Jeff Coffey On His 3 1/2 Hour Chicago Audition That Also Included His Eventual Replacement Neil Donell

Jeff Coffey On His 3 1/2 Hour Chicago Audition With Neil Donell Coffey left the band in the beginning of the year. He was with them under two years. In our first video with Jeff he told us Chicago’s heavy touring schedule was the biggest of a few reason’s for […]

INTERVIEW – Jonathan Cain – How He Deals With The Negative Press For His Wife Paula White & Journey

Our questions for Jonathan Cain…How do you feel about the negativity online, about your faith, your beliefs, your wife Paula white and Journey? We were reporting last year on the possibility on a Journey break up and then there are people reporting things that are just not true…they make it […]

Bill Champlin Talks New Chicago Offspring CTA With Danny Seraphine

Bill Champlin is one of the most real interviews in music – he tells it like it is. Bill’s new album is “Wunderground”….check out the links below. We also talk to the singer about the state of the music industry. PRE-ORDER BILL CHAMPLIN & WUNDERGROUND “BLEEDING SECRETS” AT WWW.BILLCHAMPLIN.COM CHECK […]

Who Really Wrote Grand Funk’s “We’re An American Band” We Asked Don Brewer & Mark Farner

Mark Farner & Don Brewer – We’re An American Band – Two Different Views We’re an American band was the seventh studio album from Grand Funk Railroad. It was their fourth hit and the first of two #1 hits – the other was their cover of “The Loco-Motion” the following […]

Jeff Coffey On Chicago Fan Nightmare & Meeting Jason Scheff

In part three of our exclusive interview with former Chicago lead singer Jeff Coffee we chat about his first meeting with the man he replaced, in that band, Jason Scheff. Also being a new singer in an established group comes with it’s own perils – some fans will never accept […]

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

I wonder if someone asked that original trio Mark Farner, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher 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 twelve […]

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: 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 […]

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) […]

Don Felder Adds Ex Chicago Lead Singer To His Touring Band

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 news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, […]