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About the album, that's a little bit different Joe Elliot talks about the production of the new album and why this record is a little bit different from the previous ones, but still Def Leppard. Joe Elliot tells us why he wouldn't like to go back to the traditional writing process and how the songs were put together. +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you - we also care about the stories ...more
Talking about his new album "So Happy It Hurts" Bryan Adams tells us how he ended up recording all of the instruments for the record "So Happy It Hurts" himself and which songs are his favourite. In addition, Bryan Adams talks about the upcoming tour in Europe and what song he is looking foreward to play. +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you - we also care about the stories behind! In t...more
About the new fast album "Hammer Of Dawn" Oscar Dronjak talks about the songs he wrote on tour for the new album "Hammer Of Dawn". Important for him is the work with his singer and to be in the right mood for the writing process. Oscar Dronjak is very excited for the fan reactions and looks foreward to tour with their friends from the band Helloween. +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you...more
About the new album "See Where The Night Goes" A very brand new album, and also very brand new music in different kind of ways. Goodbye June have written an enthusiastic album, not many people have expected. During the pandemic the band wanted to send the right massage into the world: It is time for good stuff and fun! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you - we also care about the storie...more
About new member Emilia and the Eurovision Song Contest This year is a new start for the finnish band The Rasmus. Old guitarist Pauli Antero Rantasalmi wanted a live without the band, so new member Emilia 'Emppu' Suhonen joined and brings a breath of fresh air. With their new single "Jezebel" they want to represent Finnland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Band leader Lauri talks about the new energy, and their plans in the future. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTEN...more
Why it was about time to release a new Jethro Tull record Not many may have expected a new Jethro Tull record since their last release was almost 20 years ago. But here we are and celebrating the new album "The Zealot Gene" - still with a flute, still jumping and still rocking! We talked to mastermind Ian Anderson about the songwriting process, why it's the right time to release the new music under the label of Jethro Tull and further plans in the future. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews...more
Talking about the re-recording of "Metal", Covid and the band history For the 15th anniversary of „Metal“ Annihilator re-recorded their album with the legendary Dave Lombardo and Iced Earth-Singer Stu Block. We talked to mastermind Jeff Waters about the recording process, about his heavy Covid infection and lots of anecdotes from the band history. Enjoy listening! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Roc...more
Talking about their brand new record "Requiem" It's been a hard few months for KoRn and Jonathan Davis! After Jonathan got infected with the Coronavirus the band had to cancel their tour dates and he even had to go to the hospital. But finally KoRn have got some great news for us: Their new album "Requiem" will be released on February 4th and the first singles are promising a heavy melodic record with that incomparable KoRn note. We talked to Jonathan about his hate and love for the songwriting ...more
Talking about the new album "Crisis of Faith", its challenges and its topics It's been more than two years, when Billy Talent released their first new single "Forgiveness I + II" with an epic music video. Many things have happened since then, so Billy Talent were able to put an extra amount on creativity in their new record. We talked to singer Ben Kowalewicz about the challenges they had while working on it, about the many topics they sing about and what his bandmates think about a christmas so...more
Talking about "Merry Xmas Everybody", Slade and more Noddy Holder was the unique voice of British Glam Rock icons SLADE - and despite having turned 75 this summer, he is still going strong! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE christmas interview, we talked to the one and only Noddy Holder about THE christmas rock hit "Merry Xmas Everybody", about Slade and his departure from the band and what he's been up to ever since. The man - the legend - enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK...more
Talking about the upcoming ROCK MEETS CLASSIC-Tour and new projects When classical musicians and big rockstars are sharing the stage - goosebumps are guaranteed! Ex-Twisted Sister-singer Dee Snider will be joining the ROCK MEETS CLASSIC-Tour in 2022 and will perform his biggest hits with a whole orchestra. We talked to him about the rising anticipation for rocking the stage again, about staying in shape and the little differences between classical musicians and rockers. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Ta...more
