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TJ Lyle Frontman for The Georgia Thunderbolts Exclusive!
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TJ Lyle Frontman for The Georgia Thunderbolts Exclusive!

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS TRIUMPH WITH ‘RISE ABOVE IT ALL’ INCREDIBLE NEW ROCK ALBUM: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LEAD SINGER TJ LYLE! The Georgia Thunderbolts have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album, 'Rise Above It All,' set for release on August 23rd via Mascot Records. Featuring the quintet's signature blend of Southern rock, blues, and heartfelt Americana, the 13-track album showcases the band's ability to navigate a vast array of musical terrains, while also capturing the profound emotional and artistic growth fostered by their years on the road. The road to being hailed as the new torchbearers of Southern rock hasn’t been as glamorous as you might imagine for The Georgia Thunderbolts. It wasn’t many years ago that the guys busked at gas stations, fumbled through covers, and drove four hours to Alabama to play to a bartender and a three-legged dog sitting on a barstool. The most transformative experience for the band has been the month back in 2022, The Georgia Thunderbolts spent touring Europe with Black Stone Cherry. None of them had been across the pond before, and it was the longest they had been away from home. All the growth and maturation over the past two and half years can be heard on ‘Rise Above It All.’ The 13-song collection is a flag-planting album, setting the stage for an exciting new chapter as The Georgia Thunderbolts continue to rise and resonate with audiences worldwide. PLEASE WELCOME LEAD VOCALIST… KEYBOARDIST…AND HARMONICA PLAYER FOR THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS TJ LYLE TO INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS … PURCHASE THE NEW ALBUM BY THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS entitled ‘RISE ABOVE IT ALL’ Preorder at: https://lnk.to/TheGAThunderbolts Out August 23rd via Mascot Records Stream the latest single “Stand Up” Watch the dynamic music video, directed by Jim Arbogast "THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS CAN DO IT ALL! THEIR NEW ALBUM ‘RISE ABOVE IT ALL’ VALIDATES THE GROUP’S PROFICIENT MUSICAL CAPABILITIES BY INCORPORATING ROCK, R&B, COUNTRY, BLUES, AND EVEN GOSPEL INTO THIRTEEN BRILLIANT TRACKS. LEAD SINGER TJ LYLE HAS A POWERFUL VOICE WITH INSTANT REMINDERS OF CHRIS CORNELL AND PAUL RODGERS. SEVERAL TRACKS COULD EASILY BECOME TOP TEN HITS ON CONTEMPORARY HIT AND COUNTRY RADIO STATIONS. THESE GUYS ARE GREAT! " 5 STARS! ….BY MUSIC JOURNALIST RAY SHASHO FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS VISIT https://www.georgiathunderbolts.com/ Official website https://www.facebook.com/GAThunderbolts/ Facebook https://twitter.com/GAThunderbolts Twitter https://www.instagram.com/gathunderbolts/ Instagram https://www.tiktok.com/@gathunderbolts Tiktok https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJf6atP6Z_MsR7rSBoKzXASIT YouTube THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS TOUR DATES 2024 05 Jul First Fridays Rome, GA 25 Jul Eastside Bowl Nashville, TN 26 Jul Trainwreck Saloon Westport St. Louis, MO 27 Jul Knuckleheads Kansas City, MO 31 Jul Marquis Theater Denver, CO 01 Aug Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Colorado Springs, CO 03 Aug Kickstands Campground & Venue Sturgis, SD 10 Aug Ace Frehley and Foghat with special guests The Georgia Thunderbolts Beaver Dam, KY 23 Aug Blues Garage Hannover, Germany 27 Aug Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany 30 Aug Karosserifabrikken Helsingør, Denmark 31 Aug Sønderborghus Sønderborg, Denmark 03 Sep Hafenbar Tegel Berlin, Germany 04 Sep Gaststätte Stock Hagen Am Teutoburger Wald, Germany 06 Sep L.A. Live Style Cafe Cham, Germany 07 Sep WaldHaus eV Heilbronn Heilbronn, Germany 08 Sep Raismes Fest 2024 Raismes, France 14 Sep Zydeco Birmingham, AL 19 Sep The Barrelhouse Ballroom Chattanooga, TN 20 Sep Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA 21 Sep The Grand Theatre Cartersville, GA 26 Sep Live at Hub City Vinyl Hagerstown, MD 08 Oct Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA 25 Oct The Georgia Thunderbolts Night 1 Dunn, NC 26 Oct The Georgia Thunderbolts - Night 2 Dunn, NC 14 Dec Pillars Pub Fitzgerald, GA Discography Albums Can We Get A Witness (2021) Rise Above It all (2024) EPs The Georgia Thunderbolts (2020) Singles "Lend A Hand" "Looking For A Friend" "Take It Slow" "Be Good To Yourself" "It's Alright" "Can I Get A Witness" SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS: ROCK STARS & CELEBS FOR THE VERY LATEST MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE! ITS REAL NEWS!
Chris Slade talks AC/DC, The Firm, David Gilmour,Tom Jones and a new album!
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Chris Slade talks AC/DC, The Firm, David Gilmour,Tom Jones and a new album!

THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM ‘TIMESCAPE’ EXCLUSIVE ZOOM INTERVIEW WITH LEGENDARY DRUMMER CHRIS SLADE! Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho. Chris Slade started his career at the age of 16 with Tom Jones before he changed his name to Tom Jones. Chris contributed significantly to Jones’s world tours and recordings throughout the 60s. Slade was a founding member of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band in January 1971. He was to spend seven years with the band, recording eight albums and achieving three UK Top Ten singles in the process: 'Joybringer' (No. 9, October 1973), ‘Blinded By The Light’ (No. 6, September 1976 & a multimillion selling #1 in the USA) and ‘Davy’s On The Road Again’ (No.6, June 1978). After Earthband he spent two years with Uriah Heep, one year with Gary Numan and one year with David Gilmour in 1984. He later teamed up with Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers and bassist Tony Franklin to form The Firm. They produced two excellent albums for Atlantic in 1985 and 1986 that earned them chart and radio hits including 'Radioactive' and 'Satisfaction Guaranteed.' Chris became the drummer of AC/DC over the course of the next five years, playing on their acclaimed 'Razors Edge' Album, and giving a killer performance on their concert DVD “Live from Donington.” After his stint with AC/DC, Chris joined the prog-rock band Asia, Chris recorded with them on their 2000-2004 studio recordings, 'Aura' and 'Silent Nation' , and put forth his trademark energy-filled live performances on all the subsequent tours that ensued over the next five years. Between 2005 and 2010, Slade played drums for German guitarist Michael Schenker before forming THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE in 2012, and at that time marking 50 years as a professional rock drummer. THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE has announced their new album "Timescape" which will be released worldwide on July 19th on BraveWords Records. "Timescape" contains completely original new tracks and some of Chris Slade's favorite covers. PLEASE WELCOME LEGENDARY WELSH DRUMMER/SINGER/SONGWRITER CHRIS SLADE TO INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS … PURCHASE THE NEW ALBUM BY THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE entitled Timescape, available July 19TH on BraveWords Records. The double album will be available on digital platforms, CD and possibly as a double vinyl album. Feat: Chris Slade, Bun Davis, Stevie Gee, James Cornford, Michael J Clark “Side one which consists mostly of original material is an eclectic and innovative mix of awe-inspiring hard and heavy progressive rock melodies, the album plays out much like a discerning Rock Opera. Timescape is a gratifying and artistic musical concept. Side two features an incredible selection of exceptional covers spotlighting many of the band’s Chris has been a member of over his illustrious 60-year career. Timescape by Chris Slade Timeline is a sensational album! 5 stars! By music journalist Ray Shasho FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE VISIT https://chrisslade.com Official website https://www.facebook.com/ChrisSladeACDC Facebook https://www.instagram.com/chrissladedrums Instagram https://x.com/ChrisSladeDrums Twitter https://www.instagram.com/the.chrisslade.timeline Chris Slade Timeline Instagram https://www.bandsintown.com/a/5974162 Bands in town http://bravewordsrecords.com BraveWords Records CHRIS SLADE Discography With Tom Jones Along Came Jones (1965) A-Tom-ic Jones (1966) From The Heart (1966) Green, Green Grass of Home (1967) Live: at the Talk of the Town (1967) 13 Smash Hits (1967) Delilah (1968) Tom Jones Live in Las Vegas (1969) With Toomorrow Toomorrow (1970) With Tom Paxton How Come The Sun (1971) With Manfred Mann's Earth Band Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1972) Glorified Magnified (1972) Messin' (1973) Solar Fire (1973) The Good Earth (1974) Nightingales & Bombers (1975) The Roaring Silence (1976) Watch (1978) With Terra Nova Terra Nova (1980) With Kai Olsson Crazy Love (1979) With Frankie Miller Falling in Love (1979) With Uriah Heep Conquest (1980) With Gary Numan I, Assassin (1982) With Denny Laine Anyone Can Fly (1982) With David Gilmour David Gilmour Live 1984 (1984) With The Firm The Firm (1985) Mean Business (1986) With AC/DC The Razors Edge (1990) Live at Donington (1992) AC/DC Live (1992) "Big Gun" (1993) With Asia Aura (2001) Silent Nation (2004) With Bloodstock Creator of Worlds With Damage Control Damage Control (2007) Raw (2008) With MIWA My Wish Is Your Command (2011) Reach Out and Touch Me (2018) With The Chris Slade Timeline Timescape (2024) The Chris Slade Timeline Vol. 1 (2014) SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS: ROCK STARS & CELEBS FOR THE VERY LATEST MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE! ITS REAL NEWS!
Don Wilson 'Ventures' Guitar Legend 'The Lost Interviews'
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Don Wilson 'Ventures' Guitar Legend 'The Lost Interviews'

DON WILSON THE VENTURES February 10TH 1933 - January 22ND 2022 ‘THE LOST INTERVIEWS’ with RAY SHASHO EPISODE 14 -Interviewed June 10th, 2014 Don Wilson and The Ventures have inspired thousands of promising musicians and enthusiasts across the globe for over five decades, and many of their pupils became legendary in the music world. Ventures alumni include… Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Stephen Stills, Joe Walsh, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Elton John, John Bonham, Mick Fleetwood, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Gene Simmons, and many-many more. At 81, Don Wilson, guitarist & co-founder of the legendary rock and roll/surf band says he has no plans for slowing down any time soon. The Ventures recently concluded a lengthy tour in Japan where they are still idolized. Don and his son Tim Wilson have also initiated a new record label with promising young musicians to mentor and promote. THE VENTURES are the best-selling instrumental rock band in music history. In 1958, the group was formed by Tacoma, Washington residents Don Wilson (rhythm and lead guitar) and Bob Bogle (lead and bass guitar). The duo’s plan was to earn a permanent living playing guitar instead of working at their hard labor construction jobs as bricklayers. They originally performed as the Impacts and the Versatones before finally settling on The Ventures. Nokie Edwards (lead guitar) joined in 1960 and they recorded their first big hit, a Chet Atkins cover entitled “Walk, Don’t Run.” The Ventures lineup in the studio also included Skip Mooreon drums. In 1960, the song peaked at #2 on the Billboard’s single chart amid stiff competition from Chubby Checker, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, and Bryan Hyland. Drummer Howie Johnson replaced Moore in 1960. Mel Taylor became The Ventures permanent drummer in 1962 until his passing in 1996. From 1960 through 1972, The Ventures consistently toured worldwide and charted 37 albums. The group was hailed as America’s instrumental Beatles. Some of The Ventures hit singles include … “Telstar,” “The Lonely Bull,” “Rebel-Rouser,” “Honky Tonk,” “Let's Go,” “Pipeline,” “Walk, Don't Run,” “Tequila,” “Apache,” “Wipe-Out, ”Memphis,” “Out of Limits,” and their mega-hit … “Hawaii Five-O” (#4 on Billboard’s Singles Chart -1969), (The album reached #11 on Billboard’s album chart). The Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. That same year also marked The Ventures 50th Anniversary. Here’s a list of incredible accomplishments by The Ventures … Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Class of 2008 Ranked #4 among all-time instrumental artists on Billboard's Single Charts Ranked #6 among all 1960s artists on Billboard's Album Charts Ranked #26 among all-time artists on Billboard's Album Charts Ranked #20 in most albums on Billboard's Album Charts with 37 “Walk, Don't Run” is one of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Top 500 Hits of all time 1960 to 1969 - Placed 14 singles on Billboard's Single Charts Gold singles: “Walk, Don't Run (1960), “Walk Don't Run '64” (1964), “Hawaii Five-0” (1969), 1960 to 1972 - Placed 37 albums on Billboard's Album Charts with 5 on the charts simultaneously during 1963. Gold albums: Telstar and the Lonely Bull (1963), Golden Greats (1967), Hawaii Five-0 (1969) To date, more than 450 LP and CD albums released worldwide (and still counting) 1960 to 1973 - Sold nearly 1,000,000 albums per year in the U.S. Japan sales approaching 40,000,000 units (and still counting) Collective worldwide sales approaching 100,000,000 units (and still counting) 1964 - Popularized Mosrite Guitars with introduction of The Ventures Model. Today these are among the most sought-after guitars, known for their tone and playability. Successfully adapted their unique guitar style to countless changes in musical trends. I had the rare privilege of chatting with Don Wilson back in June about … The Walk, Don’t Run legacy … The early days of The Ventures … Their devoted Japanese fans … My infamous ‘Field of Dreams’ question …The inception of “Hawaii Five-O”… And much-much more! Here’s my interview with The Ventures legendary guitarist, co-founder, pioneer …DON WILSON. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS: ROCK STARS & CELEBS FOR THE VERY LATEST MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE! ITS REAL NEWS!
