Johnny Winter Interview-2012

Johnny Winter Interview-2012

Texas blues icon Johnny Winter passed away on July 16, 2014 in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. My final interview with Johnny Winter was on August of 2012.

Darryl Way Interview

Darryl Way Interview

British progressive rock & classical music virtuoso Darryl Way has been perfecting his artistry and passion for the electric violin for over four decades. Way recognized that installing pickups underneath the strings of a violin would essentially operate it in the same way that an electric guitar works.

Jesse Colin Young Inteview

Jesse Colin Young Inteview

I had the incredible pleasure of chatting with Jesse Colin Young recently about … His struggles with Lyme disease…. The Youngbloods … The inception of “Get Together” …The passing of his best friend Jerry Corbitt … Supporting our Vets … Jesse’s sons in the music business … Jesse’s new album … Walking off the ‘Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’ … My infamous ‘Field of Dreams’ wish question and much-much more!

Susanna Hoffs Interview

Susanna Hoffs Interview

Susanna Hoffs is the beautiful, talented & iconic vocalist for the commercially successful all- female pop/rock/new wave/ band ‘The Bangles.’ Hoffs angelic and awe-inspiring vocals are definitive on such Bangles classics as …“Manic Monday” (1985 #2 US Billboard Hit), “Walk Like an Egyptian” (1986 #1 US Billboard Hit), “If She Knew What She Wants” (1986 #29 US Billboard Hit), “Hazy Shade of Winter” (1987 #2 US Billboard Hit),and the breathtaking “Eternal Flame” (1988 #1 US Billboard Hit).

Arthur Brown Interview

Arthur Brown Interview

British theatrical rocker Arthur Brown has influenced innumerable music artists, especially lead singers in bands who searched for an edge or gimmick to enhance their stage presence. ‘Crazy World of Arthur Brown’ and his ensuing band ‘Kingdom Come’ became the creators and his disciples would soon follow suit … Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, George Clinton, and Marilyn Manson to name just a few.

Dan McCafferty Interview

Dan McCafferty Interview

Scottish Rocker Dan McCafferty has been the quintessential and charismatic frontman for hard rock veterans Nazareth since the bands inception in 1968. McCafferty has fired up live audiences across the globe for 45 years with a heavy dose of undisputed hardcore crooning power. Most recently McCafferty has retired from touring with Nazareth due to a lung disease that makes breathing extremely difficult called COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Andy Summers Interview

Andy Summers Interview

Legendary ‘Police’ guitarist Andy Summers and Rob Giles of the Los Angeles based indie/pop/ rock outfit, ‘The Rescues’ have joined forces to form an incredible new rock group called ‘Circa Zero.’ With the new band comes a brilliant new CD entitled ‘Circus Hero.’ The new release is brimming with virtuosity and rock and roll tenacity!

Chris Thompson Interview

Chris Thompson Interview

I had the great pleasure of chatting with Chris Thompson about his incredible new album ‘Toys & Dishes’… the inception of “Blinded by the Light”… Manfred Mann’s Earth Band … touring… and much-much more.

Jack Bruce Interview

Jack Bruce Interview

Jack Bruce is the esteemed bassist, lead vocalist, and songwriter for an array of legendary bands and distinguished musicians. Most notably, Bruce was a key member with the British rock power trio Cream which featured Eric Clapton (guitars, vocals), Ginger Baker (drums, vocals) and Jack Bruce (bass guitar, lead vocals). Bruce handled most of the lead vocalist and songwriting duties for Cream, recognized as one of the most revered groups in rock history.

Ian Anderson Interview

Ian Anderson Interview

I interviewed Jethro Tull legend Ian Anderson on Tuesday, March 18th and our conversation transposed into something exceptional and quite monumental. Our in-depth discussion covered an array of atypical and riveting topics concerning… World issues, Politics, Human sustainability, The Bible, Religion, Jesus Christ, David Cameron, Barack Obama, Tony Snow, Our Vets, Ian’s family heritage, Commercial airline piloting , UFO’s … and then of course about the music…

Judy Collins Interview

Judy Collins Interview

Judy Collins, the award-winning singer and songwriter has been captivating audiences across the globe for over five decades. Collins would rather not dwell on past successes and glory because she tenaciously plans for what’s coming up next. Judy challenges herself daily by asking … did I practice today, have I written in my journals, have I written any new songs, when’s the next show? Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Lou Gramm Interview

Lou Gramm Interview

Lou Gramm will forever be recognized as the golden voice of Foreigner. Not for the current imitation band led by its only original member Mick Jones, but recognized for fronting Foreigner, one of the most popular and successful rock ‘n’ roll bands in history. Read the entire interview with Foreigner legendary lead singer Lou Gramm in my next book ...'SAVING ROCK AND ROLL'

Joe Bonsall Interview

Joe Bonsall Interview

The legacy of The Oak Ridge Boys reaches way back to World War II. The original group was called the Oak Ridge Quartet and performed faithfully at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. They quickly earned recognition as one of the top drawing Gospel groups in the U.S.A. The group managed to sustain a steady following of faithful fans and followers over the next several Read the entire interview with The Oak Ridge Boys legendary singer Joe Bonsall in my next book 'SAVING ROCK AND ROLL'

