This week on Westwood’s One Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. New interviews with KingDom Come’s James Kottak, Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr and Ahmet Zappa. Alan Niven co-hosts.
Our first interview is with former Scorpions drummer James Kottak. We discuss the 30th Anniversary tour, future plans, re-recording the his with current vocalist Keith St.John, the band’s origins and borrowing from Led Zeppelin, his influences, Kottak Attack, the production value in Kingdom Come current tour, being in recovery – “it’s a work in progress”, the help the Scorpions gave him, the Scorpions Farewell tour, the fabulous Humanity: Hour 1 album, doing a sports radio show and more.
Up next is Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr. We talk current album (Walk Between Worlds), current tour, the early days, the importance of movie soundtracks, creative importance of making new music, musical partner Charlie Burchill, seeing the world through other artistic mediums, how music is made today, living near an active volcano and much more.
Our final segment is with Eyeillusion CEO Jeff Pezzuti and Ahmet Zappa. We discuss the Frank Zappa Hologram tour, the technical aspects, Frank Zappa, making the show authentic, The Dio Hologram, Steve Vai and much more.
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