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Tommy Paris
<strong><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;">TOMMY PARIS INTERVIEW</span></span></strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;">Who doesn&#39;t remember Tommy Paris? Well, for those who don&#39;t, he was the guy who replaced original Britny Fox singer Dean Davidson, and whose incredible pipes and talent took the band to &quot;the next level&quot; with their 1991 &quot;Bite Down Hard&quot; album, which only got the recognition of its being the band&#39;s best album ever till this day. Here&#39;s a complete, down-to-earth interview with the man himself, who talks about his days with Britny Fox, his other past and present projects and, especially, about his brand new, very first solo album, the stellar &quot;Tommy Paris Band&quot;.<br /> <br /> <em>Criss Sexx</em></span></span><br />
by Criss Sexx 2017-05-28 Comment »

Last year Inglorious, fronted by Nathan James was interviewed after the release of their selftitled debut album.<br /> This year they are already releasing a new album entitled simply as &quot;II&quot;.<br /> Now instead of doing another interview with Nathan we thought it would also be nice to get to know one of the guys from the amazing Inglorious rythm team.<br /> So therefor we asked Bass Player Colin Parkinson to climb into a pen or laptop to answer some of our questions about his past as a bassplayer, his current and past gear, the bands he played in and about the upcoming Inglorious album &quot;II&quot; which will be released on May 12th.
by Arie van der Graaf 2017-05-04 Comment »

Art of Anarchy
Just prior to the release of the new Art of Anarchy album &quot;The Madness&quot;, guitar player Ron &quot;Bumblefoot&quot; Thal managed to find some time in his busy schedule to answer some questions.<br /> Read this interview about his career and about the working progress to write and record this highly anticipated album<br /> Thal also talks about the fact that Scott Stapp entered the band as their new Lead singer.
by Arie van der Graaf 2017-03-03 Comment »

King Kobra
<span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;">To come along with the reissues of the two classic first King Kobra albums, <strong>&ldquo;Ready To Strike&rdquo;</strong> (1985) and <strong>&ldquo;Thrill Of A Lifetime&rdquo;</strong> (1986), out on February 10, 2017, on <strong>Rock Candy Records</strong>, I was fortunate enough to get exclusive interviews with two of the original band members, guitarists <strong>David Michael-Phillips</strong> (now, </span></span><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;"><strong>David Henzerling</strong>) and <strong>Mick Sweda</strong>. They gave us at Melodic Net their own view on the first King Kobra era, when these albums were first released. I want to thank both of them, also on the behalf of the complete Melodic Net Staff, for being so kind agreeing to do these interviews. I&rsquo;m sure the King Kobra fans all over the world will be thrilled!!!</span></span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;">Rock On,</span></span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-family:times new roman,serif;"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;">Criss Sexx</span></span><br />
by Criss Sexx 2017-02-26 Comment »

Neal Morse
Neal Morse answered some questions about the new album and also about his career so far.<br /> So if you;d like to get to know him and his music better you have to read this!<br /> Check it out.
by Arie van der Graaf 2017-01-29 Comment »

Lights & Motion
Lights & Motion
Since he burst into the post-rock scene, Lights &amp; Motion has been my favorite post-rock artist, hands down. After three incredible albums we finally got the opportunity to sit down with the man behind the music, Mr. Christoffer Franz&eacute;n. Here are his answers to our questions about music, influences and insomnia. Form me to you: enjoy!&nbsp;
by Henrik Holmgren 2017-01-26 Comment »

Mad Margritt
<img alt="" src=";espv=2&amp;biw=1366&amp;bih=589&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjZ8sOwtIrRAhXGQZAKHZgUAoIQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=Nuk4-R1PS7FZ7M%3A" />&nbsp;Well, Here&#39;s the interview with the awesome <strong>Eddie Smith</strong>, the singer / songwriter/ founding member of <strong>Mad Margritt</strong>, the band who has certainly released <u>one of the best albums of 2016</u> - <strong>&quot;Love, Hate And Deception&quot;.</strong> I hope you all enjoy it!!!<br /> <br /> <strong>Criss Sexx</strong><br /> <br />
by Criss Sexx 2016-12-23 Comment »

Killer Bee
Killer Bee as a band have Canadian and Swedish blood running thru their veins.<br /> Leadsinger Brian Frank gave Melodic some cool answers about the ins and outs of this awesome hardrock band.<br /> Also Brian gives an insight in how they were formed and off course talks about their latest album.<br /> Killer Bee Is ready for their next chapter.<br /> <br />
by Arie van der Graaf 2016-12-16 Comment »

