New Styx interview with JY, plus a classic interview with Tommy Shaw coming up as Styx head to the islands

Styx original member/guitarist/all around good guy James JY Young returns with a brand new interview!! Hear it now in the Current Interview Podcasts section. Styx return to the islands Oct. 9 in Honolulu at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, and Oct. 11 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island. Get tickets at and also We’ll also feature a great Tommy Shaw interview from the many he and I have recorded; look for it in the Classic Interview Player during October, the month of their shows.

JY is a very cool guy, who’s first appearance as my guest in 2006 was a lively, story-filled fun time. It was a treat to have him sitting just a few rows behind me at the Led Zeppelin survivors reunion show at the O2 Arena in London last December. He was a guest to talk about the Zeppelin show just after we returned to the states, and now he’s back with another fascinating discussion. This is a really meaningful part of our talk, and one of those great interview moments.

If you go to my myspace page you’ll see the link to the Styx myspace, as well, and their homepage is

Get tickets for their show, and enjoy this nearly 30 minute, brand new conversation, up now. Thanks for stopping by!

The Who’s Roger Daltrey this month in the Classic Interview Player

The Who are having a great year, with the recent star-studded VH1 Rock Honors show, international dates, and an impressive U.S. arena tour this fall. We celebrate with this two-part special starting this month only here in the Classic Interview Player!

Check out both The Who’s official homepage and the official Who myspace page for current tour details, but not long ago in August of 2004, The Who came to the islands for a pair of shows, and I was fortunate enough to do multiple interviews with Roger Daltrey, their legendary vocalist. This is part one of the first time we spoke, and it was, according to the record company and band management, the longest Roger Daltrey interview in years, a half-hour in length. Candid, insightful, covering a wide-range of topics and areas of interest, it gives a lot of insight into one of rock’s great personalities and vocalists. Listen to the podcast in the Classic Interview Player for this month’s issue, part one of this exciting conversation with a rock giant who turns out to be a giving, charismatic storyteller. I hope you enjoy it.

Dave News: Gene Simmons of Kiss new interview!

Coming soon: A brand new interview with Gene Simmons of Kiss!! Look for his new “Ladies Of The Night” book out now, and listen for an exclusive conversation with a true rock and pop culture icon — bassist, songwriter, vocalist, producer, actor, entrepreneur, author and demon, Gene Simmons. It’s a great one with a huge artist that you’ll be able to to enjoy in the 2008 Interviews section. Gene’s everywhere right now: in Kiss with dates throughout the year on their 35th anniversary tour, on TV with his Family Jewels show, in the news with articles about him hosting the upcoming TV show “Jingles”, and on bookstore shelves with this fascinating latest read, “Ladies Of The Night.” More details on this just-taped conversation will be posted in the near future, and it should be up shortly! One of rock’s most recognized faces coming to It’s a treat to have the one and only Gene Simmons of Kiss for you soon in a personal, revealing interview, and only here…

Dave News: Duff McKagan interview up now, Styx coming!

Fresh interviews are happening. As promised, a brand new one with Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan is up! Duff was there from the very beginning with G n R, and has had a huge next chapter with Velvet. He’s also plugged into the new Nutsie music sharing service. Hear the juicy details on Scott Weiland’s shaky last tour with Velvet, his recent departure, and now quick reunion with Stone Temple Pilots. Get the 411 on all that and more – Enjoy this new conversation with a great guy and guest: Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver’s Duff McKagan in DAVE REPORT now!

Also: Styx is coming to Honolulu for an October 9th show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall (on sale now through Ticketmaster), and in August we’ll welcome Styx co-founder, guitarist and original member James Young. JY does another interview with me — his third — and this is one you don’t want to miss. It was just recorded, and nearly 30 minutes long, featuring a founding member of one of the truly enduring American rock acts. He’s a really cool guy to spend time talking with, and this new conversation arrives online in August. More on it soon, plus details on an upcoming Classic Interview Player flashback featuring Styx as we celebrate their show in October –