Ross Valory 'JOURNEY' Bass Legend Releases Debut Solo Album!
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Ross Valory 'JOURNEY' Bass Legend Releases Debut Solo Album!

FORMER JOURNEY BASSIST ROSS VALORY RELEASES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘ALL OF THE ABOVE’ ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS WITH RAY SHASHO LIVE FROM SAN FRANCISCO. Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho. Ross Valory always had pieces of music tucked away that he had written, although songwriting contributions to Journey slipped away after the first three “experimental” albums. As an original member of the multi-platinum juggernaut of “Don’t Stop Believin’” fame, bassist Valory concentrated on shaping the rhythm section and contributing his baritone vocals to the background blend. In 1995, VALORY began sorting through his files and polishing up some of his old notes. In between Journey tour dates, he pulled together a tight-knit group of collaborators and slowly began to finish what he started. After a lifetime in music, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer etched his first solo album, All of the Above, released in April this year. The nine tracks on the album represent the full maturity of Valory’s musical gifts, cutting a broad swath through the instrumental territory the music travels. He plays keyboards, guitar, and, of course, many basses in a display of cultivated virtuosity across a palette far broader than could be found in his work with Journey. He is stepping out from behind his bass and, for the first time in his more than half-century as a professional musician, representing his vision and his compositions. Valory, who spent most of his life as a member of Journey, has no regrets. He counts his blessings at having spent an amazing career with a remarkable group of musicians who succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Valory brings a lifetime in music to his solo excursions. All of the Above, a true labor of love, represents a culmination of his experience, at the same time as it points to the future. “Whatever came into my ears and brain came out in various ways,” he said. “I have been revisiting material that has been piling up over the years off and on and carrying it forward.” Please welcome rock and roll hall of famer… bass guitarist, singer, songwriter most recognized for playing with the legendary Journey …ROSS VALORY to Interviewing the Legends … PURCHASE THE MOST RECENT RELEASE BY ROSS VALORY Entitled ALL OF THE ABOVE Available at amazon music “ROSS VALORY’S NEW SOLO ALBUM ENTITLED ‘ALL OF THE ABOVE’ IS TRANSCENDENT AND RIVETING! EPIC MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF JAZZ FUSION/COOL JAZZ/AMBIENT/LATIN GROOVES/AND PROGRESSIVE ROCK/ PERFORMED BY THE FINEST MUSICIANS. THE ALBUM FEATURES SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS STEVE SMITH, PRAIRIE PRINCE AND MICHAEL COTTEN, GREG ERRICO, NEAL SCHON’S SON MILES, SAX GREAT MARC RUSSO AND CO-PRODUCED BY ERIC LEVY & JACOB STOWE. ‘ALL OF THE ABOVE’ IS AN ABSOLUTE WINNER AND SHOULD BE ENJOYED BY MUSIC LOVERS OF ALL GENRES!” BY MUSIC JOURNALIST RAY SHASHO 5 STARS! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ROSS VALORY VISIT https://www.rossvalory.com/ Official website https://www.facebook.com/rvalory/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rvalory/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/@rossvalorybass YouTube https://www.instagram.com/rossvalory.official/ Instagram https://open.spotify.com/artist/73CVbGmyBU3ihyLH5BdFx1 Spotify https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/ross-valory/1724775387 Apple Music ROSS VALORY Discography Solo All of the Above (2024) With Steve Miller Band Rock Love (1971) With Journey Journey (1975) Look into the Future (1976) Next (1977) Infinity (1978) Evolution (1979) Departure (1980) Dream, After Dream (1980) Captured (1981) Escape (1981) Frontiers (1983) Trial by Fire (1996) Arrival (2001) Red 13 (2002) Generations (2005) Revelation (2008) Eclipse (2011) Escape & Frontiers Live in Japan (2017) With Todd Rundgren 2nd Wind (1991) With The Storm The Storm (1991) Eye of the Storm (1996) With The V.U. Phoenix Rising (2000) SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS: ROCK STARS & CELEBS FOR THE VERY LATEST MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE! ITS REAL NEWS!