Wayne Swinny Interview

Wayne Swinny Interview

An exciting new chapter has been written in the Saliva saga that entails a sensational new singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a brilliant new CD that may be their finest recording to date, a new record label, and the launch of a new tour. Saliva is back with rock ‘n’ roll vengeance! Read my latest interview with Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny in my next book... 'SAVING ROCK AND ROLL'

Michael Pinder Interview

Michael Pinder Interview

Michael Pinder was affectionately labeled “Micky the Moonboy” as a youth for his preoccupation of the moon, stars, music and electronics. But who could have predicted that a silly nickname perhaps more suited for a sci-fi cartoon superhero would actually forecast his destiny. Pinder’s fascination with the cosmos and a life-changing realization that we are not alone in the universe Read my latest interview with The Moody Blues legend Michael Pinder in my next book 'SAVING ROCK AND ROLL'

Petula Clark Interview

Petula Clark Interview

Internationally renowned singer, actress, and composer Petula Clark has been exquisitely entertaining audiences since she was a child performing for the troops during World War II. Clark has sold more than 68 million records. She’s recorded over 1000 songs while landing 15 U.S. Top 40 hits and two #1 hits. She’s charted an astounding 159 recordings worldwide. Read my exclusive with legendary pop music singer Petula Clark in my next book ...'SAVING ROCK AND ROLL'

Geoff Downes Interview

Geoff Downes Interview

Virtuoso keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Geoff Downes has been legitimizing the art of great music since the inception of The Buggles with Trevor Horn in 1977. Downes symphonic savvy has allowed him to venture into multiple musical genres while perpetuating Prog- Rock prominence as the illustrious keyboardist for supergroups YES and Asia. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... 'SAVING ROCK AND ROLL'

Tony Joe White Interview

Tony Joe White Interview

Raised on a cotton farm in Goodwill, Louisiana and sneaking his daddy’s guitar at night to play the blues, Tony Joe White is a true America icon. White’s passion for the blues became apparent at the age of fifteen after hearing an album by legendary country blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Lightnin’ Hopkins. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Carmine Appice Interview

Carmine Appice Interview

Brooklyn native Carmine Appice has attained one of the most illustrious rock resumes in music history. The accomplished drummer, singer, and songwriter continues to tour as a key member with classic rock legends Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Steve Hackett Interview

Steve Hackett Interview

British virtuoso guitarist, singer and songwriter Steve Hackett is a musician’s musician. While Hackett’s musical realm is limitless, he is widely renowned for his intricate progressive and classical rock guitar stylings and composition with Genesis. But over the years, Steve Hackett has affectionately embraced numerous musical genres while brilliantly composing, arranging, and recording track after track. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Billy Gibbons Interview

Billy Gibbons Interview

Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top have essentially pioneered its own musical genre since the release of their first studio album in 1971. The band fused hard rock, blues, and Texas boogie into their own unique sound, style, and live performance. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Julian Lennon Interview

Julian Lennon Interview

Julian Lennon is passionate about his art and empathetic to the perplexities of mankind. Lennon’s ability to actualize consequential lyrical content with enchanting voice and melody is what exemplifies Julian as a pure and gifted artist. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

John Mayall Exclusive

John Mayall Exclusive

John Mayall is appropriately acknowledged as the “Father” or “Godfather of British Blues.” His magnificent musical journey spans over a half century. Mayall is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and bandleader acclaimed for founding and pioneering The Bluesbreakers. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Roger Earl Interview

Roger Earl Interview

Roger Earl is the prodigious drummer and founding member for rock & blues legends Foghat. Earl is the only band member to appear on every album that Foghat has ever recorded. Roger Earl’s ingenuity is responsible for embracing and sustaining the Foghat legacy. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Cherie Currie Exclusive

Cherie Currie Exclusive

The Runaways original lead singer Cherie Currie returned to the stage for the first time since opening for Joan Jett and The Blackhearts in 2010. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Corky Laing Interview

Corky Laing Interview

Canadian powerhouse drummer Corky Laing is essentially associated with rock and roll folklore and as one of the elite drummers in the world. Laing is a longtime member for hard rock/heavy metal giant’s Mountain and the blues-rock power trio of West, Bruce & Laing. But Laing’s musical collaborations are seemingly endless. A list that includes alliances with John Lennon, Jack Bruce, Meat Loaf and Noel Redding. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Melanie Exclusive

Melanie Exclusive

Melanie Safka (Melanie) was once hailed as the female Bob Dylan. Her awe-inspiring lyrical connotations were accompanied by her majestic voice and an acoustic guitar. She was a lone entity onstage but radiated a powerful force that became the voice and spirit to one of the most important generations the world will ever know. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Ted Nugent Interview

Ted Nugent Interview

Guitar slinger, singer and songwriter Ted Nugent is best known in rock and roll folklore as the ‘Motor City Madman’ and over the decades has magnanimously personified the title and reputation. Nugent has managed to circularize himself to the world in one way or another … from his rock and roll virtuosity, to his hunting craftsmanship, to his extreme patriotic views and passion. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Gary Wright Interview

