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Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock!

The best talk about Rock? You get it right here!Germany’s number 1 Rock radio station ROCK ANTENNE is not only known for playing the best Rock music – they also do the best talking when it comes to Rock music and everything affiliated! Here you have the chance to download exclusive interviews with our favorite Rock stars. Be it about new albums, touring or personal stories - they tell it all. Enjoy!

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  • 05.04.2022
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    Joe Elliott / Def Leppard

    Joe Elliot talks about the production of the new album and why this record is a little bit different from the previous ones, but still Def Leppard. Joe Elliot tells us why he wouldn't like to go back to the traditional writing process and how the songs were put together.

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  • 09.03.2022
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    Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams tells us how he ended up recording all of the instruments for the record "So Happy It Hurts" himself and which songs are his favourite. In addition, Bryan Adams talks about the upcoming tour in Europe and what song he is looking foreward to play.

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  • 03.03.2022
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    Oscar Dronjak / HAMMERFALL

    Oscar Dronjak talks about the songs he wrote on tour for the new album "Hammer Of Dawn". Important for him is the work with his singer and to be in the right mood for the writing process. Oscar Dronjak is very excited for the fan reactions and looks foreward to tour with their friends from the band Helloween.

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  • 23.02.2022
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    Tyler Baker / GOODBYE JUNE

    A very brand new album, and also very brand new music in different kind of ways. Goodbye June have written an enthusiastic album, not many people have expected. During the pandemic the band wanted to send the right massage into the world: It is time for good stuff and fun!

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  • 10.02.2022
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    Lauri Ylönen / THE RASMUS

    This year is a new start for the finnish band The Rasmus. Old guitarist Pauli Antero Rantasalmi wanted a live without the band, so new member Emilia 'Emppu' Suhonen joined and brings a breath of fresh air. With their new single "Jezebel" they want to represent Finnland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Band leader Lauri talks about the new energy, and their plans in the future. Enjoy!

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  • 27.01.2022
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    Ian Anderson / JETHRO TULL

    Not many may have expected a new Jethro Tull record since their last release was almost 20 years ago. But here we are and celebrating the new album "The Zealot Gene" - still with a flute, still jumping and still rocking! We talked to mastermind Ian Anderson about the songwriting process, why it's the right time to release the new music under the label of Jethro Tull and further plans in the future. Enjoy!

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  • 26.01.2022
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    Jeff Waters / ANNIHILATOR

    For the 15th anniversary of „Metal“ Annihilator re-recorded their album with the legendary Dave Lombardo and Iced Earth-Singer Stu Block. We talked to mastermind Jeff Waters about the recording process, about his heavy Covid infection and lots of anecdotes from the band history. Enjoy watching!

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  • 18.01.2022
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    Jonathan Davis / KORN

    It's been a hard few months for KoRn and Jonathan Davis! After Jonathan got infected with the Coronavirus the band had to cancel their tour dates and he even had to go to the hospital. But finally KoRn have got some great news for us: Their new album "Requiem" will be released on February 4th and the first singles are promising a heavy melodic record with that incomparable KoRn note. We talked to Jonathan about his hate and love for the songwriting process, the obstacles of Covid and his optimism for the upcoming KoRn Shows!

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  • 04.01.2022
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    Ben Kowalewicz / BILLY TALENT

    It's been more than two years, when Billy Talent released their first new single "Forgiveness I + II" with an epic music video. Many things have happened since then, so Billy Talent were able to put an extra amount on creativity in their new record. We talked to singer Ben Kowalewicz about the challenges they had while working on it, about the many topics they sing about and what his bandmates think about a christmas song. Enjoy!

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  • 25.12.2021
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    Noddy Holder / Ex-SLADE

    Noddy Holder was the unique voice of British Glam Rock icons SLADE - and despite having turned 75 this summer, he is still going strong! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE christmas interview, we talked to the one and only Noddy Holder about THE christmas rock hit "Merry Xmas Everybody", about Slade and his departure from the band and what he's been up to ever since. The man - the legend - enjoy!

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  • 21.12.2021
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    Dee Snider / Ex-TWISTED SISTER

    When classical musicians and big rockstars are sharing the stage - goosebumps are guaranteed! Ex-Twisted Sister-singer Dee Snider will be joining the ROCK MEETS CLASSIC-Tour in 2022 and will perform his biggest hits with a whole orchestra. We talked to him about the rising anticipation for rocking the stage again, about staying in shape and the little differences between classical musicians and rockers. Enjoy!

