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Prince's Paisley Park to Open for Public Tours Prince's famed Paisley Park in Chanhassen, MN, will be made into a museum and open for public tours beginning this fall, as Minneapolis NBC affiliate KARE 11 reports. "Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on," Prince's sister Tyka Nelson said in a statement issued by Bremer Trust, the current managers of the late legendary artist's estate, which remains unresolved. "Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. "Now fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place," Nelson added. Guests can traverse the main floor of Paisley Park, which houses the late singer's recording and mixing studios. Visitors will also view his video editing suites, rehearsal spaces and private NPG Music Club. The tour includes a look at the soundstage and concert hall where he held many storied private events and rehearsed before hitting the road. Thousands of items from Prince's personal archives will also be on display, including clothing, awards, instruments and motorcycles. "The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it," according to the official statement by Prince's siblings. "Most important, the museum will display Prince's genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community." Museum tickets go on sale on Friday at 3 p.m. ET for tours beginning on October 6th via the official Paisley Park website. Prince's estate is still under contention following his untimely death on April 21st. He left no known will. Earlier in the month, Bremer Trust was granted approval to sell six of the late musician's properties via 3

Minnesota Judge Kevin Eide's ruling. Meanwhile, in July, Eide threw out 30 individual claims to Prince's estate. Chris Brown Arrested on Suspicion of Assault Singer Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday evening, LAPD Lieutenant Chris Ramirez said in a press conference. Officers responded to a woman's call for help at Brown's suburban Los Angeles residence around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to an LAPD spokesman. A search warrant was obtained by police Tuesday afternoon and law enforcement officials spent several hours at Brown's residence before he was taken into custody. Brown will be transported to an LAPD jail for processing. The LAPD Robbery-Homicide division in handling the investigation. More details on the events that led to Brown's arrest have not yet been made available. Earlier Tuesday, Brown, posted three videos to his social media accounts. In one video, the singer railed against the police and media and said he was being unfairly portrayed as a villain. "Good luck. When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you're going to walk right up in here and you're going to see nothing, you idiots," he said in one video. "I'm tired of ... dealing with y'all." "At the same time," Brown added, "when I call the police for stalker people that are endangering my life, they don't come until the next day. Then somebody make a f***ed up allegation about me, and oh yeah the whole f***ing SWAT team." Brown, 27, was put on probation for five years in 2009 after pleading guilty to one count of felony assault over an attack on then girlfriend Rihanna. He was jailed for almost three months in 2014 after violating his probation.

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Miranda Lambert to Receive Inaugural Merle Haggard Award at ACM Honors One of contemporary country music's most intrepid artists will be celebrated for going against the grain at tomorrow night's ACM Honors when Miranda Lambert receives the inaugural Merle Haggard Spirit Award. According to the Academy of Country Music, the new award recognizes "uncompromising artists in the spirit of Merle Haggard, while acknowledging a man who has figured prominently in ACM history." That description perfectly sums up Lambert, who has made a career out of pushing the genre's boundaries while keeping one foot firmly planted in its traditional roots. Her latest single "Vice" nods to classic country in both its unfiltered – and self-destructive – lyrics and its loping beat, but boasts a vital, slashing guitar solo. Haggard has long been an influence on Lambert, who has taken to performing his songs during her concerts. At the 2010 All for the Hall fundraiser in Nashville, she sang his barroom anthem "The Bottle Let Me Down" and, while still in the nascent stage of her career, performed "The Fightin' Side of Me" on USA's Nashville Star in 2003. The ACM Honors will air Friday, September 9th, on CBS. It's the first time the ceremony, which presents the off-camera categories from the 51st ACM Awards, has aired on television. Along with Lambert's special award, other noteworthy recipients include Glen Campbell receiving the Career Achievement Award, Carrie Underwood lauded with the ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award, and Keith Urban honored with the Mae Boren Axton Award. Lady Antebellum hosts the ceremonies, taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Selena Gomez Taking Career Hiatus After Lupus Diagnosis A year after revealing her lupus diagnosis, Selena Gomez has decided to take some time off to deal with side effects of the