Gary Wright Interview

Gary Wright is a celestial keyboard virtuoso, idyllic songwriter, and vocalist with powerful soulful pipes. Wright is an innovator of the synthesizer and over the years has managed to condense his many synthesized melodies into a single keyboard strapped around his neck. Wright founded the British rock group Spooky Tooth and would later become most recognized for his hit singles “Dream Weaver” & “Love Is Alive.” Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Burton Cummings Interview

Burton Cummings Interview

Burton Cummings is the legendary voice, songwriter, and keyboardist for Canada’s own classic rock superstars The Guess Who. Although the group has had numerous personnel changes throughout the years, the most prominent members have been Burton Cummings and guitarist Randy Bachman. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Billy Cobham Exclusive

Billy Cobham Exclusive

Jazz and jazz fusion musician, composer, and bandleader Billy Cobham has for decades been respected as one of the greatest drummer’s on the planet. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Dave Davies Interview

Dave Davies Interview

Dave Davies, guitar extraordinaire, vocalist and songwriter of The Kinks, is the founding member for the most precocious and critical bands in rock and roll history. The Kinks materialized musically in 1964 during the global hysteria of the British Invasion. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Mike Love Interview

Mike Love Interview

Mike Love is the high-spirited singer, songwriter and founding member for perhaps the greatest and most cherished rock bands in the U.S.A., The Beach Boys. Since the group’s inception in 1961, Mike Love has been The Beach Boy’s quintessence lyricist and showman. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Chuck Negron Interview

Chuck Negron Interview

Chuck Negron is the discernible voice and founding member for American rock legends Three Dog Night. Between 1969 and 1975, the group spawned (21) consecutive Billboard Top 40 hits with (3) reaching the number one spot. The group generated twelve straight gold albums and sold nearly 50 million records by late 1975. Nobody sold more records or concert tickets during this period than Three Dog Night. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Ian Gillan Exclusive

Ian Gillan Exclusive

Ian Gillan is the legendary charismatic frontman for one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history. Deep Purple is essentially known for its hard rock pulse. Its musical schemes have encompassed progressive rock, blues, R&B and even jazz, but the ingenuity of Deep Purple has never been more evident than on its latest release entitled, Now What?! Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Mick Box Interview

Mick Box Interview

Legendary British guitarist Mick Box has devotedly performed with his quintessential hard rock band Uriah Heep for nearly 45 years. Box is the only original member of the band that remains since its inception in 1969, but the mastery of Uriah Heep endures while preserving its rightful place in rock and roll folklore. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Marky Ramone Interview

Marky Ramone Interview

Brooklyn native Marky Ramone is known best for his high-powered drumming and streetwise tenacity with legendary rock and roll punkers the Ramones. But the Marc Bell/ Marky Ramone ‘Dust to Punk’ transformation is an amazing story that most are not familiar with. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Robin Trower Interview

Robin Trower Interview

Robin Trower has everlastingly mesmerized rock enthusiasts across the planet with his intricate heavy rock and blues harmonics. The master of the Stratocaster recently released roots and branches an inventive mix of cover tunes spotlighting Robin’s favorite R&B, blues and early rock ‘n’ roll classics compiled with several explosive new tracks of Trower material. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Lita Ford Interview

Lita Ford Interview

Lita Ford is unmistakably a modern age pioneer for women electric guitarists. Her amazing hard rock/ heavy metal skills have been respected and epitomized for generations. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Roger Hodgson Interview

Roger Hodgson Interview

Roger Hodgson’s inspirational lyrics, enchanting vocals and virtuoso musicianship continue to astound audiences worldwide. Hodgson’s distinctive voice and profound musical arrangements have spawned numerous 'Top 40 Hits' for classic rock music legends Supertramp. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Eric Burdon Interview

Eric Burdon Interview

Eric Burdon is legendary for his explosive soulful vocal deliberations in many shapes and forms. As kids we idolized him as a merciless rock and roll superhero who we all wanted to secretly mirror. The British Invasion certainly had its share of coolness but The Animals entered the realm of badass. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Tom Johnston Interview

Tom Johnston Interview

The Doobie Brothers are one of those bands that we’ve depended on, year after year, and expect to see performing invariably at outdoor music festivals, pavilions, arenas, casinos and bike week events across the nation. The group has been exhilarating audiences for decades yet appear timeless onstage. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

John Kay Exclusive

John Kay Exclusive

John Kay, the legendary frontman behind the dark shades for classic rock monsters Steppenwolf is definitely not your prototypic ‘Rock Star’ by any means. In fact, a major motion picture should be developed documenting his thrilling exploits before and after becoming a member of one of the greatest bands in rock music history. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Pete Best Exclusive

Pete Best Exclusive

Over the years, there’s been speculation and even conspiracy theories to why original Beatles drummer Pete Best was fired by manager Brian Epstein. On August 16th, 1962, Best was permanently replaced by Rory Storm and the Hurricanes drummer Ritchie Starkey (Ringo Starr). Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Dr John Interview

Dr John Interview

Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack, Jr. is not exactly a household name, but Dr. John, the Nite Tripper, or Dr. John Creaux, are the distinguished stage names for a man whose musical genius inspired generations of musicians and enthusiasts. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Jim Dandy Interview

