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Marc Copely, lead guitarist and producer for JD & The Straight Shot, Sits Down with Madness To Creation on the Value of Production, 2018, and Working with Joe Walsh!
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Marc Copely, lead guitarist and producer for JD & The Straight Shot, Sits Down with Madness To Creation on the Value of Production, 2018, and Working with Joe Walsh!

Editor's Note:  JD & The Straight Shot's record "Good Luck And Good Night", could have been one of my favorite records from 2017!  They personify a quality blending of Americana, Celtic, Bluegrass, Indie Rock, and Country Western into their sound, with a whole lot of grit and a whole lot of soul.  Their music has led them to work with the likes of Joe Walsh and to share the stage with the likes of Chicago and The Doobie Brothers.  I can only anticipate what 2018 has in store for this indie band out of Nashville, Tennessee.  Lead guitarist and producer Marc Copely sat down recently with Madness To Creation to discuss their album, their music video to "Run For Me", and what 2018 has in store for the band.  Fans can find JD & The Straight Shot at the following locations: www.jdandt...
“Good Luck And Good Night” by JD & The Straight Shot, indescribable!
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“Good Luck And Good Night” by JD & The Straight Shot, indescribable!

On September 15th, Americana folk quintet JD & The Straight Shot released their sixth studio album entitled "Good Luck And Good Night", where it was produced by Copely at Soundstage Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.  This band is beyond ready to be heard by the masses. JD & The Straight Shot is composed of vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist Marc Copely, bassist Byron House, violinist/fiddler Erin Slaver, and Shawn Pelton on the drums/percussion.  They are described to be influenced by the harmonies and classic rock feel of groups like Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys, however, throw some Irish folk music and elements of country and classical music in there and you get JD & The Straight Shot. This extremely vibrant record starts off with the track "Redemption Tr...
“The Big Interview with Dan Rather” Returns for a 5th Season on AXS TV with Interview with X-Factor Judge Sharon Osbourne on Tuesday, October 10th
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“The Big Interview with Dan Rather” Returns for a 5th Season on AXS TV with Interview with X-Factor Judge Sharon Osbourne on Tuesday, October 10th

The Big Interview With Dan Rather returns to AXS TV for a star-studded fifth season fall cycle, premiering Tuesday, October 10 at 9pE/6pP. Hosted by award-winning newsman Dan Rather, the series features exclusive, in-depth discussions with some of the biggest names in music entertainment, as the celebrated journalist gets his A-List guests to open up as only he can. The upcoming fall cycle puts the spotlight on nine all-new episodes, kicking off with Rather’s lively sit-down with Sharon Osbourne, the outspoken judge of the hit AXS TV series The X Factor UK, as she discusses her time on the show, her eclectic career, and her marriage to “The Godfather Of Heavy Metal” Ozzy Osbourne. AXS TV airs The X Factor UK on Sunday and Monday nights at 9pE/6pP. The season also includes GRAMMY®-winning...
AXS TV Presents “Docs That Rock” on Tuesday Nights!
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AXS TV Presents “Docs That Rock” on Tuesday Nights!

Music’s greatest artists rule on AXS TV, as the network unleashes the Docs That Rock weekly block—airing every Tuesday at 10pE/7pP. The September lineup kicks off on September 12, as hard rock pioneers Led Zeppelin embark on a psychedelic journey of music and cinema, rocking Madison Square Garden with an epic set that includes “Whole Lotta Love,” “Dazed And Confused,” “Stairway To Heaven” and many more, in the 1976 hit LED ZEPPELIN: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME.   On September 19 explore the untold story of one of the modern blues scene’s most important figures in STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN – LONESTAR: 1984-1989—offering unprecedented access into the guitar virtuoso’s glory days using rare footage, insightful interviews, personal photos, and more, to showcase Vaughan’s glory days following h...
Terry Ilous Discusses “Gypsy Dreams” with Madness To Creation!
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Terry Ilous Discusses “Gypsy Dreams” with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  It was a great conversation to chat with arguably one of the most underrated vocalists of the 1980's.  In my view, XYZ flew under the radar in terms of being popular in the 1980's metal scene.  XYZ was great and highly underrated because of their musicianship and the impeccable vocals of Terry Ilous.  Terry Ilous is a musician first when it comes to his singing.  He recently released a cover album entitled "Gypsy Dreams", which gives a snapshot of his influences throughout his career as a vocalist, and it shows why he's helping to be the flagbearer for legendary 80's metal band Great White to this day!  I am hoping to continue the conversation with Terry in regards to Great White's upcoming release, which is due out this June.  In the meantime, please go pick up a copy of "...