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Joe Matera

Joe Matera

Australian-based Joe Matera's many interviews and features have appeared in countless music magazines around the world. From Australian Guitar, Rolling Stone, Classic Rock, Guitar & Bass, Metal Hammer, Performing Musician, Total Guitar, Kerrang! to Record Collector, Guitar World, Goldmine, Guitarra and Chitarre. He has also contributed to UK's Guardian Series Newspapers' Limited Edition magazine as well as Fairfax Newspapers' M magazine, The Sunday Age in Melbourne, Australia.

In his capacity as music journalist, Joe has interviewed a who's who of the music world as well as spent time on tour with numerous artists. Artists the calibre of Aerosmith, Velvet Revolver, Foo Fighters, Matchbox Twenty, Kiss, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Steely Dan, The Doors, Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Queens Of The Stone Age, Korn, Motorhead, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick, Hinder, Tool, The Cars, The Smashing Pumpkins, Queen, Nickelback, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Foreigner, Blondie, Yes, Megadeth, HIM, Linkin Park, John Mayer and many, many others.

As a guitar player, Joe plays lead guitar in legendary Australian pop-rock outfit GEISHA with Chris Doheny - one of Australia's finest singer/songwriters - at the helm. Prior to joining Geisha, Joe was a 20 + year veteran of countless original and covers outfits. His impressive playing CV also includes being the lead guitarist in the orchestra for award winning stage productions of Les Misérables and Chess.

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Bryan Adams: Everything He Does: Bryan Adams

Interview by Joe Matera, Mixdown, 2002

Rock legend Bryan Adams needs no introduction. His hits have now become classic rock radio staples - ‘Run To You’, ‘Summer Of ‘69’ and ‘Everything ...

The Beatles, George Martin: Arise, Sir George: The Man Behind the Beatles

Interview by Joe Matera, Mixdown, 2002

BEST KNOWN as the man who produced the Beatles, Sir George Martin was there at the beginning of the British pop revolution and went on ...

Andrew Gold

Interview by Joe Matera, International Songwriter, 2000

Joe Matera: Tell me a bit about your background. You started writing songs at 13?Andrew Gold: Yeah, I started around then (13). My first song ...

Grand Funk Railroad, Kiss, Bruce Kulick, Meat Loaf, Union: An Interview with Bruce Kulick

Interview by Joe Matera, Powerplay, 2002

Former KISS six-stringer Bruce Kulick needs no introduction. He is a well-respected musician, songwriter and guitarist in his own right. After his stint in one ...

Jimi Hendrix: The Jim Marshall Interview

Interview by Joe Matera, Mixdown, 2001

In a rare and candid interview, the man behind the legendary amplifier talks to Joe Matera about the Marshall legacy. ...

Journey, Santana: Gregg Rolie's Musical Journey

Interview by Joe Matera, Mixdown, March 2002

WHILE HE MIGHT not be a household name on his own, Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular, multi-platinum many times over super ...

Johnny Marr: The Johnny Marr Interview

Interview by Joe Matera, Total Guitar, 2003

Joe Matera: Boomslang showcases a new sound for you that seems to be the culmination of all the different musical influences you've been exposed to ...

Hank Marvin: Hank B. Marvin (2007)

Interview by Joe Matera, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 2007

The chief Shadow talks about the changes in recording technology since he first went into a studio with Cliff in 1958; discusses his guitar techniques, and about getting his first Stratocaster and AC30 amplifier.

File format: mp3; file size: 18.5mb, interview length: 20' 14" sound quality: *****

Nickelback Down Under

Report and Interview by Joe Matera, Australian Musician, December 2001

WHEN CANADIAN ROCKERS Nickelback released their USA debut The State in March 2000, two singles from the album ‘Leader Of Men’ and ‘Breathe’ went top ...

Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Widowmaker (UK): Bass Instincts: The Bob Daisley Interview

Interview by Joe Matera, Total Bass Guitar, 2004

FOR MORE THAN 30 years now, Australian born-bassist Bob Daisley has been laying down the foundation of which some of the greatest rock and roll ...

Primal Scream: An Interview with Andrew Innes

Interview by Joe Matera, Total Guitar, 2003

JM: Over the years Primal Scream have continued to re-invent themselves musically with each subsequent release. In it's early incarnation it was a jangly Byrds ...

The Saints: I’m Stranded: Ed Kuepper on the Making of the Saints’ Classic Debut

Interview by Joe Matera, Australian Guitar, 2004

JM: You actually did two sessions for I’m Stranded. Did you use the same gear for both sessions? ...

The Scorpions' Rudolf Schenker: An Interview

Report and Interview by Joe Matera, Powerplay, 2002

One of metal's most enduring and successful bands, The Scorpions have been taking their German bred metal to the masses for over 35 years now. ...

Richard Thompson

Interview by Joe Matera, Australian Musician, Spring 2003

HE'S ALREADY ACHIEVED more as a songwriter and instrumentalist than most musicians could do in a lifetime. His sound is familiar, with ties to practically ...

Toto: Steve Lukather: An Interview

Interview by Joe Matera, Mixdown, 2002

THE NAME STEVE LUKATHER is well respected amongst musicians and guitarists alike worldwide. Still in his teens, Lukather joined Boz Scaggs' backing band, then went ...

Twisted Sister: An Interview with Jay Jay French

Interview by Joe Matera, Australian Musician, 2000

Taking their lead from their glam-rock roots, Twisted Sister went on to become one of the biggest bands of the 80s. In 1984, the band, ...

Keith Urban

Interview by Joe Matera, Mixdown, 2003

GOLDEN ROAD, the second solo album from Keith Urban, symbolizes the life and musical journey that has taken him from the Australian farm town of ...

Chris Whitley

Interview by Joe Matera, Mixdown, 2003

HOTEL VAST HORIZON is the latest offering from US-based singer-songwriter Chris Whitley – who's been likened to Bob Dylan – that sees him returning to ...

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