Friday, January 30, 2015

Brooks Wheelan

There's strength and plenty of vision after LIVE. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with comedian Brooks Mary Wheelan Pre-order On iTunes Here: Comedian Brooks Wheelan, best known for season 39 of Saturday Night Live is poised to release his debut comedy album, THIS IS COOL, RIGHT?on January 27, 2015 on New Wave Entertainment. The digital release will be followed by a vinyl pressing this Spring on a date to be announced. Brooks originally hails from Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa. Most recently Brooks wrapped his debut year as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and will be appearing in the upcoming season of HBO’s Girls. In 2013 he made his stand up television debut on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party. And in 2012, he was invited to perform at the New York Comedy Festival as a part of Comedy Central’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, and was a breakout performer as a new face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal as well as the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Brooks is currently headlining colleges and clubs throughout the US.

Comedian Mark Curry

Performing this weekend at Charlotte's Comedy Zone its the always in touch very funny and extremely tall Mark Curry! From the iHeart Radio Studio we are Unplugged and Totally Uncut. Actor/comedian Mark Curry is best known as the star of the ABC sitcom "Hangin' with Mr.Cooper," which aired for five successful seasons. Mark has countless other television & film credits, including: his own Comedy Central stand-up comedy special, three years of hosting duties on "Showtime at the Apollo," and starring in the feature "The Fanatics." Mark grew up in Oakland, California. He still spends much of his time there, performing to sold-out crowds and encouraging students to stay off drugs and follow their dreams.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

George Anastasia

His job is reporting. But his job put him behind the lines of the Mafia. A true reporter with a real story about John Gotti. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with George Anastasia. From the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster—“one of the most respected crime reporters in the country” (60 Minutes)—comes the sure to be headline-making inside story of the Gotti and Gambino families, told from the unique viewpoint of notorious mob hit-man John Alite, a close associate of Junior Gotti who later testified against him. In Gotti’s Rules, George Anastasia, a prize-winning reporter who spent over thirty years covering crime, offers a shocking and very rare glimpse into the Gotti family, witnessed up-close from former family insider John Alite, John Gotti Jr.’s longtime friend and protector. Until now, no one has given up the kind of personal details about the Gottis—including the legendary “Gotti Rules” of leadership—that Anastasia exposes here. Drawing on extensive FBI files and other documentation, his own knowledge, and exclusive interviews with insiders and experts, including mob-enforcer-turned-government-witness Alite, Anastasia pokes holes in the Gotti legend, demystifying this notorious family and its lucrative and often deadly machinations. Anastasia offers never-before-heard information about the murders, drug dealing, and extortion that propelled John J. Gotti to the top of the Gambino crime family and the treachery and deceit that allowed John A. “Junior” Gotti to follow in his father’s footsteps. Told from street level and through the eyes of a wiseguy who saw it all firsthand, the result is a riveting look at a family whose hubris, violence, passion, and greed fueled a bloody rise and devastating fall that is still reverberating through the American underworld today. Anastasia also presents a never-before-seen FBI document containing irrefutable proof that Gotti Jr. attempted to cooperate with the government and offered information about crimes he and others committed. Other revelations include: • The street level rules and protocols the Gottis instituted with examples of how the father and son leadership team allegedly broke every one of them, including the "prohibition" on dealing drugs. • The plots within the Gambino crime family to kill Gotti Jr. • Trial testimony and evidence that refutes Gotti Jr.'s claim – and principal defense at numerous trials – that he "quit" the mob in 1998. • The never-before-told story of John Alite, the Albanian enforcer and Gotti Jr.'s "babysitter" who was Junior's muscle on the street. Filled with eye-opening revelations and insider detail, GOTTI’S RULES is a shocking and fascinating account of the violent rise and fall of the modern American mob. Gotti’s Rules includes 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Before radio opened its doors for me to play. I was hosting countdowns and other specialty programming in my bedroom. I knew at the age of six that I was headed for the two speaker stage. And I blame it all on Country Music. I was blown away by the artists that took the time to visit Billings, Montana. I grew up on Charlie Pride, The Statler Brothers, Johnny Cash and more. Sitting in the stands watching people become electrified by their songs charged up my passion to be a radio performer. Now four decades later. I feel the same energy about talking to Country Music's newest artists. There's an energy moving through the sound. It's a period in history that will soon be long gone and forgotten. I feel if I don't document their early days. The only thing left will be word say. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Cam

Peter Richardson

The FM dial changed in San Francisco by way of the Grateful Dead. It wasn't a movement based on popularity. Truth is... being a fan or follower was a public display of Social Networking. It was and still is one of this nations biggest communities. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with author Peter Richardson. Now, with the 50th anniversary of the band’s creation in 2015, NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead by Peter Richardson (St. Martin’s Press; January 20, 2015; $26.99 hardcover) is the first book to attempt and answer this deceptively simple question. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks. In NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY, Richardson corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. While the band’s image, and their status as countercultural heroes aided in their popularity, Richardson argues that their appeal arose from their uncanny ability to tap into three powerful utopian ideals—their commitment to ecstasy (the urge to transcend), mobility, and community— and how it was these ideals that struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today.NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY is one of the first books to have access to the material from the Grateful Dead archives, and Richardson draws on new research and interviews to vividly recount the Dead's colorful history and add new insight into everything from the acid tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success.

Ruthie Collins

Fresh new Country Music with a serious twist of old fashioned Hank Williams Sr. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Ruthie Collins Things that do not go together: An upright bass and a dance beat. Crafting parties and honky tonks. New York and hillbillies. Instagram and romance. Tones harkening back to Hank Senior and a sound fresh enough to turn country music on its ear. Somehow, Curb Records newcomer Ruthie Collins doesn’t just bring those polar opposites a little closer, she connects them in a way that makes perfect sense. The effect is stunning – nowhere more so than on her debut single “Ramblin’ Man.”

