Friday, 09 January 2015 15:58 | Written by Michel Scheijen |
TO LODGE THE GENTLEMAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Besides Mark King’s thump-slapp bass guitar technique there’s also Mike Lindup’s falsetto voice and jazz influenced keyboard playing which is an significant element of Level 42’s distinctive sound. The British pop rock and jazz-funk band who had a number of worldwide hits during the 1980s and 1990s. Despite the worldwide fame of his band, Mike Lindup seems to prefer quite life that’s a million miles away from the greedy media.
The band’s ‘Sirens’ tour in the autumn of 2014 suggested an excellent opportunity to approach the gentleman for an in-depth interview about the inns and outs as professional musician. Perhaps LazyRocker.com publishes his most revealing interview ever. We are proud to do so much good!
Saturday, 20 September 2014 20:09 | Written by Michel Scheijen |
STEVE ROTHERY HAS MORE FUN AND LESS ARGUING WITH GHOSTS
MARILLION GUITARIST STEVE ROTHERY RELEASES HIS FIRST SOLOALBUM ‘GHOSTS OF PRIPYART’ ON SEPTEMBER 22ND 2014. FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN HIS LONG CAREER , STEVE IS TOTALLY IN CHARGE OF MUSIC AND PRODUCTION. STEVE REVEALS SOME SMALL FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT HIS FIRST ‘REAL’ SOLOALBUM.
Sunday, 03 August 2014 09:22 | Written by Michel Scheijen |
TONY LEVIN: MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF SERVICE
“Sometimes I think I can do much better, so I’m pretty normal in that way”
American bass player Tony Levin is best known for his collaborations with Paul Simon, King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. Beside that his fascinating technique can be heard on over more than 500 albums. Tony is currently on tour with The Crimson ProjeKCT, a King Crimson offshoot featuring 3 current members of that historic band, primarily focusing on repertoire from early 1980s through to the mid-90s. To Lazyrocker.com Tony Levin reveals what it takes in being a session musician for over more than four decades and the truth about the ressurrection of King Crimson.
Friday, 28 March 2014 23:48 | Written by Marc 'Lazy Rocker' Schneiders |
In the summer of 1995 Dutch rock band Dufus was founded. After nine successful years, its members decided to rename the band Exit 31. In 2005, after two years of hard labour, the band signed a record deal with YeaYeaYeah Records. In 2006 they finally released their debut album 'Phonogenic' followed by the same titled 'Exit 31' in 2008 which was recorded in the Bamboo Room Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio by famous producer Erwin Musper (Anouk, Scorpions, Van Halen). In 2012 Exit 31 released their first DVD "Live @MPMF". The band was captured on tape during their performance at the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) in 2008.
In January 2013 the modern close-harmony rockers released a double A-sided single featuring the songs 'Back To You' and 'Chase Them Away'. Now in 2014 the band is about to release their 3rd album called "Killer Body". Enough reason to catch up the guys and ask them about their newborn baby...
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 22:40 | Written by Raymond van Haren |
YOU GOT IT... THE RIGHT TO ROCK...
With the release of his new “Metal Cowboy” solo album and his autobiography “Even Keel: Life On The Streets Of Rock & Roll,” hosting the “Streets Of Rock & Roll” radio show & TV show, and appearing in as well as consulting for the documentary film “Hair I Go Again,” Ron Keel’s career in the entertainment business is experiencing yet again another climax. Oh, and 2013 marked the 30th anniversary of the ‘Steeler’ album. Enough reasons for me to ask the American rocker about his background and the creative process of ‘Metal Cowboy’. You can find the answers when you scroll down or click 'read more'...
