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31. July 2017

Having just completed another leg of his latest mammoth World Tour with Iron Maiden playing some of the biggest venues available you`d have though bassist STEVE HARRIS would put his feet up and relax for a while.  Harris has other ideas and is embarking on a club tour of the UK and Europe with his side project BRITISH LION.  Mick Burgess chatted to Harris ahead of his tour to talk about his love of the more intimate venues. ....READ MORE

JACK BLADES (Night Ranger) Interview

8. June 2017

It`s their 35th birthday this year and Night Ranger have celebrated with Don`t Let Up, their most energetic album in years.  Mick Burgess called up Jack Blades to talk about the album, how the band formed and what happened to the Damn Yankees. ....READ MORE

ERIC GALES Interview

26. May 2017

He was signed to his first record deal at 16 years old and has now made over 18 albums as a solo artist and in collaboration with the likes of dUg Pinnick of King`s X.  Mick Burgess caught up with guitarist Eric Gales ahead of his UK tour to talk about his new album Middle of the Road and playing alongside original Hendrix band members in the Experience Hendrix tour. ....READ MORE

DARIO LORINA – Interview

20. May 2017

"Metal Guitar young blood, Dario Lorina began his professional career in 2006 at age 16 as the touring guitarist with the late Jani Lane (ex-Warrant).  At age 19, he joined veteran Metal act Lizzy Borden whom he toured with for 4 years.  Dario released his first instrumental record on Shrapnel Records in 2013.  In January of 2014 he joined Black Label Society and has since been touring worldwide with BLS and Zakk Wylde, performing on both guitar and keys." The Ripper had a chance to have a chat with Dario during his quite busy schedule! Read on for details about his new album, working with BLS and touring with BLS and Lizzy Borden ....READ MORE

DIAMOND HEAD – Brian Tatler Interview

16. May 2017

DIAMOND HEAD is one of the classic, surviving NWOBHM bands, originally formed in 1976.  Although a very solid and well-respected band throughout their history, DIAMOND HEAD didn’t reap just rewards for their efforts until Metallica began covering a small handful of the band’s songs, ....READ MORE


3. May 2017

As lead singer in Free, Paul Rodgers built his reputation as one of the finest singers the UK has ever produced.  He went on to form Bad Company and The Firm before embarking on a successful solo career.  He`s heading back to his roots with his Free Spirit tour celebrating the music he created and performed in Free.  Mick Burgess spent some time with him to talk about the tour and to take a look back on his days in Free. ....READ MORE


29. April 2017

Many artists lay claim to having the best fans but in Blues guitarist, Walter Trout`s case, this is indisputable.  When he fell ill and lay at deaths door with liver failure his fans rallied around and paid for a life saving transplant.  Trout is back and fitter than ever and in Europe on an extensive tour.  Mick Burgess caught up with Trout ahead of his UK shows to talk about his music, his fans and health scare. ....READ MORE
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