Friday, April 13, 2018

LEE KERSLAKE 'URIAH HEEP' AND 'OZZY OSBOURNE' LEGEND SPECIAL GUEST ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO

L    E    E
K    E    R    S    L    A    K    E
LEGENDARY DRUMMER
WITH
URIAH HEEP
AND OZZY OSBOURNE

Lee Kerslake is an English musician, best known as the longtime drummer and backing vocalist for the rock band Uriah Heep, in addition to his work in the Ozzy Osbourne band

Kerslake joined Uriah Heep in November 1971, left the band in October 1979, and rejoined them in April 1982. In early 2007 it was announced on the Heep website that Kerslake left the band ‘due to ongoing health problems’.
With Heep, Kerslake also performed backing vocals both on album and on stage. On the Firefly album he was credited with the nickname “The Bear”, a reference to his beard growth and overall solid physical build.

During his time out of Uriah Heep, he worked with Ozzy Osbourne, with whom he recorded Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, and played with bass guitarist Bob Daisley, who later joined Uriah Heep. On the Diary of a Madman notes, Kerslake and Daisley weren’t credited. The two musicians were fired in late March 1981, just after the recording session, and replaced for the tour by Tommy Aldridge and Rudy Sarzo. Aldridge’s and Sarzo’s photos were put on the album and they were credited as studio musicians, but they didn’t play on the album.
In 1998, Kerslake and Daisley filed suit against Ozzy Osbourne and his manager (and wife) Sharon Osbourne, seeking royalties and songwriting credits for their contributions to the Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman albums. Osbourne subsequently erased Kerslake and Daisley’s playing on both albums, replacing their performances with tracks by bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin.

In 2003, Kerslake and Daisley’s lawsuit was dismissed by the United States District Court in Los Angeles. This dismissal was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Lee now performs with his own band “The Lee Kerslake Band”, guests with various bands and regularly joins ex-Heep members Ken Hensley and Paul Newton in “Uriah Heep Legends”

For more information about Lee Kerslake visit …



BERGGREN
KERSLAKE 
BAND

THE
SUN HAS
GONE HAZY

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM



L   E   E    K   E   R   S   L   A   K   E
INTERVIEWED ON
THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

JOE DENINZON OF 'STRATOSPHEERIUS' SPECIAL GUEST ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW -BBS RADIO

J   O   E
D   E   N   I   N   Z   O   N
'THE JIMI HENDRIX OF THE VIOLIN'
SINGER-SONGWRITER-
MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST
WITH
'STRATOSPHEERIOUS'

Joe Deninzon has been hailed by critics as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin,” because of his innovative style on the “Viper” electric sevenstring electric violin. Joe has worked with Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Skolnick, Smokey Robinson, Les Paul, Peter Criss from KISS, Renaissance, and as a soloist with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York City Ballet.


Joe is the lead singer and violinist for the progressive rock band, Stratospheerius (www.stratospheerius.com), which has recently released their fifth CD entitled GUILTY OF INNOCENCE on Melodic Revolution Records. 

"GUILTY OF INNOCENCE is not only great, but one of the most hectic and heart-stopping albums I’ve listened to,” states “Music From the Other Side of the Room”’s  Zachary Nathanson.
“Splashy and theatrical, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE is a howl for justice delivered by virtuosos completely in synch with one another!“ writes “Strings” Magazine, the “Bible” for the String music world.)   
Joe Deninzon can be heard on over a hundred CD’s and jingles as a violinist and string arranger. A BMI Jazz Composer’s Grant recipient and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, he has written a solo piece for violinist Rachel
Barton Pine, and in 2015, premiered his “Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra” with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.

Joe’s original music has been featured on CMT, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, National Geographic, the Travel Channel, the History Channel, and the Will Ferrell/ Adam McKay- produced film “Virginity Hit.” He also co-wrote the score for the independent film, “What’s Up Scarlet” (Open City Films). Joe is also a member of the Sweet Plantain String Quartet www.sweetplantain.com), which combines Latin Jazz with hip-hop and Classical music, and has toured throughout Europe and the U.S. Joe has also released a CD with his Acoustic Jazz Trio, titled “Exuberance.”

