See the complete new interview with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi!

I’m proud to share with you the entire exclusive one-on-one chat, almost an hour in length, shot in 1080p HD at the world class studios of WNYC, New York.

Watch it now in my new release blog at HPR.

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Hear a fun new ID:

 

If you like Black Sabbath, guitar, or hard rock/heavy metal of any kind, you’ll probably enjoy this very special pow wow talk story session with the man who arguably wrote the book on all things metal.

Mahalo as always for cruising with me. Aloha!

 

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HEAR NEW INTERVIEW SAMPLERS WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD, DONAVON FRANKENREITER, SUBLIME AND ERIC JOHNSON

NEW FIVE-MINUTE INTERVIEW COMPOSITES POSTED ON THE 2010 INTERVIEWS PAGE

Hear some new interview samplers on the 2010 Interviews Page here in the blog. I’ve been attaching five minute samplers of each of this year’s artists, and have recently added new ones with Michael McDonald, Sublime’s Eric Wilson, friend-of-Jack Johnson Donavon Frankenreiter, Eric Johnson, Leo Kottke, Los Lobos and Little Feat.

CLICK THE BANNER TO GO NOW AND HEAR THESE AND MANY OTHERS FROM THIS YEAR:


HEAR NEW EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS DAUGHTRY HERE IN THE BLOG

Hear the new interview with Daughtry right here in the blog. He’s Oct. 1 at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park in Honolulu; click that link for tickets.

Have you heard the new song he did with Santana on the just released “Guitar Heaven” CD, their cover of Def Leppard’s “Photograph”? Hear it below, plus see the artwork.

SAYING A SAD ALOHA TO OUR FRIEND ROBERT SCHIMMEL

Robert was a great guy. I first met him in the early 90’s when he was being played on the radio by the legendary Mark Parenteau, at WBCN, who I worked for.

Not being super into comedy, I can tell you… I’m not the guy to say critical or insightful things about comedy… dissecting it, like music. So my take is…

We had a cavalcade of comedians come through the door at BCN… I was there almost a decade, and they had a lot of comedians — big names — who did their bit live either on Mark’s show, or Nik Carter’s or Charles’… (Laquidara).I’ve had a lot myself since, so between then and now, out of all of them… for me…

Robert Schimmel was among the funniest. This guy could really entertain me. I would laugh so hard for so long at his events, like Comedy Connection Faneuil Hall… he’d own the night. The pure, raw evoking of genuine laughter, and creating a moment to forget about everything else, like a movie, and he was the sole actor on the stage, conducting it live.

In more recent times, it was a great thrill, when I was doing my own afternoon show, in Honolulu, to have Robert as a guest. He did an advance phoner and a wonderful in-studio appearance. I believe, the only one I ever hosted with him myself. His act in December 2003 at the Pipeline Cafe was a treat to see. My face hurt from smiling so much.

Hearing that he’s gone is sad. He had been a familiar face from my Boston days, my early pro radio world; that’s how it felt, when I was privileged to have him as my very own guest, right here in Honolulu. I hope you can tell from the way I say that, how fortunate I feel to have worked with this man personally. I still feel him under my arm.

Robert, you take it easy bro… I give you a big hug, and humble little me sends you off with aloha. Your professionalism through personal hell, and incredibly bright glowing talent under unimaginable pain, will burn like a torch forever. You’re forever a teacher through the lessons…  painful lessons… you leave behind.

Aloha, brother.