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Yearly Archive: 2020

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July 2020

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Jake Hays Interview: Son of Runaway Cherie Currie and Actor Robert Hays Stakes His Own Claim

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Jake Hays

Jake Hays was born into the heart of the entertainment industry. The son of actor Robert Hays (Airplane!) and musician Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Jake is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, actor, VFX (visual effects) artist and producer. After releasing his debut EP on Vagrant Records (under the project name Maudlin Strangers), his musical talent has taken him on several international tours with artists such as Cold War Kids, Coasts and Bad Suns. At 19 years old, Jake collaborated with his mom on her latest album, Blvds of Splendor, which had been in the works for ten years (and released earlier […]

Tuesday

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July 2020

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David Corn Interview: "Trump’s Paying More Attention to Confederate Statues Than He Is to Coronavirus Deaths"

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David Corn

David Corn is a veteran political journalist, author, analyst for MSNBC and the chief of the Washington bureau for Mother Jones. He won the 2012 George Polk award for a story that perhaps cost Mitt Romney the presidential election, securing a full recording of Romney at a $50,000-a-plate Florida fundraiser declaring that 47 percent of Americans – those who back President Obama – are “victims” who are “dependent upon government” and “pay no income tax.” Corn’s bestselling books include Showdown: The Inside Story of How Barack Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party, Hubris: The Inside Story […]

Tuesday

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June 2020

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Suzi Quatro Interview: "I Realize That I Really Changed the Game for Women"

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Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro was the first female bass player to become a major rock star. She reached #1 in the UK and other European counties and Australia with her singles “Can the Can” and “Devil Gate Drive.” Following a recurring role as bass player Leather Tuscadero in the hit TV series Happy Days, her duet “Stumblin’ In” with Smokie’s lead singer Chris Norman reached #4 in the US. The documentary feature Suzi Q, which charts the 54-year career of the pioneering female rocker who burst onto the scene in the 70s, was set to open in theaters on July 1, 2020. […]

Tuesday

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June 2020

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Ben Lee Interview: Musical Duo Radnor & Lee Set to Release Sophomore Album, "Golden State"

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Ben Lee & Josh Radnor

Australian musician and actor Ben Lee began his career at the age of 14 with the Sydney band Noise Addict, but focused on his solo career when the band broke up in 1995. He has released 11 solo albums. In 2016, he released an acoustically-oriented album entitled Freedom, Love and Recuperation of the Human Mind, and in 2017, he recorded a children’s album called Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam for the Whole Family. November 2017 also saw the release of Radnor & Lee, a collaborative album Lee made with former How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor. Lee has one […]