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.
What an incredible celebration as the King rolls through Hawaii for his first time since 2002.
Relive this moment in time, with a rarely heard segment from our lengthy backstage session that fateful night in November 2002 when BB King played the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, and was my guest for the second of two interviews that month.
For nearly a half hour, BB and I shared rock stories and memories. It was the follow-up to a phoner to promote the show, and a small portion of sound clips was used through the years. Once, a long-form extract based on those same sound clips was presented. It was nearly half of the material recorded that evening. Now, for the first time in over five years, hear that long-form extract, as heard previously on a single broadcast. It’s a fitting way for our April Classic Interview Player issue to honor BB as he returns to the Blaisdell April 27 in Honolulu.
Accompanying the interview, see a cool through the years slide show, including vintage BB pics from his early years that aren’t often seen.
Perhaps best of all, catch 10 live videos, featuring not only fun and classic BB TV appearances, but also BB sharing the stage with Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Billy Preston, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, James Brown, U2, and many others. It’s a video tribute well-worth digging into.
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Getting out of jail early and making the news with his legal debacles, it seemed fair to throw Vince a solid, and break out some good times in his honor. No pun intended.
We celebrate with this fun gem from 2007 with Vince and I having laughs, enjoying memories, and bonding over the rock we all love.
Enjoy ten live videos, too, showing the Crue in action around the world laying down the rock as only they can, with Brother Vince up front and in charge. Plus a dy-no-mite photo slide show that takes you through the years.
It’s a Crue Classic Interview Player!!! With Motley Crue’s Vince Neil & I — listen on-demand all month.
It was a privilege to spend time with the one and only Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls today in an incredible hotel rooftop suite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, recording a fairly long interview — over twenty minutes. Listen for some on HPR tomorrow, and see him rock the Pro Bowl later today. It was a very special conversation with a down-to-earth, charming songwriter/performer/musician whose touched audiences around the world and across radio formats, transcending genres while genuinely impacting fans through meaningful lyrics and songs. Hear about it and more in this special chat I look forward to sharing!
NEW FIVE-MINUTE INTERVIEW COMPOSITES POSTED ON THE 2010 INTERVIEWS PAGE
Hear some new interview samplers on the 2010 Interviews Page here in the blog. I’ve been attaching five minute samplers of each of this year’s artists, and have recently added new ones with Michael McDonald, Sublime’s Eric Wilson, friend-of-Jack Johnson Donavon Frankenreiter, Eric Johnson, Leo Kottke, Los Lobos and Little Feat.
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