Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Christmas Eve Day and into my iHeart Radio Studio walks the front man of Boston! Tommy DeCarlo unveils his journey moving forward. Being the vocalist of one of the world's most famous bands while still keeping focused on fine tuning the group he's shaped with his son Tommy Jr. DeCarlo... We are Unplugged and Totally Uncut The dream of being "live" on stage sits within the whisper of nearly every person on the planet. To have that moment where talent reaches outward to connects with massive amounts of ticket holders searching for an escape. Vocalist Tommy DeCarlo's expectation has never been out of focus. He's completely in touch with the reality of the music "business" and what's required to keep that fire burning. Being lead vocalists of the world's most famous bands doesn't keep him off the smaller stages. He knows the roots of music. Being there opens the path for his son to experience the journey. So that he too can one day stand in front of the masses. Those who are searching, And by way of experience Tommy Jr. will never forget the requirements of relationship and the importance of always staying humble.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Your body is built to be lean. Engineered to be strong. Made to have fun. And those are the exact results you get when you work out with celebrity trainer Shaun T. Born Shaun Thompson, Shaun T first made a name for himself as a track-and-field star at Rowan University, where he received a BS in Sports Science with a minor in Theater and Dance. Since then he's put both degrees to epic use— appearing on HBO's Six Feet Under, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CNN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, and The Doctors—and working with Nike, Boost Athletic Shoes, RadioShack, and the LA Lakers.
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Monday, December 22, 2014
Whitesnake, Ozzy, Foreigner, Steven Tyler and more. This man has been behind the trap set for more Classic Rock songs than Ipods have room for the music. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Brian Tichy The Dead Daisies are a rock band formed in 2012 by New Zealander Jon Stevens (INXS, Noiseworks) and Australian David Lowy (Mink). Along with Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses), the three band members have been joined by a rotation of top rock musicians that have included Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy), Charley Drayton (The Cult), John Tempesta (The Cult), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Frank Ferrer (Guns N' Roses), Alex Carapetis (Nine Inch Nails), Clayton Doley and Alan Mansfield. Since Summer of 2014, the lineup has been consistent with Marco Mendoza, Dizzy Reed and Brian Tichy joining Jon, David and Richard.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
They won Dancing With The Stars and now they're Unplugged and Totally Uncut inside the iHeart Radio Studio. Alfonso and Whitney!!! Alfonso’s interests and loves vary from acting, best known for his role as Carlton Banks on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, to his active career today as a television director, host and voice-over. He made his first big role cast opposite Ricky Schroder in the long-running sitcom Silver Spoons, making him an instant teen idol. His directing credits include television shows Shake It Up, Are We There Yet? The Wannabes, Meet The Browns, Cuts, Eve, One on One, All of Us and Mighty Med on Disney XD. Starting his acting career at the age of eight, Alfonso landed his first starring role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid, whereupon he was signed to famed music label Island Records. He became an overnight sensation, enamoring the likes of director Bob Geraldi, choreographer Michael Peters and “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson (who enlisted Alfonso in the infamous Pepsi commercial). After taking time to attend Cal State University, Los Angeles where he earned a Theater Arts education, Alfonso was offered a role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Alfonso played the memorable character of Carlton Banks, opposite his friend, Will Smith. Following six years on the popular series Fresh Prince, he was then approached by Quincy Jones to appear with L.L.Cool J in the NBC/UPN series In the House. Both can still be seen in syndication. In his free time, he plays sports and is a scratch golfer and a professional car racer, having received countless trophies and medals from numerous worldwide competitions. A native of The Bronx, New York, he currently resides in Southern California. ABOUT WITNEY CARSON Witney was born and raised in a small town called American Fork, Utah. She started her dancing career at the age of three. Being trained in many different dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Latin and Standard Ballroom, she has competed and performed all over the world. At the age of 18, Witney made top six (top three girls) on So You Think You Can Dance season nine. She then joined ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Pro Troupe Team, where she performed and choreographed every week for two seasons. In 2014, Witney was promoted to a Pro dancer and was paired with partner Cody Simpson. ABOUT THE DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE TOUR DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE IS COMING TO YOUR TOWN! Sat 27-Dec - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Events Center Sun 28-Dec - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Tues 30-Dec - Robinsonville, MS - Horseshoe Tunica Casino Wed 31-Dec - Atlanta GA - Cobb Energy PAC Fri 2-Jan - Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Performing Arts Center Sat 3-Jan - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall- 5pm Sat 3-Jan - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall- 8pm Sun 4-Jan - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater Tues 6-Jan - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium Wed 7-Jan - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theater Thurs 8-Jan - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center Fri 9-Jan - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino Sat 10-Jan - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Events Center Sun 11-Jan - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater Tues 3-Jan - Newport News, VA - Ferguson Concert Hall Wed 14-Jan - Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Thurs 15-Jan - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre Fri 16-Jan - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theater-5pm Fri 16-Jan - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theater-8pm Sun 18-Jan - Cleveland, OH - Hard Rock Mon 19-Jan - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Wed 21-Jan - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center - Theater Thurs 22-Jan - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater Fri 23-Jan - Windsor, ON - Colosseum at Windsor Sat 24-Jan - Merrillville, IN - Holiday Star Theatre Sun 25-Jan - Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino Wed 28-Jan - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theater Thurs 29-Jan - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center Fri 30-Jan - Thackerville, TX - Winstar Casino Sat 31-Jan - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater Mon 2-Feb - Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Center Tues 3-Feb - Denver, CO - Paramount Theater Thurs 5-Feb - West Valley City, UT - Maverik Center Fri 6-Feb - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort - Expo Hall Sat 7-Feb - Las Vegas, NV - The Venetian Sun 8-Feb - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre Mon 9-Feb - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theater Wed 11-Feb - San Jose, CA - Center for the Performing Arts Thu 12-Feb - Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Sat 14-Feb - Thousand Oaks, CA - Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts Sun 15-Feb Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre LA Live
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
You can't release a song called Things We Don't Talk About then walk into my iHeart Radio Studio. You're gonna open up. I'll locate the key to your creative mind and then unlock the Unplugged and Totally Uncut story. It's Country Music's hot new comer Seth Alley!!!! I’m the oldest of three kids. I grew up in the small east Tennessee town of Sparta. I like to tell stories. As long as I can remember I’ve liked to tell them, and so I guess becoming a songwriter was logical. Every song I write is like a chapter from a book…they are stories for you and truths for me. I never write a song just to write a song. They paint a true and vivid picture of what my life is or was like. My goal when writing is to make people feel something – I want them to think. My stories, and thus my songs, come from observation, lessons, love and dreams. I picked up the guitar at the age of thirteen and formed my first band at fourteen. With over 1,000 shows under my belt, the next step was to go after my true dream of becoming a professional artist…so off to Music City I went. I started making trips back and forth to Nashville at the end of 2012, and it was on that first trip I met Bill McDermott, who would end up being my producer. Bill introduced me to Jody Williams at BMI, who helped me land a publishing deal with Sony ATV and management with Spalding Entertainment (home to Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, and Terri Clark.) Literally a few weeks later, I was signing a record deal with Big Machine Records. That was June of 2014. You can say life is pretty awesome right now…
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Fresh from the big screen and Broadway. The star of Country Strong and Of Mice and Men is the artist critics are calling the next Tori Amos, Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actress Leighton Meester “Heartstrings is a mixture of noir-y indie rock, anthemic folk-pop and Beach Boys-esque balladry.”- Made Man “In the style of ethereal singer-songwriters such as Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell…”-Billboard (November 20, 2014)- Leighton Meester’s debut album entitled, Heartstrings, a dreamy singer-songwriter narrative of guarded love, irony and heartache was released everywhere on October 28. In support of the record’s release, Leighton will be headlining three nights at Los Angeles’ Hotel Café throughout the month of January. Dates and purchase links can be found below. Known primarily as an actress for her roles in such projects as Gossip Girl, Country Strong, and the recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway, Leighton Meester is excited to share her passion for music with the release of Heartstrings. Written by Meester and produced by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow, Augustana), the nine-song album bares the influence of such artists as Stevie Nicks, Tori Amos, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. "I wrote Heartstrings as a process of relief, and working with Jeff allowed the songs themselves to grow as much as they could, which was considerable,” says Leighton. “Our approach was to flesh out the atmosphere around the feeling of each song with preproduction and then added the spontaneity of a live room for recording." Heartstrings is available everywhere Hotly Wanting Records. Purchase the album on iTunes now: http://smarturl.it/LMheartstrings Leighton Meester @ Hotel Café 1/06- https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=3449 1/13- https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=3450 1/27- https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=3451
Posted by Arroe at 11:29 AM
Drawing on groundbreaking sociological research and extensive in-depth interviews with men and women across the country, Living the Secular Life illuminates this demographic shift with the moral convictions that govern secular individuals. Zuckerman reveals that, despite opinions to the contrary, nonreligious Americans possess a unique moral code that allows them to effectively navigate the complexities of modern life. Spiritual self-reliance, clear-eyed pragmatism, and an abiding faith in the Golden Rule to adjudicate moral decisions: these common principles are shared across secular society. By sharing the real-life stories and beliefs of individuals who have chosen to live a secular life, Zuckerman demonstrates these principles in action and points to their usage throughout daily life.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Duck Dynasty star Tim Guraedy is best known to the show’s millions of hard-core fans as "Mountain Man," the slow-talking air-conditioning repairman/radio host who is a neighbor to the Robertsons, the Louisiana family that made a fortune from its best-selling duck calls, and around which the show is based. "Mountain Man" is the only semi-regular cast member who is not a Robertson family member or employee of Duck Commander. Now in its third season, Duck Dynasty has become A&E’s most-watched series in the network’s history. The February 27, 2013 two-episode Season 3 premiere tallied 8.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched telecast in network history. While he was born in Louisiana, Guraedy moved around a bit in his youth, spending time in Minnesota, Tennessee and Indiana. But the lure of the Bayou State was too strong, and Guraedy returned to Louisiana, where it has been his home for the past 25 years. He lives in Monroe, LA, the small town made famous by Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander. Guraedy’s weekly radio show on local station Z107.5, Big Z Country has become popular all over the globe, with people tuning in, via the Internet, to hear "Mountain Man"’s delightful mix of common sense, sports, music – and usually a Bible verse or two. For to know "Mountain Man" is to know a man whose Christian faith is a big part of who he is. “Life’s not easy, but I have God in my life and it’s so much better. So much better,” he has said. This faith, as well as his recent celebrity, is now allowing him the opportunity to reach out to people who need inspiration: “I love being able to actually go to schools and give speeches about bullying, drugs, and abstinence. It makes my soul feel good,” Guraedy continued. Guraedy is also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both fresh and salt water fishing, as well as hunting for everything from wild boar to, well, ducks, of course. It doesn’t matter if people know him as Monroe, LA AC repairman Tim Guraedy or TV personality “Mountain Man,” – you’ll still get the same humble, down-to-earth man: “I’ve never been a person to judge, or to hold grudges. I don’t hate anybody, and I don’t even have the ability to do so. I’ve always tried to treat others like I would like to be treated.” “I’m just a country boy…a redneck sticking to my roots.” Connect with Mountain Man at www.mountainmansworld.
