Thursday, September 20, 2018

ELIAS SORIANO OF NONPOINT CHATS ABOUT THE BRILLIANT LYRICS ON X (Ten) THEIR NEW CD

E  L  I  A  S
S  O  R  I  A  N  O
'N   O   N   P   O   I   N   T'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on
'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS'


Nonpoint emerged as part of the cultural wave of aggressive-streetwise-metal-mixed-with-melodic-force and unapologetic passion that burst from underground clubs onto Ozzfest and MTV in the “aughts.” But even as radio formats shifted and the window dressing aesthetics changed, the sheer intensity balanced with huge catchiness of Nonpoint bangers like “Bullet with a Name,” “Breaking Skin,” “The Truth” and “That Day” kept them relevant and revered.

The elite squad of Nonpoint’s contemporaries and peers with both staying power and continued creative progression includes chart-topping, trend-proof survivors like Disturbed, Slipknot, Deftones, and Korn. The Fort Lauderdale-based quintet is undeniably counted among those ranks, to diehard true believers who know what’s up. Case in point: less than 24 months ago, Nonpoint’s “Breaking Skin” was the most-played song on SiriusXM Octane for the entire year.


The Poison Red, the veteran rock band’s driving and ambitious ninth album, offers further testament to what makes Nonpoint such a tough act for other bands to follow on the radio dial, onstage at major festivals like Rock On The Range or Australia’s Soundwave, and in any club blessed with one of the band’s sweaty, crowd moving, exhaustion-proof performances. From their earliest ultra DIY releases, through the trio of major label albums, to their more recent work for the world’s most important indies, the energy and determination remains consistent.

“I’m trying to empower people and that’s it,” Soriano says with matter-of-fact clarity. “It’s because I’m trying to empower myself. I’m trying to be a better person. I don’t’ want to be a ‘good’ man, I want to be the best man, the best guy that I can be. I want to always get better.”
It’s hard to imagine another band with the courage to tackle Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” and Pantera’s “Five Minutes Alone” in the first place, let alone pull all of them off like Nonpoint. Those reference points loudly attest to the pure skill and impressive range of Soriano (vocals); the groove-oriented rhythmic pulse of his fellow Floridian cofounder Robb Rivera (drums); the decisive and driving heaviness of longtime band mates Rasheed Thomas (guitar) and Adam Woloszyn  (bass); the shredding technicality of B.C. Kochmit (guitar); and how they merge together to create the unique and recognizable Nonpoint sound.


Nonpoint operates with the bottom-heavy groove of Sabbath, the audacious danger of The Crue and GN’R, the theatrical bent of Maiden, the in-your-face brutality of Pantera and the urgent explosiveness of Rage Against The Machine. This is music for the millions of people who connect just as passionately with Metallica’s Black Album as the record of the same name by Jay-Z, the same fans that grew up to start increasingly rock radio leaning bands like Bring Me The Horizon.

Nonpoint released two new songs recently …  
"Chaos and Earthquakes" and "Dodge Your Destiny." These songs will appear on the band's new album, titled and pronounced "Ten," via Spinefarm Records. The album is the tenth studio release of the band's career.


"Ten - I can already tell is going to become a flagship record for us," said singer Elias Soriano. "Watching people's reactions when we play them the new music tells me that we have created something that is going to move crowds and may even redefine us. It's the year of the X." 

The band is currently sorting its next set of tour plans and will spend much of this year and beyond on the road in support of its last effort

Order the new album by Nonpoint entitled X (Ten) at http://nonpoint.merchnow.com/


For more information about NONPOINT visit …
https://www.facebook.com/nonpointworld/
http://nonpoint.com
https://twitter.com/nonpoint
https://www.instagram.com/nonpointofficial


nonpoint

X

available at 
amazon.com




ELIAS SORIANO
of N O N P O I N T
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

DAVID HUFF:FINDING JESUS IN ROCK AND ROLL:DAVID AND THE GIANTS

D  A  V  I  D
H   U   F   F
SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN-PRODUCER
FINDING JESUS IN ROCK AND ROLL
'DAVID AND THE GIANTS'
After a newfound relationship with Jesus Christ in the summer of 1977, David and the Giants sought to change the very foundation of the group from the secular rock scene to a different style of Christian music. Through 1997 the original band and other musicians produced 17 inspiring contemporary Christian Rock albums.

