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10 Heads High

10 Heads High
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Interview With Brian King By Chris

10 Heads High are on kick ass rock band.
There songs are a great and have been written well.

There Website

1.How did the band form?

Marc Lombardo (vocals, guitar) and Tommy Kohl (Guitar,
Vocals) from New York City were dual guitarists in a
previous band for years only to grow frustrated with the
situation. They wanted to write they’re own songs…..Marc
decided to primarily sing leaving most of the guitar work
to Tommy. Mike Borenstein joined on bass and after several
drummers, Brian King became the permanent and final member
to join.

2.What were your major influences?

BEATLES, STP, FOO FIGHTERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

3.If you could have a three band bill who would they
be?

VELVET REVOLVER, 10 HEADS HIGH, FOO FIGHTERS

4. What music do you class yourselves as?

ROCK, MODERN ROCK

5. Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

OUR SONGWRITING CONTINUES TO EVOLVE…..IN 10 YEARS I
IMAGINE: 4-5 RECORDS UNDER OUR BELT, A FEW WORLD TOURS, AT
LEAST ONE HIT SINGLE PER RECORD…..

6. What has been your best gig you have played so
far?

YOGI BERRA STADIUM,ROCK THE PARK 2003

7. What made you want to go out and play
music?

KISS ALIVE II, WOMEN

8. What are your thoughts on file sharing and the mp3
format?

IF THE DOWNLOADER IS NOT DOWNLOADING WITH THE INTENTIONS OF
SELLING THE MUSIC AND/OR PROFITING, I APPROVE OF
DOWNLOADING. ESPECIALLY OF UNSIGNED BANDS OR UPAND COMING
BANDS. WE ENCOURAGE OUR FANS TO DOWNLOAD OUR MUSIC AND
SPREAD THE WORD. IN MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, IF I LOVE THE
BAND/ ALBUM – I WILL GO AND PURCHACE IT. WE ARE CONFIDENT
THAT IF SOMEONE DOWNLOADS A FEW TRACKS FROM OUR ALBUM, THEY
WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH US O THE POINT WHERE THEY WILL WANT
TO BUT THE FULL LENGTH ALBUM.

9. Who would most like to record a song with?

Producers :Bob Rock (Metallica) producing – or Brendan
O’Brien (STP) or Butch Walker

10. Do you think the internet is good for helping bands
get known?

Absolutely. Marketing is everything and the internet
challenges everyone to be creative.

11. What bands are you listening to lately?

FRANZ FERDINAND, SLOAN, HELMET,BUTCH WALKER

12. Who has helped you guys out the most?

AS OF NOW, WE HAVE HELPED OURSELVES. WE ARE CURRENTLY
UNMANAGED, AND WE HAVE A UNCOMPROIMISING WORK ETHIC. WE GET
THINGS DONE OURSELVES. OTHERWISE, Q104.3 FM IN NEW YORK AND
105.5FM WDHA HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE.

10 Heads High Album – From Here To Tupelo check it
out<


Nikki Webster

Nikki Webster
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Interview With Nikki Webster By Chris

She captured our hearts at the Sydney Olympics.
She older now and I wanted to find up what she’s been up
to. So I did.

Nikki
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1. How was the whole Olympic experience for you in
2000?

It was great meeting so many amazing people and just being
part of the ceremony

2. Did you ever imagine that you would be doing the
Sydney Olympics?

I don’t think any one could even think of doing something
like this I still pinch myself

3. How has your singing career going?

Great I will be bringing out an album and DVD in November
this is the 4th also working hard on new songs and
ideas

4. Is there anybody you would most like to do a duet
with?

There are so many Christine Agruliera

5. Would you ever think about doing a different style of
music?

A Of course I am alway looking for new influences

6. Is there any song you would most like to cover but
haven’t?

I covered most of them in my lets dance album

7. What are some of your favourite
artist/bands?

Jet

8. What would we find on your stereo at the
moment?

Nothing because I am studying

9. How were the Arias this year?

Great as usual its great to get to mingle with
everyone

10. What are some of your favourite movies?

Man on fire at the moment

11. What have you seen recently that you
enjoyed?

Shrek 2

12. What in the pipeline for you next?

More song writing and travel the rest you will have to wait
and see.


