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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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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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Gagz Williams - No Choice - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 17 May 2015 03:40

GagzthmbSince the dawn of the eighties Cardiff punks No Choice have been doing their thing their way, releasing 3 much revered studio albums and playing many shows around the globe in support of them. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the band’s frontman Gagz recently to see what is happening with the highly anticipated follow up to their ‘Thru It’ LP and ended up with a truly exclusive piece of news. Hit the link to find out what that shock announcement actually is.

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Chris Catalyst - Eureka Machines - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 03 May 2015 03:00

CCint86With several Uber Rock writers already pencilling Eureka Machines' new album 'Brain Waves' high in their Albums Of The Year lists Ben Hughes caught up with main man Chris Catalyst to get the lowdown on the new album, PledgeMusic, and what it means to be a truly independent artist, in yet another must-read interview exclusive.....

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Vic Zino - Hardcore Superstar - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 03:00

HCSS thmbLater this month Swedish street metallers Hardcore Superstar will unleash ‘HCSS’- their tenth studio record - on the world, so we thought it was the ideal time to catch up with the band to basically find out why this is the record we should all go out and buy. We asked hardcore (superstar) fan Ross Welford to pen some questions for guitarist Vic Zino to answer, and the resulting replies…well you can read them for yourself, right here on Uber Rock.

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Uber Pop Weekend: Carol Decker - T'Pau - Uber Pop Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 04 April 2015 04:00

carolint86To celebrate Uber Rock's very first Uber Pop Weekend T'Pau released a new single, 'Read My Mind', this week. How, then, could we debut such a poptastic holiday spectacular without featuring the band? We couldn't. Dave Prince caught up with Carol Decker to talk about the new album, 'Pleasure & Pain', rescheduled tour dates and, yes, the Eighties.....

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Maria Brink - In This Moment - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Steve Beebee   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 03:00

Mariaint86Steve Beebee returns to the virtual pages of Uber Rock, bringing with him an exclusive interview with Maria Brink of In This Moment who talks about the importance of self-belief on her band's circuitous route to success. Yes, it's another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Joe Lynn Turner - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 22 March 2015 03:00

JLT thmbNext month Joe Lynn Turner, erstwhile singer of Rainbow, Deep Purple, Rising Force plus a fair few others, kicks off a 7 date acoustic tour in Edinburgh promising many career spanning musical surprises for his fans. Eamon O’Neill caught up with the singer fresh from his appearance on the Bulgarian edition of X Factor to see what these surprises might entail, and here he shares a few of them exclusively with Uber Rock.

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Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Sunday, 15 March 2015 04:00

BF thmbThe charismatic Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal is a very busy man at present. The headlines might suggest that his place in Guns ‘N’ Roses may be less secure than it once was, however right now he’s got his hands full, with the release of his first solo album in seven years. The guitarist hit the UK recently for, among other things, a series of guitar events. And there to catch up with him full with an appetite for democracy was Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill.

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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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Joe Grogan & Cal Houston - Graveyard Johnnys - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:00

graveyardjohnniescover500This week South Wales based rock ‘n’ roll trio Graveyard Johnnys release their second album - ‘Dead Transmission’ - via Bomber Music. To get us all in the mood for a little bit of jump ‘n’ jive delivered with one hell of a punk rock attitude Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with singer/double bass player Joe and guitarist Cal to find out what lies ahead for the band plus the full story behind an album you really must hear.

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Gareth David Noon - Serpentine - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 03:20

SerpentineLater this month UK AOR demi gods Serpentine release their third album 'Circle of Knives' on AOR Heaven. This marks the recording debut of the band’s new line up featuring singer Adam Payne and bassist Owen Crawford. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince recently caught up with Serpentine’s keyboard wizard, Gareth David Noon, to find out what lies ahead for the band and what their fans can expect from their highly anticipated new album.

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Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:00

michael schenker by laurence harvey thmbMichael Schenker and his Temple Of Rock are currently wowing audiences across the other side of the Atlantic in support of their recently released ‘Spirit On A Mission’. Just before he set sail for the US Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill was lucky enough to catch up with the six string maestro for a long overdue chat. Here he talks about recording the new album, his relationship with his brother and what the future might hold for him.

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Steve Hackett - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 03:00

Steve Hackett thmbLegendary guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Steve Hackett needs little introduction. He helped shape the prog genre as part of Genesis, coming up with pioneering techniques that have been copied and reproduced ever since. With new album ‘Wolflight’ due for release tomorrow, Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill found the guitarist in a philosophical mood when they chatted recently; “whatever you plan is only part of the outcome, and what makes up the rest, are these great surprises.” Click the link to read the full interview.

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Steve Overland - FM - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:30

overlandint86Ahead of the April 20th release of FM's highly anticipated new album, 'Heroes And Villains', Uber Rock's Dave Prince caught up with the band's frontman, Steve Overland, for another UR interview exclusive. The Prince had already set his air keytar to stun with a glowing review of the album, now he gets to quiz his favourite Page 7 Fella.....

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Ricky Warwick - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 21 March 2015 04:00

URTV thmbRicky Warwick has been a busy man of late. Currently out on the road promoting the second album from Black Star Riders, he also found time during the recording of ‘The Killer Instinct’ to put together two solo albums and oversee the re-issue of two classic The Almighty offerings. UBERROCK TV’s Mark Ashby persuaded Warwick to take time out of his busy schedule to meet up on a return visit to his native Northern Ireland to talk about the aforesaid solo albums. Hit the link to watch this exclusive interview in full…..

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Ginge Knievil and VJ Knievil - The Sick Livers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 March 2015 04:00

Sick Livers ThmbTaking some time out from recording their soon to be released second album, Uber Rock’s Johnny H got the chance to catch up with The Sick Livers recently, and in particular frontman Ginge Knievil and guitarist VJ Knievil, to not only get a sneak preview of the potential glunk masterpiece in the works but also ask them a few not so sensible questions about it. So, sit back and relax, pour yourself a glass of something strong and start your day, Sick Livers style.

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