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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess March 15, 2008 | Author: Jason McNamara Imagine my excitement when I got a call to do my first ever press interview with any member of my choice and it just happens to be on my favourite band in the world, Dream Theater. Straight away I said, “I…

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Jake La Botz (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Jake La Botz (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips At the recommendation of the barman, I hung around after my meal at LA’s Redwood Bar and Grill to hear the night’s entertainment, Jake La Botz. So glad I did. If a singer songwriter is to truly touch…

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Amanda Palmer

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Amanda Palmer March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Photos www.pixievision.com In the context of contemporary rock music the Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione are important.  The duo’s significance lies in the fact that while the business they are in speaks in terms of packages and units and looks…

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KEITH CARLOCK at Groove Allstars (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

KEITH CARLOCK at Groove Allstars (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips I had had previously interviewed drum sensation Keith Carlock late last year when he toured Australia with Steely Dan. However due to the particular nature of our famous all-female edition we couldn’t run the story in…

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Dean Guitar’s Dean Zelinsky (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Dean Guitar’s Dean Zelinsky (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips The NAMM show had barely opened its doors on day three, yet the Dean Guitar booth was already ablaze with colour, sound, movement  and fun. The walls exploded with larger than life size effigies of rock stars…

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HIM

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

HIM March 15, 2008 | Author: James O’Toole Ville Valo is the charismatic front man and major songwriter of Finnish superstars HIM. On their latest album Venus O’Toole: You have a big year planned. Valo: It’s not too bad, the heaviest touring is actually behind us now. We started touring…

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SARAH BLASKO-A READERS’ POLL WINNER

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 29, 2007

SARAH BLASKO-A READERS’ POLL WINNER November 29, 2007 | Author: Australian Musician Sarah Blasko has developed quite the reputation for disliking and often disregarding the frills that come with being in the music business. Her approach is nothing like the anti-establishment cliché – middle-finger rock & roll angst – but…

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TIM ROGERS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2007

TIM ROGERS September 10, 2007 | Author: Joe Matera Just as politicians are prone to changing their minds, so too are musicians. Whereas pollies do it clumsily and usually to save face, musicians tend to do it more on a creative whim, a change of musical direction, a change of gear…

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LIAM FINN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2007

LIAM FINN September 10, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips Amid a haze of white noise at a packed East Brunswick Club, Liam Finn launched into a freefallin’ performance of tracks from his new solo album ‘I’ll Be Lightning’. The flexibility of his one man band ethos (plus a backing vocalist) allowed…

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CHRIS WHITTEN (World Party, Paul McCartney)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2007

CHRIS WHITTEN (World Party, Paul McCartney) September 10, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips A perfectly executed guitar solo can render a song immortal. As for famous keyboard lines, there are thousands that are instantly recognisable. Even a classic bass line can seep into our subconscious and remain there for an eternity….

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