I've been afforded some fabulous opportunities over the years, meeting members of bands that I grew up with, chatting to them about their lives 'back in the day' and what they're up to nowadays. This was one of those opportunities which I'll treasure forever.
I met up with John McCoy recently over a pint of ale. John McCoy is a bass player, record producer and former member of bands such as Zzebra, Samson, Gillan and Mammoth to name but a few.
Here's 'Part 1' of the interview recorded in a quiet little pub in Norfolk. John speaks of learning his trade with a variety of instruments through to his time with Gillan, a hugely popular band which came to prominence during the NWOBHM era in which he delivers an appraisal of his time with the band, the highs and the lows, describing in explicit detail just what lead towards it's early demise.
I hope you'll find this an enjoyable listen.