As an educator, Joe has taught at Mark O’Connor’s String Camp and Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp, and makes annual appearances performing at the Grand Canyon Music Festival with renowned harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio. In 2006, Joe co-founded the Grand Canyon School of Rock, an annual music program for local high school students. He regularly travels as a clinician and has contributed articles to Strings, Downbeat, American String Teachers
Journal, and Making Music Magazine. In 2012, Joe wrote a book on electric violin techniques Mel Bay Publications, titled “Plugging In.”
has made the Downbeat Critic’s pole for “rising stars” in jazz/rock violin. Chris Haigh’s book, “Discovering Rock Violin,” lists one of Joe’s recor
ded solos among the “20 greatest rock violin solos of all time.”
Joe holds Bachelor’s degrees in Violin JOE Performance and Jazz Violin from Indiana University and a Maste Jazz/Commercial violin from Manhattan School of Music. 
For more information about Joe Deninzon visit … www.joedeninzon.com and www.Stratospheerius.com

Also Purchase Joe’s Book Plugging In: A Guide to Gear and New Techniques for the 21st Century Violinist available at amazon.com

JOE DENINZON &
STRATOSPHEERIUS

GUILTY OF
INNOCENCE

available at amazon.com


JOE DENINZON OF STRATOSPHEERIUS
SPECIAL GUEST
ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW
BBS RADIO



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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

MARK STEIN 'VANILLA FUDGE' LEGEND SPECIAL GUEST ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO

M  A  R  K
S  T  E  I  N
'V    A   N   I   L   L   A  
  F   U   D   G   E'
LEGENDARY
SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN
TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW BAND

Mark Stein’s legacy spans over five decades, and he has influenced some of the most well-known rock bands and musicians. Mark Stein is known as the voice, keyboardist and music arranger of the classic rock band Vanilla Fudge. Mark first founded Vanilla Fudge in 1966 at the age of 18 with members Tim Bogert, Vinny Martell, and Carmine Appice.
His new group, The Mark Stein Project continues to share his music, passion and stories. The Mark Stein Project is a true classic rock experience! Performing the hit songs of all the great artists he’s worked with, backed by a hand-picked, exciting array of young talent that kicks ass!!!


The Mark Stein Project features:

*Mark Stein: Vocals/Keyboards (Vanilla Fudge, Dave Mason, Alice Cooper, Carl Palmer, Tommy Bolin)
*Mark Hitt: Guitar/Vocals (Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), John Entwistle, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, The Tubes) *Jordan Steinberg: Bass/Vocals *Charlie Zeleny: Drums (Joe Lynn Turner from Rainbow/Deep Purple, Derek St. Holmes, Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater)

Touted by critics as one of the great voices in Rock—alongside of Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner—The Mark Stein Project is a night of great music & storytelling. Discover a place where a song leads to a story, and a story leads to a song. More than just a singer/musician, Stein is a skilled entertainer, with the talent and charisma to take the crowd along for a wonderful ride of the classic rock experience.

Stein has shared whiskey with Janis Joplin, sung with Michael Jackson, toured with Jimi Hendrix, and witnessed the dawn of Led Zeppelin. His firsthand storytelling that reflects on the history of rock gives the audience a “You are There” feeling that can only be told by someone who has lived it.
The debut album: Vanilla Fudge was the first of its kind to reach the top 10 on Billboard charts without a hit single. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was released one year later and went to #1 on most radio playlists, both in America and all over the World! The psychedelic symphonic rock sound of the band was spearheaded by the Hammond organ & vocal style of Mark Stein. “The Fudge” have been heralded by critics as the doorway between pop music and Progressive Rock. Bands including Deep Purple, Yes, Uriah Heep and even Led Zeppelin have said that Vanilla Fudge had a profound influence on them.
Rolling Stone magazine wrote: “There was nothing, even in 1967, like the 10-ton shock of this Long Island quartet’s cover of the Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On, with the lava-flow sustain of Mark Stein’s Hammond organ…”
Stein has toured and/or recorded, and appeared throughout his career with Dave Mason, Tommy Bolin, Alice Cooper, The Doors, Deep Purple, Rod Stewart, Carl Palmer (in a tribute to Keith Emerson), and Michael Jackson.

The Mark Stein Project will be releasing a new EP & Video to be released in 2018; stay tuned for more details.

