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Interviews


3 Pairs Of Boots  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Country/Folk/Americana duo 3 Pairs Of Boots talk with Dr. Music associate Kevin Mikol about their history and their latest album, Long Rider, which is set to be released on January 29, 2021. Andrew and Laura were also kind enough to treat our Dr. Music audience to a very special exclusive performance!!! Hear the stories of the songs and listen to 3 Pairs Of Boots deliver top shelf talent directly from their studio!

7 Angels feat. Mark Slaughter and Josh Eagan  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Joshua Seth Eagan, drummer for the band 7 Angels, and very special guest Mark Slaughter have known each other since they were kids growing up in Las Vegas, and now they are putting their skills together to make some of today's finest music. Sit back and enjoy the company of these two great people as we discuss everything from the latest work with 7 Angels to the days when Mark drove his car through their high school!   

Doug Aldrich with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Doug Aldrich is one of the most respected guitar players in the world. He's done hundreds and hundreds of sessions aside from his monumental work with Dio and Whitesnake. In this conversation, Doug talks about the work he's done throughout his career as well as his latest release with Revolution Saints called Light In The Dark

Brandon Reid Allen  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Listen to Brandon talk about his latest Boxcar Junkies EP, Est. 1973, his organization to help the people on the street (Hobo Nation), and the one record that gets him going every morning.

John Allen  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Singer John Allen talks with Dr. Music about his past as the drummer of SR-71, his move to the mic with Charm City Devils, and his aspirations with his current band, Stone Horses.

Jon Anderson
Known around the world as the voice of progressive rock legends Yes, Jon Anderson talks about his latest solo CD, Survival and Other Stories, what's on his iPod, and cut-out cows. Make sure to read this personal conversation with one of the true legends of rock.

Ian Anderson
 with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The legendary Jethro Tull frontman takes time to talk about his worldly travels, making records, writing a book, and his investment in the Holy Grail.

Mark Andes  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Bassist and founding member of Firefall, Mark Andes, talks with Dr. Music about the new Firefall album, Comet. Mark is also a founding member of Spirit and JoJo Gunne, and was a member of Heart for ten years throughout the band's 80's heyday. Mark discusses his time in all of those bands, as well as the details behind Firefall's Comet, and he even discusses the "Taurus"/"Stairway To Heaven" lawsuit!

Tim Atwood  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music associate Kevin Mikol talks with country music veteran and Grand Ole Opry staple Tim Atwood. Tim has performed over 8500 shows at the Opry, playing with just about everyone in country music. Hear the stories and knowledge of a pure musician who's been a cornerstone in country music.

Zach Bair  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!

In this interview, Zach Bair talks about his journey through the backlots of the music and entertainment industry with his many technology companies, as well as the story behind “Ordinary Girl” and his latest set of music.


Zach Bair #2  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Musician and entrepreneur Zach Bair takes the time to talk about his current single "Fight" from his Ordinary Girl EP, and to give us an update on the expansion of his RockHouse Live brand and his music technology services.
VNUE is a publicly traded company that is helping artists get the royalties they deserve, and giving artists and fans a new way to receive their favorite music.
Sit back and enjoy this conversation with one of the most ingenious guys in the music technology industry, an excellent musician, an one heck of a nice dude.

Frankie Banali with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Quiet Riot drumming legend Frankie Banali talks to Dr. Music about life, some of his loves, and his band's latest release One Night In Milan. Listen to Frankie deliver a no bull, upfront interview that defines him as one of the true survivors of rock and roll.

Ashley Barron  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
In this video interview with Dr. Music Associate “Country” Kevin Mikol, up-and-coming Country music star Ashley Barron explains how her family’s love for music became the soundtrack of her life, and how she worked with a vocal coach (formerly signed to Quincy Jones’ label) that convinced her to record an album; a decision that had her canceling her plans to attend the University of Arizona. She discusses her current single, “Let Me Go,” and some of the unexpected turns it took to become front and center in her musical life.

Reb Beach  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this in-depth interview, Reb Beach talks about his history with Winger and Whitesnake as well as his latest solo effort on Frontiers Records, A View From The Inside. Reb also takes us through his entire career, discussing specific songs and solos and what inspired them. 

Veteran jazz fusion bassist Jeff Berlin gives it to you straight. Find out the truth behind his audition with Van Halen, his signature bass from Dean, and what's on the horizon for this jazz master.

Jason Bieler  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Former Saigon Kick guitarist/singer Jason Bieler talks with Dr. Music about his latest solo release as Jason Bieler and the Von Bielski Orchestra, entitled Songs For The Apocalypse. Jason also discusses his history with some of the guest stars on the record, and he also puts the Marilyn Manson rumors to rest!

Graham Bonnet  EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this conversation, the legendary vocalist for bands like Rainbow, The Michael Schenker Group, and Alcatrazz talks about his entire career. Stories of a young Yngwie Malmsteen meltdown, partnered with his take on the recording process and touring, makes this an interview you won't want to miss!
 
