Interviews

May 11, 2022
Ex-KAMELOT SINGER ROY KHAN: 'CONCEPTION IS NOT A RELIGIOUS BAND IN ANY SENSE OF THE WORLD'

In a new interview with the "ProgRock Digital" podcast, former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, who is a devout Christian, was asked if his faith influenced the lyrics on the latest album from his reactivated pre-KAMELOT band CONCEPTION"State Of Deception", which came out in 2020. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "CONCEPTION is not a religious band in any sense of the word.

May 08, 2022
ΣΥΝΕΝΤΕΥΞΗ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΧΡΗΣΤΟ ΚΑΠΠΑ (ACHELOUS, WHISPER KILLERS)

Με αφορμή την επερχόμενη εμφάνιση των Achelous στις 21/5 στο Remedy, όπου η μπάντα θα παρουσιάσει για πρώτη φορά ζωντανά τον νέο της δίσκο με τίτλο The Icewind Chronicles, ο Λάμπρος Πανέτας μίλησε με τον τραγουδιστή της μπάντας Χρήστο Κάππα ο οποίος μας διαφώτισε για τα πεπραγμένα και τα μελλοντικά σχέδια τόσο τω

April 27, 2022
ANVIL's LIPS: 'WE GOT FUCTED BY THE MUSIC BUSINESS

Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL was asked in a new interview with the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show if he thinks the band would still exist if it hadn't been for the success of their documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil". He responded: "Of course we would still exist. We existed before the movie for fucking 13 albums, man, so why wouldn't we exist after it?

February 28, 2022
IRON MAIDEN GUITARIST ADRIAN SMITH - "MY LIFE IN 10 SONGS"

Metal Hammer recently caught up with Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, who picked the 10 songs that best tell his story - from his two separate stints in Maiden (1980 - 1989 and 1999 - present) to solo projects, guest appearances and collaborations. Following is an excerpt from the rundown.

January 27, 2022
DON AIREY SAYS WHEN HE WAS WORKING WITH BLACK SABBATH "THEY WERE KIND OF FALLING APART"

Rolling Stone interview series, Unknown Legends, features long-form conversations between senior writer Andy Greene and veteran musicians who have toured and recorded alongside icons for years, if not decades. All are renowned in the business, but some are less well known to the general public. Here, these artists tell their complete stories, giving an up-close look at life on music’s A list.

January 20, 2022
TONY MARTIN - "IT SEEMS THERE IS NOW A RECORD DEAL FOR MY ERA OF BLACK SABBATH ALBUMS"

Former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin has checked in with the following update via his official Facebook page.

"So, I got a call from Tony Iommi's manager. It seems there is now a record deal for my era of Sabbath albums! It looks like a  re-issue is actually going to happen! There could be a LOT of 'Tony Martin' around this year! Sorry about that!"

December 31, 2021
CHRIS CAFFERY - "I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A NEW SAVATAGE RECORD; WE'VE BEEN WRITING AND TALKING ABOUT IT"

Savatage / Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist Chris Caffery recently guested on That Metal Interview Podcast to discuss the new release from his side project, Spirits Of Fire. During the chat Caffery shared some Criss Oliva stories and discussed his beginnings with Paul O'Neill and Savatage.

He also addressed the ongoing topic of a Savatage reunion.

December 06, 2021
UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER SAYS LOSING RIGHTS TO ACCEPT NAME WAS 'BIGGEST MISTAKE' OF HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER

In a new interview with Simfonia Metàl·lica, former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider was asked to name the biggest mistake he made in his professional career. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can tell you. This is the only thing I'm really not happy with. I was creating the name ACCEPT. And then, when we came — let's say in '80, '81, we had to sign a lot of documents

November 07, 2021
DEEP PURPLE'S IAN PAICE: 'WHEN RITCHIE BLACKMORE DECIDED TO LEAVE THE BAND, THAT WAS PRETTY TRAUMATIC'

"I don't think we were worried about having hits in the first place. It was a time when pop bands made singles and rock bands made albums.

So long as we kept coming with albums that people seemed to like, we weren't worried about having a Top 40 hit; if they came along, it was like a bonus. Now, the only time we got concerned was towards the end of Ritchie's [Blackmore, guitar] tenure with the band, as he was losing interest...

November 06, 2021
EX-ACCEPT SINGER DAVID REECE SAYS HE WAS IN CONSIDERATION TO REPLACE ROB HALFORD IN JUDAS PRIEST

Former ACCEPT frontman David Reece says that he was high on the list of candidates when JUDAS PRIEST was looking for a new vocalist to fill the massive shoes of Rob Halford in the early 1990s.

"I was in Tennessee, and I hadn't fully retired yet, 'cause I had obligations before I decided to retire," Reece recalled in a new interview with "Waste Some Time With Jason Green" (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

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