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.
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
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
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 deal; Frank 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.
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.
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.