Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

Bryan Ferry Casts Unmistakable Musical Incarnations of Love For New Orleans (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Bryan Ferry cast a spell over New Orleans on Thursday night with his unmistakable musical incantations of love. In a world of sequins and tattered jeans, the 71 year old British gentleman still chooses to ...

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Brian Ray, Lead Guitarist of Paul McCartney’s Band, Has His Own Story To Tell (INTERVIEW)

In a world where the term pop music leaves a bad taste in your mouth, if you look back at the early sixties, the Beatles was considered pop music and it was a good thing. ...

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Michael Schenker Keeps Guitar Legacy Alive & Well (INTERVIEW)

His name is synonymous with guitar-driven rock & roll. Since his earliest days as a teenager in the Scorpions, through his years in UFO and variations of his solo band, Michael Schenker has kept his ...

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Joe Sumner Lays Low From Fiction Plane To Confident Singer-Songwriter Mode (INTERVIEW)

Singer Joe Sumner is a man in the middle of a musical transition. The former angry young rocker, who led Fiction Plane through four albums starting in 2003 with the release of Everything Will Never ...

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Sting, Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros Let Loose In New Orleans (SHOW REVIEW)

When Sting shouted out, “I want to hear you New Orleans!” the crowd shouted back in unison. While the city is in the midst of their Mardi Gras season, Sting brought that same kind of ...

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Green Grass and High Tides- Henry Paul of The Outlaws Keeps The Legacy Strong (INTERVIEW)

For a band to last forty-five years, it has to be nurtured from the inside. Henry Paul, for just about the last half-century, has been that guiding hand for The Outlaws, a group he helped ...

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Guitar Slinger Quinn Sullivan Stretches From The Blues On ‘Midnight Highway’ (INTERVIEW)

Quinn Sullivan has been hailed as the new savior of blues guitar since he was probably eight years old. That’s when the legendary Buddy Guy put the young boy on his stage for the first ...

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Steve Hackett Talks New LP ‘The Night Siren’ & Revisiting ‘Wind & Wuthering’ (INTERVIEW)

Guitar genius Steve Hackett has been on a quest. After a lifetime of traveling the world and learning about new cultures, he has seen the changes that have befallen our nations. Today more than ever, ...

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‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba Performance (DVD REVIEW)

For The Rolling Stones, playing Cuba last year may have just been another notch on their fifty-plus year old touring belt, but its historical nature was significant and it was all caught on film for ...

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Pete Murano of Trombone Shorty Talks Guitar Solos & Opening For Red Hot Chili Peppers (INTERVIEW)

Troy Andrews (Trombone Shorty) may be the focal point when he takes the stage with his band Orleans Avenue but when he turns it over to his guitar player Pete Murano to do a solo, ...

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