Author Archives: Ernest Skinner

“Phoner” With the Silent Assassin of Symphony X

Mike LePond of Symphony X has been busy during Symphony X’s layoff for the past couple of years, but I wouldn’t have guessed it as he set up our “phoner” interview for 10 am last Sunday morning. Even on holidays, I don’t get up before noon on a Sunday, let alone 10. Anyway, I noticed through social media that the ...

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Kristina Walz & Rock of Ages Are Almost Here !

Regina, (Kristina Walz) and the rest of the cast are set to arrive in Sault Ste Marie next Tuesday (19) to entertain the GFL faithfull with the musical performance of the Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages. I had the chance to chat with Kristina recently and ask her about her personal history and her experience touring with the show. Before ...

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The King is Still Alive in Los Angeles

        Southern California that is… Yes.it’s true, the legend’s wife during a recent conversation needed to get permission from “The King” regarding a phone interview I was requesting; “let me check when the King wakes up” was her exact words; so there you have it. I just gave you proof and feel free to let the tabloids ...

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Foreigner Rocked the Soo

This writer went to the concert last night as an observer and also to meet one of my all-time favourite bass players, Jeff Pilson. Having said that, I have to tell you as a hard rock fan, I was overwhelmed by the performance and musicianship by not only Foreigner, but The Pink Floyd Experience couldn’t have set the stage any better. ...

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Derek Seguin to Play SooBlasters

Seguin is one of the most sought after stand up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs festival six times! If this is not impressive enough, Derek has also appeared and shared the stage at the CBC Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals and has also added to his already impressive by appearing on ...

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He Has Many More Myles to Trek

This little gem was captured only a couple years ago at an outdoor festival and it man can this guy sing and play. April Wine makes you think of rock and roll, first crushes, roller skating, and the reason many guys picked up the guitar. Canada’s staple April Wine have been going strong for decades and according to frontman Myles ...

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I Almost Started Pulling My Hair Out…

But, I found it! It is the recorded audio from the 30-minute conversation I had with Brazilian American metal guitarist of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Thank God, I quadruple checked my apps and finally found it as I was about to give up and bullshit my way through the article quoted on the safe side. In case you are wondering; ...

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Aaron Pritchett to Play SooBlasters

Ernest Skinner had the opportunity to interview Aaron Pritchett just before his upcoming concert at SSM’s SooBlasters on Wednesday, February 6th. Aaron is on a 30 city tour with his Out on the Town Tour, with special guests Kira Isabella and David James. Multi-CCMA winner Aaron Pritchett has just released his EP Out on the Town. Tickets for the show are available of ...

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Killer Band Set to Blast the Soo With Heavy Metal

The KiLLeR DWaRFs were formed in the fall of 1981 from the ashes of vocalist Russ “Dwarf” Graham and drummer Darrell “Dwarf” Millar’s club bands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band was rounded out by Bryce “Dwarf” Trewin (guitar) and Ange “Dwarf” Fodero (bass) The KiLLeR DWaRFs quickly gained international success, first in Canada with the Juno nominated self-titled KiLLeR ...

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