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www.therockpit.net 2011 Interviews

COMING SOON

ALICE COOPER, DIAMOND EYE, SCOTT IAN, SUNSET RIOT, DORO, GASOLINE INC, RAGDOLL & many MORE!!!

 

 

DECEMBER 2011

Smokey Fingers www.therockpit.net interview 2011

MARK TALKS TO

SMOKEY FINGERS

ABOUT HOW AN ITALIAN BAND CAN CAPTURE AN AUTHENTIC US SOUTHERN ROCK VIBE

AND WHY THEIR DEBUT 'COLUMBUS WAY' JUST MIGHT BE ONE OF THE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR...

 

 

 

All That Remains www.therockpit.net review

 

 

TODD JOLICOEUR

GETS THE LOWDOWN WITH

DAN CHANDLER

OF EVANS BLUE

 

Evans Blue

NOVEMBER 2011

 

TODD JOLICOEUR

TALKS TO STEEL PANTHER

ABOUT MAJOR PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS...

 

steel panther www.therockpit.net

 

WELL MAYBE...

OVER 18s ONLY PLEASE

BY CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE ON YOU CONFIRM YOU ARE OVER 18

 

MARK INTERVIEWS

SYLVAIN SYLVAIN

FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK DOLLS

 

 

ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO MUSIC IN THE 80'S, THE NEW STUFF,

THE NEW YORK DOLLS HOSPITAL SIGN

AND WHO EXACTLY IS 'RICKY CORVETTE'

 

Family Force Five

TODD JOLICOEUR TALKS TO DEREK

FROM FAMILY FORCE FIVE

ABOUT the new album, THE FALCONS, FAMILY AND THE MEANING OF LIFE...

Shane discusses legal issues, singers, Dylan, golf and the meaning of life in an in depth chat with founding father of

The Angels (aka Angel City)

 

JOHN BREWSTER

There's only one Sebastian Bach

 

 

and Shane had a good talk with him about his latest album "Kicking & Screaming", losing his home in the wake of Cyclone Irene, how he keeps his voice (and hair!) so strong, and even the chances of a possible REUNION with skid row

 

 

Shane interviews gary twinn of the international swingers

(not to mention twenty flight rock, the honeydrippers and supernaut!)

about the new supergroup and their upcoming australian tour

 

 

Helen gives

Steve Haley

(Haley, ex-trashlight vision) the third degree about both bands, touring and his superpowers...

 

Shane talks with

hard rock cartoonist

DAVE HOWARTH

about how to transform a rock star into a cartoon, and how you can buy one of his prints, or commission your own!

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2011

CJ SNARE

OF FIREHOUSE

TALKS TO MARK ABOUT THE NEW FULL CIRCLE CD, RUBICON CROSS, HIS OTHER PROJECTS AND THE MEANING OF LIFE...

 

BANDS YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW -

DIAMOND SINS

MARK TALKS TO DAVEY DAMAGED

 

 

STEVE TALKS IN DEPTH TO BETSY FROM LA METAL BAND BITCH

About back in the day AND WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THE BAND...

 

SEPTEMBER 2011

HELEN explores all the ins and outs of L.A. Guns with

TRACII GUNS

 

STEVE BALBI proves himself the quintessential "Electric Hippy" talking about the WHOLE LOTTA LOVE LED ZEPPELIN celebration, his forthcoming solo album, new recordings with Noiseworks, and who taught him how to drink whiskey and smoke pot at 140 kmh!

By Shane Pinnegar

IN HIS FIRST ROCKPIT INTERVIEW

STEVE TALKS TO FIONA FLANAGAN ABOUT WHY IT's NOW THE RIGHT TIME FOR A COMEBACK ALBUM!

 

Fiona Flanagan interview 2011 www.therockpit.net

TODD SOUNDS OUT Robert Ortiz FROM ESCAPE THE FATE ABOUT THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF THE DEBUT ALBUM ON THE BACK OF ANOTHER GREAT SINGLE “Gorgeous Nightmare"

Escape the Fate interview www.therokpit.net

MICK THOMAS

Talks about WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ANYTHING, The industry And a whole lot more - shane's extensive interview up now!

