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The Anix
<p><strong>The Anix&nbsp;</strong>is the electronic-rock project of Los Angeles composer / producer&nbsp;<strong>Brandon Smith</strong>. Combining his love of cinematic sci-fi, anime and comic books with synthesizers, electronic programming, alternative rock, powerful vocal hooks and anthemic choruses,&nbsp;<strong>The Anix</strong>&nbsp;creates a visionary future of art and music.</p> <p>In 2018,&nbsp;<strong>The Anix</strong>&nbsp;completed their metamorphosis from band to solo project as front-man &amp; songwriter&nbsp;<strong>Brandon Smith</strong>&nbsp;signed with&nbsp;<strong>FiXT</strong>, the artist-owned/operated independent record label of electronic-rock pioneer&nbsp;<strong>Klayton&nbsp;</strong>(<strong>Celldweller</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Scandroid, Circle of Dust</strong>). Focusing on releasing regular singles throughout the year,&nbsp;<strong>The Anix</strong>&nbsp;is poised to embrace the future.</p> <p> has always been fans of <strong>The Anix</strong> and we are pleased to welcome <strong>Brandon Smith</strong> on board for a chat.</p>
by Kaj Roth 2018-11-02

King Crimson
<p><em>The entire life of the first incarnation of King Crimson squeezes into the last year of the 1960s. The band first rehearsed on 13th January 1969, released their seminal album &quot;In The Court of the Crimson King&quot; on 10th October and played their final concert at Fillmore West, Los Angeles on 16th December.</em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" /></a></p> <p><em>In 2014, King Crimson returns to live performance with a seven-piece lineup and a different repertoire, drawn from the history of the band, reimagined for three drummers. Mel Collins returns to the band and Jakko Jakszyk fills the role of vocalist guitarist.</em></p> <p><em>Tony Levin&acute;s most notable bass playing albums and tours have been with: Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon, Pink Floyd and collaborative groups: Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Liquid Tension Experiment, Levin Torn White, Levin Minneman Rudess, Levin Brothers.</em></p> <p><em>Born in Boston, June 6, 1946, Levin grew up in the suburb of Brookline, starting playing upright bass at 10 years old. In high school he picked up tuba, soloing with the concert band, and started a barbershop quartet. But he primarily played Classical music, attending Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he had the chance to play under Igor Stravinsky and in the Rochester Philharmonic.</em></p> <p><em>In 2018, Tony Levin continues to tour with King Crimson and shares his thoughts with the readers of about the Chapman Stick, the music of KC and the challenge to play 3-hour concerts at his age.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
by Kaj Roth 2018-05-25

Easy October
<p>April 27th marks the realase date of the new Easy October album &quot;Tangeled up in Black&quot;. got a chance to ask creater/singer Kristoffer Hedberg some question. Have a look at what he had to say.</p>
by Rickard Holmgren 2018-04-24

Marco Mendoza
<p><strong>Marco Mendoza is very well respected as a musician and currently bass player with The Dead Daisies, who will release their new album Burn It Down on April 6, 2018.</strong></p> <p><strong>Next to The Dead Daisies, Mendoza has also recently released his fantastic new solo album Viva La Rock.</strong></p> <p><strong>Melodic asked Mendoza about both albums and about his longtime career as a bass player for some of the biggest names in rock such as Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake and Ted Nugent.</strong></p>
by Arie van der Graaf 2018-04-06

