Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Jon Oliva

Listen to "Jon Oliva From Trans Siberian Orchestra" on Spreaker. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2017. Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter tours a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. 2017's tour, a completely updated presentation of TSO's unforgettable "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," is set to begin on November 16th and will visit more than 60 cities, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30th. The Winter Tour 2017 pre-sale opens to fan club members on September 6th and runs through September 10th, with the general public on sale set to begin on September 15th. For more details on tour dates and on sales, visit http://www.trans-siberian.com/. TSO's tour will be a celebration of the art and accomplishments of the lauded group's late creator/composer/lyricist, Paul O'Neill, and his inimitable creation, which he dubbed "Rock Theater." Prior to his untimely passing, O'Neill worked tirelessly with his close-knit team preparing an exciting new take on "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" for the 2017 tour. Beginning November 16th, fans will experience this exciting stage spectacle, including new awe-inspiring effects, and staging, certain to make the story even more engaging for fans. Based on TSO's multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O' Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." 2017's tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO's greatest hits and fan-pleasers. The Winter Tour 2017 will be presented by the Hallmark Channel:

Kristine W

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Kristine W Credits Her Mom" on Spreaker. My favorite kind of music stories are those associated with the family tree. Kristine W's mother was a brilliant musician that set her sights on fame aside to make sure her family was properly protected as well taught how to be strong in a very tough world. Through it all Kristine was able to believe in the purpose of sound and has grown into one of the most success Dance artists on the planet. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is Star.

Noah Mac

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Noah Mac From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Painted on the flat screen might be the presentation of a competition but Noah Mac from NBC's The Voice talks about the incredible collaborations that have taken shape behind the lens. Season 13 has turned out to be in favor of all who've participated and not just a one person music machine.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Afshin Shahidi

Listen to "Afshin Shahidi A Private View" on Spreaker. Prince: A Private View (on-sale October 24), a photography book of stunning and mostly unseen photos of the iconic Prince over a ten-year period. Afshin Shahidi met Prince in 1993 and became his trusted photographer and videographer. With this book, Shahidi offers fans the ultimate visual memorabilia. Prince: A Private View offers a select portfolio of Shahidi's fine art photography as well as a window into Prince's extraordinary life. Shahidi's unique, unrestricted access to Prince is reflected in a wide variety of images - staged, candid, art-directed, and in-concert. This book features intimate photos of the beloved artist that span a decade, with over 100 that have never been seen before. All the photos are carefully directed in the artist-as-art style that we associate with Prince. What's most special about this exquisite collection of photos is the story they tell. Shahidi goes beyond the photos with brief captions that bring them to life and transports the reader to the exact moment the photo was taken. The stories in these captions - some intimate, some intense, others funny - reflect the essence of a beloved artist and star. Afshin was the only photographer allowed to shoot the legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles that became the most sought after invitations in Hollywood; some of those photos are included in this book. With never-before-seen photos, it is the ultimate collection of shots of Prince. Brief, but complete and rich, stories about Shahidi and Prince's collaboration and time together are alternately incisive, personal, and even funny. There's also a moving foreword to the book written by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Madi Rindge

Listen to "Madi Rindge Releases Perfect" on Spreaker. Madi Rindge is a pop/soul singer songwriter, born and raised in LA. She grew up in a Grammy Award-winning household, where music and performance was always at the center of her life. She began playing classical piano at just three years old and by middle school was writing and performing original songs. While at NYU studying music business and performance, Madi released her single, “Summertime.” It was picked up for film and tv placements, including an independent film at Sundance and Tribeca film festivals, and aired on radio stations Pulse 87 NY and Pulse 96.7 Las Vegas. Her selfdirected “Summertime” music video was selected and is currently playing on Ellen Degeneres’ “EllenTube.” After graduating from NYU, Madi moved back to LA where she co-wrote and performed a duet called “California”. It has 400,000+ Spotify streams and was featured on Indie Shuffle. She released “Naked” with Gil Glaze via Sirup Records, which hit 200,000 Spotify streams in just two weeks and is playing on Sirius XM. In April of this year, Madi signed a licensing deal with LyricHouse - a Los Angeles based music publishing and licensing company. In October, she performed for SoundCloud as an “artist to watch” playing songs, all of which she has written, from her upcoming debut EP to be released April 1, 2018. As a songwriter, Madi also writes for other artists and DJs. One of her songs, “Dreaming”, was signed to Mixmash Records and charted at #11 on Beatport pop charts.

Anne Leigh Parrish

Listen to "Anne Leigh Parrish Women Within" on Spreaker. With themes of reproductive rights and feminism, this multi-generational novel presents three women whose paths cross at the Lindell Retirement Home. Constance Maynard, fierce, independent and proud, reflects on her long life promoting women’s rights through her career as a professor of history. Eunice Fitch, the perfect caregiver, is often unlucky in love, yet even in middle age refuses to give up searching for the perfect man. Sam Clark is a young aide with a passion for poetry and, small beautiful things, but at war with her own large, ungainly physique. All together they weave a tapestry as rich and complex as the female experience itself. For fans of: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields and Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively.   About the author: ANNE LEIGH PARRISH is the author of over forty published short stories, and numerous articles on the art and craft of writing, a list of which may be found on her website. Her most recent book, a short story collection, By The Wayside, was published in February 2017 by Unsolicited Press. Earlier titles are All The Roads That Lead From Home, stories (Press 53, 2011); Our Love Could Light The World, stories (She Writes Press, 2013); What Is Found, What Is Lost, a novel (She Writes Press, 2014). Visit her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Bob Poole

Listen to "Bob Poole From Natl Geo Wild Big Cat Week" on Spreaker. The buzzworthy Big Cat Week slateincludes innovative new specials featuring world-renowned storytellers. National Geographic photographers Steve Winter and Bertie Gregory track down and capture incredible footage of Brazil’s top predator in Jaguar vs. Croc; three prides of lions battle over territory, food and power in the dramatic special Lion Kingdom; we reveal the secrets of a legendary tigress that famously reigned over her territory in western region of India in the new special The World’s Most Famous Tiger; our expert safari guides return for a special Big Cat Week two-hour broadcast in Nat Geo WILD’s innovative Safari LIVE; and king Sekekama’s power is challenged as his heirs plot to take over the throne in the finale of Savage Kingdom: Uprising. More than a television event, Big Cat Week is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment by the National Geographic Society to halt the decline of big cats in the wild. This global initiative actively supports on-the-ground research and conservation projects to protect the planet’s top felines. For more information on the Big Cats Initiative and how you can get involved, visit NatGeoBigCats.org.