illness, including "anxiety, panic attacks and depression." The singer and actress recently wrapped up her Revival World Tour in support of her 2015 album Revival. "I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off," she told People about her decision. "I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues." Gomez revealed that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease before releasing Revival. She had taken some time off before unveiling the album to undergo chemotherapy. "It is not commonly known that depression, anxiety and panic attacks can be side effects of lupus," Kenneth M. Farber, the co-CEO and co-president of the Lupus Research Alliance told People. "We are so proud of Selena for taking care of herself and bringing awareness to this sometimes very misunderstood illness." The "Good for You" singer launched her Revival World Tour earlier this summer with supporting act DNCE. She recently appeared in the films Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Fundamentals of Caring. She will star in the upcoming James Franco-helmed drama In Dubious Battle alongside Franco, Nat Wolff, Robert Duvall and Bryan Cranston. She also has plans to produce a "Latina Empire"-styled TV series on Freeform.

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What do you need to do to prove that you are one of the top musical groups of all time? 15 albums that each have landed within the top 100 on the charts? Seven of those albums in the top 10? 37 singles in the top 50? 15 of those singles in the top 10? Plus one of the most powerful female voices with beauty to match, and one of the most powerful voices to grace a stage? Combine all of the above and you have Heart. Heart is comprised of Ann Wilson (vocals, flute, guitar, keyboards, percussion, violin, autoharp), Nancy Wilson (vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, mandolin, keyboards, harmonica), Ben Smith (drums, percussion), Craig Bartock (lead and rhythm guitar), Dan Rothchild (bass guitar) and Chris Joyner (keyboards). As this line up makes their way across the country in support of their recent release “Beautiful Broken,” I finally, after 15 years of trying, get my opportunity to speak with Ann Wilson herself. After a musical career that has spanned almost five decades, Ann has not lost a beat. She continues to hit the notes that have made her famous. I could only wish that I could find that fountain of youth as well. She tells me that the fountain of youth for her simply lies within “Love.” She also lets on to a few of the people she listens to that she draws inspiration from like Chris Whitley, Coldplay, Disturbed & Jeff Beck, to name a few.

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As we begin to delve into the many questions I have for her, we first start to talk about where she finds the influence it takes to keep things fresh. Ann says, “I would have to say that I have influenced myself. I have always listened to my “ID.” Whether that would be musical or personal. There isn’t a better thing to listen to really.” Back in the 70’s when Ann signed on to become a member of Heart, being a female musician wasn’t considered the norm like it is today. Being more than an additional voice was more what bands had in mind. “When I first joined, they were in a rearranging point,” she says. “They put an ad in the paper looking for a singer and drummer, so the drummer I was working with and I answered the ad and they hired us. So they decided to be a democracy from the beginning, which was amazing. I have to say though that I didn’t have the voice yet. I was just the chick in the band that sang the ballads and kind of banged the tambourine. I didn’t have a rock voice yet. They said just sing the harmonies until we get to Phoenix and we are good. Over the years my role grew.” I knew she came from a solo career when Heart came into the picture. Making that kind of transition usually is a difficult one. Wilson tells me, “I had to learn how to work with people; work as a team. I was used to always working by myself and collaborating.”

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Some people can succumb to the pressures of staying on top of their game. Wilson says, “I don’t feel that type of pressure anymore. I feel pressure to not repeat ourselves. Not just say, let’s do a song to the Barracuda format, that is not worth anything to me. That is where the pressure lies; coming up with new avenues.” With that said, I wanted to touch upon Hearts latest release, “Beautiful Broken,” that came out this past July. It has been climbing up the charts at a nice steady pace. It has to be performing as expected. Ann tells me, “Yes, I think that artistically, it is everything that we wanted. In this day and age, people aren’t going to buy a whole album and listen to the B-sides. They are going to download one at a time. So it is right where I wanted it.” While talking about “Beautiful Broken” she had brought up the downloading of music. The evolution of music has taken its toll on more than a few of the veterans out there, but it seems that Heart has made the right adjustments to accommodate it. “Well the way I look at it, you can either complain about that or you can take it as that is what the industry has become. You have to roll with the flow. If you are going to do music, then you have to understand what it is. I think our biggest selling album was five or six million, but that was a whole different time,” she says. Not only will the nation get to enjoy this latest Heart tour, but some select cities will also get to see Ann perform solo. “That’s right,” she says excitedly. “I will be playing three of those dates in Florida this month, which is called the ‘Ann Wilson Thing.’ It’s a really cool deal.” One of those dates is at The Plaza Live in Orlando on September 29. “If you listen to us or come to see us live, we aren’t just following some kind of calculated pattern. We really do believe in what we are doing. If I am sick or can’t bring the best, what people are witnessing, seeing is authentic. I don’t have time for fakery.” Heart is performing at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tampa) with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on September 22nd. And you can see the Ann Wilson Thing at the Plaza Live (Orlando) on September 29th.

