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Jason Bonham – Whole Lotta Love for his dad

posted by Chris Epting

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Bonham last week – what a life has he has had.  

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Updates! Meet John Cooper from Skillet

posted by Chris Epting

Sorry to have been so quiet lately – lots of books deadlines to hit – BUT – I have had the pleasure lately of chatting with some interesting musicians – in particular, John Cooper from the Christian Rock band, Skillet […]

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Mike Portnoy remembers 9/11

posted by Chris Epting

Recently, I spoke with legendary drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic and now Adrenaline Mob) about his 9/11 memories. Mike shared not just his thoughts on where he was, but a strange coincidence that took place that […]

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Songwriter/Guitarist Aldo Leopardi Releases New EP Release & iPad Giveaway Promotion

posted by Chris Epting

Recently I learned about a terrific singer/songwriter named Aldo Leopardi. Some background: “Backslash Records has announced  the sophomore release of Denver-based modern rock guitarist/singer-songwriter Aldo Leopardi. The Villains & Heroes EP features five original songs by Aldo Leopardi and his […]

Jack Osbourne Says His Father Got Emotional Watching ‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’ Documentary

posted by Chris Epting

I interviewed Jack Osbourne last week about the new documentary he co-produced about his dad, Ozzy. Jack was very thoughtful in our discussion and seemed like he approached this project with blunt honesty – this is by no means a […]

David Byrne finds new peace in performing.

posted by Chris Epting

I spoke with former Talking Head David Byrne recently. In addition to talking about his new DVD, he explained how his performance style has changed since those wonderfully quirky days back at CBGB in the mid 1970s… “In the early […]

Warped Tour Labor of Love

posted by Chris Epting

The Van’s Warped Tour just wrapped up it’s 17th tumultuous season. The rock and roll caravan-summer camp-musical lifestyle state fair featured more than 70 bands this year, and a driving force behind founder Kevin Lyman’s vision is the spirit of […]

Foreigner’s Lou Gramm Knows What Love Is…

posted by Chris Epting

…in short, it’s surviving a serious major surgery and regaining the ability to sing and tour. For almost 40 years, his voice has been an almost constant presence. In stadiums, concert halls and on the radio, Lou Gramm’s signature set […]

Paul Stanley on KISS – “A Timeless Truth”

posted by Chris Epting

I spoke with Paul Stanley recently when he and Gene Simmons took part in an event that helped create some conversational unity across the planet. It was called “Kiss Live and Global” and the event was presented and hosted by […]

Gene Simmons – A Kiss for the Troops

posted by Chris Epting

I recently interviewed legendary Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about the new season of his hit reality show, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.” We covered a lot of bases, but Simmons was particularly focused on talking about the troops – which no […]

Rock and Roll survivor – Foreigner’s Lou Gramm

posted by Chris Epting

I recently spoke with Lou Gramm, originally the lead vocalist of Foreigner and today a solo artist. The piece will appear shortly on spinner.com, but I thought I’d share one of the questions here. You may know that Lou, in […]

Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr on “Don’t You Forget About Me”

posted by Chris Epting

I interviewed Jim Kerr this week, lead singer from the band Simple Minds. We covered many topics, including his new solo album, “Lost Boy AKA Jim Kerr”. But I think my favorite story was the one he told about how […]

A Def Leppard Glimpse…

posted by S. Russ

Something special – recently I sat down at the home of Phil Collen from Def Leppard – he shared some of the new live album that’s coming out this week, “Mirrorball” – which includes three new studio tracks as well. […]

Jeff Beck Part II

posted by S. Russ

This weekend, Jeff Beck is up for no less than five Grammy awards (he’s got five under his belt already, and though he’s not keyed in on winning awards, he does seem to appreciate what they mean).  As I write […]

Thank You, Jeff Beck: Part 1

posted by S. Russ

It isn’t every day one gets to sit down with an icon on  a par with Jeff Beck so today was a memorable one. I’ll be writing a piece in the next few days about it but here is a […]

My discussion with Yusuf, AKA Cat Stevens

posted by S. Russ

Four decades after recording his emblematic song “Peace Train,” Yusuf Islam (also known as Cat Stevens) released “My People,” a free download available on www.yusuf.ae and digital platforms worldwide. The just-released single ‘My People’ also includes a unique chorus quilted […]

Coheed and Cambria: A Band that Matters

posted by S. Russ

Back in January, I interviewed Claudio Sanchez about Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming tour –  going back to their roots, playing ‘The Second Stage Turbine Blade’ in its entirety (along with a special acoustic set and an additional electric set). It was […]

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Jason Bonham - Whole Lotta Love for his dad
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Bonham last week - what a life has he has had. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxd23zGBaYQ[/youtube]  

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Gene Simmon and Shannon Tweed Make It Official
Recently, Kiss legend Gene Simmons tied the knot with his longtime paramour. I had the chance to speak with his kids about it...    

posted 10:32:30pm Oct. 26, 2011 | read full post »

Updates! Meet John Cooper from Skillet
Sorry to have been so quiet lately - lots of books deadlines to hit - BUT - I have had the pleasure lately of chatting with some interesting musicians - in particular, John Cooper from the Christian Rock band, Skillet - [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aJUnltwsqs&feature=player_embedd

posted 9:28:22pm Sep. 29, 2011 | read full post »

Mike Portnoy remembers 9/11
Recently, I spoke with legendary drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic and now Adrenaline Mob) about his 9/11 memories. Mike shared not just his thoughts on where he was, but a strange coincidence that took place that day, as well. It's all recounted here i

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