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I was on the air at KOOK in Billings, Montana when clean cut rebel by the name of Bryan Adams began turning radio waves into huge requests and number one songs. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Bryan Adams. Being a Radio Jock in the 1980's was a brilliant adventure through multitudes of creative temptations. New acts and sounds were coming from all corners of the planet. One minute stations were All American then suddenly British invasion. Australia was perking up. As was Canada. And I'm not talking Gordon Lightfoot and Anne Murray. Both have their place in music history but it wasn't going to be in the 1980's. Fronting the pack was Bryan Adams. I took the phone calls from impatient listeners. They saw him perform on MTV and American Bandstand. They screamed into that phone for more. Who was this clean cut rebel and what was he doing to my two speaker stage?
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Monday, December 15, 2014
The Olympian that took on a challenge bigger than winning a gold medal. Was it about victory? Was it a challenge to take on a secret and give it life outside what created total darkness. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with professional soccer prlayer Robbie Rogers. In February 2013, when championship-winning soccer player Robbie Rogers came out as gay via a letter that he posted online, he made sports history. After having kept his sexuality a secret for 25 years, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a major North American professional sports league. For much of his life, Robbie Rogers lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him both his family’s love and his hard-won career as a professional soccer player. He could be a pro athlete. Or he could be an out gay man. He couldn’t do both. Then, at age 25, after nearly stepping away from a brilliant career—one that included competing in the Olympics, playing for Leeds United, and winning the MLS Cup—he chose to finally tell his truth. But instead of the rejection that he had feared for so long, he was embraced by his family, by his teammates, and by his fans. Now, he shares the story of the turbulent years leading up to that landmark decision, and the profound ways in which his life changed in its wake in his new memoir, Coming Out to Play.
The front man of Boston stepped into the iHeart Radio Studio today and we got a little jiggy about Christmas. Tommy DeCarlo is fresh out of the recording studio and he's got a song you're gonna want to instantly pop onto your Ipod or notebook. We are Unplugged and Totally Uncut Being in the studio is a moment fans of music should one day experience. Amazing things happen. Although the journey is set. Often times the path begins to change. Having a gut feeling becomes louder than the original idea. Tommy DeCarlo listened to the invisible nudge. Creating a Christmas moment that'll reach families worldwide.
Friday, December 12, 2014
With TOM CLANCY FULL FORCE AND EFFECT: A Jack Ryan Novel Mark Greaney, co-author of three of Tom Clancy’s #1 New York Times bestsellers, once again displays his ability to hit the trifecta of what makes a great Clancy book: Tom's terrific characters combined with edge-of-your-seat action scenes and the over-the-horizon prescience about world events that characterizes Tom's books. Each of Tom Clancy’s eighteen previous novels became a #1 New York Times bestseller, and total sales of his books worldwide are estimated at more than one hundred million copies. In total, Clancy wrote more than one hundred fiction and non-fiction books. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, and then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list in 1984 after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. Four of his novels became the basis for hit movies (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears). Another hit film, 2013’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, was based on an original story about the early CIA days of Clancy’s hero. Clancy’s work spawned a videogame empire, as well, with sales of more than seventy-five million games to date. He passed away in October 2013.
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She was the author of the final two seasons of Sex and the City plus He's Just Not That In To You. Now a brand new movie called Take Care. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and totally Uncut with Liz Tuccillo Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got hit by a car in New York City and broke an arm and a leg? Are there people in your life that would take care of you? Well, Liz Tuccillo, writer and director of Take Care has imagined that exact scenario. The charismatic Leslie Bibb stars in the film as Frannie, a single woman who happens to live in a four-story walkup in Manhattan. Yes, Frannie, with two broken limbs declines her sister Fallon’s (played by the amazing Nadia Dajani) offer to stay with her in suburban New Jersey. The opening scene is ten minutes of Fallon and Frannie’s best friend Laila (played by Marin Ireland) trying to get Frannie out of a cab and up four flights of stairs to her apartment. The psychical comedy expressed in this claustrophobic stairwell is remarkable. Frannie would rather knock on her neighbor’s door and ask for help than stay in her sister’s home. Not only is Frannie physically wounded but she just received some emotional punches from her ex-boyfriend Devon (played by The Newsroom’s Thomas Sadoski) who just made a $6 million dollar deal with Yahoo! He broke up with Frannie after she spent two years taking care of him when he was going through a bout of cancer. As Frannie’s friends and family flake out more and more as she heals in her apartment alone, she calls Devon and demands that he take care of her. She does this despite not talking to him for years. After a few attempts Frannie finally gets her way and Devon agrees to take care of her even though he lives with his girlfriend Jodi, played by Betty Gilpin (of Nurse Jackie fame). Gilpin steals every scene she’s in. Jodi is an emotional wreck who admits her jealousy is something she needs to work on. She’s a big ball of crazy—complete with bugged-out eyes, bottom lip quivering and loud hysterics. At this point, Take Care becomes the rom-com it intended to be but keeps a realistic edginess more commercial films seem to lack. Most of the movie is shot in Frannie’s apartment with Leslie Bibb completely bedridden. But Take Care never feels claustrophobic thanks to Bibb’s charismatic performance and Tuccillo’s direction. The only complaint I have is Tuccillo underusing Marin Ireland. I have a feeling there might be more than a few scenes with her on the cutting room floor and I would do almost anything for them to appear on the DVD release of the film.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
It must be a day for total party makers. Craig Conover from Bravo's Southern Charm ignites the iHeart Radio Studio. Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the animal that's giving Charleston, SC a whole new face.. Bravo has unplugged the lights and turned Charleston, SC into the craziest party town on the planet. By day Craig Conover practices law. At night... the journey is the adventure.