As we are discussing transitions. I bring up decisions the can either make or break you. She tells me that making the decision to go in and make a demo with an indie label in Vancouver, BC. in the beginning was the right move that launched it all. She continues, “This producer from that Indie label came into the club and invited us to knock off four or five off our songs from our set in the studio, which we did and we had a demo. It was free, so we took it and shopped it around. The same Indie label decided to take it and make a record with it. We agreed to take an advance from them and the decision was to jump at this high risk situation and put ourselves in debt. It panned out, we paid them back and we did it.” I asked about the first time she can remember thinking about becoming a performer “When I was 11 years old, I was taken to see what they called a Chitlin Circus Show in Seattle, Washington,” Ann says. “It was Chubby Checker, Martha and the Vandellas and Joey Dee and the Starliters. It was all old R&B acts and it was all about dancing; doing the dances from the 60’s. It was my first time seeing bands live on stage, it was loud and there were people just dancing in the aisles of the theater. I had never seen anything like that. It just about knocked me down. I realized I was looking into a world in which I had to inhabit. When you feel that way, it is very clear on where you should be.” Continuing to enjoying a long and healthy career leads to success at some point, she explains how she defines success. “It means accomplishing what you set out to do with a clear conscience. For instance, lack of success would be to have a number one record completely doing what you hate, making a ton of money, but not being able to sleep at night. Success is about feeling really good about it and doing what you believe in. We have been financially successful and it has been personally very rewarding over the years.”

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In today’s music world, it’s rare of someone even hearing about bands staying together even more than 5 years, this band has been together more than 40 years. Yes, that band is none other than the long lived Cheap Trick. “This new album is our 17th album. 2016 would make us 42 years old” says Zander reflecting upon their success. These guys recently released an amazing album titled, “Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello”, which manages to capture the beloved Cheap Trick sound while using modern day equipment to put a new spin on a classic band. “We wanted to make a record songwriting wise, that went back to the 70s when we first got in the studio from when we were playing every juke joint on the planet. But, then we wanted to go and make a modern sound,” says Robin Zander. Cheap Trick has such a huge influence on even today’s rock and metal music. “A lot of today’s metal bands like our band because we are a hard edge band. We’re a real band, we aren’t fake, and we don’t fake anything when we are on stage. There is only four of us and when we play, we play hard, and not many people can say that. Cheap Trick formed around the beginning of 1974. Randy Hogan was the original lead singer of the group when they first formed, then around October of the same year, Robin Zander joined the band to create what Cheap Trick is today. “I was actually

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approached by Cheap Trick first, but I was busy, I was working. I was contracted, and I had to wait until around October of 74 to find the band,” says Zander. After finding themselves as a band, the struggle had just begun. Cheap Trick would play anywhere that they could to get recognized, ranging from Bowling Alleys, all the way to local bars. After fighting their way through the local scene, they were playing in a bowling alley and Jack Douglas came to see their show, from there, everything took off. “Jack calls Epic Records and says, you need to sign these guys, and the rest is history. We made two records a year for two years. We made two records in 77 and two in 78,” says Zander. Known as the “American Beatles” overseas in Japan, Cheap Trick decided to make a live record titled “Live at Budokan.” The album was intended for just Japan, but the album went far above Cheap Trick’s expectations. Fans started importing the album and it was in high demand within the United States. “It went wild on import and sold a lot of records and it actually became a hit record for us”. Robin Zander is not slowing down at all as far as live performances go. He gives it his all in every song, even after all these years and still sings every word as if he has