Aleena Gibson The Enchanting Voice of Swedish Prog Group 'KAIPA'
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Aleena Gibson The Enchanting Voice of Swedish Prog Group 'KAIPA'

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho. KAIPA was the leading Scandinavian progressive band in the 70's and recorded five albums during the years 1975 - 1982. Their albums contained mostly instrumental music, drawing its influences from classic progressive rock bands (CAMEL, YES, GENESIS...), and classical music (BACH). Taking basic inspiration from Swedish folk music they performed an elaborate symphonic aiming at the expression of emotions and feelings in an aesthetic of formal beauty and melodic perfection. Initially the project of keyboardist Hans Lundin and bassist Tomas Eriksson, the band soon grew to include drummer Ingemar Bergman and singer/guitarist Roine Stolt, the latter of whom would eventually go on to form the Flower Kings. Twenty years passed before Lundin and Stolt re-formed a new edition of Kaipa, producing their sixth album, 2002's Notes from the Past. While the group's first five albums were sung entirely in Swedish, Notes from the Past was notable for launching their English-language phase, which continued each subsequent release. Although Stolt again departed, leaving Lundin to captain the band through its next decade, which produced a prolific four LPs. Kaipa has remained a staple of the Inside Out Music label. And now in 2024 Kaipa are back! In the summer of 1964 Hans Lundin's musical career started when he became a member of his first band as organist and singer. He says that the following years were "the best education I could ever get". Nine years later in 1973 he formed the group KAIPA. Now 60 years into his career he and his current bandmates Per Nilsson, Jonas Reingold, Darby Todd, Patrik Lundström & Aleena Gibson are proud to announce the release of Kaipa's 15th studio album Sommargryningsljus (Summer Dawn Light). The dawn theme has always been close to Hans Lundin's heart in his songwriting. With the new album he closes the circle and returns to where it all began. Sommargryningsljus will be released via InsideOutMusic June 28th in 2024. The band recently released their second single from the new album called "Revelationview". PLEASE WELCOME SWEDISH SINGER/SONGWRITER FOR LEGENDARY PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP KAIPA ALEENA GIBSON TO INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS … PURCHASE THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM BY KAIPA Entitled ‘SOMMARGRYNINGSLJUS’ Available at https://insideoutmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sommargryningsljus-24-bit-hd-audio Bandcamp and Amazon.com Sweden-borne folkloric progressive rock band KAIPA have announced their new album 'Sommargryningsljus,' their 15th album coming 49 years after the release of their debut album. Sommargryningsljus will be released via InsideOutMusic on June 28th, 2024. Now, the band are releasing the second single from the album. Listen to “Revelationview” at https://youtu.be/2q9KctscNm4?si=BSqz5jFuiJYKwVg4 Hans Lundin on the new track: "The most folk music-inspired song on the new Kaipa album "Sommargryningsljus" with both violin and whistles. Once in a lifetime, or for some, maybe several times, you encounter that magical moment when time is out of sight, and you are just amazed by what you experience. I have chosen to call this "Revelationview". This is a song about this experience." Also PURCHASE ‘URSKOG’ By KAIPA available at https://insideoutmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sommargryningsljus-24-bit-hd-audio Bandcamp And amazon.com And ALEENA GIBSON SOLO ALBUM ALEENA’S CAFÉ An incredible album! Grammy worthy! 5 stars! Available at https://open.spotify.com/album/2NsUskSyOVFjf9rUyAgEpy Spotify FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALEENA GIBSON AND KAIPA VISIT https://kaipa.info/ official website https://www.facebook.com/Kaipa.music/?ref=embed_page Facebook https://insideoutmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sommargryningsljus-24-bit-hd-audio Bandcamp https://www.instagram.com/tv/CbhzM0Vlm2Q/ Instagram https://open.spotify.com/artist/2pD2PTwYf1XJQth2hSEmpa Spotify KAIPA Studio albums Kaipa (1975) Inget Nytt Under Solen (1976) Solo (1978) Händer (1980) Nattdjurstid (1982) Stockholm Symphonie (1993) Notes from the Past (2002) Keyholder (2003) Mindrevolutions (2005) Angling Feelings (2007) In the Wake of Evolution (2010) Vittjar (2012) Sattyg (2014) Children of the Sounds (2017) Urskog (2022) Sommargryningsljus (2024) Compilations The Decca Years 1975–1978 (2005) ALEENA GIBSON Solo Album (2005) Aleenas Café Singles (2003) Butt naked (2003) Better believe it (2004) Me & Tommy (2005) Hey now! (2005) Modern Times SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS: ROCK STARS & CELEBS FOR THE VERY LATEST MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE! ITS REAL NEWS!
Thijs Van Leer 'Focus' Legend Talks New Music,Tour, and The Magic of "Hocus Pocus"
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Thijs Van Leer 'Focus' Legend Talks New Music,Tour, and The Magic of "Hocus Pocus"

DUTCH ROCK LEGENDS 'FOCUS' ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND TOUR! THE MAGIC OF HOCUS POCUS! WE ARE NOT A PROG GROUP! With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits "Hocus Pocus", "House of The King" and "Sylvia", as well as critically acclaimed albums 'Moving Waves', 'Focus 3' and 'Hamburger Concerto'. Focus Announces their new studio album “FOCUS 12” available July 5th, 2024. Founded by Thijs van Leer, Focus has been at the forefront of the progressive music movement since 1969, yet they continue to deliver engaging, innovative and skillfully crafted music. “FOCUS 12” exemplifies this and proves why they are still a firm fan favorite, the world over. For Thijs van Leer (75) and Pierre van der Linden (78), age is nothing more than a number. Both continue to contribute to Focus with passion. Thijs, who has written most of the new album, rises at 4.30 am every day to work on his compositions. While the album boasts some of Pierre’s greatest and most energetic drum sequences to date. “FOCUS 12” features a completely improvised piece which was captured as it spontaneously took place in the studio, during the recording process. Thus, proving that more than 50 years on, the band are still excited by undertaking something new and different. The band continues their long association with legendary artist Roger Dean whose stunning artwork graces the front cover and packaging. The vinyl version features a stunning gatefold sleeve. Focus continues to be one of the hardest working rock bands on the planet, touring the globe playing live. This July, they undertake a string of live dates across the USA and Canada, as part of Asia’s Heat Of The Moment Tour along with Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash …and Curved Air … & MC’d by artist Roger Dean. Thijs van Leer concludes, “After all these years, Focus is in the here and now; the triumph of survival!” PREORDER THE BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM BY F O C U S Entitled “FOCUS 12” Available July 5, 2024 “FOCUS 12” by Focus can be pre-ordered here: https://burningshed.com/store/focus “FOCUS TWELVE BY DUTCH PROG LEGENDS FOCUS IS A CAPTIVATING AND SUBLIME MUSICAL RESCUE. EVERY BRILLIANT TRACK IS GRATIFYING AND PERFORMED TO ITS PERFECTION. THIS ALBUM VALIDATES WHY 70S ROCK BANDS WHO STILL RECORD AND TOUR HAVE ALEADY ACCOMPLISHED LEGENDARY STATUS.” 