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Nikki Stringfield discusses her debut solo album "Apocrypha" and so much more!
Episode # 216 Nikki Stringfield, guitarist for The Iron Maidens and Heaven Below, new debut solo album "Apocrypha" is out. The album comes after the Harmonies For The Haunted EP from 2019. Merch bundles, CDs, shirts, posters, and more are available and vinyl will be soon! Tracklisting: “No Surrender” “The Spell” “Where The Demons Lie” “The Outsider” “Lunacy” “Save Me” “Kiss From A Rose” (Seal cover) “Flesh And Bones” “Wasting Away” “As Chaos Consumes” “Unite” Disclaimer - I do not own the songs used in this video. Nikki's Website: https://www.nikki-stringfield.com/ Heaven Below Website: https://www.heavenbelow.com/ The Iron Maidens Website: https://theironmaidens.com/ Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
41:51 26/10/23
Trevor Rabin discusses his new solo album "RIO" and more!
Episode # 215 - Trevor Rabin discusses his new solo album "RIO" and more! Trevor Rabin, the South African guitarist, singer, multi-musician, writer and producer, recently announced ‘Rio’, his first solo album of vocal material in 34 years, set for release in just a week’s time on the 6th October 2023 worldwide. Given that his previous vocal-led solo album, ‘Can’t Look Away’, was released in 1989 (2012’s ‘Jacaranda’ was all-instrumental), Rabin has kept us waiting for more than three decades for a follow-up. Trevor admits that there was pressure from all sides, including his own family, to have speeded up the process. However, the delay is excusable. Since leaving Yes following the ‘Talk’ album in 1994 and largely as a prequel to touring as part of ARW in 2016, the guitarist entered the time-consuming world of movie soundtracks. Not just any old movies, either. Trevor’s name appears as composer for such blockbusters as Con Air, Armageddon, Remember the Titans, Enemy Of The State, Deep Blue Sea, Glory Road, and Gone In 60 Seconds and both National Treasure movies, amongst many others. “Over the past ten years I was having ideas, concepts that I couldn’t implement due to my busy schedule,” he explains, adding: “To be honest, those years flew by in a flurry. I knew that this was the time, and once I found my momentum I worked on the album 24/7.” The process proved a labour of love and as with his first and second solo records, ‘Trevor Rabin’ and ‘Face To Face’ (from 1977 and ’79 respectively), Rabin handled just about all of the instruments himself. Stylistically, ‘Rio’– is tough to categorise. Besides guitar-driven rock-meets-pop, ‘Goodbye’ is Country & Western with an edgy drive, while ‘Tumbleweed’ begins in a burst of harmonies. No wonder its working title was ‘The Demographic Nightmare’. “I wanted to get into many different areas,” Rabin states. “Of course there are ‘prog things’, but overall there are a lot of styles going on.” As mentioned, Trevor plays the majority of the instruments on the record. However, on drums for a number of tracks is Lou Molino, while Trevor also contributes some drums and percussion. Vinnie Colaiuta provides drums on ‘Push’, and Rabin’s son Ryan Rabin helped out with some of the most important percussive arrangements. Along the way Trevor also drafted in a couple of friends, Dante Marchi and Liz Constantine, to sing back up on two songs, as well as Charlie Bisharat on violin.
14:36 12/10/23
Damon Johnson talks 30th Anniversary Tour of Brother Cane, 2 New Songs, Skynyrd and much more!
Episode # 214 Damon Johnson talks 30th Anniversary Tour of Brother Cane, 2 New Songs, Skynyrd and much more! **Disclaimer - I do not own the music used in this video** Go an purchase the bundle - Reissue of Brother Cane's debut album and catch Damon on tour! https://brothercane.com/ https://www.damonjohnson.com/ (Nashville, TN) - July 12, 2023 - BROTHER CANE is set to make a triumphant return commemorating their 30th Anniversary. A U.S. celebration tour is set to begin October 26 in Woodstock, GA continuing through December 2nd in Memphis, TN. More dates are expected to be announced soon, see below for the initial itinerary and full details. In addition, their 1993 self-titled debut album, a timeless classic, will be reissued on October 20, 2023, and offered on vinyl for the first time igniting a wave of nostalgia and excitement among fans. Adding to the anticipation of this re-release, the band went back into the studio with longtime collaborator and multi-platinum producer Marti Frederiksen and recorded two brand new songs. “Blinded By the Sun” and “Are You In There Anymore,” are set to be released as a special 7” vinyl simultaneously. As founding member Damon Johnson explains of reuniting, “It was our manager, Kevin, who suggested we do this now after hearing from fans at my other shows who kept asking ‘when is Brother Cane coming back?’ After Glenn and I had loosely talked over the years of playing music together again, we all felt the time was right for us now.” Co-founding member, Glenn Maxey echoes the same sentiment, “Seldom does a person get the chance to relive a dream that they pursued in their twenties. It’s hard to put into words. I’m just extremely grateful for the chance to play great music with great friends at this time in my life. Let’s go!” As they hit the stage once again, fans can anticipate the live renditions of the band’s chart-topping favorites (“Got No Shame”, “And Fools Shine On”, “I Lie In The Bed I Make” and more), each performance capturing the energy and essence of Brother Cane's signature sound while reigniting the passion that made them favorites of their generation. This highly anticipated reunion tour promises to deliver an unforgettable experience, as they take audiences on a nostalgic journey through their extensive catalog while also introducing some exciting new material. Brother Cane's resurgence serves as a testament to the enduring power of their music. At the heart of Brother Cane's long-awaited reunion are its founding members, Johnson (lead vocals, guitar) and Maxey (bass) who originally formed the band in 1991 in their hometown of Birmingham, AL. Johnson's distinctive guitar skills, vocals, and captivating stage presence, combined with Maxey's solid bass lines and rhythmic foundation, formed the core of the band's signature sound. Brother Cane found immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut album which delivered three singles: “Got No Shame”, “That Don’t Satisfy Me,” and “Hard Act to Follow” with “Got No Shame” reaching #1 on the Mainstream Rock charts earning the band U.S. tours with Aerosmith, Robert Plant and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The reunion of these talented and road tested musicians brings an added sense of authenticity and excitement to the tour. The chemistry between Damon and Glenn has stood the test of time, as their musical connection effortlessly translates into electrifying live performances. With their reunion, fans can expect a renewed energy and a deep sense of camaraderie on stage, as the founding members of Brother Cane join forces once again to captivate audiences with their raw talent and unwavering passion for their craft. Joining the duo for this reunion are longtime friends and fellow bandmates Jarred Pope (drums/Tom Keifer Band), Buck Johnson (keys/Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires), and Tony Higbee (guitar/Tom Keifer Band). Brother Cane Reunion Tour w/ Jared James Nichols and Cage Wills supporting (except where noted) October 26 - Madlife Music Stage, Woodstock, GA * October 27 - Mars Music Hall, Huntsville, AL * November 1 - The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA November 2 - Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, MD November 3 - Tally Ho, Leesburg, VA November 4 - Mickey’s Black Box, Lititz, PA November 5 - Sony Hall, New York, NY November 7 - The Winchester, Cleveland, OH November 8 - Madison Live, Cincinnati, OH November 9 - Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, IL November 10 - King of Clubs, Columbus, OH ** November 11 - Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, Warrendale, PA ** November 12 - Dunellen Theater, Dunellen, NJ November 15 - Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee, WI November 16 - Castle Theater, Bloomington, IL November 17 - The Token Lounge, Westland, MI ** November 18 - Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL ** November 29 - The Concourse, Knoxville, TN November 30 - Barrelhouse Ballroom, Chattanooga, TN December 1 - Exit IN, Nashville, TN December 2 - Minglewood, Hall, Memphis, TN *Brother Cane only ** Plus Orianthi Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube.