David & The Giants was formed in 1964 when David Huff dropped out of Jones Junior College to follow his dream. Around 1965 David’s brothers Rayborn and Clayborn joined the group. Larry Papania and Bill Barnette were the first 2 drummers for D & G. Jerry Parker was the drummer from 1966 until he was replaced by Keith Thibodeaux in 1969. During the 1960’s and early 1970’s, David & The Giants [featuring Keith Thibodeaux and David’s brothers Clayborn and Rayborn] toured heavily as a secular Rock ‘n’ Roll band, sharing the stage and in the studio with such formidable acts such as: Styx, Chuck Berry, Cheech and Chong, Black Oak Arkansas ,Rod Stewart ,The Rolling Stones, and Stevie Wonder.
Playing secular music at colleges, high schools and clubs was the way of life for D&G. They were signed with Capitol Records, MGM Records, United Artist Records and CBS Records.

The first three Christian albums had more ballads and a pop-rock sound and included “Glory Hallelujah” and “Roll On”, later covered by Wayne Watson.  The original version of “Noah”, now a classic song and fan favorite recorded in 1978.  Gerald Hagan played piano during these early years, leaving the band in 1980. Owen Hale played drums on the first three D&G recordings until Keith Thibodeaux rejoined the group in 1979.
Heaven or Hell (1981) would continue their more rock roots sound making David & The Giants truly pioneers in the early days of Contemporary Christian music. In 1982 after signing with the Columbia Records’ Christian label – Priority Records the first release, entitled simply David & The Giants was widely distributed.
The next album, Riders In The Sky (1983) produced staples like:Step by Step,King of the Jews, Look at the People.Then three more albums; Inhabitants of the Rock (1984), Under Control (1985) and Magnificat (1987) released on the Myrrh Label produced several radio hits like:
I Am Persuaded,His Love Lifted Me Up.Why.I Can Depend On You.
Giant Records, a self- label of David’s was created in 1988 with Strangers To The Night the first release.
The 1980’s was finished out with R-U Gonna Stand Up (1989) which produced the still popular radio hit “Here’s My Heart”. Thanks to a mislabeled CD that was supposed to be from Soul II Soul, WNCI Program Director Dave Robbins from Columbus Ohio liked the song enough to put it on the air. WNCI received such positive response that it was added into regular rotation.


Keith Thibodeaux left the band after the recording of R-U Gonna Stand Up in the summer of 1989.
1990 issued in a new decade along with Distant Journey with Lance Huff, David’s son, on the drums to replace Keith. In 1991 Distant Journey was nominated for a Dove Award for “Rock Album of the Year“.
Other releases, Long Time Coming (1992) and Giant Hits (1993) in the early 1990’s had three hits:Stumbling Block to a Stepping Stone,I’m Still Rocking,Always on My Mind.
Since 2007, the David & The Giants original band members have been getting back together frequently for reunion concerts and produced the live album Still Rockin’ in 2014.



DAVID 

AND 

THE GIANTS



40TH 
ANNIVERSARY
THE BEST IS YET TO COME


AVAILABLE AT 
AMAZON.COM





For more information about David Huff and David & The Giants visit … www.davidhuff.com  
and www.facebook.com/davidandthegiants

Purchase   2017: Live in Pearl David and the Giants (Giant) (David Huff, Clayborn Huff, Rayborn Huff, Keith Thibodeaux)  
Also … Still Rockin' (Live)Sep 9, 2014 by David & The Giants … 
available at amazon.com.

D   A   V   I   D
H   U   F   F
DAVID AND THE GIANTS
SPECIAL GUEST ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

GREG X. VOLZ 'PETRA' LEGENDARY SINGER SPECIAL GUEST ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS'

G  R  E  G   X.  V  O  L  Z
LEGENDARY CHRISTIAN ROCKER
WITH
P   E   T   R   A
BACK ON TOUR WITH THE CPR BAND
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Greg Volz showed great skills in singing from a very early age. Being a self-taught musician, when he was 13 years old, he started his own band called The Wombats. As he grew up, he went on to share the stage with the likes of Janis Joplin, Chicago and others. In 1970 he became a born-again Christian and started performing with several Christian bands. He formed a band called Gideon's Bible, and later toured with a group known simply as e Band, which was a part of the Jesus Movement. E's only studio recordings can be found on the rock musical 2LP-album Because I Am released in 1973. After e broke up in 1975 Volz moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he worked with legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy. He also performed the lead role in a rock stage musical called Ezekiel.

