Grammy.com has posted a video interview with MANRAZE — the rock outfit featuring Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD, Simon Laffy from GIRL and Paul Cook of THE SEX PISTOLS. You can now watch it in ten parts below.
MANRAZE in February released a brand new high-energy rock/dance track and video called “Take On The World”. The release was in conjunction with renowned U.K. film director Mark Sloper‘s sequel to his 2010 release documentary “I Superbiker”. Part two, known as “The Showdown: I Superbiker II”, chronicles the rise of Tommy Hill as the 2011 British Superbike racing champion.
MANRAZE‘s sophomore album, “punkfunkrootsrock”, was unleashed upon the masses in August 2011 through Rocket Science Ventures in the U.S. and Canada. The album was also released in July 2011 in Japan on Nippon/Columbia and in the Europe via Edel Music.
It all started in 2004 when Phil Collen, after 20-plus years as lead guitarist for DEF LEPPARD, decided to express himself via another creative outlet — something a bit closer to his musical home. After a chance meeting on the street with Paul Cook, MANRAZE finally released their debut album, “Surreal”, through Universal Records in the summer of 2008 to rave reviews. The group’s debut album was chock-full of rebellious in-your-face mantras (“Turn it Up”, “This Is”, “Running Me Up”), ranging from hardcore punk to dub.