Recorded a new interview w/Queensryche’s Geoff Tate; hear an ID and the new song!

Spoke with Geoff yesterday as his new Queensryche record dropped — Dedicated to Chaos — out and in-stores now.

Listen for the interview soon — I’ll post a link here in the blog when it’s up for you to hear. We covered everything from this record, to topics like concept albums, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, his passion for wine-making, the future of albums and touring as it relates to technology, and much more.

Hear the new song “Get Started” —

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.

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.

Hear the April Classic Interview Player issue w/my guest BB King!

What an incredible celebration as the King rolls through Hawaii for his first time since 2002.

Relive this moment in time, with a rarely heard segment from our lengthy backstage session that fateful night in November 2002 when BB King played the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, and was my guest for the second of two interviews that month.

For nearly a half hour, BB and I shared rock stories and memories. It was the follow-up to a phoner to promote the show, and a small portion of sound clips was used through the years. Once, a long-form extract based on those same sound clips was presented. It was nearly half of the material recorded that evening. Now, for the first time in over five years, hear that long-form extract, as heard previously on a single broadcast. It’s a fitting way for our April Classic Interview Player issue to honor BB as he returns to the Blaisdell April 27 in Honolulu.

Accompanying the interview, see a cool through the years slide show, including vintage BB pics from his early years that aren’t often seen.

Perhaps best of all, catch 10 live videos, featuring not only fun and classic BB TV appearances, but also BB sharing the stage with Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Billy Preston, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, James Brown, U2, and many others. It’s a video tribute well-worth digging into.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Be sure to add me on Facebook. Mahalo.

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Hear my new interview w/Johnny Winter & get Hawaii concert details

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:

http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/content/johnny-winter-extended-interview

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.

Four Concerts in Hawaii – a fundraiser for Hawaiian Lifeguard Assoc. Jr. Lifeguard Program

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Tour dates:

April 7 – Oahu
The New Shoroom @ Hawaiian Brian’s
180 Kapiolani Street, 2nd. Floor (Validated Parking)
Venue: 808-946-1343
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
information: 808-896-4845
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
Information: 808-337-9234
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

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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: