Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock!

The best talk about Rock? You get it right here! Germany’s number 1 Rock radio station ROCK ANTENNE is not only known for playing the best Rock music – they also do the best talking when it comes to Rock music and everything affiliated! Here you have the chance to download exclusive interviews with our favorite Rock stars. Be it about new albums, touring or personal stories - they tell it all. Enjoy!


  • Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night / BLACKMORE'S NIGHT

    Dec 14 2020

    Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night - The Lost Interview Ausschnitte aus diesem legendären Interview aus dem Jahr 2015 gab es schon on air zu hören, aber wir wollen euch dieses ganze einstündige Musterbeispiel an trockenem britischen Humor nicht vorenthalten! Anwesend dabei: der Meister der Gitarre UND des Sarkasmus, Ritchie Blackmore, sein bezauberndes amerikanisches Pendant Candice Night und ein Interviewer, der zumeist vor Lachen nicht mehr zu hören ist. Viel Spaß dabei!


    Nov 26 2020

    A new album, a special anniversary and a legendary quote We talk about the upcoming new album "Cyr", the musical development of the Smashing Pumpkins, the human development of... all of us... and also what their famous line "the killer in me is the killer in you" actually means. And yes, Billy is just as great as you think he is!

  • Mike Kerr & Ben Thatcher / ROYAL BLOOD

    Sep 29 2020

    New music, a whole new album and what took them so long For more than three years, there was nothing but silence coming from the duo out of Southern England. Now, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher are back with their new single "Trouble's Coming" - and for our ROCK ANTENNE interview, they delivered deep insights into their music making process, why the new stuff took so long and what we can expect from the upcoming LP next spring.

  • James Johnston / Biffy Clyro

    Sep 11 2020

    The new album A Celebration of Endings, favourite recording memories and the current situation of the live industry in the UK Biffy Clyro's bassist James Johnston gives us an insight into how the songs on their latest record came together, his favourite memories while recording, but also what the rock community is all about and the current situation of the live industry in the UK.

  • Mike Shinoda / LINKIN PARK

    Sep 11 2020

    Streaming on twitch, making new music and the end (?) of Linkin Park He is co-responsible for the success of one of the largest bands of the past two decades. Now, Mike Shinoda is doing music on his own and, due to current lockdown-circumstances, even started streaming on Twitch. We picked the musical all-rounder's brain - and what we found could spell the end of Linkin Park!

  • Ronnie Platt / KANSAS

    Aug 31 2020

    New music, touring and gardening Sometimes life is pretty unfair - you're working on a new record for years, finally put it out and then a virus cancels your whole tour. But that won't stop Kansas for long - the party will be even hotter and louder in 2021 and for now the members got some time to discover new hobbies. We talked to lead singer Ronnie Platt about the new album "The Absence of Presence" and about future plans for Kansas. Enjoy!

  • Elin Larsson & Zack Anderson / BLUES PILLS

    Aug 24 2020

    Talking about the new album, proud women and hard tunes Listening to "Holy Moly!" by the Blues Pills it's hard to believe it's just their third studio record they ever made. Every note, every beat and every chord sits right where it should be and Elin Larsson's voice is just the icing on the cake. We talked to Elin and guitarist Zack Anderson about their new record, proud women and hard tunes on the new album. Enjoy!

  • Bob Mould / HÜSKER DÜ / SUGAR / SOLO

    Aug 20 2020

    Talking about the new solo record Blue Hearts, the new deluxe boxset of Mould's carreer from 1989 until 2019 and future plans. He's an ikon of the 70s, 80s and 90s in Alternative Rock and he is non-stop on the run: Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü and Sugar. In 2019 he released his record Sunshine Rock, now the next one is already to be released in September - more aggressive, socio-critical and very personal. But Mould is also working on the release for his super deluxe boxset Distortion: 1989 - 2019. Al...more

  • Corey Taylor / SLIPKNOT / STONE SOUR / SOLO

    Jul 29 2020

    Talking about the debut solo record CMFT, the writing process, touring and future plans What's new with Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor? The singer is about to release his debut solo record in fall, so we called him for an exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview. Corey gives us a great insight into the songs, the writing process, future plans especially regarding touring with Slipknot and solo. All you need and wanted to know about the upcoming Corey Taylor solo record. Enjoy and rock on!...more

  • Kirk Hammett / METALLICA

    Jul 21 2020

    Talking about S&M2, surfing, writing new music and German Schlager What's news with Metallica? Their remake of the legendary S&M live album is coming in August, so we called Kirk Hammett himself in Honolulu to find out more. In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, Kirk gives insights into working on S&M2 and also working on completely new music - which apparently he does best while on a surf board. :-) Also, we discover his unconventional love of German Schlager and other fun things. Aloha and ...more

  • Sharon den Adel / WITHIN TEMPTATION

    Jun 18 2020

    Talking about Corona, new music, hairdressing needs and alcohol What's news with Within Temptation? Like the rest of us, our favourite Dutch Symphonic Metallers are dealing with the Corona lockdown - but how do they spend their free time? In our exclusive (and extensive) chat with the one and only Sharon den Adel, we talk about the lockdown and how to deal with it, about new music, postponing the tour with Evanescence, the necessity of a visit to the hairdresser's and - alcohol. Cheers!

  • Dennis Lyxzen / FAKE NAMES

    Jun 05 2020

    Talking about the first New Album and if we can expect more of the Punkrock-Supergroup Now, punkrock also has got a supergroup: the Fake Names: Dennis Lyxzen from Refused, Brian Baker from Bad Religion, Michael Hampton from State Of Alert and finally Johnny Temple from Girls Against Boys. Together they now released their self-titled debut album and in the future we can expect more from the group - another studioalbum and maybe even a tour .


    May 22 2020

    Talking about the Corona time out, new music and touring plans Originally, Evanescence would be on tour with Within Temptation right now - if the world wasn't being brought to a halt by a virus. So we will have to wait a little while longer for the double Symphonic Metal trouble - but it will surely be worth it! In the meantime, we had a chat with singer Amy Lee. In our exclusive interview, we talk about the new record in the making, their newest single and of course about the impact of the Coro...more

  • Taylor Momsen / THE PRETTY RECKLESS

    May 22 2020

    Talking about the new album and Corona quarantine What's new with The Pretty Reckless? It's been rather quiet since their last record "Who You Selling For" 2016 - but this year we'll get new music by Taylor Momsen and her guys! The first song "Death by Rock and Roll" is out now and in our exclusive interview, Taylor herself tells us more about the track, the upcoming record and how it helped her through pretty rough times. Also, like the rest of us, Taylor Momsen is staying at home at the moment...more

  • Jerry Horton / Papa Roach

    May 14 2020

    Talking about quarantine, new music coming up and Jerry's recovery from his broken fingers. Checking in with Papa Roach guitarist Jerry Horton who had to skip the European Tour of Papa Roach in February 2020 because he broke his fingers. Also talking about how everyone in Papa Roach is doing during this challenging Corona-time in isolation and Jerry gives us an insight in new music coming up. This interview has been made via Instagram Live on ROCK ANTENNE - make sure to check out our Social med...more

  • Dylan Villain / THE WILD!

    Apr 16 2020

    Talking about the new record and Rock'n'Roll in times of Corona Times like these need proper ROCK'N'ROLL - so we are very grateful for the Canadian Rock sensation of The Wild! Their new record "Still Believe in Rock and Roll" has just come out and provides us with juicy, old-school, fun Rock'n'Roll. In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to singer Dylan Villain (yes, they have awesome names, too!) about the new record, about believing in Rock'n'Roll and of course about the pressing t...more

  • Jeff Pilson / FOREIGNER

    Mar 24 2020

    Talking about touring, favorite stage memories and music in general Foreigner are without doubt one of the world's most important Classic Rock bands of all times. In June, Foreigner want to celebrate their 40 year anniversary on tour with their fans in Germany. And bass player Jeff Pilson promises great things! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE Interview, we talk to Jeff about the tour and what to expect, his favorite moments on stage and the role of music in his life. Enjoy!

  • Justin Hawkins / The Darkness

    Feb 28 2020

    Talking about the state of Rock'n'Roll and Bon Jovi's hair Who starts a record with a song called "Rock and Roll Deserves To Die"? Well - The Darkness does and it tells pretty much everything about the band. Don't take yourself too serious, plug in your guitar and go crazy. We spoke to singer Justin Hawkins about the relationship between Jon Bon Jovi's hair and rock'n'roll, why Queen is a big influence for The Darkness and why they don't call themselves a glam rock band. Enjoy!