Sunday, 01 December 2013 11:14 | Written by Raymond van Haaren |
BELIEVE is the debut album by Giulio Garghentini on Tanzan Music label, ten tracks of authentic music blending all the influences and styles of this eclectic singer and front man in one single album. The songwriting is a result of soul, passion and musical creativity. The collaboration between Giulio and Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Mitch Malloy, Axe, Issa) has resulted in an album of killer tracks covering rock, blues, funky and much more with an eye always open towards melodies, intensity and great energy. This debut album is the moment that Giulio has been waiting for to deliver his 20 years experience on stage and endless love for music in a single and amazing album. LazyRocker.com's Raymond van Haaren wanted to know more about Giulio Garghentini what resulted in interview below (or click 'read more').
Saturday, 25 May 2013 20:09 | Written by Michel Scheijen |
What no one expected suddenly happened. British neo-prog band Landmarq, formed in 1990 in London, released a new studio album in 2012 after almost fourteen years of abscence. Lead singer Tracy Hitchings was diagnosed with cancer and required a long and intensive recovery.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:29 | Written by Raymond Coonen & Marc 'Lazy Rocker' Schneiders |
Louisiana hard rockers LILLIAN AXE released their latest album "XI: The Days Before Tomorrow" , in Europe on January 27, 2012 via AFM Records. The band has recorded an impressive amount of songs, blending catchy melodies and sleazy lyrics with an equal amount of classically inspired acoustic pieces and great songwriting, they developed a loyal fan base that support them to this day. New vocalist Brian Jones brings an incredible vocal range to LILLIAN AXE. His vocal style complements Steve Blaze's songwriting and in turn has inspired Steve to write some of his most passionate, deep and soulful new songs to date. LazyRocker.com caught up with founding member, songwriter and guitarist Steve Blaze a few hours before the first gig of the European tour to talk about the band.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:51 | Written by Michel Scheijen |
KNIGHT AREA: STRONGER ARMED AND READY TO CONQUER
Popular neo-progband Knight Area went through really stormy circumstances last year. Guitarist Mark Vermeule left the band for private reasons, and bassist Gijs Koopman packed his bags after internal tensions. In a nod an a wink the band presented their replacements: youngster Mark Bogert on guitar, and the legendary Peter Vink (Q65, Finch, Ayreon) is plugging the bass. First knight Gerben Klazinga is proud of his reformed band that’s certainly more ambitious than ever before. LazyRocker.com takes place at the Round Table to listen what Sir Gerben reveals.
Monday, 22 April 2013 19:35 | Written by Marc 'Lazy Rocker' Schneiders |
Germany’s Kissin’ Dynamite was founded in 2007, with guitar player Jim Müller, vocalist Hannes Braun, bassist Steffan Haile, drummer Andreas Schnitzer, and fellow guitarist Ande Braun. The quintet released its debut album, Steel of Swabia in 2008, and its sophomore effort, Addicted To Steel in 2010. Former Accept and current U.D.O. vocalist Udo Dirkschneider made a guest appearance on the latter album’s title track. The sleazy hard rockers released their third album, Money, Sex & Power in 2012. LazyRocker.com discussed the past, present and future with frontman Hannes Braun.
- INTERVIEW WITH JOE MATERA (GUITAR VIRTUOSO & RESPECTED MUSIC JOURNALIST), SEPTEMBER 2012
- INTERVIEW WITH ERIK LAAN (SILHOUETTE), JULY 2012
- INTERVIEW WITH GERT BETTENS (K'S CHOICE, WOODFACE)
- INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL MUELLER (JADED HEART), JUNE 2012
- INTERVIEW WITH CLIVE NOLAN (ARENA, PENDRAGON), 13-APR-12
- INTERVIEW WITH JIMI JAMISON (SURVIVOR, ONE MAN'S TRASH), 27-OCT-2011
- INTERVIEW WITH JACK POELS & THEO JOOSTEN (ROWWEN HEZE), 24-NOV-11
- INTERVIEW WITH GEOFF DOWNES (YES, ASIA, THE BUGGLES), 21-NOV-11
- INTERVIEW WITH VIRGINIA PERAZA (ANIMA MUNDI), NOVEMBER 2011
- INTERVIEW WITH EXIT 31, 30-AUG-11