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The Rockpit Interview Archive

HARD ROCK INTERVIEW ARCHIVE 2009 - 2013

At the Rockpit we pride ourselves on our interviews and see it as the biggest difference between us and other similar Hard Rock and Metal sites. Like everyone we're interested in finding out what's behind the music of the bands we love, talking to the bands on tour, taking time to find some of the artists we've been missing and also catch up on new bands we really think are giving us something new and worthwhile. At the minute (as of November 2013) we are averaging over ten interviews a month with the bands and artists we love, there's no sign of slowing down. Not only are people taking notice, we're constantly tweeted, shared and linked to from a number of other sites. We like to think we're doing our job for the music we all love, and that word is getting out.

 

Below you will find our interview index year by year, starting with the latest interviews at the top. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed talking to everyone...

 

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by for a read and all the artists who have given up their time to speak to us.

 

Mark Rockpit - November 2013

 

 

2013 is arguably the Rockpit's best ever year for interviews we've spoken to members of Whitesnake, Megadeth, Journey, Guns N Roses and Thin Lizzy as well as some of our favourite local and international artists....

We've also been listening to your feedback - upping the number of Metal interviews we're bringing you...

 

THE ROCKPIT.NET

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF LOCAL LIVE MUSIC

 

Mark Diggins - Editor

 

VIEW OUR 2013 CD REVIEWS PAGE

105 INTERVIEWS FOR THE YEAR UP UNTIL MARCO FROM NIGHTWISH

BAND

INTERVIEWEE

LINK

DATE

INTERVIEWER

NIGHTWISH

MARCO

NIGHTWISH

November 2013

Mark

KADAVAR

TIGER

KADAVAR

COMING SOON

November 2013

Mark

BLUES PILLS

ZACK & ELIN

BLUES PILLS

November 2013

Mark

KYLESA

LAURA PLEASANTS

KYLESA

November 2013

Andrew

KATAKLYSM

JEAN FRANCOIS DANENIS

KATAKLYSM

November 2013

Andrew

THE SIREN TOWER

GRANT MCCULLOCH

SIREN TOWER

November 2013

Mark

AFI

ADAM CARSON

AFI

November 2013

Mark

LEAVES EYES

LIV KRISTINE

LEAVES

November 2013

Mark

REEL BIG FISH

RYLAND STEEN

REEL BIG FISH

November 2013

Mark

SEPULTURA

ANDREAS KISSER

SEPULTURA

November 2013

Andrew

PARKWAY DRIVE

WINSTON McCALL

PARKWAY

October 2013

Mark

THE BABY ANIMALS

SUZE DEMARCHI

THE BABY ANIMALS

October 2013

Mark

STEVE BALBI, NOISEWORKS

STEVE BALBI

STEVE BALBI

October 2013

Mark

SCOTT KELLY, NEUROSIS

SCOTT KELLY

SCOTT KELLY

October 2013

Andrew

HELL, ANDY SNEAP

ANDY SNEAP

HELL

October 2013

Andrew

TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY

ROB LANE AND ROB WYLDE

TEENAGE CC

October 2013

Mark

BRONSON

JAY

BRONSON

October 2013

Andrew

ASHES OF ARES

ASHES OF ARES

ASHES OF ARES

October 2013

Andrew

ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT

SPEEDO

ROCKET

October 2013

Mark

NOCTUM

DAVID INDELOF

NOCTUM

October 2013

Mark

MEGADETH

DAVE MUSTAINE

MEGADETH

October 2013

Andrew

THE DEADLY ROMANTICS

THUNDERFUCK

ROMANTICS

October 2013

Mark

ANARBOR

SLADE

ANARBOR

October 2013

Mark

HEATHEN SKULLS

ROBERT MACMANUS

ROBERT MACMANUS

October 2013

Mark

 

MONSTER MAGNET

DAVE WYNDORF

MONSTER MAGNET

September 2013

Mark

TESTAMENT

CHUCK BILLY

TESTAMENT

 

September 2013

Andrew

 

TOM KEIFER, CINDERELLA

TOM KEIFER

TOM KEIFER

 