In 1976, Volz received two of the most important calls of his life. First, he was offered the lead singer position of REO Speedwagon. Volz, being a recently converted Christian, declined. Six weeks later, he got the call to participate in Petra's second album, Come and Join Us. Although at that time he participated as a guest singer in just three songs, founder/guitarist Bob Hartman (who, at that time, was sharing the lead-singing duties with co-founder/guitarist Greg Hough) Huff offered Volz the full-time position.

His first full-time album with the band, Washes Whiter Than, came in 1979 and therein came one of the most prolific periods of the legendary band. Volz remained the lead singer until 1985 when he left to pursue a solo career. Volz released his first solo effort, titled The River is Rising in 1986 under Myrrh Records. He followed it with three other moderately successful albums. During this time, he also toured with Joe English in a band called Pieces of Eight. Volz' tours drew in the 1,000 to 1,500 range during this time - a very respectable number for a Contemporary Christian artist, but nowhere near the level he experienced at the end of his tenure with Petra.

In October 4, 2005 he re-joined Petra for the live recording of their last DVD, Petra Farewell. He joined the stage with current singer John Schlitt for a medley of ballads, and he followed it with a solo rendition of "Grave Robber", which was one of his hits with the band.

In 2010 he spear-headed the renewal of the classic members of Petra from the early 80's. Classic Petra was born. Greg X. Volz, John Lowry, Louie Weaver, Mark Kelly and Bob Hartman took the band on a 2year world tour with new recordings of the classic songs. ​In 2016 Greg, Louie and John agreed to record another album of classic Petra songs and recruit the talent of former Petra member, Ronny Cates, and former Pieces of Eight Member, Kirk Henderson. Greg Bailey, another former Petra member, was asked to play bass on the 2018-19 tour. This new project is called CPR. 


Be sure to catch Classic Petra w/ David & The Giants -Fri SEPT 21ST 7:00 PM EDT · at Victory Church in Lakeland Florida


Order GOD ONLY KNOWS by Greg X Volz
And BACK TO THE ROCK II by The CPR at amazon.com

BACK TO 
THE ROCK II

By 
the CPR band

available at amazon.com



GREG X.VOLZ
LEGENDARY PETRA SINGER
SPECIAL GUEST ON
'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS'
W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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COMING SOON!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

THE SEARCHERS AND GUITARIST JOHN MCNALLY BID A LONG FINAL FAREWELL TO ITS DEVOTED AND BELOVED AUDIENCES

J   O   H   N
M   C   N   A   L   L   Y
GUITARIST
WITH THE LEGENDARY 
SEARCHERS
A LONG AND FINAL FAREWELL!
EXCLUSIVE
Remember....
"Sweets for My Sweet"; "Needles and Pins" "When You Walk in the Room"; "Sugar and Spice";  "Don't Throw Your Love Away"' "Love Potion No. 9" to name just a few …  the Searchers tied for the second group from Liverpool, after the Beatles, to have a hit in the US when their "Needles and Pins" and the Swinging Blue Jeans' "Hippy Hippy Shake" both reached the Hot 100 on 7 March 1964.
It’s little wonder then that most observers considered The Searchers to be the most successful and important Group, after the Beatles, in that quite wonderful period of Pop Music.

Originally founded as a skiffle group in Liverpool in 1959 by John McNally and Mike Pender (Mike Prendergast), the band took their name from the classic 1956 John Wayne western The Searchers.
The band grew out of an earlier skiffle group formed by McNally, with his friends Brian Dolan (guitar) and Tony West (bass). When the other two members lost interest, McNally was joined by his guitarist neighbor Mike Prendergast. They soon recruited Tony Jackson with his home-made bass guitar and amplifier and styled themselves Tony and the Searchers with Joe Kelly on drums. Kelly soon left to be replaced by Norman McGarry and it is this line-up—McNally, Pender (as he soon became known), Jackson and McGarry—that is usually cited as the original foursome.

