Wednesday, October 10, 2018

JOHN LODGE MOODY BLUES LEGEND EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

J    O    H    N
L    O    D    G    E
THE MOODY BLUES
LEGENDARY BASSIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER
CHATS ABOUT LATEST ALBUM AND TOUR
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
EXCLUSIVE 

John Lodge is the bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic rock band, The Moody Blues. Songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits “Ride My See-Saw”, “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band)”, “Isn’t Life Strange?” and many more.  Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling more than 70 million albums. 
Lodge has been voted one of the “10 most influential bass players on the planet,” and has been the recipient of many awards, including ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), and Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to name just a few. The Moody Blues have released 15 studio albums and countless compilations, and John has also released three solo albums; NATURAL AVENUE in 1977, 10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO in 2015, and his current LIVE FROM BIRMINGHAM, THE 10,000 LIGHT YEARS TOUR.  He also released the duo album BLUE JAYS in 1975 with Justin Hayward, and they were voted the Top Duo for that year.

2017 saw the 50th Anniversary of the Moody Blues album DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, and to celebrate, John and the Moody Blues embarked on a very special tour that included a complete performance of this iconic and groundbreaking album, the tour continued in January 2018 with the fourth Moody Blues Cruise, dates in the USA and finishing with a residence at the Wynn, Las Vegas.  This celebratory concert ‘Days of Future Passed, Live’ was filmed in Toronto and is also currently being shown on PBS as part of their GREAT PERFORMANCES programme, and has now been released as a DVD, reaching the top of the US DVD charts.
On April 14th, 2019 the Moody Blues were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the ‘Class of 2018’.

Purchase 10,000 Light Years Ago

By JOHN LODGE

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For more information go to johnlodge.com
For more information about The Moody Blues visit …
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TOUR DATES!

John Lodge @ City Winery
Friday, October 12 @ 7:00PMFri, Oct 12 @ 7:00PM

Oct14
John Lodge @ City Winery
Sunday, October 14 @ 7:00PMSun, Oct 14 @ 7:00PM

Oct15
John Lodge @ Sellersville Theater
Monday, October 15 @ 7:00PMMon, Oct 15 @ 7:00PM

Oct17
John Lodge @ City Winery
Wednesday, October 17 @ 8:00PMWed, Oct 17 @ 8:00PM

Oct19
John Lodge @ The Flying Monkey
Friday, October 19 @ 7:00PMFri, Oct 19 @ 7:00PM

Oct20
John Lodge @ Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
Saturday, October 20 @ 8:00PMSat, Oct 20 @ 8:00PM

Oct21
John Lodge @ Greenwich Odeum, Greenwich, RI
Sunday, October 21 @ 7:00PMSun, Oct 21 @ 7:00PM

Oct23
John Lodge @ Regent Theatre
Tuesday, October 23 @ 7:00PMTue, Oct 23 @ 7:00PM

THE MOODY BLUES 
Upcoming Dates

CRUISE TO THE EDGE Feb 4-9, 2019   www.cruisetotheedge.com Tampa-Key west-Cozumel  
Starring YES/STEVE HACKETT/The 10,000 Light Years Band w/John Lodge

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

STEPHEN BISHOP:SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN SPECIAL GUEST ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS'-BBS RADIO

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B   I   S   H   O   P
AN INCREDIBLE  MUSICAL JOURNEY 
THAT GOES "ON AND ON"
SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN-ACTOR
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Stephen Bishop is a world-class guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with a celebrated career of over four decades of live performance, song craftsmanship, recording, and entertainment.  A San Diego native, Stephen Bishop’s introduction to the music industry was after seeing the Beatles perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” at 13 years old. Shortly after seeing their performance, his brother Denny bought him an electric guitar. He began creating his own unique chords, melodies and writing original songs. The first song he ever wrote was called, “Surf’s Turf,” an instrumental. Less than a year after picking up the guitar, Stephen formed a band called, “The Weeds.” Soon after, they began performing at local venues, playing a mixture of original songs and popular hits on the radio at the time. As a band, the Weeds placed second at the Claremont Battle of the Bands in 1966. 


