Friday, December 29, 2017

Elizabeth Wagmeister

Listen to "Elizabeth Wagmeister From Page Six" on Spreaker. One of the show's contributors is Variety journalist Elizabeth Wagmeister. Elizabeth has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Extra and many more, reporting the latest entertainment headlines. She's covered every red carpet from the Oscars® to the Golden Globes® to the VMAs and has interviewed Hollywood's biggest names. In fact, she co-wrote Variety’s cover story on the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Chef Daniel Shumski

Listen to "Daniel Shumski How To Instant Pot" on Spreaker. Daniel Shumski walks home cooks through everything they need to know about the Instant Pot, using the same flair that made Will It Waffle? and Will It Skillet? bestsellers. Alongside more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, HOW TO INSTANT POT teaches readers how to use each of the main functions, how to clean the appliance, and how to decipher the LCD screen. Organized by function, the book features recipes for every occasion including breakfast, weeknight meals, and dessert—with savory and sweet dips and spreads, hearty stews and soups, flavorful vegetables, and more. Each recipe walks you through exactly what buttons to press at what time—and what should be on the LCD display screen—so there’s no room for confusion. Shumski even teaches you how to combine multiple functions to make dishes like: French Onion Soup (Slow Cook and Sauté function), Tender Pressure-Cooker Pork Shoulder (Sauté and Pressure Cook function) Ziti with Italian Sausage (Sauté and Slow Cook function). Shortcuts called: “Instant Pot Quick Fixes,” such as Caramelized Onions, Hardboiled Eggs, Faux-Roasted Garlic, Quick Pickled Vegetables, and 30 minute Pressure-Cooker “Baked” Potatoes. Guided by Daniel Shumski, Instant Pot owners will be able to make irresistible, delicious, hand-off meals with ease! About the Author - Daniel Shumski is a writer and editor who has hunted ramen in Tokyo for the Washington Post and tracked down ice cream in Buenos Aires for the Los Angeles Times. Between stints at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, he worked for a Midwestern heirloom apple orchard. His bestselling first book, Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron, won praise from the New York Times, People magazine, and Food52. He lives in Montreal. Visit

Montel Williams

Listen to "Montel Williams Architects Of Denial" on Spreaker. Executive Produced by Dean Cain and Montel Williams, the Acclaimed Doc Traces the Turbulent, Tragic History of the Armenian People SYNOPSIS The annals of history are stained with brutal purges along ethnic, racial and religious lines: among them, the Nazi "Final Solution" and latter-day genocides in Sudan, Rwanda, Cambodia and Guatemala. But, perhaps one of the least well known is the systematic persecution and genocide of millions of Armenians since the early 1900s. The theatrical documentary ARCHITECTS OF DENIAL explores how the silence surrounding such tragedies and a lack of accountability may set the stage for more worldwide massacres in the future. A first person account of genocide through the eyes of survivors, ARCHITECTS OF DENIAL also includes interviews with Julian Assange, Sibel Edmonds (founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition), Genocide Watch founder Dr. Gregory Stanton, and Oscar-winning actor/director George Clooney, as well as experts who graphically illustrate the real connection between historical 'denial' with present day mass exterminations. Tackling the persecution of these innocent individuals along with the countries - and the politicians - who refuse, even today, to acknowledge the enormity of these mass crimes, this explosive documentary delivers the powerful and chilling message that genocide denied is genocide continued.

Mike Love

Listen to "Mike Love Unleash The Love" on Spreaker. Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee,Grammy® Winner, New York Times Best-Selling Author, co-founder and chief lyricist of The Beach Boys, Mike Love, is set to release a special double album on November 17 through BMG. Entitled Unleash the Love, the album will feature 13 previously unreleased songs and 12 re-recordings of Beach Boys classics. The album is produced by Grammy®-winning producer, Michael Lloyd. To listen to the title track off of the album, "Unleash The Love," click here: The album will be released on digital, double CD, and 2LP formats. It will be available for pre-order on October 27- once pre-ordered, fans will be able to stream and instantly download 3 album tracks (Do It Again, Darlin' and All the Love in Paris). For more than fifty years, Mike Love has been the lead singer and front man of The Beach Boys taking the sounds of America's band to every corner of the globe- playing for crowds of up to 750,000 fans. Mike has co-authored more than a dozen hit singles, cementing The Beach Boys as one of the only artists to have produced twelve Top 10 Singles within 5 years. With iconic and timeless tracks like "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," and "Kokomo," The Beach Boys have created some of the most performed songs in pop music history. Unleash The Love is a testament to, and continuation of, Mike Love's remarkable career. The new tracks range from rock, gospel, R&B and pop and celebrate Love's journey to find personal love and peace. Love's history with Transcendental meditation anchors a number of songs including "Ram Raj" a song celebrating the divine; "Pisces Brothers," a tribute to the late George Harrison and the experiences they both shared in India in 1968 and "Cool Head, Warm Heart" a breezy pop song, which borrows its title from a saying by Maharishi Mahesh. The album also includes a prayer for the planet "Only One Earth." As with all of the unreleased tracks, a sense of concern is infused in every song: to change what you can, to transcend, and connect to the planet and all its inhabitants through the power of love; which some say is the most powerful force in nature. "I've been working on these unreleased songs on and off for many years now and I'm excited to share them with the world," said Mike Love. "As a writer, I kept gravitating to this idea of love, in all forms. Romantic love, unrequited love, lasting love, spiritual love, love for the planet, and what the absence of love can do to us as a people. This album is my way of communicating what the world needs now is love sweet love. And the hope is if we all can unleash whatever love is inside of us, we can collectively make this world better." In addition to the collection of Mike Love original songs, the special double album features new versions of classic hits recorded by members of The Beach Boys touring band such as "California Girls," "Help Me Rhonda," "Good Vibrations," "Do It Again" featuring Mark McGrathand John Stamos, as well as"Darlin'" featuring AJR. Earlier this month, the paperback version of Mike Love's New York Times best-selling memoir, GOOD VIBRATIONS: My Life as a Beach Boy hit shelves. The book is published by Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA). Currently, Mike Love is on the Wild Honey World Tour with The Beach Boys which will continue into Winter of 2017. Fans attending upcoming concert dates will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order Unleash The Love at a discounted rate using a special text message code and number that will be provided at each show leading up to the album's release. Back by popular demand, as part of the Wild Honey World Tour, the band is offering a VIP Platinum Upgrade Package for shows currently on sale. By purchasing the package, fans have the opportunity to meet Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys, receive an autographed hardcover copy of Mike Love's memoir Good Vibrations, My Life as a Beach Boy, and an exclusive VIP Coffee Table book celebrating 50 years of Good Vibrations as well as pre-order Mike Love's new album Unleash The Love, available in Vinyl or CD. This will be offered exclusively on