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The party of laughter has begun. Dale Jones has arrived!!! From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the bravest funny people on the planet. They normally don't come back. Unless they forget their keys. Comedian Dale Jones blew me away the first time he walked into this studio. His passion to perform causes earthquakes. We're supposed to be the lazy generation. Not Dale Jones. Keeping up to date with him on Face Book showcases the hard work, dedication and loyalty of a brilliant journey in forward motion. Go to his website and win win win dalejonescomic.com
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
When it comes to the name Lorenzo Lamas. Why do more men than women say, "Whoa..." From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with one of the worlds most famous sex symbols. Lorenzo Lamas Lorenzo Lamas was born in Santa Monica and grew up in Southern California. At thirteen, he moved with his mother, stage and screen actress Arlene Dahl, to New York City. There he attended the Admiral Farragut Academy, a military school where he developed character and discipline that would benefit him for the rest of his life. During his four years at Farragut, he became interested in athletics and lettered in wrestling and track. He was president of his senior class and 2nd in charge of aBatallion of 300 cadets. He graduated with the intention of enrolling in the University of California to study veterinary medicine. However, during the summer of that year, he visited his father Fernando Lamas on the film set of The Cheap Detective. It was at this point he decided to pursue a career in acting and to follow his father’s advice to enroll in Tony Barr’s actors’ studio. Lorenzo’s first big break came at nineteen, when he won the role of Tom Chisum in the blockbuster film Grease. From there, he was cast in several television roles until he got another lucky break, being cast in the nighttime soap Falcon Crest. He had been studying the martial art Tae Kwon Do, and the producers quickly realized how important it was to incorporate this skill into his character’s action scenes. After nine years on Falcon Crest, his action hero credentials were established and he made a number of action movies including Snake Eater, Body Rock and CIA Target Alexa, which he also directed. At this point, Lorenzo was a black belt and met with Stephen Cannell to develop an action television series, Renegade. For the next five years, he filmed 110 episodes of the show, producing and occasionally directing as well as acting the series. Air America followed, whetting his appetite for aviation. Thanks to the many hours this series required him to spend behind the controls of an airplane, he became a certified private pilot in 1997 and later received his commercial helicopter rating as well. Actively pursuing his career as an actor, director and producer, he is always staying busy. He also co-chairs several children’s charities, including Make a Wish, MDA and his annual Ride to the Dunes for Child Abuse Awareness. Lorenzo is married and has six children, three of whom still live at home. They are his number one priority. LORENZO LAMAS TO APPEAR ON 2015's CELEBRITY APPRENTICE TV journalist Geraldo Rivera, and “The Bold and the Beautiful” actor Lorenzo Lamas will be among the contestants appearing in the upcoming “Celebrity Apprentice.” NBC announced Tuesday the lineup of 16 personalities that will compete for their favorite charities as the reality show returns for a new season in the boardroom with Donald Trump on Jan. 4. Baseball star Johnny Damon, mother of eight Kate Gosseling along with “Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hansen, NFL great Terrell Owens, and musician Kevin Jonas are also slated to appear. Actresses Keshia Knight Pulliam and Vivica A. Fox, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Olympic athletes Shawn Johnson and Jamie Anderson, actor Ian Ziering, and TV personalities Leeza Gibbons, Brandi Glanville and Kenya Moore round out the rivals for the new season. ABOUT LORENZO'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY RENEGADE AT HEART Lorenzo Lamas has played many roles over the course of his roller coaster career. Star of several major television shows and action films, five-time husband, and reality show star, including competing in the next season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” scheduled to air in early 2015, Lamas has been tabloid fodder for decades. Fans can easily believe they have seen every side of Lamas. But the truth is far more interesting and surprising. Son of film stars Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl, and stepson of swimmer and actress Esther Williams, Lorenzo was born into Hollywood royalty. But his path was not easy. Overweight and aimless as a child, he found it hard to live up to his famous father’s expectations, whose exploits made him the inspiration for the "most interesting man in the world", and have a mother who was aloof and detached. However, Lorenzo surprised everyone, shaping up and ultimately winning countless black belts in Tae Kwon Do. Despite his father's early discouragement, he pursued acting, starring in “Falcon Crest” and “Renegade”. In Lorenzo’s upcoming autobiography Renegade at Heart (BenBella Books, December 9, 2014), the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor pulls back the curtain to share his startling and explosive story, the money and notoriety, the fights and falling outs, his years of battling abandonment and attachment issues after his parents' divorce, and his epic romances and tabloid-making marriages to his four ex-wives. He delves deep into his relationships with his six children and with his famous father, whose penetrating words of wisdom have guided him through turbulent times and to a sense of renewal and new beginnings. Featuring 50 rare, never-before-shared family and personal photographs from his private collection, Renegade at Heart is everything Lamas' millions of fans have been waiting for—the unvarnished truth and his side of his remarkable journey and fully fleshed rumination of the highs and lows of an extraordinary life and survival of an extraordinary man and actor.
Posted by Arroe at 12:28 PM
History in America reaches beyond super heroes and record breaking sports figures. The men and women that helped shape this nation from the front line is a story that should never be forgotten. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Senator John McCain From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing bravery, these thirteen soldiers embody the best America has to offer. “We were not looking for thirteen stories of supermen or superwomen,” the authors say. “We wanted to write straightforward, honest accounts of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.” In THIRTEEN SOLDIERS, John McCain and Mark Salter remind us that “we owe veterans, the living and the dead, a country that remains worthy of their sacrifice. And we owe them our respect for the truth of what they did.” ABOUT JOHN MCCAIN Senator John McCain served in the United States Navy from 1954 until 1981. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and to the Senate in 1986. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for president in the 2008 election. He is currently serving his fifth term in the Senate.
Posted by Arroe at 10:20 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this dramatic and inventive look at the life and work of ionic Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. Williams (Franco) has a beautiful, adoring wife (Kunis) and a young son. But as he prepares for a reading in New York City and struggles to create new work, he is haunted by memories of his past—from his first sexual encounter to a later tragic loss. An ensemble of 12 directors work with a star-studded cast to weave together this moving and unique story of a complex man and the relationships that defined him. THE COLOR OF TIME is collaborative filmmaking project produced by James Franco, and written and directed by: Edna Luisa Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Tine Thomasen, Shruti Ganguly, Virginia Urreiztieta, and Omar Zuniga Hidalgo RT: 85 Minutes Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWtiOUq7rRk
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Monday, December 8, 2014
He's penned out monster hits for Parmalee and Thompson Square. Now David Fanning has been released to the wave of hot new Country hitting the both shores of America. Frm the IHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with songwriter/producer David Fanning There’s something symbolic about David Fanning growing up practically on top of the Tennessee-Alabama state line. For much of his life, the rising country music star has been expertly straddling another line: the one between artist and producer. As the guiding force behind the hot Nashville production team NV Entertainment, David has overseen three #1 hits by Thompson Square and Parmalee, and worked to ready newer acts, like guitar-slinger Lindsay Ell, for the big time. Taking what he has learned behind the console, David also crafted his own brand of country music, which he is finally ready to release into the world. “Being an artist was always the plan, but sometimes you get there a different way. When me and my partners in NV met Thompson Square and produced their debut album, I got sidetracked, in a good way,” says David. “But when you have an opportunity to expand and get better at your craft, you take it. Producing albums helped me become the artist I am.” \u2028With his fresh, honeyed voice and the gift to make whatever he records distinctly his own, David is the kind of artist country music needs right now. “I want my songs to have depth, and touch on all the sounds that today’s music fan cares about,” he says. “On their iPhones, people have Imagine Dragons, Lupe Fiasco and then Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean. I wanted to acknowledge that.” David’s debut single, “Drink You Away,” personifies that mission statement. Originally written and recorded by Justin Timberlake, “Drink You Away” is David’s interpretation of what the pop superstar would sound like had he recorded in Nashville. SiriusXM deejay Storme Warren played David’s version for Justin when he stopped by his radio show, and the song took on a life of its own. “The song blew up and, with Justin’s blessing, it became the first single,” David recalls. “Justin said he loved my voice, loved everything about the arrangement and to go for it.” But David first pursued a country career years earlier, when he moved from his parents’ 100-acre farm in Ardmore, Tenn., to Nashville. Forever a fan of country radio—“I didn’t have a favorite country CD that I listened to all day long. I was listening to country radio,” he says—David gravitated to songs by such 1990s stars as Kenny Chesney, Neal McCoy and David Lee Murphy. “I had it all, and I listened to everything,” he says, citing David Lee’s “Dust on the Bottle” as one of the songs that first inspired him. “And now David Lee is one of my good friends, which is amazing to me.” With “Drink You Away” announcing David’s arrival, he’s anxious to get more of the music he has been recording for Red Bow Records into the hands of fans. Tracks like the moody “Blame It on You,” which he describes as “Imagine Dragons country,” and the driving “Shoulda Loved You Like I Do” are instant crowd-pleasers—and perfect additions to the country radio playlists that David so admires. To find and maintain exactly the sound he’s after, David produces all of his songs, with input from his comrades in NV. A longtime audiophile, David has been training himself on Pro Tools since he was 14, becoming one of the music industry’s most adept manipulators of the popular recording software. “I taught myself everything by just doing it. I didn’t use books or YouTube or anything. I’ve just done it so long,” he says. Now, David is poised to equal the success he’s had as a producer, as an artist. Although production is still a key component of who David Fanning is, it’s his own music that will define him. “I want to tell a story and have influences from every genre,” he says of his forthcoming album. “Country to me is about people wanting to have a good time, but it’s not just about partying all night. There is also depth there.” Best of all, he’s doing it his own way, following his own creative vision. “Working with artists like Thompson Square, Parmalee and Lindsay Ell taught me how to stick out,” David says. “But most importantly, I learned how to be me.”
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Friday, December 5, 2014
Dear Santa... Are cartoon people real just like us? This one is! From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man that brings Bob to life on Bobs Burger and he is the man named Archer. H Jon Benjamin. No matter where I lecture. Somebody always approaches me about becoming a voice over actor. Then... they bust out in cartoon voices. Umm that's an animation voice over actor. I do commercials. Not too many animated voices sell Lincolns and Ford Mustangs. One of the biggest animation voices on the market right now is actor H Jon Benjamin from Fox Networks Bob's Burgers.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Paul McCartney's lead guitarist makes his way back to iHeart Radio to talk about the Bayonets. What's it like to be the hottest new band of Classic Rock while still keeping focused on the Paul's always going tour schedule? Plus we talk about hobbies. What would be the one thing a man of guitar caliber would collect other than musical instruments?