  • Tommy Vext & John Boecklin / Bad Wolves

    Feb 27 2020

    Talking about their career and the future plans of Bad Wolves Things going very well for the Bad Wolves and they're grateful for that, especially for one person, who has always supported them – Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory. We met singer Tommy Vext and drummer John Boecklin to talk about their career, touring with legends like Megadeth and about the next steps for the Bad Wolves.

  • Huey Lewis / HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS

    Feb 24 2020

    Talking about the new album, living with Morbus Meniére and future plans Nobody would probably have thought that "Weather" would be the last studio album of Huey Lewis - especially not himself. Huey suffers from Morbus Meniére and the disease has now forced him to retire completely. In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talk to the Rock legend about his new album with The News, about how to cope with his illness, what is still possible and what the future holds for Huey Lewis. Because he m...more

  • Tim Brennan / DROPKICK MURPHYS

    Feb 21 2020

    Talking about the new album and discovering the punk in folk music Where the fun is, there are the Dropkick Murphys! Since 1996 they're rockin the shit out of irish and celtic folk and nothing seems to stop them - good for us! With there new single "Smash Shit Up" they dropped a brand new single with an unusual cover on the b-side: "The Bonnie" by scottish songwriter Gerry Cinammon. We talked to guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and former fan of the band Tim Brennan about plans for a new album, ...more

  • Eicca Toppinen / APOCALYPTICA

    Feb 20 2020

    Talking about touring, the new album and drinking in underwear Apocalyptica are a phenomenon: Cello meets Metal - a great combination both loved by fans and fellow Rock- and Metal bands. Before their show with Sabaton in Hamburg, we met with Eicca Toppinen for a little chat. We talk about tour habits and drinking sessions in underwear - but of course also about music: About the challenge of bringing Cello into Metal, about the new album and future plans, both with regards to music and collaborat...more

  • Ian D'Sa / Billy Talent

    Feb 06 2020

    Talking about the plans for Billy Talent and about their exciting career since 1993 It's fair enough to say that guitarist Ian D'Sa is the one who is responsible for the unique sound of Billy Talent. His guitar riffs are unmistakable with songs like "Devil In A Midnight Mass", "Fallen Leaves" or the newest single "Reckless Paradise". We talked to Ian about the next steps for Billy Talent - about a new record, a new tour or even a band documentary. Enjoy!

  • Andy Scott / Sweet

    Jan 29 2020

    Talking about the current "Music&Stories" tour, a very busy 2019 and plans for new Sweet music in 2020. Enjoy! Andy Scott from Sweet is on the road all through Germany. This time with a new touring project called "Music&Stories", for which the British Rock legend gets to interview three other legendary British Rock bands (Uriah Heep, Nazareth and Wishbone Ash) on stage about backstage stories, that have never been heard before. We met Andy Scott before his "Music&Stories" show in Munich and talk...more

  • Jordan Rudess / Dream Theater

    Jan 27 2020

    Talking about memories, dreams and time Dream Theater have a lot to celebrate this year: Their newest album "Distance over Time", the 20th anniversary of the legendary "Scenes from a Memory" record and of course their current tour, where the Prog legends are bringing both to the stage. In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to Jordan Rudess about concert rituals, crazy fan moments, working on new songs, personal idols and inspiration and a lot more. One of the nicest guys of possibly...more

  • Justin Sane & Chris#2 / Anti-Flag

    Jan 24 2020

    Talking to Anti-Flag about their new album and their exciting career More than 25 years on the road and still loud, angry and great: Political Punk's finest Anti-Flag are back with their new record "20/20 Vision" and are pointing the finger at the US-government like they never did before. A chat with singer and guitarist Justin Sane and bass player Chris#2 about ideals, activism through music and why kindness is the most Punk thing to do in these days!

  • Robin Zander / Cheap Trick

    Jan 23 2020

    Talking to Robin Zander about Rock Meets Classic and future plans with Cheap Trick Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Robin Zander from Cheap Trick talked to us about the upcoming Rock Meets Classic tour through Germany, where he is going to perform with Alice Cooper, Mother's Finest, Thunder and more amazing artists and bands. And of course Robin is busy with Cheap Trick, too - he revealed a possible release date and let us know about their plans for a European tour in 2020!