Patty Schemel

Listen to "Patty Schemel Hit So Hard" on Spreaker. "Reading about the myriad ways Hole drummer Patty Schemel-'the best musician in that band' as her pal Kurt Cobain put it-brutalized herself with addiction can feel like a kind of sadistic experience. And yet, Hit So Hard feels ultimately uplifting and hopeful, in part because its author so fully and completely appreciates what she's survived in order to have written it. Hit So Hard is a harrowing but heartwarming read. Schemel's made the years she got that others didn't count. And it shows."-Lizzy Goodman, author of Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 Hit So Hard: A Memoir-the first book by drummer Patty Schemel, best known for her work with Hole in the 90s-will be published in hardcover by Da Capo Press on October 31, 2017. Hit So Hard follows, and expands upon, the acclaimed documentary film of the same name about Schemel released in 2011. A drummer who was at the epicenter of the Seattle music scene in the early 90s, Patty Schemel was an integral member of Hole (suggested to frontwoman Courtney Love by her husband, Kurt Cobain, an avid fan of Schemel's drumming), and helped to create the seminal album Live Through This. Hit So Hard chronicles the coming of age of a musician and an addict, on and off the road, in a band plagued by tragedy during the last great era of rock 'n' roll excess. While never losing her sense of humor, Schemel-one of the first female drummers to make it big in the music world, as well as one of the first women in rock to come out publicly as gay (in the pages of Rolling Stone, no less!)-intimately documents the events surrounding her dramatic descent from festival headliner into a life of homelessness and crime on the streets of Los Angeles, and her difficult but rewarding path to sobriety after more than twenty serious attempts to get clean. Hit So Hard is a first-hand account of everything that happened behind the curtain. It sheds light on Kurt Cobain's final, fateful drug intervention; the backstage antics of Hole while they defied expectation following the sudden deaths of Cobain and bassist Kristen Pfaff and toured in support of Live Through This; Schemel's writing of, and subsequent dramatic exit from, the recording of the band's celebrated third album, Celebrity Skin; and countless encounters with some of rock 'n' roll's biggest names of the early 90s. But at its core, Hit So Hard is a survival story, told in detail by a woman who literally saw and experienced it all. Whether it was coming out in small town Washington state in the 80s, weathering all variety of sexism as one of the only famous female drummers of her time, or battling the intense drug addiction that threatened to take everything she had-including her life-many times, Schemel still managed to come out the other side. A testament to the enduring power of the music Schemel helped create as well as an important documentation of the drug culture that threatened to destroy it, Hit So Hard is ultimately the story of one amazing woman's ability to prevail against all odds, even when she herself believed she wouldn't make it out alive.

REO Speedwagon

Listen to "Kevin Cronin Christmas With REO Speedwagon" on Spreaker. REO Speedwagon will crank up the holiday spirit this year with the definitive version of its yuletide classic, Not So Silent Night: Christmas with REO Speedwagon. It features remastered sound, four bonus tracks and a newly recorded version of the group’s original Christmas song, “I Believe In Santa Claus.” Not So Silent Night: Christmas with REO Speedwagon will be available on digital formats today (October 20), CD (November 3), and on LP (December 1). The collection spotlights the group’s distinctive versions of Christmas favorites like “Silent Night,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Deck The Halls” and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” It also features several songs that did not appear on the original 2009 release, including “We Three Kings,” which is now available on CD and digital versions. The CD and digital versions also include three songs released as bonus tracks on the 2010 version of the album: “Sleigh Ride,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “I Believe In Santa Claus,” which was written by the band’s frontman Kevin Cronin and bassist Bruce Hall. The group recently returned to the studio to record a new version of “I Believe In Santa Claus.” This new 2017 version is available as part of the digital version of album, and is also available as a free download with the purchase of CD or LPs formats. Cronin says: “Our goal with this new version of ‘the Santa song’ was to create a true REO Speedwagon track, which also happens to be a Christmas carol, and a holiday love letter to our families, and yours.” Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You,” and “Take It On the Run.” That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States. Today, REO Speedwagon has sold 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Hall, Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert.

Dave Aude

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Dave Aude Talks Albums" on Spreaker. They're on again. Then off. Hot then cold. Where are they even sold. Master Mixer and music producer Dave Aude talks about how record albums and vinyl truly have their rightful place inside this digitally connected world of sound. His latest creation on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up LeAnn Rimes Love Line.

Keisha Renee

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Keisha Renee From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Those participating with the live audience and stage on NBC's The Voice know being this far in the game means more than attracting the energy of personal dreams. It's almost as if Keisha Renee has now laid out her mission statement. Her daughter plays a huge role in the nightly performances.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Rob Dyrdek

Listen to "Rob Dyrdek From MTV's Amazingness" on Spreaker. Do you have a ridiculously, out of this world, jump out of your seat talent? Then this show is for you!  MTV’s hilarious and irreverent new talent completion, Amazingness, features a diverse mix of amateur and viral talent competing for 10-thousand dollars. Host Rob Dyrdek is no stranger to television.  On top of being a producer, actor and former pro skateboarder, he’s also know for creating Rob & Big with MTV, out of which came Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.  Dyredek is available on Friday, December 8th from 9:30-11:30am ET. 

Cleopatra Coleman

Listen to "Cleopatra Coleman From Last Man On Earth" on Spreaker. For the past two years, Cleopatra Coleman has starred on FOX's post-apocalyptic comedy Last Man on Earth. She's consistently kept us laughing with her role as Erica, one of a few humans to survive a deadly virus that wiped out most of the population. While you can still see Coleman flexing her comedic chops on the show, which airs on Sundays, she's signed on for yet another TV gig-and this one is allowing her to take a turn for the dramatic. She stars as a songwriter named Sadie in the new Showtime series White Famous, which premieres tonight, Oct. 15, at 10 p.m. ET. Her character is the ex-girlfriend of the series' lead, Floyd Mooney (played by Jay Pharaoh), a young black comedian looking for his big break. The show is loosely based on the early Hollywood experiences of Jamie Foxx, who stars as himself in addition to serving as executive producer. "Jamie's dope," Coleman recently told InStyle. "He's such a well-rounded actor. He started in comedy, but he's crossed all the way over to play so many different characters in films and he's just such a massive talent. I'd never met him before this, but I grew up watching In Living Color and all of his skits and films. I'm a big fan." Coleman became an even bigger fan of Foxx after working together on White Famous. "I have a lot of respect for his ability to play himself-especially because he's playing a hyped-up version of himself on the show," she said. "I didn't have any scenes with him, so I didn't get to work with him in that capacity. But he couldn't be more lovely." While Foxx's involvement in the series was one major draw for Coleman, the script itself was another. "I particularly like the refreshing quality of the relationship between my character and Jay's character, Floyd," she said. "They're exes, but they're friends. They don't hate each other, which is what we see a lot. It's actually kind of similar to my parents-when they broke up, they worked together raising me and they were always able to see eye-to-eye, at least on how they wanted to raise their kid. So that was really attractive to me." She was also attracted to the idea of switching gears, acting-wise. "I've been doing a lot of comedy over the past few years, but I have a drama background," she said. "What I love about White Famous is that it's very funny, but I get the opportunity to really sink my teeth into some drama, as well. It kind melds both of those worlds together."

Mark Bego

Listen to "Mark Bego and Mary Wilson Eat Like A Rock Star" on Spreaker. Who knew that Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones) makes an amazing Lamb Chops with Endive and Blue Cheese Salad, that Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) loves Pasta with Ham and Parmesan Cheese, or that Boz Scaggs eats Tuscan Grilled Chicken? With more than a hundred recipes from seven decades of rock 'n' roll, pop, country, RnB, and disco, Mark Bego, along with Mary Wilson of The Supremes, gathers beloved recipes from legendary rocker friends and invites the ultimate music fan to put on an apron and join them at the table. Featuring each rock star's biography, their favorite recipe, and other fun facts, Eat Like a Rock Star is a must-have for every die-hard rocker-at-heart who loves to eat. There is nowhere else you will find Ray Parker Jr.'s Salmon and Eggs, Joey Fatone's (NSYNC) Rice Balls, Micky Dolenz's (The Monkees) Micky 'D' Cocktail, and Angela Bowie's (David Bowie's ex-wife's) Rosti Hash Brown Potatoes all in one book. Whether it's brunch, lunch, dinner, or desert, learn to cook: . Michelle Phillips's (The Mamas & The Papas) Organic Lemon Chicken . Lou Christie's Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes . Marilyn McCoo's (The 5th Dimension) Leg of Lamb . Glen Campbell's Favorite Mexican Chicken Casserole . Sarah Dash's (Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles) Peach Cobbler, and more! With a section on head-spinning cocktails, full menu suggestions, as well as author Mark Bego's own culinary concoctions such as Spicy Szechuan Sesame Noodles and Boozy Banana Cream Pie, look no further for the all-in-one cooking and rock 'n' roll companion. As Martha Reeves says about her Smoked Turkey Necks & Lima Beans, "Honey, this is real soul food!"

