Metal Hangar 18 conducted an interview with OLIVER DAWSON SAXON, featuring founding SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, on July 9 at the Aero Rock Starzfestival in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. You can now watch the chat below.
OLIVER DAWSON SAXON is currently working on a new album, “Motorbiker”, for a tentative November release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include “Chemical Romance” and the album’s title track, “Motorbiker”.
“Motorbiker” audio stream:
“Chemical Romance” audio stream:
In a January 2011 interview with the “Talking Metal” podcast, Graham Oliver revealed that the new OLIVER DAWSON SAXON album will include a song that was inspired by Lady Gaga and Alexander McQueen. He also said that he was writing a book called “Saxon, Drugs, and Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Real Spinal Tap”, which will include a foreword by Harry Shearer (whose character in SPINAL TAP was based on SAXON member Steve Dawson).
In an April 2009 interview with SouthYorkshireTimes.co.uk, Graham said about the upcoming book, “It promises to be a who’s who of the metal scene of the late ’70s/early 80s,” Graham told SouthYorkshireTimes.co.uk. “It will be out at the end of this year. It’s taking a lot of writing and getting quotes off people — like Lemmy from MOTÖRHEAD and Ozzy Osbourne.”
He added, “My biggest memory of the Hollywood gig we played with METALLICA was that Ozzy Osbourne was in our dressing room. It was just after his ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ guitarist Randy Rhoads had died and he was inconsolable. We were trying to give him some support, but you just felt helpless and we had to psych ourselves up to go onstage for what was one of our biggest U.S. gigs at the time. I remember spending all night in our dressing room with Ozzy and Sharon when he supported SAXON on one of our European tours and Randy borrowed my Gibson Flying V guitar for his performance. We had jammed together for hours earlier playing Jimi Hendrix stuff. I’ll never part with that guitar.”