Joe Bouchard  EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
In this video interview with Dr. Music associate Kevin Mikol, Joe Bouchard, co-founder of legendary rock band Blue Oyster Cult, talks in great detail about his current album, Strange Legends, and his long career in Blue Oyster Cult.  He also talks about why he eventually left the band, and his ventures into some surprising projects since departing.

Don Brewer  EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Don Brewer, longtime drummer for Grand Funk Railroad, talks about his band's legendary Shea Stadium gig, his time with Frank Zappa, the fact that he's a favorite of Homer Simpson, & much much more!
With the exclusive Dr. Music audio, listen to the writer and singer of "We're An American Band" as he tells some great stories from his famed career.

Rachel Brooke
  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Up-and-coming country music star Rachel Brooke takes time to talk with Dr. Music associate Kevin Mikol about her latest release, The Loneliness In Me, and her future in country music.

T. Graham Brown  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music associate "Country" Kevin Mikol talks with Country music star T. Graham Brown just weeks after the release of his first acoustic album, “Bare Bones.” In addition to talking about “Bare Bones,” T. Graham Brown talks about the many opportunities he’s had in the course of his career, including a 300-show tour as the opening act for Kenny Rogers. Brown discusses the jingle work he's done with countless major corporations, and talks at length about his SiriusXM radio show “Live Wire” on Prime Country Channel 58. There was also a couple of exciting new projects talked about that fans of any genre of music will want to hear about!

Steve Brown  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Tokyo Motor Fist and Trixter guitarist Steve Brown talks to Dr. Music about the latest Tokyo Motor Fist record
Lions, as well as his experiences playing in bands like Def Leppard and Dennis DeYoung.

Jeff Carlson  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Jeff Carlson of Jeff Carlson Band took the time to talk to Dr. Music about the reasons for doing their latest single "Juke Box Hero," and the triumphant story behind the title of their first EP, Second Chance. Jeff also discusses his earliest influences, his first record, and the impact of his first concert experiences. So, kick back and get to know Jeff Carlson! 


Deen Castronovo 
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo talks about his latest supergroup, Revolution Saints, and his feelings about stepping into the frontman role. See what Castronovo had to say about his favorite songs on the record, and which moment in his career shines the brightest.

Chapel Hart  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music associate “Country” Kevin Mikol speaks with country music group Chapel Hart - Danica, Trea, and Devynn. During this interview, the ladies tell the story of their youth, growing up together in southern Mississippi, and how a couple of timely phone calls brought them back together to make music their career. Rock fans will love to hear the story of how Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top went from having a cameo in the band’s video to offering to play a larger role than they could’ve ever hoped for. Another highlight in this interview is the story of how they got the attention of Country singer/songwriter Maren Morris by posting a cover of one of her songs on social media. The warmth, humor, and family unity that these ladies displayed during the interview makes the story of their journey a must see!

Doug "Cosmo" Clifford  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford is one of the most heard musicians to ever walk the earth. As the drummer for Creedence Clearwater Revival he has sold in excess of 80 million records worldwide and his songs have been played around 2 billion times on Spotify. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was a headliner at the original Woodstock festival. Click his name above and listen to the legend himself!

Simon Collins  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Simon Collins, the eldest son of Genesis legend Phil Collins, takes time to talk with Dr. Music about his fourth solo release, Becoming Human. Simon also speaks out about the influence his dad has had on his music, and what life was like growing up on tour. 

Brandon Cook  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The Loyal Order and Black N' Blue guitarist Brandon Cook talks with Dr. Music about his latest single and upcoming album with The Loyal Order. He also discusses his tenure with Black N' Blue, what he has playing in his car, and what his dream for the future is.

Cherie Currie  
The former lead singer of The Runaways that helped change the world for the female rocker talks to Dr. Music about her first solo album in more than 35 years, Runaways manager Kim Fowley, her biggest regret(s), and her passion for chainsaw carving.

Cherie Currie #2  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview with the former Runaways lead singer, she discusses the long-awaited release of her hit
BLVDS Of Splendor album. Currie was also in the middle of recording the audiobook version of her Neon Angel autobiography, and shares her feelings about that and the possibility of touring.

Michael Des Barres
  EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The musician, the actor, the husband of famed groupie Pamela Des Barres... No matter how you might be familiar with Michael Des Barres, there is no doubt that he has had a storied and legendary career. Des Barres talks about his latest album, The Key To The Universe, as well as some of the highlights of his acting and music careers.

Ronnie Dunn
Brooks & Dunn took Country music by storm, setting records and selling records. Ronnie Dunn's booming voice and songwriting genius had a lot to do with that success. I talked to Ronnie just before he was set to headline the Rockin' For The Troops event on July 20, 2013 in Wheaton, IL. Among other things, we discussed songwriting, success, and performing without Brooks.