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never missed a year. “It’s all challenging, you just get up there and you really do your best. I think sometimes if you like what you are singing, it won’t be hard for you. Now, if you are just singing and going through the motions, then it will be hard, but if you like what you are doing, it won’t be challenging for you.” They are hammering out songs from the new album as they continue to tour. “We’ve done every song on the record on this tour at one time or another. ‘The Sun Never Sets’ is the only one we haven’t played live yet, but we will get there eventually.” Cheap Trick’s set, of course, includes all the hit songs from the band’s monstrous archive of music that the band has. Some bands may get tired of playing the songs that they have had to play at every single show on every single tour, but not Robin Zander. “Every night we play in front of a different audience and every night, the response is different, and every one of them is singing along with the songs. The reaction from the fans for that song makes it all worthwhile. I could never get tired of that.” Cheap Trick has performed a concert at nearly every type of venue that a band could possibly play, but Robin really enjoys a smaller theatre crowd. “Both are really cool because you are getting to play, but of course it’s going to be more intimate because you have a smaller crowd. But the festivals are really cool because it’s like a big party. I’d have to say though, if I had to pick a preference, I’d pick a theatre setting with about 5,000 to 8,000 seats or something like that. That’s my preference.” One of Zander’s favorite venues is the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Cheap trick recently played with several bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gregg Allman, and many more just to keep the place going. All these bands work together to raise money just to keep the Fox Theatre open, which explains just how much the venue means to Zander. Zander was heavily influenced by the British Invasion. He would hear songs on the radio

of all these amazing overseas bands, and that led him to actually pick up a guitar. “Well, I never thought of myself as a singer until I got to high school. My dad was a musician and there were different kind of instruments all over the house. I got to play them all and so I learned how to play everything. Then when I was twelve, the British Invasion came. That was the perfect age to hear about all these British bands. So, I learned how to play the guitar and bought myself an amplifier and I started my own band. It was the radio from the early 60s that got me.” There is no need to even question if Cheap Trick still has “it.” Cheap Trick are over four decades old, have 17 amazing albums, and still tour as heavy as any other band in this day and age. “In our opinion, we are still the greatest freaking rock band that ever lived,” says Robin Zander. The future is looking even brighter for Cheap Trick. Through September, they will be touring with classic rock legends Heart and Joan Jett. “The future is to finish this tour, which will take us right onto next year. We are going overseas to Japan.” Cheap Trick does not have any intention of slowing down anytime soon as they will be promoting the new album, which is doing very well on the charts. Cheap Trick will perform at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on September 22nd, along with Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

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Artists come in all shapes and sizes, and they all want to inspire in all different ways. Linkin Bridge is by far one of the most inspiring groups to come, as of yet. Growing up in a tough neighborhood, these four brothers stuck together through it all in the mean streets of West Louisville, Kentucky. Montre Davis, Big Rome, Shon China, and Ekoe Alexanda all come together in perfect harmony to create their amazing and unique sound. “A bridge connects all people from one place to the next, and I think we need to cross the pain and the hurt, so they can get to the other side,” says Ekoe regarding the overall message that he wants every fan and follower to get from Linkin Bridge. Inspiration can come in the form of anything. Linkin Bridge grew up in a place that many people would not be able to handle. West Louisville can be a very rough neighborhood, but at the same time with all the negativity, a burning passion can form. “Everything that we went through and everything we experienced or whatever, was a backing force that drove us to music. It inspires you to want better out of life; to do better. I think I speak for everybody when I make that comment.” Linkin Bridge’s passion is quite evident when these guys are on a stage and every single person in the group tells their own story with their voice. These guys can be positive role models and help

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others that are growing up rough. America’s Got Talent has been a very popular show for several years now and everyone loves to watch auditions and this year, they get to see the infamous Simon Cowell on his opinions of the contestants trying out. But with Linkin Bridge, they were heavily prepared, as they consider each other bigger critics than any judge could ever be. “We joked about that when we were first going to audition, but I have three of the biggest critics I could ever have right here. So if it’s not perfect, they are the first to say something about it,” says Rome. When Linkin Bridge auditioned, having 4 instrumentalists can be a difficult thing. “No, it wasn’t easy, every audition, we had to make sure everything was perfect each time and what song we should sing, it wasn’t easy at all,” says Ekoe. Linkin Bridge has an amazing balance of music. They take any genre of song and make it sound like it belongs to their collection. They can do anything from Christmas carols, rock music, and even pop music like “Over the Rainbow,” which is what the band auditioned with. Each song that they do has an impact on their life and there is a reason that it is performed by the group. One of the most meaningful that Linkin Bridge covers is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s hit song “Freebird.” “Freebird in particular,

