Saxon vocalist Biff Byford revealed in an interview with Classic Rock his favorite guitarists, singers and songwriters of all time. View the profiles of people named Biff Byford. A great one, which Biff Byford and his boys are justifiably very proud of. Shares. Book with Ents24.com, the UK's biggest entertainment guide. Actually the song ,,Battering Ram’’ is good to hum.’’Are you a big fan of something?,,Progressive rock, old bands like Yes and Genesis. The musician also talked about his favorite album and the songs that inspired him. Pete Gill was the original drummer for Saxon. February 14th 2020, legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford unveils new music video and single ‘Me And You’; watch/listen here:“Happy Valentine’s Day” announces Biff, “I wrote this song for my wife and our 25th anniversary but I think it can be for anybody who’s in … I wrote this song for my wife … I am editor-In-chief of HeadBangers Lifestyle, as well as one of the owners and co-founders of HeadBangers LifeStyle. On good stuff.’’--Check out the official video for title song ,,Battering Ram'' here. Just little things I see around that I really like. Karen Shaw - 3 December, 2014. Pete Gill was the original drummer for Saxon. Follow Peter Rodney 'Biff' Byford is an English singer best known as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Saxon. There was interest in other types of rock music at that time. English rock singer best known as the lead singer of the metal band Saxon. By Martin Popoff. Biff Byford Popularity . “I was out training on my bicycle,” Biff recalls of the day when he became aware he had a health problem. In 2010, he launched a campaign to have heavy metal listed as an official religion on the 2011 Census. Pinterest. I am born and living in The Netherlands and a passionate music lover since a very young age, when it all started after hearing the debut release `The Kick Inside’ of Kate Bush. On whether the bands SAXON started out with like DEF LEPPARD, IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST didn’t want to all be associated in the same […] Indeed they just presented their latest metal masterpiece: `Battering Ram’, studio album number twenty-one! The Byford family are now dealing with the aftermath of the fire. If you want to view this site, you will have to accept cookies. Of course these British rockers also made some creative, image and business mistakes, but bottom line is Saxon has never left the building. 35 years, 20 albums, countless live shows and still no sign of slowing down: Saxon prove to be a force to be reckoned with and something every rock fan in the world should witness. The Road Warrior. If someone tells me it’s a good book I read it. Ad. Twitter. Let’s find out! About the first song he remembers hearing, Biff Byford said: “As a kid in the early fifties, I heard a lot […] You know I hammer my voice a lot during touring so when I am not with the band I give my voice a full rest. And it serves as a reminder not only of the era in which Saxon became one of Britain’s biggest heavy metal bands, but also of the night, eight years ago, when Byford, his wife and four children almost died. Associated With. When asked about his favorite guitarists of all time, Biff Byford said: “Different eras have different guitar gods. But I hum a bit, something that pops in my head. Saxon frontman Biff Byford is heading out on his first ever solo tour in April 2020 in support of his debut album ‘School of Hard Knocks’. February 14th 2020, legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford unveils new music video and single ‘Me And You’; watch/listen here “Happy Valentine’s Day” announces Biff, “I wrote this song for my wife and our 25th anniversary but I think it can be for anybody who’s in … We know making music and touring is what Biff loves to do, but what other interests does this great metal veteran actually have? Legendary SAXON frontman Biff Byford unveils new music video and single ‘Me And You’; watch/listen on KNAC.COM HERE.. Saxon was there when New Wave Of British Heavy Metal rose up from the underground in 1980 led by the strikingly tall singer Biff Byford. The band issued the following statement on Saturday: Biff Byford is a member of Rock Singer Biff Byford Net worth: $1 Million (Updated at 15 September 2020) February 14 th 2020, legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford unveils new music video and single ‘Me And You’; watch/listen here “Happy Valentine’s Day” announces Biff, “I wrote this song for my wife and our 25 th anniversary but I think it can be for anybody who’s in a relationship. Facebook. Due a fire at his home in France, his house is completely burnt down. More than 30 years since his dream first exploded into a riotous, rocking reality, Biff Byford hasreturned to Yorkshire. Biff Byford has spoken to eonmusic about his solo album School Of Hard Knocks, the highs and lows of Saxon's career, and about a forthcoming package tour that the singer has called "something quite special" to take place in 2021.. Byford was born the youngest of four children to Earnest Charles and Irene Byford. Biff was able to rescue his wife and their four small children. And it was just four years later that he left Skelmanthorpe for good to embark upon their world wide quest to reinvent the heavy metal scene. Unprofessional people, like in a hotel.’’If you could switch bodies for one day who would you like to be?,,Jimi Hendrix.’’What would you do if you win a million euro’s in the lottery?,,Spend it! Saxon vocalist Biff Byford revealed in an interview with Classic Rock his favorite songs from other bands for each occasion. Italked with Byford while he was writing the album and how he felt the need to do something of his own. I think people were turning away from British Rock, but we survived it. For a legendary metal frontman, Saxon’s Biff Byford has been kind of quiet lately. He has a brother, a half-sister from his father's side, Enid, who is 20 years older than him and a half-brother Michael from his mother. Rock on! © FamousBirthdays.com - use subject to the information collection practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy. Biff Byford from the rock band Saxon with his Metal Guru award during the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards at the Park Lane Hotel on November 2, 2009 in London, England. As a teenager I grew up in the eighties with the rise of heavy metal and I was hooked right away. Learn about Biff Byford: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Actually, I do collect fridge magnets from all over the world and I just bought one in Memphis the other day.’’What really pisses you off and makes you cranky?,,Waiting for people that aren’t together. Browse Biff Byford tour dates and order tickets for upcoming concerts near you. I am also a big fan of action movies. Biff Byford has premiered a video for the song “Me And You.” The track is taken from the Saxon frontman’s upcoming solo debut, School of Hard Knocks, which is scheduled to arrive next Friday (21st) via Silver Lining Music. Saxon was there when New Wave Of British Heavy Metal rose up from the underground in 1980 led by the strikingly tall singer Biff Byford. Print. Announces Biff: “I wrote this song for my wife and our 25th anniversary but I think it can be for anybody who’s in a relationship. That is the only thing you can do.’’Photo by Kai SwillusIs there anything you collect?,,I do collect but I am not phobic and I don’t have twenty of something, or sixty-eight pairs of shoes. 