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INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
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T Bear Esteemed Singer,Songwriter,Keyboardist Special Event!
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Interviewing the Legends: Rock Stars & Celebs

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 Roy Orbison (1961). Nazareth has maintained modest popularity in the U.S. while enjoying significant acceptance in Europe. Across the globe, Nazareth remains a consistent concert-pleaser. Former band members that have contributed to the success of Nazareth were … original drummer Darrell Sweet (1968- 1999, Sweet died in 1999), original lead guitarist Manny Charlton (1968-1990), Zal Cleminson on guitars (1978-1980), Billy Rankin on guitars (1980-83,1990-94), John Locke on keyboards (1980-82, Locke died in 2006), and Ronnie Leahy on keyboards (1994-2002). I had the great pleasure of chatting with legendary Nazareth frontman Dan McCafferty recently about the band’s brilliant new CD entitled… ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Telephone’ … The inception of Nazareth … ‘Hair of the Dog’ album … COPD … and of course my infamous ‘Field of Dreams’ question. Here’s my interview with the quintessential voice of rock, songwriter, and legendary frontman of 45 years with Nazareth …DAN McCAFFERTY. 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
Dave Edmunds Rockabilly Legend  'The Lost Interviews' episode 8
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Dave Edmunds Rockabilly Legend 'The Lost Interviews' episode 8

DAVE EDMUNDS 'THE LOST INTERVIEWS WITH RAY SHASHO' EPISODE 8 Guitar hero DAVE EDMUNDS has never followed music trends, and throughout what Edmunds jokingly remarks as a “semi-retired” music career, has probably been more devout and grateful to the original rock and roll format than any other musician. Edmunds recently released his new album entitled ‘Rags & Classics’ via the MVD Entertainment Group. It’s an all-instrumental masterpiece that displays Edmunds’ proficient guitar work along with his brilliant multi-instrumental and production skills. Recorded in his home studio, most of the cover tracks on the new album have never been performed as an instrumental and are extremely difficult to implement as a one-man band. I really enjoyed ‘Rags & Classics,’ Edmunds did a remarkable job handpicking singles that are classics but rarely relished. Some of the more notable tracks are the Brian Wilson &Tony Asher “God Only Knows,” and the Elton John &Bernie Taupin ballad “Your Song,” Both tracks are remarkable instrumental renditions while acquainting the listener to a fresh prospective to an ageless classic. ‘Rags & Classics’ delivers an eclectic mix of captivating musical gratification … you’ll be delightfully swayed by Edmunds’ intricate instrumental renderings of Mason Williams’ “Classical Gas,” Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” tracks from Dave’s guitar heroes … Chet Atkins “Black Mountain Rag,” and Merle Travis “Cannonball Rag,” and a surprisingly but phenomenal finale to an exceptional album, Mozart’s Symphony No.40 in G Minor, Molto Allegro. Everyone will truly enjoy ‘Rags & Classics’ by guitar legend Dave Edmunds. ... (5) Stars! DAVE EDMUNDS, Welsh guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians the world will ever know, including longtime pal George Harrison. Edmunds is a 1950’s rock and roll purist and remains a loyalist to this day. After his stint with the blues/rock band Love Sculpture, Edmunds scored big with his cover hit “I Hear You Knocking” (1970), a song written by Dave Bartholomew & Earl King and first recorded by Smiley Lewis in 1955. Edmunds’ rendition added authentic rock and roll dynamism and landed at #1 at Christmas on the UK charts and #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the U.S. It sold over three-million copies, was awarded a gold disc, and became a rock and roll standard worldwide. In 1976, Edmunds began collaborating with British musician/singer/songwriter/producer Nick Lowe (Brinsley Schwarz) on several albums. Lowe and Edmunds were signed to different record labels and couldn’t record together as ‘Rockpile’ until 1980 when they released Seconds of Pleasure, their only album to feature the ‘Rockpile’ band name. Drummer Terry Williams and guitarist Billy Bremner were also in the group. Critics and music enthusiasts adored Rockpile. Edmunds describes Rockpile’s short and sweet musical career as a party band for four years which they never took seriously. Rockpile was also hailed as a band that laid the groundwork for ‘new wave.’ Between 1976 and 1981, Dave Edmunds released four albums on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records. After Edmunds and Lowe went their separate ways, Edmunds collaborated and produced albums for an assortment of friends and musicians including … Paul McCartney, King Kurt, Stray Cats, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Status Quo, the Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, and the Flamin’ Groovies. Edmunds also collaborated with singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Jeff Lynne of the Electric Light Orchestra. Edmunds released a song written by Lynne entitled “Slipping Away” which became a Top 40 hit in 1983. In 1985, Edmunds arranged and became the musical director of Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session, a televised concert held in London, England, featuring … Edmunds, Carl Perkins George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton. It was the first public performance by George Harrison in more than ten years. Dave Edmunds was selected to play in Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band for tours in 1992 and 2000. I had the rare pleasure of chatting with David Edmunds recently about his new all- instrumental cover album ‘Rags & Classics,’ the inception of “I Hear You Knocking,” Rockpile, Nick Lowe, Carl Perkins, George Harrison, my infamous ‘Field of Dreams’ question and much-much more! I’d like to dedicate this ‘Lost Interview’ to my good friend, fellow broadcaster, and music enthusiast Tom Cobb. Enjoy the legendary music in heaven and rest in peace brother!
Roger Hodgson  Supertramp Legend 'The Lost Interviews'
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Roger Hodgson Supertramp Legend 'The Lost Interviews'

'THE LOST INTERVIEWS EPISODE 7' ROGER HODGSON THE VOICE OF SUPERTRAMP 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. Some of Roger’s most distinguished classics include, “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “Dreamer,” “School,” “It’s Raining Again,” and “Fool’s Overture.” After performing to jubilant sold-out audiences worldwide, 'Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson' returns to the stage in 2013 on a new global excursion. Roger will be making a rare appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on Friday, March 22nd and for the first time in the U.S.; Hodgson will be performing with a Rock Symphony Orchestra. After the release of their third studio album, Crime of the Century in 1974, Supertramp quickly captured the attention of music critics and aficionados across the globe. Crime of the Century was a superlative release. The creative writing collaboration of Hodgson and Davies, although contrasting, began a highly successful commercial period for a group comprised of highly esteemed musicians. Roger Hodgson penned; “Dreamer” became Supertramp’s first big hit. The album also featured two beautifully composed arrangements by Hodgson entitled ... “Hide in Your Shell” and “If Everyone Was Listening.” Supertramp became a sought-out concert attraction because of their awe-inspiring musical abilities and riveting onstage presence. Their shows often spotlighted a movie projection that displayed the Crime of the Century album cover, an image of two hands clutching jail cell bars while floating in space. The projection synchronized hypnotically with the music above the stage. Subsequent albums … Crisis? What Crisis? (1975) and Even in the Quietest Moments (1977) which produced “Give a Little Bit” (#15 on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart). In 1979, Supertramp released what would become their highest selling album, Breakfast in America. The album spawned four U.S. Billboard Hit singles… “The Logical Song” (#6 Hit), “Take the Long Way Home” (#10 Hit), “Goodbye Stranger” (#15 Hit) and “Breakfast in America” (#62 Hit). The album remained on top of the charts worldwide and eventually sold over 20-million copies, becoming one of the biggest selling albums of all-time. Supertramp made an amazingly smooth transition from a progressive rock scheme over album-oriented rock airwaves to mainstream Top 40 radio, and without compromising or sacrificing musical integrity. The bands next album, ironically entitled …Famous Last Words (1982) would be the last featuring vocalist/lyricist/keyboardist and guitarist Roger Hodgson. The album reached #5 on Billboard’s Pop Album Charts and was certified Gold. To date ... Supertramp has sold over 60- million albums. Roger Hodgson officially left Supertramp in 1983 to pursue a solo career. In 1987, after his second solo album was released, Hodgson