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STYX Interview with Lawrence Gowan (Podcast 185)

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    Styx In Concert - Lawrence Gowan / Tommy Shaw

    Styx In Concert - Lawrence Gowan / Tommy Shaw - Photo by Terri Giarrosso Schildroth

    Styx is currently taking the country by storm with their Grand Illusion – Pieces of Eight Tour.

    Styx’s Singer/Keyboardist, Lawrence Gowan took some time from the road to call in to Concert Blast to discuss the tour and many other topics with Mike Arnold.

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      Jason and the Scorchers Interview and Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge – 10/8/2010 (Podcast 183)

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        Jason and the Scorchers In Concert

        Jason and the Scorchers In Concert

        It was Friday, October 8th 2010 when Jason and the Scorchers made their long awaited return to Nashville, TN to play The Mercy Lounge.  Before the band’s sound check, Mike, Brian, and James met with Jason Ringenberg and Warner Hodges for a short interview as they traveled down memory lane.

        The show started about 9:40pm with Brian on one side of the stage, James on the other side of the stage and Mike in the middle.  Brian and James had their cameras ready while Mike was ready with his mic to record any special live audio clips for the podcast (and there were several).

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          Cinderella Concert Review and Interview – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 9/2/2010 (Podcast 180)

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            Cinderella In Concert - Tom Keifer

            Cinderella In Concert - Tom Keifer

            It was a hot September Thursday night in Nashville, TN, but inside the Wildhorse Saloon it was much hotter!  80′s Rockers, Cinderella took the stage and cranked up the Rock and Roll heat in the Sold-Out venue.

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              INTERVIEWS with Bruce Kulick, Garry Peterson, and Kenny Lewis (Podcast 174)

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                Bruce Kulick - Backstage with Concert Blast

                Bruce Kulick - Backstage with Concert Blast

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                On Saturday, June 26th, Concert Blast hosts, Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing traveled to Elizabethtown, KY for the Grand Funk Railroad / The Guess Who concert and took time to interview Bruce Kulick (Grand Funk Railroad-KISS-ESP-solo), Garry Peterson (The Guess Who), and Kenny Lewis (auctioneer-councilman-concert promoter). Continue Reading…

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                  CMA Festival 2010 – Nashville, TN – Part 3 (PODCAST 173)

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                    Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing close out the series from the CMA Fest 2010 coverage with interviews with Bo Bice, Burns and Poe, Chelsea Field, Susan Hickman, and a preview from the CMT Secret Concert.

                    This show begins with the Saturday CMA coverage as Mike, Brian, and James start the day at the Nashville club, Limelight, where Bo Bice held his fan club party.  Bo provided a breakfast, a short concert from some of his new material from his new CD 3, and a meet and greet with his fans. Continue Reading…

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                      Concert Blast Interviews with George Klein, Charlie Daniels, Tommy Tutone, Billy Cox, Nate Whitlock, and Charlotte Medley (Podcast 170)

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                        This show consists of six different short interviews with George Klein (Radio/TV personality, songwriter, author, and Elvis Presley’s long-time friend), Nate Whitlock (Memphis musician, solo artist, and brother of Eric Clapton’s sideman, Bobby Whitlock), Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix’s bass player and solo artist), Charlie Daniels (Country Rock solo artist), Charlotte Medley (singer/songwriter/performer), and Tommy Tutone (known for the song “Jenny 867-5309”).  These interviews were recorded from three different places over the past year.

                        Mike Arnold with George Klein

                        Mike Arnold (Concert Blast) with George Klein

                        This show begins from the backstage area of the Beale Street Music Festival during the Memphis In May festivities.  George Klein invited Mike Arnold backstage to hang out after Jerry Lee Lewis’ set.  Mike interviewed George Klein discussing his career, his friendship with Elvis Presley, and his latest book, “Elvis, My Best Man.” Continue Reading…

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                          Hank Williams Jr Rowdy Friends Tour Review – Nashville, TN – 4/23/2010 (PODCAST 167)

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                            It was a Rowdy Friday night in Nashville, TN at the Bridgestone Arena.  Hank Williams Jr. led the charge as Jamey Johnson, Eric Church, and The Grascals followed.  The crowd at the arena was full of energy and ready for fun.

                            The Grascals

                            The Grascals performed a free concert outside on the plaza for the attendees before the doors opened.  The Grascals were well received on the outside as well as on the inside of the arena as they opened the show.  After their set they took time to have a short conversation with Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook who were there covering the show.   Mike and Brian missed Eric Church’s performance due to the backstage visit, but they had such a good time it was worth it.

                            Jamey Johnson

                            Jamey Johnson had the crowd on their feet throughout the entire set and when Hank Jr took the stage, the crowd turned it up another notch as Bocephus rallied his troops throughout the evening with his hits, sing-alongs and many musical surprises.

                            Special Thanks to Martha Moore from So Much Moore Media for setting up the interview with The Grascals and for arranging the concert review.

                            Hank Williams Jr

                            Listen to the podcast of the Rowdy Friends Tour and the conversation with the Grascals.

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                              Rick Springfield Video Interview – Wildhorse Saloon – 02/13/2010 (VIDEO)

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                                Concert Blast interviewed Rick Springfield before his Wildhorse Saloon Sold-Out performance in Nashville, TN.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson spent some time with Rick Springfield discussing his live show, Nashville, performing Cover Songs, Acting, Embarassments, his upcoming Autobiography, and the Rick Springfield Cruise.

                                Special Thanks to James Downing and Terri Gibson for running the video cameras and for making this the first video podcast for Concert Blast.  Enjoy this short interview with Rick Springfield!

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                                  Interview – Lawrence Gowan of Styx (BLOG)

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                                    Here’s a Concert Blast interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx that Mike Arnold conducted in November, 2009.  Many Styx fans continue to ask about Dennis DeYoung, not knowing that Dennis hadn’t been in the band for over 10 years.  Canada’s Lawrence Gowan has stepped in and has done an excellent job!

                                    On November 15 2009, the Can’t Stop Rocking Tour made its stop in Nashville, TN.  Mike Arnold had been communicating with Styx’s publicists and management about a possible interview with their keyboardist/lead singer, Lawrence Gowan.  On the day of the show, their schedule became much tighter as Styx was invited to sing the National Anthem before the Tennessee Titans football game.  Since they were under such time restraints, Mike and Lawrence decided to conduct their interview through email.

                                    For those who aren’t familiar with the rocker, enjoying learning a little about Lawrence.

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                                      REO Speedwagon Interview with Concert Blast 11/14/08 (AUDIO)

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                                        Mike Arnold of Concert Blast received a phone call on his cell phone.  He didn’t recognize the number that displayed on his phone.   The voice on the other end was none other than the lead singer of REO Speedwagon, Kevin Cronin.  Kevin asked Mike if he would like to interview the band that night before their Wildhorse Saloon Concert.  Of course Mike agreed and before the night was over, Brian, Tom, and Mike spoke to the whole band backstage. 

                                        Click Below to Enjoy the REO Speedwagon Interview

                                        http://www.concertblast.com/Interview_REO_Speedwagon.mp3

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