Recorded a new interview with Incubus vocalist Brandon Boyd!

Hear it soon on HPR. Brandon generously spent 33 minutes recording a meaningful conversation touching on a variety of relevant topics: a lyrical run through of several key Incubus songs, his advice on bringing good things into your life, personal connections to Hawai`i and experiences here, the new album “If Not Now, When?” (out July 12), using his passion as a visual artist to help raise awareness about plastic litter in the oceans and much more.

Incubus is performing in Honolulu at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park on August 5th.For more information on the show, visit bampproject.com‘s page for the concert.

Have you heard the new Incubus song? Here’s the video:

“Adolescents” from “If Not Now, When?” out July 12th.

enjoyincubus.com for more info.

Dave News: Gene Simmons Interview Posted; Hear It Online Now

In the DAVE REPORT “Current Interview Podcasts” you can listen online and hear the brand new interview with Gene Simmons!

What a huge thrill this is, to speak with the legendary Kiss bassist/vocalist again, and to share it with you here. This time, he’s promoting his coffee-table sized book about prostitution through the ages, Ladies Of The Night. It’s out now and available at major book stores like Borders or Waldens, or through Amazon. From the caves of the stone ages to the store fronts of Amsterdam, we go through time with the oldest profession in the world. Hang with Gene and I for a conversation that’s fun and light, as well as informative, and always entertaining.

Not a topic that’s a stretch for having fun with Gene, come along as we delve deep into the historical nuance beyond the surface, and come up with a great conversation you can hear online on-demand. With his Family Jewels a monster hit, Kiss doing select cities on a “35th Anniversary Tour”, and Gene’s role with the new Jingles TV show, it’s a treat to bring you a one-on-one, revealing, candid discussion with one of the biggest names and most recognized figures in rock culture: Gene Simmons. Enjoy.

Hear the brand new AC/DC, Metallica, and Oasis

Go to the DAVE REPORT for the new songs by AC/DC, Metallica, and Oasis. Listen online to these monster tracks!

AC/DC “Rock N Roll Train” from new CD Black Ice out Oct. 21st

METALLICA “The Day That Never Comes” from Death Magnetic out Sept.12

OASIS “The Shock Of The Lightning” from Dig Out Your Soul out Oct. 7

New Styx interview with JY, plus a classic interview with Tommy Shaw coming up as Styx head to the islands


Styx original member/guitarist/all around good guy James JY Young returns with a brand new interview!! Hear it now in the Current Interview Podcasts section. Styx return to the islands Oct. 9 in Honolulu at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, and Oct. 11 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island. Get tickets at ticketmaster.com and also hiltonwaikoloavillage.com. We’ll also feature a great Tommy Shaw interview from the many he and I have recorded; look for it in the Classic Interview Player during October, the month of their shows.

JY is a very cool guy, who’s first appearance as my guest in 2006 was a lively, story-filled fun time. It was a treat to have him sitting just a few rows behind me at the Led Zeppelin survivors reunion show at the O2 Arena in London last December. He was a guest to talk about the Zeppelin show just after we returned to the states, and now he’s back with another fascinating discussion. This is a really meaningful part of our talk, and one of those great interview moments.

If you go to my myspace page you’ll see the link to the Styx myspace, as well, and their homepage is styxworld.com.

Get tickets for their show, and enjoy this nearly 30 minute, brand new conversation, up now. Thanks for stopping by!

The Who’s Roger Daltrey this month in the Classic Interview Player

The Who are having a great year, with the recent star-studded VH1 Rock Honors show, international dates, and an impressive U.S. arena tour this fall. We celebrate with this two-part special starting this month only here in the Classic Interview Player!

Check out both The Who’s official homepage and the official Who myspace page for current tour details, but not long ago in August of 2004, The Who came to the islands for a pair of shows, and I was fortunate enough to do multiple interviews with Roger Daltrey, their legendary vocalist. This is part one of the first time we spoke, and it was, according to the record company and band management, the longest Roger Daltrey interview in years, a half-hour in length. Candid, insightful, covering a wide-range of topics and areas of interest, it gives a lot of insight into one of rock’s great personalities and vocalists. Listen to the podcast in the Classic Interview Player for this month’s issue, part one of this exciting conversation with a rock giant who turns out to be a giving, charismatic storyteller. I hope you enjoy it.

Dave News: Gene Simmons of Kiss new interview!

Coming soon: A brand new interview with Gene Simmons of Kiss!! Look for his new “Ladies Of The Night” book out now, and listen for an exclusive conversation with a true rock and pop culture icon — bassist, songwriter, vocalist, producer, actor, entrepreneur, author and demon, Gene Simmons. It’s a great one with a huge artist that you’ll be able to to enjoy in the 2008 Interviews section. Gene’s everywhere right now: in Kiss with dates throughout the year on their 35th anniversary tour, on TV with his Family Jewels show, in the news with articles about him hosting the upcoming TV show “Jingles”, and on bookstore shelves with this fascinating latest read, “Ladies Of The Night.” More details on this just-taped conversation will be posted in the near future, and it should be up shortly! One of rock’s most recognized faces coming to dlarmy.wordpress.com. It’s a treat to have the one and only Gene Simmons of Kiss for you soon in a personal, revealing interview, and only here…