fell and shattered both of his wrists. Doctors said he would never play music again, but his strong faith, positive thinking, self-healing efforts, and physical therapy would prove the medical profession wrong. Within a year and a half, Roger was playing his music once again. Roger Hodgson released three solo albums since leaving Supertramp … In the Eye of the Storm (1984), Hai Hai (1987) and Open the Door (2000). He also released a live album entitled, Rites of Passage (1996). In 2001, Roger was invited to play with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. The band’s lineup also featured Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople), Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer), Sheila E., Howard Jones and Mark Rivera. In 2006, Hodgson released his first ever DVD entitled, Take the Long Way Home –Live in Montreal. The solo release achieved platinum status in just seven weeks. The following year, Roger accepted an invitation by Princes William and Harry to perform at the ‘Concert for Diana’ in front of an audience of 65,000 people at Wembley Stadium. “Give a Little Bit,” “Dreamer,” “Breakfast in America” and “It’s Raining Again” were among Diana’s favorite songs. The concert was broadcast in 140 countries around the world. Roger Hodgson’s most recent release, “Classics Live” is an incredible collection of his live performances recorded from his '2010 world tour.' There are also 60 unreleased songs that Roger plans to record when the time is right. I had a wonderful opportunity to chat with Roger Hodgson recently before the launch of his worldwide tour. Roger’s music continues to inspire and offer hope for people everywhere. His spirituality and positive vibrations were felt throughout our entire conversation. Roger is a true delight.
Al Kooper 'The Man,The Myth,The Legend' The Lost Interviews'
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Interviewing the Legends: Rock Stars & Celebs

Al Kooper 'The Man,The Myth,The Legend' The Lost Interviews'

AL KOOPER 'THE LOST INTERVIEWS' EPISODE 6 Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt) is a retired American songwriter, record producer, and musician. He is known for joining and naming Blood, Sweat & Tears, although he did not stay with the group long enough to share its popularity1. Throughout much of the 1960s and 1970s, he was a prolific studio musician, playing organ on the Bob Dylan song “Like a Rolling Stone” and lead guitar on Rita Coolidge’s “The Lady’s Not for Sale.” Kooper also produced one-off collaboration albums, such as the Super Session album where he worked separately with guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills. In the 1970s, he was a successful manager and producer, recording Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first three albums. He has had a successful solo career, writing music for film soundtracks, and has lectured in musical composition. Al Kooper was selected for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 20231. Kooper’s early life began in Brooklyn, New York City, where he was born into a Jewish family. He grew up in Hollis Hills, Queens, New York1. His musical journey started as a 14-year-old guitarist in the Royal Teens, best known for their 1958 novelty song “Short Shorts.” Later, he teamed up with songwriters Bob Brass and Irwin Levine to write and record demos for Sea-Lark Music Publishing, resulting in hits like “This Diamond Ring” and “I Must Be Seeing Things.” His association with Bob Dylan led to performances playing the Hammond organ on “Like a Rolling Stone” and collaborations with guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Kooper also joined the Blues Project as their keyboardist in 1965. Although he left the band before their gig at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, he played a solo set during the event. Kooper discovered Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1972 after watching several of their appearances at a frequented club in Atlanta. Al moved to Atlanta and signed the band to his new record label ‘Sounds of the South.’ (He would eventually sell the label to MCA Records). Al Kooper produced and performed on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first (3) albums… (‘Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd, Second Helping, and Nuthin’Fancy). Also, on the singles “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” and “Saturday Night Special.” Al Kooper produced The Tubes, David Essex, Nils Lofgren, Rick Nelson, Ray Charles, The Staple Singers, Bob Dylan, and Lynyrd Skynyrd … to name just a few. He also played and arranged three tracks on George Harrison’s ‘Somewhere in England’ album and performed with the remaining Beatles … George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr, on Harrison’s Hit single “All Those Years Ago” (U.S. #2 Billboard Hot 100 Hit in 1981). Kooper has also written and composed on countless albums and scores for television and motion pictures. Al Kooper’s musical contributions have left a lasting impact, and his diverse career spans multiple genres and roles in the music industry. Whether playing keyboards, producing albums, or composing music, Kooper’s legacy continues to resonate with music enthusiasts worldwide. For more information, you can visit Al Kooper’s official website: Al Kooper Official Website. https://alkooper.com/ Official website 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
Michael Pinder Moody Blues Legend 'The Lost Interviews' ep 5
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Michael Pinder Moody Blues Legend 'The Lost Interviews' ep 5

MICHAEL PINDER THE MOODY BLUES LEGEND MASTER OF THE MELLOTRON 'THE LOST INTERVIEWS' EPISODE 5 Michael Thomas Pinder (27 December 1941 – 24 April 2024) was an English rock musician and a founding member of the rock group The Moody Blues. His contributions to rock music were significant, particularly in the development and emergence of the Mellotron during the 1960s. 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 forecast his destiny. Pinder’s fascination with the cosmos and a life-changing realization that we are not alone in the universe became the basis for composing intricate and surreal musical masterpieces. Here are some key points about his life and career: Early Years: Pinder was born in Erdington, Birmingham, on December 27, 1941. His father was a coach driver, and his mother worked as a barmaid. As a child, he had a fascination with rocket ships and outer space, earning him the nickname “Mickey the Moon Boy.” Before joining The Moody Blues, he played in several bands in Birmingham, including El Riot and the Rebels, who supported The Beatles in 19631. The Moody Blues: In May 1964, Pinder co-founded The Moody Blues with Ray Thomas, Denny Laine, Clint Warwick, and Graeme Edge. Their breakthrough came with the single “Go Now,” which became a UK No. 1 and a US Top 10 hit in 1965. Pinder’s technological contributions were notable, especially in popularizing the Mellotron, an early keyboard instrument that produced orchestral sounds. The band released their first album, The Magnificent Moodies, in July 1965. Solo Career and Departure: Pinder remained with The Moody Blues until the recording of their ninth album, Octave, in 1978. After Octave, he left the group and pursued a solo career. His solo discography includes albums like The Promise and Among the Stars. Legacy and Recognition: In 2018, Pinder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Moody Blues. He was the last surviving member of the group’s original lineup at the time of his passing in 20241. Fun Fact: Pinder’s affinity for outer space and rocket ships inspired recurring themes in his songwriting throughout his career. 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
Gary Wright 'The Lost Interviews' From Maui (Episode 4)
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Gary Wright 'The Lost Interviews' From Maui (Episode 4)

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. Although born and raised in Cresskill, New Jersey, Wright founded the British rock group Spooky Tooth in 1967. Wright would later become most recognized for his two solo hit singles “Dream Weaver” in 1975 and “Love Is Alive” in 1976. Gary Wright will be joining the ‘Sail Rock 2013’ tour along with Christopher Cross, Orleans, Firefall, John Ford Coley, Robbie Dupree and Player beginning August 5th in West Allis, Wisconsin. Visit Pollstar.com for all the latest concert dates. SPOOKY TOOTH: Gary Wright joined the band 'Art' in 1967. The ‘V.I.P.’S’ morphed into 'Art' after several lineup changes since its inception in 1963. The British R&B music ensemble had featured various distinguished musicians including Mike Harrison, Greg Ridley, Jimmy Henshaw, Keith Emerson, Luther Grosvenor, Walter Johnstone and Mike Kellie. Keith Emerson (The Nice, ELP) left in 1967 when the name was changed to Art. The band eventually turned into Spooky Tooth with a lineup of Wright (organ, keyboards, and vocals), Harrison (vocals, keyboards) Ridley (bassist), Grosvenor (guitar, vocals) and Kellie (drums). In 1968, Spooky Tooth released their debut album entitled … It’s All About. The album featured covers by Janis Ian and Bob Dylan. Most of the other tracks were either written