5 STARS! ….BY MUSIC JOURNALIST RAY SHASHO FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT Thijs van Leer And F O C U S Visit https://focustheband.co.uk/ Official website https://www.facebook.com/focustheband50/ Facebook https://www.instagram.com/focustheband50/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/focustheband50/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/focus%20the%20band YouTube Heat Of The Moment 2024 Tour Dates: Headlined by Asia featuring Focus Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash and Curved Air & MC’d by artist Roger Dean. The tour will commence on July 3rd 2024 and will incorporate 21 dates across the USA and Canada. The tour has been masterminded by rock music keyboard legend & original Asia member, Geoff Downes (Buggles, Asia, Yes) Wednesday, July 3: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT Thursday, July 4: Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON Saturday, July 6: Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA Sunday, July 7: The Paramount, Huntingdon, NY Tuesday, July 9: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ Wednesday, July 10: Count Basie Center, Red Bank, NJ Friday, July 12: Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City, NJ Saturday, July 13: Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, PA Sunday, July 14: American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA Tuesday, July 16: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC Wednesday, July 17: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN Thursday, July 18: Columbia County Performing Arts Center, Evans, GA Saturday, July 20: Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL Sunday, July 21: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL Monday, July 22: Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, FL Wednesday, July 24: North Charleston PAC, North Charleston, SC Thursday, July 25: Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA Friday, July 26: Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL Sunday, July 28: VBC Mark Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL Tuesday, July 30: The Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL Wednesday, July 31: The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI DISCOGRAPHY FOCUS Focus Plays Focus (1970; also known as In and Out of Focus) Focus II (1971; also known as Moving Waves) Focus 3 (1972) Hamburger Concerto (1974) Mother Focus (1975) Ship of Memories (1976) (studio compilation) Focus con Proby (1978) Focus (1985) (as Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer) Focus 8 (2002) Focus 9 / New Skin (2006) Focus X (2012) Golden Oldies (2014) (studio re-recordings) Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon (2016) The Focus Family Album (2017) (studio outtakes from 2012 to 2017, plus solo tracks) Focus 11 (2018) Completely Focused (2021) (studio re-recordings) Focus 12 (2024) (up-coming)
Norman Greenbaum Discovering the Origin of "Spirit In The Sky"  'Lost Interviews'
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Norman Greenbaum Discovering the Origin of "Spirit In The Sky" 'Lost Interviews'

NORMAN GREENBAUM ‘THE LOST INTERVIEWS’ with RAY SHASHO EPISODE 13 INTERVIEWED Dec 6th 2011 “When I die and they lay me to rest Gonna go to the place that’s the best When I lay me down to die Goin’up to the spirit in the sky” Norman Greenbaum is considered by many music experts to be a one-hit wonder. But when the lyrics to that hit meant so much to so many and with eternal impact… then who cares? Greenbaum’s “Spirit In The Sky” echoed an inspirational message of optimism for hope of an afterlife. The song reached #3 on the Billboard charts and sold two million singles by 1970, and during an important transitional period in music that witnessed Album-Oriented Rock formats overshadowing Top 40 singles on the airwaves. Greenbaum created one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in rock and roll history using an industrial fuzz tone. Released in 1969, “Sprit In The Sky” has stood the test of time. Greenbaum states, “Motorists actually still pull over to the side of the road when they hear the song being played on the radio.” And the song continues to be a heavily requested tune at funerals. Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Spirit In The Sky,” #341 on the list of top ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time.’ Countless musicians have mimicked their version of the celestial composition including Elton John, DC Talk, Darrel Mansfield, The Stovall Sisters (The back-up singers on the original recording), Doctor and the Medics, Nina Hagen, and Norman’s favorite cover version, The Kentucky Headhunters. “Spirit In The Sky” has been featured in countless movies, TV series and commercials. The song has also been spotlighted on the 2008 music video game- Rock Band 2, enlightening a whole new generation of “Spirit” advocates. Norman Greenbaum began a music career as a member of Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band. Their sole hit was, “The Eggplant that Ate Chicago” (#52 on Billboard’s top 100) in 1966. Greenbaum departed the band and began a solo career under the direction of producer Erik Jacobsen (Lovin’ Spoonful, Sopwith Camel, Chris Issak). Raised of the Jewish faith, Greenbaum states that there wasn’t much resentment from the Jewish Community over his Christian-like lyrics, especially his reference to Jesus. The only true criticism came from the Christian side who were not very pleased with his lyric… “Never been a sinner I never sinned.” Greenbaum says, “I just didn’t know better at the time.” Today Norman Greenbaum is 69 years old and lives in Northern California. His 1969 metaphysical one- hit wonder continues to be adored and emulated by countless fans. Most recently Peter Frampton covered “Spirit In The Sky” on William Shatner’s latest album, Seeking Major Tom. Norman enjoys sponsoring races at the local fair. He says, “All it consists of is getting around thirty friends together, having a party, and getting your picture taken with the winning racehorse.” He’s also won a bunch of blue ribbons entering various works. Here’s my interview with Songwriter/Vocalist/Guitarist/Rock and Roll Icon/ and a very amusing and hip guy… Norman Greenbaum. (We had to reschedule the original interview date because Mr. Greenbaum was feeling a bit under the weather). PURCHASE THE BEST-SELLING BOOK BY RAY SHASHO entitled ‘THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES’ series one featuring the greatest music legends the world will ever know. CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST Available at amazon.com and bookbaby.com
Trini Lopez: A Man and His Music 'The Lost Interviews'
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Trini Lopez: A Man and His Music 'The Lost Interviews'

TRINI LOPEZ (May 15, 1937 – August 11, 2020) ‘THE LOST INTERVIEWS’ WITH RAY SHASHO EPISODE 12 -Interviewed November 28th 2014 Trini Lopez is an international music legend best known for recording classic covers and converting them into danceable songs by adding his own special spin and flavor. Lopez not only makes those notable tunes danceable, but he usually outsells all other artists who have also covered those songs including the recordings by the original songwriters. Born in Dallas, Texas, his Father Trinidad Lopez II was a singer, dancer, actor, and musician in Mexico. Trini’s parents moved to Dallas when his dad was eighteen seeking a better life. Trini learned to play guitar from his father and played for money on street corners. He eventually began performing in clubs around the affluent parts of Dallas. Lopez even performed at a club owned by the notorious Jack Ruby. A true rock and roll visionary … Lopez uncannily wrote and recorded a song called “The Right to Rock” released on a small label called Volk Records in 1958. After hearing the single, King Records offered Trini a three-year contract. The only chart hit for Lopez on the King Records label was a Skyliners cover called “Since I Don’t Have You,” Trini’s rendition reached #10 on the Cashbox and Billboard charts. After one of Trini’s performances Lopez met with another Texan, rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly. Holly tried to help Trini by inviting him to meet with his record producer in Clovis, New Mexico. Lopez became