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Woody and Wilcox on 1065 The End said Greg Morton will totally blow you away. Little did I know that Greg and I would be swiped from the iHeart Radio Studio by a blast of blown away and land in areas completely off this planet. When I say we are Unplugged and Totally Uncut with comedian Greg Morton... hold on tight. There has to be a reason why I allowed this guy to take my Muppets on the wall with him. They call our special guest this evening, Mr. Standing O! He’s known as the ultimate stand up act at clubs, colleges, and theatres across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and The United Kingdom. He has shared the stage with comedy legends, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock! Sinbad, Howie Mandel, The Muppets, Jimmy J. J. Walker, Bill Maher, and Brad Garrett from ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. He has opened for Celine Dione, Dionne Warwick, Harry Connick Jr. and Luther Vandross at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He regularly headlines at Planet Hollywood, The MGM, and the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. You may recognize him from his numerous T.V. appearances. Shows like Premium Blend on Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed and Comedy T.V. with Byron Allen. He is a four time veteran of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and a Youtube sensation with over 4 million hits! Ladies and gentlemen, Greg Morton!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
What can you say about the Doobie Brothers that hasn't already been written on the walls of your memory. Every song from the Doobies puts you in a place. In front of a person. Playing like time hasn't moved one single step forward. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with The Doobie Brothers
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
He first caught the attention of the world shortly after the towers fell on 9/11. He's the singing police officer. Dubbed the American Tenor. Wait until you hear what he's released in the shape of Christmas. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Daniel Rodriguez. Daniel Rodriguez, the now-retired NYPD officer, chose to follow his passion and dreams after 9/11, that of becoming a recording artist and he soon became known to many as the "singing policeman." He helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of "God Bless America" after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Being a member of the NYPD and their prestigious ceremonial unit as official singer gave him a great sense of pride and was rewarding. Witnessing first hand the tragedy of 9/11 made him realize how fleeting life is. The now-established recording artist, known as America’s Beloved Tenor, was immediately signed by Manhattan Records, a division of EMI, after his stellar performance of "God Bless America" at Yankee Stadium’s Prayer for America thrust him upon the world stage. He now has ten CDs to his credit. Daniel releases his first Christmas album in November 2014 "A Glorious Christmas." "I have always wanted to record a Christmas CD and make it as unique in style and as authentic to Daniel Rodriguez as possible. I believe I have achieved both. In "A Glorious Christmas" fans will hear some of the big vocal performances that have become synonymous with America’s Beloved Tenor. With this CD I wanted to also showcase the raw offering I have as an artist." "I chose "I Believe" to record as a duet with my wife, soprano and international recording artist, Marla Kavanaugh. We both decided that we needed to offer a song of inspiration for the difficult times we are all facing as a Global Community. "I Believe" was the perfect choice as it lends itself to any occasion and the sentiment is exactly what Marla and I feel as world artists with a tendency toward optimism. The opening line is ‘One day I'll hear the laugh of children, in a world where war has been banned’ and continues with ‘One day I'll see men of all colors, sharing words of love and devotion.’ Marla and I hope these sentiments will spread during this holiday season and beyond. The second duet is with pop diva and charting artist Shelea Frazier. Shelea is a consummate professional that brings an amazing vocal performance to the pop selection "Christmas Day.” I am delighted to be working with such a bright talent who has come so far in the music industry. "Christmas Day" is a fun holiday piece that truly shows my lighter side and Shelea's pop style is the perfect compliment to my "pop tenor" approach. Four the third duet on “A Glorious Christmas” I was thrilled to be able to sing a bilingual duet with my dearest friend and 2 time Grammy nominee, Karina Nuvo. This soulful Latin diva brought new life to the well known holiday hymn "Silent Night." When creating a Christmas CD probably the most difficult thing to do is to create something new. This timeless classic has been recorded in every genre imaginable, for us to come up with a new offering was a challenge. Karina helped me to do just that, "Silent Night" has a new sound and wonderful harmonies that can only be described as straight from the heart. I had to offer a bilingual song or I would be disowned by my parents and hence, "Silent Night” is offered in Spanish and English.” "Where Else Would A Lamb Be Born" is a tenor’s dream and spoke to me from the first time I heard it. The words bring to life the idea of the Lamb of God and the birth of Christ when in the song it states ‘A bed of straw became his cradle, embracing God in human form. One would expect more than a stable, but where else would a lamb be born.’ The song captured my heart and so it became a proud part of "A Glorious Christmas" “I recorded my first Latin CD, “Por Ti Volare,” in 2013 to honor my heritage, and I’m glad we included an English/Spanish version of “Silent Night” on ‘A Glorious Christmas.” After 9/11, then-New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, helped set up an audition with Placido Domingo who also performed at Yankee Stadium’s A Prayer for America. Daniel studied with Maestro Domingo and the staff at the Young Artist Program in Washington for a year and a half. Daniel’s operatic debut took place in June of 2006 where he sang the role of ‘Canio’ in “Pagliacci” with the Chelsea Opera Company in New York City. In 2007 Daniel was named “Best p\Performance by a Leading Male” for the 2006-2007 season by OperaOnline for his portrayal of ‘Canio’ with Granite State Opera. He has performed at many high profile events including the Republican National Convention and President Bush’s “Celebration of Freedom” Inaugural concert. Daniel performs as part of The New York Tenors in concerts around the country, and in 2012/ 2014 sang for a September 11 Memorial Day service on the USS Bowfin at Pearl Harbor. Daniel has been a recurring guest on The PBS Memorial Day television concerts at the Capitol in Washington D.C. with Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna . He continues to perform classical crossover concerts around the world as well as “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at football, basketball and baseball games, including several World Series. He has toured Holland, Germany , Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and extensively in the US. A television favorite, he has guested on “The Hour of Power,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Larry King Live,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “Oprah,” "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and “Praise the Lord.” Being fluent in Spanish Daniel has guested on the Latin market’s top TV shows including “The Fernando Espuelas Show," "Despierta America," "Al Despertar," " Sabado Gigante with Don Francisco" and "El Vacilon de la Manana" He continues to welcome the opportunity to work with institutions such as the USO, City of Hope and numerous law enforcement and military organizations. At 16, he presented his first recital at Carnegie Hall; at 17, he was billed as the “17-year-old Baritone.” Then, at age 19, he put music aside to raise his family, going to work to make ends meet. He worked at the post office, and then as a police officer in the New York City Police Department. It was in uniform that local New York audiences began to discover his voice and his passion for the music he sang. Before the events of 9/11, he was already quite well known around New York City as he had sung in “Broadway on Broadway,” in local opera and musical theater productions. Wherever he goes, Daniel is asked about that fateful September morning and how it changed his life. He was driving over the Verrazano Bridge to begin his shift with the NYPD when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. He was on the ground near the buildings when they collapsed, nearly losing his own life. Nine years later he went back to heal himself. From this journey Daniel has begun “Find 9/12.com” the quest to rediscover the unity we experienced in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Daniel has tours scheduled for 2014 and 2015 in Holland, New Zealand, and the US. In 2015 Daniel will return for the third time to Hawaii for 9/11. His "Salute to the Fallen" continues to be part of the Commemoration Ceremonies at Pearl Harbor. https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/daniel-rodriguez/id2479133 Daniel’s official website: www.danielrodrigueztenor.com
From White Elephant parties to gag gifts for the office get together, I had to go all out Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the ambassador of Stupid.com on iHeart Radio Mitten flasks, Hillary Clinton nutcrackers, Fartzookas and bacon towels? These are just a few “stupid” gifts that made this year’s 8th annual list of the Top 10 Most Stupid Gifts of the Year, which is compiled by online retailer Stupid.com. Since 1998, Stupid.com searches high and low for the most ridiculous gifts imaginable. Fun ensues as they survey their customers asking, “What’s the stupidest gift of the year?” This year’s list is sure to be the most comprehensive list of all things stupid since, well, last year’s stupid list. For a complete list of stupid holiday gifts, visit Stupid.com. Here are the Top 10 Stupid Gifts of 2014, listed in no particular order: Santa Morphsuit – Who says Santa has to be fat? Show off that hot Santa body with this form-fitting spandex morphsuit made to look like Santa. It even comes with a face-covering mask and Santa hat. Fartzooka – The Fartzooka blasts farts just as well, if not better, than even the gassiest human. The best part is, the Fartzooka never gets tired so it can blast farts 24/7. The Bacon Towel – Printed on this fun towel is a 6-foot long strip of juicy bacon! This tasty towel is great for anyone who has always wanted to wrap himself (and everybody else) in the yummy, mouth-watering, crispy delight of America’s favorite food. The Stupid Alert Button - Wouldn’t it be nice if an alarm went off anytime someone did something stupid? This dream can become a reality with the Stupid Alert Button, which loudly declares 6 different phrases when pressed, like “That was SO Stupid!”, “Stoooopid!”, or the ever-popular, “You’re Stupid!” Mitten Flasks – Make the holidays taste a little sweeter with these mittens. On the outside they may seem like ordinary mittens, but hidden under a thumb flap is a spigot which connects to a pouch, perfect for holding any liquid. Sneaker Socks – These revolutionary socks have high top sneakers printed right on them. Available in blue and red, these socks will make shoes a thing of the past! Why wear shoes when you can wear socks that look like shoes? Face Basketball Glasses – Attached to these glasses is a basketball hoop and a basketball. Simply put them on and try to make the basket by moving your face all over the place. Sure they might look ridiculous to wear, but after a few days you’ll be able to slam dunk with a single face twitch. Hillary Clinton Nutcracker – This Hillary Clinton figurine has thighs of steels, perfect for cracking even the toughest nuts. From the First Lady of the United States to the Secretary of State, and now an official nutcracker, Hillary has done it all. Ugly Christmas Sweater: Zombie Santa – Whether it’s naughty, nice, or somewhere in between you are after, this snazzy sweater brings the laughs with it’s tacky design and bizarre style. With candy canes on the sleeves and Zombie Santa in front, this sweater is sure to spread holiday cheers and jeers. Toilet Bowl Lip Gloss – Lip gloss in a sparkly toilet bowl? Who would have known that girls of all ages would love Toilet Bowl Lip Gloss, available in Grape, Lemon, Apple, and Strawberry scents, and complete with a nifty keychain. All these gifts and more can be purchased at Stupid.com and select gift shops nationwide. ABOUT STUPID.COM Stupid.com has been spreading laughs one gift at a time since it burst onto the online retail scene in 1998. From great gag gifts to silly stocking stuffers, the company offers a diverse selection of over 4,000 products in 120 gift categories.
