Showing posts with label #Alice Cooper. Show all posts
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

NEAL SMITH LEGENDARY ALICE COOPER GROUP DRUMMER:WHO STARTED THE RUMOR... EDDIE HASKELL WAS REALLY ALICE COOPER? EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

N   E   A   L
S   M   I   T   H
LEGENDARY  DRUMMER 
AND CO-FOUNDER
of THE ALICE COOPER GROUP
 (ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME MEMBER)

 New Album of Retro Pop Songs

NEAL SMITH INTERVIEW
CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN 

Legendary Alice Cooper Group drummer Neal Smith released a new album on June 1st, 2020. Neal’s new Retro Pop album is titled “POP 85/95” signifying the music style and time period in which Neal wrote these songs between 1985 and 1995.The songs and album concept are totally sexy and politically incorrect. Neal’s “POP 85/95” songs represent all aspects of relationships, falling in and out of love in a simpler bygone era before Coronavirus, politically correctness and the new world disorder.

With the onslaught of glam hair bands and heavily homogenized rock of the 1980’s, Neal Smith, Hall of Fame Drummer and founding member of the original Alice Cooper Group, was looking for a new direction for his songwriting. Inspired by another drummer, songwriter, singer Phil Collins, Neal turned from writing hard rock to a slicker, more pop rock songwriting style. In the late 1980’s he took four of his new songs into the studio and recorded them. One of the songs “Secret Eyes” helped land a recording deal with newly formed record company called Grudge Records. Along with Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper fame), Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult fame), Charlie Hune (Ted Nugent fame) and lead guitarist Jay Jesse Johnson (also known as “Triple J”), a new band called “Deadringer” was formed and signed by Grudge Records. Deadringer recorded an album in 1989 called “Electrocution Of The Heart” featuring the single “Secret Eyes.” The album and Deadringer were all short lived after Grudge Records quick demise. After Deadringer and well into the 1990’s, Neal continued writing songs with Jay Jesse Johnson (“Triple J”) in this pop rock style.

Decades later, well into the New Millennium, Neal was searching through his archives of music and found those songs that he composed and recorded with ‘Triple J” between the years of 1985 and 1995. Inspired by “Triple J’s” amazing lead guitar work, Neal polished the songs and brought them back to life with the help of two of his best friends, Peter Catucci (bass guitar of Killsmith) and Rick Tedesco (guitarist/engineer). Now, much to the excitement of his fans worldwide, Neal Smith’s “POP 85/95” is available digitally and on CD!


N E A L

S M I T H



POP
85/95




Neal’s new Retro Pop album


For more information about
 Neal Smith



Discography
Solo
Platinum God (1999)
Cinematik (2001)
Cinematik: One Full Moon Away (2002)
Killsmith: Sexual Savior (2008)
Killsmith Two (2011)
Killsmith & The Greenfire Empire (2014)
With Alice Cooper
Pretties for You (1969)
Easy Action (1970)
Love It to Death (1971)
Killer (1971)
School's Out (1972)
Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Muscle of Love (1973)
1969 Live at the Whisky A Go-Go (1994)
Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011)
Paranormal (2017)
With Billion Dollar Babies
Battle Axe (1977)
With Plasmatics
Beyond the Valley of 1984 (1981)
With Buck Dharma
Flat Out (1982)
With Deadringer
Electrocution of the Heart (1989)
With Ant-Bee
Lunar Muzik (1997)
With Bruce Cameron
Midnight Daydream (1999)
With Bouchard, Dunaway & Smith
Back From Hell (2001)
BDS Live in Paris (2003)
With Hollywood Vampires

Hollywood Vampires (2015)



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




…Order yours today on 
Hardcover or E-book
 at bookbaby.com 

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of
the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
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 (5) STARS
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.



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

CLASSIC ROCK ALL-STARS today
For more information about Mike Pinera

visit


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
 …Order yours today on Hardcover or E-book
 at bookbaby.com or amazon.com


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.



