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No matter where or what time, the world has always brought forth artists who challenge & push the limits they see in it. And nothing has proved this more than the rebels who’ve defined the times we nostalgically recall of rock n’ roll. Rock n’ roll is still alive and we prove it. In every interview is captured the essence of an old soul in the modern age - beyond the boulevard and the stage we look into the minds of tomorrow’s rock n’ roll stars. The up-and-coming artists we seek reflect the rebellion of rock n’ roll past - they are here now, not for long in hiding. Come hang with us. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hangingonsunset/support

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No matter where or what time, the world has always brought forth artists who challenge & push the limits they see in it. And nothing has proved this more than the rebels who’ve defined the times we nostalgically recall of rock n’ roll. Rock n’ roll is still alive and we prove it. In every interview is captured the essence of an old soul in the modern age - beyond the boulevard and the stage we look into the minds of tomorrow’s rock n’ roll stars. The up-and-coming artists we seek reflect the rebellion of rock n’ roll past - they are here now, not for long in hiding. Come hang with us. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hangingonsunset/support

    Season 3 Episode 11 // THEORY OF A DEADMAN - An interview backstage at the Wiltern

    Season 3 Episode 11 // THEORY OF A DEADMAN - An interview backstage at the Wiltern

    Hey, what's up folks? Welcome to another episode of my podcast. I'm your host, Vincent Jacob, and today we're coming to you from the heart of LA, where I had the chance to sit down with the guys from Theory of a Deadman backstage at one of my favorite venues… The Wiltern. These rockers from the Great White North have been doing their thing since 2001, and let me tell you, they've still got it! With 7 albums under their belt and a brand new one called 'Dinosaur', they're out here killing the game on their tour with Skillet and Saint Asonia.

    During our conversation, we talked about everything from their latest album to their end-of-the-world survival plans. We even touched on their rewrite of 'Just the Two of Us', which let's just say, involves a certain virus we've all been dealing with. 

    These guys are as cool as they come and had me laughing throughout the interview, all while still managing to show their passion for their craft. I mean, seriously, these guys could be out playing golf, but instead, they're out here rocking it out like champs.

    We also dug into their collaborations with legends like Alice Cooper and their experience playing the 'Dancing Queen' piano at ABBA's studio in Stockholm. And of course, we had to talk about the 'Rock Resurrection' tour and whether rock music is really dead or alive and kicking.

    But don't just take my word for it, stick around and listen to the full interview. I promise, it's a good one! And after our chat, my boy Julien and I caught the last show of their tour, and it was properly insane! These guys really know how to put on a show and left everything on that stage.

    So, what are you waiting for? Let's dive into my conversation with Tyler, Dave, Dean, and Joey from Theory of a Deadman, right here on the Hanging on Sunset Podcast.

    As always, hit us up at hangingonsunset@gmail.com or slide into our DMs on Instagram @HangingOnSunset. Let's get this party started!




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    • 23 min
    Season 3 Episode 10 // DEAR BOY - A 2 hour conversation with Ben Grey

    Season 3 Episode 10 // DEAR BOY - A 2 hour conversation with Ben Grey

    It's time to get deep and talk music with another incredible artist. Today we have Ben Grey, the lead vocalist and guitarist of the LA-based indie rock band Dear Boy, joining us for a special episode of Hanging On Sunset.

    Dear Boy has been making waves in the indie music scene since their formation in 2011, with their dreamy, anthemic sound and influences from post-punk, new wave, and alternative rock. They've released several EPs and one full-length album, earning critical acclaim and a devoted following along the way.

    In this episode, Ben takes us on a journey through the band's story, from their early days to their latest release, "Forever Sometimes." We'll dive into the creative process behind their music, the challenges they've faced as a band, and what's next for Dear Boy.

    But this conversation went even deeper than just the music. Ben and I explored some philosophical subjects, discussing the meaning of life, the nature of creativity, and the importance of human connection. It was a conversation that went on for nearly 2 hours, and I was blown away by Ben's insights.

    Also, quick heads up for all you music lovers out there. Tomorrow night at Genghis Cohen, Ben Grey, lead vocalist and guitarist of Dear Boy, will be performing as a solo act. And let me tell you, you won't want to miss it. Not only is Ben a fantastic musician in his own right, but he's also opening for the incredible Scout Gillett, who we had the pleasure of interviewing on our podcast in our last episode.

