Interviews

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Loves Keith Richards [Interview]

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons talks about his recent collaboration with blues player Leslie West, his love for Keith Richards and ZZ Top’s simple secret to success.
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Posted 11 Aug 2011 | Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 1 Comment

Seether Drummer John Humphrey: New Single ‘Tonight’ Almost ‘Didn’t Make the Album’ [Interview]

Drummer John Humphrey checked in with Audio Ink Radio to talk about Seether’s new album (“It was like a Christmas present for me”), their new single ‘Tonight’ (which almost didn’t make the album) and why the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will be one big reunion.
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Posted 07 Aug 2011 | Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Sick Puppies’ Emma Anzai: Hearing Songs ‘in a New Way’ [Interview]

Sick Puppies bass slinger Emma Anzai has shared the stage with mega rock names: Nickelback, Seether, Shinedown, Velvet Revolver. But looking back on Sick Puppies’ decade-plus years together, the one that really stands out is playing Big Day Out in her home country of Australia.
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Posted 04 Aug 2011 | Alternative, Features, Interviews, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind Guitarist Gus G. [Interview]: ‘I’m Not There to Replace Zakk Wylde’

When Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. isn’t ripping with Ozzy, he plays gigs with his Greek power metal outfit, Firewind, which bring a dose of European metal, anthemic melodies and tons of stormy guitar shredding. Gus G. phoned Audio Ink Radio to talk about filling the role of Ozzy’s guitarist and how it’s shaped his playing in Firewind.
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Posted 28 Jul 2011 | Features, Interviews, Metal, Music | 0 Comments

Interview: As I Lay Dying Says Ozzfest, Warped Tour Among Band’s Greatest Shows

When the guys of metal-hardcore group As I Lay Dying aren’t designing wacky apparel, they still plug away at what they do best: make brutal, colossal grind-core with lyrics that move the soul. Guitarist Nick Hipa checked in with Audio Ink Radio to name his favorite guitar players and reminisce about the San Diego band’s greatest shows.
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Interview: Volbeat Singer Michael Poulsen on Danish ‘Metal Rock,’ Touring with Metallica

Five years ago, Volbeat were No. 1 on the Danish Top 40 chart, but still pretty much unknown in the U.S. Now, thanks to a load of hard work (and a little luck in the form of Metallica taking the guys along on their 2009 stateside tour), Volbeat are selling out clubs across the U.S. In this interview, singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen talks about the band’s unique blend of rockabilly and metal, plus why touring with Metallica proves that “dream come true.”
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Posted 14 Jul 2011 | Features, Interviews, Metal, Music | 3 Comments

Interview: Black Stone Cherry Drummer on New Album, 2011 Carnival of Madness Tour

Black Stone Cherry drummer John Fred Young says the band’s biggest accomplishment, to date, is simply “to still be out touring and making music after 10 years as a band.” Speaking from a tour stop in Bettendorf, Iowa, Young, 26, checked in with Audio Ink Radio about the new album and why he’s stoked for the 2011 Carnival of Madness Tour.
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