Thursday, February 21, 2019

JOHN MAYALL 'THE GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUES' SPECIAL GUEST ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

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'THE GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUES'
BRAND NEW ALBUM  "NOBODY TOLD ME"
with ALL-STAR CAST OF MUSICIANS
Todd Rundgren
 Little Steven Van Zandt of 
The E Street Band,
 Alex Lifeson from Rush
 Joe Bonamassa
 Larry McCray 
and Carolyn Wonderland 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame induction in 2015.
On February 22nd Forty Below Records will release Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall. ​ As with his last handful of albums, Mayall again shares production duties with Forty Below Founder Eric Corne who also handles engineering and mixing duties. 
 Eric Burdon from The Animals-Stu Leathwood from The Koobas-Keith Ellis from The Koobas-Roy Wood  from Woods and The o'jays- Jimi Hendrix from The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Noel Redding from The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Carl Wayne-John Mayall-Steve Winwood from Traffic-Trevor Burton from Steve Gibbons Band-Roy Morris The Koobas


The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band.  


The album was recorded at The Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 on the same legendary Sound City Neve console his one-time protégés from Fleetwood Mac used to record parts of the best-selling Rumors album.  
“This project has been a true labor of love for me and I can’t wait for people to hear the fireworks that took place,” beams Mayall. Nobody Told Me is an apt title for the blues icon who suffered a recent unexpected health scare shortly after recording the album. But, the seemingly ageless road dog, who famously takes no days off and carries his own gear on tour, has been given a clean bill of health and plans to return to his usual grueling touring schedule to support the release. 
QUOTES
John Mayall has actually run an incredibly great school for musicians. …Eric Clapton

John Mayall, he was the Master of It. If it wasn't for the British musicians, a lot of us black musicians in America would still be catchin' the hell that we caught long before. So, thanks to all you guys, thank you very much! …BB King

I had this friend in London, John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers, who used to play me a lot of records late at night. He was a kind of DJ-type guy. You'd go back to his place, and he'd sit you down, give you a drink, and say "Just check this out." He'd go over to his deck, and for hours he'd blast you with B.B. King, Eric Clapton - he was sort of showing me where all of Eric's stuff was from, you know. He gave me a little evening's education in that. I was turned on after that, and I went and bought an Epiphone. So, then I could wind up with the Vox amp and get some nice feedback. Paul McCartney

For more information about John Mayall and the latest tour information visit www.johnmayall.com


Purchase 
Nobody Told Me
 the new studio album from Blues Hall of Fame member, John Mayall boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. 

