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Volume 6 • issue 1 • January 2016 WRitERS: terry Canter • Bob Cheesman Corrina Drost  •  Rem Fields Jessica Key  •  Rachael Lamb Dawn Lemay  •  Shobha N. Lizaso Scotti Moore  •  Marissa Puckett Liz Stokes  •  Keith Wilkins PhotogRAPhERS: Jordan Kruger • Neal Nachman

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Motley Crue's Vince Neil: 'The Dirt' Film Expected for Next Summer The Mötley Crüe story – copious sex, hard drugs and a Hollywood hair-metal ascent to stardom – will hit the big screen in Jeff Tremaine's Dirt, based on the band's 2001 autobiography. In a recent Q&A with Las Vegas Magazine, Crüe frontman Vince Neil says the movie "should be out in the summer of 2016," Blabbermouth reports. Tremaine, directing based on a script from Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos, announced his involvement two years ago. The project was acquired by Focus Features in January. "Making music and making movies is two different things," Neil told Las Vegas. "We're involved in it, but … we just got a new script about three or four months ago, the rewrite of the old script, and it's way, way better. It's such a great script.… It does stay pretty close to The Dirt, so if you've read The Dirt, it's really something to look forward to." Neil added that it's "gonna be strange" seeing an actor play him in the film. "It's funny, I saw the table read of the last script," he said. "They have these different actors playing each person, and even just the table read of the script was weird when the Vince guy was talking.. He laughed. "It wasn't the guy that's gonna play me, but it was just kind of weird hearing somebody say your words. It's a bit of a trip." Mötley Crüe have spent the second half of 2015 on the road with their "Final Tour," which culminates New Years Eve with a concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Janis Joplin's Psychedelic Porsche Brings $1.76 Million at Auction Janis Joplin's psychedelic Porsche sold for $1.76 million Thursday night at RM Sotheby's "Driven By Disruption" car auction in New York. The iconic vehicle – a pearl-white 1965 Porsche 365c 1600 Cabriolet decked out with a kaleidoscopic Flower Power paint job – was expected to bring between $400,000 and $600,000,

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CNN reports. Joplin purchased the Porsche secondhand in 1968, and Big Brother and the Holding Company roadie Dave Richards painted the iconic "History of the Universe" mural, which features images of the band members among butterflies and jellyfish. Joplin owned the vehicle until her death in October 1970, and the Porsche has been displayed at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the past two decades. "Janis drove everywhere, all around San Francisco and down to Los Angeles when she was recording there," Joplin's sister and biographer Laura told Sotheby's in the auction listing. "Wherever Janis went in the car, her fans recognized it. When she parked it and returned, there was always at least one note under the wipers." The "Driven By Disruption" sale also included a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, which sold for $14.3 million, the highest price ever paid for a British car at auction. Amy J. Berg's recently released documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue chronicles the singer's early life, ascent to rock stardom, heroin addiction and musical legacy. The film features narration from Chan Marshall (Cat Power) and interviews with Bob Weir, Clive Davis, Melissa Etheridge, D.A. Pennebaker and Dick Cavett, along with Joplin's family, friends and bandmates. Ace Frehley, Paul Rodgers, Night Ranger to Headline Rockfest 80's A celebration of hard rock's big hits and big hair will take place next spring in south Florida at the two-day Rockfest 80's. Headliners include former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, Bad Company, Free and Queen singer Paul Rodgers and Night Ranger, who are best known for power ballad "Sister Christian." The festival will take place at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida on April 2nd and 3rd. Ratt, the Romantics, Warrant, Cinderella's

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Tom Keifer and Geoff Tate are some of the other acts to be part of the nostalgic lineup. Firehouse, John Waite, Lynch Mob, Autograph and Slaughter will also perform. More acts to be announced in 2016. The bands will be playing more of their classic hits for fans over the two-day show. "Rockfest 80's is a project over a year in the making," the festival's producer Larry Offsey said in a statement. "We are excited to launch our brand and create a true South Florida rock festival event." Tickets for Rockfest 80's will go on sale December 21st. More information can be found at the festival's official site. Last year, Ace Frehley released his first solo album in five years, Space Invader. He was also inducted alongside Kiss into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2014. Paul Rodgers released a new solo LP, The Royal Sessions, last year, when he sang soul and R&B hits by Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and others. As for Night Ranger, the hard rock band released their 11th album, High Road, in 2014. They were also referenced during an episode of Parks and Recreation last year, with Yo La Tengo playing a Night Ranger cover band called Bobby Knight Ranger. Moonstone Music Festival Set to Debut Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 in Orlando, FL Headliners KISS and Def Leppard will lead the charge of the inaugural Moonstone Music Festival, set to debut April 30 and May 1, 2016 in Orlando, FL at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. The preliminary talent line-up will include full sets from Kansas; Flaming Lips; Vintage Trouble; Sebastian Bach; White Buffalo; Scott Stapp; Super Blood; Raven Eye, and others, all set to appear at the multi-stage, live music celebration featuring six unique performance areas. Moonstone will showcase more than 100 acts--inclusive of music and comedy--with the full festival bill to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Thge Moonstone Music Festival will stimulate the soul, delivering positive emotions, passion, party and celebration for festival goers all while paying homage to the Rock Gods. The outdoor weekend-long event is timed to take advantage of the perfect weather that Florida offers at the beginning of the U.S. festival season. From the minute attendees enter the transformed Central Florida Fairgrounds, they'll be met with a colorful, atmospheric festival site and they'll be engaged in a stimulating layout offering a variety of entertainment options featuring rock music of all genres, comedy, side show attractions and live art, along with an astounding variety of food offerings and an eclectic market place. Ticketing packages include Early Bird Moonstone General Admission: $179.00; Early Bird Rock N Roll All Nite VIP package for $590.00 (includes access to multiple VIP areas and unlimited sponsored beverages within VIP areas, exclusive priority entrance, FREE VIP on site parking, exclusive multiple stage viewing, shaded and relaxed lounge seating); Teen Pass [1017 only] $127.00; Lets Get Rocked VIP Package: $ 1500.00 (all VIP amenities, plus meet the Promoter With an Exclusive Private Tour of the Festival, Attend a VIP Early Access Private Event Friday, April 29, with Special Guests, Exclusive Access to the Stage Right Club Includes [Your Choice (1) Lunch or Dinner, Exclusive Private Bathrooms, Souvenir Festival T-Shirt and Lanyard]); and Rock The Boat VIP: $6,400 (All Lets Get Rocked VIP amentias, plus the ability to dock your boat at the Moonstone Custom Built Stage Two Slip, two VIP All Access Weekend Passes, plus the ability to purchase two Tag Along Passes: $500.00 (each two maximum); Additional details including information on payment plans can be found here. Please note: children Under 10 are FREE (one per adult).

