Interviews

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21
Oct
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RICHARD BLACK - The 2006 Shark Island Interview

Thu
12
Jun
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STEVE AUGERI - THE MELODICROCK 2009 INTERVIEW

 

Thu
12
Jun
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RICK SPRINGFIELD - THE VENUS IN OVERDRIVE INTERVIEW

 

Rick Springfield: Back In Overdrive

Rick Springfield doesn't rush his albums out, so when a new one arrives there is always an air of anticipation. With Venus In Overdrive, Rick steps back into the power pop domain he owned in the early 80s, while adding a strong contemporary twist that makes this material some of his most classic and most catchy in a long time.
I spoke with Rick a week or so back about the new album, the upcoming tribute album and what keeps him fit and ticking after all these years in the business.

Thu
12
Jun
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JIMI JAMISON & JIM PETERIK - 2008 INTERVIEW


 

 

Jimi Jamison: The Two Jim's Crossroad Moment

When Jim Peterik reunited with former Survivor buddy Jimi Jamison, high expectations were immediately raised. And a 15 track CD delivers some of 2008's best AOR moments, with Jimi sounding in fine voice and Jim Peterik providing some magic songs. Both Jim's talk about the creative process behind the album and what drove them back together again after all these years.

Thu
12
Jun
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WET - AN INTERVIEW WITH JEFF, ERIK AND ROBERT

 

 

W.E.T: The downpour has only just begun...

Time to talk to the mastermind's behind this year's classic debut album - W.E.T. Jeff Scott Soto, Erik Martensson and Robert Sall....

Thu
12
Jun
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DAVID HUFF - THE 2010 GIANT INTERVIEW

 

 

Giant: New Promises

Giant drummer David Huff celebrates the band's return - albeit in a new form. Time to get mometum up and continue that on he says. Let's hope so!

Hi David - so, you're ok to talk now?
Yeah! I'm good!

Thu
12
Jun
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KEVIN SHIRLEY: DISTORTION TO DEATH THREATS - LIFE IN A PRODUCER'S CHAIR

Kevin Shirley: Distortion To Death Threats - Life In A Producer's Chair

Mega-Producer/Mixer/Engineer Kevin Shirley talks direct from THE CAVE about working with some of rock's biggest legends and with acts famous for infighting.

 

Thu
12
Jun
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NEAL SCHON - THE MELODICROCK INTERVIEW (2011)

Neal Schon: Doing It His Way

Guitarist Neal Schon makes his claim for Guitar Hero status on the new Journey album Eclipse. I talked to Neal just prior to the band hitting the road in the USA for their 2011 Tour - Leg 1.

 

Hello Neal!
Andrew! How are you, buddy?

Thu
12
Jun
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ARNEL PINEDA - THE MELODICROCK INTERVIEW (2011)

Arnel Pineda: From Dusty Streets To Platinum Records

Journey's frontman came from extremely humble beginnings, but his dreams came true thanks to the Internet and a God given gift. Now he's everyman's hero. I talked to the softly spoken frontman during the band's European 2011 tour.

 

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STEVE PERRY - THE MELODICROCK INTERVIEW

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20
Mar
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RIK EMMETT - The MelodicRock Interview

 

Rik Emmett: No More Pink Elephants.

Andrew from MelodicRock.com Rik.
Hello Andrew.

A great pleasure to talk to you.
Well it's nice to talk to you too.

It's been too long. We did an email interview about many years ago or several years ago at least, but never a phone interview and I'm really pleased to touch base with you.
That's great, it's nice to talk to you too.

Sun
16
Mar
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Steve Lukather - The Ever Changing Times Interview

 

Steve Lukather: Here Lies Mr. Toto.

The self described road dog of melodic rock. Steve Lukather is one of my favorite people in this business and as has been the case with my previous interviews with the legendary guitarist - he once again lays it all bare, his heart on his sleeve.

Mr. Lukather! How are you?
I'm doin' OK, just one second here, I've just gotta fix one little thing.
OK. I'm feeding my dog right now.

Thu
13
Mar
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Herbie Herbert: One Man's Journey

Herbie Herbert is one of the music industries most colorful characters. For a period of time he was the #1 manager in the business, taking Journey – a band he put together with Neal Schon – to become a multi-Platinum selling stadium act.
And in taking the band to the stadiums, he also helped pioneer the way we watch bands in such settings. The video screens and high-tech productions that dominate tours today were developed by Herbie and the company he and Neal remain partners in – Nocturne – who are today behind tours by U2, Madonna, Metallica, Def Leppard and of course, Journey.
Herbie also broke Swedish hard rock act Europe in America, not to mention taking Mr. Big, Roxette and Steve Miller Band to more Platinum sales and sold out worldwide tours.
He is vocal in his opinions and calls it like he sees it, which doesn't always please some folks on the receiving end.

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