Mark’s official website at …
http://www.mark-stein.com/
Or Mark’s facebook page at … https://www.facebook.com/markstein.vf/
Visit the official website for the Vanilla Fudge at … http://www.vanillafudge.com/main.htmOr the Vanilla Fudge Facebook site at …. https://www.facebook.com/VanillaFudgeOfficialSite/

You can purchase Mark Stein’s book

‘YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON 

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM




SPIRIT OF '67

BY
VANILLA
FUDGE


AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM


M   A   R   K
S   T   E   I   N
INTERVIEWED ON
THE RAY SHASHO SHOW
BBS RADIO
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Friday, March 2, 2018

KEVIN MARTIN PROLIFIC SINGER AND SONGWRITER WITH CANDLEBOX ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

K  E  V  I  N
M  A  R  T  I  N
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
CANDLEBOX CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH U.S. TOUR 
25 YEARS OF ROCK
 & STILL ROLLING!
Currently celebrating their 25th anniversary, multi-platinum rock band Candlebox has not only withstood the test of time but, more importantly, they’ve withstood trends, trials and tribulations and come out stronger for it. Because for this hard-working band out of Seattle, the goal has always been the same – to create iconic music that would last a lifetime.



Taking their name after a Midnight Oil song, Candlebox burst onto the scene in 1991 with their debut, self-titled album that went on to sell more than four million copies, was certified four times platinum, and landed them in the number 7 spot on the Billboard Charts.

Their follow up album Lucy was also well received earning them a platinum certification and solidifying them as a tour de force in the thriving 90s music scene. The band would then go on to release Happy Pills in 1998, which would be their last album before their eventual hiatus in 2000.
The driving force behind Candlebox’s success has been their explosive live show and throughout their career, they’ve toured with such bands as Living Colour, The Flaming Lips, Our Lady Peace, Rush, Henry Rollins, Metallica and more. They were also a featured band on the main-stage at Woodstock '94 and made repeat live performances on the David Letterman show.
They are best known for the singles "Change", "You", "Far Behind" and "Simple Lessons". "Far Behind" from their debut album entered Billboard's Top 20 in July of 1993 and didn't drop off the charts until January of 1994. The videos for "Far Behind" and "You" were in seemingly perpetual rotation on MTV and became two of the most requested videos of 1993.

The band took a break from 2000 to 2006 and in 2008 the band reformed and released their fourth studio album called "Into The Sun". This meant their return since 1998's Happy Pills. Also, they released a live album called Alive in Seattle, which included tracks from all their past albums.
Candlebox then spent years touring and released their sixth album Disappearing in Airports, which debuted at #9 on the Billboard Charts and spurred many tours including a successful European tour. In January of 2018, the group kicked off their much-publicized “25 Years Of Rock & Still Rolling Tour” and announced two exclusive Seattle shows with all four original members, which sold out in minutes.
The tour kicked off on January 25th in Grand Rapids, MI, this powerhouse band will perform the hits from the album that launched their careers including “Far Behind,” “You,” and “Cover Me” as well as offer a career retrospective by playing songs from the entire six CD catalogue all the way up to their latest release Disappearing in Airports.

To keep the tour fresh and exciting for fans, frontman and founder Kevin Martin decided to incorporate a variety of show formats and performance styles that would highlight the band’s dexterity. The routing comprises large venue concerts and appearances on such festivals as Rocklahoma as well as intimate acoustic dates that lend themselves to a story-tellers format.

“This tour is for our fans, those that have continued to support us for 25 years,” said Martin. “It’s been an honor to play for them throughout the years and we feel truly fortunate that our music continues to resonate with our audience. We can’t wait to hit the road for this one – I think people will be in for some big surprises!”
In addition to Martin, Candlebox members include Adam Kury on bass, Brian Quinn on lead guitar, Island Styles on guitar and Robin Diaz on drums.  

For more information, please visit http://www.candleboxrocks.com.


Candelbox on Twitter https://twitter.com/candlebox

Kevin Martin on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IMKMSOUNDS/

Purchase the latest album from Candlebox entitled Disappearing In Airports  available now at amazon.com

CANDLEBOX

DISAPPEARING 
IN
AIRPORTS

AVAILABLE AT
AMAZON.COM

(5) STARS!