Talking about the new Sabaton record and the input by their fans Epic powermetal plus bombastic live shows equals a fanbase that's growing bigger and bigger. For years now Sabaton have been rolling from success to success and we can be pretty sure that their new record "The War To End All Wars" will be a new mileston in the band's career. We talked to singer Joakim Brodén about the songwriting process, the input by their fans and what he is singing when he hasn't written any lyrics for the new m...more
Talking about the new record and Volbeat's recipe for success The new Volbeat record "Servant of the Mind" is out and rotating heavy on our record players. We talked to drummer Jon Larsen about his recipe for success in the hard- and heavy section and why he doesn't really know what Michael Poulsen is writing about in his songs. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you - we also care...more
Talking about his journey with The Rolling Stones and the passing of Charlie Watts He's been hitting the bass strings for The Rolling Stones for more than 25 years now - and what a journey it has been: We talked to Darryl Jones about his carreer in one of the most legendary rock bands in history, about the passing of their drumer Charlie Watts and the hope for new music. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only brin...more
Talking about the 7 albums of his huge project Lordiversity What is Lordi doing all the time during the pandemic? He is writing new songs! And not just a few. He has enough material for seven albums. In our exlusive ROCK ANTENNE interview he is talking about how he was able to write so many songs in such a short time! And he has many more ideas that are not released yet. This man is a machine! Listen to his plans and what he is thinking about releasung seven albums all at once in our Whole Lotta...more
Talking about touring in 2022 and his domestic pigeon Status Quo is ready for touring in 2022! Guitarist and singer Francis Rossi is looking foreward to the german fans. In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview the member of Status Quo talks about writing new music during the pandemic and how he prepares for playing on stage again. He is telling us about his favourites of the ROCK ANTENNE Hall of Fame and a surprising pet: the domestic pigeon of his kids that acts like a dog. This and more unexpe...more
Talking about Deep Purple's new - and very first - cover album "Turning to Crime!" Deep Purple are back already! Last year, they released their last record Whoosh! and now they've gifted us with a brand new album: Turning to Crime! - Deep Purple's first full cover album ever! So, we had many questions and Roger Glover answered them all! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, the Deep Purple bassist talks about how the lockdown got Deep Purple into covering, about the difficulties of choosing o...more
Talking about his nonstop songwriting, exciting collaborations and his new records Tom Morellos new record "The Atlas Underground Fire" is just a few weeks old - but the follow-up "The Atlas Underground Flood" is just around the corner. After more than 30 Years of Rock and Roll he's still not running out of ideas! We talked to him about his new records, collaborations with Bruce Springsteen or Bring Me The Horizon an about further plans. Enjoy! Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK AN...more
About his new solo record and upcoming plans with Alter Bridge Mark Tremonti is one of the most restless musicians at the moment. While he wasn't able to tour with Alter Bridge during Covid he just sat down and wrote a new solo record. "Marching In Time" is out now and Mark yet already has upcoming plans with Alter Bridge and a big top secret project. Enjoy listenning! Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Ro...more
Talking about the new release of "Restless Heart" Whitesnake are saying "Farewell" soon - but for now, they've gifted us with a new release of their 1997 record Restless Heart! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to mastermind David Coverdale about the story behind Restless Heart, about how Adrian Vandenberg got involved and how it turned from solo-record to Whitesnake-album - and of course David gives more insight into the Re-Release, why they did it, what we can expect etc. Enjo...more
Talking about "Hits" and "The First 21" What's going on in the life of notorious Nikki Sixx? Well, quite a lot actually: His band SIXX:A.M. has released their first Best Of-album and only three days earlier, Nikki has published his new book "The First 21: How I became Nikki Sixx". In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to Nikki about his book, about his album, about Mötley Crüe and SIXX:A.M., about working with Bob Rock and writing songs and much more. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - I...more
Talking about his upcoming solo record "4" He's done it again! Slash goes solo for the fourth time and will release his new record featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators on february 11th. We talked to him about the new Song "The River is Rising", writing music at home for the very first time, obstacles for recording during the pandemic and why his new record is simply called "4". Enjoy the Legend. +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio ...more
