Industry Interviews

HP Newquist Talks About The National Guitar Museum, Stealth Learning and Blood

HP Newquist Talks About The National Guitar Museum, Stealth Learning and Blood

Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:59 am | One comment

Walk in to the National GUITAR Museum’s traveling exhibit, “GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World”, and you find yourself surrounded by a troupe of intriguing guitars that captivate and urge you to play. The road show changes each time it hits a new town since the museum’s founder, HP Newquist, wants to not only inform, but to surprise. The National GUITAR Museum and the exhibit are both part of a vision Newquist to promote his favorite musical instrument – the guitar.

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Owner Tom Harm Talks About Germany’s Custom Made Cyan Guitars

Owner Tom Harm Talks About Germany’s Custom Made Cyan Guitars

Posted April 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm | No comments

The Cyan Guitars shop lies a bit hidden in a Hamburg backyard, in the heart of the city’s St. Pauli district. Just a stone’s throw away from the famous Reeperbahn, where in early ’60s The Beatles kicked off, luthier Thomas – Tom – Harm is creating his Cyan Guitars.

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Blues Rock Journalist Brian D Holland Releases First Horror Novel

Blues Rock Journalist Brian D Holland Releases First Horror Novel

Posted February 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm | No comments

I always find it interesting to discover that guitarists, not only have a passion for guitar, but have a full tank of creativity always ready to delve into artistic areas. Brian Holland and I met in 2005, when he began his career in writing about music, with a strong inclination to steer toward the blues.

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Veteran Rock Author Talks About Free at Last: The Story of Free and Bad Company

Veteran Rock Author Talks About Free at Last: The Story of Free and Bad Company

Posted February 4, 2013 at 5:00 am | 2 comments

Author, Steven Rosen, captures the essence of two legendary groups in his book, Free at Last: The Story of Free and Bad Company.

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James Marsters:  Rockin’ Out With Spike And Ghost Of The Robot

James Marsters: Rockin’ Out With Spike And Ghost Of The Robot

Posted November 7, 2012 at 7:49 am | One comment

James Marsters just might be the hardest working man in show business with one of the coolest dossiers in both music and Hollywood.

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Pamelina H. The Heart That Rocks the Art of the Guitar

Pamelina H. The Heart That Rocks the Art of the Guitar

Posted May 24, 2012 at 11:31 am | One comment

Some minds gush with ideas, colors, concepts and visions that are beyond a mere reflection of reality, but illuminate the world with their phantasmagorical images and mesmerizing dreamscapes. One such mind is that of the masterful artist, Pamelina H.,

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Peter Wolf’s Entrepreneurial Spark at Work Building Brands and Writing Songs

Peter Wolf’s Entrepreneurial Spark at Work Building Brands and Writing Songs

Posted December 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm | One comment

With his formidable music industry connections and hard won experience, international marketer Peter Wolf launched his company, Brandwolf, while working his magic getting the word out on the new Knaggs Guitar brand and producing his own brand of music.

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Joe Knaggs Talks About Growing His Own at Knaggs Guitars

Joe Knaggs Talks About Growing His Own at Knaggs Guitars

Posted December 20, 2011 at 8:45 am | One comment

Starting up a guitar business in this economic downturn takes a lot of confidence in one’s abilities to design, build, market and sell, in fact, in nearly any economic climate you’ve just got to have the talent and the guts to live that kind of dream.

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Interview With “The Crow” Author, Artist, Musician James O’Barr: “Let The Picture Tell The Story”

Interview With “The Crow” Author, Artist, Musician James O’Barr: “Let The Picture Tell The Story”

Posted October 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 6 comments

In May 1994, a popular cultural phenomenon swept the nation when the motion picture adaptation of The Crow was released. A brilliant and starkly vivid visual realization of the adult underground cult graphic novel by author and illustrator James O’Barr, it became something of an instant legend due to the tragedy of it being the final performance of the truly gifted and eloquent actor, Brandon Lee, (son of martial arts actor and legend Bruce Lee). Lee was accidentally killed by a malfunctioning prop gun on the film’s set during the making of the film.

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Alexandra Patsavas Interview: Music Supervisor Extraordinaire

Alexandra Patsavas Interview: Music Supervisor Extraordinaire

Posted September 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm | 2 comments

In 2004 I was honored to interview film and television music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. Alexandra has directed the music selection, licensing, and placement for such critically acclaimed hit TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Rescue Me, Chuck, Gossip Girl, The O.C., Boston Public, Mad Men, Carnivale, Supernatural, and many more. She has also been the music supervisor for such motion pictures as the wonderful character study, Water For Elephants and The Dilemma. Alexandra has also supervised the music for all four of the films in the blockbuster Twilight motion picture franchise, (the fourth film in the Twilight series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 will be released this November 18, 2011 with Alexandra producing the soundtrack, which is due for release on November 8, 2011 on her own Chop Shop Records label).

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