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Interview with Riot V

12. August 2018

It took them over 40 years to come but Riot, now called Riot V, finally made it over to tour the UK. Metal Express Radio`s Mick Burgess caught up with bassist Don Van Stavern and guitarist Mike Flyntz to talk about the tour, the transition from Riot into Riot V and the continuation of the legacy of ...READ MORE

JIM McCARTY Would be up for a Yardbirds Reunion With Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton

9. June 2018

The impact of the legendary The Yardbirds on the formation of Hard Rock cannot be underestimated.  Their influence on Led Zeppelin, Rush, Aerosmith and Rainbow and many others is undeniable.  Drummer, Jim McCarty was the only ever present member of the band and saw Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page come and go.  Mick Burgess called him up to chat about his new solo album Walking In The Wild Land that sees him in a more singer songwriter reflective mood. He explained the Rush connection that saw Alex Lifeson, Terry Brown and Hugh Syme become involved in his record.  He also spoke candidly about his time in The Yardbirds and the enticing possibility of a reunion one day with Beck, Clapton and Page. ...READ MORE

JOHN LYDON “I`ll Not Let The Queen Put A Sword Anywhere Near My Neck”

3. June 2018

He burst onto the music scene in the mid `70`s and shook it to its very core as Johnny Rotten fronting the Sex Pistols.  Now a little older and wiser he`s celebrating 40 years of Public Image Limited, the band he formed after the Pistols had crashed and burned.  Mick Burgess caught up with a hugely jovial, witty and eloquent John Lydon to talk about 40 years of PiL, the celebratory tour, career spanning box set and the prospect of being knighted by the Queen of England. ...READ MORE

JON ANDERSON on 50 Years of YES

30. May 2018

Jon Anderson formed YES 50 years ago and spent most of his career in the band establishing them as one of the biggest Progressive Rock bands on the planet. Ill health forced him out of the band he founded but Anderson picked himself up and worked hard to regain his fitness by touring hard as a solo singer.  He recently reconnected with former YES members Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin and decided to put together his own version of YES who are on the road celebrating their 50th anniversary.  Mick Burgess called up Anderson ahead of his UK shows to chat about the tour, working with Wakeman and Rabin again and staking his claim to the YES name. ...READ MORE
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