James Durbin  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music talks with American Idol contestant James Durbin about his latest record under the Durbin moniker entitled The Beast Awakens on Frontiers Records. James also discusses his love of classic metal, his abrupt departure from Quiet Riot, and what it's like overcoming the hurdles of Tourette Syndrome and Asperger's.

David Ellefson  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
David Ellefson, legendary bassist of Megadethtalks about his latest cover of a Post Malone song and his long history as part of one of metal's greatest bands.

David Ellefson & Thom Hazaert with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
In this conversation with legendary Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Ellefson vocalist Thom Hazaert, we discuss the latest Ellefson release of cover songs entitled No Cover. The conversation finds Ellefson and Hazaert talking about the bands and songs featured on the record, and telling tales from their experiences with those bands.

Keith Emerson with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The legendary keyboard wizard that helped shape the genre of progressive rock with his work as part of Emerson, Lake & Palmer talks with Dr. Music about everything from his early ELP days to his latest release with Greg Lake, Live At Manticore Hall. (A review of Live At Manticore Hall is also included!)

Eric The Trainer  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music talks with celebrity fitness expert Eric The Trainer about his career and his venture into the music world. Eric has released two songs that feature musicians from bands like Journey, Air Supply, Nickelback, and more!

Graham Ferguson
This interview with Graham Ferguson, winner of the "Anthrax Killer Demo" contest, was done shortly after he performed on stage with the band. Find out more about this "one man band" and what it was like to jam with Anthrax, his likes and dislikes, and what his plans for the future are.

Rob Fetters   with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
At the beginning of 2021, Dr. Music Associate Kevin Mikol had the opportunity to speak with Rob Fetters (The Raisins/The Bears/psychodots) on 2 separate occasions. During these video interviews, Rob and Kevin talked at length about so many topics that we decided to break the interviews into 5 segments—Ship Shake (new album) and Music Industry Talk, House Concerts & Livestreams , Making A Band, Guitars & Songwriting.

Flo  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
From her birth in Chile, to growing up in Singapore and Canada, up-and-coming country pop star Flo talks about her past experiences living in multiple continents, as well as her current time spent between Miami and Nashville. In this video interview with Dr. Music Associate Kevin Mikol, Flo talks about her influences, her songwriting style, and her goals for the future. Her energy and passion shine brightly throughout this conversation!

Joe Flynt with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Dr. Music talks with the Asphalt Valentine singer about his band's latest effort, Twisted Road. Joe discusses the ins and outs of the record, tells a few stories, and discusses what album would come with him to the desert island. 

Lita Ford with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
My conversation with Lita Ford took place on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois in front of a small crowd that showed up for a signing of Lita's book, Living Like A Runaway. We talk about the book, her life in The Runaways, and a whole lot in between there. Turn up the sound and switch to a high resolution on this horribly recorded video and you won't be disappointed with the content! 

Moriah Formica #2
  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Former contestant on The Voice, Moriah Formica, talks with Dr. Music about her new all-girl band PLUSH. This conversation took place one day before the release of their first single, "Hate." Moriah talks about PLUSH and the challenges of being an all-female band. She also talks about her privacy, how she has changed over the years, and how she feels about the first song she wrote!

Moriah Formica  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview with the 15-year old Latham, NY powerhouse, Moriah talks about her debut EP
Bring It On!, her songwriting technique, her education, and what her next steps will be on her journey toward rock stardom.
 
John Gallagher 
with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Frontman John Gallagher of thrash legends Raven talks to Dr. Music about the band's upcoming release, Metal City, and his long journey through music as one of the pioneers of the thrash metal movement.

Jim Gilmour  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music talks with multi-instrumentalist Jim Gilmour from the legendary Canadian band Saga as they get set to release their 23rd studio album titled, Symmetry. Jim talks about the decision to make an acoustic record, some of the biggest moments in Saga's long history, the quintessential Saga song, and much more!


Johnny Gioeli  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Dr. Music talks with the Hardline, Crush 40, and Axel Rudi Pell frontman about his longevity in the music business, his thoughts about music streaming service Spotify, and what he might say to a Bon Jovi job offer.

Lawrence Gowan  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The longtime Styx singer/keyboardist talks to Dr. Music about the latest Styx release, The Mission. This comfortable conversation also includes talk about a new solo record, Gowan's love for metal music, and what he might say if Brian May of Queen was to call on him.

Lawrence Gowan #2  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this conversation, Lawrence Gowan talks about his continuing journey with Styx and what lies ahead for the band. He also talks about the special day that he considers to be the pinnacle of his time with the band.

Steve Hackett
 
with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The legendary former guitarist for Genesis talks about his latest solo release, Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith, as well as his newly released autobiography, A Genesis In My Bed. Steve also discusses the proudest moment in his career, and the personalities that made up Genesis.

Carla Harvey  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Butcher Babies singer Carla Harvey joins Dr. Music in a conversation about her move to Chicago, her life as a Playboy model and mortician, and her lifelong love for art. Just weeks prior to a Chicago Art Show in which she and partner Charlie Benante will be displaying their work, Carla talks about how her life imitates her art.

