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JOE SATRIANI AT SOUNDCHECK

JOE SATRIANI AT SOUNDCHECK August 18, 2005 | Author: Joe Matera. Pics by Marty Williams SOUNDCHECKIN’ WITH SATCH It’s late afternoon and I’m sitting in the

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LADIES SING THE BLUES Part 1-Mia Dyson

LADIES SING THE BLUES. Part 1 Mia Dyson August 18, 2005 | Author: Greg Phillips LADIES SING THE BLUES Australian Musician spotlights three emerging female singer songwriters

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JETHRO TULL’S MARTIN BARRE

JETHRO TULL’S MARTIN BARRE August 18, 2005 | Author: Greg Phillips “Number 25 of all time is my claim to fame!” offers Jethro Tull guitarist Martin

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CHRIS SQUIRE – YES

Music fans raised  on today’s  radio-friendly three and a half minute pop songs might find it difficult to comprehend the ten and twenty minute music opuses

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BRIAN MAY-WE WILL ROCK YOU

June 2003, By Greg Phillips Melbourne has been chosen to host the Australian premiere of “WE WILL ROCK YOU” the futuristic rock musical based on the music of British supergroup Queen and featuring 24 of their biggest hits.  The musical is a huge success in London’s West End with bookings taken through until early 2004. “We Will Rock You” was written by Ben Elton, whose penmanship was responsible for legendary TV shows like ‘Black Adder’ and ‘The Young Ones’. “We Will Rock You”  debuts at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on August 7 this year. Elton, along with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor were recently in town to audition potential cast members. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips managed to grab ten minutes with Brian May to talk about the show and that distinctive Queen sound. GP: Your guitar sound is very distinctive and plays a huge part in the sound of Queen, so how much attention is paid to the sound of the band in the stage show? BM: The band is the driving force in the show so a lot of time  was spent with it. We were determined that the band would not sound like your regular pit band in a musical , so they are a real rock band. They play some of my licks but they don’t have to be me. GP: I noticed in the promotional footage of the London show that one of your replica

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DAVID HILLIARD- DAVID BYRNE BAND

Those fortunate enough to have witnessed any of David Byrne’s shows on his recent Australian tour would have been blown away by the percussive onslaught provided

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BEN FOLDS

June 2002. By Greg Phillips There aren’t too many performers who can do what US born, Adelaide resident Ben Folds does so incredibly well. On his

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SILVERCHAIR – Diorama

JUNE 2002. By Joe Matera. When SILVERCHAIR unveiled their latest studio effort, entitled “Diorama” in April, it sold more than 50,000 copies in its first week

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GENE SIMMONS – KISS

June 2002. By Joe Matera Gene Simmons – Kiss’ fire-breathing bass player and founding member –  recently released “Kiss And Make-Up”, his first autobiography. The book

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