great friends with Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Holly was killed in a plane crash along with Richie Valens and The Big Bopper on February 3rd 1959. Several months after the crash, Lopez received a phone call to come out to Hollywood, California to become the new lead singer of The Crickets. The Crickets plans never materialized and Lopez took a job at the Ye Little Club in Beverly Hills. The one-year run led to a historic engagement at the famous PJ’S nightclub. It was at PJ’S where Lopez landed his big break. Frank Sinatra took notice of Trini’s one-man act and had Don Costaoffer him an eight-year recording contract on Sinatra’s label Reprise Records. Trini’s first two albums were recorded live at PJ’S and successfully launched an incredible music and acting career for the impending international superstar. Trini’s most recognizable Hit Singles … “If I Had a Hammer” (#3 Billboard U.S. Hit-1963 -Reached #1 in 36 countries), “I'm Coming Home Cindy” (#39 Billboard Hit-1966), “Michael, (#42 Billboard Hit-1964), “Lemon Tree” (#20 Billboard Hit-1965) “Kansas City” (#23 Billboard Hit-1963), “America,” “La Bamba”(1966) “Gonna Get Along With Out Ya’ Now” (1967), and The Bramble Bush (1967) to name just a few. (Trini’s music was also spotlighted on various soundtracks including... Apollo 13, Born on the Fourth of July and numerous others). The Gibson guitar company asked Trini Lopez to design a guitar for them in 1964. The Trini Lopez Standard, a rock and roll model based on the Gibson ES-335 semi-hollow body, and the Lopez Deluxe, a variation of a Gibson jazz guitar designed by Barney Kessel. Both were in production from 1964 until 1971 and are highly sought out collector items. Some owners of the guitar include Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Noel Gallagher of Oasis. Trini’s last few albums … (2008) ‘Ramblin' Man’ and (2011) ‘Into the Future’ have been critically acclaimed. ‘Into the Future’ was Trini’s 65th celebrated album of his illustrious musical career. Trini Lopez and Exhibit Records announced the release of a Special 50th Anniversary Numbered Limited Edition of ‘TRINI LOPEZ AT PJ’S The 200-gram vinyl record is beautifully presented in a sturdy old style gatefold jacket featuring the original album art work and for the first time includes the lyrics to all the tunes. The back of each album is foil-stamped with its unique number, and available to purchase at Exhibit Records. Track listing: Side One: A-me-ri-ca, If I Had a Hammer, Bye Bye Blackbird, Cielito Lindo, This Land Is Your Land, What'd I Say Side Two: La Bamba, Granada, MEDLEY: Gotta Travel On, Down by the Riverside, Marianne, When the Saints Go Marching In, Volare, Unchain My Heart. I had the rare and very pleasant opportunity to chat with Trini Lopez recently about … The 50th Anniversary of ‘Trini Lopez at PJ’S’ …Buddy Holly … King Records … The Crickets …Don Costa … Signing with Sinatra …The Dirty Dozen … And much-much more! Here’s my interview with the legendary singer, musician, songwriter, actor, and one of the most exciting and recognized entertainers worldwide …TRINI LOPEZ (May 15, 1937 – August 11, 2020)
Engelbert Humperdinck International Superstar 'The Lost Interviews'
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Engelbert Humperdinck International Superstar 'The Lost Interviews'

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 'THE LOST INTERVIEWS' WITH RAY SHASHO EPISODE 11 British entertainer Arnold George Dorsey (stage name Gerry Dorsey) had limited success as a singer, but in 1967 Engelbert Humperdinck became an overnight sensation and a household name worldwide. Humperdinck recorded one of the best-selling singles of all-time; a number-one hit song entitled “Release Me,” which thwarted The Beatles efforts of reaching the top of the charts with their double A-sided record, “Strawberry Fields Forever /Penny Lane.” “Release Me” held the number-one slot on the UK Pop charts for six weeks and remained on the charts for a record fifty-six consecutive weeks, selling 80,000 copies a day. Humperdinck superseded the success of “Release Me” with “There Goes My Everything” and “The Last Waltz, “sweeping the Top 40 Pop charts that same year. Engelbert’s charisma, good looks and magnificent vocals mirrored performers such as Elvis Presley and Tom Jones, and it quickly became evident that a new singing sensation had conquered and charmed the music world. Humperdinck’s sex appeal captivated a huge female fanbase which became known as the Humperdinckers, and throughout the 70’s, Humperdinck sustained the hits on the Top 40 airwaves …“Am I That Easy to Forget,” “A Man Without Love (Quando M’Innamoro),” “Les Bicyclettes de Belsize,” “The Way It Used To Be,” “I'm A Better Man (For Having Loved You),” “Winter World of Love,” “Sweetheart,” ”When There’s No You,” and “Another Time, Another Place.” Engelbert Humperdinck’s albums released throughout the 60’s and 70’s … Humperdinck relentlessly toured the world in front of adoring sold-out audiences and became a hot commodity and mainstay attraction on the Las Vegas and Atlantic City Strips. When he wasn’t on the road, he’d be in the recording studio generating the hits. His last major Pop hit on the Top 40 charts came in 1976 with the brilliant and graceful “After The Lovin’” composed by Ritchie Adams and written by Alan Bernstein. In 1979, Humperdinck spawned his fourth number-one hit on the Easy Listening charts in the U.S. with, yet another Adams/ Bernstein composition entitled “This Moment In Time.” In 1983, Engelbert released his last charted single “Til You and Your Lover Are Lovers Again.” In 1999, Humperdinck released The Dance Album which featured newly recorded dance versions of six of Engelbert's greatest hits, along with five original songs. The album landed in the Top Ten on the Billboard Dance charts. Most Recently: Engelbert Humperdinck released his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed double-CD entitled… “Engelbert Calling” which features incredible duets with some of the world’s most recognized names in music … including Elton John, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John, Gene Simmons, and many-more. The album is released by OK! Good Records, and produced by Grammy Award-winner Martin Terefe, who is well-known for his work with Jason Mraz, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, and Mary J Blige. … I gave “Engelbert Calling” by Engelbert Humperdinck (5) Stars! Engelbert Humperdinck’s career spanned nearly five decades. He’s sold more than 150- million albums world-wide, including 24 certified with platinum status and 63 with gold, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for “Entertainer of the Year” (1988), and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Engelbert has solidified his name as an international Pop legend and has established himself as one of the world’s most influential artists. At 78, Humperdinck continues to tour the world and record in the studio, and like a fine wine, he just keeps getting better. Engelbert is happily married to Patricia, his wife of 50 years. The couple has 4 children and 9 grandchildren. He’s managed by his son Scott Dorsey/Dorsey Productions. I had the wonderful pleasure of chatting with one of my favorite singers about his critically acclaimed release … ‘Engelbert Calling’ …Engelbert’s follow-up releases upcoming ... The current world tour …The early days… ‘The Humperdinckers’ … Befriending ‘Elvis’ …And Much-Much More! Here’s my interview with an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, entertainer, a true gentleman and a really nice guy... SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS: ROCK STARS & CELEBS FOR THE VERY LATEST MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE! ITS REAL NEWS!
T Bear Esteemed Singer,Songwriter,Keyboardist Special Event!
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T Bear Esteemed Singer,Songwriter,Keyboardist Special Event!

