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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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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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The Dirty Youth - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Rob Watkins   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 03:00

dirtyyouthint86Uber Rock's Rob Watkins caught up with Danni Monroe, Matt Bond and Leon Watkins from The Dirty Youth to get the lowdown on their upcoming second album, 'Gold Dust'. Thing is, though, Watkins was so taken with Danni that he actually forgot who answered what from his little black book of questions. First person to work out who answered what wins a prize - a night out in Bethcar Street.....

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Marc Storace & Chris Von Rohr - Krokus - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive @ HRH VIII Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Sunday, 04 January 2015 03:00

Krokus Long StickAhead of the first UK appearance of the band’s classic line up in thirty years (at last year’s Hard Rock Hell VIII) Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland caught up with Krokus frontman Marc Storace and bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr to find out what lies ahead for the reenergised Swiss rockers as we enter 2015, their fortieth anniversary year. The answer he got will surprise many, so hit the link to read on.

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Harry Darling - Bitch Queens - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 30 November 2014 03:30

bitchqueenslips86So we managed to get Harry Darling, the chief tub thumper in Basel's favourite rock and roll pirates, Bitch Queens, to have a word with Uber Rock about the brand new record they've just released and the up and coming UK tour dates with The Hip Priests. Bitch Queens have been steadily releasing music since the early days of Uber Rock so if you've got five minutes here's a few good reasons why you should buy 'Kill Your Friends'.....  

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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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Stefan Johansson - City Saints - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:00

CS thmbIn their little over two year existence Gothenburg's City Saints have produced three cracking albums chock full of gritty yet anthemic street punk rock ‘n’ roll. Drawing their influences from the likes of Chuck Berry and Motorhead Uber Rock’s Johnny H simply had to dig a little deeper and find out the real story behind the band. Read on and you too will be ‘Kicking Ass For The Working Class’ as Saintly singer Stefan Johansson spills the beans on the band’s past, present and future....

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Duncan Reid - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 11 January 2015 03:00

duncanint86Promoting the difficult second album, former Boys man Duncan Reid was cornered by Uber Rock's Dom Daley and forced into giving a difficult second interview for the website to excite. Want to know everything about the writing, recording and touring in support of that second long player? It's all here.....

 

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Andy Cairns and Michael McKeegan - Therapy? - Uber Rock Interview Exclusive Print E-mail
Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Saturday, 06 December 2014 03:00

therapy thmbIndie metal three-piece Therapy? have come a long way in the last twenty-five years. From their early self-financed releases to the highs of their chart-bothering ‘Troublegum’ and ‘Infernal Love’ albums, they’re a band that have seen and done it all. Speaking to Uber Rock in Belfast ahead of a celebratory twentieth anniversary ‘Troublegum’ show, founder members Andy Cairns and Michael McKeegan are in fine form. With a new album in the works and more special ‘album’ shows planned, the future for the band looks bright. Going Nowhere: Eamon O’Neill.

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CREEP director Patrick Brice interviewed exclusively for Uber Rock by Exit_International's Scott Lee Andrews! Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lee Andrews   
Saturday, 29 November 2014 03:00

scottint286Two weeks ago, Scott Lee Andrews of the uber-approved Exit_International turned in a fantastic horror-themed interview to URHQ... now he's at it again! The boy's on fire! Not only has Scott grabbed a chat with Patrick Brice, director of future classic 'Creep', but he's also giving Uber Rock readers the chance to hear an unreleased version of E_I's 'The Creeps' - hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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