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Def Leppard is the most successful rock bands of all times, with more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, and they were one of my favorite bands growing up. Def Leppard continues to be relevant and selling out arenas worldwide. They just released their 11th studio album, selftitled, "Def Leppard." The band consists of Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums). Def Leppard continues to be one most influential rock bands. Phil Collen took some time off from their U.K. tour to talk with me about how they have come this far and continue to rock out shows. Phil has been with Def Leppard for 32 years and isn't slowing down, he says, "There's so much more I have to give. Even artistically, there's a lot of people that know your lyrics. They're meant to be that escapism and the music makes people feel great. We love doing it. It's full of integrity because we actually believe in what we're doing. We thought we were going to go and make a single and we ended up making an album called, "Def Leppard." So I think the excitement and the fact we're really still into it, is what propels us and makes us still able to do it with such conviction, you know?"

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I asked Phil what inspires him to write and he responded, "Everything. I travel a lot and even when we're on tour, I actually make a point of going out and soaking up the local culture wherever that is. It may be just going out to a coffee shop or walking down the river or something to try to get a flavor of where you're going. It can be anything. You know, art galleries, books, movies, music. You've got such an eclectic kind of diverse taste in music and books and everything. And I think that all of that just really adds to it. It makes life exciting, it makes traveling exciting. I know some crew guys and even bands that travel to all these places; and they're miserable. They don't have that kind of experience or desire. So all of the above is what inspired me to write songs. I think its never ending. I don't get writer's block, I get the opposite. I have to calm down, otherwise I'd always be in the studio and you'd never see me! I think the more you bring in or put into yourself, the more output you have, inspiration wise.� Phil tells me the response to the new album, "Def Leppard" has been the best response they've had since Hysteria. They have hit #5 in the States, #3 in Italy and #1 on the International charts and Japan. Phil says, "We haven't seen these numbers for 26 years, so that's pretty inspiring."

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For musicians, touring can be difficult especially for someone who leads such a healthy and busy life. Just this past year besides putting out a new album with Def Leppard, Phil has also released a new album with his side project "Delta Deep" and his memoir "Adrenalized," which also came out this year. Phil explained that for all this to happen, you have to put things in compartments for things to work. He says, "For example, I had to work out tonight and I really had to make sure I did it, so I had about a 30 minute window and I had to get my bench press out. You just have to make time for it and I think that's really what most people are not prepared to do. They're not prepared to put that little extra in that can make such a huge difference. When I was doing the book, the book became a bit of a chore actually, because we finished it, and it came back and it wasn't as I'd meant it to be, so we kind of redone it, rewrote it, the whole thing took bloody ages, but it was fine at the end. I think it turned out okay, It's just one of those things, like I said, you don't get enough time, but you have to really allot specific time for specific things. You have to make sure you do that! Diet is the main thing that makes a huge difference. Partly because I don't drink and that makes a huge difference, That kind of keeps you healthy and stuff. And it also gives you more time in the day, so you're not recovering from hang-overs and stuff like that. Food is the number one thing keeping you healthy and not poisoning yourself. Too much junk and stuff.� A lot of people may not know that one of Phil's side projects, “Delta Deep,� he plays with his wife's godmother, Debbi BlackwellCook. They released an album in June of this year. Phil says,"Singing with Debbi is a blast, and Debbi's just an amazing singer and it's like singing along with Aretha Franklin or something like that. It's such a blast for me." I asked Phil if it was hard to

go from being in a rock band, back to blues and he replied, "It ended up being a lot more rock than I imagined, because when I started playing guitar, all the guitar players I listened to were B.B.King, Ritchie Blackmore and Jimi Hendrix. They were blues players that played rock and roll, so that's really what kicked me up in the first place, was that kind of stuff. So I just play it exactly as I've always done it." Phil tells me that his greatest musical accomplishment to date is, "Hands down, the Hysteria album. I think Pyromania was great, I played on Pyromania, but didn't actually write any songs on it. But I think one of the main things, was when we did Hysteria, it wasn't just a rock album. We actually incorporated a lot of pop music, you know it was a bit gray. It was my greatest musical inspiration ever and the band's as well. We said, okay, we can't do Pyromania pop, because every other rock band in the universe is doing that. So we have to do something really special and thats what Hysteria was. The fact that Hysteria came out and succeeded; and it was such an influence on pop music as well." Def Leppard will be touring all over the world including the United States next year to promote their new album, "Def Leppard," so follow them on Facebook, Twitter or at www.defleppard.com to see when they are coming to a venue near you. As for our Florida readers, Def Leppard will be performing with Styx & Tesla at the Amway Center (Orlando) on January 30th and at the Moonstone Music Festival (Orlando) on May 1st.

