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“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 »

Interview: Ex-Eagles Guitarist, Don Felder, Still Flying!

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Ahead of his upcoming charity concert at the first annual Hong Kong Rugby Union Ruck ‘n’ Roll Charity Ball on November 5th, ex-Eagles member Don Felder talks to Scott Murphy. With the song “Hotel California”, ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder is responsible for one of the most recognizable rock riffs of all time. He’s written quite a few others too—many of ... 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 »

Jethro Tull The Rock Opera Comes to the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara

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Review + Photos by L Paul Mann October 19, 2016 | Santa Barbara, CA – On a beautiful balmy evening in Santa Barbara, Ian Anderson brought his new multimedia musical project to the elegant Arlington theater. Not to be confused with the hard rock band formed in 1968, one of the first to combine jazz, blues and classic music, this ... Read More »

Photos: Primus at the 2016 Aftershock Festival

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Primus Aftershock Festival October 22, 2016 | Discovery Park – Sacramento, CA Photos by Chris Brody Setlist: Clown Dream (Danny Elfman song) Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers Last Salmon Man Frizzle Fry Here Come the Bastards Mr. Krinkle Too Many Puppies (with “Master of Puppets” tease) My Name Is Mud Jerry Was a Race Car Driver (‘Dog Will Hunt’ sang by Mark Osegueda of ... Read More »

Photos: Tony MacAlpine at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA

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Tony MacAlpine featuring Bjorn Englen & Aquiles Priester October 14, 2016 | Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA Photos by Chris Brody SETLIST: Key to the City The Vision The Taker Piano Solo Concrete Gardens Poison Cookies Sacred Wonder Tears of Sahara Hundreds of Thousands For more information on Tony MacAlpine, please visit: Official website: http://www.tonymacalpine.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tonymacalpineofficial All photos appearing on this ... Read More »