Interview with Jim Lea by Adrian Hextall James Whild “Jim” Lea (born 14 June 1949) is an English musician, most notable for playing bass guitar, keyboards, piano, violin, guitar, and singing backing vocals in Slade from their inception until 1992, and for co-writing most of their songs. We caught up with Jim to talk about […]
With a career which started in 1981, with the Heavy Metal band Crossbones, and subsequent work with such musical giants like Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG), Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy, Deep Purple) and several others, Dario Mollo has worked with some of the greatest names in rock. The Voodoo Hill albums with Glenn Hughes have always marked a special milestone in Dario career and the latest helps cement his reputation further.
As Blind Guardian prepare to play The Forum in London’s Kentish Town for the first time in several years, Adrian Hextall took the opportunity to chat to rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Marcus Siepen.
There’s a clear buzz inside and outside of the Forum tonight. Blind Guardian have done what few bands are willing to do these days and listened to their fanbase and returned to England for what Hansi describes as the “opening and also the closing night of their UK tour”.
For a band that will admit they’ve never made it as big as they might have done, “but we did get this close….” says Danny Vaughn, they have amassed a solid following that has managed to give them a 25 year career and allowed them to celebrate the wonderful milestone for the release of their debut album.
They burst onto the stage like enthusiastic puppies (apt when their new album is called ‘Running With a The Dogs’) and literally tear through their hour plus set.
It’s all about bands that are absolute, absolute legends. We want kids that are really getting into our music now to also listen to and appreciate the acts we love.