Love/Hate frontman Jizzy Pearl releases an excellent new album called “All You Need Is Soul” through Frontiers Music on 11th May. The album is being released amidst a UK tour that kicks off on 2nd May and which includes a show in the Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill on 12th May. Jizzy has been a guest on the Friday NI Rocks Show on a couple of occasions and I thought it’d be great to chat to him again to talk about the new album and the tour.

You can find that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show for 27th April, which was uploaded on 26th April –





The interview will be transcribed and posted here later.

Check out the previous interviews with Jizzy here –



Show 382) 27th April 2018 (Uploaded 26th April)



BLACK STONE CHERRY – Southern Fried Friday Night

W.E.T. – Kings on Thunder Road


JIZZY PEARL – High For An Eye

Interview with JIZZY PEARL Part 1 (5 min)

JIZZY PEARL – All You Need Is Soul

Interview with JIZZY PEARL Part 2 (7 min)

JIZZY PEARL – You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone

Interview with JIZZY PEARL Part 3 (6 min)



TREMONTI – Take You With Me

MYLES KENNEDY – Year of the Tiger

GREYBEARDS – One in a Billion

SKINDRED – Promo for Album ‘Big Tings’

SKINDRED – That’s My Jam


SLAUGHTER – Move to the Music

GREAT WHITE – Save Your Love

GUNS N ROSES – 14 Years

SUNSTORM – Only The Good Will Survive





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NI ROCKS – Hi Jizzy, thanks for taking some time to talk to Rock Radio NI. Your new album “All You Need Is Soul” is released on 11th May via Frontiers. We just played the latest track to be released, “High For An Eye”. Tell us something about that track.

JIZZY – Well, it’s my drinking song in the tradition of Love/Hate drinking songs. I expect that within six months everybody will be singing it! (Laughs)

NI ROCKS – When we last spoke in January of last year, you were in the midst of writing the album. You said you like to lock yourself away during that process, like the Unabomber. Did you involve anyone else in the writing process?

JIZZY – No, there’s only room for one in my Unabomber shack!

NI ROCKS – All your own work then?

JIZZY – Yeah, I’m the self-styled control freak, micro-manager. I have Garageband and I just write everything on it and when I give it to people they make it better.

NI ROCKS - When was the writing process complete and how many tracks did you come away with initially?

JIZZY – I did most of the writing in a month or two. I had some of the songs lying around but the majority of the songs were written in that period. I had a bunch of other ones that didn’t make the cut; but you’ll never hear them.

NI ROCKS – How difficult was it getting that down to 12 for the album?

JIZZY – Yeah definitely. For an album format. On this record I was pretty happy that I had 12 solid songs from front to back.

NI ROCKS – Where was the album actually recorded then and who did the mixing, mastering, production etc?

JIZZY – All the dirty details! I was originally going to do it in Las Vegas, but it ended up that I went to Los Angeles. It was recorded with my drummer Dave Moreno who is in the Puddle of Mudd band right now. He recorded drums and vocals at his place. You know everyone has their own Pro Tools rig these days, so I was able to take the tracks from place to place and save a little that way. It was mixed by me and a guy named Andy Howler who lives in Los Angeles.

NI ROCKS – And who have you got playing on the album?

JIZZY – Dave Moreno as I said on drums, Darren Housholder who is one of my Love/Hate guitar players from the “Spinning Wheel” days and Mark Dutton on bass. And I played some guitar and bass as well.

NI ROCKS – You’re over in the UK next month on tour; I’ve noticed posts from guitarist Stevie Pearce saying that he is involved again. Who else will you have in the band on the tour?

JIZZY – Oh he said that did he!

NI ROCKS – Yeah, he seems to be looking forward to it!

JIZZY – (Laughs). Yeah, I have a touring band that I use in England. Stevie Pearce on guitar, Christian Kimmett on bass and Mickey Richards on drums. It’s really cool for me to jump on a plane, which I’ll do in the next few days, and have those guys rehearsed and ready to jump in the van and start rocking.

NI ROCKS – Stevie Pearce released his first solo album a few months ago – it’s a great album.

JIZZY – Yes, it is.

NI ROCKS – The first track from the album to be promoted by Frontiers was the title track “All You Need Is Soul”. Was that the labels decision or did you want that one released first too?

JIZZY – Well, I did an official video for the song “You’re Going To Miss Me When I’m Gone”, that’s the first track on the record. Frontiers and I mutually agreed which songs would be released prior to the record’s release.

NI ROCKS – We’ll play “All You Need Is Soul” next. Can you tell us something about that track?

JIZZY – The title of the song is sort of a play on words. All you need is soul is like, all you need is million dollar legs to play for Manchester United. It’s no big deal. Everybody wants to have soul but not many people have it. When you have it, it means a passion for music and a passion for doing what you love.

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