Since arriving in the United States in the early nineties Bjorn Englen has made his mark with such prominent acts as Quiet Riot, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, and Tony MacAlpine. This is in addition to his own bands Soul Sign, Foundry, and his current band Dio Disciples. Bjorn joins us to discuss his recent [...]
Being a unique voice in music is extremely rare. How many players in rock music have truly brought a innovative sound to popular music? There have been only a dozen or so, and I submit to you, dear reader, that Tony Franklin brought the idiosyncrasies of fretless to rock music. Franklin introduced what a violin [...]
Having stumbled across the French progressive band Lazuli, I found myself recently perusing some of the bands music online. Lazuli released their self-titled debut album in 1999, and in the ensuing twenty years have mastered ethereal, dreamy prog atmospheres. The fact that they sing exclusively in their native French adds to the mystique; an element [...]
Name some of the biggest hard rock and heavy metal acts of the last several decades; Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult... Ok, this will take too long, so let's just reference the resume' of the legendary Rudy Sarzo, because it's basically the same list. Sarzo came from Cuba and after spending [...]
In this weeks episode we talk with veteran rocker Jasmine Cain. Jasmine has spent much of this year touring in support of her recent live album Live at Suck,Bang,Blow. Now she joins us again to discuss her upcoming new studio record, her multi-faceted branding approach, and the ups and downs of life on the road!