Monday, December 1, 2014
You know his voice from the groups Rainbow and Deep Purple. The iHeart Radio Studio is overflowing with Classic Rocker lead vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. We're Unplugged and Totally Uncut with his power riffing drum hitting hard rocker the group Rated X RATED X is an exciting and fresh new band built around the talents of four heavy-hitters of American Hard Rock. Comprising of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley), fretless-bass monster Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake) and iconic drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder), RATED-X came about when Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino suggested to Turner that it was time to put together a band that could highlight his abilities in a classic Hard Rock musical environment. Appice was the first one who was called in to be part of it, given the long history of friendship and musical camaraderie with Turner. After a quick search, Tony Franklin soon agreed to be part of the band – thus reuniting the rhythm section that was featured in the legendary “Blue Murder” debut album. It was finally necessary to find the right guitarist and who could have been better than long time Joe Lynn Turner collaborator, Karl Cochran: a flamboyant guitar player that can masterfully handle the Arena Rock style, with a Classic Hard Rock sensibility second to none. Under the executive direction of Perugino and the hard work of Frontiers in-house producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Livin’ Out Loud, Voodoo Circle) songwriting demos were laid down during the last months of 2013. With ties to some of heavy rock’s most seminal bands – Rainbow, Deep Purple, Blue Murder and Vanilla Fudge – RATED X is a modern day supergroup who can literally light up a fire in the music fans with its class and gusto, with a nod to the roots of the classic British Hard Rock sound!
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This is my Super Bowl! I get to go to many many Holiday parties. From being a guest to performing music and fun. I see it all. Great food to bad fashion. That's why I had to check in with Macy's and pull Clinton Kelly into the iHeart Radio Studio and get Unplugged and Totally Uncut with this years Party Central Buzz Kills Clinton Kelly is best known for co-hosting ABC’s daytime hit The Chew and TLC's longest-running primetime reality show, What Not to Wear. The Chew, beginning its 4th season in September 2014, is a food-centric lifestyle show, for which Clinton serves as moderator. In addition to leading cooking and interview segments, Clinton hosts regular branded segments like the very popular, “Clinton's Craft Corner.” Airing every weekday, The Chew reaches up to 4 million viewers each week. Clinton starred in more than 300 episodes of What Not to Wear over the course of 10 years, offering honest style advice with a sense of humor. More than 1 million people watched the popular makeover program every week. A contributing editor for Woman’s Day magazine, Kelly pens a monthly column, “Clinton Solves It,” answering questions from the magazine’s nearly 20 million readers on a range of topics including food, entertaining, fashion and décor. He is also the author of Freakin’ Fabulous, Freakin’ Fabulous on a Budget and Oh, No She Didn’t. Kelly’s latest venture adds housewares designer to his list of accomplishments; his new tabletop line, Effortless Table, debuted August 5, 2014 on macys.com. Clinton has enjoyed a partnership with Macy’s since 2005, appearing in high-profile national television commercials, consulting on private-label ready-to-wear brands, conducting 100+ style seminars across the United States and launching interactive social media campaigns. Other partnerships have included QVC, The Mango Board, Sargento cheese, Dole salads, The Pampered Chef and Papyrus. Before entering the world of television, Kelly was a New York-based magazine editor and freelance writer. He received a Master's in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's in Communications from Boston College. Born in Panama City, Panama, he was raised in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, and currently resides in Manhattan and Connecticut. CLINTON’S MOST RECENT PROJECTS A little background on Clinton's most recent projects: His new modern and affordable dinnerware line, Effortless Table, is exclusive to macys.com. You can view the whole collection here: http://www1.macys.com/shop/search?keyword=effortless+table&x=-828&y=-78 He's also become the face of Macy's new wedding & gift registry campaign, and starts shooting season 4 of ABC's daytime hit, The Chew, in September. He also launches the paperback version of Freakin Fabulous on a Budget
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Rated X because they are the ex-members of some of the biggest name in Classic Rock History. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with legendary drummer Carmine Appice RATED X was formed at the suggestion of, and under the guidance of Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino, and consists of singer Joe Lynn Turner, the former lead vocalist for both Rainbow and Deep Purple and a solo artist in his own right; drum legend Carmine Appice, (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, King Kobra and others); Appice’s former Blue Murder band-mate and bassist, Tony Franklin (best known for his work with The Firm, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, David Gilmour, Kate Bush, and Whitesnake); and long-time Turner collaborator and former member of Ace Frehley’s band, guitarist Karl Cochran. Frontiers in-house producer, Alessandro del Vecchio, not only handled studio production but added keyboards on several tracks. Pat Regan (Mr. Big, Deep Purple, Gotthard, Kiss, Doro) mixed the album. “Frontiers wanted me to do an album with prominent players who were well known rockers,” says vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. “Carmine was up at the offices one day and phoned me and we spoke about the possibility...and after much hard work and trauma ....here we are! I say that because we went through a lot of changes...guitar players and craziness doing this CD, but that's a story in itself.”
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Could everything we know about fossil fuels be wrong? For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better. How can this be? In The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Alex Epstein argues that it’s because we usually hear only one side of the story. We’re taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives—their unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people. Energy is our ability to improve every single aspect of life, whether economic or environmental. Today, we use almost twice as many fossil fuels as we did forty years ago, and both prosperity and environmental quality have skyrocketed. If we look at the big picture of fossil fuels compared with the alternatives, the overall impact of using fossil fuels is to make the world a far better place. Join Alex Epstein on Friday, November 21st as he dispels some of the myths surrounding fossil fuels, including: •Fossil fuels are dirty. In fact, the environmental benefits of using fossil fuels far outweigh the risks. Fossil fuels don’t take a naturally clean environment and make it dirty; they take a naturally dirty environment and make it clean. They don’t take a naturally safe climate and make it dangerous; they take a naturally dangerous climate and make it ever safer. •Fossil fuels are unsustainable, so we should strive to use “renewable” solar and wind. Actually, sun and wind are intermittent, unreliable fuels that always need backup from a reliable source of energy—usually fossil fuels. There are huge amounts of fossil fuels left, and we have plenty of time to find something cheaper. •Fossil fuels are hurting the developing world. Fossil fuels are actually the key to improving the quality of life for billions of people in the developing world. If we withhold them, access to clean water plummets, critical medical machines like incubators become impossible to operate, and life expectancy drops significantly. Calls to “get off fossil fuels” are calls to degrade the lives of innocent people who merely want the same opportunities we enjoy in the West. And he reveals incredible, eye-opening facts such as: •The earth contains many times more oil than we have used in the entire history of civilization. •In the last eighty years, as CO2 emissions have rapidly escalated, the rate of climate-related deaths worldwide fell by an incredible rate of 98%; the climate is always dangerous, but high-energy civilization makes it far safer. •Despite the evidence that fossil fuels’ benefits far outweigh their risks, world leaders are proposing 50-95% bans on the use of fossil fuels over the next several decades—a guaranteed early death sentence for billions. Despite what the doomsayers have told us, Epstein makes the controversial case that fossil fuels are the only way to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people, and that it’s simply immoral to deny the developing world all the benefits the rest of us enjoy.
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Arlington, VA, October 26, 2014 - Callista Gingrich announces the release of From Sea to Shining Sea (Regnery Kids), the fourth volume in her New York Times bestselling Ellis the Elephant series. A patriotic American history introduction for young children, From Sea to Shining Sea follows an adorable elephant named Ellis in exploring the early years of the United States and the epic journey west into uncharted territory with Lewis and Clark. Charming rhymes and beautiful illustrations make the 50th reading as fun as the first, for children as well as adults! In earlier books, Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims’ Pride, and Yankee Doodle Dandy, Ellis, the time-traveling pachyderm, learns about pivotal moments that shaped America. Authored by Callista Gingrich and illustrated by Susan Arciero, From Sea to Shining Sea will delight those who want to know how brave Americans forged a growing nation and spread freedom from coast to coast. Callista Gingrich is the president of Gingrich Productions. She and her husband, Newt─ a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives─host and produce historical and public policy documentaries. Recent films include A City Upon A Hill, America at Risk, and Nine Days that Changed the World. Mrs. Gingrich is also the co-author of Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny. Her photography is featured in the New York Times bestseller Rediscovering God in America. An avid musician, she sings in the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and plays French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia. She resides in McLean, Virginia with her husband, Newt Gingrich. For more, please visit the website: www.EllisTheElephant.com
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
What is and isn't a Rock Star? McDonalds French Fries are a total Rock Star. So is Rebecca Eaton the imagination behind Downtown Abbey, Masterpiece and countless others on PBS. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the Emmy Award winning Rebecca Eaton For twenty-five years and counting, Eaton has presided over PBS’s Masterpiece, the longest running weekly prime time drama series on American television. Eaton brings to her memoir the voices of many of the writers, directors, producers, and other contributors and shares personal anecdotes—and even includes photos taken with her own camera—about her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the highly-rated programs made from Jane Austen’s novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract a new generation of fans. She also shares stories about luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kenneth Branagh, Gillian Anderson, and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield. Readers will also get to know Eaton on a personal level. With a childhood steeped in theater, an affinity for nineteenth century novels and culture, and an “accidental apprenticeship” with the BBC, Eaton was practically born to lead Masterpiece. MAKING MASTERPIECE (written with Patricia Mulcahy) marks the first time the driving force behind this enduring flagship series steps out from behind the curtain. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rebecca Eaton has been executive producer of Masterpiece since 1985. Under her leadership, the series has earned forty-four Primetime Emmy Awards, fifteen Peabody Awards, four Golden Globes, and two Academy Award nominations. In 2011 Eaton was one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and in 2003 Queen Elizabeth II named her an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Rebecca Eaton lives in Cambridge, MA.