Jim Dandy Interview

Black Oak Arkansas (population 286 as of the 2000 census) was the hometown of Jim “Dandy” Mangrum, one of the most flamboyant lead singers in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Paul Kantner Exclusive

Paul Kantner Exclusive

Paul Kantner is recognized worldwide for his innovations to the San Francisco music scene as the psychedelic captain for Jefferson Airplane. After the Airplane disbanded, a savvy Kantner created a parallel rock band, perhaps to mimic a parallel universe, but using a slight deviation from the original trademark. Henceforth, Jefferson Starship is launched. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Peter Rivera Interview

Peter Rivera Interview

Peter Rivera is the original voice and beat of Rare Earth, a very hip band of musicians that played an incredible mix of music comprised of rock, funk, soul, and psychedelic fusion. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Annie Haslam Interview

Annie Haslam Interview

Since the bands earliest incarnation, the progressive rock ingenuity of Renaissance has been artistically mesmerizing audiences with experimental rock infused by a classical motif. And since 1971, the haunting five-octave range vocalizations for Renaissance have been alluringly characterized by Bolton, Lancashire’s Annie Haslam. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Mark Farner Interview

Mark Farner Interview

Mark Farner was the inspirational leader for the hard rock band Grand Funk Railroad. The band along with Black Sabbath is considered to be the Grandfathers of Heavy Metal music. The string of hits that the band produced included “We’re An American Band,” “I’m Your Captain,” “Heartbreaker,” “Footstompin’ Music,” “Mean Mistreater,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “The Loco-Motion” to name only a few. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL

Colin Young Interview

Colin Young Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Gregg Rolie Interview

Gregg Rolie Interview

Gregg Rolie was the epitome of genius when it came to creating and fronting monumental rock groups. But he also perfected the art of cool as lead singer for the Latin Rock/Jazz Fusion band Santana and the Progressive Rock band Journey. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Mark Lindsay Interview

Mark Lindsay Interview

Paul Revere & the Raiders heroic Lead Singer /Songwriter/Producer - Mark Lindsay has impacted the music world in so many memorable ways. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

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Tommy Roe Exclusive

Tommy Roe Exclusive

When recollecting those perpetual hit makers of the ‘60s, singer/songwriter Tommy Roe’s accomplishments are among the elite of the music industry. Tommy Roe wrote and recorded (6) Top 10 hits between 1962 -1969, more than any other solo American artist, including (11) Top 40 hits, (4) certified gold singles, and (2) #1 Hits. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Jim McCarty Interview

Jim McCarty Interview

I spent a delightful Thursday afternoon chatting on Skype with legendary drummer Jim McCarty. McCarty is a gifted songwriter and a brilliant drummer who is best known as a founding member for British Invasion rockers The Yardbirds and also for pioneering progressive rock with his band Renaissance. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Mark Volman Interview

Mark Volman Interview

The Turtles were one of the most unprecedented bands of the swinging psychedelic sixties. Despite the accustomed music biz entanglements with management and record executives (White Whale records) the group’s aptitude for creating idealistic feel-good music pacified millions during turbulent times. The Turtles have sold over 60-million records worldwide and remain a mainstay on classic hits radio. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Candice Night

Candice Night

CANDICE NIGHT is the enchanting singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, for the medieval folk rock group Blackmore’s Night. Candice was raised on Long Island, New York and began a modeling career at the age of twelve, appearing in print ads, commercials, and promotions at trade shows into her 20s. She hosted a rock show at a local Long Island radio station which helped transform her destiny. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Maria Muldaur Interview

Maria Muldaur Interview

Maria Muldaur continues to sing, record, develop, produce, and amaze audiences by covering American Roots music. Her eclectic musical styles have included gospel, R&B, jazz, and big-band. Maria has also recorded several award-winning children’s albums. But it’s apparent that her favorite genre is the blues. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Tom Rush Interview

Tom Rush Interview

American folk and blues raconteur Tom Rush has been captivating audiences with his deep- rooted acoustic stylings and musical repartee for over a half century. And there is still nothing more profound then witnessing the simplicity of a lone performer onstage with an acoustic guitar and a story to tell. Tom Rush has that rare ability to interpret life stories in its most traditional and purest form. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Henry McCullough Interview

Henry McCullough Interview

Guitarist/songwriter/vocalist/ Henry McCullough may not be a household name but has undeniably imprinted his roots in rock and roll folklore. McCullough’s first band of prominence was spearheaded by (Animals bassist/Hendrix manager) Chas Chandler. The band (Eire Apparent) toured with legendary performers such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, and Pink Floyd. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Susanna Hoffs Interview

Susanna Hoffs Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Dan McCafferty Interview

Dan McCafferty Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Andy Summers Interview

Andy Summers Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Jann Klose Interview

Jann Klose Interview

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Chris Thompson Interview

Chris Thompson Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Jack Bruce Interview

Jack Bruce Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Ian Anderson Interview

Ian Anderson Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Judy Collins Interview

Judy Collins Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Joe Lala Interview