T BEAR AKA/RICHARD T BEAR RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘THE WAY OF THE WORLD’ AND NEW SINGLE “A CHANGE WILL DO ME GOOD” ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS. Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho. T Bear boasts a career that spans more than 40 years, one that led to a string of noted solo albums and collaborations with a dizzying list of revered artists. In 1978, he signed with RCA Records and released his debut album, Red, Hot, and Blue, produced by Jack Richardson (Bob Seger, The Guess Who). He has appeared on numerous recordings by iconic artists including Crosby, Stills and Nash's Southern Cross, The Blues Brothers Soundtrack, Richie Havens Mixed Bag II, Kiss members Gene Simmons and Peter Criss' solo ventures, as well as Toby Beau’s hit single My Angel Baby, Billy Squier’s solo debut Tale of the Tape, and projects by former Rascals members Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli. He would also pen the song Love and Pain, one of the standout tracks on Cher's blockbuster album Take Me Home. He has shared the stage with artists such as Richie Havens, Odetta, The Doobie Brothers, and Jeff Beck, to name a few. In 1983, he took a lengthy hiatus from making music to get his personal life in order before returning to action in 2017 when he began creating the songs that would eventually turn out to be his well-received comeback album entitled, Fresh Bear Tracks, which was released on Quarto Valley Records in 2021. Fast forward to the present and T Bear is excited about the new album. As he puts it, “Making The Way of the World was like getting a new pair of glasses. I see everything more clearly and in focus around me. These are songs that made me think and dream. It’s an oasis for the mind.” PLEASE WELCOME SINGER/SONGWRITER/KEYBOARDIST/COMPOSER T BEAR AKA/RICHARD T. BEAR TO INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS PURCHASE THE NEW RELEASE BY T BEAR Entitled THE WAY OF THE WORLD available at amazon.com and https://icons.quartovalleyrecords.com/shop/ Quarto Valley Records Video to the first single “A Change Will Do Me Good” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_wPPCJf9-A FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT T BEAR VISIT https://www.tbear.rocks/ Official website https://www.facebook.com/richardtbear88 Facebook https://www.instagram.com/richard_tbear/ Instagram https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQV7XbQdA1ynEp34gw8EMmA YouTube https://twitter.com/tbeartracks Twitter https://open.spotify.com/artist/0bstvTCExOsEEw0tMQjb07?si=qW9eAQyTSQqPekF3axHedQ&nd=1 Spotify https://rock.quartovalleyrecords.com/t-bear/ Quarto Valley Records RICHARD T BEAR DISCOGRAPHY albums Red, Hot & Blue 1978 Bear 1979 Captured Alive 1979 The Bear Truth 1984 The Runner 1986 Fresh Bear Tracks 2021 The Way of the World 2024 PURCHASE THE BEST-SELLING BOOK BY RAY SHASHO entitled ‘THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES’ series one featuring the greatest music legends the world will ever know. CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST Available at amazon.com and bookbaby.com
Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds New Release w/All Star Cast!
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Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds New Release w/All Star Cast!

THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW ALBUM ‘STRUCK DOWN’ ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT WITH FRONTMAN KIM WILSON ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS. Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, who will celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of their first studio album in eight years, Struck Down, on June 28th. The album’s first single, “Payback Time,” featuring Billy Gibbons, is out now. Struck Down also features special guests Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’ and Mick Fleetwood on the album’s lone cover song, a scintillating take on Memphis Minnie’s “Nothing in Rambling.” Additional contributions on the new disc come from Elvin Bishop, Terrance Simien and Canadian blues guitar ace Steve Strongman, who co-wrote with Kim Wilson nine of the album’s 10 tracks. Formed in 1974, The Fabulous Thunderbirds is a familiar name for anyone into contemporary blues and blues rock. This is the band that created classic albums like T-Bird Rhythm and Tuff Enuff. Powered by hits like the title track and “Wrap It Up,” Tuff Enuff went platinum, selling more than one million copies. Led by founding member Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been nominated for Grammy Awards six times and for Blues Music Awards more than 20 times. The Fabulous Thunderbirds continue to tour internationally, selling out venues and headlining festivals with the current line-up of Kim Wilson on vocals and harmonica, Johnny Moeller on guitar, Bob Welsh on keyboards and guitar, Rudy Albin on drums and Steve Kirsty on bass. Please welcome American blues singer and harmonica player, best known as the frontman and band leader of the Fabulous Thunderbirds KIM WILSON to Interviewing the Legends … PREORDER THE NEW ALBUM BY THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS Entitled ‘STRUCK DOWN’ The Fabulous Thunderbirds Celebrate 50th Anniversary with the Release of First Studio Album in Eight Years, Struck Down, Coming June 28th on Stony Plain Records Listen to the first single “Payback Time.” (featuring Billy Gibbons) Pre-Order/Pre-Save the Album https://stonyplainrecords.com/fabulousthunderbirds/ “The Very Best Fabulous Thunderbirds album to date! Grammy worthy! This album has it all… legendary guest artists, and every track is a great track! Several may already be considered classics.” 5 stars … By Music Journalist Ray Shasho FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT KIM WILSON AND THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS VISIT https://fabulousthunderbirds.com/ Official website https://www.facebook.com/fabulousthunderbirds/ Facebook https://www.instagram.com/fabuloustbirds/ Instagram https://twitter.com/ThunderFabulous Twitter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfAXkyD5vxFXypN4ZqcF-kQ/featured YouTube THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS IN CONCERT JUL 3 Healdsburg, CA Raven Performing Arts Theater 8:00 PM JUL 5 Nicasio, CA Rancho Nicasio 4:00 PM JUL 6 Napa, CA Blue Note Napa 6:30 PM JUL 6 Napa, CA Blue Note Napa 9:00 PM JUL 12 Mequon, WI Gathering on the Green 6:30 PM JUL 12 Mequon, WI Gathering on the Green 8:30 PM JUL 30 Cologne Luxor 8:00 PM JUL 29 Nuremberg Hirsch 8:00 PM Discography With The Fabulous Thunderbirds Albums The Fabulous Thunderbirds (1979) What's the Word (1980) Butt Rockin' (1981) T-Bird Rhythm (1982) Tuff Enuff (1986) Hot Number (1987) Powerful Stuff (1989) Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk (1991) Roll of the Dice (1995) High Water (1997) Painted On (2005) Thunderbirds! (2009, sold only at shows) On the Verge (2013) Strong Like That (2016) Struck Down (2024) Live albums Live from London (1985) Live [AKA Invitation Only] (2001) Solo 1993: Tigerman (Antone's) 1994: That's Life (Antone's) 1997: My Blues (Blue Collar) 2001: Smokin' Joint (M.C. Records) 2003: Looking for Trouble (M.C. Records) 2006: My Blues Sessions: Kim's Mix, Volume I (Bluebeat) 2017: Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1 (Severn) 2020: Take Me Back - The Bigtone Sessions (M.C. Records) PURCHASE THE BEST-SELLING BOOK BY RAY SHASHO entitled ‘THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES’ series one featuring the greatest music legends the world will ever know. CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST Available at amazon.com and bookbaby.com
