His second solo album Only Come Out At Night is a heady mix of Scando-style melodic rock and classic metal – and we’re already looking forward to album number three from the multi-talented Chris Laney.

The uber-producer turned solo sensation has compiled an all-star cast to complement a series of cracking compositions and this is one album you must hear in 2010. In the meantime we go behind the scenes with the Mr Laney to find out just what makes him tick.

On your iPod: I’m listening to the new Ratt album which, by the way, I think is great! I love it when you come across a band who you used to listen to and you realise they’ve still got the old magic. I like a bit of Tim McGraw and the new Kiss record, Sonic Boom.

Small Screen Pleasure: It’s got to be cooking shows. I used to be a chef so those programmes are my porn. I could watch BBC Food for two weeks without a break. My wife loves CSI and I used to be into it until I realised I was too busy to concentrate on what was going on!

Making A Meal Of It: Pizza.

Drivetime: I don’t have a driving licence. It means I can drink beer before I go out and while I’m out. I just need to find a lift…

Ace Place: I must say I love LA. I was there in 2008 for the NAMM shows so i got to see all the best bits. And there are a lot of good bits, believe me. The most beautiful place in the world is called Gotland.

Dream Destination: I really want to go to New York but all my friends say I should never go there because I’d never come home.

Nickname Shame: Hippy. It was something to do with the amount of hair I had.