kid Joe - 24 Oct 2022 Ugly Kid Joe are back with their awesomely titled new album ‘Rad Wings of Destiny’. Since reforming in 2010, they’ve barely looked back; “This has been a really neat experience, a healthy experience, a cathartic experience for us to be able to do this again”, confirms Whitfield Crane. We sat down with the front man to discuss the new set, and the record company politics that almost prevented his appearance on a heavy metal anthem.
Soul Asylum- 19 Oct 2022. Alternative rock legends, Soul Asylum are coming to the U.K. for a tour in November 2022, one that marks the band's first dates on these shores for more than two and a half decades. "It kind of defies explanation", admits front man David Priner as we sit down for a chat. Talking the dates, playing at the White House, and the highs and lows of the mania the followed 'Grave Dancers Union', we joined David a chat about life after 'Runaway Train'.
John Norum - 17 Oct 2022 Most well-known as the founder and lead guitarist of the rock band Europe, John Norum has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide. Hugely respected thanks to his fluid style, flair, and incredible technique, the Norwegian-born player is readying the release of a new solo album ‘Gone to Stay’, his first solo release in over a decade. We caught up with John for a chat about the album, his guitar and vocal style, and what reunited him with Europe.
Fozzy- 13 Oct 2022. Led by multi-hyphenate superstar Chris Jericho , Fozzy will be hitting the U.K. and Ireland in November for their 2022 ‘Save the World’ tour. The run begins in Manchester and calls through Dublin and Belfast, before finishing in London. We caught up with Chris for a preview of the tour, and chat new album ‘Boombox’, fanboying, and his turn of the millennium Metal Edge column.
Bruce Kulick - 10 Oct 2022 Keeper of the flame for what is these days, an often overlooked period of KISStory, Bruce Kulick spent over a decade with the rock and roll icons. Exiting when the original line-up reconvened in 1996, Bruce has quite the story to tell, which he has done with a series of Youtube retrospective videos. Talking his tenure with KISS, and his video series, we caught up with Bruce for an in-depth interview about the non-make-up years.
Hugh Cornwell- 09 Oct 2022. As leader of The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell was the main song writer behind some of their most memorable material. Solo for more than three decades, 2022 sees the release of his tenth solo album ‘Moments of Madness’. We sat down with Hugh for a chat about the album, his approach to the guitar, and his love of the Fender Telecaster.
Headswim - 03 Oct 2022 After a brace of diverse albums in the mid-1990s, UK post grungers Headswim called it a day in 2001. However with a long-overdue expanded reissue of their debut ‘Flood’ due in October, the band are reuniting for a one-off gig at the Camden Underworld to celebrate. Talking the band’s history, evolution, and return, we caught up with singer, guitarist and front man Daniel Glendining.
Adrian Vandenberg - 26 Sept 2022. Guitarist Adrian Vandenberg broke onto the world’s stage with Whitesnake in the late 1980s. Co-writing a number of tracks on their monster ‘Slip of the Tongue’ album, and appearing on the accompanying global trek in support of the album, the guitarist has seen and done it all. Chatting his remarkable career, as well as the hand injury that almost ended it, we caught up with the Dutchman.
Slim Jim Phantom - 15 Sept 2022 A tried and true rock-n-roll icon, as the drummer for the Stray Cats, Slim Jim Phantom spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s. With a lifelong love for ‘50s Rock and Roll, he also co-founded The Head Cat with Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister. We caught up with Slim Jim at Rewind South in Henley for a chat about all things rockabilly.
Johnny Hates Jazz - 8 Sept 2022. Consisting of Clark Datchler and Mike NocitoJohnny Hates Jazz were, in the words of Clark; “the last new electronic band to arise in the eighties”. Scoring a trio of monster hits in 1988 from the album ‘Turn Back the Clock’, they’re one of the most fondly remembered bands of the era. We sat down with Clark at Rewind South in Henley for a chat about the music, the times, and the end.
Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey - 2 Sept 2022 As part of iconic eighties three-piece Thompson Twins, Tom Bailey achieved phenomenal success. "You look back and think, what we were doing thirty years ago becomes the sensible thing, not a stupid thing, because a lot of perspective had been created by that time", he says as we sit down. Chatting what bought him back to his past, and how they missed out on Band Aid, we caught up with Tom Bailey.
