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The Cindy Blackman Santana Conversation

By at 22 September, 2017, 9:17 pm

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Superstar drummer and songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana just released a new summer single, “Fun, Party, Splash,” featuring Carlos Santana and produced by Narada Michael Walden. The past few months have been a blur for Cindy Blackman Santana. She is currently touring and performing with her husband Carlos Santana, is featured […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Santana’s JosĂ© “Chepito” Areas

By at 5 August, 2017, 12:33 am

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  JosĂ© Octavio “Chepito” Areas (born July 25, 1946) is a Nicaraguan percussionist best known for having played timbales in the Latin rock group Santana from 1969-1977 and 1987-1989. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Santana. Chepito is considered to […]

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Sunday Interview: The Voice of Toto, Bobby Kimball

By at 16 July, 2017, 10:49 pm

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HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Legendary rock icon Bobby Kimball, original singer of TOTO, returns with a very special new studio album, “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore.” Bobby said, “My Latest Project has been my New Solo CD: ‘Bobby Kimball We’re Not In Kansas Anymore.’  However, yesterday, July 12th, 2017, I met with my Screenplay […]

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The Box Tops interview

By at 8 May, 2017, 8:42 pm

  HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —   The BOX TOPS recorded a string of hits including the worldwide #1 megahit song, THE LETTER, and others including CRY LIKE A BABY, SOUL DEEP, NEON RAINBOW, CHOO CHOO TRAIN….and more. In 2015, original bassist/vocalist BILL CUNNINGHAM, and original guitarist/vocalist GARY TALLEY teamed up with veteran music industry bandleader/manager […]

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The Juke Box Hero: A conversation with Lou Gramm

By at 19 March, 2017, 11:28 pm

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  Louis Andrew Grammatico was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Nikki (Masetta), a singer, and Bennie Grammatico, a band leader and trumpeter. He attended Gates-Chili High School in Rochester, graduating with the class of 1968. Gramm began his musical career in high school playing in local Rochester bands […]

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INTERVIEW: 10,000 Maniacs founding bass player Steven Gustafson

By at 20 February, 2017, 7:00 pm

By Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez and Belinda Quesada HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —  One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like […]

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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: 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 […]

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

By at 12 December, 2016, 10:35 pm

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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 […]

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The Long Way Home

By at 20 November, 2016, 7:33 pm

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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 […]

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