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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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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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Gabor Szakacsi - Sledgeback - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:10

sledgint86Gabor Szakacsi has spent the last ten years of his life fronting Sledgeback, the Seattle-based punk outfit he formed after moving to the US from his native Hungary. Last year they released their highly acclaimed 'Land Of The Freak' album which has been praised by many as being the strongest of their career. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps shot a few questions across the pond to Mr. Szakacsi who was only too pleased to rattle off some fantastic answers about Sledgeback's current upward swing.

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Damon Johnson - Black Star Riders - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:00

Damon guitarJust a few days ago we got a request here at URHQ that Damon Johnson lead guitarist in Black Star Riders was in the UK and wanted to have a chat with us to tell us all about the band’s second album ‘The Killer Instinct’. We’d have to have been idiots to have turned him down, right? So, quick as a flash Eamon O’Neill was on the dog ‘n’ bone and waxing lyrical about his love of the band, plus what lies ahead for the BSR guys….

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Jon E. Love - Jon E. Love & The Haters - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 04:00

JonefingerthmbThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Love Hate’s explosive debut album ‘Blackout In The Red Room’, and Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill thought it was about time he caught up with the band’s erstwhile guitarist Jon E. Love to find out not only the story behind the seminal record but also how the six stringer himself will be celebrating the album’s very special birthday.

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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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John Mitchell - Lonely Planet/It Bites - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 March 2015 04:00

JM thmbOne of the real surprise packages of 2015 to reach us here at URHQ has been Lonely Robot’s ‘Please Come Home’ album, a spellbinding exercise in progressive melodic rock for the thinking man, woman or err automaton. The man behind Lonely Robot is singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer and general all round top bloke John Mitchell and here Uber Rock’s Johnny H gets to find out why this release could be his proudest moment yet…..

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Steven Horner - Lo Mejor - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 22 February 2015 03:10

loint86Featuring former members of Hunger's Mother and Swanee River amongst others, Northern Ireland's Lo Mejor are about to release their debut EP. Uber Rock's Mark Ashby caught up with the band's frontman, Steven Horner, to get all the details.....

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Neal Morse - Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:20

NMB thmbEarlier this week progressive rock workaholic Neal Morse released his latest studio record ‘The Grand Experiment’ via InsideOut Music, which duly got a rave review from Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony. Here our man catches up with the man behind such fantastic bands as Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic and Flying Colors to find out why his very latest album might just be his best yet.

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Danny Rexon - Crazy Lixx - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 15 February 2015 03:00

Danny Rexon 01In just a few weeks Swedish melodic rockers Crazy Lixx will be taking to the AOR stage at the inaugural HRH United festival Hafan y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli to deliver a blistering set chock full of modern day arena rock anthems. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with frontman Danny Rexon to uncover the story behind the band’s excellent fourth album and what fans can expect to see and hear at their sole UK show.

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