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  1. You're all welcome! I forgot to mention the writer's name is Jas Obrecht. I would love to read that interview, it must be great.
  2. Just read this article where the writer shares some of his knowledge about interviewing musicians, and it had such a cool story about Tom I had to post it: "Sometimes when you request an interview, publicists will try to strike a deal. It typically works like this: “Yes, you can interview [insert name of well-known musician here], if your publication also agrees to also do an interview with [insert name of lesser-known musician here].” Sometimes this is even applied within a band. Around the time Stevie Nicks’ “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” was a hit, I wanted to interview Tom Petty about songwriting and rhythm guitar. At the time, I didn’t even have any Heartbreakers albums, although I liked some of their songs. A deal was struck: If we wanted to interview Tom Petty for Guitar Player, we had to run his image on the magazine’s banner and do a companion feature on the band’s other guitarist, Mike Campbell. I was happy to agree, since Campbell plays beautifully. Flew down to L.A., took a cab to the Beverly Hills office of a super manager, and had a great hour-plus conversation with Campbell, who seemed delighted to be getting some coverage. As we spoke, I could see Tom sitting on a couch in another room. Once we’d finished, the publicist came in to inform me that I would not be interviewing Tom. I called her bluff: “We agreed to publish articles on both musicians. If I don’t get to interview Tom, I’m pulling the article on Mike, and you can explain to him why this happened.” Flustered, she left the room for a few minutes. She returned and said, “You can talk to Tom for 15 minutes – that’s it. And no questions about drugs or sex.” A few minutes later Tom walked in. “I guess they’re afraid I’m gonna ask you the wrong questions,” I said. “Oh, yeah?” Petty said. “Fuck ’em.” He locked the door behind him and pulled his chair so close to mine that our knees touched. “How’s your sex life?” he began. “Great,” I responded. “Getting some good drugs?” “Yes,” I answered. “Good. We can talk about anything you want.” Ignoring the knocks on the door, Petty went on to give me a no-nonsense 45-minute interview. I found him to be exceptionally charismatic and walked out of that room a diehard Tom Petty fan, which I remain to this day." For those who want to read the rest of it, here's the whole article: http://jasobrecht.com/interview-musicians/ It also has great bits about other musicians, such as some of the Stones, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana and some others, it's a great read!
  3. "What a Wonderful Thing We Have" by The Fabulous Rhinestones, I've been listening to it nonstop for the past few days... [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xij4BUAhzRs]The Fabulous Rhinestones _ What a Wonderful Thing We Have - YouTube[/ame]
  4. Into The Great Wide Open is great, it would be really nice if they did documentaries like the Damn The Torpedoes one for every album...
  5. Glad to hear it! There are so many fantastic musicians out there that end up being completely ignored while a lot of shitty music is played on radio, we really should support these artists, they put their hearts into these records... Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
  6. Oh I know what you mean, I really like Johnny Winter and Firebirds too ha ha... Kal has always played Firebirds too. Kal David's been around for quite a long time, he was the leader of an old band called Illinois Speed Press in the late 60's, and then worked with Etta James and Johnny Rivers, with whom he still tours. He was also part of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers for some time in the 80's, inheriting the lead guitarist spot from Mick Taylor - and that says a lot about him as a guitar player. I remember going to see Johnny Rivers live a couple of years ago, Kal was playing lead and I was blown away by him. And he's one great singer too! Basically, I just like him a lot lol
  7. I just bought Kal David's "Crossroads of my life", I can't stop listening to it... Kal is an amazing guitar player, one of my favorites. Any blues fan should check this out!
  8. No problem! Yeah I was really surprised when I saw that, it's great!
  9. I just saw this and thought I'd share... Tom joining CSN to play lead guitar on For What It's Worth [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmG6FsmJexs]YouTube - Crosby Stills and Nash, Tom Petty.-- For what its Worth (1997[/ame]
  10. Cool, we've already seen Tom, Ron and Jason there... Wonder if Mike is also going to show up sometime...
  11. Glad you liked it! You should definetly catch them live, they are great! I'll probably go to the US or Canada next time Tom tours, and if JJ is also touring I'll definetly attend one of his concerts!
  12. I don't know how many of you guys know about JJ Grey and Mofro, but they are awesome! I discovered them last year and quickly became one of my favorites. This is a amateur recording, but the quality is really good... [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RcOHnqaAGQ]YouTube - JJ Grey and MOFRO - "The Sweetest Thing" Wakarusa 2010 HD tripod[/ame]
  13. Hey Joe... All Along The Watchtower is a close second. Jimi is just amazing!
  14. Fender. You can't go wrong with a Tele!
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