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  • 15.12.2021
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    Joakim Brodén / SABATON

    Epic powermetal plus bombastic live shows equals a fanbase that's growing bigger and bigger. For years now Sabaton have been rolling from success to success and we can be pretty sure that their new record "The War To End All Wars" will be a new milestone in the band's career. We talked to singer Joakim Brodén about the songwriting process, the input by their fans and what he is singing when he hasn't written any lyrics for the new music. Enjoy!

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  • 09.12.2021
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    Jon Larsen / VOLBEAT

    The new Volbeat record "Servant of the Mind" is out and rotating heavy on our record players. We talked to drummer Jon Larsen about his recipe for success in the hard- and heavy section and why he doesn't really know what Michael Poulsen is writing about in his songs. Enjoy!

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  • 08.12.2021
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    Darryl Jones / THE ROLLING STONES

    He's been hitting the bass strings for The Rolling Stones for more than 25 years now - and what a journey it has been: We talked to Darryl Jones about his carreer in one of the most legendary rock bands in history, about the passing of their drumer Charlie Watts and the hope for new music. Enjoy!

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  • 30.11.2021
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    Mr. Lordi / LORDI

    What is Lordi doing all the time during the pandemic? He is writing new songs! And not just a few. He has enough material for seven albums. **In our exlusive ROCK ANTENNE interview he is talking about** how he was able to write so many songs in such a short time! And he has many more ideas that are not released yet. This man is a machine! Listen to his plans and what he is thinking about releasung seven albums all at once in our Whole Lotta Talk Podcast. Enjoy!

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  • 29.11.2021
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    Francis Rossi / STATUS QUO

    Status Quo is ready for touring in 2022! Guitarist and singer Francis Rossi is looking foreward to the german fans. **In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview the member of Status Quo talks about** writing new music during the pandemic and how he prepares for playing on stage again. He is telling us about his favourites of the ROCK ANTENNE Hall of Fame and a surprising pet: the domestic pigeon of his kids that acts like a dog. This and more unexpected stories in this episode of Whole Lotta Talk. Enjoy!

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  • 26.11.2021
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    Roger Glover / DEEP PURPLE

    Deep Purple are back already! Last year, they released their last record _Whoosh!_ and now they've gifted us with **a brand new album: _Turning to Crime!_** - Deep Purple's first full cover album ever! So, we had many questions and Roger Glover answered them all! **In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, the Deep Purple bassist talks** about how the lockdown got Deep Purple into covering, about the difficulties of choosing only 12 songs out of decades of great Rock n Roll music, about Deep Purple and their plans in general and much more. Basically - the only crime here is not to tune in... Enjoy! ;-)

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  • 25.11.2021
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    Tom Morello / TOM MORELLO

    Tom Morellos new record "The Atlas Underground Fire" is just a few weeks old - but the follow-up "The Atlas Underground Flood" is just around the corner. After more than 30 Years of Rock and Roll he's still not running out of ideas! We talked to him about his new records, collaborations with Bruce Springsteen or Bring Me The Horizon an about further plans. Enjoy!

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  • 04.11.2021
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    Mark Tremonti / TREMONTI

    Mark Tremonti is one of the most restless musicians at the moment. While he wasn't able to tour with Alter Bridge during Covid he just sat down and wrote a new solo record. "Marching In Time" is out now and Mark yet already has upcoming plans with Alter Bridge and a big top secret project. Enjoy listenning!

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  • 29.10.2021
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    David Coverdale / WHITESNAKE

    Whitesnake are saying "Farewell" soon - but for now, they've gifted us with a new release of their 1997 record "Restless Heart"! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to mastermind David Coverdale about the story behind "Restless Heart", about how Adrian Vandenberg got involved and how it turned from solo-record to Whitesnake-album - and of course David gives more insight into the Re-Release, why they did it, what we can expect etc. Enjoy!

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  • 27.10.2021
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    Nikki Sixx / SIXX:A.M.

    What's going on in the life of notorious Nikki Sixx? Well, quite a lot actually: His band SIXX:A.M. has released their first Best Of-album and only three days earlier, Nikki has published his new book "The First 21: How I became Nikki Sixx". In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to Nikki about his book, about his album, about Mötley Crüe and SIXX:A.M., about working with Bob Rock and writing songs and much more. Enjoy!

