Interviews (2013 – now)

 

Recent interviews compiled from Google, BRMC Generation, Facebook, etc. Press clippings can also be found on my Flickr set.
Interview Archives: 2012-2007, 2006-2001

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2017

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club star tells how it was a long road back after brain surgery

Leah Shapiro’s bombastic energy and spacious sense of time helped launch Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to new creative galaxies, but her early years with the band were plagued with misfortune. She tells Joe about growing up with free spirited parents in Denmark; studying music business; losing her friend and mentor, Michael Been of The Call; and recovering from a debilitating brain condition.

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Past Episodes

#29. XS Noize Music Podcast Interview: Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Welcome to episode #29 of the XS Noize Music Podcast. On This weeks show Cortney Armitage is joined by Peter Hayes from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

“Peter Hayes came into the dressing room at Terminal 5. There we were at back stage before “The last rock ‘n’ roll show before the end of the world”. It was election night and while the elephant in the room was large, we managed to keep the interview about the music. Covering topics in his song writing to the epic struggle between good and evil, to the emotions felt playing songs, Peter Hayes is honest and heartfelt as they wound down their latest – and much overdue tour”.

Cortney Armitage

Back in Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Rock & roll stalwarts Black Rebel Motorcycle Club talked with 91x’s Tim Pyles prior to their sold-out House of Blues show on Oct. 29.

Published at 10:23 AM PST on Jan 10, 2017

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2016


InterviewsBRMC’s Peter Hayes Talks New Album, Motorcycles, and Politics

INTERVIEW | NOVEMBER 15, 2016

AT THE MERCY OF WHAT’S TO COME: AN INTERVIEW WITH BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is currently on a co-headlining with Death from Above 1979 on what vocalist and bass player Robert Levon Been calls the band’s first proper tour in awhile. Even though it has been three years since BRMC released a studio album, they’re ready to put on a good show showcasing their entire catalog, including a few new songs off of their highly anticipated follow up to 2013’s Specter at the Feast.

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Interview: Leah Shapiro Of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – November 2, 2016

November 14, 2016

By Todd Stevens.

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Leah Shapiro from the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The BRMC is on tour with Death From Above 1979. Sit back and get to know BRMC!

Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Leah Shapiro on getting healthy and keeping the beat

The music that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have been churning out since 2001 debut B.R.M.C. is as multifaceted as it is timeless. Songs often teeter on the brink of provocative ambiguity as the California natives masterfully layer on both melodic and rhythmic bait. Drummer Leah Shapiro is a steadfast component of the band’s creative process; the Denmark-raised musician joined Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in 2008, after former drummer Nick Jago left to pursue solo endeavors.

Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s drummer, Leah Shapiro, chats tour, albums and more

By: Lindsey Borders Nov 5, 2016 3 hours ago

For nearly two decades Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has belted out solid rock hits, and have performed several sold-out venues on their tours. Their fall tour includes a Nov. 5 (7p.m.) performance at The Masquerade with opening band, Death from Above 1979. The band has released seven studio albums, along with several EP’s and live albums. Their tour is currently supporting their most recent album, Specter at the Feast, including selections from their previous albums. We chatted with Leah about their upcoming album, tour, and love of playing the drums:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Not Losing That Sense of Urgency.

NOVEMBER 3, 2016
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is currently working on its new record, the follow-up to 2013’s “Specter at the Feast,” and touring with Canadian rock duo Death from Above 1979.

The show lands in Philadelphia on Monday at The Fillmore

Our Brendan Menapace recently caught up with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been. They talked about going back on tour, health setbacks, the process of writing a new record and taking a more independent approach to writing and recording.

Guided by Venues: Drummer Leah Shapiro on the continuing evolution of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

November 3rd, 2016 | 1:32PM | By John Vettese

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Drummer Explains The Healing Power of Music

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016 AT 4 A.M.

