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Joey Tempest - Europe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:30

Joey ThmbSteve Beebee caught up with Europe's Joey Tempest as the legendary Swedish band toured the UK as special guests of Foreigner, exclusively for Uber Rock. Hit Read More for the lowdown on the recent UK trek, the future of the band and, of course, just what they'll be bringing to the Steelhouse Festival this July! Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock.....

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Ryan Hamilton - People On Vacation - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 03:00

ryan86Talk about timing! With People On Vacation's co-headline tour of the UK with Patent Pending starting on Record Store Day next weekend, Rob Lane (who else?!) caught up with Ryan Hamilton and asked him to divulge the deepest, darkest secrets of his record collection. Another must-read interview, only on Uber Rock!

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Robbie Cavanagh - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 23 March 2014 03:20

RC thmbRobbie Cavanagh will be known to some as lead singer and guitarist with northern alt. rock band This Devastated Fan (TDF). However, he’s just about to release his debut solo album ‘The State of Maine’. Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony grabbed a sneaky preview and tells us it’s a cracker. He caught up with Robbie to get the lowdown on his dark soul, his lyrical themes, and John Lydon’s butter commercial.

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Graham Bonnet - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 16 March 2014 03:00

Bonnet thmbTonight at York Fibbers Graham Bonnet kicks off a series of live shows that look to showcase his time spent as the frontman of legendary hard rock outfit Rainbow. But as Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony soon finds out the as always unconventional singer may have a few unexpected treats in store for those fans lucky enough to have a ticket. Read on to find out more.

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Chris Holmes - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 08 March 2014 03:30

holmesint862014With the news that he was about to relocate to Europe, Chris Holmes continues to surprise....and also tell it like it is, as proved by this exclusive interview that the former W.A.S.P. guitarist undertook with Uber Rock's Matt Phelps. Want to know all about why he left L.A., his thoughts on the state of modern rock music, and his recollections on the infamous pool scene in 'The Metal Years'? Then click that link and lose yourself in another must-read interview from Uber Rock.....

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The Breakdowns - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 04:00

breakint86The Breakdowns are about to release their new album, 'Rock 'n' Roller Skates', so Dom Daley caught up with the band members for possibly the silliest interview from a great band this decade. That's better than a serious interview from a shit band though, right?! Hit that link to discover which cult movie star loves the song written about her.....

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Marco Mendoza - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 05 January 2014 03:30

URTV thmbDuring December 2013 Black Star Riders played just about every place in the UK there is left to play in support of their critically acclaimed debut record, ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’. Here at Uber Rock we respect tours of this nature, not least because they really are proper UK tours. So to best sum this up Mark Ashby caught up with the band’s bassist Marco Mendoza on the last night of the tour in Belfast to discuss how 2013 was for the guys and what lies ahead in 2014.

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Paul Gautrey - Dedwardians - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 04 January 2014 03:50

Dedwardians thmbCiting influences such as Elvis Presley, The Cramps and the Sex Pistols behind the music of London punk-a -rollers the Dedwardians is perhaps not exactly what you would expect from a one-time sleaze rocker. But then again Paul Gautrey is not exactly your average everyday frontman. Johnny H caught up with Paul recently to find out what happened to his last band The Glitterati, and also most importantly to chat all about his new band. So ladies and gentlemen let us introduce you to the Dedwardians.

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Joey Tempest - Europe - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 08 December 2013 03:00

Joey ThmbMatt Phelps was 11 years of age when “that song” was released back in 1986 and Swedish hard rockers Europe became overnight superstars, here in 2013 our man is still very much a fan of all things Europe. So with the band’s 'Live At Sweden Rock' album still fresh in the racks and a charity auction to promote we set about making Matt’s year as on the other end of the phone for this Uber Rock exclusive interview was one Joey Tempest. Click the link to find out how he got on….

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Rob Newland - Badland Bandits - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 03:30

banditslogo86Plymouth's premier Rock 'N' Roll outlaws, Badland Bandits, are set to be sailing to America in January next year, heading off like Heavy Metal Pilgrims on a mission to stamp their own brand of musical debauchery across the State of California. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with bassist Rob Newland to find out a bit about the Bandits' history and how they're gearing up for their forthcoming stomp down Sunset Strip....

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Wayne Hussey - The Mission - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 23 November 2013 03:00

Mission thmbEarlier this year Uber Rock was honoured to be present at The Mission’s 3 night stand at the intimate Thekla venue in Bristol. Unfortunately one of our regular crew couldn’t be there due to him having some bionic parts fitted. So by way of making it up to Dom Daley we let him loose on the phone recently as he caught up with Wayne Hussey to talk about ‘The Brightest Light’ album and the band’s upcoming UK tour in support of said opus. Click the link to find out more.