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chef Donatella Arpaia

The world of food is a brilliant taste. But let the truth be known... we are losing the Super Bowl when it comes to eating properly. Someone call an Iron Chef Judge! From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chef Donatella Arpaia Donatella Arpaia is the trailblazing attorney-turned-culinary mogul who has become one of the most influential women in the world of food. Donatella opened her first restaurant, Bellini, in 1998 and then subsequently opened a string of successful and highly acclaimed restaurants in New York City, including the newly re-opened Mia Dona, Anthos, Kefi — as well EOS and bistro e, in Miami. She opened her ninth restaurant, Donatella, and her first bar, Dbar, in 2010. Zagat crowned Donatella as "The Hostess with the Mostest," Crain's named her one of its "40 under 40" and the New York Post named Donatella one of the "Most Powerful Women" in Manhattan. Recently, Donatella became a recurring guest judge on the Food Network programs Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef. Her first cookbook, Donatella Cooks: Simple Food Made Glamorous, was released April 13, 2010

Ben Yagoda

Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it’s a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn’t Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but “Come on-a My House” and “How Much Is that Doggie in the Window?” Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Ben Yagoda

Marky Ramone

In an age of exploration. The music industry has never cut free the open door that songwriters and performers bring everyday. Within the winds of change something greater than the accepted will rise above a fad. They were the Ramones. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Marky Ramone. “The Ramones are one of the three or four most influential American rock bands of all time, and their story, as related by surviving member Marky Ramone, is both entertaining and enlightening. So put on your old leather jacket, scream Gabba-Gabba-Hey at the top of your lungs, and dig in.” – Stephen King “Marky and I are from the 70’s as a drummer from the 70's he can show the new boys a beat or two! He's legend!!!” – Peter Criss of Kiss “Marky was an integral part of not one, but TWO of the most important bands in rock and roll. He saw everything from ground zero and lived to tell about it. Absolutely vital document!” – Anthony Bourdain “Marky's music and style defined the punk rock movement and has influenced countless artists, entertainers and designers. As a musician, he harnessed the energy of the 1970s counterculture into a truly new movement, one that resulted in a seismic shift in fashion, art and music. While playing in great groups like Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys, Dust, Estus, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and of course The Ramones he became known as one of the best drummers on the scene.” – Tommy Hilfiger “It’s no secret that one of the Sire bands I was closest with were The Ramones. After all, my wife Linda, and good friend, Danny Fields managed them, and musically they changed the world. I particularly depended on Tommy for strength and reason within the band, and was quite shocked and saddened when he decided to leave. Thankfully, with advice from Tommy, they wound up choosing Marc Bell, who I knew well from Richard Hell and the Voidoids, also a Sire band. Marc is a drummer supreme, and was a perfect fit in every way, which is why I believe he was also chosen as the only non-original member to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band back in 2002. Beyond that, his story, both in and out of The Ramones, musically and personally is quite incredible. A good read.” – Seymour Stein, co-founder of Sire Records

Monday, January 26, 2015

Q and Murr from Impracctical Jokers

It's about accepting challenges then accepting the consequences after the bet. Guys doing guy things on Reality TV. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Q and Murr from Impractical Jokers Q hails from the lovely land of Staten Island. He is absolutely not above resorting to shenanigans or hijinks to win the day. When not diving face first into strangers’ food or engaging in confrontations with his mustached arch-enemies, Q co-hosts the “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!” podcast on the SModcast network. James “Murr” Murray - James Murray is the foursome’s most calculating member. Murr has three distinct advantages over the other guys: his disarming grin, his complete lack of what other people call “morals,” and his mastery of the art of BS. He is an alum of Georgetown University, and in his spare time enjoys jumping on couches, walking like a crab in malls, and shooting evil looks at people in movie theaters. Four comedians and lifelong friends compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous dares. When Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr challenge each other to say or do something, they have to do it. And if they refuse, they lose. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions. This season, the guys pose as hot dog vendors, gymnasts, waiters, clerks at a bridal shop and more. As for the punishments, from skydiving to the rodeo to the body piercing shop, they are bigger, badder, and funnier than ever before. The Tenderloins are in the middle of their truTV Impractical Jokers “Where’s Larry?” Tour and the fourth season of their show, “The Impractical Jokers,” premieres on Thursday, January 29th at 10:00PM/9:00PM C on truTV. The creators, executive producers, writers and stars of TruTV’s hit show, Impractical Jokers, now entering its fourth season, The Tenderloins perform a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos and stories. Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn have entertained each other for years with the most hilarious practical jokes they could imagine. These real-life best friends challenge each other to the most outrageous dares and uproarious stunts ever caught on their hidden camera. Their Show has HUGE ratings and is premiering their 4th season this January. They’ve done a number of major TV appearances including “Conan,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Today Show” to name a few. Tour Dates: 1/30 Tampa, FL Tampa Theatre 1/31 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live 2/6 Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center 2/7 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre 2/12 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre 2/20 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland 2/21 Royal Oak, MI The Royal Oak Theatre 2/22 Royal Oak, MI The Royal Oak Theatre 3/7 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre 3/11 Port Chester, NY The Capitol Theatre 3/2 Portland, ME State Theatre 4/3 Boston, MA The Wilbur Theatre 4/16 Nashville, TN James K Polk Theatre

Rainey Qualley Turn Me On Like A Radio

I grew up in the open fields of Montana where standing on top of a haystack was my stage. So when I meet someone from the homeland that found their song in the very hills that influenced my writing... I truly pay close attention to how the universe moves through them. The more I talked with Rainey the portrait of her journey began to appear on the blizzard white canvas. It's about sharing a story. There's no better place to practice and or pull from the rolling hills that become the mountains of Montana and Carolina.

