Featured Guest is where I interview cool people I have crossed paths with from artists, musicians, actors and more. Guitar supermaster Tim Murray sat down with us to discuss some of his favorite classic rock band shows. It was really interesting to see his collection of tickets of concerts from the 1960’s onward (Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers, etc.) and listen to his memories of favorite shows. Tim is my dear old friend and has rocked guitar in my band at live shows and studio sessions. He is the owner of The Guitar Workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are looking for a guitar instructor look no further, Tim and company are the best you could ask for.  Tim just lives for music, and never ceases to amaze me with his playing and ethereal understanding of the craft. The Way Back machine begins as he took us back to March 3, 1968 with none other than the late, great James Marshall Hendrix.

Featured Guest is where I interview cool people I have crossed paths with over the years from artists, to actors, musicians and more. Today we had the rare and ultra cool opportunity to speak with the infamous artist Mark Riddick. There is no one like the great Riddick in heavy metal artwork. From his early days illustrating cassette covers and flyers all the way back to 1991, having his artwork featured on televisions programs, art exhibitions all over the planet, his books and more his work is instantly recognized and revered by metal fans in the entire underground. I've known Mark for many years and have the honor of his artistic work for GSDD and recently for my doom band Cemetery Crows. Who better to interview on Halloween and Samhain...Enjoy a look behind the scenes of the mighty illustrations of the main man in underground metal art. - G

 (Photo by Albie Mitchell)

Tonight we had the pleasure of doing an interview with film director, producer and musician the great Drew Stone. His work includes music videos, commercials, documentary films, television and more . Out of NY (born in Queens and raised in the Bronx), he studied acting at Emerson College also becoming involved in the Boston Hardcore scene becoming the lead singer of The Mighty O.C.’s. In 1983 he returned to NYC and formed The High & Mighty, a year later joined the acclaimed group ANTIDOTE. In 1992 Drew formed Stone Films NYC and produced music videos for artists including Onyx, Type O Negative, Biohazard, King’s X and Insane Clown Posse. He also produced/directed videos with his brother Evan for Vanilla Ice, Stuck Mojo and Channel Zero, later directing videos for Agnostic  Front, Sick of It All, Fury of Five and Madball. He is the four time winner of the X-Tremmy award with his extreme sports film series entitled Urban Street Bike Warriors and the director of MTV’s True Life Episode “I Live to Ride”. His documentary “All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film” debuted at the Independent Film Festival of Boston in 2012. He is now working on a new project “The New York Hardcore Chronicles” film. We caught up with Drew to discuss his history, new projects and more. Thank you to Drew for the awesome interview. – G

 

Featured Guest is the section of my website where I interview various individuals I have crossed paths with over the years. Artists, musicians, actors or you name it, it's always awesome to speak with so many interesting people about topics all over the board. This time around we had none other than the notorious Jim Forrester. Jim is known for laying down the bass with the groups Foghound and Serpents of Secrecy, and livin' large in the underground music world. Today we catch up on his music and life news, but also talk about many cool things. Right on.  - G

Featured guest is where I interview many people I have crossed paths with from musicians to artists, actors and more. This time we spoke with one of the coolest individuals in the metal underground: Singer and drummer Kat from the groups Winds of Genocide and Uncoffined.  Kat Shevil has always shown me a great amount of support, enthusiasm and respect and I send it back her way too.  A real pleasure to speak with her today. Kat is a one woman army of metal mayhem with a great passion for underground metal in all styles. We talked a lot about music and more, really cool to connect with her today. – G 

(Photo courtesy of Ann's Photography, 2015)

Today we are joined by my friend of many years, the mighty Shakti Subramanian. His journey from a hard working NYC Rock and Roll photographer to Hindu Satguru is a unique and inspiring tale. One of the best friends I have ever had the privilege to have in my life, Shakti is a wise good friend to many. I have always considered him to be the one true expert on his faith Hinduism that I know personally. Despite being a heavy spiritual cat, he’s not above having a good laugh or discussing the virtues of rock bands, actions movies or 70’s culture. Wise is a term often tossed around when someone says a simple philosophical line, but Shakti is someone who I feel embodies wisdom. I know he touches the lives of many with his teaching, spiritual work and friendship in a positive way. Truly a man who makes a difference in the jungle of the world. Today we sat down and discussed everything from his days as a rock photographer in NYC to his thoughts on Hinduism, Buddhism and more.

(Unorthodox at Doom Fest 2015)

Featured Guest is where I interview many cool people I have crossed paths with from musicians, actors, artists and more. Today we had an exclusive opportunity for this inspiring and very insightful interview with righteous and very cool Dale Flood. Dale is one of the top Lords of doom metal history, a pioneer of the style he helped create with his bands Asylum, Unorthodox and others. In this talk Dale is radiating with his love of life and music. It a pleasure to speak with such a well known musician who is so down to earth and real. From the eighties to present day, Dale is making music from his heart full of riff, melody and words inspired his life's many tales.

 

Featured Guest is where I interview cool people I have crossed paths with from artists to musicians, actors and more. This week we had a special, very rare interview with one of the greatest musicians to ever rock the mic: Toronto born and NYC bred, by way of the Florida, the great singer and author Alex Mitchell. Alex has fronted the pioneer swamp rock band Circus of Power since 1988, had a few kick ass bands like Plastic Gator Machine and others and also written a few books. I have always thought Alex was a world class frontman, blues singer and more. I always loved this band and it's been a gift to be in contact with Alex. Circus of Power has a big audience and their music is still being cranked up loud by many. Living in California and getting ready to launch a new wave of the band’s music, I did this interview with Alex where we talk about his life, new film project, writing and music. - G

 (Photo by Iain Cack Blabbath)

Featured Guest is where I interview cool people I have crossed paths with from musicians to actors, artists and more. Today I am having a pow wow with Ollie Stygall. Ollie is the singer/guitarist behind the band Grifter , one of the coolest  hard rock bands around these days. Ollie’s a great dude with a no nonsense attitude and big drive for cranking out some high power rock n roll. Grifter have a new release out and we caught up to talk about all kinds of cool stuff. Check out this interview with the main man Mr.Stygall as we connect from a burning hot Carolina evening to a night in the UK.  From seeing Queen at Mercury’s last concert to talking about the virtues of French cinema and mutual interest in ancient history it was a pleasure to do this interview. Ollie is one cool guy. - G

(Photo by Tom Couture.com 2010)

Featured Guest is where I interview cool people I have crossed paths with from musicians to actors, artists and more. Today we spoke with none other than the great Gary Isom, a legendary dude in doom metal. Gary is a mighty drummer, guitarist and all around musician. Many know Gary from his work in bands like Spirit Caravan and Pentagram, Iron Man, Unorthodox, Wretched, King Valley, and others. Gary is a great dude and has always has been very cool to me. I've always enjoyed conversing with him about music and life. A stand up dude with a true love for music and especially in the world of metal. Really awesome to talk to him today and run down some quick questions on rock and roll, music and keeping the gift alive for the world.

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C.Crows Gideon's side project doom metal, sludge, gothic blues band. You can check out a few songs from the early demo on the reverbnation page. Doom On.

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