Wednesday, July 10, 2019

'BOSTON' GUITAR LEGEND GARY PIHL CHATS ABOUT HIS INCREDIBLE MUSIC CAREER ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO BBS RADIO

G  A  R  Y
P  I  H  L
MONSTER GUITARIST
With
Classic Rock Legends
B O S T O N
and NEW ALBUM with
A L L I A N C E 
entitled 'FIRE & GRACE'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Raised in the suburbs of Chicago for the first 12 years of his life, Gary Pihl relocated to the San Francisco Bay area.  At 19, Gary had his recording debut with Day Blindness in 1969. He says, “After my time in Day Blindness, I was in a band called Fox with Roy Garcia and Johnny V (Vernazza), who went on to play in Elvin Bishop’s band.  We were on shows with Free (with Paul Rogers), Janis Joplin, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Eric Burdon and War and Mose Allison.”

Pihl’s first big break in came in 1977, when he joined Sammy Hagar’s band, where he toured and recorded for 8 years. Gary met Tom Scholz when Hagar was opening for BOSTON between ’77 and ’79. In 1985, Sammy joined Van Halen, however, Pihl didn’t miss a beat. He explains, “Tom called me up when he was working on the Third Stage album, he had one more song left to be recorded and asked me if I’d come out to work with him on it. As it turned out, I flew directly from Farm Aid (my last gig with Hagar) to Boston, so I wasn’t out of work for a day. I thought, how lucky could a guy get?”
Alliance is one of the best melodic hard rock bands you’ve probably never heard of even though the band has collaborated together for nearly 30 years and counting.

Featuring longtime and current Boston guitarist Gary Pihl (a Boston member since 1985 who’s performed on the band’s last four studio albums and who also did a lengthy stint as Sammy Hagar’s guitarist prior to Hagar joining Van Halen), former Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser (whose ties with Sammy go back to Hagar’s earliest musical days and who performed with Sammy for years in his solo band and with Sammy’s Waboritas) and Alliance lead vocalist/bassist/songwriter Robert Berry, who is also currently the bassist with the Greg Kihn Band and formerly with the Keith Emerson/Carl Palmer trio 3.
During those 30 years, the band has released five highly regarded albums – Bond of Union (1996), Alliance (1997), Missing Piece (1999), Destination Known (2007) and Road to Heaven (2008) – all of which reveal their amazing musicianship, well-crafted songwriting and tight ensemble playing. 

These talents are again on full display with the release of the band’s sixth and latest album, the brand-new Fire and Grace (Escape Records).  Melodic, driving hard rock at its finest, this is one great record.


ALLIANCE




FIRE AND GRACE


available at amazon.com





For more information about Gary Pihl visit …
Link to Boston’s website: https://bandboston.com 
Link to info on the new album, Fire and Grace:  
https://www.melodicrock.com/articles/news-feed/2019/03/22/alliance-return-new-album-fire-and-grace-may-24-escape

BOSTON STUDIO ALBUMS
Boston (1976)
Don't Look Back (1978)
Third Stage (1986)
Walk On (1994)
Corporate America (2002)
Life, Love & Hope (2013)

Compilation albums

Greatest Hits (1997)

ALLIANCE STUDIO ALBUMS
Bond of Union (1996), Alliance (1997), Missing Piece (1999), Destination Known (2007), and Road to Heaven (2008) 


G A R Y
P I H L
'BOSTON' GUITARIST
EXCLUSIVE
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
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Thursday, July 4, 2019

JEFF "SKUNK" BAXTER LEGENDARY GUITARIST W/STEELY DAN-THE DOOBIE BROTHERS & ADVISOR TO THE DEFENSE DEPT.-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

J   E   F   F
"S   K   U   N   K"
B   A   X   T   E   R
LEGENDARY GUITARIST
SONGWRITER & PRODUCER 
with
S T E E L Y  D A N
T H E  D O O B I E  B R O T H E R S
& U.SMILITARY ADVISOR
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

While working at Jimmy’s Music Shop in Manhattan in 1966, Baxter met guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who was just beginning his career as a frontman. For a short period during that year, Baxter was a member of a Hendrix-led band called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, along with Manny’s employee Randy California.
With Steely Dan

After the breakup of Ultimate Spinach, Baxter relocated to Los Angeles, California, finding work as a session guitarist. In 1972 he became a founding member of the band Steely Dan, along with guitarist-bassist Walter Becker, keyboardist Donald Fagen, guitarist Denny Dias, drummer Jim Hodder and vocalist David Palmer. Becker and Fagen were employed at the time as staff songwriters for ABC Records, and they formed the band as a vehicle to promote their songs.

Baxter appeared with Steely Dan on their first three albums, Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972, Countdown to Ecstasy in 1973, and Pretzel Logic in 1974. Among his contributions were guitar solos on the 1974 hit single “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “My Old School.

