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Friday, November 17, 2023

‘SONIC MOJO’ BY CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS FOGHAT – FIRST NEW ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, OUT NOW! ZOOM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DRUMMING LEGEND ROGER EARL SPECIAL EVENT!

 

‘SONIC MOJO’ 

by CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS 

foghat 

– FIRST NEW ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS

 OUT NOW! 

ZOOM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 with DRUMMING LEGEND 

R O G E R   E A R L 

SPECIAL EVENT!


Sonic Mojo is Foghat’s highly anticipated and long-awaited 17th studio album—their first in seven years--on the band’s label, Foghat Records, which is distributed by Select-O-Hits (part of the Sun Records family). It will be available as a single CD with 12-tracks and a six-page gatefold cover, as well as an 11-track, limited edition 180gram, purple neon vinyl. Digital pre-orders are now available here (including CDs available on Amazon), while CD and vinyl (including autographed copies) and merchandise bundles are available to pre-order here. 

On Sonic Mojo founding member, drummer and leader of the pack Roger Earl is joined by stalwart guitarist, engineer, and co-producer Bryan Bassett (formerly with Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet), fun-loving bassist Rodney O’Quinn (longtime member of the Pat Travers Band), and on lead vocals and guitar, Scott Holt (who toured and recorded with the legendary Buddy Guy for 10+ years). 
The new album absolutely cements Foghat’s title as the undisputed Kings of Boogie Rock as it showcases the band’s trademark crunchy riffs, soaring slide guitar leads, infectious melodies, bluesy influences, and their take-no-prisoners approach to their loud, heavy, blues-rock that fans everywhere can’t get enough of.

 
The album’s first single, “Drivin’ On,” has been released (co-written by the late Kim Simmonds, Roger’s friend and former Savoy Brown band mate), and a video for the song can be seen on the band’s official YouTube page. In fact, three songs on Sonic Mojo have special meaning for Roger Earl, as they were co-written by Simmonds, the man who gave Roger his first break back in 1967 as a member of Savoy Brown. Sadly, shortly after writing these songs, Kim passed away in December 2022. 
Formed in 1971 when Earl, lead vocalist/guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett, and bassist Tony Stevens left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one double-Platinum record.  They continue to release new music every few years, and are in constant motion on the road, maintaining a rigorous touring schedule that has been a staple of the band since its formation.


PURCHASE

THE BRAND-NEW RELEASE

BY

foghat

Entitled

SONIC MOJO



Available at

https://foghat.lnk.to/SonicMojoPR

and amazon.com


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

ROGER EARL

AND

FOGHAT

VISIT

https://foghat.com/

Official website

https://www.facebook.com/Foghat

Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/foghat_official/

Instagram

https://www.youtube.com/user/FOGHATMUSIC

YouTube

https://www.pinterest.com/foghatmusic/

Pinterest

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6x33CmZWo2Ve4hxYl2Craq

Spotify

https://vinoshipper.com/shop/foghat_cellars

Foghat wines

 

FOGHAT 

TOUR DATES

Nov. 17, 2023

San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House

Dec. 2, 2023

St Charles, IL Arcada Theater

Dec. 9, 2023

Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Jan. 13, 2024

Anna Maria, FL   The Center For Anna Maria Island

Jan. 20, 2024

Indio, CA   Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Jan. 26, 2024

Enoch, AB   River Cree Resort & Casino

Feb. 2, 2024

Bremerton, WA   Admiral Theatre

Feb. 9, 2024

Las Vegas, NV   The Golden Nugget

Feb. 17, 2024

Parker, CO   Pace Center

Feb. 18, 2024

Solana Beach, CA   Belly Up Tavern

Mar. 9, 2024

Silver Spring, MD   Rock And Roll For Children 2024

Mar. 29, 2024

Van Wert, OH   NIswonger Performing Arts Center

Apr. 19, 2024

Belleville, IL   The Lincoln Theatre

Apr. 20, 2024

Tiffin, OH   The Ritz Theater

Jul. 18 - 20, 2024

Walker, MN   Moondance Jam

Aug. 23 - 25, 2024

Gatlinburg, TN   The Mountain Music Festival

 

Discography

Studio albums

Year         Title

1972 Foghat

1973 Foghat (Rock and Roll)

1974 Energized

Rock and Roll Outlaws

1975 Fool for the City

1976 Night Shift

1978 Stone Blue

1979 Boogie Motel

1980 Tight Shoes

1981 Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce

1982 In the Mood for Something Rude

1983 Zig-Zag Walk

1994 Return of the Boogie Men

2003 Family Joules

2010 Last Train Home

2016 Under the Influence

2023 Sonic Mojo

 

Live albums

1977 Foghat Live

1998 Road Cases (live 1996)

2003 Decades Live

2007 Foghat Live II

2017 Live at the Belly Up

2021 8 Days on the Road

 

Compilations

Best of Foghat (1985)