Nicholas Irving The Reaper

His was this nations first African American sniper. A job he never dreamed of doing. Yet he's been named the best sniper ever. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Nicholas Irving From Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wilson in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Irving would establish a reputation as a sniper that went well beyond the boundaries of his battalion. His extraordinary talents and success caused ripples of fear throughout the militants in the area. However, THE REAPER is more than just a recounting of kills on missions. Irving goes where few who have written about their war experiences have gone before. He brings the reader to the front line of battle, while allowing the reader to experience the human condition and frailty one deals with in such a deadly environment. The myriad progressions a sniper must go through for that one shot is something each reader will also feel inside them. And that moment the shot is taken will leave the reader breathless. This feeling is expertly captured in chapter 6, The Chechen Comes Calling. Here Irving relates his pulsating encounters with a rival sniper, The Chechen. Their Danse Macabre, played out over the desert sands of the Middle East, is some of the most riveting narrative one will ever experience in the military genre . THE REAPER is an astonishing first-person account of Irving’s development into an expert assassin offering a fascinating and extremely rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper in the war on terror. From the brotherhood and sacrifice in battle to the cold reality of taking a life to protect another, no other book dives so deep inside the life of a sniper on point. Nicholas Irving spent six years in the Army’s Special Operations 3rd Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, serving from demolitions assaulter to Master Sniper. He was the first African American to serve as a sniper in his battalion and is now the owner of HardShoot, where he trains personnel in the art of long-range shooting, including cross training and training with Olympic precision shooter Amanda Furrer, as well as members of the Spec Ops community. His legendary status as a sniper has led to having an AR15 rifle named after him. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Friday, January 23, 2015

John Oates

Being in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame doesn't mean the game is over. This master of the 1980's has exposed his true passion for sound. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with John Oates John Oates live, up close, and without a net, Another Good Road, will debut as a TV special on high-definition music channel Palladia, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9 PM, and will be released as a DVD with bonus, live CD (PS Records /Warner Elektra) on January 20, 2015. Born from Oates’ dedication to American roots music, the captivating special traces the various roads he’s followed in his life, both literally and figuratively. Led by director Sean Hagwell, the docu-concert transports the viewer into the singer/songwriter’s private universe – exploring his two worlds in Woody Creek, Colorado and Music City. Shot live with no retakes or pick ups in a funky Nashville recording studio, Oates and the band’s chemistry is entrancing from the outset, presenting a clinic in both the mystery and mastery of classic American musical forms. This is real music, made by real musicians, in real time. Another Good Road.” Backed by A-list Nashville players, the band includes Shane Theriot on guitar, Steve Mackey on bass, Russ Pahl on pedal steel, Wendy Moten and Bekka Bramlett on background vocals, Kevin McKendree on keyboards and Johnny Richardson on Drums. “I’ve had the honor and pleasure of performing and recording with all of the players on the video over the past few years,” Oates shared. “I trust their instincts, respect their musicianship and count on them as friends and professionals.” Oates shines alternating between acoustic and electric guitars, his early influences of Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt clearly apparent. His expressive voice still delivers the soulfulness that made him a household name, yet it’s now tinged with a sweetly honeyed patina that, with lilting and emotional precision, continually evokes the late soul legend, Curtis Mayfield. Oates is not just embracing the music that inspired him, but also nurturing it, developing it, and honing it with a modern and relevant edge. Another Good Road is the next stop on a musical journey John Oates started more than 50 years ago; a compelling sonic and visual marker along his ever-expanding highway.

Sam Palladio from Strange Magic

Actor Sam Palladio stars in the new George Lucas film Strange Magic. From the iHeart Radio Studio we are Unplugged and Totally Uncut with one of the hottest voices on television and in Nashville. Sam Palladio Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, Lifted) from a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015. Raised by his artist parents in Cornwall, a small beach town outside of London, SAM PALLADIO, the voice of Roland in Strnge Magic, stayed nearby to pursue his career as a performer, studying theatre and music at Rose Bruford Drama College. After graduating, Palladio found himself showcasing his talents in the original cast for the musical "Dreamboats & Petticoats," touring the UK before bringing it into London’s West End. Palladio’s television credits include his role as Stoke in seasons two and three of Showtime’s "Episodes," starring Matt LeBlanc. He appears in season four, which premiered Jan. 11, 2015. Additionally, Palladio has had appearances on the UK small screen on shows "Doctors" and "The Hour." He earned critical attention when he appeared in the 2012 television pilot "Nashville." His performance in the soulful rendition of "If I Didn’t Know Better" immediately captivated audiences and ignited his music career. Palladio, who plays guitar, drums and piano in addition to performing and writing his own music, performs on "Nashville’s" season one and two soundtracks, which have sold more than 2 million individual tracks. He is currently shooting season three of the series. Last year, Palladio appeared in the film "Runner, Runner" opposite Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ryan Ferguson

"To get charged with a crime you didn't commit is incredibly easy; to get out of prison, it takes an army."—Ryan Ferguson How many of us really understand that every moment counts, and that physical strength and confidence enable our mind and spirit to make the most of our lives? Ryan Ferguson does. He survived nearly a decade behind bars for a murder he did not commit. In his darkest hour, even after countless appeals and disappointment, in a place that threatened physical violence, malnutrition, and offered almost no medical aid, Ferguson knew his physical health was paramount. Inspired by his life-altering ordeal, Ryan’s book, STRONGER, FASTER, SMARTER, shares details about his life behind bars and how anyone can transform their body into a formidable physical powerhouse—even if you’re trapped in a small concrete box and limited to prison food.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alice Cooper

