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Ed Roland Interview: Collective Soul Frontman Talks New Music

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Ed Roland

Since 1992, Ed Roland is best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Georgia-based rock band Collective Soul that also features Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Will Turpin (bass, backing vocals), Johnny Rabb (drums, percussion) and Jesse Triplett (lead guitar, backing vocals). He is also active with the Sweet Tea Project, formed in 2011.

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Friday

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Chris Frantz Interview: Talking Heads to Tom Tom Club, Remaining in Love

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Chris Frantz

Born May 8, 1951, Chris Frantz is best known as the drummer for the rock band Talking Heads, which was also composed of David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Tina Weymouth (bass) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar). In 2002, Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of their albums appear in Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and three of their songs (“Psycho Killer,” “Life During Wartime” and “Once in a Lifetime”) were included among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.”

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Tuesday

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Nikki Sixx Interview: Minnesota Vikings Inspired My Mötley Crüe Look

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Nikki Sixx

Frank Feranna, Jr., later known as Nikki Sixx, was born on December 11, 1958, and was raised jointly by his mother and grandparents shortly after his father left the family. After becoming interested in music, Sixx moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17. He joined the group Sister, but was fired soon after recording a demo along with bandmate Lizzie Gray. They formed the band London, but Sixx left in 1981, and the bassist founded the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe with drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars and singer Vince Neil. In 2007, Sixx, along with DJ Ashba and James Michael also formed the hard rock band Sixx:A.M. The group is a combination of all of the members’ last names.

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Tim Bluhm Interview: Why Has Fame Escaped the Mother Hips?

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Tim Bluhm

Songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist Tim Bluhm is known as the primary vocalist and guitarist for the Mother Hips, a rock band based in the San Francisco Bay area. The group was founded in 1990 while Bluhm, Greg Lociacono (guitars/vocals), Isaac Parsons (bass) and Mike Wofchuck (drums) were attending California State University-Chico. After releasing four albums with the Mother Hips in the 1990s, Bluhm issued his solo debut, Land & Sea Chanteys, and has released other solo albums since that time.

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