Giuliana DePandi

Giuliana DePandi
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Interview With Giuliana DePandi By Chris

Giuliana DePandi is a reporter and a host for The E
Network.
She manages to interview actors/actresses in
Hollywood.
Plus check out some of the cool stuff in Hollywood. So read
on folks.

Giuliana
Website

1. How did you start at E?

My talent agent sent my demo reel to E! and from that, they
gave me a one week audition. They liked my work and shortly
after, offered me a reporter role on E! News Live.

2. Do you enjoy what you do?

Yes, I love it. Even when I am having a stressful day at
work, I take a step back and say “Are you kidding, you have
the greatest job ever!” And then I quickly snap into a
great mood.

3. Is there anybody in the entertainment industry who
really annoys you?

The only thing that annoys me is when celebrities are rude
and annoyed by doing press for their movies. I feel that
publicity comes with the territory of being a celebrity and
it’s just a part of being in the limelight.

4.Who have you enjoyed working with the most?

Honestly? My co-anchor Patrick Stinson. I have a tendency
to freak out sometimes when things aren’t going right and
Patrick always keeps his cool. He’s very confident and
makes me feel like I’m always in good hands when he’s
around.

5.What are some of your favourite movies?

Some of my favorite movies are Good Fellas and The
Godfather…I love mafia movies (I guess that has
something to do with being born in Italy and raised
Italian!!!) My all time favorite is Moulin Rouge. I have
seen that movie a dozen times and it gets better every
time. Baz is a genius and Nicole Kidman is the epitome of
beauty in that film. The Italian film “Life is Beautiful”
was one of the most touching and sad movies I have ever
seen.

6. What movies you have seen recently that you really
enjoyed?

I loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I thought
the subject matter was incredibly clever.

7. Have you seen any movies that made you walk out or
turn off the tv?

Hmmmm…I can’t think of any!!!

8. What is your view on the studios remaking
movies?

I think remakes are fine if done well.

9. What is your view on realty tv?

I think it’s great. Whatever people find entertaining is
fine with me.

10. What do you think of the American Idol
format?

I think it’s an amazing show. To take a talented, young
artist from obscurity to fame is awesome!

11. What are some of your favourite musical
artists?

I love all types of music from Kanye West and Usher to Pete
Yorn and Travis and I still always keep one Frank Sinatra
cd in my car.

12. Did you enjoy working on the movie Paparazzi (It
looks like a good movie)?

I had such a great time working on Paparazzi. The director
and the actors were so sweet. My family and friends got a
real kick out of watching the film so that made it even
better!

13. Is there anybody you would really like to
interview?

I would love to interview Roberto Benigni just so I could
tell him how much his movie, Life is Beautiful, meant to
me.

14. What your view on celebrities using their profile to
promote getting bush out?

I believe when you are a celebrity you have a platform to
be heard and it’s up to the public to determine what they
are or are not going to believe.

15. Has there been anybody you have interview that just
wasn’t friendly?

Nothing that really stands out. Everyone is graceful for
the most part.

16. What is one thing you most would like to
do?

I would love to take time off to write a book.

17. What is next in the pipeline for you?

To keep interviewing celebrities and having fun!

Giuliana DePandi


Charlotte Rees

Charlotte Rees
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Interview With Charlotte By Chris

Charlotte Rees is a great young Australian
actress.
I loved her in Blurred
We wanted to know more from this great talent.
More importantly what will we see her in next.

1.What made you want to be an actress?

Many things. To be honest I just always knew. But a few
things confirmed it- My absolute Love for films, actors and
actresses and the arts in general. My brothers and i were
always writing and putting on plays and creating crazy
worlds for ourselves. I feel being the youngest child in a
biggish family meant I learnt quickly how to perform for
attention!

2.Who were your idols growing up?

