interviews:
FFDP's Zoltan Bathory: 'The Phrase 'Homeless Veteran' Should Never Exist in the United States' (Part 2)
In this second part of our two-part interview, Zoltan Bathory talks about Jason Hook coming into the band and bassist Matt Snell leaving it, unveils the band's involvement with the military and war veterans.

POSTED: 11/26/2014 - 07:07 am

 
FFDP's Zoltan Bathory: 'Music Is About the Journey and Never About the Arrival' (Part 1)
In a thick Hungarian accent, FFDP's guitarist/songwirter talked to UG about his inner drive, will to succeed and the difference between European and American rock.

POSTED: 11/20/2014 - 09:45 am

 
Jack Bruce's Posthumous Interview: 'I Wanted to Extend the Boundaries of Whatever Music I Was Involved in at the Time'
There will never be another like him, we will miss him.

POSTED: 11/14/2014 - 04:28 am

 
Tim McIlrath: 'I Never Had a Very Careerist Attitude Towards Rise Against's Music and Message'
Rise Against frontman talked to UG about the development of his art and the honesty in the way he approached it.

POSTED: 11/11/2014 - 09:37 am

 
Opeth's Fredrik Akesson Talks Current Tour, Expectations From Future Albums, Solo Project and More
The guitarist is hoping that the band will "do a really heavy album, but in a different way."

POSTED: 11/06/2014 - 08:40 am

 
Dave Navarro: 'I Want Eddie Van Halen to Be a Superhero, I Don't Want Him to Have Twitter Account'
Here, Jane Addiction guitarist talks to UG about the history of his band, the changing landscape of music and his unique place in the world of guitar players.

POSTED: 10/30/2014 - 05:36 am

 
Skillet's John Cooper: 'It's All About the Fans in the End'
The Christian band's frontman discusses his songwriting process, as well as the band's plans for a follow up their hit concept record "Rise."

POSTED: 10/24/2014 - 10:19 am

 
Wayne Static: 'I'm Much of Like a James Hetfield Kind of Guy'
Here, the Static-X frontman talks to UG about the band and his current duties.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 08:42 am

 
Michael Derks: 'I'm the Most Cultured of a Group of Idiotic Barbarians From Outer Space'
GWAR axeman talks with UG about mythology of the band, the passing of Dave Brockie and Cory Smoot and what the future holds.

POSTED: 10/16/2014 - 10:54 am

 
Rob Halford: 'I Get a Little Bit Upset When People Talk About Priest as Being Part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal'
The iconic Judas Priest singer talks to UG about "Redeeme of Souls," Richie Faulkner and "everything that's going in the Priest world."

POSTED: 10/15/2014 - 05:27 am

 
Richard Kruspe: 'If You're Asking If I Enjoy Recording With Rammstein, No I Don't'
In an exclusive interview, Richard talks about the new Emigrate album and the album's guests and gives us a glimpse into the Rammstein studio experience.

POSTED: 10/13/2014 - 09:27 am

 
Babymetal's Su-Metal: 'With More Live Concerts, We Are Able to Show Not Only the Pretty but Also the Cool Side of Us'
Her answers were brief but this is a 16-year old girl non-English speaking girl and is probably way more interested in bringing in new fans and headbanging her way around the world. Wouldn't you be?

POSTED: 10/13/2014 - 08:24 am

 
Gerard Way: 'The Point [of MCR] Was Never to Create a Machine to Keep Making Money'
The singer talks about the final days of My Chemical Romance and the first days for the Hormones, his new group.

POSTED: 10/06/2014 - 10:03 am

 
Dave Lombardo: ''Fire From the Evening Sun' Is Definitely a Great Record to Play Live'
The "godfather of double-bass" talks about how Philm has been started and the band's most recent album.

POSTED: 10/06/2014 - 07:30 am

 
Page Hamilton (Part II): 'I'm Open to Any and All Creative Approaches'
In part II of our interview, the Helmet mainman talks about Betty, dark days, David Bowie, film music and much more.

POSTED: 09/30/2014 - 10:49 am

 
Page Hamilton (Part I): 'When I Was Starting Helmet, I Found Out That Maybe Two or Three of the 13 People Could Play in 7/8'
In this lengthy and highly illuminating two-part conversation Helmet mainman talks about his early days; weathering the pressure of lineup changes; current days; and what tomorrow holds in store for him.

POSTED: 09/29/2014 - 11:38 am

 
Bob Rock: 'I Still Try to Make Great Records'
The iconic producer, who would go on to work with everybody from a series of Canadian punk bands to highest profile rockers, takes us through his history.