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She made it all the way up to Last Comic Standing then something tragic took place. Comedian Julie Scoggins is here to talk about it. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the side of the entertainment business that's too real to be a nightmare.
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The Bono comic book is out!!! We'er Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man behind the ink. Darren Davis in the iHeart Radio Studio Bluewater Productions is proud to announce the release this week of a comic book biography on the life of Bono as part of their popular Fame series. Fame: Bono is available in both print and digital. Written by Michael L. Frizell with interior art by Jayfri Hashim, Fame: Bono features cover by famed rock artist David Frizell. As the lead singer of U2, Bono electrifies audiences with his dynamic stage presence, while his electrifying persona draws people to social causes that concern all of us. His story is born from a divided Ireland and the dueling nature of the rock star live versus a devout faith. "Bono is a fascinating artist. Equal parts rock star, goodwill ambassador, and humanitarian, his work has stood the test of time," said writer Frizell. "Writing about U2's front man was a daunting task. They've remade themselves time and again, and their philanthropic service paints an eclectic portrait, making them hard to define. Even their name is a call to action, echoing the themes inherent in they're early work," continued Frizell. "In writing the comic, I wanted to convey the legendary performer as the ultimate Everyman. Bono comes from humble beginnings and experienced teenage years rife with angst and artistic growth and expression played against a backdrop of political strife. As a writer, who could ask for a more interesting subject?" “Some celebrities are just media sensations but then there’s someone like Bono who is a major inspiration to so many people. I have such respect for him and his story after working on this comic book,” said Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis. Bluewater has focused on other music icons in the past such as Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Prince, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Keith Richards and more. “U2 as a band is inspirational - particularly Bono. I am awed by his unique creativity and the band's concept, particularly his stage persona as the fly!” said artist Jayfri Hashim. Cover artist David Frizell agrees with Hashim’s sentiment, saying, “When I work on a portrait, I try to capture the creative power of my subject. With Bono, there’s much from which to draw.” The print version of the book is available only at Comic Flea Market at www.comicfleamarket.com. Copies may also be downloaded to e-readers from iTunes, Kindle, Wowio, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, Madefire, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, Biblioboard, Flipkart, Axis360, Epic!, Blio, Entitle, Comicblender.com, Indie Comic Tracker, Wheeler, Scoop, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold. Coming soon are comic books featuring George Harrison and the cast of Doctor Who.
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Monday, November 24, 2014
He's back! Beau Phillips proves his strength when being Unplugged and Totally Uncut on I Heart Radio. What truly goes on inside the four walls of radio? The band that shaped Classic Rock knew how to rip apart the walls of a studio. The Code of Silence has been shattered. He's back! He's gone from the ranks of radio straight into the promotion of music and books. What code of silence? Listeners have no clue what goes on inside the four walls of radio. You aren't going to believe how Beau Phillips held his own inside the nations biggest cities while making sure those that shaped Classic Rock had a stage outside the arena.
They've sold millions of albums world wide. Returning to America for the first time in 19 years. Spandau Ballet recently drew in huge numbers when they performed on Jimmy Kimmel and now they're on I Heart Radio's Unplugged and Totally Uncut Spandau Ballet, one of the most successful and influential British bands today announced their Soul Boys of the Western World Tour. The tour marks the first time the band will tour North America in nearly 30 years. All five original members - Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman - will once again captivate fans on this long-awaited and long overdue return. The Soul Boys of the Western World tour will kick off in San Francisco, CA at the famed Warfield Theatre and traverse the continent before winding down in Red Bank, NY at the Count Basie Theatre. "We are over the moon at rediscovering our friendship and are really looking forward to playing live in the US again," said Tony Hadley. "Playing live is what we do best! The shows will have all the hits and more." From their synth pop and dance pioneering early singles To Cut A Long Story Short and Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On), to the globe trotting smashes True and Gold, Spandau will be playing the hits once again. With 25 million record sales, 6 multi-platinum albums and 23 hit singles to choose from, this is one of the most eagerly awaited reunions to hit these shores in years. "We are tremendously excited about coming back to America to perform," said Gary Kemp. "We have great memories of our shows there in the 80s and can't wait re-connect with our amazing fans there." Last week Spandau Ballet announced they will make their U.S. late night television debut on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight in Los Angeles, CA. Jimmy Kimmel Live! also marks the first time the band will perform on television in the United States since 1985 when they made an appearance on Soul Train. Later this week on November 13 Spandau Ballet will stop by Good Day LA for what will surely be a "Throwback Thursday" fans this side of the Atlantic have waited years to see. In other Spandau Ballet news, the band will show their documentary, Soul Boys of the Western World, as part of the DOC NYC film festival in New York City on November 15 at 945PM at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street). The band and director George Hencken will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A about the film afterwards. This is their first public appearance in New York City since the 1980s. Soul Boys of the Western World is a voyage through the 80s in the company of Spandau Ballet, one of the decade's most iconic bands. This archive-only documentary film tells the story of a group of working-class London lads who created a global music empire, but at a price none of them imagined. Using the band's own home movies and showcasing newly discovered material, this film takes us into the heart of the era, and the cultural, political and personal landscape that formed the backdrop to the band's story. It is a film that speaks not only to fans of the band or those who harbor nostalgia for the 1980s, but also to anyone who has ever experienced friendship and loss. Critics rapturously received the film when it world premiered at SXSW film festival earlier this year. UK and Irish fans got their opportunity to see the film on September 30 when the European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall. This showing was beamed by satellite into over 200 cinemas across both countries along with a Q&A with the band and director George Hencken moderated by Lauren Laverne, followed by a short live performance by the band. When Norman stepped up front to blow his scripted sax break in "True," the crowd - which took over the chorus from Hadley and no doubt sang it in pubs up and down these isles in '83 - received it with the kind of shouts and applause New Yorkers always gave Clarence Clemons when he took his thundering-tenor spotlight in Madison Square Garden for Bruce Springsteen's "Jungleland." The ecstasy in the Albert Hall was that kind of loud. - ROLLING STONE Emerging from Soho's ultra hip Blitz Club in 1979 during another economic depression, Spandau formed at school in North London before becoming the hottest unsigned band on the planet. From underground, fashion and music obsessed working class Londoners, to global superstars, the band set the pace, the styles and the sound of the 1980s. Not only did their albums sell by the millions, but their look and style impacted on the fashion world and beyond. They created their own style, combining creativity with entrepreneurship and the 'can do' spirit of early 80s youth at a time of crisis and upheaval eerily reminiscent of 2009. Spandau Ballet are both commercially and culturally enormous.
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Did you know Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn shaped what would become Ragtime, R&B and Soul? Without Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley as tools. The sound of river might have been silent. Making a huge return to the I Heart Radio Studios is author Dennis McNalley who takes us even deeper into the creation of American Music. What if Mark Twain helped shape the sound of the South? What if Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley were representatives of not just their eras of sight and sound but the continuation of America at birth? Before Johnny Cash and Elvis. Before Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. American music had roots dug into the soils of life and style. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man that spent 20 years on the road with Grateful Dead. And not once did we talk about Jerry and the gang. Dennis McNally On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan. The book begins with America’s first great social critic, Henry David Thoreau, and his fundamental source of social philosophy:---his profound commitment to freedom, to abolitionism and to African-American culture. Continuing with Mark Twain, through whom we can observe the rise of minstrelsy, which he embraced, and his subversive satirical masterpiece Huckleberry Finn. While familiar, the book places them into a newly articulated historical reference that shines new light and reveals a progression that is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. As the first post-Civil War generation of black Americans came of age, they introduced into the national culture a trio of musical forms—ragtime, blues, and jazz— that would, with their derivations, dominate popular music to this day. Ragtime introduced syncopation and become the cutting edge of the modern 20th century with popular dances. The blues would combine with syncopation and improvisation and create jazz. Maturing at the hands of Louis Armstrong, it would soon attract a cluster of young white musicians who came to be known as the Austin High Gang, who fell in love with black music and were inspired to play it themselves. In the process, they developed a liberating respect for the diversity of their city and country, which they did not see as exotic, but rather as art. It was not long before these young white rebels were the masters of American pop music – big band Swing. As Bop succeeded Swing, and Rhythm and Blues followed, each had white followers like the Beat writers and the first young rock and rollers. Even popular white genres like the country music of Jimmy Rodgers and the Carter Family reflected significant black influence. In fact, the theoretical separation of American music by race is not accurate. This biracial fusion achieved an apotheosis in the early work of Bob Dylan, born and raised at the northern end of the same Mississippi River and Highway 61 that had been the birthplace of much of the black music he would study. As the book reveals, the connection that began with Thoreau and continued for over 100 years was a cultural evolution where, at first individuals, and then larger portions of society, absorbed the culture of those at the absolute bottom of the power structure, the slaves and their descendants, and realized that they themselves were not free.
