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Dick Taylor started his career with school friends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in a group they called the Rollin' Stones but left before they cut their first album to return to art school.   The next year, Dick and Phil May started the Prett
On March 23, Procol Harum released an eight-disc box set chronicling the band's history both in the studio and live.  The one person who has been there for that entire history is lead singer Gary Brooker.  Brooker and Robin Trower came from the
This time, we go back to 2012 for an archive interview with Tommy Roe. Tommy was one of the rare artists who was able to keep his songs in the top ten for most of the 60's, from 1962's "Sheila" through the late-60's and early-70's with "Dizzy"
Rachael Sage is a true Renaissance woman of the arts. Over her lifeshe has danced with the New York City ballet, taught herself piano, painted, acted, started her own record company and become a successful singer-songwriter.  Since 1996, she ha
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Glenn Hughes has had a long and very active career in music, first with the British group Trapeze and, starting in 1973, as a member of Deep Purple Mk. III and IV. It was with Deep Purple that he sang and playe
Paula Cole started her career in the clubs around her native Boston before being asked to join Peter Gabriel's Secret World Tour.  Her exposure from that tour and her first album, Harbinger, got her signed to Warner Brothers where she released
According to Rolling Stone, Carl Palmer is one of the ten best drummers in music.   He started his career in the late-60's with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster before forming Emerson, Lake and Palmer with the late Keith Emers
Ross the Boss Friedman has been a mainstay of the music business for over forty years. In 1973, he was a founding member of the punk icons The Dictators and, in 1980, he started the hard rock band Manowar. Plus, he's been involved in recordings
Singer and guitarist Tommy Victor got his start in music working at CBGB in New York as a sound engineer and, in 1986, got together with a fellow employee, Mike Kirkland, and ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons to form Prong.  Prong released their deb
Jett Williams was born just five days after her father, Hank Williams died at the age of 29.  Her birth mother gave her up for adoption and it wasn't until the early-80's that she researched her heritage and found out her father was a country i
Killer Queen have never recorded an album, yet they have fans around the world for their spot on tribute to the music of Queen. Patrick Myers has fronted the band since it was formed by students at a London university just weeks before the deat
Peter Cetera was one of the three main voices of Chicago, along with Robert Lamm and Terry Kath, from their beginnings until the album Chicago 17 and singing such favorites as 25 or 6 to 4, Feelin' Stronger Every Day, Call on Me, If You Leave M
The British heavy metal band Diamond Head has had a major influence on the world of metal music over the last forty years.  Formed in 1976, the band released their first two albums independently in the early 80's before singing with MCA Records
For our fortieth episode, we go back four years to a 2013 interview with classic rock drummer Carmine Appice.  Carmine, along with his brother Vinnie, are two of the strongest drummers in rock music. His long history has taken him through Vanil
Melissa Manchester has had a tremendous career as a singer-songwriter, scoring numerous hits and working with the best in the business.  Four years ago, she ventured out on her own, running an Indiegogo campaign to finance her new album, You Go
Terry Ilous and Patt Fontaine came to America from their native France in the mid-80's where they put together the rockers XYZ. Over the next six years, the band would release two studio albums, break up and eventually reform with two more albu
This week, we celebrate the upcoming second anniversary of the VVN Music Podcast by going back to our very first episode with John Lodge of the Moody Blues.  For those that may have missed it at the time, we recorded the interview just as John
George Frayne has been playing music for fifty years, 46 years of which have been under the name of Commander Cody.  With his band, the Lost Planet Airmen, he has recorded a long line of both studio and live albums that combine such diverse gen
This week, we go back to 2012 for an interview with Freddy Cannon. At the time, Cannon was promoting his memoir, "Where the Action Is!", a no holds barred look at his career and the music business. Our conversation moved from where Cannon feels
Michael Schenker returns to the VVN Music Podcast for the second time in a year with another live album.   Last June, we talked with him about the live set with his band Temple of Rock, On a Mission, Live in Madrid. This time around, it's Mich
We once again have a double bill this week on the VVN Music Podcast.  First up is a brand new interview with Steve Hackett whose new album, The Siren's Call, is out this Friday, March 24.   Then, it's contemporary blues great Ruthie Foster who
Cindy Lee Berryhill started her music career in the late 80's as part of the anti-folk movement, a term which she is credited with creating. In 1987, she released her debut album on Rhino Records, Who's Gonna Save the World and followed with Na
This week we're going back to 2012 for an interview with singer Tracy Nelson. Tracy started her career in the mid-60's with the folk album Deep Are the Roots. After a period when she spent time in and around the Chicago Blues scene, she moved t
Punky Meadows was a part of the music scene from the mid-60's to the mid-80's as a member of The Cherry People, Bux and Angel. It was that latter group that brought Punky his greatest success as they followed KISS onto Casablanca Records where
In the 60's, Chip Taylor wrote such hits as the Troggs' "Wild Thing", Merilee Rush's "Angel of the Morning", the Hollies' "I Can't Let Go" and Janis Joplin's "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)". By the 70's, he had signed with Buddah and became a
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