The news that the ex-Gluecifer guitarist was going to be in Athens as a member of Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg was enough to make the waiting for this show unbearable. Rockpages.gr managed to do a video interview just a few hours before the show at the hotel’s roof garden with the Acropolis on the backdrop. Captain Poon is loosened up and feels at ease with his leather jacket on despite the post-summer heat (the interview was filmed in September) that the rain that had just stopped didn’t manage to cool off.
Dare is about to make its virgin trip to Greece for a much anticipated show in downtown Athens. So, we figured that his would be an ideal chance to track down the band’s mastermind, Darren Wharton for a quite enjoyable –as you will read below- interview. Dare’s new album, Thin Lizzy, Greek folk music and football were only a few of the subjects that we covered. Interview: Sakis Nikas
Firewind make a double return since they release their first album since 2012 and they go back to their familiar style, having made a temporary diversion with “Few Against Many”, with a new singer, German Henning Basse. Gus G talks to Rockpages.gr about choosing Basse, the return to the band’s sound, “Immortals” Greek concept, the first time Firewind work with an outsider and more. Finally, he promises that Firewind will play at their home country… can’t wait for that! Interview: Yiannis Dolas
“Love is a Battlefield”, “The Best”, “Hide Your Heart”, “Never”, “Rag Doll”…KISS, Aerosmith, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Heart, Rod Stewart…the sheer mention of these classic songs and these legendary artists is sufficient enough to blow your mind! Holly Knight has composed lots of timeless hits and rightfully belongs to the Holy Trinity of Composers (Desmond Child/Holly Knight/Diane Warren) that marked permanently the rock sound of the 80s (and not only). She is a multitalented person (photography, musicals included) and we are thrilled to have her, here at Rockpages.
Special thanks to Jay Messina. Interview: Sakis Nikas
Wild Souls has just released its sophomore album “Game of Love” which left us under the best impressions. It’s both hopeful and impressive to be treated with such spectacular records –considering the major setbacks in Greece- in a time and age where the majority of the groups are plainly satisfied with mediocre efforts. Wild Souls is an exception and as the guys say in the interview below…they are here to stay! Interview: Sakis Nikas