An Interview with Michael Schenker

Flying V strapped across his chest, blonde-haired, and leather-clad, Michael Schenker has influenced generations of guitar players worldwide over the course of a now fifty-years-strong career.

An Interview with Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath & Dio

Aptly known as one of the heaviest, hardest-hitting, and menacingly furious drummers in heavy metal history, Vinny Appice’s speed-laden, molten lava stickwork has served as the bedrock for some of the most transcendent albums in rock history.

An Interview with Richie Ranno of Starz

Stood alongside chiptoothed, yet effervescent frontman Michael Lee Smith, Ranno provided a maestro-level foil to Smith’s up-front machismo, and non-stop musical necromancy. The synergism was palatable, and in 1976 Starz recorded its self-titled debut record, a watershed album that would influence droves of hard rock and heavy metal bands for decades to come thereafter.

An Interview with Michael Schenker

In the case of incontestible guitar virtuoso, Michael Schenker, it’s that same desire which spurs him on to move mountains with his ferocious, insatiable licks which continue to drive the six-stringer to both create and release music at a relentless, breakneck pace.

An Interview with Tony Martin of Black Sabbath

Throughout Heavy Metal and Hard Rock history, there have been a great many frontmen, but few have done the job with the level of consistency, and integrity as Tony Martin.

An Interview Brian James Fox of White Tiger & Silent Rage

From a young age, Brian James Fox knew he wanted to play the drums, and after moving cross-country from Milwaukee to California, cutting his teeth on the Orange County club circuit, and making his way in various cover bands to make ends meet, Fox joined forces with starcrossed guitar virtuoso, and former KISS and Black Sabbath alumni, Mark St. John, and David Donato, along with Mark’s brother, Michael Norton, to form White Tiger.

An Interview with Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus & King Kobra

Very few drummers have impacted Rock and Heavy Metal music in the way Carmine Appice has. Carmine is a rare case of a drummer that has transcended genres, and generations, and in the process, has influenced droves of musicians who came after him.

An Interview with Record Producer Ron Nevison

Though his extensive production credits span over a near-fifty-year career and will forever remain rooted in the annals of Rock history, Ron Nevison continues to leave his mark on the music industry.

An Interview with Rudy Sarzo of The Guess Who & Quiet Riot

I recently sat down with Rudy to discuss his stint with Ozzy, bond with Randy Rhodes, the reemergence of Rock music in the early 1980s, the impact of Metal Health and sudden rise of Quiet Riot, and more.

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