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The VVN Music Interviews

53 EpisodesProduced by Roger WinkWebsite

The VVN Music Interviews includes discussions with the veteran music artists that have been recording for twenty years or more in pop, rock, R&B/soul, country, folk and blues.

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Dick Taylor of the Rollin' Stones & the Pretty Things

April 19th, 2018


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 …

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

March 26th, 2018


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 …

Tommy Roe (2012)

January 30th, 2018


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 …

Rachael Sage

November 6th, 2017


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, …

Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple & Black Country Communion

September 25th, 2017


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 …

Paula Cole

September 11th, 2017


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 …

Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia

August 15th, 2017


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 …

Ross the Boss of The Dictators and Manowar

August 10th, 2017


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 …

Tommy Victor of Prong & Danzig

July 31st, 2017


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. 

Jett Williams on Her Father Hank Williams

July 10th, 2017


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 …

Patrick Myers of Killer Queen

June 26th, 2017


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 …

Peter Cetera

June 12th, 2017


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 4Feelin' Stronger Every Day

Brian Tatler of Diamond Head

May 22nd, 2017


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 …

Carmine Appice

May 8th, 2017


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 …

Melissa Manchester

May 1st, 2017


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 …

Terry Ilous of XYZ and Great White

April 24th, 2017


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 …

John Lodge of the Moody Blues (2015) / Martin Strange of Strange Karma

April 17th, 2017


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 …

Commander Cody

April 10th, 2017


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 …

Freddy Cannon

April 3rd, 2017


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 …

Michael Schenker (2017)

March 27th, 2017


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.

Steve Hackett (2017) & Ruthie Foster

March 20th, 2017


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 …

Cindy Lee Berryhill

March 13th, 2017


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, …

Tracy Nelson (2012)

March 6th, 2017


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 …

Punky Meadows

February 27th, 2017


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 …

Chip Taylor

February 20th, 2017


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 …

Paul Rodgers

February 12th, 2017


We're going back to January of 2014 this weeks for an interview with the great Paul Rodgers.

Rodgers is one of those rarities that has not only found …

John Mayall & Anders Rönnblom of Killer Bee

February 6th, 2017


For the first time, we have two guests this week on the VVN Music Podcast.

John Mayall is one of the greatest of the British blues men and the man who gave a start to such musical giants as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, …

Jeannie Seely

January 30th, 2017


Jeannie Seely is about to celebrate her 50th anniversary of becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry, an honor that she says is one of the great achievements of her career. 

Since the mid-60's, Seely has not only been a …

Dennis Coffey

January 12th, 2017


For most people, Dennis Coffey is best known for his early-70's hits "Scorpio" and "Taurus", but his many career highlights include studio work and …

B.J. Thomas (2013 Archive Interview)

December 14th, 2016


B.J. Thomas has had an impressive career with hits in Pop, Christian and Country.

In 2013, he rerecorded a number of those hits but with updated arrangements and, for a majority of cuts, with duet partners like Vince …

Henry Paul of The Outlaws and Blackhawk

November 21st, 2016


Henry Paul has had success in not one, not two, but three bands over the last 44 years. He was a founding member of the Outlaws and has had a number …

Mick Box of Uriah Heep

November 14th, 2016


For 47 years, Mick Box has been the guitarist and the driving force behind the classic British rock band Uriah Heep.

BMG has recently started a reissue series with deluxe editions of the Uriah Heep catalog along with a …

Randy Bachman of the Guess Who & Bachman-Turner Overdrive

November 7th, 2016


Randy Bachman is the only person to be inducted twice into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (a fact he didn't know until this interview) as a member of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. 

This is an archive …

Jesse James Dupree of Jackyl and Full Throttle Saloon

October 10th, 2016


Jesse James Dupree was one of the co-founders of the southern rock and metal band Jackyl who have just released their latest album, ROWYCO.

Along with being a musician, Dupree also owns his own record label and …

John Corabi

September 10th, 2016


John Corabi has gone from five years as the singer for Motley Crue to stints in Union, the Eric Singer Project (ESP), Twenty 4 Seven, Brides of Destruction and, now, the Dead Daisies.

