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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

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More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit.

Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Styx at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Styx
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
November 14, 2014

Styx is a rock band from America's heartland (Chicago) whose music blends the best part of rock, power pop, prog-rock, art-rock, arena rock with a touch of classical composition. The band originally consisted of brothers Chuck (bass) and John Panozzo (drums), ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Neal Schon and Jan Hammer Albums "Untold Passion" & "Here to Stay" Available for Download

In 1981, when keyboardist and drummer extraordinaire Jan Hammer and guitar wizard Neal Schon were each enjoying massive success in their own careers — Hammer for his work with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, as a solo artist, founder of his eponymous Jan Hammer Group and frequent collaborator with Jeff Beck, and Schon for a decade's worth ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Styx at the NYCB Theatre At Westbury

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Styx
NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Westbury, New York
November 15, 2013


Styx was formed in Chicago in the early '70s. Originally comprised of the Panozzo brothers (Chuck on bass and John on drums), Dennis DeYoung (keyboards), James “JY" Young (guitar) and John Curulewski (guitar), the band brought on guitarist Tommy ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

It’s an archetypal story of the modern record business – two guys with a dream running their nascent label out of a West Hollywood garage in the summer of 1962. The label quickly gains momentum and eventually becomes one of the most important record companies the world has ever seen. The two guys were Herb Alpert ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Crooner Mark Shelton

Q: When did you decide to become a singer? A: I sang in school and church choirs as a kid, and grew up through the music of the '60s and '70s. I listened to a lot of the early era of rock & roll as my dad had a massive collection of 45s from the '50s and ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Stuttering to the Top of the Charts

The Stuttering Foundation, a nonprofit organization helping people who stutter since 1947, has recognized the song “You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," a 1974 number one hit by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, as being the most unique of the many rock songs featuring stuttering vocals.

Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, said recently, “Not only was 'You Ain't ...