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Vol.69 Trevor Rabin / -2- January 2017

Trevor Rabin


MUSE ON MUSE interviewed Trevor Rabin who is scheduled to play in Japan this coming April with fellow ex-YES members Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman as ARW (Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman). Trevor talks about his recent tour with Jon and Rick, 26 years since they shared the stage together on the 1991 YES reunion tour, as well as about future recording possibilities with ARW.

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Vol.68 Keith Scott / -1- January 2017

Keith Scott


Keith Scott is the man that perfectly expresses and delivers the rock n’ roll spirit of Bryan Adams, supporting him as the guitar player for numerous recording and tours over the years. Bryan Adams is scheduled to play in Japan very soon for the first time in 5 years, and everyone can be sure to hear Keith Scott’s melodic guitar performances filled with a great rock feel. Keith took time to talk to MUSE ON MUSE about the upcoming Japan tour.

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Vol.67 BLINDMAN / December 2016

BLINDMAN

Leading Japanese melodic Hard Rock Band “BLINDMAN” are about to drop their 9th original full album “TO THE LIGHT”
This new instalment came about after a change in personnel, with these supreme Hard-Rock pieces the fruits of a beautiful melding of the expressive singing of new vocalist Ray together with the intricate rhythms of young, skilful drummer Shun Minari and the melodic production and tasteful guitar accompaniment of Tatsuya Nakamura.
MUSE ON MUSE interviewed the leader of BLINDMAN Tatsuya Nakamura & the precociously talented drummer Shun Minari about the new album “TO THE LIGHT”

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Vol.66 Kee Marcello / November 2016

Kee Marcello


Photo by Darren Griffiths

Former EUROPE guitar player Kee Marcello has released his latest album “Scaling Up”, featuring a variety of tunes from melodic and catchy to hard edged. Kee Marcello recorded “Out Of This World” and “Prisoners In Paradise” with EUROPE, and fascinated his fans with his clever licks and great sense of technique on the guitar. His latest album still displays such trademarks and style, and the album also showcases Kee’s talents not only as a guitar player, but as a singer and composer as well. Supported by bass player Ken Sandin and drummer Darby Todd, the Kee Marcello Band proves themselves as an energetic live band too. Kee Marcello took time to talk to MUSE ON MUSE about his latest studio effort.

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Vol.65 Philip Sayce / October 2016

Philip Sayce


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Philip Sayce has just released his new live album titled “Scorched Earth Volume 1”. The album showcases Philip’s powerful and emotional singing, along with a dynamic performance and sound on the Stratocaster guitar, all captured into the album without any overdubs nor fixes. The album definitely displays the real musicianship that Philip Sayce is all about.
The album title also gives the fans some expectation for a 2nd and maybe even a 3rd live album coming up after this. Check out Philip talking to MUSE ON MUSE about “Scorched Earth Volume 1”.

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Vol.64 Trev Lukather / September 2016

Trev Lukather

Trev Lukather has just released his latest single “Only Girl” via digital download. Trev is the son of world renowned musician and guitarist Steve Lukather, and is also a talented singer, songwriter, and guitar player. His multiple talents definitely prove himself to be a high quality rock musician.
Trev Lukather’s EP “Trev” released in 2008 showcases some very impressive tunes with great hooks and melodies. The musical arrangements, including Trev’s guitar riffs and simple but “to the point” licks, as well as guitar solos that stick to your ears, enhance the tunes creating an incredible rock album.
Trev has also been working with various artists as he makes his name in the music industry step by step. He writes for artists such as American rock act HALESTORM, in which he received his first gold disc, and also is the musical director for Lindsay Loha, Paul Rey (Epic), Ryan Cabrera (Atlantic/Universal), etc. Trev Lukather took time to talk with MUSE ON MUSE, with some deep insights into his music.

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Vol.63 Carl Verheyen / August 2016

Carl Verheyen

Carl Verheyen, known for his work with British rock group SUPERTRAMP, is one of the busiest musicians in the LA studio scene. Carl has worked and collaborated with numerous famed artists, as well as on film and television soundtracks. He has recently released his latest solo album “The Grand Design”, which appeals to a wide range of music fans with a high quality collection of vocal songs featuring Carl’s soft and clear vocal performances. No worries for the guitar freaks that look forward to listening to Carl’s extraordinary guitar techniques! The album definitely displays all of Carl Verheyen’s musicianship including great guitar tones with dynamics, phrases and licks with style, and numerous musical arrangements that are nothing but fascinating. Hear what Carl has to say about “The Grand Design”.

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Vol.62 THE JELLY JAM / July 2016

THE JELLY JAM

Trio rock project THE JELLY JAM consisting of Ty Tabor from KING’S X, Rod Morgenstein of WINGER and THE DIXIE DREGGS, and John Myung of DREAM THEATER has just released their fourth album “Profit”. The concept album features a fictional storyline dealing with real issues such as environmental issues. The stunning musical talent and techniques of the 3 musicians successfully enhance the atmosphere of the beautifully constructed album “Profit” which will definitely display to the listeners a sonic world of fantasy.
Ty Tabor and John Myung from THE JELLY JAM took time to answer a few quick questions for MUSE ON MUSE.

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Vol.61 Oz Noy / June 2016

Oz Noy

Oz Noy has just released “Who Gives A Funk”, which his latest studio album following “Twisted Blues Vol.1” and “Twisted Blues Vol.2”. The “Twisted Blues” albums displayed Oz Noy’s unique and original music style, also featuring guest musicians such as Eric Johnson, Warren Haynes, Chick Corea, just to name a few.
Oz’s latest studio effort also showcases his originality, this time with guests such as Randy Brecker, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa and Dweezil Zappa. Also including a horn section to the ensemble, the album’s highlights include a high level of musical performance and chemical reaction between Oz Noy and the many guest musicians participating.
Oz took time to talk to MUSE ON MUSE about his new “Who Gives A Funk” album.

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Vol.60 Francis Dunnery / May 2016

Francis Dunnery

Francis Dunnery has just released his new album “Vampires” featuring re-recorded IT BITES material, following his previous album “Frankenstein Monster” which stunned many fans, showcasing a collection of re-recorded NECROMANDUS songs. NECROMANDUS was the legendary band in which his brother Barry Dunnery was part of. Francis’ latest studio effort “Vampires” should definitely gather attention among the fans, as IT BITES tunes still remain to have an enduring popularity. The re-recorded IT BITES material has a more mature feel to it, along with a very beautiful sound production. Francis Dunnery took time to talk to MUSE ON MUSE about the reasons behind recording “Vampires”, as well as about some of his upcoming plans.

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