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Monthly Archive: August 2013

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Phil Lollar Interview: "Adventures in Odyssey" Creator Seeks to Fund New Family Audio Drama Through Kickstarter Campaign

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Phil Lollar

Phil Lollar has created, written, produced and performed in dozens of kids’ audio/video series including Adventures in Odyssey, The Little Angels (produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett), Jungle Jim and Friends, Little Dogs on the Prairie, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (twice nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Series), Elmo Aardvark, Outer Space Detective (the Internet’s first weekly animated series), The Mr. Men Show and Olivia (based on Ian Falconer’s bestselling children’s books). Two of those series, Jungle Jim and Friends and Adventures in Odyssey, have been credited with re-inventing the art of radio drama. Adventures in […]

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Dave Mustaine Interview: Megadeth Founding Guitarist/Vocalist on the Band's Latest, "Super Collider," and the Perils of Rock Superstardom

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Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine is best known as the founding guitarist/vocalist of the heavy metal band Megadeth and the original lead guitarist for Metallica. He is widely regarded as the “founding father” of Thrash Metal. Megadeth has been around for almost three decades, has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and earned 11 Grammy nominations. Super Collider, the fourteenth studio album, was released in June 2013 and debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart making it their highest debut since their multi-platinum Countdown to Extinction and Youthanasia. “When you have your neck cut open in surgery and plates stuck […]

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Simon Collins and Dave Kerzner Interview: Phil Collins' Son Carries the Progressive Rock Torch with Sound of Contact

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Sound Of Contact

British-based progressive rock band Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins and Dave Kerzner released their debut concept album, Dimensionaut, May 28, 2013. Dimensionaut is about a man who has the ability to travel through space, time and alternate realities and yet struggles with his desire to keep a sense of grounded reality on Earth, with each song an episode and sub-story within the larger contact of the 72-minute album. Sound of Contact is the brainchild of Collins (son of Phil, former drummer and vocalist for Genesis) and keyboardist Dave Kerzner who founded the sound development company Sonic Reality in 1996, […]

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Alyssa and Doug Graham Interview: The Grahams Debut, "Riverman's Daughter," Explores Life's Struggles on the Great River Road

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Doug & Alyssa Graham

The Grahams, the creative union of lifelong romantic partners Alyssa and Doug Graham, combine soulful bluegrass with hints of earthy Americana, adding colors from traditional folk and country blues into an infectious blend of storytelling that results in songs of love, loss, yearning and the view from rural American roads less traveled. The journey began when the duo first met in grade school and continued with their mutual love for the music of the Woodstock era and the adventures of the great outdoors. In 2005, Alyssa launched her solo music career with the release of What Love Is, which was […]