  • Richard Lowenstein

    Jan 22 2020

    Talking to the Australian director about INXS legend Michael Hutchence We had the honor of talking to Richard Lowenstein, director of the new movie "Mystify: Michael Hutchence" about the INXS legend. But Richard was more than a director (of many, many INXS music videos, too), he was a close friend of Michael's and tells us a few very personal anecdotes about the always charming, always great, but also troubled musician - and Richard tries to "demystify" one burning question: why did Michael Hutc...more

  • Sleeping with Sirens

    Dec 24 2019

    Talking about crazy tour stories, their latest record and their idols. When Sleeping with Sirens are in the studio, fun and laughter is guaranteed. Kellin, Gabe, Justin and Jack came by while on tour through Europe talking about their latest album. But also their crazy tour stories, habbits and a funny encounter with Bono. In addition to that, they told us about their idols and which artists deserve to be in the ROCK ANTENNE Hall of Fame some day.

  • Tobias Forge / Ghost

    Dec 20 2019

    Talking about opening for Metallica, the past and future of Rock and his christmas plans Swedish Metal icons Ghost stopped by in Munich for their only German concert in what will be at least a year. After their gig, we talked to front figure Tobias Forge about opening for Metallica, the past and future of Rock and his christmas plans. Enjoy!

  • Tyler Baker & Landon Milbourn / Goodbye June

    Dec 12 2019

    Talking about the new album "Community Inn" and more Nashville Southern Rockers of Goodbye June have just released their second album "Community Inn" and toured Europe. After their gig in Hamburg, we talked to lead guitarist Tyler and singer Landon about the new album, Southern Rock and plans for the future. Enjoy!

  • Adam Grahn und Jonas Almén / Royal Republic

    Dec 07 2019

    Rock'n'Roll and Party all night long with Royal Republic - their tour and reaction to the ROCK ANTENNE Hall of Fame 2019 Talking about their current tour through Europe, what they think about the founder members of the ROCK ANTENNE Hall of Fame 2019 and who they would like to see introduced in the following years.

  • Jacoby Shaddix / Papa Roach

    Dec 05 2019

    Talking about the upcoming European tour, the anniversary of Infest and his favourites for the ROCK ANTENNE Hall of Fame On the line with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. We are talking about the upcoming European tour with Hollywood Undead in 2020. It is going to be a mix of new and old music - especially in celebration of 20 years Infest. Jacoby also told us about new music that might be coming up next year which they might even present us live on tour. Very much looking forward to that! In addit...more

  • 41: Barry Kerch / Shinedown

    Nov 27 2019

    Talking about the tour, Thanksgiving and a new album What an amazing triple rock package, that's currently touring Europe: Alter Bridge, The Raven Age AND Shinedown. Tonight (27th November 2019) is going to be their last German show in Munich - and before they rock the stage, drummer Barry from Shinedown stopped by at our ROCK ANTENNE headquarters to talk about the tour, their Thanksgiving dinner plans for tomorrow, their very well earned title "hardest working rock band" (136 shows and more tha...more

  • 40: Brett Emmonds / The Glorious Sons

    Nov 19 2019

    Talking about Canada, Germany and the new record The Glorious Sons are without doubt one of Canada's hottest Rock bands right now. Before their show in Hamburg, we talked to singer Brett Emmonds about Canadian junk food, icehockey, touring in Germany and of course their newest record "A War on Everything". Enjoy - and keep an eye on this band!

