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Scottish rockers recall blazing studio rows with INXS star

July 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

SCOTTISH rockers Gun have recalled “a lot of friction in the studio” with INXS keyboardist Andew Farriss during the making of their poorly-received 1997 album, 0141 632 6326. Farris was brought on as producer for the album and guitarist Jools Gizzi tells the White Line Fever podcast: “Whatever songs we had, Andrew just came and disected them. “The demos were really up there. We just wanted him to add to the demos but he just went a complete left-field with it and then it caused a lot of friction in the studio – with myself especially. But Gizzi insists there are no bad feelings towards the 59-year-old. “It’s in the past,” [read on]

Bulletboys frontman performs on Eagles Of Death Metal soundtrack cut

June 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

JESSE Hughes and Marq Torien have collaborated on the new soundtrack for the movie Super Troopers 2, the Bulletboys singer has revealed. “He invited me to come and sing with Eagles of Death Metal on their new body of work,” Marq Torien tells the latest episode of the White Line Fever podcast. “We just got finished working doing the soundtrack for the now movie, Super Troopers 2. We re-did a song called ‘Blinded By The Light’. and it sounds unreal. “When you guys hear that, it’s going to be coming out really, really soon … I’m just ecstatic.” “Blinded By The Light” was first released by Manfred Man in 1976; [read on]

Torien recalls 2011 Bulletboys reunion “with distain”

June 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

SINGER Mark Torien says he looks back on the reunion of the Bulletboys original line-up in 2011 “with distain and sadness”. Torien, guitarist Mick Sweda bassist Lonnie Vencent and drummer Jimmy D’Anda reunited on December 30, 2011 at the Key Club in Hollywood and despite declaring from the stage they would never break up again, haven’t played together since. Sweda, Vencent and D’Anda instead maintain an alternative version of the band called Lies, Deceit and Treachery while Torien continues to play with other musicians under the Bulletboys name. Asked on the White Line Fever podcast he remembers on the reunion show, Torien [read on]

Vandenberg: I’m likely to work with David Coverdale again

June 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

GUITARIST Adrian Vandenberg says he and Whitesnake principal David Coverdale have “pretty specific ideas” about working together on a blues album or acoustic tour. Vandenberg and Whitesnake split after 13 years in the late nineties and the 64-year-old Dutchman is now touring the second album of his Vandenberg’s Moonkings project. “We became very good friends over the years and you never know what might happen because we always had vague ideas – well, actually pretty specific ideas – about maybe doing a blues album or an acoustic thing or whatever,” Vandenberg told the White Line Fever podcast. “Sooner or later it [read on]

Doug Aldrich: How KISS would have sounded with me instead of Vinnie Vincent

June 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

GUITARIST Doug Aldrich says KISS would have sounded “similar” in the early 1980s if he had beaten Vinnie Vincent to the job of replacing Ace Frehley. Aldrich, now with American-Australian supergroup the Dead Daisies, was still a teenager when he auditioned for the self-styled “hottest band in the world” in 1982. “At the time, everyone was looking for guitar players who had a little more chops, in the early eighties,” says Aldrich, now 54, on the White Line Fever podcast. “Whitesnake did it, they got John Sykes. Ozzy … Tony Iommi is amazing, he’s the riff-master but Randy Rhoads, he’s more of a soloist. Everybody wanted to [read on]

Gus G: Ozzy Osbourne helped me afford jeans and french fries

June 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

GUITAR whiz Gus G says the most immediate impact of being recruited by Ozzy Osbourne was “I could afford a pair of jeans and some french fries”. The 38-year-old became a part of Osbourne’s touring band in 2009 after being head-hunted by the Black Sabbath singer. He dropped out of Osbourne’s line-up with the return of Zakk Wylde last year. Asked on the White Line Fever podcast for the impact of this chapter of his career, Gus G says: “Well, first of all I could afford a pair of jeans and some french fries. Secondly, I could pay the rent finally. “No, I mean, it was great, the exposure. Everything was happening very fast. When [read on]

LA Guns singer: We dangled promoter from seventh floor balcony

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

FRONTMAN Phil Lewis has apparently admitted LA Guns threatened the life of a promoter’s business partner in Australia during a disastrous 2011 tour. The glam metal outfit has just returned from a trip Down Under that appears to have gone without a hitch – much unlike an earlier visit which, Lewis said, saw them stranded in Melbourne with no way home. “We ended up getting the promoter’s partner and we literally did, we hung him off a balcony, from the hotel, from the seventh floor window, until he came up with the 10 grand, so we could change our flights,” Lewis told the White Line Fever podcast. “Or else we would have been [read on]

Gene Simmons doesn’t know the difference between good music and sales figures, says Little Caesar singer

May 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

GENE Simmons believes rock is dead because he can’t tell the difference between good music and good sales, according to Little Caesar frontman Ron Young. Young was responding to Simmons’ now-infamous 2014 proclamation that the art form of rock’n’roll had expired. It caused such a kerfuffle that Canadian band Helix subsequently released a song called “(Gene Simmons says) Rock Is Dead”. “Rock’s not dead – big huge business of rock is dead so Gene Simmons laments,” Young says on the latest episode of White Line Fever podcast . “It’s ridiculous. Rock is never going to go away. It’s just a [read on]

Glenn Hughes slams millennials

May 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

LEGENDARY singer/bassist Glenn Hughes says working with guitarist Andrew Watt showed him “millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it”. California Breed, a project in which now-65-year-old Hughes worked with 27-year-old Watt along with drummer Jason Bonham, broke up after one album in 2015. “It was a very stressful band for me to be in,” Hughes told the White Line Fever podcast “I was, you know, bamboozled into forming this band with a young man, Andrew Watt – a very talented young man – but it was the wrong move for me. “The guy is a millennial. The guy [read on]

Adrian Vandenberg: How I introduced Angus Young to his wife

May 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

FORMER Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg has recalled how he introduced AC/DC’s Angus Young to his wife of 38 years, Ellen. Speaking on the White Line Fever podcast, Vandenberg says: “What you probably don’t know is I brought Angus and his wife together and they’re still married. “Ellen, Angus’ wife, was a friend of mine when I was studying at university in the Dutch city of Arnhem. “We always saw each other at rock shows and in bars.” Mrs Young’s maiden name is Ellen Van Lochem “I was 21 or 22 and I had a rock band put together called Teaser and we had one album. We were invited to be support act to AC/DC on [read on]