Rock Talk

Bill Leverty says the Devil from the U.P. is a Remarkably Talented Guy

Yes, the devil does play guitar and of course the violin ; contrary to local legend, he does not always call Georgia his home. Nashville, Hell, and even tiny little Sault Ste. Marie Michigan have been locations that he has worked his sinister craft. Of course I am not being literal, but the devil comes out when Jason Mapes plays ...

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It’s Such a Fine Line Between Stupid, and uh, Clever…

Yeah, it turns out that Rik Emmett is a big fan of the legendary rockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. We will get back to this later. Before reading any further, Rik says click here   We are gathered here today to pay homage to one of the greatest guitar players not only in Canada, but in the entire world. On ...

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Vandenberg Meets David Letterman….

in court… the Hague  to be precise!  😲😲…nah, I am obviously kidding, but it’s a funny story I have to tell you. It was Me…..little, ol Me, that informed Vandenbergs legendary founder and guitarist Adrian, about some information regarding his own bands world tour that he didn’t know or was aware of. The ship with the Flying Dutchman and crew ...

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Toilets Flush In the Opposite Direction Down Under

… Is actually a myth….I should have confirmed when I recently interviewed legendary Aussie Rocker Gary “Angry” Anderson. Wider news outlets suggest the Coriolis Effect will spin storms and hurricanes in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in opposite directions, but it has no effect on the toilet drain. For further proof, check out season sixteen, episode six of the Simpsons.🤣 ...

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Rush or Triumph?

Before we move to the substance of the piece, I have a question. Who do you think is the best Canadian rock band of all time?  As much as Rush has contributed to the Canadian identity and put us on the map worldwide; I would have to say that I have always preferred Triumph. There is no denying the fact ...

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“You Ever Seen His Resume? Shatner Has Never Passed On Anything”

…are the words from actress/comedian Kate Walsh during a Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. I bring this up as I have recently interviewed Jeff Scott Soto who is the lead singer with the supergroup Sons of Apollo. Pre-interview, I did some research on Jeff and I had to scold him that I tried to download his Wikipedia but my ...

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“It Will Be A High Energy Kick Ass Rock & Roll Show”

This is the message from former Cinderella axemaster and lead vocalist Tom Kiefer who was kind enough to chat with me via his home somewhere in Tennessee. The raspy-voiced singer who is mostly known for his hit songs including, Night Songs, Shake Me, You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone, will be hitting the stage on Saturday, February ...

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Eric Martin – Whiter Shade of Pale… ?

Yes, it’s true; Click the above and see for yourself. Eric IS a whiter shade of pale, for not only the reason that he prefers camping on a mountainside over a beach, but he absolutely loves this song; So much in fact that you will more than likely hear the Procol Harum classic when finding the exit at the end of one ...

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The Word According to Genesis

If you are a fan of the legendary band Genesis, you will no doubt know of and be a fan of one of the bands founding members… Steve Hackett. Steve played alongside Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, and Peter Gabriel from 1970-1977. Wow! In the music business, this would be called a Dream Team. Every one of these musicians has ...

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Aldo Nova Did All That?

Yes, he did and much more; for years now I have been intrigued by the fact that Aldo Caporusicio is not only a hit Canadian musician/songwriter for his band Aldo Nova, but he is also a international hit song writer (Jon Bon Jovi, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Blue Oyster Cult, Clay Aitken). During a phone call I had with him ...

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Benny, Bieber, Buble, and Prinze

It kind of reads like a law office, right ? Well it’s not ; it is the cast members in my ill prepared for interview I had recently with mega star Tony Orlando who will be performing live for your listening pleasure in a couple of weeks at Kewadin Casino on November 23. If you have been following my interviews ...

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From Alcatrazz to New England

Yes, New England and Alcatrazz bassist Gary Shea enjoys his isles. The much sought after bassist has always surrounded himself with water. Currently he enjoys living on Amelia Island as his sanctuary, and has continuously surrounded himself with a sea of talent, having worked with industry giants such as Herman Rarebell (Scorpions), Steve Vai, (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake), Yngwie Malmsteen, ...

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