カテゴリー: FEATURES (English)

Vol.22 Bobby Caldwell / April 2013

Bobby Caldwell

  
Bobby Caldwell has been well known worldwide as a singer and songwriter continuously delivering us compositions of high quality. Bobby has also contributed songs to numerous artists during his career. Tunes such as “Next Time I Fall” by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, as well as “Heart of Mine” by Boz Scaggs are 2 very famous songs in Japan. Bobby took time to tell us about his musical background, his aspects on songwriting, and of course about his latest release “House Of Cards”.

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Vol.21 Robben Ford / March 2013

Robben Ford


Photo : George Wells

Robben Ford has been well known as a great guitar player, continuously creating quality music and albums throughout his long musical career. His excellent tone and performance has fascinated countless music fans all around the world. Robben Ford has released “Bringing It Back Home”, a blues cover album also showing where his roots belong. The album displays a magnificent performance with a pleasant and emotional sound on the guitar. Check out what Robben Ford has to say about his new album “Bringing It Back Home”.

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Vol.20 Steve Lukather / February 2013

Steve Lukather


Photo : Rob Shanahan

With a career of close to 40 years in the music world as a top musician and guitar hero, Steve Lukather continues to keep busy, participating in tours such as the G3 Tour with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, as well as Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. Steve Lukather is back with a brand new solo album titled “Transition”. The new album displays a collection of quality tunes, along with great vocal and guitar performances. Luke took time to talk to MUSE ON MUSE about his new masterpiece.

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Vol.19 Richie Sambora / January 2013

Richie Sambora


Photo : James Minchin

Richie Sambora has led the worldwide monster band BON JOVI as the guitar player as well as being responsible for taking duties as the group’s songwriter. He definitely brings the best out of BON JOVI’s music with his guitar performance and sound. Richie has released his 3rd solo album titled “Aftermath Of The Lowdown” and proves his talent not only as a guitar player, but also as a singer and songwriter. With his extraordinary talents, Richie has undeniably succeeded in crafting out an artistic album. Richie Sambora talks to MUSE ON MUSE about his new solo effort.

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Vol.18 Steve Hackett / December 2012

Steve Hackett

Photo : Lee Millward

Steve Hackett has just released his second album for the Genesis Revisited project, titled “Genesis Revisited II”. This second album also features a number of guest musicians, creating a great tribute to the legendary Genesis music. This album not only appeals to the long time Genesis fans, but also to listeners that have not yet experienced the tremendous world of music created by Genesis. Steve talks to MUSE ON MUSE about the new album.

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Vol.17 Tatsuya Nakamura (BLINDMAN) / November 2012

Tatsuya Nakamura (BLINDMAN)

BLINDMAN is one of the few authentic hard rock bands coming out of Japan. They have just released their 8th studio album titled “Blazing Crisis”, 2 years since their previous release. “Blazing Crisis” portrays a dynamic and grandeur sound of powerful melodic tunes. This first class album not only satisfies the BLINDMAN fans, but has the potential of pleasing global rock fans still not familiar with the music of BLINDMAN. Tatsuya Nakamura, the guitar player of the band, appeals greatly with his melodic guitar performances filled with spirit. Also the producer, songwriter, and mastermind of the band, Tatsuya Nakamura took time to talk to us about the band and the new album.

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Vol.16 Jeff Kollman / October 2012

Jeff Kollman

Back in the 90s, guitar player Jeff Kollman of EDWIN DARE fascinated the rock fans with his unique style of a jazz/fusion taste blended with hard rock music. Jeff Kollman went on as a solo musician after working with EDWIN DARE, as well as forming COSMOSQUAD with drummer Shane Gaalaas, who is known for his work with big names such as MICHAEL SCHENKER and B’z. Jeff also joined THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, a project formed by Chad Smith from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.

Jeff Kollman talked to us about his recently released live album with THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS “Live At The Baked Potato” and his new solo album “Silence In The Corridor”. Jeff also took time to tell us about some of his insights on music and playing guitar.

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Vol.15 Philip Sayce / September 2012

Philip Sayce

Philip Sayce is a guitar player popular to both rock and blues fans. He is known for his magnificent dynamics and emotional performances, which resonates not only in the ears of the listener, but all the way into the heart. Philip Sayce has constantly been releasing quality music, and his collection of albums, old and new, are now available in Japan.

Philip Sayce’s new album “Steamroller” has been released this year in Japan, along with the re-releases of all of his past albums starting with “Peace Machine”. The 4 albums definitely portray Philip evolving and growing as a musician. Philip took time to talk to us about his new “Steamroller” album, as well as about his past albums.

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Vol.14 Pete Lesperance / August 2012

Pete Lesperance

Pete Lesperance is known for his work with the Canadian hard rock band Harem Scarem. His highly technical guitar performance and guitar style with trademark licks definitely proves him to be a guitar hero. Pete is also known as a great songwriter and keeps fascinating his fans with his quality music. 

Unfortunately, Harem Scarem has broken up, but Pete continues to make and deliver his quality music to the fans. Pete Lesperance has now released his new solo album “Fade Into Stars” and proves that he is taking his music and performance as a singer and songwriter to another level.

Muse On Muse asks Pete about his new solo effort.

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Vol.13 FLYING COLORS / July 2012

FLYING COLORS

Photo : Joey Pippin

FLYING COLORS is a new super band featuring Mike Portnoy on drums and vocals, Dave LaRue on bass, Neal Morse on keyboards and vocals, Casey McPherson on vocals and guitar, and Steve Morse on guitar. Their self-titled album is an amazing blend of folk, prog, pop and metal, creating a marvelous style of music. Steve Morse and Neal Morse talked to us about the new album.

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