30:13 22/09/23
Guitarist Dave Fowler - The Australian Pink Floyd Show promotes 9/21/23 show at The Capital Theatre.
Episode # 213 Guitarist Dave Fowler - The Australian Pink Floyd Show promotes 9/21/23 show at The Capital Theatre. **TICKET GIVEAWAY** Follow instructions on this episode to be entered to win!! Since their beginning in 1988, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is arguably the ultimate and most authentic Pink Floyd tribute band in the world. Their incredible live shows celebrate Pink Floyd’s music at the highest level possible and are intensely theatrical with mind-blowing production and unsurpassed sound. They are true to the vision and sound of the legendary Pink Floyd in every way. TAPFS are so authentic to the vision of the original Pink Floyd that Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour asked them to perform at his 50th birthday party and, along with various other members of the real Floyd, has voiced his support over the years for TAPFS. Various Floyd members have even joined TAPFS onstage. After celebrating 35-plus years of playing Pink Floyd music around the world, The Australian Pink Floyd Show returns with a new tour for 2023, beginning the next chapter in their incredible story. The band will be introducing a new tour in 2023. The Dark Side of the Moon Tour will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album and bring to the stage the songs that mean so much to Pink Floyd fans all over the world. State of the art lighting and video, pinpoint lasers, gargantuan inflatables, and flawless live sound that was the benchmark of Pink Floyd shows, TAPFS guarantees to deliver a memorable live experience. Originally released in March 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon is among the most critically acclaimed records in history, has been certified 14 times Platinum in the UK, and spent 962 weeks in the Billboard Top 100. It is Pink Floyd’s most successful album, and one of the bestselling albums of all time. TAPFS will feature The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety along with a selection of Pink Floyd’s iconic tracks. Replicating music from every phase of Pink Floyd’s journey, this tour reinforces TAPFS’s dedication to the heritage of Barrett, Waters, Gilmour, Wright & Mason with a show that pays sincere and genuine tribute to those legendary Pink Floyd productions.
21:15 19/09/23
Art Alexakis of Everclear - New Live Album, 2 New tracks, 30th Anniversary tour and more!
Episode # 212 - Art Alexakis of Everclear - New Live Album, 2 New tracks, 30th Anniversary tour and more! The band also has a new album coming out on September 8 on Sunset Blvd. Recordsentitled Live at the Whisky A Go Go. It’s a celebration of the band’s 30-plus year history and features live versions of the band’s signature songs including Santa Monica and Heroin Girl, amongst others, along with two new tracks. The first single, Sing Away, will also be released on September 8. Everclear formed in Portland, Oregon, in 1991. The band was formed by Los Angeles native Alexakis, the band's lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist; and for most of the band's height of popularity, consisted of Craig Montoya on bass guitar and Greg Eklund on drums. After the limited release of their independently released debut album, World of Noise, the band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records: Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile, which were all certified platinum in sales. However, the following two albums Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude and Slow Motion Daydream, were not as well received, and as sales suffered, Montoya and Eklund left the band shortly after in 2003. After a brief stint of solo performances, Alexakis decided to push forward with the Everclear name, finding new musicians to perform with and releasing two more albums, Welcome to the Drama Club and Invisible Stars. In 2012, Alexakis started a 1990s nostalgia tour, named the Summerland Tour, which occurs every summer with Everclear and other 1990s alternative rock bands. In April 2015, the band released a ninth studio album, entitled Black is the New Black. Alexakis suffered through a troubled youth, beginning with his father walking out when Alexakis was a child. Financial hardships pushed his family into the slums of Los Angeles, where Alexakis became a heavy drug user. Eventually, Alexakis suffered a near-fatal cocaine overdose, which finally pushed him to clean up. Seeking a change of location, Alexakis and his girlfriend moved to her hometown, Portland, Oregon. There, he placed an ad in local music weekly The Rocket, which earned two responses: bass player Craig Montoya and drummer Scott Cuthbert. The name Everclear was chosen as a reference to the infamous grain alcohol. The new band began recording in a friend's basement. The sessions culminated in two releases: the Nervous & Weird EP and the band's first full-length release World of Noise, both released by Portland's Tim/Kerr Records in 1993. The band signed with Capitol Records in 1994. Just before their signing, Everclear parted ways with drummer Cuthbert, citing personality conflicts, and brought in drummer Greg Eklund. In May 1995, the band released their first album for the label, Sparkle and Fade. The album's first single, "Heroin Girl", received some modest airplay via MTV's 120 Minutes, but was generally missed by the mainstream. However, near the end of 1995, the second single "Santa Monica" found a strong audience via the burgeoning alternative radio format, which eventually carried over to mainstream success. The album subsequently was certified platinum. The band’s second album, So Much for the Afterglow, was released in October 1997. The first two singles from the album, "Everything to Everyone" and "I Will Buy You a New Life", performed modestly, but helped to begin a slow build for the album, while "Local God" was featured in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet in 1996 as well as on the soundtrack. Following an extensive tour of the United States with Marcy Playground and Fastball, the band released Afterglow's third single, "Father of Mine.” The song catapulted the album and the band to mainstream success. So Much for the Afterglow provided the band their only Grammy Award nomination to date, a Best Rock Instrumental nod in 1998 for "El Distorto de Melodica.” Later that year, the band won Billboard's Modern Rock Band of the Year Award. Though Afterglown charted no higher than No. 33 on the Billboard album chart, the album reached double-platinum status at the end of the year. A double-barreled concept effort appeared in 2000 with the poppy Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How to Smile surfacing in early fall and the harder-rocking Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude appearing a few months later. Both records produced several charting singles, with the AM radio pop of "Wonderful" finding the most success. Everclear returned with the more straightforward Slow Motion Daydream in 2003 before the aptly titled greatest-hits compilation Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004 appeared in October 2004. By then off the Capitol roster and back in the indie world, the newly minted Everclear, with Alexakis the only remaining original member, released Welcome to the Drama Club in September 2006. Spearheaded by the single "Hater," Drama Club cracked the Billboard Top 200 and hit number 11 on the Top Independent Albums chart. Released in 2008, The Vegas Years was a set of covers; 2009's In a Different Light, an album of acoustic reinterpretations of the group's songs, turned the tables. Two years later, Everclear continued to look backward, cutting a bunch of new versions of their hits -- along with a few covers -- on the album Return to Santa Monica. Their first album of new material in six years, Invisible Stars, arrived in in the summer of 2012; it peaked at 119 on the Billboard charts. Three years later, the group returned with the heavier Black Is the New Black, released on The End Records. A live album was recorded at the Whisky a Go Go on December 1, 2022, commemorating the band's 30th anniversary, although no release has been announced. Everclear’s music has been described under multiple genres, predominantly alternative rock, and power pop, but also post-grunge, grunge-punk, grunge, and pop rock.
