The idea is to be original and not sounding like a copy of Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jeff Beck; otherwise, you will lose right away.
It is originality with a ‘hint of familiarity’ as the band weave their way through various musical styles
Heading towards their 30th anniversary, with 12 million records sold worldwide and 3 Grammy nominations under their belt, P.O.D have released their 10th studio album, Circles.
Not for nothing, but The Riven’s s/t album is a brilliant introduction to this superb band. That stunning voice and these straight forward hard driving songs combine to make for a surprise addition to my favorite list.
There is a part of me that wants to do one last Dokken record. I know that Don and George feel that way too, that we have one more strong record in us.
Right from the start, you see this isn’t the same COC show from last year. ‘Stonebreaker’ kicks off the set, a song we haven’t heard them play live before. The only song off the new album ‘No Cross No Crown’ they played on the night was ‘Wolf Named Crow’
It’s a rallying call to “we the people” telling us that we’re not so different from one another and we need to stop letting those engorged with power dictate how we live our lives.
I opened myself to doing things that I wasn’t allowed to do for most of my career for insecurity reasons or feeling that it won’t be accepted. I had to break down the bias I built up in my own mind; the creative floodgates opened quickly
I like to establish a relationship with the guitar. I have to have a connection with the guitar. It’s like a woman, do you want a real relationship with love or just a one night stand!
Steve Lukather of Toto on his New Book, The Gospel According to Luke – I Have the Coolest Job in the World but it Comes with a Lot of Sacrifices!