Marcy Playground Interview

So why the name “Marcy Playground?” Why the song “Sex & Candy?” And what’s the funny story about VH1’s “Pop Up Video” and Marcy Playground? Dave O recently spoke with John Wozniak of Marcy Playground to get the answers to these questions and many more, including information about the insanely rad tour Marcy Playground is a part of this summer. Click for a bunch of nostalgia about the group that first burst onto the national scene in 1997.

Crystal Waters Interview

Crystal Waters spent FORTY FIVE WEEKS on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1994 with the song “100% Pure Love.” Waters, who is also widely known for her 1991 hit “Gypsy Woman,” comes from an extremely talented musical family, as her father (Junior Waters) is a well-known jazz musician and her great aunt (Ethel Waters) was among the first African-American singers to appear in Hollywood musicals. Dave O recently spoke with Crystal to reminisce about her upbringing, the chance encounter that led to a career in music, working with Dennis Rodman and much, much more!

The Escape Club Interview

The Escape Club first hit big in 1988 when the song “Wild, Wild West” went to #1. In 1992, they had their biggest song of the 1990’s, “I’ll Be There,” which has become an anthem for those dealing with the pain of losing a loved one. Dave O recently SKYPED with lead singer Trevor Steel and discussed the controversy regarding the video for “Wild, Wild West,” where the idea for “I’ll Be There” came from, why the group broke up and much, much more.

No Mercy Interview

It was summertime in 1996 when “Where Do You Go” by No Mercy was lighting up radio and dance floors all over the world. The three man group out of Miami would follow that success up with singles like “Please Don’t Go” and “When I Die,” and the group is still kickin’ it today! Dave O recently SKYPED with Marty Cintron of No Mercy to talk about the origin of “Where Do You Go,” working with Frank Farian, traveling the world and what the group is up to today!

Jennifer Lopez Interview

American Music Award Winner. Billboard Music Video Award Winner. MTV VMA Winner. People’s Choice Award Winner. Style Icon of the Decade. Sexiest Woman of the Year. Most Powerful Celebrity of the Year. American Idol judge. Movie star. Music star. Mother. World icon. Jennifer Lopez is the above things and many more. J-Lo recently joined Dave O on Round Trip to discuss motherhood, American Idol, music, movies, pets and much, much more!

Lisa Loeb Interview

Lisa Loeb is just awesome. Period. Not only does she love cats, and not only does she have her own Eyewear Line, but she also is STILL the only artist to ever have a #1 hit (“Stay”) while not signed to a recording contract. That is a feat that will likely never be broken. Dave O recently caught up with Lisa to discuss the good old days, including how she came up with the song “Stay”, how Ethan Hawke helped her land on the “Reality Bites” soundtrack and how the video for “Stay” was done in one take. They also discuss Lisa’s latest addition to Read More …

Jesus Jones Interview

So how in the world did the name “Jesus Jones” come about for a rock band from Britain? What was it like winning MTV’s “Best Newcomer Award” in 1991? And what is the band currently up to? Find out the answers to these questions, plus what the song “Right Here Right Now” is REALLY about, by clicking and listening to Dave O’s recent SKYPE interview with Iain Baker of Jesus Jones, who hit #2 back in 1991. Listen to the interview here!

Boy Krazy Interview

Boy Krazy seemingly became an overnight sensation in 1993 when the single “That’s What Love Can Do” was released in the United States. However, what most people don’t realize is that Boy Krazy had been dropped by their label prior to this and the song had only been worked as a single in the UK. Ruth Ann Roberts of Boy Krazy recently SKYPED with Dave O to tell the bizarre and random story of how and why the group got picked back up by its label and how the song was released in the U.S. Other topics covered include how the group was formed, Ruth Read More …

Brownstone Interview

In 1995, Brownstone was nominated for a Grammy and six Billboard Music Awards for the single “If You Love Me.” Founding member Nicci Gilbert called the show and joined Dave O to talk about being one of the first groups signed to Michael Jackson’s MJJ record label, what it was like working with Michael, her friendship with American Idol Season Three winner Fantasia Barrino, the future of Brownstone and much more.

Culture Beat

Culture Beat was masterminded by the late Torsten Fenslau, who was lost tragically in an automobile accident right at the height of Culture Beat’s success in November of 1993. Fenslau was just 29 years of age at the time, and unfortunately never got the chance to fully comprehend the impact his project would achieve. Culture Beat hit #1 in eleven countries with “Mr. Vain” and won multiple Echo Awards in Germany. Dave O recently caught up with Torsten’s brother Frank, who would take over Culture Beat in November of 1993 and continue to achieve loads of success. Topics discussed include what kind of a man Read More …