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NIGHT RANGER – Guitarist Brad Gillis

December 10th, 2013

Brad Gillis

BRAD GILLIS

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

Brad Gillis is an American guitarist, most famous for playing with the band Night Ranger. He has also played for Rubicon, Vicious Rumors, Fiona, and Ozzy Osbourne with whom he released the platinum selling live album SPEAK OF THE DEVIL in 1982.  The man has also released solo albums and appeared in various projects and TV performances including “American Bandstand” and “Solid Gold, Rock & Roll Tonight”. Night Ranger appeared as one of the special guests for this years edition of the KISS Kruise in Caribbean. I had the pleasure to sit down with Mr. Gillis and discuss about the state of Night Ranger, his solo career, and, of course, about the bands past with KISS because, after all, we were on the KISS Kruise!

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NIGHT RANGER – Jack Blades and Brad Gillis

June 15th, 2012

 

Night Ranger

Night Ranger

NIGHT RANGER

INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA

ADDITIONAL HELP BY SAMI RUOKANGAS AND PATRICK CLEMENT

Night Ranger is an American hard rock band hailing from San Francisco. The band gained its popularity during the early 1980s with such a classic albums as SEVEN WISHES, MIDNIGHT MADNESS and the debut DAWN PATROL. The bands biggest hit single to date is “Sister Christian” from the 1984. The first five Night Ranger albums sold altogether more than 10 million copies worldwide. After Night Ranger’s success slowly waned in the late 1980s, the band split up in 1989 and its members pursued other musical careers including Damn Yankees and solo efforts. The original band members Jack Blades, Grad Gillis, Kelly Keagy, Alan Fitzgerald and Jeff Watson re-united in 1997 to release two new albums in the latter half of the decade. Later on the original members Fitzgerald and Watson left the band and were replaced by Joel Hoeksta and Eric Levy. The current line up released its latest effort SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA in 2011 and the band has continued to tour and remains very popular in USA, Canada and especially in Japan. The band now finally arrived in Scandinavia for the first time in their 30 year career and performed in front of an demanding Swedenrock audience in early June. After the show we had the pleasure to sit down and discuss with founding members Blades and Gillis about the bands future, past and present. Read On!

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Jack Blades (Night Ranger/Damn Yankees)

October 9th, 2008

 

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Jack Blades

Aug 21/2008

Interview by Celtic Bob

Questions by Celtic Bob and Germ

Transcription help by Ashley “The Kid” Corbin

Thanks to Amanda at ABC PR and Carolyn at McGhee Ent.

 

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