Nina Herzog  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
From a talent show performance in 1st grade, to an appearance as a solo vocalist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17, Nina Herzog was taking in all of the sights and sounds of the world of entertainment.   In this video interview with Dr. Music Associate Kevin Mikol from February 19th, 2021, Nina talks about her many experiences in the performing arts. She discusses her role as the acting and singing voice of Odette in The Swan Princess, as well as the significant amount of voice acting work, and countless commercial recordings she has done.

Nina Herzog #2  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Nina Herzog, singer/songwriter, voice actor, session singer and entertainer extraordinaire, released her debut EP, “Together Away” on Friday, March 12th, 2021.   During this interview, Nina talks in detail about each of the six songs on the EP. 

Joel Hoekstra  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music talks with guitarist Joel Hoekstra as he is set to release the Joel Hoekstra's 13 album Running Games on Frontiers Records. Joel is one of the most talented and versatile guitar players in the world today. He has played in theater productions on Broadway, he is pop icon Cher's guitarist, and he has played in bands that range from The Turtles to Whitesnake. In this conversation, Joel talks about the details of his latest record, Running Games, but he also talks about casually listening to music, keeping the family unit together, and the thing he finds most challenging in his career.
       
In Theory  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!     
In Theory masterminds Mike Mostert and Tony Covino sit down with Dr. Music to talk about their latest single, "Heroes," as well as some of the other career moments that brought them to this point. Hear about some of the history and happenings of the famed Muscle Shoals recording studios, and learn about the amazing musicians that play with Mike and Tony in In Theory. We talk about how In Theory plans to release music, if they plan to tour, and what their first records were! 

Don Jamieson  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The comedian and co-host of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show talks to Dr. Music about all things hard rock and heavy metal!

Paige King Johnson 
with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!

Dr. Music associate Kevin Mikol sits down to chat with up-and-coming country music singer-songwriter Paige King Johnson. Paige discusses her roots and her "growing up country," as well as what the future might hold for her going forward.

Deanna Johnston with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
As one of the contestants on the RockStar INXS television program, she impressed millions with her strong, husky voice. In this interview from July 2008, Deanna Johnston talks about her latest CD, performing on television, and singing for troops in Afghanistan.
There is also audio of Deanna performing exclusively for Dr. Music readers!!

KC of KC & The Sunshine Band  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Dr. Music talks with the disco legend about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, his upcoming double album, and Ashton Kutcher. And, with the exclusive audio stream, you can hear it straight from the disco legend himself!

Ron Keel  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Known to many as The Metal Cowboy, Ron Keel cemented his legacy in the 80's hair metal scene with his bands Steeler and Keel. Ron has remained active in music ever since, and this interview finds him discussing a new record from the Ron Keel Band and his history in the industry. 

Jeff Keith  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Have you ever wondered if Jeff Keith would take the gig if Aerosmith's Joe Perry asked him to fill Steven Tyler's shoes? He was asked the question. You can hear him answer it here! Jeff Keith also discusses Tesla's latest release, Five Man London Jam, as well as a few other facets of his long career. 

Bobby Kimball with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The legendary Ex-Toto singer discusses his latest record, We're Not In Kansas Anymore, along with many other facets of his storied career. Hear Kimball talk about a movie he is planning, and the childhood friend that inspired it. You will also hear him tell the story of when he met his musical hero, Ray Charles. Don't miss this intimate conversation with a singing legend!

Adam King  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
aliensdontringdoorbells singer Adam King talks with Dr. Music about the band's debut album, Arrival, and the story behind the band's unique name. Adam also talks about the production by Jeff Kanan, his background in entertainment, and the construction of the brilliant songs on Arrival

Bruce Kulick
The KISS veteran and Grand Funk Railroad guitarist talks to Dr. Music about his latest release, KKB, and almost every facet of his career since he began playing. Does he still speak with former bandmate Michael Bolton? Would he have put on the makeup for the KISS gig? Did he really play with disco group Andrea True Connection?! Click on his name above and find out now!!

Marc LaBelle  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Singer Marc LaBelle of Dirty Honey takes the time to talk with Dr. Music about the future of his band, playing the first ever virtual live show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and what he might say if Joe Perry (Aerosmith) offered him a job. See and hear Marc discuss so much of his life and his band in this fun and informative interview.

Greg Lake
 
with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The former King Crimson frontman and vital member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer talks with Dr. Music about everything from his days in King Crimson to his latest retrospective, Songs Of A Lifetime, and everything in between. Hear Lake tell it in his own words with exclusive audio of the conversation!
 
Jonny Lang with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The child prodigy that exploded onto the scene with his Lie To Me record in 1996 chats with Dr. Music about family, his latest album Fight For My Soul, and singing vs. playing guitar. Hear the entire conversation with the embedded audio player! A review of Lang's latest release, Fight For My Soul, is also included. 