My eldest brother.Then ahhhh I don’t know anyone in Twin
Peaks. Oh I loved the Jackson 5, Madonna, anyone in the
film The Outsiders, it was all about big drastic dodgy
phases actually- Matt Dillon had a good year as my Acting
Pinup Boy!

3.What has been your favourite role to play so
far?

For challenge factor, the character of Nina in Let Me Not
(Not yet released)

4.What was it like working on the movie
Blurred?

100% Fun with awesome people

5.If you could work with anybody who would it
be?

Well I don’t know- anyone who could teach me something
about myself.

6.Who are your favourite actresses and actors?

Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Jack Nicholson,
Cate Blanchett, Charlie Chaplin, lots of comedians Steve
Martin, i love comedians.

7.What are some of your favourite movies?

Matrix, Cabaret, 1900, The Outsiders, Twin Peaks, Running
on Empty, Ferris Beullers Day Off, Dancer in the Dark,
Annie! (i like all sorts, depending on the mood!)

8.What movies you have seen lately you have really
enjoyed?

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Finding
Nemo

9.What are some of your favourite musical
artists?

Sting, U2, Sinead O’Connor, George, any good boogie music
eg Jackson5

10.What would we find on Charlotte Rees stereo at the
moment?

Scissor Sisters

11. What are you thoughts on remaking movies and what
would you remake?

Yeah look if it is a great story and it is making it more
accessible to a new generation but keeping with its
original essence, sure, the original will always have its
special place. If i was to be in a remake- oh something big
like Gone With the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire or
Casablanca!

12. What are your favourite genre of movies?

Sci fi adventure romanctic comedic dramas!

13.Who have you enjoyed working with the most?

I had a great time with Petra Yared on Blurred and Rodger
Corser on Let Me Not. Gary Sweet actually taught me alot
re; technical working with the camera stuff.

14.What were some of your favourite tv shows growing
up?

The Goodies,Cheers, Moonlighting, and Monkey.

15. What have you got lined up next?

Yaaay there’s something very exciting and juicy for me,
hush hush but will let you know when confirmed! Thankfully
for a lot of people there are some very interesting
projects in the pipeline!

Cheers Chris

Love Charlotte

Special thanks to Julie Torrance for organising this and
of course Charlotte for doing it

July For Kings

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Interview With Joe Hedges from July For Kings By
Chris

July For Kings are one cool rocking rock band.
Their music rocks and we wanted to know more.

July For
Kings

1. How did the band form?

our history is not unlike other rock bands. most of us met
in high school, and decided we wanted to be in a band even
before we could play instruments. In the existing line-up,
Dan and Drew are our newest members, playing with us for
just a couple years now.

2. What bands were your influnces when growing
up?

we were getting into music while grunge and alternative was
fresh and exciting. so our first musical experiences as
teenagers were with those kinds of bands. but from a
songwriting standpoint, i am more heavily influenced by the
stuff i was raised on: story-songwirters like billy joel,
and folk music like simon and garfunkel.

3. What has the response been like to the ep?

overwhelmingly positive. we are getting rave consumer
reviews at www.cdbaby.com/cd/julyforkings. it had been a
long while since releasing our debut Swim on MCA records.
Nostalgia is a little different, and we weren’t sure how it
would be recieved by the people who were familiar with
Swim. So we’re excited that the response has been so
positive.

4. What bands have you enjoyed playing with the
most?

We have played with a lot of great bands over the years. Of
the national acts, probably the most fun shows have been
with Collective Soul, Dishwalla and SR-71. Bands in the
ohio area we enjoy playing with include Langus, Smalltown
Sleeper, Blue Karma, and my sister Amy Hedges.

5. What album is usually played on the tour
bus?

Well that would be tour van at the moment. We listen to all
sorts of stuff. The last few CD’s we listened to were Chris
Cornell’s solo record Euphoria Morning, Pete Yorn’s Music
For the Morning After (the morning theme is not
intentional), and The Damnwells Bastards of the Beat.

6. Any chance of coming down under to play?

Hopefully one of these days. Believe me we would love to.
We are currently doing showcases for labels here in the
states, and have plenty of interest. It’s a long way from
here to major label album #2 and international tour, but
you never know.

