As bassist and vocalist for the Moody Blues since 1966 John Lodge has written some of the most memorable songs for the band, such as “Natural Hour,” “Ride my See Saw,” “The Eyes of a Child,” and “I’m Just a Singer [In a Rock n Roll Band]”, to name a few.
The Darkness is set to release their fourth CD, Last Of Our Kind on June 1st. Anticipation for this long awaited CD is building, fans expect the band will be getting back to their true form with a heavier, edgier, and nastier sounding CD than their 2012 release, Hot Cakes, which portrayed a softer side to the band.
Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, and producer Ron Bumblefoot Thal has released his 10th CD entitled, Little Brother Is Watching, late February. The album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of modern epic rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond.
In May 1998, I was honored to interview The Marshall Tucker Band’s iconic lead vocalist, singer, songwriter, Doug Gray. I had just attended and reviewed a stellar live concert by the band the week before, in which The Marshall Tucker Band rocked the house to an enthusiastic sellout crowd at Rams Head Tavern Onstage in Annapolis, Maryland.
Maryland rockers, Clutch, is one of the most respected and influential hard rock bands out there. They are currently gearing up for a tour this April with Mastodon called The Missing Link Tour and then plan to release their 11th studio CD in September of 2015 on their own record label – Weathermaker.
Guitarist Mark Tremonti seeks to explore and discover new walls to breakdown in a never-ending quest to master the guitar. As he reaches the horizon of the guitar, he finds a plateau, only to find yet another world of mastery to work toward. It’s the magic of the instrument and the essence of inventiveness and creativity and for the guitarist, an unquenchable thirst.
Emerging Austin-based five-piece band, The Vanity, comes fully loaded with hooks, depth and attitude which is evident on their debut indie EP Strangers. Featuring such strong rock songs with haunting melodies as “River,” “Cowboy Killer,” and “Black & Blue.”
The Wombats are gearing up for the release of their third CD, Glitterbug, on April 13th. Hailing from the UK the band have scored an unprecedented number of radio hits with their 2011 release, This Modern Glitch, which debuted at #3 in the U.K.. That CD was also the band’s biggest international album in its career.
Michael Des Barres the British singer, songwriter, musician, and actor will be releasing a new full-length CD entitled; The Key To The Universe this April 7th on FOD Records. The album is a return to down and dirty rock music with heavy guitars and unflinching lyrics about living life to the fullest.
In May 2003, I was honored to interview Lynyrd Skynyrd’s legendary Gary Rossington. At the time, Gary was celebrating Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 30th Anniversary which included the release at the time of a new Lynyrd Skynyrd Boxed Set, ® Epiphone Guitars Official 30th Anniversary Lynyrd Skynyrd Les Paul Standard Gold Top