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Shindig! Magazine

Shindig! Magazine, an international music magazine published in London, England has published my “Q & A” with Peter Tork of The Monkees. The article may be found in the current issue of Shindig! which runs during November/December 2010. The article appears on pages: 54 – 55. I am very excited about this publication!

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May Pang

I interviewed May Pang yesterday for an upcoming issue of The North Coast Voice.(Cleveland, Ohio) It was the second time I was able to speak with her. She shared stories about her time with John Lennon, how she celebrated his 70th birthday which would have been October 9th and what projects she is currently working on.…

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Jann Klose

I interviewed new pop artist, Jann Klose this afternoon. His new CD, REVERIE is now available. The single, “Doing Time” is a fan favorite. His world wide experiences of music and travel have intertwined himself into his music. His style is easy on the ears and thoughtful to the mind. Check it out: www.jannklose.com

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Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is the one who brought the flute into rock and roll.  I interviewed Ian this afternoon; he called me from his home in England.  Another classic artist that evolved the music scene for over forty years.  He will be at Playhouse Square in Cleveland on October 28th where he will…

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Peter Tork

I just finished an interview with Peter Tork (The Monkees)!  It was so cool to listen to the stories, history and fun.  It was one of those interviews that you wish you had hours to keep him talking!  He is on tour with his band, Shoe Suede Blues who sound fabulous.  They are making a…

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Steven Adler

This evening I interviewed Steven Adler, original drummer for Guns N’ Roses.  He is currently on tour with his band, Adler’s Appetite. His autobiography, My Appetite For Destruction is Steven’s journey through his life before, during and after his time with Guns N’ Roses.  It is an eye opening tale of struggle, sadness, growth and…

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Michael Allman

On Friday night, September 3rd, I am going to The Winchester (Lakewood, OH) to see Michael Allman and his band.  Michael is the eldest son of Southern Rock Legend, Gregg Allman.   I am excited to see this gig!  Wayne Mesker of Woodstock Entertainment is Michael’s manager and a friend of mine.   I will be interviewing Michael in the…

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The Smith Brothers

My good friend, Mike Clark plays bass  in a band called, The Smith Brothers based in Columbus, Ohio but they travel all over the country.  They are going to be opening for the B-52s in September! (In Ohio) It’s a very cool and exciting time for them.  You can find out more about their band and music by visiting:…

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Press Releases!

If your band has a new CD to be released soon or if you want to get the word out on what your band has been up to, perhaps I can help.  See samples of Press Releases that I have written for Spectra Records under the “Press” link of my web site.  Please contact me…

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Stephen Pearcy (RATT N ROLL)

I interviewed Stephen Pearcy of RATT this afternoon.  The band has a new CD, Infestation with some great tracks!  RATT is currently on tour and will be doing a gig on August, 21st, 2010 at Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.  Stephen is one cool cat to talk with.  He has a no nonsense style and gets…

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Robbie Dupree

His hits during the 80s, Steal Away and Hot Rod Hearts were climbing the charts.  Today his new album release, “Time and Tide” (Spectra Records) will be available for the public in July.  Recently appearing on the Jimmy Fallon Show and getting ready for a tour that starts later this year,  Robbie Dupree took some time to…

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Transmission Fields

I recently interviewed Lee Neitzel who is the lead singer for Transmission Fields.  Their new/debut album will be available in August (2010) through Spectra Records.  We talked about song writing, inspiration for music, plans and hopes for the band and how things unfold when they are meant to.  Great interview!

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Rock of Love

This evening I interviewed Ambre Lake.  Ambre was the season two “winner” for the heart of Bret Michaels on his reality TV show, Rock of Love.  Talking with Ambre was fun and offered some insight to her as a person.  She said that keeping true to herself was what kept her going.  If she tripped and fell, so…

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Ricky Byrd

I interviewed Ricky Byrd this afternoon.  He was lead guitarist for Joan Jett for many years then branched off to work with other incredible artists and musicians such as Roger Daltrey, Ian Hunter and many more.  We talked about his love of the guitar, his new CD that will be released soon and his thoughts about…

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The Doobie Brothers

This evening I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Johnston, original member and co-founder of The Doobie Brothers.  With classic hits such as Listen To The Music, Long Train Running, Black Water, China Grove, Jesus Is Just Alright, What A Fool Believes, Takin’ It To The Streets and many more, The Doobie Brothers have provided hit…

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The Yardbirds

I just finished a telephone interview this afternoon with Jim McCarty (original and still active drummer for The Yardbirds).  Jim is also working on his own solo projects as well as touring with The Yardbirds.  He and bass player, Chris Dreja are still the original, lasting members.  Being part of the British Invasion during the…

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Record Store Day!