POSTED: 09/29/2014 - 10:36 am

 
Adrian Belew: 'I Fit a Dissonant Note in There Every Now and Then Just to Wake People Up'
Here, King Crimson guitarist talks to UG about his Flux app and his musical collaborations.

POSTED: 09/22/2014 - 11:45 am

 
John Petrucci Answers Readers’ Questions: 'Thanks to All the People Who Submitted'
Here, John Petrucci answers your questions, UG users!

POSTED: 09/22/2014 - 11:01 am

 
Steven Drozd: 'I Know This Is For Ultimate-Guitar So I Miss Meeting Jimmy Page'
Here, the Flaming Lips and Electric Wurms guitarist talks about the new album, covers projects and his yearning for Jimmy Page.

POSTED: 09/18/2014 - 12:04 pm

 
Nick Raskulinecz: 'I Had Always Just Done My Own Thing and That Was It'
Here, the great producer talks about his own wishes and dreams for becoming a rockstar and how that path eventually led him to Los Angeles and a spot in the producer's chair.

POSTED: 09/18/2014 - 10:09 am

 
Alain Johannes (Part 2): 'I'm Totally Happy Walking to the Gig From the Train Station With My Backpack and the Cigar Box Sticking Out of It'
Here is part two of the Alain Johannes story. We begin the "Euphoria Morning" album, which was really the launch of his career as a big league producer.

POSTED: 09/15/2014 - 11:46 am

 
Alain Johannes (Part I): 'I Remember Natasha Shneider Having a T-Shirt Saying 'I'm the Bass Player, Motherf--ker''
Here's the part 1 of our huge epic interview with music mastermind, known by his works with Eleven, Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked vultures and Queens of the Stone Age.

POSTED: 09/01/2014 - 09:25 am

 
Slash: 'You Can't Always Get Two Guys With Two Different Guitars to Do Something Unique'
Here, in a lengthy interview Slash talks about "World on Fire" and why it's the best album he's ever made.

POSTED: 08/25/2014 - 10:06 am

 
Seether's Dale Stewart: 'A Good Bass Player Is A Tasteful Bass Player'
Dale Stewart discusses the writing process behind the Seether's new album, the crossover between bass and guitar, and the woes of the music business.

POSTED: 08/20/2014 - 11:40 am

 
Rome Ramirez: 'Ultimate Guitar Is Where I Learned to Play Sublime Songs When I Was a Kid'
In this interview Rome Ramirez gives a few praises to Ultimate Guitar, discusses his solo career as an artist and producer and touches on what the future holds for Sublime with Rome.

POSTED: 08/12/2014 - 09:44 am

 
Mike Shinoda: 'Whenever We Go Into Making a Record, We Try Creating the Best We Can Create for the Moment'
The band discussed their sixth album during the tele-conference prior to their massive North-American Carnivoers Tour, which kicks off tomorrow (August 8).

POSTED: 08/07/2014 - 10:03 am

 
John Dolmayan: 'I Never Wanted Us to Take a Break in the First Place'
Here, the drummer talks about System of a Down, These Grey Men and how to make a cover not a cover.

POSTED: 08/04/2014 - 10:28 am

 
J Mascis: 'I Was a Big Record Collector as a Kid and Went Through All Different Phases of Rock'
Dinosaur Jr. founder talks about his second solo effort and one of the dark days in his life.

POSTED: 07/29/2014 - 09:48 am

 
Rob Caggiano: 'Back Then I Just Put a Lot of Hours Into Playing the Guitar and Getting My Fingers Working'
Here, Caggiano talks about how he joined Volbeat, also about working in both Volbeat and Anthrax.

POSTED: 07/22/2014 - 10:50 am

 
Bjorn Gelotte: 'I've Always Been Interested in Drums'
In Flames axeman goes deeper in this conversation about Siren Charms, his approach to guitar, and selling hamburgers.

POSTED: 07/17/2014 - 09:28 am

 
Marten Hagstrom: 'I Picked Up the Guitar and I Was an Obnoxious Little F--k Running Around Making Life Miserable for Everyone'
Meshuggah guitarist is running as fast as he can just to stand still, but has no complains.

POSTED: 07/15/2014 - 08:58 am

 
Lzzy Hale: 'We Didn't Realize We Were Gonna Take It This Far'
Halestorm leader constantly erupts in joyful giggles and it's easy to tell she is digging the new album making.

POSTED: 07/10/2014 - 09:39 am

 
Ben Bruce: 'I Never Wanted to Be the Lead Singer Because I Can't Scream'
Asking Alexandria guitarist may done his share of partying in the past but this interview was handled by a serious and focused young guitar player with some very illuminating - and honest - observations about the metal world.

