Mike Tramp put pen to paper on a lifetime contract to Rock ‘N’ Roll nearly five decades ago. Tramp, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, first arrived in New York City in 1982 with his band Lion, intent on fulfilling his dream of becoming a rock star.
If you’re a fan of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam, or Hair Metal, then you’re probably a fan of Sleaze Roxx. For nearly 20 years, Sleaze Roxx has been a top-notch, go-to website for all things Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.
As I’ve said before, the Rock and Metal game has long been dominated by men. These days, there are so many incredible, shredding lead guitarists out there who are females. With hard-rocking players like Courtney Cox in the game, the narrative is changing.
Today, I’ve got Page Hamilton, the leader and founder of the highly influential Alternative Metal band Helmet. A band who has spent the last several decades forging a path that is entirely their own and truly singular to their sonic vision.
Before invigorating German Heavy Metal powerhouse Accept with his New Jersey zest over a decade ago, Mark Tornillo was all but detached from the music industry.
After nearly a decade out of the spotlight, Metal band Devil Sold His Soul is back with a new record called Loss. With me for a chat is the band’s guitarist and founding member, Jonny Renshaw.
Blaze Bayley is a Metal lifer. He’s the longtime frontman of Wolfsbane, was the frontman of Iron Maiden during their highly underrated 90s period, and has had a long, successful solo career. After over 35 years of nonstop touring, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blaze finally had a moment to collect his thoughts and begin work on what was to become War Within Me, which is another fine addition to the stellar Blaze Bayley catalog.
In a decade known for its guitarists, Kee Marcello was truly a standout from the bunch. Beginning with Easy Action, soring to fame with Europe and beyond with his solo work, most recently with Our Of This World, Kee has established a firm legacy as one of the better lead players within the genre of Heavy Metal and Glam.
For all the Metalheads out there, I’ve got some good news. A new Motörhead release is on the way, and it’s sure to satiate your appetite for raw, driving, breakneck Heavy Metal. That’s right, the one and only Motörhead are back with a live record, entitled Louder than Noise…Live in Berlin, which shows the legendary power trio at the height of their powers.
Anvil, led by Lips Kudlow and his long-time partner in crime, Robb Reiner, are a true story of perseverance and success. Throughout their forty-three-year career, Anvil has released eighteen fantastic Metal albums, each of which are outstanding and singular in their own way.