The following is my very in depth interview with the legendary keyboardist from The Doors, Ray Manzarek. I talked with Ray about past, present and future, and I got some great stories and insights. There are even some stories about The Doors I've never heard before, and I've read a bunch of the books! I also talk with Bal, who made the album, Atonal Head, with Ray as a complete collaboration. Bal is a trumpet player/composer/producer extraordinaire working out of LA. He also does many clinics and seminars on recording and preforming. This was a life-long dream come true. I have been a Doors fan ever since falling in love with music, and I will remember this forever. *Also included for your listening pleasure is "Shinjuku Nights" from Atonal Head by Ray Manzarek and Bal. Hope you enjoy!
Please put your hands together…or rattle your jewelry…
Legendary artist and TuneCore customer, Ziggy Marley won a Grammy!
From his website:
Los Angeles, CA (February 16th, 2007) â€“ Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ziggy Marley, won the award for Best Reggae Album at the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, February 11th for his second solo studio album Love Is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide). This marks Marley’s 1st win as a solo artist and his 4th total in the Best Reggae category. Marley has three previous wins with Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.
“I’m honored and appreciative that this very personal album was acknowledged by the Recording Academy,” said Marley after receiving the award.
Love Is My Religion expands upon the personal, social and political themes explored in Ziggy’s debut CD, Dragonfly, peppering a reggae core with African percussion and other flavors. Ziggy serves as the album’s songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. The album was independently released on July 4th, 2006 and is currently being sold exclusively through Target. “One of my father’s goals was to release an album independently. His plan was to do that after the release of his final album on a major label â€“ unfortunately, he never had the chance,” shared Ziggy. “This album and the way it is being sold is important to me in honoring my father’s spirit.”
Ziggy Marley’s early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father. He later joined his siblings to front The Melody Makers, whose eight best-selling albums generated such chart-topping hits as “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down” Ziggy’s solo debut, Dragonfly, was released in 2003 and featured such artists as Flea and John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mike Einziger and DJ Kilmore (Incubus). For more information on Ziggy Marley, please log on to www.ziggymarley.com.
We congratulate him on all the success of his album, and look for more to come!
An interview with Izzy Stradling from Guns N’ Roses – making the albums, the rise to fame, leaving the band and what happened next