Across The Board, this Canadian band is Calling you! VIDEO INTERVIEW, PERFORMANCE

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Across The Board by clicking on the video player above!  How much do you need to a know about a band beyond the fact that you like their sound? I heard a few tracks from the Canadian group Across the Board and that was enough for... Continue Reading →

Berlin’s songwriter says there’s message in the steamy lyrics! 1984 INTERVIEW

By Bob Andelman May 27, 1984 Last year, a song called Sex introduced America to new-wave band Berlin. The lyrics of Sex ("I'm a virgin ... a slut ... a geisha ... I'm your mother") caused a lot of blushing around radio stations, but they put it on the air and helped turn it into... Continue Reading →

Small Town, Big Music book: Kent, Ohio, rocks! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Jason Prufer by clicking on the video player above!  Some ideas for history books are sitting right in front of our noses, waiting for a smart writer to recognize opportunity and put the puzzle pieces together. That’s kind of how I imagine Jason Prufer’s new book,... Continue Reading →

Aaron Hart’s Love Stallion band kicks up a fuss! INTERVIEW, LIVE PERFORMANCES

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Aaron Hart by clicking on the video player above!  Watching the Denver-based band Love Stallion takes me back to the 1980s when glam and hair metal bands were all the rage, from Motley Crue and Ratt to Def Leppard and Whitesnake. To me, it was a... Continue Reading →

Barrence Whitfield gets to savage guts of rock ‘n’ roll! INTERVIEW 1986

  By Bob Andelman May 16, 1986 If seeing Little Richard perform “Great Gosh A’Mighty” in “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” got you going, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages are guaranteed to cause a heart attack. “We just play with the guts, sweat and emotion of any rock ‘n’ roll band that might’ve been... Continue Reading →

Bananarama: Looking ahead to touring, raising baby! INTERVIEW 1986

  By Bob Andelman September 15, 1986 The personal manager traveling with Bananarama has a worried look on her face. She’s concerned that a reporter about to interview the female vocal trio is only interested in one thing. “Keren (Woodward) is, uh, you know – tired of answering questions about her pregnancy,” says the manager.... Continue Reading →

The BoDeans Guide to Picking Up Girls! 1986 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman June 27, 1986 The two young men hanging around outside the University of South Florida’s University Center are trying to pick up girls. They aren’t having much luck. “Don’t you know who he is?” hollers Sammy BoDean to a pretty, disinterested woman in a red leather mini skirt. “You’ll love me,... Continue Reading →

Power Station – Tony Thompson project turns into national tour! 1985 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman August 16, 1985 John Taylor and Andy Taylor may be better known and prettier, but Tony Thompson generates the power in the Power Station. The drummer – formerly with Chic – discussed one of the most anticipated and unexpected rock tours of this summer in an interview just two days after... Continue Reading →

England’s Newest Wave: Talk Talk-ing with Mark Hollis! 1982 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman (NOTE -- It's always sad learning someone I once interviewed has passed. This time it was Mark Hollis, co-founder of the British New Wave band Talk Talk, who died after a short illness on February 25, 2019, at the age of 64. The story that follows, originally published on October 7,... Continue Reading →

Queen, album by album, with rock critic Martin Popoff! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Martin Popoff, author, Queen: Album by Album     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Martin Popoff by clicking on the video player above!  Over the last year, every time I saw a trailer for the film Bohemian Rhapsody, I had one thought: “Please don’t suck.” I hadn’t realized that, decades after... Continue Reading →

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