Talking about 50 Heavy Metal Years with Judas Priest For more than five decades Judas Priest is one of the biggest Heavy Metal Groups in the world. We met bass player Ian Hill and talked about his personal beginnings in music, their huge success of "British Steel" and asked for the secret recipe to keep a band together for that long. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you - we als...more
Talking about the new album "This Is How The World Ends" Big days ahead for BADFLOWER! Their new record "This Is How The World Ends" is out now and of course, we had some questions! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to singer Josh Katz about the pressure of releasing their second album after putting out a sensational debut like "Ok, I'm sick", about working on the record per se and especially during the pandemic, about moving from the "City of Dreams" to the "City of Music" (or ...more
Jason Newsted on memories, re-makes and more about Metallica's Black Album The legendary Black Album changed everything for Metallica! Not only the sound was different - the record showed them the door for a whole new league of worldwide success! As the bass player of the band Jason Newsted experienced the whole breakthrough in 1991! We talked to him about memories of making the record, the influence of producer Bob Rock and asked if he liked the new sound from the beginning. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lo...more
Talking about the new Record "Senjutsu" and upcoming plans for Iron Maiden Finally! After six years of waiting Iron Maiden-Fans welcome the brand new record "Senjutsu". We talked to long year guitarist Janick Gers about the songwriting process, their work in the studio, upcoming shows and asked if the three guitarists argue about who can play which part. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock ...more
Talking about Metallica, the new record and a big year for Volbeat Volbeat are going strong! Our Danish Rock'n'Roll Metal icons have been keeping themselves busy - for example, they contributed their version of "Don't tread on me" to Metallica's anniversary cover version of the iconic black album. And Volbeat also present us with new music of their own - so in our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talk to Michael Poulsen about their new singles "Dagen For" and "Wait a minute my girl", about t...more
Talking about "Below", the colour purple & going live Beartooth are one of the hottest modern metal bands at the moment. With their fourth record "Below" they're taking the next musical step while still sticking to their roots. We talked to mastermind and singer Caleb Shomo about working on the record, the colour purple and about upcoming shows. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to ...more
Talking about Fans, Features and their new album "Sleeps Society" Releasing a new record all by yourself - sounds great but it's not easy at all! While She Sleeps went that path anyway and got supported by their great fans. We talked to singer Lawrence Taylor about their loyal fanbase, about the features with Biffy Clyros Simon Neil and Sum 41s Deryck Whibley and of course about the new record "Sleeps Society". Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's origi...more
Talking about heavy guitars, heavy crowns & the upcoming album Daughtry is back! Well, at least from the trip down Poprock Lane. And this is something that has to be celebrated - and inquired into! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to Chris Daughtry about returning to heavier musical fields, about their new, very promising single "Heavy is the Crown", about heavy music and heavy responsibilities, the upcoming record and more. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! ...more
Talking about "The Aftermath - A Show in a Virtual Reality" Within Temptation have big plans: With their upcoming streaming event "The Aftermath - A Show in a Virtual Reality" (July 8/9), they want to create a milestone. It's going to be big, exciting, inventive - and obviously, we want to know all about it! So we called Sharon den Adel and talked to her about the show, exchanged some German-Dutch kind words and admired her extraordinarily tidy living room. ;-) Enjoy the interview - and if you w...more
Talking about his solo debut "Mammoth WVH" Wolfgang Van Halen's first record with his (solo) band Mammoth WVH is out now - and what an amazing debut it is! The self-titled album "Mammoth WVH" really has it all - not even ROCK ANTENNE head of music Thomas Moser can hide his excitement. ;-) Great songs, great songwriting, great music - and hopefully the start of a lot more to come. In our exclusive interview, we talked to Wolfgang Van Halen about working on the album, about his personal influences...more
Talking about their new live record, the End of the Road & non-retirement plans You want the Best? You get the Best! The newest KISS Live album "Off the Soundboard - Tokyo 2001" is out now as a crumb of comfort until we finally get to see them on stage again - and for the last time, too. In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview we talked to the man, the myth, the legend Paul Stanley about the infamous "End of the Road", the last opportunities to see KISS live and his plans for after that. Because...more