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Def Leppard will be performing at the Amway Center (Orlando) January 30th and at the Moonstone Music Festival (Orlando) May 1st. Full Access Magazine

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Nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year' category in 2014 and with nearly all of her albums making it to the Top 5 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Ana Popovic is a extremely talented guitar player and soulful singer songwriter, who is also the only female guitar player added to the 2014-16 All-Star Experience Hendrix lineup, which is a nationwide tour celebrating the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. The lineup consists of Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Zakk Wylde and many other talented artists. Ana started her music career growing up in Serbia, in Belgrade and she listened to a lot of American Blues and Soul. She said, "I watched my dad jam at our home with his friends and I grew up listening to them jamming. I remember listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan's records, Elmore James and Bukka White, I was probably four or five years old. This is virtually something that's been in my home ever since I remember music. And music was there all the time, on a daily basis. Just good and loud and we would always play records. Very little television and a lot of music; that's how we grew up. I remember my mother and sister would go to bed and I would stay up and watch my dad and his friends jam. I was really amazed with just the fact that you can just gather some

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friends and jam on a slow Blues. And that's the reason I have the same setting in my living room here. I just tell my kids to go around the instruments, and at least have the opportunity to spend an evening actually playing music versus sitting in front of the TV. And that's how I grew up and actually, we decided to record a record. That's what I just did just before Father's Day. That record came out and featured my father and me playing songs we used to play when I was a kid. So it's called "Blue Room" and it was like a side project for me. Something I wanted to do for a very long time. My dad, who is not really a musician said, "You don't need me and I'm not good at it." So I finally said, "We can just do it for ourselves and for my children, it doesn't have to go out. But I really loved it and a lot of people know the story. My fans and friends wanted a record like that, so we decided, we got 12 songs so we will keep it all!" I got to speak with Ana right before she was leaving to start her European tour. Ana says she's excited to tour Europe in the fall where it's "cold and cozy." Ana says, "It's just before Christmas, so the atmosphere is very great and everyone is really looking forward to the shows. They are a great audience. They come on time and they're ready for the show. They know the songs. Germans are a really good

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audience. The clubs are really great and they take their music seriously over there, so it's great. I only do a few European shows during the year, so I'm looking forward to it, it's been a while." Different things inspire Ana to write. She tells me, "Different things or special things I haven't touched before. I really want to be different and record stuff that I haven't done on the previous record. So for me anything that is a new inspiration is great. Like my new record, it's hard to talk about it because I just really want to keep it a secret. Everything from women and their everyday life, and how involved they are in trying to be superwoman, and trying to juggle these things. I think that's a good inspiration for all of the women. I think we can just make it all work. Everyone's success depends on whatever they feel that success is, but I think you should be empowered when you listen to my music. You should think you could actually make it work. Being female or male doesn't matter. I think I love to inspire people in my songs, I want them to listen to the song and hear the lyrics. The lyrics are really important part of my music, which most of the time empower and give hope. Of course, I'm coming from Eastern Europe, so at the same time, I want to bring the message that no matter where you were born, you can still fulfill your dreams. Every new song, I try to dig deeper and I try to come up with a theme I didn't use before. I'm trying to write from the heart and make a statement and have a cause for the next few years. You can only bring out a record in a few year's time. So it's really got to be strong and really touch me first, if I want to touch anybody else with the lyrics." Ana's new album will be coming out sometime in 2016, possibly in the spring. I asked Ana what her greatest accomplishment musically has been and her response is, "Playing with people that I really admire, is beyond words for somebody who's coming from a place that's probably not on the

globe's map. So for me to jam with Sonny Landreth, probably one of the best slide players in the world, and Robert Randolph, and with people from the Experience Hendrix tour. Not to mention Buddy Guy. He was somebody who I had actually asked for his autograph after a show in Doboj, when I was 13. This incredible Blues star, back in Belgrade, and then to be able to play with him, I think now many years later, is really a dream come true. So I would say just recognition from the real greats of the Blues is a big accomplishment for a woman coming from Belgrade. So, I would say that and then of course, my own. I'm my own biggest critic, so just writing a song that actually is good on my own terms is a big achievement already. I take music seriously, but at the same time I really enjoy it. It's my passion, to out do yourself and to be better than you were on the previous record. To write a better song, to play a better solo, that's always the real challenge." Ana will be coming to Florida on January 27th to the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater and then to the King Center’s Studio Theatre in Melbourne on January 31st. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter or her website for updates on the Henderix Experience Tour and all her upcoming shows!