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A celebration of great music through the lens of a camera. The man handpicked to document the journey of the Grateful Dead Bob Minkin is Unplugged and Totally Uncut inside the I Heart Radio Studio Forty years, 200 Grateful Dead concerts and 100 Jerry Garcia shows; Bob Minkin’s new photo book Live Dead captures a life spent with a camera in hand. He was just 15 when his attempted first show - August 1974, Roosevelt Stadium – was rained out, and he was all of 17 at the Boston Music Hall in 1976 when he shot his first G.D. concert. The oldest picture in his book is of Jerry Garcia (with Nicky Hopkins) at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, in 1975, and the most recent is of Bob Weir with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, in April of 2014. .and a whole lot of remarkable pictorial memories in between. Go to http://minkinphotography.com/livedead/ to check it out and buy.
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Friday, November 21, 2014
The man behind the control board. He's produced and engineered Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Who and was the voice that convinced The Beatles to play their final moments together up on the roof. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the very humble Glyn Johns Glyn Johns' work as a producer and engineer of the most seminal rock and roll records of his time not only contributed to an unsurpassed string of hits, but helped to define a sound of a generation. Many of the artists with whom he worked—The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, among many others—have stood the test of time and are considered classics of the genre. Beloved albums like Abbey Road and Led Zeppelin and tracks such as “My Generation” and “Sympathy for the Devil” number among Johns’ extensive and impressive discography. For the first time, in his memoir SOUND MAN: A Life Recording Hits with the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, the Faces… , Johns opens up about his life and career in the studio, contributing to the annals of music history and sharing anecdotes that will delight music fans the world over.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
It's not every day that someone walks into the I Heart Radio Studio and says, "I was born in Gillette, Wyoming." I wish the station cameras would've caught my reaction when Jowh Dorr broke the ice. Gillette is where my mother was born. I was brought onto the planet just over the mountain. Unplugged and Totally Uncut with a way out west neighbor.
Foxcatcher is heating up a lot of conversation in movie theaters. The book is selling and I have the author. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Mark Schultz On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling champion, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. You might recall sensational media coverage and subsequent murder trial, where du Pont was found guilty and sentenced to 13-30 years. He later died in prison. What hasn’t yet been told is the inside story of the complex relationship between du Pont and both Dave and his brother Mark Schultz. Mark—an Olympic gold medal champion wrestler himself—was also part of the Foxcatcher team, and worked with du Pont before his brother did. Now, he opens up in his memoir Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold. A movie based on the events, also titled Foxcatcher and directed by Bennett Miller (of Capote and Moneyball fame) is scheduled to be released this month. Starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo, the film has already received phenomenal early reviews, including an eight-minute standing ovation when it premiered at Cannes.
Is it a freedom of speech or the voice that could change the future of America. He's off the grid and not afraid to talk about it. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Jesse Ventura Former Minnesota Governor, former pro-wrestler, actor, bestselling-author Jesse Ventura hosts Ora.tv’s "Off The Grid" – an online only political talk show with over 3 million views on YouTube. New episodes are available Tuesday through Friday on www.ora.tv/offthegrid and www.youtube.com/jesseventura He’s also the host of the new podcast "We the People with Jesse Ventura" – a new episode airs every Thursday on iTunes and PodcastOne. For more information, go to www.ora.tv/wethepeople Follow Jesse Ventura on Twitter: @GovJVentura
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Not just one of the best in Jazz but he mastered what became Adult Contemporary Radio. Fro the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the very talented George Benson Over the span of his illustrious five-decade career, George Benson has sold millions of records, performed for hundreds of millions of fans, and cut some of the most beloved jazz and soul tunes in music history. But the guitarist/vocalist is much more than "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," "Turn Your Love Around," and "Give Me the Night." Benson is a flat-out inspiration, a multitalented artist who survived an impoverished childhood and molded himself into the first true—and truly successful—jazz/soul crossover artist. And now, on the heels of receiving the prestigious NEW Jazz Masters award, George has finally decided to tell his story. And what a story it is. Benson: The Autobiography follows George's remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of South Africa, and everywhere in between. George Benson is an unparalleled storyteller, and his tales of scuffling on the Chitlin Circuit with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis, and performing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Count Basie, and Lou Rawls will enthrall devotees of both music history and pop culture. A treat for serious listeners, hardcore guitar aficionados, and casual music followers alike, George's long-awaited book allows readers to meet the man who is one of the most beloved, prolific, and bestselling musicians of his or any other era. GEORGE BENSON BIO (FROM ALLMUSIC.COM) George Benson is simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, but he is also an amazingly versatile musician, and that frustrates to no end critics who would paint him into a narrow bop box. He can play in just about any style -- from swing to bop to R&B to pop -- with supreme taste, a beautiful rounded tone, terrific speed, a marvelous sense of logic in building solos, and, always, an unquenchable urge to swing. His inspirations may have been Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery -- and he can do dead-on impressions of both -- but his style is completely his own. Not only can he play lead brilliantly, he is also one of the best rhythm guitarists around, supportive to soloists and a dangerous swinger, particularly in a soul-jazz format. Yet Benson can also sing in a lush, soulful tenor with mannerisms similar to those of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, and it is his voice that has proved to be more marketable to the public than his guitar. Benson is the guitar-playing equivalent of Nat King Cole -- a fantastic pianist whose smooth way with a pop vocal eventually eclipsed his instrumental prowess in the marketplace -- but unlike Cole, Benson has been granted enough time after his fling with the pop charts to reaffirm his jazz guitar credentials, which he still does at his concerts. Benson actually started out professionally as a singer, performing in nightclubs at eight, recording four sides for RCA's X label in 1954, forming a rock band at 17 while using a guitar that his stepfather made for him. Exposure to records by Christian, Montgomery, and Charlie Parker got him interested in jazz, and by 1962, the teenaged Benson was playing in Brother Jack McDuff's band. After forming his own group in 1965, Benson became another of talent scout John Hammond's major discoveries, recording two highly regarded albums of soul-jazz and hard bop for Columbia and turning up on several records by others, including Miles Davis' Miles in the Sky. He switched to Verve in 1967, and, shortly after the death of Montgomery in June 1968, producer Creed Taylor began recording Benson with larger ensembles on A&M (1968-1969) and big groups and all-star combos on CTI (1971-1976). While the A&M and CTI albums certainly earned their keep and made Benson a guitar star in the jazz world, the mass market didn't catch on until he began to emphasize vocals after signing with Warner Bros. in 1976. His first album for Warner Bros., Breezin', became a Top Ten hit on the strength of its sole vocal track, "This Masquerade," and this led to a string of hit albums in an R&B-flavored pop mode, culminating with the Quincy Jones-produced Give Me the Night. As the '80s wore on, though, Benson's albums became riddled with commercial formulas and inferior material, with his guitar almost entirely relegated to the background. Perhaps aware of the futility of chasing the charts (after all, "This Masquerade" was a lucky accident), Benson reversed his field late in the '80s to record a fine album of standards, Tenderly, and another with the Basie band, his guitar now featured more prominently. His pop-flavored work also improved noticeably in the '90s. Benson retains the ability to spring surprises on his fans and critics, like his dazzlingly idiomatic TV appearance and subsequent record date with Benny Goodman in 1975 in honor of John Hammond, and his awesome command of the moment at several Playboy Jazz Festivals in the '80s. His latter-day recordings include the 1998 effort Standing Together, 2000's Absolute Benson, 2001's All Blues, and 2004's Irreplaceable. Three songs from 2006's Givin' It Up, recorded with Al Jarreau, were nominated for Grammy Awards in separate categories. Benson began to see numerous reissues of his catalog material from his years with producer Creed Taylor on Verve, A&M, and CTI, from 2008 on. In 2009, he signed to Concord and released Songs and Stories for the label, and followed it up with his first primarily instrumental album in 35 years entitled Guitar Man in 2011. Two years later, in 2013, Benson released Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, featuring arrangements by Nelson Riddle and Randy Waldman, and at the age of 70, it was one of Benson's finest albums.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
His new album just premiered in 120 different countries. And he's inside the I Heart Radio Studio Unplugged and Totally Uncut. Singer Songwriter Paul Luftenegger Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine, Glenn Close, The Prince of Cambodia, Government Leaders and Millions of People Unite With Paul Luftenegger's Work Inspiring Global Love and Kindness Through Music November 11, 2014 (MMD Newswire) -- Paul Luftenegger releases his international album titled "LOVE EXPANDING LOVE" in more than 120 countries around the world on November 11th, 2014. He aims to encourage global love and kindness through positive conscious music asking beautiful hearts to get involved by creating a LOVE+WAVE from heart to heart around the world by word of mouth. His international album is dedicated to Oprah Winfrey and OWN Television Network as a way of expressing his gratitude and to say "thank you" for helping him heal and move on from the tragic suicide of his father that happened in 2011. Paul Luftenegger is a Canadian independent international multi award winning singer and songwriter. LOVE EXPANDING LOVE is his new grassroots record publicly funded by LOVE+MONEY sent to Paul through a Kickstarter campaign funded by fans from all over the world. His international album will be released through iTunes and will be made available in more than 120 countries worldwide to inspire love and human kindness. His album has been shared already to millions through syndicated online radio shows. His music is loved and appreciated by various people across the world. The Prince of Cambodia, Glenn Close, the Premier of Ontario, and O Magazine are fans and friends of Paul Luftenegger's work. Each song has a message for the world like honoring the elderly, feeding every mouth, asking all governments to be kind, putting your hand on your heart and saying I love you, and so on. Luftenegger's first international success came from his last album titled "Diamond Light" with the multi award winning Canadian producer, Arun Chaturvedi. This record holds certain important work so as to inspire Universal Love as well as an LGBTQ positive song talking about "growing up gay". The tittle track 'Diamond Light' won the honorable mention award with USA Songwriting Competition in 2013. Paul released singles from this particular record throughout 2013 with the entire body of work being made available through worldwide distribution on iTunes on January 14th, 2014. With the launch of his new international album, LOVE EXPANDING LOVE Paul Luftenegger dreams of inspiring and touching millions of hearts to aid the world with a balm of LOVE by asking people to share in the old way music use to be nurtured -- from one heart to another creating a wave of love for all life! Paul is known affectionately to always wish his fans abundant peace, love, joy, happiness, and prosperity! To learn more about Paul Luftenegger, please visit www.paulluftenegger.com