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I have an emotional tie to this song. It makes you feel free; it makes me think about Heaven. You know, my past of being incarcerated, all I could think about was being free. Not only free from where I was, but free from all the things that got me there, and all the things that I went through in my childhood. I just think about being free from all those things,” says Monte. With a four person group, there has to be an amazing sense of balance. Finding this part for this person or that part for that person could be a difficult task, but Linkin Bridge’s members make it very easy to know who gets what part on the song. “Well, it’s all about matching the parts of the song to the individual in the group. So, whenever I am trying to come up with a piece or something, I’m always trying to put it to a personality of a person. Rome is a powerhouse. I’m going to try to give him a part that matches that. Shon, he’s kind of smooth and gritty at the same time. So, it’s just basically matching the personality of the person that’s delivering at that time. A story of how a group or band met is always one that people love to hear. The story of Linkin Bridge is quite a unique. The world of humor brought the brothers together as artists. “We all, throughout the course of our lives, wanted to pursue music and for whatever reason. It just didn’t happen. We had a project with Tom Maybe back in November. It was basically a project that Monte got wind of and it basically brought us all together. When we did it, we realized we had a unique sound and we just kind of pursued that,” Ekoe says about the start of Linkin Bridge. Tom Maybe put together a video of the brother’s singing Christmas carols to civilians. The prank was the idea that the person was about to get beat up or punished, but get lead into a beautiful quartet of Christmas joy. This is when the guys realized that they should pursue this as a dream. Linkin Bridge may do more of these videos in the

future, but for now they are just going to play everything by ear and see where it goes. “You never know, it is definitely a maybe, but for now I think we will continue to play pranks on each other and focus on the task at hand,” says Ekoe. In conclusion, Linkin Bridge will be here to stay for a long time; they are achieving great success with their journey through America’s Got Talent, while their followers are steadily on the rise. These guys have more passion than most of the people on the radio and have the biggest hearts that any 4 brothers could have. “Back where we are from, we showed up on behalf of this project called Blessings in a Backpack and we helped people that needed food, clothes, and things like that. We know there are people that appreciate us and loves us, and that is what continues to drive us,” says Rome. Linkin Bridge deserves every bit of fame that they get. The climb that they have taken to get to where to where they are today, is only a small reason of why they have such passion. Whether it be the music, the charity events, or just the wisdom they have to give, Linkin Bridge has something that every single person in the world can take to heart and use in their daily lives. Linkin Bridge is inspiring everywhere and will continue to do so for a long time.

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Out of London, England, 47 years ago, arose the band that would change music fans prospective on just what would be considered a commercial tune, with their symphonic meets progressive style that set them apart from everyone else. Yes has released 17 live albums, along with 21 studio efforts containing 22 singles, cracking the top 50 with ten top 10 hits. They had 3 of those reach number one, and the most recognizable being “Owner of a Lonely Heart’ from November of 1983. Through the years, they have seen their share of member changes. One of the long time and current members is Steve Howe (guitars, lap steel & pedal steel guitars, laúd, mandolin, backing vocals – Yes, Syndicats, The In Crowd, ABWH, Asia, GTR). I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Steve during the “Yes Albums Tour 2016” to get a little insight into one of the greatest minds in music. As we begin our conversation, the first thing we touch upon is the process of finding your place in music. What really goes into establishing your identity. “You keep looking, as your asking what is my sound and look supposed to be,” he says. “It is possible you go on looking, even though you found it because you don't know you found it. I guess part of your style is not being conscience that you found it. If you think you found it, you might just stay there and not

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progress. We were having such a great time in the 70’s with Yes and I was looking for that sound, and later realized I had it all the time. So I think it is a mystery, but a nice one.” Out of that, I gathered while developing your stamp change, is something that is inevitable. Steve says, “I think the true change I have adapted to, is being able to cope with being in music. The biggest thing my sensibility tells me, is that a child should be raised by a father and mother, but it's not true in everyday reality. My kids have had to grow up leaning on my wife and she has been marvelous. I had to change the predictable acceptance that I would be around my kids more, so it was a double sided sacrifice for the both of us, but love is strong.” While on the topic of change, we talk about the change that has to be made while being involved with such a diversity of projects. As much writing that has been done over the years, there has to be a wealth of unused material. Howe says, “That is an interesting topic. I have a lot of projects started that are behind me. What I will do is go back through them and start to refine them. I usually come across one that makes me want to get back at it. All these projects and I am doing them all at once and they kind of a stock pile and none of them are finished. They will get finished when I think that it is time for that one to get sorted. One of the