Backyard Babies
<p><strong>Backyard Babies - Live at Manifesto Bar, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil, March 25th, 2018</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src=";rlz=1C1GGRV_pt-BRBR783BR783&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiEtcTw65naAhUCGJAKHYBUAt0Q_AUICigB&amp;biw=1366&amp;bih=637#imgrc=mU0HEpSxrFintM:" style="float:left" /></p> <p>I got to know about Backyard Babies when they released their &quot;Making Enemies Is Good&quot; album. They were news to me back then and I had never heard from them before. They were going to play a show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and some local newspapers published a picture of the band on which one of the band members was wearing a M&ouml;tley Cr&uuml;e t-shirt. Then I thought &quot;I have to check these guys out...&quot;... I bought their &quot;Total 13&quot; and &quot;Making Enemies Is Good&quot; albums and I was blown away! They weren&#39;t exactly the type of band I would usually listen to due to their half punk rock / half glam rock sound... but it was undeniable that these guys had something special. I went to the Backyard Babies gig in this small and stinky club in Rio - even though the venue sucked, they kicked some serious ass, met them quickly and, needless to say, they had made one more loyal fan here! Later on, I made sure I had all of their albums, but I wondered if I would ever see them live again.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In early 2018, It was announced that Backyard Babies would play in Brazil, this time only one date, in S&atilde;o Paulo. I made sure I got an interview with singer Nicke Borg (link here - <a href=";id=487">;id=487</a> ) and I couldn&#39;t wait to catch them live one more time!</p> <p><em>Criss Sexx</em></p>
by Criss Sexx 2018-04-01

Backyard Babies
<p>That&rsquo;s easy to talk about<strong> Backyard Babies</strong>. Since they&rsquo;re a Swedish band and I am a Brazilian writer for Melodic Net, a Swedish website... I thought that would be something cool to go and have an interview with the band and check the guys out for the second time, and have it out on a website of their own country. Sweden is the birthplace of huge acts like Europe, Michael Monroe (let&rsquo;s not forget the immortal Hanoi Rocks), Easy Action and then Shotgun Messiah, and even pop acts like ABBA and Roxette. Backyard Babies had never had the same commercial success, even though the band did receive two Grammy Awards in their home country. Why? Backyard Babies has always been around to break rules and conventions. &ldquo;Diesel &amp; Power&rdquo;, their first album, released in 1994, was out at the time when grunge ruled the charts... After a well done change in style and looks, the band had their real break with the iconic &ldquo;Total 13&rdquo;, an album that sounds fresh till this day. Nicke Borg, lead singer and guitarist, gave me an exclusive interview while Backyard Babies was in Brazil for one show only &ndash; more than 15 years since they toured here for the &ldquo;Making Enemies Is Good&rdquo; album (such a huge one here in Brazil). I hope all of you enjoy reading it here as much as I did when I talked to the man himself, face to face.</p> <p>Best,</p> <p><em>Criss Sexx</em></p> <p><em><img alt="" src=";biw=1366&amp;bih=588&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=1&amp;ei=6TTBWtTYK4GmwASSxaKwCg&amp;q=nicke+borg+2018&amp;oq=nicke+borg+2018&amp;gs_l=psy-ab.3...35298.38862.0.39179." style="float:left" /></em></p>
by Criss Sexx 2018-04-01

Pink Cream 69
<p><strong>Recently we did an interview with David Readman, singer frontman of Pink Cream 69.</strong></p> <p><strong>David talks about his influences such as David Coverdale, Paul Rogers..</strong></p> <p><strong>Also he gives us more insight on how PC69 works as a band and about the new release Headstrong which was released last year.</strong></p> <p><strong>Also he talks about his life as a singer prior to PC69 and about his solo album.</strong></p>
by Arie van der Graaf 2018-01-29

Kee Marcello
<p>Kee Marcello does not really need a big introduction, if you are familiar with the bands Europe, Easy Action and other act, you will know him. For me, growing up in Sweden in the 90s, Kee was a central part of Europe, playing on the albums Out of This World and Prisoners in Paradise. When got a chance to sit down with Kee, this was not something we would pass up. So, ladies and gents, withouut much further ado, the man, the legend, the guitar god: Keeeeee Maaaarcelloooo!&nbsp;</p>
by Henrik Holmgren 2018-01-25

<p><strong>Interview with Steelheart singer Miljenko Matijevic.<br /> <br /> <strong>After some successes back in the 80&rsquo;s hair era the original Steelheart line-up disbanded.</strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong>In different Steelheart band formations however leadsinger Miljenko Matijevic kept on going with many ups and downs along the road.</strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong>He talks about how his stage accident&nbsp;affected his career.</strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong>Also he gives an insight on The Doors with whom he did 2 tours,&nbsp;his influences and also the recent Steelheart release Through Worlds of Stardust.</strong></strong></p>
by Arie van der Graaf 2017-12-01