or co-written by Gary Wright. The bands next release Spooky Two (1969) released on Island Records was hailed by critics as one of their finest recordings. The album featured many of the bands standards including “Evil Woman” and “Better by You, Better Than Me” a tune written by Wright and eventually covered by Judas Priest in 1978. Spooky Tooth quickly became a highly sought concert attraction and a mainstay on progressive rock radio. The band shared the stage with such legendary music acts as Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. Bassist Greg Ridley left in 1969 to join Humble Pie, Andy Leigh replaced him. Also in 1969, the group released Ceremony (Spooky Tooth and Pierre Henry album) a progressive collaboration with the French electronic composer. Session musician: Wright left Spooky Tooth briefly to produce albums for Traffic and Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller and his production company. Gary Wright became an esteemed session musician and was asked to play on George Harrison’s triple- album set All Things Must Pass (1970). Wright and Harrison began a long lasting friendship and musical collaboration that included Wright playing or sharing songwriting tasks on several of Harrison’s subsequent albums including … Living in the Material World (1973), Dark Horse (1974), Extra Texture (Read All About It)(1975), Thirty Three & 1/3(1976), George Harrison(1979), Cloud Nine (1987). The Last Puff album (1970) primarily featured Mike Harrison while Wright focused on other projects. The release featured an incredible cover version of The Beatles, “I Am The Walrus.” Joe Cocker Grease Band members Henry McCullough, Chris Stainton and Alan Spenner were brought into the studio to work on the album. In 1971, Gary Wright performed “Two Faced Man” with George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show. He also played piano on Harry Nilsson’s #1 hit, a Badfinger cover tune entitled, “Without You.” In 1972, Gary Wright and Mike Harrison reformed Spooky Tooth with a different lineup. The new lineup featured future Foreigner founder and guitarist Mick Jones. Subsequent Spooky Tooth albums … (You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw (1973), Witness (1973), The Mirror (1974) and Cross Purpose (1999) (Reunion album without Wright, Greg Ridley returned). Spooky Tooth disbanded in 1974. Gary Wright and George Harrison visited India in 1974 as a guest of Ravi Shankar. Wright developed a long-term relationship with Shankar after the visit. SOLO CAREER: Gary Wright released two critically acclaimed solo albums on A&M Records … Extraction in 1971 and Footprint in 1972. Wright signed a record deal with Warner Brothers Records in 1974 and achieved his biggest commercial success with the release of The Dream Weaver album (1975). The single “Dream Weaver” reached #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart and #1 on the Cash Box charts. The album also spawned the hit “Love is Alive” (1976) reaching #2 on Billboard’s singles chart. The album peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 albums chart. 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!
Ian Gillan Legendary Voice of Deep Purple on 'The Lost Interviews'
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Ian Gillan Legendary Voice of Deep Purple on 'The Lost Interviews'

THE LOST INTERVIEWS WITH RAY SHASHO EPISODE 3 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. Keyboardist Jon Lord received a telegram from Tony Edwards stating that he’d back Lord in putting a band together; later Edwards called Ritchie Blackmore to meet with him. In December of 1967, the two musicians met up and collaborated for the first time. John Lord had already asked Nick Simper to play bass, a former bandmate with ‘The Flower Pot Men.’ While living in Hamburg, Germany, Ritchie Blackmore saw drummer Ian Paice performing onstage with his band The Maze. The group was fronted by singer Rod Evans. Evans auditioned for the lead vocalist role for a scheming new (Deep Purple) band and won the spot. Blackmore remembered Paice from Hamburg and asked Evans to bring him along. Blackmore and Lord were a bit worried that Evans mannerism was much like Tom Jones or Engelbert Humperdinck. Jon Lord later stated, “We’d eventually beat him into shape.” In 1968, Deep Purple was officially formed. The band was named after a Nino Tempo and April Stevens song of 1963, believed to be Ritchie Blackmore’s grandmother’s favorite song. Deep Purple’s musical styles intentionally mimicked the American rock group Vanilla Fudge (“You Keep Me Hangin’ On”). The group quickly scored commercially with their Top 40 hit single “Hush” (#4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart) and became overnight sensations in the U.S. Ritchie Blackmore’s vision for the band was to implement heavier rock techniques, and while Rod Evans and Nick Simper were in the group it may never have been accomplished. After Rod Evans was dismissed from Deep Purple, he went on to form Captain Beyond in 1971. Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover were performing at Woodford Green in London with their British pop rock band ‘Episode Six.’ Their lead singer Ian Gillan was noticed by Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord. After watching Gillan’s performance, they offered him the lead singer position for Deep Purple. Eventually Roger Glover would be asked to join the band, while securing one of the greatest music lineups in rock history. Also in 1972, under resistance by the band, they recorded a double live album in Japan entitled, Made In Japan. The album was essentially the Machine Head tour. The band recorded (3) concerts ... (2) in Osaka and (1) in Tokyo. Most of the material came from the second night in Osaka. Made In Japan also went platinum and the live version of “Smoke on the Water” became instrumental to the song’s success. Smoke on the Water” (#4 Hit on Billboard’s Hot 100) was officially released as a single in 1973 and became one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in rock and roll history. Deep Purple were now international superstars in the studio and on the road. At the peak of their success, Ian Gillan gave a six month notice and stated that he was leaving the band after fulfilling all of his commitments in 1973. The album Who Do We Think We Are was released in January of 1973. The release generated the hit single “Woman from Tokyo.” “Smoke on the Water” was also busy that year becoming Deep Purple’s biggest hit of all-time. Who Do We Think We Are was the last studio album to feature Ian Gillan as their lead singer until the 1984 reunion LP Perfect Strangers. 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 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!
Michael Shrieve Legendary Drummer with Santana Exclusive!
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Michael Shrieve Legendary Drummer with Santana Exclusive!

Santana Drum Legend Michael Shrieve To Release New Album “Drums of Compassion” May 24, 2024. Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho. Legendary drummer Michael Shrieve announces the much-anticipated release of his album, “Drums of Compassion,” set to drop on May 24, 2024 on Trey Gunn’s innovative label, 7D Media. This album is a testament to Shrieve’s artistic journey, encapsulating over fifty years of musical exploration and collaboration with some of the most revered names in the industry. “Drums of Compassion” is not merely an album; it’s an odyssey that began two decades ago inspired by the Dalai Lama’s call for a Time of Compassion. The album boasts an ensemble of musical virtuosos, and their collective genius creates a tapestry of rhythmic brilliance that transcends conventional music boundaries, offering listeners an immersive sonic experience. Shrieve’s collaboration with Soundmaster Jeff Greinke lays the foundation of the album with ambient, space-evoking melodies that serve as a backdrop to the dynamic percussive elements. An as a very wise man once said … “MUSIC PROMPTS US TO RESPOND WITH OPEN-HEARTEDNESS INSTEAD OF JUDGMENT. IT USHERS US TO A HIGHER PLACE FROM WHERE WE CAN SEE BEYOND DISTRACTIONS TO WHAT IS TRUE AND GOOD AND LASTING.” PLEASE WELCOME LEGENDARY AMERICAN DRUMMER AND COMPOSER BEST KNOWN AS THE LONG-TIME DRUMMER FOR SANTANA/ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER/ MICHAEL SHRIEVE TO INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS … PREORDER THE NEW RELEASE BY MICHAEL SHRIEVE Entitled ‘DRUMS OF COMPASSION’ To pre-order: https://7dmedia.com/micheal-shrieve-drums-of-compassion FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MICHAEL SHRIEVE VISIT https://www.michaelshrieve.com/ Official website https://twitter.com/michaelshrieve Twitter https://www.pinterest.com/michaelshrieve Pinterest https://www.instagram.com/michaelshrieve/ Instagram https://bandcamp.com/michaelshrieve Michael Shrieve Bandcamp https://7dmedia.com/ 7D Media DISCOGRAPHY SOLO PROJECTS Transfer Station Blue - Michael Shrieve (1984) Big Picture - Michael Shrieve, David Beal (1989) with Klaus Schulze and Kevin Shrieve Stiletto - Michael Shrieve (1989) with Mark Isham, David Torn, Andy Summers and Terje Gevelt The Leaving Time - Michael Shrieve (1989) with Steve Roach Two Doors - Michael Shrieve (1996) with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane Fascination - Michael Shrieve (2001) with Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz Drums of Compassion – (2024) with Jeff Greinke, Jack DeJohnette, Zakir Hussain and Airto Moriera SANTANA Santana (1969) Abraxas (1970) Santana III (1971) Caravanserai (1972) Love Devotion and Surrender (1973) - John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana Welcome (1973) Lotus (1974) Borboletta (1974) Santana’s Greatest Hits (1974) Viva Santana! [Columbia/Sony] (1988) Abraxas (Gold Remaster) (1991) Dance of the Rainbow Serpent (1995) Abraxas (1998) Santana [Japan Bonus Tracks] (1998) Santana III [Japan Bonus Tracks] (1998) Santana III (Remastered) (2000) Best of Santana, Vol. 2 (2000) Abraxas (Remastered) (2000) Divine Light - Love Devotion Surrender [Bill Laswell Remix] (2001) Essential Santana (2002) Shaman (2002) Caravanserai (Remastered) (2003) Love Devotion Surrender [Bonus Tracks] (2003) Santana: Legacy Edition [Bonus CD] (2004) COLLABORATIONS Automatic Man (1976) Go (1976) with Stomu Yamash'ta, Steve Winwood, Klaus Schulze Go Live From Paris - (1976) with Stomu Yamash'ta, Steve Winwood, Klaus Schulze, Al Dimeola Go Too - (1977) with Stomu Yamashta Novo Combo (1980) Animation Generation - Novo Combo (1982) Through the Fire - Hagar Schon Arronson Shrieve (1984) Abraxas Pool (1997) Oracle - [exclusive at iTunes] (2005) with Amon Tobin 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!
'THE KINGS' Canada's Legendary Rock Band Are Back!
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'THE KINGS' Canada's Legendary Rock Band Are Back!

‘THE KINGS’ LEGENDARY CANADIAN ROCK BAND REMAIN A HUNGARY BAND WITH SOMETHING TO PROVE: ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS! Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho. The Kings, originally formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Oakville, Ontario, are a Canadian rock band formed in 1977. They gained prominence with their 1980 hit song “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide,” which resonated in both the United States and Canada. The original lineup was David Diamond (lead vocals, bass, songwriter), Sonny Keyes (vocals, keyboards, songwriter), Max Styles (currently Todd Reynolds) (drums), and Mister Zero (guitar, songwriter). The Kings toured extensively with artists like Bob Seger, Jeff Beck, The Beach Boys, and Eric Clapton. They appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and headlined the major Heatwave festival in August. Despite challenges in the late 1980s, The Kings experienced a revival when “This Beat Goes On” and “Switchin’ To Glide” became radio hits in Chicago once again and received substantial play. The band continued touring throughout Canada and the U.S. during the remainder of the decade. The Kings most recent album is entitled ‘The Longest Story Ever Told’ and now in 2024, The Kings, with their history of hits, over 2000 North American shows, and a devoted fan base, remain a hungry band with something to prove. "The Longest Story Ever Told" reaffirms their status as a rock band with songwriting depth. When asked, “Is there a theme for the album?", guitarist Mister Zero replied, “I don't think there is one other than trying to get 10 really good songs together”. PLEASE WELCOME Mister Zero, Dave Diamond, and Sonny Keyes of Canadian rock legends THE KINGS to Interviewing the Legends … PURCHASE THE KINGS LATEST ALBUM The Longest Story Ever Told Available at amazon.com FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE KINGS VISIT https://thekingsarehere.com/ Official website https://www.facebook.com/people/The-Kings-Are-Here/100063548021148/ Facebook https://twitter.com/TheKingsRHere Twitter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaNjWtQvNPEsieBFbde-fnA YouTube https://www.instagram.com/thekingsrhere/ Instagram https://www.tiktok.com/@thekingsrhere Tiktok THE KINGS Discography The Kings Are Here album (Elektra, 1980) US #74 Amazon Beach album (Elektra, 1981) US #170 R.S.V.P [4-Song EP] (Dizzy, 1982) Party Live '85 live album (Dizzy, 1985) Parting Of The Ways single (1991) Unstoppable CD (Dizzy, 1993) Unstoppable [with "This Beat Goes On" and "Switchin' To Glide" added] CD (Griffin, 1995) The Kings Are Here..and More CD (Warner, 2000) The Kings Are Here/Amazon Beach (2 on 1 CD, Wounded Bird, 2003) Because Of You CD (2003) Anthology One CD (2006) The Longest Story Ever Told CD (Dizzy, 2023) UPCOMING SHOWS Apr. 27, 2024, Casio Rama Resort, Rama, Ontario GLASS TIGER With Special Guest THE KINGS 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!