7. What is your view on file sharing and the mp3
format?

I am a big supporter of mp3’s and peer-to-peer networks.
While they are argulable a big part of the music industry
sales slump over the last few years, the negative affects
are only felt by the music industry employees and the
super-star artists. Groups on our level actually benefit
from file sharing. Unfortunately, the loudest voices are
the ones higher up on the totem pole. I take it rather
personally, as an internet junkie, the webmaster for our
site, www.julyforkings.com, a musician, and of course a
music fan.

8. Any one you would really like to tour with?

Aerosmith

9. Have you had much responce from overseas?

Strangely, yes. Mostly through word of mouth and the
internet. some of our biggest supporters are from europe,
although we’ve never toured outside of the states.

10. What would we find on your stereo at the
moment?

Nine Inch Nails The Fragile at home, The Essential Stevie
Wonder in the car.

11. Realty tv? good or bad?

eh…i don’t know. i guess it depends on the show. you can
complain all you want, but when it comes down to it, most
of those shows are extremely entertaining. some days i find
myself wondering about the decaying moral fabric of the
country. then i kick myself for sounding like an old
conservative. but i am always a bigger fan of tv and music
that is both entertaining and has some substance. something
that is fun but still uplifting and affirming. most reality
tv doesn’t quite fit that description.

12. What movies have you enjoyed recently?

Napoleon Dynamite, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Motorcycle
Diaries

13. What are your favourite movies?

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, LOTR, Back to the
Future, Indiana Jones, Napoleon Dynamite

14. If July For Kings were on The Simpsons where would
they be playing?

An ohio cornfield.

Thanks for your time any last words

check out our official website, www.julyforkings.com.
listen to, purchase, and/or review our new cd Nostalgia at
www.cdbaby.com/cd/julyforkings. Thanks a lot Chris! Take
care. joe

Shirley Cosentino

Shirley Cosentino
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Interview With Shirley Cosentino By Chris

I’ll let you on a musicial secret I found.
Shirley Cosentino
She sings and plays modern R&B.
I don’t really listen to a lot of Modern R&B but
Shirley blew me away.
She has a fantastic voice and will go far.Mark my
words

Shirley
Website

1.How did you get into music?

I loved music my whole life. My parents introduced me to
many different types of music when I was young. I kinda
just fell in love. I just boldly stood up on stage when I
was much younger and sang at a family wedding. I just loved
the feeling being on stage and being able to share
something with everyone that meant too much to me. So it
basically all started from there.

2.What were your major influences?

My major influences were my parents, who told me I could do
anything I wanted to, just as long as I put my all behind
it. As well my high school vocal teacher Mr Palmai. He knew
what everyone was capable of, and just always pushed up to
the max. As well just like any other musician out there, I
have music influences as well. As a child I looked up to
Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Etta James…

3.If you could have a three band bill who would they
be?

If I could pick anyone to fit the bill, it’d definitely be,
Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Brian McKnight.

4. What music do you class yourself as?

I don’t know what exactly to classify my music as. It’s a
little bit of soul and pop, but has and edge to it…So
something like Norah Jones meets Alicia Keys with a twist
of Ashlee Simpson.

5. Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

I don’t know where I’ll be in 10 years, but I would like to
think I will be the owner of my own record label, with a
number 1 album under my belt, touring the world.

6. Who would you most like to record a song
with?

I would love to record something with Boys II Men. I just
think it would be an amazing experience and those boys have
soul.

7. What made you want to go out and play
music?

I used to be very shy when I was younger. I never really
talked or did much. But when I tapped into music, it was my
outlet. It was my way of sharing myself with the rest of
the world. It was a way to connect with people. That’s why
I enjoyed getting my music out there.

8. What are your thoughts on file sharing and the mp3
format?

I mean there’s pro’s and con’s to almost everything in
life. I mean the pro is yes it’s GREAT for new musicians
who want to get out there. It’s a quick way to have your
music all over the world in a matter of minutes. And the
con to it is yes, artist and record label are loosing a lot
of money over it. I mean no money is not everything, but
when that’s your job and you put your heart and soul into
your job, and you receive nothing for it, well it can be
frustrating, and slows you down in putting out more music
for your fans. So I’m 50/50 on the idea.

9. Do you think the Internet is good for helping artists
get known?

Yes the Internet is a great tool for new artist to get
their stuff out. A lot of A&R reps turn to the Internet
nowadays to see what talent is out there. So websites are a
great promo kit if you think about it.

10. What bands/artists are you listening to
lately?

Lately I can seem to get enough of Gavin Degraws debut CD.
It’s just absolutely amazing. I’ve been listening to other
artist such as Maroon 5, Joss Stone, John Ledgen, Ashlee
Simpson, John Mayer..etc…

11. Who has helped you out the most?

Well I had the amazing opportunity to work with an amazing
producer/songwriter Justin Gray, who’s worked with artist
such as Joss Stone, Sugar Jones…He just was an amazing
person to come across. He really opened my eyes, and just
introduced me to a lot of things I don’t think I really
would have come across if it weren’t for him. He helped me
out many ways which I’m very grateful for.”

12. If you could be on the Simpson’s where would you be
playing?

Ha Ha, this is a funny question. I absolutely LOVE the
Simpson’s, but never thought about whom I’d play. I’d
probably play Maggie Simpson. She’s cute, and does what she
wants when she wants, and no one bugs her. I think it’s
being fun to be Maggie. Ha Ha.

13. What has the response been like for your music on
the web?

The response has been great actually. A lot of people from
all over the world have heard my music and like it. It’s
been a great tool and I’ll continue to use the web to
promote my music.

Special thanks to Shirley Cosentino for this interview
and her people for setting it up.


Broken Romeo

Broken Romeo
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Interview With James Turpin From Broken Romeo By
Chris

Broken Romeo are one kick ass rock band.
A band which brings rock band to what it should be.
Just good old plain fashioned rock.
So here is the interview Broken Romeo.

Broken Romeo
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1. How did you get into music?

Just sort of fell into it I guess. My brother and I we’re
always huge Queen fans. I also was very into U2. Bono and
Freddie were always the Ultimate front men. We decided to
put a band together and we were off.

2. What were your influences growing up?

Queen, U2, Guns’N’Roses, The Cult, Alice’N’Chains, The
Beatles.

3. What has the response been like to the album and the
ep?

The response has been good thus far. We’ve all but sold out
of our First printing of the EP. It’s more of a matter of
getting the material heard. When your not our touring all
the time it can really be a struggle just getting anyone to
listen to your music. We really feel like our style of
music making a comeback with bands like Velvet Revolver,
The Darkness, Audio Slave, Jet (from Down Under) doing so
well.

4. What bands/artists have you enjoyed playing with the
most?

We played with Social Distortion a few years back…Had a
fantastic time! Such a fantastic band!

5. Has the Internet help you get your music out
there?

Absolutely. There are so many different websites and
Internet radio Stations that play independent music. It
makes it much easier than trying to get your music and
traditional radio stations. The world is a much smaller
place with the Internet.

6. Have you had much response from labels since the
release of the album?

We haven’t really shopped the CD’s to any labels. We did
showcase for a couple of labels at the Coconut Teaser in
Hollywood, California several years back but the industry
is so different now. With home recording studios,
inexpensive CD replication and Internet radio you don’t
need a major label to get your music heard. Being an
independent act gives you the freedom of doing your own
thing. Of course it helps to have someone distribute your
music.

7. Any chance of coming down under to play?

We would love to! I’ve never been south of the equator
before and I Hear Australia is absolutely beautiful. I’m
also impressed with talent that comes from Australia both
in music and in Hollywood talent. It would really come down
to a matter of economics unfortunately.

8. What are your view on file sharing and the MP3
format?

File sharing for an independent band like us who are trying
to get our music heard is an absolute must. The mp3 format
has made it much easier to make your music available in an
easy to use/download/e-mail format. The more people that
have access to our music the better.

