Rich Davenport’s Rock Show this week features interviews with Biff Byford (Saxon), Andy Sneap (Hell), Andre Olbrich (Blind Guardian), Jack Blades (Revolution Saints, Night Ranger, ex Damn Yankees) and Michael Cartellone (Lynyrd Skynyrd, ex Damn Yankees) and is available now for streaming below:
First up, Biff from Saxon talks about drummer Nigel Glockler’s ongoing recovery following his recent health scare, and what fans can expect from the band’s rescheduled tour dates. Biff also gives an update on the band’s new album, and gives the lowdown on some forthcoming expanded re-releases of DVDs and CD.
The show also features guitarist/producer Andy Sneap, who’s not only touring as part of Saxon’s support band Hell, but also producing Biff & co’s new album. Andy also talks about Hell’s return in the last few years, his work behind the desk with bands like Accept, and also responds to the idea held by some elements of Metallica’s fanbase that he’d be the ideal candidate to produce them.
Blind Guardian guitarist Andre Olbrich talks about the writing and recording of the band’s forthcoming new album “Beyond The Red Mirror”, with a song from the new release.
In the second hour of the show, Night Ranger frontman Jack Blades discusses his new role as bassist and co-vocalist in Revolution Saints, a supergroup in which Blades is joined by guitarist Doug Aldrich (Ex Dio, Whitesnake) and Journey drummer / vocalist Deen Castronovo. Jack talks about the recording of the album, his hopes for the future of the project, and the album’s guest appearances from Castonovo’s bandmates Neal Schon and Arnel Pineda. Blades also gives an update on happenings in the Night Ranger camp.
And finally, Jack Blades’ former Damn Yankees compadre Michael Cartellone, now with Lynyrd Skynyrd, shares his memories of that band’s formation, and the recording of their first album, recently reissued in remastered form by Rock Candy Records. Michael also talks about his second career as a painter (his artwork has been exhibited at galleries across the US, see http://www.michaelcartellone.com), and his current role as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s drummer. Michael selects 3 songs from the Damn Yankees debut, and a pair of his favourite Skynyrd tracks.
You can also listen on Tuesday 27th January 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 29th January 07:00-09:00 on http://www.totalrock.com