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: SYMPHONY X

New Jersey Symphonic Metal band Symphony X are back with their brand new album 'Underworld'. A dark tale of Heaven and Hell and the emotions of love and loss. Ian Johnson talks with the band's guitarist Michael Romeo about album covers, what it takes to make a record these days and how the album itself is influenced by heady themes and ideas taken from the writings of Dante and Greek Classical Mythology.