Sinead Harnett

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Sinead Harnett Meets Mary J" on Spreaker. I love it when the biggest names in music share their stories of meeting those that influenced their journey toward hot lights and large crowds. The day Sinead Harnett met Mary J Blige is a moment she continues to carry forward. She's so incredible grateful for Jessie J for helping to make it possible. Sinead's latest release on rBeatz Radio is Love In Ruins.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Gryffin Pre Show Prep" on Spreaker. The one thing fans and followers don't get to see is the enormous amount of work and focus that goes into preparing to go on stage. According to Gryffin it gets even tougher when that particular night you've chosen to introduce new music to the lineup of sound. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Love In Ruins.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Re'al Andrews

Listen to "Re'al Andrews 24 7 Success Coach" on Spreaker. After completing the Hawaii Ironman on two occasions, Réal found a passion for physical training and creating Champions, through sharing his experiences, workout secrets and developing strategies to help every person he countered succeed in achieving wellness within the mind, body and spirit. Specializing in a variety of fitness and exercise focuses, he has created quality programming for individuals and groups with the goals of increasing self-esteem, transforming physical fitness and changing lives in a way that no other fitness professional has been able to accomplish. At the heart of it all, Réal dedicates the most time, energy and the whole of his heart to his family and carves out special time for each of his children and lives by the motto, “They will become who you are” in everything his does. Realizing that the future lies with what we teach our children and how they view their role models in this world, Réal also donates time to working with local non-profit organizations whenever possible. Recently, Réal Andrews has taken his message and his formula for whole health on the road with speaking engagements and motivational experiences that share his whole health wisdom and knowledge with the world! Along with spreading the word across the country, Réal is channeling his energy into writing a book detailing the story of his life and the choices that have led him to where his is today as a Champion for health and hopeful guide of those who seek whole health and wellness.

Garry Beers From INXS

Listen to "Garry Beers 30th Anniversary Of Kick From INXS" on Spreaker. 2017 marks a triumvirate of anniversaries for the legendary Australian rock band INXS. It’s now 40 years since they first formed the band; 30 years since Kick made them global superstars; and 20 years since the untimely passing of their iconic frontman and friend Michael Hutchence. INXS are celebrating these major milestones with a huge suite of CD and vinyl releases, leading off with the 30th anniversary edition of the much-lauded Kick. Housed in glorious DVD size fan-deluxe packaging, the 30th anniversary edition of Kick extends previous editions with additional B-sides, rare mixes and bonus tracks over 3CDs. In addition, it will feature the album mixed in Dolby Atmos® by producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. The new mix appears on a Blu-ray disc along with all the promo videos. Dolby Atmos is an immersive sound technology that delivers the best listening experience on any device with a new dimension of clarity, fidelity and space. Watch the teaser trailer HERE & pre-order Kick 30 HERE “It is really surreal that 30 years ago when 3 record label companies rejected this album,” says Petrol Records Chairman & CEO, Chris Murphy. “Now, it is revolutionized through the incredible, incredible ATMOS technology through one of my favorite people in the world, Mr. Giles Martin.” For vinyl enthusiasts, there will also be a Half-Speed Remaster of the classic 1987 album cut over two heavyweight, 180g black vinyl LPs at 45-RPM for supreme fidelity, cut by Abbey Road Studios’ Half-Speed Mastering pioneer, Miles Showell, who says: “Having owned this album since 1987 and even cut the UK 7” lacquers for ‘Need You Tonight’, I was thrilled to be asked to remaster it as a double 45 half-speed mastered LP.” The vinyl release date is December 15. “Classic, fabulous pop songs that jump out of the speakers, now more than ever before!“ Andrew Farriss of INXS says of Kick’s new edition. “The latest INXS vinyl cuts are an outstanding sonic achievement, especially the Kick album. I was truly amazed to hear INXS’ recordings sounding so incredibly fresh, clear and kick-ass, like vinyl on steroids…” Originally formed in 1977, INXS’s career spans an extraordinary 40 years, during which they have sold over 40 million records worldwide, including Number 1 albums in four different continents. Delivering an avalanche of hits including “Need You Tonight,” “New Sensation,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” “Devil Inside” and “Mystify,” Kick sold over six million copies worldwide and made INXS one of the biggest bands on the planet. A force of nature in their prime, the band returned to the top of the Australian charts with the success of 2014 mini-series INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. Ready to turn heads all over again, Kick’s 30th anniversary edition provides the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with this most timeless and ground-breaking of bands.

