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 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!



CHECK IT OUT NOW! Hear tasty new interview samplers — taken from long form conversations recorded this year — in a collection of highlight composites from many of the nearly 50 artists recorded in 2010. Most recently added selections are first, with a complete, chronological photo listing underneath of when the interview was recorded. HOPE YOU DIG IT.


Hear the complete new interview I recorded earlier this year with the Rev. Al Green as the exciting April 2010 Classic Interview Player. Recorded just before his Jan. trip to the islands, this is a major, long-form new conversation with a Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer, music legend, universally recognized music hero.

Enjoy it on-demand all month- in addition to hearing the interview, see several live clips of Al performing in Honolulu, as well as some other hot live performances, including Soul Train TV appearances.

Also get into a cool retrospective slide-show, interview background, links, & more.

Excerpts of this interview were originally featured on Hawaii Public Radio. Hear many more of the new and exciting 2010 interviews I’m doing there on my audio archives page at HPR’s website, including Bon Jovi, filmmaker David Lynch, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, 311, Grateful Dead, Beach Boys and more.