  • 39: Dustin Kensrue / Thrice

    Nov 13 2019

    Talking about the first CD, first gig, new music on its way and his new own podcast On the co-headline tour with Refused, Dustin Kensrue from Thrice talks about their latest recordings for the 2018 record Palms as well as the EP Deeper Wells from april 2019. But also new music is on its way as they never stop writing. Dustin admits that he is probably the most secluded member of Thrice, but he enjoys writing poems and music in the back of their tourbus. We talk about new music, the influences of...more

  • 38: Robert Hart / Manfred Mann's Earth Band

    Oct 21 2019

    Talking about new Manfred Mann music, touring with Status Quo and Rock Meets Classic 2020 In 2011, Robert Hart joined the legendary Manfred Mann's Earth Band as the new man on the microphone - and he couldn't be happier right now! Next year, Robert Hart will be on the road with Manfred, touring alongside Status Quo, as well as being part of one of Rock's most unique concert experiences - Rock meets Classic. Today, we talked to Robert about the upcoming touring and future plans for new Earth Band...more

  • 37: Damian Darlington / Brit Floyd

    Oct 09 2019

    On continuing the legacy of Pink Floyd Brit Floyd are more than a tribute band: Whoever gets to see them live, feels like traveling back in time, as if the real Pink Floyd had returned. So far, mastermind Damian Darlington has dedicated over 25 of his life to his icons and doesn't think about stopping. In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talk to Damian about Pink Floyd and Brit Floyd, what to expect from the oncoming tour and what it means to stage such an epic show.

  • 36: Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull

    Sep 26 2019

    Between Prog Rock and Brexit Ian Anderson is a true legend in the musical world: At the age of 72, he still rocks the stage like no other, with his flute in hand and jumping on one leg. Before we welcome him in the German concert halls in November, we talked to Ian on the phone - about what to expect from this tour, learning to play flute and Brexit. Enjoy!

  • 35: James LaBrie / Dream Theater

    Sep 13 2019

    Progressive Metal pioneers Dream Theater back on tour in 2020 Frontman James LaBrie of Dream Theater got up very early to tell us everything about their latest album "Distance over Time" and their forthcoming European tour in January and February 2020. Enjoy!

  • 34: Ali Tabatabaee & Dan Palmer / Zebrahead

    Sep 12 2019

    Pop-Punk veterans talk about the latest album and current tour! In almost 25 years of making music, Zebrahead have established their place as a constant player in the pop-punk scene. We talked to Singer/rapper Ali and guitarist Dan - about their latest album "Brain Invaders", the current European tour and why they decided to drop their label. Enjoy!

  • 33: Oscar Dronjak / Hammerfall

    Sep 02 2019

    Talking about the new album "Dominion" How do Hammerfall punch out those killer guitar riffs again and again? Their new album "Dominion" is the newest example that these guys know how to write a heavy metal classic. We talked to guitarist Oscar Dronjak about the new LP and congratulated for the best Accept-guitar riff since Accept's "Balls To The Wall". Enjoy!

  • 32: Tito Larriva / Tito & Tarantula

    Aug 30 2019

    Talking about the new album and their tour 2019 It was quiet for a long time, but now Tito & Tarantula are finally going to release their new studio album „8 Arms to Hold You.” We talked to mastermind Tito Larriva about the new and sixth record, about the studio sessions near El Paso, about collaborating with his daughter Lolita und of course, about the upcoming tour! Enjoy!

  • 31: Francis Rossi + Richie Malone / Status Quo

    Aug 28 2019

    Talking about the past, their new album and the future of Status Quo After the death of Rick Parfitt Christmas 2016 no one knew what the future of Status Quo would look like. But they are back! With new energy and Richie Malone, who stepped into the footsteps of Rick. Now Status Quo are releasing their 33rd album Backbone - and the band is proud of their new work! We met Francis Rossi and Richie Malone and talked about the past, the new album and the future of Status Quo.

  • 30: Jørn + Olav / Bokassa

    Aug 23 2019

    Talking about being Bokassa in 2019 and touring with Metallica Crazy times for Bokassa: As Lars Ulrich's personal favorite, they are touring with Metallica through Europe. We talk to singer Jørn and drummer Olav about Bokassa's new album, their very unique sound and the upcoming headliner tour - but of course also about Metallica: How Lars Ulrich got to know them, how touring life with Metallica is and what playing in front of 50.000 people one night and 15 the next feels like. Great guys - don'...more

  • 29: Deryck Whibley / Sum 41

    Jul 18 2019

    Talking about the new album and 23 years of Sum 41 Three years after their big comeback with "13 Voices", the next Sum 41 album is almost here! "Order In Decline" will be heavier and more agressive and in our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, singer Deryck Whibley explains why. We also talk about 23 years of Sum 41, influences and inspirations, coping with the past through music and about arising chaos in countries around the world.