When you spend your life ripping the knob off the stereo. The Classic Rock party never dies. There's a celebration of sound about to turn this nation upside down. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Alice Cooper. Appearing with Mötley Crüe Wed 07/22/15Updated in the last 72 hoursEugene, ORMatthew Knight Arena Fri 07/24/15Updated in the last 72 hoursTacoma, WATacoma Dome Sun 07/26/15Updated in the last 72 hoursBillings, MTRimrock Auto Arena At MetraPark Tue 07/28/15Updated in the last 72 hoursBoise, IDTaco Bell Arena Wed 07/29/15Updated in the last 72 hoursSalt Lake City, UTEnergySolutions Arena Fri 07/31/15Updated in the last 72 hoursDenver, COPepsi Center Mon 08/03/15Updated in the last 72 hoursWinnipeg, MBMTS Centre Wed 08/05/15Updated in the last 72 hoursSaint Paul, MNXcel Energy Center Fri 08/07/15Updated in the last 72 hoursMilwaukee, WIBMO Harris Bradley Center Sat 08/08/15Updated in the last 72 hoursRosemont, ILAllstate Arena Sun 08/09/15Updated in the last 72 hoursAuburn Hills, MIThe Palace Of Auburn Hills Tue 08/11/15Updated in the last 72 hoursHershey, PAGIANT Center Wed 08/12/15Updated in the last 72 hoursBrooklyn, NYBarclays Center Fri 08/14/15Updated in the last 72 hoursPhiladelphia, PAWells Fargo Center Sat 08/15/15Updated in the last 72 hoursWorcester, MADCU Center Sun 08/16/15Updated in the last 72 hoursUncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena Tue 08/18/15Updated in the last 72 hoursCleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena Wed 08/19/15Updated in the last 72 hoursCincinnati, OHU.S. Bank Arena Thu 08/20/15Updated in the last 72 hoursIndianapolis, INBankers Life Fieldhouse Sat 08/22/15Updated in the last 72 hoursToronto, ONAir Canada Centre Sun 08/23/15Updated in the last 72 hoursOttawa, ONCanadian Tire Centre Mon 08/24/15Updated in the last 72 hoursMontreal, QCBell Centre Wed 08/26/15Updated in the last 72 hoursBaltimore, MDRoyal Farms Arena Fri 08/28/15Updated in the last 72 hoursRaleigh, NCPNC Arena Sat 08/29/15Updated in the last 72 hoursCharlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena Sun 08/30/15Updated in the last 72 hoursAtlanta, GAPhilips Arena Fri 09/04/15Updated in the last 72 hoursNew Orleans, LASmoothie King Center

James Young from DIY

The best time to build and rebuild is right now. The biggest Kitchen and Bath show is taking place in Las Vegas. From DIY I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with James Young on iHeart RadioThe best time to build and rebuild is right now. The biggest Kitchen and Bath show is taking place in Las Vegas. From DIY I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with James Young on iHeart Radio.

Paul Hooper Post Alice Cooper

Paul comes walking into the iHeart Radio Studio. I look at him and think, "You just entered what will soon become our moment. Dude! I'm about to interview Alice Cooper!" There we were. Two out of control music junkies having a one on one conversation with one of the biggest names in music history. Then the interview came to an end. Time to interview Paul right? My soul caught on fire. How many comedians can say, "Alice Cooper was my opening act?"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mike Huckabee

We didn't just sit down and break bread. Mike Huckabee and I tore up the crumbs on the table. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Mike Huckabee. Mike Huckabee was a Presidential candidate in 2008, Arkansas Governor, New York Times bestselling author and was the host of “Huckabee” on Fox News Channel. He is the host of “The Huckabee Report” syndicated on national radio. In his new book, GOD, GUNS, GRITS, AND GRAVY (St. Martin’s Press, National On Sale Date Tuesday January 20, 2015; $26.99), Huckabee reflects on America as it used to be, as it is today, and what it could become again. Huckabee ranges across subjects including the erosion of public education, government intrusion on personal freedoms, religion and its changing place in American life, the new lows popular culture has sunk to in a society that worships the wrong heroes, as well as the consequences of pressuring young children to mature and excel. Straight-shooting, plainspoken, clear-eyed and downright funny, Huckabee addresses today’s divided nation drawing from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town Americans and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard times. Their stories, says Huckabee, “will inspire readers to think about their own values and rediscover what makes America great.”

Friday, January 16, 2015

Dylan Jakobsen

Dylan Jakobsen may only be 21 years old but you wouldn’t know it from his music. From starting out as a high school pop rock artist to transitioning into the indie pop world and finally settling on a more mature, country rock sound, Dylan has had a taste of it all. “Nothing’s ever felt more right.” Said Dylan when asked: why country now? “I'm just creating the kind of music I love and country’s become a part of me.” Dylan uses feel good harmonica songs and pedal steel enriched story telling to captivate his audience within the music. “I want to paint a story people feel like they've become a part of in each song.” He writes about love, growing up, life's struggles and just plain living. He focuses on constantly improving himself as a musician by not only being able to play guitar, but also the harmonica, drums, piano, pedal steel, mandolin and the banjo; skills he uses when writing and recording all the parts on his records. Dylan isn’t a one-man show though; he has a live backing band joining him every step of the way. Together they’ve supported bands ranging from Lee Brice, Thompson Square and The Henningsens to The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls and The Maine. In the summer of 2014 alone they were a part of 14 fairs & festivals across the Northwest including the Bite of Seattle, the Benton Franklin Fair and the National Lentil Festival. Dylan has also been featured both locally and nationally on many TV and Radio stations as well as in Alternative Press, Local Wolves Magazine and The Seattle Times. “Put aside your want for a mixed country song with a pop feel to it and embrace what country should be comprised of, soulful lyrics and an acoustic guitar. Dylan brings back the classic sound while infusing his take on the alternative genre and the outcome is an ear pleasing tune” (TWSJ 2014). Dylan tours on and off throughout the year both with and without a band, participating in independent tours as well as with regional co-headliners and as an opener on Idobi Radios’ Christmas tour. But don’t judge Dylan based on this bio, come out to a show and see for yourself what people are talking about. “I feel as though I am creating some of the best works I've ever written and I don't think anything will make me happier than to release them and let them be heard by anyone who will listen.”