September 2013

Mark

STRATOVARIUS

LAURI PORRA

STRATOVARIUS

September 2013

Andrew

DEATH ANGEL

ROB CAVESTANY

DEATH ANGEL

September 2013

Andrew

ASKING ALEXANDRIA

BEN BRUCE

ASKING

September 2013

Mark

KORPIKLAANI

Kalle "Cane" Savijärvi

KORPIKLAANI

September 2013

Andrew

LESTER THE FIERCE

LESTER THE FIERCE

LESTER

September 2013

Mark

JON STEVENS, NOISEWORKS, DEAD AISIES

JON STEVENS

JON STEVENS

September 2013

Mark

THE ANSWER

CORMAC NEESON

THE ANSWER

September 2013

Mark

KREATOR

KREATOR

KREATOR

August 2013

Mark

SOULFLY

MAX CAVALERA

MAX CAVALERA

August 2013

Andrew

FOO FIGHTERS, DEAD PEASANTS

CHRIS SCHIFLETT

CHRIS SCHIFLETT

August 2013

Mark

MARK OF CAIN

JOHN SCOTT

JOHN SCOTT

August 2013

Mark

VISTO CHINO

Brant Bjork

Brant Bjork

August 2013

Andrew

Amorphis

TOMI JOUTSEN

TOMI JOUTSEN

August 2013

Andrew

Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend

August 2013

Andrew

Diesel

Diesel

Diesel

August 2013

Mark

John Waite

John Waite

John Waite

August 2013

Mark

Ash

Tim Wheeler

ASH

August 2013

Mark

Enslaved

Grutle Kjellson

ENSLAVED

August 2013

Andrew

Dead Deities

Nathan Burling

DEAD DEITIES

August 2013

Mark

Carcass

Jeff Walker

CARCASS

August 2013

Andrew

Tyla J Pallas, The Dogs D’Amour

Tyla J Pallas

TYLA

July 2013

Mark

The Winery Dogs

Mike Portnoy

 PORTNOY

July 2013

Mark

Amon Amarth

Fredrik Andresson

AMON

July 2013

Andrew

The Sammus Theory

The Sammus Theory

 SAMMUS

July 2013

Mark

Tracer

‘Dre Wise

TRACER

July 2013

Mark

Message To Venus

JuanMa

VENUS

July 2013

Mark

Death Dealer, Manowar, The Dictators

Ross The Boss

ROSS THE BOSS

July 2013

Mark

Bardo Pond

Michael Gibbons

BARDO

July 2013

Andrew

Monarch

MicHell Bidegain

MONARCH

June 2013

Andrew

The Butcher Babies

Carla Harvey

BUTCHER

June 2013

Todd

Sevendust

John Connolly

SEVENDUST

June 2013

Todd

Smile Empty Soul

Sean Danielsen

SMILE

June 2013

Todd

FEAR FACTORY

Burton C Bell

FEAR

June 2013

Andrew

Children of Bodom

Alexi Laiho

BODOM

June 2013

Todd

Cinderella

Tom Keifer

KEIFER

May 2013

Todd

S.U.N. Whitesnake

Brian Tichy

TICHY

May 2013

Mark

HEAVEN THE AXE

PHOEBE PINNOCK

HEAVEN

May 2013

Mark

DIVA DEMOLITION

KYLIE COWLING

DIVA

May 2013

Mark

KAMELOT

THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD

KAMELOT

May 2013

Mark

BLACK ELK MEDICINE BAND, EARTHLESS

ISAIAH MITCHELL

MITCHELL

May 2013

Andrew

PROSPECT HILL

MARK ‘BAMO’ ROBERGE

PROSPECT

May 2013

Leslii

JASON NEWSTEAD, METALLICA

JASON NEWSTEAD

NEWSTEAD

May 2013

Todd

DEATHSTARS

WHIPLASHER

WHIPLASHER

May 2013

Helen

UNIDA, KYUSS LIVES!