Nancy Cartwright

Listen to "Nancy Cartwright In Search Of Fellini" on Spreaker. Best known as the spiky-headed underachiever Bart Simpson, Emmy Award-winning voice actor Nancy Cartwright is also the unique voice behind Simpsons’ characters Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, and Rod Flanders. In addition to her work on The Simpsons, Nancy has continually expanded her acting arena, taking on the voice of Chuckie in Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and Rufus the Naked Mole Rat in Disney’s new hit show Kim Possible – all in keeping with her history of playing popular characters on such animated series as Richie Rich; Animaniacs; Pinky and The Brain; The Critic; God, The Devil and Bob; Mike, Lu & Og; as well as Chuck Jones’ final work, Timberwolf. In addition to her voiceover work, Nancy has founded and operates Cartwright Entertainment, her own production company, has completed a worldwide book signing tour for her bestselling book “My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy”, and enjoys being very active as a volunteer in the community, supporting many non-profit organizations which focus on helping children, such as Famous Fone Friends, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Way to Happiness Foundation and The Citizens Commission on Human Rights. Under her production company banner, Spotted Cow Entertainment, Nancy was a very early entry into the world of Digital Entertainment producing with Turner Broadcasting and NASCAR a critically acclaimed animated series called The Kelly’s. Spotted Cow, along with Myriad Pictures, recently co-produced Holiday Joy, the delightful comedy starring Bailee Madison. It was released for the Holidays in 2016. More recently, on 24 February, as a producer and writer, she had the world premiere of her feature film In Search of Fellini at the Los Angeles Italia Film Festival.

Dr Stephen Peters

Listen to "Dr Stephen Peters From American High School Natl Geo" on Spreaker. The desire to produce high quality schools; a standard of excellence, is a goal of many, but very few are showing the world of education what that looks like. Orangeburg-Wilkinson, affectionately known as “O-W,” is the setting. An urban high school, predominately African-American, gives unprecedented access into the lives, struggles, and triumphs of O-W’s students and those working with them, including Dr. Stephen Peters, who served as principal of the school at the time of filming. From start to finish, everything you see is real, including the transformation of a failing school to a place many students will forever call home. American High School is a tribute to public education.

Scotty Boy

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Scotty Boy From Vinyl To CD" on Spreaker. The evolution of sound isn't always about the moments within the four walls of the studio. It also includes how the master mixers and club DJ's accepted newer levels of change. Scotty Boy kicked off his vision of showmanship hauling around vinyl. Then it happened. CD's... Making that transition. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Shine Your Love.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Kaskade On Mixing Music" on Spreaker. Dance Music comes with so many different definitions. Kaskade still remembers growing up in Chicago and calling it House. Those vibes and beats not only inspired him but he's taken that energy and influenced a new generation of music fans and followers by becoming one of the biggest names in remixes. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Nobody Like You.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lex Lu

Listen to "Lex Lu From The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. Branding is a huge part of success. Making sure you back it up is the next step. For Lex Lu from The Four on FOX she's keeping her scene moving in forward motion by staying true to her songwriting. Critics see her as a strong force on the Hip Hop front. The LA native knows how to play the game. Lex Lu is the explicit definition of raw energy. Her music is a mix of Hip Hop, Soul, and pop as she aims to redefine the status quo of the “Female Rapper.” Her unique style and voice is sure to capture your attention. Completely independently created, her newest album “LexAngeles" is artistically a breath of fresh air worth taking 30 mins out of your day to listen to. Available on iTunes Music and stream everywhere! Also check out her new videos “Kill Bill” + "Light Switch” available on youtube.


Listen to "Elanese Lansen From The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. There's never been a music competition like this. Four extremely talented vocalists have been selected to perform on The Four on FOX. Each week they will compete to keep their space. There's no time to prepare. It's always showtime. Elanese isn't bothered by the sudden shift and pressure. The former Missy Elliott dancer plays by one rule... one beat at a time.

Gotti Rock Solid

Listen to "Gotti Rock Solid Engineering The Connection" on Spreaker. Gotti Rock Solid calls today's engineers the scratch pad for what's about to become. You can't just walk into a studio and drop tracks. Required is the process of thoughts endlessly developing inside the mind body and soul of the man behind the control board. Gotti pushes his blends toward the opportunity to hook the fan or follower to keep coming back. As the engineer of the project what becomes the hook of the song? Is it the lyrics? The artist? The attitude or bass beat?