    So if you're looking for a night of great music, be sure to head over to Genghis Cohen tomorrow night and catch Ben's solo performance and Scout's amazing set. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

    Now sit back, relax, and get ready for an unforgettable episode of Hanging On Sunset with Ben Grey of Dear Boy.








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    Season 3 Episode 9 // SCOUT GILLETT

    Season 3 Episode 9 // SCOUT GILLETT

    If you're looking for a singer who isn't afraid to be raw, honest, and unapologetic in their music, then you need to know about Scout Gillett. I got to watch her perform solo at the Zebulon towards the end of last year, and I was moved to tears. That doesn't happen a lot those days for me.

    Her latest album, "No Roof No Floor", is a testament to her journey as an artist and a singer. "When I'm recording a song, it's crucial for me to have a personal connection to it." Scout says. "I want to deliver an authentic performance, one that comes straight from the heart." This approach is evident in every track on the album, which showcases her powerful voice and emotional depth.

    But Scout isn't just about the music – she's also dedicated to making a positive impact on her community. As someone who has been trained in NARCAN, a program that provides education and resources to help people respond to opioid overdoses, Scout sees this as an opportunity to give back and make a difference.

    Tour life is where Scout truly shines, and she loves the energy and excitement of live audiences. "There's something magical about sharing your music with a live audience" she says. "It's a connection that can't be replicated." If you're in LA, you'll be able to witness that with your own soul because Scout is back on March 21st, on a very interesting bill put on by Sid The Cat, the best booker in town. Plus, she will be sharing the stage with Ben Grey, the leader of Dear Boy, who appears to be the next guest on our couch.

    https://scoutgillettmusic.bandcamp.com/

    https://capturedtracks.com/artist/scout-gillett/

    - Vincent Walter Jacob


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 3 Episode 8 // GULCE TUREK - Marketing Manager at Fantasy Records

    Season 3 Episode 8 // GULCE TUREK - Marketing Manager at Fantasy Records

    If you're an independent musician or just someone who's been wondering how to break into the music biz, buckle up because this episode is for you. It's like a roadmap to the industry!

    We had the pleasure of speaking with Gulce Turek, a Marketing Manager at Fantasy Records, a well-established independent record label. And let me tell you, she's been around the block a few times. She shared her journey of discovering her passion for music through live music and ethno-musicology back in Turkey where she's from, and how she went on to become a label coordinator and marketing manager for Fantasy Records in Los Angeles.

    Gulce highlighted the importance of passion and dedication in the music industry, because let's face it, it's not for the faint of heart or the lazy. And she emphasized that having a clear understanding of the industry and a willingness to learn and adapt are also crucial for success. Think of it like trying to navigate a city without a map, but with way more traffic and construction.

    One of the best things about Gulce is that she's not just passionate about her job, but also about the artists she works with. She truly believes in the talent of the artists she represents, just like Rachel Bobbitt (that we'll hear at the end of the episode), or like Bailen, to name a few.

    We also delved into the ever-changing music scene and the role of digital marketing in today's world. Gulce shared her journey from intern to industry veteran and offered valuable insights and practical advice for those looking to break into the music industry and trust me, Gulce has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share!

    If navigating the industry feels like trying to find a needle in a haystack for you, well join us as we explore the world of music and the business behind it!

    https://fantasyrecordings.com/

    More about Gulce:

    https://www.instagram.com/gulceturek/?hl=en

    https://www.lifoti.com/2022/12/the-success-story-of-gulce-turek-senior.html

    https://medium.com/@MiliWIM/interview-with-gulce-turek-label-coordinator-at-fantasy-records-concord-music-63c15f043d43

    - Vincent Walter Jacob


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Season 3 Episode 7 // JIMI HENDRIX AT 80, an interview with his sister Janie Hendrix

    Season 3 Episode 7 // JIMI HENDRIX AT 80, an interview with his sister Janie Hendrix

    I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Janie Hendrix, the sister of the legendary musician Jimi Hendrix. And let me tell you, if you thought Zoom interviews were tough, try conducting one with a connection that keeps dropping like a rollercoaster. This was one of the shortest interviews I've had, and it's not because Janie wasn't a great interviewee - trust me, she was fantastic - it's just that the connection kept breaking and it was a tedious task to try to go in depth.

    Listening to the interview now, it seems all over the place, but hey, what are you gonna do? That's just the way it is. Despite the technical issues, it's still a fascinating glimpse into the short life of a genius guitar player. Janie shared with me her insights on Jimi's life and career, including her own experiences seeing him perform and the process of putting together a book on his life. 

    We talked about the book, which is a coffee table affair featuring high quality reproductions of pictures and other memorabilia from Jimi's life and career. It includes rare and previously unseen material, like childhood drawings and handwritten lyrics, as well as stuff borrowed from collectors. The book chronicles Jimi's life and career in a comprehensive and chronological way, making it a must-have for any Hendrix fan or anyone interested in music history. It's a high quality product, with a heavy weight and beautiful reproductions of the pictures, and I have a feeling it's gonna be a hot item for collectors.

    We also talked about Johnny Hallyday, the French rock star, and I was really interested to discover in the book that Johnny had something to do with Jimi's rise to fame. As a French person myself, I was fascinated to learn that it was actually Johnny who first hired Jimi on a tour in Europe. And it was because of this tour that they built the Jimi Hendrix Experience band around him!

    Now, I'll be honest with you, I usually prefer in-person interviews because they allow for a deeper and more personal connection. But even though this interview was over Zoom and had all the technical finesse of a drunk giraffe, I have to say it was a real honor to speak with Janie on the occasion of her brother's 80th birthday. And let me tell you, this book she's releasing for the occasion is gonna be a must-have for any Hendrix fan. Don't sleep on it.

    If you want to get in touch with us, you can find us on Instagram at @hangingonsunset or via email at hangingonsunset@gmail.com. Here's to a great new year, and all the possibilities it brings!

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    • 21 min
    Season 3 Episode 6 // COSMO GOLD

    Season 3 Episode 6 // COSMO GOLD

    During a flight from Paris the other day, my friend David, who is also the owner of our new label Team Nowhere, listened to the podcast. When he landed, he called me and said, "I have figured out what you are doing with the podcast". Curious, I inquired, “What is it that I am doing?".

    With his usual wit, he replied, "This is not just an interview, it's a rock n' roll psychoanalysis!".

    In retrospect, I think he's right. As an interviewer, I'm always interested in the musical journeys of the artists I speak with. However, I'm also curious about our histories as artists because I think there's a link between personal history and art. The way I see it, art is a chemical reaction that is formed by our upbringing, our environments (private and public) as well as the things that happen in the world. By asking my interviewees their personal stories, I try to unearth what led to their art. My experience has shown that it begins even before they are born more often than not.

    Cosmo Gold traces its lineage back to Emily Gold's grandparents. Her grandmother was singer Marni Nixon, who famously dubbed Natalie Wood's singing parts in West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn's in My Fair Lady. Her grandfather, Ernest Gold, was an Austrian-born composer who won an Academy Award for his work on the movie Exodus. That's quite a musical heritage!

    In Emily's case, her music is even more closely tied to her dad's, Andrew Gold's. He was not only a talented musician but also a passionate UFOlogist, which, as we'll see, had a significant impact on the music of Cosmo Gold. As well as making music for himself, such as the recently resurrected viral mega-hit "Spooky Scary Skeletons," Andrew Gold has contributed to the hits of others like Linda Ronstadt.

    Cosmo Gold embraces Andrew's musical freedom and sci-fi appetite. A pop space odyssey, Krong, their debut album, is a concept album about a friendly alien who abducted the band and taught them the secret to a peaceful civilization. The band is grateful to Krong for teaching them the virtue of doubt. In a world of self-confidence, entitlement, and where feelings take the place of facts, it seems wise indeed.

    Aside from the beautiful message and homage found in Krong, there is also a real sense of musicianship. Krong's arrangements show the band's skill and maestria. Compare the stripped down live version of Krong they taped in our studio with the album version, and you'll see what I mean.

    Founded in 2019, Cosmo Gold is an LA-based alt-pop band featuring Emily Gold (vocals, guitar, synth, keys), Mike Deluccia (drums, synth, keys, guitar), and Stephen Burns (bass, guitar, vocals).

    You can fly to Krong on any platform of your choice and escape our world.

    https://www.instagram.com/cosmogold4real/?hl=en

    https://linktr.ee/cosmogold

    Call Krong: 📞 1-510-90-𝗞𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚📞

    - Vincent Walter Jacob




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    • 56 min

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