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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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Glen Campbell’s Ghost on the Canvas – a Celebration of Life

posted by Chris Epting

If anyone had told me that in September of 2011 I would be lost and found and charmed and awed and stunned and heartbroken and thrilled and… by the new Glen Campbell album, well, I would probably not have been […]

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 […]

Nick Ashford, R.I.P.

posted by Chris Epting

How crushingly sad to hear the news that Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson passed away from cancer at age 69. I was lucky enough to have seen them in their prime back in the early 80s and their shows […]

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 […]

Blink 182’s Tom Delonge Helps Fight Cancer

posted by Chris Epting

UPDATE – Here is the full article. I interviewed Tom Delonge from Blink 182 yesterday in a piece that will be running on Noisecreep next week. He was diagnosed with skin cancer last year, it was treated and he’s fine […]

On saying goodbye…

posted by Chris Epting

Our son leaves for college today and we are, as many feel in this moment, all over the map. Proud as can be – but aching in the notion that the house will be quieter without all the wonderful noise. […]

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 […]

Phil Collen’s Manraze – an amazing new record

posted by Chris Epting

Phil Collen, lead guitarist for Def Leppard, is readying the release on August 2nd of an album by Manraze – a trio he fronts along with ex-Sex Pistol Paul Cook and Simon Laffy. I had an early listen a few […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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