9. Any one you would really like to tour with?

U2…How’s that for reaching for the top. I would love to
just hangout with those guys. To me they are the ultimate
band success story. They’ve survived for so many years and
have remained relevant while still being true to whom they
are and what they do best.

10. Have you had much response from overseas?

Actually we have…we’ve sold several CD’s in the UK,
Germany and Brazil.

11. What would we find on your stereo at the
moment?

U2’s “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb”, Black Label
Society’s “Mafia”, Better Than Ezra’s “Greatest Hits”, The
Killers, Muse, Queen’s “News Of The World”, The Cult
“Love”, Alter Bridge…

12. Realty TV? Good or bad?

It has some entertainment value but it’s really gotten over
the Top…so much so that it really has become non-realty
TV.. It does tend to make everyday people into 5-minute
celebrities…

13. What movies have you enjoyed recently?

I just caught Master and Commander on DVD…I really
enjoyed the Movie. Best I have seen in a while.

14. What are your favourite movies?

The Shining, Amadeus, The Game, The Empire Strikes Back,
Alien, Raiders Of the Lost Ark, Vacation, Something About
Mary, Dumb And Dumber just to name a few.

15. If you were on The Simpsons what would you be
doing?

Drinking a pint at Moe’s

16. How has radio Wazee helped the band?

By putting our song “Ashbury” into heavy rotation we got
exposure. It Helped us not only sell CD’s but also helped
us sell our music on I-Tunes as well.


The Underwater

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Interview With Dan Thomas from The Underwater By
Chris

The Underwater are one awesome rock band.
Their music is awesome and we wanted to know more.
The
Underwater

1. How did the band form?

matt and i started the band in the fall of 2001 after being
in a hardcore band called boywunder. i was the bass player
and matt was one of the guitar players. we had each been in
several bands by this point and just wanted to start
something fresh that would give us the best shot at writing
music for a living.

2. What bands were your influnces when growing
up?

i don’t know quite where to draw the line here bc i’m far
from grown up, but the first band that i really got hooked
on was Alice in Chains. they were the first band that
seemed to communicate with me on a deeper level musically
and emotionally. matt and i also listened to helmet, zao,
third eye blind, tonic, filter, soundgarden, the cure, the
deftones, boy sets fire…lots of stuff.

3. What has the responce been like to the
album?

the response to Bleed Me Blue has been really good. the
reviews have been kind, the songs have opened alot of
doors, and the cd has enabled to us tour europe more than
once. we are really anxious to release something more
mature at this point but Bleed Me Blue has definately
helped us out alot.

4. What bands have you enjoyed playing with the
most?

well our tour in 2002 was great. zao, underoath, unearth
and dead poetic are still really good friends of ours and
they have all come a long way since the tour. we played
with nickelback and supergrass in switzerland last summer
and that was just cool on so many levels. we played with
collective soul here in harrisburg a couple months ago and
they were great guys. i guess those were my
favorites.

5. What album is usually played on the tour
bus?

muse-absolution

6. Any chance of coming down under to play?

send us tickets and we’re there. australia is not on our
list of places to avoid

7. What is your view on file sharing and the mp3
format?

it helps out small artists. it hurts successful ones. but
when it comes down to it, do i download mp3s? i plead the
fifth.

8. Any one you would really like to tour with?

out of anyone? the used, ours, muse, u2,
audioslave…pretty much any band we think we could learn
from and would enjoy watching every night

9. Have you had much responce from overseas?

we’ve been all over western europe and the people that came
out to see us and the radiostations that play us have been
really positive and supportive. we also occasionally hear
from other places throughout the world (like you all) and
most of them just want to know what we’re all about, when
something new is coming out, and for us to play there

10. What would we find on your stereo at the
moment?

kevin max- between the fence and the universe
random g-unit tracks
zao- the funeral of God
norma jean- O’ God, the Aftermath
ours- precious
vast- music for people
t.i.- urban legend
queens of the stoneage- rated r

11. realty tv? good or bad?

depends. i’m not really athletic or anything so don’t like
road rules or survivor or anything like that. but i love to
watch shows like celebrity fit club, the surreal life, the
simple life, strangelove, the real world (when the cast
isn’t boring as hell)- the dramatic type of reality
shows

