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.
Exclusive interview with Richie Faulkner, Judas Priest’s newest member
When it comes to heavy metal bands, it doesn’t get much better or heavier than Judas Priest. The legendary band launched their Epitaph Tour in October. Of this tour, vocalist Rob Halford recently told Rolling Stone, “We’re pulling out all the stops. We’ve built a brand new stage set, we’ve got all the effects that… Read more »
Strange Karma, America: Take A Chance On Us
It’s three hours before their U.S. debut at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California and Australian rockers Strange Karma seem strangely calm. Brothers, Martin and Paul Strange relax at a table in Duke’s on Sunset Boulevard and describe their music, share their U.S. tour plans and discuss the music scenes in Australia versus… Read more »
Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer, Back For More
As drummer for one of the biggest metal bands of the ’80s, Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer has managed to not only survive, but thrive on a near 30-year rollercoaster ride. He’s taken every twist and turn and loop-de-loop with both hands in the air! Like most bands of that era, Ratt was discarded to the ash… Read more »
Interview with Tesla’s Brian Wheat about new album and tour
Tesla is getting ready for a tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s iconic Five Man Acoustical Jam, and the release of their latest CD, Twisted Wires & the acoustic sessions…, which features two new tracks and ten classics. The band will tour across the U.S.’s Mountain and Pacific regions over a five-week… Read more »