The Professionals

Listen to "Paul and Tommy From The Professionals" on Spreaker. Produced by Dave Draper, and co-produced by Paul Cook and vocalist/guitarist Tom Spencer, What In The World bristles with conviction and finds The Professionals in electrifying form, delivering some of the most ballsy, honest and downright brilliant songs of their career. They are joined on this album by a stellar cast of guest guitar players including original member Steve Jones (who plays on three tracks) as well as Duff McKagen (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Mick Jones (The Clash), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), Chris McCormack (3 Colours Red) and Billy Duffy (The Cult). ​​This energetic album features 10 finely crafted songs, full of rock’n’roll attitude - including a tribute to Lemmy and Bowie entitled "Going, Going, Gone," before closing with "Monkeys," the Darwinian pop at world leaders. All the basic tracks were put down at Zak Starkeys studio, just outside London and were finished at Tower Studios in Pershore, while the guests recorded in various studios, both in the US and UK. The resulting album is an aural treat, with no calculated image or reliance on nostalgia.

Martin Solveig

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Martin Solveig Making Music" on Spreaker. Slowly the hands of time have evolved into a full picture of old school revisited. Vinyl sales in 2017 hit a new sales record. If we're truly moving toward a new age of full collections of sound how does that play out for artists used to dropping singles? Martin Solveig openly admits how difficult it is to bring a full album together. He's got some songs that have taken physical years to be ready for fans and followers. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is All Stars.

Axwell And Ingrosso

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Axwell & Ingrosso Talks Old School" on Spreaker. Those moments when the music collaboration showcases it's first crack in the foundation. How does it affect those involved? For Axwell and Ingrosso there were so no sudden changes to Swedish House Mafia. It all gradually fell out of place into a much brighter future for all involved. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Dreamer.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Ash Minor

Listen to "Ash Minor From The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. Back home in Australia the world of EDM is dominating the streets of sights and sounds. Coming to America has introduced Ash Minor to an entirely different set of musical rules. So many decades of incredible music have come from down under. Including a teen idol that went on to be a very famous daytime soap opera doctor. His reaction is priceless. After a worldwide search, FOUR fierce recording artists have been chosen to enter the competition of a lifetime on THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM, hosted by Fergie. These four recording artists, spanning all music genres, will fight to defend their coveted spots on the stage, as newcomers challenge them and try to knock them out of the competition. Each week, if any of the four are outperformed, they’ll go home and their challenger will take their place. The recording artist who is the last standing at the end of the competition will earn the ultimate prize: the panel of industry experts – Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and Charlie Walk – becomes key players on their team. Additionally, as part of the grand prize, the winner will be named an iHeartRadio “On The Verge” artist. iHeartRadio’s “On The Verge” program provides artists with unparalleled national reach through on-air radio exposure, as well as digital and social support across iHeartMedia’s powerful range of music and entertainment platforms.

Blair Perkins

Listen to "Blair Perkins From The Four On FOX" on Spreaker. From the producers behind some of the biggest talent-driven shows on earth, comes, "THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM", a groundbreaking vocal competition series that challenges performers to beat the best in order to be the best. Grammy® Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean “Diddy” Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk have joined the panel of experts on FOX’s new singing competition series, THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM. Eight-time Grammy® Award-winning, multi-Platinum solo artist Fergie will serve as host of the series. The six-episode event premieres Thursday, Jan. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ITV Entertainment is searching for the strongest singers in the world to audition for this epic primetime series. Four top-notch vocalists will fight to defend their coveted seats against hungry newcomers week after week. The longer they hold onto their seats, the closer they are to their dreams. The singer left “sitting” will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take their career to the next level with a panel of music industry heavyweights behind them. As part of grand prize, the winner will be named an iHeartMedia “On The Verge” artist. Are you the best of the best? Do you have what it takes to face off and dethrone the best singers in the country?! If so, this is your chance to become America’s next singing superstar!

Jocko Willink

Listen to "Jocko Willink Dicipline Equals Freedom" on Spreaker. Created from the #1 business podcast on iTunes, JOCKO PODCAST, former Navy SEAL Jocko Willink brings to the reader his methods for success first honed in battle in Iraq as leader of SEAL Team Three. For most of his adult life Willink served with the SEALs, rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit in Iraq. In his new book, DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM - FIELD MANUAL (St. Martin's Press, on sale October 17, 2017, $24.99), Willink describes how he lives the mantra that the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself allow him to achieve freedom in all aspects of life. The marketplace is littered with scores of books that offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals, but every one of them fails to touch on the most important aspect of making this a reality - DISCIPLINE. Without it, there is no real progress. Without it, there is always a chance of slipping up. Without it, there's a stronger desire to take the easy way out. In DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM, Jocko begins with how to mentally prepare yourself to succeed. He follows with the actions necessary to implement your game plan. Jocko discusses how fuel and proper nutrition are vital to keeping your mind and body in peak form. He also discusses injury prevention and recovery when engaging in physical activity, and then concludes with workouts you need to make your personal machine - your body - the peak operating "vehicle" it needs and deserves to be.

Chloe Kohanski

Listen to "Chloe Kohanski Wins NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Now that she's picked up a huge victory on NBC's The Voice, the next step is to bring that Rocker voice to the people. Chloe Kohanski kept her fans up close and personal by way of utilizing the strength of social media. She dives into her other ways of making sure fans are kept up to date while putting focus on learning how to protect the voice that won the competition.

Don Diablo

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Don Diablo's Record Label" on Spreaker. Collaborating turned out to be the top keyword in 2017. So much so Master Mixer/Festival DJ Don Diablo has reached further into the whereabouts of tomorrow. He's created his own label. A total mission to bring other very talented people forward. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Take Her Place.