<p>Interview with Steelheart singer Miljenko Matijevic.<br /> <br /> <strong>After some successes back in the 80&rsquo;s hair era the original Steelheart line-up disbanded.</strong></p> <p><strong>In different Steelheart band formations however leadsinger Miljenko Matijevic kept on going with many ups and downs along the road.</strong></p> <p><strong>He talks about how his stage accident&nbsp;affected his career.</strong></p> <p><strong>Also he gives an insight on The Doors with whom he did 2 tours,&nbsp;his influences and also the recent Steelheart release Through Worlds of Stardust.</strong></p>
by Arie van der Graaf 2017-12-01

Adrian Vandenbergs MoonKings
<p><strong>Arised from the ashes in 2014 is Adrian Vandenberg, with his new band Vandenberg&#39;s Moonkings.</strong></p> <p><strong>After conquering the world with his breakthru band Vandenberg back in the 80&#39;s he got many invitations from other rock legends who wanted Adrian to play his guitar with them.</strong></p> <p><strong>He landed a job with Whitesnake and plays on their biggest single Here I Go Again.</strong></p> <p><strong>Adrian gives a full insight in past present and future talking about the various bands he played with, his musical roots, several lawsuits in which he had to defend his own name Vandenberg.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;He talks about his current band Vandenberg&#39;s Moonkings which just delivered their new album MKII.</strong></p>
by Arie van der Graaf 2017-11-09

Robin Beck
<p>Here we go... Talking about <strong>Robin Beck</strong> isn&#39;t something really easy. What to say about a singer who should have been as big as Lita Ford and Doro Pesch? What to say about an artist who&#39;s got a classic album as &quot;Trouble Or Nothing&quot;?</p> <p>Robin Beck has always been one of the greatest female voices of rock, other than being one of the nicest people I have ever met... This interview with her shows us her own view of her career, which started in the seventies and is still going strong. Robin&#39;s new album, <strong>&quot;Love Is Coming&quot;</strong> is out <strong>NOW</strong>!!! As good as it seems to be, one can expect another great, classic AOR release of a singer who proved long ago to be essential when we dare talking about melodic rock.</p> <p>Ladies and gentlemen, with you, the one and only <strong>Robin Beck</strong>!!!</p> <p><em>Criss Sexx</em></p>
by Criss Sexx 2017-10-13

Jeremiah Freed
<p>After 14 years, meldodic rockers Jeremiah Freed are back with one brand new EP. finally got the chance to talk to the band about the hiatus, history and the possibility of &quot;Companion, part II&quot;. Here is what they had to say. Ladies and Gents, Jeremiah Freed!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
by Henrik Holmgren 2017-10-04

Plan Three
<p>After some years, Plan Three is finally back with a new full lenght album, due later this year. had the opportunity to sit down with the band, to talk about the new album and some other stuff as well. Here is what they said:</p>
by Henrik Holmgren 2017-09-07

Rik Emmett & RESolution 9
<p><strong>Rik Emmett</strong>&nbsp;was a relatively unknown singer/songwriter/guitarist on the local Toronto scene in September of &rsquo;75 when he joined a newly-formed hard rock trio called&nbsp;<strong>Triumph</strong>. By &rsquo;79 three albums had gone platinum in Canada and two charted in the States, receiving serious radio airplay. By &rsquo;81 Triumph was firmly established as one of the premier touring rock acts in North America, with generous FM radio airplay support and heavy rotation on the fledgling<strong>&nbsp;MTV</strong>&nbsp;cable channel. In the next seven years, the band released ten gold albums, with four turning platinum in Canada. In the U.S., two went gold.</p> <p>(previously posted on Palace of Rock, here is a short feature about&nbsp;the music scene of Toronto with Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett)</p>
by Kaj Roth 2017-08-29