Ana Popovic will be performing January 27th at The Capitol Theatre (Clearwater) and at the King Center’s Studio Theatre (Melbourne) on January 31st. Full Access Magazine

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For King & Country, The Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, have accomplished winning two Grammys this year for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song,” “Messengers,” featuring Lecrae and “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” with their 2014 release “Run Wild, Live Free, Love Strong.” I recently had the pleasure of talking to one half of the dynamic duo, Luke. They are about to embark on their Winter Jam Tour, which kicks off in Charleston, West Virginia at The Charleston Civic Center on January, 2nd 2016. Luke stated “Yeah, we were on Winter Jam, five years ago. It was our very first tour as a whole. So it was four years ago, but five Winter Jams ago. Winter Jam kind of marks the beginning of For King & Country in a roundabout way. I mean, you go out and you make an album and you tour and enjoy it and everything. But until you can really get in front of a lot of people, it's really difficult to figure out, are you connecting? Are you moving the needle? I mean, what are you doing here? And we owe a lot to Winter Jam for really putting us on the map and introducing us. That's how you get introduced to people. But that's what we're so thankful to Winter Jam for.” They are not just musicians! They are

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budding Filmmakers with a Feature Film being released in 2016. "We love the arts," Luke laughs a bit. “That's the truth. We love film. We love music. We love all of it. And one of the things our oldest, well, not our oldest brother but our older brother, Ben, is a film director. And so we have had different ideas floating around for a long time about what it would look like to write and film a feature film. We filmed it in Albuquerque and it's probably going to be coming out in the fall of 2016. It's called "Priceless." And so we've written a song that goes around these themes. And the whole idea of the film comes from one of the things that we talk about at all of our services we say to women. ‘Hey, culture says that you need to talk, dress and act like you're worth nothing more than a penny, but we believe there's a God who says that you're priceless.’ And we thought, we say that at all of our shows. It's one of probably the most impactful things to a lot of people that come to the shows. We thought, ‘Okay, what would it look like if we were to put some visuals behind that? What would it be like if we were to write a film surrounding that concept?’ That's what we've done and that's what we're excited to have coming out in 2016.” Luke continued, "So to have even an opportunity

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to make a film, I mean, how many people get to say that they've been able to have the opportunity to do something like that? I think we're tickled to death that we get to do these things. I'm thrilled that we're presented these opportunities.” What is your favorite song to perform? Luke said, “My favorite song for me to perform right now, I think it changes, it's like picking your favorite child, it changes from time to time.” He laughed and quickly said, “I'm just kidding. But songs are a little bit like that. When you perform them, it changes just because you get tired of performing one, and you're excited to play something new or whatever. There's so much hard work and effort put into songs. And that is very much like it, that there are certain songs that just pull you in. And one song that we're performing now is called ‘Run Wild.’ That's the title track of the album. So we're going to open our show with this on Winter Jam. And the thing about "Run Wild" is it took us about three weeks to write that song. And I'd never ever, like literally, the next hardest song was probably a week. I've never spent this much time on a song in my entire career.” "So what do you two have planned for the future?" Luke said, "Well, Winter Jam is obviously the foreseeable future. And after that, in April, we're going to go out and headline our own tour for about a month. And then we'll start to get into the summer festivals and fairs and things. And in the middle of this is when we'll probably start working on a new album. Our albums are very difficult to write. So we're not necessarily emotionally ready for that yet. (laughing) But, I think at the beginning of the year is when we'll start looking at, okay, what does it look like if we were to start working on some new music? And then in the fall is when that film comes out. We will also do a tour called "Priceless" to support the film and

just draw attention to all that sort of stuff. The issue with being an artist is that your life is basically planned a year in advance. So I'm pretty sure of what I'm doing for the next year." I asked, Are there any foundations or charities that you're fond of or are working with? Luke said, “One of the organizations that we work with, which is a child sponsorship program, is called Compassion International, and we work with them very, very, very closely. They're probably one of our chief partners in all that we do.” You can learn more at www.compassion.com." You can find out more information and tour information about For King & Country at www.forkingandcountry.com, and on iTunes and Google play. Luke said, “We're on all the socials as well. And I would like to think that we're relatively easy to get a hold of. We take our social media very seriously, and that's probably the primary spot that people can connect with us. You can see For King and Country on the Winter Jam Tour, which kicks off in Charleston, West Virginia on January, 2nd 2016. For King & Country will be coming to Tampa on January 16th performing at the Amalie Arena, along with co-headliner Matthew West.

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For King & Country will be performing at the Winter Jam at the Amalie Arena, along with co-headliner Matthew West, in Tampa, FL on January 16th. Showtime is 6 p.m. Tickets are still available. Full Access Magazine

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Grammy Award winning rock artist Scott Stapp continues to bring his characteristic, introspective honesty and heart for outreach to his musical career. He looks forward to getting back out on the road soon to resume his Proof of Life tour, performing the new album, and playing older songs that his fans know and love. “Connecting with fans, that sharing of energy – the vibe that’s created through music – that’s really what it’s all about to me.” During this tour, he hopes to continue raising awareness about mental health issues and the National Association of Mental Illness, through his campaign called “Up from the Ashes.” He approaches this from a deeply personal perspective, because he’s been battling some of these issues throughout his life. “The biggest thing I’m trying to do is to break down stigma and get people talking, because when people are talking, and people aren’t afraid anymore, they’re more apt to reach out and ask for help.” He’s concerned for those suffering from untreated depression, untreated anxiety, untreated PTSD, untreated bipolar, and a multitude of other mental health issues. Scott specifically addresses bipolar for those who have someone in their lives that they see in dark depression or in manic episodes, having mood swings, and for families dealing with troubled teenagers, when they can’t pinpoint what’s wrong, but they know something is definitely wrong. “I really want

