Uriah Heep interview (12/2011)

With: Mick Box
Conducted by: Baz Anderson (in person)
Published: 03.12.2011

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Uriah Heep

Having spent two thirds of the year on tour, Uriah Heep are finally back in the UK for a cold December tour. Upon meeting the instantly likable Mick Box, he hugs us and shares a joke with us before finding a suitable place to record our chat. Watch the video below to find out what keeps him going, when work on a new album will start, what he thinks about big bands reuniting and life with Uriah Heep in general.

00:06 | How are you doing? How's the UK tour so far?
00:23 | You release Into The Wild this year, which was three years after Wake The Sleeper, does this mean you'll be more active in the studio?
00:45 | You play a lot of shows around the world, where are you most popular?
01:05 | Why aren't the UK fans as numerous?
01:45 | You must have played the same songs millions of times; what keeps you going?
02:14 | You've got so many great songs new and old, how do you pick what you're going to play?
02:41 | Five years ago Saxon did a documentary to try and make themselves more accessible to a younger audience. Have you tried to embrace the internet or open up to a younger audience?
03:37 | Do you think albums released in the 70's and 80's are looked at now in a better light than they were, like age has somehow made them better?
04:46 | Is it weird to be interviewed by someone so young?
05:11 | Do you listen to modern rock and metal?
05:48 | Do you listen to much while on tour?
06:24 | A number of bands have split up and reformed like Black Sabbath recently, do you think it would have been beneficial if you'd have split up and then done a big getting back together thing?
07:19 | Can you say what the best part of being in Uriah Heep is?
07:57 | What is the biggest lesson you've learnt in your career that you could pass on to people in bands, or new bands now?
08:48 | Last words.

A review of the show can be found here.

Thanks to Mick for his time.
Conducted and edited by Barry Anderson.
Recorded by Glenn Searing.


Posted on 03.12.2011 by Member of Staff since 2006.


Comments: 3   Visited by: 146 users
04.12.2011 - 15:29
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Baz, excellent interview as always. And nice t-shirt too
04.12.2011 - 16:22
Baz Anderson
Haha, thanks!
06.12.2011 - 13:40
Edmund Fogg
Wow. So much modesty and honesty.
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