Music: Backstage - Onstage - On The Record

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Music: Backstage – Onstage – On The Record – John Oates

John Oates’ new live DVD/CD release, “Another Good Road,” is a rootsy, riveting concert/documentary that also features intimate vignettes of the artist at home on his ranch in Colorado. Long renowned for his collaborations with Daryl Hall, Oates has also carved out an impressive solo career that embraces the folk, blues and Americana that first influenced him back in the 1960s. Visit to order a special signed copy of the package for just $12.99.

Music: Backstage – Onstage – On The Record – Porter Carroll Jr

Porter Carroll Jr  is a true American R&B legend. After co-forming the popular group Atlantic Starr back to the 1970s and helping to guide them through a successful, hit-laden career in the 1980s, Carroll would go on to perform with Shania Twain, Michael Bolton and many others. Today, he is a percussionist/vocalist in the Daryl Hall/John Oates band, and can also be seen regularly in the hit TV series, Live From Daryl’s House. Carroll has also recently launched a nightclub act with Wali Ali and the Tambourine Band which he describes (along with many other stories) on the show with Chris today.

Music: Backstage – Onstage – On The Record – The Fire Tonight

Chris is joined by drummer Stephen Russ of the innovative trio The Fire Tonight to talk about their new album, ‘How Could Anyone Do This? Photographer Kimberly Annette from also joins Chris to talk about her much-talked about new rock and roll web site.

Music: Backstage – Onstage – On The Record – Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess

Classic replay: Keyboard Wizard Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater talks with Chris about the upcoming Dream Theater tour along with his latest solo piano release, All That is Now.

Music: Backstage – OnStage – On the Record – Danny Garcia, director of new Johnny Thunders documentary

“Looking for Johnny – the Legend of Johnny Thunders” is the brilliant new documentary, now available on DVD, dedicated to the life & times of famed New York Dolls guitarist and renowned solo artist, Johnny Thunders. Chris talks with the film’s director, Danny Garcia.

Music: Backstage – Onstage – On The Record – Eliot Lewis

You may know Eliot Lewis as the keyboard player/vocalist on Daryl Hall’s hit TV series, Live From Daryl’s House. But he’s also a versatile and popular solo singer/songwriter, as impressively skilled on guitar as he is on keyboards. He and Chris chat for the full half hour, and make sure you visit both Live From Daryl’s House and Eliot’s site, as well.

Music Backstage Onstage On The Record – Phil & Helen Collen

Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen is just back from the band’s summer jaunt with KISS. He and his wife Helen, who photographed the tour, talk with Chris about the trip and Phil also shares information about what is next for Def Leppard.

Music: Backstage – Onstage – On The Record – Todd Rundgren

Musical Renaissance man, composer/singer/writer Todd Rundgren joins Chris for the full half hour.

Music: Backstage – Onstage- On the record – Ken Sharp, author of new David Bowie Book

Music journalist Ken Sharp breaks down the classic Bowie album Hunky Dory in his new book, ‘Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory.’ Built as an oral history, it features interviews from Bowie’s band, producer Ken Scott and personnel from Bowie’s then-new record label, RCA. 

Music: Backstage – Onstage – On The Record – Christopher Cross

Legendary singer/songwriter Christopher Cross has a new album out, “Secret Ladder.” It’s been garnering lots of rave reviews and with good reason; it’s a lush, incisive, beautifully crafted collection from one of this generation’s truly significant musical artists. Chris and Chris chat for the full half hour and share some music from the new album.

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