Music, Marketing, & Motivation

009: Bill Leverty

Sound Matters 009:

March 04, 2017

Episode #009 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s in-depth interview with FireHouse guitarist Bill Leverty talking about Bill’s new solo material, the history of Firehouse, the music business past & present, and more. This episode spotlights Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album, and Alice In Chains classic track “Rooster.” Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment wraps up the show.

On This Episode:

  1. Get Sound Matters interview podcasts on iTunes or Spreaker
  2. Interview Guest: BILL LEVERTY of FIREHOUSE
  3. Sound Matter Moment… “Nothing Else Matters”


Inside the Interview:
01:40 – On intellectual property in the age of the internet…
03:00 – On photography & concert photography…
05:04 – About Bill’s new solo single “You’re A Natural (Disaster)”
09:43 – Bill’s back catalog of solo material…
14:22 – The Firehouse Rock Never Stops Tour in ’98 & the state of rock music at that time…
16:46 – On why 80’s & 90’s music fell out of favor, and is now back…
19:40 – On Firehouse winning Best New Artist at the 1992 AMA’s…
21:23 – Why do bands like Firehouse and others from that era do well outside of the U.S.?
24:06 – On the secrets to Firehouse’s success and longevity…
28:13 – New Firehouse music forthcoming…?
29:53 – On streaming in today’s music business…
34:34 – What’s a question no one asks, but you wish they would?

Photo by Tom Leu

Connect with Bill Leverty:
Twitter: (@leverty)
Instagram: (@billleverty)

Album Spotlight >> Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

A ‘Sound Matter Moment’ >>

Article: “Nothing Else Matters” by Tom Leu

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