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to educate and give the proper materials out, so people know what to do and families know how to intervene and help those that they love. And the same with friends, too. I always say it takes a village, to give individuals the love they need, and sometimes that love means intervening in their life when they can’t help themselves. It’s really a group effort.” Scott recommends checking out the NAMI website to find resources and information about what this organization is doing to educate people about mental health. “There’s support, and there are numbers you can call if you’re seeking help or looking to help somebody else. It’s really pointing people in the direction where they can get the most respected help and information out there. So we’re just spreading the word, and allowing the organization to continue providing the help and information they provide.” The person whom Scott credits with the most profound impact on his life is his wife, Jaclyn. “She’s been not only a source of inspiration, but also at times a reason to keep fighting. She’s shown me tremendous love and compassion at my darkest times. She’s held our family together.” He referenced Jaclyn’s work through the family’s nonprofit CHARM (Children Are Magical) which helps children, underprivileged youth, and families in need, and has recently added a mental health component, also. “She’s a hero to me. There have been times when she really had to put on the ‘big boy pants’ and

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carry the family when I was sick. I’m forever indebted to her and have such tremendous love, admiration, and respect for her. I’m grateful to God every day that she’s my wife.” Scott’s faith has molded every aspect of his life. “In terms of shaping my career, my personal journey in trying to ‘find God,’ so to speak, definitely influenced my music, came out in multiple songs throughout my career, and connected with others. Faith was a huge component in why Creed had the success that it had. In terms of my personal life, faith has been the glue that has held my wife and me together. You know, that shared faith, that mutual faith has held us together through very difficult times. It’s also been there for me during times before I met my wife, when I was at my darkest moments and felt so alone – the only thing that I had to turn to was my faith, and it was there to comfort me, to show me love when I wasn’t lovable.” Scott says that faith has given him something to reach for and has been there to help guide him whenever he lost his way. “Many times we lose our way in life; every time, I look up and rediscover my faith. Faith has influenced my career and my life in more ways than I can even articulate.” Regarding being part of Creed, one of Scott’s favorite things was the authenticity of the music. “How real it was: four guys fighting for a dream, putting their heart and soul into creating music that they believed in and that came from their heart. That’s something we did in all four of our records and something I think was very unique and special, created between the four of us.” Scott’s biggest challenge has been learning how to handle success, and how that can impact relationships with friends and family. “With success comes ‘Yes people.’ In the entertainment business, when you’re having success, you can be surrounded by a bunch of people who tell you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear. And that can lead to a lot of pitfalls. Of course, in the entertainment business, especially in Rock ‘n’

Roll, there’s the pitfalls of the classic ‘Sex, Drugs, and Rock N’ Roll’ – that can definitely be a path leading to a lot of problems. All of those in that list, I’ve had to deal with and fight to overcome. Unfortunately, I learned many lessons the hard way.” He describes that lifestyle as a narcissistic, self-absorbed existence. “While it’s happening, you’re not thinking about consequences, and you don’t think it’s ever going to end. It’s not until you get to the other side that you realize that’s what it was. It can get confusing, because interwoven with success and accolades, everything that you do, right or wrong, is validated – it’s right. At the end of the line, in hindsight, you realize how hollow it can be, if you’re not using what you’ve been given for good.” People of significance in his life, friends he respected, pointed out some pitfalls to avoid along the way and offered guidance. “Hopefully, I’ll be given opportunities, and when those opportunities are presented, I can be that voice for up-and-coming artists and entertainers, sharing with them my experiences. Scott readily admits he’s still figuring out how to achieve balance in life. ”I’ve recently gotten to the place where I understand the importance of balance. It’s something that I think we all have to navigate and keep in the back of our heads. Proper balance is the key to longevity. It keeps us from either ruining the good things in our lives, or dwelling on the bad. It’s definitely a work in progress for me.” His newest album Proof of Life, Scott describes as being full energy, mood, and real life experience that he’s excited to share. “I felt like I had gotten to the end of a long and difficult road in my personal life. I had another bump in the road, facing manic depression and bipolar disorder. The album really means more to me now, then a year ago. I’m eager to share this album and everything that it means in terms of coming out of the darkness and into the light.”

Scott Stapp will be performing at the Palladium Theater (St. Pete) on January 15th and at the Moonstone Music Festival (Orlando) on April 30th. Full Access Magazine

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In a soft and mesmerizing Venezuelan accent, Jessica Pons, of the hard rock band Red Calling, described the band’s journey and the fresh excitement about their new album, which was released November 13. “This album is us,” Jessica shared. “It’s our feelings – it’s a very personal album.” This is their first full-length album. After touring locally for years and releasing 2 EPs previously, they are now venturing into new territory, seeking to enter the mainstream music industry. As independent artists, they have enjoyed the freedom to write their own material and to record at their own pace. But it's also tough trying to get exposure as independent artists. So they're sending the new album to various labels and hoping for the best. “We're thinking, let's see what happens,” she said. “If something comes up, we’ll try that.” They will also continue promoting their music through online videos and on social media. “The Internet is really nice for an independent artist,” she noted. When the band first got together, “It was like a Latin rock band, a 70s band, back in 2010,” Jessica said. The four of them— Jessica Pons, Javier Pons, Luis Pons, and Destiny Covault, met through mutual