23:01 17/09/23
Tony Covino & Mike Mostert - In Theory - New Single "Stain On My Soul" # 3 Classic Rock Chart & more!
Episode # 211 Tony Covino & Mike Mostert - In Theory - New Single "Stain On My Soul" # 3 Classic Rock Chart & more! IN THEORY is a Muscle Shoals-style Led Zeppelin. A swampy gritty version of Soundgarden, all laced with powerhouse hard-rock vocals and an attitude that screams rock n roll. With In Theory you get a new style and sound unto itself that captures you in a way that leaves you wanting much more. IN THEORY is bringing something exciting to the table for listeners to engage with. As a band they are not typical or easy to put in a box, they are unique and diverse. Combining the musical ingredients from their pasts, In Theory is a band to easily get excited about. Over the years they have worked with many of the top musicians in the world from Victor Wooten, Vinnie Appice, Rob Morgenstein, Jared James Nichols and more. IN THEORY is currently working with famed director Juan Ibanez on a new music video and music that will release in the summer of 2023. Guitarist and producer Mike Mostert, has a captivating style with a powerful approach to IN THEORY's music and live performances. A former EMI signed artist, Mike has taken a new approach to music, combining the styles and influences of a lifetime to create a sound that generates excitement. Mostert combines a wide variety of instruments and tunings when constructing IN THEORY's music. Mike produces a sound where Muscle Shoals meet Los Angeles and together creates 100% pure rock. Mike has been a musician, songwriter and producer for years and has worked with top tier players such as Victor Wooten, Vinnie Appice, Jared James Nichols and Johnny Hiland. There is no mistaking Tony Covino's vocal ability. His vocal presence is explosive and undeniably next level. Also a former EMI recording artist, Tony has carved out an impressive career. With a somber despair and resounding rage reminiscent of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Covino’s strong vocals and reflective lyrics pull listeners in. Covino’s emotion-laden voice and thought provoking lyrics result in a sound that is a high energy journey through a dark and moody landscape. As the front man for IN THEORY, Covino proves he's an artistic force to be reckoned with. Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
51:20 17/08/23
Glenn Hughes 2023 Tour, 50th Anniversary of "BURN," BCC New Album, Subscriber Questions and more!
Glenn Hughes, the former bassist, and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce an evening celebrating music from BURN and other classic hits from Deep Purple’s rich back catalog – during a tour that will mostly see him co-headlining with guitar great Yngwie Malmsteen. Billed as “Glenn Hughes Performs The 50th Anniversary of Deep Purple’s BURN Live”, Hughes will perform classic hits from the legendary album, and the addition of Deep Purple MKIII and MKIV songs. Glenn’s band will feature Soren Andersen (guitar), Ash Sheehan (drums) and Ed Roth (keyboards). 'It was 50 years ago, in the summer of 1973, that the BURN album by Deep Purple was written at Clearwell castle in Gloucestershire UK,” reminisces Hughes. “It was recorded in October in Montreux, Switzerland.” Continues Hughes, “We all became one in this centuries old castle in the UK countryside, it felt like Deep were a new band, with David (Coverdale) and I as new members, we couldn’t wait to start working on new song. The atmosphere was electric, in such amazing surroundings.” “All the songs on Burn were written in the crypt/dungeon, underneath the great hall. We worked on a new song every day, and we were in the flow. Musically we would play, and work out ideas, and David and I would come up with vocal melodies that would later have lyrics. I remember it like it was yesterday.” “As you could imagine, Ritchie Blackmore was in full prankster mode, Jon had warned me, and he rigged my room one night with a speaker that was hidden, and had ghostly voices delivered to my bedside.” “The title track was the last song to be written. We came back from the pub, and went down into the crypt, and magic happened.” Concludes Hughes, “It’s time to celebrate BURN, and I’m really looking forward to seeing you!” GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC HITS FROM THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEEP PURPLE’S LEGENDARY “BURN” ALBUM AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2023 US TOUR WITH YNGWIE MALMSTEEN (unless otherwise noted): 08.16.23 LANDIS THEATER VINELAND, NJ*** (GLENN HUGHES ONLY) 08.18.23 STRAND THEATER HUDSON FALLS, NY 08.19.23 THE CHANCE POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 08.22.23 THE PALLADIUM TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK, NEW YORK 08.23.23 THE PARAMOUNT HUNTINGTON, NY 08.25.23 THE KING OF CLUBS COLUMBUS, OH 08.26.23 ARCADA THEATER ST. CHARLES, IL 08.28.23 GRANADA THEATER DALLAS, TX***(GLENN HUGHES ONLY) 08.30.23 HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS, LA 09.01.23 HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON, TX 09.02.23 TOBIN CENTER SAN ANTONIO, TX 09.04.23 MARQUEE TEMPE, AZ 09.06.23 HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO, CA 09.08.23 SABAN THEATER BEVERLY HILLS, CA 09.09.23 PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OXNARD, CA 09.11.23 HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM, CA 09.13.23 ORIENTAL THEATER DENVER, CO 09.15.23 EMERALD THEATER MT. CLEMENS, MI 09.16.23 BLUE NOTE HARRISON, OH***(GLENN HUGHES ONLY) 09.19.23 THE PALLADIUM WORCESTER, MA 09.20.23 JERGELS WARRENDALE, PA***(GLENN HUGHES ONLY) 09.22.23 PARKER PLAYHOUSE FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 09.23.23 CAPITOL THEATER CLEARWATER, FL DEEP PURPLE – THE STORY BEHIND “BURN” Burn is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Deep Purple, written and recorded in 1973, and released in February 1974, the album was the first to feature then-unknown David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes, from Trapeze, on bass and vocals. The album was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland, in November 1973, with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. With the addition of David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, Purple's hard rock sound became more boogie-oriented, incorporating elements of soul and funk, which would become much more prominent on the follow-up album, Stormbringer. Burn hit #3 on the UK Albums Chart, #9 on the US Billboard 200, and #1 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Norway. In 2004 Burn was remastered and released with bonus tracks. Coronarias Redig was recorded during the Burn recording sessions, used only as a B-side for the Might Just Take Your Life single in 1974. It appears as a bonus track (in remixed form) on the anniversary edition re-release. The 2004 remix version of Burn was later used in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. In 2005 an unauthorized documentary about the album was produced as part of "The Ultimate Critical Review" series. It featured brand new interview with the original Deep Purple Mk III bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes. Lead single Might Just Take Your Life, released 4 March, was Deep Purple's first UK single in two years. The phenomenal title track started things off at full throttle, actually challenging the seminal Highway Star for the honor of best opener to any Deep Purple album, while showcasing the always impressive drumming of Ian Paice. The fantastic slow-boiling blues of Mistreated's greatness qualifies it for the highest echelons of hard rock achievement, and therefore ranks as an essential item in the discography of any self-respecting music fan. GLENN HUGHES – BIOGRAPHY Glenn Hughes is an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the MK 3 line up of Deep Purple. He spent the formative years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group and performed on the classic albums Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974) and Come Taste The Band (1975). The vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer. The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. In 1973, Hughes joined Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale. Since 1992, Hughes has toured extensively in Europe, Japan, and South America in support of solo albums. He’s recorded four studio albums with the multi-award-winning supergroup Black Country Communion featuring guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham. In 2016 he released his critically acclaimed solo album Resonate featuring the rock radio hit “Heavy”, and in 2017 he released Black Country Communion’s fourth studio album “BCCIV” to ecstatic reviews. In 2019, Glenn joined the Dead Daises as their lead singer and bass guitarist, recorded two albums, Holy Ground (2021) and Radiance (2022) and toured the world. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: https://www.glennhughes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/glennhughesonline https://twitter.com/glenn_hughes https://www.instagram.com/GlennHughesOnline/