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upcoming releases has me looking through back room stuff, but that is a process that doesn’t happen overnight.” As Steve was talking, he made me think. While most things don’t happen overnight, there is usually that one decision in your life that sets who we become, into motion. He tells me that buying that Gibson 175 guitar after sitting there and dreaming about it, was that decision for him. He continues, “Eventually my parents believed that I was worthy and I should have a great guitar and they helped me get it. I brought it home, plugged it in and I was going to be the new Kenny Burrell. I was going to play just like Detroit’s own Kenny Burrell, but in a rock band. I had this sound with the 175 and it sounded like Kenny, so I said that is it, that is all I need. Then I realized the way you switched that guitar and its adaptability might not be what Chet wanted it to be. Chet had a great sound with his Gretsch guitar, but I was definitely a Gibson guy. Then I got 175ed out. With Yes, I wanted to play any kind of guitar I heard in my head, which was steel guitars and mandolin, and so on. It was an ever changing picture.” The conversation then headed down memory lane and we talked about the first time he remembered really getting set back on his heels and thinking about that wow moment. Steve says laughing, “That happened before I felt that I made it. In ‘Tomorrow,’ we were the most egotistical band in the world. We believed we were phenomenal. There was nobody that could play better than ‘Tomorrow.’ We were that powerhouse kind of trio. We knocked people sideways because we actually believed that. So that was a hard act to follow. Instead of just being successful, I had learned the ropes of being successful before I was successful. Because I was successful in my own mind and so were the other guys in the band. It was a great education. We were pretty high and pretty out of it.” Speaking of success, many people have a different take on just what success means

to them. With his explanation, I had to really think hard on what he begins to say, “Well, it isn’t something I was working for before I had it, and then it wasn’t what I thought it was at all. I did love the kind of success that was on musical terms. It was about credibility and musicianship, those sort of things. I am not a trained musician and I can’t read music and I don’t know a lot of theory, but I do know what I like. My ears have guided me through it all and that is a happy experience. I have never connected music with looking at something that I want to lose as soon as possible. You see, my memory is quite exceptionally good with music, particularly if I write it and if I write, I never forget it.” With the wealth of knowledge and the amazing conversation, I really wish that time would have stood still. Unfortunately, all incredible things must come to an end. I was very grateful that this isn’t the situation with Yes, just yet. I asked Steve to tell us a little something that we may not know about the band, and this is what he said while laughing, “We are complete lunatics and we don’t know what we are doing. In a way, that is kind of true. We are just kind of muddling through life just like everybody else. The big thing about being in Yes is that there is a great deal of commitment needed. We need to be sensitive to the appropriateness of achieving great performances. I think Yes has made so many great albums, and I am so grateful to be able to emerge ourselves into the album series like we are doing right now. I think it will go on, because we keep looking at other albums that were in other periods of our lives. I think that the debt of the commitment tells you a lot about the guys. We have suffered and lost a lot, like losing Peter Banks and Chris Squire. We have gained a lot, but we have paid dues. There is something that lives inside of the idea of what Yes is. Yes is a very special thing to be a part of and I am very happy that I can continue to be a part of it.”

