We had a lot of fun speaking yesterday afternoon before their big outdoor show at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park in Honolulu, and the Point Panic Music Festival.
Here are some photos from the interview and a fun ID he did. Listen for a feature airing tomorrow on HPR and the whole interview getting published online.
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!
Click the photo to visit my page at HPR where you can hear the complete new interviews with Hall & Oates’ John Oates, Shawn Colvin, The Cult’s Billy Duffy, Fastball’s Miles Zuniga and The Alarm/Big Country’s Mike Peters.
Last week on Tuesday the new Queensryche album Dedicated to Chaos dropped, and I was fortunate to speak with singer Geoff Tate. This new interview covers a lot of different topics, and Geoff, if you’re unfamiliar, is a truly articulate, thoughtful guy to speak with. Some of the material discussed includes the new Dedicated to Chaos album, the future of records and touring, the fading record company/publishing/intellectual property commercial model, the late Ronnie James Dio’s importance to both Queensryche and Geoff, experiences here in Hawaii, first hand accounts of being in Iraq to perform for the troops and reflections on their epic, and emotional American Soldier album, Geoff’s passion for wine and winemaking, and much more. It was a pleasure to reconnect with a gentleman whose appearance in 2007 on my afternoon show was a real treat.
Hear this full-length new interview and their new single Get Started now at HPR in my new release blog, and also listen to the interview in the 2011 interviews player on the front page here.
Rush were just named among the top-grossing touring acts this year, so we make our three-year anniversary special a Rush issue!
Hear the new July three-year anniversary issue of the Classic Interview Player with the legendary Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson! It was back in early 2003 I spoke with Alex, and this issue is a huge very special celebration: for the first time, hear the entire interview, with over half of it never aired before. It’s presented here for the first time ever.
Dig in and enjoy! Plus: go through the years and enjoy 10 incredible Rush classics live on video, including rare vintage mid-70’s cuts you may have never seen before!