In the early days, I interviewed Tony a few times on the show, so it was really great to finally meet him in person and talk about Stones Grow Her Name (#2 Album of 2012 in my list) Highlights of the interview were hearing about how he got started, his songwriting process, and his work, from Sonata Arctica to Northern Kings to singing Christmas songs in a tux. He's a busy guy!
While I'm used to recording artists and putting them on the spot, I was taken by surprise when Tony pulled out his iPhone and fisheye lens to record footage for his tour diary. As you can tell in the video, this was a new experience, and all I could manage was a meek 'Hi' while setting up the studio to record the interview. I've linked to that video below, along with a few photos of Tony down at the station. A big thanks to him for doing the interview - it was a very cool way to end a great year!