  • 28: Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night

    Jun 05 2019

    Talking about Rainbow, a new album and Florian Silbereisen Rainbow are returning to Munich soon - the place, where the legendary group recorded their very first album "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" back in 1975. In our exclusive interview, we talk to Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night about the city of Munich, the upcoming tours both of Rainbow and Blackmore's Night, the possibility of a new album and, last but not least, German folk music icon Florian Silbereisen. For real. Enjoy!

  • 27: Gene Simmons + Eric Singer / KISS

    May 31 2019

    Talking about the end of the road and really smooth legs It’s "The End of the Road" for the legendary KISS – in Leipzig, the kick-off of the European leg of their farewell tour, we talked to Gene Simmons and Eric Singer about the legacy of KISS … and while we’re at "leg" - Gene has the ultimate pro tip for smooth silky legs. :-) Enjoy!

  • 26: Joakim Brodén / Sabaton

    May 20 2019

    Talking about 20 years of Sabaton, the new album, Wacken and more 20 years of Sabaton - that's more than half of singer Joakim's life. In our exclusive interview, we talk about feeling old(ish), the upcoming album "The Great War", the anniversary itself, the definition of their sound, headlining the 30th anniversary of Wacken Open Air - well, basically a little bit of everything. Enjoy!

  • 25: David Draiman / Disturbed

    Apr 29 2019

    Talking about touring, Germany and the Evolution Are you ready? Chicago Metal-icons Disturbed are currently on tour celebrating the release of their newest album "Evolution". In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, THE VOICE David Draiman talks about touring in Germany, writing ballads and experimenting with sounds - it's like with ice cream, you sometimes just need to try some different flavors. Besides, David admits that he's a total James Bond wannabe... Enjoy!

  • 24: Andy Scott / Sweet

    Apr 25 2019

    Talking about the 50th anniversary, touring and Guardians of the Galaxy British Glam Rock icons of Sweet are celebrating their 50th anniversary! In our exclusive interview, mastermind and original member Andy Scott talks about celebrations and touring - and we also talk a lot about films: "The Dirt" and Andy's memories of working with Mötley Crüe, some "Spinal Tap"-worthy onstage experiences and Marvel blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and what being part of the soundtrack meant for S...more

  • 23: Baz & Adam / Massive Wagons

    Apr 18 2019

    Talking about getting MASSIVE, touring big and celebrating hard After four albums and ten years of rocking out hard, their effort is finally starting to pay off: Massive Wagons are on the road with Thunder – their first tour outside of the UK – and have another three big tours coming up this year, together with The Wildhearts, Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as their own headline UK-tour. And in the middle of heavy touring, they plan to work on another album and a 10-year-surprise for their fans. Massive...more

  • 22: Nicke Borg / Backyard Babies

    Apr 12 2019

    Talking about their new album and 30 years in business 30 years in business - and still nervous about new releases: That's just one of the secrets Nicke Borg of the Backyard Babies reveals in our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview. The Swedish Punk/Hard Rock combo has just released their newest record "Sliver and Gold" and we talk about their anniversary, their album, being a musician for a living, touring life and more. Enjoy!

  • 21: David Coverdale / Whitesnake

    Mar 28 2019

    Talking about the upcoming album, flesh, blood, and sexy times New album, new tour, new sex appeal! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, Whitesnake mastermind David Coverdale reveals details about the upcoming album "Flesh and Blood". Plus, he has some juicy stories to tell about working in the studio... Enjoy!

  • 20: Sully Erna / Godsmack

    Mar 21 2019

    Talking about the "When Legends Rise"-album and tour and their new Scars foundation Hard Rock icons Godsmack have had a hard time recently - after the unexpected death of guitarist Tony Rombola's son, they had to postpone their planned European tour. Now they're back on stage - in our exclusive interview, we talked to singer Sully Erna about the tour, how the band members feel, the album "When Legends Rise" and their first ballad "Under your Scars", a song that inspired them to start the "Scars ...more

  • 19: Dave Matthews / Dave Matthews Band

    Feb 28 2019

    Talking about Jamrock, touring in Germany and fun of improvisation The Dave Matthews Band is undoubtedly one of the biggest Jamrock groups of the US - and in March, they jam over the big pond to improvise the hell out of their European audiences! In our exclusive interview, we talk to mastermind Dave Matthews about the joys of improvisation itself, playing for different audiences and the German love for detail. Enjoy!