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Joe Hill

Forget his past. Just know that today and tomorrow are just as terrifying as those that brought him into the world. From the iHeart Radio Studio. I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Author Joe Hill. Joe Hill is the award-winning fantasy/horror author whose novels include Heart-Shaped Box (2007) and NOS4A2 (2013). He's also the oldest son of novelists Stephen King and Tabitha King. Born Joseph Hillstrom King (named after a labor leader), he graduated from Vassar College, went to graduate school at Columbia University and began his professional career in 1997. For ten years he published short stories in magazines and won critical praise, all the while keeping his identity separate from that of his famous parents. By the time his first novel was published in 2007 (Heart-Shaped Box), the cat was out of the bag; by then he'd proved himself as an author on his own merits. He followed with the novels Horns in 2010 and NOS4A2 in 2013, both of which landed on the New York Times bestseller list. His other work includes the story collection 20th Century Ghosts (2005) and the comic book Locke & Key (2008). His novel Horns was made into a mind-bending midnight movie starring Daniel Radcliffe, and is available now on BluRay and as a download. ABOUT THE MOVIE HORNS, on DVD & BLU-RAY JANUARY 6th HORNS Starring: Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple Directed by: Alexandre Aja Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill A supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery, and romance, HORNS follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing from his head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses–an effective tool in his quest to discover what happened to his girlfriend and exact revenge on her killer. Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill. Written by Keith Bunin, HORNS has a running time of 120 minutes and is rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence including a sexual assault, language and drug use. Blu-Ray™ and DVD special feature includes The Making of Horns.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Comedian Actor Chris Tucker

You know his laugh. You know his movies. You know of his comedy. But have you ever caught him live. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Comedian/Actor Chris Tucker. Christopher “Chris” Tucker is an international award winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a favorite on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam in the 1990's and came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube. Next he co-starred and executive produced Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and then appeared in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. In 2006, he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. To date, Chris Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over one billion in box office sales world-wide. He co-starred in the 2013 Oscar- nominated film Silver Linings Playbook with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. His stand-up comedy tour has received rave reviews all over the world including, Asia, UK, Australia, and the Middle East. He is currently kicking off his 2015 U.S. comedy tour and his newest project is his first standup film, Chris Tucker Live that will be released in early 2015. Tucker is also a dedicated humanitarian, spending much of his spare time traveling around the world, doing philanthropic work to make a difference. Social Media Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: CHRIS TUCKET 2015 STAND-UP TOUR SCHEDULE JAN 18TH - Bayou Music Center Houston, TX, 8PM JAN 24TH - The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL, 8PM JAN 31ST - NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY, 8PM FEB 6TH – Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Pa., 8PM FEB 7th – DAR Constitutional Hall, Washington, DC, 8PM APRIL 11th – Ford Park, Beaumont, TX, 8PM

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Al Michaels You Cab't Make This Stuff Up

When the world shuts off to enjoy a game. Al Michaels job begins. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Al Michaels YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP covers it all; the thrilling victories, the agonizing defeats, the chicanery and all of the fantastic inside stories including the surprising birth date information he received from Charlie Hustle; his near miss covering “Motorcycles on Ice” for The Wide World of Sports; bearing witness as Howard Cosell breaks up a nighttime street fight in Kansas City not with force or wisdom, but with fight analysis; and his memorable missed put on the 18th green playing in a competitive foursome with the Manning brothers. It’s just as you would expect from the inimitable Al Michaels. ABOUT AL MICHAELS Al Michaels has logged more hours on live primetime over-the-air network television than anyone in history, including twenty years as the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football. He won his first Sportscaster of the Year award in 1980, became the second sportscaster in history to receive a News Emmy nomination for his coverage of the San Francisco earthquake during the 1989 World Series, and was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 2011 Sports Emmys. Michaels has covered eight Olympics, and is currently the play-by-play voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, TV’s highest rated show. Michaels and his wife Linda, who met in the 10th grade and have been married for 48 years, live in Los Angeles. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Ethel From Franks Red Hot Sauce

The magnet that changed the way we listen to the radio. I caught more flack from programming when this girls cutting edge sales pitch hit the airwaves. Today Ethel continues to put that *** on everything. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the 92 year old that changed advertising. Jean Hamilton was born in Victoria BC in 1922. A true Canadian with Scottish heritage might just explain why this mother of 2, grandmother of 3 + 1 great grandchild has the face of an angel with the humor of a highlander. Currently on her 5th career Jean was discovered at the ripe young age of 86 by Franks Red Hot Sauce and she’s been putting that “shit on everything” ever since. It’s hard to believe she has time to do anything outside of her new career as she’s done 5 commercials for Franks + many other iconic Canadian brands. An independent adventurer at heart Jean loves to travel and has a very busy social life. Constantly on the lookout for new galleries, restaurants and antique stores, Jean loves nothing better than discovering a shop unless of course it’s getting a good deal on something. An accomplished needlework artist Jean loves to create pieces which are often snapped up at charity auctions benefitting causes close to her heart. At 91 years young if you ask Jean what’s on her bucket list she will tell you that she wants to return to Italy, one of her favourite places to visit. Hawaii, England, Mexico, France, Italy & Scotland are all countries that Jean has been to and loved. While others her age are winding down, Jean shows no signs of stopping!! FRANK'S REDHOT BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP MAKES: 4 cups dip PREP TIME: 5 min COOK TIME: 20 min Ingredients: •1 (8 oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened •1/2 cup FRANK'S® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK'S® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce •1/2 cup bleu cheese or ranch dressing •2 cups shredded cooked chicken •1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese Directions: PREHEAT oven to 350°F. COMBINE all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish.BAKE 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables. PHILADELPHIA is a registered trademark of Kraft foods. Tips:Reduced Calorie Recipe: Substitute neufchatel cheese for the cream cheese, and low fat options for the salad dressing and blue cheese. Microwave Directions: Prepare as above. Place in microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 5 min. until hot, stirring halfway through cooking. Slow Cooker Method: Combine ingredients as directed above. Place mixture into small slow cooker. Cover pot. Heat on HIGH setting for 1 1/2 hours until hot and bubbly or on LOW setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir. Tailgating Tip: Prepare dip ahead and place in heavy disposable foil pan. Place pan on grill and heat dip until hot and bubbly. Tip: You may substitute 2 cups shredded cooked chicken. Copyright 2014 The French's Food Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Robert Lamb of Chicago