JOHN GARCIA

GARCIA

May 2013

Andrew

CRASHDIET

PETER, ERIC and SIMON

CRASHDIET

May 2013

Todd

THE RAMONES

RICHIE RAMONE

RAMONE

April 2013

Mark

MUNICIPAL WASTE

DAVID WITTE

DAVE

April 2013

Andrew

GUNS N ROSES, THE DEAD DAISIES

RICHARD FORTUS

FORTUS

April 2013

Mark

RAVENLORD

CSABA ZVEKAN

RAVENLORD

April 2013

Mark

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE

JOSEPH CALDERAZZO

CALDERAZZO

April 2013

Mark

LORD

ANDY DOWLING

LORD

April 2013

Mark

EPICA

MARK JANSEN

JANSEN

April 2013

Mark

THIN LIZZY, BLACK STAR RIDERS

MARCO MENDOZA

MARCO

March 2013

Mark

BOB MOULD, HUSKER DU, SUGAR

BOB MOULD

BOB MOULD

March 2013

Mark

BIRDS OF TOKYO

GLENN SARANGAPANY

TOKYO

March 2013

Kayla

THUNDER

DANNY BOWES

THUNDER

March 2013

Mark

MIKE TRAMP, WHITE LION, FREAK OF NATURE

MIKE TRAMP

MIKE TRAMP

March 2013

Mark

THE SNOWDROPPERS

THE SNOWDROPPERS

SNOWDROPPERS

March 2013

Mark

WHITESNAKE, DEEP PURPLE

DAVID COVERDALE

COVERDALE

Feb 2013

Mark

THE VANDALS

WARREN FITZGERALD

SOUNDWAVE

Feb 2013

Mark

JOURNEY

ROSS VALORY

JOURNEY

Feb 2013

Mark

ANTHRAX

FRANK BELLO

BELLO

Feb 2013

Paul

HATEBREED, KINGDOM OF SORROW

JAMEY JASTA

HATEBREED

Feb 2013

Mark

WEDNESDAY 13

WEDNESDAY 13

WEDNESDAY

Feb 2013

Mark

VESTIBULE

VESTIBULE

VESTIBULE

Feb 2013

Mark

JOHN CORABI, RATT, UNION

JOHN CORABI

JOHN CORABI

Feb 2013

Mark

GUNS N ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER, LOADED

DUFF McKAGAN

DUFF

Feb 2013

Mark

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

PADGE

BULLET

Feb 2013

Mark

EXTREME

GARY CHERONE

EXTREME

Feb 2013

Mark

CRASHDIET

MARTIN SWEET

CRASHDIET

Feb 2013

Mark

DRAGONFORCE

HERMANN LI

DRAGONFORCE

Jan 2013

Mark

DANKO JONES

DANKO JONES

DANKO JONES

Jan 2013

Mark

ADLER

LONNY PAUL

ADLER

Jan 2013

Mark

DEERHOOF

GREG SAUNIER

DEERHOOF

Jan 2013

Mark

FROM THE JAM, THE JAM, SLF

BRUCE FOXTON

FOXTON

Jan 2013

Mark

NIGHTWISH

MARCO HIETALA

NIGHTWISH

Jan 2013

Mark

 

2012 was a great year for interviews - we upped the ante to 7 a month - usually posting at least two new articles a week. We had some great interviews - Geoff Tate's very last before being fired from Queensryche, we also spoke to people like Ziggy Marley and two people I'd always wanted to speak to - Andrew Eldrich of Sisters of Mercy and Jeff Pilson of Dokken.

 

THE ROCKPIT.NET

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF LOCAL LIVE MUSIC

 

Mark Diggins - Editor

 

VIEW OUR 2012 CD REVIEWS PAGE

CHECK OUT OUR 82 INTERVIEWS FOR THE YEAR IN 2012

BAND

INTERVIEWEE

LINK

DATE

THE DOGS D’AMOUR, TYLA

TYLA

LINK

Dec 2012

FLOGGING MOLLY

NATHEN MAXWELL

LIVE

 

DIVA DEMOLITION

KYLIE COWLING

LIVE

 

FOZZY

CHRIS JERICHO

LINK

 

BLACK FOX

DANE RAOBERTSON

LINK

 

ELLA HOOPER

ELLA HOOPER

LINK

Nov 2012

T&N, DOKKEN, FOREIGNER

JEFF PILSON

LINK

 

EYEHATEGOD

MIKE IX

LINK

 

MIA DYSON

MIA DYSON

LINK

 

SONS OF RICO

ALEX MacRAE

LINK

 

WAYLAND

MITCH ARNOLD

LINK

 

THE MARS VOLTA, AT THE DRIVE-IN

OMAR ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ

LINK

October 2012

THE SWORD

KYLE SHUTT

LINK

 

THE FLOORS

THE FLOORS

LINK

 

ZIGGY MARLEY

ZIGGY MARLEY

LINK

 

BONRUD

PAUL BONRUD

LINK

 

LONDON’S DUNGEON

LONDON’S DUNGEON

LINK

 

GLAMOUR OF THE KILL

DAVEY RICHMOND

LINK

 

NAT COL AND THE KINGS

NATHAN CAVALERI

LINK

September 2012

SAVAGE

SAVAGE

LINK

 

CLAUDE HAY

CLAUDE HAY

LINK

 

OF MICE AND MEN

AUSTIN

LINK

 

RAISE THE FLAG

JAMES MORLEY

LINK

 

MISS MAY I

RYAN

LINK

 

SISTER’S DOLL

BRENNAN

LINK

 

BANG TANGO DOCUMENTARY MAKER

DREW PAGE FORTIER

LINK

 

RUSSIAN CIRCLES

BRIAN COOK

LINK

 

ANOTHER LOST YEAR

CLINTON CUNANAN

LINK

August 2012

THE TEA PARTY

STUART CHATWOOD

LINK

 

FALL FROM GRACE

TRYG LITTLEFIELD

LINK

 

EMPRA

SANNY, MATT, Matt and MATT

LINK

 

QUEENSRYCHE

GEOFF TATE

LINK

July 2012

DEMON’S ALLEY

DEMON’S ALLEY

LINK

 

THE AFTER

THE AFTER

LINK

 

UPON THIS DAWNING

UPON THIS DAWNING

LINK

 

LA GUNS

STACEY BLADES

LINK

June 2012

GASOLINE INC

GASOLINE INC

LINK

 

CROZ AND THE MONSTERS, BLACK X

JAMIE PAGE

LINK

 

RAISE THE FLAG

JAMES MORLEY

LINK

 

SILVERSTEEN

SHANE TODD

LINK

 

RADIO SHOW HOST

BRIAN DYCUS

LINK

May 2011

GREAT WHITE

MICHAEL LARDIE

LINK

 

GOTTHARD

NIC MAEDER

LINK

 

CRAZY LIXX

EDD LIAM & ANDY DAWSON

LINK

 

SPIDER ROCKETS

HELENA COS

LINK

 

STONE CIRCLE

CRAIG SKELTON

LINK

 

SLEDGE LEATHER

LEATHER LEONE and SANDY SLEDGE

LINK

 

MOONSPELL

MIGUEL GASPAR

LINK

 

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS

LINK

 

OCTOBER RAGE

WILLIAM ROBERTS

LINK

 

TRUE WITNESS

TRUE WITNESS

LINK

 

DIABLUS IN MUSICA

ZUBROA

LINK

 

KRYPTONICS

IAN UNDERWOOD

LINK

 

SKINMASK

CHRISTOPHE LIGLET

LINK

 

COMEBACK KID

JIMMY HIEBERT

LINK

 

TYKETTO,  VAUGHN, WAYSTED

DANNY VAUGHN

LINK

April 2012

FU MANCHU

SCOTT HILL

LINK

 

JANUS

DAVID SCOTNEY

LINK

March 2012

LEGACY OF DISORDER

RANA FREILICH

LINK

 

MORTAL SIN

MAT MAURER

LINK

 

EMILIE AUTUMN

EMILIE AUTUMN

LINK

 

LILLIAN AXE

STEVE BLAZE

LINK

 

THE SWEET

ANDY SCOTT

LINK

 

DORO, WARLOCK

DORO

LINK

 

SEBASTIAN BACH, SKID ROW

SEBASTIAN BACH

LINK

 

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

ZAKK WYLDE

LINK

 

HOODOO GURUS

BRAD SHEPHERD

LINK

February 2012

URIAH HEEP

TREVOR BOLDER

LINK

 

BLANCA WHITE

KEN SAVAGE

LINK

 

VOODOO TERROR TRIBE

GIL PAN ZATOR

LINK

 

ADAM ANT

ADAM ANT

LINK

 

SUNSET RIOT

JOSH PAUL

LINK

 

VANITY BLVD

VANITY BLVD

LINK

 

THE EROTICS

MIKE TRASH

LINK

 

DIRTY PARIS

ROSS ‘WOODY’ WOODHAMS

LINK

 

SISTERS OF MERCY

ANDREW ELDRICH

LINK

 

BABYLON A.D.

DEREK DAVIS

LINK

 

ALTER BRIDGE

BRIAN MARSHALL

LINK

 

DIABLUS IN MUSICA

ZUBEROA AZNAREZ

LINK

January 2012

BARONESS

JOHN BAIZLEY

LINK

 

HELYEAH

TOM MAXWELL

LINK

 

GASOLINE INC

GAB and MATT

LINK

 

 

2011 AND 2010 COMING SOON

 

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