24:11 15/08/23
Savoy Brown's Drummer Garnet Grimm talks New Album "Blues All Around" and shares stories of Blues Legend Kim Simmonds
Episode # 209 Savoy Brown is proud and excited to have released its new album, Blues All Around, worldwide on Quarto Records, on February 17. The release of the new album is especially poignant in that it comes after the December 13 passing from cancer of band founder and sole constant Savoy Brown member guitarist/lead vocalist Kim Simmonds. Simmonds is considered one of music’s premier blues/blues rock guitarists and songwriters and is also discussed as one of the architects of the 1960’s British blues scene in London. Simmonds, an early pioneer of the British blues movement and a passionate proponent of the blues, lost his hard-fought battle with cancer just a week after turning 75. Blues All Around follows Savoy Brown’s critically acclaimed 2022 album, Ain’t Done Yet, and is lovingly dedicated to the band’s families, friends, and Savoy Brown fans everywhere
29:27 08/08/23
Lead Vocalist/Bassist Chris McLernon talks New Band Kinell, New Music/Videos, Thin Lizzy, and more!
Episode # 208 Lead Vocalist/Bassist Chris McLernon talks New Band Kinell, New Music/Videos, Thin Lizzy, and more! Kinell formed as a challenge: Can you write and record original songs in the spirit and style of a band you love and still create something new? Saigon Kick bassist Chris McLernon and Action City Blackout guitarist Collin DeBruhl wanted to find out, starting with Thin Lizzy, Irish-born rockers who rumbled through the ‘70s and ‘80s on a mix of catchy songs and raffish charm that resonated on both sides of the Atlantic and influenced countless musicians. After demoing a handful of tracks, McLernon and DeBruhl had the makings of a forward-looking sound that built on classic trademarks: twinned guitars, rock ’n’ roll bravado, irresistible hooks and a poet’s ear for lyrics and mood. They had a name, Kinell, a shortened version of an expression you’ve probably uttered yourself in moments of amazement or annoyance. Seeking to fill out the rhythm section, Kinell enlisted a revolving quartet of phenomenal drummers: Barry Kerch (Shinedown), Ricky Sanders (Saigon Kick, STA), Eric Rickert (Souls Harbor, Skin Tight) and Marc Danzeisen (Riverdogs, Little Caesar), playing as only they could and collectively giving the songs punch and swing. The result is Kinell’s energized and outgoing debut, “Crash. Burn. Rebirth.” Produced by McLernon and mixed by multiplatinum producer Eric Bass, “Crash. Burn. Rebirth.” celebrates the past without being trapped by it. --------- Chris McLernon - bass, guitars, lead vocals Collin DeBruhl - guitar, vocals Barry Kerch - drums on Take It All, What Have I Done, Kingpin Marc Danzeisen - drums on What Might Have Been, That’s The Way Thing Are, Forever After, Easy Come and Easy Go Rick Sanders - drums on Spatial Survival, Take Me Home Eric Rickert - drums on Say Goodbye Additional riot vocals - Ron Redick, Amy Haines, Laura Vanadore, Jack Hunter, Emily Richards Produced by Chris McLernon Mixed by Eric Bass Additional engineering by Rick Sanders, Eric Rickert, Barry Kerch and Marc Danzeisen Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound Artwork by Robert Merrick All songs ASCAP 2021
46:59 27/07/23
Logan Tabor of alltheprettythings on their New Single "I Want You Back" and so much more!
Episode # 207 Logan Tabor of alltheprettythings on their New Single "I Want You Back" and so much more! Wilmington, NC - [July 12,2023] Wilmington-based band alltheprettythings is set to make waves once again with their latest release, "I Want You Back." The eagerly awaited single showcases the band's signature blend of post-hardcore, emo and alternative rock, captivating listeners with its infectious hooks and emotionally charged lyrics. In an exciting development, alltheprettythings also is proud to announce the addition of Will Sowers, the original bassist of EMAROSA, to their lineup! “A very solid, straightforward rock sound with melody and hints of each band members musical past. This is one of Substream’s bands to watch this year!” – Jason McMahon (Substream) Following the success of their debut single, "Teenage Lines," which garnered over 134,500 streams and earned placement on 64 Spotify playlists, alltheprettythings has been steadily gaining recognition for their dynamic sound. With "I Want You Back," the band delivers an anthemic track that truly showcases their growth as musicians and songwriters. Lead vocalist Logan Tabor, guitarists Worth Weaver and Tristan Matthew, and drummer Jeremy Bryan demonstrate their exceptional chemistry and musicianship, creating a sound that draws inspiration from both newer emo and hard rock-leaning groups like Palaye Royale, as well as older acts such as 30 Seconds to Mars and Saosin. “The production quality of this project is top tier. Kind of takes me back to the pop punk days, but better.” – Trevor Tyson (Trevor Talks) Adding to the excitement, alltheprettythings is thrilled to welcome Will Sowers as their new bassist. Sowers, a seasoned musician known for his work as the original bassist of EMAROSA, and a touring bassist for CIVIL TWILIGHT brings a wealth of experience and talent to the band. His addition further solidifies alltheprettythings' powerful lineup, as they continue to evolve and push the boundaries of their genre. “I am really excited to join this group of like-minded musicians. I have always wanted to create freely with the only through-line being everything sounding as pretty as possible. Not only is this going to be successful, it is going to be a lot of fun,” says Sowers. "We are incredibly excited to release 'I Want You Back' and to have Will Sowers join us on this journey," says guitarist, Tristan Matthew. "This song represents a new chapter for alltheprettythings, and we can't wait to share it with our fans. We're thrilled to have Will's energy and skill contribute to our sound, and we believe this collaboration will take our music to new heights." “alltheprettythings have made the emo song of the summer.” – Ashley Oken (A Million Emo Thoughts) "I Want You Back" is a testament to alltheprettythings' ability to create emotionally charged music that resonates with audiences. The band's dedication to crafting heartfelt lyrics, memorable melodies, and dynamic instrumentals has gained them a loyal and rapidly growing fanbase. With their combined experience, unique sound, and an ever-expanding musical vision, alltheprettythings is poised to make a significant impact on the alternative rock and post-hardcore scene. They are currently working on their highly anticipated debut album, with more exciting releases and performances on the horizon. "I Want You Back" will be available on all major streaming platforms on 7/12/2023. Follow @alltheprettythingsband on social media for updates and stay tuned for more news from this rising band! Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
34:58 25/07/23
Rocker Mitch Malloy releases New Solo Album "The Last Song," his time in Van Halen and much more!