After the Weeds disbanded, Stephen ventured to Los Angeles in the hopes of landing a songwriting contract. Stephen walked the streets of LA in the early 1970’s with nothing more than a $12 guitar. He began playing songs for different publishers in the area and landed a deal with Edwin H. Morris Publishing in Hollywood. Stephen was paid $50 per week. During his first few years at the publishing company, only one of his songs was recorded. At one point, Stephen considered leaving Los Angeles to work for his father's insurance company in San Diego. However, his friend Leah Kunkel connected him with Art Garfunkel. Art recorded two of Stephen's songs on his album, “Breakaway.”
 Shortly thereafter, Stephen was signed to ABC Records. He released his first album, “Careless,” which had two popular hits, “On and On,” and “Save It For a Rainy Day.” It became gold certified, as well as his second album, “Bish.” Stephen Bishop has released 17 albums and has played his songs personally for Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, Melissa Manchester, and Katy Perry. His newest album, "Blueprint" was released in 2016. In Eric Clapton's autobiography, he mentions Stephen Bishop as one of his favorite songwriters.
Accomplishments
Stephen Bishop’s hit song, “It Might Be You,” was the theme to the film “Tootsie.” Stephen has written the themes to several films, including “Animal House,” "The Money Pit," and “White Nights.” His songs have been performed by Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Art Garfunkel, Steve Perry, Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow, David Crosby, The Four Tops, Aswad, Beyonce, and Pavarotti. Stephen was nominated for two Grammy's and awarded an Oscar nomination for his song, “Separate Lives.”
Fun Fact
Stephen appeared as the “Charming Guitar Player,” in Animal House. In the toga party scene, John Belushi slams Stephen's guitar to smithereens. 
Recent News
On March 16th, 2018, Netflix released the film, "Benji." The main theme song for this movie, "Almost Home," was written by Stephen Bishop and Curt Sobel.

For more information about Stephen Bishop and concert dates visit … www.stephenbishop.com and www.facebook.com/stephenbishopofficial




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BISHOP 




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STEPHEN BISHOP

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

W/RAY SHASHO

BBS RADIO

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

BOBBY GOLDSBORO LEGENDARY HITMAKER SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS with RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

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THE LEGENDARY HITMAKER CHATS ABOUT HIS CELEBRATED MUSIC CAREER 
AND LIFE AS A ESTEEMED PAINTER
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
 Bobby Goldsboro's career has been a remarkable evolution. This multi-talented performer started out in the early sixties as a guitarist with the legendary Roy Orbison. During his three years with Orbison he traveled all over the world and even toured with The Beatles.

More million-selling hits followed, setting the stage for 1968 and the classic, "Honey," which became the largest-selling record in the world, selling over 5 million copies! "Watching Scotty Grow" was 1971's No. 1 Soft Rock and Adult Contemporary hit and his recordings of "Little Green Apples" and "With Pen in Hand" have also become classics.

1973 brought Bobby his own nationally syndicated television show, which ran for three successful seasons and became the highest rated variety show in syndication in the '70's. His quick wit made him a much sought-after "regular" on the tv talk show circuit as well. Bobby then formed House of Gold Music, which became one of the most successful music publishing companies in Nashville, publishing such songs as "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Behind Closed Doors."

Bobby Goldsboro, the songwriter has received twenty-seven B.M.I. awards and his compositions have been recorded by such diverse artists as Aretha Franklin, John Denver, Paul Anka, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Dr. John, Conway Twitty and Bette Midler. His compositions, "With Pen in Hand" and "Autumn of My Life" are members of B.M.I.'s exclusive "Million-airs Club," which contains only those songs which have been played on the air over one million times! Bobby's classic composition, "Summer, the First Time" was recently voted the greatest summer song ever in England!
In 1999, Bobby was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. He joined fellow inductees Wilson Pickett and The Temptations for a memorable evening of hits!

Bobby has quickly gained a reputation as a world-class artist. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson now houses one of Bobby's hummingbird paintings. He is being featured in one-man art shows at galleries around the country. His paintings are being purchased by fans and art lovers alike.
Bobby is still an in-demand and popular concert performer and he still enjoys entertaining his many fans. From opera houses in Italy and France to Carnegie Hall in New York City, Bobby has played them all. In a business notorious for chewing up its greatest heroes, Bobby Goldsboro has come through unscathed, as healthy and wholesome as the clean-cut country boy he was in the halcyon days of rock and roll. Like fine wine, Bobby has improved with age. And, the best of Bobby Goldsboro may be yet to come!



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 W/RAY SHASHO
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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

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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.



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AND 

THE GIANTS



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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 … 
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DAVID AND THE GIANTS
SPECIAL GUEST ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
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