Check out a slideshow and fun new ID from the Sublime With Rome interview, airing tomorrow

We had a lot of fun speaking yesterday afternoon before their big outdoor show at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park in Honolulu, and the Point Panic Music Festival.

Here are some photos from the interview and a fun ID he did. Listen for a feature airing tomorrow on HPR and the whole interview getting published online.

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Hear my new interview with Queensryche legend Geoff Tate and their new single

Last week on Tuesday the new Queensryche album Dedicated to Chaos dropped, and I was fortunate to speak with singer Geoff Tate. This new interview covers a lot of different topics, and Geoff, if you’re unfamiliar, is a truly articulate, thoughtful guy to speak with. Some of the material discussed includes the new Dedicated to Chaos album, the future of records and touring, the fading record company/publishing/intellectual property commercial model, the late Ronnie James Dio’s importance to both Queensryche and Geoff, experiences here in Hawaii, first hand accounts of being in Iraq to perform for the troops and reflections on their epic, and emotional American Soldier album, Geoff’s passion for wine and winemaking, and much more. It was a pleasure to reconnect with a gentleman whose appearance in 2007 on my afternoon show was a real treat.

Hear this full-length new interview  and their new single Get Started now at HPR in my new release blog, and also listen to the interview in the 2011 interviews player on the front page here.

Recorded a new interview w/Queensryche’s Geoff Tate; hear an ID and the new song!

Spoke with Geoff yesterday as his new Queensryche record dropped — Dedicated to Chaos — out and in-stores now.

Listen for the interview soon — I’ll post a link here in the blog when it’s up for you to hear. We covered everything from this record, to topics like concept albums, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, his passion for wine-making, the future of albums and touring as it relates to technology, and much more.

Hear the new song “Get Started” —

Hear the April Classic Interview Player issue w/my guest BB King!

What an incredible celebration as the King rolls through Hawaii for his first time since 2002.

Relive this moment in time, with a rarely heard segment from our lengthy backstage session that fateful night in November 2002 when BB King played the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, and was my guest for the second of two interviews that month.

For nearly a half hour, BB and I shared rock stories and memories. It was the follow-up to a phoner to promote the show, and a small portion of sound clips was used through the years. Once, a long-form extract based on those same sound clips was presented. It was nearly half of the material recorded that evening. Now, for the first time in over five years, hear that long-form extract, as heard previously on a single broadcast. It’s a fitting way for our April Classic Interview Player issue to honor BB as he returns to the Blaisdell April 27 in Honolulu.

Accompanying the interview, see a cool through the years slide show, including vintage BB pics from his early years that aren’t often seen.

Perhaps best of all, catch 10 live videos, featuring not only fun and classic BB TV appearances, but also BB sharing the stage with Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Billy Preston, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, James Brown, U2, and many others. It’s a video tribute well-worth digging into.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Be sure to add me on Facebook. Mahalo.

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Hear my new interview w/Johnny Winter & get Hawaii concert details

Hear my new interview with Johnny Winter on HPR today and tomorrow. Hear it right now, or, listen to it archived online at HPR’s site plus see a live video:

http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/content/johnny-winter-extended-interview

Get complete four island concert information below,

and if you click the ad, you can visit the promoters site for more info and/or to buy tickets.

Four Concerts in Hawaii – a fundraiser for Hawaiian Lifeguard Assoc. Jr. Lifeguard Program

{ Order Tickets Online }

Tour dates:

April 7 – Oahu
The New Shoroom @ Hawaiian Brian’s
180 Kapiolani Street, 2nd. Floor (Validated Parking)
Venue: 808-946-1343
Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. Dr. $65. VIP Tables ( Limited )
Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 8:00 pm.

April 8 – Maui
Maui Arts and Cultural Center – Castle Theater – Kahului
MACC Box Office 808-242-SHOW
Show: 7:30 pm. Tickets: $45. – $50. – $55.

April 9 – Big Island
Honokaa Peoples Theatre
information: 808-896-4845
Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. At Door $55. VIP Front Rows

April 10 – Kauai
KCC Performing Arts Center – Lihue
Information: 808-337-9234
Doors: 6:30 pm. Show: 7:30 pm. Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. At Door $55. VIP Front Rows
Get your tickets early these events will
sell out! Info hotline: 808-896-4845

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Ticket Info & Outlets
Oahu: Online: Lazarbear.com Hawaiian Brian’s, Liquor Collection – Honoulu; Good Guys Music- Kapahulu; Hawaii Natural High – Waikiki; Hungry Ear – Kailua

Big Island: CD Wizard, Hilo Music Exchange- Hilo, Music Exchange – Waimea; Sound Wave Music – Kailua Kona; Taro Gifts – Honokaa

Maui: MACC Box Office 808-242-SHOW (7469) or at www.mauiarts.org

Kauai: Kauai Music & Sound – Kapaa; Island Soap & Candle – Kilauea; Progressive Expressions – Koloa; Scotty’s Music – Kalaheo; Aloha -N- Paradise – Waimea; Kauai Harley Davidson – Puhi

Johnny tearing it up at Woodstock:

NEW INTERVIEW: MICK FLEETWOOD

Mick joins a cast of celebrities like Tom Arnold, Cheech Marin, William Shatner and others for the Maui Celebrity Series December 30th concert in Lahaina.

Over the years living here, this call from the Valley Isle makes interview number six, equally divided between phoners and in-person. The first time was an April 2007 phoner to promote the Crater Festival 2007. He performed with the Island Rumours Band at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room in May for a media event connected to the crater thing, and we did a live phone interview, plus recorded a separate one that day. In September 2007, he performed at my five year anniversary concert and did another set of interviews on the phone and at the venue. This latest conversation talked up the show, explored his new position on the Maui Memorial Foundation Board, life in the islands, and more. Listen for it soon on HPR, and get an extended interview of it afterward on their site and here.

 

 

NEW SAMPLERS ADDED TO THE 2010 INTERVIEWS PAGE: GRATEFUL DEAD’S BILL KREUTZMANN, ORIANTHI AND 311’S P-NUT

CHECK IT OUT NOW! Hear tasty new interview samplers — taken from long form conversations recorded this year — in a collection of highlight composites from many of the nearly 50 artists recorded in 2010. Most recently added selections are first, with a complete, chronological photo listing underneath of when the interview was recorded. HOPE YOU DIG IT.