Tag Archives: Danny Coleman

An Interview with Lily Virginia

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“I grew up not being able to watch TV so I found other alternatives,” says a laughing Lily Virginia as she preps for a tour which coincides with the release of her new effort, “Play Me Twice.” Growing up on the west coast, Virginia made the transfer east for love and music; choosing to stay in New York City to ... Read More »

Jimmy Cobb Honored at SOPAC in South Orange, NJ

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“When I was young my mom had a job working in a local pharmacy that had a food counter; she got me a job there and I started earning money. I walked  past Herman Rednor’s Music Store every day and he had a sign in the window advertising this Gene Krupa drum set. I went inside and he said, “You have any ... Read More »

“Similitude Of A Dream” is a Different Type of (Neal) Morse Code

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Interview by Danny Coleman “I always try and play to the song first and foremost whether it’s progressive, pop, metal or whatever,” says drummer Mike Portnoy as he discussed the latest upcoming tour and CD release, “The Similitude Of A Dream,” from The Neal Morse Band. “I adapt to different styles whether I’m a leader or a collaborator.”  Portnoy has been “Collaborating” with Morse for nearly two decades which is ... Read More »

Andy Timmons Brings Us “Theme From A Perfect World”

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“Musicians, we have something that other people don’t,” started guitarist Andy Timmons as he took a moment to discuss his current tour and career. “About 10 years ago it hit me; not many people have the passion to keep doing things after all these years. A friend had come to one of my gigs and afterward we were talking and he said, “I wish ... Read More »

From “Idol” to “State Plate,” Taylor Hicks Has It All Covered

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Interview by Danny Coleman “Ya’ know, I love doing the intimate venues. These small acoustic performing arts centers and the such are something that I’ve always wanted to do. I’m a weekend warrior with my music so I’m really enjoying this,” says former “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks as he discussed his upcoming November 3 appearance at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Born in Birmingham, AL, Hicks ... Read More »

V2 Are Nowhere Near Square

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“Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Our age makes us very interesting, yet it also holds us back,” says Vittorio; one half of the twin brothers better known as V2.“Yeah, like when we were supposed to open for AC/DC and they decided to go in a different direction because they felt our age was a liability,” added Vincenzo. This duo from Santa Rosa, CA has not only broken ... Read More »