The band returned to a residence, at the Iron Door Club and it was there that they tape recorded the sessions that led to a recording contract with Pye Records with Tony Hatch as producer.
Hatch played piano on some recordings and wrote "Sugar and Spice"—the band’s second number one record—under the pseudonym Fred Nightingale; a secret he kept from the band at the time.
The group continued to tour through the 1970s and were rewarded in 1979 when Sire Records signed the band to a multi-record deal. Two albums were released by them, The Searchers and Play for Today (retitled Love's Melodies outside the UK). Both records garnered great critical acclaim but did not break into the charts. They did however revitalize the group's career. According to John McNally, the band were ready to head into the studio to record a third album for Sire when they were informed that due to label reorganization, their contract had been dropped.
In 1981, the band signed to PRT Records (formerly Pye, their original label) and began recording an album but only one single, "I Don't Want To Be The One" backed with "Hollywood", saw the light of day at that time. The rest of the tracks would be released as part of 2004's 40th Anniversary collection.

In 1985 MIKE PENDER left The Searchers to form his own group. His aim was, and still is to this day, to faithfully recreate the sound and feel of those Hit Recordings and at the same time introduce other material that compliments Mike's unique voice and guitar style.
In 1988, Coconut Records signed The Searchers and the album Hungry Hearts was the result. A very contemporary sounding release, it featured modern sounding remakes of "Needles and Pins" and "Sweets For My Sweets". While the album was not a major hit, it did keep the group in the public eye.
John McNally and the Searchers are still going strong today and hold a significant fanbase worldwide.


The band members are:
John McNally - original member and founder, 6string/12 string guitarist and vocals

Frank Allen - bass guitarist, vocals and front man

Spencer James - guitar synth and lead vocals

Scott Ottaway – on drums.


For more information about John McNally and The Searchers and up to the minute concert dates visit … http://www.the-searchers.co.uk/


JOHN MCNALLY GUITARIST 
FOR
 THE SEARCHERS
ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' w/RAY SHASHO
EXCLUSIVE 
BBS RADIO

THE SEARCHERS TOUR DATES

Fri 31 August:        WORTHING  Pavilion Theatre (S)

SEPTEMBER
Sat 1 September:    FALMOUTH  Princess Pavilion (S)
Sun 2 September:    TORQUAY  Princess Theatre (S)
Fri 7 September:    CHRISTCHURCH  Regent Centre (S)
Fri 28 September:    GREAT YARMOUTH  St Georges Theatre (S)
Sat 29 September:    CROMER  Pier Pavilion (S)
Sun 30 September:    WHITBY  Pavilion Complex

SIXTIES GOLD AUTUMN TOUR
Featuring The Searchers, P J Proby, The Merseybeats,
The Fortunes, Steve Ellis (Love Affair) and Vanity Fare

For fuller information please see www.sixtiesgoldtour.co.uk
OCTOBER

Tues 2 October:    OXFORD  New Theatre
Wed 3 October:    SOUTHPORT  Southport Theatre
Thur 4 October:    LLANDUDNO  Venue Cymru
Fri 5 October:        CARDIFF  St David’s Hall
Sat 6 October:        ST ALBANS  Alban Arena (2 shows)
Sun 7 October:    IPSWICH  Regent Theatre
Fri 12 October:    LEICESTER  De Montfort Hall
Sat 13 October:    STEVENAGE  Concert Hall
Sun 14 October:    SOUTHEND  Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 19 October:    WEYMOUTH  Pavilion Theatre
Sat 20 October:    MARGATE  Winter Gardens
Sun 21 October:    WIMBLEDON  Wimbledon Theatre
Thur 25 October:    DARTFORD  Orchard Theatre (2 shows)
Fri 26 October:   STOW ON THE WOLD   St Edward's Church (Stow Music Festival) (not part of Sixties Gold tour)
Sun 28 October:    LEEDS  Grand Theatre (2 shows)

NOVEMBER

Thur 1 November:    GLASGOW  Royal Concert  Hall
Fri 2 November:    DUNDEE  Caird Hall
Sat 3 November:    INVERNESS  Eden Court (2 shows)
Sun 4 November:    ABERDEEN  Beach Ballroom
Tue 6 November:    GATESHEAD  The Sage
Wed 7 November:    BLACKPOOL  Opera House
Sat 10 November NORTHAMPTON Derngate
Sun 11 November:  NORWICH  Theatre Royal
Sat 17 November:    LIVERPOOL  Philharmonic Hall
Sun 18 November:    CAMBRIDGE  Corn Exchange
Fri 23 November:    DONCASTER  The Dome
Sun 25 November:    SOUTHAMPTON  Mayflower Theatre
Wed 28 November:    BIRMINGHAM  Symphony Hall
Fri 30 November:    MANCHESTER  Bridgewater Hall

