カテゴリー: FEATURES (English)

Vol.42 Jim Vallance / January 2015

Jim Vallance


Photo credit : Otto Taikyn

Jim Vallance, the man who has co-written numerous worldwide hits with Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne to name a few, has revealed his personal accounts on working with his longest and most notable collaborator, Bryan Adams. Upon the 30th anniversary since the release of “Reckless” album, the pair has continued to entice savvy rock fans with their powerful musical works over the decades. MUSE ON MUSE asked Jim on his musical background, thoughts on songwriting and working with Bryan.

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Vol.41 Steve Morse / December 2014

Steve Morse


Photo by Jim Arbogast

Flying Colors has just released their second album “Second Nature”. The band consists of members such as Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, and Neal Morse, who all have separate commitments with other projects and bands, which would make you think of Flying Colors as a mere project. Nevertheless, Flying Colors has released their self-titled debut album, followed by a live album titled “Live In Europe” and now their second album “Second Nature”, successfully delivering all of their works with extremely high quality of songwriting and performance, proving Flying Colors to be not just another project. Steve Morse talks to MUSE ON MUSE about Flying Color’s “Second Nature”.

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Vol.40 Mattias IA Eklundh / November 2014

Mattias IA Eklundh


Photo by Patric Ullaeus

Freak Kitchen is back with their latest studio album “Cooking With Pagans”, 5 years from their previous “Land of the Freaks”. The new album features all the trademarks of Freak Kitchen including hard and heavy grooves with catchy vocal lines, mixed with Mattias IA Eklundh’s unique guitar performances filled with great technique and sense. The album definitely lives up to the expectations of the Freak Kitchen fans. The new album’s artwork and music video has been created by Juanjo Guarnido, known for his animation works with Disney. Juanjo Guarnido successfully captures a dynamic image of Freak Kitchen expressed in the form of animation in their video. MUSE ON MUSE asked Mattias IA Eklundh of Freak Kitchen about the new album, as well as other topics including their collaboration with Juanjo Guarnido.

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Vol.39 Philip Sayce / October 2014

Philip Sayce


Photo by Chad Crawford

It has been 2 years since Philip Sayce released his last album “Steamroller”. Philip is now back with his new album “Influence”, which features tunes from artists that Philip Sayce was influenced by such as Little Feat, Graham Nash, Little Richard, etc. The album also includes 6 new originals co-written by Philip and producer David Cobb, creating a great blend of quality music.
Philip continues to fascinate the listeners with his emotional guitar performances, filled with a great feeling of dynamics and expression. Philip took time to talk to MUSE ON MUSE about his new studio effort “Influence”.

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Vol.38 Jeremy Brunner / September 2014

Jeremy Brunner

The new 80s hard rock project X-DRIVE features rookie guitar player Jeremy Brenner, along with big names in the scene such as vocalist Keith St. John from BURNING RAIN, bass player James Lomenzo formerly from MEGADETH and WHITE LION, and drummer Fred Fischer. X-DRIVE’s debut album “Get Your Rocks On” features catchy 80s hard rock music written by Jeremy Brunner, which creates a magnificent blend with Keith St. John’s emotional vocal performances, reminding the listeners of the glorious arena rock days. Jeremy Brunner, the central figure of X-DRIVE, talks to MUSE ON MUSE about the “Get Your Rocks On” album, as well as about his musical background.

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Vol.37 Sam Coulson / August 2014

Sam Coulson


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Sam Coulson succeeded in filling in the shoes of progressive rock guitar maestro Steve Howe, as the new guitar player for ASIA. On their latest album “Gravitas” Sam delivers skillful guitar performances, bringing the songs to another level. Sam took some time to talk to MUSE ON MUSE about his musical background, as well as about his guitar playing on the new ASIA album.

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Vol.36 Richard Page / July 2014

Richard Page


Photo Credit: Bill Megalos

Richard Page came under the spotlight as an amazing songwriter and singer during the late 70s and early 80s as a member of the PAGES. Richard and PAGES band mate Steve George went on to form MR.MISTER, and in 1985 their second album “Welcome To The Real World” topped the album charts, along with singles “Kyrie” and “Broken Wings” hitting #1 on the singles charts as well.
MR.MISTER went on to release 2 more albums: “Go On…” and “Pull” before disbanding. (“Pull” was finally released in 2010, which was approximately 20 years after the actual recording.)
After leaving MR.MISTER, Richard Page went on to pursue his solo career. Recently Richard has joined and is touring with RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND. Richard took time during his busy touring schedule with RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND to answer a quick interview with MUSE ON MUSE about the ongoing North American Tour with RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND, about MR.MISTER, and about his solo works.

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Vol.35 Dweezil Zappa / June 2014

Dweezil Zappa

Born as the son of Frank Zappa, the great music artist known for his unique musical masterpieces featuring perfection in various styles of music, Dweezil Zappa also grew up to be an artist and guitar player, creating fascinating and remarkable music. He is well respected and has a strong following among devoted music fans. Dweezil Zappa is taking part in “The Experience Hendrix Tour 2014” while also continuing from 2006 the “Zappa Plays Zappa” project, in which Dweezil brings back Frank Zappa’s music for the dedicated fans of his father. Dweezil Zappa took time to talk to MUSE ON MUSE about his ongoing tour projects, and about some of his past solo material.

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Vol.34 Gus G. / May 2014

Gus G.


Photo by Patric Ullaeus

Gus G has an extensive career in the metal scene as the guitar player of FIREWIND, as well as numerous other bands. One of his high points in his career is definitely his role as the guitar player for Ozzy Osbourne, which has consolidated his position as a real guitar hero, following great guitar players such as Randy Rhoads, Jake E Lee and Zakk Wylde. Ozzy Osbourne’s 2010 album “Scream” displays some great guitar work by Gus G with a combination of melody and technique. Gus G recently released his first solo effort “I Am The Fire”, which features quality performances of Gus G both as a guitarist, songwriter and artist. MUSE ON MUSE asks Gus G about his solo album…

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Vol.33 Francis Dunnery / April 2014

Francis Dunnery


Former IT BITES guitarist and singer Francis Dunnery continues to deliver numerous artistic albums with further brilliance in his talent of writing music with a one of a kind creativity. Francis and his music was greatly influenced by his elder brother Barry Dunnery, who was a member of the band NECROMANDUS discovered by BLACK SABBATH’s Tony Iommi back in the 70s. After Barry Dunnery passing away in 2008, Francis Dunnery went into re-recording NECROMANDUS’ music along with 2 new original songs and a cover version of WARM DUST’s “Blood Of My Fathers” to complete his new album “Frankenstein Monster”. MUSE ON MUSE asks Francis Dunnery about the story behind “Frankenstein Monster”.

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