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Marshall of Rock Interview: Bassist/Producer/Engineer Billy Sherwood of Nektar talks new album, Yes connection and more

by on Sep.05, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Marshall of Rock Interview: Bassist/Producer/Engineer Billy Sherwood of Nektar talks new album, Yes connection and more

I had the pleasure to talk to the multi-talent Billy Sherwood today and it was some great conversation. Billy is a man of incredible talent, with a true and passionate love of music. A master musician, award winning producer, mixer and engineer, Billy has worked with an A to Z list of legendary rock artists in every facet of the music business. I caught up with Billy while on his way to rehearsal with legendary art rock band Nektar, as the other guys were in his rear-view mirror as we spoke. We touched on Billy's involvement with Nektar and their only 2012 gig tomorrow night (Sept. 6) at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California. We also talked about one of his other projects, The Prog Collective, his over 20 year involvement with the band Yes, his rock production work on many rock tribute albums, including a new one for Supertramp called 'Songs of the Century: An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp'. Billy also talked about his production/engineering work with a wide range of artists, inlcuding Paul Rodgers, Dangerous Toys, and Motorhead, sharing an interesting story about recording with Lemmy at the on-set of the Los Angeles riots that you've got to hear. Add to that his take on the current state of the music industry, what created his passion for music in general and what iconic entertainment figure was his Godfather, and it makes for some interesting music conversation. Check it out below: read more...

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Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer says he’s “exhausted” dealing with bandmates, is excited about touring with Geoff Tate’s Queensryche

by on Sep.05, 2012, under ROCK NEWS

Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer says he’s “exhausted” dealing with bandmates, is excited about touring with Geoff Tate’s Queensryche

After the announcement that drummer Bobby Blotzer will be part of the upcoming touring band with vocalist Geoff Tate's version of Queensryche, Ratt fans posted concern about the future of the band, which prompted Blotz to write on his facebook page: read more...

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Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury…celebrate Angry Birds style! (video)

by on Sep.05, 2012, under FUNNIES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury…celebrate Angry Birds style! (video)

Iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was born on this day in 1946, and to commemorate, this week the Freddie For a Day annual celebration gets angry, as in Freddie becoming an honorary member of the Angry Birds family. read more...

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Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin arrested for alledgedly becoming drunkeningly combative on flight

by on Sep.04, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin arrested for alledgedly becoming drunkeningly combative on flight

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was arrested today for allegedly becoming drunkenly combative with a flight attendant while on a flight in route to Los Angeles, according to TMZ.com. A rep for the Austin PD told TMZ that Scantlin got into a verbal argument with a flight attendant over alcohol. It's not know exactly what provoked the argument, but a source with airport security said that Scantlin was upset because the flight crew wouldn't sell him any more booze. read more...

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Phil Lynott’s Mother objects to Presidential candidate Mitt Romney using Thin Lizzy’s music

by on Sep.04, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Phil Lynott’s Mother objects to Presidential candidate Mitt Romney using Thin Lizzy’s music

This from the www.guardian.co.uk: The mother of Irish rock legend Phil Lynott has objected to the Mitt Romney campaign using Thin Lizzy's music at last week's Republican National Convention. read more...

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