DECEMBER

Sun 2 December:    CARLISLE  Sands Centre

(end of Sixties Gold Tour)

Fri 7 December:      WIMBORNE  Tivoli Theatre (S)
Sat 8 December:     WORCESTER  Huntingdon Hall
Fri 14 December:    NR NOTTINGHAM   Lowdham Village Hall (S)
Sat 15 December:    NR CHARD  Cricket St Thomas (Warner's weekend break)
Sun 23 December:   HULL  City Hall


THE SEARCHERS FAREWELL TOUR
4 January – 31 March 2019
S = Solo all evening show, with no support acts
Please note that although some of these shows are already on sale,
others may not be for a while yet.
JANUARY
Fri 4 January:      MARKET DRAYTON  Festival at Drayton Centre (S)
Sat 5 January:    MARKET DRAYTON  (as above - second night)
Fri 11 January:    DISS Corn Hall (S)
Sat 12 January:    HAYES  The Beck Theatre (S)
Sun 13 January:    NR READING  The Mill at Sonning (dinner and show)
Thurs 17 January:    MAIDSTONE  Hazlitt Theatre (S)
Fri 18 January:    BASILDON  Towngate Theatre (S)
Sat 19 January:    BURY ST EDMUNDS  Apex Theatre (S)
Sun 20 January:    EPSOM  Playhouse (S)
Wed 23 January: MORECAMBE  Platform Theatre (S)
Thurs 24 January:    RUNCORN  The Brindley (S)
Fri 25 January:    DONCASTER  The Cast (S)
Sat 26 January:    STOCKPORT  Plaza (S)
Sun 27 January:    LINCOLN  New Theatre Royal (S)
Thurs 31 January:    SOLIHULL  Core Theatre (S)

FEBRUARY

Fri 1 February:    RHYL  Pavilion Theatre (S)
Sat  2 February:    BARROW IN FURNESS  Forum 28 (S)
Sun 3 February:    BOLTON  Albert Halls (S)
Weds 6 February:    YEOVIL  Octagon Theatre (S)
Thurs 7 February:    HEREFORD  Courtyard Theatre (S)
Fri 8 February:    PORTHCAWL  Grand Pavilion (S)
Sat 9 February:    NR CAERPHILLY   Blackwood Miners Institute (S)
Sun 10 February:    EVESHAM  Arts Centre (S)
Thurs 14 February:    WAKEFIELD  Theatre Royal (S)
Fri 15 February:    WHITLEY BAY  Playhouse (S)
Sat 16 February:    BROMSGROVE  The Artrix (S)
Sun 17 February:    STAFFORD  The Gatehouse (S)
Mon 18 February:    CANTERBURY  Marlowe Theatre (S)
Thurs 21 February:    LOWESTOFT  The Marina (S)
Fri 22 February:    BEDFORD  Corn Exchange (S)
Sat 23 February:    KINGS LYNN  Corn Exchange (S)
Sun 24 February:    HAYLING ISLAND  Sinah Warren (Warner’s weekend break)
               (not part of the Solo Tour)
Wed 27 February:   POCKLINGTON (near York)  Arts Centre (S)
Thurs 28 February:    GLENROTHES  Rothes Hall (S)

MARCH

Fri 1 March:        MOTHERWELL  Concert Hall (S)
Sat 2 March:        MUSSELBURGH  Brunton Hall (S)
Sun 3 March:        LIVINGSTONE  Howden Park Centre (S)
Weds  6 March:    FAREHAM  Ferneham Hall (S)
Thurs 7 March:    HARLOW  Playhouse (S)
Fri 8 March:        CREWE  Lyceum Theatre (S)
Sat 9 March:        NEW BRIGHTON  Pavilion Theatre (S)
Sun 10 March:        LEEDS  City Varieties (S)
Thurs 14 March:    MANSFIELD  Palace Theatre (S)
Fri 15 March         WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre (S)
Sat 16 March:        HORSHAM  Capitol Theatre (S)
Sun 17 March:      PETERBOROUGH  Key Theatre (S)
Weds 20 March:    CANNOCK  Prince of Wales Theatre (S)
Thurs 21 March:    DARLINGTON  Hippodrome (formerly  Civic)  (S)
Fri 22 March:        LOUGHBOROUGH  Town Hall (S)
Sat 23 March:        LYTHAM ST ANNES  Lowther Pavilion (S)
Sun 24 March:   REDDITCH  Palace Theatre (S) 
Weds 27 March:    HIGH WYCOMBE  Swan Theatre (S)
Thurs 28 March:    CROMER  Pier Pavilion (S)
Fri 29 March:        CAMBERLEY  Camberley Theatre (S)
Sat 30 March:        WEYMOUTH  Pavilion Theatre (S)
Sun 31 March:         NR MILTON KEYNES  The Stables, Wavendon (S) SOLD OUT


