Interviews

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Songwriter Bobby Fischer: Still At It in Nashville

Reba, George Jones, Phil Vassar, Blackhawk, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Lee Greenwood, George "Goober" Lindsey, Tanya Tucker - the list of artists who've cut the songs of Bobby Fischer reads like a Who's Who of country music over a four-decade period. And where so many writers of his era have either passed on, retired, or just gotten sick of the music industry and left town, Fischer is still in Nashville, writing songs with the likes of Robert White Johnson (Celine Dion, Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Faith Hill ...
 
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Designing An Album Cover With Jeff Chenault

Jeff Chenault is the Founder and Creative Director of Eleven07, a multi-disciplinary creative agency specializing in brand building, art direction, graphic design, photography and video content. As an art director and creative director, Jeff has designed album cover artwork and merchandise for artists in every possible genre, from heavy metal and rock, to country and jazz. Prior to forming his own company, he headed the creative departments at both Roadrunner Records and KOCH Records (now eOne Entertainment) and ...
 
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Tom Keifer - Taking A Solo Flight!

Tom Keifer is bringing his show to Buford, Ga on May 22. The stop is part of his concert tour to promote his highly anticipated solo record entitled The Way Life Goes. The album hits stores today, and the longtime Cinderella member is excited about treading on some new ground musically. “It feels good,” Keifer told MNN. “The record has been in the making for a long time. It felt good to really let that go, and get out on the road. The first...
 
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A Conversation With John Connolly of Sevendust - Part 1

John Connolly, lead guitarist for the Heavy Metal band Sevendust, recently sat down with MNN's Tricia Weight and opened up about life on the road in a long-running band, the strong bonds the band members have with each other, the new album Black Out The Sun and more. After the interview, the band performed for a sold out crowd of their hometown fans in Atlanta at The Tabernacle. Watch for part two of the interview coming soon, and click on the photo above to view pictures form the concert.
 
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Meet Compressorhead — The World’s Most Metal Band

In their heyday, Manowar’s slogan was “death to false metal!” But if that’s true, Manowar should die and even Metallica need to retire. Because there’s only one real metal band right now, and that’s Compressorhead. The rocking robots are one of the most amazing acts you’ll ever see. The titanium trio recently caused a big stir at Australia’s Big Day Out festival and are hooking-up with Gibson to rock the Musikmesse show in April in Frankfurt, Germany. Backstage, we find Compressorhead’s long-suffering roadie...
 
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Cutting Out The Middleman: Q&A With Tikly's Emma Peterson

Tikly is a ticketing platform that offers lower service fees, opens revenue streams for artists/venues and places ticket-handling back in the hands of the talent and event organizers. It’s been some time since Indie-Music last checked in on Tikly, so we went straight to the source, its founder, for an update. Following in the footsteps of ReverbNation and PledgeMusic, Tikly, named a top five start up by CNBC, is the next evolution of the artist to fan experience allowing venues and artists to cut out the middle ...
 
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Ali Isabella - Not Your Average High School Student

This time of year most 17-year old girls are thinking about things like final exams, boys and senior prom dresses. Very few are also pondering which songs to include on a debut follow-up album. Westchester County, New York native Ali Isabella is one of those select teenagers who are knee-deep in the business of making music, as well as in the business-as-usual of an average high school student; but average she is not. With runway-model good looks and the poise of someone much older, the singer ...
 
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Lone Eagle Don Felder Talks About New Records, Old Friends And More

Rock n’ Roll infamy can either by measured by sneer, attitude, or posturing—all the necessary badass rock star ingredients. And then there’s a legendary guitarist like ex-Eagle Don Felder, who embodies the flipside to all of those bizarre heroics that invariably come with the music. He’s a musician’s musician whose power and imagination has spawned some of the most memorable guitar lines (his introduction to “Hotel California” has been called one of the six most memorable guitar riffs of all time) ever ...
 
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Lisa Johnson - I Don't Feel Like a Female; I Feel Like a Publisher - Part 2

Lisa Johnson is one of Nashville’s most experienced publishers. In the music business twenty-two years and counting, her influence can be heard daily on Country radio. As VP Creative, she established the Nashville division of Razor & Tie Music Publishing, and in a few short years the company has found three of their songs at the top of the Country charts. Janet Goodman of MNN sat down with the veteran publisher last summer at her Music Square West office. In Part I of ...
 
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Lisa Johnson - Every Cut I Get Is My Proudest - Part 1

Lisa Johnson is one of Nashville’s most experienced publishers. In the music business twenty-two years and counting, her influence can be heard daily on Country radio. As VP Creative, she established the Nashville division of Razor & Tie Music Publishing, and in a few short years the company has found three of their songs at the top of the Country charts. Janet Goodman sat down with the veteran publisher last summer at her Music Square West office. In Part I of our interview, we discuss Johnson’s background, her ...
 
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A Conversation with Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers – Part 2

Pat Simmons, one of the original members of legendary classic rockers The Doobie Brothers, recently sat down with Dan Harr of Music News Nashville while on a tour stop at the IP Casino’s Studio A in Biloxi, MS. In part two, Simmons talks about the complete story behind the song for "Blackwater," one of the most iconic songs to come out of the 1970's, and a song which propelled the album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits into platinum status, and the song to the top of the charts as the Doobies' first #1 single.
 
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Guitar Talk with Dropkick Murphys’ James Lynch

Celtic punk-rock band Dropkick Murphys released their debut full-length 15 years ago, and they’re not slowing down at all. The Quincy, Mass.-based guys unleashed their eighth studio album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, in January, and the album debuted at a sky-high #9 on the Billboard 200 chart. Musically, the set stays true to the band’s unwavering punk rock energy and catchy mix of Irish folk and American rock ‘n’ roll. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the bend, we here at Gibson.com thought it would be the perfect ...
 
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A Conversation with Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers - Part 1

Pat Simmons, one of the original members of legendary classic rockers The Doobie Brothers, recently sat down with Dan Harr of Music News Nashville while on a tour stop at the IP Casino's Studio A in Biloxi, MS. In part one, Simmons shared his thoughts on life in the Doobies, songwriting, what makes the Doobies music connect so well with fans, the secret of staying together in one of the longest-running rock bands and more. In part two, Pat shares the full story behind the song "Blackwater".
 
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A Conversation With Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers

Tom Johnston, one of the founding members of legendary classic rockers The Doobie Brothers, recently sat down with Dan Harr of Music News Nashville while on a tour stop at the IP Casino's Studio A in Biloxi, MS. Johnston talked about life in one of the longest-running bands, his solo work in the late 70's, what's coming next for the Doobies and more, including discussing the possibility of a new album in the works. watch the full interview below, and stay tuned for the upcoming two-part interview with Pat Simmons...
 
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A Conversation With Mike Magno and Acoustic Version of "Be The Man (See Something)"

Mike Magno, singer, songwriter, solo artist and lead singer of the alt-rock band The Villains, recently sat down with Dan Harr of Music News Nashville and talked about his career as both lead singer of The Villains as well as being a solo artist, and the differences between the two. He also talked about life on the road and two mentoring programs in the Atlanta area with which he is involved, teaching children ...
 
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