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Sonic Perspectives is a premier online source for quality content on all things spinning in the rock music universe, including album reviews, news, concerts, interviews, exclusive features, podcasts, and more

    SAXON’s Drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER Reflects on SIX BY SIX Debut Album: “It Was Great Fun to Make This Record, and the Vibe in the Band is Very Positive”

    SAXON’s Drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER Reflects on SIX BY SIX Debut Album: “It Was Great Fun to Make This Record, and the Vibe in the Band is Very Positive”

    August 19th marked the release of the self-titled debut of SiX by SiX. The collaboration between Saga‘s guitarist Ian Crichton, singer, producer and bass player Robert Berry, and Saxon‘s drummer Nigel Glockler will impress the most demanding progressive rock fans out there. Six By Six was born when Robert and Ian started exchanging ideas and [...]

    • 20 min
    LONELY ROBOT’s JOHN MITCHELL Dissects New Album “A Model Life”, Talks Future and More: ‘I Really Wanted this LONELY ROBOT Record to Be as it Turned Out, It is Certainly My Favorite’

    LONELY ROBOT’s JOHN MITCHELL Dissects New Album “A Model Life”, Talks Future and More: ‘I Really Wanted this LONELY ROBOT Record to Be as it Turned Out, It is Certainly My Favorite’

    A lone soldier on the front-lines of creativity, John Mitchell has been at the forefront of forward- thinking and progressive rock for decades now. As a member of such revered prog ensembles as It Bites, Arena, Frost* and his own projects Kino and The Urbane, he has become a uniquely vital contributor to the modern [...]

    • 36 min
    MARK ZONDER and RAY ALDER Talk Chemistry During Creation of A-Z Debut Album: “This Album Was an Open Palette, Yet We Stuck with the Mentality of Focusing on the Hooks and the Songs”

    MARK ZONDER and RAY ALDER Talk Chemistry During Creation of A-Z Debut Album: “This Album Was an Open Palette, Yet We Stuck with the Mentality of Focusing on the Hooks and the Songs”

    “Beer commercials, car commercials, and Cobra Kai.” I straight up thought that legendary drummer Mark Zonder’s reference point for his new band would have been Toto or Journey. There aren’t really any sonic similarities between them and A-Z, but they all share these very key traits: at their core, they’re expertly-written, hook-saturated pop songs performed [...]

    • 40 min
    JOHN NORUM Talks Upcoming Solo Album “Gone to Stay:” ‘I’m Mainly a Blues Player into Pentatonic Scales but Going 100 Miles an Hour’

    JOHN NORUM Talks Upcoming Solo Album “Gone to Stay:” ‘I’m Mainly a Blues Player into Pentatonic Scales but Going 100 Miles an Hour’

    John Norum is most famously known around the globe as being the lead guitarist and a founding member of the band Europe. Together they are Sweden’s most prominent rock export selling over 10 million albums worldwide with songs like “The Final Countdown,” “Carrie,” and “Rock the Night.” Recently the song “The Final Countdown” reached 1 [...]

    • 41 min
    DEREK SHERINIAN Talks Writing Process Of His Recent Album with SIMON PHILLIPS: “‘Vortex’ Has The Same Mindset And The Same Creative Energy Of ‘The Phoenix’”

    DEREK SHERINIAN Talks Writing Process Of His Recent Album with SIMON PHILLIPS: “‘Vortex’ Has The Same Mindset And The Same Creative Energy Of ‘The Phoenix’”

    Derek Sherinian seems determined to make up for the lost time. Having spent nine years working with the super-groups Black Country Communion, PSMS and Sons of Apollo, and touring with Billy Idol, Joe Bonamassa and others, he is now focused on his solo career. 2020 saw the release of “The Phoenix”, Derek‘s first solo record [...]

    • 21 min
    World Renowned Guitarist ERIC JOHNSON Comments on His Technique: “Your Tone Is Mostly on Your Fingers, And Not So Much on The Gear You Use”

    World Renowned Guitarist ERIC JOHNSON Comments on His Technique: “Your Tone Is Mostly on Your Fingers, And Not So Much on The Gear You Use”

    While the pandemic seems like a thing of the past at the moment and many artists are going on extensive tours, there are still albums coming out which were written at the height of Covid-19. That’s the case with Eric Johnson‘s two upcoming releases, “The Book of Making” and “Yesterday Meets Today”. Blue Élan Records [...]

    • 21 min

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