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  • 22.10.2021
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    Slash / SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS

    He's done it again! Slash goes solo for the fourth time and will release his new record featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators on february 11th. We talked to him about the new Song "The River is Rising", writing music at home for the very first time, obstacles for recording during the pandemic and why his new record is simply called "4". Enjoy the Legend.

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  • 16.10.2021
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    Ian Hill / JUDAS PRIEST

    For more than five decades Judas Priest is one of the biggest Heavy Metal Groups in the world. We met bass player Ian Hill and talked about his personal beginnings in music, their huge success of "British Steel" and asked for the secret recipe to keep a band together for that long. Enjoy!

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  • 24.09.2021
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    Josh Katz / BADFLOWER

    Big days ahead for BADFLOWER! Their new record "This Is How The World Ends" is out now and of course, we had some questions! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to singer Josh Katz about the pressure of releasing their second album after putting out a sensational debut like "Ok, I'm sick", about working on the record per se and especially during the pandemic, about moving from the "City of Dreams" to the "City of Music" (or close to it, anyway), about doing everything themselves, about personal life versus art and quite some more. There's a lot of questions and Josh has answers to them all! Enjoy!

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  • 08.09.2021
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    Jason Newsted / Ex-METALLICA

    The legendary Black Album changed everything for Metallica! Not only the sound was different - the record showed them the door for a whole new league of worldwide success! As the bass player of the band Jason Newsted experienced the whole breakthrough in 1991! We talked to him about memories of making the record, the influence of producer Bob Rock and asked if he liked the new sound from the beginning. Enjoy!

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  • 03.09.2021
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    Janick Gers / IRON MAIDEN

    Finally! After six years of waiting Iron Maiden-Fans welcome the brand new record "Senjutsu". We talked to long year guitarist Janick Gers about the songwriting process, their work in the studio, upcoming shows and asked if the three guitarists argue about who can play which part. Enjoy!

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  • 23.07.2021
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    Michael Poulsen / VOLBEAT

    Volbeat are going strong! Our Danish Rock'n'Roll Metal icons have been keeping themselves busy - for example, they contributed their version of "Don't tread on me" to Metallica's anniversary cover version of the iconic black album. And Volbeat also present us with new music of their own - so in our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talk to Michael Poulsen about their new singles "Dagen For" and "Wait a minute my girl", about the new album that is coming soon, about being heavier than ever, about covering Metallica - and about 2022 and how it's going to be a big year for Volbeat and the Volbeat fan community. Enjoy!

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  • 05.07.2021
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    Caleb Shomo / BEARTOOTH

    Beartooth are one of the hottest modern metal bands at the moment. With their fourth record "Below" they're taking the next musical step while still sticking to their roots. We talked to mastermind and singer Caleb Shomo about working on the record, the colour purple and about upcoming shows. Enjoy!

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  • 25.06.2021
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    Loz / WHILE SHE SLEEPS

    Releasing a new record all by yourself - sounds great but it's not easy at all! While She Sleeps went that path anyway and got supported by their great fans. We talked to singer Lawrence Taylor about their loyal fanbase, about the features with Biffy Clyros Simon Neil and Sum 41s Deryck Whibley and of course about the new record "Sleeps Society". Enjoy!

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  • 21.06.2021
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    Chris Daughtry / DAUGHTRY

    Daughtry is back! Well, at least from the trip down Poprock Lane. And this is something that has to be celebrated - and inquired into! In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview, we talked to Chris Daughtry about returning to heavier musical fields, about their new, very promising single "Heavy is the Crown", about heavy music and heavy responsibilities, the upcoming record and more. Enjoy!

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  • 16.06.2021
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    Sharon den Adel / WITHIN TEMPTATION

    Within Temptation have big plans: With their upcoming streaming event "The Aftermath - A Show in a Virtual Reality" (July 8/9), they want to create a milestone. It's going to be big, exciting, inventive - and obviously, we want to know all about it! So we called Sharon den Adel and talked to her about the show, exchanged some German-Dutch kind words and admired her extraordinarily tidy living room. ;-) Enjoy the interview - and if you want to witness Within Temptation's groundbreaking streaming event, get your ticket on www.within-temptation.com!

