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!

Jewel Interview

Jewel has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and sold over 27 million albums across the world! She first came to fame as an Alaskan musician who had once “lived in her car” back in 1995 with the release of the album “Pieces of You,” which included hits like “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant For Me” & “Foolish Games.” Jewel recently joined Dave O to tell some amazing stories about the good old days, including about the days when she lived in her car, the unbelievable story of how “You Were Meant For Me” came about and much, much more.

Skee-Lo Interview

So just how tall is Skee-Lo? Did he really play basketball? Were all the stories in the 1995 smash hit “I Wish” personal experiences? What was it like acting and VJ’ing shows on MTV? And what is he up to today? Find out the answers to these questions and many more by listening to Skee-Lo and Dave O speak via SKYPE. Skee-Lo is certainly candid and hilarious in this interview!

Robin S. Interview

Robin S. became a worldwide sensation in 1993 when the single “Show Me Love” hit the top of the charts around the world, and that success helped her launch a career that has seen several more hits, from “Love For Love” to “What I Do Best.” These days, you’ll hear multiple artists sampling her work, from Jason Derulo to Chris Brown to Kid Ink. Robin S. recently joined Dave O in a very blunt trip down memory lane, as she spoke about how she was actually SICK when she recorded “Show Me Love,” her surprise at its success, her thoughts on all the artists sampling Read More …

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!