Thursday, July 18, 2019

DEREK "MO" MOORE ORIGINAL MEMBER & FOUNDER OF PROG ROCK 'S NEKTAR JULY 30TH 7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS-BBS RADIO

D E R E K
"M O"
M O O R E
BASSIST-KEYBOARDIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER
 with LEGENDARY PROGRESSIVE 
ROCK GROUP
N   E   K   T   A   R
CELEBRATING 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
with reunion, new double album & worldwide tour 
EXCLUSIVE

We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!

Nektar: The Legendary Rock Band are recording a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!!
We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!

The original members of Nektar; Derek “Mo” Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We’ve added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78′ band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.
The music for our new album “The Other Side” comes from the 1978 era when we were writing in Mo’s basement in Chatham, New Jersey. This music was put on pause for the last 40 YEARS and it’s now time to release it with new input and fresh ideas. The music is growing exponentially as we continue rehearsing and writing and letting it take us to new heights.

Nektar has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the new album!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nektarmusic/nektars-new-studio-album-the-other-side
Nektar's contribution over the last 49 years has quite rightly earned them their place in any 'Progressive Rock Hall of Fame'. But the band is much more than a 'Prog Legend', the Nektar brand of innovative composition, performance and visuals is simply unique. 
Nektar's history appeared to have been written when they finally split in the early eighties. Despite attempts to re-kindle the flame, the Nektar light, it seemed, was out . . . . until that is, the year 2000. 
The new millennium saw the long-awaited reunion tour of the classic line up, to rave reviews and fantastic receptions. The light we thought was out, had in fact been kept aglow - by loyal fans across the globe. 
Sixteen years on and the family has grown a little, but the classic Nektar spirit is still very much alive, building on the band's rediscovered popularity. The Nektar family is determined to continue bringing Nektar music to you around the world.


N E K T A R

NEW STUDIO ALBUM
THE 
OTHER SIDE


KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN


Please donate 
New equipment needed for Live tour



Visit
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nektarmusic/nektars-new-studio-album-the-other-side
to donate

Album release date January 2020



DEREK "MO" MOORE APPEARS
JULY 30TH 2019
7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO 1
www.bbsradio.com



Sunday, June 30, 2019

ROLLING STONES SINGER BERNARD FOWLER SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO -JULY 23RD 7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN -BBS RADIO 1

B E R N A R D 
F O W L E R
SINGER with T H E  R O L L I N G  S T O N E S
RELEASES NEW SOLO ALBUM 
ENTITLED 
'I N S I D E   O U T'
with SPECIAL GUESTS
“It’s Rolling Stones songs deconstructed,” says Bernard Fowler, explaining the title of his new album Inside Out.  “I just took these songs and turned them inside-out.”
Bernard Fowler has another gig too: he’s sung and played percussion with the Rolling Stones, on stage and in the studio, since 1988.  At soundcheck somewhere along their 2015 Zip Code tour, he started riffing on a Stones song as dramatically delivered spoken-word — and the band dug it.  “Mick said, ‘Bernard, I’ve heard Rolling Stones songs done a lot of ways but never like this,’” Fowler recalls.  “I said, ‘Well, you know what?  When the tour is over, I’m going to cut it.’  And he said, ‘You should.’  That’s all I had to hear.  That was the green light.”


    And that’s how it came to be that one of rock and pop’s most sought-after singers doesn’t sing a note on his new record.
    Lots of people have celebrated Keith Richards’ iconic riffs, Mick Jagger’s trademark howl-and-strut, and the Rolling Stones’ blazing live show, but there’s never been such a thoughtful, soul-baring and thoroughly original appreciation of the band’s lyrics.  In order to do that, Fowler pared away the chord changes and even the melodies and left only the words, then declaimed them like the world’s coolest preacher atop slammin’ grooves powered by a who’s who of crackerjack players.  It’s not quite singing, but only a peerless vocalist could pull it off so powerfully, his incantations seething with righteous anger, foreboding and desire.   
    That strong feeling of back-in-the-day New York is where the autobiography comes in.  Growing up in New York City’s predominantly black and Puerto Rican Queens Bridge Projects, Fowler listened to a lot of funk and R&B.  Maybe that’s why Inside Out is laced with references to touchstones like James Brown (“Dancing with Mr. D”), War and the Chambers Brothers (“Time Waits for No One”), Curtis Mayfield (“Sister Morphine”) and any number of ‘70s funkateers.  And it just so happens that the first record Fowler’s dad ever gave him was 12 x 5 — the second album by up-and-coming British R&B combo the Rolling Stones.  
   