Episode # 206 Rocker Mitch Malloy releases New Solo Album "The Last Song," his time in Van Halen and much more! MITCH MALLOY RETURNS WITH NEW SOLO ALBUM, ‘THE LAST SONG’ FROM SING MARKET Mitch Malloy continues to rock the night away burning the midnight oil! After several years as the frontman for the iconic rock band Great White, Mitch returned to the studio writing and recording his new album, ‘THE LAST SONG.’ The album will launch with an exclusive, limited release collector’s edition vinyl through a partnership with SING. Pre-sales for the vinyl release will go on sale May 3, 2023. An international release will follow in June. Once again, Mitch is undertaking an album solely by himself from start to finish – song writing, producing, instruments, mixing and mastering. Mitch reveals, “For this record, I have really taken my time. In the past, I’ve usually been on deadlines. With this album, there was so much material in my head from a few years of not having a true creative outlet, so it was a lot to process. I’m thankful that I have been in a position to not rush my creativity. I’ve been tucked away in my Zen zone writing and recording... and amassing lots of new gear! Ha!” ‘THE LAST SONG’ DELUXE PACKAGE will be released worldwide first on SING Market as a limited edition collectible 180 gram signed and numbered white vinyl record. This special vinyl bundle includes a signed CD, large poster, 8" X 10" photo, and more. All of this is attached to a limited, numbered and registered digital collectable bundle packed with behind-the-scenes videos, acoustic videos, a rare handwritten lyric sheet, and a Golden Ticket contest to win a private zoom concert where you hang with Mitch! After this very limited vinyl - digital collectable VIP bundle is gone - it’s gone! Follow this link to purchase: https://market.singidea.com/market/asset/2abdeae1-ddbf-4d97-bd7a-8d345422ec0a/ Unboxing video here: https://vimeo.com/823080034?share=copy/ In addition to being an artist, Mitch is no stranger to the studio, and has worked with a variety of artists, labels, and brands from Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins, Craig Morgan, and Sony Music NY, to singer/songwriters Victoria Show, Gary Burr and Billy Falcon, and even voiceover work for Outdoor Channel, Field & Stream and many more. Mitch has even been the voice for Starburst candy! Mitch is also an award-winning songwriter, and has written with legendary songwriters like Jim Weatherly, Richard Lee, Mike Reid, Desmond Child, Dennis Morgan, Victoria Shaw and Gray Burr. He’s been signed to publishing deals with Warner Chappell and Chrysalis Music, but later launched his own publishing company to control his copyrights. Mitch loves the craft of songwriting... telling a story and resonating with his audience. "Songs are so powerful... it's amazing just how much a song can impact a person's life," says Malloy. “Once again, life has delivered a lot of new material... from losing family members, to moving to the beach, to having a teenager. There’s definitely no shortage of inspiration!” Mitch’s tenure as an artist has spanned several decades beginning as a regular on the New York music scene in the 80s. Mitch soon garnered a major recording deal with RCA/BMG Worldwide, and achieved success on the pop and rock charts, landed a coveted spot on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has toured globally. Mitch's voice has been highly sought after as a frontman for legendary acts as well as a guest vocalist on other artists' projects. In the mid-90s, Mitch was asked to replace Sammy Hagar as lead singer for Van Halen. But after spending time and recording with the band he declined. “When the band appeared on the MTV Music Awards with Dave [David Lee Roth], the fans expected his return – I expected his return. I felt as cool as the opportunity was, it just wasn’t the right time,” said Malloy. Lastly, if you miss out on the SING Market bundles, ‘THE LAST SONG’ CD (alone) will be available in the US on Malloy’s label, Godsend Records, and internationally by Cargo Records based in the UK. Mitch looks forward to getting back out on the road and connecting with his fans in person. So, will this be the last song? According to Mitch, “Give it a listen, and you tell me!” “My hope with ‘The Last Song’ record is that when listening you will experience some of the experiences and feelings and emotions I had while making it. If that happens then the world is a better place through music. And as always, I gave it everything I had. Crank it and enjoy!” https://www.youtube.com/@mitchmalloy3468/ https://www.facebook.com/MitchMalloyMusic/ https://www.mitchmalloy.com/ https://twitter.com/mitchmalloy/ https://www.instagram.com/malloymitch/ singmarket.com/ Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
41:51 20/07/23
38 Special's Don Barnes and band perform Sat. nite at the Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival in NJ.
38 Special's Don Barnes and band perform Saturday night at the 13th Annual Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta New Jersey. Festival is from June 23-25, 2023. Festival Link: https://www.rockribsandridges.com/festival-info-2023/ Talking Points: Don and I discuss the band's approaching the 50th Anniversary mark next year. Having 2 Drummers in the band. Drummer Jack Grodlin becoming a missionary. Thunderclap in "Chain Lightning" Don talks songwriting with Jim Peterik and about the hits "Hold On Loosely" & "Caught Up In You." M.I.G. Music announces the release of 38 Special - Live at Rockpalast 1981 - CD/DVD set and on digital streaming services officially out on Friday, June 30th. **Pre-Order Link: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/M-I-G--Music-To-Release-38-Special---Live-at-Rockpalast-1981-.html?soid=1104306401327&aid=Q5mzJP8uRfw/ 38 Special: Don Barnes - Lead Vocalist, Guitarist Bobby Capps - Keyboardist and vocals Gary Moffatt - Drums Barry Dunaway - Bassist Jerry Riggs - Lead Guitarist https://38special.com/ Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
23:03 18/07/23
Rockers Ryan Jones & Eric Fraser of Corvus Lore - 3rd single - "Blind & Broken," and much more!