Gryffin

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Gryffin It Was Rock First" on Spreaker. Thrice was the main drive behind Gryffin latching onto the edge of a live stage. But how do the four walls of Rock evolve into a new age of EDM/Dance? A huge part of the fun is the physical use of authentic instruments. His latest release on rBeatz Radio Love In Ruins.

Chloe Kohanski

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Chloe Kohanski Wants To Rock Out" on Spreaker. She's never been afraid to showcase her love for Rock and Metal. You can clearly see it on Chloe Kohanski's Facebook page. It features her all decked out in Ace Frehley makeup. She's got a plan and a mission and isn't afraid to step out and away from today's normal on NBC's The Voice.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ricky Phillips

Listen to "Ricky Phillips 10x10 From Ronnie Montrose" on Spreaker. Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The idea was to record 10 songs with 10 different singers and call the album 10X10. Sadly, Montrose was unable to see the album through during his lifetime. Instead, Phillips made it his mission to finish the songs by enlisting a small army of Ronnie’s musician friends to record the vocals and the guitar solos for each song, completing the album in recent years. Phillips says the songs represent some of Montrose’s best work. “His songs still have the fire and angst of a young rebel, but with some added wisdom and foresight voiced in his own unique language of ‘guitar-speak.’ On 10X10, we hear Ronnie at the top of his game, from the opening crunch guitar of ‘Heavy Traffic,’ all the way to the closing song, ‘I’m Not Lying,’ which was Ronnie’s tip of the hat to his friend Robin Trower.” On September 29, Rhino will release 10X10 on 180-gram vinyl ($21.98), CD ($14.98) and digitally. The album features inspired pairings, like Deep Purple singer Glenn Hughes with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen (“Still Singin’ With The Band”) and singer Sammy Hagar with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather (“Color Blind”). Legendary blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa also showcases his guitar talents on the track “The Kingdom’s Come Undone” with Ricky Phillips on vocals. A few artists both sing and play, like Edgar Winter (“Love Is An Art”) and Tommy Shaw (“Strong Enough”). Several artists who appear on 10X10 had recorded with Ronnie during his career, like Edgar Winter, who included the guitarist on his 1972 album, They Only Come Out At Night. Sammy Hagar got his start singing with Montrose. Between 1973-75, he recorded two influential albums – Montrose and Paper Money – with the band and toured the world. More than 40 years later, Hagar was among the first who agreed to help finish Ronnie’s final album. “It’s valuable to have 10X10 be seen as Ronnie’s last work, rather than going and digging up some stuff from his past. This was something he truly had a vision for,” says Hagar. The track listing for 10x10, featuring an all-star

Kosha Dillz

Listen to "Kosha Dillz Writing Music And More" on Spreaker. Kosha Dillz is a man who knows no boundaries. Born Rami Matan Even-Esh to Israeli Parents, he led a life of crime and addiction after a life of sports and competition, only to return to his craft of hip hop as an artist who was proud to represent who he truly is. Best described as a mix of influences from the Beastie Boys to Matisyahu and Wu Tang Clan, he can be compared to acts like Macklemore, Lil Dicky and Mac Miller with a hint of more culture and realism. His ability to intertwine with reggae and rock acts to hard core rap acts has earned him spots on the legendary Vans Warped Tour as well as his own solo headlining tours across America. He is best known for his uncanny free styling ability and ability to rap in Spanish hebrew English and even Yiddish. His most recent album What I do all Day and Pickle charted on 6 different Billboard charts in August of 2016. He has toured the world with Matisyahu and performed with the most current acts from Wiz Khalifa , Travis Scott, Lil Dicky, Anderson Paak and more.

LeAnn Rimes

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update LeAnn Riimes Talks Family" on Spreaker. A beautiful heart. A beautiful story. Family is so important and through her music LeAnn Rimes shares the energy created by way of being part of a blended family. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is Love Line.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Diplo

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Diplo On The Right Timing" on Spreaker. I've always believed for a song to catch on it has to be released at the right time of the year. Diplo talks about the entire music project and its place within the weaves of where we are presently standing. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Get It Right.

Chloe Kohanski

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Chloe Kohanski From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Getting the parents approval. Wouldn't it be great if those that brought us into the world truly supported every crazy decision we made in life. For Chloe Kohanski from NBC's The Voice her mother and father saw her music as being a hobby and not a career.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Kelly Hansen

Listen to "Kelly Hansen Foreigners Juke Box Heroes Tour 2018" on Spreaker. FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE and JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING, are getting into the holiday gift-giving spirit early with the announcement of their 2018 29-city summer “Juke Box Heroes Tour,” produced by Live Nation. Nothing warms up the chilly holiday season like the promise of a hot summer tour, and concert tickets make the perfect gift. The legendary artists will cross the U.S. starting Friday, June 15, 2018 in Bangor, ME at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. All three bands are led by Englishmen Mick Jones, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham who are part of the fabric of British rock, and will bring a summer of great music across the country. Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary tour was one of last summer’s best selling runs. Tickets for the “Juke Box Heroes Tour” go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 8th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Tickets for Foreigner VIP packages including Meet & Greets with the band will be available at ForeignerVIP.com.

Tina Cole

Listen to "Tina Cole The King Family Returns" on Spreaker. Tina is the daughter of "King Sister" Yvonne (Vonnie) King and musician Buddy Cole. She got her start when Warner Brothers executives discovered her at the age of 15. She was screen tested with film star Gary Cooper and spent the next four summers studying with the studio's drama coach. At the age of 19 she was offered an exclusive contract with Warner Brothers Studios to replace actress Connie Stevens as the new female lead, Sunny Day, in the television series Hawaiian Eye starring Troy Donahue and Robert Conrad. Later, Connie rejoined the cast and they both continued on till the end of the series. Tina appeared as "Ruthie" in the movie Palm Springs Weekend also starring Troy Donahue and Connie Stevens. She then went on to make several guest appearances on My Three Sons (before Katie Douglas was "born") and The Lucy Show among other television shows. She was also seen weekly on ABC's King Family Show which began in 1965 with many appearances on Hollywood Palace and The Ed Sullivan Show. During The King Family show, four of the girl cousins (Tina included) formed their own offshoot group called "The Four King Cousins" when they were asked to appear as regulars on The Kraft Summer Music Hall starring John Davidson with George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Their group included her sister Cathy and cousins Candy and Carolyn. The "4 King Cousins" appeared throughout the United States and Europe and made several recordings on the Capitol, Warner Brothers and Playboy/Trio/Kenwood labels through the 60's and 70's. Also a solo singer, Tina was the opening act for various headliners such as Bob Hope and Rowan and Martin. In 1967, she was cast as "Katie Miller", when My Three Sons producers decided to have son Robbie (played by Don Grady) marry. She remained a staple member of the show until its final season in 1972. She could be seen on many television specials, made-for-tv movies, talk shows, news and a myriad of game show appearances, including multiple Hollywood Squares appearances, Family Feud and You Don't Say. As The King Family Show ended its weekly run, the family filmed many holiday specials; the last one being a Christmas retrospective for PBS in 2009. Over the last 30 years, while raising her family, Tina continued her acting career doing live theatre, voice overs and added directing to her repertoire and she is now back in front of the camera doing feature films. Her greatest joy however, has been raising her four children and being "Nana" to four wonderful grandchildren. Four seems to be a magical number for Tina.