        The full-band tracks feature top-shelf players: long-time Stones bassist Darryl Jones, former Miles Davis drummer/producer Vince Wilburn, Jr., guitarist George Evans and pop/R&B session heavyweight Michael Bearden on piano.  Drummer Clayton Cameron, renowned as “the Brush Master,” added extra texture.  Then Fowler called in guitarist Ray Parker, Jr.  “He came over, plugged in and started playing,” says Fowler, “and I was screaming.  Everybody was screaming.  He was killing it.  Killing it.”  Listen for Parker’s work on “Time Waits for No One” and “Sister Morphine.”
    Inside Out demonstrates what cover versions are supposed to be: reinterpretations that are not only a vehicle for personal expression, but also put the material in a new light.  “People hear their favorite songs all the time — but sometimes they don’t really hear them,” Fowler says.  “This is a way to hear them all over again and appreciate them in a whole new way.”  But the beauty of Inside Out is that it provides an opportunity to appreciate Bernard Fowler in a whole new way too.
 — Michael Azerrad


B E R N A R D
F O W L E R


INSIDE OUT




available at amazon.com






For more information about Bernard Fowler visit …
http://bernardfowler.com/  
 …official site

https://www.rollingstones.com/ 
  … Rolling Stones official website




ROLLING STONES ON TOUR 2019
JUL ‘19
03     – FedEx Field Washington, DC   
07     – Gillette Stadium Foxboro, MA 
14     – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA    
19     – TIAA Bank Field Jacksonville, FL     
23     – Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA 
27     – NRG Stadium Houston, TX       
AUG ‘19
01     – MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ
05     – MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ
10     – Broncos Stadium at Mile High Denver, CO        
14     – CenturyLink Field Seattle, WA 
18     – Levi’s® Stadium Santa Clara, CA     
22     – The Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA  
26     – State Farm Stadium Glendale, AZ     
31     – Hard Rock Stadium Miami, FL

Recordings with The Rolling Stones and their solo projects
(1985) She's the Boss (Mick Jagger)
(1989) Steel Wheels (Rolling Stones)
(1991) Flashpoint (Rolling Stones)
(1992) Tribute to Charlie Parker with Strings (Charlie Watts)
(1992) Slide on This (Ronnie Wood)
(1992) Main Offender (Keith Richards)
(1993) Warm and Tender (Charlie Watts)
(1993) Slide on Live: Plugged in and Standing (Ronnie Wood)
(1993) Jump Back (Rolling Stones)
(1994) Voodoo Lounge (Rolling Stones)
(1995) Stripped (Rolling Stones)
(1996) Long Ago and Far Away (Charlie Watts)
(1997) Bridges to Babylon (Rolling Stones)
(1998) No Security (Rolling Stones)
(2000) Live and Eclectic (Ronnie Wood)
(2002) Forty Licks (Rolling Stones)
(2004) Live Licks (Rolling Stones)
(2005) A Bigger Bang (Rolling Stones)
(2005) Rarities 1971–2003 (Rolling Stones)
(2008) Shine a Light (Rolling Stones)

(2010) I Feel Like Playing (Ronnie Wood)

BERNARD FOWLER APPEARS 
TUESDAY JULY 23RD
7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO 1
www.bbsradio.com

Thursday, June 27, 2019

MITCH RYDER LEGENDARY DETROIT BLUE-EYED SOUL SINGER SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS JULY 16TH 7PM PACIFIC/10PM EASTERN -BBS RADIO 1

M  I  T  C  H
R  Y  D  E  R
LEGENDARY BLUE-EYED SOUL SINGER
NEW ALBUM ENTITLED 
D E T R O I T   B R E A K OUT !
With The Help Of An All-Star Cast Of Friends!

Featuring guest appearances by Cherie Currie, James Williamson, Wayne Kramer, Brian Auger, Sylvain Sylvain, Walter Lure, Arthur Adams, Big Joe Louis & others!

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
The unsung heart and soul of the Motor City rock & roll scene, Mitch Ryder was simply one of the most powerful vocalists to rise to fame in the '60s, a full-bodied rock belter who was also one of the most credible blue-eyed soul men of his generation. He first made a nationwide impression fronting Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, whose fiery R&B attack boasted a gritty passion and incendiary energy matched by few artists on either side of the color line. After exploding onto the charts in 1966 and 1967 with singles like "Jenny Take a Ride" and "Devil with a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly," and "Sock It to Me Baby!"



