Behind the Curtain with Grover Jackson of the Jackson Guitars Empire

Behind the Curtain with Grover Jackson of the Jackson Guitars Empire

Grover Jackson is so much more than someone who simply builds guitars. Grover dreams guitars. Conjures guitars. Grover becomes his guitars. Yes, this probably sounds fanciful, poetic, nostalgic and even a bit hyperbolic. Maybe I say these things because I’ve known this wood whisperer now for 35 years and I’m friends with him and though […]

Buzz: Frank Zappa Hologram Shows Coming in 2018

Buzz: Frank Zappa Hologram Shows Coming in 2018

If you’ve ever dreamed of catching the legendary Frank Zappa live in concert, and are willing to do so with a composite hologram of his likeness, you’re in luck. The Zappa Family Trust has teamed up with Eyellusion, the premier hologram production company of the music business, to do just that in 2018, it was […]

Feelin’ Stronger Every Day: Q&A with Founding Chicago Drummer Danny Seraphine

Feelin’ Stronger Every Day: Q&A with Founding Chicago Drummer Danny Seraphine

With over 130 million albums sold worldwide, Chicago became one of the world’s biggest rock and roll bands thanks to their signature horn-driven, jazz/rock sound. Throughout the ‘70s, Chicago were a hit-making machine, delivering radio friendly stalwarts like 25 or 6 to 4, Beginnings, Make Me Smile, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Just You […]

Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright, articulate and totally willing to immerse himself in the moment. That is, when he was sitting there with you his mind wasn’t somewhere else though […]

Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

As songwriter and guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger earned his rightful place in rock and roll history. Penning such timeless hits as Light my Fire, Touch Me, Love Me Two Times, and Love Her Madly, Krieger’s free-form jazz-flamenco inflected licks fueled the Dionysian darkness of the Doors’ musical milieu and helped transform the fledgling local […]

‘Elvis & Ginger’ (Interview with Ginger Alden)

‘Elvis & Ginger’ (Interview with Ginger Alden)

37 years after his death, Elvis Presley remains one of the most celebrated and beloved music icons and his appeal spans generations and continents. And while Elvis is known from Tibet to Tulsa and all points in between, very few people knew the private Elvis behind closed doors and inside Graceland. His closet confidantes were a fiercely […]

Christopher Cross: Still ‘Sailing’ (Interview)

Christopher Cross: Still ‘Sailing’ (Interview)

In 1981, you couldn’t turn your radio dial without landing on one of Christopher Cross’ innumerable hits. Consummately crafted, melodically intricate pop jewels marked by virtuoso musicianship and the artist’s unique voice, whether it was Sailing, Arthur’s Theme, Ride Like the Wind or All Right, this was Christopher Cross’ moment in time. Decades since he first broke through, the five-time […]