Episode # 204 Rockers Ryan Jones & Eric Fraser of Corvus Lore discuss their 3rd single "Blind & Broken" from their soon to be officially released album titled "Lucida" and so much more. Since Corvus Lore's inception in 2015, their goal has been to write music that is memorable, inspiring, and possesses the perfect blend of the various styles of rock music that they grew up on — keeping original rock music alive today. And people in the music industry are taking note. SoundwavesTV has referred to Corvus Lore as the Bay Area's buzz-worthy band in 2023. Internet show host Chris Akin recently published his interview with the band stating, "Why Corvus Lore is the NEXT Velvet Revolver!" Inspiring and eye-catching videos such as "Boxing Ballerina" have won "Best Music Video" category at the 2022 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival. And their momentum keeps building — having shared the stage with notable rock legends like Tesla, Richie Kotzen, and Dizzy Reed from Guns n Roses, and Eric Martin. They have also made TV appearances on the KBFX morning show. Their sophomore album, 'Lucida,' scheduled to be release in July 2023 on Valley of Fire Records, contains nine new songs that will take you on a ride and make you want to set the needle back again and again. Keep an eye out for their upcoming shows in 2023. Corvus Lore: Ryan Jones - Vocals, Guitar Eric Fraser - Lead Guitar Mike Oneto - Bass, Vocals Joe Cloutier - Drums Website: https://corvuslore.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/corvuslore Instagram: www.instagram.com/corvuslore Corvus Lore - New Album "Lucida" official release date on Saturday, July 8, 2023 - Valley of Fire Records. Release Party!! 3rd Single / Video "Blind & Broken" Watch the complete video and subscribe • Corvus Lore "Blin... Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
44:30 13/07/23
Joel Hoekstra talks New Album "Crash Of Life," New Singer Girish Pradhan, Whitesnake and much more!
Multi-talented virtuoso JOEL HOEKSTRA (Whitesnake, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Revolution Saints) leads an all-star ensemble, again, on his solo project’s third album, ‘Crash of Life’, casting Girish Pradhan (Girish & The Chronicles) on lead vocals this time around. Filling out the roster is bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, The Firm), drummer Vinny Appice (Last In Line, ex-Dio, Black Sabbath), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian(Sons Of Apollo, Black Country Communion). Creating hard rock soaked in 80’s atmosphere, the talented musicians of JOEL HOEKSTRA’S 13 have really hit a nice stride producing crystal perfect AOR flavor sure to please old fans who “knew them when” and newer, younger fans who crave that classic sound. HOEKSTRA, once again overseeing the entire creative process from songwriting to production, obviously also has a knack for surrounding himself with incredible talent. Joel Hoekstra talks New Album "Crash Of Life," New Singer Girish Pradhan, Whitesnake and much more! New Joel Hoekstra's 13 Album - "Crash Of Life" - release date Friday, June 16, 2023 - Frontier Music Srl New Single "Torn Into Lies" Watch complete video and subscribe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT0Fbfe6UM0 https://www.joelhoekstra.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JoelHoekstra13 https://www.instagram.com/joelhoekstra13/ https://twitter.com/joelhoekstra13 BUY NOW / Pre-Order / Pre-Save at Frontiers Music Srl https://www.frontiers.it/ Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
33:17 11/07/23
Singer Songwriter Sarah Moon releases debut album "Cut & Run" and talks music, songwriting and more!
Episode # 202 “I want to take it (my music career) as far as I can”, says singer Sarah Moon. Charismatic, riveting, and commanding are a just a few terms that describe what she brings as singer and performer. While paying respectful homage to a few of her influences including Etta James, Chris Cornell, classic rock and old school blues, her voice and style with hints of classic rock are all her own and she drives home point all the way home on her new record, "Cut & Run". Growing up in a household where her parents worked in live music production, music has always been, in some form or fashion, a big part of what Sarah is about. Call it fate or maybe the subliminal effect of hearing her mother singing around the house, Sarah began singing as a child and landed a gig with the Rapid City Children’s Chorus. She then received classical training and continued her musical journey recording music and regularly gigging at venues in Oregon and Canada. Sarah is ready to make a statement with her latest recording and bring her music to the world. Moon assembled an all star team of sorts to bring her musical vision into fruition. Along with her powerful and unique voice, the record features talented writing partner, guitarist, backing vocalist and co-producer Brandon Cook, co-producer keyboardist and percussionist Andy Korn, hard hitting drummer Kyle Baltus, bassist Allen Huter and features guest appearances by Jean-Pierre Garau on keys, The Davis Sisters on vocals, with Lewis Dragulin and Jon Van Cula adding horns to the fold. As if there wasn’t already enough talent in the building for the recording session already, it was engineered by #1 Billboard charting San Francisco producer Jaimeson Durr, who has worked with Sammy Hagar, Train and members of The Grateful Dead. The record was tracked at The Hallowed Halls recording studio in Portland Oregon. Track Listing 1. Cut & Run 2. Dignity and Grace 3. Golden Silences 4. I Don't Know 5. Only You Stay 6. Make You Feel Whole Again 7. Knocking Me Down 8. The Way I Used To The Sarah Moon Band's debut "Cut and Run" is out now on all DSP platform Website: http://www.sarahmoonmusic.com Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
36:03 30/05/23
Julia Lage talks about her music journey, Richie Kotzen, New Vixen music, New Solo Album and more!
Episode # 201 HEY YOU (Written, Produced, Arranged, & Performed by Julia Lage) Licenses - TuneCore (on behalf of Julia Lage) CONFESS (Written, Produced, Arranged, & Performed by Julia Lage. Drums by Michael Odabashian ) Licenses - TuneCore (on behalf of Julia Lage) WAKE UP (Written, Produced, Arranged, & Performed by Julia Lage. Drums by Michael Odabashian) Directed by Julia Lage and Jose Andres Cortes Coloring and Editing by Jose Andres Cortes TuneCore (on behalf of Julia Lage) Meet Julia Lage - bassist of Vixen and Smith/Kotzen / The Sister Knot Julia is a Brazilian bass player, singer songwriter. Inspired by bands like, Rush, Aerosmith and Guns N Roses, she began learning the Bass Guitar at the age of thirteen. THERE'S ONLY ONE ALL-FEMALE HARD ROCK BAND FROM THE 80'S WHO: • Sold over a million albums. • Had six #1 videos on MTV. • Had four songs in Billboard's Top 100. At the age of seventeen Julia had become a full time member of the critically acclaimed Latin Grammy nominated Brazilian band Barra Da Saia. After her thirteen year tenure with the band which included major network television appearances, International festivals and domestic arena tours plus 3 full albums and 1 live DVD, Julia left the band and rlocated to Los Angels California. With a BA in music and arts as well as extensive studio and touring experience, Julia has found herself performing and recording with a vast array of A list artists and musicians such as Pat Travers, Elliot Easton (The Cars), Richie Kotzen, Adam Lambert (Queen) as well as performing along side Pop Star Janelle Monáe and rapper Jidenna at the American Idol Finals. Julia also worked with Grammy winner iconic Latin artist Alejandra Gusmán, recording a live cd/dvd called 'Live at The Roxy'. Most recently Julia toured with Smith/Kotzen, a rock blues band formed by Adrian Smith ( Iron Maiden ) and Richie Kotzen ( The Winery Dogs ). At the same time she was invited to join the all female platinum selling rock band Vixen. Julia also has her own projects which include her solo music and her band The Sister Knot. Julia’s prolific nature as a writer has found her compositions and performances featured in various American films and television shows. She is currently working on finishing her first solo album as well as a Sister Knot album and continues to tour with Vixen as they work on their new music. Websites: Julia Lage - https://www.julialage.com Vixen - https://vixenofficial.com Smith / Kotzen - https://www.smithkotzen.com The Sister Knot - https://www.thesisterknot.com Julia's Socials Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5sS1d... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/julia_lage Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JuliaLageBas... Linktree https://linktr.ee/Julialage Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
47:10 25/05/23
Interview with the Amazing Female Rockers of PLUSH!! New Single "Left Behind," and more!!