American Rock took a hit in 1964 when four British lads with a legion of copycat bands invaded our shores. Who wasn't inspired by the Beatles? But in the 1970's. It was time for American singer/songwriters to amp their presence. The group Chicago hasn't left since. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Robert Lamb of Chicago. The most humble makers of music. Their history digs deep into the soils of how American Rock n Roll picked itself up after the Beatles era. Chicago generated the energy to purify a sound that has kept Robert Lamb and the band on the road endlessly. Their secret is simple... share your passion

David Shelby

Picking up the trumpet in grade school led to a couple of twists along that fabled road to becoming a professional performer. Dave earned a degree in Jazz and Contemporary Media, singing tenor with the university Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He’s been on national tours as an ace trumpet slinger and his writing credits include arrangements commissioned for the dedication of national war monuments and work for the Pittsburgh Symphony. All that time he kept an eye on that two-lane blacktop leading to his love of country music. Leaving touring life behind for a spot with Detroit legends, The Regular Boys, he began singing more and writing in earnest. While honing his chops Dave began to chase down his dream of becoming a singer songwriter. He traded in his trumpet for a microphone and a guitar and began his journey. Writing from the heart and performing energy packed shows with his “Home Wreckers” band, is quickly becoming his trademark. Dave sings, writes, and performs his material with a lot of heart and total conviction. His songs reflect his love for Nashville, the history of country music, and his gritty "Rock On!" sensibilities are pure Detroit. "I wanted my music to reflect where I come from," Dave explains," I grew up on equal parts Country, Motown and Rock." Solid songwriting, good humor and depth of feeling all meet up on that road back home. David Shelby traveled far and wide to find what he needed...just a microphone, a band and an audience.

Courtney Robertson Is Back

I DIDN’T COME HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS features engaging “Keeping It Real” sidebars, complete with stories, tips, tricks, and advice your favorite Bachelor alumni, including advice from Kalon McMahon on how to “embrace your inner villain,” kissing tips from Arie Luyendyk Jr., Ashlee Frazier with tips for future contestants, and Chris Bukowski on his craziest fan encounter post-show. And, with a juicy epilogue that has the latest on Courtney, her cast mates and more, I DIDN’T COME HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS is a must-read for Bachelor fans, and the perfect read in preparation for the season 19 premiere of The Bachelor on January 5th!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Comedian Jen Kirkman

Charlotte is about to get hot. On stage tonight and tomorrow at the Comedy Zone. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Jen Kirkman Stand-up comic Jen Kirkman is one of the premiere voices in today's "alternative comedy" scene and performs regularly around L.A.'s hippest clubs, including Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Largo and the Hollywood Improv. Her comedy is part observation and part confession, almost always coming from a very personal -- and very funny -- place. She cites Joan Rivers as an influence, drawing from that comedian's strength and perseverance in the "boys' club" of comedy during the '50s and '60s -- plus the fact that she's still got comedic chops. All of those qualities clearly play a role in Kirkman's comedy, too.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Nightlines Dan Harris

When I stand in front of the future of Broadcasting on college campuses and Broadcasting schools. There's so much that should be shared. By way of experience the journey isn't complete until you ask, "Are you sure this is what you want to do?" Then I begin telling the truth. Dan Harris from ABC News is one of few that totally gets the direction of my lectures. He too has lived the life. From the iHeart Radio Studio its The Interviewer and The Interviewer. Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Dan Harris from Nightline. ABC News’ Dan Harris revealed that meditation helped him overcome panic spurred by drug use and the psychological effects of covering war. "Nightline" co-host Dan Harris is breaking news of the very personal kind—revealing that cocaine and Ecstasy use drove him to a highly embarrassing on-air panic attack in 2004. The TV journalism veteran came clean Tuesday about the abrupt meltdown in front of 5 million viewers as a fill-in news anchor on "Good Morning America," when then-hosts Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson turned the cameras over to Harris for the start of the 7 a.m. newscast. "I was overtaken by a massive, irresistible blast of fear," Harris, 42, wrote on the ABC News blog early Tuesday, "It felt like the world was ending. My heart was thumping. I was gasping for air. I had pretty much lost the ability to speak. "And all of it was compounded by the knowledge that my freak-out was being broadcast live on national television." Harris says his drug use began a year earlier after a six-year tour of duty covering wars in Afghanistan, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Iraq. "I became depressed. In an act of towering stupidity, I began to self-medicate," says Harris, who is still a weekend correspondent on "GMA." Shortly after the career-endangering episode, Harris' boss and mentor, Peter Jennings, assigned him the religion beat. While covering all aspects of faith for ABC News, including his famous interview with disgraced former pastor Ted Haggard, Harris stumbled on meditation as the Rx for his personal problems. Insisting that he still has "an allergy to all things touchy-feely and New Age-y," Harris credits the relaxation techniques with turning his life around. Harris' admission comes three months after fellow ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas' own revelation that she's battling alcoholism. Vargas entered rehab last fall. "Am I worried about what kind of reaction people will have to my getting personal in this way?," wrote Harris. " Absolutely. "At the very least, it'll be a good test of my meditation practice." About Dan Harris’ new book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story, now in paperback Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. We all have a voice in our head. It’s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we’re not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we’re stuck with this voice – that there’s nothing we can do to rein it in – but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It’s a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it’s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives. DAN HARRIS BIO Dan Harris is a correspondent for ABC News and the co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Before that, he was the anchor of the Sunday edition of World News. He regularly contributes stories for such shows as Nightline, 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer and GMA. Harris has reported from all over the planet, covering wars in Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine and Iraq, and producing investigative reports in Haiti, Cambodia, and the Congo. He has also spent many years covering America's faith scene, with a focus on evangelicals -- who have treated him kindly despite the fact that he is openly agnostic. He has been at ABC News for 13 years. Before that, he was in local news in Boston and Maine. He grew up outside of Boston and currently lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York City.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Shaina Farrow

