March 2013 Interviews

Celebrity Interviews – March 2013

[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on March 27, 2013

Besides being a respected manager, Jake Hooker is a very successful songwriter having written, I Love Rock N Roll, one of the greatest and biggest hits of all time, according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone magazines. The song has been covered by many artists including Joan Jett and Britney Spears creating worldwide sales in excess of 30 million records.

[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on March 25, 2013

A classically trained musician for most of her life, Sonia only recently revealed her voice and story to the world. Growing up, she went to lessons — violin, piano, flute — every week. Orchestra rehearsals, band practice, guild competitions. As the daughter of Indian-American immigrants, it was assumed that she would pursue a career in medicine or law. But after graduating UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology, Sonia moved to San Francisco and began to realize that, beyond the scales and sheet music, she had stories to tell of her own.

[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on March 20, 2013

Whether its playing to a crowd of thousands, or just five people, Shawn Gerhard gives his full 100% showmanship to make everyone feel like they got what they came for. Shawn has the ability to turn a quiet crowd into an all-out mafia. Loving music, Shawn’s influences were Alabama, Shenandoah, Garth Brooks, 38 Special, Reo Speedwagon, Journey and many other artists as well.

[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on March 15, 2013

Railsback was a student of Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio and in the late sixties and early seventies spent ten years working in theatre in New York.

He made his film debut in The Visitors, directed by Elia Kazan. He played the parts of two notorious murderers, appearing as Charles Manson in the 1976 television mini-series, Helter Skelter, and as Ed Gein in the 2000 film In the Light of the Moon. He also served as executive producer of the latter film.

[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on March 07, 2013

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 so lugubriously s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out well-known pop tunes like the Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” and “Ticket To Ride,” Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” Sonny & Cher’s “Bang Bang” Rod Argent’s “She’s Not There” and, most famously, The Supremes’ Motown classic “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” to such hippie heights. With Mark Stein’s mysterioso wash of Grand Guignol keyboard theatrics, Tim Bogert’s amazing and trippy bass runs, and guitarist Vince Martell’s era-happy soloing, Appice boomed like no other drummer in rock history. Their debut album still stands today as a Hard Rock classic. Vanilla Fudge went on to tour with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and even had Led Zeppelin as an opening act.

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