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friends. After playing for 9 months, they decided to stay together and started playing hard rock in February 2010. “All of us, despite the fact that we were not from America, had a lot of influences from American music – you know, American rock, British rock – and that’s why we decided to do this.” The band members “clicked” right away. ”Having a band is like having a marriage,” Jessica explained. “We have different personalities and all that, but we get along really well. We have the much-needed chemistry that you need to have as a band. Once you find the right people, you don’t want to leave. A lot like a marriage, like finding the right mate.” The members of the band are great friends. Though they see each other every week for practice and on weekends for shows, they usually spend holidays together, like a family. “It’s funny, because you would think that we would want to get away from each other. For the past five years, we’ve practiced every single week, on Mondays and Tuesdays, and sometimes Wednesdays, if we have a break.” The four really enjoy being together and always spend New Year’s Eve as a group. What does this type of synergy look like

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during performances? “On stage, it’s beautiful,” Jessica said. “Most of our players are multi-instrumentalists. The guitar player plays the synthesizer, and the bass player plays the synthesizer too.” Jessica plays the guitar and piano and does the vocals. Fun facts about Red Calling include the bass player and guitar player being siblings. Jessica mentioned also that their drummer is a female. “She’s awesome. She’s a great musician; very humble; she’s great at playing percussion too.” Each member brings varying musical influences to the mix, including Radiohead, AC/DC, Korn, Deftones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and many others, and these have converged to create Red Calling’s own unique style. “We’ve been growing; we’ve been evolving musically,” Jessica stated. “If you listen to our early EPs, you can tell. It’s part of life -- growing, experimenting, and changing.” Jessica described it like this: “Hard rock is the foundation, and then we just add layers.” With two synthesizers in the band, their music has electronic elements and has been described as “electrifying and unpredictable.” “The writing experience, most of the time, is just us jamming and recording, and then I just put lyrics on top of that. The guitarist starts with a key and we start playing. So it flows really naturally when we’re playing or jamming together.” Regarding their hits, Jessica mentioned that “Let Me Fade” is one of their most popular songs, with a deeply personal meaning for them. That track is included in their new album. They started recording two years ago, and it’s been a long process to save up the money and find a great recording studio and producer. But it’s been great to have the full, professional recording experience. The band has toured mostly in Florida during the last five years, making

connections and sharing what they love with their fans. They have performed in two summer festivals in Ohio, the biggest being Rockapoloosa, in 2013. “There were nineteen thousand people – it was beautiful,” Jessica shared. “We had the chance to play with national acts.” Now that they have a full-length album, touring nationally is an exciting possibility for the near future. It’s one of their main goals for 2016, along with trying to get signed on with a music label. How can a band stay motivated for all these endeavors when they have other jobs and demands in life? “Playing the guitar, playing the piano, singing –it’s a need for us.” “Seeing that people like our music is a great motivation. We’ve been playing for five years, and we have great fans, people who follow us all around Florida to different shows, spending a lot of money in food and gas. It’s great to see that people get to love our music to that point. That fuels our need to keep playing and writing music and recording it.” Jessica has been playing since she was fifteen years old, when she started a female rock band in Venezuela with two other girls. “It’s been a huge part of my life, playing live,” Jessica explained. “Live music is something that lasts forever. It’s a beautiful experience.” Of her band members, Jessica said, “They’re very talented musicians, great people. It’s a blessing to play with them and write music with them,” Jessica said. “We’re normal people – nothing special. We just love what we do.”

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BAND/ARTIST NEWS: Tampa Bay area band, Kamenar, was announced as the winner of the 2015 “Best in the Bay” Battle of the Bands competition that was held on December 19 at Quaker Steak and Lube in Clearwater. Kamenar consists of Matthew Morris (lead Vocals), Sean Kamenar (lead guitar / vocals), Skyler Kendall (bass / vocals), and John Kamenar (drums / vocals). Presented by Radio Rejects, the 2015 “Best in the Bay” Battle of the Bands competition helped raise money for the 50 Legs 501c3 Charity. Other area bands that were in the competition included Undertone, Screaming at the Silence, Provocative Audio, Jack Mantra, Rising Down, The Time Framed, and DevNGrant. Lakeland alternative pop / rap-rock band, On The Avenue, is currently holding auditions to add a keyboard player to the band. On the Avenue recently released their debut album titled “Champion,” along with an accompanying video for their song “Yeah.” On The Avenue consists of Aaron Forte (lead vocals), Stevie Jackson (vocals / lyricist), Kenny Evans (guitar/vocals), Danny Ray Bowling (bass), and L.C. Butler (drums). A new documentary film about the popular 1960’s Tampa Bay band, The Fabulous Rockers, will make it’s premier this month in Tampa. Formed in the late 1950’s, The Fabulous Rockers became one of Tampa Bay’s most popular bands in the 1960’s, and were recognized by many as the most versatile performing show group in the southeastern United States. The Fabulous Rockers recorded and released two original compositions in 1961, “Would I Still Be Loving You” and “Stranger.” The documentary, entitled “The Fabulouse Rockers Forever!,” was produced by Emmy award winning documentary producer, 21