After wowing audiences with a rollicking Christmas-themed release at the close of 2018, the icon of Detroit rock and soul, Mitch Ryder, returns with this superb collection of all-new recordings – Detroit Breakout! The album celebrates both the music of Detroit as well as the classic, timeless songs of Ryder’s generation. From a smokin’ new version of Ryder’s own blockbuster hit single “Devil With A Blue Dress On” to The Capitols’ “Cool Jerk” to Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Detroit Breakout! has something for every true rock n’ roller including special guest performances by fellow Motor City alumni James Williamson of The Stooges and Wayne Kramer of MC5 as well as blues legends Joe Louis Walker and Arthur Adams PLUS the New York Dolls’ Sylvain Sylvain, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, daughter of B.B. King, Shirley King and more! Detroit Breakout is available now at amazon.com.


M I T C H
R Y D E R

DETROIT BREAKOUT!



available at amazon.com




Devils & Blue Dresses

MY WILD RIDE AS A 
ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND

By MITCH RYDER

Mitch also uses his book as a platform to express his still simmering rage at the music industry as a whole and at individuals such as Bob Crewe, Robert Stigwood, and Bud Prager, that screwed him over and damaged his career. 

Ryder learned much about himself during his journey into the heart of darkness and has emerged triumphant on his own terms as a result.
Also available at amazon.com  



MITCH RYDER APPEARS JULY 16TH 
7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS Radio 1
www.bbsradio.com






Wednesday, June 26, 2019

JEFF "SKUNK"BAXTER LEGENDARY MUSICIAN/PRODUCER SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO -JULY 2ND 7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN-BBS RADIO 1

J   E   F   F
"S   K   U   N   K"
B   A   X   T   E   R
LEGENDARY GUITARIST
SONGWRITER & PRODUCER 
with
S T E E L Y  D A N
T H E  D O O B I E  B R O T H E R S
& U.SMILITARY ADVISOR
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

While working at Jimmy’s Music Shop in Manhattan in 1966, Baxter met guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who was just beginning his career as a frontman. For a short period during that year, Baxter was a member of a Hendrix-led band called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, along with Manny’s employee Randy California.
With Steely Dan

After the breakup of Ultimate Spinach, Baxter relocated to Los Angeles, California, finding work as a session guitarist. In 1972 he became a founding member of the band Steely Dan, along with guitarist-bassist Walter Becker, keyboardist Donald Fagen, guitarist Denny Dias, drummer Jim Hodder and vocalist David Palmer. Becker and Fagen were employed at the time as staff songwriters for ABC Records, and they formed the band as a vehicle to promote their songs.
Baxter appeared with Steely Dan on their first three albums, Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972, Countdown to Ecstasy in 1973, and Pretzel Logic in 1974. Among his contributions were guitar solos on the 1974 hit single “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “My Old School.
With the Doobie Brothers
While finishing work on Pretzel Logic, Baxter became aware of Becker and Fagen’s intentions to retire Steely Dan from touring, With that in mind, Baxter left the band in 1974 to join The Doobie Brothers, who at the time were touring in support of their fourth album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits. As a session man, he played on Vices as well as playing pedal steel on “South City Midnight Lady” on its predecessor, The Captain and Me. Baxter’s first album as a full member of the group was 1975’s Stampede. Baxter contributed an acoustic interlude entitled “Precis,” significant turns on slide and pedal steel guitar, and the guitar solo for the hit single “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)”.
Baxter jammed with former White House Press Secretary and close friend Tony Snow’s band Beats Workin at the Congressional Picnic held on the South Lawn of the White House.
Defense consulting career
Baxter fell into his second profession almost by accident. In the mid-1980s, Baxter’s interest in music recording technology led him to wonder about hardware and software that was originally developed for military use, i.e. data-compression algorithms and large-capacity storage devices. As it happened, his next-door neighbor was a retired engineer who had worked on the Sidewinder missile program. This neighbor bought Baxter a subscription to an aviation magazine, provoking his interest in additional military-oriented publications and missile defense systems in particular. He became self-taught in this area, and at one point he wrote a five-page paper that proposed converting the ship-based anti-aircraft Aegis system into a rudimentary missile defense system. He gave the paper to California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher, and his career as a defense consultant began.

The largest classic rock benefits for U.S. Vets happening this Fourth Of July weekend 
–The “American Vinyl Festival.” 