Many fans and critics alike felt Black Rebel Motorcycle Club had gone soft, given the tone and sound of their most recent album, 2013’s Specter at the Feast. Album opener “Fire Walker” meanders in with Pink Floyd “Echoes”-like wanderings, and even with the fuzzed-out guitars, sullen harmonies and dark basslines, rarely rises above a whisper. Well, what else to think?

Rock ‘n’ Roll With BRMC

By Janee Law

jlaw@longislandergroup.com
San Francisco-bred rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is set to bring a guitar-driven, rock ‘n’ roll performance to The Paramount on Nov. 9.</p>”>SAN FRANCISCO-BRED ROCK BAND BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB IS SET TO BRING A GUITAR-DRIVEN, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PERFORMANCE TO THE PARAMOUNT ON NOV. 9.

Rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club plans to bring a memorable performance to The Paramount on Nov. 9, as they take over the stage to excited audience with fan favorites and new songs.

Take a Ride With BRMC

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club bassist Robert Levon Been talks revisiting old tracks and making new music

MUSIC Wednesday, October 26 1:24pm
By Jessie O’Brien

Rock ‘n’ roll band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club sounds like something you would listen to if you were a member of a black rebel motorcycle club. The psychedelic gospel vocals backed by resonating bass and catchy guitar riffs hypnotizes listeners, motivating them to replace their brick-size, pineapple-flavor-filled vape pens for a pack of old-fashioned Marlboros, put on a leather jacket and ride off on a Triumph Thunderbird under the moonlight. Braaaaaaaapp!

Q&A: Robert Been Of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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Photo courtesy of DAMNED UGLY PHOTOGRAPHY

JAMIE DAVISBY JAMES M. DAVIS We had a chance to talk with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club bassist/vocalist Robert Been ahead of BRMC’s upcoming show Death From Above 1979 at the Fillmore on Nov. 7. BRMC was formed in the late 90’s when guitarist Peter Hayes, fresh off being fired from Brian Jonestown Massacre (as documented in Dig!) joined forces with Robert Been [pictured, above right], son of The Call frontman Michael Been. They unleashed a formidable aural assault with their first album B.R.M.C., following muscular/mystical 70’s acts like Zeppelin, while also drawing surreptitiously from the well of more contemporary groups like Oasis or The Verve. Since then they’ve been waving the banner of Rock and Roll as the less well-tempered acts from that time have fallen into the dust. Recently they have been featured in T. Bone Burnett’s True Detective soundtrack alongside stately Americana songwriters like Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt. Although BRMC’s last few albums have not been as well received as their first few, as a live act they still have a lot of gas in the tank. Hail, hail rock n’ roll.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club eyes new tunes after drummer’s brain surgery

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  • October 17, 2016, 8:55 am
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    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Leah Shapiro says new material is “in the works” for an eighth studio LP from the Lafayette, California-founded group, but the band has been on a complicated road to get there.

2016-volumen11-brmc-777Volumen 11: Entrevista a Peter Hayes de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
14/10/2016 POR COLABORADORES DE PRI

Por: Saúl Robles Ríos
Especial para PuertoRicoIndie.com

Peter Hayes prolonga cada pausa antes de ofrecer una respuesta. Su tono de voz es tenue y lánguido, como si contemplara el pasar del tiempo mientras hablamos. Hayes es una de las voces y mentes creativas detrás de la banda americana Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC), y más importante aún para nosotros hoy –su guitarrista. Tras un largo respiro, nos ofrece otra respuesta algo vaga, y a la vez completamente sincera: “Es una conversación larga para tratar de explicar por teléfono. Tendríamos que tenerla con un trago…”

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Rolls In With “Simple But Megalomaniac” Goals
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 AT 7:18 A.M.
BY BRETT CALLWOOD

It’s strange to think that it’s been fifteen years since San Francisco’s Black Rebel Motorcycle Club released its B.R.M.C. debut album. Back then, rock and roll was wallowing in a garage-rock revival led by Detroit bands like the White Stripes, Scandinavians like the Hellacopters, and Australasians like the Datsuns. The downside of this movement is that a whole lot of bands got unnecessarily lumped in, the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club among them.