Episode # 200 Interview with the Amazing Female Rockers of PLUSH!! New Single "Left Behind," and more!!
31:49 21/05/23
Lance Hoppen of Orleans talks band history and promotes live show at Daryl's House Club - 4/15/2023.
Lance Hoppen of Orleans talks band history and promotes show at Daryl's House Club - 4/15/2023. Orleans smooth melodic pop-rock has stood the test of time and produced timeless classic hits like Dance with Me and Still the One (both Top Six chart hits in 1976) along with Love Takes Time (which reached #11 in 1979). Website : https://orleansonline.net The band is known for its tight ensemble playing, gorgeous harmony vocals and inspired, well-crafted songwriting. The band was formed in Woodstock, NY in 1972 by Hall and the late Larry Hoppen with Lance soon to follow. They released their first album in 1973 and have subsequently had numerous best-selling albums over the years including Let There Be Music, Waking and Dreaming and Forever. The band still tours consistently to great acclaim. The band celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022. Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's Soundbytes
27:29 13/04/23
Rocker John Cusimano of Fastest Land Animal talks New Album "East Coast, West Coast, In Between."
Episode # 198 Rocker John Cusimano of Fastest Land Animal talks New Album "East Coast, West Coast, In Between." Talking Points Success of this new album Million views of recent singles Songwriting - a part of friend Bob Schneider's "Song Game" Fastest Land Animal songs - Fast - 150 BPM 2020 - 2023 - (band begins - Covid - loss of pet - house fire - debut album? Anonymous of fictional characters May 7, 2022 - Tesla, Bad Marriage, Fastest Land Animal Show in Penns Peak Reunion with above bands, crews from The Cringe days Cover of The Police - "Next To You' idea Moog synthesizer - analog sound Record Producer Don Gilmore Vocals Single / Video upcoming 2023 Tour begins in April Fastest Land Animal: John Cusimano (Screaming' Jack Novak) - Lead Vocalist, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist Alfonse Castillo (Jonny Blaze) - Guitar, Bass Andrew Meskin (Shark Samuels) Drums https://www.fastestlandanimal.band/ Subscribe to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged Podcast, Pat's Soundbytes IGTV and Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged - Podcast Radio Show on YouTube for all the interviews and incredible content. Instagram: Pat's Soundbytes Twitter: @PatsSoundbytes Facebook: Patrick Calamari or Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged! Patreon Page: Pat's SoundbytesRocker
25:51 06/04/23
Rock Bassist Billy Sheehan talks The Winery Dogs III Album, Songwriting, Tour, Yamaha Bass and more!
Episode # 197 Rock Bassist Billy Sheehan talks The Winery Dogs III Album, Songwriting, Tour, Yamaha Bass and more! While the all-out smokin’ opening track and lead single “Xanadu,” title might evoke different imagery in more progressive-leaning listening circles, KOTZEN’s zen-seeking, hard-rocking ruminations on “Xanadu” once again shine a light on the eternal power of good collaboration. “Coming out of the gates, that’s a barnburner,” acknowledges PORTNOY. “It’s one of the fiercest tracks on the album.” Incidentally, eagle ears will also delight in picking up on how definitively PORTNOY drops his drumsticks right as the song concludes. “At the end there, you’re hearing me toss my sticks — not in frustration, but very much in satisfaction of what we had just done,” he clarifies with a laugh. From the clarion call for connection and societal understanding in “Mad World” to the door-opening personal realizations of “Breakthrough” to the undeniable muscle-flexing reign of the white-hot “Pharaoh” and the album-closing energy spillage of “The Red Wine,” all 50-plus minutes of III prove THE WINERY DOGS haven’t lost a step when it comes to conjuring fresh hooks, gutbucket grooves, and bold harmonies. That said, it’s been a long road back to the collective compound for guitarist/vocalist RICHIE KOTZEN, bassist/vocalist BILLY SHEEHAN, and drummer/vocalist MIKE PORTNOY. Back in 2015-16, they hit the road hard together to showcase their mettle as hardcore (you guessed it) road dogs in order to build upon the success of their well-received 2015 sophomore studio effort, HOT STREAK, by touring all across the globe. Eventually, the seasoned trio returned to their respective corners to focus on various other projects for the ensuing next few years. But when that live itch needed another scratching, these three working musicians knew just what they had to do. “We wanted to tour,” KOTZEN confirms succinctly of The Winery Dogs’ 22-date run in early 2019 that was appropriately dubbed “Who Let The Dogs Out,” before adding, “We had to get those cylinders firing together once again.” Concurs PORTNOY, “That was a fun little tour that reignited our enthusiasm — and that’s also when we knew a third album was definitely in the cards.” Adds SHEEHAN, “Getting back together like that was really refreshing. We could relax a bit and enjoy being together onstage, playing without any pressure. It was a beautiful thing.” Duly reinvigorated, THE WINERY DOGS were finally aligned to record again by initially ensconcing themselves together in KOTZEN’s intimate, cozy home studio in Southern California to jam on new material that was mainly created in the moment during many hours of face-to-face musical interaction. Always the driven and intuitive songwriter, KOTZEN displays a definitive M.O. whenever he’s working out new songs in the studio by scatting melodies and putting forth short bursts of semi-improvised lines and phrases that will soon enough transform into sharply honed subject matter. “My attitude is this: when I'm in the studio creating new music, the last thing on my mind is, ‘How am I gonna do it live?’” KOTZEN admits. “The reality is, I may never get to where I'll do it live. What's relevant is getting the vision that's in my head, in my heart, and in my soul to come out of the speakers. If it gets to the point where the tour is booked, the dates are confirmed, and we all get back in the rehearsal room together, that's when you figure out, ‘OK, how do I interpret this in a way it can be delivered live, and still be the same song?’” III is the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed and Billboard-charting album, HOT STREAK, which was released October 2, 2015 on Loud & Proud Records via RED (a division of Sony Music Entertainment). After landing in the Top Five on many of Amazon’s pre-order charts, including #1 on the Amazon BestSellers/Hard Rock chart and #1 on the Amazon Pre-Orders/Hard Rock Albums charts, it sold 30% more than their 2013 self-titled debut, landing them on various Billboard album charts including #2 on “Top Current Alternative Albums,” #5 on “Top Current Hard Music” and “Top Hard Music Albums,” #6 on “Top Current Rock Albums” and “Album Core / Genre Rock,” #15 “Top Current Physical Albums,” #16 “Top Current Albums,” and #30 on the “Top 200 Albums” chart.