Marco Mendoza - 1 Sept 2022. Best known for his work with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Journey, Ted Nugent and The Dead Daisies, Marco Mendoza has shared stages with some of the greats. Stepping out on his own, he's about to release a new solo album, 'New Direction'. We sat down with Marco to discuss the album, his departure from the Dead Daisies, and what's coming next for the bassist and singer.
David Paich - 19 Aug 2022 The song writer’s song writer, David Paich has worked with the great and the good. As a member of Toto, he co-wrote many of the their landmark tracks. Outside of the band he was instrumental in the creation of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. Readying brand new solo release ‘Forgotten Toys’, was caught up with the maestro for a chat about the new album and his glittering career.
Stöner - 1 Aug 2022. It's been only a year since Stöner released their debut album, however they’ve already followed it up with the recently-released ‘Totally’, and, as we find out, have a third album already in the can. We caught up with vocalist / bassist Nick Oliveri at Hellfest in France for a chat about the album, the demise of the Kyuss Lives! project, and the passing of Mark Lanegan.
Lacuna Coil - 21 July 2022 Lacuna Coil are simply buzzing to be back on the road. “The live shows are everything for us; the energy that’s created between the crowd and us, feeding each other” enthuses Christina Scabbia as we sit down for a chat ahead of their performance at Download Festival 2022. Joined by her musical partner in crime, Andrea Ferro, we talk their return, and forthcoming new album.
Airbourne- 13 July 2022. After a pandemic-enforced layoff, Aussie rockers Airbourne are back and hungrier than ever. Three years down the line from latest album 'Boneshaker', brothers Joel and Ryan O'Keeffe are delighted to be back where they belong; on stage. We joined the pair to talk live performance, and plans for a brand new album.
Zakk Wylde - 04 July 2022 A monster guitar player, the leader of Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne’s right-hand man for more than three decades, Zakk Wylde is a hilarious raconteur. With an new Ozzy album on the way, as well as a return to the stage for his own BLS however, there is plenty to discuss. We sat down with Zakk for a chat about the above, his Donington history, and the chances of seeing a return of Pride & Glory.
Michael Schenker- 23 May 2022. A regular on eonmusic, Michael Schenker is celebrating fifty years in the music business with the release of new album ‘Universal’. The blond axeman began his career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining U.F.O., and now leads his own band which has gone through numerous guises over the years. We sat down with Michael for a chat about all of the above.
Boyzlife - 11 May 2022 Coming from two of the biggest boybands in history in Boyzone and Westilfe, Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden have seen and done it all. Now “ageing boyband members”, the pair have come together as Boyzlife, with their first album of all original material ‘Old School’ an exhilarating homage to the music the duo grew up listening to. We sat down with the Irish pop heroes for a chat about the album and their glory days.
K.K. Downing - 04 May 2022. WORLD EXCLUSIVE: It's official: Judas Priest will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2022. The Midlands’ metal legends will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the event, which will also honour Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Carly Simon. With the news arriving, we caught up with founding guitarist K.K. Downing for a chat about the honour.
Heart - 20 April 2022 As co-leader of Heart, Ann Wilson has had a career spanning almost five decades. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with 35 million album sales, the Seattle-based musician has little left to prove. All of which makes “Fierce Bliss”, her latest solo release all the more remarkable. Talking the new album, the excess of the ‘80s, and Heart’s plans to celebrate five decades in music, we joined Ann via Zoom.
Suzi Quatro- 15 April 2022. A bona fide icon, Suzi Quatro has been the Queen of Rock n' Roll for over five decades. Not only a global legend who has sold over 55 million records worldwide, she is also a record producer, actress, poet, author and radio presenter. Readying a “highlight of my life” in a landmark celebration gig at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, we sat down with Suzi for a chat about her career.
Joe Satriani - 4 April 2022 Joe Satriani needs little introduction. The maestro behind classics ‘Surfing with the Alien’, and ‘Flying in a Blue Dream’, he’s collaborated with former student Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, and Deep Purple to name just a few. Nineteen albums into his career, he’s still pushing the boundaries, as can be heard on latest release ‘The Elephants of Mars’. We sat down with Joe for a chat about the set, and touch on some key moments from his musical past.