Interviews

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INTERVIEW: Joanne Shaw Taylor speaks ‘The Dirty Truth’

In May 2014, Joanne Shaw Taylor reunited with her ‘White Sugar’ album producer Jim Gaines, and recorded a new studio album in Memphis.  “The Dirty Truth” is a return to Joanne’s original sound that mixes rock riffs with blues influences. The album is released in the UK today, Monday 22nd September, on Joanne’s boutique label Axehouse Music.

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“I wanted to go back into the studio in Memphis with Jim to retain the same vibe that we captured on the first album,” says Joanne. “The new album is a combination of rock and blues. It’s an exciting collaboration, and hopefully my fans will love the more stripped down sound.”

We spoke to Joanne on the anniversary of the passing of Jimi Hendrix. Before we began our chat about ‘The Dirty Truth’ and her upcoming UK tour, we asked Joanne for her thoughts on the day we celebrate Jimi’s life and works.

Joanne Shaw Taylor speaks ‘The Dirty Truth’ here:

INTERVIEW: Joanne Shaw Taylor speaks 'The Dirty Truth' by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

The new album (buy it here) dovetails Joanne’s 14-date November UK Tour with former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden as special guest. The tour kicks off on Saturday 1st November at Norwich Epic. Click here for further details for all the tour dates.

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Have a listen to Slash talking about his new album ‘World On Fire’

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, has returned with brand new album ‘World on Fire’.

The lead single to the album ’30 Years To Life’ as well as the album’s title track, have received huge radio support from pretty much every rock radio station known to mankind, including independent local radio.

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‘World on Fire’ contains a colossal 17 tracks and is Slash’s third solo album, the previous two being self-titled, if you remember, and ‘Apocalyptic Love’.

You can listen to the world’s most iconic guitarist talk about it right here!

Slash talking about his new album World On Fire by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

The hardest working man in the business brings his unique brand of rock ‘n’ f’n roll to UK arenas this November/December, with all venues on the verge of selling out, be sure to get yours quick!

Fri 28th Nov – MANCHESTER Phones 4U Arena
Sat 29th Nov – LEEDS Arena
Mon 1st Dec – BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Tue 2nd Dec – LONDON Wembley Arena
Thu 4th Dec – GLASGOW Hydro Arena

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Hear the thoughts of King 810’s David Gunn ahead of their debut headline UK tour

The most controversial band in the world, King 810, unleashed ‘War Outside’ ahead of their debut headline UK tour! Check out the stunning live video from the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour filmed this summer here:

Hailing from Flint, Michigan, dubbed America’s most dangerous city due to high murder rates and violent crime – seven times the national average, vocalist David Gunn’s lyrics will tell you stories and paint pictures in your head depicting the quartet’s troubled lives.

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After perfecting their ferocious live show across America on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival with A7X, Korn and Trivium, King810 will lay waste to UK venues in September before joining Slipknot at Knotfest in October.

Tue 23rd Sep – BRISTOL Thekla
Wed 24th Sep – GLASGOW Classic Grand
Thu 25th Sep – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2
Fri 26th Sep – LONDON Islington Academy
Sat 27th Sep – MANCHESTER Academy 3

The ‘live’ set will include songs taken from their album ‘Memoirs of a Murder’ which is out now on Roadrunner Records. Get it on iTunes here.

The thoughts of King 810’s David Gunn ahead of their debut headline UK tour can be heard here:

The thoughts of King 810's David Gunn ahead of their debut headline UK tour by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Get with King 810 via these links:

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Here’s our interview with Delain’s Charlotte Wessels ahead of their tour of North America and UK

Busily packing for Delain’s next foray into North America, Charlotte Wessels took time out to chat with The Classic Rock Show about ‘The Human Contradiction’ album, released earlier this year.

Delain are on the eve of celebrating Charlotte’s tenth year with the group – something which is not lost on Charlotte and she makes comment on in the interview – and since signing with Napalm Records they have been able to make and stand by their own decisions. The independence that they have been offered by the label has reaped rewards as ‘The Human Contradiction’ is their most rounded and polished album to date; the songwriting and musicianship is there for all to see and hear.