25:19 04/04/23
Clare Bowen & Brandon Robert Young aka "Bowen Young" discuss their incredible music, upcoming tour!
Episode # 196 Clare Bowen & Brandon Robert Young aka "Bowen Young" discuss their incredible music, upcoming tour! With haunting and ethereal songs that masterfully delve into the depths of ferocious love, heartbreaking loss and steadfast hope, the debut album, Dangerous Love, by new duo Bowen Young unveils a unique style of music the couple has dubbed “Cinematic Americana.” Bowen Young’s timeless debut record created by Clare Bowen and husband Brandon Robert Young is a multi-sensory feast. The music, produced by Sean McConnell, invokes themes painted by the duo’s powerfully authentic lyrics and hypnotic harmonies. Clare, the charismatic actress who played Scarlett O’Connor in the popular show Nashville, is known as a ray of sunshine around the world. She is an empath who leads with her heart, able to communicate and translate emotions whether on stage or screen. Born in rural Australia, she moved to Music City in 2012 for the Nashville role and immediately earned respect from the city’s musical leaders. She has performed with artists such as Vince Gill, Zac Brown Band, working with Grammy Award winning producers/songwriters T-Bone Burnett, Colin Linden and Buddy Miller, who became her mentors. She toured her eponymous album for sold-out crowds with Brandon in Germany, Australia, the US and UK. The pair also earned a coveted spot on Sugarland’s popular “Still the Same Tour” and toured live with the Nashville cast, selling out London’s O2 Arena. Brandon, who began singing at age five under the gentle guidance of his mother, had a very different upbringing and path to Nashville. In 2000, he moved from Enfield, CT, to Nashville, where he taught himself to play guitar. He worked as a courier during the day and spent his nights filling empty composition books with song after song. He spent a decade touring with music legend John Hiatt, first as percussionist and background vocalist and eventually becoming one third of The John Hiatt Trio. He worked on three of the famed artist’s albums, the last of which was nominated for a Grammy in the Americana category. Brandon has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning artists Emmylou Harris, Colin Linden, and Mikky Ekko. Young was also invited by John Carter Cash to finish one of his father’s unpublished works for Johnny Cash Forever Words. Brandon’s music has been heard in shows such as Shameless. A Million Little Things, and Nashville. It was serendipity that brought Bowen Young together in 2013, when Brandon was a last-minute replacement for Clare’s no-show duet partner for her first solo set at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. They immediately discovered they had wonderful chemistry both onstage and off. Brandon proposed to Clare at the Ryman Auditorium during the couple’s Grand Ole Opry set in 2015. They were married by John Carter Cash at the Cash Cabin in 2017. Website - https://www.bowenyoung.com/
37:33 30/03/23
Rocker Steve Riley of Riley's LA Guns talks new album "The Dark Horse."
Episode # 195 - Rocker Steve Riley of Riley's LA Guns talks new album "The Dark Horse." Riley's L.A. Guns have announced the release of their upcoming single 'Rewind' via Golden Robot Records. Featuring Steve Riley, Kelly Nickels, Scott Griffin and Kurt Frohlich. This is the second track from the band leading up to their highly anticipated new album The Dark Horse. 'Rewind' tackles the complex relationship lulls surrounding infidelity. "Rewind is about how something so sweet can turn so sour," says Kelly Nickels. It's a tale as old as time; finding someone really special and becoming involved, then as time passes you learn they are cheating on you and stringing you along with lies. The feeling of frustration sinks in as you realise you have to end it and wish you could go back and “rewind” and make different decisions. "As expected another blistering assault by Riley’s L.A. Guns. I cannot wait for the world to hear their second album – it will definitely set them apart from all others," says Golden Robot Global Entertainment Founder and CEO Mark Alexander-Erber. To accompany their new single 'Rewind,' the band are releasing a limited edition bundle series of vinyls. With each single leading up to the release of their new album The Dark Horse, Riley's L.A. Guns are putting out a limited edition bundle, with bundle #2 out for pre-order today. Each bundle will include a limited edition red 7" vinyl and a different coloured 12" of the upcoming album, with bundle #2 12" being a red and black splatter. You can pre-order Bundle #2 and listen to 'Rewind' on February 17. Riley’s L.A. Guns will announce their upcoming tour dates shortly. All dates can be found at: https://laguns.net
24:03 23/03/23
Crashing Wayward's Stacey David Blades and Peter Summit discuss new single/video "Breathe" and more!
Episode # 194 - Crashing Wayward's Stacey David Blades and Peter Summit discuss new single/video "Breathe" and more! Crashing Wayward, a Las Vegas based band, is offering up a powerful mix of the song "Breathe" as their debut single from RFK Media. The song, available Friday, December 16th, is on iTunes, Spotify and all major distribution platforms. This version gives everyone a strong taste of what's in store on their first full length album, which is scheduled for 2023, and serves as the perfect introduction to this exciting new band. While their sound can be categorized as alternative rock, they exhibit a diverse array of influences from Foo Fighters to Queen to Stone Temple Pilots and many more!
40:48 26/12/22
Ronnie Platt of Kansas talks 50th Anniversary in 2023 and new 3 CD set release from InsideOutMusic!
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34:42 24/12/22
Jesse & Dez Money discuss updated version of "Everybody Loves Christmas: A Song For Dad" and more!
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27:31 21/12/22
Desert Dragon Rockers Greg Patnode & Keith St. John discuss their new album "This Side Of Heaven."
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56:07 13/12/22
Rock Bassist Chuck Wright Calls For The End of War with Powerful Single and Video 'Throwin Stones."
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43:48 08/12/22
Worth Weaver of All The Pretty Things talks New Single/Lyric Video 'Teenage Lines', Band and more!
Episode # 189 - Worth Weaver of All The Pretty Things talks New Single/Lyric Video 'Teenage Lines', Band and more!
36:09 01/12/22
John Love of ASCENDIA talks New Single 'Band Tee' performing Canada's Breakfast Television and more!
Episode # 188 - John Love of ASCENDIA talks New Single 'Band Tee' performing Canada's Breakfast Television and more!
26:19 29/11/22
Rocker John Waite talks New EP 'Anything,' New CD 'Singles.' upcoming Documentary 'The Hard Way.'
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