Lilia Rezai (singer/guitarist for Manix) Interview

What were some of the first bands/artists that you started listening to and how old were you when you started listening to them? Well, I got into music at the age of 12 when I bought my first cassette. Damn, that makes me feel so old just saying that word, cassette! It was Nirvana’s Nevermind and I was really big into them. Kind of a gateway music “drug” for me that opened the door to…

Share This:
Read More

Pauline Butcher (author of Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa) Interview

Pauline Butcher (author of Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa) Interview

Prior to becoming Frank Zappa’s secretary in 1968, were you a fan of his work? Why or why not? No, I was not a fan of his work because I had never heard of him and did not know who he was. Discuss your involvement with The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously), one of Frank’s discoveries and the very first all female rock band. When Frank formed The GTOs in June 1968, my role was to…

Share This:
Read More

Larry Harris (Casablanca Records co-founder) Interview

Larry Harris (Casablanca Records co-founder) Interview

You co-founded Casablanca Records with Neil Bogart in 1973. How did you two meet? As I explain in the book, Neil was a distant cousin who I had met once in the early ’60s. Then, in 1970, my parents were at a wedding and saw his mom and she mentioned that I should contact him about a job. And so it began. Discuss your involvement in the first Casablanca Records deal with KISS and their…

Share This:
Read More

Laurie Es (Lynette Skynyrd, Black Sabbitch, Hallowed Engine) interview

Your music resume is quite impressive to say the very least. I guess my first question to you would be what got you into music in the first place? Growing up, I would always make mix tapes for my friends. In High School, I never hung around the other kids. The group I found was much older and were already driving into NYC and going to CBGB, Max’s Kansas City and The Mudd Club. The…

Share This:
Read More

Scott Parker (ZappaCast podcast and author of Frank Zappa & KISS books) Interview

Scott Parker (ZappaCast podcast and author of Frank Zappa & KISS books) Interview

What were some of the first bands/artists that got you into music? The first band I heard that hooked me was KISS. I was 4 and my brother was a big fan. He used to try to scare me with KISS album covers. In particular, the first one (which has a very striking cover). Instead of really scaring me, I got hooked. I heard the first album and that was it! A few months later,…

Share This:
Read More

Mia X (The UVs, Rebel Music TV, RockShopNRoll) Interview

Mia X (The UVs, Rebel Music TV, RockShopNRoll) Interview

photo courtesy of salsphotos.net What were some of the first bands/artists that you became a fan of and why? My parents were young and into Rock-N-Roll, so I grew up listening to an array of good music like The Beatles, The Cars, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Eric Clapton, etc. I think Tom Petty had my heart though. Damn The Torpedos never gets old. He has an attitude and a presence that stuck with…

Share This:
Read More

Blare N. Bitch (guitarist for Betty Blowtorch and Black Sabbitch) Interview

Blare N. Bitch (guitarist for Betty Blowtorch and Black Sabbitch) Interview

How old were you when you started playing the guitar and why did you choose the guitar as your instrument? I think I was around 10 years old. I’m not sure why I picked guitar. My brother was listening to bands like Allman Bros., Ten Years After and Hendrix so it probably had some influence on me. I thought, from pictures that I saw of rock stars playing guitar, that it was the absolute coolest…

Share This:
Read More

Patrice Zappa-Porter interview

Your brother Frank has been my #1 favorite music artist and composer since January of 2008, so I’d like to kick this interview off by saying that it’s a real honor to interview you. On that note, my first question to you is how much of a challenge (to put it nicely) has it been for you throughout your life to be Frank Zappa’s sister? Well, it’s had it’s moments! In high school, and I…

Share This:
Read More

Mary Powers (singer for Black Sabbitch and Death On The Radio) interview

Let’s kick this interview off by discussing Black Sabbitch, your all female tribute to my favorite metal band of all time, Black Sabbath. What were the circumstances that led you to become the singer/frontwoman for that band? My dear friend Johnny Angel Wendel knows Angie (the drummer). They were talking in a grocery store one day about her project and how they needed a true Ozzy to front the band and he got on the…

Share This:
Read More

Judy Cocuzza a.k.a. Luda Criss (drummer for PRISS) interview

What exactly were the circumstances that led you to form PRISS, your all female tribute to KISS, my #1 favorite hard rock band of all time? Sharon and I (Judy) have played in bands together for years. One night, we went out for a drink and we walked into a local bar. Everyone in the bar was dressed up like KISS – bartenders, clients, DJ, everyone!! They had KISS videos playing, KISS tunes going. So…

Share This:
Read More
1 19 20 21 22