Joe Lala Interview

Joe Lala died of complications from stage 4 lung cancer. The Tampa native has had a truly amazing music and acting career. He helped form the group Blues Image in 1966, and later scored a huge hit with “Ride Captain Ride” in 1970. He was also a member of Stephen Stills incredible band Manassas, and the blues rock band PG&E. And that was just the beginning. I was very fortunate to chat with Joe back in 2011. Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Joe Bonsall Interview

Joe Bonsall Interview

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Wayne Swinny Interview

Wayne Swinny Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Micheal Pinder Interview

Micheal Pinder Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Petula Clark Interview

Petula Clark Interview

Read the entire interview in my next book entitled... "SAVING ROCK AND ROLL"

Geoff Downes Interview

Geoff Downes Interview

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Tony Joe White Interview

Tony Joe White Interview

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Carmine Appice Interview

Carmine Appice Interview

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Steve Hackett Interview

Steve Hackett Interview

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Billy Gibbons Interview

Billy Gibbons Interview

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Julian Lennon Interview

Julian Lennon Interview

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INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED

BY RAY SHASHO

FOR HIS MUSIC COLUMN

Joe Lala (Blues Image,                                 

Stephen Stills and Manassas)

Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance)

Eric Burdon (The Animals,War)

Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere/the Raiders)

Mark Volman (The Turtles,

Frank Zappa/the Mothers of Invention)

Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow,Deep Purple)

Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey)

Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad)

Dave Mason (Traffic)

Jon Anderson (YES)

Ronnie Montrose (Montrose)

Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel,

Levin Torn White)

Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa)

Tommy James (Shondells)

Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton)

Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Todd Rundgren (Utopia)

Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)

Janet Robbins (Daughter/Marty Robbins)

Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen)

Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky)

Demetri Joannou (Blue Moon Harem)

Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)

Al Atkins (Judas Priest)

Paul May (Atkins/May Project)

Roger Fisher (Heart)

Greg Lake (King Crimson,

Emerson,Lake and Palmer)

Nils Lofgren (Grin,

Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band)

Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy)

Chris Stein (Blondie)

Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)-2012

Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker

& The Grease Band,

Paul McCartney & Wings)

Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts,

MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly)

Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)

Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)

Chris Squire (YES)

Gary Puckett (The Union Gap)

Micky Dolenz

(The Monkees)

Michael Des Barres

(Silverhead, Detective)

Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover")

Colin Blunstone(The Zombies)

Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock)

Steve Hillage(Gong)

Lou Gramm (Foreigner)

Annie Haslam(Renaissance)

Johnny Winter

Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,

Jefferson Starship)

 

TELEVISION ICONS

Stanley Livingston

(Chip from My Three Sons)

Barry Livingston

(Ernie from My Three Sons)

Marty Ingels (Comedian)

Rich Little

(Legendary impressionist & comedian)

Michael Des Barres (MacGyver)

Keith Thibodeaux (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy)

Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H)

AUTHOR

Rex Pickett

(Sideways trilogy & motion picture)

Ilana Marks (Author/Fimmaker)


 

 

RADIO INTERVIEWS

CONDUCTED

BY RAY SHASHO (Continued)

Lucie Arnaz (Actress, singer, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)

Roger Earl (Foghat legendary Drummer)

Wally Palmar (Singer, songwriter, guitarist for The Romantics)

Dennis  Locorriere (Lead singer for Dr Hook)

Wally Stocker (Guitarist for The Babys)

Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker & director)

Doug Aldrich (Guitarist/Songwriter DIO,Whitesnake,The Dead Daisies)

Laura & Nikki Lunden (Lunden Reign)

Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)

Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Rick Roberts (The Flying Burrito Brothers/Firefall)

Rich Little (Legendary impressionist & comedian)

John Hall (Guitarist & Songwriter for ORLEANS)

Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake and Palmer/Asia)

Bobby Kimball (Toto)

Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)

Henry Paul (The Outlaws)

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, (The 5th Dimension)

Binky  Womack (Guitarist/songwriter/

producer & nephew of R&B legend Bobby Womack)

Alan White ('Y E S ')

John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful)

Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins & Messina)

Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)

Billy Cobham (Legendary drummer & Pioneer of Jazz-Fusion)

Suzi Quatro (Rock and Roll Heroine)

Bobby Caldwell (Johnny Winter-Derringer-Allman Brothers-Captain Beyond)

Ray Walker (The Jordanaires)

Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon-Legendary Producer)

Todd Rundgren (Nazz,Utopia)

Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)

Michael Des Barres (Silverhead/Detective/Murdoc from McGyver

Ivan Browne (The Lemon Pipers "Green Tambourine")

Corey Glover (Living Colour)

Tommy Bolin Tribute w/Joe Vitale and Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh & Barnstorm)

Mark Andes (Spirit/JoJo Gunne/Heart/Firefall

Jock Bartley (Firefall)

Rupert Holmes ("Escape -The Pina Colada Song")

Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner (Blues Guitarist)

Prairie Prince (The Tubes/Todd Rundgren)

John McNally (The Searchers)

Stephen Bishop ("On and On")

Bobby Goldsboro ("Honey")

Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)

David Huff (David & The Giants)

Greg X. Volz (PETRA)

Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief)John Lodge (The Moody Blues)

Sonja Kristina (Curved Air)