Sadly the Searchers will then be retiring  






Thursday, August 23, 2018

PRAIRIE PRINCE LEGENDARY DRUMMER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO

P  R  A  I  R  I  E
P  R  I  N  C  E
LEGENDARY DRUMMER 
FOR
THE TUBES AND TODD RUNDGREN
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 
ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

During the course of 40+ years, while continuing to record, perform and tour the world with The Tubes (15 albums and world tours) Prairie Prince performed and recorded with many of his heroes and fellow artists alike, and fulfilled many desires to execute various drum techniques in a wide variety of musical styles.
In the early 70’s Prairie worked with legendary pianist, Nicky Hopkins, recording two albums with musicians such as George Harrison, Mick Taylor, Ron Wood, Ray Cooper and Klaus Voormann, among others. Prince started the band Journey with Neal Schon and Gregg Rollie shortly after and recorded the demos that got them their first contract. Prince opted not to join the band on a permanent basis for his dedication in The Tubes. After session work with Tommy Bolin, Brewer and Shipley and others in the 70’s, the 80s’ brought work with Chris Isaak and he played drums on his first four albums.

The 90’s brought live performances with Tom Waits. Prairie was the drummer on legendary “King of the Surf Guitar” Dick Dale’s 3 CDs. Then Prince became the full-time drummer for the re-formed “Jefferson Starship” featuring original members Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Jack Casady and Papa John Creach. After 4 CDs and several world tours he bowed out as their full-time drummer in 1998 but continued to perform as their international gig drummer.

In 2006 Prince toured with The New Cars featuring Todd Rundgren as the lead singer, bassist Kasim Sulton, and original The Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes.
Prince continues to perform and tour with The Tubes and Todd Rundgren.

VISUAL ART
Visual Art has always been a huge component In Prairie’s life. He’s painted murals, designed stage sets and have a thriving business creating custom finishes on drums, guitars, motorcycles and vehicles.
Early in his career he teamed up with Michael Cotten (former Tubes member) to create Cotten/Prince, an artistic design partnership. They combined their art expertise and worked with The Tubes choreographer Kenny Ortega (Dirty Dancing, High School Musical) to collaborate as the artistic team responsible for devising the production design and theatrical staging for The Tubes live shows and videos. They also designed the album covers and graphic design for the band.
They also came up with a style and air-brush technique which allowed to design and paint some of the world’s largest murals. 

One of their most famous murals was the “Flying Records” on the exterior of the A&M Records building in Hollywood, Ca. The mural’s demise was mourned by many in the music community, Jerry Moss, founder of A & M Records. The destruction of the mural was documented in a 2012 NPR interview.
Their artistic vision and ability to produce innovative and artistic projects led to working for the world’s top live performers, high-end retailers and companies around the world.
Working with longtime collaborator Kenny Ortega they created set and stage design for some of the world’s biggest musical touring acts (Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Bonnie Raitt, Gloria Estefan, Bette Midler, The Tubes and Todd Rundgren).
They also collaborated on the Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games and the Super Bowl XXX Half-Time Show, starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson’s 1997 “History” tour and “This Is It.”

Prince is also the Artistic Director of MouthMan, a company founded with Ross Valory, founding member and bassist of Journey. They’ve designed a line of shirts where graphic designs of jaws and teeth on the sleeves form a mouth when the wearer “hugs themselves”.




For more information about Prairie Prince visit www.prairieprince.com
With the Tubes www.thetubes.com
And with Todd Rundgren www.todd-rundgren.com



P  R  A  I  R  I  E
P  R  I  N  C  E
SPECIAL GUEST 
ON 
THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO
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And don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business… available now at amazon.com. You’ll live it!!!

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