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THE PRODUCTION COMPANY LAUNCHES BOWIE’S LAZARUS MUSICAL

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 19, 2019

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips attended the launch of The Production Company’s 2019 season at the Raheen mansion in Kew. The new season features 3 productions including the David Bowie music theatre work Lazarus. In our video coverage, Greg catches up with Lazarus Australian production Director Michael Kantor, actor iOTA, and…

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NAMM Show 2019: NED STEINBERGER (NS DESIGN) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Gear, Interviews, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - February 16, 2019

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips chats with legendary instrument maker Ned Steinberger at Winter NAMM 2019. Founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger, the genius behind the legendary Steinberger headless guitar design and the TransTrem™ System, NS Design has seen the visionary luthier and designer apply his revolutionary techniques to…

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METHYL ETHEL: ‘TRIAGE’ ALBUM INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 14, 2019

Most folks caught onto Methyl Ethel’s infectious brand of electro-pop with 2017’s hit Ubu from the band’s second album Everything Is Forgotten, with it’s earworm chorus of “Why’d you have to go and cut your hair’. Recently Methyl Ethel fans have been thrilled to discover that already released singles from…

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NAMM SHOW 2019: WILLIE ‘BAM BAM’ PARKER INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 11, 2019

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips had the pleasure of chatting with drummer extraordinaire Willie ‘Bam Bam’ Parker at NAMM 2019. Willie Bam Bam Parker’s mother has said that at birth, her son came out swinging and she knew even then that he was going to be a drummer. At age 3…

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NAMM SHOW 2019: ADRIANA BALIC (P!NK KEYBOARDS) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 6, 2019

When we caught up with P!nk’s keyboard player/guitarist Adriana Balic at Soundcheck in Melbourne last year on the Beautiful Trauma tour, it just didn’t seem to be enough time to get to know her. Luckily Adriana agreed to a longer interview at NAMM Show 2019. Adriana Balic is a vocalist,…

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EXCLUSIVE MICHAEL NESMITH INTERVIEW: 2019 AUSTRALIAN MONKEES TOUR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 5, 2019

Ahead of the highly anticipated “The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show” (Featuring Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz) tour of Australia and New Zealand in June, Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down with Mike Nesmith at The Troubadour in LA in an exclusive in-depth interview. Mike spoke about his…

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NAMM SHOW 2019: LEGENDARY BASSIST BOB GLAUB INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 4, 2019

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips spoke to legendary bass player Bob Glaub about his long and distinguished career. Bob Glaub is an American bass player and session musician. He has played with such artists and bands as Journey, Steve Miller Band, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, Dusty Springfield, Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Donna Summer, John…

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NAMM SHOW 2019: ORIANTHI INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 30, 2019

At an early age, Australian born guitarist Orianthi had experienced what most aspiring musicians only dream of. She opened for her hero (Steve Vai), backed an Idol (Carrie Underwood), traded solos with a legend (Carlos Santana) and shared the stage with the King of Pop (Michael Jackson). Now two decades…

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NAMM SHOW 2019: NATE WATTS (Stevie Wonder) INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 29, 2019

Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips had the honour of chatting to legendary bass player Nathan Watts about his career, recording and performing with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Paul  McCartney, Pointer Sisters and many more Born in Detroit on March 25, 1954, Nathan Lamar Watts was raised an only child on…

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NAMM 2019: DEVIN TOWNSEND FRAMUS STORMBENDER INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - January 25, 2019

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Devin Townsend on the Framus Warwick booth at NAMM 2019 to chat about his new signature Stormbender Devin Townsend Signature 7-String Masterbuilt guitar. The Framus Stormbender 7-String is equipped with carbon fiber center, maple top with mahogany back with matching wooden electronic compartment…

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