Annie Haslam (Renaissance)

Richard Lloyd (Television)

Bob Kulick (Studio guitarist KISS)

Neal Smith (Alice Cooper)

Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)

Loretta Swit (Actress M*A*S*H)

Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter)

Robert Berry (Keith Emerson/Greg Kihn Band

Leo Lyons (Ten Years After)

Pat Vegas (Redbone)

Rick Lambert (Empty Trail)

Dr. Neil Ratner MD (Michael Jackson's Physician)

John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers)

Tom Dreesen (Legendary stand-up comedian and Actor)

Graham Russell (Air Supply)

Dave Cousins (STRAWBS)

Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)

Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart)

Dennis Coffey (The Funk Brothers)

Dave Bickler (Survivor "Eye of the Tiger")

Russell Bizzett (Jose Feliciano)

Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)

Connie Francis (Legendary Singer)

William King (The Commodores)

Bill Nelson (Be-Bop Deluxe)

Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep)

"Jim Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)

Danny Goldberg (Nirvana's Manager)

Southside Johnny (Asbury Jukes)

Rosalie Cunningham (Prog Rock Singer & Songwriter)

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers)

Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar/Boston)

Mitch Ryder (The Detroit Wheels)

Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones)

Derek "Mo"Moore (NEKTAR)

John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley)

Greg Kihn (The Greg Kihn Band)

Peter  Beckett (Player)

Dionne Warwick (International Superstar)

Robert "Kool" Bell (Kool & the Gang)

Tony Brock (Rod Stewart / The Babys)

Myles Goodwyn (April Wine)

Dennis Diken (The Smithereens)

Martha Davis (The Motels)

Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)

David Marks (The Beach Boys)

Jack Russell (Great White)

Rex Pickett (Author of Sideways trilogy and movie)

Don Felder (Eagles)

Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull/Fairport Convention

Bruce Sudano (Legendary Songwriter/Brooklyn Dreams/Donna Summer)

Bob Catley (MAGNUM)

Kenny Kramer (The reality Kramer of Seinfeld)

Dennis MacKay (Legendary Engineer & Producer)

Steve "Lips" Kudlow (ANVIL)

David Clayton-Thomas (The legendary voice of Blood, Sweat & Tears)

Tom Rush (Legendary Storyteller)

Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland)

Reggie McBride (Stevie Wonder/Rare Earth/Elton John)

Johnnie Bolin (Black Oak Arkansas/Brother of Tommy Bolin)

Bobby Berge (Tommy Bolin/Buddy Miles)

Greg Errico (Sly and The Family Stone)

Jan Hammer (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Miami Vice Theme)

Andy Tillison (The Tangent)

Mike Pinera (Blues Image/Iron Butterfly/Classic Rock All-Stars)

Chris James (The Burrito Brothers)

Tom Chapin (Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller)

Don Dannemann (The Cyrkle)

Joe Puerta (AMBROSIA)

Lee Oskar (W A R/LowRider Band)

Kelly Nickels (L.A.Guns)

Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/DIO/Heaven & Hell/Last in Line)

Jimmy Hall (WET WILLIE)

Jonell Mosser (Revered Singer)

Frank Van Bogaert (Prog group Fish on Friday)

Leslie Mandoki (Mandoki Soulmates)

Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna)

Jerome Mazza (Pinnacle Point)

Neal Smith (Alice Cooper)

Shirley King (Daughter of Blues Icon B.B.King)

Joe Louis Walker (Legendary Electric Blues Guitarist)

Larry McCray (Blues singer/guitarist)

Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Rick Wakeman (Legendary Keyboardist and Composer w/'YES'

Rick Wills (Peter Frampton/David Gilmour/Foreigner/Small Faces/Bad Company)

Andy Timmons (Danger Danger)

Rik Emmett (Triumph)

John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)

John Oates (Hall & Oates)

Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna

Brian Bromberg (Stan Getz)

James Williamson (Iggy & the Stooges)

Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

Arpi Alto (Armenian Singing Sensation /Julia Roberts look-alike)

Marc Urselli (legendary producer & studio engineer)

Joey Molland (Badfinger)

Albert Bouchard ( Blue Oyster Cult)

Rudi Protrudi (The Fuzztones)

Deborah Bonham (Sister of Zeppelin legend John Bonham w/ Guitarist Peter Bullick)

Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)

Arthur Brown (The God of Hellfire)

Matthew Nelson (Nelson)

Kenny Laguna (Producer/Songwriter/Longtime Music Partner to Joan Jett)

Michael Franklin (Producer/Songwriter/Performer)

Jeff Pilson (Dokken/Dio Foreigner)

Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P./Mean Man)

Brian Wheat (Tesla)

Dave Muse (Firefall)

David Ellefson (Megadeth)

George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob)

Danny Zelisko (Concert promoter)

Mike Reno (Loverboy)

Ric Lee (Ten Years After)

Don McLean ("American Pie" composer/singer)

Joe Macre (Crack the Sky)

Chuck Leavell (the Allman Brothers Band/the Rolling Stones)

Mark Farner (Grand Funk

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Dar. Ra (Indie rock sensation) zoom interview

Maria Muldaur ("Midnight at the Oasis")