Lynn Marvin Dingfelder. The documentary features interviews with band members, fans, and several local celebrities including Jack Harris and Tedd Webb of 970 WFLA. “The Fabulouse Rockers Forever!,” will premier during the bands reunion concert on January 23 at the Charles Davis Event Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds. NEW RELEASES: St. Petersburg singer/songwriter, Amber Lynn Nicol, released her new EP last month titled “:The Bedroom Sessions.” The Bedroom Sessions is Nicol’s fifth studio release. It’s an acoustic album, solely engineered and recorded by Nicol herself in her St. Petersburg home studio. The EP features two new tracks, “Wanting You Every Mile,” and “Don’t Be Shy,” as well as an acoustic version of “Don’t Need No Man,” which was a song off of her 2014 album, “Seven.” New Port Richey singer/songwriter, Jerome Mazza, released his self-titled debut album last month. The new album was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa. Tampa metal band, Together in Exile, released their debut album last month on December 5. The band celebrated the release by holding a CD release party that same night at the Brass Mug in Tampa. The event feature performances by local bands such as A(k)new, Archangel, and Atom N Evol. Together in Exile consists of Thomas Crane (vocals), Matty Fantastic (guitars), Shadow Morte (guitars), Ilyn Nathaniel (bass), and Danny Cayocca (drums). NEW RELEASES: Hudson metal band, Shattered, have recently announced that they have been chosen to be one of twelve bands to be featured on an up-coming compilation album. No details on the album have been released yet, except

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for a tentative release date of July 4. Shattered consists of Mike Dougherty (vocals), Robert Hay (lead guitar), Tony Pettry (guitar), Craig Vessichio (bass), and Stan Hay (drums). IN THE STUDIO: Clearwater rock band, CrushTone, have been working hard in the studio recently on new original material. Though the band has debuted a couple of their new songs live at their shows, there has been no official announcement yet on if the band has any plans on releasing a debut album. CrushTone consists of Cj Citek (vocals), Joey Torres (guitar), Mark Welsh (bass), and Jay Diesel (drums). St. Petersburg singer/songwriter, Amber Lynn Nicol, is currently working on a new full length album titled “Electric Love.” Scheduled for a spring 2016 release, Electric Love, will be Nicol’s sixth studio release. Tampa southern rock/country band, Soul Circus Cowboys, are currently in the studio working on new material. There is no official word yet on if the new material will be released on an up-coming album. Land O’ Lakes rock band, StoneGrey, is hard at work in the studio working on their up-coming 2nd album. There has been no official word yet on the title of their new album, or on when the band plans to release their album. StoneGrey consists of Eric Whitener (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tristan Dusek (lead guitar/vocals), Tommy Dunne (bass), and Tyler Dusek (Drums/ vocals). Ft. Lauderdale alternative-rock band, Phineas J. Whoopie, have finished recording their latest, yet to be titled album. The band stated that the album is currently in it’s final mixing stages and should be released in the very near future. Other area bands and artists currently in the studio working on new material/ albums include Into the Grave (Brandon), Earl Foote (St. Petersburg), Demented Truth (Tampa), Shattered (Hudson), Geri X (St. Petersburg), 4Ever Endeavour (Tampa), Kenny McGee’s Machine (Tampa), Psykotribe (Tampa), Maybe If

You Hit It (Orlando), and Monstrosity (Fort Lauderdale). UP-COMING EVENTS: The Florida Music Awards will be holding their annual music awards and Hall of Fame event on January 29, 30 and 31. A new Clearwater music venue, Mario’s Bar Pazzo, will be holding it’s grand opening weekend event this month. The event will kick-off on January 22 with the “Ladies of Rock” event presented by Shark Alley Records. The “Ladies of Rock” event will feature performances by Edge of Red, Den of Thieves, Julie Gribble, Jasmine Cain, and the all female Styx tribute band, Chyx. The January 23 event will feature a performance by Soul Ascension, and the January 24 event will feature a return performance by national recording artist and actress, Julie Gribble. Mario’s Bar Pazzo occupies the old Grass Flats property which is located at 12924 49th Street North in Clearwater. Another new music venue that will be holding their grand opening this month is the Twisted Rooster Bar & Grill in Lutz. The grand opening event will be held on January 22, and feature Tampa southern rock/country artists, Soul Circus Cowboys. The Twisted Rooster Bar & Grill occupies the old L.A. Hangout building located at 16411 North Florida Avenue in Lutz. THIS MONTH IN TAMPA BAY MUSIC SCENE HISTORY: It was 55 years ago this month in 1960 when Tampa band, The Arena Twins, released their new single “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” / “This Could Be The Night” on Kapp Records. It was 49 years ago this month in 1966 when The Tropics’ single, “I Want More” (Knight Records), reached #4 on the WALT 1110 am Tampa charts. It was 18 years ago this month on January 10th, 1997 when Savatage released their compilation album, “The Best and the Rest” (JVC Victor Records). It was 18 years ago this month in 1997 when Tampa Bay popsters, Barely Pink, signed with Big Deal Records.

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Prince HitNRun Phase Two NPG gggff by Terry Canter

“Can I get a kiss?” Prince moans on “Stare,” near the middle of the second volume of the singer’s HITNRUN series. The famous guitar riff from 1986 single “Kiss” follows the lyric in a gesture one might suppose is meant to be glib, a joke we are all in on. Instead, it provides a disappointing look in the mirror, a transparent comb-over for an artist seemingly out of ideas, left only with the chance to do a version of himself. In fairness, it may be impossible to become famous in America without becoming somewhat self-conscious. This reflexive quality is, after all, the very basis of fame: you, artist, seeing yourself through the eyes of millions. Iconic artists eventually descend into the echo chamber of selfconsciousness, making art that seems to say, “This is something I would say” or “This is something I would sing.” The result is something affected, a bizarre dumb show of the artist performing some earlier version of their identity. The weirdo quality of Prince, backed by his prodigious output, attempted to navigate the problem. At times, it appeared, he wasn’t particularly aware of his listeners at all. Turning himself into a symbol received much press, but even a cursory read of the rebranding revealed an artist trying to deny his very existence. How could he see himself if he wasn’t there to see? But HITNRUN Phase Two is all too aware of itself. On Prince’s fourth album in the last two years, his once limitless capacity for musical ideas appears here as flight from some invisible enemy, the midlife crisis that prompts someone to wheeze, “Actually, I’ve never felt better” when they look like shit. “Don’t you wanna take a bath with 23

