Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lillian Axe Guitarist Steve Blaze Steps "Into The Temple" For Band's New Acoustic Release

Here's a brand new, June 2014 interview with guitarist Steve Blaze of Louisiana rockers Lillian Axe. In the nearly 30-minute interview, Steve talks in detail about the band's new acoustic CD/DVD release, "One Night In The Temple." This live document captures all eras of the band's music in crystal clear HD audio and video, and really speaks to the power and musicianship of the current lineup. Steve also gives some insight into the history of Lillian Axe, going back to the Robbin Crosby-produced debut album in 1988. In addition, Steve really caught my attention with the announcement that he's involved in the production of a paranormal investigation show in Louisiana, which he talks about here and I can't wait to check out - more on that later. Make sure to visit for more on the band and the new acoustic package, and to all the Axe fans out there - Steve says the band is dabbling in some new original material as well right now. We'll be looking forward to it, Steve!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Flotsam and Jetsam Guitarist Michael Gilbert Gives Update On Band, Talks "Ugly Noise"

Welcome to a new May 2014 interview with Flotsam and Jetsam guitarist Michael Gilbert. In this 22-minute interview, Michael talks about the band's recent "Ugly Noise" album, which was completed through the help of a successful PledgeMusic drive, as well as the band's current touring plans. He also engages in an honest conversation about the band's history, including the experiences with Elektra Records, Jason Newsted, the early days of thrash, and so much more. Make sure to visit the band's website at for the band's summer tour dates, which includes a June appearance at Sweden Rock Festival among many others. Thanks to Michael for the great conversation!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Don Felder Talks Summer Tour, Eagles, Solo Success

Welcome to a new April 2014 interview with Ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, the transcript of which will be appearing in the June 2014 issue of Connections Magazine in the Poconos ( The crux of this interview was regarding Don's summer tour with Styx and Foreigner, although a heavy dose of questioning was surrounding his Eagles and solo success. We go through Don's musical influences, experiences with the Eagles in their heyday, and even the story behind one of rock's greatest guitar solos - "Hotel California." Make sure to visit Don's website at for more on Don's recently re-released "Road To Forever" CD and full list of summer dates.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Veronica Freeman and Jeff Pilson Collaborate On "Obey"

Welcome to a new December 2013 interview with powerhouse Benedictum vocalist Veronica Freeman and bassist/producer/songwriter Jeff Pilson of Dokken/Foreigner fame. That's right, a co-interview from the two - Veronica and Jeff collaborated on the new Benedictum album "Obey." After producing Benedictum's debut "Uncreation" in 2006, and followup "Seasons of Tragedy" in 2008, Jeff re-connected with the band and was essential to the project as co-writer and lending his production skills to the new album. Veronica's portion is up first, as she lays out her history with Benedictum co-founder Pete Wells, as well as the writing/recording process of "Obey." Jeff's part follows, with his thoughts on working with the band, the contemporary hard rock and metal scene, and what it takes to successfully collaborate with outside musicians. Of course, there's so much more covered within the 20-plus minutes of conversation, which was a total pleasure with these two incredible talents. Visit Bededictum online at for more on the band's history and music, and thanks to Veronica and Jeff for a great chat, as well as Dustin at Frontiers Records for setting it all up!

Listen To The December 2013 Interview with Benedictum's Veronica Freeman and Jeff Pilson:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Angus Clark Unveils New Series Of Guitar Instructional Videos

Welcome to the first August interview of 2013, with guitarist Angus Clark. Angus, in addition to his long-running duties with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his rock outfit Daredevil Squadron, playing in the broadway show Rock of Ages, and too much else to mention, the guitarist's involved with a series of instructional videos released through - the newest of which is titled "50 Hard Rock Licks You Must Know." In this 30-minute chat, Angus discusses what is involved within the video's lesson plan, how he arrived at the material, and the lesson's real-world applications. He also gives great insight as a musician, into how his career has evolved, and the musical education he's had that's taken him to some of the world's biggest stages. Of course, there is lots of background into his time with Kitaro and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Angus' instructional videos are available at , and make sure to check out his own site at

Listen To The August 2013 Interview With Angus Clark:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Don Jamieson Talks Comedy, Metal, Career

Welcome to a new July 2013 interview with comedian Don Jamieson; one of the hosts of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. In this nearly 25-minute interview, Don chats about his two decades in comedy, including his beginnings working behind the scenes at MTV - helping the careers of guys like Jon Stewart and Kevin James along the way. He also chats about his role on That Metal Show, which has just finished up its 12th season, with no end in sight. In a cool tangent, Don is gearing up for the release of his performance art-based band, Gunfire -N- Sodomy, to release their debut EP at the end of July with a release party in New York City. Don talks about the band and its origins as well. Check out Don's website at for a list of his live dates as well as clips of his "Live and Hilarious" CD.

Listen To The July 2013 Interview With Don Jamieson:


Monday, July 15, 2013

Scott Rockenfield On Queensryche's Rebirth

Welcome to a new, June 2013 interview with Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield. In this 20-minute interview, Scott talks in-depth about the new self-titled Queensryche record, the band's first with new vocalist Todd LaTorre. Scott also gives some insight into the processes behind the record, such as writing, and working again with master producer/engineer James "Jimbo" Barton. Scott reveals the healthy atmosphere within the band at the moment, free of the drama of a year ago, when original vocalist Geoff Tate was primed for exit. Scott says the Queensryche will fulfill some festival dates this summer and fall, and then start a proper world tour for the album in 2014 - we can't wait, Scott! For more on the band, visit Thanks again to Scott for the chat!

Listen To The June 2013 Interview With Queensryche's Scott Rockenfield: