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Recent Interviews

This Damn Truth

FEATURE INTERVIEW: THE DAMN TRUTH

The interview segments from last week’s hour special with Lee-La Baum from the band. We discuss the new album, life after lockdown and the band’s preparations for this week’s livestream concert from a church in Montreal, Canada on Wednesday June …

FEATURE INTERVIEW: SPIKE’S LATE NIGHT SONG BOOK

Ahead of the release of his lockdown solo album and run of UK dates in May 2021 – the first rock artist back in venues after lockdown eases – a telephone chat with The Quireboys’ frontman Spike. Despite the grim …

The Dust Coda

FEATURE INTERVIEW: THE DUST CODA – FINAL CHARGE INTO THE TOP 40

The Dust Coda is another contemporary rock n roll band from Earache Records set to break into the official album chart. They entered the mid-week chart at 11 – and the coming days will decide whether grass-roots fan power can …

Scarlet Rebels

FEATURE INTERVIEW: SCARLET REBELS SIGN WITH EARACHE RECORDS

Scarlet Rebels join Massive Wagons, Those Damn Crows and The Dust Coda by signing with Earache Records, the label is championing the New Wave of Rock n Roll and the label that has been putting rising rock back in the …

Luke Morley

FEATURE INTERVIEW: LUKE MORLEY ON NEW THUNDER ALBUM

British rock royalty, Thunder, return with another sizzling album – ‘All The Right Noises’. Ahead of its release, I spoke with songwriter and guitar maestro Luke Morley on the album’s genesis, a year of lockdown and the viability of European …

Joseph Williams

FEATURE INTERVIEW: JOSPEPH WILLIAMS – NEW ALBUM

The second of two interviews with Joseph Williams, here Joseph talks about is new album released February 2021. Originally aired in January 2021 as an hour special with music.

Steve Lukather & Joseph Williams. Photo by Alex Solca.

FEATURE INTERVIEW: JOSEPH WILLIAMS – TOTO SHOW

The first of two interviews with Joseph Williams. Originally aired back-to-back with a Steve Lukather hour in November 2020, Joseph talks about the new Toto line up and the global stream concert event. Reflections also on childhood memories of the …

Steve Lukather

FEATURE INTERVIEW: STEVE LUKATHER – NEW ALBUM

The second of two interviews with Steve, following our chat on the Toto live stream show in November 2020, were Steve talks about his new solo album. Originally aired in January 2021 as an hour special with music.

When Rivers Meet

SHORT INTERVIEW: WHEN RIVERS MEET

The second of two interviews in as many months with this fine rising band. This, a rather playful chat over Zoom, Grace reacts to the band’s shortlisting for four industry awards. She also talks about the music that has inspired …

Massive Wagons

FEATURE INTERVIEW: MASSIVE WAGONS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

As part of our Earache Christmas cracker, an interview with long-standing faves Massive Wagons, Here we hear from Barry Mills about a year in review for the band, a story of reacting to adversity and innovating.

album of the month

Previous album reviews

Cry For Mercy - 'Resist'

CRY FOR MERCY: ‘RESIST’

APRIL ALBUM OF THE MONTH This review is probably a reflection of the character, enterprise and engagement of a band that spans the duration of

Recent show highlights

FRIDAY ROCKSHOW – 3 April

In such challenging times, my Friday show is dedicated to the NHS, the amazing work being done by amazing people to save lives. Album and

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Daytime interview repeats (11-3pm)

11am – JD Simo: The Love Bus Part 4: Backstage Camden interview, early 2020.

12pm – Spike: Interview hour from Brighton, the opening night of his current solo tour.

1pm – The Idol Dead: Last week’s interview hour on life after lockdown back by request.

2pm – Skam: Interview hour from the “Skam-day” from a few months ago.

FRIDAY EVENING ROCKSHOW (5-10.30PM)

All features this week – four new ones to start the evening

5.00pm – Rockshow welcomes and introduction

5.15pm – As Sirens Fall: The ‘Patreon Files’ series concludes: an hour’s interview with Adam

6.15pm – Robert Jon & The Wreck: A Road to Recovery interview special

7.15pm – The Petal Falls: A Road to Recovery interview special

8.15pm – Eagle-Eye Cherry: New music interview

8.35pm – ‘When the Fish Came to Tea:’ Verity White & Hoss Thompson interview re-broadcast