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!


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‘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. for more info.


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This is an extended interview segment carved out of a much longer new conversation with legendary Dead Kennedys founder, guitarist East Bay Ray.

It’s an honor to speak with Ray; he was a huge hit in my life of interviews, getting to pow wow with The Dead Kennedys founder, hear the deal on Jello Biafra “skimming” band money, forcing a court case with a judge ordering him to pay the band back seventy grand. Get the fascinating inside details on that, the meaningful naming of the group, and more…

Get into The Dead Kennedys live in concert tonight at The Loft in Honolulu. for info. Also hear a tasty DK classic below.


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


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.

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There are lots of cool things to do here relating to Dave Lawrence, the afternoon DJ and Music Director who rocked 105.9 KPOI, Honolulu for over five years and created a large, loyal fanbase in the islands. Get exclusive content that’s otherwise unavailable, and unique to this site. Explore DAVE REPORT multimedia daily music and culture widget. The Dave Report is a powerful daily content feature, wit all the latest new and current Dave Lawrence interview podcasts, produced interview samplers, streaming mp3 player with the latest new rock releases, complete streaming new albums, updated current tour and happening event video, fresh music news stories and feeds from respected names you trust, and a lot more. Also, take a trip alongside Dave Lawrence in the photo vault, going into the dressing rooms, tour buses, hotels, and other stops along the way with many of the music performers who’ve had a genuine, lasting impact in pop culture. Without ever leaving your computer, pack up, and go back in time to be a fly on the wall for monthly journey’s with the Classic Interview Player – bringing you personal conversations from an archive that spans over fifteen years and hundreds of moments in time with artists who’ve been part of your life, filled with the kind of rich detail, warmth and genuine rapport a Dave Lawrence interview brings. Be part of the grassroots fan community, the devoted DL Army, and the treasure trove of links there. Get instant access to current radio demos on the right in the demo box, or get them here.
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