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Set It Off Cody Carson Interview with Black Velvet

Flashback to last year when we interviewed Cody Carson of Set It Off  when the band toured the UK. The interview was in issue 101 of Black  Velvet, but we haven’t posted the video until now. Here’s Cody chatting  about insecurities, being a selective introvert, the importance of time and being in his happy place.

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Black Stone Cherry Video Interview

During lockdown, while taking some time off Black Velvet and holding back from working on a full issue, I've finally had time to edit another video interview. I've gone into the Black Velvet archives and found my video interview with John Fred of Black Stone Cherry from 2016. We chat about the state of the world, 'War', being rescued and ended up on the subject of vegan food (via my 'new habits' question). I had planned on ending the interview before then but John Fred was happy to chat away - so I kept recording.

And if you missed it, watch my interview with Phil X from earlier this year... the last gig we went to before lockdown - on March 12th.

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Black Velvet Issue 104 Online Now

We managed to get issue 104 of Black Velvet completed and online. 

Issue 104 includes interviews with Hands Off Gretel, Simple Plan, Delain, New Years Day, Phil X & The Drills, Those Damn Crows, Bronnie and Not Ur Girlfrenz. 

Concert Reviews of Goo Goo Dolls, Steel Panther, Bowling For Soup, The Wildhearts, New Years Day, Phil X & The Drills... 

Column by Tim Emery (Last Great Dreamers). 

A coronavirus chaos article. 

Album & EP reviews and more.

PS. Stay home and stay safe. Unless you work for the NHS or are another key worker. For that we applaud you — and hope you still stay safe.

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Happy New Year/Decade + Black Velvet 103

Happy 2020. I managed to get issue 103 of Black Velvet completed on Christmas Eve, but held off posting it until Boxing Day evening. If you haven't had a look, here's what's in the new issue...

Black Velvet Issue 103 includes:

Interviews with Dream State, Halestorm, Sleeping With Sirens, Motionless In  White, Airbourne, Marianas Trench, Saint Asonia, Palisades, Tyler Bryant &  The Shakedown
Concert reviews of Alter Bridge, The Darkness, Skillet, Michael Monroe,  Skid Row, Royal Republic, The Wildhearts, Bronnie, Dream State, Halestorm,  Sleeping With Sirens, Motionless In White and Marianas Trench.
Column By Slyder Smith (Last Great Dreamers)
Album and EP reviews of Alter Bridge, Anchor Lane, Ablaze, Collateral,  Those Damn Crows, Forever Vendetta, Flying Colors, Bad Wolves, Joe Bonamassa,  Sanguine, Dream State, Maven, Flashhearts
Fansite Focus, BV CV and more.
Read Black Velvet 103 at

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Black Velvet 102 Online Now

Black Velvet 102 is online now and includes:
Interviews with Michael Monroe, Andy Black, Art Of Dying, The Wildhearts,  Crobot, Piston, Like Giants & Danny Wright.
Concert reviews of Fireball Fuelling The Fire feat Less Than Jake,  Goldfinger & more, Zebrahead, Stand Atlantic, Andy Black & The  Wildhearts.
Bon Jovi 2019 European Tour Photos
Column By Jarrad Morrice (Black Aces)
Album, EP & DVD reviews of Saint Asonia, Wayward Sons, Down 'N' Outz,  Voodoo Vegas, Steel Panther, The Cruel Knives, Vambo, Black Star Riders, The New  Roses, The Wildhearts, Art Of Dying, Tirade, The Magpie Salute, Kris Barras  Band, Michael Monroe, Mitchel Emms and more.
Rock And Roll Roadmaps, Fansite Focus, Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'...
Read it all at 

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Black Velvet Interviews... Hoobastank. About Friendship, Flaws & Filters.

Black Velvet chatted to Doug Robb and Dan Estrin of Hoobastank for our  100th issue of Black Velvet, backstage before their show at O2 Institute  Birmingham. We chatted about embracing flaws, Instagram filters, their  friendship and devotion to the band and Chester Bennington.

Watch it at

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Black Velvet 101 Online Now

Black Velvet 101 includes:
Interviews with The Hunna, Set It Off, Royal Republic, Stand Atlantic, A New Revenge (Keri Kelli), Bad Touch, The Fallen State, AT THE SUN and Silver End.
Concert reviews of The Hunna, Manic Street Preachers, Papa Roach, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic and AT THE SUN.
A Bon Jovi 2019 European Tour Report.
Column By Finding Kate.
Album, EP & DVD reviews Royal Republic, The Wildhearts, D-A-D, Janet Gardner, The Fallen State, Nine Shrines, A New Revenge, Carousel Kings, L.A. Guns, Gasoline Outlaws, AT THE SUN, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Paul Gilbert, The Dollyrots and more.
Fansite Focus, BV CV, Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'...

Read Issue 101 in full at
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Black Velvet's 100th Issue Giveaway

Enter our Black Velvet 100th Issue giveaway over on Instagram.

  • Printed issues of Black Velvet 100 and 99

  • Diamante ‘Coming In Hot’ CD

  • DeeVer signed CD

  • Ryan Roxie custom guitar pick pack

  • Vegan Beauty Cosmetics nail varnish

Head to to enter.