K  E  V  I  N
M  A  R  T  I  N
LEGENDARY FRONTMAN 
'CANDLEBOX'
INTERVIEWED ON 
THE RAY SHASHO SHOW
BBS RADIO
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Have a great week everybody!



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MICK BOX OF URIAH HEEP FROM HOUSE OF BLUES IN ORLANDO

M   I   C   K     B   O   X
URIAH HEEP 
GUITAR LEGEND
LIVE FROM HOUSE OF BLUES 
IN ORLANDO, FL
ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW
In anticipation of the impending release of their 25th studio album, Living the Dream, classic rock icons URIAH HEEP embark on a North American tour in early 2018.  The tour officially kicked off on February 6th and will run through this spring, with more dates to be announced soon!
Founding member and lead guitarist Mick Box states, "The mighty HEEP are ready to rock North America. We have waited so long to put a tour in place and now we have one set, it is an incredibly exciting feeling to know we will soon be playing to our fans out there. We are counting down the days and our set list will be a musical journey that takes us from our first album 'Very 'Eavy, Very 'Umble to the last one 'Outsider.'' Appy days!"

In addition to the tour announcement, the band have launched a pledge campaign to crowd fund Living the Dream, their forthcoming studio offering, making it the 25th in their storied career. Fans who contribute will have access to exclusive behind the scenes footage from the recording sessions as well as other perks such as playing with the band during a soundcheck, a signed copy of the album, and much more!

ABOUT URIAH HEEP:
URIAH HEEP debuted in 1970 with the release of one of hard rock's milestones, "Very 'eavy... Very 'umble" and have since sold in excess of 40 millions albums worldwide. They constantly tour the world, playing up to 125 shows a year to 500,000+ fans. The band's live set features the classic tracks from the '70s and is a musical journey from the band's beginnings to the present day.

Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep helped invent a decorative and uniquely British form of heavy metal with their debut album, Very 'Eavy, Very 'Umble, offered as a self-titled on American shores, but whatever the titling, historically massive in the invention of a music format that would rule the '70s and only intensify in the '80s.

Uriah Heep have been responsible for the most elevated and intelligent use of vocals in a heavy metal context amongst the major bands inventing the genre in the 1970s. It is for this reason Heep were coined the Beach Boys of Heavy Metal, and their influence is there for all to see in other bands including 'Queen.' They were also one of the forerunners of using the Hammond organ along with Micks signature wah wah guitar and this became the template for their sound.

Success has followed the forging of such an audacious formula. Across 25 studio albums, along with myriad live releases and compilations, Uriah Heep have managed to sell 40 million records worldwide, four million of those in the US. Impressive American numbers, but that leaves 36 million records to be sold in the rest of the world, underscoring the fact that Uriah Heep have become, through their relentless dedication to touring, a truly global band, with particular success in Germany, Scandinavia, Japan, Eastern Europe and Russia, where they were the first Western rock band to play live in Moscow in December 1987 to 180,000 people.

Through their success as Rock n' Roll pioneers this enabled other bands to follow in their wake and Russia is now part of every bands touring schedule.

URIAH HEEP is:
Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals, Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals, Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals, 
Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals

For More Info on the band and concert dtes visit:
www.uriah-heep.com  and
LIVING THE DREAM PLEDGE CAMPAIGN IS LIVE


URIAH HEEP 2018 TOUR DATES:
2/14: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
2/15-2/19: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Rock Legends Cruise V
2/20: Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center
2/21: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater 1894
2/22: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
2/23: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun
2/24: Peekskill, NY @ Paramount Hudson Valley
2/26: Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head
2/27: Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester PAC
3/1: Kent, OH @ Kent Stage
3/2: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
3/3: Cleveland, OH @ Kent Stage
3/4: Angola, IN @ T. Furth Pac
3/6: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
3/9: Milwaukee, WI @ Potawotomi
3/11: St. Charles, IL @ Arcadia Theatre
3/14: Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
3/15: Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
3/16: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
 4/12: Pasadena, CA @ The Rose
4/13: Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Club

M  I  C  K    B  O  X

URIAH HEEP GUITARIST
INTERVIEWED 
LIVE AT HOUSE OF BLUES,ORLANDO
BBS RADIO

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Photos by Mark Weaver