Enbound have just released their 2nd album The Blackened Heart.&nbsp;<br /> Melodic had the chance to do this interview with very talented young guitarplayer Marvin Flowberg (20).<br /> <br /> Marvin was only 17 when he recorded the debut album with this gifted powermetal band.<br /> Check what Marvin has to say about his guitar gear, fellow musicians, his fav. guitarplayers etcetera.<br /> <br /> Marvin also gives his opinion about the music climate, Enbounds style and the new album.<br /> This band could very well be the next big thing from Sweden.<br /> <br />
by Arie van der Graaf 2016-12-12 Comment »

<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <br /> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">Here we go again, Melodic Net readers!</span><br /> <br /> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">All of you who have been reading the interviews and album reviews I&rsquo;ve been doing for the site must have surely realized how much of a huge 80&rsquo;s Glam Rock / Hair Metal fan I am. This time, I was fortunate enough to get an interview with the legendary original Tigertailz guitarist Jay Pepper. Jay himself will never know how honoured I am posting this. Having met original Tigertailz members Steevi Jaimz and Ace Finchum in 2011 while in England was something I will always remember. Now, five years later, I had the chance of interviewing Jay. I had to think seriously about how I was to have the questions set up... Would I just focus on the new, fabulous Tigertailz &ldquo;Blast!&rdquo; album? Would I talk about the band&rsquo;s past? Me, as a fan, wanted to know what every single Tigertailz Maniac on the planet always wanted to know, but it was nowhere to be found...To be honest, after making up my mind that I would have an overall interview with Jay Pepper, covering his entire career, I was afraid he wouldn&rsquo;t agree doing it in the end. Surprisingly, Mr. Pepper was kind enough to talk about the troubled past of the band, line-up changes, his quitting his own band and coming back later on, the death of Tigertailz founding member Pepsi Tate, rumors and truth, as well as the spectacular present and promising future of a band that has been around for more than 30 years. I hope you, Melodic Net readers, enjoy it as much as I did having the iconic Glam Rock guitarist answer this long interview. I would like to thank Jay Pepper again, on behalf of Melodic Net and myself, for this great, and maybe the most complete interview I&rsquo;ve ever seen from him.<br /> <br /> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">So if you&rsquo;re lucky enough to have gotten the magnificent brand new Tigertailz &ldquo;Blast!&rdquo; album, turn it up and &ldquo;get down, because the noise level is critical&rdquo;!!!<br /> <br /> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <strong><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Criss Sexx</span></strong><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
by Criss Sexx 2016-11-13 Comment »

Carl Dixon
<p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> <u><strong><img alt="" src="" style="width: 458px; height: 458px; float: left;" />CARL DIXON INTERVIEW</strong></u><br /> <br /> <br /> Well, <strong>Coney Hatch</strong>. Of course I was aware of them since the &#39;80s... but because of some reason I am not able to explain, I never cared about them. When I first went to England in 2011, because of the Firefest Festival, they were one of the most expected artists then, and I couldn&#39;t care less. Anyway, I was there and Coney Hatch was the next band to go on stage. Few times before that I was so wrong, and disappointed in myself! They delivered one of the best shows of the three-day festival. Easily. As I was there with some other people, who were also big music fans (one doesn&#39;t go to the other side of the world to watch bands if he or she is not one, just for the record... ), those who had had the chance to meet the guys in the band and get pictures and autographs, I was even more frustrated for not being a fan before. I was so ashamed of myself that I wouldn&#39;t dare ask the band for pictures... I didn&#39;t even have their albums! Yes, we do stupid things sometimes...<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> As soon as I got home from England I had the whole Coney Hatch collection ordered and coming my way, as well as some of Carl Dixon&#39;s solo albums, the ones I could still find... I finally decided to try to contact Carl and see if I could get his other solo albums I couldn&#39;t get by myself. He kindly replied and then I finally told him this very same story you are reading now. I guess Carl was touched by my sincerity and I got the CDs from him and, since then, we kept in touch. Man, not only Coney Hatch was a great band (I got really addicted to their music) but also Carl&#39;s solo stuff and his being such a nice a guy made me a huge Coney Hatch fan.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> In 2012 my band was recording its third album, and I invited Carl to guest on it. It took him some time to agree, since he was busy doing some project. Unfortunately, when he was available our album had been finished and mixed, and it was then too late to have him on it. But it was for a good reason...<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> In 2013, Coney Hatch released their last, fabulous last album &quot;Four&quot; (that was why he wasn&#39;t available, only if I knew about the making of it!!!), and I was back in England for Firefest, and Carl Dixon&#39;s was playing a couple of unplugged solo gigs there, and as we had become kind of friends online, I dared to ask him to guest on my favorite song if he was playing it. He was a bit apprehensive at first, but then he was totally cool about it. I couldn&#39;t believe I was going to jam with Carl Dixon!!! I guested on &quot;Girl From Last Night&#39;s Dream&quot; and, till this day, I consider it as one of the top, unforgettable moments of my career as a musician. I&#39;ll never be able to thank Carl enough for that! A night that will never be forgotten!!! Other than old classics, some of his solo stuff and classic Coney Hatch songs, he played &quot;Blown Away&quot;, &quot;Keep Driving&quot; and &quot;Holding On&quot;, off the then new Coney Hatch &quot;Four&quot; album.&nbsp; Years still come to my eyes when I remember Carl saying he had had a dream playing &quot;Holding On&quot; live and having a crowd singing it along with him... Such a magic moment!!!<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> In 2014 I was back in England for Firefest and Coney Hatch was there again. Lucky me! I could meet Carl again and finally meet Andy Curran and Dave Ketchum. Steve Shelski&nbsp;hadn&#39;t been available this time,and Coney Hatch played with another lead guitarist. The guys were great people and their 2014 Firefest show was as good as their 2011 one... WOW, what a band!!!<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> To go with my personal tribute to the 3rd Anniversary of Coney Hatch&#39;s last album, the wonderful &quot;Four&quot;, here you have an exclusive interview with the incredible, one and only, band&#39;s singer / guitarist / songwriter <strong>Carl Dixon</strong>. I hope you all enjoy it as we did!!!</p>
by Criss Sexx 2016-09-24 Comment »

