“I am so excited about the direction of the new album. I grew up influenced by the blues, and the great blues-rock singers – Paul Rodgers, Robert Plant, David Coverdale, and Ian Gillan…I wanted to get back to the basics: great songs with great vocal performances.”
Seeb on Liv Kristine providing guest vocals on ‘Gunmen’; “You got other singers who do ten takes. You throw away nine. Keep just the one. With her, it’s the other way around. Keep nine and maybe one is crap.”
Inglorious lead singer Nathan James joins us in the room during the interview. When asked for words of advice for Mason Hill, he pauses for a moment and simply smiles and states “Don’t Be Shit”. With a laugh he’s gone again. So lads….. no pressure then?
I think it’s more about making a killer album with awesome material that we really believe in, and that’s the most important thing.
Vocalist Steve Grimmett remains in a South American hospital after being refused flight home when the airline disallowed him to board on Saturday evening.
With the release of ‘The Astonishing’ Dream Theater not only gave the public a magnificent slice of conceptual progressive metal but they also planted the germ of an idea in the creative mind of fantasy writer Orullian.
With a box set of all of the Gillan albums available soon, Ian talks to Karen Hetherington about reissues, his love of Jazz and flamenco music and why Gillan won’t be reforming any time soon.
Lajon Witherspoon is calling my house this time except we do a conference through his manager – who is fucking awesome. He actually took the time before he connected me to LW to chat about the loss of Prince that day and how he was processing it. That to me is very very cool.
Final Sign hails from North Carolina and they have just released their debut album: “Hold High The Flame.”