Wednesday, April 17, 2019

RUSSELL BIZZETT REVERED JAZZ DRUMMER SPECIAL GUEST ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' WITH RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

R  U  S  S  E  L  L
B  U  Z  Z  E  T  T
REVERED JAZZ DRUMMER 
Who performs & tours with The Legends
CHUCK BERRY... TOMMY BOLIN ...
BO DIDDLEY... BILLY PRESTON ...
FREDDIE HUBBARD...JOSE FELICIANO 
& many many more

Born in Sioux City Iowa, Russell grew up in a family of musicians and started playing drums on his father's knee at age 5. Both grandfathers were professional musicians. His mother's father was a "boogie-woogie" piano player and his father's father was a jazz trumpet player and big band orchestra leader. His father was a jazz drummer who played with the "Ink Spots". His two brothers were a trumpet player and a sax player, and both played drums as well.




His love for drums drove him to pursue this calling. At 12 he started playing gigs at his grandfather's nightclub and by the time he was 19 he had played with Chuck Berry. The following year he played with Muddy Waters. He moved to New York City and studied with Roy Haynes as well as attended jazz workshops in Harlem. From 1974 to 1976 he toured and recorded with rock legend, Tommy Bolin. In 1977 he studied East Indian rhythms with Colin Walcott at Naropa Institute, Boulder Colorado. From 1979-1981 he played with jazz legend, Freddie Hubbard and in 1981 played with Bo Diddley. 1982-1990 he toured with Jose Feliciano. He recorded for the Laverne & Shirley Show, under Bennett 


Salvey, the Merv Griffin Show under Mort Lindsey, musical director between 1983 and 1985 during down time from touring. Later he also recorded for the Northern Exposure TV series.

The Independent film, "Stanley's Gig" also featured his talents on the sound track. He has worked and recorded with a large variety of artists including Jimmy Smith, Billy Preston, Robben Ford, Tommy Bolin, Jeff Berlin, and many-many more. Has 3 solo albums to his credit: Tommy Bolin Tribute, Dream Street, and Fortaleza.



FORTALEZA

RUSSELL BIZZETT

ROB MULLINS

latest release!

available at
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visit
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RUSSELL BIZZETT 
PRODIGIOUS JAZZ DRUMMER
SPECIAL GUEST ON
INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

DAVE BICKLER LEGENDARY FRONTMAN FOR SURVIVOR AND VOICE OF "EYE OF THE TIGER" FROM ROCKY III SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO

D   A   V   E  
B   I   C   K   L   E   R
LEGENDARY FRONTMAN for
 'S U R V I V O R'
THE VOICE of 
ROCKY III's
"EYE OF THE TIGER"

& The singing voice 
behind the most award-winning radio campaign in advertising history
 ('Real Men of Genius') 
for Bud Light beer

The voice on one of the most instantly recognizable and celebrated rock anthems of all-time is back with his first-ever solo album - with the arrival of former Survivor singer Dave Bickler’s ‘Darklight.’Released on March 15, 2019 via Deko Music, the ten-track album recalls the singer’s classic rock roots with a modern sound - and features contributions by the likes of Ryan Hoyle (Collective Soul) on drums, Brad Smith (Blind Melon) on bass, Grammy nominated producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Vinnie Moore, Overkill, etc.), and Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Mastodon, Monster Magnet, etc.).
The album’s lead-off single is the track “Hope,” which was released digitally on March 8thStarting his musical career as lead singer of the 1970s rock group Jamestown Massacre (best known for the Billboard Top 100 Song, “Summer Sun”) and doing commercial jingle work in Chicago, Dave was the lead singer of Survivor from 1978-1984 and 1993-1999, and co-lead singer 2013-2014.
And his crowning career achievement was singing on the track “Eye of the Tiger” - the theme song for the hit film ‘Rocky III,’ which topped the Billboard charts for six weeks and won a Grammy Award for 'Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.' From 1999-2009, Dave served as the singing voice behind the most award-winning radio campaign in advertising history ('Real Men of Genius'), for Bud Light beer.‘Darklight’ is issued on both CD and vinyl, with the vinyl version being available in both standard (black) and limited (gray swirl) editions. Dave will be launching a European solo tour in March, with further Euro/US dates and festival shows throughout the year. 