He was part of the Daisies lineup …

The Return of Jon Anderson

August 10th, 2016


When we last talked with Jon Anderson, he was releasing a new album with Jean Luc Ponty, Better Late Than Never.

Now, he has two new projects. The …

Roger Earl of Foghat

July 24th, 2016


Our guest is Roger Earl, longtime drummer for Foghat.

Roger was originally a member of Savoy Brown before breaking off in 1970 with bandmates Dave Peverett and Tony Stevens along with Black Cat Bones guitarist Rod Price …

Michael Schenker

June 28th, 2016


Our guest is classic rock guitarist Michael Schenker.

Schenker played his first gig at the age of 11 with his brother Rudolph's band, The Scorpions. …

Lee Aaron

May 30th, 2016


Our guest for this episode is Canadian singer Lee Aaron.

Aaron emerged in the early-80's with her album The Lee Aaron Project. While selling well in Canada, Aaron also made a name for herself in England where, even …

Bobby Rydell

May 12th, 2016


Our guest for this episode is entertainer Bobby Rydell.

Rydell made a name for himself in the late 50's through the mid-60's with a long series of …

L.J. Reynolds of the Dramatics

April 21st, 2016


Our guest this episode is L.J. Reynolds of the classic R&B group the Dramatics.

In 2012, we wrote about Reynolds being dismissed as lead singer …

Marky Ramone

February 20th, 2016


Our guest this episode is Marky Ramone.

Marky's memoir, "Punk Rock Blitzkrieg" was just published in paperback. We talk about his time with the heavy metal band Dust, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and, of course, the …

Nils Lofgren

January 14th, 2016


This is the second time we've had the honor to talk with Nils Lofgren (our previous interview). He has recently released his new live album, UK2015 …

Steve Hackett

November 15th, 2015


Our guest today is Steve Hackett who was the guitarist for Genesis from 1970 to 1976, later recording numerous solo albums along with playing in the …

Jon Anderson

October 31st, 2015


Our guest is Jon Anderson who is best known as the guitarist and singer for Yes with whom he played almost constantly from 1968 to 2008.  Today, he is exploring other avenues for his music including the new Anderson …

Michael Stanley

October 1st, 2015


Our guest is singer/songwriter, musician and radio personality Michael Stanley started his career in the late 60's with his band Silk who released …

Lloyd Price

August 30th, 2015


Our guest is Lloyd Price whose 1952 hit Lawdy Miss Clawdy set the tone for the upcoming Rock and Roll explosion and became one of the first big …

Drummer Anton Fig

August 20th, 2015


Probably best known as the drummer for David Letterman's World's Most Dangerous Band and, when he changed networks, the CBS Orchestra, Anton Fig has also worked with a long list of artists since the 70's.    Fig was …

Susan Cowsill and Vicki Peterson of the Continental Drifters & the Psycho Sisters (and the Cowsills and Bangles)

July 23rd, 2015


In the first of our archive shows, we go back to last year when we interviewed Susan Cowsill and Vicki Peterson as the Psycho Sisters, who were releasing an album 20 years in the making, "Up On the Chair, Beatrice". 

Ted Kalo of the Music First Coalition

June 29th, 2015


The VVN Music Podcast Episode 4 with Guest Ted Kalo of the Music First Coalition.

If you listen to any episode of the VVN Music Podcast, this is the …

Dave Edmunds

June 15th, 2015


The VVN Music Podcast Episode 3 with Guest Dave Edmunds (June 15, 2015)

00:00 - Introduction

01:00 - Reviews

Bobby Hart of Boyce and Hart

May 18th, 2015


The VVN Music Podcast Episode 2 with Guest Bobby Hart of Boyce and Hart (May 18, 2015)

00:00 - Introduction

00:45 - Thanks and call for contributors.

John Lodge of the Moody Blues

May 6th, 2015


The VVN Music Podcast Episode 1 with Special Guest John Lodge of the Moody Blues (May 5, 2015)

00:00 - Introduction

00:39 - The origins of VVN Music

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