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Sponge Rogers - Electric River - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 17 August 2014 03:00

ER thmbIt’s safe to say that ‘The Faith & Patience’, the debut(?) album from Ashford’s finest, Electric River has left URHQ pretty much in a stunned silence. So epic is this 12 track slab of arena rock angst that we just had to get the story behind it and pay the record’s awesomeness forward to Uber Rockers worldwide. Here Johnny H chats with the band’s bassist and frontman Sponge Rogers and does just that. Hit the link to discover your new favourite band.

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Dave Neabore - Dog Eat Dog - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 10 August 2014 03:00

Dog Eat Dog thmbNew Jersey’s Dog Eat Dog went through a period of intense popularity in the UK in the mid to late 1990s, scoring two hit albums here with 1994’s ‘All Boro Kings’ and its follow-up 1996’s ‘Play Games’, then they simply disappeared off the radar following a tour to promote 1999’s ‘Amped’ release. Speaking after their appearance at Sonisphere, the band’s bassist Dave Neabore discusses all this and more. “We’re friends before we’re a band” he tells Eamon O’Neill.

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2014 - Conny Bloom - Electric Boys - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 04:00

connybloomint86Things looked bleak for Electric Boys fans at the Steelhouse Festival as the legendary Swedish band battled with extreme travel issues that culminated in them missing their set on the first day of the event. Happily, the band swapped slots and opened the festival's second day, finding Gaz E waiting in the wings to talk to frontman Conny Bloom for another Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Michael McKeegan and Neil Cooper - Therapy? - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 04:00

Therapy thmbAfter a run of shows celebrating the ‘Troublegum’ album Therapy? followed up that success by agreeing to perform another of their albums in its entirety at the UK Sonisphere festival. ‘Infernal Love’ might be 19 years old, but it has lost none of its claustrophobic dark and twisted passion. Here bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper talk to Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill about the making of the album, frilly shirts, false moustaches, mountains of cocaine and all.

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Cheetah Chrome - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 03:30

cheetahint86Cheetah Chrome has recently released a new solo record, saw himself portrayed by the actor who played Ron Weasley and, according to Uber Rock's Dom Daley, wrote one of the top three music autobiographies of all time. Our man caught up with the legendary Dead Boys guitarist to talk music, mayhem...and that CBGB movie.....

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The Graveltones - Uber Rock/Camden Rocks Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards with Hywel Davies   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 03:30

Graveltones thmbHaving chatted with Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello, otherwise known as The Graveltones, at Camden Rocks back at the end of May, we wanted to hold this interview back to tie in with a certain special event. Now with that event - The Graveltones playing Steelhouse Festival 2014 - just a week away it really is about time you all experienced the might of this truly great band. Jamie Richards is the man asking the questions ably assisted by his sidekick Hywel Davies from Dead Shed Jokers, you just need to hit the 'Read More' link to find out why Aberbeeg is likely to never be the same place again.

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Casino Steel - The Boys - Uber Rock Interview‏ Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 29 June 2014 03:00

casinoint86The Boys released 'Punk Rock Menopause', the band's first studio album in over three decades, earlier this month and, after a glowing album review and a World Exclusive music video premiere, we wondered how Uber Rock could follow it up? Then we decided to get our very own yob, Dom Daley, to grab a rare chat with Casino Steel. Another must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive? Have we ever let you down?

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Chad Cherry and Nate Arling - The Last Vegas - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 03:00

lastvegasweetcoverChicago rock 'n' rollers The Last Vegas recently toured the UK for the first time supporting their recently released album, 'Sweet Salvation'. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with singer Chad Cherry and drummer Nate Arling on a bus in Wakefield to find out what the band are all about. So read on if you want to know what influenced them, why American Rock radio sucks and if they really know where Robin Zander buys his cereal.....

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Ginger Wildheart - Uber Rock/Camden Rocks Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Richards with Hywel Davies   
Sunday, 15 June 2014 03:00

gingecamdint86Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, backed up by his muscles, Hywel Davies (frontman of Dead Shed Jokers), caught up with Ginger Wildheart at the Camden Rocks festival at the end of last month. The ensuing conversation found the legendary frontman speaking candidly about, amongst other things, how bands are using PledgeMusic all wrong. It all makes for a remarkable, must-read Uber Rock interview exclusive.....

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Keith Slack - Mother Road - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 01 June 2014 03:20

Keith Slack ThmbBack at the start of May Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins got to review ‘Drive’ the debut album by Mother Road, a band who produced a set of quality songs that he called the sound of classic rock, revisited and reinvented. Hot on the heels of this review came a request to URHQ from the band’s American singer Keith Slack who wanted to tell Rob where that sound actually came from. Click the link to read the resulting conversation.

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Hayden McGoogan - Black Heart Breakers - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 18 May 2014 03:40

Hayden86Proof that Uber Rock searches every inch of this Rock 'n' Roll Planet in search of top quality bands, our resident Godfather of Glunk, Mr. Dom Daley, tipped us off about a bunch of Australians who rocked, rolled and represented in the best way possible. Our man caught up with Black Heart Breakers frontman Hayden McGoogan to get all the goss on this hotly-tipped new band and their uber-approved debut album.....