Kelly Lang
  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music associate talks with Country music star Kelly Lang as she prepares to release her latest album, Old Soul. Kelly talks about being involved in the music industry from a very young age and discusses many experiences along her journey.

Johnny Lee  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Country music legend Johnny Lee takes the time to speak with Dr. Music associate "Country" Kevin Mikol in a rare interview opportunity.
Johnny discusses his latest record, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," the 40th anniversary of his #1 song "Looking For Love," as well as the many other facets of his storied career. Don't miss this rare interview with the great Johnny Lee!!


Howard Leese #1 with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview with the longtime guitarist/keyboardist for Heart, Howard Leese discusses his days with Ann & Nancy Wilson, his family, his current gig as musical director and guitarist with The Paul Rodgers Band, and much more.
Click on the link within the interview and listen to the actual interview in its entirety!!

Howard Leese #2 with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview with former member of Heart, Howard Leese, he discusses the many facets of his upcoming solo album, "Secret Weapon." Click on the link within the interview and listen to our conversation, in its entirety, as it happened!!
  
Howard Leese "Secret Weapon" review / interview with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Ex-Heart guitarist Howard Leese released his debut solo CD, "Secret Weapon," on July 8, 2009. This interview took place in Leese's room at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan on July 1, 2009, just hours before a Bad Company gig. We talked about everything from "Secret Weapon" to his role in the Guns 'N' Roses album, "Chinese Democracy"!!! Click on the link to the exclusive audio and hear our conversation from that day - unedited - exactly as it happened.

Bill Leverty  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview with the longtime guitarist for Firehouse, Bill Leverty talks about almost every facet of his career, from the very beginnings of Firehouse to the release of his fifth solo album, Divided We Fall.

George Lynch  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
George Lynch, known for his work with L.A. metal band Dokken, is a guitar player that can play anything. In this interview, Lynch talks with Dr. Music about his latest Lynch Mob record, The Brotherhood, as well as the many other projects he's working on. In this exclusive audio interview, hear George talk about his career, his family, his gear, and his dream of building his own home. 

George Lynch #2  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Legendary guitarist George Lynch talks about his latest Lynch Mob release, Wicked Sensation Reimagined, as well as the many projects that he is currently involved with. 

Carrington MacDuffie  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music Associate Kevin Mikol had the pleasure of speaking with Singer/Songwriter Carrington MacDuffie about how she originally discovered her passion for music, and how she came to formally pursue music as a career. She also talks about composing and performing in her road band with her instrument of choice—an awesome custom made electric ukulele!   

Roger Joseph Manning Jr.   with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Armed with a session list that reads like a Most Legendary Artists of All-Time article, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is one of the most sought after session musicians in the world. He came to prominence as a founder of pop band Jellyfish, and has been a keyboard player for Beck for more than 20 years. In this interview, Manning talks about his latest solo effort, Glamping, as well as almost every other facet of his illustrious career. 

Frank Marino
Legendary Mahogany Rush guitarist Frank Marino talks about Jimi Hendrix, his love of pop music, his love for his family, the best song he's ever written, and much more.

Van Mclain
The name might not ring a bell but his band, Shooting Star, might get the fire alarm going. With a string of moderately successful hits in the early 80's and over three decades of creating music, Van Mclain explains his passion, his misfortune, and why he's giving away his music.
 

Dave Mason  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Dr. Music talks with the former Traffic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer about everything from his songwriting process to his work with Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson.
 
Robin McAuley  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this conversation, former McAuley Schenker Group vocalist Robin McAuley talks about his latest group project Black Swan, and their debut album Shake The World. You'll also hear Robin talk about growing up in Ireland, his time with Michael Schenker, and the stories behind the songs.

Dino McCord  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music associate Kevin Mikol chats with Dino McCord of Sacramento-based rock band Red Voodoo. Dino and his bandmates average 17 years of age, with a sound that harkens back to a 70's and 80's classic rock.
Dino discusses the band's beginnings, what it's like to have Tesla's Frank Hannon as a mentor, and what the future might hold for Red Voodoo.

Dino McCord #2
  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Red Voodoo singer Dino McCord talks with Dr. Music about the formation of his band, the band's new single "Bring It Back," and their soon to be released debut album. Dino also talks about what he likes to do away from music and what it's been like to have Frank Hannon of Tesla mentoring the band.

Henry McCullough with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!
Fans of Paul McCartney will know Henry McCullough from his work with Wings. And fans of the Woodstock era might remember hearing and seeing Henry playing in Joe Cocker's band. But, no matter where you might know Henry McCullough from, you don't want to miss this interview. Dr. Music staff member Kevin Mikol spoke with McCullough just days before his appearance at Beatles Fest in Chicago on August 5-7, 2011.  

Don McLean
  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Music legend Don McLean talks with Dr. Music about the 50th anniversary of his iconic song, "American Pie," and the newly recorded version he did with vocal group Home Free. You can also hear him tell a wonderful story about how he obtained a 5-string banjo from The Weavers' Erik Darling!
When has Don McLean refused the use of "American Pie"? 
Does he feel that "American Pie" has overshadowed his other songs? 
These questions and more are answered in this very special interview with the great Don McLean!