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  • 14.06.2021
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    Wolfgang Van Halen / MAMMOTH WVH

    Wolfgang Van Halen's first record with his (solo) band Mammoth WVH is out now - and what an amazing debut it is! The self-titled album "Mammoth WVH" really has it all - not even ROCK ANTENNE head of music Thomas Moser can hide his excitement. ;-) Great songs, great songwriting, great music - and hopefully the start of a lot more to come. In our exclusive interview, we talked to Wolfgang Van Halen about working on the album, about his personal influences and inspirations, about roots and expectations, about being (only) 30 and having seen & done everything already - and about future plans. Enjoy!

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  • 11.06.2021
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    Paul Stanley / KISS

    You want the Best? You get the Best! The newest KISS Live album "Off the Soundboard - Tokyo 2001" is out now as a crumb of comfort until we finally get to see them on stage again - and for the last time, too. In our exclusive ROCK ANTENNE interview we talked to the man, the myth, the legend Paul Stanley about the infamous "End of the Road", the last opportunities to see KISS live and his plans for after that. Because "retirement" is a word that is not included in Paul Stanley's vocabulary. ;-) Enjoy!

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  • 08.06.2021
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    Billy Gibbons / SOLO + ZZ TOP

    Rock’N’Roll’s most legendary beard is back! Known for fronting ZZ Top, Texas-born guitarist and singer Billy Gibbons has released a new solo record. "Hardware" (Release: 4th June 2021) delivers 12 songs that incorporate all forms of Billy’s ZZ Top essence of the past 50 years: a contemporary mix of Hard Rock, Blues, Surf and Country. In our exclusive interview with the grandmaster himself, we explored the making of this brand-new album: How did it come to be, that Billy spent months in the dry and hot desert alongside Ex-The Cult and -Guns N’Roses Drummer Matt Sorum? But not only that… Billy Gibbons also let us know that after almost 10 years, there is new ZZ Top music in the making. Enjoy!

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  • 02.06.2021
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    Tim McIlrath / RISE AGAINST

    They've kept us waiting for quite a while - but now, after four years, Rise Against's new record "Nowhere Generation" is out on June 4th! We talked to singer Tim McIlrath about working on the album, following political & social pressure versus being yourself, touring and how much they miss being with their fans - and also about going back to school (virtually, of course) and making the most of that last year of lockdown and pandemic. Enjoy!

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  • 28.05.2021
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    Ayron Jones

    How do you combine Jimi Hendrix and Sir Mix-aLot? Well, ask this guy! He's the rising star in the rocking world: Ayron Jones! We talked to Seattle-born Ayron about his new record "Child of the State", a wild, modern mix of Grunge, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, you name it. A great album and a great guy that has great stories to tell - enjoy!

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  • 04.05.2021
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    Myles Kennedy

    Myles Kennedy's second solo album "The Ides of March" is coming out on May 14th. It turned into a Corona album to some extent - exploring the idea of being human in the times we live in and how to navigate through them, exploring the emotions we all are going through and how our expectations and normality are being turned upside down. In our exclusive interview with Grandmaster Myles we talked about all that - and also about becoming cat parents, being home for that long in a row and how to cope (because that usually doesn't happen as an every busy rockstar), about being productive and about looking forward - on future projects as well as on new material with Alter Bridge and Slash. Enjoy!

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  • 16.04.2021
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    Biff Byford / SAXON

    After having recently turned 70, Saxon mastermind Biff Byford talked to us about their newest record "Inspirations" and paying tribute to personal musical heroes. Also, he reveals when we can expect the next completely new Saxon record... and the big plans that he has with his son. Enjoy!

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  • 13.04.2021
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    Dexter & Noodles / THE OFFSPRING

    The Offspring are FINALLY back! It's been almost a decade, but now their new album "Let the Bad Times Roll" is coming on April 16. We talked to guitarist Kevin „Noodles“ Wasserman and singer Bryan „Dexter“ Holland - about the process of getting their new record out on the market, why their 9 year hiatus ends now and about their close collaboration with legendary producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Queen, etc.). We also learned more about the album title’s gloomy meaning, why there are anti-American songs on the record AND… those two Offspring idols spark a lot of hope in our hearts that it won’t be another decade before we get new music. Enjoy!+++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you - we also care about the stories behind! In this podcast, we talk to international rockstars about what goes on with them. Subscribe to our podcast to stay up to date and keep rockin'!

