So our lovely Tracy has scanned the Kerrang! magazine and typed up all the Interview! Here all the things…
Typed Up: By Tracy
Ten years after Lostprophets became superstars, their detractors are still waiting for them to all. They’re in for a wait, though. The Welsh veterans’ fifth studio album Weapons is primed to explode. It’s best you stand back…
During September 2010, Lostprophets appeared at a show in Cardiff. No biggie, really, just a turn at the Millennium Stadium as part of a patriotic bill that featured fellow nationals, Dame Shirley Bassey and operatic chanteuse, Katherine Jenkins. Later, during a high profile meet and greet at the aftershow party, the six-piece – frontman and lyricist, Ian Watkins, keyboardist Jamie Oliver, guitarists Lee Gaze and Mike Lewis, bassist Stuart Richardson and drummer Luke Johnson – were presented to old big ears himself, the Prince of Wales.
“It felt like we’d barged our way in”, says Stuart, currently relaxing iun a small anteroom in Mates Studios, North Hollywood with the rest of the band. The release of Lostprophets’ latest studio album, Weapons, is looming; the vibe is upbeat. “But when Charles came over to us he just wanted to talk about tattoos. I couldn’t believe it. He said ‘I’m thinking of getting one myself’.”
Here there are the scans of the last Kerrang! feauturing Lostprophets!
Lostprophets have announced the release of their brand new album Weapons and their first headline UK tour in two years. It is to be released on April 2nd and is followed by a 14 date tour of the UK and Ireland culminating with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
Tracy has typed for us the last appearance of Jamie in Kerrang (n. 1401). PLus she sends us (always lovely) more interviews from 2006, and these very soon will be soon put online on this site.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO BREAK UP WITH SOMEONE?
“Tell them the truth”. It’s not the easiest way but in the end they can go on with their lives without mistrusting the rest of humanity. Plus, you don’t have to keep all those skeletons in your wardrobe messing up your clothes!”
Better Off Dead, I suppose Ian (lostprophets lead singer) did warn us that they intended to make a dark album, and what’s better way to advertise their progress than with a song title as “Better Off Dead”.
I will be the first to admit that I have a frankly immense obsession with Ian Watkins and his voice, however, despite this I genuinely didn’t recognize Ian’s voice in the first verse. But as soon as the second verse kicked in I was able to make that instant connection and fell in love all over again. Lostprophets have a very destinct style of music with a sing along style of lyrics and a strong hard rock instrumental and in most cases this criteria was fulfilled. But I do personally feel that the lyrics could have been better worded as the don’t have the same impact as their classics like “Last Train Home” and “Rooftops”.
I will however end this in a high note as lostprophets are an amazing band with plenty of experience and they’ve worked very hard to produce their fifth album “Weapons” which I can actually see being a favourite album amongst the fans. Forever lostprophets! Dave Watkins Smith
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[Kerrang! n.1397 January 2012 ] [Kerrang! n.1398 January 2012 ] [Kerrang! n.1399 January 2012] [Kerrang! n.1400 February 2012 ] [Kerrang! n.1401 February 2012]
[Rocksound n.157 February 2012 ] [Rocksound n.158 March 2012 ]
Thanks to Lucy from TOTAL LPS FORUM we can start to put a very HUGE quantity of scans on the gallery.
(Also thanks to Tracy, Mary and Sara who are part of the staff, as you know; e they always help/send me scans and interview).
Here we are! The latest interview of the triplet this week!
Tracy kind as always type of us the latest interview of Ian Watkins on NME, you can find it HERE.
So Tracy (our lovely co-admin) has typed for us the two latests Lostprophets Interviews on Kerrang (n.1400) and Rocksound (158).
You can found the Interviews here:
• The Sensational Return Of Lostprophets @ Kerrang! n.1400 February 2012
• Weapons HOT @ Rocksound March 2012
And you can also find another interview of Jamie and Luke HERE.
Very soon our collection of scan will grow up very fast. Stay tuned!! (Thanks to Lucy)
• 60 Days until Weapon release.
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Thanks to our lovely Tracy we have the last Lostprophets’s Interviews on Kerrang! (Scans + transcript! )
KEYBOARD PLAYER JAMIE OLIVER REVEALS ALL ABOUT THE WELSH ROCKERS’ HOTLY ANTICIPATED FIFTH ALBUM
HOW’S IT BEEN GOING IN THE STUDIO?
“It’s been going great. Things are a lot looser this time round. We’re not just tracking drums and then building everything around that: we’ve been doing a song at a time, which has given us a lot more freedom. The process has been more fun this time, and more creative as well”.
YOU’VE SAID THAT THERE’S A “REVITALISATION” VIBE AROUND THE BAND. WHY IS THAT EXACTLY?
