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THE EXPLOITED: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 24, 2020

The Exploited: Ten minutes of total anarchy as Baz Bardoe interviews the legendary Wattie Buchan Riots…….fights…..trashed hotel rooms…..controversy…..legions of lineup changes…..for an incredible forty years Wattie Buchan has been vocalist and leader of punk’s premier vortex of anger, anarchy and violence The Exploited. In all of that time he has…

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MARK KING: LEVEL 42 AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

This year, UK 80’s funk-rock icons Level 42 celebrate their 40th year as a band and surprisingly have never toured Australia … until now that is! This superb Mark King-led seven piece band will finally tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this May! Level 42 left…

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: A KURIOS BAND OF MUSICIANS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - February 20, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips catches up with Marc Sohier and Paul Butler, two key members of the Cirque du Soleil band currently playing in the show KURIOS The notion of a circus coming to town conjures up all kinds of nostalgic thoughts. A parade of bohemian strangers arriving in a…

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ANDY LEFTWICH: NAMM ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW AM EDIT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 20, 2020

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Four-time Grammy winning, acclaimed fiddle/mandolin player and Ricky Skaggs band member Andy Leftwich for an in-depth interview about his career and gear at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection…

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TAL WILKENFELD INTERVIEW – JANUARY 2020

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 8, 2020

Ahead of her Bluesfest debut and Australian side shows, the multi-talented Tal Wilkenfeld chats to us about her career, gear, the new album Love Remains, being honoured at the She Rocks Awards, and how much this Australian tour and Bluesfest appearance will mean to her. Tal Wilkenfeld is an Australian-born,…

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NAMM 2020: TRIS IMBODEN: NAMM ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW AM EDIT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 7, 2020

Australian Musician caught up with acclaimed drummer Tris Imboden (Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Neil Diamond and more) for an in depth interview at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection is unique, unlike any other collection in the…

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SUZI QUATRO: NAMM ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW AM EDIT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 3, 2020

Australian Musician caught up with American rock legend Suzi Quatro for an in depth interview at the Winter NAMM Show this year. Suzi was in town to be honoured at the 8th annual She Rocks Awards. We spoke about her beginnings, her long, successful career, her bass gear, the She…

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MIDGE URE: NAMM ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW AM EDIT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 1, 2020

Ahead of his ‘1980’ Australian tour in March, Scottish music legend Midge Ure sat down with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips on January 17, 2020 for a chat about his career. (See tour dates below) The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection is…

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MARK SCHULMAN (P!NK): NAMM Oral History Interview AM edit

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 29, 2020

On January 17, 2020 P!nk’s longtime drummer and Gretsch drums endorsee Mark Schulman sat down with Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips for a chat about his career and gear. The interview was conducted for NAMM’s Oral History archive. The NAMM Oral History Collection is unique, unlike any other collection in…

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NAMM 2020: JONI MITCHELL MELTS HEARTS AT TEC AWARDS 

Posted in Blog, Special Features, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - January 21, 2020

Pics by Greg Phillips (except where indicated) Winners in 23 technical and eight creative excellence categories were announced at the 35th Annual NAMM TEC AWARDS, Saturday, January 18, from the global NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Presented by The NAMM Foundation and held annually, the event recognizes the exemplary achievements and innovations behind…

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