Toad the Wet Sprocket Interview

Toad The Wet Sprocket have had eight different songs appear on various Billboard music charts, including six on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts. Dave O was recently joined by Dean Dinning from the group, with topics ranging from how the name Toad The Wet Sprocket came about, to what it was like appearing on so many successful soundtracks.

Jon Secada Interview

Jon Secada has sold over 20 million albums, won two Grammy Awards and performed on Broadway. Secada is also one of the worlds biggest song writers and producers, as he’s worked with artists like Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore and Jennifer Lopez. In addition to his success in the entertainment industry, Secada is a huge philanthropist that gives back as much as he can with a wide variety of charities. Dave O recently SKYPED with Jon Secada to discuss all of this, as well as what it was like moving to America at age nine, growing up working at a coffee shop, the new music and Read More …

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 …

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.

Nelson Interview

Back in the early 1990’s, twin brothers Gunnar and Matthew Nelson, known simply as “Nelson,” had four Top 10 hits with songs like “After The Rain” and “Love and Affection.” In fact, when “Love and Affection” hit #1, it made the Nelson family the first to reach #1 on the charts in three consecutive generations, as father Rick Nelson had done it multiple times, and grandparents Ozzie & Harriet Nelson as well. Dave O recently SKYPED with Gunnar Nelson to talk about the groups new albums, their tribute show to their father and whether or not they could still grow the amazing hair. Listen to Read More …

Nicki French Interview

Nicki French made Bonnie Tyler proud in late 1994 when she re-did “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” To Nicki’s surprise, the song took off all around the world, to the tune of over 5 million copies sold. This propelled Nicki’s music career to new heights and began a successful journey in the entertainment industry that has also seen Nicki on many-a-stages in various theatre productions. Dave O recently SKYPED with Nicki French, who he calls “the nicest woman I’ve ever interviewed,” and the two discussed it all – from Nicki’s upbringing in music, to her early days as a background singer and session vocalist, to Read More …

Howie D of Backstreet Boys Interview

If there was an award to be won in the ’90’s, the Backstreet Boys earned it, from Billboard Music Awards to MTV Video Music Awards to World Music Awards to American Music Awards. BSB, which is often called the “best boy band of all time,” originally consisted of Brian, Nick, Howie D, A.J. and Kevin. The Orlando boys saw seven singles hit the Top 10 in the United States during the ’90’s alone, and that was all from just 1997-1999! Dave O recently SKYPED with Howie D of BSB to talk about the good old days, including some cool stories about some of the biggest Read More …

Tonic Interview

In 1997, Tonic enjoyed the honor of having the most played rock song of the year with “If You Could Only See.” The song went to #1 on numerous charts and helped the Los Angeles-based rock band get started on a career that has seen them nominated for two Grammy Awards. Dave O recently SKYPED with Dan Lavery of Tonic to discuss the good old days of the group, as well as the “hiatus” the guys took for five years in the mid 2000’s, their new album and much, much more. Listen to the interview here!

Eve 6 Interview

It was 1998 when Eve 6 became a household name with the release of their self titled album and the single “Inside Out.” The La Crescenta, California band parlayed that success into a tour with Third Eye Blind (“The Bonfire Tour”) and an insane amount of talk show and TV appearances. Following the album, Eve 6 released three more albums which spawned singles such as “Here’s To The Night,” “Promise” and “Think Twice.” Dave O recently was joined in studio by Eve 6 front man Max Collins, who talked about the entire journey, from being signed to being at the top of the charts, from Read More …

Gina G Interview

Gina G hit the Top 10 in 1996 with “Ooh Ahh Just A Little Bit,” a song she first discovered while working part-time at a record company and screening demo tapes. The Australian raised singer was in the beginning stages of chasing her dream as a singer-song writer at that time, and had the vision to take a rough demo and re-work it/write it with the two performers. It would ultimately make her an international star, though she’d see virtually no money from the song due to shady individuals and contracts related to the project. Dave O recently SKYPED with Gina G to talk about Read More …