Todd Bridges, Ian Petrella

A perfect day to wrap up a couple of VERY cool interviews!! When you have an opportunity to talk with people you saw on TV when you were “younger”, it’s always a treat because you get to go back in time as well. I had a great conversation today with Todd Bridges (Willis Jackson, Diff’rent…

Kelle Rhoads

My interview with Kelle Rhoads was very interesting as well as enjoyable. If the name sounds familiar, Kelle is the brother to the late guitarist, Randy Rhoads who played in Quiet Riot and later with Ozzy Osbourne. Kelle is a very accomplished classical pianist. He has several CDs released with another one due for release…

Eddie Money

The one and only Eddie Money will be doing a show at the House of Blues in Cleveland on Friday, March 28! We talked about his early days in music, a career spanning 40 years and much more! This was my second time interviewing him and he is ready to rock Cleveland once again!

Maestro Topilow (Carl Topilow)

Maestro Topilow (Carl Topilow) is the conductor for the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. I had the pleasure of interviewing Maestro this afternoon. We discussed upcoming shows, his signature red clarinet and why he loves conducting! The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will be performing a tribute to the wonderful work of the late Marvin Hamlisch on Friday, February…

Julian Lennon

I interviewed Julian Lennon today via telephone. He is currently in France working on a photography project. His new album, “Everything Changes” has recently been released and is available on Amazon and iTunes. There are many beautiful songs that speak from the heart that all of us can relate to in one way or another. www.julianlennon.com…

David Cassidy

I recently interviewed David Cassidy. He will be at Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside, OH on Saturday, July 27. It was a great interview…he is much more than a former teen idol. He is a strong advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. His mother passed away from the disease in December (2012) so we talked a lot…

Baron Wolman

I recently interviewed Baron Wolman, first chief photographer at Rolling Stone Magazine. We discussed his recent book which are photographs from his time at RS. He currently has a photo exhibit of his work on display at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. He will be giving a free lecture on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00…

Robbie Dupree

“Arc of a Romance” is Robbie Dupree’s new 4-track EP (Spectra Records). Robbie is known for his hits on the charts during the 80s such as “Steal Away”, “Hot Rod Hearts” and “Brooklyn Girls”. Robbie still tours and has devoted fans for more than thirty years! Interviewing Robbie was insightful as he discussed why he always…

Pauline Butcher

I enjoyed reading “Freak Out! My Life With Frank Zappa” by Pauline Butcher. Pauline worked for and lived with Frank Zappa and his family for three years during the late 60s. It was a life that was filled with rock and roll fun, challenges, emotional trials and experiences to last a life time. I recommend Pauline’s book…

Roxanne Fontana

“American Girl” is an autobiography written by Roxanne Fontana. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Roxanne found herself following her dreams of being a songwriter and recording artist. The journey was filled with many twists and turns, leaving their musical scars but Roxanne has emerged stronger than ever. My interview with her was intense, insightful and from…

Tom Constanten

I have recently interviewed Tom Constanten, better known as TC. He was the keyboardist for The Grateful Dead from 1968 – 1970. TC is trained in classical music and has served as Artist-in-Residence at Harvard. He was a computer programmer in the Air Force during the mid-60s. TC’s life is its own psychedelic trip of…

Gloria Jones

Recently I had the privilege to meet Gloria Jones in Cleveland and sit in on the Ray Carr radio show while he interviewed her. She has a wonderful spirit about her and I was also able to interview her via telephone. Gloria was the first, original singer for Tainted Love in 1964. She was the…

Michael Shrieve

I recently interviewed drummer, Michael Shrieve. Many will recognize Michael as the drummer for Santana. Michael shared that when Santana played Woodstock ’69, the band did not have an album released yet. He said it was amazing to have fan response and a following without an album. He has been involved in many wonderful projects…

The Wrecking Crew

This afternoon I interviewed Denny Tedesco. Denny is the son of the late Tommy Tedesco who was a legendary guitar player with The Wrecking Crew. They were an outstanding group of session musicians who played on nearly every hit record and television theme song during the 60s and beyond. Denny has put together an incredible film…

Rikki Rockett

I recently interviewed Rikki Rockett (drummer for Poison!). He is very cool, professional and great to talk with. Poison, Motley Crue and The New York Dolls are going on tour together this summer (2011). So, “if your lookin’ for nothin’ but a good time…it don’t get better than this”!

Billy Sullivan

This afternoon I interviewed Cleveland native, Billy Sullivan!! Billy is currently playing guitar for Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits) and has other great projects he is working on. He recently moved to Chicago but he has Cleveland in his heart each and every day! He will be doing a gig at The Mad Cactus (Strongsville) with…

The Undeserving

I interviewed a Fremont, Ohio band who call themselves, The Undeserving. They are a very talented group of guys who have had two of their songs, “Something to Hope For” and “There For You” featured on several TV shows. They have signed with Warner Brothers Records and will have an album released in 2011. They are…