Interview with Stand Up Comedian and Podcaster Jen Kirkman for Zoiks! Online.
Interview – Eddie Trunk
Eddie Trunk is the premiere rock journalist. He’s got three radio shows, he co hosts “That Metal Show” and he has “The Eddie Trunk Podcast.” It’s rough out there for rock bands right now but it’s equally as rough for rock journalists. Eddie and I have a great conversation about “That Metal Show,” a potential Guns n Roses reunion and the state of the rock music industry.
Interview – Europe
Today I got the chance to sit down with my first rock hero, Joey Tempest of Europe to talk about their new album “War of Kings.”
Interview – Exodus
Recently I got the chance to sit down with Steve Zetro Souza of Exodus.
Interview Burton Cummings Formerly of The Guess Who
One of my favorite interviews that I’ve ever done is with Burton Cummings of The Guess Who. The man is such a story teller and he’s got great stories. Unfortunately shortly after doing the interview my computer crashed and I lost everything including this interview. I had emailed it to a couple of people but I couldn’t find it, finally almost a year later my sister found it buried in her email. So this email is a little dated, but it’s one of the best interviews I’ve ever done.
Growing up my dad was a huge The Guess Who fan. If you asked my dad who the best guitarist of all time he’d say Randy Bachman, the best singer was Burton Cummings and the best piano player wasn’t Elton John or Billy Joel, it was Burton Cummings. I’ve become a fan myself. The stories that Mr. Cummings has are spectacular. You need to hear his story about driving Jim Morrison around all night long the first time he stepped foot in Los Angeles.
Joe Perry of Aerosmith
My first guitar hero was Joe Perry from Aerosmith. I was turned onto the band in Jr. High. “Get a Grip” had just come out and I had heard them play “Dream On” with Michael Kamen’s orchestra on MTV. I bought the “Greatest Hits” and from there fell into a deeper and deeper appreciation for Aerosmith’s music. My favorite album of all time is Aerosmith’s “Rocks.” Joe Perry recently released his memoir “Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith.” i was predestined to love this book. That said Joe Perry went out of his way to knock himself off of the pedestal I put him on. This book doesn’t glorify the sex or the drugs and it’s not about throwing Steven Tyler or anybody else in his life under the proverbial bus. It’s just Joe Perry telling his story, this could have been anybody’s story it just happens to be his.
Fans can purchase “ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” here:
Amazon.com – http://amzn.to/WiG3qm
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/1twTeSY
BAM – http://bit.ly/1Belzi2
Indie Bound – http://bit.ly/Yfg4ln
Audible.com – http://bit.ly/1xgPRSx
For more information, visit: joeperry.com