カテゴリー: FEATURES (English)

Vol.75 Quinn Sullivan / July 2017

Quinn Sullivan

Quinn Sullivan is an 18 year old blues guitar player, whose talent has received recognition from blues master Buddy Guy. Quinn started playing the guitar at a very young age and was featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” when he was 6. Quinn Sullivan has since shared the stage with big names such as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, The Roots, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Joe Bonamassa, and is considered as one of the most promising young and highly targeted guitar players. Quinn Sullivan has released his 3rd album “Midnight Highway”, produced by Grammy winning producer Tom Hambridge, known for his work with Buddy Guy. “Midnight Highway” not only showcases Quinn Sullivan’s quality guitar performances, but also displays his talents as a singer and songwriter. The collection of fine tunes definitely makes the album a pleaser for the listeners. MUSE ON MUSE asked Quinn Sullivan about his new album “Midnight Highway”.

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Vol.74 Trevor Rabin / June 2017

Trevor Rabin


Following a re-united YES performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, YES FEATURING JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN, RICK WAKEMAN fascinated the audiences during their Japan Tour in April 2017, with a great set list filled with historic YES tunes. The combination of Jon Anderson’s iconic voice, Rick Wakeman’s keyboards binging forth a grandeur world of sound, and Trevor Rabin’s beautiful but powerful guitar performance and vocals not only satisfied the audience, but also left great expectation and anticipation for new material by the outfit. Trevor Rabin talked to MUSE ON MUSE about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, as well as about their recent Japan Tour.

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Vol.73 HAREM SCAREM / May 2017


Harem Scarem continue to fascinate their fans with their 14th and latest studio album “United”, displaying another great collection of melodic hard rock tunes. Their latest album lives up to their fans’ expectations with Pete Lesperance’s superb guitar performance filled with emotion and versatility, along with Harry Hess’ catchy but melancholic vocals. The album is enriched with the trademarks of Harem Scarem and definitely stands out as an album that the fans have been waiting for.
MUSE ON MUSE talked to Pete Lesperance and Harry Hess, along with drummer/vocalist Darren Smith who did not play drums on the album but remains to be an essential part of the Harem Scarem family contributing on background vocal performances for the studio effort.

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Vol.72 Jon Herington / April 2017

Jon Herington

Photo by Jon Gorr

Jon Herington is a NY based producer/singer/writer/guitarist. Herington is known as being the guitarist for Steely Dan since 1999, he has also worked with Boz Scaggs and Madeleine Peyroux. Herington gained support from passionate music enthusiasts here in Japan too. As a solo artist, he has released 6 albums and this brand new album “Adult Entertainment” is an enjoyable album for any fan of his professional guitar work, with its crossover music style that adopts Rock, Jazz and Country in its melodies and arrangements. Jon Herington talked to MUSE ON MUSE about his musical background and his brand new imprint “Adult Entertainment”

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Vol.71 Stevie Salas / March 2017

Stevie Salas

B’z singer Koshi Inaba and Stevie Salas launched the INABA/SALAS project, releasing their critically acclaimed studio album “Chubby Groove”, showcasing a superb collection of music with great quality and originality. The project also set out on the “Chubby Groove Tour 2017”, fascinating fans across Japan and proving their identities as true rock stars. This project has definitely helped Stevie Salas to succeed in obtaining recognition from the Japanese domestic music fans too. Stevie Salas showed a great impact to the rock industry when he debuted in 1990 with the “Stevie Salas Color Code” album, displaying a unique and original sound created by a blend of funk, psychedelic, and hard rock essences. Alongside his solo projects and bands, Stevie Salas has also played for big names such as Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart on tours and recordings. Stevie is also known as the “Idolmaker” with his role in tying up “American Idol” contest winners to the record labels.

Stevie Salas talked to MUSE ON MUSE about his recent tour and recording experiences with the INABA/SALAS project, as well as his involvement in the movie “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World”.

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Vol.70 COSMOSQUAD / February 2017


COSMOSQUAD have just released ‘Morbid Tango’, their first studio album since 2007’s ‘Acid Test’. For the new set, Kevin Chown, who has been working with Jeff Kollman for EDWIN DARE and Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, joined Kollman and Shane Gaalaas as a bassist. The album is driven by not only aggressive tunes where flashy and versatile guitar solos run into heavy guitar riffs and weighty grooves from the rhythm section, but also tunes have striking melodies are played with a supremely toned guitar sound. The whole set is captivating from beginning to end, and listeners will be thrilled by COSMOSQUAD’S spectacular stories. Meanwhile, keep your eyes peeled and pay close attention to the cover artwork and CD inserts, which are said to include visual clues which will unpick hidden messages in the songs. MUSE ON MUSE interviewed Jeff, Shane and Kevin about their new masterpiece also touched upon ‘Teen Metal Years’, the project Jeff and his brother Tommy Kollman released in 2016 under the alias ‘Jeff & Tommy’.

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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


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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