Anne Akiko Meyers "Smile" review / interview
with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
This interview with world renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers was done just after the release of her Smile CD. You can read my review of the disc, and then click on the audio link at the end of the review to hear my interview with her in its entirety! Hear Anne talk about some of the preparations she went through for the Smile album, the most memorable moment of her career, and what's on her iPod!

Marco Minnemann with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Moon drummer and friend to the Dr. Music website, Chris Schneberger, joins drummer extraordinaire Marco Minnemann for a fun and informative conversation. They talk about Minnemann's latest project, McStine & Minnemann, as well as a host of other topics including drums and Rush!

Austin Mo  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music talks with up-and-coming guitarist and vocalist Austin Mo about his latest single, "The River," and his ability to sound like a veteran player at the young age of 23. Austin has found a mentor in Tesla's Frank Hannon, and he is poised to take the world by storm.

Taylor Momsen
The sexy, sultry and all around badass singer of The Pretty Reckless, Taylor talks to Dr. Music just prior to a performance at Chicago's House Of Blues.

Jordan Moore  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music associate "Country" Kevin Mikol talks with up-and-coming Country music artist Jordan Moore. Jordan discusses his latest single "Hard At Quittin'," how he got back into his music career after a long hiatus, his passion for helping others, and what's next in his career.

Vinnie Moore  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The guitar virtuoso that filled the shoes of the great Michael Schenker in UFO talks to Dr. Music about UFO's latest album, The Salentino Cuts, his solo career, and much much more. 

Neal Morse  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview with the prog god that started Spock's Beard, Flying Colors, Transatlantic, and his own The Neal Morse Band, talks about his upcoming release of Snow LIVE with a reunited Spock's Beard. Neal also discusses Flying Colors, and what he might play for someone that's never heard his music.

Neal Morse #2  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
In this sit-down interview before a gig in Evanston, IL, prog genius Neal Morse discusses his singer-songwriter side and his latest album, Life & Times.

Jared James Nichols with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
My conversation with Jared James Nichols unveiled a vibrant, raw, and passionate young musician who is poised to take on the world. With a sound influenced by all the great blues artists of yesteryear, and a knowledge of the past that's impressive for any age, Jared James Nichols is an artist on the rise.
 

Candice Night
The stunning beauty and elegant vocal tone of Candice Night has been a driving force behind the success of Blackmore's Night, the Renaissance Folk band that she fronts with husband/guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore. In this interview, done just before the release of Blackmore's Night's ninth studio album, Candice discusses motherhood, her Russian ancestry, and the songs that define the sound of Blackmore's Night.

Anette Olzon
The former angelic voice of Nightwish talks to Dr. Music about her latest project with former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen, The Dark Element. Olzon also discusses her time in Nightwish, her dream collaboration, and her future.

Shane Owens with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
In this interview with Dr. Music Associate "Country" Kevin Mikol from, Shane Owens talks about how the music he was raised on inspired him to write and perform in a style that was established by the pioneers of Country Music. During the course of this interview, Shane talks about how Randy Travis helped and encouraged him with his music. He also reminisces about sharing the stage with veteran Country artists such as Toby Keith, Gretchen Wilson, Lorrie Morgan, & Aaron Tippin to name a few.

Stephen Pearcy  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The legendary frontman of L.A. metal pioneers Ratt talks to Dr. Music about his latest solo album, Smash, the reunion of Ratt, and just about every other facet of his career.

Mitch Perry  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The much sought after session guitarist and rock legend talks with Dr. Music about his latest solo effort,
Music Box, and the highlights of his career of more than 40 years.

Ricky Phillips
  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Former member of The Babys, Ricky Phillips, discusses his time in The Babys and his relationship with frontman John Waite. Phillips also discusses finishing Ronnie Montrose's posthumous release 10x10, his current tour as a veteran member of classic rock legends Styx, and much more!

Shawn Phillips
Singer/Songwriter Shawn Phillips discusses being a part of The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's" album, his work with 60's legend Donovan, being a firefighter, and much much more.

Rachel Barton Pine  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine met with me at WFMT Studios in Chicago to discuss her latest CD release,
 "Beethoven & Clement Violin Concertos," and just about every other facet of her amazing career. This is a woman that started playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at 10 years old, played on stage with Plant & Page, and has even carried the Olympic torch. Listen to exclusive audio of Pine discussing these topics, and her love of speed metal!

Mike Portnoy with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Taking place just before the release of the supergroup Sons Of Apollo release, Psychotic Symphony, ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy took time to talk with Dr. Music! He discussed this latest project, some album choices from his favorite influences, and if he would ever accept a gig as the drummer for Rush!

Andy Powell
Wishbone Ash singer/guitarist Andy Powell talks about his family, his guitars, his career, and his relationship with former bandmate, Martin Turner.

