Chatting with Mike Skill (The Romantics), Wayne Kramer (The MC5), and Chuck Alkazian (Pearl Sound Studios)
Clink on arrow above to listen to audio By Vlad, Rock At Night Detroit Interview: Mike Skill (The Romantics), Wayne Kramer (The MC5), and Chuck Alkazian (Pearl Sound Studios) Rock At Night's Podcast Channel--Listen to the iTunes Audio Interview Here or Google Podcast Rock At Night recently had the privilege of hosting a panel of some Detroit legends who have left a major mark on modern rock music, including Mike Skill (songwriter and co-founder of the Romantics) and Wayne Kramer (co-founder and guitarist of the MC5, film composer and social activist). Joining in the fun was studio stalwart and producer of Skill’s recent ‘67 Riot’ single (and Rock At Night friend), Chuck Alkazian. If you catch our video or podcast, you’ll experience a lively and illuminating conversation on topics ranging from the origins of Skill’s new single to social injustice to Detroit musical influences—both familiar and obscure—that helped shape the panelists’ musical direction. Be sure to look for it on one of the links below. Complete Video of Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxO54721CU&t=2421s Social Media Links: Mike Skill-WEBSITE Wayne Kramer-WEBSITE Jail Guitar Doors Chuck Alkazian-Instagram Rock At Night's theme song is "Get On Down If You Feel Up To It" by Billy "Bass" Alford
Sep 3, 2020
Clink on arrow above to listen to audio By Vlad, Rock At Night Detroit Interview: Music Producer Chuck Alkazian of Pearl Sound Studios--Metro Detroit Rock At Night's Podcast Channel--Listen to the iTunes Audio Interview Here or Google Podcast In some ways, producer Chuck Alkazian is like the “Zelig” of modern day music in Metro Detroit, having worked with a wide array of artists and genres spanning Soundgarden, Pop Evil, Eminem, Madonna, and even techno legend Derrick May. But he’s no anonymous background figure—he’s built many relationships by personally understanding and motivating each of his clients, both famous and inspiring. Rock At Night had the opportunity recently to chat with Alkazian, who regaled us with his philosophy on production (hint: It’s the song that matters) and entertaining stories of artists and friendships that endure as long as the memorable sonic moments he’s conjured in the studio. Join us for a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation. Pearl Sound Studios-FACEBOOK Rock At Night's theme song is "Get On Down If You Feel Up To It" by Billy "Bass" Alford
Jul 5, 2020
TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW CLICK ON THE ARROW ABOVE By Joel Barrios, Rock At Night Miami Correspondent Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND have announced the release of their long awaited new album Immortals next January 20th, 2017 via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe & AFM Records in North America. The first band recording in four years, the band works for the first time ever with co-producer Dennis Ward and brings Henning Basse to the fold as the new singer. Rock at Night had the pleasure of speaking with Firewind's mastermind Gus G about the lyrical theme behind "Immortals", how the experience of working with Dennis and Henning influenced the recording, what the band's fanbase could expect from the new album, what is in store in terms of future touring in the United States, what music impacts Gus not only as a guitar player but as a musicians overall, what are the chances for him to record a purely instrumental album and what is going on with the heavy metal scene in Greek. OR LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW ON iTUNES HERE FIREWIND LINE-UP: Henning Basse - Vocals Gus G. - Guitars Petros Christo - Bass Bob Katsionis - Keyboards Jo Nunez - Drums Firewind Website Twitter FACEBOOK You can read Rock At Night's review of Gus G in Orlando, Florida (September 2016) HERE Rock At Night's theme song is "Get On Down If You Feel Up To It" by Billy "Bass" Alford
Dec 11, 2016
TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO INTERVIEW CLICK ON THE ARROW ABOVE By Joel Barrios, Rock At Night Miami Correspondent Progressive metal has been an evolving sub- type of metal since the eighties and Fates Warning is widely revered as the true creators of the genre. On the scene for more than 3 decades now, the band has built a massive international following as well as released 12 full length records over that period. Last July 1st their last discographic effort entitled Theories of Flight saw the light of day, and it's been garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike, many calling the album the best in the band's catalog. We recently published a review I wrote about the record (You can read it here) and now I talked on the phone for a half hour with Fates Warning’s bass player Joey Vera, discussing several topics like what he would do if taken back in time to the moment he was asked to join the band, how stoked they are about the reception Theories of Flight have received, how he manages to separate his musical duties in two so different bands like Fates Warning and Armored Saint; what is going on with the other musical projects he’s involved with, what drives bands like Fates to keep moving forward despite the shortcomings in the music industry nowadays, and how the album was conceived with the band members working bi-coastal. OR LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW ON iTUNES HERE Website Twitter: @FatesWarning FACEBOOK Rock At Night's theme song is "Get On Down If You Feel Up To It" by Billy "Bass" Alford
Jul 21, 2016
TO LISTEN CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE By Chyrisse Tabone, Tampa Correspondent Members: Greg Moir - Guitar/Lead Vocals, Dick Wisby - Guitar, Robert McGregor - Bass, and Keith Harris - Drums; Genre: Melodic Death Metal; Home Town; Melbourne, Florida, USA Rock At Night had the pleasure of hearing self-proclaimed Viking death metal band play at Venue 578 in Orlando, Florida on November 28th. Withering Earth was the support band for GWAR that evening and played a tight set to much fanfare, cheering, and circle pits during what was their second gig (although one would never know it). I was able to chat with them in the parking lot (we needed a quiet spot) about the origin of the band's name, their musical influences, unusual facts about individual members, shapeshifting, Viking lore, wolf "snuggies", and even their opinion of Swedish death metal band (my new fav'), Ghost. It was really a fun and entertaining interview so click on the link above to listen or click below for the iTunes. Listen on iTunes PHOTO GALLERY VIDEOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqiN4KyJ0II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58uNMFMbAQk FACEBOOK The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission to Rock At Night and the photographer. Use of any image is a violation of the United States and International Copyright laws.
Nov 27, 2015
By Jason Michaelsen, Tampa Correspondent Venue: Sacred Grounds, Tampa--August 4, 2015 Every band wants to be famous. The Stolen, coming out of Old Bridge, New Jersy, is no exception. They are well-known throughout the Northeast and parts of Canada, playing with bands like The Offspring and All American Rejects, plus playing at Vans Warped Tour--but want to reach out more. What do you do in a case like that? Well, you book a tour going down the East Coast! Members: Dom Cuce - Vocals Rob Chiarappa - Guitar/Vocals Kevin Smart- Bass Mikey McDonald - Guitar Mike Chiarappa - Drums, Genre: Pop Rock / Alternative, Home Town: Old Bridge, New Jersey I was able to sit down with them in Tampa and catch their show. We talked for a while and here is what they had to say: LISTEN on iTUNES: THE STOLEN "Chardonnay" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbFBFNj24k WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission to Rock At Night and the photographer. Use of any image is a violation of the United States and International Copyright laws.
Aug 3, 2015