Helen gets flustered talking to THE LAST VEGAS frontman CHAD CHERRY

RICK DE JESUS, OF ADELITAS WAY TALKS TO TODD ABOUT the BAND's latest ALBUM "HIGH SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN"

SHANE'S LONG LOST INTERVIEW WITH THE MIGHTY MICK WALL - THE MAN WHO MADE JOURNALISM AS GOOD AS BEING A ROCK STAR, WHO WROTE THE AMAZING METALLICA BIOGRAPHY "ENTER NIGHT"

TODD INTERVIEWS EMPHATIC's JUSTIN McLAIN ABOUT THEIR ALBUM "DAMAGE", THE MEANING BEHIND THE SINGLE 'TONIGHT' and, Ummm... 'Happy Birthday'!

AUGUST 2011

 

MARK TALKS TO ERIC YOUNG FROM CRASHDIET ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN TOUR, BARBEQUES AND ALL THINGS CRASHDIET!

 

 

MARK TALKS TO MICKE FROM COLDSPELL ABOUT GREAT ROCK MUSIC, LINEUP CHANGES AND THE LATEST ALBUM

 

TODD INTERVIEWS THEORY OF A DEADMAN's SINGER TYLER CONNOLLY ABOUT THE 'CARNIVAL OF MADNESS' Tour and finds out what "The Truth Is..."

 

HELEN talks with BURN HALO frontman James Hart

 

JULY 2011

Black Veil brides are touring Australia soon as part of the Soundwave Revolution - Singer Andy Biersack talks to todd about broken ribs, winning awards and... dressing up koala bears...!

 

Jeff Martin opens up about the forthcoming WHOLE LOTTA LOVE Led Zeppelin tribute tour, the Tea Party reunion, and his plans for a sabbatical... By Shane Pinnegar

 

TODD Talks touring and heavy rocking with Abused Romance's singer Meir Yaniv

 

Shane talks with GASOLINE INC's Gabriel O'Brien about their relocation to Melbourne, The band's new website and the free download they're offering!

 

MICHAEL STARR

of STEEL PANTHER

talks to Shane about the HUGE SOUNDWAVE REVOLUTION tour, their second album, Their rumoured Sitcom, cell phones and rocking Australia's "nuts and tits off"!

JUNE 2011

MARK TALKS TO THUNDER'S DANNY BOWES ABOUT THE CHILDLINE ROCKS 'USA ROADTRIP', HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL 2011 AND BEYOND...

Todd interviews WARRANT's Steven Sweet about "Rockaholic", ROBERT MASON, annd...errr...PAINTING PETS!

 

JACKYL's JESSE JAMES DUPREE

talks to Todd about Rocklahoma, DMZ, Beer, recording and more...

'BANDS YOU WILL LOVE'

 

MARK TALKS TO

TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY's

ROB LANE

ABOUT THE BAND'S BEST KEPT SECRET - THIS IS DEFINITELY A BAND YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW!

MAY 2011

TODD TALKS TO THE LEGENDARY

WOLF HOFFMAN

OF ACCEPT

ABOUT THEIR US TOUR

AND SO MUCH MORE!

 

MARK talks to Warrant's joey allen about their Australian tour and new album "Rockaholic"

 

APRIL 2011

 

TODD and

IN THIS MOMENT's

CHRIS HOWORTH

TALK ABOUT A LONG STRANGE JOURNEY!

 

TODD TALKS TO

JINXX OF

BLACK VEIL BRIDES

 

 

TODD TALKS songs, Adam Ant, and Evolution WITH

BILLY HOWERDELL

OF

A PERFECT CIRCLE

 

PAUL TALKS WITH

RONNIE PARKES

ABOUT FARCRY

AND BEING IN A BON JOVI COVER BAND 'SLIPPERY WHEN WET'

TODD CHEWS THE FAT WITH

Apocalyptica  DRUMMER

MIKKO SIREN

TONY JOE WHITE

talks to shane About his latest album "THE SHINE", his upcoming tour down unDer, and elvis

 

SHANE interviews the original

ROGUE MALE

Jim Lyttle

 

MARK TALKS TO TOM FROM UP AND COMING IRISH ROCK BAND

TRUCKER DIABLO

ABOUT THE STORY SO FAR...

exclusive!

JOEY ALLEN OF WARRANT TALKS TO MARK

ABOUT THE UPCOMING AUSTRaLIAN TOUR

AND MORE...