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  • 08.04.2021
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    Danny Bowes / THUNDER

    You just know what to expect from the British Hard Rock icons of THUNDER! So, it's no surprise that their new album is once again a masterpiece - and of course we want to know everything about it! We talked to singer Danny Bowes about what "All the Right Noises" is about, how it came together & how they work together after having worked together for decades. We also talked about the process of releasing a record in times of Corona and also about the pain of not being able to celebrate it live on stage with their fans. And we talked about riding Harleys in Canada and the hope for a better future. Enjoy!+++ Whole Lotta Talk - Interviews that rock! At ROCK ANTENNE, Germany's original Rock radio station, we don't only bring the best Rock music to you - we also care about the stories behind! In this podcast, we talk to international rockstars about what goes on with them. Subscribe to our podcast to stay up to date and keep rockin'!

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  • 01.03.2021
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    Sam Carter / Architects

    The British Metalcore band released their new record For Those That Wish To Exist on 26th of February. It's a record on disasters happening around the world, the climate change, questioning the human race. Sam Carter, vocalist of Architects, gives us an insight of the songs, their evolving sound and what's about to come. Also, where did their typical BLEGH-scream go? Carter gives us all the answers. A detailled interview on the new Architects record! Enjoy!

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  • 23.02.2021
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    Angus Young / AC/DC

    Are AC/DC done? Not the first time Angus Young might have heard this question - and the answer is still the same: This story is far from over! We talked to Angus about the legacy of his brother Malcolm, their album "POWER UP" and the future of AC/DC. 'Cause there is much more to come... Enjoy!

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  • 15.02.2021
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    Brian Welch / LOVE AND DEATH

    During a time of no concerts many artists are trying to make the best out of the situation and are working on new material to release. So did Brian Welch - better known as the guitarist of nu metal icons KoRn. Together with Breaking Benjamin's Jasen Rauch he took his project Love and Death into the studio and the result "Perfectly Preserved" just sounds awesome! We talked to Brian about the new record, why they put a Justin Bieber-song on it and about future plans with the band. Enjoy!

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  • 09.02.2021
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    Rich Robinson / THE BLACK CROWES

    All good things come in threes and so for the third time in their career The Black Crowes announced their comeback. We talked to guitarist Rich Robinson about the reunion, the relationship to his brother Chris and the big question if there's another album on its way. Enjoy!

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  • 14.12.2020
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    Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night / BLACKMORE'S NIGHT

    Ausschnitte aus diesem legendären Interview aus dem Jahr 2015 gab es schon on air zu hören, aber wir wollen euch dieses ganze einstündige Musterbeispiel an trockenem britischen Humor nicht vorenthalten! Anwesend dabei: der Meister der Gitarre UND des Sarkasmus, Ritchie Blackmore, sein bezauberndes amerikanisches Pendant Candice Night und ein Interviewer, der zumeist vor Lachen nicht mehr zu hören ist. Viel Spaß dabei!

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  • 26.11.2020
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    Billy Corgan / THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

    We talk about the upcoming new album "Cyr", the musical development of the Smashing Pumpkins, the human development of... all of us... and also what their famous line "the killer in me is the killer in you" actually means. And yes, Billy is just as great as you think he is!

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Mike Kerr & Ben Thatcher / ROYAL BLOOD

    For more than three years, there was nothing but silence coming from the duo out of Southern England. Now, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher are back with their new single "Trouble's Coming" - and for our ROCK ANTENNE interview, they delivered deep insights into their music making process, why the new stuff took so long and what we can expect from the upcoming LP next spring.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    James Johnston / Biffy Clyro

    Biffy Clyro's bassist James Johnston gives us an insight into how the songs on their latest record came together, his favourite memories while recording, but also what the rock community is all about and the current situation of the live industry in the UK.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Mike Shinoda / LINKIN PARK

    He is co-responsible for the success of one of the largest bands of the past two decades. Now, Mike Shinoda is doing music on his own and, due to current lockdown-circumstances, even started streaming on Twitch. We picked the musical all-rounder's brain - and what we found could spell the end of Linkin Park!

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Ronnie Platt / KANSAS

    Sometimes life is pretty unfair - you're working on a new record for years, finally put it out and then a virus cancels your whole tour. But that won't stop Kansas for long - the party will be even hotter and louder in 2021 and for now the members got some time to discover new hobbies. We talked to lead singer Ronnie Platt about the new album "The Absence of Presence" and about future plans for Kansas. Enjoy!

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