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E9: Margarita Monet - Interview Sessions. An Update On Recording The Next Edge Of Paradise Album.

E9: Margarita Monet - Interview Sessions. An Update On Recording The Next Edge Of Paradise Album.

November 22, 2020

In this episode, Margarita Monet talks with host Cole Coleman giving an update on the recording of the latest Edge Of Paradise album including what it might be called; if it’s a concept album; working with producers Mike Plotnikoff, Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace, and Howard Benson; if the lineup of musicians has changed and if there are any guest appearances; how close they are to finishing it and when it may be released; a little info on what gear Dave Bates is using for recording guitars and what Margarita is using for keyboard soundscapes; which songs from the album may be singles; confirming that the organization of their recording deal with Frontiers Records is expanding; confirming that they will resume touring as soon as the 2020-21 Covid-19 pandemic is over.
* See Episode 5 for our biography with Margarita and the forming of Edge Of Paradise.

E8: Brian Young - Interview Sessions With Session Guitarist And Band Member Of Atomic Punks And David Lee Roth Band.

E8: Brian Young - Interview Sessions With Session Guitarist And Band Member Of Atomic Punks And David Lee Roth Band.

November 10, 2020

In this episode, Brian Young session guitarist for many and well-known for his time as band member with the Atomic Punks and the David Lee Roth Band talks with host Cole Coleman about his beginnings in Camarillo CA; attending GIT circa: 1983-84; his inspiration for starting to play guitar and early influences including Chet Atkins, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Allan Holdsworth; his early cover band leading to an original band with singer Jeff Scott Soto; his time with Beau Nasty and Psychotic Symphony; his gig with Atomic Punks leading to the David Lee Roth Band and what it’s like to work with Dave; a brief chat about recording and gear; and some advice for jump starting your career as a guitarist.

E7: Tony Kaye - Interview Sessions With The Original Keyboard Player For The Legendary Prog/Rock Band - Yes. Part 1.

E7: Tony Kaye - Interview Sessions With The Original Keyboard Player For The Legendary Prog/Rock Band - Yes. Part 1.

August 2, 2020

In this episode, Grammy Award winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Tony Kaye talks with host Cole Coleman about his latest project "End Of Innocence" which commemorates the tragic events of the 9/11 2001 attacks in New York City; his latest keyboard rig; his beginnings on piano and organ; backing up Roy Orbison; meeting Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in a London club; Peter Banks' involvement in naming Yes; getting the news of Peter's death in 2013; being a guest player on Peter Banks' posthumous release with David Cross called "Crossover" under artist name David Cross & Peter Banks; recommending Steve Howe as Peter's replacement in Yes; Steve Howe's new autobiography "All My Yesterdays" revealing some mind altering times with Steve and Tony. (Part 1 of 3)

E6: Jon Davison - Interview Sessions With The Singer For Legendary Prog/Rock Band - Yes.

E6: Jon Davison - Interview Sessions With The Singer For Legendary Prog/Rock Band - Yes.

July 25, 2020

In this episode, Jon Davison vocalist of Prog/Rock band Yes talks with host Cole Coleman about working on a new album during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic; remembering Jon's early days starting on guitar and bass; how he first sang in church choir; growing up with best friend drummer Taylor Hawkins; remembering Seattle based Psychedelic band Sky Cries Mary; beginning his vocal career in a Yes-Tribute band; further honing his vocal ability with Prog/Rock band Glass Hammer; the role Taylor Hawkins played in introducing Jon to Yes; singing in Chris Squire's band; getting the call to join Yes on tour; working with Billy Sherwood on side band Arc Of Life; meeting Jon Anderson; explaining that Yes has no plans to stop touring and how they may continue through generations.

E5: Margarita Monet - Interview Sessions With The Vocalist and Founder of Edge Of Paradise.

E5: Margarita Monet - Interview Sessions With The Vocalist and Founder of Edge Of Paradise.

July 2, 2020

In this episode, Margarita Monet vocalist of Edge Of Paradise talks with host Cole Coleman about what countries they especially tour in; how they approach songwriting; her beginnings in Armenia, Moscow Russia, and Houston TX; coming to Los Angeles and founding Edge Of Paradise with guitarist Dave Bates; working with Michael Wagener, Chuck Johnson, Mike Plotnikoff, Jacob Hansen, Neil Sanderson; thinking of music and visual arts as a combined expression; her evolving vocal style; the importance of in-ear monitors; creating videos; stimulating and opening minds with lyrics; and a brief glimpse of what is next for Edge Of Paradise.

E4: Mahogany Rush - Interview Sessions With Paul Harwood, Jimmy Ayoub, Claudio Pesavento, And Special Guest John Tempesta. Part 2

E4: Mahogany Rush - Interview Sessions With Paul Harwood, Jimmy Ayoub, Claudio Pesavento, And Special Guest John Tempesta. Part 2

June 24, 2020

In Part 2: Host Cole Coleman continues his conference call with Paul, Jimmy, Claudio, and John speaking about monitor gear; why Mahogany Rush (MR) parted ways; remembering when young AC/DC opened for MR. Then, we go to Drum Talk featuring Jimmy Ayoub and John Tempesta (The Cult, Rob Zombie) discussing shells, heads, snares and snare drums, cymbals, and tips for drummers starting out. During the conversation Jimmy Ayoub reveals his battle with cancer and Claudio Pesavento shares about his own battle with cancer while working with Chris Squire (Yes). Then, we wrap things up with MR remembering when Rush battled them for the name - and the limelight!

E3: Mahogany Rush - Interview Sessions With Paul Harwood, Jimmy Ayoub, Claudio Pesavento, And Special Guest John Tempesta. Part 1

E3: Mahogany Rush - Interview Sessions With Paul Harwood, Jimmy Ayoub, Claudio Pesavento, And Special Guest John Tempesta. Part 1

June 17, 2020

In Part 1: Host Cole Coleman speaks with members of Mahogany Rush - Paul, Jimmy, and Claudio about how MR got started; performing at High Schools and Colleges instead of clubs; getting their breakthrough record dealFrank Marino's similarities to Jimi Hendrix; their record company's questionable promotions; their hit song Strange Dreams; adding keyboardist Claudio Pesavento; touring with Aerosmith, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, and Queen.

E2: Francesco DiCosmo (Evanescence, Chris Poland, Thin Lizzy) Interview Sessions. Part 2

E2: Francesco DiCosmo (Evanescence, Chris Poland, Thin Lizzy) Interview Sessions. Part 2

June 10, 2020

In Part 2: Grammy Award winning bass player Francesco DiCosmo tells host Cole Coleman about being on the Red Carpet at The Grammys speaking with Steve Vai; how he met up with John Sykes and became a member of Thin Lizzy; touring with Ronnie Montrose; performing in Russia with Bobby Kimball; doing a string of gigs with Jason Bonham; and getting to jam with Robert Plant.

E1: Francesco DiCosmo (Evanescence, Chris Poland, Thin Lizzy) Interview Sessions. Part 1

E1: Francesco DiCosmo (Evanescence, Chris Poland, Thin Lizzy) Interview Sessions. Part 1

June 4, 2020

In Part 1: Grammy winning bass player Francesco DiCosmo tells host Cole Coleman of his latest project Dear Souls, playing in Rush tribute bands A Farewell To Kings and Caress Of Steel, attending Musicians Institute, working with and recording for Chris Poland, and how he came to be the studio bass player for Evanescence on their Grammy Award winning debut album Fallen.

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