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Andy Powell #2 with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview with the Wishbone Ash guitarist and frontman, Powell talks about his band's latest release, Blue Horizon, as well as his court battle to keep the Wishbone Ash name. Other topics of discussion included current band members, life on the road, and the possibility of working with super-producer Rick Rubin. (A review of Blue Horizon is also included!)
 
Bruno Ravel  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Former Danger Danger bassist Bruno Ravel discusses Zokusho, his latest record with The Defiants. Listen to Bruno talk about the details and the recording of Zokusho, as well as candid talk about his time with Danger Danger. You can also read a review of The Defiants' Zokusho!!

Carl Ray  EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music associate "Country" Kevin Mikol talks with country music artist Carl Ray. Carl speaks out about his lifelong friend and mentor Johnny Nash, his love for God, and his latest single, "I Stand With This Country." Enjoy this conversation with Carl Ray, one of the most enthusiastic and inspirational artists in the industry.

Brian Ray  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Former Etta James musical director and current Paul McCartney guitarist Brian Ray discusses his latest single, "Got A New Thing." Brian also gives his insight on what it's like to record and perform with Paul McCartney for the past 18+ years, his history with Etta James, and his love of writing and recording his own music. 
Sit back and enjoy listening to great stories from one of the most jubilant and classy musicians in the world, Mr. Brian Ray!

Ava Rowland  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music Associate Kevin Mikol talks with Country singer/songwriter Ava Rowland about her biggest influences, her Christian upbringing in a family where everyone was a singer, and her current single “He’s Like A Habit.”  Ava also shares the stories behind a couple songs from her most recent EP, “Polaroid Picture." 


Jack Russell  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Talking to him just prior to the release of the Jack Russell's Great White album He Saw It Comin', Dr. Music gets the great lead singer of so many Great White classics to discuss his addictions, his family life, his approach to recording, and his plan to write his autobiography. Hear the entire unedited conversation and read a review of the He Saw It Comin' album right here!!

Gonzo Sandoval 
with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music talks with Gonzo Sandoval, the legendary drummer for Armored Saint, one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time.
Gonzo talks with us about the history of Armored Saint and their brilliant new album, Punching The Sky. He also discusses his passion for photography, the song he would play for someone hearing Armored Saint for the first time, the Armored Saint movie, and more!!

Maia Sharp  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AND PERFORMANCE!!!
Dr. Music Associate Kevin Mikol speaks with Songwriter/Solo Artist Maia Sharp.  During their conversation, Maia talks about how she had originally planned to pursue a career as a saxophonist, until she fell in love with the process of songwriting.  She also explains how Cher became the first internationally famous artist to record one of her songs.  That experience motivated her to write many more songs, some of which have been recorded by other high profile artists such as Bonnie Raitt (one of her favorite artists from her youth) Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, The Chicks, Paul Carrack and Lisa Loeb, to name a few. And, watch for the EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from Maia!!!!

In this candid interview with the drummer for Mannheim Steamroller and Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx), Sharpe discusses being a part of two high profile touring bands, some of his favorite drummers, and his latest solo effort, Lifting The World. (A review of Lifting The World is included.)

Christopher Shayne  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Arizona native Christopher Shayne talks to Dr. Music about his latest EP, Ten High. Christopher also discusses the band's writing process, his influences, and how the band decided to cover a Billie Eilish song.

JD Shelburne  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Dr. Music associate Kevin Mikol speaks with up-and-coming country star JD Shelburne about his journey from growing up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville to playing big stages all over the country, and his latest hit "Church Pew Bar Stool."

Jake Shimabukuro
Enjoy this interview as I sit down with ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and talk about everything from Jimmy Buffett to Eddie Van Halen.

Neal Smith  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The original drummer for the legendary Alice Cooper Band talks about his crazy days of rock decadence with the pioneering band of "shock rock." Listen to Neal Smith tell stories of the road, as well as his old bandmates and his new CD.

Stuart Smith  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The Heaven & Earth guitarist talks to Dr. Music about the band's latest album, Hard To Kill, and what gear he used to record it.


Jeff Scott Soto with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The legendary voice of the first two Yngwie Malmsteen albums, the more recent Sons Of Apollo supergroup, and one of the most versatile rock singers of all time, Jeff Scott Soto discusses his storied career. In a conversation while on tour with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jeff discusses his latest solo release and much of his career leading up to it. 

Jeff Scott Soto #2
  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Once again, Jeff Scott Soto of Sons Of Apollo talks with Dr. Music about the band's latest release, MMXX, and a few other surprises!

Larry Studnicky  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Larry Studnicky, songwriter and creator of the genre-bending band High Plains Drifters, discusses the band's latest single "Santa! Bring My Girlfriend Back!" and so much more. Sit back and enjoy Larry's warm persona as he tells of his journey from Harvard Law to today's music scene.

Todd Sucherman  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Styx drummer Todd Sucherman discusses his very first solo album, Last Flight Home, and the many facets of his career leading up to it. Hear about his most challenging session gig, and get the latest news on an upcoming Styx album!
A review of Last Flight Home is included!