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Charlotte also shared her thoughts on this freedom that Delain now have over their songwriting, as well as her feelings towards the work that the Sophie Lancaster Foundation continue to do in raising awareness of prejudice and intolerance.

This, together with hearing how much Delain are looking forward to returning to North America and later to the UK in November, makes for an interesting interview with one of the most recognised voices in rock, let alone the genre of Symphonic Metal.

Listen to our interview with Charlotte Wessels:

Charlotte Wessels of Delain talks to The Classic Rock Show by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Links: Website www.delain.nl Facebook www.facebook.com/delainmusic Twitter @delainmusic

Delain’s album ‘The Human Contradiction’ is out on Napalm Records – buy it here.

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Hellyeah’s Christian Brady talks to The Classic Rock Show

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When we interviewed Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul last week – click here for the link – he spoke about Kyle Sanders and Christian Brady joining the band earlier on in the year.

We caught up with Christian Brady in a noisy pub, The Black Heart, located just behind The Underworld venue where they were playing later that evening.

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Christian Brady at Bloodstock 2014
Photo courtesy of Mark Latham Photography http://www.marklatham.co.uk

In his first ever interview as a member of Hellyeah, Christian talks to us about how the band have been working together as a unit both on and off stage, touring in the US, Canada, the UK, and how things went as the headline act on The Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock.

Hellyeah's Christian Brady talks to The Classic Rock Show by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

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Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah talks about Blood For Blood and album producer Kevin Churko, the new line-up and his infamous hats!

Having seen them totally decimate The Underworld last year, I was keen to see how Hellyeah’s new line-up was performing on the back of their ‘Blood For Blood’ release.

Friends and colleagues who saw Hellyeah at Bloodstock and on a number of dates on this tour had already told me that they were sounding better than ever.

10543596_10204135579896955_6514619416179427378_oGreg Tribbett and Bob Zilla have been replaced by Christian Brady (formerly with Magna-Fi) and Kyle Sanders (formerly with Bloodsimple and is the brother of Mastodon’s Troy Sanders) on guitar and bass respectively. These two exponents of their craft have brought with them another level of energy, positivity and musical focus to Hellyeah’s ‘live’ performances. It’s also noticeable that Chad Gray has more than decent enough backing for his vocals as a consequence of Christian and Kyle’s abilities.

We caught up with Vinnie Paul before they took to the stage and asked him about ‘Blood For Blood’, working with album producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, In This Moment, Hinder, Five Finger Death Punch) how the tour was going, but I began our chat by asking him about the infamous hats he sports from time to time.

Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah talks to The Classic Rock Show at The Underworld August 17th 2014 by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

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Bernie Marsden’s new album ‘Shine’ is out now. Here’s what he says about it.

One of the world’s most celebrated blues/rock guitarists, Bernie Marsden, has released a new album ‘Shine’ today, 18th August 2014.

A renowned songwriter, Marsden has written and recorded with some of the genre’s greats, including Robert Planet, Joe Bonamassa, Ringo Starr and Paul Weller to name a few, and has written many global rock anthems including
Whitesnake’s ‘Here I Go Again’.

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Marsden has put his name to over 100 albums throughout his illustrious career with various bands including Whitesnake and UFO and guesting on other projects with the likes of Alaska, Cozy Powell, Walter Trout, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

Shine was recorded with Rob Cass at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

 

Marsden recruited some of his close friends and peers to the recording process including the likes of Joe Bonamassa, David Coverdale and Deep Purple duo Ian Paice (drums) and Don Airey (keyboards).

Here’s what he says about the album:

Bernie Marsden talks about his new album 'Shine' by Classicrockshow on Mixcloud

Bernie will be touring tour the UK in October:

Oct 22 – Jazz Café, London
Oct 23 – The Brook, Southampton
Oct 24 – The Stables, Milton Keynes

Bernie Marsden will also be out on tour with Joanne Shaw Taylor in November. Check out his website for more details: www.berniemarsden.co.uk

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