Thursday, April 23, 2020

MIKE PINERA: BLUES IMAGE CAPTAIN ...IRON BUTTERFLY MONSTER GUITARIST SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO

M  I  K  E
P  I  N  E  R  A
LEGENDARY "MONSTER"GUITARIST
BLUES IMAGE
I R O N  B U T T E R F L Y
THE NEW CACTUS
ALICE COOPER
THE CLASSIC ROCK ALL-STARS
EXCLUSIVE 
MIKE PINERA INTERVIEW
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Mike Pinera, singer, guitarist and songwriter is known around the world as the driving force from legendary and iconic bands Iron Butterfly (In A Gadda Da Vida) Blues Image (Ride Captain Ride) Alice Cooper Band (Schools Out) and Mike Pinera solo (Goodnight My Love.)
Pinera formed The Blues Image in Tampa. A progressive blues band playing rare blues songs by iconic British blues bands.

He and Blues Image moved to Miami where they were co-founders of the famous rock venue THEE IMAGE in Miami Beach. Mike headlined and performed weekly with such legendary artists as The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton & The Cream, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors & others.
One year later they moved to Hollywood California Mike and received a recording contract from Atlantic Records where they had a huge hit with RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE which Mike co-wrote and sang. Ride Captain went to number 3 on the Billboard Charts earning a platinum record award.
Mike played in the IRON BUTTERFLY who received the first Platinum Record Award ever given to any artists.

Iron Butterfly Albums which feature Pinera are METAMORPHOSIS with PINERA & RHINO which hit number 16, EVOLUTION, BEST OF IRON BUTTERFLY, LIGHT & HEAVY, IN A GADDA DA VIDA Laser Video Disc.The single EASY RIDER written by Pinera reached number 66 on the Billboard charts making it the band's biggest hit aside from In A Gadda Da Vida. The album is noted for having the first use of the guitar talkbox which Mike co-invented. During this time Pinera discovered and co-produced Black Oak Arkansas on Atlantic Records resulting in a multi-million seller, now multi-platinum. He and iconic JIMI HENDRIX drummer MITCH MITCHELL formed the band RAMATAM recording the album RAMATAM. The group was acclaimed as a cutting-edge progressive rock band. In the mid-seventies Pinera joined Cactus. He and Ted Nugent went on a national tour together. They turned their nightly jamming at the end of the shows into a climactic finale entitled “THE GUITAR BATTLE OF THE CENTURY.” It was an exciting blend of high energy playing, wrestling and audience participation. In 1980, Mike joined up with longtime pal ALICE COOPER for two world tours. In 1992, Mike formed the first original Classic Rock Supergroup, THE CLASSIC ROCK ALL-STARS.

The band included lead singers and stars from RARE EARTH, SUGARLOAF, SPENCER DAVIS, Headhunters and himself. Special guests included members of Kansas, Toto, Allman Brothers, Steppenwolf, Moody Blues, and many others. They were the NUMBER ONE CLASSIC ROCK SUPERGROUP in the world.

Purchase 

‘TIMELESS’
 by 
BLUES IMAGE

featuring 
MIKE PINERA 



at amazon.com


Seventies classic rock heroes Blues Image return with this superb collection of recently recorded favorites and new songs! Blues Image founder Mike Pinera showcases both his past accomplishments with a fantastic new renditions of the blockbuster single "Ride, Captain, Ride" and Iron Butterfly's "In A Gadda Da Vida" (Pinera was Iron Butterfly's vocalist in 1970) as well as his present skills as a songwriter on such tunes as "Love Is The Answer," "Pay My Dues" and more! Includes guest performances by blues rock legend Pat Travers and Journey's Jonathan Cain.


Track Listings
1. Ride Captain Ride
2. In a Gadda Da Vida
3. Fantasy of Love
4. Come Back
5. Love Is the Answer
6. Touch My Heart
7. Pay My Dues
8. In the Garden of Eden
9. Leaving My Troubles Behind
10. Butterfly Bleu
11. Isla
12. Something to Say

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MY NEW BOOK IS FINALLY OUT!

ENTITLED
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends on the planet ...
CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES (BOOK TRAILER) 


BOOK REVIEW 
BY LITERARY TITAN


The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.



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