Interviews

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Asking Alexandria Talk About Life, Their Careers And More With Cristina deVallescar

U.K. metal rockers Asking Alexandria, on the road with the Monster Outbreak Tour, made a recent stop at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta. While there, they sat down with Music News Nashville's Christina deVallescar and talked about their stop in the southern capital, life on the road, careers, girlfriends and more. After the interview, the band headlined the evening and performed for a ...
 
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Peter Frampton “Comes Alive” Again! Part 2

Peter Frampton’s FCA!35 album and DVD/Blu-ray is in stores now. InPart 1 of Peter Frampton’s exclusive interview with Gibson.com he talked of recording the live discs. In Part 2, we delve deeper into his life as a guitar player and the story of his special Gibson Les Paul. FCA!35 – 1976’s Frampton Comes Alive! revisited, reworked and replayed with extras – shows English guitar legend Peter Frampton to still be on top of his game. His golden locks may be gone, but his guitar chops remain. And his playing is arguably better than ever…
 
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Drew Holcomb Photos, Interview and Acoustic Performance

Americana/Roots rockers Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors brought their 6th annual "Neighborly Christmas" show to The Buckhead Theater in downtown Atlanta, GA., where they performed seasonal favorites as well as their hits and new material for the sold-out crowd. Before the show, Drew sat down with Dan Harr and talked about life on the road, his new baby girl, the new album coming out in the spring and more. After the interview, Drew and Nathan Duggar performed an acoustic version of the new single, "Tennessee."
 
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Civil Twilight Talks About Life, Their Career and Burning Things

Nashville-based, South African band Civil Twilight recently made a stop in Atlanta, GA, when they opened for Gavin Rossdale and Bush at The Tabernacle. While there, they sat down with Dan Harr of Music News Nashville and talked about their new album, Holy Weather, the career paths that have taken them from the dark continent to Music City, life on and off the road, and burning things. Okay - for the last, you'll just have to watch the interview to find out what we're talking about. Check out the conversation with Steven McKeller, his brother ...
 
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The Jonathan Coulton Way

This season seems to see a few more Christmas albums than usual, but one that will definitely set itself apart is One Christmas At A Time from singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton. He shared with Music News Nashville what sets the album apart. “There’s a fellow named John Roderick from a band called the Long Winters. He and I have been friends for many years, and have spent a lot of time talking about songwriting. We thought it would...
 
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Tara Nevins On The Bus and In Concert

American roots traditionalist Tara Nevins, frontwoman for Donna and The Buffalo as well as her own solo projects, made a stop on her solo tour at Smith's Olde Bar in downtown Atlanta, GA., where she performed songs from her new album, Wood and Stone. Nevins packed the house with fans of hers, as well as DATB, and brought alone a seven-piece band to back her up including Mike Compton on Mandolin, drummer Mark Raudabaugh, Riley Baugus on Banjo, bassist Todd Phillips and Amber Dawn Rische on harmony vocals and 2nd fiddle. Before...
 
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It's the Season Of Harmony for Restless Heart

One of Country Radio’s most played Christmas songs of the 1990s was Restless Heart’s stirring version of the classic “Little Drummer Boy.” Despite being one of the most successful groups in the format over the past three decades, that track has been the group’s only Yuletide song – that is, until now. Restless Heart has just released their first holiday album and have just embarked on a tour titled THE SEASON OF HARMONY to promote...
 
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Peter Frampton “Comes Alive” Again!

The 1970s boasted many famed live albums, but one of the ones was Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton. It made the Englishman – a pop pin-up, yet also a mercurial guitarist – a huge star, selling 17 million copies. In 2011-2012, Frampton revisited that setlist on a long-running tour, and he recorded it all for release. He explains his newFCA!35 live album to Gibson.com. FCA!35 Tour: An Evening with Peter Frampton is out now on live 2xDVD and Blu-ray, and there’s The Best Of FCA! 35 Tour 3xCD set also. Buy the lot and you will have to take the day...
 
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Led Zeppelin “Celebration Day”: Behind the Scenes With Dick Carruthers

When Led Zeppelin reunited in 2007 to play London’s 02 Arena, it was one of the most in-demand shows ever – 20 million people reportedly applied for tickets. Five years on, the show is out on DVD, Blu-ray and CD as Celebration Day. Gibson asked visuals director Dick Carruthers about capturing a legendary event. Carruthers is a well-respected video producer in the rock world, with performances by The Who, Oasis, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics and more to his credit. In November 2012, his direction of Noel Gallagher’s International ...
 
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Rock By The Sea Benefit With Will Turpin in Atlanta, GA

Will Turpin of Collective Soul, as well as his own solo project with his band, The Way, headlined the Rock by the Sea benefit concert at Vinyl in downtown Atlanta, GA. Rock by the Sea is an organization that raises funds to help fight children's cancer and has been organizing music events for the last seven years. Will Turpin and The Way, along with a lineup of other artists including Gareth Asher, Amy Gerhartz and Lauren St. Jane, took the stage and entertained a crowd of supports and fans. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the...
 
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Hip Kitty - Takin' It To The Troops!

Nashville-area Rock group Hip Kitty will soon be taking their music on the road in a big way. In December, the group led by charismatic lead singer Jen Halverson, will be crossing the seas and heading to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Kyrgyzstan to perform for those Americans that are fighting for our freedoms. Halverson told Music News Nashville that it’s something the group is looking forward to. “We’re very excited,” she says with a smile. “This...
 
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Gretchen Wilson - Definitely Not A Girly-Girl

Gretchen Wilson doesn’t like her show billed as An evening with Gretchen Wilson. “I get kind of pissed because this isn’t a wardrobe changing, dressy kind of show, this is like seeing Skynyrd,” she said. It is probably safe to assume that she was not fazed by performing at Chautauqua NY, an epicenter of culture and refinement, on the stage that has hosted some of our most prominent intellectuals, symphonies and ballet companies. Indeed, she is a face-melting vocalist whose ability to wail is up there with the likes of Ann Wilson of Heart (no relation), Martina...
 
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Susan Toney Believes Love Is The Cure

Susan Toney is in her element with guitar in hand and audience before her. She has a rare talent and diverse sound; drawing on pop, country, pop/rock, alternative and rhythm and blues. Susan captivates her listener with brilliant lyrics and unexpected melodic twists and turns. Solo or with her band, her music explodes with raw edge and intimacy; her pure, passionate, voice compels attention. The band features Susan on lead vocals, keyboard and guitar along with veterans Arno Lucas on percussion and vocals (Al Jarreau, Jackson Browne, Don Henley
 
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Between The Liner Notes: An Interview With Larry Mills

Although Larry Mills has worn many hats in the music industry, his career has always focused on the success of independent artists. At age 22 he founded Atlanta based Steam Records which issued early releases by Lisa Loeb and Rusted Root. He then expanded his reach by founding Autonomous Records, helping bands like Sister Hazel and Creed penetrate markets throughout the southeastern United States. Next, he entered into music licensing as VP of Marketing and Partnerships for the trailblazing music licensing company Pump Audio...
 
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Interview With Masterplan Frontman And Ex-Helloween Roland Grapow

Roland Grapow started playing guitar at the age of 12, his teacher told his father that he wouldn’t be a good guitarist, but as nobody can read the hand writing of destiny, Roland said NO and he made it. He is leading one of the best active power metal bands, MASTERPLAN, and also he was a part of legendary power metal generators HELLOWEEN for 12 years. A very successful and shining career is the result of that saying NO and his determination to continue. Metal Shock Finland‘s Chief Editor Mohsen Fayyazi has recently conducted an interview ...
 
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