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Matty James - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:00

mattyjames400Matty James released a new single, 'Up In Smoke', last week, and confirmed the release of his first full-length solo album for the end of next month. Uber Rock's Dom Daley could think of no better time to catch up with the Northern Irish rock 'n' roller to get all the details on his new solo album, including how Tyla J. Pallas became involved in the recording, and also to find out about his 'other' band, Cadaver Club......

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Inger Lorre - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 23 March 2014 03:00

ingermix86Leading up to the release on Record Store Day of a limited edition 7" featuring two new tracks, Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with Inger Lorre to find out what she's been up to during her self-imposed exile from the music business. More importantly we wanted to get to the bottom of what happened to The Nymphs and what we can expect from her and her band in the near future. So for the answers to all these questions, and the lowdown on her friendships with the likes of Henry Rollins and Jeff Buckley, read on.

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Antlered Man - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Granger   
Sunday, 09 March 2014 04:00

Antlered-Man thmbAntlered Man are made up of singer Damo Ezekiel Holmes who also manages to play slide guitar, synths, and flute, Danny on guitar and vocals, Sam Ray on bass and Ollie Parker on drums and together this beat combo playa kind of quasi punk/prog/metal gumbo. Never heard of the band? Well that is all about to change as Mark Granger enters their world of senses honed by Samurai. Click the link and all will be revealed.

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Chris Catalyst - Eureka Machines - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 02 March 2014 04:00

CC thmbThis coming Thursday powerpop supremos Eureka Machines take to the highways and byways of the UK to play what will be the first date on their latest 8 date tour. Johnny H caught up with Machines’ main man Chris Catalyst during rehearsals for these dates to find out what fans can expect for they bucks plus a whole lot more juicy gossip about the (not so) wonderful music industry.

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Adrian Belew - The Crimson ProjeKCt - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 25 January 2014 04:00

The Crimson ProjeKCt thmbGuitarist Adrian Belew has impeccable credentials which include stints with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails and, of course, and perhaps most famously, King Crimson. He’s also one of the driving forces behind The Crimson ProjeKCt, who have just announced “an exclusive one-off show” this March at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London. Über Röck’s Michael Anthony caught up with Mr. Belew to dot the ‘i’s, cross the ‘t’s and capitalise the ‘K’s and ‘C’s.

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Andy Burton, Mark Duffy & Steve Todd - Toranaga - Uber Rock Interview‏ Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 05 January 2014 03:00

toranaga-coverIn 1990 Toranaga were on the brink of a massive breakthrough. Signed to a major label, and support slots with the likes of Saxon, Manowar and Venom meant things were looking good for the Yorkshire-based thrashers. But luck was not to be on their side and the band slid into a decline of label apathy and internal conflict before finally splitting in 1992. But last September the reunited band released a great new album, 'Righteous Retribution'. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps caught up with the band's three original members for another must-read interview exclusive.....

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Andi Deris - Helloween/The Bad Bankers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 15 December 2013 03:20

Andy Pool thmbFor the past two decades Andi Derris has been fronting German power metallers Helloween, however in the past few months with the release of his sharply monikered ‘Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads’ album he’s been sharing the plaudits with his new solo project The Bad Bankers. Mark Ashby caught up with the frontman recently to discuss this record and the future of Helloween. So click the ‘Read More’ link to do just that…..

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Phil Collen - Def Leppard/Manraze - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 03:00

Manraze thmbFor the past 31 years, Phil Collen has been one half of the guitar attack in Def Leppard. However, for approaching the past decade he also has been one third of Manraze, a project which has re-united with his former Girl bandmate Simon Laffy, as well as one time Sex Pistol Paul Cook. Mark Ashby caught up with the guitarist recent to talk about ‘I Surrender’ the new EP from Manraze and a whole lot more.

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Michael Schenker - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 23 November 2013 03:00

michaelschenker thmbWith his latest studio record ‘Bridge The Gap’ being rated as one of his best in many years Michael Anthony thought it was about time that he caught up with the six string legend that is Michael Schenker ahead of the album’s release to find out just what it is about Temple of Rock that has got the man from Hannover playing and writing better than ever before…..

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Erik Chandler - Bowling For Soup - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 17 November 2013 03:20

Eric Chandler thmbBack in the UK recently for what would be their final 14 live shows this side of the pond as Bowling For Soup, Dave Prince took time out with bassist Erik Chandler before the band’s Cardiff show to find out why this really is their ‘Farwell’ UK tour, and what happens next for the Texan power poppers everybody loves.

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