Ke$ha

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ke$ha's Back" on Spreaker. Being in the moment when a singer/songwriter gets word that their latest creations and beats are now on the street. So much goes into every song and now it's time to reach out and greet the fans and followers. It was an emotional moment for Ke$ha. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is Woman.

Ashland Craft

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ashland Craft From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. As viewers we get to see all the excitement of NBC's The Voice while it's lights, camera action. But what is it like for the performers when all the digital toys are put away and they're back to being regular people making their way through the struggles of being an artist. Ashland Craft takes us to that place on the path.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dr Lydia Kang

Listen to "Dr Lydia Kang Quackery" on Spreaker. Written by Dr. Lydia Kang, a practicing internal medicine physician, and Nate Pedersen, a librarian and historian, QUACKERY offers 67 tales of outlandish treatments complete with vintage illustrations and photographs of everything from the equipment needed for Tobacco Smoke Enemas (used to “save” drowning victims in the River Thames) to an ad for the morphine-laced Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for children. Seamlessly combining macabre humor with science and storytelling, each chapter reveals the odd and often disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine. Other stories of medical misfires include: Eben Byers, a wealthy industrialist who, on the advice of his doctors, consumed fifteen hundred bottles of radioactive Radithor over the course of five years. Needless to say, he died. A 1679 recipe for Blood Jam—a cure for fevers and infections—with specific instructions to get the blood from a person with “a blotchy, red complexion.” Watch out redheads! Skull moss, a fluffy greenish moss that grew on a skull cap exposed to the outdoors, thought to stop a nosebleed when sniffed up the nose. Guess a simple tissue didn’t do the trick! Doctor John Brinkley’s infamous and rather awful goat testicle implants, touted as a cure for impotence. Strychnine—yes, the ingredient used in the medieval era as rat poison—sold as a Victorian version of Adderall and later as a 1960s version of Viagra called Jems. The origin of the vibrator, invented as a solution to doctors’ wrist aches from performing “pelvic massages” on women suffering from hysteria. They were a hit, allowing women to treat their “hysteria” in the privacy of their own homes, away from handsy doctors. A medical miracle indeed. Leeches, bloodletting, snake oil, ice-pick lobotomies, radium spa hotels, cocaine toothache drops, tobacco toothpaste, arsenic cosmetics, mercury-laden teething powders—it’s all here, proving that when it comes to medicine, humans will believe literally anything in our quest for perfect health. About The Author: LYDIA KANG, MD, is a practicing internal medicine physician and author of young adult fiction and adult fiction. Her YA novels include Control, Catalyst, and The November Girl. Her adult fiction debut is titled A Beautiful Poison. Her nonfiction has been published in JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. She lives and practices in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dennis Murphy

Listen to "Dennis Murphy From NBC's Dateline" on Spreaker. Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history. About to enter its 26th season on September 29, Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. The show continues to have a celebrity fan following, and is a pop culture phenomenon - see below story from People published in September of 2016 when Dateline turned 25: "Keith Morrison has brought me more joy over the years than any TV personality," said Bill Hader. "I seriously go to sleep to him telling stories about kidnappings, murder, assassinations, arson, robbery and, once, a dismemberment. It's like a cozy blanket." But Hader isn't the only celeb obsessed with the long-running series. Here are more stars who have declared their love for Dateline. Dax Shepard: "My love for Keith Morrison started with the obvious things that attract most everyone to him - his appearance and style, his vocal acrobatics, the poetry behind his storytelling. But somewhere around my 100th episode, his subtler, more nuanced qualities began to surface - his ability to lean on almost any surface (barbed wire, fire, wind), his high-octane brand of empathy and his spot-on eye for pairing any environment with the perfect leather jacket. He is that unique blend of scrappy hustler and honed professional. An intoxicating mix, to say the least." Marcia Clark: "Dateline has consistently managed to deliver some of the most compelling and intriguing stories on network television for the past 25 years. It's a testament to the talent of all involved - I could've talked to correspondent Josh Mankiewicz for days - that they've maintained such quality programming for so long." Molly Sims: "I am addicted to Dateline. Listening to Keith Morrison is like a lullaby .. Seriously I love it so much and watch it sometimes two or three times a week. My husband thinks I am plotting schemes to harm him!!!" Kristin Chenoweth: "Spanning the past 25 years, whether you have an appetite for intrigue, investigation, insight or inspiration, Dateline has catered a celebrated and mouth-watering affair. Honest and honored, they have struck both headlines and hearts including mine since their first broadcast in 1992. A legacy news program that has never looked better." Michelle Trachtenberg: "I've watched Dateline for as long as I can remember, and have always appreciated that the stories are so supportive of the victim's families and let their voices be heard. Not to mention Keith Morrison has an open door to narrate my life." Michael Bublé: "I love Dateline for two reasons. No. 1: They took a chance on an unknown Canadian boy when they did a profile on me years ago, and No. 2: They have amazing correspondents who tell compelling stories. One of my favorite shows for sure." Stevie Nicks: "Dateline, is the real version of all the crime shows on TV. I've enjoyed watching it for years." Lucy Lawless: "Dateline has been hugely educative in terms of dangerous liaisons. We think we're interested in justice but really a viewer just wants to know how crappy her marriage isn't. Keith Morrison is magic. He can almost lull you to sleep with tales of murder most foul. And that Josh Mankiewicz, he's just so darn natty! Hell, I'd watch for the pocket squares alone. I love Dateline, but I sure as hell don't want to star in one. Dateline airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on NBC.

Steven Jay Rubin

Listen to "Steven Jay Rubin Twilight Zone Encyclopedia" on Spreaker. "An incredible treasure trove of details and crucial information you never knew you needed. This book is a true gift to all fans of what is, arguably, the greatest series to ever grace the airwaves." -J.J. Abrams Since its 1959 debut, The Twilight Zone has been an indelible part of the American cultural fabric and remains one of TV's most influential series. Assembled with the full cooperation of the Rod Serling estate, this fact-filled collectible includes biographies of every principal actor involved in the series, and detailed descriptions of the characters they played. The hundreds who toiled behind the scenes-producer, writers, and directors-enjoy a place of equal prominence. The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia is two books in one: an episode-by-episode guide and a compendium of credits, plot synopses, anecdotes, production details, never-before-seen images, and interviews with nearly everyone still alive who was associated with the show. "Absolutely impossible to put down. With his well-earned reputation for thorough research, Steve Rubin has crafted a compendium that will be both useful and enjoyable for fans of The Twilight Zone and anyone who loves vintage television." -Leonard Maltin, New York Times bestselling author, historian, and film critic "Steven Rubin has managed to write a book that will enthrall a Twilight Zone newbie as well as the hardcore fan. Meticulously researched and endlessly entertaining, it's a veritable Everything You Wanted to Know About 'The Twilight Zone' but Were Afraid to Ask. You'll want to have the book close by next time you watch an episode of the Rod Serling classic on television." -Susan King, staff writer, Los Angeles Times, film and television historian "This monumental book is required reading for all devotees of The Twilight Zone. It's a combination bible, guidebook, dictionary, and encyclopedia and should be on the library shelf of all fans and scholars." -Carol Serling, widow of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling

Jim Brickman

Listen to "Jim Brickman A Joyful Christmas" on Spreaker. Grammy-Nominated artist and composer Jim Brickman has announced his upcoming holiday album A Joyful Christmas, available November 10 as a digital release via BMG, with a special CD/DVD to follow. A Joyful Christmas features classic hymns and carols, as well as new original songs and duets with an all-star lineup. The official tracklist is below. A Joyful Christmas includes the first single “Christmas Where You Are” featuring Five For Fighting, which was released as a message of thanks, love, and support to the troops this holiday season. The song is available now with the album pre-order support of the album, Jim Brickman is embarking on a U.S. holiday tour. Please see below for the tour routing and tickets. A Joyful Christmas 2017 Tour: 11/16 Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 11/25 Carmel, IN - The Palladium 11/26 St Louis, MO - Touhill Performing Arts Center 12/01 Kalamazoo, MI - Miller Auditorium 12/02 Bay City, MI - State Theatre\ 12/03 Toledo, OH - Stranahan Theater 12/07 York, PA - Pullo Center 12/08 Ft Wayne, IN - Auer Performance Hall 12/09 Naperville, IL - Wentz Concert Hall 12/10 Cedarburg, WI - Cedarburg Performing Arts Center 12/12 Manchester, NH - Palace Theatre 12/13 Portland, ME - State Theatre 12/14 Verona, NY - Turning Stone Casino 12/15 N Tonawanda, NY - Riviera Theatre 12/16 Cleveland, OH - KeyBank State Theatre Playhouse Square 12/17 Columbus, OH - Southern Theatre 12/18 Frankfort, KY - Grand Theatre 12/19 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre 12/20 Roanoke, VA - Berglund Performing Arts Theatre 12/21 Newport News, VA - Ferguson Center for the Arts- Diamonstein Concert Hall 12/22 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre 12/23 Woonsocket, RI - Stadium Theatre 12/27 Burnsville, MN - Ames Center 12/28 Salt Lake City, UT - Abravanel Hall 12/29 Folsom, CA - Harris Center 12/30 Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum  12/31 Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum

Paul Vigna

Listen to "Paul Vigna Anatomy Of The Walking Dead" on Spreaker. The Walking Dead has been a hit sensation since it first aired in 2010, consistently dominating both network and cable television, and pulling in millions of viewers on a weekly basis. But the television program is so much more than stellar ratings numbers; it’s a fandom that spans the entire world, and includes everyone from celebrities like Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, to NFL stars, and beyond. One such super-fan is Paul Vigna, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, who has written the definitive fan guide to this iconic television show. Part backstage pass, part love-letter to the show, and part zombie encyclopedia, GUTS: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead (Dey Street Books, on-sale 10/3/2017) is an in-depth look at the inner workings of a cultural phenomenon. Vigna, who writes weekly recaps of The Walking Dead for The Wall Street Journal, takes his passion for the show and marries it to his background as a reporter. The result is a book replete with factoids about the show, interviews with cast members, producers, and other notables, as well as in depth analysis of the entire series to date.

Johnny Bananas

Listen to "Johnny Bananas From MTV's The Challenge" on Spreaker. MTV’s most iconic franchise The Challenge is back with an all-new special event The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars. Hosted by WWE superstar and former challenge competitor, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Champs vs. Stars features ten of the fiercest champions from past Challenge seasons. The alumni go head-to-head against ten celebrity athletes and entertainers in challenge-style competitions to determine who will reign supreme. Winners will compete for a chance to take a share of the $150,000 cash prize to donate to their favorite charities. Fans of the series will no doubt remember Johnny Bananas -- who can claim more victories than any player in the show's history. Love him or hate him, this six-time champion brings his strong, athletic abilities and dynamic sense of humor to every season in which he appears. Johnny Bananas hasn’t run in a final since he famously “stole” the prize purse from Sarah on The Challenge: Rivals III, leaving many to wonder if his days as king of The Challenge are over. According to Johnny, he's ready to take home a win on Champs vs. Stars to ensure the crown returns to where he believes it rightfully belongs.

Ofenbach

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ofenbach Talks French Music" on Spreaker. Everywhere you travel musicians and fans always mention the importance of France inside today's music scene. Ofenbach compares the sounds of those that brought it to life from the original seed with what's happening today. Most importantly who's making the impact in 2017. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Be Mine.

Brooke Simpson

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Brooke Simpson From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Not all creative people were designed with the mystical touch of always being available to collaborate with others. For Brooke Simpson it comes extremely easy because she's spent the majority of her life teaming up with others while on the road with her parents.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dionne Warwick

Listen to "Dionne Warwick Let There Be Light" on Spreaker. Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), Mya, Kevin Sorbo, John Elefante (former lead singer of Kansas), Damon Elliott, Lucas Vidal are among thestars who lend their voices for the new original song, "Let There Be Light" October 3, 2017- LOS ANGELES - Music icon Dionne Warwick premieres new single "Let There Be Light" written and produced by Grammy Award® winner Damon Elliott. The benefit song features musicians Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), Mya, John Elefante (former lead singer of Kansas), and composer Lucas Vidal. "Let There Be Light" is available now for digital download exclusively at lettherebelightproject.com. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the new single will benefit Feeding America®. About Feeding America Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org

Margaret Qualley

Listen to "Margaret Qualley From Noviciate" on Spreaker. Margaret Qualley was recently seen starring opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in THE NICE GUYS directed by Shane Black, playing a misunderstood and mysterious young woman who becomes the center of investigations by two private detectives. Last year, Margaret received widespread acclaim as the star of Kenzo Perfume's new campaign directed by Spike Jonze, which was named one of the best ads of 2016 by AdWeek Magazine. She has recently wrapped production on two features: IO starring opposite Anthony Mackie and the feature adaptation of the popular manga DEATH NOTE, directed by Adam Wingard. Margaret most recently appeared in the Shawn Christensen feature SIDNEY HALL, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Margaret first came to the forefront of Hollywood by showcasing her talents as Jill Garvey on the HBO series The Leftovers, now in its 3rd season. She made her feature film debut in Gia Coppola's independent drama, PALO ALTO, starring Emma Roberts and James Franco.

Beverly Gray

Listen to "Beverly Gray Seduced By Mrs Robinson" on Spreaker. The Graduate will celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary on December 22.  The most unexpected cinematic blockbuster of the sixties, The Graduate has contributed a wealth of iconic images to American popular culture.  Mrs. Robinson’s status as the original “cougar,” the titillation of glimpsing a hapless young man through her shapely arched leg, and the mere mention of “plastics”—all these have, over the past half-century, become part of our vernacular. The wedding scene that punctuates this spicy 1967 Mike Nichols comedy is continually referenced on television shows like The Simpsons, on the big screen, and in New Yorker cartoons. When The Graduate was newly released, it spoke to a generation of young people who questioned their place in a rapidly changing world. Beverly Gray’s SEDUCED BY MRS. ROBINSON: How The Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation (Algonquin; Nov 7, 2017) celebrates the 50th anniversary of this cultural phenomenon, putting the film in historical context and offering new insights and newly-revealed factoids.    

Rusty Young

Listen to "Rusty Young From Poco" on Spreaker. Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist and front man of the seminal West Coast country-rock band Poco Rusty Young will release his debut solo album for Blue Élan Records, Waitin’ For The Sun. The album comes after a five-decade career which began in 1967 when Young was invited to play steel guitar on what would become the final album by Buffalo Springfield. Soon after – along with Richie Furay, George Grantham, and Jim Messina – he would form beloved Americana band Poco. Over the next five decades – and alongside bandmates that would also include Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner, and Timothy B. Schmidt – he became not only the musical core of the band, but also the writer and vocalist behind hits including “Rose of Cimarron” and the #1 smash “Crazy Love.” And now, with Waitin’ For The Sun, Young brings the sound of a hit songwriter, roots innovator, and Grammy-nominated steel guitar legend exploring and expressing a lifetime of music influences.  

French Montana

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update French Montana The Cost Of Music" on Spreaker. You hear these beats in your head and heart and need to get them out. What keeps most songs locked up in a tunnel of undelivered art is the cost to bring it forward. French Montana knows the game and is willing to go the distance calling himself a true Artisan. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Unforgettable.

