The June issue of the Classic Interview Player is out today, and don’t miss the incredible tribute we’re offering up for the Man On The Silver Mountain, Ronnie James Dio.

Go back in time and hear my two brief, in-person interviews with Ronnie when he was in Black Sabbath on the 1992 Dehumanizer tour, speaking about the new tour, reuniting with Geezer, Tony, and Vinny, the changing concert market, his early influences, and other avenues of discussion in this quick, personal moment with Ronnie. Cruise through dozens of photos in a career retrospective slideshow set to one of his solo studio monsters. Watch and hear two hours of live video, taken from shows throughout the years with Dio, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath. Hear studio epics, signature classics, and more. Get some relevant Dio links for more content on the master showman. Enjoy ID outtake fun, as Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ronnie James Dio take time to joke around with me. It’s a great issue with a ton for you to do. Enjoy it here at my site all month long on-demand.

Most of all, celebrate Ronnie James Dio with me. Throw up the horns if you wish. Turn up the vids loud, like you were turning up the night. Brother Ronnie, we send you maximum aloha and respect from Honolulu. We’re lighting a lantern for you, bro —



Hear me anchoring local news and features Monday through Friday on KHPR, Hawaii Public Radio’s statewide feed, as part of the team on the award-winning NPR afternoon drive show All Things Considered.

It’s an honor to be working with a statewide broadcast, and getting to speak with an audience across the islands.

Listen to the show weekdays on air covering the entire state:

4pm HST / 7p PST / 10p EST M-F on KHPR 88.1 FM, Honolulu and Kauai; K203EL 88.5 FM, Haleiwa and Schofield Barracks for North Shore Oahu; KKUA 90.7 FM, Wailuku (serving Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kona side, Hawaii Island); and KANO 91.1 FM, Hilo, Hawaii Island; K234AN 94.7, Waimea, Hawaii Island and KIPO 89.3 FM, Honolulu.

Listen live on the internet from anywhere in the world – STREAMING LIVE ONLINE HERE – or, also hear it in Hawaii throughout the islands on digital cable channels 864 and 865.


Listen for a new interview with Tower Of Power’s leader / tenor sax monster / founder Emilio Castillo. I recorded it today and will be featuring it next week during the afternoon on – KHPR, during NPR’s All Things Considered. We had a long conversation, nearly a half-hour, covering TOP’s extensive island history, his own personal connections with Hawaii, the international phenomenon of their continued success, touching stories of promoter/rock legend Bill Graham, and much more.Just the Bill Graham stories alone make this a special conversation, and I look forward to presenting some of it next week and posting an extended interview segment 0n my Dave Lawrence Reports page at HPR. Catch Tower Of Power June 3 in Honolulu and click here to get Blaisdell Concert Hall tickets, and for the Valley Isle, June 4 on Maui, click here for the MACC in Kahului.


All month, enjoy the new HPR interview I recently did with Jack Johnson on-demand as a very special May issue of the Classic Interview Player with Jack Johnson. Featured on-air during the Kokua Festival weekend, and as an extended interview segment on-demand in my Dave Lawrence Reports on-demand audio archives at Hawaii Public Radio, now you can hear the entire conversation, as it happened, all month long as our latest issue of the Classic Interview Player. It also features unbelievable live video of jams with Paula Fuga, Ziggy Marley, Jake Shimabukuro, Taj Mahal & others. Check out a fun Jack Johnson photo slideshow, links to his official sites & more, all month long, as we celebrate Hawaii’s #1 selling contemporary touring and recording act, Jack Johnson, in this brand new conversation in the May issue of the Classic Interview Player.