NEW RONNIE JAMES DIO CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER TRIBUTE

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 —

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ANCHORING AFTERNOONS AND MIDDAYS ON HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO

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.

NEW JACK JOHNSON CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER MAY ISSUE

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.

HANGING OUT WITH LEGENDARY ARTIST REV. AL GREEN – FULL LENGTH INTERVIEW COMING TO THE CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER

The Rev. Al Green and I, backstage at the Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii January 23, 2010

Listen for this incredible new interview with one of musics most celebrated voices and performers — coming to the Classic Interview Player in March! Hear a taste below, and get the full interview in the March issue.

CLICK TO HEAR: Al Green with Dave Lawrence during NPR’s Weekend Edition on Hawaii Public Radio, January 2010

NEW INTERVIEW PODCAST FOR DECEMBER WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN E STREET BAND GUITARIST NILS LOFGREN

Just days after the arrival of Bruce Springsteen’s new Working On A Dream song, which is streaming on-demand a couple posts below, we have a well-timed new interview podcast coming to the Dave Report for December: the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren. At NILSLOFGREN.COM, download his new nostalgic Yankee Stadium and other mp3s, get instructional lessons from a pro in one of the biggest bands on earth, go through a complete historical overview of his career in a multimedia history, and learn about the personal side of one of rock’s most down-to-earth, easy going cats. I’m proud to welcome him back for a brand new interview. Nils, one of rock’s true nice guys, has been a fixture with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN since 1984 in a rock n roll journey that continues into the future. He performs with Bruce this February at the Superbowl, one of pop culture’s largest audiences. The moment will be even sweeter for Nils as he celebrates his next album with The Boss, the new Bruce Springsteen album Working On A Dream out January 27; the first song from it stormed radio in the past several days. At this amazing crossroads in his career, certainly timing is everything: we speak with Nils just before the upcoming gig at the Superbowl, and new Bruce Springsteen release, with it’s inspirational title Working On A Dream, premiering just as Bruce-favorite Barack Obama formally arrives. join me for a very special conversation you don’t want to miss. Coming next week as a new December interview podcast feature in the DAVE REPORT.