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HOUSE OF LORDS – vocalist James Christian

May 21st, 2014

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HOUSE OF LORDS

vocalist James Christian

INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA

House of Lords is a Californian hard rock band formed in 1987. The band released its self-titled album in 1988 through Gene Simmons record label Simmons Records. The record sold respectably and included hit singles “I Wanna Be Loved” and “Love Don’t Lie”. SAHARA followed one year later and it included another successful single “Can’t Find My Way Home”. At this stage, the band and went through several line-up changes and eventually they split soon after the release of 1992 album DEMON’S DOWN. The original band returned in 2004 with album POWER AND THE MYTH but it wasn’t long after until the band disbanded again. In 2006 vocalist James Christian assembled a brand new version of House of Lords where he was the only remaining member of the original line-up. The renewed band released WORLD UPSIDE DOWN followed by COME TO MY KINGDOM (2008), CARTESIAN DREAMS (2009), BIG MONEY (2011) and PRECIOUS METAL which came out just a few months ago. The album release was followed by an extensive European tour which this time reached also Finland, for the first time ever. I sat down with James before the bands show in On The Rock in Helsinki and we discussed about the tour, PRECIOUS METAL, solo career and other things in life. Read on! 

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Robin Beck

November 27th, 2013

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Robin Beck

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Axel Wiesenauer at Rock N Growl Management/Promotion for setting up the interview
Thanks to Rock N Growl Management/Promotion for the promo pictures of Robin Beck

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Here is the new and latest from the Robin Beck camp. Her brand new album UNDERNEATH was released at the end of August and since the album is amazing I thought it was time to have a chat with Robin in order to hear what she’s been up to. We talked about the album, how it was to work with her husband James Christian (House Of Lords) on UNDERNEATH, about her co-operation with Swedish guitarist/producer/songwriter Tommy Denander and about live shows and touring. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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James Christian

November 2nd, 2013

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James Christian

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Joakim Stabel at Triada Communication for setting up the interview.
Thanks to Triada Communication for the promotional pictures of James Christian
Promo pictures taken by: Richard Jones

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Legendary James Christian (House Of Lords) has finally released a solo album. It took him nine years to finish LAY IT ALL ON ME and is long waited for by the fans and myself. Since I think Mr Christian is an amazing artist I got in touch with him in order to get to know a little about the new album and the story behind it. Read and enjoy what the master of AOR music has to say.

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HOUSE OF LORDS – Vocalist James Christian

March 5th, 2012

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JAMES CHRISTIAN

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

James Christian is a Connecticut based musician and songwriter who is best known for being the front man of the hard rock band House of Lords. Christian started his musician career in the early 70’s and during the years he performed with such bands as Jasper Wrath and Eyes before moving over to Los Angeles in mid 80’s.

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WHITESNAKE Guitarist Doug Aldrich

November 15th, 2006

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Douglas "Doug" Aldrich�s career as a musician started in the mid eighties when he joined the band Lion in 1985. Although they did succeed quite well they never made it to the big time and the band slowly disbanded after three albums in the late 80′s. Doug then worked briefly with such names as Hurricane and House of Lords before he formed Bad Moon Rising together with his former Lion band mate Kal Swan. Bad Moon Rising released three albums in the 90′s but they split up in 1998. Burning Rain was formed later on the same year and actually they still exist although there has not been too much news from their camp lately. In early 2002 Doug decided to agree to Ronnie James Dio’s offer to join as a fulltime member of Dio and soon he was in the studio recording guitar parts for the upcoming "Killing the Dragon" album. Although the album and following tour were really successful, Doug surprisingly decided to leave Dio and join David Coverdale’s new version of Whitesnake in the end of 2002. The Whitesnake reunion has been very successful. The band has done several world tours and last spring they released a new DVD "Live … In the Still of the Night". A new Whitesnake live album "Live… In The Shadow of the Blues" will be released later this year. The new album will also include four brand new studio tracks, the bands first new music in eight years, written by Doug and Coverdale. This interview was done last July. I met Doug during Whitesnake’s stop in Finland a day after their sold out concert in Helsinki and here are the results of out lengthy discussion about his current activities, past and future. The story continues….

Interview and live pictures by Marko Syrjala

Transcription by Cindy Zhang

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Krokus – Guitarist Mandy Meyer

October 13th, 2006


INTERVIEW WITH MANDY MEYER

INTERVIEW AND LIVE PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ
TRANSCRIPTION BY DUKE

Canadian born Armand “Mandy” Meyer was born at 1960 in Saskatchewan. Some years later his family moved to Switzerland where he started his musician career in the late seventies. Now, years later, his list of credits includes work with such names as ASIA, Gotthard, House Of Lords, and Katmandu. At present, Mandy is playing in the legendary Swiss band Krokus. Although he worked with Krokus in the early eighties (two years touring), it wasn’t until last year that he kind of returned in fold when he replaced founding member Fernando von Arb, who had just parted ways with the band. Last year was a busy time for Mandy and Krokus. There has been a lot of touring, including the bands first USA tour in a long time. Last month Krokus released a brand new studio album called HELLRAISER.This interview was done in June 2006 at the Swedenrock festival and then we had this nice conversation about the new album, Krokus tour, his past bands, as well as many other interesting topics. Hope you like it!  
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James Christian

January 4th, 2005

Interview with James Christian
Interview By Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Frontiers Records for the promo pictures.
Thanks to Stefan at Atenzia records for the help with the interview.

Here is an interview with James Christian who has recently released his second solo album MEET THE MAN. James released his first solo album back in 1994 and is known for his participation in the band House of Lords who were newly re-united and released a new CD in 2004.

 

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