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inside story: Kissin Dynamite

We always hear so much these days about the struggles that accompany the early careers of young bands, and we've seen many fall by the wayside, even here in the pages of Fireworks. I'd hazard a guess that one or two could do a lot worse than research the career of youngsters Kissin' Dynamite, a band who started back in 2008 (with the singer and guitarist's father as 'manager') and worked hard, got themselves a 'development' deal with AFM Records and have gone from strength to strength with true and more experimental releases ('Money, Sex And Power' - 2012 and 'Megalomania' - 2014, respectively). Things have clearly moved on quite significantly in KD land though - the management situation has changed twice in two years and the band is now a hard-nosed, hard-working touring band with many miles on the clock - so it's time for a new album, entitled 'Generation Goodbye'.

inside story: JORN

In possession of a commanding voice that's more than worthy of comparison with his 70s idols and with a back catalogue spanning over twenty years, Jørn Lande requires little introduction to European Rock music fans. On the eve of the release of 'Hard Rock Radio', Jørn's diverse covers album, Fireworks catches up with the affable Norwegian frontman to discuss his less-obvious musical influences, his affinity with crows and of course, the legendary Ronnie James Dio.

inside story: THE WINERY DOGS

After an extremely successful debut album in 2013, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy - the three titans collectively known as The Winery Dogs - unleash 'Hot Streak'. This second studio release picks up from where their self-titled album left off, yet broadens its musical spectrum incorporating, alongside their traditional Rock vibes, slower and more commercial tracks. Not only is the trio's new release an excellent reason for singer and guitarist Kotzen to be understandably thrilled, he's also just unveiled his first ever professionally shot DVD with his solo band. Without further ado, Mr Richie Kotzen...

inside story: Def Leppard

It's been seven years since the release of their last record 'Songs From The Sparkle Lounge', but now Def Leppard are set to release their first ever self-titled album, easily the best thing they have recorded since the mighty 'Hysteria'. Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Rick 'Sav' Savage and Rick Allen have been touring throughout the U.S.A. but are now about to embark on a sold-out U.K. tour with Whitesnake and Black Star Riders. To celebrate their return Ant Heeks caught up with not only Phil Collen but also Vivian Campbell, to bring you an amazing, in-depth insight to Def Leppard the band, the album and the men behind it. The first of the two guitarists in the hot seat, Phil Collen...

inside story: BONFIRE

Bonfire, das waren in erster Linie Hans Ziller und Claus Lessman. Am Ende des letzten Jahres kam nun das aus des Duo`s, der eine hatte keine Lust mehr, der andere noch. Als neuen Sänger präsentiert uns Hans Ziller keinen geringeren als David Reece, der schon bei seiner Band Ez Livin gesungen hat. Bis auf Schlagzeuger Harry Reischmann wurde die Band komplett durch getauscht. Von Ez Livin wurde noch der Bassist Ronnie Parkes mit gebracht. Quereinstiger in der Band ist der zweite Gitarrist Frank Pane. Alles weitere erzählt uns ausgiebig Gründungsmitglied Hans Ziller.

inside story: LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY

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Nach sehr vielem hin und her - ob nun Rhapsoy, RhapsodyOfFire, Luca Turilli solo - ist Luca Turilli seit 2011 wirklich angekommen, wohin er wollte, inzwischen ist das zweite Album unter ,Luca Turilli'sRhapsody' erschienen, am 19.06. erschien ,,Prometheus-SymphoniaIgnis Divinus" - ein weiteres Album voll mit bombastischen Songs im gewohnten Turilli-Stil. Ich begrüßte also am Telefon einen bestens gelaunten Luca, der mich aus Kroatien anrief.