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Interview – Thrice

Thrice interview 2017

Montreal Rocks had a chance to talk with drummer Riley Breckenridge of Thrice about the upcoming show at MTelus on November 28th.  We also discussed how a drummer can contribute to the writing process, what he values from his band members, social media pitfalls, hitting a musical home run and healthy living while touring. Montreal Rocks:  […]

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Interview – The Dreadnoughts

The Dreadnoughts say they “aren’t really a band, they’re an advocacy group, ruthlessly promoting the idea that folk and punk music form a perfect union. They’ve been destroying stages and swilling ciders the world over, spreading their gospel to anyone and everyone who will listen.” We caught up with them to talk about concept albums, […]

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Interview with Justin Osborne of Susto

Justin Osborne of Susto

Montreal Rocks spoke with Justin Osborne of Susto before the Lumineers show at the Bell Centre on March 17th, 2017.  The pendulum swung for Justin from going to church with his family to drunkenly pointing a gun at people out of rage.  Through his songs, Justin found a center that would allow him to forgive, […]

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Biffy Clyro – Interview + Ticket Giveaway

It’s a nicely warm spring day in Las Vegas and Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro are backstage at the city’s Vinyl venue, inside of the Hard Rock Hotel, about to play the first show of their North American tour. Back in the UK, the band are a household name, headlining huge festivals, selling out arenas […]

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Interview – Slaves (UK)

Slaves band uk

Slaves kicked off their North American tour playing one night at the Picollo Rialto in Montreal. Montreal Rocks got the chance to sit with Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman on their very first night in Canada, to chat about their music, their name and other bits and bobs. MR: One of the things I saw […]

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Interview – Simple Plan

Simple Plan

  When Simple Plan are in Montreal the whole city senses a disturbance in the force. Montreal’s heart-throb band stopped by the Bell Centre during their “Taking One For The Team Tour”. It was a very eventful day for them with their families and friends, media, and fans all waiting to get their moment with […]

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The Staves Interview

The Staves Interview

While the city of Montreal was paralyzed because of a snow storm, Montreal Rocks defied Mother Nature and caught up with The Staves before their sound check at the Fairmount Theatre. We spoke about the early days of the band, defining success, travel tips learned from “Austin to Boston” and cravings while on the road. […]

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Interview – Leisure Cruise

Brooklyn’s Leisure Cruise is Dave Hodge & Leah Siegel. Montreal Rocks caught up with them for a chat following their opening slot on the Metric/Death Cab For Cutie show at the Bell Centre. Montreal Rocks:  We are here with Leah & Dave.  This is actually the first show of the tour, so how did it […]

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Interview – Silverstein

Montreal Rocks met with Paul Koehler, Silverstein’s drummer for a quick interview on their tour bus, a few hours before their performance at Le National on February 27th, 2016. For the review of the show, click HERE. Montreal Rocks: Thanks a lot for having us today. It’s been exactly one year since you last came […]

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Interview – Tyler Shaw

Tyler Shaw is not your average pop star. Having grown up in Coquitlam, British Columbia, the 22 year old won the “MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest 2012” organized by the Canadian music cable channel Much. He was one of 13,000 who applied. He writes his own songs and plays multiple instruments. Oh yeah, and he can […]

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Slayer to play Montreal as part of their final tour.

Yesterday metal legends Slayer announced they will tour the world one last time before calling it a day. Today they […]

The Devil Makes Three + Roebuck @ MTelus – 19th January 2018

In September of 2016, I took a blind gamble on seeing The Devil Makes Three at the Corona Theatre. I’d […]

Stick To You Guns’ Jesse Barnett – Love Hardcore, Hate Violence

Stick To Your Guns frontman Jesse Barnett has explained how, although he loves the hardcore scene, he could live without […]

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist says. The Irish […]

Bon Jovi announce Bell Centre show

Global rock icons and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi have announced the spring […]

Montreal Rocks – Best Albums of 2017

Here at Montreal Rocks, I think it’s safe to say we struggled to choose our favourite albums of 2017. There […]