April 17th celebrates Record Store Day!  This annual event started in 2007 to applaud independently owned record stores around the globe.  There could be surprise music releases by your favorite artists OR even a surprise visit from various music artists.  One never knows!  Let’s celebrate the days of vinyl and support a record shop near you.  To locate one…

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The Guess Who

The Guess Who are a band that began with a British Invasion sound with Shakin’ All Over and then eventually evolved to their own sound with hits such as No Time, Undun, Laughing, Share the Land, These Eyes, No Sugar Tonight and American Woman.  Garry Peterson (original drummer and still active member) spent some time talking with…

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Edgar Winter

Edgar Winter is an innovative soul whose music, creative insight and talent has given audiences the sound of the synthesizer, the invention of the keyboard body strap and music to rock on for years to come.  Edgar is multi-talented in so many genres of music and that is putting it mildly.  With many irons on the fire,…

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Eddie Money

Interviewing Eddie Money is an experience to appreciate!  He is not only rockin’ but also has a great sense of humor as well.  It was definitely one of the more “lively” interviews that I have done.  With so many fabulous songs he has given the music world over the years, Eddie has more energy and ambition than…

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Grand Funk Railroad

This evening I spoke with Don Brewer.  Don is an original founding member and drummer for Grand Funk Railroad.  Their hits include Some Kind of Wonderful, We’re An American Band, Locomotion, I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home and more.  Grand Funk Railroad is scheduled to perform at the Moondog Coronation Ball in late March in Cleveland.  Don…

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Lou Gramm

I interviewed Lou Gramm this afternoon.  He called me from his home in Rochester, New York.  Lou was the front man of the famous rock band,  Foreigner for 26 years and his voice can be heard on so many of their classic hits: Urgent, Double Vision, Cold As Ice, Feels Like the First Time, Hot Blooded,…

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The Hollies

Today was a very cool and rockin’ day.  On my schedule for this afternoon was doing a telephone interview with Tony Hicks of The Hollies.  Tony called me from his home in London, England and we had a great interview.  The Hollies are going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. …

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Denny Doherty

It is so difficult to believe that Denny Doherty has been gone since 2007.  There was so much more to Denny in addition to the powerful voice that sang with The Mamas & The Papas.  Through knowing him, my life has been enriched in so many ways.  He encouraged me to step out of the box and create something out…

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Dot Dot Dot

Interviewing Adam Blair was a fun and unique experience.  Ranging from his serious side about music to the humorous story of how to hold a cell phone (or not) while using the loo, Adam has the insight and thought on nearly every subject. Being the front man for Chicago based band, Dot Dot Dot, I first interviewed Adam two years ago after they…

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Ben Fong-Torres

I recently wrote an article from an interview I had conducted with Ben Fong-Torres.  Ben had been one of the original writers for Rolling Stone Magazine since the early days in 1967.  I sent Ben a copy of The North Coast Voice so he could have an archive copy of the article for himself.  I received…

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Rich Spina

Rich Spina has mentioned the article I wrote about him from our interview recently on his blog.  To view his thoughts and comments, please visit: www.richspina.com.  The blog entry is dated November 17, 2009.

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Jorma Kaukonen

Last week I spent an evening at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to attend an interview conducted by Rock Hall staff with Jorma Kaukonen.  Jorma was an original member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.  The interview was part of a week long series for the American Music Masters honoring Janis Joplin.  Jorma shared…

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Janis Joplin

On Saturday, November 14th, I attended the American Music Masters Series at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  This annual event through partnership with Case Western and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors one of music’s notable influences with a day long conference and tribute concert in the evening.  This year’s honoree was…

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Bob Dylan

On Friday night (November 6th) I attended a sold out Bob Dylan concert at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.  Seeing Bob Dylan in concert was a great, music history experience.  He had on a white suit with navy stripe trim along with a matching hat.  His voice was a bit rough sounding but it was aged with folk and…

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John Lennon

Today would have been John Lennon’s 69th birthday!  It’s hard to believe sometimes that he is no longer here but there are so many people who loved him and are willing to share their stories about him.  In this way we can appreciate even more of who he was and what he was.  To find out…

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Nelson

I recently interviewed Matthew Nelson for an upcoming issue of LifeStyles Magazine.  I am working on an article about his father, the legendary rocker, Ricky Nelson.  Matthew shared some really cool news with me about upcoming projects that are in the works on behalf of his father as well as what he and twin brother, Gunnar are…

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Brian Ray

Brian Ray is the guitar/bass player for Paul McCartney.  In addition to this awesome gig, he has had many great experiences within the music industry.  My article about Brian, from our interview, is now in a previous issue of The North Coast Voice Magazine. (www.northcoastvoice.com) The magazine has a photo of Les Paul on the cover.  Incidentally, Les Paul…

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Les Paul’s Legacy

Les Paul passed away on August 13, 2009 leaving behind a musical influence of creation and invention that made an impact on rock and roll music, its artists and how we hear the riff. Les Paul was the creative genius who changed the sound of the guitar and how we hear the riffs that connect…

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