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Vol.97 Jordan Rudess / May 2019

Jordan Rudess


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Jordan Rudess, who has been a big part of Dream Theater as a keyboard player, has been building his spectacular soundscape by his absolute technique and phenomenal inspiration for the band. He released his solo album *Wired For Madness” for the first time in 4 years.
The fantastic album “Wired For Madness” showcases his diverse talent as a composer, astonish technique as a keyboard player and sound-design skills. Vinnie Moore, Guthrie Govan, John Petrucci and Joe Bonamassa are guesting this album as guitarists. Notably Bluesy combination between Joe and Jordan on “Just Can’t Win” leaves an fresh impression on us.
A keyboard magician, Jordan Rudess himself took some time to chat to Muse on Muse about his crucial work “Wired For Madness”.

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Vol.96 Keith Scott / April 2019

Keith Scott


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Bryan Adams has released his new album “SHINE A LIGHT”. Even though this new album featured astonishing guests, Ed Sheeran as co-producer and Jennifer Lopez as a singer, Bryan kept his one and only Rock style for whole album with tunes filled by catchy but impressive melodies.
Keith Scott played guitar for 8 tracks produced by Bob Rock and Bryan Adams on this album. Keith has been supporting Bryan for his tour and recordings by playing his soulful Rock guitar, You could hear his melodic guitar on numerous big hit tunes by Bryan Adams which everybody knows. But, In recent tracks by Brian, we hear less dramatic structure configured by Bryan’s vocal and Keith’s melodic guitars. One of the cause is shortening of track length. Muse On Muse asked questions to Keith Scott about this recent adjustment of production, guitar play for Bryan’s new set “SHINE A LIGHT”, Keith’s project “The Fontanas” and others.

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Vol.95 Vivian Campbell / March 2019

Vivian Campbell


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Vivian Campbell has joined Rock and Roll hall of fame as Def Leopard this year in 2019. He has been getting achievements for legendary bands like Dio, Whitesnake and of course Def Leppard. Last In Line, which is the another project which Vivian puts his passion into, has just released second album “ II”. He continued real Rock style with Blues feelings since the last album “Heavey Crown”. Result, the album came up as a crucial Hard-Rock set. Vivian displayed various guitar approaches from bohemian way to aggressive style and it impresses fans in a different way from what he does for Def Leopard. He took a time to chat to Muse On Muse about his brand new album “ II”.

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Vol.94 Robben Ford / February 2019

Robben Ford


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A classic player Robben Ford has been attracting music fans by his wonderful guitar tone, phrasing, stylish production and his passionate playing style. The new album “PURPLE HOUSE” by Robben who has built a reputation as a guitarist and a vocalist, managed to display more variety of musical styles and modern fashionable atmosphere. We interviewed the guitarist / singer / producer / composer who reached even higher level about his quality Blues-Rock set “PURPLE HOUSE”

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Vol.93 BLINDMAN / January 2019

BLINDMAN

A leading Japanese Melodic Hard Rock band BLINDMAN has released their 10th studio album “Reach For The Sky”. Their emotional Hard Rock style, which have been attracting their supporters, is still alive and one and only BLINDMAN will ever disappoint their fans! They even challenged new styles. A cover of “Da Doo Ron Ron” which is famous for the version by Crystals produced by a legendary, influential Pop music producer Phil Spector. Crystals’ pop style track morphed into BLINDMAN style in an excellent manner. The beautiful track “Blue Moon” displays versatility of their musical style and skills and it appeals to non Hard-Rock people. It’s a crucial song to be checked BLINDMAN took some time to chat to Muse On Muse about their fantastic Melodic Hard Rock set “REACH FOR THE SKY”.

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Vol.92 Jake E Lee / December 2018

Jake E Lee


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Jake E Lee has released 2nd album as Red Dragon Cartel, “PATINA”. Although the well received previous album “Red Dragon Cartel” had songs like “Deceived” which his guitar riff reminded fans of his style in Ossie’s ere, he went back to his roots, Rock on this album. He displayed real Rock sounds played by real musicians and experimental various guitar sounds. You will get pulled magically into the world of his guitar and the band with every listen. I assume that this set will be loved by fans for long time. Muse On Muse interviewed Jake E. Lee himself about the new set “PATINA”.

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Vol.91 Andreas Gullstrand / November 2018

Andreas Gullstrand


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Swedish melodic Rock group CREYE has just released their debut album “CREYE”. This album showcased catchy soothing melodies, clear vocal and chorus, rich keyboard sounds with 80s feeling, dramatic structure and clever and emotional guitar sounds which emphasize songs.
Unfortunately the vocalist Robin Judhed and the keyboard player Joel Rönning has left the band but August Rauer[Vo] and Joel Selsfors[Key] joined the band.
The head honcho and the composer of CREYE, Andreas Gullstrand took some time to talk to Muse On Muse about this crucial new album “CREYE” which appears to Melodic Rock and AOR music fans.

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Vol.90 Billy F Gibbons / October 2018

Billy F Gibbons


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The legendary guitarist Billy Gibbons is best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Gibbons just released his second solo album “The Big Bad Blues”. Although his previous solo album “Perfectamundo” defied expectations of his fans in a positive way with its Afro cuban sounds, he is back to his roots Blues for this set and showed Blues legends respect. We can hear Billy Gibbons’ signature sound which are fat driven Blues Rock guitar and his vocal throughout this album. The guitar legend took some time to chat to Muse On Muse about his new piece “The Big Bad Blues”

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Vol.89 Michael Romeo / September 2018

Michael Romeo

Michael Romeo, the control tower of Progressive Metal giant Symphony X, has been attracting many fans by his next level guitar technique, has released his solo album “War Of The Worlds / Pt.1” It consists of epic, dramatic and dynamic tracks which are fusion of Progressive Metal and orchestration The album gets heavy also beautiful as the story progresses with vocals and lyrics by Rick Castellano. Michael Romeo took some time to chat to Muse On Muse about his masterpiece “War Of The Worlds / Pt.1”

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Vol.88 Robert Berry / August 2018

Robert Berry


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Robert Berry is a multi-talented musician known as a songwriter, an arranger, a singer, a guitarist, a keyboard player and a drummer. He run a project “3” with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer and released an album “To The Power Of Three”. Robert kept the project with Keith Emerson as “3.2” but Keith unfortunately passed away on 11th of March, 2016. Robert was in difficult situation but kept producing the album using materials and ideas which Keith left in deep sorrow. He finally finished an album of 3.2 “The Rules Have Changed” and it has delivered to fans. The album has a vision and is filled with beautiful catchy melodies, tasteful arrangement, smooth vocal and deeply considered lyrics. Robert Berry took some time to talk to Muse On Muse about this ultimate product.

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