Michael Sweet  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview, Stryper frontman discusses the band's latest release, God Damn Evil, and the controversy surrounding the title. Other topics discussed are new bassist Perry Richardson, the possibility of a new memoir, and Michael's ranking of all the Stryper albums!  

Michael Sweet  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The guitarist/singer of Christian metal legends Stryper talks about his latest solo album, One Sided War, and many other highlights of his long career. 

Michael Sweet
  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this interview with Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, Michael talks about his tenth solo album, appropriately titled Ten. He also talks about the health of Stryper guitarist Oz Fox, the recording process and the guest musicians on Ten, the possibilities of another Sweet & Lynch record, and the chances of seeing a solo tour.

Matt Thomas  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Parmalee singer/guitarist Matt Thomas talks with Dr. Music about the country band's upcoming release, the rock influence on the band, and his love for playing classic theaters.

Keifer Thompson  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Keifer Thompson, of Grammy-nominated country music duo Thompson Square, talks with Dr. Music about everything from taking infants on tour and writing children's books to recording a third Thompson Square record.

Geoff Tate  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
The original Queensryche singer discusses his latest album with his Operation Mindcrime project, and just about every other facet of his storied career. You can hear Geoff discuss his children, his thoughts on the current culture within the United States, and his opinion of current Queensryche singer Todd La Torre.

Mike Tramp  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
In this 2020 conversation with the ex-White Lion singer, we discuss his latest solo effort, Second Time Around, as well as the rest of his fascinating life and career.

Joe Lynn Turner
Rock legend Joe Lynn Turner speaks of his days with Rainbow and Deep Purple, his work in films, and his Madison Square Garden homecoming.

Will Turpin
The 25-year veteran bassist for Collective Soul talks about touring, family life, his band's latest album Blood, and the upcoming 25th anniversary Now's The Time tour.

Donnie Vie  with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Former Enuff Z'Nuff singer/songwriter Donnie Vie talks with Dr. Music about his entire career - from the early days of Enuff Z'Nuff to his current solo work. Donnie shares his open and honest thoughts and stories in this extensive and informative chat. 

Michael Wagener
Super-producer Michael Wagener discusses his work with Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Accept, Skid Row, Megadeth, and many others. Wagener has been the mastermind behind numerous 80's hard rock/metal classics, such as: Metallica's "Master Of Puppets" (engineer) and Skid Row's debut.  Read what Wagener had to say about the latest studio technology, as well as what he's working on for the future.

Narada Michael Walden

The man that has produced more than 50 #1 hits, played drums on some of the best recordings in history (Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra), and won countless awards, talks to Dr. Music about everything from his proudest moment to his latest project with saxophonist Clarence Clemons. Read the words of this musical genius while you feel his kind, gentle and loving spirit shine through.


Mark "Weissguy" Weiss with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!
Legendary rock photographer Mark "Weissguy" Weiss sits down for a marathon session with Dr. Music to talk about his gigantic new book, The Decade That Rocked. Mark talks about everything from hanging out with Ozzy to what kind of cameras he uses to capture his iconic images. Strap yourself in (with a tasty beverage) and get to know Mark Weiss, and get the inside scoop on The Decade That Rocked!! 


Jeff Westlake with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Hydrogyn guitarist talks to Dr. Music about his band's latest record, Redemption, and how the band has changed with the addition of new singer Erica Parrott. He also discusses his new solo release In The Key Of Blue, as well as his past work with producer Michael Wagener, and his love for all things Ronnie James Dio.

John Wetton
Asia frontman John Wetton discusses the Asia Reunion Tour, the origin of the band name, his work with
King Crimson, and the rest of his illustrious career.

Brian Wheat
Dr. Music talks with Tesla's bassist Brian Wheat about his autobiography,
Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla, as well as other aspects of his long career.

Chuck Wright
Bassist Chuck Wright has been a prolific artist on the hard rock and metal scene for decades. After recording the classic "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" anthem with Quiet Riot, Wright went on to play with Giuffria, House Of Lords, and numerous others. Wright discusses his ongoing tenure with Quiet Riot and his new chapter with up and coming rockers, Heaven & Earth.

Brandon Yeagley
Crobot singer Brandon Yeagley talks about the brotherhood he shares with the other members of Crobot, his huge funk influence, his thoughts about music streaming services such as Spotify, and much much more!

Chip Z'Nuff
 with EXCLUSIVE AUDIO!!!
Chicago rock legend Chip Z'Nuff talks about the latest Enuff Z'Nuff album, Clowns Lounge, and where the band looks to go in the future.

Chip Z'Nuff #2  with EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!!!             
Dr. Music associate and longtime music industry associate Kevin Mikol talks with Enuff Z'Nuff founding member Chip Z'Nuff. Kevin and Chip discuss the latest release from Enuff Z'Nuff, Brainwashed Generation, and a whole lot more!





 
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