This week’s episode talks about Ron’s meeting with Elvis in Las Vegas. Col. Parker turned down the request for the meeting, so Ron tipped a head waiter to get him backstage to the King’s dressing room. The upshot of the story is – promo guys never give up. The Insane Darrell Wayne hosts.Read More
The history of KISS ARMY
KISS ARMY, the coolest band in the world. You know the name. They know your standards. Built on integrity and a never ending pursuit of perfection, it’s no wonder what after 18 years of relentless trial and error that Marc Shadows, Steve Clark, Bryan Angel and Rob Evans hold the number one spot as the worlds finest KISS tribute experience today. You better believe it. When it truly comes to recreating the original KISS concert experience of the 70’s in style, there can only be -one- KISS ARMY.
Armed and dangerous with identical makeup, outrageous outfits, classic instruments, top notch musicians and an uncanny character portrayal to boot, KISS ARMY RULES!
From rocking the hottest nightclubs to thrilling screaming fans by the masses at the world’s finest theme...Read More
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.
With a schedule that includes six months each year on the road, Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does...Read More
Motown’s first A&R man
William “Mickey” Stevenson showed up at Hitsville,a.k.a. Motown,for an audition one day with an official-looking briefcase and a big, easy grin. Sharply dressed, hip, fast-talking, Mickey was street, much more street than I was. I could see he was an Eastside graduate while I was still sort of that Westside boy at heart. I liked him a lot. Then he sang a song. I liked him less. “Your singing is okay,” I said, “But I just don’t need another singer right now. What I really need is an A&R director. Can you do that?” Motown Founder Berry Gordy from his book “To Be Loved.”]
Thus began the career of William “Mickey” Stevenson at legendary Motown Records. In his recently published self-penned book titled ‘Motown’s First A &R Man Presents The A &am...Read More
Bluebeard guitarist and business manager Vincent Bitetti, recently re-connected with Darrell Wayne to bring him up to date on what the band was up to. Although Darrell introduced the band at a few shows in the past few years (the band opened for Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat in 2009), they have a history that goes back to the late seventies – when Darrell was the Program Director at KROQ in Los Angeles.
Vincent Bitetti caught up with Darrell last year to get some friendly advice about a project he was working on called The Story Of Bluebeard. In 1979, Bluebeard was so popular in Southern California that they could sell out venues with up to . 5,000 seat capacity. They routinely sold out the Whisky A – Go – Go on weekends with double encores being the norm...Read More
In the late 1960’s Roger Earl and Lonesome Dave Peverett first toured America as members of the seminal British Blues band “Savoy Brown”. In 1971, wanting to give their music a more Rock ‘n Roll feel they enlisted lead/slide guitarist Rod Price & bassist Tony Stevens, formed a new band, “Foghat”, and the rest is part of Rock and Roll history.
Signed to Bearsville Records in 1971, the band recorded and began touring relentlessly for the next 14 years. Their hard work has thus far been rewarded with Eight Gold records, One Platinum record “Fool for the City” (1975), and one Double-Platinum record “Foghat Live” (1977). The “Fool for the City” album contained their trademark Top 40 hit song “Slow Ride” and cemented their place as one of the world’s top rock acts...Read More
Robby Armstrong still remembers it like it were yesterday. He was fourteen years old, and at his girlfriend’s home. Always having an interest in music, he reached for her father’s guitar. He picks up the story.
“When he caught me playing his guitar, he had that stare of death,” he recalls, noting you could cut the tension with a knife. “He looked at me and said ‘What are you doing?’ I said ‘I’m playing Bob Dylan, sir.’ He said ‘Playing Bob Dylan, huh? So after I played him one, he said ‘That’s pretty good. Play me another one.”
It proved to be a moment that Armstrong would never forget. With a few lines of Dylan’s 1974 classic “Tangled Up In Blue,” he had his respect...Read More
The Reverend Horton Heat is the stage name of American musician Jim Heath (born 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas) as well as the name of his Dallas, Texas-based psychobilly trio. Heath is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. One reviewer calls Heath the “godfather of modern rockabilly and psychobilly.”
The group originally formed in 1985, playing its first gigs in Dallas’s Deep Ellum neighborhood. Its current members are Jim “Reverend Horton” Heath on guitar and lead vocals, Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass, and Scott Churilla on drums. The band signed to Victory Records on November 27, 2012, and released their eleventh studio album, REV, on January 21, 2014.
Their sound is self-described as “country-fed punkabilly”...Read More
It’s early 1979, and the Pat Travers Band have just been introduced and subsequently recorded for what would become one of the slickest and hottest guitar-rock albums ever committed to vinyl. “Live! Go for What You Know” was a huge success on both sides of the pond, acclaimed by their musical peers, fans, and music critics alike. It was high-energy. It was electric. It was lightning in a bottle. The album, much like the Canadian musician himself, remains an influence for a whole generation of guitar slingers.
The band in question – Pat Travers, guitarist Pat Thrall, drummer Tommy Aldridge and bass player Peter “Mars” Cowling – were unarguably one of the most talented rock quartets ever to perform.
They were also responsible for a pair of bona fide studio classics – their ...Read More
A highly skilled producer, Norman has worked with such artists as the Ventures, Queen Ida, Robin Trower, and Savoy Brown. He served as executive producer of 20 Star Trek albums, including soundtracks to Generations and the Emmy award-winning Star Trek Voyager, and produced the soundtrack recordings of Mission: Impossible, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
The head of production for the GNP/Crescendo label, and son of label owner Gene Norman, Neil Norman has transformed his band. Neil Norman & His Cosmic Orchestra, into the world’s leading authorities on science fiction-insired music. Dressed in wild space-age clothing, the group, which features Norman on guitar and synthesizer, bassist J...Read More