Thursday, December 21, 2017

STEVE HUNTER LEGENDARY GUITARIST INTERVIEWED ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

S   T   E   V   E     H   U   N   T   E   R
LEGENDARY GUITARIST
W/LOU REED & ALICE COOPER
INCREDIBLE NEW RELEASE
“Before The Lights Go Out”

“Before The Lights Go Out” is long time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed Guitarist Steve Hunter's latest solo album. The cover art and title make a statement about his failing eyesight, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is a quiet wave goodbye. As soon as you put on the first track, you will know that this is more like a Blues Rock Declaration of Independence! There are sexy grooves, luscious guitar tones and melodies galore.
As with all Hunter's releases, there is some diversity and sound imagery, not least of which is Tienes Mi Corazón where alongside his nylon string improvisation comes the sound of his own heart. And listen out for Joe Satriani adding his fire to the heat of “Mojo Man.”
Also joining Steve on a couple of tracks are two great Bass players: Erik Scott can be heard on “Mojo Man,” Erik is also an Alice Cooper alumni. On “Under The Bodhi Tree” is Andy Stoller. Steve and Andy toured together with Tracy Chapman during the “Telling Stories” album period, most recently Andy has been touring with Ann Wilson of Heart.

Says Steve, “This album was a real joy for me on many levels. A big part of the inspiration and motivation that kept me going; was from all the people out there who had faith in me and encouraged me through the entire process with their donations and comments. It was really a wonderful experience having you all be a part of it. It's my deepest hope and desire that you all enjoy the music on this album as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you and God bless!”
Steve Hunter is his own man; he has been around the block with a forty-five year career.

From his 1973 solos on Alice Cooper's “Billion Dollar Babies” album, his legendary acoustic work on Peter Gabriel's “Solsbury Hill,” his “Intro” to Lou Reed's “Sweet Jane” and his searing opening solos on Aerosmith's version of “Train Kept A Rolling.” Most recently he can be heard on Alice Cooper's 2017 album “Paranormal” making this his ninth Cooper album appearance. The Deacon is not done yet but his life is evolving! He has challenges playing live now but his honed skill, tone, power and soul, is dished up on this hot plate of guitar driven instrumental tastiness.


STEVE HUNTER


BEFORE
 THE LIGHTS
GO OUT

AVAILABLE NOW 
AT
AMAZON.COM


For more information about Steve Hunter
 visit http://www.stevehunter.com/ or

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW WELCOMES GUITAR HERO VINNIE MOORE

VINNIE MOORE UFO GUITARIST INTERVIEWED ON THE RAY SHASHO RADIO SHOW 


Our Very Special Guest Today is guitar virtuoso and songwriter Vinnie Moore who is a member of the hard rock/heavy metal group UFO.
The long awaited new album from the legendary guitarist has been released on Mind's Eye Music and is entitled “Aerial Visions’.

Vinnie has released seven critically acclaimed solo albums; five albums and one DVD as a member of rock royalty legends UFO; and one album with band Red Zone Rider. His solo and UFO releases as well as LIVE performances have amassed rave reviews all around the globe from both fans and music press, inspiring guitarists worldwide and launching him into aerial guitar superhero distinction!

Moore also had joined Alice Cooper's band for the (Operation Rock and Roll tour) and then appeared on the 'Hey Stoopid' (1991) album.

Vinnie has toured all over Europe, UK, Scandanvia, Brazil, and the USA, as well as performing in India, Korea, Mexico, Russia, and Canada. The UFO “A Conspiracy of Stars” toured  Europe in October and included nine shows in December as opening act for Judas Priest on their Redeemer of Souls tour.

Be sure to purchase the long awaited new album from legendary guitarist Vinnie Moore entitled “Aerial Visions” on Mind's Eye Music. The album is available to purchase at amazon.com. For more information visit … www.vinniemoore.com

Also purchase UFO’S latest release ‘A Conspiracy of Stars’ also available at amazon.com …
For UFO tour dates visit http://ufo-music.info/

Vinnie Moore and UFO will be launching their USA tour
 from Akron, Ohio on March 2nd.

VINNIE MOORE INTERVIEW 
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