Interview: Leah Shapiro of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + Live in Chicago


Interview: Leah Shapiro of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + Live in Chicago

By: Christopher David / Photo: James Currie

Interview with Leah Shapiro (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) -Interview conducted August 2016

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be live in Chicago at the House of Blues Thursday, October 13, 2016.

In the three years since their last studio album, 2013’s Specter at the Feast, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has celebrated their share of highs and lows. In 2014, drummer Leah Shapiro successfully underwent brain surgery for a rare and frightening neurological condition, which saw the band’s fan community come together, along with musician’s charity organization Sweet Relief to help Shapiro deal with the financial burden of such an experience. Last year, the band released a live package documenting their Paris stop on that tour that included a documentary. We talked to Leah as the band readies for a fall tour with Death From Above 1979.

In the Music Spotlight: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — Robert Been (from left) , Peter Hayes, Leah Shapiro| Photo credit: James Minchin

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — Robert Been (from left) , Peter Hayes, Leah Shapiro| Photo credit: James Minchin

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Going Wherever the Wind Blows
Posted September 27, 2016 by Jeff in Tunes
Singer-bassist Robert Been phoned us to talk about the tour and about BRMC’s career, which dates back to the late 1990s.

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB INTERVIEW
TWELV Magazine had the opportunity to interview Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, an American rock band based in California…August 22, 2016 2:22 PM  |  MUSIC

INTERVIEWED & WRITTEN BY AKINA KOSHIBA, EDITED BY SUSAN SCHELL, MAKIKO ASADA

TWELV Magazine had the opportunity to interview Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, an American rock band based in California. The group consists of Peter Hayes, Robert Levon Been, and Leah Shapiro. We started the interview by asking about their roots, goals, and inspirations. Throughout the interview, we got to know the band better and we even got a little political.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 Look To Bring Sincere Rock n’ Roll to Philly


From Stage to Studio with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: An Interview with Leah Shapiro and Peter Hayes

 ©Michelle Shiers Photography

Código Sonar #2 – Peter Hayes | 24/05/2016

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+ read our interview with both bands!

By Ellis Frederick – May 9, 2016

TMDQA! Entrevista: Peter Hayes (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

Foto: Edi Fortini

LAS IDAS Y VUELTAS DE BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

En diálogo con ArteZeta, el bajista y cantante Robert Levon Been recuerda sus visitas a la Argentina y habla sobre sus influencias, su esperado próximo disco y sobre el negocio de la música.

Por Agustín Argento
Foto de Matías Altbach

TMDQA! Entrevista: Peter Hayes (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

O vocalista do Black Rebel Motorcycle Club sentou com o TMDQA! antes de subir ao palco em São Paulo.

Robert Levon Been, el líder de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club llegó hasta el estudio de la 94.1 para conversar con Nico Castro en el #PlanMaestroRP.

Robert Levon Been de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club estuvo en el #PlanMaestroRP
23 marzo, 2016

Contando detalles de su estadía sudamericana, de la historia de la banda y del momento que atraviesan en la actualidad tras distintas enfermedades y pérdidas, Robert Levon Been, el líder de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club llegó hasta el estudio de la 94.1 para conversar con Nico Castro en el #PlanMaestroRP.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Historia de sobrevivencia
“Valoro la música más que nunca”, señala Leah Shapiro

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Martes 22 Marzo, 2016

ENTREVISTAS 20/03/2016
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Lo original no siempre es real”
Peter Hayes pide más respeto por el rock and roll.
Sebastián Chave

Robert Levon Been busca tocar el bajo como si fuera una guitarra líder.

Robert Levon Been busca tocar el bajo como si fuera una guitarra líder.

ENTREVISTA A ROBERT LEVON BEEN
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, por la pasión y energía de la gente
19/03/2016 01:13
Siguen las visitas de bandas extranjeras al país. Ahora es el turno de la estadounidense Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Agencia Télam

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“Preferimos los lugares chicos a los estadios”.

