Don Felder – Flying Solo (Interview)

Don Felder – Flying Solo (Interview)

It’s entirely appropriate that former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder is taking part in The Soundtrack of Summer tour in support of his new solo CD, Road to Forever, along with seasoned compatriots Styx and Foreigner being that he penned the music for one of the signature summer classics, Hotel California. An extraordinarily gifted guitar […]

Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)

Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)

Singer/songwriter Art Alexakis has fronted the alternative/rock band Everclear for more than twenty years, achieving huge mainstream success with singles such as Father of Mine, Wonderful, Santa Monica, Rock Star, and I Will Buy You a New Life. Despite the band’s success, it hasn’t always been an easy path for Alexakis – feuds with record […]

Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper technique. But the real trick is developing your own voice on the instrument that sets you apart from the wannabes and copycats. Queen guitarist Brian […]

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Scoring not once but twice in this crapshoot known as the music business, Dave Mason‘s seminal work as a founding member of Traffic and as a solo artist with signature hits Feelin’ Alright, Only You Know and I Know, and We Just Disagree solidifying his status as a thriving rock and roll survivor. A gifted songwriter, Mason’s […]

Blue Öyster Cult’s Buck Dharma (Interview)

Blue Öyster Cult’s Buck Dharma (Interview)

If you only know the Blue Öyster Cult hits, (Don’t Fear) the Reaper and Burnin’ for You, then you’re missing a huge piece of the B.O.C. musical puzzle. From their inception, B.O.C. defiantly stood apart from their ‘70s hard rock comrades, infusing their finely crafted metallic wall of sound with thought provoking and intelligent lyrics […]

Rosemary Butler – The Girl Who Fell in Love with the World

Rosemary Butler – The Girl Who Fell in Love with the World

Walking into Starbucks to meet Rosemary Butler, I am astounded by the people sitting around her, casually sipping lattes while fixated on their cellphones. Don’t they know they are in the presence of rock royalty? Forgive me if I’m starstruck, but this is Rosie, the queen of all background singers. Rosie: the voice on Jackson […]

A Life Journey with Leon Russell (Interview)

A Life Journey with Leon Russell (Interview)

At 71, Oklahoma native and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Leon Russell has packed a lot into his over five decades of grand musical adventures. His new studio album, Life Journey, is an apt title as the record finds the acclaimed singer /songwriter /pianist coming full circle and essaying songs purloined from the Great American Songbook, past […]

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