Best of Foghat Volume 2 (1992)

Best of Foghat (Rhino Special Edition) (1992)

Slow Ride and Other Hits (1997)

Anthology (1999)

Hits You Remember Live (2001)

Live 2000 (2001)

The Essentials (2002)

The Definitive Rock Collection Double CD (2006)

 





ROGER EARL

APPEARS WEEK OF


DECEMBER 12TH 2023


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON THESE SITES

The Classic Rock Music Reporter  

Classic Rock Here and Now

   Music Tried and True 

   www.rockmusic.show

 YouTube   Facebook   Apple   

amazon music   iHeartRadio  TuneIn 

Podcastics   Podchaser   Spotify  

PANDORA   Deezer   Google Podcasts  

 ReverbNation   LinkedIn   Twitter   Stage32 



ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!





BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER 

RAY SHASHO

CHAPTER ONE SPOTLIGHTS INTERVIEWS WITH MANY OF THE MUSIC LEGENDS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US

THE HARDCOVER EDITION IS A BONAFIDE COLLECTORS ITEM!

Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO




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TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

SWEDISH PROGGERS ‘MOON SAFARI’ RELEASING NEW ALBUM ‘HIMLABACKEN VOL.2’ ON DEC 8TH: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BAND MEMBERS PONTUS AKESSON AND PETTER SANDSTROM

 

SWEDISH PROGGERS 

M O O N   S A F A R I 

RELEASING NEW ALBUM 

HIMLABACKEN VOL.2 

ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT 

WITH

PETTER SANDSTROM

AND

PONTUS AKESSON

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

After a near decade-long recording process, Swedish progressive rockers, Moon Safari are set to make a comeback this winter with their 5th studio album Himlabacken Vol. 2. The album will be released on December 6th through Marquee Inc. in Japan and worldwide on December 8th through the band's own Blomljud Records Inc. 

"It took us ten years, for a million different reasons. But we're not dead yet. We return with what we know is a worthy comeback album, filled with our own special brand of symphonic rock cultivated over 20 years as an antidote to the long, dark winters of northern Sweden, with those trademark vocal group-inspired harmonies, uplifting melodies and soulful romantic lyrics that our fans have come to expect. With the addition of ex. Black Bonzo drummer Mikael Israelsson to the band we've totally revamped and boosted the low end of our sound, tightened it up, and that attitude shift is felt through our entire arrangements. Tying it all together is the mix by the great Rich Mouser.

He's been the go-to guy for the big boys in the genre for many years, and now we understand why. The mix is clear and punchy, booming and never flat. It just sounds expensive, and we couldn't be happier. You'll get almost 70 minutes of this heady brew, spread over nine tracks, with zero fillers. And of course, there's the obligatory epic. The whole thing is a banger, and we're immensely proud of it.


PREORDER

THE LATEST RELEASE

 FROM

SWEDISH PROGGERS

MOON

 SAFARI


entitled

HIMLABACKEN

 VOL.2




available for pre-order at:


UK - (Exclusive Double Vinyl):
https://burningshed.com/store/moon-safari/moon-safari_himlabacken-vol-2_cd-and-vinyl-bundle

USA:
https://thebandwagonusa.com/collections/moon-safari/products/moon-safari-himlabacken-vol-2-cd-pre-order
and
https://www.lasercd.com/cd/himlabacken-vol-2-preorder


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

MOON SAFARI

VISIT

https://www.moonsafari.se/

Official website

https://www.facebook.com/moonsafariofficial/

Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/moonsafariofficial/?hl=en

Instagram

https://twitter.com/moonsafariband?lang=en

Twitter

https://moonsafari.bandcamp.com/

Bandcamp

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

Moon Safari - We Låve Rock Festival 2024 Asker, Norway

HURUM, ASKER, VIKEN · MAY 25, 2024

Grønsand Gjestegård AS · 8:00 pm

 

Discography

Studio albums

A Doorway to Summer (2005)

Blomljud (2008)

Lover's End (2010)

Himlabacken Vol. 1 (2013)

Himlabacken Vol. 2 (2023)

EPs

Lover's End Pt. III: Skellefteå Serenade (2012)

Live albums

The Gettysburg Address (2012)

Live in Mexico (2014)







Pontus Åkesson 

and 

Petter Sandstrom

of MOON SAFARI

APPEAR WEEK OF


DECEMBER 1ST 2023


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON THESE SITES

The Classic Rock Music Reporter  

Classic Rock Here and Now

   Music Tried and True 

   www.rockmusic.show

 YouTube   Facebook   Apple   

amazon music   iHeartRadio  TuneIn 

Podcastics   Podchaser   Spotify  

PANDORA   Deezer   Google Podcasts  

 ReverbNation   LinkedIn   Twitter   Stage32 



ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!





BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER 

RAY SHASHO

Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO




RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
 
TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!

CALL 941-567-6193

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?