Purchase the latest release by Dave Bickler
 entitled ‘DARKLIGHT’ at amazon.com

For more information about Dave Bickler visit www.davebickler.com   and www.facebook.com/dave.bickler.9


Dave Bickler 
albums
with SURVIVOR 
Survivor (1979)
Premonition (1981)
Eye of the Tiger (1982)
Caught in the Game (1983)
Greatest Hits (1993)

Fire Makes Steel Demos (Bootleg) (1998)


DARKLIGHT

the latest CD
by
DAVE  BICKLER
Released on March 15, 2019 via Deko Music, the ten-track album recalls the singer’s classic rock roots with a modern sound - and features contributions by the likes of Ryan Hoyle (Collective Soul) on drums, Brad Smith (Blind Melon) on bass, Grammy nominated producer Steve DeAcutis  (Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Vinnie Moore, Overkill, etc.), and Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Mastodon, Monster Magnet, etc.).available at amazon.com


D A V E
B I C K L E R 
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING 
THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

DENNIS COFFEY LEGENDARY 'FUNK BROTHERS' GUITARIST CHATS ABOUT THOSE INCREDIBLE TIMES AT MOTOWN ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

D   E   N   N   I   S 
C   O   F   F   E   Y
LEGENDARY MOTOWN GUITAR MASTER
with THE FUNK BROTHERS
Performing on ...
Temptations’ classics ...
 “Cloud Nine” “Ball Of Confusion" 
and “Just My Imagination” 

“War” by Edwin Starr
“Band Of Gold” by Freda Payne
 and the list goes on and on ...
 SONGWRITER of the HIT SINGLE "SCORPIO"

Dennis Coffey is an American original. Only in America (and specifically, only in Detroit) could one man play guitar with a group of legends as diverse as Del Shannon, The Temptations, and George Clinton and Funkadelic. However, the list of iconic artists, producers and writers Dennis has worked with the world over only scratches the surface of what the man has done and the contributions he’s made to the canon of popular music.

Dennis Coffey first began to make his mark as a member of The Royaltones, a group which had hits in the late 50’s and early 60’s and who performed sessions with other artists, including Del Shannon. From there, Dennis moved on to a distinguished run as a session guitarist for various labels operating at the peak of Detroit’s influence as a hub of musical innovation and commercial success. He’s perhaps best known for his work as a member of the legendary Funk Brothers, backing a veritable trunk load of hits for Motown, specifically The Temptations’ classics “Cloud Nine,” “Ball Of Confusion,” and “Just My Imagination.” It is in those works that his introduction of the wah-wah guitar sound to Motown (and soul / R&B in general) first reared its head, and the resulting influence on all kinds of popular music continues to reverberate to this day. His work with The Temptations is just the tip of the iceberg, though… he’s on stuff like “War” by Edwin Starr… “Band Of Gold” by Freda Payne…on and on the list goes.

In the early 70’s, Dennis struck out on his own as an artist, film scorer and producer. He scored the cult classic film Black Belt Jones. He recorded “Scorpio” in 1971 as part of his second solo record and first for Sussex (“Evolution”). “Scorpio” was a million selling single and was a key foundational track in the history and development of hip-hop, totally apart from its status as a funk classic
Dennis is also featured in the 2002 film Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, further cementing his legacy as a key contributor to the development of some of the most cherished and important popular music of the 20th Century.
So, yeah… the man’s important. This isn’t just a history lesson, though. Dennis has continued to write and perform music. He’s a lifer. Now, it’s time for a new chapter. An opportunity to both remind music fans of what he’s done and show them what’s to come.


Dennis is a cast member in the Sony film Searching for Sugarman. He is also co-producer and co-arranger along with Mike Theodore for some of the songs on the soundtrack. He also plays guitar and bass in some of those songs.



"Guitarist Dennis Coffey was in that elite band of musicians who helped to create the Motown Sound."

---Edwin Starr



For more information about Dennis Coffey visit … https://denniscoffeysite.com


Guitars,
Bars,
AND Motown
Superstars

By
DENNIS COFFEY 




available at amazon.com 






DENNIS COFFEY

live at baker's
New Release

available at amazon.com


DENNIS COFFEY
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

CARMINE APPICE LEGENDARY DRUMMER & SONGWRITER SPECIAL GUEST ON 'INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS' W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

C   A   R   M   I   N   E
A   P   P   I   C   E
LEGENDARY DRUMMER 
AND SONGWRITER
with V A N I L L A   F U D G E
BECK, BOGERT & APPICE
C  A  C  T  U  S
ROD STEWART
KING COBRA ... BLUE MURDER
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band's 1967 psychedelic debut, inadvertently inventing Stoner Rock in the process. The Fudge had no precedent. The band was totally unique. No rock group, up until that point, had ever s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out well-known pop tunes. Vanilla Fudge went on to tour with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and even had Led Zeppelin as an opening act.

Post-Fudge, Bogert and Appice formed Cactus (seen as an influence on Van Halen & King's X). Post-Cactus, the rhythm section found Grammy-winning Guitar Hero Jeff Beck to form the first supergroup: Beck, Bogert & Appice.
One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances and a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout his career. In 1976, he joined Rod Stewart’s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart’s biggest hits, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks.” He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers, and tour Japan and North America with an all-star band. In 1978, Appice played drums on Paul Stanley’s first solo album.

In the early 1980s, he toured with Ozzy Osborne, Ted Nugent. In the mid '80s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring. In the late ‘80s, Carmine played on Pink Floyd’s "Momentary Lapse of Reason and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake's John Sykes and The Firm's Tony Franklin. In the early '90s, he pounded away soul-style for The Edgar Winter Group.
As an educator, Carmine was the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, The Realistic Rock Drum Method, selling over 400,000 copies (now in dvd and ebook format). He was the first Rock Drummer and Rock Musician to conduct instructional clinics and symposiums around the world, a tradition he continues. In appreciation for his universal appeal, Los Angeles was one of four cities that have had "Carmine Appice Day.”  In 1991, he was forever immortalized via his induction in cement to the Hollywood's Rock Walk (next to his idols, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich).
In 2016 Carmine wrote an autobiography titled “Stick It” which appeared on Amazon’s “Best Sellers” list.

As a true artist, Carmine stretches the limits of his talents, always pursuing new experiences with a broad spectrum of musicians. His high standards have earned him the respect of the world's most admired performers as well as captivating the loyalty of legions of fans. He has reshaped the path of music education, redesigned the very instrument he plays, and recreates excitement with every performance.
Carmine Appice is, truly, A Different Drummer!

CARMINE 
APPICE'S 
GUITAR ZEUS

Guitar Zeus is:
*First ever album of its kind featuring 32 guitar icons w/ original songs – never done before 
 *Available now for the first time across all digital platforms as well as vinyl format 
*Bonus songs found from original sessions, tapes baked and had new solos put out – ie: Bumblefoot       *** Go to GUITARZEUS.NET***
This is the only and most comprehensive guitar legend compilation album ever recorded of new music 
ALBUM FEATURING THE BEST & WORLD-RENOWNED GUITARISTS
A GUITAR ENTHUSIASTS DREAM COME TRUE!

There’s enough great rock and roll on this album to last a lifetime!If you were stranded on a desert Island with an MP3 or disc player this would be the only album you would need to survive on....Ray Shasho(5) Stars!

Stick It!

My Life of Sex,Drums,
 and Rock 'n' Roll

He ran with teenage gangs in Brooklyn before becoming a global rock star in the Summer of Love. He was managed by the mob, hung with Hendrix, trashed thousands of hotel rooms, unwittingly paid for an unknown Led Zeppelin to support him on tour, taught John Bonham (as well as Fred Astaire) a thing or two about drumming, and took part in Zeppelin’s infamous deflowering of a groupie with a mud shark. After enrolling in Rod Stewart’s Sex Police, he hung out with Kojak, accidentally shared a house with Prince, became blood brothers with Ozzy Osbourne, and got fired by Sharon. He formed an all-blond hair metal band, jammed with John McEnroe and Steven Seagal, became a megastar in Japan, got married five times, slept with 4,500 groupies—and, along the way, became a rock legend by single-handedly reinventing hard rock and heavy metal drumming.
Carmine Appice has enjoyed a jaw-dropping rock-and-roll life—and here he is telling his scarcely believable story. Cowritten with Ian Gittins, the coauthor with Nikki Sixx of the New York Times bestseller The Heroin Diaries, Stick It! is one of the most extraordinary and outrageous rock-and-roll biographies of our time.
available at amazon.com



For more information about Carmine Appice visit https://www.carmineappice.net/  and https://twitter.com/carmineappice1
C A R M I N E    A P P I C E 
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

DON BREWER AND GRAND FUNK RAILROAD CELEBRATE '50 YEARS' OF FUNK -EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

D   O   N 
B   R   E   W   E   R
LEGENDARY DRUMMER-SINGER-SONGWRITER
for GRANFUNK RAILROAD
CELEBRATING '50' YEARS OF FUNK
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the 70’s is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN”.  Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be touring in 2019 marking a 50-year milestone. After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996 to 2018, Grand Funk’s 2019 American Band Tour will continue to reach both new and long-time fans.

Known as “The American Band”, the high-energy five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, We’re an American Band) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God of Thunder.” Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars.” Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet. Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.) Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami.
Affectionately called “Dr. Tim”, his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer.
Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. The group’s widespread appeal is also evident in its prestigious recording achievements. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles (We’re an American Band and Locomotion, both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales exceeding 25 million copies sold worldwide. The most recent gold CD award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.

Grand Funk’s 2018 tour was a huge success and now, with the group’s 2019 American Band Tour, seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be able to celebrate 50 Years of Funk with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD! 


For more information about Don Brewer and Grand Funk Railroad visit https://grandfunkrailroad.com/  and https://www.facebook.com/grandfunkrailroadmusic/








STUDIO ALBUMS

On Time (1969)
Grand Funk (1969)
Closer to Home (1970)
Survival (1971)
E Pluribus Funk (1971)
Phoenix (1972)
We're an American Band (1973)
Shinin' On (1974)
All the Girls in the World Beware!!! (1974)
Born to Die (1976)
Good Singin', Good Playin' (1976)
Grand Funk Lives (1981)

What's Funk? (1983)



D  O  N
B  R  E  W  E  R
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

On Interviewing the Legends 
with Ray Shasho
BBS Radio
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