Denny Seiwell (Paul McCartney & Wings)

Robin Trower (Legendary guitarist)

Annie Haslam (Renaissance)

Robert Berry (Keith Emerson/Greg Kihn Band)

Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)

Nad Sylvan (Genesis Revisited )

John Hall (Orleans)

Tommy Roe (Legendary 60s Hitmaker)

Geoff Downes (The Buggles/ASIA/YES)

Walter Egan ("Magnet and Steel")

Michael Sadler (The voice of SAGA)

Curtis ‘Binky’ Womack (Nephew of Legend Bobby Womack)

Emilio Castillo (‘Tower of Power’)

Michael Jahnz (Richrath Project 3:13)

Wendy Dio (Wife of Ronnie James Dio)

Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Tony Kaye (Original keyboardist for YES)

Peter Albin (Big Brother & The Holding Company)

Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon)

Rod Argent (ARGENT/The Zombies)

Bruce Sudano (Husband & Music Partner of the late Donna Summer)

Jim McCarty (Renaissance/The Yardbirds)

Andy Summers (The Police)

Steve Hackett (Genesis/Genesis Revisited)

Joey Dee (The Starliters)

Marshall Thompson (The Chi-Lites)

Derek Holt (Climax Blues Band)

Yogi Lang (RPWL)

Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Rod Stewart)

Chris Hillman (The Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros./Manassas)

Joe Louis Walker  (Electric Blues player)

Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd)

Jim Peterik (The Ides of March/Survivor)

DION (The Belmonts)

Livingston Taylor

Kate Taylor (Singer/songwriter/sister of James & Livingston Taylor)

with Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon/legendary producer)

Leslie Mandoki (Mandoki Soulmates)

John McEuen (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/Steve Martin)

 

 

 

 

 

CONTINUED:

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) 
Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) 
Darryl Way (Curved Air)  
Don Wilson (The Ventures) 
Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues 
Jonathan Edwards("Sunshine") 
Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood,Sweat & Tears,Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield) 
Mary Sarah

(Country music's newest shining star)
Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride")
Keith Emerson (The Nice,

Emerson Lake & Palmer)

Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jon Anderson)              

Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, BTO)

Robin Trower -2014 

Trini Lopez (“If I had a Hammer,”

“Lemon Tree”)

Barry Hay (Golden Earring)

Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues)

Nikki Lunden/Lora G. (Lunden Reign)

Engelbert Humperdinck (“Release Me”)

David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

Dave Edmunds (Rockpile)

Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad)

RADIO INTERVIEWS 

CONDUCTED 

BY RAY SHASHO

Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band)

Claudette King (The Bluz Queen, Daughter of B.B.King)

Patrick Moraz (Keyboardist from YES/The Moody Blues)

Kevin Godley (10 cc co-founder/drummer)

Billy Sherwood (YES, Circa)

John Payne (Asia)

Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)

Steve Hackett (Genesis)

Geoff Tate (Queensryche)

Tommy James (the Shondells)

Corky Laing (MOUNTAIN)

Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper, UFO)

Beth Hart (World-Renowned Singer & Songwriter)

Magic Dick (J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (International Music Sensation)

Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) & Jann Klose

Marky Ramone (Dust, Ramones)

Kenny Aaronson (Dust, Stories, Bob Dylan, Rick Derringer, Joan Jett, New York Dolls, Yardbirds)

Jon Anderson (YES, AndersonPonty Band)

Jamie Glaser (AndersonPonty Band)

Ewan Currie (The Sheepdogs)

Miles Copeland III (Legendary Music Mogul)

Ginger Gilmour (David Gilmour’s Ex Wife)

Albert Castiglia (Blues guitarist)

Fee Waybill (The Tubes)

Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins)

Roger & Mike Fisher (HEART)

Ian McDonald (King Crimson,Foreigner)

Malik Shakur (Tupac Shakur's Cousin/ Radio host

Cindy Blackman Santana (Lenny Kravitz/Santana) 

Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

Nona Hendryx (Labelle)

Derek Shulman (GENTLE GIANT)

Steve Hunter (Lou Reed, Alice Cooper)

Steve Fossen & Michael Derosier (HEART)

Keith Thibodeaux (David & The Giants) 

Mason Williams ("Classical Gas" / TV comedy writer)

Chuck Negron (The voice of Three Dog Night)

Alannah Myles ("Black Velvet" singer)

Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)

Mick Box (Uriah Heep)

Kevin Martin (Candlebox)

Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep/Ozzy Osbourne)

Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius)

'Melanie' Safka (The voice of a generation)

Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals)

 

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The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.

 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.

 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.

