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John Mellencamp- Jack and Diane 12-91 garage

Just a few days prior to Christmas 1991 , John Mellencamp was rehearsing his band in his garage, literally, in the snow-covered hills of Central Indiana, in preparation for their upcoming 1992 tour . I was invited to interview him and record the band in rehearsal , thus this performance of “Jack and Diane” is absolutely live , no overdubs . In memory of accordion/keyboard player John Cascella .-Redbeard

Cry of Love- Peace Pipe- August 1993

With a band named after a Jimi Hendrix album, and  sounding like  Free meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, how could I not love this band? Great guys too in Cry of Love, including the true heart guitarist Audley Freed who grew up  idolizing Southern Rock icons Allen Collins and Duane Allman, as well as lesser known blues […]

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Jackson Browne- Running On Empty 40th anniversary

In 1977, highly-acclaimed Southern California singer/songwriter Jackson Browne found himself to be a new dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower following the suicide of his wife. Conventional wisdom would assume that any one of those three challenges alone could require  an entertainer to put his or her career on hold indefinitely in order […]

Scorpions-Born to Touch Your Feelings- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

The Hanover Germany veteran band which pioneered the power ballad  more than four decades ago, Scorpions, has come out of self-imposed retirement to collect practically all of those gems together as the album Born to Touch Your Feelings.  It includes a proper studio recording of the melodic “Follow Your Heart” as well as two brand new […]

Jackson Browne-Two of Me,Two of You-unreleased Los Angeles 1994

In February 1994  I had the pleasure to interview Jackson Browne again  in a Los Angeles recording studio, so shortly before the session we asked his manager if Jackson would oblige us with an acoustic performance. “No, probably not, he’s totally anal retentive and obsessive about any performance being perfect,” was the reply.” Plus he’s […]