Gin Blossoms Interview

If you asked a music fan to name the best rock groups of the ’90’s, there’s a good chance you’d hear “Gin Blossoms” muttered within the first few words. For several years, it seemed as though the Arizona formed band had a new hit every week, from “Hey Jealousy” to “Found Out About You” to “Follow You Down” to “Allison Road.” Dave O recently SKYPED with Jesse from the Gin Blossoms to discuss the bands formation, the tragic loss of Doug Hopkins, the meaning of many songs and the new album that the band has out, in addition to Jesse’s second solo record. ***NOTE*** A Read More …

US3 Interview

Any 90’s music fanatic will remember the song “Cantaloop” by Us3 for its infectious jazz grooves mixed with hip hop. But did you know that Us3 mastermind Geoff Wilkinson got the rights to sample the Blue Note Records catalog for that and other songs only AFTER thinking he was getting sued? And did you know that he later visited the Birdland Music Club in New York City, only to discover it was now a strip club?!? Dave O recently SKYPED with Wilkinson to discuss these things, as well as Us3’s new record, the future of the group and much, much more.

Tony! Toni! Tone! Interview

Tony! Toni! Tone!… For starters… where in the heck did the Bay area group come up with that name? And were they really as cool, funny and generally bad ass as they seemed? Dave O found out the answer to these questions (by the way, they ARE bad ass and HILARIOUS) and many more from recently catching up with D’Wayne Wiggins from Tony! Toni! Tone! via SKYPE. Besides talking about the old days of “If I Had No Loot,” “Anniversary,” “It Feels Good” and “Lay Your Head On My Pillow,” Dave O and D’Wayne also discussed “The House of Music,” which is D’Wayne’s recording studio. Read More …

Jennifer Paige Interview

Back in 1998, a true “southern belle” hit the top of the pop charts all across the world, when “Crush” from Jennifer Paige was released. In the United States, the song hit #3 on the charts, but around the globe, it was #1 in four countries. Since then, Jennifer Paige has released several more albums (all of which are great, by the way) and worked with a number of other artists, including Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, on the single, “Beautiful Lie.” Paige recently SKYPED with Dave O to discuss her early childhood obsession with the Atlanta Braves, how she got into music, the Read More …

Londonbeat Interview

Londonbeat exploded onto the United States pop scene in 1991 with the smash hit “I’ve Been Thinking About You,” a song that spent 14 weeks on the pop charts and made it all the way to number one. After much work, Dave O recently found Londonbeat lead singer Jimmy Helms, who was delighted to make a connection and talk about the formation of Londonbeat, what he remembers about the moment he found out the group had a number one hit and about the future of Londonbeat.

Barenaked Ladies Interview

The Barenaked Ladies have won multiple Juno and Billboard Music Awards, as well as being nominated for a Grammy. Barenaked Ladies, from the beautiful country of Canada, are best known for their 1990’s hit “One Week,” but have had a stack of other giant hits, too. Dave O recently SKYPED with group co-founder Ed Robertson to talk about Barenaked Ladies both in the mid-90’s, 2012 and everything in between. Listen to the interview here!

4 P.M. Interview

4 P.M. (For Positive Music) was originally formed just outside of Baltimore, Maryland by four close friends. The group had to battle and battle to get noticed and get their break, as you’ll hear in the SKYPE interview Dave O recently had with Martiz Ware of 4 P.M. Click to listen to an inspirational story of four guys who just loved music and wouldn’t quit pursuing it until they achieved success and an equal level of peace in their hearts. Hear of the struggle of getting signed, how “Sukiyaki” became a chosen cover and what the group is up to today, plus much, much more. 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!

All-4-One Interview

Delious Kennedy of All-4-One is who Dave O calls “the Chuck Norris of music.” That’s because it seems like he’s done EVERYTHING, from helping All-4-One achieve a Grammy and sell 22 million records, to professional photography, to dabbling in the film industry, to writing and doing songs for both his own and others. Dave O recently SKYPED with Delious to discuss these topics, as well as the ones that all 90’s diehards want to know – how did the group All-4-One form, how did “I Swear” come about and what was it like performing with Whitney Houston? A great interview for any music fan to 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 …