カテゴリー: FEATURES (English)

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Vol.12 Steve Hackett / June 2012

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett is known as early day GENESIS member and the founder of GTR, a project with YES member Steve Howe. Steve Hackett also continues to deliver high quality music with his solo projects. Steve has recently released his newest project “Squackett”, a collaboration with Chris Squire who currently plays for the legendary progressive band YES. Steve talks to MUSE ON MUSE about his new project.

Read more

Vol.11 Trevor Rabin / May 2012

Trevor Rabin

Trevor Rabin has just released his new album “Jacaranda”, 23 years since his last album “Can’t Look Away”. Trevor Rabin made his name in the music scene when he took part as a key figure on the YES album “90125” in the 80s. After parting with YES, Trevor went on to do film scores, and was involved in productions of numerous movies such as “Armageddon” and “National Treasure”. Trevor continues to work in the film industry, creating quality music for various movies. Here, Trevor talks about his new release, “Jacaranda”.

Read more

Vol.10 Joey Tempest (EUROPE) / April 2012

Joey Tempest (EUROPE)

Photograph : Fredrik Etoall

Swedish hard rock band EUROPE has just finished their newest studio effort “Bag of Bones”, 2 and a half years after their previous album “Last Look At Eden”. The new album marks their 9th album (4th after the reunion) and portrays a newer style of their music, adding another masterpiece to their discography. Singer and main songwriter, Joey Tempest talks about EUROPE’s new album “Bag of Bones”.

Read more