Monday, March 25, 2013

Unplugged And Totally Uncut With Steve Gorman Of The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes.  Those guys from the Nineties that revived what a Classic Rock artist should look like (long hair, velvet flares, fur-trimmed vests, bluesy, lots of booze and a twin-guitar rock sound made famous in the Seventies.   

Their hiatus is over. 

Drummer Steve Gorman has rejoined the ranks with Chris Robinson to release Wiser Time. 

The fully uncut interview

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

VH1 Classic's That Metal Show

To true Rock fans That Metal Show is the air for our guitar. The rhythm in a Wii Rock Band video game. The scream still left in our teenaged soul well beyond twenty five years old. This show is about the music that fine tuned our chapters. That Metal Show doesn't have to agree with your stomach. Neither did most of the alcohol poured into veins before those concerts. Interview with Don Jamieson Interview with Jim Florentine

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Comedian Ian Bagg

It's time to get unplugged and get totally uncut...with comedian Ian Bagg. He's got a Canadian father and an Australian mother. Can you get any more opposite than both sides of the Planet? Combine that blood supply and the end result is an accent more outrageous than a southerner dropping his third red bull Comedian Ian Bagg was born in a little town of Terrace, British Columbia, in Canada, approximately 750 miles north of Vancouver. His parents Robyn and Gary, a Canadian and an Australian, gave Bagg two passports, but sadly neither of them were American. Bagg had to embark on becoming an immigrant to America. In 1996, he moved to New York City after starting in Vancouver, British Columba, in 1994, the year that the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup NHL playoffs. He became a regular at the Comic Strip and the Comedy Cellar in New York and immediately ended up doing three appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In 2000, Bagg made his move to Los Angeles, but before leaving New York, he did the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, the Montreal Just for Laugh Comedy Festival, as well as stand up spots on HBO Comedy Showcase, Friday Nights, and his first small film role in Tim Robbins' film Cradle Will Rock. He was also a regular member in the sketch group The Milk Duds, but Los Angeles came a calling and he packed up and moved to Beverly Hills. Catch the interview

Rocker Richie Sambora

Not all Radio people get into the business to make money. It's about scoring interviews. Hitting green rooms and playing ping pong backstage. I still remember playing my first Bon Jovi song on the air. From the first note to the final spin on the turntable...the jock in me knew they'd be around longer a decade plays out to be. Richie Sambora is one of music's most talented and respected songwriters, singers, guitarists and producers. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, he has toured the world and collected over 68 gold and platinum albums. In 1998 Sambora released his second solo album, "Undiscovered Soul". The album was produced by Don Was and features contributions by Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones, Rami Jaffee of The Wallflowers and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Sambora was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and raised in Woodbridge. He got his first guitar in 1971 when he was 12, and started playing in bands three years later. A diversified music listener, Sambora comes from a background of The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Led Zeppelin and "a lot of blues stuff". Sambora had the opportunity to explore all of his musical avenues when he was afforded the making of his first solo album, "Stranger In This Town". "Mr. Bluesman", a single from the album, was inspired by Clapton, and when he agreed to play lead guitar on the track, a longtime dream of Sambora's was filled. He is a self-taught musician and plays many instruments such as all guitars, piano, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone and accordion. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New Jersey with his daughter Ava Elizabeth, who was born on October 4, 1997. Hear the interview

Comedian Jim Norton

He's funny beyond crass and a total upfront and honest funny man built on the stilts of brilliant modern comedy. Standup comedian Jim Norton has found many avenues to showcase his brutally honest sense of humor outside the comedy club, making regular appearances on the Tonight Show as well as syndicated radio show Opie and Anthony. Norton decided to become a standup comedian when he was just 12 years old, after hearing Richard Pryor's Live in Concert and becoming instantly inspired. After working the standup circuit for a number of years, Norton moved up the ladder of notoriety from the radio gig to regular appearances on various Comedy Central shows to, eventually, his own HBO special as part of the series One Night Stand. This soon led to Norton landing a regular series role with the cable network, playing Rich on the irreverent sitcom Lucky Louie (headlined by fellow comic Louis C.K.). Though the show only ran for a single season, the comedian continued to find his way into the spotlight, performing live to an increasingly large fan base, appearing in movies like Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and publishing a humorous memoir entitled Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi Hear the interview

Comedian Erik Griffin

He's making a name for himself on Comedy Central's Work-a-holics. Yes! Yes he is! Erik Griffin continues to hit the stage. "Funny,” according to his mother. Griffin made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation. This challenge paid off, and Griffin will next be seen as a recurring character on the new Comedy Central series, Workaholics, as Montez Walker. Griffin first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA Awards nominated The Payaso Comedy Slam on Showtime and Comedy Central, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, Last Comic Driving on NBC, Comics without Borders on Showtime, and the nationally syndicated Comics Unleashed. He can be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy Award winning, Bud Light Swear Jar. In 2008 at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Griffin was featured at the 2008 NACA West Regional Showcase, the 2007 NACA East Regional Showcase, and the 2006 NACA West Regional Showcase. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada. Mostly recently, Griffin was seen on Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black on the History Channel. He was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival documentary, Just like Us, and will be touring the world promoting the movie. With his multicultural background, a Central American Caribbean mother, a father of European decent, Griffin blends well into the North American landscape, particularly in this era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love, and self-evaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time. Hear the interview