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Paola Pellegrini - Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 04:00

Paola thmbLawyer by day and rocker by night - there is certainly a lot to find out about the enigma that is Paola Pellegrini. Here Uber Rock’s Ross Welford talks to the Italian singer songwriter about the origins of Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK whilst also uncovering the story behind her debut professional album ‘Dreams Come True’. You do not want to miss this one.

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Uber Rock at Rebellion 2015 - Glitter Trash - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 03:00

GT thmbRewind just a few short weeks and in the run up to a show stealing performance at Rebellion 2015 Detroit glam punks Glitter Trash bumped into Uber Rock’s Johnny H in the backstage bar. Here, transgender singer Jenna Talia, guitarist Paul Grace Smith and bassist Bobby Dreg discuss why the Detroit music sucks, why some punk rockers might not be as open minded as they might like to think they are, and why Jenna can’t get enough of Australian AOR mob Air Supply. Hit the link, you know you want to.

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Uber Rock at Rebellion Festival 2015 - Nic Austin & Mat Sargent - Chelsea - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 03:00

Chelsea new album coverAhead of their Pavilion stage Saturday night headline performance at Rebellion 2015 Chelsea bassist Mat Sargent and guitarist Nic Austin took some time out to chat with Uber Rock’s Johnny H about the outstanding ‘Saturday Night Sunday Morning’ album, their upcoming 40th anniversary due in 2016 plus much, much more. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that…..

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2015 - Doro Pesch - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz Tidey   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 04:00

Doro2012fAfter watching Doro warm the cockles of a soaked Steelhouse Festival crowd with a sensational set in torrential rain on the top of a mountain, Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey doubted that his scheduled interview with the Queen of Metal would actually go ahead, so dreadful were the conditions. How wrong he was as Doro came good with talk of the festival, her musical influences, her future plans, and claims that Rock is Dead......

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Richard Danielson - Vintage Trouble - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 02 August 2015 03:00

VT RDIn just twelve days’ time Vintage Trouble will finally release their long awaited sophomore record ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’ Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the band’s drummer Richard Danielson recently during some precious downtime during their ongoing trek across the globe with AC/DC. Here they talk new album, unrecorded songs, troublemaking and much much more. Hit the link to take a walk down one very hopeful interview road.

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Rich Rags - Role Models - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:00

richroleint86'The Go-To Guy', the upcoming debut album from Role Models, is going to be troubling the upper reaches of Uber Rock's Album of the Year chart come New Year's Eve, mark our words. Get a taste of what's to come right now as Dom Daley catches up with band mainman Rich Rags and asks him all about the new record, Rich Jones, Sami Yaffa and, erm, Bon Jovi's 'Runaway'.....

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Tom McFaull - The Bar Stool Preachers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 12 July 2015 03:00

BSP thmbOf all the young UK punk bands out there right now one group has been a true shining light for us this past year or so. The name of the band? The Bar Stool Preachers. Mixing ska with Oi! to make an infectious set list of dance-yer-ass off tunes we believe this Brighton band really could go all the way, but first they have to go all the way to Blackpool for 2015’s Rebellion festival, and here Uber Rock’s Johnny H chats with the band’s frontman Tom McFaull, to get all the juicy gossip behind a band that pretty soon everyone will be talking about.

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Ol Drake - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 05 July 2015 03:00

oldrake jsharrock thmbHaving seemingly quit music for good less than two years ago, former Evile guitarist Oliver ‘Ol’ Drake made an unlikely return recently with the release of his debut solo record ‘Old Rake’. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the six stringer recently to talk guitar tabs, Satriani and Vai, plus the reasons behind that split with Evile.

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Cherie Currie - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:40

cherieint86Cherie Currie, former vocalist of The Runaways, has just announced her first solo tour of the UK - her first shows here since she was a member of the seminal all-girl band - touring in support of her newly-released solo album, 'Reverie'. We managed to grab Cherie for a few minutes to talk about the upcoming shows and that new record, also managing to squeeze in a few questions about her movie roles, her new career as a chainsaw artist, and that Matt Sorum-produced album that never saw release......

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Baz Francis - Magic Eight Ball - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 03:20

Baz by Matt WhitbyIt’s no secret that Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins loves a bit of Magic Eight Ball, you may also be aware that he is also partial to some Enuff Z’Nuff too. So when rumors of a possible Baz and Donnie tour started to circulate here at URHQ you can bet your sweet bippy our man got very excited indeed. So excited in fact that he picked up the phone to ask Baz if all of this were indeed true. Read on then to find out why Kay Burley is currently keeping an eye over her shoulder as someone may be after her job.