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Tomorrow history is being made. The artists of the world come together to salute Paul McCartney. Joe Elliott of Def Leppard and Ralph Sall the producer of the Art Of McCartney are Unplugged and Totally Uncut with me on I Heart Radio. The Art Of McCartney is a long awaited and very special project celebrating one of the most universally acclaimed songwriters of all time, Sir Paul McCartney. With backing provided by McCartney’s long time band, classic tracks such as Maybe I’m Amazed, My Love, The Long And Winding Road, When I’m 64, Let It Be, Helter Skelter, Eleanor Rigby, Live And Let Die have been recorded by some of the world’s greatest artists. The Art of McCartney will be released on November 18th. The caliber of artists showing their respect to Paul’s songwriting genius is truly staggering. Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, The Cure, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Brian Wilson, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Dr John, Yusuf, Barry Gibb, Jamie Cullum, KISS, Chrissie Hynde, ELO legend Jeff Lynne, and many more have recorded McCartney songs exclusively for this album. The Art Of McCartney is the brainchild of Los Angeles producer, Beatles and McCartney fanatic, Ralph Sall, who has driven this project from conception to delivery. Sall met and worked alongside Paul in 2003 when they revived a song from the 1971 Ram sessions for a movie soundtrack. Ralph then asked Paul and his publishing company if they would support his making this album to honour him. They came back with Paul’s own blessing and thumbs aloft for the project to go ahead. Ralph became a man on a mission, first recruiting McCartney’s gifted backing guitarists, Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, keyboard player Paul “Wix” Wickens, plus the larger than life drummer, Abe Laboriel, Jr. They know Paul’s extensive back catalogue intimately and this is the first time they have recorded his songs with anyone else since they first started working together with Paul over 12 years ago. Ralph then set about approaching the world’s greatest performers to invite them to step forward and make their mark. This has been a labour of love, not only for Ralph but also for the artists who gave their time to be part of it. All have spoken of the importance of McCartney and his songwriting in their own careers and wanted to show their appreciation. A key strength of The Art Of McCartney is the way these world class artists have got to grips with the sheer range and quality of Paul’s work. From his groundbreaking recordings with The Beatles, through to key moments with Wings and his solo compositions, they are all featured on the album. Legendary Beach Boy, Brian Wilson, was the first to take up the challenge. Undoubtedly he set the bar very high with his rendition of Wanderlust from the underrated 1982 album Tug Of War. There are very few artists whose own work rivals The Beatles. So when producer Ralph Sall approached Bob Dylan to take part, he knew it was ambitious. Dylan’s choice was Things We Said Today - a track from The Beatles’ soundtrack A Hard Days Night – and audiences will be captivated as he growls his way through his remarkable version. There are so many great interpretations here but look out for Willie Nelson’s heartfelt Yesterday, Roger Daltrey’s frenzied version of Helter Skelter, B.B. King’s atmospheric On The Way and The Cure’s Hello Goodbye. Also Smokey Robinson who makes his version of So Bad from Paul’s Pipes of Peace album his own, his tender vocals taking the song in a new direction. All aspects of Paul’s peerless back catalogue have been explored from The Beatles to his experimental early solo work, to Wings and his latter solo output. Lesser-known hidden classics such as Junk and Every Night are given a fresh outing and interpretation. The lead off track from the album is The Cure’s take on The Beatles classic ‘Hello Goodbye’ which is the band’s first release in 6 years and also features Sir Paul’s son James on keyboards. The track is available for download now for those who pre-order The Art Of McCartney. Whether it is The Cure’s Robert Smith, Corinne Bailey Rae, Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel or KISS, they each bring their own special talent to Paul’s much-loved songs. In so doing, they have created versions that are both new and classic at the same time. The Art of McCartney is the very definition of the universal appeal and timeless magic of Sir Paul McCartney’s songs and songwriting. The Art Of McCartney is an audiophile’s dream. It is available in five beautifully packaged formats for the McCartney fan in your life:
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She dominated 22 Jump Street. She's brilliant on Work-a-holics. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actress Jillian Bell Loaded with more than 100 Minutes of Extensive Bonus Content, Including 22 Deleted & Extended Scenes, Four Alternate Line-O-Ramas, Six Featurettes & Three Extra Videos Jonah Hill (Moneyball) and Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher) are back in action in Columbia Pictures’ / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ outrageously explosive 22 JUMP STREET, debuting on Digital HD on Oct. 28, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD Nov. 18 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshman to real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. The $314 million worldwide box office hit also stars Ice Cube (Ride Along), reprising his role as Captain Dickson, along with Peter Stormare (The Last Stand), Wyatt Russell (Cowboys & Aliens), Amber Stevens (“Greek”), Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”), the comedic Lucas Brothers duo, Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) and Jimmy Tatro (YouTube’s “Life According to Jimmy”). Bonus features on both the 22 JUMP STREET Blu-ray and DVD include five deleted scenes, commentary with Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, as well as Hill and Tatum, and a “Line-O-Rama” alternate scene that gives audiences a look at different takes during one of the film’s funniest scenes. Also included on Blu-ray and DVD is “The Perfect Couple of Directors” featurette, which takes a look at the directors’ creative vision for 22 JUMP STREET and their collaboration with Tatum and Hill. Blu-ray exclusive bonus features include 17 additional deleted and extended scenes (22 in total), six all-new featurettes, four more “Line-O-Ramas,” a montage of jokes cut from the film, and two viral videos, “Zook & McQuaid’s Football Tape” and “Jenko Split”. The film is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The screenplay is by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman, from a story by Michael Bacall & Jonah Hill, based on the television series “21 Jump Street” created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell. Neal H. Moritz, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum served as producers. Executive producers include Stephen J. Cannell, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Tania Landau, Brian Bell, Reid Carolin and Ben Waisbren. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s comedy sequel 22 Jump Street earned a whopping $60 million at the box office over the weekend (and, oh gee whiz, wouldn’t you know it, women like to go see all kinds of movies) thanks to strong reviews and moviegoers who were eager to revisit the buddy cop antics of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. And while critics and audiences alike were pleased with the return of Tatum and Hill (not to mention their fellow 21 Jump Street co-stars Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, and Nick Offerman), it was a newcomer to the franchise who stole the show: comedian/writer/actress Jillian Bell. (Mild 22 Jump Street spoilers ahead.) In the movie Bell plays Mercedes, a college student weary of the age of her dorm mate Maya’s (Amber Stevens) hookup Schmidt (Hill). When Mercedes isn’t creepily watching them from her bed across the room, she’s slinging some seriously cutting zingers about how old Schmidt looks. Bell’s line delivery is impeccable throughout the entire movie and, during a riotous spring break sequence, she and Hill engage in one of the most uproarious fist fight scenes you’ve ever seen on film. (Let’s just say it involves some incredible misunderstandings about wanting to kiss during combat.) As leads, Tatum and Hill may be the ones on the poster, but Bell walked away as the breakout star. Hell, even Hill himself would agree with that sentiment. If Bell looked familiar to you while you were watching 22 Jump Street, that’s because the Groundlings vet has been making you laugh your butt off for the past few years. Bell — who was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2010 (she, along with her cohorts, earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series) — is perhaps best known for her TV work on comedies like Workaholics, Eastbound & Down, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. (When you think about it, it’s really no big surprise that Bell was able to hold her own in the male-dominated 22 Jump Street: she’s been kicking ass in the boy’s comedy club for quite some time now.) The up-and-coming star, who has proven herself to be as versatile on the big screen as she has been on the small screen (in addition to parts in comedies like 22 Jump Street and Bridesmaids, she also took on a dramatic role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar-nominated opus The Master, who she’ll reunite with in the upcoming Inherent Vice), is just as awesome off-screen, too. Bell — whose Twitter bio reads ”A girl who loves halloween and hummus” (instant cool girl cred in our book) — has been thanking her well-wishers from Questlove to Taran Killam after 22 Jump Street’s big opening weekend. But even before Bell’s gracious responses regarding 22 Jump Street, she’s already been awesome on the social networking site, giving kudos to fellow ass-kicking, scene-stealing actresses like Louie’s Sarah Baker. Simply put: she freakin’ rocks. Now, whether or not Bell (who seems like a total down-to-Earth delight in interviews, like her recent one with Cosmo) winds up in any of those possible 22 Jump Street follow-ups, considering she has her own upcoming television series Idiotsitter and will appear in the eagerly anticipated Goosebumps movie, she won’t just be taking this hit franchise by storm, but all of Hollywood.
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