Interviews

Interview with Patrick Kennison (Heaven Below)(Vocals, Guitars)

Patrick: We feel we can bring some of the arena bombast that music has been missing for awhile. Even though there are great bands already doing that, we feel our cinematic take on a live show and emphasis on lyrics & production keep it from being cheesy or “bad 80’s-like”.

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Interview with Harry Hess (First Signal, Harem Scarem)(Vocals)

Not for me, it’s no secret that H.S was a lot of work for me personally so if I didn’t have a problem with it I’m not sure anyone else would have. I still work with Pete almost daily and with Creighton a fair bit as well. Barry is basically out of the music biz so I don’t work with him but I consider all of them to be good friends.

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Interview with Stan Bush (Stan Bush, Boulder) (Vocals, Guitar)

I always loved the Beatles and Motown stuff and Led Zeppelin, I was also a big fan of Joe Walsh’s early work with The James Gang. I met him way back when we were recording at a studio in Florida. He had already joined The Eagles and they were huge.

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Interview with: Jess Harnell (Rock Sugar, Loud & Clear) (Vocals)

Rock Sugar is a Los Angeles based band known for their covers of pop music from the 1980s in a hair metal style. The band’s backstory claims the sound was achieved when the metal band was stranded on a desert island in 1989 with a CD player, plenty of batteries and the CD collection of a 13 year old girl.The band signed with the Paradigm in April 2010.

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Interview with: Tony Harnell (Tony Harnell and the Mercury Train, Starbreaker, Westworld, TNT) (Vocals)

I think I was a really good technician but sang way too high, I wish I had the realization that came in the mid 90’s a bit earlier, but we didn’t really ever have a top level producer during our hey day to give us that sort of direction and with that said, time brings maturity and I am always striving to get better.

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Interview with: Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) (Vocals)

Ronnie: Well I guess we always tried to stay on the musical path that we originally sat out on back then. Even though we’ve sometimes tried to update ourselves a little we always end up sounding like PM. Basically to me there are two kinds of music, good and bad and we always aim for the good melody weather it’s heavy or the more soft stuff, so to speak.

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Interview with: Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns/Brides of Destruction) (Guitars)

Interview with: Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns/Brides of Destruction) (Guitars)
Tracii: Thank you!!!!! The idea was to make this record easily available since it had a very limited release the first time around. It also gave us a chance to spiff it up a bit in the process

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Interview with: Torbe Lysholm (Pangea) (Vocals/Guitars)

Pangea is a hardrock trio from Denmark that has existed as a band since the mid 80’s in various formations leading up to our consolidation as a trio in ’92. We were probably inspired by Van Halen as far as the energi we wished to put into our songs and such but we don’t really feel we sound like anyone in particular.