Thursday, September 17, 2020

ANDY TIMMONS GUITAR GENIUS/PAST MEMBER OF HARD ROCK GLAM METAL BAND 'DANGER DANGER'EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO

A N D Y
T I M M O N S 
LEGENDARY GUITARIST
Instrumental rockhard rockglam metalblues rockjazz fusion
DANGER DANGER
SIMON PHILLIPS
ANDY TIMMONS BAND
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
ANDY TIMMONS INTERVIEW
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As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, he toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.
DANGER DANGER
As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon fame!)

The decision to pursue the studio scene led him to more serious music studies. He studied classical guitar for two years before moving to Miami to study jazz guitar at the University of Miami (largely because the Dixie Dregs, Pat Metheny, and Jaco Pastorius had all gone there). He eventually ended up in Dallas where he was extremely fortunate to get a foot in the door of an incredibly good studio scene. In 1988, the Andy Timmons band was formed, and he quickly gained a following in Texas. Around that time, Epic recording artists Danger Danger recruited him to finish their debut record, film several videos, and begin touring.
After 4 years in New York with Danger Danger, Andy returned to Dallas in 1993 to resume his studio career and the Andy Timmons Band.
His first solo release, ear X-tacy, was released in 1994 to critical acclaim followed 1997’s ear X-tacy 2. He then released Pawn Kings (1997), Orange Swirl (1998), The Spoken and the Unspoken (1999), and And-thology 1 & 2 (2000). In 2001 Andy signed with Favored Nations and released his first international record, That Was Then, This is Now, a compilation of the first two ear X-tacy records and and five new tracks.
Resolution (2006) marks Andy’s first full-length new release for Favored Nations.Andy has been consistently voted a “Top 20 Favorite Guitarist” in most of Japan’s rock music magazine’s reader polls, as well as being voted “Musician of the Year” four years in a row in the acclaimed Dallas Observer Music Awards. He also has become one of the most respected and sought-after clinicians representing Ibanez Guitars, touring the world on their behalf.

ANDY

 TIMMONS

BAND

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DISCOGRAPHY
Danger Danger
Danger Danger (1989)
Down And Dirty Live (1990)
Screw It! (1991)
Cockroach (2001)
Pawn Kings
Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings (1995)
Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings Live (1998)
Solo
Ear X-Tacy (1994)
Ear X-Tacy 2 (1997)
Orange Swirl (1998)
The Spoken and the Unspoken (1999)
And-Thology 1 & 2 (2001)
That Was Then, This Is Now (2002)
Here Comes the Son - An Acoustic Christmas (2006)
Resolution (2006)
Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper (2011)
Theme From A Perfect World (2016)
Simon Phillips
Another Lifetime (1998)
Out of the Blue (Live, 1999)
Protocol II (2013)
Protocol III (2015)
Andy Timmons Band
Resolution (2006)
Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper (2011)
Theme from a Perfect World (2016)
Kip Winger
This Conversation Seems Like a Dream (1996)
Songs From The Ocean Floor (2000)
Ted Pearce
"Big Metuselah: Human Sacrifice" (2000)
Hallelu Et Adonai: Praise The Lord (2005)




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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.
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