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Sulo Karlsson - The Crunch / Diamond Dogs - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 07 June 2015 03:00

crunchbrandnew300The Crunch’s Uber-approved second album ‘Brand New Brand’ has just been released, and having seen the band live twice in recent weeks Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland can certainly Uber-approve them as a live band too. He caught up with the band’s frontman Sulo Karlsson recently to chat about the band, the album and future plans…

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Dennis Dunaway - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:00

Dennis Dunaway smRuss P carefully dusts down and unfolds his copy of Schools Out then sits cross-legged at his resultant little cardboard desk. His homework?… Imagine if you were to talk to one of your heroes from the Alice Cooper Group, what would you ask him? That’s the Billion Dollar question….

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Mike Begnal - Wasted Talent - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Anthony Allen Begnal nee Van Hoek   
Sunday, 16 August 2015 03:30

WTint86Anthony from uber-faves Chesty Malone and the Slice ‘em Ups has a brother who, as a teenager, played drums in Wasted Talent, a Pennsylvania hardcore punk band who played with the likes of Minor Threat, Crucifix and Fang. Now, as the band's demo tape gets a vinyl reissue, Anthony asks his brother Mike Begnal if he is still Ready to Riot.....

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Jizzy Pearl - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 08 August 2015 03:30

jizzyint1586To celebrate 25 years since the release of the classic debut Love/Hate album, 'Blackout In The Red Room', frontman Jizzy Pearl is coming back to the UK to play the much-loved album in its entirety. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with Jizzy to go one more round on all things Love/Hate-shaped. So if you want to know what influenced the band or exactly why he ended up getting crucified on the Hollywood sign, get your straight jacket on and read on...

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Dean Tsolondres - The Terraces - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 03:00

album coverAugust arrives with a bang as Australian bad boys (of punk rock ‘n’ roll) The Terraces not only release their uber cool second album ‘Empire’, but also return to the UK and mainland Europe for an extensive set of live shows. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H talks Rebellion Festival, building musical empires and err…. Gary Glitter with guitarist Dean Tsolondres. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that.

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Gus G - Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 19 July 2015 03:00

Gus G thmbOn July 24th 2015, Ozzy and Firewind guitarist Gus G releases his latest solo record ‘Brand New Revolution’ via Century Media. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill caught up with the six string wizard to discuss the new record as well as all things Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne, and err…. Black Sabbath. Hit the link to get all the Gus G gossip and much, much more….

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Billy Hopeless - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 05 July 2015 04:00

billy86Billy Hopeless is set to release a split single with uber-faves The Hip Priests so Dom Daley caught up with the former Black Halos frontman to ask him about the new record, the Bonitos, and those Halos reunion rumours that never seem to go away... Yes, it's another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive!

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Ian Anderson - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 03:00

Jethro Tull thmbIan Anderson is a man who needs little introduction. As the main driving force behind the music of Jethro Tull for nigh on half a century, he is a legendary figure and one of the giants of the rock era. But a Jethro Tull ‘rock opera’ and a rock opera tour? Mamma Mia! That takes a bit of explanation. Luckily the man himself (Ian Anderson not old Jethro) was on hand to ‘re-imagine’ matters and explain them to Uber Rock’s receptive and recitative Michael Anthony.

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Jamie Delerict - JD & the FDCs - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 14 June 2015 03:00

jamboint201586JD & the FDCs release their second album, 'Anatomy Of A Wolf', later this month and, as Jamie Delerict reminded Uber Rock's Gaz E, it's been way too long since we actually interviewed the main man. This new album is something of a departure from 'Recognise', the band's debut, and former UR Album of the Year - Just why will be explained with but one click of the mouse.....

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Michael Gilbert - Flotsam And Jetsam - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 13 June 2015 03:00

LogoJust a few short weeks ago Uber Rock’s Ross Welford finally got his chance to see one of his favourite thrash bands of all time when Flotsam and Jetsam made a whistle stop appearance at Camden’s The Underworld. Not only did our man get the chance to witness an astonishing live performance by the Arizonan band he also got a chance to chat with guitarist Michael Gilbert. Read on to find out what happened when the two of them finally got to meet.

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Rick and John Brewster - The Angels - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 31 May 2015 04:00

Angels thmbLegendary Australian rockers The Angels return to the UK for the first time in 35 years this Wednesday as they make a very special one off headline appearance at The Garage in London. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the band’s remaining original members guitarists Rick and John Brewster to not only find out why it’s taken them so long to get back to Blighty but also what’s been happened in the intervening years to the one time Angels from Angel City.

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