Friday, November 26

Tag: Classic Rock

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 305):  Founding CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL/COSMO’S VAULT member DOUG CLIFFORD
Hall of Famers, Pop & Singer Songwriter, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 305): Founding CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL/COSMO’S VAULT member DOUG CLIFFORD

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6PpD6NchbUQmIkpXAmjpT9?si=-hpEUAe_RO227uU3essqfQ&dl_branch=1 Contributor's Note:  Founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival/Cosmo's Vault frontman Doug Clifford joined The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 305th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they discussed the goosebump moments in his career as well as the special project he did with the late great Steve Wright of The Greg Kihn Band. We discussed how CCR got together and what led to the future collaboration with Steven Wright of The Greg Kihn Band. This project of Clifford/Wright includes Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band), Jimmy Lyon (Eddie Money) and Joe Satriani, plus keyboard players Tim Gorman (The Who) and Pat Mosca (Greg Kihn Band). After holding auditio...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 21:  STEVE KILBEY
Behind The Yearbook, Hip Hop & Pop

(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 21: STEVE KILBEY

Editor's Note:  Out of Australia by way of the United Kingdom, Steve Kilbey & The Winged Heels have released their double album "The Hall of Counterfeits."  The album explores many concepts including past lives, religion, Indian and Middle Eastern music, ancient history and The Beatles and their work. Here is what Steve Kilbey has said about "The Hall of Counterfeits" and his band "The Winged Heels:" "In 1990 I released an album called Remindlessness in which I attempted to take in everything I had ever been fascinated by and reconcile the whole damn lot with a weird and wild bunch of songs. Thirty years on, armed with three brilliant musicians (The Winged Heels), time has enabled me to give voice to those same preoccupations: past lives, Indian and Middle Eastern music, reli...
(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 EP. 8:  Lawrence Gowan of STYX
Behind The Yearbook, Prep Time, Standards and Benchmarks, Uncategorized

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 EP. 8: Lawrence Gowan of STYX

Editor's Note:  On June 18th, the legendary arena rock band Styx released yet another landmark album entitled "Crash of the Crown." The band wanted total creative freedom in this album and they got it. There is a sense of liberation and freedom in this record, and the classic harmonies, musicianship and passion that Styx exudes.  They have once again rose to the occasion with "Crash of the Crown."  Songs such as "Common Ground" inspires a call for unity while "Reveries" show some of their best musicianship since Lawrence Gowan joined Styx.  In this mental health conversation on the Madness To Creation Podcast, Lawrence Gowan of Styx talks about his jukebox, "Crash of the Crown", how Canada is handling the Covid pandemic and the soundtrack to his life.  Fans can find Styx on Facebook, T...
(Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 39):  Nigel Glockler of SAXON
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 39): Nigel Glockler of SAXON

Editor's Note:  Nigel Glockler of legendary British metal band Saxon joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 39th episode. In this episode, Nigel talks about the release of "Inspirations", which provides "Saxon-ized" covers of famous classic rock songs such as "Stone Free" by Jimi Hendrix, "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones", "Speed King" by Deep Purple and "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin. Nigel is a drummer that so many metalheads cite as a major influence in their drumming and the cool thing is that you wouldn't hear Nigel talk about it at all. Nigel talks about his legacy, how Cream, Deep Purple and The Rolling Stones influenced him and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. The light is at the end of the tunnel folks, we are almost there to hopefully make this pandemic subsi...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 226):  Mark Mangold of AMERICAN TEARS
Hall of Famers, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 226): Mark Mangold of AMERICAN TEARS

Contributor's Note:  Mark Mangold of American Tears appeared on the 226th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Mark discusses how he reformed American Tears 2018 and they recently released "Free Angel Express" via Deko Entertainment. The Don discusses goosebump moments and the keyboard sorcery of Mark Mangold that he creates using wizardry powers.  American Tears created the music video for "Woke" and the lineup features Alex Landenburg(Stratovarius, Kamelot, CyHra) on drums and guest appearances by Barry Sparks (UFO, Dokken), Doug Howard (Touch, Utopia, Edgar Winter Band) and Charlie Calv of (Angel, Shotgun Symphony).  Fans can find American Tears at the following locations: www.facebook.com/AmericanTears www.d...
(Mental Health Conversations): Juliana von Muhlen of RIVER RISE BAND + Premiere of “Right Path”
Behind The Yearbook, MTC Gets Punked

(Mental Health Conversations): Juliana von Muhlen of RIVER RISE BAND + Premiere of “Right Path”

Editor's Note: River Rise Band (Classic Rock, Curitiba – PR), formed by Juliana von Mühlen (vocals) and Márcio Arend (guitars), is about to release their first album, Right Path, which will be available on all streaming platforms from March 19th 2021 on. Got curious? Their music is already out there, with the singles Unreal and Give It a Try, released in January and February 2021. Right Path has Classic Rock, Blues and Soul features, with the best combination of drums, bass, guitar and vocals in English. The album has life changes as the main theme, and establishes a harmonic dialog among the expressive guitar lines from Márcio Arend, blunt riffs and engaging solos, and the voice melodies at times sweet or nostalgic, at times strong and decisive, from Juliana von Mühlen – the main stren...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 10: Doug Aldrich(ex-Whitesnake, Dio) of THE DEAD DAISIES
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 10: Doug Aldrich(ex-Whitesnake, Dio) of THE DEAD DAISIES

Editor's Note:  Doug Aldrich of The Dead Daisies converses with Madness To Creation on the 10th episode of Madness To Creation Podcast.  "Holy Ground" is out January 22nd and it's one awesome album.  The album features his guitar licks, the vocal chops and bass licks that Glenn Hughes possesses, the drum fills of Deen Castronovo and David Lowy on guitars. Since then, Deen Castronovo has left the band(it was an amicable split) and Tommy Clufetos has joined The Dead Daisies on drums. Doug talks about adjusting to the Covid-19 pandemic and talks about the struggles of planning around the Coronavirus pandemic.  Doug also talks about how he and Glenn Hughes gets together during the songwriting process and how he considers himself to be a perfectionist as a guitarist.  Doug also opens up wit...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 205):  BILL CHAMPLIN
Hall of Famers, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 205): BILL CHAMPLIN

Contributor's Note:  Legendary singer/songwriter Bill Champlin(of Chicago fame) appeared on the 205th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Bill Champlin talks about coping with prostate cancer and losing his son.  He talks about having gratitude and coping with loss and coming through the other side from his cancer battle.  They also discuss his latest solo release entitled "Livin' For Love", which was released January 22nd via Imagen Records.  The album includes the single "Reason To Believe", which was written about what he endured, which takes on such a wonderful mental health piece.  Bill Champlin was the vocalist for a few Chicago albums, and they get into a spirited discussion about the song "Hard Habit to Break" ...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 204):  STEVE HACKETT
Hall of Famers, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 204): STEVE HACKETT

Contributor's Note:  Legendary guitarist/musician Steve Hackett joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 204th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Steve, The Don and The Grizz discuss Steve Hackett's brand new release entitled "Under A Mediterranean Sky" via InsideOut Music.  They discuss how Steve crafted the guitar work and musicianship on the first single of the album "Andalusian Heart".  The music combines classical, flamenco, and gypsy.  The album also features Roger King's orchestral arrangement, Franck Avril on oboe, Christine Townsend on violin/viola and of course Steve Hackett on classical guitar.  This album came about as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the legendary Genesis guitarist wanted to use his musicianship to paint images...