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Keith Wilkins is a Syndicated Music Columnist, Songwriter, Promoter and Guest Radio Show Interviewer. You can reach him at keith@fullaccessmagazine.com

BAND/ARTIST NEWS: Tampa Bay band, Pride Tribe, made their live debut last month at Quaker Steak and Lube in Clearwater. The band is currently in the studio recording their debut album. No official reease date has been set for their album as of yet. Pride Tribe consists of Carolynn Street (lead vocals, keys), Shane Doss (rhythm & lead guitar, backing vocals), Keith Harper (bass, backing vocals), and Damon Navari (drums & percussion, backing vocals). Tampa metal band, Burning Fair Verona, have announced Derek Tsuboi as their new guitarist. Formed in 2009, Burning Fair Verona consists of Anthony Marra (lead vocals), Evan Ursitti (guitar), Derek Tsuboi guitar), Nicholas Colvin (drums), and Robb Gates (bass). Veteran Tampa Bay rock band, Diamond Gray, reunited last month for a show at Quaker Steak and Lube in Clearwater. The lineup consisted of the last Diamond Gray lineup which included Dennis Daley (lead vocals), Rocky Diamond (guitar), Mark Welsh (bass), and Brian “Bam Bam” Bradford (drums). Veteran Tampa Bay southern rock band, Rebel Pride, have plans to reunite for an up-coming show, though the date and venue have not been announced as of yet.

NEW RELEASES: Tampa deathcore metal band, Chlover, released their new single entitled “God of Misery” last month. The song features guest vocals from Burning Fair Verona singer, Anthony Marra. “God of Misery” will be featurd on Chlover’s soon to be released EP, “Calavera.” Chlover consists of Landy Costa (drums), Michael Hercast (vocals), JL Camerota (guitar), and Nate Thebass (bass). 19

St. Petersburg metal band, American Fix, recently released a new music video for their song, “Electric Skies.” American Fix consists of Pete Sykes (guitar), Todd Dowdy (drums), Jason Wilson (bass), Blake Abney (lead vocals), and Dana Walsh (guitar).

IN THE STUDIO: Hudson metal band, Shattered, is still hard at work recording their debut EP, “Pride.” No release date has been announced as of yet. Shattered consists of Tony Pettry (guitar), Mike Dougherty (vocals), Robert Hay (lead guitar), Stan Hay (drums), and Craig Vessichio (bass). Tampa Bay rock band, 4Ever Endeavour, are currently recording their debut album, which is planned for a 2017 release. Tampa Bay singer/songwriter, Erica DiCeglie, is currently in the studio working on new material. Other area bands and artists currently in the studio working on new material/albums include Kenny McGee’s Machine (Tampa), Sunshine & Bullets, Amber Lynn Nicol (St.Petersburg), and Maybe If You Hit It (Orlando). THIS MONTH IN TAMPA BAY MUSIC SCENE HISTORY: It was 50 years ago this month, on September 17, 1966 when Tampa Bay rock band, The Rovin’ Flames, debuted Jim Davis as their new lead singer during a performance at the Tiger’s Den in Cocoa, Florida. It was 49 years ago this month in 1967 when The Rovin' Flames released their single, "How Many Times" / "Love Song No. 6", on Decca Records. It was 29 years ago this month on September 28th, 1987 when Savatage released their 5th studio album, "Hall of the Mountain King.”

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Chelsea Grin Self Inflicted Rise Records ggggf by Scottie Brown

In rock music today, you have all types of sub-genres of rock and metal. Chelsea Grin manages to tackle all of these with their brand new album “Self-Inflicted.” The band changed labels with this album, going from Artery Recordings to Rise Records. That’s not the only thing that changed. Chelsea Grin showed in this album that any band can evolve far from what they ever imagined, while at the same time, maintaining their original sound. The intro track “Welcome Back” is a punch to the face, immediately submersing you in double pedals and scrubbing guitars. Alex’s vocals are more powerful that ever along with the drummer Pablo backing him. Metal fans can rejoice in this album, it has everything one would want in a deathcore album. The lyrics seem to take more of an emotional approach focusing on relationship problems and “Scratching and Screaming” your way from the bottom. “Love Song” is a great track that deals with getting backstabbed by someone you love or care about, and Chelsea Grin has never really touch on relationships or emotions until this record. There is content in “SelfInflicted” that anyone can relate to. One of the, if not the most notable track on the record would be “Never, Forever”. This song is a rare occurrence from the band, where you get a gorgeous ballad, but yet still keeping the heaviness and powerful screams. It’s bound to be a hit for sure. Musically, this album is amazing. Pablo’s plays the drums with such passion; uniquely the band has three guitarists Jaek, Stephen, and Dan whom couldn’t work without the other one. This band fits together so perfectly and each part couldn’t work without the other. Prepare to headbang and 23

jam like never before. The album is such a powerhouse to make ears ring for days because it can’t get louder. Chelsea Grin is a force to be reckoned with. “Self-Inflicted” is an amazing album and could keep any metalhead going for a long time. The lyrics are relatable and meaningful with powerful music and screams backing it. It’s dark, beautiful, and unique. Rise Records and Chelsea Grin are out to take over the world and with this album, they can accomplish just that. De La Soul And the Anonymous Nobody AOI Records gggff by David Buchanan

