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Guitarist Steve Mann discuss about Lionheart reunion, new album and his past and current work with Michael Schenker

August 7th, 2017

STEVE MANN

Lionheart is a British band that formed in late 1980 by guitarists Steve Mann and Dennis Stratton, bassist Rocky Newton, vocalist Jess Cox, and drummer Frank Noon. The band began playing gigs including regular shows at London’s infamous Marquee club and appearance at The Reading Festival. The band had problems maintaining a consistent line-up. The core personnel of Dennis, Steve and Rocky remained, but it proved difficult to find the right singer and drummer. The line-up of Mann, Stratton, Newton, vocalist Chad Brown and session drummer Bob Jenkins recorded the band’s debut album HOT TONIGHT in 1984. The album failed to attain success, and after several more line-up changes and problems with the label, the band split in 1986. In 2016 Dave Herron of the Rockingham Festival in Nottingham asked Lionheart to reunite for one performance. Original members, Stratton, Mann, and Newton, jumped at the chance and brought in former Lionheart drummer Clive Edwards and new front man Lee Small on lead vocals. The reunion created quite a stir, not least within the band itself, and it was decided to carry on with the subsequent recording of a new album followed by an acclaimed appearance at the 2017 Sweden Rock Festival. I met a cheerful Steve Mann and drummer Clive Edwards after the bands brilliant Swedish Rock performance. We talked about Lionheart’s return, the past, and the band’s new SECOND NATURE album.

In addition to Lionheart, we talked with Steven about his time with the McAuley Schenker Group in the 80s. The band released two successful albums PERFECT TIMING and SAVE YOURSELF with Steve on board. McAuley Schenker Group split up in the early 90’s but now Michael Schenker and Steve Mann are re-connected, and they play together again in Michael Schenker Fest. The band is also planning a new studio album, so it means that Steve will be a very busy man in the near future.

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SWEDENROCK 2016

July 3rd, 2016


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REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJALA

Once again here we are again as the Finnish Metal-Rules.com two-man-team made their annual road trip to Sweden Rock.  The  2016 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock as usual. Over 70 bands offered one hell of an experience for the attendees during the four day festival. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past ten years always being sold out like this year. However, it took a bit longer until all the tickets were gone this year. It has become quite logical for us to give an in depth article of several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. It was sad to see the final show by Twisted Sister, but of course fabulous to see a whole bunch of other bands. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Rock on!

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