This afternoon on the show: Melissa Etheridge. Hear it online + see tasty live videos!

She plays the Blaisdell Concert Hall July 23 and the MACC in Kahului, Maui July 24. On-sale now.

At my page on the HPR site, you can also see four videos, including a breathtaking performance of Like The Way I Do that’s over ten minutes and one of the best-captured live versions of that song… Also check out Melissa paying tribute to Janis Joplin solo acoustic, showcasing her skills in jaw-dropping fashion… See her live in action from just days ago ‘down under’ on her current tour, playing an acoustic version of Falling Up, a song from Fourth Street Feeling, her new album due in September.

I hope you dig this very special conversation with one of my favorite artists!

 

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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.

MY FAVORITE NEW SONG: SILVERSUN PICKUPS “PANIC SWITCH”

THIS IS #8 IN THE NEW ROCK PLAYER ON THE SIDEBAR- Top 40 overall rock charts, right now. Unreal vocals, a haunting quality that is nostalgic. Also a sick drum line, savage guitar and other augmentation- there are hooks everywhere in a nasty assault that has tons of emotion, energy, inventive arrangements, and is a pure rock song in every sense. I am simply blown away by this jam, and clearly it’s earning it’s way to the top, currently the #8 most played rock song, of all rock formats that play any new music combined.

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NEW INTERVIEW PODCAST FOR DECEMBER WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN E STREET BAND GUITARIST NILS LOFGREN

Just days after the arrival of Bruce Springsteen’s new Working On A Dream song, which is streaming on-demand a couple posts below, we have a well-timed new interview podcast coming to the Dave Report for December: the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren. At NILSLOFGREN.COM, download his new nostalgic Yankee Stadium and other mp3s, get instructional lessons from a pro in one of the biggest bands on earth, go through a complete historical overview of his career in a multimedia history, and learn about the personal side of one of rock’s most down-to-earth, easy going cats. I’m proud to welcome him back for a brand new interview. Nils, one of rock’s true nice guys, has been a fixture with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN since 1984 in a rock n roll journey that continues into the future. He performs with Bruce this February at the Superbowl, one of pop culture’s largest audiences. The moment will be even sweeter for Nils as he celebrates his next album with The Boss, the new Bruce Springsteen album Working On A Dream out January 27; the first song from it stormed radio in the past several days. At this amazing crossroads in his career, certainly timing is everything: we speak with Nils just before the upcoming gig at the Superbowl, and new Bruce Springsteen release, with it’s inspirational title Working On A Dream, premiering just as Bruce-favorite Barack Obama formally arrives. join me for a very special conversation you don’t want to miss. Coming next week as a new December interview podcast feature in the DAVE REPORT.