A Few Thoughts From Dante Bonutto

17th February, 2019

Exciting occurrences down on the (Snake)farm!

Not only have a number of iconic artists & acts been added to the list of those we’re proud to align with for the UK, but I’ve also recently made my first ever trip to Nashville Rock City…

To be honest, this expedition was long overdue, given the amount of connections I now have with this rapidly expanding hub of all things related to music & tech; add to this the direct British Airways flights which now make the trip so much easier (I was able to re-watch ‘Anchorman’ from the comfort of my aisle seat, always a worthwhile experience), and I just kept asking myself why I hadn’t embarked on this important ‘pilgrimage’ sooner. Much sooner. Read more “A Few Thoughts From Dante Bonutto”

A few thoughts from Dante Bonutto

19th July, 2018

To say that I’ve devoted my life, man and boy, to the many and varied delights of hard rock and heavy metal may sound over-dramatic, but in essence it’s true. So it might seem strange that I’m now focussing much of my time and energy on the world of country music; actually, make that country music and blues, Americana, too – roots music, if you will.

To me, however, it feels like a natural thing…

After all, I’ve always been a staunch devotee of Southern Rock, or as my erstwhile Kerrang! colleague Xavier Russell used to call it, ‘Suvern Rock’. If you ventured out with Xavier (generally dubbed the ‘Bourbon Baron’) for a night on the tiles, chances are you’d end up back at his Notting Hill abode for a bout of Jack Daniels / Wild Turkey consumption plus some advanced squash racket action, ‘playing along’ to classics from Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, .38 Special and the mighty Skynyrd. Read more “A few thoughts from Dante Bonutto”