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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Hear my new interview with Johnny Winter on HPR today and tomorrow. Hear it right now, or, listen to it archived online at HPR’s site plus see a live video:
Get complete four island concert information below,
and if you click the ad, you can visit the promoters site for more info and/or to buy tickets.
April 7 – Oahu
The New Shoroom @ Hawaiian Brian’s
180 Kapiolani Street, 2nd. Floor (Validated Parking)
Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. Dr. $65. VIP Tables ( Limited )
Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 8:00 pm.
April 8 – Maui
Maui Arts and Cultural Center – Castle Theater – Kahului
MACC Box Office 808-242-SHOW
Show: 7:30 pm. Tickets: $45. – $50. – $55.
April 9 – Big Island
Honokaa Peoples Theatre
Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. At Door $55. VIP Front Rows
April 10 – Kauai
KCC Performing Arts Center – Lihue
Doors: 6:30 pm. Show: 7:30 pm. Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. At Door $55. VIP Front Rows
Get your tickets early these events will
sell out! Info hotline: 808-896-4845
Ticket Info & Outlets
Oahu: Online: Lazarbear.com Hawaiian Brian’s, Liquor Collection – Honoulu; Good Guys Music- Kapahulu; Hawaii Natural High – Waikiki; Hungry Ear – Kailua
Big Island: CD Wizard, Hilo Music Exchange- Hilo, Music Exchange – Waimea; Sound Wave Music – Kailua Kona; Taro Gifts – Honokaa
Maui: MACC Box Office 808-242-SHOW (7469) or at www.mauiarts.org
Kauai: Kauai Music & Sound – Kapaa; Island Soap & Candle – Kilauea; Progressive Expressions – Koloa; Scotty’s Music – Kalaheo; Aloha -N- Paradise – Waimea; Kauai Harley Davidson – Puhi
Johnny tearing it up at Woodstock:
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.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
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. Underworldevents.com for info. Also hear a tasty DK classic below.