EL BAJISTA Y CANTANTE DE BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, ROBERT LEVON BEEN, AFIRMÓ QUE SU GRUPO PREFIERE LOS CONCIERTOS CHICOS, DONDE “SE PUEDE SENTIR MÁS A LA GENTE”, A LA VEZ QUE HABLÓ SOBRE SUS GUSTOS MUSICALES Y LA INFLUENCIA DE PETER HOOK COMO BAJISTA.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club volta a São Paulo e quer redenção de show em 2011
Cultura – Estadão
March 18, 2016

Been rockeando en su última visita al país. / Fotos: Martin Bonetto.

Been rockeando en su última visita al país. / Fotos: Martin Bonetto.

Clarin.com | Extra Show | 17/03/16
Los olvidos de Robert Levon Been
Cinco Cosas
El cantante de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club se confiesa antes de tocar el próximo lunes en Niceto.

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Cada vez que venimos, es mejor.”
Por Matías Ayerza | 16 de Marzo, 2016

ROLLINGSTONE | ENTREVISTAS RS
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Estaría bueno no ser los únicos en esto del rock and roll”

Antes de volver a Niceto, Robert Levon Been repasa la dinámica interna del trío, cuenta cuáles son sus planes a futuro y explica por qué no tiene esperanzas aun si Donald Trump abandona su campaña

Martes 15 de marzo de 2016

Leah Shapiro de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Retomar la batería y hacer lo que amo, es algo maravilloso”

Leah Shapiro de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Retomar la batería y hacer lo que amo, es algo maravilloso”
Lunes, 14 de marzo de 2016 | 1:18 am | No hay comentarios

Miercoles, 09 Marzo 2016
COMO DEJAR DE QUEJARSE POR TODO

La baterista de la banda de rock BRMC Leah Shapiro se propuso una tarea para febrero pasado: no quejarse. ¿Por qué? Para hacer su vida más positiva y emocionante al retirar de ella los enunciados negativos, las quejas.

Playlist #8
Edición marzo, Revista Playlist

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ROBERT LEVON BEEN OF BRMC: FIGHT FOR THAT ONE
JANUARY 22ND, 2016 |  INTERVIEWS

illustration by felipe flores

illustration by felipe flores

 

Interview with Robert Levon Been – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
INTERVIEWS BY CANDACE ON JANUARY 6, 2016

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‘Rock ’n roll isn’t about getting away with a crime, it’s all about committing to one.’

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photo by Yana Amur

photo by Yana Amur

2015

Bass Calling: Robert Levon Been

Posted on December 21, 2015 by alexo
Robert Levon Been of the Call and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club reveals the joys of life as bassist in not one but two bands…

The Monster Children issue #49 Annual features BRMC on the cover with interviews and photos by Tessa Angus. It’s available in the US to order on their website:

ISSUE #49 – THE ANNUAL (PDF scan)

$15.00 USD

For the first time ever we’ve combined the Photo Annual issue with our December issue of Monster Children, creating what we’ve so creatively labeled ‘The Annual’.

brmc-1Rockstar 101 with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

THE RENOWNED ROCKERS SCHOOL US ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROCK AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

By MTV Iggy
September 24, 2015

The interview was originally published on MTVIggy.com (which was sadly shut down and removed by MTV completely in November).

By Mikhael Agafonov

Photo by Ken Schles

Photo by Ken Schles

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Interview – 10th Howl Anniversary
22nd August, 2015

Source: www.supersonicsounds.de

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Published on Aug 20, 2015

In this interview, Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club talks about how he started playing the guitar, his gear and different guitar tunings.

Peter Hayes artist story: http://www.tcelectronic.com/peter-hayes/

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, 2015
Danish language interview with Leah Shapiro by Simon Staun
PDF version

Photo: Laurent Wallendorff

Photo: Laurent Wallendorff

Jueves, 30 de julio de 2015

EL BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB DE TUS AMORES

“Hoy las bandas están demasiado preocupadas por estupideces”

A tono con la aparición de su disco triple en vivo en París, Robert Been frasea fuerte y repasa su vida y la obra de BRMC.

Por Juan Barberis

INTERVIEW BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

Watch the interview with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Ardentes 2015!

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SuperSonicSounds interview from Amsterdam

Leah Shapiro @ Tinderbox Festival. Foto: Toke Hage

Leah Shapiro @ Tinderbox Festival. Foto: Toke Hage

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Verden er et fucked up sted
Vi mødte det amerikanske rockband med den danske trommeslager på årets Tinderbox Festival GAFFA | Af Simon Nielsen
Tirsdag d. 07-07-2015 kl. 16:30

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club za čitatelje SoundGuardiana Napisao/la Toni Plićanić
(foto: Branko Galičić)


BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB: DESTINATION DESOLATION
BY RYAN MICHAEL PAINTER [@RYANMPAINTER]
Posted July 2, 2015 in Issue 319 – July 2015, Music: Interviews & Features
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Dejligt at være hjemme i Danmark
(Great to be back in Denmark)
The rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played Saturday at Tinderbox. TV2 / Fyn had an interview with them before they went on stage.
The band usually at home in San Francisco, but the drummer Leah Shapiro is from Denmark. She is happy to be back on Danish soil.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club travel just now around on tour in Europe. They played at Tinderbox Saturday night.
The interview is in English.

TV2 / Fyn reporter Birgitte Hedegaard Nielsen captures musicians from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, before they went on stage Saturday at Tinderbox.
19/06/2015

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club interview ahead of Rock City show
24/06/2015

LeftLion – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Nottingham Culture
Tom Hadfield chats to bass player Robert Levon Been ahead of the band’s show at Rock City…

Interview mit Robert Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) – 09.06.2015

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Entrevista con Peter Hayes de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Publicado May 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

Previo al lanzamiento del disco triple ‘Live in Paris’, registrado en el Theatre Trianon de Paris durante la gira de Specter at the Feast en 2014, Jorge charló con Peter Hayes, voz, guitarra y bajo de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Escuchen acá:

Entrevista: Jorge Casal // Traducción: Fernando Oural // Edición: Martín Gomez // Musicalización: Majo Echeverría // Producción: Ivana Szerman

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‘I Felt Like I Was Getting My Life Back’: After Brain Surgery, Leah Shapiro Reflects On Her Recovery
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 – 04:00 AM
By Imade Nibokun

21/05/15
“Nunca me gustó la música”
>brmc Con la edición de su disco triple en vivo y documental, Robert Been habla del panorama general del rock hoy.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: “Es difícil mantener cierta intensidad”
16/05/2015 11:30
El grupo norte americano Black Rebel Motorcycle Club llega a su disco en vivo y su guitarrista Peter Hayes dice que éste fuemás producto del disfrute que del stress.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club vuelve a girar
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Back from brain surgery, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer reflects on career-threatening scare
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BanterOfTheBands: Mike McCready talks with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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2014

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been
By JE Sved on October 27, 2014
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By Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Special Contributor to the Herald de Paris

A Conversation with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been
by Mike Ragogna, October 8, 2014

ASK IAN * ROBERT LEVON BEEN INTERVIEW WITH DIRTY LEGS ZINE
Tuesday 30th Sep 2014
Interview in Dirty Legs Zine

ROBERT LEVON BEEN AND THE CALL
BY

HARDROCKCHICK INTERVIEWS PETER HAYES OF BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

HRC and Peter Hayes circa 2010

HRC and Peter Hayes circa 2010

INTERVIEW: ROBERT BEEN OF BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB ANSWERS THE CALL, PRESERVES HIS FATHER’S MUSICAL LEGACY
Kayley Kravitz, September 16, 2014 10:19 am

Interview Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Propos recueillis par Sébastien, Marie et Damien en février 2013.

