Dr. Alan Carlos Hernandez

A conversation with Santana lead vocalist, Andy Vargas

By at 15 February, 2017, 9:25 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Herald de Paris) — Andy Vargas is the lead singer of the global rock group Santana and has been living the dream, as he calls it, for over 20 years and 20 World Tours. He leaves for Australia in a few days, then Asia, then well into rock history, as Santana keeps rock and rolling along.
Santana is one of the United States’ biggest international acts and has held that distinction since before Andy Vargas was born, and there is no doubt he was born to do this.
Andy grew up in a very musical family and was influenced first by his father, Javier Vargas, and artists like Pedro Fernandez, Luis Miguel, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, La Mafia, Little Joe, Johnny Y La Familia, and bay area bands such as Malo, Tower of Power and, of course, Carlos Santana.
Herald de Paris Consulting Editor, Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, thanks to Bay Area music impresario Dr. Rock Bernardo Gonzalez, had the opportunity to spend a recent Saturday afternoon sipping coffee and talking to Andy about his amazing life.
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INTERVIEW: A conversation with Icon Loni Anderson

By at 8 February, 2017, 11:36 am

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Loni Anderson stars as Frances, the boozy and inappropriately sexy mother of two middle age children, in the new LGBT themes series dubbed, “My Sister is So Gay.” The series premiered January 22, 2017 on Tello Films. Season One features a total of six episodes. Frances’ gay son Seth (played […]


INTERVIEW: Ian Hunter seminal Rock Star – Mott the Hoople

By at 10 January, 2017, 11:50 pm

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Whilst his achievements during his first decade as a recording artist would have been more than enough to ensure his iconic status, Ian Hunter has never been one to coast on past glories. Indeed, in the past dozen years, he’s made a series of riveting albums that stand with his […]


Master Jazz Guitarist, the Legend, Larry Coryell

By at 23 December, 2016, 10:13 pm


HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock, perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some, Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing in the 1960s. A hard-edged, cutting tone, phrasing, and note-bending that […]


INTERVIEW: Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead Manager, the Iconic Sam Cutler

By at 12 December, 2016, 10:35 pm


HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Sam Cutler has worked with two of the largest grossing live artists in the world, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, and has been at the center of some of the most bizarre and historical developments in modern music. Recently published by Sam: You Can’t Always Get What You […]


Fee Waybill, The Legendary Tubes

By at 8 December, 2016, 8:21 pm


HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  The Tubes have etched a unique place in the history of rock music. Fee Waybill was formerly the San Francisco group’s roadie until 1972, when he was recruited to be the band’s front man and singer. Garnering a cult following, The Tubes became prominent in the 80’s with their wildly […]


The Long Way Home

By at 20 November, 2016, 7:33 pm


SAN FRANCISCO (Herald de Paris) —  Nostalgic, I took a road trip north to see a dear friend up in Wine Country. I was blasting satellite commercial-free radio listening to Classic Rock loud and hardy, played Fender bass on the steering wheel, sang with sneering reckless abandon, and the licks meant something to me on […]


The film ROCKIN’ THE BERLIN WALL A Conversation with Professor Larry Schweikart

By at 19 November, 2014, 3:38 pm


HOLLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Lightyear Entertainment and Specialty Studios, in association with Rockin’ the Wall Studios, announce the consumer release of Rockin’ the Wall on November 4th, 2014 – and a US fall of 2014 theatrical tour in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The feature length documentary offers an […]


The Eclectic and Amazing Skateboard Icon turned Musician, Tommy Guerrero

By at 20 October, 2014, 12:25 am


By Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Special Contributor to the Herald de Paris HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  As a teenager, Tommy Guerrero was one of the most prominent members of the Bones Bregade, Powell Peralta’s professional skateboarding team that was successful during the 1980’s. He was well known for his relaxed style in street skateboarding and his Bones Brigade footage […]


Tower of Power’s Tommy Politzer – Golf Digest # 10 out of 100 Rock and Roll Golfers

By at 20 October, 2014, 12:01 am


By Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Special Contributor to the Herald de Paris HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, this dynamic and trend-setting band has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold-out crowds as […]