This event will feature The American Vinyl All Star Band (AVASB), comprising Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Bothers/Steely Dan), Barry Goudreau (formerly of Boston), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown), Leroy “LRS” Romans (The Wailers/3rd World), Tim Archibald (RTZ/Peter Wolf) and Danny Beissel (Fosterchild), as the event’s headliners.
An onslaught of special guests will also be lending their musical talents to the day, including: Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), Wally Palmer (The Romantics), The Uptown Horns (The Rolling Stones), Conrad Korsch (The Rod Stewart Band), Brian Quinn (Candlebox), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), and Phil Stokes (Pure Prairie League).
The “American Vinyl Festival” will support Freedom Drives U.S. Inc., a not-for-profit charity engaged in the facilitation of mobility converted vehicles other than minivans for veterans with mobility needs.
Sat, July 6, 2019 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Location Suicide Six Downhill Ski Area 247 Stage Road
Pomfret, VT 05067
The event kicks off at 5 PM ET and will include food vendors, merchants and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 - $65 and veterans get in free with a ticketed guest. 

For more information about AVASB visit https://www.americanvinylallstarband.net.


JEFF "SKUNK" BAXTER APPEARS 
TUESDAY JULY 2ND 2019
7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO 1
www.bbsradio.com




Monday, June 24, 2019

GARY PIHL MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST WITH 'BOSTON' AND 'ALLIANCE' SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS JULY 9TH 7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN BBS RADIO 1

G  A  R  Y
P  I  H  L
MONSTER GUITARIST
With
Classic Rock Legends
B O S T O N
and NEW ALBUM with
A L L I A N C E 
entitled 'FIRE & GRACE'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Raised in the suburbs of Chicago for the first 12 years of his life, Gary Pihl relocated to the San Francisco Bay area.  At 19, Gary had his recording debut with Day Blindness in 1969. He says, “After my time in Day Blindness, I was in a band called Fox with Roy Garcia and Johnny V (Vernazza), who went on to play in Elvin Bishop’s band.  We were on shows with Free (with Paul Rogers), Janis Joplin, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Eric Burdon and War and Mose Allison.”

Pihl’s first big break in came in 1977, when he joined Sammy Hagar’s band, where he toured and recorded for 8 years. Gary met Tom Scholz when Hagar was opening for BOSTON between ’77 and ’79. In 1985, Sammy joined Van Halen, however, Pihl didn’t miss a beat. He explains, “Tom called me up when he was working on the Third Stage album, he had one more song left to be recorded and asked me if I’d come out to work with him on it. As it turned out, I flew directly from Farm Aid (my last gig with Hagar) to Boston, so I wasn’t out of work for a day. I thought, how lucky could a guy get?”
Alliance is one of the best melodic hard rock bands you’ve probably never heard of even though the band has collaborated together for nearly 30 years and counting.

Featuring longtime and current Boston guitarist Gary Pihl (a Boston member since 1985 who’s performed on the band’s last four studio albums and who also did a lengthy stint as Sammy Hagar’s guitarist prior to Hagar joining Van Halen), former Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser (whose ties with Sammy go back to Hagar’s earliest musical days and who performed with Sammy for years in his solo band and with Sammy’s Waboritas) and Alliance lead vocalist/bassist/songwriter Robert Berry, who is also currently the bassist with the Greg Kihn Band and formerly with the Keith Emerson/Carl Palmer trio 3.
During those 30 years, the band has released five highly regarded albums – Bond of Union (1996), Alliance (1997), Missing Piece (1999), Destination Known (2007) and Road to Heaven (2008) – all of which reveal their amazing musicianship, well-crafted songwriting and tight ensemble playing.

These talents are again on full display with the release of the band’s sixth and latest album, the brand-new Fire and Grace (Escape Records).  Melodic, driving hard rock at its finest, this is one great record.


ALLIANCE




FIRE AND GRACE


available at amazon.com





For more information about Gary Pihl visit …
Link to Boston’s website: https://bandboston.com 
Link to info on the new album, Fire and Grace:  
https://www.melodicrock.com/articles/news-feed/2019/03/22/alliance-return-new-album-fire-and-grace-may-24-escape

BOSTON STUDIO ALBUMS
Boston (1976)
Don't Look Back (1978)
Third Stage (1986)
Walk On (1994)
Corporate America (2002)
Life, Love & Hope (2013)

Compilation albums

Greatest Hits (1997)

ALLIANCE STUDIO ALBUMS
Bond of Union (1996), Alliance (1997), Missing Piece (1999), Destination Known (2007), and Road to Heaven (2008) 


GARY PIHL APPEARS JULY 9TH 2019
7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO 1
www.bbsradio.com