From The Jam - 29 August 2018. With 18 consecutive Top 40 singles, The Jam were one of the most successful acts to emerge from the U.K. in the late 1970s. Disbanding in 1982, the story nearly ended there. However realising that there was a demand for the band's Mod classics, bassist Bruce Foxton set about curating their legacy in From The Jam. We caught up with Bruce and guitarist / singer Russell Hastings.
Midge Ure - 28 August 2018. Musical pioneer, producer and song writer, and a key figure behind Ultravox, Midge Ure has made an indelible mark on the world of pop. What’s lesser known is that his guitar playing skills were called upon to help out Thin Lizzy when a U.S. tour was threatened with derailment. We sat down with Midge for a chat about his tenure with the Celtic rock legends, Live Aid and More.
T'Pau - 27 August 2018. An icon of the 1980s, Carol Decker will forever be remembered for ‘China In Your Hand’, which spent five weeks at No.1 in 1987. A songstress with power in her voice, and passion in her attitude, the T'Pau singer has just released new single ‘Run’. We caught up with Carol for a chat about the track, rivalry, and Roy Thomas Barker.
The Magpie Salute - 21 August 2018. Former Black Crowe Rich Robinson has returned with new project The Magpie Salute. The Salute may be filled with familiar faces, but they’re “a whole other thing in a different context”, according to their band leader. We sat down with Rich for an extended chat about the band, why The Black Crowes are “over”, and retrace a little Crowes’ history.
Nick Oliveri - 07 August 2018. Nick Oliveri has been taking stock of a career in desert rock. Co-founder of Kyuss, member of Dwarves, and leader of Mondo Generator, he’s best known as sidekick to Josh Homme in kings of the genre Queens Of The Stone Age. Readying volume five of his 'N.O. Hits At All' series, we caught up with the California native to talk roofing, recording, and his days with QOTSA.
Corrosion of Conformity - 31 July 2018. Releasing the critically acclaimed ‘No Cross No Crown’ at the beginning of 2018, Corrosion Of Conformity have cemented their return, following their reunion with Pepper Keenan in 2015. Returning to Download Festival, we caught up with bassist Mike Dean for a chat about the disc, their Donington Park history, and their upcoming tour with Orange Goblin.
Wayward Sons - 19 July 2018. The last twelve months have seen the release of Wayward Sons' debut album, a stint opening for Steel Panther and now an appearance at Download Festival. Led by Toby Jepson, the veteran singer may have done it all before, but that doesn’t mean he’s complacent; “the music means more to me than it’s ever done before”, he tells us.
Therapy? - 12 July 2018. Readying album #15, Therapy? are getting ready to launch into another fierce round of promotion and touring, for 'Cleave'; an album that front man Andy Cairns describes as; “‘Troublegum’ meets ‘Nurse’ but made for the 21st century”. We caught up with Andy at Ramblin’ Man Fair, for a chat about the disc, and their unwitting influence on Metallica circa 1995.
Incubus - 11 July 2018. Bursting out of California at the turn of the millennium, alt-rockers Incubus are one of the defining acts of a generation. We caught up with bassist Ben Kenney to chat the band’s forthcoming Ireland and U.K. shows, the recording of ‘8’, and the difficult process of replacing a founder member.
Giovanni Spano - 05 July 2018. Juggling life playing the role of Ledoux in the Jim Steinman production ‘Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical’ while fronting up and coming rockers deVience, Giovanni Spano has had a busy few years. We caught up with Gio for a chat about reworking one of the biggest selling albums of all time for the stage, and what’s going on with his band away from the day job.
Bullet For My Valentine - 03 July 2018. Having gone through a significant line-up change in recent years, Bullet For My Valentine have taken the opportunity to redefine their sound for their just-released ‘Gravity’ opus. Back on the road to promote the album, we caught up with guitarist Michael ‘Padge’ Paget and bassist Jamie Mathias at Download Festival to talk changing times.
Monster Truck - 28 June 2018. It’s been a busy time in the Monster Truck camp since the band last spoke to eonmusic. Since then, there’s been headline shows, a live stint with Deep Purple, and the small matter of work on their third full-length release. Back at Download festival to reclaim their place in the Sun, we caught up with drummer Steve Kiely to chat the Canadians’ evolution
Wes Borland - 15 June 2018. A respected solo artist and leader of "ridiculous metal band"Big Dumb Face, Wes Borland is most well known as the guitarist for Limp Bizkit. “I couldn’t move on and do anything to ever escape it”, he confesses as we meet at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in London. On hand to collect the ‘Riff Lord’ award, we caught up with Wes to discuss his time in and out of the Nu Metal linchpins.
A Perfect Circle- 14 June 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Maynard James Keenan has earned a reputation as one of alternative music’s most respected musicians. In London ahead of a brace of UK dates, and on hand to collect the ‘Icon’ award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, we caught up with the Tool, Puscifier and APC front man for a brief chat.
Reef - 5 June 2018. Almost two decades since the release of their last set, Reef have finally returned with new album ‘Revelation’. With new guitarist Jesse Wood on board, the West Country four-piece have created a sound that mixes soul, funk, gospel and blues that doesn’t stray far from the Reef template. We sat down with Jesse for a chat about the new album, and working with the old man.
Volbeat- 29 May 2018 Five years into a career with one of Denmark’s biggest musical exports, Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano looks relaxed and perfectly at home as we greet him in the band’s Dublin dressing room. We sat down with Rob to talk life in Volbeat, changing times in Anthrax, and the future for The Damned Things.
Love/Hate - 25 April 2018. Bursting out of L.A. in 1990 with the classic ‘Blackout In The Red Room’ Love/Hate made an instant and lasting impression. Now solo, front man Jizzy Pearl is back with ‘All You Need Is Soul’, which features former L/H guitarist Darren Householder. We sat down with Jizzy for a chat about the disc, the tour, and the pros and cons of the million-dollar record deal.
Hue And Cry- 19 April 2018 Hue and Cry have been bringing their blue eyed soul to the masses since 1986. Consisting of brothers Pat and Greg Kane, the pair have weathered the storms of changing times, coming back together for good in 2005. About to head out on another round of dates in support of latest release 'Pocketful Of Stones', we sat down with Pat for a chat about the disc, and reclaiming the eighties.
Zakk Wylde- 17 April 2018. Guitar heroes don’t come much more iconic than Zakk Wylde. Holding down the groove with Ozzy Osbourne on and off for thirty years, he's also been leading his own Black Label Society for the last two decades. We sat down with the New Jersey native to talk about his career; from Ozzy to his brief tenure with Axl, Slash and Duff in Guns ‘n’ Roses.
Goatwhore - 11 April 2018 Goatwhore are one of the most respect death metal bands of the last two decades. Formed in New Orleans in 1997, the four-piece have just wound up a European tour with Sepultura. What makes the run all the more successful is the fact that front man Louis Benjamin Falgoust performed for most of it with his leg in a cast. We sat down with the growler to talk about the accident, and plans for a new album.
Testament - 4 April 2018. Back on the road with latest album ‘Brotherhood of The Snake’, Testament have been selling out shows all across Europe. It hasn’t always been his way however, as bassist Steve Di Giorgio knows all too well; “The band had to come out of the darkness”, he tells us. We sat down with Steve to talk changing times, and his unlikely stint with Sebastian Bach.