Tag: rock and roll hall of fame

Q&A Interview With Herb Alpert - An Evening With Herb Alpert And Lani Hall Concert Preview (Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7, 2017 At City Winery)

Q&A Interview With Herb Alpert - An Evening With Herb Alpert And Lani Hall Concert Preview (Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7, 2017 At City Winery)
Headed back to town for a pair of performances alongside his wife Lani Hall this week at City Winery, I spoke with Herb Alpert about cultivating an artist friendly vibe as the co-founder of A&M Records, his series of "Spirit Totem" sculptures on permanent display at the Field Museum, the importance of music and arts in the classroom and much more... ...

Q&A Interview With Brian Wilson - A Pet Sounds Concert Preview (Friday, October 6, 2017 at Rosemont Theatre)

Q&A Interview With Brian Wilson - A Pet Sounds Concert Preview (Friday, October 6, 2017 at Rosemont Theatre)
Heading to Rosemont Friday night for one of the final full performances of the seminal Beach Boys album Pet Sounds, I spoke with Brian Wilson about the importance of being on the road in 2017 and the love he hopes fans take from his music... ...

Concert Review: Green Day (Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Wrigley Field With Catfish And The Bottlemen)

Concert Review: Green Day (Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Wrigley Field With Catfish And The Bottlemen)
Thursday night over the course of nearly three hours, Green Day turned in a polished, professional, fairly non-political, largely predictable set at Wrigley Field... ...
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Concert Review: Open Air Chicago 2017 - KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax And More (Friday, July 14, 2017 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview)

Concert Review: Open Air Chicago 2017 - KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax And More (Friday, July 14, 2017 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview)
Open Air Chicago is bigger than ever in 2017 and got underway Friday morning in south suburban Bridgeview with performances from KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Dillinger Escape Plan, Meshuggah and more... ...

Q&A Interview With Ann Wilson of Heart (Concert Preview: Friday, June 16, 2017 at House of Blues)

Q&A Interview With Ann Wilson of Heart (Concert Preview: Friday, June 16, 2017 at House of Blues)
Headed to town for a rare, small venue set with her new backing band Friday night at House of Blues, I spoke with Heart vocalist Ann Wilson about the freedom working outside Heart expectations brings in the solo setting, some of her favorite vocalists and about what makes friend and Seattle colleague Chris Cornell a timeless voice... ...

Q&A Interview With Billy Gibbons - A Billy Gibbons And The BFG's Concert Preview (Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles)

Q&A Interview With Billy Gibbons - A Billy Gibbons And The BFG's Concert Preview (Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles)
Headed to town in support of his first solo album, I checked in with ZZ Top singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons about the Afro-Cuban sounds that influenced Perfectamundo, learning about rhythm from Tito Puente, performing in Cuba, his love of the Chicago blues and much more... ...
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Q&A Interview With CJ Ramone (Concert Preview: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Bottom Lounge)

Q&A Interview With CJ Ramone (Concert Preview: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Bottom Lounge)
Headed to town with Shonen Knife for a set Sunday night at Bottom Lounge, I spoke with former Ramones bassist CJ Ramone about his latest solo effort Last Chance to Dance, the important role of Tommy Erdelyi in the creation of the Ramones, carrying on that band's legacy and more... ...

Concert Review: Leon Russell Live At City Winery (Wednesday, February, 25, 2015)

Concert Review: Leon Russell Live At City Winery (Wednesday, February, 25, 2015)
Over the course of ninety minutes Wednesday evening, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell proved why he's one of his generation's most underrated storytellers during the second of two sold out concerts at City Winery... ...

Q&A Interview With Steve Nieve (Concert Preview: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello - Tuesday, September 30 at City Winery)

Q&A Interview With Steve Nieve (Concert Preview: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello - Tuesday, September 30 at City Winery)
Gearing up for a show Tuesday night at City Winery in which he'll reinterpret the music of Elvis Costello solo on the piano, I spoke with longtime Attractions member and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Steve Nieve about the unique sound of his playing on the vox organ and what exactly it is that has allowed the music he's created with Elvis Costello to remain so relevant after nearly forty years... ...
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Q&A Interview With Dave Mason (A "Traffic Jam" Concert Preview - Friday, February 7th at Beverly Arts Center)

Q&A Interview With Dave Mason (A "Traffic Jam" Concert Preview - Friday, February 7th at Beverly Arts Center)
Headed to town for a pair of shows, I spoke with Traffic co-founder Dave Mason about what it's like to re-work classic Traffic songs on his current "Traffic Jam" tour, the thought process behind his new album Futures Past and his experiences in the studio with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and more... ...