Nobody Told Me will be available Feb 22nd 
at amazon.com



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EXCLUSIVE
on Interviewing the Legends
with Ray Shasho
BBS Radio
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JOHN MAYALL ON TOUR 2019
Date  Venue        City
Tue 26 Feb 2019  Pakkahuone       Tampere, Finland
Wed 27 Feb 2019 Cirkus        Helsinki, Finland 
Fri 01 Mar 2019   Nalen Stora Salen        Stockholm, Sweden    
Sat 02 Mar 2019  Slagthuset  Malmö, Sweden  
Sun 03 Mar 2019 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway     
Mon 04 Mar 2019 Pustervik    Gothenburg, Sweden   
Tue 05 Mar 2019 Kulturhuset Viften        Rødovre, Denmark      
Wed 06 Mar 2019 Train Aarhus, Denmark
Fri 08 Mar 2019   Rosenhof    Osnabrück, Germany  
Sat 09 Mar 2019  Die Kantine Cologne, Germany      
Sun 10 Mar 2019 Colos-Saal  Aschaffenburg, Germany     
Tue 12 Mar 2019 Die Fabrik in Altona      Hamburg, Germany    
Wed 13 Mar 2019 Columbia Theater Berlin, Germany 
Thu 14 Mar 2019 Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle Halle, Germany  
Fri 15 Mar 2019   Forum Karlín       Prague, Czech Republic
Sun 17 Mar 2019 Klub Stodoła       Warsaw, Poland  
Mon 18 Mar 2019 Klub Studio Krakow, Poland  
Tue 19 Mar 2019 Akvárium Klub     Budapest, Hungary     
Wed 20 Mar 2019 Porgy & Bess       Vienna, Austria   
Thu 21 Mar 2019 Dom Im Berg      Graz, Austria      
Fri 22 Mar 2019   Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine     Udine, Italy
Sun 24 Mar 2019 Teatro Delle Muse        Ancona, Italy     
Mon 25 Mar 2019 Teatro Obihall     Florence, Italy    
Tue 26 Mar 2019 Auditorium Parco della Musica        Rome, Italy
Wed 27 Mar 2019 Teatro Politeama Genova      Genoa, Italy      
Thu 28 Mar 2019 Auditorium Santa Chiara       Trento, Italy      
Fri 29 Mar 2019   Campus Industry Music 43123       Parma, Italy      
Sat 30 Mar 2019  Pala Phenomenon Fontaneto d'Agogna, Italy    
Sun 31 Mar 2019 Les Docks   Lausanne, Switzerland 
Tue 02 Apr 2019  La Laiterie  Strasbourg, France     
Wed 03 Apr 2019 Le Splendid Lille, France       
Thu 04 Apr 2019  Zeche        Bochum, Germany      
Fri 05 Apr 2019   Hirsch        Nuremberg, Germany  
Sun 07 Apr 2019 Im Wizemann     Stuttgart, Germany     
Mon 08 Apr 2019 Muffathalle Munich, Germany
Tue 09 Apr 2019  Volkshaus   Zürich, Switzerland     
Thu 11 Apr 2019  Le Bataclan Paris, France      
Fri 12 Apr 2019   De Roma    Borgerhout, Belgium   
Sat 13 Apr 2019  Patronaat   Haarlem, Netherlands  
Sun 14 Apr 2019 De Oosterpoort   Groningen, Netherlands
Tue 16 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Tue 16 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Wed 17 Apr 2019 Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Wed 17 Apr 2019 Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Thu 18 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Thu 18 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Sat 18 May 2019 Doheny Blues Festival 2019   Dana Point, CA, US     
Tue 18 Jun 2019  Aladdin Theater   Portland, OR, US
Thu 20 Jun 2019  Tower Theatre    Bend, OR, US     
Sat 22 Jun 2019  Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA, US     
Tue 25 Jun 2019  Crest Theatre      Sacramento, CA, US    
Wed 26 Jun 2019 The Siren   Morro Bay, CA, US      
Thu 08 Aug 2019 Iridium      New York, NY, US
Fri 09 Aug 2019   Iridium      New York, NY, US
Sat 10 Aug 2019  Iridium      New York, NY, US



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Have a great week everybody!


Friday, February 15, 2019

Tour Manager for Edgar Winter Emerson Lake and Palmer, T-Rex, Genesis and Pink Floyd: Personal Physician to MICHAEL JACKSON- NEW Tell-All Book 'ROCK DOC' Exclusive Interview!

DR.  N  E  I  L   R  A  T  N  E  R  MD
TOUR MANAGER FOR
EDGAR WINTER-ELP-PINK FLOYD T.REX-GENESIS...
PERSONAL PHYSICIAN TO 
MICHAEL JACKSON
NEW BLOCKBUSTER TELL-ALL BOOK 
"R  O  C  K   D  O  C"
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!
Neil Ratner quit college in the late sixties and traversed the Hollywood celebrity world as a successful road manager for names like Edgar Winters White Trash and tour manager for Emerson Lake and Palmer. He established a full-service production company (a pioneering approach at this stage) to support the artists on tour and worked with T-Rex, Genesis, Pink Floyd and many others. Later in his career he managed the successful songwriter Denise Rich and built Dream Factory studios in NYC. Denise was the wife of Marc Rich, (one of the world’s most successful commodities traders, indicted in the largest case of tax evasion ever brought against an individual in the US at that time) After his successful career in the music industry he decided it was time to follow his heart and pursue his other childhood dream of becoming an MD. Even though not a single American school wanted to take him, he didn’t give up and moved to Mexico to get his medical degree. He made it back into the American system and after many years of residency Neil became an anesthesiologist. Traditionally anesthesiologists worked in hospitals, but Neil had other ideas.
He was the first to take the practice of anesthesia out of the hospital and into doctors’ offices in NYC. When Propofol became available in the U.S. in the late 1980 s Neil was one of the first to become expert in its usage as it was a perfect drug for office use. His relationship with the top plastic and reconstructive surgeons in New York allowed him to treat a number of high-profile patients. That is how Neil met Michael Jackson. He became his personal doctor and a close friend. They had a lot in common. Neil accompanied the star from late 1997 until his last performance in 2001. Neil became a trusted friend of Michael's from 1994 to 2002, periodically going on tour and spending time with Michael at Neverland.
Rock Doc is Neil’s remarkable journey about Rock & Roll and Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela, a prison sentence with very unexpected results and how helping the poorest of the poor became a key part of his life.


