Blurred Vision- 28 September 2016. Formed in Canada, based in London, and with roots in Iran, Blurred Vision eschew hedonism for a more galvanising agenda. We caught up with brothers Sepp and Sohl Osley (vocals / guitar, and bass, respectively) and drummer Ben Riley, along with super producer Terry Brown atRamblin’ Man Fair, to discuss their musical revolution.
Andy Summers- 27 September 2016. As a member of The Police, Andy Summers has sold over 75 million albums, won countless awards, and been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. We caught up with the guitarist at the Progressive Music Awardsin London to discuss his legacy, life in The Police, and that infamous ballad about a stalker.
The Heretic Order- 26 September 2016. Playing their own brand of ‘Evil Rock And Rock Horror Metal’, the devilishly monikered The Heretic Order been making big noises since the release of their debut album ‘All Hail The Order’. We caught up with guitarist Count Marcel La Vey at atBloodstock Festival, to find out what the band is currently up to.
Kill II This - 21 September 2016. Industrial metallers Kill II This were linchpins of the mid-1990s’ British scene. Playing countless support slots and releasing four albums between 1996 and 2003, they called it a day soon thereafter. Now back in their (almost) original guise the four-piece are ready to take on the machine once more.
Trevor Horn- 20 September 2016. Exclusive: Trevor Horn has had a hand in some of the most important records in pop music history; from his own The Buggles, to working with Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Yes. Fresh from receiving ‘The Outer Limits’ award at the Progressive Music Awardsin London, we caught up with the CBE holder to talk about his remarkable career.
Fear Factory - 13 September 2016. Linchpins of industrial metal, Fear Factory have released some of the most important albums in the genre. Acrimonious line-up shifts have also however, played part of the Fear Factory story. We caught up with founding guitarist Dino Cazares at Bloodstock Festival, to chat about the band’s history, and its future.
Anthony Phillips- 12 September 2016. Exclusive: He may have been absent for their greater successes, but as a founding member of Genesis, Anthony Phillips was at the very foundation of the progressive rock legends. We spoke to Ant at theProgressive Music Awardsto talk about his solo career, and those early Charterhouse days.
Yes / ARW - 9 September 2016. Crowned with the title of Prog God at this years’Progressive Music Awardsin London, Jon Anderson is truly deserving of the accolade. We caught up with the lauded former Yes and current ARW singer at the Awards to discuss the tour, and the making of monster album ‘90125’.
Skye | Ross- 8 September 2016. Exclusive: Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey have been making elegant trip-hop, since forming Morcheeba in the mid-1990s. With their former outfit now dissolved, the pair have forged forward with their new partnership which they’ve simply titled Skye | Ross. We caught up with multi-instrumentalist Ross, on a break fresh from a successful tour of the U.S.A.
Diamond Head- 31 August 2016. As key inspirations to Metallica, Diamond Head have weathered ill-fortune and line-up changes to remain standing in 2016. Back with a new, self-titled album, we caught up with singer Rasmus Bom Andersen to talk about the band’s future plans.
Inglorious - 29 August 2016. After releasing their self-titled debut album earlier this year, Inglorious have been hitting the road with some pretty high profile support slots, opening for The Winery Dogs and The Dead Daisies. We caught up with singer Nathan James to discuss touring and what lies ahead for one of rock’s most talked about acts.
Saxon- 26 August 2016. Saxon have been rocking the nations since first exploding onto the NWOBHM scene in the late 1970s. We caught up with bassist Nibbs Carter and guitarist Doug Scarratt ahead of the band’s appearance at Download to discuss their fortcoming tour and playing at the hallowed grounds of Donington Park.
Paradise Lost - 24 August 2016. Exclusive: Weathering some stylistic changes over a three decade career, Paradise Lost have returned to their roots with 2015’s ‘The Plague Within’, with it's death / doom leanings seeing the band revitalised. We spoke to founding guitarist Aaron Aedy about the bands metamorphosis and longevity.
Headspace- 23 August 2016. Headspace are forged from genuine rock royalty. featuring touring members of Black Sabbath, ELO and Threshold to name just a few. We caught up with keyboard player Adam Wakeman and singer Damian Wilson following the band's set at Ramblin' Man Fair.
Metal Allegiance - 22 August 2016. Exclusive: Featuring some of the most well-known names in metal, including David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick, Metal Allegiance are now a bona fide band. We caught up with bassist Mark Menghi at Bloodstock, to find out what the busy outfit is currently up to.
Steve Hackett - 18 August 2016. Progressive rock royalty, Steve Hackett is one of the genre’s most revered figures. Currently with a number of projects on the horizon, we caught up withthe former Genesis guitaristat theStone Free Festival to follow up on our previous discussion, and found ourselves digging deep into his musical past.
Tony Wright - 17 August 2016. Exclusive: Best known as the frontman of 1990s’ chart-botherers Terrorvision, Tony Wright is readying the release of new solo album ‘Walnut Dash’. With an anniversary tour ahead for his day job, it’s exciting times for the Bradford born performer. We caught up with Tony to chat about the new album and more.
Hand Of Dimes- 16 August 2016. Formerly of classic rockers Skin and Welsh heroes Kooga, Neville MacDonald is now back with new project Hand Of Dimes. Gearing up for the release of debut album later in the year, we caught up with Nev at Steelhouse in Wales to talk about the festival, and making a fresh start.
Terrorvision- 9 August 2016. Exclusive: Back in the 1990s, for Terrorvision, it was gold albums, magazine covers, and high-profile festival appearances. These days, according to Leigh Marklew, the quartet are happy to “take every gig as it comes”. We caught up with the bassist, and guitarist Mark Yates at Ramblin’ Man Fair, to chat about the bands history.
"Weird Al" Yankovic- 8 August 2016. Cult animated classic Transformers The Movie is thirty years old this week. We caught up with one of its most memorable contributors "Weird Al” Yankovic, to talk about his involvement in the film, as well as his career to date.
Tax The Heat- 5 August 2016. Exclusive: Rising stars Tax The Heat have been making big noises since the release of debut album ‘Fed To The Lions’ earlier this year. We caught up with singer guitarist Alex Veale and drummer Jack Taylor at Ramblin’ Man Fair to talk about the album, touring, and keeping it “old school”.
Deven Townsend- 4 August 2016. Coming to prominence on Steve Vai’s 1993 ‘Sex & Religion’ album, Devin Townsend has since gone on to successfully plough his own musical furrow with, among others Strapping Young Land, Ocean Machine and the Devin Townsend Project. We caught up with the Canadian at Ramblin’ Man Fair to discuss his career.
Europe - 1 August 2016. Exclusive: With the 30th anniversary of ‘The Final Countdown’ being celebrated with a run of special shows, we caught up with Europe's John Levén and Mic Michaeli at Ramblin’ Man Fair to discuss the dates, playing with their heroes, and plans for a new album.
Blue Öyster Cult- 28 July 2016. Best known for classic rock staple ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’, Blue Öyster Cult have sold over 24 million albums, during a career that stretches back to the late 1960s. Back in the U.K. this week and playing their first ever Irish date, to celebrate, we look back on a chat we had with founder member Eric Bloom in 2015.
Thin Lizzy / Aerosmith- 27 July 2016. Exclusive: Assembling a new line-up that includes guitarist Damon Johnson and Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton Thin Lizzy are celebrating 40 years of 'Jailbreak'. We caught up with the pair backstage at Ramblin’ Man Fair, to discuss the tour, and more.