From Saturday Night Live Jay Pharaoh's big sister Shaina has stepped away from managing the nationally successful comedian to share with the world the music she's always held back. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the fresh new R&B sounds of Shaina Farrow Shaina Farrow began singing almost as soon as she could speak. (Her parents have the cassette tapes to prove it.) Her love for R&B formed early on, as the rich sounds of Patty Austin and Luther Vandross would awaken her each Saturday morning. An uncle recognized Shaina’s ability and put her in the studio at just 11 years old. She would go on flirting with music, singing in school plays, performing in church, joining her high school’s gospel choir—but her interests began to grow beyond music and she was accepted to Virginia Commonwealth University as a biology major. Although academia took precedence, Shaina never abandoned the music. She started singing references for artist hopefuls and eventually got the courage to hit a few open mics. But it was karaoke where she found real comfort. “Karaoke was a safe place to try music that you wouldn’t normally sing, and if you screwed it up it didn’t really matter,” Shaina laughs. But she didn’t often screw up, and in fact starting winning many karaoke competitions in and around Richmond, VA. Around that same time, her brother, soon to be known to the world as Jay Pharoah, began making strides in his stand up career. He enlisted Shaina’s assistance and soon became her first client. She’s dedicated the last few years to help her brother’s dreams come true. Now she’s decided to take a chance on herself. Shaina’s first single, More Than Thru With You, is now available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Spotify.

Amy Purdy Standing On My Own Two Feet

She inspired millions on Dancing With The Stars by proving nothing stands in the way of dreams coming true. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Amy Purdy In ON MY OWN TWO FEET: The Journey from Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life (William Morrow; December 30, 2014; $25.99 Hardcover), Amy Purdy tells the story of her near-death experience, her spiritual awakening, and her bold decision to embrace life and live it to the fullest as with two prosthetic legs. By sharing her story—not just the headlines, but the most intimate moments—with the world, Amy hopes to go beyond offering fleeting inspiration to others. She hopes to spark real change in their lives. Amy wants everyone with a hardship or hurdle to believe and live what she’s learned: “That each of us is far more capable than we could ever know. That what at first seems like a detour could turn out to be your destiny. That if you can just practice shifting your viewpoint, an overwhelming challenge can start looking more like a beautiful blessing.” “I’m sharing my story,” Amy impresses on her readers, “because I want you to see what’s possible in your own life. Right here. Right now.” Years before her epic transformation, Amy had an inkling that her life would be “something more” than ordinary. In June 1999, she met a stranger who asked her about “crossing over.” Sensing she would, he urged her: “Don’t be scared.” In July 1999, ravaged by meningitis, Amy felt her heart pounding so hard it took her breath away. Then, everything went black. “It was clear what had happened,” she reflects. “I’d died.” In this otherworldly realm, Amy saw three shadowy figures. “You can come with us, or you can stay,” they told her. If she returned, the beings informed her, she would face major challenges. However, they assured her: “No matter what happens in your life, it’s all going to make sense in the end.” In that moment, Amy chose to live. Soon, Amy faced her first major challenge. Due to the lack of circulation she had suffered when her organs shut down, doctors had to amputate her legs below the knee. As she was being wheeled into surgery, Amy made a mental list of three goals for her life after her recovery: 1. I will never feel sorry for myself...I am not a victim 2. I will snowboard again...I don’t know how I’ll do it, but I will find a way 3. I will help others...I want to show others that life does go on In ON MY OWN TWO FEET, Amy Purdy recounts how she kept her commitment to those goals—fighting physical pain, self-doubt, and daunting obstacles—and what she gained. Chapters capture: • Amy’s disappointment at seeing her new legs—bulky hunks of plastic with metal pipes down to yellow, rubber “feet”—and the agony of relearning to walk. Realizing she needed to make peace with these starter prosthetics as the first step to living her dreams, Amy shook off her depression and, in October 1999, proudly walked down the aisle at her sister’s wedding, as Maid of Honor. • Amy’s determination, complemented by ingenuity, to snowboard with two prosthetics, which eventually led her to not only win a bronze medal as a Paralympic Athlete, but also to create an organization to help others with permanent disabilities experience the thrill of action sports. • The crushing setback of undergoing kidney transplant surgery, a week before her 21st birthday, and how her father’s generous gift of a healthy kidney filled Amy with vitality, a fresh zest for life, and a profound sense of gratitude. • The unexpected opportunities that led Amy to find her calling as a motivational speaker; to find her passion—and talent—as a dancer, cha-cha-ing her way to national fame and the runner-up spot on Dancing With the Stars; and to meet her inspirational role model, Oprah much more. Throughout, Amy reinforces her belief in the power of visualization, positive thinking, and refusing to accept society’s labels and limitations. Above all, as she shares, Amy believes in the universal, life-affirming force of love. In the final chapter of ON MY OWN TWO FEET, Amy Purdy reflects: “My legs haven’t disabled me. If anything, they’ve enabled me. They’ve planted my feet on the spiritual path I was meant to walk. They’ve forced me to get creative. They’ve taught me that when I fall down, I can either lie there and wallow in my misstep, or I can use the experience as fuel for growth. I may have lost the legs of flesh and bone that I was born with, but these legs of carbon fiber and rusted bolts have taken me to amazing places...Each morning, I wake up grateful for another chance to add a page to my adventure.” ABOUT AMY PURDY AMY PURDY is a motivational speaker, world-class snowboarder, actress, model, entrepreneur, and author. She is the co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports (AAS), a non-profit that creates action sports programs and events for people of all ages living with permanent disabilities. She won a bronze medal in snowboarding at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics and was a finalist on season eighteen of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She has been a featured presenter at POP Tech and TEDx; her TED speech has been viewed over 1.4 million times. She has also appeared in advertising campaigns for Toyota, P&G, The Hartford, The U.S. Olympic Committee, Duracell, Kellogg’s, Element, and Coca-Cola, and in videos with Madonna and Nikki Sixx. In December 2014, in addition to her publishing debut, Amy is releasing a new clothing line in partnership with Element Eden. Born and raised in Las Vegas, she makes her home in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