“A lot of people in our old organisation got caught up with album sales, and believing that we were on the decline. But album sales are a ridiculous gauge, because no-one is selling as many albums as they did a few years ago. On our last tour we sold as many tickets as we’ve ever done, so things are still going strong. Now we’ve got a new organisation around us: we have new management, a new booking agent, and the team is really positive and excited about the future. It no longer feels like just us against the world, and that’s a great feeling”.
SO YOU NO LONGER FEEL LIKE A BAND WITH A POINT TO PROVE?
“Oh, we’ll always feel like a band with a point to prove. We’re working class lads from Wales and that’s something we’ll never lose. We’ll always be fighters”.
RELEASED: April 2
Early today Jamie launched his art website, it’s pretty cool, indeed is totally awesome.
We have add it on our “Spotlight” section, together with MIH and DH projects.
Blog: RJO Blog – On the top left, you can see the “follow” button, please click it! <3
Store: RJO Store – Don’t miss the chance to buy the amazing LIMITED EDITION of his art.
Facebook: RJO Facebook’s page – You know what you do. Like it!
With “The Big Issue n.559 April/May 2007″ that Nora send to us, and we thank her so much; we reach 150 magazines on the list. Since 2000 from today; but we are sure that there are more around, so if you see something, please write us.
It hard to say how special is this band. They do for us (us like fans, and us like fansite) so many things. One of the most best band around. I’m feel very lucky to be fan of them. Rather… I’m proud of it.
So, if you want say something about the new single, please write us, we put everything on-line (everything polite and meaningful) the contact form and the e-mail is always there for you!
When Lostprophets announced they were going to be releasing a new song, I was so excited I could barely talk, let alone sleep! Better Off Dead is mind-blowing. Every part of it is so well put together, it was definitely worth the wait. Now it’s just a case of waiting until April 2nd. Weapons is going to be massive! Dayna McCallion
• After that we have add 27 Magazines on the list, and as usual, if you have more titles send us.
• We are try to improve the site, soon will be available a download section, and a graphic section! So… Stay tuned!
More scans for you guys. A little piece of Lostprophets’s history. Scans from 2001… Hope you enjoy that!
We want remember you if you have more scans and there aren’t on the list please send us an e-mail or contact us by the contact form.
Studio: NRG Studios, Los Angeles
Producer: Ken Andrews (A Perfect Circle)
Release date: April 2
YOU’RE GETTING READY TO RELEASE OUR FIFTH ALBUM, WEAPONS. IT’S BEEN A WHILE…
JAMIE OLIVER (keyboards/vocals): “What can I say, it’s been the same old, same old. it’s been great, but things are never that simple with us. We actually got together in Norfolk in 2010 and wrote some material and that went really well. We were also able to revisit some stuff that we’d not used from the (abandoned) John Fledmann sessions (from 2009) and were able to hear those with fresh ears. Also, (drummer) Luke Johnson, who wasn’t in the band at the time, heard the tracks and said to us. “Why the hell didn’t you record these songs?”. So there was that, and we also did some writing in LA over a period of about seven weeks, where Ian (Watkins, vocals) and Lee (Gaze, guitar) came over. But the writing process was really exciting and energising. I think you can hear that on the album”.
IT’S NO SECRET THAT THE MAKING OF YOUR LAST ALBUM, 2010′S THE BETRAYED, WAS PROBLMATIC. BY COMPARISON, WAS WEAPONS AN EASIER ALBUM TO MAKE?
JAMIE: “It was definitelyh easier than that. We worke with (former Failure frontman) Ken Andrews, and in doing so we found a new way of working. Previously we’d do everything in pre-production so that we were ready to go into the studio. Then we’d track the drums for all the songs and build on top of that. This time, we recorded one song at a time, and did it really quickly: we’d do a song every three days. We were like, ‘Oh, so you don’t have to take four months over a single song’!. That also gave us the freedom to be more flexible. So recently, Mr. Watkins was able to come to us and go, “Listen to this new song I’ve got’. And we did and said ‘Great, let’s record it’! Which we did. In the past we would have never really allowed ourselves that kind of flexibility and freedom”.
“Hey there! We are organising a fanbook to give to the boyos filled with loads of your awesome messages, drawings, artwork letters, tweets WHATEVER! We want this to be your book! If you’re interested (which of course you are) hit us up on twitter @LPS_FanBook1 or email lauratatler[@]hotmail.co.uk. ANY questions? Just ask! Thabks and we can’t wait to hear from you!” X
Thats the project off our friends. So who join?? This is gonna be AMAZING and HUGE. Follow her on twitter and ask everything you want about that projects. She is sweet and always available.
There will be a new interviews of the guys, about the time they were on studio to recording their next album.
The pic’s credit goes to jamesjammcmahon.
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• 7 February2012: For anyone who missed Ian’s appearance on Radio 1 with Zane Lowe and want to listen to it countless times, here it is the downloadable mp3 of the segment with Ian and the new song Bring 'Em Down.. Download here. + Bring ‘Em Down (The song only).
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