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Uber Rock at Steelhouse Festival 2014 - The Amorettes - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 03 August 2014 03:40

Amorettes thmbOne of the real highlights at this year’s Steelhouse Festival (and there were many that’s for sure) was the impromptu Saturday evening slot from Scottish all girl band The Amorettes. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with Gill, Heather and Hannah the following day to find out all about their unplanned promotion to third on the bill, what it has been like playing with some of their musical heroes, and what the future holds for the girls. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to do just that.

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Billy Sheehan - The Winery Dogs & Mr. Big - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 03:00

Billy Sheehan thmbLegendary bass player Billy Sheehan has had a long and distinguished career. Starting off in the New York State power trio Talas, he has come full circle with The Winery Dogs, his latest outfit which is also a power trio. Along the way though he has also been a member of David Lee Roth’s solo band and a global chart superstar as part of Mr. Big. Here he talks about all this and more, including how he is the only person to have played with every single member of Van Halen. “Goin’ Crazy” is Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill.

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere 2014 - Chas Hodges - Chas & Dave - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 26 July 2014 04:00

Chas thmbSpeaking ahead of their appearance at Sonisphere 2014, Chas Hodges, one half of ‘rockney’ duo Chas & Dave was in fine form. Although he’s never heard of Slayer, he’s got more than a little heavy metal history, having played with, among others Ritchie Blackmore and Phil Lynott. Preparing for a return booking at Knebworth Park where his band opened for Led Zeppelin in 1979, he tells Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill “We fit in anywhere”.  

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Uber Rock at Sonisphere Festival 2014 - Sebastian Bach - Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 19 July 2014 03:00

Seb thmbLater today Sebastian Bach will play a special guest slot (to headliners Black Star Riders) at Steelhouse Festival 2014. Here Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill chats with the always outspoken frontman after his slot at Sonisphere Festival 2014 and discovers all about his rivalries with his old band, his recent appearances on the American TV show Sing Your Face Off and how he believes that Gary Cherone is the only singer for Van Halen. Hit ‘Read More’ to do exactly that.

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The Interrogation Of Vintage Trouble Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Sunday, 06 July 2014 03:00

VT1486Uber Rock's Ben Hughes caught up with the members of Vintage Trouble as they prepared to play a private gig at York Racecourse. Asking the questions that all Troublemakers want to hear answers to, did our man undertake the most revealing interview with the band yet? Only one way to find out - hit Read More and witness The Interrogation Of Vintage Trouble.....

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Michael Kiske and Dennis Ward - Unisonic - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 04:00

kiskewardint86Unisonic, the supergroup spearheaded by ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and Pink Cream 69 anchorman Dennis Ward, are gearing up to release their second full length album, 'Light Of Dawn', in early August. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps got the chance to sit down with Michael and Dennis in London recently to learn a little more about how Unisonic has changed over the last few years and what we can expect from the new long player.....

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Emily Coppin - Mount Salem - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 15 June 2014 04:00

Mount Salem thmb‘Endless’, the Metal Blade debut album from Chicago’s Mount Salem was one album that caught Jim Rowland’s attention recently. Its fusion of organ-infused psychedelic rock mixed with huge riffing doom metal, coupled with the album’s dark themes of witchery and the black arts certainly got his spine shivering. So much so that he recently caught up with their very own witchy woman, front lady Emily Coppin to find out more about the band, their music, and what their crystal ball holds for the future. Read on Uber Rockers, if you dare that is….

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Kevin Baldes - Lit - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Lane   
Sunday, 08 June 2014 03:00

baldes86As Lit hit the UK for their 'A Place In The Sun' 15th anniversary tour, Uber Rock had Rob Lane waiting in the wings to grab a quick chat with bassist Kevin Baldes. Thing is, Laney wanted to talk about the pre-Lit days, when the band were called Razzle and hanging out on the Sunset Strip. "Well," said Kevin, "as long as the whole interview isn’t about that..."

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Brad Arnold - Three Doors Down - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Kim Thore   
Sunday, 25 May 2014 03:40

brad86Uber Rock's US ubervixen Kim Thore returns with another of her must-read interview exclusives! This time she grabs a few (hundred) words with Brad Arnold of platinum-selling US rockers Three Doors Down. Kim gets the lowdown on the band's upcoming acoustic shows and also talks line-up changes and Alex Lifeson - read on to find out more.....

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Chris Von Rohr - Krokus - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:00

Krokus thmbFollowing the reformation of their classic ‘One Vice At A Time’ line up back in 2008, Krokus have slowly but surely been rebuilding their reputation for delivering some of the finest rock ‘n roll shows know to humanity. Later this year the band finally return to the UK when they play Hard Rock Hell 8, but before that there’s the release of a new live album to look forward to and as Jim Rowland found out recently whilst chatting to bassist Chris Von Rohr, the band really can’t wait to get back to Blighty.

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