Red Marlow

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Red Marlow From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. The one thing we keep forgetting about those on NBC's The Voice is that they've all got real jobs. They're in the public! Red Marlow has had huge success being that guy in Tennessee that everyone calls when they need something fixed at the house. He's not afraid to replace a toilet,

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Peter Marshall

Listen to "Peter Marshall Wait For Your Laugh" on Spreaker. "Wait For Your Laugh" with Dick Van Dyke, Carol Reiner, Tim Conway, Peter Marshall, and of course Rose Marie (who was a regular on Hollywood Squares with host & friend Peter Marshall), just had its world premiere on opening night of the film Mill Valley Film Festival, before heading to New York and Los Angeles in Nov (listed below). These screenings will qualify the film for Academy Award consideration under "Best Documentary." Iconic and legendary producer, writer and actor, Carl Reiner, couldnt contain his enthusiasm saying at private cast and crew screening, "This is no bulls**t ... This is the finest documentary about anybody I have ever ... ever seen. And why is the best documentary, because it about someone who deserved to have the best documentary made. I'm immediately saying 'Where do we vote?!' Because this has to win every award it ever goes after. I salute you Rosie!" Too much praise cannot be lavished on the efforts of director Jason Wise and his team. Among the many surprises contained in this cinematic gem are never-before-seen home movies taken behind the scenes by Miss Marie or her husband, Bobby Guy, with the cast members of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Doris Day Show, as well as on the road with the cultural phenomenon called "4 Girls 4." This is the untold story of fame, love, tragedy & 90+ years of American entertainment through the eyes of one woman who witnessed it first hand. "Rose Marie was a child star before Shirley Temple was even born," remarks friend and industry pioneer, Peter Marshall, adding "...and she has done it all." From starring in the first all talking short film released in theaters to opening the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas ... and the mob affiliations that went along with it, including referring to criminal mastermind, Al Capone as "Uncle Al." Indeed, while it is true that Miss Rose Marie has done and starred in everything from Vaudeville to Broadway and Las Vegas, as well as Radio, Cabaret, feature film, and television ... both Primetime and Daytime ... "Wait For Your Laugh" is ultimately a true love story. Despite unimaginable obstacles, finding a soul mate and ... "surviving the greatest loss someone can experience," says Dick Van Dyke.

Mick Rock

Listen to "Mick Rock 45th Anniversary Of Transformer" on Spreaker. Genesis is delighted to bring this book to readers once more. This new re-launch of Transformer celebrates the 45th anniversary of the album, and comes with a new booklet containing 50 unseen photos of Lou Reed, as well as a loose leaf handwritten lyric sheet reproduced in facsimile.   Forty-five years ago, Transformer launched Lou Reed from the underground, way up to Mars, with a little help from Starman Bowie. Mick Rock was there to capture Reed's flight on film, beginning with the iconic album cover and continuing through the wild side of the Seventies.   Mick Rock: 'I'm happy our relationship weathered the outrageous antics of the past 40 years, enabling us to come together to produce such a beautiful tome.'    Lou Reed: ‘When I saw the book, I was just overwhelmed by how beautiful it is. It brought back all that energy and all that virility, captured over that period of time. The book is like an energy bomb. And it’s beautiful.’   Charting the transformations of Lou Reed from 1972 to 1980, Transformer presents never-before-seen imagery of Lou Reed by photographer Mick Rock. This book captures Lou in the studio, performing onstage, in his hotel room, and with friends including David Bowie, Nico, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop and Andy Warhol.   Lou and Mick discussed the photographs and their friendship in a completely original, no-holds-barred dialogue. Lou Reed told the truth behind the sartorial gestures, innovative stage set-ups, subversive acts and legendary albums that made him one of the most intriguing artists in modern music.   Their collaboration is showcased in a 11.5" x 15.5" large format volume, traditionally craftsman-bound by hand. Lou and Mick's Transformer image is recreated on the cover, with a variety of foil detailing and gilt page edging. The book is presented in a slipcase and will include an exclusive 7” picture disc of the Lou Reed classics ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ and ‘Coney Island Baby’, as well as a commemorative booklet, new for 2017, containing 50 more rare photos, and a facsimile lyric sheet.   Lou’s originality and creativity has inspired one of the most iconic volumes that Genesis has ever made. Each of the 2,000 numbered copies in the limited edition has been signed by both Mick Rock and stamped by the Lou Reed estate.  

98 Degrees

Listen to "98 Degrees Let It Snow" on Spreaker. The quartet will release their first full-length album in 4 years, Let It Snow, via UMe. Recorded this past July in Los Angeles, the album features the group's signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies. Let It Snow is their second Christmas title, their critically-acclaimed This Christmas was a million-selling, multi-platinum album in 1999. "As a group, our favorite record, hands down, is [This Christmas]," says Drew. "We're proud of the music, the harmonies, the production. It's a Christmas record that every year people can put on and enjoy." Explains Timmons: "We have primarily a female audience, but we'll have guys come up to us and say, 'You know what? I love the Christmas album; my mom bought it for me.' It's bro code that the Christmas album's allowed," Timmons jokingly added. Plus, "it's a special year for us - it's the 20th anniversary of our first release on Motown Records," says Nick. "So, it just seemed like the perfect moment to revisit that and do a Volume Two." The guys recruited Grammy-nominated music, TV and film producer Adam Anders to oversee the project. Perhaps best known for his work as executive music producer for Glee, Anders has written and recorded with some of the biggest names in contemporary pop music, from Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez to Backstreet Boys and the Jonas Brothers. Along with beloved standards like "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", and "Please Come Home For Christmas," the 12-song collection includes their take on "What Christmas Means To Me," written by Allen Story, Anna Gordy Gaye, George Gordy and is the standard that was popularized by Wonder. "[Recording 'True To Your Heart'] with Stevie very early in our career was a signature moment in terms of establishing us as a group," says Nick. In addition to "Superstition" being a 98° concert staple, "I've had the chance to do a bunch of Stevie stuff over the years: performing "For Once In My Life" with Babyface on a variety show back in the day, as well as "That's What Christmas Means to Me" on a finale of The Sing-Off. It was a no-brainer to include that on this Christmas record." Drew, meanwhile, "was kind of adamant" about including "Little Saint Nick," the cheery 1963 Beach Boys bop. "You don't hear a ton of people covering that one. It's an up-tempo song, it's fun, and it allows us to show off our harmonies." As for Timmons, he was the most thrilled about having 98° put their own spin on the classic carols "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "The First Noel" and "What Child is This?" "Those are my favorite selections with regard to our group, our voices," he says. "We nailed the arrangements on those songs! To hear Nick's voice on "What Child is This". Whoa! I'm a big fan of his." While Timmons describes himself as "that cheesy guy who gets into the holiday spirit no matter what," Jeffre chose Joni Mitchell's melancholic ode to winter, "River." "Not everyone has family or friends to spend the holidays with," says Jeffre. "This song is for those people. I hope they find some comfort in it." Over the past 15 years, all four members have enjoyed other careers outside of music. Nick appeared on TV shows both as an actor (The WB's Charmed and One Tree Hill) and a host (VH-1's Big Morning Buzz Live). Drew was crowned season two winner of Dancing With the Stars, been on Broadway, and both brothers opened Lachey's Bar (A&E). Timmons joined members of Backstreet Boys and 'NSYNC for VH-1's Mission Man Band and Nick Carter's Sci-Fi feature, Dead Seven. Jeffre is involved in various media and cause related projects stemming from his foray into politics as a mayoral candidate of Cincinnati. Still, they always harbored a not-so-secret hope to one day record together again as 98°. And, this Christmas, the four friends got their wish. "I love the singing, I love the performing, but the best part of making this record is that I get to hang out with the guys and share some laughs," says Jeffre. "We're all at the point in our lives where we have so much else going on - other projects, families. We may go for an extended period of time without even talking to each other, but when we get back together, we pick right back up where we left off. The band will also be embarking on a 31 city tour kicking off on November 10 and running through December 23. Might Let It Snow lead to future 98° albums? Time will tell, but Timmons certainly hopes so. "The best has yet to come out of this group," he says. "After all these years, ultimately, it's all about the way we sound when we sing together. As you get older, that means everything: to be able to strip away all of that other stuff and get back to why we're doing this in the first place."