POSTED: 07/03/2014 - 01:02 pm

 
Bill Kelliher: 'To Me It's Actually Harder to Write Music That Makes Sense'
Mastodon axeman talks about the discipline it took to refine the music on "Once More 'Round the Sun" in order that the songs be distilled down to their purest form.

POSTED: 07/03/2014 - 09:01 am

 
Michael Amott: 'It Wasn't a Surprise When Angela Left, but It Still Put Us in a Difficult Position'
Arch Enemy guitarist had to move mountains to see the band's most recent album "War Eternal" finally released, but now that it's done, he can breathe easier and talk about the process.

POSTED: 07/02/2014 - 05:27 am

 
Jake Pitts: 'I've Heard the Guitar Tone on the 'Black Album' and I Was Like, 'Oh, I Want to Sound Like That'
This conversation with Black Veil Brides guitarist Jake Pitts almost didn't happen - twice. Finally, the third call was made and Jake picked up on the first ring.

POSTED: 07/01/2014 - 11:40 am

 
Mark Heylmun: 'When You Hit the Bottom, Anything Is Better Than Where You Were'
Suicide Silence guitarist opens up about the earlier records and how the band survived losing their bandmate and friend Mitch Lucker.

POSTED: 07/01/2014 - 09:01 am

 
Taylor Hawkins: 'I Don't Like People Recording on Computers Especially if It's a Rock Band'
Foo Fighters drummer discusses his solo project Birds of Satan, modern rock and analog recording.

POSTED: 07/01/2014 - 07:38 am

 
Taylor Momsen: 'Sexuality Is Just a Part of Human Nature'
Pretty Reckless singer talks about her music, image and songwriting process behind the band's most recent album "Going to Hell."

POSTED: 07/01/2014 - 03:37 am

 
Michael Wilton: 'You Think That 'Queensryche' Was Heavy? Wait 'Til You Hear the New One'
Queensrÿche guitarist and co-founder sat down with UG to talk about life without Geoff Tate, feeling reenergized and a new album.

POSTED: 06/27/2014 - 05:29 am

 
Ben Weinman: 'Guitarists Are Not Creative Anymore - They're Playing Around With Presets'
DEP guitarist has a degree in psychology, which may explain why he likes to dig into stuff - but in this interview Ben let us dig into his brain instead to expose some of the things you may not have known about him.

POSTED: 06/23/2014 - 03:30 am

 
Marco 'Maus' Biazzi: 'Everybody Chooses Different Things, I Think It's Normal'
Lacuna Coil guitarist sat down with UG to talk about the left members, working on "Broken Crown Halo" and his gear.

POSTED: 06/20/2014 - 11:16 am

 
Jonathan Davis: 'It's Just Sick to See All the Kids Coming Out and See Us All Back Together'
Korn singer talks about reuniting with his bandmate Head, working on "The Paradigm Shift" and what it's like to be back on the road again.

POSTED: 06/18/2014 - 10:47 am

 
Gary Holt: 'Solos Are Always the Thing I Have the Least Time to Dedicate to'
Just hours before he'll begin laying down guitar tracks, he talks with UG about working with Exodus, Slayer and numerous side projects with which he's been involved - though he's not exactly sure which ones.

POSTED: 06/16/2014 - 12:41 pm

 
Chris Broderick: 'I'm Sure Some of My Stuff May Have Sounded Horrible But I Liked It'
In this conversation, the axeman runs down his earlier work and examines the trials and joys of joining Megadeth.

POSTED: 06/09/2014 - 12:45 pm

 
UG Special: Exclusive Interview With Chris Cornell and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden
UG readers united to interview the grunge legends - read what Chris and Kim answered here.

POSTED: 06/05/2014 - 07:41 am

 
Alex Skolnick: 'When I First Heard Music and Saw Musical Performers on Television and Live, I Was Completely Transfixed'
Here, the guitarist talks us through his life from gawky adolescent to highly-regarded rock and jazz instrumentalist.

POSTED: 05/29/2014 - 01:03 pm

 
Anthrax's Frank Bello: 'Once I Tried the Bass, It Was a Natural Click and Just All Made Sense After That'
Here's us, chatting with Frank Bello about his bassist experience and starting his career in Anthrax.

POSTED: 05/26/2014 - 01:13 pm

 
Corey Taylor: 'I Just Love the Irony of Me Doing an Interview in Ultimate-Guitar'
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman discusses his contribution to "This Is Your Life" Ronnie James Dio tribute and what is it - to be a singer.

POSTED: 05/21/2014 - 04:46 am