Hear my new interview with Defunkt guitarist Kelvyn Bell + see a classic live video

DEFUNKT IS ALIVE!

Click the photo to visit my page at HPR and hear the entire interview with Kelvyn, plus see a classic live Defunkt video, and see why everyone from Fishbone to The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Living Colour to Bad Brains gives these guys enormous credit for their pioneering funk/jazz/rock sound. Hope you enjoy this interview with a true innovator.

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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.

May Classic Interview Player issue: Johnny Winter video interview

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.