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Robbie Robertson



Reissued to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, 'Stage Fright' was the third studio album by legendary Americana outfit The Band. Presented in a new mix with revised running order and accompanying Royal Albert Hall show, Nick Dent-Robinson chats to guitarist/vocalist Robbie Robertson about the disc


Midge Ure



Midge Ure speaks to Andrew Twambley about next year's Voice and Visions tour, being in both The Rich Kids and Thin Lizzy, Live Aid and Ultravox.


Alice Cooper



Alice Cooper talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new album ‘Detroit Stories,’ which, in homage to the infamous blue-collar city and his home town, includes new and classic covers, and features original band members.


Walter Egan and Pamela Des Barres



Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Walter Egan and 70’s groupie and writer Pamela Des Barres talk to Eoghan Lyng about their friendship, and his new album ‘fascination’ for which she was the inspiration and muse.


Jason Ringenberg



Hailed as ‘The Godfather of Americana’, US roots rock musician Jason Ringenberg recently issued new solo LP ‘Rhinestoned’ to outstanding praise. Julie Cruickshank caught up with the alt. country pioneer to chat about the making of the album and formative influences


Wedding Present



Wedding Present frontman David Gedge speaks to Andrew Twambley about ‘Locked Down and Stripped Back’, his band’s new album of home recordings and reworked material from its back catalogue.


Sleeper



With ‘lost’ LP ‘This Time Tomorrow’ recently released and a tour to celebrate their 1995 debut LP ‘Smart’ this August, Sleeper lead singer Louise Wener chats to Richard Lewis about the new album and upcoming plans


Members



Members guitarist and frontman JC Carroll speaks to Andrew Twambley about the punk/reggae band’s new and seventh album ‘Bedsitland’ and his recent autobiography ‘Still Annoying the Neighbours’.


Outsiders



In the first of two interviews with 70's group the Outsiders, drummer Adrian Janes speaks to John Clarkson about his underrated group, which was the first band of the Sound's front man Adrian Borland, and their new five CD box set on Cherry Red, 'Count for Something'.


Outsiders



Bassist Bob Lawrence, in the second of two interviews with 70's group the Outsiders, talks to John Clarkson about his memories of the group and front man Adrian Borland, and their new five CD box, set ‘Count for Something'.


Philip Parfitt



In the second part of his in-depth interview with ex-Perfect Disaster frontman Philip Parfitt, Denzil Watson speaks to him about his influences and new solo album, ‘Mental Home Recordings’.


Cult Figures



Gary Jones, Jon Hodgson and Lee McFadden from post-punk band Cult Figures speak to John Clarkson about their reformation after an absence of 36 years and new album ‘DerItend'.


Lammergeiers



Last Harbour and Anna Kashfi's James Youngjohns speaks to John Clarkson about his new project Lammergeiers and their debut album, 'And I Will Wake the Dawn Itself'.


Nirvana



John Clarkson speaks to Patrick Campbell-Lyons from influential 60’s orchestral group Nirvana about his group’s career and their new vinyl box set ‘Songlife’.


Philip Parfitt



In the first part of a two part interview, former The Perfect Disaster frontman Philip Parfitt speaks to Denzil Watson about his second solo album, 'Mental House Recordings', and his return to music after an absence of many years.


Chris Constantinou



Ex Adam Ant bassist and Wolfmen frontman Chris Constantinou talks to Andrew Twambley about his new award-winning project Rude GRL + CC, playing at Live Aid, working with Rat Scabies and Wilko Johnson and co-writing with Lou Reed.


McCookerybook and Rotifer



Ahead of the release of their delightful collaborative EP 'Equal Parts', songwriters Helen McCookerybook and Robert Rotifer discuss the 'completely joyful' experience of recording over two days in August and their desire to use the EP to transcend the divisions between the UK and Europe brought on by Brexit.


Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey



Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Tender Trap's Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey speak to John Clarkson about their current band The Catenary Wires' forthcoming third album and their three other new musical projects, European Sun, Swansea Sound and The Drift.


Bob Harris



BBC legend Bob Harris talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new all-star charity project to help musicians affected by the coronavirus.


Rat Scabies



Drummer and founder member of punk legends The Damned Rat Scabies chats to Andrew Twambley about his first shows with the group in 25 years and his new album with Chris Constantinou, ‘One Thousand Motels’.


Captain Sensible



Eoghan Lyng speaks to Damned guitarist Captain Sensible about 'Get Back Into The World', his second album with his project Sensible Gray Cells, and the reformation of the original line-up of the Damned next year.


Robin Trower



British guitarist/songwriter Robin Trower speaks to Lisa Torem about his collaboration with vocalist Maxi Priest and producer/bassist Livingstone Brown on ‘United State of Mind’.


Dodson and Fogg



Dodson and Fogg's Chris Wade speaks to Malcolm Carter about his recent EP 'Watch the Moon', its accompanying film, and also working with Nigel Planer.


Joanna Connor



Guitarist Joanna Connor speaks to Lisa Torem about her new Joe Bonamassa-produced album, ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’, the Chicago club scene and her blueprint for balancing artistic work and family.


Steve Hackett



Legendary prog rock artist and former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett chats to Andrew Twambley about his storied career and new acoustic LP 'Under a Mediterranean Sky'.


McCookerybook and Rotifer



In the second of a two part interview about their new joint EP 'Equal Parts', Helen McCookerybook and Robert Rotifer talk to Ben Howarth about their discovery of each other's music and working with one another.


Paul Brett



Guitarists' guitarist Paul Brett tells Andrew Twambley about his colourful life, jamming with Hendrix and recording with many legends.


Jeremy Thoms



Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Thoms talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his early 1980's band the President Men's two singles and his 1990's group New Leaf's debut album 'On Safari'as well as his plans for his label Stereogram Recordings and band the Cathode Ray.


Remnants/Saloon Bar Romeos



Americana guitarist and songwriter Mark Fletcher speaks to John Clarkson about both his bands, the Remnants and Saloon Bar Romeos.


Bathers



John Clarkson speaks to Chris Thomson, the frontman with the Scottish group the Bathers, about the reissue of their classic trilogy of '90's albums on the German label Marina Records, and 'Sirenesque', their forthcoming first album in twenty years.


TV Smith



Former Adverts frontman TV Smith speaks to Andrew Twambley about his new solo album 'Lockdown Blues', which was inspired by the pandemic and his own illness with COVID 19.


Bon Jovi



When you're a rock superstar, who do you turn to for musical advice? Jon Bon Jovi tells Nick Dent-Robinson about this and more.


Spear Of Destiny



Denzil Watson speaks to Spear of Destiny frontman Kirk Brandon about their classic 1985 third album 'World Service' which is being re-released in a reimagined new version.


Electric Cinema



John Clarkson speaks to indie group the Electric Cinema about their reformation after a hiatus of eleven years and their just released second album, 'Animals + Gods'.


Union Of Knives



Glaswegian musician Chris Gordon talks to Cila Warncke about the return of his electronic project Union of Knives after an absence of almost fifteen years.


KT Tunstall



KT Tunstall talks to Andrew Twambley about her cover version of the Pretenders' 'Hymn to Her' and contribution to female-only compilation, 'Goodnight Songs For Rebel Girls'.


Sophie Ellis-Bextor



Sophie Ellis-Bextor tells Nick Dent-Robinson where her Kitchen Disco inspiration came from and where it's going next.


Terry Edwards



Multi-instrumentalist solo artist and successful session player Terry Edwards speaks to John Clarkson about his two new compilations, 60th birthday box set, 'Very Terry Edwards', and covers album, 'Stop Trying to Sell Me Back My Past (vol.1)', as well as his lengthy career.


Scenius



Dave Goodwin speaks to UK/French electronic duo Scenius about their 80's-influenced debut album, 'Enough Fears'.


Davey Woodward



The Brilliant Corners and the Experimental Pop Band's Davey Woodward talks to Dixie Ernill about 'Love and Optimism', his second album under the moniker of Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans.


Kevin Godley



10cc and Godley and Crème's Kevin Godley talks to Lisa Torem about his new interactive album project, ‘Muscle Memory,’ which asks pertinent questions about these unsettling times.


Brian Locking



Brian 'Licorice' Locking, one of rock and roll's pioneers, takes Adam Coxon through the highs and lows of his early career, with an all-star supporting cast.


Pauline Murray



Penetration vocalist Pauline Murray speaks to Andrew Twambley about her new solo album 'Elemental' and her 70's punk background.


Apartments



Ben Howarth speaks to Peter Milton Walsh, the frontman with Australian alternative rock band the Apartments about his group's second 'comeback' album 'In and Out of the Light', his approach to songwriting and his plans for touring.


Alison O'Donnell and Sharron Kraus



In a double interview acclaimed folk artists Alison O'Donnell and Sharron Kraus talk about poets, witches and muses and interview each other about their influences and ways of making music.


Neville Staple



'Original Rude Boy' Neville Staple talks to Andrew Twambley about his new single 'Lockdown', his long musical career and his burning desire to reconnect with fans.


Steve Hunter



Eoghan Lyng talks to influential guitarist Steve Hunter about his new EP 'Covered With Love' and his work with Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel and Lou Reed.


European Sun



Short Stories' frontman Steve Miles speaks to John Clarkson about his new band European Sun, which he has formed with Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey from Heavenly, Tender Trap and the Catenary Wires, and their eponymous debut album.


It's Immaterial



With photos from Darren Aston, John Clarkson speaks to It's Immaterial vocalist John Campbell about the Liverpudlian indie pop band's third album 'House for Sale', which they began work on almost thirty years ago but have only recently completed.


Al Joshua



London based singer songwriter Al Joshua, formerly of Orphans and Vandals, chats to Owen Peters about keeping creative during lockdown and his plans post-Pandemic.


Eight Rounds Rapid



Kimberly Bright talks to three Eight Rounds Rapid members about their backgrounds, art, Southend, and not sounding like anyone else on the planet.


Glen Matlock



Glen Matlock speaks to Andrew Twambley about the Sex Pistols, the Rich Kids, his solo career and his forthcoming UK tour with David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick.


Roachford



Singer-songwriter Andrew Roachford talks to Eoghan Lyng about his new album, 'Twice in a Lifetime'.


Jah Wobble



Acclaimed musician and songwriter Jah Wobble talks to Adrian Janes about his time as the original bassist in Public Image Ltd, his musical and philosophical heroes and his band the Invaders of the Heart.


Ben Bedford



Singer-songwriter Ben Bedford has recently revisited three albums of storytelling folk with a new compilation. He tells Ben Howarth about the process of choosing the songs and how his musical influences have shaped a gradual change of direction on more recent albums.


Nul Telexes



Darren Aston chats to new Liverpool-based indie/guitar duo Nul Telexes about their self-titled debut EP.







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