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DREAM THEATER: JOHN PETRUCCI ‘IMAGES & WORDS’ TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 21, 2017

At the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim earlier this year, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci announced to us that the band would be embarking on a 25th Anniversary Images & Words world tour and suggested that they might bring the tour to Australia in September. True to his word, Dream…

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A CHAT WITH ELECTRO LABEL TEMPEST RECORDINGS’ DAMIANO VERNA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 15, 2017

It seems you can blink an eye and an entire decade slips past. Blink again and suddenly it is 2017 and one of Australia’s most enduring independent electronic record labels is the better part of a couple of decades old and has well and truly established a legacy. A global…

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EVERCLEAR’S ART ALEXAKIS TALKS ‘SO MUCH FOR THE AFTERGLOW’ OZ TOUR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 13, 2017

There’s a hoard of rock songs from the grunge, alt-rock era 90s which just occupy space in your head and like it or not, never look like leaving. ART ALEXAKIS from Portland band EVERCLEAR is responsible for some of them and many are from their 1996 album, So Much For…

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SON LITTLE’S NEW MAGIC

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 13, 2017

If you caught one of Son Little’s shows on his Australian tour last year or have heard his debut self-titled album, you’ll know that the guy’s unique take on American roots music is both refreshing and powerful. The new-soul, rhythm & blues artist, whose real name is Aaron Livingston is…

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INTERVIEW WITH ACCEPT’S WOLF HOFFMAN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 7, 2017

Interview by Baz Bardoe In 1981 a German band called Accept released the album ‘Breaker’. I still have my original vinyl record, and at the time I had never heard anything quite so raw and aggressive in the metal genre. It wasn’t like these days where you can get on…

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WE CHAT TO NEW SA WEEKEND WARRIORS’ COACH DINO JAG

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 5, 2017

Anyone who has gone through a Weekend Warriors program will know that there are many inevitabilities; you will meet new people, have a lot of fun playing music together and you’ll get looked after with quality instruments at the jam and professional PA and staging at the Big Gig. The…

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DWEEZIL ZAPPA AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 31, 2017

Dweezil Zappa and his band are heading to Australia in early 2018, celebrating 50 years of Frank Zappa’s music with a series of concerts and exclusive guitar masterclasses. Ahead of the tour AM’s Greg Phillips spoke to Dweezil about what’s in store for Australian fans and discovered that the Zappa…

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CASEY DONOVAN: OFF THE GRID AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 25, 2017

You’d be hard pressed to turn on a television in 2017 and not see Casey Donovan’s face. However for the Sydney-based singer songwriter, the high profile appearances on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here and the incessant Coles supermarket ads, were never about her own music. So it’s…

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WALTER TROUT: ‘WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 24, 2017

The list of artists American blues guitarist Walter Trout has assembled to help him out on his new album We’re All In this Together is nothing short of stunning. It reads like a dream blues festival lineup: John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Warren Haynes, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth,…

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JESSICA LYNN: ‘LOOK AT ME THAT WAY’ INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - August 24, 2017

Australian Musician first came across New York State-based country music, singer songwriter Jessica Lynn when we interviewed her back in 2015 as part of our association with Reverb Nation. At the time Jessica had recorded two American television specials before she’d even released a single studio recording. Since then, Jessica…

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