Sandra Butler

Listen to "Sandra Butler It Never Ends" on Spreaker. As mothers and daughters age, their relationship shifts and changes in complex and often demanding ways. In IT NEVER ENDS, women speak openly about the satisfactions and sorrows of mothering middle-aged daughters and discuss the issues that continue to surface, the ongoing effects of the past on the present, and the varied and often invisible ways they continue mothering. Mothers acknowledge an inevitable recalibrating of authority, autonomy, and independence now that they no longer are as central in the lives of their daughters as they once were. In the pages of IT NEVER ENDS - mothers reveal the courage that comes with aging and their engagement in a time of reckoning: acknowledging past mistakes, forgiving themselves and their daughters, and moving toward a greater acceptance of their connection in all its human imperfection.

Rob Huebel

Listen to "Rob Huebel Do You Want To See A Dead Body" on Spreaker. Actor, writer, and comedian Rob Huebel has made a name for himself in both the television and film worlds. He is best known for his role as Dr. Owen Maestro on Adult Swim's award-winning series Childrens Hospital, for which he earned an acting Emmy nomination. He currently stars as Len Novak on Jill Soloway's critically acclaimed and award-winning Amazon series Transparent, which returns for a fourth season this fall. He also stars in and co-executive produces a new YouTube Red series, Do You Want To See A Dead Body? Rob's Verizon go90 ridesharing comedy series, Drive Share, premiered earlier this year. Rob's recent film roles include Ken Marino's How To Be a Latin Lover, Paramount Pictures' Baywatch opposite Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, New Line Cinema's The House opposite Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, and Momentum Pictures' Fun Mom Dinner alongside Katie Aselton and Toni Collette. ABOUT DO YOU WANT TO SEE A DEAD BODY? This comedy series follows comedian Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital, Transparent) and his celebrity friends who join him on a quest to go check out a dead body he found. And then maybe they will go get tacos or something... Celebrity guest stars include Justin Long, Adam Scott, Judy Greer, Terry Crews, and John Cho along with many more. Huebel, Owen Burke, Nick Jasenovec, and Jonathan Stern serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Abominable Pictures and Funny or Die Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6-lTkjk2UY

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Andreas Moss

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Andreas Moss Talks About Stuck In My Feelings" on Spreaker. When we first listen to a song mental images take shape. So often we assume the message being shared. Andreas Moss isn't afraid to talk about his latest song on rBeatz Radio Stuck In My Feelings. He's reached beyond the dark circles of addiction and located a firmer foundation of success.

Adam Cunningham

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Adam Cunningham From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. The evolution of NBC's The Voice has invited some heavy hitting top shelf talent to the forefront of success about to be set free. Adam Cunningham breaks down the importance of the show and why it's helped him reach beyond belief.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Herb Alpert

Listen to "Herb Alpert The Christmas Wish" on Spreaker. Herb Alpert has channeled his passion for blissful music and timeless melodies into his first holiday album in nearly 50 years, 'The Christmas Wish' - out September 29. Alpert's grand return to the genre features a full symphony backing his iconic trumpet sound, as he brings new life to classics like "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night." The first taste of the new record, lead single "Santa Baby," will be available everywhere on September 1. Tracked at the hallowed Capitol Studios in Hollywood, 'The Christmas Wish' is Alpert's first holiday record since 1968's cherished 'Christmas Album' - recently named one of the Top 15 Christmas Albums of All Time by MOJO. 'The Christmas Wish' is the latest in a wildly prolific run of releases for Alpert, his second album of 2017 and sixth in the past five years. Alpert's joyous and transportive 'Music Vol. 1' came out in July and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Charts. The record's single "I'm Yours" was also dubbed "a new classic" by the Huffington Post. Herb's 2016 album 'Human Nature' garnered his second GRAMMY nomination in a three-year period, following his ninth win for 2014's 'Steppin Out.' In the midst of this remarkable stretch, it comes as no surprise that Billboard has dubbed the legendary musician "more prolific than most artists a fraction of his age." Alpert is touring through the end of the year, including twelve shows in eleven nights at Manhattan's legendary Café Carlyle.

Hal Johnson

Listen to "Hal Johnson Fearsome Creatures Of The Lumberwoods" on Spreaker. Hodags and hugags, squonks and wapaloosim, wassets and whintossers—when you venture into the wilderness, there’s no telling what horrors you may meet. So it’s best to come prepared. Through the voice of an unnamed cryptozoolologist with dubious ethics, Johnson leads his readers on a whirlwind adventure through the North American wilderness, from the swamps of Florida to the Mohave Desert to the Michigan woods….and from the snow drifts of Canada to the Poconos. Each chapter is illustrated in ghastly detail…throwing the reader into tales of mischief, absurdity, and disbelief starring some of the most heartless monsters in American folklore. These are the stories kids love—spooky, fantastical, gripping, gory, and surprisingly cheeky. The acropelter of the north, the multi-elbowed, long-armed relative of the baboon that pelts its victims from above before tearing off their arms and attaching them to his own. The roperite of the Mojave Desert, whose beak doubles as a noose. If they’re lucky, its prey are strangled immediately. If not, the roperite will drag them halfway across the desert. Perhaps scariest of all is the snow wasset, which lurks beneath the Canadian snow, waiting to burst through the surface to snatch at its unsuspecting prey. The Slide-Rock Bolter at 25,000  pounds in the largest terror The tiniest is the Hoop Snake at four pounds Readers—the young and the young at heart—will surely never look at the woods the same way again.  Fans of R.L. Stine and Neil Gaiman will relish these tales, expertly spun by Johnson in a style that is as witty as it is macabre. FEARSOME CREATURES OF THE LUMBERWOODS is perfect for campfire storytelling, Halloween reading, or anybody staying up past their bedtime. A mix between Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, FEARSOME CREATURES OF THE LUMBERWOODS is a surefire hit for middle grade readers and parents alike. About the author: Hal Johnson is the author of Immortal Lycanthropes. He reads a lot, plays Dungeons and Dragons, rides a bicycle, collects comic books, and lives with his wife in Queens. Find him on Twitter @haljohnsonbooks. #fearsomecreatures #ilovemg