Purchase "Rock Doc" the brand-new book
 by Neil Ratner MD
 at amazon.com


ROCK DOC will take you from backstage at a Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon concert in the early seventies, where Neil's production company, Circus Talents, Ltd. was providing production services, to the office operating rooms of elite New York surgeons where Neil Ratner MD was Director of Anesthesia. Neil was an aspiring rock n roll drummer but ended up on the other side of the business working as both a tour manager for Emerson, Lake, & Palmer and providing production for the Pink Floyd. After a bad attack of kidney stones and a stint in the hospital, Neil had an epiphany and decided to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Dr. Ratner became an expert in the use of the new drug, Propofol, a drug that would play a significant role in Neil's future. Although Dr. Ratner encountered many celebrities in his anesthesia practice, one would change his life... Michael Jackson. 

For more information about Neil Ratner MD (the Rock Doc) visit www.neilratnerrockdoc.com 
or www.facebook.com/neilratnerrockdoc


DR. NEIL RATNER MD

“ROCK DOC” CHRONICLES NEIL RATNER MD’S EXTRAORDINARY LIFE JOURNEY FROM 
THE MUSIC BUSINESS TO MEDICINE,
BACK TO MUSIC AND EVERYWHERE
 IN BETWEEN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
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Friday, February 1, 2019

RICK LAMBERT FRONTMAN FOR 'EMPTY TRAIL' CHATS ABOUT NEW SINGLE AND UPCOMING ALBUM ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

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SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST-PRODUCER FOR
E M P T Y  T R A I L
EPITOMIZES ROCK LEGENDS 
CHRIS CORNELL AND LAYNE STALEY
NEW SINGLE "MY WORLD" 
& UPCOMING ALBUM
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

If you miss rock music and those iconic alternative rock & grunge bands of the 90’s which have lost its most influential band members to drugs and suicide … don’t worry because Empty Trail is HERE!Rick Lambert is a cross between Chris Cornell & Layne Staley!My new favorite band!

Austin, Texas has spawned a variety of world-renowned bands over the years that covered a wide variety of styles - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the Sword, Scratch Acid, Dangerous Toys- and a band that one day may very well be mentioned in the same breath is the fast-rising/hard rocking Empty Trail. Comprised of members Rick Lambert (vocals/guitar), Shane Wallin (bass), and Rom Gov (drums), the band was started elsewhere. “The band essentially formed here in Austin,” recalls Lambert. “However, it has been a personal project of mine since the spring of 2013 while I was living in Los Angeles. I thought it would be better to start a band in Austin because of the highly saturated market in Los Angeles. I went through a couple of members, but eventually found the full live band in the summer of 2016. I decided to keep it as a 3-piece. It seemed a bit less expected.”

Empty Trail’s most recent single, “My World,” Lambert and company have already solidified their sound.  Lambert states … “I think Empty Trail’s sound takes bits and pieces of the most iconic hard rock/metal bands while maintaining authenticity. I’ve always wanted things to be relatable and believable. I don’t really want to be limited to a box. I’m sure every artist says this, but it’s true! I think the music fits the mold of catchy and even pop-y at times, which seems to be what’s going around, but it comes from a real place. I’m in music because this keeps me going. I have something I need to say, something that I need to let out, because if I bottle it up it is destructive. Yes, it’s rock, and it’s exciting and I want everyone to have a great time, but if you are listening, I hope it makes you feel understood. Somewhere where you can be free and not judged for who you are.”

