INTERVIEW – Mark Farner & Don Brewer Remember Early Grand Funk Fame

I wonder if someone asked that original trio Mark Farner, Don Brewer and Mel Shacker and later Craig Frost if they’d done everything there was to do in Rock and Roll…the good and the bad if they’d even have to look at that list. This is part two of a […]

Swedish Producer Avicii Dead At 28

So far his cause of death is unknown – look for an update in the description in of this video. His reps released the following statement, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, He was found dead in Muscat, Oman […]

INTERVIEW – What Seed The Beach Boys Planted Into the Band America & A Lucky Janet Jackson Sample

In the last 35 years in radio I’ve easily interviewed over 3-4 thousand artists and I’ve kept everything on old reel-to-reels or cassette tapes. We are slowly digitizing them now. One of my favorite interviews was with two of the three members of America. First I interviewed Gerry Beckley and […]

INTERVIEW: Kayak’s Ton Scherpenzeel: How They Almost Broke Up

Kayak have just released their 17th album appropriately titled “Seventeen.” We talked to their leader and only original member left Ton Scherpenzeel. John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a […]

INTERVIEW: Glenn Frey’s Brother On Dealing With Negative Eagles Press

This is part three of our five-parter on our conversations with Glenn’s younger brother Alan. A few years ago I was interviewing a well known artist and he said something to me that has always stayed with me. I’m not going to share his name but he said, “I know […]

INTERVIEW: Does Bill Champlin Feel Free From Chicago?

INTERVIEW – We asked Bill Champlin if He Feels Free of Chicago? He was in the band almost 30 years. PRE-ORDER BILL CHAMPLIN & WUNDERGROUND “BLEEDING SECRETS” AT WWW.BILLCHAMPLIN.COM CHECK OUT A SAMPLE OF THESE NEW BILL CHAMPLIN ‘WUNDERGROUND’ TUNES https://soundcloud.com/tamarachamplinband/the-only-way-down-bill-champlins-wunderground https://soundcloud.com/tamarachamplinband/imaginary-friend-bill-champlin-wunderground John Beaudin has been in major market radio […]

Nick Mason Forms Supergroup to Play Early Pink Floyd Music

The group is called Nick Mason’s “Saucerful of Secrets” after their second album. It was the transition album that would feature both Syd Barrett and his replacement David Gilmour from 1968. The new band which consists of Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet, Lee Harris of the Blockheads, bassist Guy Pratt, […]

Interview: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on Guts Vs Talent In The Early Days

Did Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Have More Bravery Than Talent In the Beginning? Anderson has always been transparent about his early skills on the flute as he was learning the instrument as the band was growing. I asked him if he had more guts than chops back then? (Clip 009) […]