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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HEAR NEW INTERVIEW WITH THE TEMPTATIONS

I spoke with the sole surviving member of The Temptations and here’s the HPR Extended Interview. Get more of my latest interviews on-demand there at hawaiipublicradio.org/news/davelawrence plus other content I’m posting there.

The pic is from the Blaisdell just before their show here the other day.

NEW FEBRUARY CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER SUPERBOWL SPECIAL ISSUE: DAVE LAWRENCE WITH THE WHO’S ROGER DALTREY

Do not miss this incredible Superbowl special issue of the Classic Interview Player. This month, we celebrate our friend Roger Daltrey in the Superbowl Halftime Show, and do it in raging style.

First of all, enjoy highlights of the first interview I did with Roger, in July 2004, as a very cool flashback to take in this month as he belts out The Who classics in front of the biggest audience of his career. Go to Background for some interview details, and listen to the interview on-demand all month.

Then, get into over two hours of mind-bending Who video: see The Who through the years, including a complete live performance of Tommy recorded in 1989- over one hour itself. Plus Woodstock, Isle Of Wight, Concert For New York, The Kids Are Alright film, and much more.

Review a selection of Roger Daltrey images in our monthly slide show, featuring many rare and hard to find photos.

There are the necessary official links and most of all, just a timely treat for you to enjoy.

Hit the contribute button if you’re digging it, and mahalo for the strong support.

NOVEMBER CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER: HEAR NEW INTERVIEW WITH ROCK HALL 25 CONCERT STAR NILS LOFGREN OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND PLUS SEE PHOTOS FROM THE HISTORIC SHOWS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

New Classic Interview Player Nov. issue: Dave Lawrence with Nils Lofgren

HEAR PART ONE OF A NEW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND GUITARIST/ GIFTED SOLO MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

This month, enjoy a very special November Classic Interview Player issue with a brand new Nils Lofgren interview. I just recorded this two-part conversation you can hear on-demand all month exclusively in the Classic Interview Player. We catch up with this immensely talented performer during the finale lap of the latest E Street Band go-around, which from sound clips of Little Steven and Bruce, appears to be the last for at the very least a few years.

When listening to this two issue special, you’ll hear about Nils special relationship with Bruce Springsteen; also get insight into the workings of one of rock’s most celebrated ensembles, The E Street Band, while getting a first-hand account of his inventive online guitar lessons at the official Nils Lofgren website, solo downloads and much more.

One reason this fresh, new interview is especially relevant to hear coming as Nils Lofgren brings his amazing career through yet another Rock Hall of Fame encounter, this time being part of the two day festivities just days ago Oct.29-30 at Madison Square Garden, where Bruce appeared at both shows, and The E Street Band, led by The Boss, stretched their first night set until 1:30 am, with special guests Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine, John Fogerty of CCR, Sam Moore of Sam And Dave, singer Darlene Love, and finally starting at 1 am, Billy Joel. Bruce returned with U2 and Patti Smith the second night. SEE PHOTOS FROM THE GIGS: Certainly not close-ups by any stretch, I was stoked to be in the house and blasting live to my Twitpic stream, so feel free to jump on-board those images circulating in the slideshow presentation of that feed, or another option… see all the shots we were transmitting during the two shows at my DaveLawrenceOnline Twitpic page. It occurred to me as I watched this historic rock moment, in rock and entertainment’s most historic hall, Madison Square Garden, that the new Classic Interview Player feature is a perfect follow-up to Nils’ participation in what certainly is another highlight in a long professional journey. From his days working as a teenager with Neil Young, his own band Grin, pounding numerous solo releases, touring with Bruce Springsteen in multiple eras of The E Street Band, including now, a prolific series of years where Bruce plied his super E Street Band. This fall, for now, it all comes to an end, and as it does, a remarkable new interview with Nils is here for you to ponder. LISTEN TO PART ONE ALL MONTH.

Also included are special live videos, bringing you the raw essence of how Nils works the audience and material live. It’s Nils through the years both solo and with Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, showcasing Nils at work live, blazing as a vocalist, guitarist and performer.

Nils Lofgren is a very photogenic artist, and there are cool photos in a slideshow documenting Nils’ career, and look for more videos and photos next month, for the conclusion of this new two-part Classic Interview Player special. I hope you dig it.

MY FAVORITE NEW SONG: SILVERSUN PICKUPS “PANIC SWITCH”

THIS IS #8 IN THE NEW ROCK PLAYER ON THE SIDEBAR- Top 40 overall rock charts, right now. Unreal vocals, a haunting quality that is nostalgic. Also a sick drum line, savage guitar and other augmentation- there are hooks everywhere in a nasty assault that has tons of emotion, energy, inventive arrangements, and is a pure rock song in every sense. I am simply blown away by this jam, and clearly it’s earning it’s way to the top, currently the #8 most played rock song, of all rock formats that play any new music combined.

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