Download the new single by Empty Trail entitled My World at https://emptytrail.lnk.to/z925TID
For more information about Rick Lambert and Empty Trail
Visit …







EMPTY
TRAIL

B A R E

available at
amazon.com



EMPTY 
TRAIL
"MY WORLD"

BRAND NEW SINGLE!

available at amazon.com





RICK LAMBERT
frontman for
'EMPTY TRAIL'
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
 W/RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

PAT VEGAS WITH LEGENDARY NATIVE AMERICAN ROCK GROUP "REDBONE" ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO BBS RADIO

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BASSIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER
W/LEGENDARY NATIVE AMERICAN 
ROCK GROUP
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AND MUSIC PIONEER WITH
PAT AND LOLLY VEGAS
According to cofounder, bassist, singer and songwriter Pat Vegas, it was Jimi Hendrix who talked the musicians into forming an all-Native American rock group. Vegas told Record Collector writer Jeremy Isaac, "Hendrix was a friend of ours.... and he was half Indian. Once he knew that we were Indian too he used to come and hang with us because of that. Jimi made me aware of my roots: He'd say, 'Native American is beautiful, man, be proud of that.'"
Redbone's story is interesting from more than one point of view. The band itself of course, who had a great career, with ups and downs. The fact that the musicians were all native Americans from different origins (Cherokee, Yaquis, Apaches and Shoshones...). Their political implication and the fact they were censored, shows a very interesting political and social background of the US nation. All this plus the fact that they produced a unique, powerful and soulful music!



The name Redbone itself is a Cajun term for a mixed-race person ("half-breed"), the band's members being of mixed blood ancestry. The band referenced Cajun and New Orleans culture many times in their lyrics and performing style.
The mid-seventies were the period of big success, not only in the USA but even more in Europe and especially in the Netherlands. Maggie, The Witch Queen of New Orleans, Come and Get your Love, Wounded Knee and even Suzy Girl were big hits in many European countries, some reaching Number One. This led the band to tour and play almost non-stop during this period.

They shared the stage at various times with Dr. Hook, Albert Hammond, and others. Highlights on U.S. tours include playing at Carnegie Hall in New York with Argent and Kiss, opening for Marvin Gaye at the Forum in Inglewood, California, sharing the bill with Parliament Funkadelic in Philadelphia, and playing with Steely Dan at the Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Pat Vegas has continued to write music over the years. Some tunes had been recorded since 1980, with Lolly of course, but also with Tony bellamy for some songs. Finally, in 2005 Pat puts this work out on a new CD called One World. It was released in 2005 by a small independent record company. It was reedited in 2009 and retitled as Peace Pipe. At the same period Pat Vegas recreates the band with new musicians. They tour mainly in the west of the United States since.
Redbone was inducted into the Native American Music Association Hall of Fame in 2008, as well as the New York Smithsonian in 2013.

In 2014, "Come And Get Your Love" experienced a resurgence in popularity – and has been thoroughly embraced by a new generation - when it was featured in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy as the very first, and many say most important song, on a mixtape made for the film’s hero, Peter Quill- “Starlord” It was also included on the film's soundtrack album, which reached the Number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, where it remains.  When released as a single in 1974  it went certified Gold, selling well over one million copies, and it is a song that just does not fade away-- there have been over one hundred million hits on 
YouTube alone.
Since 2015 "Come And Get Your Love" has been used as the theme song for Netflix produced cartoon series “F is for Family” and the TV series “Big Shrimpin”.





For more information about Pat Vegas and Redbone visit … http://www.redbone.be/  or


Current members

Pat Vasquez-Vegas – bass, vocals (1969–1977, 1997–present)
PJ Vegas – vocals (2017- Present)
Frankie Vegas – vocals (2017–present)

Brendan Bennett – musical director, 2nd bass (2018–present)



Come and Get 
Your Love 


A Celebratory Ode to Redbone (1939-Present)

by 

PAT "REDBONE" VEGAS




available at amazon.com


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 
WITH RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN




Also don’t forget to purchase a copy of my book entitled Check the Gs -the true story of an eclectic American family and their Wacky family business ... available now at amazon.com. You’ll live it!!!

Have a great week everybody!