The Blue Poets
<strong>Marcus Deml</strong>, as a guitarplayer has owned his place in the music industry.<br /> He is present on over 300 recordings, owns his own record label and is also know for his time in Errorhead.<br /> Recently he gathered a brand new band, &quot;<strong>The Blue Poets</strong>&quot; to go back to his roots, blues with deep and personal lyrics.
by Arie van der Graaf 2016-09-19 Comment »

Serious Black
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by Arie van der Graaf 2016-09-15 Comment »

<div> To be honest, when I was invited by Melodic Net to join the website&#39;s staff, I wasn&#39;t really sure it would be a good idea, since I run out of time in a daily basis, due to my formal work, my family and also my own band. I had written album reviews and some interviews through the years, and my other experiences had been much less than I expected. Anyway, I guess people have been enjoying my writing, and I am really glad about it.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> This particular interview is something really special. We&#39;re talking about a four-piece interview with the phenomenal band Autograph. Yes, one full interview with the four members of the band!!! It&#39;s something specialw because I can&#39;t really recall either any other music website or magazine doing such a thing, since the good, old Metal Edge days!</div> <div> As for Autograph, I&#39;ve always been a huge fan of theirs. I still remember buying the &quot;Sign In Please&quot; album back in early 1985. I was really sorry when they disbanded and very excited when they reunited!!!<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> I was lucky enough to have met the four guys in person, when they played their historical gig at Firefest, in Nottingham, England. I call tell those who couldn&#39;t be there that they kicked some major ass!!!<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> I must say that Simon Daniels, who has been my buddy for quite a while, didn&#39;t tell me he was part of the reformed Autograph - I would have been upset, but he&#39;s such a great guy that it&#39;s just impossible to dislike him! From his early days with Jailhouse to his joining Autograph, I was very happy he made it to a huge band! Steve and Randy have been two of my childhood heroes. I met Steve on the internet years ago, then we lost contact. As for Randy... Well, Randy has always been great - funny, polite and everything else (think of all positive adjectives you can remember!)... I got to know Marc when he joined Autograph, he has always been such a nice guy. It was unforgettable meeting them at Firefest 2014, I mean it!<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> The &quot;Louder&quot; EP is a proof of how the reformed band still kicks ass! Since the review I wrote about it seemed to have been read by many, I had this crazy idea... Would I be able to get interviews from the four Autograph members? Gladly, they were just as awesome as they&#39;ve always been and yes, I did get to interview the whole band, as you&#39;ll read next!</div> <div> A general view of Autograph&#39;s past, present and future was registered allover the four interviews.<br /> <br /> Let&#39;s start reading original member, &quot;The Two-Handed Guitarist&quot; <strong>Steve Lynch</strong>&#39;s interview, then have new singer / guitarist / songwriter<strong> Simon Daniels</strong>&#39;s say, move on to new drummer&#39;s <strong>Marc Weiland</strong>&#39;s more than interesting info and conclude it all with also original member&#39;s bassist <strong>Randy Rand</strong> funny, straight to the point &nbsp;answers...</div> <div> I hope you all enjoy it!<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Criss Sexx</strong><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div>
by Criss Sexx 2016-08-21 Comment »

C.O.P. UK (Crimes of Passion)
C.O.P UK (Crimes of Passion UK) is back with their third release &ldquo;No Place For Heaven&rdquo;, and their first with new established UDR GmbH Label Services, on January 22nd 2016.<br /> Produced and mixed by Sascha Paeth (himself a musician and songwriter as with Avantasia, Epica and others), the album is modern classic in the Hard Rock genre.
by Arie van der Graaf 2016-08-11 Comment »

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