Jeff Plate From Trans Siberian Orchestra

Listen to "Jeff Plate From Trans Siberian Orchestra" on Spreaker. Paul O'Neill was born and raised in New York City. His family consisted of 10 children, his mother, and his father who had a doctorate in history. He grew up in a home surrounded by books of classical literature, history and philosophy, all of which he read voraciously. His youth was spent enveloped by theater, classical music, R&B as well as witnessing some of the most pivotal years of New York City's morphing rock scene. Influences that helped form a worldview reflected to this day. In his 20's O'Neill landed a position at Leber-Krebs Inc., the management company that launched the careers of Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, The New York Dolls, Scorpions and more. A few years later, he was promoting some of the largest concert events and festivals in Japan, for such artists as Madonna, Bon Jovi, and Sting among others. After segueing from the live business into a successful studio career, O'Neill sowed the seeds for what would launch his 20 year journey with Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO). Recording with artists such as Aerosmith, Savatage, and Badlands opened his eyes to the possibility of a group that flew in the face of all music industry logic. In 1996, O'Neill launched Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) with a vision for a band that was theatrical, conceptual, and, like the world itself, intended to be ever-changing. In short, everything not expected of rock music at that point in time. "I think you can say we knew the odds were against us," O'Neill recalls. "The industry at that time liked bands they could fit into nice, neat, little niches and follow preordained paths to success or failure. We knew that we wanted to break all those rules, we just didn't know if it would work. Lucky for us there were people at our label who had a blind faith in artists. They were willing to take a chance and support us while we experimented (sometimes successfully, sometimes not) and discovered what we could create -- without the usual pressure of keeping to a schedule. I can't imagine that being the case in today's music business." Unthinkable in the beginning, TSO has become one of the most unlikely success stories in rock 'n' roll history. Defying the odds with each tour and album, TSO continues to search for new and original ideas to bring to reality no matter how difficult the challenge. Today, many people assume TSO was a success out of the box, but it wasn't until they turned in Beethoven's Last Night (1999), and began to tour, that the band's fortune changed. To date, TSO has generated five platinum-or-better albums -- and turned into a touring juggernaut, becoming one of Billboard's Top 25 acts during the first decade of the 21st century. TSO's album saga continued last year with Letters From The Labyrinth, which O'Neill christened as TSO's "first hybrid album," and boasts a conceptually provocative song cycle that pushes the proverbial envelope once again. The album's overall concept is based on TSO's Night Castle (2009) and a dialogue between the wisdom of the past and the hopes for the future, via a correspondence between a child and an old friend of the child's grandfather. Letters from the Labyrinth became TSO's third Top 10 album debut in a row, and spent an impressive six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Chart. 2015's tour hit 60 cities across North America and played to more than 850,000 people. The run grossed more than $41 million in just 45 days which resulted in it being ranked No. 15 on the "Top 200 North American Tours" chart and No. 30 on the "Top 100 Worldwide Tours" chart by concert industry trade Pollstar magazine. TSO's successes extend overseas, as well. In Germany, TSO has played to more than 1,000,000 people on New Year's Eve at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and in July 2015 performed to a crowd of over 80,000 fans at the Wacken Open Air Festival with a ground-breaking set across the festival's massive two main stages. Last year, O'Neill shed some more light onto the TSO phenomenon in features on CBS Sunday Morning and in a cover story for the Wall Street Journal. In August, O'Neill announced that in its Platinum anniversary year, for its Winter Tour 2016, the group is bringing back its treasured tale, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve." The tour will come to 61 cities across North America beginning on November 17th and concludes, after 45 days and 105 shows, with special New Year's Eve performances in Seattle and Cleveland. There's more on tap in TSO's near future. Working at its studio in Florida, TSO has in various stages of completion two more rock operas -- "Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper" about the 1917 Russian Revolution -- while a live concert adaptation of "Night Castle" is also on the future docket. O'Neill plans to bring the TSO experience to Broadway at some point. "My biggest problem is simply time," O'Neill says with a laugh. "I need to get one of those magical stopwatches where time freezes and I can play catchup. Until that happens, we'll just keep working on things, trying finding new stories and new ways to tell them." www.trans-siberian.com

Bob Hoskyns

Listen to "Barney Hoskyns Joni Mitchell Anthology" on Spreaker. Nine Grammys. More than ten million albums sold. Named one of the greatest singers and songwriters of all time by Rolling Stone. Joni: The Anthology is an essential collection of writings on Joni Mitchell that charts every major moment of the famed troubadour's extraordinary career, as it happened. From album reviews, incisive commentary, and candid conversations, Joni: The Anthology includes, among other things, a review of Mitchell's first-ever show at LA's Troubadour in June of 1968, a 1978 interview by musician Ben Sidran on jazz great Charles Mingus, a personal reminiscence by Ellen Sander, a confidant of the Los Angeles singer-songwriter community, and a long "director's cut" version of editor Barney Hoskyns' 1994 MOJO interview. A time capsule of an icon, the anthology spans the entirety of Joni's career between 1967-2007, as well as thoughtful commentary on her early years. In collecting materials long unavailable, rare, or otherwise difficult to find, Joni: The Anthology illuminates the evolution of modern rock journalism while providing an invaluable and accessible guide to appreciating the highs―and the lows―of a twentieth century legend. “Once I crossed the border, I began to write and my voice changed. I no longer was imitative of the folk style. My voice was then my real voice and with a slight folk influence, but from the first album it was no longer folk music. It was just a girl with a guitar that made it look that way.”―Joni Mitchell, 1994

Jonathan Frakes

Listen to "Jonathan Frakes From Star Trek Next Generation" on Spreaker. Handsome, dark-haired, blue-eyed actor/director Jonathan Frakes is best known among Star Trek lovers for playing Commander William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and in the Star Trek feature films. Before joining the other legends of Gene Roddenberry's operatic future world, Frakes had worked on television and was a regular in two sudsy, short-lived series, Bare Essence (1983) and Paper Dolls (1984). The Pennsylvania native made his television debut in the 1979 movie Beach Patrol. Frakes has also appeared in numerous miniseries including Beulah Land (1980) and both installments of North and South (1985 and 1986). Frakes cut his directorial teeth with episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation and went on to helm other episodes in the Star Trek franchise, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He has also directed episodes of Diagnosis Murder and University Hospital, as well as the CD-ROM Star Trek-Klingon (1996). Frakes made his feature-film debut as an actor in Star Trek: Generations (1994). He made his big-screen directorial bow in Star Trek: First Contact (1996). His fame from Star Trek has led Frakes to host various sci-fi/paranormal-oriented documentaries including the UPN network's series Paranormal Borderline and the Fox network's popular special Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction. ABOUT STAR TREK: THE CRUISE II>P> STAR TREK: THE CRUISET II is a Star Trek experience unlike any other this side of the Gamma Quadrant! This 6-day voyage on the spectacular Norwegian Jade boldly goes where no one has gone before, packed with special Star Trek-themed shows, events and programs. George Takei will take the helm as Cruise Host and is joined by nearly 20 other iconic Star Trek actors and personalities. Sharing this voyage with our star-studded crew is YOU. Almost every event includes an interactive element which makes the Voyage a truly unique, personal and immersive Star Trek experience. Join us on STAR TREK: THE CRUISET II and EXPERIENCE THE VOYAGE! More details available at: www.startrekthecruise.com

Dillon Francis

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Dillon Francis On Being Creative" on Spreaker. There's always more to the actor, musician, author and artist then what most people see. Creativity is something you can't just turn off. Your imagination is endlessly playing. Dillon Francis participates with the energy source creating characters with voices that go with each. Not crazy. Only creative. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Hello There.

Katrina Rose

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Katrina Rose From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. So often we talk about the singers featured on NBC's The Voice without putting focus on the band in the background. Katrina Rose has nothing but incredible things to say about Paul and the band. The most inspiring part of the process is how they created with each individual artist to bring out the best in their performance.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tom Petersson From Cheap Trick

Listen to "Tom Petersson Cheap Trick Christmas Christmas" on Spreaker. Cheap Trick will rock in the Yuletide season with the release of their first holiday themed album CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS, out October 20 on Big Machine Records. Arriving mere months after their critically-acclaimed 18th studio album WE'RE ALL ALRIGHT!, Cheap Trick co-produced the holiday collection alongside their longtime collaborator, GRAMMY® Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball). With CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS, Cheap Trick delivers a sleigh full of Rock & Roll Christmas classics and festive favorites by Wizzard, Slade, Chuck Berry, The Ramones and The Kinks as well as newly penned offerings like the joyous lead track, "Merry Christmas Darlings." Explore Cheap Trick's PledgeMusic campaign here: http://smarturl.it/CTChristmas.