Talking about "Hardware", being in the desert with Matt Sorum & more Rock’N’Roll’s most legendary beard is back! Known for fronting ZZ Top, Texas-born guitarist and singer Billy Gibbons has released a new solo record. "Hardware" (Release: 4th June 2021) delivers 12 songs that incorporate all forms of Billy’s ZZ Top essence of the past 50 years: a contemporary mix of Hard Rock, Blues, Surf and Country. In our exclusive interview with the grandmaster himself, we explored the making of this brand-n...more
Talking about "Nowhere Generation", school & more They've kept us waiting for quite a while - but now, after four years, Rise Against's new record "Nowhere Generation" is out on June 4th! We talked to singer Tim McIlrath about working on the album, following political & social pressure versus being yourself, touring and how much they miss being with their fans - and also about going back to school (virtually, of course) and making the most of that last year of lockdown and pandemic. Enjoy! ...more
Talking about "Child of the State" How do you combine Jimi Hendrix and Sir Mix-aLot? Well, ask this guy! He's the rising star in the rocking world: Ayron Jones! We talked to Seattle-born Ayron about his new record "Child of the State", a wild, modern mix of Grunge, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, you name it. A great album and a great guy that has great stories to tell - enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the b...more
The story behind his new solo album "The Ides of March" Myles Kennedy's second solo album "The Ides of March" is coming out on May 14th. It turned into a Corona album to some extent - exploring the idea of being human in the times we live in and how to navigate through them, exploring the emotions we all are going through and how our expectations and normality are being turned upside down. In our exclusive interview with Grandmaster Myles we talked about all that - and also about becoming cat pa...more
Talking about "Inspirations", musical idols & more After having recently turned 70, Saxon mastermind Biff Byford talked to us about their newest record "Inspirations" and paying tribute to personal musical heroes. Also, he reveals when we can expect the next completely new Saxon record… and the big plans that he has with his son. Enjoy! +++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you - we also ca...more
Getting gloomy & "letting the Bad Times Roll" The Offspring are FINALLY back! It's been almost a decade, but now their new album "Let the Bad Times Roll" is coming on April 16. We talked to guitarist Kevin „Noodles“ Wasserman and singer Bryan „Dexter“ Holland - about the process of getting their new record out on the market, why their 9 year hiatus ends now and about their close collaboration with legendary producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Queen, etc.). We also learned more ...more
Talking about their new album "All The Right Noises" You just know what to expect from the British Hard Rock icons of THUNDER! So, it's no surprise that their new album is once again a masterpiece - and of course we want to know everything about it! We talked to singer Danny Bowes about what "All the Right Noises" is about, how it came together & how they work together after having worked together for decades. We also talked about the process of releasing a record in times of Corona and also abo...more
Vocalist Sam Carter of Architecs on the new album The British Metalcore band released their new record For Those That Wish To Exist on 26th of February. It's a record on disasters happening around the world, the climate change, questioning the human race. Sam Carter, vocalist of Architects, gives us an insight of the songs, their evolving sound and what's about to come. Also, where did their typical BLEGH-scream go? Carter gives us all the answers. A detailled interview on the new Architects rec...more
Angus Young about the future of AC/DC Are AC/DC done? Not the first time Angus Young might have heard this question - and the answer is still the same: This story is far from over! We talked to Angus about the legacy of his brother Malcolm, their album "POWER UP" and the future of AC/DC. 'Cause there is much more to come... Enjoy!
Brian Welch about the new record of Love And Death During a time of no concerts many artists are trying to make the best out of the situation and are working on new material to release. So did Brian Welch - better known as the guitarist of nu metal icons KoRn. Together with Breaking Benjamin's Jasen Rauch he took his project Love and Death into the studio and the result "Perfectly Preserved" just sounds awesome! We talked to Brian about the new record, why they put a Justin Bieber-song on it and...more
Rich Robinson about The Black Crowes' Reunion All good things come in threes and so for the third time in their career The Black Crowes announced their comeback. We talked to guitarist Rich Robinson about the reunion, the relationship to his brother Chris and the big question if there's another album on its way. Enjoy!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
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!
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 .
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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!