De La Soul have been positioned as everything from young hippie weirdos to aging, jaded scolds in the face of their more hardcore contemporaries. But the truth is that they’re just smart, grounded wiseasses whose eccentricities alternately hid or let slip their everyman status. If the clean-cut white yuppie who came in for U2 and came out with De La Soul was positioned semiironically at their start, their current position as elder statesmen of rap comes from their crossover eclecticism fine-tuned into a true-to-self versatility. They began showcasing a post-genre adventurousness in the ’80s, opened doors for alt-rap’s next wave in the ’90s, and spent the first half of the ’00s getting Damon Albarn, Chaka Khan, and Carl Thomas to share iPod space. Then they vanished. Calling De La Soul’s hiatus a disappearance isn’t that much of an exaggeration: In their absence, the new record industry streaming model turned their history of innovative sampling and cultural interpolation against them, and the clearance and rights issues that locked them out of digital distribution posited them as one of the most important, and possibly the last, true holdouts of the

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CD era. But they had to keep their name out there somehow and found a way around the record business unable to maintain their legacy by funding their music through Kickstarter, just like regular folks (albeit more than $600,000 above most regular folks’ goals). They’ve also come to a phase in their career where an artistic existential crisis is scraping up against the getting-old anxiety that the rest of their Gen X peers are making a big public deal about. And working through that on record might be their most down-to-earth move yet. It’d be easier to shake off that feeling if there was more of a kick to this record. If your impression of “old man rap” is short on energy and long on reflection, this album won’t change that. At times, Anonymous Nobody feels more like a matter of necessity than enthusiasm, even if the work put into it proves it’s not. When it sounds tired and bummerish, it’s more in keeping with the hazy enervation of contemporary Drake-casualty rap than the proto-backpacker energy of their old joints. And while their casual, collected deadpan was always key to their delivery, Dave and Posdnous aren’t so much rusty as they are restrained in their down moments, all heavy eyelids and middledistance stares. The flow’s still there— Pos remains way underrated in terms of disjointed, unpredictable rhyme schemes, and Dave still has a way of injecting that characteristic “huh, how about that” understated sharpness into his words—but the energy’s more stoic than ever. Which makes sense, given the thread of tribulation and frustration that cuts through Anonymous Nobody, likely their bleakest record thematically since Stakes Is High. All the relationships they bring up seem to have been doomed long ago. “Drawn” and “Memory of... (US)” is all about trying to persist through faded love, depicted damningly as a metaphor for music-biz struggle. When they’re

telling ass-chaser tales like “Trainwreck” or Dave’s verse in “Whoodeeni,” it’s all so tenuous that they have to bring in a 67year-old man character in for an interstitial skit to remind them they need to get less reckless about hookups. If that sometimes lends itself to dated tropes—a “morally pure but naive young girl comes to the big city and gets corrupted” rap like “Greyhounds” sounds bad coming from a bunch of middle-aged dudes, even if one of those dudes is Usher—that's a side effect of dealing with accumulated experience. Fortunately, the tasteful outnumbers the ridiculous throughout the record, and if you don’t expect tectonic shifts in the way live-band hip-hop beats sound, the cumulative effect is at least thoroughly pleasant. And sometimes thoroughly pleasant plus heavy bass is just what you need. And when the energy level spikes on the late-album P-Funk homage “Nosed Up,” it’s live enough to distract you from wishing there was more of it. It’s all kind of what a skeptic might expect from hip-hop’s most enduring outsiders coming to terms with finally being outside the youthful drive that helped break them in the first place. Middle-aged rap has rarely sounded more grown, with all the mixed-blessing perspective that comes with it. Anonymous Nobody is kind of a downer, but sometimes that’s what you need, especially when the optimism’s just below that melancholy surface. If De La can find their place again after being gone so long, those clouds have got to break eventually.

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