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Join host Jose Mangin today for the final episode of the virtual take on his festival interview series.

Iconic lifestyle brand, Zippo, and Metal Ambassador™, Jose Mangin, announced a digital version of their festival interview series – ‘Zippo Encore Live with Jose Mangin’.

The series, which launched as interviews captured at festivals in 2017, left the festival fields this year as rock legends join Jose in his studio (remotely, via the power of the internet) to chat about music and creativity in a time of lockdown – all in the name of brightening your day in quarantine. Each week a surprise guest joins Jose, unveiling as the show goes live.

In the past weeks, Jose Mangin has welcomed guests such as Maria Brink from metalcore band In This Moment, M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold and Halestorm members Lzzy and Joe.

Last week, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold told us: “This whole thing is going to make people and us really appreciate being in large gatherings and go to these shows, I can’t wait to go out and do anything – a restaurant, a show. People are going to be dipping their toes back in slowly and there are going to people who just don’t trust being in a crowd of that many people, so it’ll be a slow and gradual build back”.

Previously in the series, Lzzy from Halestorm said: “During this pandemic, every song I sit down to write is purely for me. For all the creatives out there, we are living in the best time to just do whatever the hell you want.”

Since 2000, Jose Mangin has ruled SiriusXM as Director of Music Programming, and is on-air 12 hours every weekday on Octane and Liquid Metal.  On television, Jose hosted Headbangers Ball on MTV2, Latination TV, and several AXS-TV specials. Since 2017, Jose has worked with Zippo as an ambassador for the brand’s Zippo Encore festival program, hosting Zippo Sessions and a video interview series in both the US and the UK.

As music festivals and live music events take a pause for the greater good, Zippo understands the joy that music brings to people’s lives and wants to keep fans spirits high with exclusive conversations between Jose and icons of rock. The final episode will air this Thursday (7th May) at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT on the Zippo Encore Facebook channel, where fans can also view all previous episodes of this year’s series.

Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock festival, which was also a big anniversary for Zippo: 50 years since the rumored origins of the lighter in the air moment. The historic encore moment apparently dates to this time in 1969, and since then, the classic Zippo windproof lighter has become a celebrated piece of musical iconography.



Live music and Zippo go hand in hand – literally! For decades crowds have raised their lighters to the sky to show the rock gods that they want an encore! You can rock on with Zippo and win a Download Festival x Zippo windproof lighter to hold high!

The limited edition Zippo windproof lighter is usually only available exclusively to buy at the festival – so get your hands on one of these highly collectable pieces of rock memorabilia.

Since the first rockers held their lighters high decades ago, the windproof lighters have become the ultimate accessory to show your love for live music. We’ve teamed up with Zippo to offer you the chance to win one of these much sought-after lighters.

To be in with a chance to win a limited edition Zippo windproof lighter, just answer this simple question:

Follow Zippo on Facebook, Twitter @ZippoEncore and Instagram @ZippoEncore to be kept up-to-date with the latest news, exclusive offers and exciting announcements about rock’s biggest events and festivals. Remember those who rock, roll with Zippo!

Competition closes 7th June.

WIN: An iconic windproof lighter from ZIPPO

Zippo, maker of the world-famous windproof lighter, has produced over 550 million windproof lighters and 300,000 lighter designs since 1932. The Zippo windproof lighter has a unique and instantly recognisable design and signature ‘Click’ sound. Each lighter is also back by an unparalleled lifetime guarantee – “It works, or we fix it free.™”.

With the exception of improvements to the flint wheel and modifications in case finishes, the product remains unchanged from its original design and has established itself as a symbol of style, seen in the hands of influential people from the worlds of fashion, art, music and film.

This month A&R Factory has teamed up with Zippo to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a quality, windproof lighter. The lighter up for grabs is a matte white design, detailed with a laser-engraved gold skull, refillable for a lifetime of use.

For more information on the 2018 Zippo collection visit

The winner will be notified by 31st March 2018.


No festival experience is complete without the classic ‘lighter in the air’ moment. Be in with the chance of winning a limited edition Download Zippo windproof lighter (worth £27), usually only available to buy exclusively at Download Festival.

A&R Factory has teamed up with Zippo to offer you the chance to win one of these much sought-after lighters.

The limited edition Download Festival Zippo windproof lighter features festival artwork and is the perfect Download Festival memorabilia. Since the iconic sea of flames was created as Zippo lighters were first waved in the air calling for an “encore”, the windproof lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music.

To be in with a chance to win a limited edition Zippo windproof lighter, just answer this simple question:

*Competition closes 10th June 2017