With the Doobie Brothers

While finishing work on Pretzel Logic, Baxter became aware of Becker and Fagen’s intentions to retire Steely Dan from touring, With that in mind, Baxter left the band in 1974 to join The Doobie Brothers, who at the time were touring in support of their fourth album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits. As a session man, he played on Vices as well as playing pedal steel on “South City Midnight Lady” on its predecessor, The Captain and Me. Baxter’s first album as a full member of the group was 1975’s Stampede. Baxter contributed an acoustic interlude entitled “Precis,” significant turns on slide and pedal steel guitar, and the guitar solo for the hit single “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)”.

Baxter jammed with former White House Press Secretary and close friend Tony Snow’s band Beats Workin at the Congressional Picnic held on the South Lawn of the White House.

Defense consulting career


Baxter fell into his second profession almost by accident. In the mid-1980s, Baxter’s interest in music recording technology led him to wonder about hardware and software that was originally developed for military use, i.e. data-compression algorithms and large-capacity storage devices. As it happened, his next-door neighbor was a retired engineer who had worked on the Sidewinder missile program. This neighbor bought Baxter a subscription to an aviation magazine, provoking his interest in additional military-oriented publications and missile defense systems in particular. He became self-taught in this area, and at one point he wrote a five-page paper that proposed converting the ship-based anti-aircraft Aegis system into a rudimentary missile defense system. He gave the paper to California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher, and his career as a defense consultant began.

The largest classic rock benefits for U.S. Vets happening this Fourth Of July weekend 
–The “American Vinyl Festival.” 

This event will feature The American Vinyl All Star Band (AVASB), comprising Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Bothers/Steely Dan), Barry Goudreau (formerly of Boston), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown), Leroy “LRS” Romans (The Wailers/3rd World), Tim Archibald (RTZ/Peter Wolf) and Danny Beissel (Fosterchild), as the event’s headliners.
An onslaught of special guests will also be lending their musical talents to the day, including: Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), Wally Palmer (The Romantics), The Uptown Horns (The Rolling Stones), Conrad Korsch (The Rod Stewart Band), Brian Quinn (Candlebox), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), and Phil Stokes (Pure Prairie League).
The “American Vinyl Festival” will support Freedom Drives U.S. Inc., a not-for-profit charity engaged in the facilitation of mobility converted vehicles other than minivans for veterans with mobility needs.
Sat, July 6, 2019 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Location Suicide Six Downhill Ski Area 247 Stage Road
Pomfret, VT 05067
The event kicks off at 5 PM ET and will include food vendors, merchants and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 - $65 and veterans get in free with a ticketed guest. 
For more information about AVASB visit https://www.americanvinylallstarband.net.


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

ROSALIE CUNNINGHAM PROG ROCK DIVA SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

R O S A L I E
C U N N I N G H A M
SINGER-SONGWRITER-
MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST
& POSSIBLY THE NEXT PROG ROCK QUEEN
(FORMERLY OF PURSON)
NEW SELF-TITLED SOLO RELEASE AVAILABLE JULY 26TH
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


Since her celebrated band Purson played its final gig in December 2016, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rosalie Cunningham has been quietly reinventing her career and is emerging from her self-imposed “musical hibernation” as the visionary solo artist she always was.
Rosalie’s eponymous d├ębut album – due for release in early 2019 – is the result of an extended period of reflection and will contain her strongest and most daring songwriting to date, ranging from a three minute Blackbird-esque nod to her creative hero Sir Paul McCartney, to an epic prog rock saga that will take the listener on the mother of all sonic journeys.
The album features a full range of musical styles showing off to the full Rosalies incredible vocal range and playing ability and is sure to delight both old fans of Purson and hopefully many new fans.

The self-titled album will be available both on Digipack single CD and 180-gram vinyl format on July 26th. In support of the release, Rosalie and her band will be touring the UK in July 2019 with further dates to come.
Her creativity first reached the wider public in 2007 when she founded her first professional band, the all-female, Gothic-psychedelic outfit Ipso Facto, releasing three singles and a mini album, touring as support to Magazine and The Last Shadow Puppets, and becoming the new darlings of the festival circuit.
After Ipso Facto’s split, Rosalie immersed herself in the session world, guesting with numerous bands and artists, and appearing on TV programmes including ‘Later… With Jools Holland’, ‘BBC Electric Proms’ and NBC’s ‘Jay Leno Show’, however, the burning urge to cultivate her own music was never far away. In 2011, wearing her psychedelic influences even more proudly, Rosalie’s next move was to launch the internationally acclaimed Purson.


For Rosalie, her creative spring has finally blossomed, though not without a few birth pangs. She explains: “After Purson came to an end, I continued to write songs, not for an album, a band or anything in particular – it was purely cathartic. Being subconsciously released from the shackles of writing music for a band to perform live let me express myself more honestly. Some of the lyrics are quite close to the bone and I’ve found myself exploring new genres.