Toni Braxton

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Toni Braxton Being Everyday" on Spreaker. Toni Braxton has always been a totally every day person. She's got her pet peeves and personal things she can't live without. Name dropping is a totally no no while always having her phone is the total comfort zone. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio has Toni teamed up with Disco Killerz with Coping.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Stonebridge Talks About That Moment" on Spreaker. Some of the greatest stories are those connected to how the master mixers and festival DJ's just happened to get wrapped up in EDM and Dance. Countless times we've heard about the musicians messing around with today's digital gear then poof there's an entirely different vibe. For Stonebridge it was an offer from his father to play at his sisters graduation. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Meet In The Middle.

Chloe Kohanksi

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Chloe Kohanski Wins NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Winning NBC's The Voice didn't just happen for Chloe Kohanski. They stayed true to the sights and sounds that filled her heart before appearing on the show. She's always talked about bringing Rock back to the forefront of entertainment. To do that requires a loyalty not only to its history but being aware of it's arrival on platforms reaching beyond tower radio.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Brian Kilmeade

Listen to "Brian Kilmeade Andrew Jackson Miracle Of New Orleans" on Spreaker. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. In August 1814, British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison’s men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British could conquer New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade’s Louisiana Purchase. The new nation’s dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson faced three enormous challenges at the same time: He had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, despite his reputation as a man of the people – not one of the well-educated, polished Virginians or New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a diverse coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking natives, Cherokee and Chocktaw Indians (tribes not aligned with Britain), freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat a much larger enemy force that was considered unbeatable – the most powerful in the world – in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle, and the local Ursuline nuns, whose convent was said to have miraculously warded off danger in the past, set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so, the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny.

Arianne Zucker

Listen to "Arianne Zuker From Shattered" on Spreaker. If you think this is one more ripped-from-the-headlines political potboiler/taut family drama, think again. SHATTERED features a terrific ensemble cast led by Emmy-nominated Daytime TV star Arianne Zucker, who just wrapped 19 acclaimed years on "Days of Our Lives" -- and who also happened to find herself in the middle of a political firestorm when remarks that Donald Trump made about her were leaked via Access Hollywood during the 2016 election. SHATTERED, in which she plays the dutiful wife to a powerful Southern politician, is certainly not her first political rodeo... FAMILY BETRAYAL, LOST LOVE, DARK SECRETS AND POLITICAL SCANDAL MAKE FOR AN EDGE-OF-THE SEAT, RIPPED-FROM-THE-HEADLINES THRILLER SHATTERED Even the Powerful Can't Hide Their Secrets Forever in This Taut Drama, Based on True Events and T.T. Johnson's Best Seller "The Shattered Faberge Egg;" Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks") and Arianne Zucker ("Days of Our Lives") Star in Director Natasha Kermani's Debut Feature, Arriving on DVD & Digital December 19, 2017 SYNOPSIS Based on true events and inspired by T.T. Johnson's best-selling novel, "The Shattered Faberge Egg," SHATTERED is a riveting thriller of power, greed and betrayal, centering around a prominent political family in the Deep South. An all-star ensemble featuring Ray Wise and Emmy-nominated Daytime TV stars Arianne Zucker and Molly Burnett ("Days of Our Lives," "General Hospital," "Queen of the South") anchor this ripped-from-the-headlines tale - the feature-length debut from award-wining director Natasha Kermani. Kate Stenson (Molly Burnett) dreams of an enviable life as a member of the Southern elite. She marries Ken (Tom Molloy), the son of powerful city councilman Forrest Burnett (Ray Wise) and his dutiful wife, Maureen (Arianne Zucker). But as Kate soon learns, Forrest is not only a cunning politician, but a womanizing and controlling patriarch, who will do anything to protect his family name and reputation. Kate's seemingly perfect existence starts to fray even further, when Logan, her adopted son, begins displaying inexplicable behavioral disorders. Desperate for answers, Kate sets out to learn more about Logan's hidden past and goes in search of his biological parents. Eventually, Kate's investigation reveals a dark secret - one that could destroy the entire Burnett legacy and also put her own life in jeopardy. CAST . Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks," "Fresh Off The Boat") . Molly Burnett (Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for "Days Of Our Lives," "General Hospital") . Arianne Zucker (Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for "Days Of Our Lives") . Adam Huss ("Power," "24") . Ron Rogge ("Stranger Things," "Hap and Leonard") . Jaime Aymerich ("Bosch," How to Be a Latin Lover) . Tom Malloy ("Death's Door," The Alphabet Killer, Love N' Dancing) . Alfonso Freeman ("Death's Door," "Decker")

