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HILLTOP HOODS .. with Strings Attached

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2007

HILLTOP HOODS .. with Strings Attached June 13, 2007 | Author: Andrew James When it comes to Australian hip hop, there’s the Hilltop Hoods and everyone else. Very few heads would argue against the Hoods’ domination of the local scene. The $64,000 question is where do they go from here?…

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DALLAS FRASCA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2007

DALLAS FRASCA June 13, 2007 | Author: Eva Roberts EVERY now and then a voice comes along that makes you stop in your tracks and listen, and in an industry that is fraught with commercialism, an emergence of real talent is a breath of fresh air. It is no surprise then…

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LARRY CARLTON & ROBBEN FORD

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2007

LARRY CARLTON & ROBBEN FORD June 13, 2007 | Author: Marcel Yammouni Throughout the 70s when fusion was king, Larry Carlton was one of the busiest session guitarists on the planet. He played on  many classic albums by artists as revered as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel and The Doobie Brothers. As a jazz and fusion  solo performer his career has been as equally successful netting him three Grammy Awards. Robben Ford also got his start  in the same 70s scene playing with LA Express and The Yellowjackets. However Ford chose more of a blues path, making a  name for himself with his band The Blue Line. Recently they were both in Australia sharing the stage and playing tracks  from their 2006 live release,’Tokyo Bluenote’. AM’s Marcel Yammouni and Juno Roxas tracked the two guitar legends  down for a chat. Pic by Edwina Pickles AM: When did you guys first meet? RF: It was roughly 1974. Larry couldn’t do the tour with Joni Mitchell for the ‘Court and Spark’ album that he had played on…

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STONE SOUR at Soundcheck

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2007

STONE SOUR at Soundcheck June 13, 2007 | Author: Reza Nasseri The band includes Slipnot’s Corey Taylor and James Root. The name, Stone Sour, derives from a drink which consists of whisky and orange juice. The sound is … well… let’s call it post-grunge. They don’t wear masks. The venue is…

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DINOSAUR JR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2007

DINOSAUR JR June 13, 2007 | Author: Steve Tauschke Two decades after sparking in an indie-rock explosion, American power trio Dinosaur Jr is back, remastered and reunited for a new generation. Steve Tauschke speaks with singer-guitarist J Mascis. If you’re searching for the missing link between Neil Young’s 70s proto-grunge and the…

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FIONA HORNE’S WICCAN BEATS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2007

FIONA HORNE’S WICCAN BEATS June 13, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips From 90’s electro-grunge rock, to the spellbinding world of witchcraft, Fiona Horne has come full circle and merged both of her passions in a brand new album called ‘Witch Web’. Fiona spoke to Greg Phillips about the new project from…

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Dragonforce

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 13, 2007

Dragonforce June 13, 2007 |  Author: Reza Nasseri Old school power metal band Dragonfroce were recently in Australia shredding up stages with their epic tunes, lightning fast licks and ample hair. Reza Nasseri spoke with Dragonforce guitarist Sam Totman Reza: Your latest release “Inhuman Rampage” is fast, in your face and a…

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JESSICA PAIGE-JB SEED GRANT RECIPIENT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 16, 2007

JESSICA PAIGE-JB SEED GRANT RECIPIENT March 16, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips. pic by Marty Williams The JB Seed Arts Grant Fund was created to help develop genuine artistic expression in Australia. It was the brainchild of John Butler and his partner Danielle Caruana and since it’s inception in 2005,…

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JOHN BUTLER- GRAND NATIONAL

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 16, 2007

JOHN BUTLER- GRAND NATIONAL March 16, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips The man greeting us at the door of a swish modern suite in a flash Melbourne apartment block is John Butler. There’s something odd about the sight of Butler in this environment, in the same sense you’d ponder a…

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CHIMAIRA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 13, 2007

CHIMAIRA March 13, 2007 | Author: Reza Nasseri Cleveland metalcore outift Chimaira describe their sound as a “twelve testicle bulldozer” and this is probably an understatement when describing the bands’ forthcoming release, “Resurrection”. Reza Nasseri  spoke to lead guitarist, Rob Arnold about the new album, touring and other quirks associated with…

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