Interview with Machine Head drummer Dave McClain
Oakland, California based metal band Machine Head has announced a tour to support their latest album, Unto The Locust (Roadrunner Records), which was released on September 27, 2011. The album was voted #1 on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, #2 in Revolver Magazine’s end-of-year list, and #31 in Decibel Magazine’s “Top 100 of 2011.” Machine Head’s career has spanned over twenty… Read more »
Interview with music writer Jonathan Cohen about “Pearl Jam Twenty”
Pearl Jam formed in Seattle in 1990 and quickly became one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Their sound is unique, which is important for any band. The younger bands of today should know by now that it’s important to have their own unique sound, which seems to be lacking in the music… Read more »
Interview with Mureau guitarist Jonny Harter
Hard rock band Mureau has released their debut album Rumors and Reputations on Mediaskare Records. I recently interviewed guitarist Jonny Harter about how he got his start in music and what the band has in store for hard rock fans. When did you first know that you wanted to make a career out of being… Read more »
Interview with legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice
Rock drummer Carmine Appice is a living legend. There are few musicians who have had the amazing experiences that Carmine has had. Among his many great successes, he has been a part of such great bands such as Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and Beck, Bogert & Appice. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Carmine… Read more »
Xander Demos–The Unlikely Shredder.
Quick–when you think of a shredding guitarist, what comes to mind? A skinny dude with long hair, who’s been playing the instrument since he was just a toddler, perhaps? Think again. With a stocky build and short, spiky hair, Xander Demos looks more like a football linebacker than someone who has been featured on Steve… Read more »
Interview with Casey Lee Michels of Kidd Comet
The band Kidd Comet is staged to make a comeback and revive that 80’s glam rock sound that we all love so much. Kidd Comet is Casey Lee Michels on vocals, John Zeps on guitar, David “Noodles” Lawson on guitar, Sean Cruz on bass, and Mark Edward Cutsinger on drums. Formed in the late 80’s… Read more »
BALLS OUT! Would They Have It Any Other Way? Steel Panther’s Michael Starr
What can be said about Steel Panther that hasn’t already been said? They’re crude, crass, vulgar, explicit, exploitive, offensive, misogynistic… in other words everything a real rock n’ roll band should be! With their sophomore album, Balls Out debuting at number one on Billboard’s comedy chart, number 40 on Billboard’s Top 200 and Top 40… Read more »
Interview with Pete Loeffler of Chevelle
Chevelle, formed of brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler and their brother-in-law, Dean Bernardini, has been rocking it out with their trademark heavy aggressive sound for sixteen years and show no sign of letting up anytime soon. The band has put out five studio albums and their sixth studio album, titled Hats Off to the Bull,… Read more »
The Best Band You’ve Never Heard Of.
What if someone told you there was a hard rock band that started in the UK in the late 60’s, a band that was on par with some of the great bands of the era like Cream, Black Sabbath and The Jimi Hendrix Experience? A band with the impossibly wonderful name of Iron Claw? A band… Read more »
Interview with Foreigner's Jeff Pilson
Even if you weren’t around back in 1976 when Foreigner started as a band, chances are you’ve heard of them and their great songs, or at the very least someone else doing a cover of one of their great songs. Over the last 35 years, the band has seen many members come and go the… Read more »
Herman Rarebell: Drummer, Author, Comedian?
Germans are known for many things; great composers such as Bach and Mozart, scientists and engineers like Einstein and Gutenberg (Johannes not Steve), but they’re generally not known for their comedy! Herman Rarebell, 20-year drummer of the Scorpions is truly a funny German. While on tour promoting his new book, And Speaking Of Scorpions, Rarebell… Read more »
Pigs Do Fly! Frontman Marq Torien on BulletBoys (One-Night-Only?) Reunion
Frontman Marq Torien phoned RadioScreamer to discuss the reunion of his band BulletBoys. Although it is being advertised as a one-night-only reunion, Torien definitely left the door open to the possibility of additional dates. Listen to the interview in its entirety below.