interview

078: Jeff Pilson

Sound Matters episode #078 features Tom’s conversation with Jeff Pilson from Foreigner, Dokken, & The End Machine. Jeff is an American musician and accomplished producer

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076: Tony Harnell

March 09, 2019 Sound Matters episode #076 features Tom’s conversation with Tony Harnell. Tony is an American rock singer, best known for his work with the Norwegian hard rock band, TNT. Tony has an exceptional voice and vocal range which spans over 4 octaves. Together, Harnell and guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø have co-written nine studio albums, and…

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075: Mark Kendall

Sound Matters episode #075 features Tom’s conversation with Mark Kendall from the multiplatinum band, Great White. Mark’s passion and natural abilities got him hooked on guitar

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074: Vinny Appice

February 14, 2019 Sound Matters episode #074 features Tom’s conversation with Last In Line drummer, Vinny Appice. Vinny is best known for his work with Black Sabbath and Dio, as well as with numerous other bands and artists including Rick Derringer, John Lennon, Heaven and Hell, and Kill Devil Hill among others. Tom talked to Vinny about…

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073: Frankie Banali

Sound Matters episode #073 features Tom’s conversation with Quiet Riot drummer, Frankie Banali. Frankie is best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band

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071: Miljenko Matijevic

Sound Matters episode #071 features Tom’s conversation with Miljenko (Milly) Matijevic, the powerful voice and frontman of Steelheart. Milly and Tom discuss the band’s new live album

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070: K.K. Downing

December 01, 2018 Sound Matters episode #070 features Tom’s in-depth conversation with the legendary K.K. Downing, formerly of Judas Priest. Tom and K.K. dive into his great book Heavy Duty, Days and Nights in Judas Priest, where he pulls no punches about his experiences growing up, forming one of the greatest heavy metal bands in history, it’s…

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069: Chad Cherry #2

November 10, 2018 Sound Matters episode #069 features Tom’s latest conversation with vocalist and frontman for The Last Vegas, and The Claws, Chad Cherry. Chad is not only one of the coolest rockers I know, he’s also an accomplished serial entrepreneur, with multiple projects going at all times. I was able to catch and shoot The Claws…

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068: Vicky Hamilton

Sound Matters episode #068 features Tom’s great conversation with music industry executive, Grammy winner, and author of the compelling memoir, Appetite for Dysfunction…

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065: Drama Queen

August 18, 2018 Sound Matters episode #065, features the return of Matt Vogt and Rob Pace from Rockford’s DRAMA QUEEN. Tom and the guys discuss their CD release party, plans for the big debut gig, the band’s unique origins, current line-up, as well as their unabashed, unapologetic, and deliberate approach to creating music with the sound…

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064: Chip Z’Nuff

Sound Matters episode #064 features Tom’s great conversation with Chicago’s Enuff Z’Nuff founder, bassist, and now lead singer, Chip Z’Nuff. Chip talks candidly about

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062: Scott Flynn

July 14, 2018 Sound Matters episode #062 features Tom’s long form conversation with Scott Flynn, author of the memoir My Life… Don’t Try This At Home – a collection of 55 funny short stories. Scott is a husband, stepdad, mentor, entrepreneur, artist, and philanthropist. Scott is also the founder and CEO of two international companies, Best…

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