Curt Menefee

Listen to "Curt Menefee Is Back Losing Isn't Everything" on Spreaker. Every sports fan recalls with amazing accuracy a pivotal winning moment involving a favorite team or player-Henry Aaron hitting his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth; Christian Laettner's famous buzzer beating shot in the NCAA tournament for Duke. Yet rarely does the focus on the losing side of these moments extend beyond the post-game interview-lost are the stories of the people who experienced not the thrill of victory but the agony of defeat. For decades, the brightest moments in sports history have been written by the victors-until now. In LOSING ISN'T EVERYTHING, famed sportscaster and FOX NFL Sunday host Curt Menefee, joined by bestselling writer Michael Arkush, examines some of the most pivotal moments in sports history and turns them on their heads. Interviewing the subject at the heart of each loss, Menefee uncovers what it means-months, years, or decades later-to be associated with failure. Full of never before told stories from the losing locker rooms, including why Rodney Harrison thinks that failing to block David Tyree's infamous "Helmet Catch" in the 2007 Super Bowl ultimately helped him thrive in broadcasting; Craig Ehlo on how his upbringing affected his ability to handle forever being regarded as "that guy who gave up 'The Shot' to Jordan" in the NBA Finals; how the Red Sox loss in the 1986 World Series might not have been all Bill Buckner's fault; Pete Carroll's answer to the barrage of criticism for deciding to throw the ball in the final moments of Super Bowl XLIX against the Patriots; and many more, LOSING ISN'T EVERYTHING gives voice to over a dozen key voices across all sports. With unprecedented access to the players involved, Menefee reveals stories spanning substance abuse, career derailment, strained relationships, hope, success, and profound growth. Far more than a sports book, LOSING ISN'T EVERYTHING is at its heart a case study in human resilience and a unique lens through which to examine these iconic moments, offering invaluable lessons about overcoming adversity that can help us look at our lives and ourselves in a profound new way.

Tina Sinatra

Listen to "Tina Sinatra Frank Sinatra's Ultimate Christmas" on Spreaker. As the holidays draw nearer, Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Capitol/UMe are pleased to announce an essential new Frank Sinatra collection, designed to make the season bright. To be released October 6, Ultimate Christmasshowcases 20 festive and warm holiday classics from Sinatra's Capitol and Reprise catalogs. The new collection also honors the Sinatra Family's holiday traditions with Frank joined by his children, Nancy, Tina and Frank Jr., on three songs. Ultimate Christmas is available now for preorder in CD, digital, and 180-gram 2LP black vinyl editions, as well as a limited 2LP white vinyl edition exclusively offered for preorder on the Sinatra Store and UDiscover Music. Ultimate Christmasshowcases Sinatra's merry best, from the tranquil and traditional "White Christmas," "Silent Night," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," and "The First Noël" to the rollicking "Jingle Bells," Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," and "Mistletoe And Holly." Sinatra's children add their voices to "The Twelve Days Of Christmas," "The Bells Of Christmas (Greensleeves)," and "I Wouldn't Trade Christmas." The collection's iconic recordings span 1954 to 1991, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, and Johnny Mandel, among others. Preorder Frank Sinatra Ultimate Christmas:


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Halsey Sets The Mood" on Spreaker. When is the best time to layout the lyrics of a new song? Halsey openly admits there's a process of creation in the multiple moods we all carry. When you're happy you want to keep it all to yourself. When your heart has been saddened the goal is to push everything away. Which for her is an open door to get into the studio and create. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is Bad At Love.

Addison Agen

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Addison Agen Talks About Songwriting" on Spreaker. Earning the opportunity to perform in the final four on NBC's The Voice is a brilliant way to put your art on display. It even reaches beyond that. The world is introduced to the singer/songwriters that played an important role in helping to shape the sound of someone like Addison Agen. For her each piece of music has to feature several layers of interpretation.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Petula Clark

Listen to "Petula Clark Living For Today" on Spreaker. Petula Clark was born in Epsom, England, but her love of music began at a very early age in her mother's land of Wales. She was already a star in the U.K. by the age of 9, singing for the troops stationed in England during World War II. Many years later, when, after marrying French PR man Claude Wolff, she moved to France. Almost without trying, she soon became a star in that country, and across Europe, also recording in French, Italian, German and Spanish, finding time to produce two delightful daughters, Barbara and Kate (and later a splendid son, Patrick). While still living in Paris, English songwriter Tony Hatch presented her with his new composition: Downtown. The recording was made in London and was destined to become a worldwide hit, leading to a string of top ten records (including I Know A Place, My Love, A Sign Of The Times, Don't Sleep In The Subway, etc.), winning her 2 Grammy awards, and taking Petula’s career to international level.

Scott Ian

Listen to "Scott Ian Stories From A Hard Rock Life" on Spreaker. "I've done a lot of interviews over the last thirty-three years. A LOT. It's safe to say that the number is somewhere in the thousands, and of those thousands of interviews and tens of thousands of questions I've been asked there's one question I've been asked more than any other: 'What is the craziest thing you've seen on tour?'"-from Chapter 3 Scott Ian, rhythm guitarist and cofounder of the thrash-metal band, Anthrax, has seen his share of dive hotels, dirty tour buses, and decrepit green rooms. In Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life, he collects his craziest stories to give an honest account of life on the road for a touring musician. Along the way, he recounts his encounters with celebrities like Kirk Hammett, Dimebag Darrell, Trent Reznor, Steven Spielberg, David Lee Roth, and many more. Throughout the book, Scott Ian steps up to the line and purposely crosses it, chronicling everything from witnessing an enema contest involving Fruit Loops backstage at Madison Square Garden after a Nine Inch Nails concert; to accompanying Madonna to a strip club to see an exotic dancer with 42GGG breasts; to blacking out after dinner with Mario Batali and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio at the Palazzo in Vegas (only to wake up and discover he'd somehow managed to play online poker in the middle of the night-and won!); to having his sexy storyline with Christina Applegate edited out during a guest appearance on Married with Children; to seeing his hero, Lemmy Kilmister, in a pair of Daisy Dukes; to punching Michael Stipe at a loft party "because everybody hurts." With chapters like "What If We Were the Dicks?" and "Sorry Never Felt So Good," Access All Areas is told with an artist's eye for detail, a performer's knack for storytelling.and an utterly inexplicable lack of embarrassment.

