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A Conversation With W.E.T. Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto

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  Follow MisplacedStraws -   Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Insta Very few musicians are as prolific as Jeff Scott Soto, even fewer can match the quality of his output.  Soto's latest release sees him reuniting with Erik Martensson and Robert Saal in the band W.E.T., They are about to release what could be the best record of their career entitled "Retransmission" and Jeff recently joined me once again to talk about this record and much more. Please press the PLAY icon below for the MisplacedStraws Conversation with Jeff Scott Soto: On how W.E.T. formed - It's basically three Swedish bands (Work of Art, Eclipse, & Talisman). I'm not Swedish by any stretch, but as many know, my career started with Swedish musicians and Sweden in general with Yngwie Malmsteen. That being said, I've had three decades of different associations with Swedish musicians starting with Yngwie, then going to Talisman, and then going into W.E.T.. (W.E.T.) was one of the first-ever brainstorm

A Conversation With Guitar Icon Steve Hackett

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  Follow MisplacedStraws -   Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Insta Few musicians can boast of the career Steve Hackett has enjoyed. Now celebrating his 50th year in music, Hackett has guided effortlessly from his prog roots with Genesis through his rock-oriented solo work and classical, nylon string guitar pieces.  He has once again returned to the latter for his new record Under A Mediterranean Sky , a beautiful album that takes the listener on a guided audio tour of some of the most beautiful places on Earth.  Steve recently took some time to return to the site and talk about this new record and his 50th anniversary in music. Please press the PLAY icon below for the MisplacedStraws.com Conversation with Steve Hackett: On returning to classical guitar throughout his career - It's probably once every few years, usually, there's 10 years between these albums, that's what tends to happen. I mean, we'll get on with things (that are) perhaps more commercial and saleable and all th

A Conversation With Singer Ricky Warwick

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  Follow MisplacedStraws -   Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Insta Ricky Warwick is a veteran of the rock scene.  He burst out of Scotland in the early '90s with his band The Almighty, since then he has released solo records, occupied the vocal spot in various incarnations of Thin Lizzy, and fronted the mighty Black Star Riders.  Ricky is about to release his new solo record, titled When Life Was Hard and Fast, in February and recently took some time to talk about it and much more! Please press the PLAY icon below for the MisplacedStraws Conversation with Ricky Warwick: On the decision to release a solo record now - This year, Black Star Riders, we were supposed to be out the whole year touring Another State of Grace that came out of the tail end of 2019, and obviously with this current situation that that just got decimated. But the plan was always to release the (solo) record February of 2021 spend next year promoting it. That was set in stone before the pandemic was even coming around

A Conversation with Foreigner Bassist Jeff Pilson

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Follow MisplacedStraws -  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Insta    The pandemic has hit everyone hard, perhaps no group more than touring musicians and their road crews.  Rock legends Foreigner have seen how hard it's been for their crew and are stepping up to do something about it.  Bassist Jeff Pilson recently joined me to talk about a brand new selection of merchandise the band is selling with all proceeds going to help their crew. Please press the PLAY icon below for the MisplacedStraws Conversation with Jeff Pilson: On setting up a webstore to help their crew -  What we're trying to do is we're trying to auction off things to raise money for our crew. And we're doing things like I got a guitar donated by Breedlove Guitars and it's a beautiful acoustic guitar, sounds and plays wonderful. We will autograph that to whoever buys it personally, and then we will send it to them. What we're trying to do is just raise money for our poor crew. This is, what they do, they