Rocker Bobby Friss plays for the kids again this Xmas! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Bobby Friss by clicking on the video player above!  I last interviewed rock guitarist Bobby Friss in 1988. Something his father told him and he shared with me that day about being a professional has always stated with me: “On time, in tune, and with clean... Continue Reading →

Tempting? Talking with Otis Williams of The Temptations! INTERVIEW

By BOB ANDELMAN (Originally published August 25, 1984) CLEARWATER - There were no ca­sualties, but the battle was fierce. Arms flailed, legs kicked, and tempers flared, but it was all in good fun as the Temptations and Four Tops squared off musically on the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday night. The promoters nicknamed... Continue Reading →

Don McLean: “I’m OK … You’re So-So” 3 INTERVIEWS

  (NOTE: The first interview below was done in advance of Don McLean's 1983 appearance at the old London Victory Club in downtown Tampa; the next two were written from a second, single phone interview in 1986. My enduring memory of the Tampa show was taking a date to see the show and being invited... Continue Reading →

MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer kicks out the mofos! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Wayne Kramer by clicking on the video player above!  Everybody knows at least one MC5 song – and that would be “Kick Out the Jams,” mofo. Know more? Points to you, my friend. In 1969, the year when “Kick Out the Jams” was released, there was... Continue Reading →

Donna Allen: Moving on to life’s better things! INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman Originally published November 21, 1986) (NOTE: I was so happy to finally uncover this profile of singer Donna Allen. Not only did I enjoy her singing and performing, but I had the biggest, hugest crush on her. I could barely talk to her -- and this was at least the second,... Continue Reading →

Still Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s, too)! INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman (Originally published August 22, 1986) This year’s Belinda Carlisle model looks like a model. Men are ga-ga over the slimmed down, radiant ex-Go-Go. Women want to know who does her hair. And fans are mad about her debut single as a solo act, “Mad About You.” It’s No. 3 in the... Continue Reading →

Baby, Hold On To Eddie Money! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Eddie Money, rock singer, "Baby Hold On To Me," Two Tickets to Paradise, "Gimme Some Water," "Shakin'"   (NOTE--This Eddie Money interview (and concert review) was originally published on June 4, 1984.) When it comes to rocker Eddie Money, St. Petersburg fans “ain’t got no control.” On less than a week’s notice Money... Continue Reading →

Dale Bozzio? Missing Persons found here! 1984 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman August 11, 1984 Dale Bozzio, lead singer of Missing Persons, is intelligent, perceptive and immediately recognizable in a crowded room. Maybe that's where Frank Sinatra first noticed her. She frolics on the beach, rides bicycles and dances in a chorus line in Sinatra's recently released music video, "L.A. is My Lady."It... Continue Reading →

INXS singer Michael Hutchence: A taste of Aussie pub rock! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Hutchence, lead singer, INXS By Bob Andelman (Originally published on December 6, 1985; Michael Hutchence died November 22, 1997.)   There are some pretty strange stories circulating about INXS. One suggests that the band, or at least some members, listen to "dirty. sleazy. pornographic music" before going on stage. True. ("I do,... Continue Reading →

1335 Change in sound, look, opened doors for 38 Special! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Don Barnes, lead singer, 38 Special   (NOTE - The following interview I conducted with 38 Special lead singer Don Barnes was originally published on August 16, 1986. -- Bob Andelman) Southern rock is dead, extinct. That’s not exactly big news, but it really hit home when word got out that 38 Special’s... Continue Reading →

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