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Interviews

Gerry Beckley of America – The Torchbearer of Memorable Soft Rock (INTERVIEW)

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Forty-six years is a long time to maintain a healthy working relationship with someone but Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell have done it happily. Forming America in London in the early 1970’s, the two young ...

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Stella Santana Takes Beat Soul Path on Debut LP ‘Selfish’ (INTERVIEW)

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She is the new voice of Beat Soul. Marinating silky vocals over a beat-dominating rhythm, Stella brings a higher pitch to the soothing tranquility than more traditional R&B-based singers. But her swing comes naturally, as ...

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Legendary Drummer Carmine Appice Shares Wild Rock & Sex Tales In New Memoir ‘Stick It!’ (INTERVIEW)

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You can always count on drummer Carmine Appice to tell it like it is. He doesn’t go down the frou-frou route with his stories of rock & roll rambunctiousness, groupies, gangsters, ill-fated marriages, a scary ...

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Quebec City Summer Festival: Home of The Shareable Wristband-Q & A With Programming Director Louis Bellavance (INTERVIEW)

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 For a full 11 days in July, downtown Québec City plays host to the biggest, most eclectic and hands down the greatest value festival in all of North America (11 Days for $75 USD)  This ...

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Dialogue With A Dreamer: Ray Lamontagne Takes a Cerebral Stance (INTERVIEW)

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The influence of producer Jim James is especially pronounced on Ouroboros, the sixth studio album of Ray Lamontagne’s ever spiraling career. A hodgepodge of tones, textures and ambient atmospherics, it comes across as a series ...

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Phil Campbell Takes The Temperance Movement To New Sonic & Artistic Levels (INTERVIEW)

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The last time we met up with The Temperance Movement, they were fresh off an opening gig for the Rolling Stones and prepping a new record, the follow-up to their 2013 self-titled debut. “The first ...

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Bun E. Carlos Drums Up More Tricks With ‘Greetings From Bunezuela!’ Debut Solo Album (INTERVIEW)

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His stage name aside, drummer Brad M. Carlson, AKA. Bun E. Carlos, is one of the more colorful characters in rock ‘n’ roll, as well as one of the best examples of why Cheap Trick’s ...

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Haiti’s Lakou Mizik Are Winning The Fight With ‘Wa Di Yo’ LP (INTERVIEW)

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Lakou Mizik may not sound familiar to U.S. ears, but the epic tragedy (2010 Haiti earthqauke) the band was formed in the wake of, will forever be recollected. Lakou Mizik is a diverse collection of musicians ...

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Damon Johnson Brings Powerful Electric Guitar To All Projects That Rock (INTERVIEW)

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If you attended an Alice Cooper concert between 2004 and 2011, there is a pretty good chance you saw Damon Johnson playing guitar in the band – barring a few years when Johnson left to ...

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Big Grams, Ice Cube, Mudcrutch Highlight 2016 Bunbury Music Festival (PHOTOS)

Sarah Barthel of Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram) performs at Bunbury Music Festival at Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Bunbury Music Festival, a 3-day, 4-stage music festival that took place June 3-5, 2016 at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove in Cincinnati, OH.  Acts on the 2016 bill included Ice Cube, Haim, X Ambassadors, Charles Bradley and more. ...

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