Susanna Hoffs Bangles Legend 'The Lost Interviews' episode 2
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Susanna Hoffs Bangles Legend 'The Lost Interviews' episode 2

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), “Walking Down Your Street” (1987 #11 US Billboard Hit),“In Your Room” (1988 #5 US Billboard Hit), and the breathtaking “Eternal Flame” (1988 #1 US Billboard Hit). Hoffs is also ‘The Bangles’ rhythm guitarist and songwriter. THE BANGS: After Susanna Hoffs graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied theatre, dance, and art, she headed back to Los Angeles and placed an ad in The Recycler, an LA based classifieds newspaper. A trio began to form with the addition of Sisters Vicky Peterson (vocals/guitars) and Debbi Peterson (vocals/drums) while subsequently adding Annette Zilinskas on bass. After short stints with names such as ‘The Colours’ and ‘The Supersonic Bangs,’ the newly formed all-girl band eventually settled on ‘The Bangs’ while swiftly becoming a vital part of the Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene. The Bangs debut single “Getting Out of Hand” was released on their label DownKiddie Records and caught the attention of KROQ deejay Rodney Bingenheimer who repeatedly played the record on his show. THE BANGLES: ‘The Bangs’ were auspiciously mandated to change their name so the group dropped ‘The’ and added the letters ‘les’ to form ‘Bangles,’ a banner that would flourish into one of the greatest all-female groups in rock and roll history. In 1982, under new manager Miles Copeland, The Bangles supported The English Beat on a UK tour. In 1983, the group made its first appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. In 1984, ‘All Over the Place,’ The Bangles first full-length album was released on CBS (Columbia) Records. Michael Steele had replaced Annette Zilinskas on bass. Steele began her music career as Micki Steele with The Runaways. ‘All Over the Place,’ spawned the singles”Hero Takes a Fall,” and “Going Down to Liverpool” which featured Susanna’s childhood neighbor and family friend Leonard Nimoy. The Bangles popularity escalated and was asked to join such acts as ‘Cyndi Lauper’ and ‘Huey Lewis and the News’ on tour. Susanna Hoffs and The Bangles had captivated the attention of R&B/Pop/Funk/ music artist & songwriter ‘Prince.’ Prince offered his penned single “Manic Monday” (1984) to The Bangles and the group promptly brought the tune into the recording studio. “Manic Monday” (1986) became The Bangles first big hit peaking at #2 on Billboards US Charts. Their second studio album ‘Different Light’ (1986) produced by David Kahne peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Charts and is considered to be their most successful to date. Also in 1986, The Bangles opened for 'Queen' at Slane Castle, Ireland. In 1987, “Walk like an Egyptian” won Best Video at the 15th Annual Music Awards and again at the 5th Annual American Video Awards. ‘Everything’ (1988) The Bangles third studio album spawned the Top 5 Hit “In Your Room,” and their worldwide #1 single “Eternal Flame” penned by Susanna Hoffs, Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. The Bangles attained a well-deserved hiatus throughout the 90’s but returned with rock and roll vengeance in 1999. They released their fourth studio album entitled ‘Doll Revolution’ in 2003. Bassist Michael Steele officially left The Bangles in 2005 and the band decided to use guest bassists while on tour. The Bangles most recent album ‘Sweetheart of the Sun’ was released in 2011. In January of 2014, The Bangle