19 episodes

Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live. All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme & Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.

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Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live. All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme & Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.

    Ep. 19: Steve Sybesma (IndianaRockHistory.com)

    Ep. 19: Steve Sybesma (IndianaRockHistory.com)

    ABOUT STEVE SYBESMA:
    Steve got his start as a concert promoter in 1972. Based in Indianapolis he promoted shows independently before joining Sunshine Promotions in 1974. Sunshine grew into one of the biggest concert companies in America, eventually producing more than 7,500 concerts and events in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, and Puerto Rico. Steve resigned from SFX / Sunshine Promotions in late 2000. After a 2-year sabbatical he moved to Shanghai in 2003 to promote Western artists in China. There he co-founded China West Entertainment and eventually merged China West with Shanghai based A2Live. During his 11 years in China, Steve produced several hundred concerts, festivals, and other amazing projects. Steve moved back to the US in 2014 and co-founded The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida. And most recently Steve has created ”Indiana Rock History” to collect and memorialize a vital part of Indiana’s rock history, visit www.IndianaRockHistory.com

    ABOUT THE PODCAST:
    Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live

    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
    All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.
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    • 53 min
    Ep. 18: Bob Merlis (Legendary Music Industry Veteran)

    Ep. 18: Bob Merlis (Legendary Music Industry Veteran)

    ABOUT BOB MERLIS:
    Merlis spent almost 30 Years at Warner Bros. Records handling Communications 1971-2001. After that he started his own firm. Clients he has worked with include John Mellencamp, Etta James, ZZ Top, John Fogerty, Carlene Carter, Alice Cooper, Neil Young, Madonna, Prince & also the recorded legacies of Jimi Hendrix, Roy Orbison & Sam Cooke. Bob is also an author, auto enthusiast & former member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.
    ABOUT THE PODCAST:
    Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live
    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
    All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.
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    • 52 min
    Ep. 17: Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)

    Ep. 17: Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)

    ABOUT DON BREWER:
    In 1969 Don co-founded the power trio Grand Funk Railroad whose career sky-rocketed in 1973 behind the #1 hit, “We’re An American Band”, a song Don not only wrote, but sang while playing his historical drums licks. Also, his list of credits are “Shinin’ On” and “Walk Like A Man”. He is also the lead singer on the hit recording “Some Kind of Wonderful”. Grand Funk went on to record 12 Gold and 10 Platinum albums.
    In 1983 and 1987, Don was recruited to play on tour with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. The 1987 tour proved to be the largest grossing tour of that decade. Don also toured extensively with Seger in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2012.
    The highlights of this outstanding musician’s career cover the gamut, including bongo features on Frank Zappa’s song “Let Me Take You To The Beach”, numerous television appearances with both Seger and Grand Funk, including David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Good Morning America and much more.

    ABOUT THE PODCAST:
    Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live

    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
    All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.
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    • 36 min
    Ep. 16: Donna Jean Godchaux (Grateful Dead)

    Ep. 16: Donna Jean Godchaux (Grateful Dead)

    ABOUT DONNA JEAN GODCHAUX-MACKAY:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay was co-vocalist of the Grateful Dead in the 1970s creating a lasting impact on legendary songs such as “The Music Never Stopped,” “Cassidy,” “Mississippi Half-Step,” and “Playing in the Band” among others. But prior to her years in the Grateful Dead she was a 1960's session musician at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. And most recently Donna Jean experiencing a full circle shift back to recording at Muscle Shoals for the reworking and release of the Donna Jean and the Tricksters classic “Shelter”, a song originally written many years ago but being revived for 2021. 
    ABOUT THE PODCAST:Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & LiveABOUT THE HOSTS:All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.
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    • 47 min
    Ep. 15: Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf)

    Ep. 15: Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf)

    ABOUT DOUG GILLARD:
    Doug Gillard is an indie rock guitarist and songwriter who originally hails from northern Ohio and is now based in New York City. He has been a member of major indie pop and punk bands, most notably Guided by Voices (1997-2004 and 2016 to present) helping lead the powerhouse indie rock gods fronted by the incomparable Bob Pollard to new heights, plus also as a member of Nada Surf, and in the past other great bands including Bambi Kino, Death of Samantha, and Cobra Verde and has also recorded with the likes of Neko Case, The Hold Steady, The Easthills and others. Gillard also has a great catalogue of solo music all of which can be found at douggillard.bandcamp.com.
    ABOUT THE PODCAST:
    Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live
    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
    All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.
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    • 52 min
    Ep. 14: Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis and the News)

    Ep. 14: Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis and the News)

    ABOUT BILL GIBSON:
    Bill Gibson began playing drums at age 7 and got his first drum kit at age 14. Bill joined the band Sound Hole and also played his first tour in 1974 backing up Van Morrison. Eventually, Bill and other members of Sound Hole joined with members of Clover to form Huey Lewis and the News. Since the band's inception Huey Lewis and the News have sold over 30 million albums and had 19 top ten hits including "The Power of Love", "If This Is It", "Heart & Soul", "I Want A New Drug", "Stuck With You", "Hip To Be Square", "The Heart Of Rock N' Roll", "Workin' For A Livin" and more. Their music earned them an Academy Award nomination and countless accolades throughout the years. The band was a staple on MTV in the 80's and 90's and were also a part of USA For Africa's "We Are The World" single. In 2020 Huey Lewis and the News released their long awaited album, Weather.

    ABOUT THE PODCAST:
    Candid discussions with and about those behind the scenes in the music business including industry veterans representing the segments of: Musician, Design & Live

    ABOUT THE HOSTS:
    All three Music Buzzz Podcast hosts (Dane Clark, Hugh Syme and Andy Wilson) have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall.
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    • 58 min

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