Chatting with UK rock musician James Toseland

Toseland discusses the band’s current tour through Europe and the UK, including their support for Black Stone Cherry; how the band had 3 ½ days to prepare for the tour after Theory of a Deadman’s cancellation; the making of the second album Cradle to Rage with a new line-up and a German label; his love of playing piano, even through his competitive motorcycling years; how he focused on songwriting and music after a serious motorcycle accident; how he met his wife singer/songwriter Katie Melua, who shares his love of rock music, like Queen; working with his brother-in-law guitarist Zurab Melua; and the fan and media’s acceptance of a sportsman entering the music world. […]

Chatting with punk duo The Dollyrots

The Dollyrots discuss coming from a small town in Florida and moving to L.A.; being parents and working musicians; the new DIY funding of today’s music; the support of the arts and culture by countries like Canada, Norway, and Sweden; their genre of music which is “1950s rock meets late-70s Brit punk”; doing a cover of “Brand New Key”; and breaking a guitar while on tour. […]

Chatting with guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman discusses how his latest album Inferno has been received by audiences; speaks about his bandmates and the way he chose them while assembling the touring band; shares how he feels now when looking back at his early albums, including the source of inspiration back in the day; how adding ethnic elements to heavy metal can drastically change the way an album sounds and how much he admires musicians that do so, like Yossi Sassi; details of his collaboration with his lifelong friend Jason Becker, who was his partner during the Cacophony years; and how he does not think of himself as a rock star, despite his vast accomplishments as a musician. […]

Chatting with the Brit blues-rock band rumHoney

rumHoney discusses the story behind their name, American blues versus Brit blues-rock, their bonding after a near death experience on an Alpine road, touring in Italy, the multi-cultural backgrounds of the band members, their love of Southern blues rock—Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and now Blackberry Smoke and Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Elvis’ birthday and soul traveling, and much more! There is plenty of comedy in the interview as the guys play off each other so you do not want to miss this one! […]