Hoy empieza todo con Ángel Carmona – Los fantasmas de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – 15/07/14
15 jul 2014
Recibimos a Robert Heem y Peter Hayes, integrantes de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club que en estos días están en España presentando su álbum ‘Spectre at the feast’. Un disco muy influido por la muerte de Michael Heem, antiguo íder de The Call, padre de Robert y mentor de la banda. Una circunstancia que ha añadido si cabe más carga emocional al rock oscuro y poderoso de BRMC. Este fue el principal contenido de un programa en el que también recordamos a Ian Curtis (Joy Division) en el día en que habría cumplido 58 años y escuchamos canciones de grupos y artistas como Talk Talk, St. Vincent, Jack White, Caribou, Klaxons o Berri Txarrak, entre muchos otros.

Los fantasmas de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Peter Hayes (BRMC): “No me gustaría ser consumido por el éxito”
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: cuenta atrás
Hablamos con el grupo californiano, que actuará en nuestro país la próxima semana, presentando las canciones del recomendable ‘Specter at the Feast’.
Por – 04 de julio de 2014

Photo: Tim Eisenhauer

Photo: Tim Eisenhauer

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Bikers of the Apocalypse
interview published in HAZARDOUS ABUSE # 130, Thursday, April 24, 2014


A Force Of Nature: Leah Shapiro Of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Posted April 10th, 2014
By Jen Marchain for Tom Tom Magazine

Entretien avec Robert Been de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club : survivre au système
Posted by on mar 21, 2014 in Interview, Lire

An Interview with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
March 20, 2014 at 7:41am
Nathan J Barrett, Levitation Magazine
Band shot by Wallendorff, www.wallendorff.com

BRMC: «Manchmal kommen wir sehr nahe ans Limit.» 12. März 2014, 15:15 Music Interview
Promo Photo / James Minchin III ©

photos by Wallendorf

photos by Wallendorf

Find Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) in the new issue, P.88!
http://issuu.com/theblindmagazine/docs/blindmagazine_11
Features: Interview, photo excluded and live reports of their last concerts

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Ήταν σημαντικό να κάνουμε ξανά αυτό…
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From Tasos Magiopoula | avopolis.gr – Fri, February 28, 2014

BRMC : « On pense à enregistrer certains concerts » pour un album live
(interview) Par Lucie Dorothé, publié le 17 février 2014 à 12h09

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Réalisée le Dimanche 16 Février 2014
Par: Delphine Van Brackel & Maud Félus

BRMC Nancy

photo by Delphine Van Brackel

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club : réaction psychotique et carburateur flingué
Interview by Mona Gautier, Cosmique Mag

Peter Hayes: singer and guitarist of BRMC

Peter Hayes: singer and guitarist of BRMC

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Interview Lomax
Interview de Black Rebel Motorcycle Club enregistrée le 8 février 2014 à l’occasion de leur concert au 106 pendant le festival Les Nuits de l’Alligator.
www.le106.com Rouen, France
Published on Feb 14, 2014

IN CONVERSATION with BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Eleonora C. Collini 11 February 2014

Photography by Eleonora Collini

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on Rock Overdose: “The record machine grinds your bones to dust, but if you’re extremely lucky someone will want to snort them afterwards.”
Dimitris Soursos 05/02/2014 00:02

10 JANUARI 2014

Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubFeature : Quote and unquote (Google English Translation)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
(Teks: Fajar Billy Sandi. Foto: Raditya Nugroho)

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2013

AsiaLIFE Magazine interview with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Vietnam

Published on Dec 23, 2013

On December 6th Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played at Q4 in Saigon, Vietnam. AsiaLIFE’s Brett Davis was there to find out why BRMC were playing in the country and there thoughts on a number of other topics.