Erik Estrada

Listen to "Eric Estrada 2017 Hollywood Christmas Parade" on Spreaker. The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces the 2017 talent lineup for its landmark anniversary celebration, which will take place on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. PT. With Dr. Oz as Grand Marshal, musical performances will be featured during the parade, and national telecast, and will include the following artists: a special 40th Anniversary performance by The Village People, CeeLo Green, Ruben Studdard, The Band of Merrymakers featuring Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees), Zach Barrett (American Authors), Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz & The Tantrums) and Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Nickelodeon star Breanna Yde of "School of Rock," American Idol winner from Season 14, Nick Fradiani, Tom Dixon and The Tearaways. For the telecast only, additional appearances will include performances by The Tenors, Donny and Marie and Human Nature. The parade will also feature a special tribute for Toys for Tots from Ludacris; and a magic performance Tommy Wind of The CW hit series, "Masters of Illusion." Celebrity appearances will include: The cast of The Young And The Restless, Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow who will reunite for the 60th Anniversary of Leave It To Beaver; Jermaine Dupri, Reno Wilson, the cast of POPTV's new reality series Cash Cowboys,, Burt Ward, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tara Reid, the cast of The Bay, the cast of This Just In, Jacqie and Johnny from UNIVERSO's hit celeb-reality The Riveras, the cast of Days of Our Lives, Thomas Barbusca and Asia Monet. The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton. Taped for network television, the live event will premiere as a two-hour special on The CW on Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT (7:00 p.m. CT).


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Afrojack On Collaborations" on Spreaker. 2017 will always be remembered as the year of collaborations. Not just in Country Music and Hip Hop but the world of EDM found lots of flavor and success within the bass beats and giant lights. One of the leaders of success was and still is Afrojack whose latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Vassy Lost.

Red Marlow

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Red Marlow From NBCs The Vloice" on Spreaker. Something as simple as coffee. It plays a huge role in the making of music. Yet it's the one thing that rarely comes up in a typical conversation. Red Marlow heads into the finals of NBC's The Voice knowing coffee is a huge player on his path of success.

Friday, December 15, 2017


Listen to "Yazz Bryshere Y Gray From Empire On FOX" on Spreaker. Prior to EMPIRE, Bryshere Y. Gray, aka rapper Yazz the Greatest, played high school football and worked at a Pizza Hut. His role on the show has led him to land a record deal with Columbia Records.   Gray performed at Jay-Z’s 2013 Made in America Festival, Sunoco’s Welcome America 4th of July Celebration, the annual Roots Picnic Festival, Philadelphia’s signature annual Odunde Celebration and Power 99’s 2013 Powerhouse concert. He also has opened for rappers Fabolous and 2 Chainz. He performed at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and TEEN CHOICE 2015, and was nominated, along with his EMPIRE cast members, for a TEEN CHOICE 2015 Award in the category of Choice TV: Chemistry. For his role on EMPIRE, Gray was nominated for two individual 2016 NAACP Image Awards: Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally, he was nominated for a TEEN CHOICE 2016 Award in the category of Choice R&B/Hip Hop Song for “Chasing The Sky.”   In the cable miniseries “The New Edition Story,” Gray starred as Michael Bivins, one of the original remaining members of the band. He also is set to star in the indie film “Canal Street,” a thriller set in Chicago, which tells the story of a teen trying to get by in an unwelcoming world.    Gray resides in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Andreas Moss

Listen to "Andreas Moss Love Peace And Feelings" on Spreaker. Sweden is a land at the mercy of extremes. Breaching the Arctic Circle, the country is beholden to the sun, the moon and glacial winds; extended summers bathing the landscape in 16-hour daylight and long winters bringing 16-hour nights. It’s no wonder that the nation is home to a cadre of creative pioneers; artists who exist in the interplay between darkness and light. For decades Sweden has garnered a reputation as a hothouse for artistic output ranging from the depths of black metal to Max Martin’s pop machine churning out a seemingly endless export of leftfield hits. Born and raised in Sweden, Andreas Moss barely had a chance to choose music; rather, he inherited the family business. His parents, like theirs before them, were travelling musicians – by age nine, Moss was on tour, singing gospel tunes and navigating his way around the piano. Barely into his teens, Moss became a multi-faceted collaborator; a Swiss Army man of many talents, ghostwriting and directing music videos and short films for a growing community of artists. It’s Moss’ solo outings, however, that really channel the extremes of his homeland; the 28-year old’s hook-heavy pop reveals a muse borne from a certain darkness. These aren’t breakup songs about the one that got away; they’re defiant farewells to the devil on your shoulder. A catchy opening salvo that received over a million streams within a month of release, first single “Thinking About You” puts a face on the intoxicating grip of addiction. Over club-ready clockwork beats, Moss reminisces about the dark allure that chews you up and spits you out, leaving you pining for the buzz of that last hit. Though it was years ago, the feeling is as electric as if it were yesterday. “Stop Me” cuts even quicker to the chase; a sinister, electric anthem about the cry for help that you never hear; that torn veil between the desire to self-destruct and the desperation for a helping hand. It’s a reminder that even within the depths of addiction, our better half is still searching for redemption. It’s a catharsis set to soaring electronic landscapes, with Moss’ anthemic voice rising above giant beats and synth hooks. “I hope it connects on different levels”, says the songwriter of his left-leaning pop, “I hope that people can appreciate it musically and fall in love with it on a sonic level. I also hope that people who want to dig deeper can find something else; a dark history, the stories that are under all the songs – pain and hope in equal measures. I hope they can hear it and think ‘This guy gets how I feel.’”

