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.
Recently I got to speak with Johnny Winter, in a phone interview you may have heard on HPR… It’s also in the 2011 Interviews Player on the front page.
When he hit Honolulu, it was a huge thrill and honor to hang with him. We huddled for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime chat before he hit the stage. This reclusive, enormously important blues legend, guitar icon, symbol of rock and the enduring spirit of rebellion it should capture in it’s most primal and explosive form took time for what was a revealing, candid moment of talking story. The image and often, sound, cultivated by this sorcerer of soulfulness is at the core of what rock is supposed to be, and I still am in awe to have this one to share.
There are also ten live videos, showcasing Johnny’s skill and talents through the years, plus a slideshow, relevant links, and background notes, all in this May issue of the Classic Interview Player.
Baring his soul for us in this new, full-length conversation recorded in April 2011 at Hawaiian Brian’s in Honolulu, I humbly offer you this intimate one-on-one moment, tucked away in the corner of the backstage area, with a hero of ages.
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:
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.
April 7 – Oahu
The New Shoroom @ Hawaiian Brian’s
180 Kapiolani Street, 2nd. Floor (Validated Parking)
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
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
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
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: