We talk once again to guitarist Brian Ray, who is still playing in Paul McCartney’s band and now has a new side project The Bayonets! We also talk about how the band came together, continuing to tour with Sir Paul (and his upcoming album!) plus the honor of having your very own model Gibson guitar!
Dave Stewart has long been a legendary pro in rock and pop music. First teaming up with Annie Lennox to form the synth-pop duo Eurythmics, and then going on to be a top notch producer (Aretha Franklin, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, etc.). He still performs music too — with The Spiritual Cowboys, Super Heavy and his solo work.
Now he’s found another golden voice to go along with his new blues pop project, Thomas Lindsey is a Louisiana singer with powerful pipes. Together they formed Stewart Lindsey and a new album “Spitballin” is the result of their collaboration. We talked to them both about the new LP.
NOTE: See the band perform LIVE on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday 9/9/16.
Below is the video for the single “Another Lie”
One of the hottest bands of 2001 were The Rosenbergs. They personified power pop at the turn of the new millennium, with a hard rock catchy sound that compared well to Cheap Trick. To say they had an intransigent relationship toward the music business is an understatement. They refused to give in to draconian terms record labels offered and paved the way for artist independence and integrity. This was when major labels still had all the power and it was rare to see any up and coming musician reject and defy them. The bands discography is short, but essential: Ameripop (before they were signed in 1999), Mission You (2001) and Department Store Girl (2004)
Read the bands history and what happened to them here in this Powerpopaholic exclusive interview with lead guitarist and vocalist David Fagin.
I was lucky to get an interview with Stephen Butler of The Smash Palace. We talked about the new release “Some Kind of Magic” and please ignore my ignorance about the order of album releases, as I was pointed out that “Extended Play” and “Live at The Auction House” came out before the last full LP “Do It Again”. We’ve been covering Smash Palace for years and we hope they continue to make great music.