Burton Cummings Guess Who Legend 'The Lost Interviews' ep10
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Burton Cummings Guess Who Legend 'The Lost Interviews' ep10

BURTON CUMMINGS THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF THE GUESS WHO ON 'THE LOST INTERVIEWS' WITH RAY SHASHO EPISODE 10 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. Cummings was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His first band was an R&B group called The Deverons. The band released two singles on the REO Records label. In 1965, Cummings joined The Guess Who replacing Bob Ashley on keyboards and eventually Chad Allan on vocals. The Guess Who scored commercially with their first international hit “These Eyes” (#6 Billboard Hit) in 1969. The track was featured on their album Wheatfield Soul on the RCA record label. The single was written by Bachman/Cummings and was their first to reach the top ten. Randy Bachman left The Guess Who in 1970 and would eventually form Bachman- Turner Overdrive. Subsequent albums released by The Guess Who … Canned Wheat (1969), American Woman (1970), Share The Land (1970), So Long, Bennatyne (1971), Rockin’ (1972), Artificial Paradise (1973). In 1973, Burton Cummings and The Guess Who released one of the group’s most underrated albums entitled The Guess Who #10. The album was a clear diversion from the band’s roots but spotlighted brilliant lyrical content and virtuoso musicianship. The album featured Burton Cummings composition “Glamour Boy.” The track was a jab at David Bowie’s glitter rock insurgence. The album also featured the profound “Cardboard Empire” written by Bill Wallace and Kurt Winter, while hauntingly performed by Cummings. In 1974, The Guess Who collaborated on their final Top 40 single entitled “Clap For The Wolfman,” (#6 U.S. Billboard Hit) an applicable tribute to legendary radio and TV personality Wolfman Jack. Subsequent releases: The Guess Who #10 (1973), Road Food (1974), Flavours (1974), Power in the Music (1975), The Way They Were (1976). The Guess Who disbanded in 1975. In 1983, Bachman, Cummings, Jim Kale and Garry Peterson reunited as The Guess Who to play a series of Canadian gigs and recorded the Together Again live album and video. Bachman and Cummings reunited again in 1997 to perform in Winnipeg for a disaster relief fund raiser. An eclectic Guess Who reunion ensued in 2000 featuring Bachman, Cummings, McDougall, Kale, and Peterson. Bill Wallace eventually replaced Kale while the group toured regularly through 2003. A live album and DVD followed at the end of the 2000 tour. The Guess Who was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2001. Cummings received an additional Star in 2011. The Guess Who performed for an estimated 450,000 people at Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto, a benefit concert in 2003. The Guess Who continues to tour with only original members … drummer Garry Peterson and bassist Jim Kale. Burton Cummings also amassed a widely successful solo career. He landed a huge hit with “Stand Tall” (#10 U.S. #1 Hit Canada) in 1976. Burton Cummings solo albums …Burton Cummings (1976), My Own Way to Rock (1977), Dream of a Child (1978), Woman Love (1980), The Best of Burton Cummings (1980), Sweet Sweet (1981), Heart (1984), Plus Signs (1990), The Burton Cummings Collection (1994), Up Close and Alone (1996), Above the Ground (2008). In 2002, The Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts in Winnipeg, Manitoba was renamed to dedicate the singer and songwriter. In 2008, Cummings released the highly- acclaimed CD Above The Ground. All the tracks on the release are written by Cummings. The album also features his touring band The Carpet Frogs. In 2009, Cummings received the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honors. In 2012, Burton Cummings Massey Hall was released –an incredible live CD recorded in Toronto. Most recently … Burton Cummings is on a summer tour. He’ll be releasing a book of poetry soon entitled, ‘The Writings of B. L. Cummings,’ and a video series called RUFF. I had the rare opportunity to chat with Burton Cummings recently about the summer tour, the true origin of “American Woman,” The life and times of The Guess Who, Canada, Wolfman Jack and so much more!
Dan McCafferty The Voice of Nazareth 'The Lost Interviews' ep9
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Dan McCafferty The Voice of Nazareth 'The Lost Interviews' ep9

DAN McCAFFERTY October 14 1946 – November 8 2022 THE VOICE OF NAZARETH 'THE LOST INTERVIEWS WITH RAY SHASHO EPISODE 9 LIVE FROM EDINBURGH SCOTLAND Scottish Rocker Dan McCafferty has been the quintessential and charismatic frontman for hard rock veterans Nazareth since the band’s 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). Dan McCafferty will pass the microphone over to Nazareth’s new frontman, 41-year-old Linton Osborne of Rosyth, Scotland. McCafferty will cease touring but will not cease recording in the studio. In fact, McCafferty and Nazareth have recently released a mammoth new hard rock gem entitled ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Telephone.’ The album features Dan McCafferty on lead vocals, Pete Agnew on bass, Jimmy Murrison on guitars, and Lee Agnew on drums. It’s the band’s 23rd studio album and their first since 2011.The CD features 11 original heavy rockers and bluesy ballads. The deluxe digipack edition will include a second disc with two additional studio recordings and five live tracks and will also be available in a double LP gatefold vinyl version. Invigorating and commanding hardcore rock ‘n’ roll are back, just the way we remembered it ...It's the rock we all listened to and partied with in high school …I gave ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Telephone’ by Nazareth (5) Stars. NAZARETH: Over the years …critics and music aficionados alike have correlated Dan McCafferty’s vocal styles with such artists as AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Slade’s Noddy Holder, and Humble Pie’s Steve Marriott. The band supported Deep Purple on tour during several occasions which led to Purple’s bassist Roger Glover producing their third studio album entitled Razamanaz (1973). Subsequent Glover produced albums included … Loud ‘N’ Proud (1973) and Rampant (1974). In 1975, while looking for a new direction, Nazareth appointed lead guitarist Many Charlton as their new producer. The band’s new order resulted in their biggest selling album to date entitled …Hair of the Dog. The album spawned the self-titled hard rock classic “Hair of the Dog” and their popular Top 40 hit “Love Hurts” (1975 #8 U.S. Billboard Hot 100) a cover track penned by Boudleaux Bryant and first recorded by The Everly Brothers (1960) and R