Criss Oliva, The
From RockHard Legends: Savatage '96
Criss Oliva R.I.P
The announcement of Criss' death,
The announcement of Criss' death
From the Italian Flash magazine
with a short Q and A with Criss.
Savatage: Metal Magicians
An interview with Criss and Johnny Lee
right before Criss' tragic death.
Savatage: Changes for the better.
Interview with Criss Oliva
From the Ohio magazine "Scene"
conducted before the 8-5-'93
show in Cleveland, OH.
Fanzine interview June
interviewed during the EOT tour
by Jan Ziese from Germany.
RockHard interview April
with Criss before the EOT tour,
by Matthias Breusch from RockHard.
RockHard interview March
An interview with Criss by
Chris Leibundgut , RockHard's
from Flash, Italy, March '93
Criss Oliva explains why "Edge Of Thorns"
represents a crucial point in the long artistic
existence of Savatage .
Sava - Thorn Criss Oliva
Japanese interview with Criss
about Edge Of Thorns, and more...
Criss and Johnny
Lee give their honest
opinion of several video clips.
Straight talk about
Streets, a Rock Opera
An elaborated article and interview
with Jon, Steve and Criss
Metal Matters interview
Criss and Johnny Lee.
about " Streets, a rock opera ".
Spotlight Criss Oliva
A short interview with Criss
from the HOTMK - era .
Criss Oliva and Steve Wacholz
comment on MTV- clips.
How do you manage to get such a unique
from your guitar. Unique in such a way that it can
be distinguished from thousands of others anytime?
Any tricks with your equipment, that no one else
has thought of yet ?
" Nope. No tricks. I'm always working hard on
my sound and am constantly trying to improve it.
I have Laney-amps, Jackson-guitars, a small rack.
And that's not even specially adjusted. That's all."
" No, there's no mystery. And if any,
then it's hidden between hands, heart and soul.
It simply must be the way I play."
[ From a RockHard interview by Matthias
thing to do is writing my music
and putting it on tape. You know, working in the studio,
that's my whole thing. I prefer that over touring,
I'd love to just record records and sell them
and not have to go anywhere."
mean, I love that hour-and-a-half I'm on stage,"
"but it's all that traveling and shit that nobody likes.
When I'm playing it live, to me it's the same thing as
being in the studio, more or less. It's like, you're there
and I got my guitar on, I'm OK then. Then I'm secure."
From an interview in Scene, July '93 ]