                       ROSALIE CUNNINGHAM

Esoteric Antenna to release the brand new solo studio album from former Purson singer Rosalie Cunningham!


SELF-TITLED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM



AVAILABLE NOW AT

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For more information about Rosalie Cunningham visit www.rosaliecunningham.com  or www.facebook.com/RosalieCunninghamOfficial

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY(ASBURY JUKES) 'GRANDFATHER OF THE NEW JERSEY MUSIC SCENE' EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO - BBS RADIO

S O U T H S I D E    J O H N N Y
of  THE ASBURY JUKES
SINGER & SONGWRITER
'GRANDFATHER OF THE
NEW JERSEY SOUND'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes’ music features blues-inspired horns blended with gritty rock and roll. Their hit songs include “I Don’t Want To Go Home,” “Love On The Wrong Side Of Town” and “The Fever.” The group has more than 30 albums and has played thousands of legendary live performances around the globe.


Originally formed in 1975, the Jersey Shore musical group, led by Southside Johnny, started as the house band at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Since then, the band has undergone many changes in band members — in the early years, the group performed alongside Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, with members later joining Springsteen’s E Street Band. With a flourishing career spanning across decades, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue providing fans with their upbeat Jersey sound and rhythm and blues feel with hits like “Havin’ a Party,” “This Time It’s For Real” and “Talk To Me.”



SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY
& THE ASBURY JUKES

SOULTIME!

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For more information about Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes visit … www.southsidejohnny.com  and
 www.facebook.com/asburyjukes


SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES
ON TOUR 2019
JUNE 7, 2019 BELMONT RACETRACK Elmont, NY
JUNE 15, 2019THE BIRCHMERE Alexandria, VA
JUNE 16, 2019 RAMS HEAD Annapolis, MD
JUNE 21, 2019 THE EGG Albany, NY
JUNE 22, 2019 ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIV Rochester, NY
JUNE 29, 2019 MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS Great Barrington, MA
JUNE 30, 2019 ROCK, RIBS AND RIDGES FESTIVAL Augusta, NJ
JULY 5, 2019 FREEMAN STAGE Selbyville, DE
JULY 6, 2019 STONE PONY Asbury Park, NJ
JULY 11, 2019 GREENWICH ODEUM East Greenwich, RI
JULY 12, 2019 BLUE OCEAN MUSIC HALL Salisbury, MA
JULY 13, 2019 BLUE OCEAN MUSIC HALL Salisbury, MA
JULY 19, 2019 WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Westhampton Beach, NY
JULY 20, 2019 BOWDOIN PARK Wappinger Falls, NY
JULY 25, 2019 THE STATE THEATRE State College, PA
JULY 27, 2019 APPELL CENTER York, PA
SEPT 12, 2019 THE ROSE Pasedena, CA
SEPT 14, 2019 KAABOO DEL MAR San Diego (DEL MAR), CA
SEPT 15, 2019 THE CANYON Agoura Hills, CA



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Thursday, June 13, 2019

KURT COBAIN UNMASKED BY NIRVANA'S MANAGER DANNY GOLDBERG ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO BBS RADIO

D  A  N  N  Y
G  O  L  D  B  E  R  G
N I R V A N A' S  MANAGER
RELEASES NEW BLOCKBUSTER BOOK
"SERVING THE SERVANT:
REMEMBERING KURT COBAIN"


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 
 Danny Goldberg, President of Gold Village Entertainment, has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company President, public relations man and journalist since the late 1960s. Gold Village Entertainment was formed in July 2007 and marks the return to artist management for Goldberg. His latest book is “Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain” (Ecco, April 2019). Goldberg’s previous books include, “How The Left Lost Teen Spirit”, “Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside The Rock and Roll Business” and “In Search of The Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea”.
From 1983-1992, Goldberg was the founder and President of Gold Mountain Entertainment, an artist management firm whose clients included Nirvana, Hole, Sonic Youth, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Rickie Lee Jones and more. Directly prior to the creation of Gold Village Entertainment, Goldberg had been the CEO of Air America Radio from 2005 until mid-2006. Goldberg formed the independent label Artemis Records in 1999 and ran the company until January of 2005.
Earlier in his career, Goldberg formed and co-owned Modern Records, which released Stevie Nicks’ solo albums including her number one album “Bella Donna.” Prior to that, Goldberg was Vice-President of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records and worked with the band from 1973 through 1975.
In 1980, Goldberg co-produced and co-directed the rock documentary feature, “No Nukes,” starring Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and Jackson Browne, among others. In 2004 he was the Executive Producer of the documentary about Steve Earle, “Just An American Boy.” He was Executive Producer of the multi-latinum soundtrack of music from the television series “Miami Vice” and was Music Supervisor on numerous feature films including “Dirty Dancing.”




SERVING THE SERVANT

Remembering
 Kurt Cobain

by
DANNY
GOLDBERG

Available now at
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For more information about Danny Goldberg 
visit …

DANNY GOLDBERG

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