Recorded with permission of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club management, all right to the recorded music belong to the group

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Interview (Togliatti 2013)

How I Met My Long Lost Brothers and Sister From Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
December 14, 2013
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club talk about a whole year of touring, their own record label and more
Published On: December 13, 2013
Words: Nadine Walker

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Mantra, Bali from Pres Ban Productions on Vimeo.
San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club detoured from a tour of arena and stadium shows to play a small, exclusive bar in Bali for a limited audience.
VIDEO by Pres Ban Productions
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE by Shaun Gilhooley
PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason Reposar
PRESENTED by Vestal, Jack Daniels, Uluwatu Surf Villas and Mantra Productions

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – RED ROCKS TOUR Тольятти
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Published on Dec 1, 2013

Interview: Peter and Leah from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Australia

Published on Nov 20, 2013

the AU review sat down with Peter and Leah from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) just before they hit the stage in Sydney, Australia on November 16th, 2013. We talk about their new album “Specter at the Feast”, their Australian tour and much more. Fun fact: The festival Peter briefly mentions is Livid 2003. Part One of Two.
Interview/Edit/Camera: Larry Heath

Filmed at The Hi-Fi in Sydney on Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Talk The Line Between Band And Audience
Interview with Jules Ferrari

Music video of the month: American rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club evaluate clips of Leningrad, Agatha Christie, etc.
Interview: Anton Gorodetsky, Igor Bannikov

I Can’t Say Hard Work

2 Minutes with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club back in NZ
By , Reporter. 3news New Zealand
Tuesday 19 Nov 2013 10:03 p.m

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Rebels With A Cause
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BLACK REBELS RIDE INTO TOWN
Wednesday 13th November / posted by Sarah Tout

It’s been a long hard road for US West-Coast rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. They emerged out of the ashes of tragedy after the death of their producer Michael Been, returning with one of their strongest albums to date; Specter at the Feast. Yet more havoc reigned as the Harvest festival that the band were booked to play at was cancelled, but they have stuck to their guns and are in town to give us a dose of their heady fuzzed-out rock’n’roll. Sarah Tout spoke with Pete and Rob from the band, and they even brought their guitars along to play a couple of tracks live in the studio.

Feature Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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CHAUFFER DANS LA TV, La web TV du festival
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“CHOISIR SES VICES, C’EST UNE SAINE FAÇON DE SOMBRER”
Posted by Théo Chapuis on 09/20/2013 in MUSIC
L’un des rires clichés qui surprend Robert Levon Been en train de sourire.
(Crédits : blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com)

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Питер Хейес: «Иногда я хочу, чтобы люди чувствовали так же, как я...»

Питер Хейс

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THE REAL GUY
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Text: George Birger, September 4, 2013, 11:46 (Russian)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club roars into town
by Vladimir Kozlov at 03/09/2013 17:07
© Kevin Winter
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Joined: 21st June 2011
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Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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“It’s difficult to believe that people believe in music as something more”
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MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club no Super Bock Super Rock 2013 from VoguePT on Vimeo.

5 Minuten mit… Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Von Nina Kobelt. Aktualisiert am 19.07.2013

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«A good fucking life.» Postkarten, Robert Levon Been, Peter Hayes, Kerze.
Bild: Nina Kobelt

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Duration 0:04:34

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Tue, Jul 09
By Chad Zachary Mulchin

(Photo by Corentin Lamy/Creative Commons)

Photo by Corentin Lamy/Creative Commons

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05 juillet 2013 21:32; Act: 06.07.2013 03:28

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L’échappée belle des décibels Par Fred Valet.
Mis à jour à 14h09

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Story - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Bass-Talk - Interview
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB: BASS-TALK – STORY
The full text can be read in GUITAR & BASS 5/2013 page 72 – here Free Shipping .
This article can be downloaded here free of charge as a PDF file .

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[Songwriting is] still a fucking nightmare. I don’t know if that changes.

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Robert Rivoli

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NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 29: Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performs onstage during their March 2013 UK Tour at Rock City on March 29, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/WireImage)

NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 29: Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performs onstage during their March 2013 UK Tour at Rock City on March 29, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/WireImage)

Robert Levon Been plays with the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Nottingham, Eng., March 2013.
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