 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

 

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Greg Lake Interview

Greg Lake Interview

Greg Lake was the voice and guitar for two of the most recognizable progressive rock bands in music history. King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer were archetypes for British musicians transforming rock and roll into labyrinthine musical arrangements influenced by classical and jazz. Progressive rock groups devised “concept albums” revealing epic stories, fantasy and life’s truths. Read the entire interview in Ray's next book entitled... "Saving Rock and Roll"

Tom Johnston Interview

Tom Johnston Interview

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Jann Klose Interview

Jann Klose Interview

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John Kay Interview

John Kay Interview

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Dr John Interview

Dr John Interview

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Joey Molland Interview

Joey Molland Interview

In 1969, British rock band Badfinger and Apple Records launched what should have become … one of the most successful unions in rock history. Read the entire interview in Ray's next book entitled... "Saving Rock and Roll"

Billy J Kramer Interview

Billy J Kramer Interview

Billy J. Kramer, the British Invasion crooner and Merseybeat legend generally associated with The Dakotas, is on an incessant and heartfelt crusade to land Brian Epstein into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Brian Epstein was both Kramer’s friend and manager. Read the entire interview in Ray's next book entitled... "Saving Rock and Roll"

Jim Dandy Interview

Jim Dandy Interview

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Gino Vannelli

Gino Vannelli

Internationally renowned singer and composer Gino Vannelli is most recognized for his blue-eyed soulful harmonies and alluring sex appeal. But over the years, Vannelli has cultivated his incredible singing voice to master diverse musical styles while continuing to inspire audiences worldwide. Read the entire interview in Ray's next book entitled... "Saving Rock and Roll"

Paul Kantner Interview

Paul Kantner Interview

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Peter Rivera Interview

Peter Rivera Interview

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Suzi Quatro Interview

Suzi Quatro Interview

Suzi Quatro is an internationally renowned renaissance woman. Although most of her extraordinary achievements in the arts were celebrated outside the United States, she has left a momentous impression as the original first lady of rock ‘n’ roll. Read the entire interview in Ray's next book entitled... "Saving Rock and Roll"

Annie Haslam Interview

Annie Haslam Interview

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Tom Johnston Interview

Tom Johnston Interview

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Henry McCullough Interview

Henry McCullough Interview

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Tommy James interview

Tommy James interview

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Tommy Roe Interview

Tommy Roe Interview

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Roger Fisher Interview

Roger Fisher Interview

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Pete Best Interview

Pete Best Interview

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Roger McGuinn Interview

Roger McGuinn Interview

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Kim Simmonds Interview

Kim Simmonds Interview

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INTERVIEWING  THE LEGENDS

LEGENDARY MUSIC ARTISTS 

INTERVIEWED AND PROMOTED

BY RAY SHASHO

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My Bass and Other Animals by Guy Pratt

My Bass and Other Animals by Guy Pratt

This autobiographical account emerges from the successful stand-up tour of the same name, charting his journey from a Mod band to playing with Roxy Music at Live 8.

Eclectic Electric by Joe Louis Walker (Artist)

Eclectic Electric by Joe Louis Walker (Artist)

One of most celebrated and respected bluesmen working today, Joe Louis Walker, returns with some of the most electrifying recordings he's done in his over 4-decade long career!

Energy Overload Carmine Appice and Fernando Perdomo

Energy Overload Carmine Appice and Fernando Perdomo

Carmine Appice has joined forces with multi-instrumentalist and rising studio star Fernando Perdomo to form The Appice Perdomo Project (aka APP), whose debut album ENERGY OVERLOAD was released on Cleopatra Records.

Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond

Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond

As a cofounder of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman is arguably the primary architect of what’s come to be known as country rock.

Surrender of Silence by Steve Hackett

Surrender of Silence by Steve Hackett

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett releases his new studio rock album Surrender of Silence via Inside Out Music. The album features 11 new songs as Steve has been working hard through Lockdown and, for the first time, has completed two studio albums for release within the same year!

A Way out of Here by Yogi Lang

A Way out of Here by Yogi Lang

Lang has released 2 solo albums: “No Decoder” in 2010 and his latest work “A Way Out of Here”.

Peppermint Twist Chronicles : Joey Dee

Peppermint Twist Chronicles : Joey Dee

Peppermint Twist Chronicles : Joey Dee: MY TRUE STORY OF SEX, ROCK AND ROLL, JIMI HENDRIX, FIGHTING RACISM, AND THE MOB. A TELL ALL ABOUT THE BEATLES, ... JOE PESCI, DON RICKLES,

CLIMAX BLUES BAND An Illustrated History Volume One

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Best selling book by Marshall Thompson founder of the Chi-Lites

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Last Man Standing: Legendary Chi-Lites - Featuring Marshall Thompson

FRETTED AND MOANING

FRETTED AND MOANING

Andy Summers has written short stories ever since he became a member of The Police, and they are as smart, witty and unexpected as his music and photography.

She Walks In Beauty My Quest For The Bigger Picture By Jim McCarty and Dave Thompson

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Spirals, Vol. 2... Time & the Space Between

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End Of Innocence by Tony Kaye

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Take Me Back by Kim Wilson

After 17 years, Kim Wilson (leader singer of the Fabulous Thunderbirds) has rejoined M.C. Records for his upcoming and 7th solo release, ''Take Me Back.''

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Rainbow in the Dark: The Autobiography

Rainbow in the Dark: The Autobiography

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Fascination by Walter Egan (Artist)

Fascination by Walter Egan (Artist)

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The Reunion Albums 2007-2012 Asia (Artist)

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'2020 Vision' by Tommy Roe

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Reclaiming My Time by John Hall

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Spiritus Mundi by Nad Sylvan

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