HEAR NEW EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS DAUGHTRY HERE IN THE BLOG

Hear the new interview with Daughtry right here in the blog. He’s Oct. 1 at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park in Honolulu; click that link for tickets.

Have you heard the new song he did with Santana on the just released “Guitar Heaven” CD, their cover of Def Leppard’s “Photograph”? Hear it below, plus see the artwork.

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SAYING A SAD ALOHA TO OUR FRIEND ROBERT SCHIMMEL

Robert was a great guy. I first met him in the early 90’s when he was being played on the radio by the legendary Mark Parenteau, at WBCN, who I worked for.

Not being super into comedy, I can tell you… I’m not the guy to say critical or insightful things about comedy… dissecting it, like music. So my take is…

We had a cavalcade of comedians come through the door at BCN… I was there almost a decade, and they had a lot of comedians — big names — who did their bit live either on Mark’s show, or Nik Carter’s or Charles’… (Laquidara).I’ve had a lot myself since, so between then and now, out of all of them… for me…

Robert Schimmel was among the funniest. This guy could really entertain me. I would laugh so hard for so long at his events, like Comedy Connection Faneuil Hall… he’d own the night. The pure, raw evoking of genuine laughter, and creating a moment to forget about everything else, like a movie, and he was the sole actor on the stage, conducting it live.

In more recent times, it was a great thrill, when I was doing my own afternoon show, in Honolulu, to have Robert as a guest. He did an advance phoner and a wonderful in-studio appearance. I believe, the only one I ever hosted with him myself. His act in December 2003 at the Pipeline Cafe was a treat to see. My face hurt from smiling so much.

Hearing that he’s gone is sad. He had been a familiar face from my Boston days, my early pro radio world; that’s how it felt, when I was privileged to have him as my very own guest, right here in Honolulu. I hope you can tell from the way I say that, how fortunate I feel to have worked with this man personally. I still feel him under my arm.

Robert, you take it easy bro… I give you a big hug, and humble little me sends you off with aloha. Your professionalism through personal hell, and incredibly bright glowing talent under unimaginable pain, will burn like a torch forever. You’re forever a teacher through the lessons…  painful lessons… you leave behind.

Aloha, brother.

NEW CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER AUGUST ISSUE OUT TODAY: THE BAND AMERICA’S SINGER/GUITARIST/SONGWRITER DEWEY BUNNELL AND I IN A TWO-PART INTERVIEW SPECIAL

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Join me in the Classic Interview Player this month for a fun conversation with America’s Dewey Bunnell. The voice of “A Horse With No Name”, one of the great American songwriters who penned hits in the group America, and a band with two August dates in the islands. This interview reveals so much about the history of the group: times they recorded here in the state of Hawaii, working with Beatles’ producer George Martin, performing gigs with The Who, Pink Floyd, and others, and memorable star encounters, including one with John Wayne that is priceless to hear about.

I hope you enjoy what is a great moment in time with myself and a truly wonderful artist to interview. Listen on-demand all month in the Classic Interview Player, plus enjoy some interview background, a slideshow, several incredible live videos, links and more.

NEW DL INTERVIEW W/COMEDIAN CRAIG SHOEMAKER “THE LOVE MASTER” IN THE DAVE REPORT

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Photo of Craig & I on the set of The Andy Bumatai Show Tuesday March 24, 2009

Hear a brand new interview with comedian Craig Shoemaker, aka The Love Master,

in the Dave Report/Current Interview Podcasts now.

See Craig on TheAndyBumataiShow.com now on our latest on-demand show we taped today. I should have the newest Dave On The Rock here in the BLOG soon, and you can see it as part of the full show at Andy’s site, too.

DON’T MISS CRAIG AT PIPELINE CAFE IN HONOLULU

ON-SALE NOW THROUGH TICKETMASTER.COM AND

GET THEM AT THE DOOR NO PROBLEM.

ALL NEW TOUR TRACKER VIDEO ADDED TO THE DAVE REPORT: KILLERS, AC/DC, FLEETWOOD MAC, MOTLEY CRUE, ELTON JOHN/BILLY JOEL & PHISH

Get juicy complete song freshly shot Tour Tracker Video, exclusively in the DAVE REPORT!

The latest stuff is hot and takes us all over the world:

MARCH 19: AC/DC IN MILAN ITALY!

MARCH 19: FLEETWOOD MAC AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!

MARCH 19: THE KILLERS IN PARIS!

MARCH 16: MOTLEY CRUE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!

MARCH 14: ELTON JOHN/BILLY JOEL IN ATLANTA!

MARCH 7: MORE FROM THE EPIC PHISH REUNION IN HAMPTON!

All freshly shot, all brand new, full song performances just loaded to the DAVE REPORT today!

ENJOY AND MAHALO FOR VISITING!

NEW FOREIGNER INTERVIEW: DAVE LAWRENCE WITH LEGENDARY FOREIGNER GUITARIST MICK JONES AS THEY RETURN TO HONOLULU FOR NEW YEARS EVE IN WAIKIKI

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DON’T MISS FOREIGNER A VERY SPECIAL CONVERSATION NOW IN THE DAVE REPORT CURRENT INTERVIEW PODCASTS: THE RETURN OF FOREIGNER FOUNDER/GUITARIST MICK JONES IN A BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DAVE LAWRENCE. DETAILS ON JASON BONHAM AND HIS WORK WITH JIMMY PAGE AND JOHN PAUL JONES; HEAR ABOUT FOREIGNER’S HISTORIC APPEARANCE OPENING FOR THE REUNITED ZEPPELIN MEMBERS AND THE FUTURE PLANS OF JASON BONHAM AND FOREIGNER;  BEHIND THE SCENES INFO ON THE NEW RECORDING SESSIONS; THEIR UPCOMING SOUNDSTAGE PBS SHOW; AND MUCH MORE IN THIS NEW INTERVIEW PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW IN THE DAVE REPORT.