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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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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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!

 

August Classic Interview Player issue: Watch my new interview with Puddle of Mudd

We’re celebrating three years of the Classic Interview Player monthly online magazine at DaveLawrenceOnline.com with a cool two-month party. July marked three years of presenting a fresh interview to digest each month, and we featured something from the vaults: Rush’s Alex Lifeson. We doubled the length of the originally aired interview, making it twice as long with previously unheard material from the original interview session back in 2003, and throwing down ten classic live Rush tracks on video, showcasing the band live through the years on some blistering tracks, much of it rarely seen film and video.

Now, making it sort of a “Then & Now” two-month celebration, we flash forward to 2011, and a brand new interview with Puddle of Mudd. This was recorded just two weeks ago when they were in town for Bayfest at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe. It was their first-ever show in Hawaii, and this long-form video interview follows up a long telephone chat recorded earlier in July and featured on HPR. Leader Wes Scantlin and I spoke on the phone, and this video chat features Wes and Paul Phillips of the Mudd sitting down pre-show for a fun yet revealing convo. This very fresh, just-out-of-the-oven interview is special as it’s a parallel feature to a new entry in my HPR DL New Release Blog, which will be posted soon with the audio portion of the new interview… Here in the Classic Interview Player, you can watch the same interview, seeing how it all went down, and enjoy ten live POM videos shot through the years. Check out the last two for both a wailing jam from the Bayfest show, and also see them play their new single, Gimmie Shelter from the Re(disc)covered CD of covers… shot just the other night on July 30 in Cleveland.

Enjoy the Mudd, and a big mahalo to brothers Wes and Paul for sitting down with me. I loved hanging and appreciate the kind hospitality and candor. Fun times, dudes. Be safe — aloha!

 

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.

NEW INTERVIEW: GOO GOO DOLLS FRONTMAN JOHNNY RZEZNIK – ROCKING THE PRO BOWL TODAY!

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It was a privilege to spend time with the one and only Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls today in an incredible hotel rooftop suite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, recording a fairly long interview — over twenty minutes. Listen for some on HPR tomorrow, and see him rock the Pro Bowl later today. It was a very special conversation with a down-to-earth, charming songwriter/performer/musician whose touched audiences around the world and across radio formats, transcending genres while genuinely impacting fans through meaningful lyrics and songs. Hear about it and more in this special chat I look forward to sharing!