12. What movies have you enjoyed recently?

saw, cold mountain, monster, aliens resurrection, 21 grams,
punch drunk love

13. What are your favourite movies?

a clockwork orange, the story of us, wet hot american
summer, back to the future trilogy, good will hunting, sexy
beast, the talented mr. ripley, fight club, seven, harvard
man, the game, house of sand and fog, the firm…

14. If the underwater were on The Simpsons where would
they be playing?

i would imagine either at moe’s or by that lemon tree so
the shelbyville kids could come see us play too

Thanks for your time any last words

i just quit smoking. it’s much easier to start then to
stop. my advice? don’t start. thanks so much…dan<


Cruiserweight

Cruiserweight
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Interview With Yogi From Cruiserweight By Chris

Cruiserweight is one cool band who music rocks.
Their music makes want to rock out.
So here the interview with Cruiserweight.

Cruiserweight
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1.How did you get into music?

well, i grew up in a very musical family. my mother started
taking me to clubs to see local bands in dallas at a very
young age. i can remember going to shows when i weas as
young as 10 or 11. when i hit middle school, and continuing
all through high school, i played tuba in the school band.
i have always loved watching drummers, and have always
wanted to learn how to play drums. however, due to politics
and my musical ability on the tuba, i was never given the
opportunity to play drums in school. when i was 16, my
parents got me a drums set for christmas. my first kit was
disgusting and sounded horrible, but somehow managed to
teach myself drums. of course, like all musicians will tell
you, i am still learning.

2.What were your major influnces growing up?

as far as influences for drumming, i grew up admiring dave
grohl, keith moon, michael moore, and even animal from the
muppets. they are the four drummers that affected me the
most. as far as bands, i grew up listening to alot of
random stuff. the first eight tapes i bought were all wierd
al. i listened to wierd al, and nothing else, for years.
then i really got into hair metal…bands like poison, guns
n roses, cinderella, def leppard, you know that stuff. in
high school, i was listening to alot of grunge. these days
i listen to a wide variety of crap. i love saves the day,
midtown, jimmy eat world, eminem, hanson, all-american
rejects…the list goes on and on.

3.How did the band form?

urny and i had a band about seven years ago called red
boxing. after that band dissolved, we wanted to start a
more pop-rock oriented band with our sister. we started
cruiserwieght in march of 1999 with our friend craig on
bass. that didn’t really pan out, and in came dave. dave
was a friend of my girlfriend at the time. we played with
him a few times, and the rest is history. i still think
that dave could be the best thing to happen to the band.
his style, playing ability, and songwriting is out of
control.

4. What has been your favourite show to date?

we have had tons of memorable shows. we’ve shared the stage
with ridiculous bands like the doobie brothers, b-52s, get
up kids, all american rejects, midtown, alkaline trio, and
jewel. however, the single show that meant the most to me
ona personal level was the benefit show that was put
together to help us replace our gear when we had everything
stolen last christmas. the show was sold out, everyone was
so supportive and amazing that night. there were times i
can tearing up while playing and looking over and seeing
stella, urny, and dave doing the same. there will always be
amazing shows, but that show in particular will always
stand out.

5. What has the response been to your new song
released?

man. we have been getting an overwhelming response to the
songs we’ve posted from the our upcoming album. we have
worked so hard writing and recording the record, and so
just seeing the songs getting the attention they are
getting is just awesome. we make music for our fans.
without you guys, we would just be playing songs in our
living room.

6. Whho do you enjoy playing with?

we love playing shows with our friends. those are the best
shows. if you haven’t listened to dynamite boy, feable
weiner, cassette, dover drive, my hotel year, or good in
the sack, i suggest you do so immediately.

7. How has zines helped in getting your music out
there

anytime you can spread the word about your band it is a
good idea to do so. whether its rolling stone or a zine
some kid in you hometown makes to hand out in his high
school, only good can come of it. we have been lucky enough
to have many publications interview, review, or do write
ups on the band. hopefully, the good fortune will
continue.

8. What are your views on the mp3 format and
filesharing?

there are obviously pros and cons to filesharing. i have no
problem with kids passing around a song they are excited
about to their friends. however, i would rather see kids
buying cds at shows, and supporting touring bands. the sad
truth is smaller band usually lose money touring. that’s
something most kids don’t realize when they burn cds for
all their friends.

9. Do you think the internet is good for getting your
music out there?

the internet is an amazing tool for smaller and bigger
bands. it doesn’t matter what level you are at, you can
always benefit from the internet as a band. websites like
purevolume.com and myspace.com are amazing resources.

10. Who would most like to record a song with if you
could?

i have always wanted to do a session with wierd al or dr
dre. that would be awesome.

11. If the band could be on The Simpsons where would
they be playing?

i would love to rock out at moe’s.maybe drink some beers
with barney. that would be amazing.

12. When touring what is the album that must be played
on the tour bus?

music in the van is solely picked by the driver. listen to
alot of random stuff like the dixie chicks, hanson, the
starting line, fall out

13. What movie is always played on the tour
bus?

actually we’re getting a dvd player for the van for
christmas i think. we’ll see what gets the most play. i am
guessing spinal tap will get its share. i will probably
watch the karate kid or something.maybe the wedding singer
or 50 first dates. i am girly like that

Thanks for your time, any last words?

‘sweet weaponry’ will be in stores febuary 15, 2005 on
doghouse records. feel free to listen to a couple songs on
purevolume.com or myspace.com. you can download ‘ this
ain’t no beach party’ on doghouserecords.com. thanks to
everyone for their continued support. we’ll be touring in
support of the record at the beginning of the year.
checkout www.cruiserweight.com for tour dates. thanks!
-yogi

Jessica Beach

Jessica Beach
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Interview With Jessica Beach By Chris

Jessica Beach is one talented singer songwriter.
Her music is totally amazing.
Some of the best stuff I have heard in ages.

Jessica
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1.How did you get into music?

It got into me

2.What were your major influences?

I grew up with all kinds of music around me; everything
from Beastie Boys to Marvin Gaye…and I’m secretly in love
with Tom Waits.

3.If you could have a three band bill who would they
be?

Joan Armatrading, Tom Waits and Annie Lennox

4. What music do you class yourself as?

Bluesy Pop

5. Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

With any luck, I’ll in a sequined jump suit, passed out in
a pile of my own vomit surrounded by babes… wait, that
was someone else’s dream. I don’t know, but there will be
music involved.

6. What has been your best gig you have played so
far?

The last show I did in a music room with a grand piano, was
sold out all through word of mouth ticket sales, so that
made me pretty happy to have a solid turn out with no
advertising.

7. What made you want to go out and play
music?

Insomnia

8. What are your thoughts on file sharing and the mp3
format?

I could get into this one for a while, but I’ll try to sum
up: I think it’s a great form of advertising for bands – it
can do a lot to get their music heard and create awareness
for the group… but it’s a business and we still need to
make a living off the product, so it needs to be integrated
with the concept of purchased downloads. There are lots of
songs that people would download, but never go out and buy
(baby got back, wanted dead or alive…) but when it comes
to emerging artists, I would just ask people to keep in
mind that if you like what you hear and want more if it,
someone has to pay to make it happen.

9. Who would you most like to record a song
with?

Joan Armatrading

10. Do you think the internet is good for helping
artists get known?

It’s been good to me

11. What bands/artists are you listening to
lately?

Recent purchases include: The Donnas, Blossom Dearie,
Modest Mouse and Metric

12. Who has helped you out the most?

So many people. My family is ridiculously supportive and I
have tons of awesome volunteers for everything from website
development to ticket sales.

13. If you could be on the simpsons where would you be
playing?

Springfield?

14. What has the response been like for your
album?

I really just created this CD as a demo, but was able to
sell some copies to support my various habits. And it’s
kept me in black liquorices for the last year, so I guess
I’m happy. The CD has opened other doors to make more
music, so that’s the most I could ask for.

Thanks to Jessica Beach For kindly doing the interview.
She Rocks