Though his journey through the music industry was often hindered by roadblocks and detours, Michael Kelly Smith managed to weather the storm while continually forging ahead in steadfast pursuit of his next endeavor.
To say that Jeff Plate was elated to learn of the positive reviews that his solo project of over 30 years yielded would be an understatement.
I recently sat down with Bill to discuss, among other things, the history behind FireHouse, recording the band’s double platinum debut album, solo efforts, approach to songwriting, and his upcoming Stageit show.
Hooters co-founder Eric Bazilian has managed to weather the ever-changing landscape of the music industry for more than four decades. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Eric discussing his Philadelphia roots, musical influences, the gradual rise of The Hooters, his approach to songwriting, and so much more.
Amid the buzz of his new album, teaching guitar via Skype, and Masterclasses for Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp, Joel was kind enough to take time out of his restless schedule to sit with me to discuss Running Games, and much more.
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If supercharged Psych-Rock happens to be your musical preference, the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets likely need no introduction.