1980s magazine cover of Biff Byford. Biff Byford is a British Rock Singer from England, United Kingdom. Collecting and analysis of visitor statistics (to improve your user experience), Integration of Social Media (so you'll always be up-to-date), Show personalised advertisements through Google AdSense (to give you relevant offers - only in banner area's). But that’s one of the snags when you’re getting over a life-saving triple heart ­bypass. And I read random books really. BIFF BYFORD (Saxon) Released a Video For Romantic New Single “Me And You” on St. Valentine’s Day. Those born under the Capricorn zodiac sign are talented at applying their intelligence and ambition to practical matters. Having undergone emergency triple bypass surgery in September, Saxon frontman Biff Byford certainly didn’t want to be celebrating the release of his first solo album with aches and pains and a compromised constitution. on Dutch National radio station Arrow Classic Rock (from February 2011 until September 2016). Luckily Byford, his wife and children escaped unharmed. Dates of Capricorn are December 22 - January 19. He, Paul Quinn, Graham Oliver, Steve “Dobby” Dawson and David Ward came together as Son of a Bitch when Biff was only 15. In a recent Interview with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio’s “The Breakfast Show”, Saxon frontman Biff Byford discussed the recently released album ‘Thunderbolt’, struggle in mid 80’s and more. Most Popular #77008. This website would like to place cookies on your device. But that’s one of the snags when you’re getting over a life-saving triple heart ­bypass. Biff Byford: In the late 80s, like 88 or 89, before we came back with some strong stuff, that was a challenging period. I have just seen `Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ with Tom Cruise and `Terminator Genisys’.’’What is your greatest challenge in life?,,Obvious to stay alive (laughing). He was a member of the band Blue Condition from 1970 to 1976 when he formed Saxon, which released its first album in 1979. Carrot cake actually. As a sweet sixteen I started playing bass guitar and have been in various rock and metal bands for many years, performing live and releasing albums (Cirrha Niva, Dial, Ayreon, Epysode & Robby Valentine). Seeing it finally coming to life andgetting the chance to listen to it, I was excited experience what … And to keep my family happy and keep on doing what I am good at. It has a lot of textures and it is a nice listening song.’’What do you sing when you take a shower?,,I don’t sing in the shower. On anything! That year Saxon released `Wheels Of Steel’ almost directly followed by `Strong Arm Of The Law’ and contributed in … Byford is huge fan talked about the best and the worst record he ever made. 02/24/2020 Comments Off on Saxon’s Biff Byford gives vocal cords a rest following triple heart bypass For a legendary metal frontman, Saxon’s Biff Byford has been kind of quiet lately. Email. Byford's first solo album, "School Of Hard Knocks", was released last Friday, February 21 via Silver Lining Music. First thing you do in the morning?,,Drink a cup of tea or coffee, depending on the day.’’Do you have a guilty pleasure?,,I suppose I have to be decent on this don’t I? I can’t keep away from that. Stability and order are important to them - and this makes them good organizers. Saxon frontman Biff Byford picks 11 discs that shaped his career as Yorkshire's leading purveyor of Heavy Metal Thunder. Since 1997 I work as a music journalist for the Dutch rock & metal magazine Aardschok Magazine. That is the devil’s food!’’Best song on your new album `Battering Ram’?,,That changes from week to week really but at this moment it is ,,Queen Of Hearts’’. His home in France was destroyed in a 2005 fire, but his wife and four children escaped unharmed. That year Saxon released `Wheels Of Steel’ almost directly followed by `Strong Arm Of The Law’ and contributed in their own way to the success of heavy metal. Apart from a few bits and pieces everything has been destroyed. Home The Big Interview: Biff Byford HE is back where it all began. Interview with Biff Byford of Saxon. Biff Byford’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. In this article, we take a look at Biff Byford's net worth in 2020, total earnings, salary, and biography. Biff Byford tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Dec 2019. The band was part of what came to be known as New Wave British Heavy Metal. I have read all the Harry Potter books but also all the parts of The Fifty Shades Of Grey. Saxon are back in action and better than ever on their latest album ‘Thunderbolt’ (Read Our Review Here).The music is fast, furious, and definitely Saxon. You have to give the old vocal cords a bit of a rest. ... His home in France was destroyed in a 2005 fire, but his wife and four children escaped unharmed. In December 2005, Byford was living in a farmhouse in the French province of Normandy when a fire broke out and set the building ablaze. Saxon was forced to cancel their appearance last weekend at the Vagos Open Air in Fago, Portugal after vocalist Biff Byford was injured. For instance I have a really nice guitar and a huge Spanish galleon in the window. Biff Byford Tour Dates. "Unfortunately we have to notify you, that Biff Byford the lead singer and founder of the band SAXON has undergone a serious tragedy at his home. Although these albums are still considered as their ultimate classics, Saxon produced more good albums over the following years. Capricorn are December 22 - January 19 this website would like to cookies... 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