TODD GETS THE LOWDOWN WITH

LORDS OF ACID'S

DJ MEA

MARCH 2011

Shane gets the full bottle on upcoming english rockers

THE TREATMENT

in advance of their debut album release

"This Might Hurt"

 

 

ON THE EVE OF HIS UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR

 

 

TALKS TO MARK ABOUT THE NEW BAND, The TOUR, THE NEW CD, ENDURING INFLUENCES AND OF COURSE THE HANOI ROCKS...

 

 

Shane Interviews

STONE CIRCLE's

lead singer

"Harry" Harris

 

 

ANDY SCOTT

original and current guitarist with glam titans SWEET, drags himself from the cricket for a long chat with shane

 

 

TANYA INTERVIEWS

36 CRAZYFISTS'

BROCK LINDOW

CHECK 'EM OUT AT SOUNDWAVE 2011

 

TANYA TALKS TO

CRASH FROM H.E.A.T.

About the forthcoming album, playing firefest, plans for 2011 and the crazy offers you get from fans in italy!

THE GENITORTURERS

SHOCK QUEEN GEN VINCENT Discuss Shock Rock, AC/DC and dentistry with Todd Jolicouer

Todd Jolicouer interviews MY DARKEST DAYS

PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA GET THOSE HEADS READY TO BANG!

ON THE EVE OF THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR MARK SPEAKS TO

FRANKIE BANALI FROM QUIET RIOT

SHANE interviews

TONY D

singer, enigma, And the man out front of

ABSOLUTELY LIVE: THE DOORS SHOW

FEBRUARY 2011

JONATHAN BRIGHTMAN

OF BLACK ROBOT

TALKS TO MARK ABOUT ALL THINGS ROBOTIC, BADASS AND GETTING BACK TO THE DAYS WHEN MAKING AN ALBUM WAS ABOUT THE MUSIC!

TANYA TALKS TO

FEEDER

As Soundwave Festival gets nearer, we have a few more interviews from their artists for your pleasure - here is

Third Eye Blind singer/guitarist stephan jenkins

talking with shane about Lars ulrich, Iron Maiden, bali and underwear, amongst other things...

SHANE TALKS TO

BLIND GUARDIAN GUITARIST/VOCALIST HANSI KURSCH

and uncovers their Australian connection

TANYA TALKS TO

Max Perenchio

FROM BAD CITY

MARK SPEAKS WITH

HIGH ON FIRE'S

MATT PIKE

ON THE EVE OF SOUNDWAVE

 

CRAZY LIXX

 

LOKE FROM CRAZY LIXX THE BAND WHO RELEASED OUR ALBUM OF 2010 TALKS TO TANYA

 

 

 

SISTER SIN

 

MARK TALKS TO LIV JANGRELL ABOUT THE BANDS PLANS FOR A ROCKING 2011!

JANUARY 2011

MARK TALKS TO

PAUL SHORTINO

 

ABOUT HIS CAREER, THE GREAT RONNIE JAMES DIO, KING KOBRA AND BIG PLANS FOR 2011

 

 

Jess from

ROCK SUGAR

ANSWERS 20 QUESTIONS

from JO

IN OUR FIRST AUDIO INTERVIEW

CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE:

Todd Jolicouer gets the lowdown from REV THEORY from bassist

matt mccloskey

 

JUDAS PRIESTESS bassist

GYDA GASH

talks with shane about PRIEST, metal, and her solo plans

TANIA TALKS TO

OLLI FROM RECKLESS LOVE

 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LOWDOWN ON ONE OF OUR BANDS OF 2010

 

 

MATT FROM JETTBLACK

 

ONE OF OUR BANDS OF 2010 TALK TO MARK ABOUT

'GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY'

AND THE CHANCE FOR ROCKPIT READERS TO NAME THEIR NEXT ALBUM!

 

MARK TALKS TO

PER AND LUCA FROM COWBOY PROSTITUTES

 

ABOUT THEIR NEW WAY OF RELEASING MUSIC AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO COWBOY PROSTITUTES

 

TODD interviews

ALL ENDS singer

TINNA KARLSDOTTER

Todd talks with

SINCE OCtober frontman hollywood

about faith, Alice in chains

and much more

METAL GUITAR LEGEND WOLF HOFFMAN TALKS TO the rockpit ABOUT accept's amazing 2010 resurgence, and his other career in photography

By Shane

 

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