  • 18: Zaher Zorgati / Myrath

    Feb 27 2019

    Talking about Oriental Metal, the new album "Shehili" and plans for the future Orient meets metal - that's exactly what the Tunisian metal band MYRATH stands for. Their unique mix of bad-ass metal and oriental instruments and sounds is not only exciting, but also very catchy. We talk to singer Zaher Zorgati about their upcoming fourth album "Shehili" and how the Tunisian-French group wants to take their Oriental Metal out into the world. Enjoy!

  • 17: Tobias Forge / Ghost

    Feb 07 2019

    Talking about the upcoming tour, new album plans and the next version of Ghost Swedish occult rockers Ghost have busy times ahead: Their own "A Pale Tour Named Death" tour will take them round the globe this year and then there's also the support slot for Metallica - but who says you can't work on new songs while touring? In our exclusive interview, mastermind Tobias Forge talks about all that - the tour and the next Ghost album, which he wants to record and hopefully release in 2020. Besides, F...more

  • 16: Tobin Esperance / Papa Roach

    Feb 01 2019

    Talking about bringing the beach to the studio, the new album and touring plans Why would you need your own beach and cocktail bar in front of the studio? Well, you don't - but how freaking cool would that be?! That's exactly what Papa Roach thought while recording their new album "Who Do You Trust" and had tons of sand and liters of cocktails shipped to them. After over 25 years of playing and recording together, fun still always comes first. Bass player Tobin talks about the album, about touri...more

  • 15: Mike Shinoda / Linkin Park

    Jan 24 2019

    Talking about music as therapy, depression and the future of Linkin Park In our new interview with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, things get personal - music has always been Mike's therapy, but it became especially important now after he lost his best friend Chester Bennington to depression. Mike talks about his solo shows and how he wants them to be a celebration of (Chester's) life - his concerts, a big group therapy session for Mike and his fans. And of course we also talk about the future of Li...more

  • 14: Shakin' Stevens

    Dec 21 2018

    Talking about the comeback, the tour and a whole lotta Rock'n'Roll He may not have been there in the 50ies, but nevertheless he's definitely one of the biggest Rock'n'Rollers of all times - Shakin' Stevens! After some quiet years due to a severe heart attack in 2010, Shakin' Stevens is now back again and ready to shake it up! We talked to the music icon about his comeback, the 80ies and a whole lotta Rock'n'Roll. Enjoy!

  • 13: Richard Z. Kruspe / Emigrate - Rammstein

    Nov 19 2018

    Talking about Emigrate, Rammstein and why the next record may be the last [Please consider that this interview was conducted in German – a full English transcript can be found on our website! Just enter www.rockantenne.de/podcast/kruspe] „This is gonna be my last Rammstein album“ – in our interview, founding member, songwriter and guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe reveals that, for him, the chapter Rammstein is going to be closed soon; after the release of the next album in 2019 and the upcoming worl...more

  • 12: Mark Tremonti / Tremonti - Alter Bridge

    Nov 16 2018

    Talking about touring with Tremonti, song writing with Alter Bridge and supporting Iron Maiden We caught Mark Tremonti for a quick chat before his show in Munich. He’s just started the European tour leg in support of the current Tremonti album “A dying machine”, troubled with a couple setbacks but nonetheless stronger than ever. We talk about supporting Iron Maiden, the upcoming songwriting for Alter Bridge and the troubles social media can cause for bands nowadays. Still shiniest teeth in the r...more

  • 11: Sharon den Adel / Within Temptation

    Oct 02 2018

    Talking about the upcoming album "Resist", the tour and the last couple of years Within Temptation are back! On December 14, the dutch Symphonic Metal icons will release their new studio album "Resist". In our exclusive interview, singer Sharon den Adel gives us all the details about their brandnew record, talks about the following world tour and also revisits the troubles of the last couple of years, when she didn't know how to continue with Within Temptation. We're glad that they're back and s...more