Yellow Claw

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Yellow Claw Talks Shop" on Spreaker. Most musicians today realize it's not always about the lyrics and bass beats that bring bring fans and followers to the connection page. Yellow Claw puts a lot of thought and performance in merchandising and sees it as a true expectation inside today's ever changing sound of music. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Both Of Us.

Addison Agen

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Addison Agen Talks About Record Stores" on Spreaker. Those moments of inspiration aren't always located on YouTube or Pandora but rather in music stores? What? In 2017? Addison Agen from NBC's The Voice has spent many years inside the cubby holes and bins that hold all of that sound. Her father owns what has slowly slid from our place in music history. And it's within that store that she has been inspired to be one of the most creative talents on this seasons show.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Brad Benedict and Mark Fontana

Listen to "Brad Benedict And Mark Fontana Wonderlux Christmas Eve" on Spreaker. Original Instrumental Compositions Inspired by Traditional Favorites   Some of the holiday season’s most beloved traditional carols will have music fans stirring with delight as “A Nightmare On Elf Street (Inspired by O Holy Night)” and “It Came From The North Pole (Inspired by We Wish You A Merry Christmas)” are among new interpretations of seasonal songs on Christmas Eve. Guitar-driven instrumentals featuring horns, percussion, “curious keyboards” and “opera-exotica,” these originals include elements of surf, psychedelic, lounge, rock, spaghetti western, exotica, a-go-go, film noir and blues that bring dramatic flair and an edgy mood to the sounds of Christmas. Scheduled to be available at online retail beginning Friday, November 11, the project has been two years in the making as Mark Fontana (The Blue Hawaiians founder / bassist / vocalist) reunited with Brad Benedict (Grammy®-nominated producer for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Ultra-Lounge series, who also produced The Blue Hawaiians critically acclaimed album Savage Night). The duo envisioned a cool twist on holiday favorites and, together, composed and arranged each track on the release. Wonderlux, named after Benedict’s newly formed production company, Wonderlux Music, is the project’s “house band” of uniquely talented musicians: Fontana (bass and rhythm guitars), Michael Lindsay (drums and percussion), Phil Gough and Marcus Watkins (alternating on lead and rhythm guitars), Fred Kron (piano, B-3 organ and curious keyboards), Savi Labensart (vocals, harmonies and opera-exotica), Tom Peterson (tenor and baritone sax), and Johnny Reno (saxophone solo on “Snowballs & Highballs (Inspired by Greensleeves).”

Candace Night

Listen to "Candice Night From Blacksmore's Night" on Spreaker. Ritchie Blackmore has been known worldwide for his guitar shredding in Deep Purple and Rainbow. He has also shown hints of his penchant for medieval music in both of those bands. That 18th and 19th Century love, though, has only truly come to the fore within the acoustic context of his “renaissance rock” project, Blackmore’s Night. Together, with award-winning vocalist / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, (often compared to Stevie Nicks and Karen Carpenter), Blackmore’s Night is currently celebrating the band’s 20th Anniversary. Passionate about the musical melodies and styles of the past, combined with their love for the spirit of the holiday season, they recorded Winter Carols to share with their fans, friends and Blackmore's Night families. Winter Carols is holiday music at its best, performed and sung as it was hundreds of years ago, when the peasants and royalty alike shared the jovial spirit of the holidays. For this very special re-release of their holiday album (out on digital formats on September 22, on CD October 13), Blackmore’s Night included three brand new recordings of “Deck The Halls”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, and “Oh Christmas Tree”. Each song, arranged by Ritchie Blackmore, is lovingly filtered through the Blackmore’s Night prism, given an eclectic Renaissance touch topped with Candice Night’s ethereal vocals. It’s this love of Renaissance-based and classical melodies that endears Blackmore’s Night to hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide.  Their unique genre is classified as "fantasy music for all ages." “The holiday season has always embodied joy, love, peace and togetherness,” says Candice. “We are entranced by the magic of the season. The sentiments of the holidays are what we try to express in our music year round—so this CD is a natural progression. All the music we craft and create has always been about love, unity and friendship. These songs as a whole are beautiful unifying carols. Feel the warmth of friendship! Everyone can join in.”  “The origin of the word ‘carol’ means ‘dance’,’” adds Ritchie. “I am naturally attracted to these melodies. As a kid, I would go from house to house during the holiday time and sing them just to earn some money. As an adult, I thought I could play them and make more money!”  Celebrate the holiday season with Blackmore’s Night! For more information, please visit

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Vassy Talks About Early Years" on Spreaker. I love hearing about the early years of singer/songwriters because their layers of inspiration always shock me. Such as Vassy. Her biggest inspiration reaches further than far away from modern superstars and most recent legends. Her reasons for being in music is Billie Holiday. Vassy is back on rBeatz Radio with Afrojack with the song Lost.

Brooke Simpson

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Brooke Simpson Is Now In The Top 4" on Spreaker. Brooke Simpson is now in the final four on NBC's The Voice. Reaching this point has been a series of processes that she has payed close attention to. Getting the opportunity to talk with anyone on the show has been such an incredible experience. Especially when it includes moments with Miley Cyrus and the Music Director.

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 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

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!"