Tal Bachman Interview

Tal Bachman earned BMI’s “Song of the Year Award” in 1999 with the hit “She’s So High,” which also garnered him two Juno’s and Grammy nominations. The son of Randy Bachman, who co-founded “The Guess Who” and “Bachman-Turner Overdrive,” Tal’s career has continued with not only music, but also politics, as he’s served as a political analyst. Dave O recently SKYPED with Tal Bachman to discuss all of the above, as well as topics such as having “She’s So High” re-made in Norway and playing competitive rugby. ***NOTE*** Tal is quite funny, so please beware of consuming liquids during the interview.

Go West Interview

Go West hit the top of the charts back in 1990 with the song “King of Wishful Thinking,” which was featured on the “Pretty Woman” Soundtrack! The group followed up that success with the hit “Faithful,” and continues to release new material to this day. Dave O recently SKYPED with Peter Cox of Go West and talked about these items and many more! Listen to the interview here!

Firehouse Interview

If you ever slow danced in the ’90’s, there’s a great chance one or more of the songs you swayed to were from the band Firehouse. The Charlotte, North Carolina formed band brought us ’90’s hits such as “Don’t Treat Me Bad,” “Love of a Lifetime,” “When I Look Into Your Eyes” and “I Live My Life For You.” Dave O recently SKYPED with Bill Leverty of Firehouse, who told the real story of how the band chose its name, his thoughts on the remarkable success of Firehouse in Southeast Asia and discussed the new Firehouse album!

The Verve Pipe Interview

The Verve Pipe were formed in Lansing, Michigan and signed to a major record deal in 1995. Within two years, the boys had a major hit on their hands with “The Freshman,” which hit the Top 10 in 1997. Donny Brown of The Verve Pipe recently made a connection with Dave O via SKYPE to discuss the “good old days” of the band and the 2011 Verve Pipe, which sees the group still making music. You might be surprised what genre, too. Listen to the interview here!

Everclear Interview

Most know the band Everclear because of lead singer Art Alexakis, who recently sat down with Dave O. Within this interview, you’ll hear Alexakis talk about a variety of subjects, from how many unreleased Everclear songs there are in the vault to the meanings of several of the bands hits. Sprinkled in is advice for anyone going through a tough point in their life, as Alexakis has always been known to share his innermost feelings and struggles with his fans. A must listen for any 90’s music junkie (or anyone who wants to hear from a very inspirational man!).

Blind Melon Update

We got an interesting tweet (@roundtrip90s) from Danny in Rapid City, South Dakota. He asks, “Can u explain what Blind Melon is up to. Together or not?” Danny, I’m glad you brought up Blind Melon, because they’re one of the more underrated bands who came out in the 1990’s. And you’re right, its hard to know exactly what they’re up to in 2013 (for a number of reasons). As you probably know, the band was formed in Los Angeles and eventually made it big with the song “No Rain.” However, lead singer Shannon Hoon tragically died in 1995, at the young age of 28, from Read More …

INOJ Interview

Believe it or not, INOJ never really had aspirations to become a pop star. In fact, at the time she hit it big with the single “Love You Down” in 1997, she was mainly focused on writing. However, a chance call and encounter with Lil Jon led to Joni backwards, or INOJ, to re-do the “Ready For The World” song into a hit. INOJ followed that success up with a re-make of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” and the rest, as they say, is history. Dave O recently SKYPED with INOJ to discuss the amazing story of how she rose to fame and how quickly Read More …

98 Degrees Interview

Ten million albums sold. Eight Top 40 hits. Four studs, back together, reunited, for “The Package Tour” this summer with New Kids On The Block & Boyz II Men. We’re talking about 98 Degrees, of course, who were one of the few “boy bands” to be independently formed by Jeff Timmons, who recently joined Dave O to talk about the good old days and the exciting reunion this summer. Topics covered include what jobs the guys worked in the early days to “get by” in Los Angeles, how the group got its name, the meaning of many of its songs, Nick & Jessica, Jeff with Read More …

C&C Music Factory Interview

When C&C Music Factory is brought up, most people immediately remember smash hits like “Gonna Make You Sweat,” “Here We Go” and “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…” Songs like these helped C&C Music Factory earn more than 35 music industry awards, including VMA’s, AMA’s and Billboard Awards. However, what most people don’t realize is that Robert Clivilles and the late David Cole (hence the C&C) were also HUGE producers/songwriters in the music industry, working with artists like Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and many more. Dave O recently SKYPED with Robert Clivilles to talk about both the C&C days and the days producing Read More …

Sophie B. Hawkins Interview

One of the most interesting women in pop music, Sophie B Hawkins first hit the top ten in 1992 with the song “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover,” off of her album Tongues And Tails, which got her nominated for a Grammy. Sophie followed up that radio success by releasing the song “As I Lay Me Down” and continues to make music today, with a new album out soon. Dave O recently SKYPED with Sophie to talk about the past, but also the present, which includes the new album, Sophie’s artwork and writing a musical for Kristen Chenowith. Listen to the interview here!