  • 10: Matt Bellamy & Dom Howard / Muse

    Sep 24 2018

    Talking about the next album "Simulation Theory" and an exceptional world tour We’re all eagerly awaiting the new Muse album – but there's more! Following the release of "Simulation Theory" on November 9, the British rockers set out to an epic world tour; with a show the rock world has never seen before, Muse promise. In our interview following their secret gig at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, we talk to drummer Dom and singer Matt about the concept (or non-concept) of their new record, ab...more

  • 09: Rich Robinson - The Magpie Salute

    Aug 09 2018

    Talking about their first studio album, the purpose of rock and the fun in playing live With "High Water I", US-American rockers THE MAGPIE SALUTE release their first studio album on August 10. We met guitarist and mastermind Rich Robinson and talked about why they released a live album way before their first studio record, why there's less people on the album cover than who’re actually in the band, about their past and troubled times with The Black Crowes and Rich's brother Chris and more. Enjo...more

  • 08: Jonathan Davis (KoRn)

    Jun 11 2018

    Talking about his first solo album, the future of KoRn and about plans for a Metal musical With his band KoRn, Jonathan Davis has been writing Nu Metal history since the early 90ies. Now it's time to go solo! Shortly after the release of his first solo record "Black Labyrinth", Jonathan played his songs live at the German festival Rock im Park/Rock am Ring. We met him there and talked about what this solo record means to him, what the future holds for KoRn - and about his plans for the world's v...more

  • 07: Greta Van Fleet

    Jun 05 2018

    Talking about their upcoming debut album, their second home and drugs They are often compared to Led Zeppelin, support Guns N' Roses on their European tour and Elton John praised them as his "Newcomer of the Year" - and all that without even having released their debut album! We talked to Josh and Jake of GRETA VAN FLEET at the Rock im Park festival about their album plans, why Germany feels like a second home to them and why we don't have to fear that Greta Van Fleet might get into the drugged ...more

  • 06: The Lazys

    May 30 2018

    Talking about German audiences, German Police and Billy Talent's Ian D'Sa In Australia and Canada, they already have a big fan base - now it's time for them to conquer Germany! THE LAZYS just released their newest record "Tropical Hazards". While they are touring German lands, we talked to them about getting pulled over by the German police, German audiences and their inofficial sixth band member, Billy Talent's Ian D'Sa.

  • 05: Paul Cook - The Sex Pistols/The Professionals

    Mar 23 2018

    Talking with a punk rock legend about punk rock history He was a Sex Pistol, he is a Professional AND a living Punk legend: Paul Cook. We called him up in London just shortly before the release of the then new Professionals record “What in the World” – punk rock history told by somebody who made it!

  • 04: Black Stone Cherry

    Mar 16 2018

    Talking about the upcoming album "Family Tree", Whiskey and the German drink menue Black Stone Cherry's upcoming album "Family Tree" is - just like the name suggests - all about family: recorded at home in Kentucky, mixed and produced by the band themselves - and even the youngest family members get to play their part! (Or sing their part, as in this case). Chris and Ben further elaborate on touring, the very important difference between Whiskey and Bourbon and their regular troubles with the Ge...more

  • 03: Oscar Dronjak of Hammerfall

    Mar 09 2018

    Talking with Oscar about ideas, goals and Accept Love 'em or hate 'em, Hammerfall remain one of the guiding lights when it comes to Classic and True Heavy Metal! We teamed up with Mastermind Oscar Dronjak just before their amazing headliner gig at the Bang Your Head Festival 2017. Oscar reveals all about his ideas, his goals, and hey, no talk with Oscar without talking about Accept! 

  • 02: Mike Kroeger of Nickelback

    Mar 05 2018

    Talking with Mike about the Juno Awards and the upcoming Tour Nickelback have a big year coming up - the Canadians are going to bring their new album "Feed the Machine" on tour to Las Vegas, Mexico and Europe. Besides, they are nominated for their 29th Juno Award, Canada's most prestigious music prize. We talked to bass player Mike Kroeger about tour preparation, what else music prizes are good for (they make formidable door stoppers) and what is most important to Nickelback - their fans.

  • 01: Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden

    Feb 22 2018

    Talking with Bruce about his new autobiography "What does this button do?" Our very intimate interview with Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson about his new autobiography “What does this button do?”! Bruce elaborates on his age, his goals, his crafts – and Blackie Lawless!