me?” he sings on “XTRALOVEABLE,” against a backdrop of dystopic synths and packaged horns. Its sensuality is as unappealing as the arrangement. The punky “Screwdriver” should have been left for the Lenny Kravitz B-side collection where it might belong, and the chorus (“I’m your driver and you’re my screw”) sounds, somehow, more lecherous than inviting. Likewise, the slow-driving “When She Comes” roots itself in a graphic double entendre amidst the appearance of a frankly unbelievable accordion. This is Prince doing Prince, a cut-rate version of his once iconic fecundity. The most compelling moment on the record arrives first — and even that isn’t particularly compelling. Prince, the former symbol (on a few levels, in fact), treads into political discourse with “Baltimore,” a protest song of sorts. HITNRUN Phase 2 arrived on Jay Z’s Tidal service in the same week that a Baltimore judge declared a mistrial in the case against William Porter, one of the six police officers charged with killing Freddie Gray. But even these inauspicious circumstances offer no special depth to lyrics like, “Does anybody hear us pray for Michael Brown and Freddie Gray?/ Peace is more than the absence of war” and “We’re tired of crying, people dying/ Let’s take all their guns away.” In a year where Kendrick went HAM with a line like, “You hate me don’t you?/ You hate my people, your plan is to terminate my culture/ You’re fuckin’ evil,” and Killer Mike screamed, “It’s us against a motherfucking machine,” performing in St. Louis on the night Darren Wilson wasn’t charged in Michael Brown’s killing, it’s hard for the campy, four-on-the-floor beat of Prince’s “Baltimore” to register on the political Richter scale. If anything, the glossy, nearly musical theater schmaltz of “Baltimore” feels a bit dishonest, a plea from Pollyanna in a time of war.

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Rock and roll, like sex and political activism, can be something of a young man’s game. This calculation is surely a cold, and maybe unfair, reality. Aging in the spotlight is especially fraught. While Prince is raging against the dying of the light, there exists no graceful innovation on HITNRUN Phase Two. Instead, Prince presents only an aped version of his one-time vitality. Babyface Return of the Tender Lover Def Jam 33332 by Terry Canter

There was a time in the ’90s when R&B transitioned from a largely adult-oriented genre of music to something that was aimed towards a younger demographic. If I had to try to pinpoint the exact moment, I’d put the onus on the inclusion of Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose” on the Batman Forever soundtrack. Ever since then, it’s been a gradual descent into markedly less sophisticated material for the majority of the genre’s output. 2015’s most popular R&B song, The Weeknd’s “The Hills”, albeit a great track, is about escaping the friend zone for a few drunk booty calls, which is surely less than relatable for a large cross section of the adult R&B-listening population. After a 10-year break from releasing solo material, Babyface is back to rekindle the flame of ’80s and ’90s maturity in R&B, with an album so rich with legitimate emotions that it feels like sitting next to a warm hearth after years in the cold world of artists like The Weeknd and Drake. Return of the Tender Lover isn’t necessarily a return to form for Babyface, but it never really set out to be one. There’s an earnestness present throughout the entire record that helps to capture that old-school sound that Babyface helped craft during his time as the biggest producer in the genre. In the lead-up to Tender’s release, Babyface referred to the album as “unapologetic R&B,” and there’s truly no reason that

anyone should be apologizing for it. Songs like “We’ve Got Love” and “I Want You” are so overwhelmingly vibrant with studio instrumentals and high production quality that they feel personal on the very first listen. The warmth that is inherent in these songs gives them an immediacy that few other R&B singers and producers have been able to capture. Within the first moments of “We’ve Got Love”, a backing piano and saxophone intertwine to create a sound that will have you nodding along whether or not you want to. By the time Babyface’s effortlessly velvet voice comes in, it’s evident we’re in the presence of a seasoned vet. Despite the gap in his résumé, this record feels like a victory lap for Babyface. His legacy has long been defined, but that doesn’t mean he has to stop polishing his sound. With minimal feature assistance (El DeBarge and After 7 both show up for a track), Return of the Tender Lover is largely a solitary affair. That gives Babyface the chance to prove he’s still got it after all this time based solely on his own merit, and he shows and proves that with aplomb. “Exceptional” recalls some of his work with Boyz II Men, with a slow-burning guitar lick that weaves in and out of the background while a simple drumbeat builds a bed of music for Babyface to effortlessly float over. “Your love is exceptional, worn of a heart of gold/ It fills me up to my soul, then my cup it overflows,” he croons, forgoing the longing lyricism from his 2014 collaborative record with Toni Braxton, Love, Marriage, and Divorce. There’s a tonal shift from that record to this one, the bitterness of a divorce record forgotten in favor of the overwhelming positivity of an album born out of a sense of contentedness in a relationship. With a seemingly renewed energy, Babyface is back in business with two records in the last two years, and Return of the Tender Lover sets the table for an even bigger return to the public eye forthcoming.

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