If you love your music on the rocks with a twist of fusion. The city of Chicago has just delivered a Keg of fresh new sounds. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Saranto Sarantos Finishes up a Busy Year of 34 Song Releases and a Whole Lot of Music Videos! After releasing his long-awaited and eagerly anticipated 1st solo artist music album on November 18, 2014, Sarantos also released a Christmas album on November 28, 2014. This is a wonderful collection of 4 brand new original Christmas songs, 10 covers of Christmas classics and 9 inspirational Christmas short stories. Families will enjoy listening to this CD every Christmas season... Sarantos was nominated for 2 awards for the 2014 International Music & Entertainment Awards for the categories of "Rock Song of the Year" and "Pop Album of the Year.² See the latest full press release: .ht m ** Sarantos Christmas CD features the top original songs "The Happiest Time Of The Year", "On This Night" & "It's Christmas Time." Links:

Author Brad Taylor

He's played for the world's greatest forces. Now the world reads his thriller novels. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with author Brad Taylor Taylor’s novels feature series characters Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill, part of the top secret extra-legal unit called The Taskforce, created to contain terrorist plots and global threats—some of which have proven scarily prophetic. In the past two years, Taylor has correctly predicted the threat of Chechen terrorists, the risks of independent contractors leaking US intelligence (a la Edward Snowden), and attacks by Boko Haram, by writing about them before they happened. Even some of the technology Brad gave his fictional Taskforce is now in development. In fact, he is so knowledgeable that he fully researches and plans an operation for his fictional Taskforce as well as the terrorists in each novel, but during the editing process he inserts red herrings to make sure neither can be replicated. In a recent review of No Fortunate Son, Booklist raved, "Taylor has become the heir apparent to the late Vince Flynn." This is high praise for any author, but it’s not surprising praise for Taylor. About the Author: Brad Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of six previous Pike Logan novels. He served for more than twenty years in the US Army, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, commonly known as Delta Force. He retired as a Special Forces lieutenant colonel and now lives in Charleston, SC.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Supermodel Molly Sims

She wasn't born this way. Supermodel Molly Sims hits the iHeart Radio Studio and talks about what its like to be a southern girl that just happened to become one of the worlds most beautiful women. Unplugged and Totally Uncut. Molly Sims is recognized for her work as an actress, model and active humanitarian. Sims is also often noted for her savvy sense of style and fashion, is expanding her list of credits with her new book, The Everyday Supermodel. The book is the ultimate girl’s guide to everything fashion, fitness, diet, and lifestyle. Additionally, she founded the eponymous jewelry collection aptly named Grayce by Molly Sims, which made its exclusive debut on HSN in the Fall of 2009. In Spring 2010, in addition to HSN, Molly launched Grayce, The Collection. As an actress, Molly Sims successfully transitioned from supermodel to thespian by playing the manipulative Delinda Deline for 5 seasons on NBC’s hit television series, “Las Vegas.” In addition to her successful television career, Molly has also appeared on the silver screen in feature films including the 2008 hit, “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey, “Fired Up” with John Michael Higgins in 2009, “The Benchwarmers,” produced for Revolution Studios by Happy Madison Productions’ Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo, as well as “Starsky & Hutch.” Sims hosted Lifetime’s competition series “Project Accessory,” an eight-episode, hour-long series with 12 aspiring artists vying to break new ground in the world of accessories. Molly’s acting career began to soar after she landed the coveted role as host on MTV’s "House of Style." In addition to her contract with MTV at the time, Sims gained even more recognition after signing an exclusive, multi-year contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics joining an elite group of spokeswomen. Furthermore, the Southern beauty received just as much attention and admiration from her Old Navy commercials and, of course, her sultry images in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit Issue four years consecutively. A native of Murray, KY, Sims attended Vanderbilt University with aspirations of becoming a lawyer until her roommate urged her to submit several photos to modeling agencies in New York. Before she knew it, NEXT Models signed Sims and thus began her modeling career. Shortly thereafter, she graced the covers of Mademoiselle, French and Spanish Vogue, French Cosmopolitan and British Marie Claire. In the meantime, Sims was working with some of the most prestigious photographers in the fashion world including Carter Smith, Michael Thompson and Raymond Meier. Perhaps most recognized for her images on the cover of the internationally renowned Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2001 throughout Europe, Molly is also admired by the corporate world. She has been featured in advertising campaigns for CoverGirl, Jimmy Choo, Old Navy, Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, M&Ms, Nautica, Armani, Chanel and H&M. Although her full time residence is now in Los Angeles, Molly spends as much time possible in New York City, the city she considers her second home. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family and her son, Brooks.