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Devo founder Gerald Casale describes “groundbreaking” new video (audio)

Devo delivered one of the most striking and iconic music videos to ever grace MTV with “Whip It” in the ’80s. And after interviewing band founder Jerry Casale this afternoon, it sounds like the new wave pioneers may be setting the bar again with their forthcoming clip for “What We Do,” the next single from last year’s “Something for Everybody” album.
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Toby Keith talks new songs, creative freedom (audio)

Country superstar Toby Keith is the main attraction at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre on Saturday, when he’ll have support from Trace Adkins. In a few hours, you’ll also see him on the cover of our GO section. But until then, click the links to hear Keith talk about …

… new songs you’ll hear Saturday and …

… creative freedom he’s achieved with his own label.


Interview with Motley Crue’s Vince Neil (audio)

Motley Crue wild man Vince Neil is the main attraction at Snoqualmie Casino tonight, details here. And apologies if you surfed over earlier looking for the interview audio promised in today’s paper. I had some software issues – heh!

But here’s a clip from my interview with Neil talking about the history of Crue Fest and laying out plans for his forthcoming solo disc.

Vince Neil interview


Belles’ Kitchen: AC/DC tribute vixens will send Sixth Avenue’s loudest club off with bang

This is it, folks! The last weekend to swig Rainier and get your mosh on over at Hell’s Kitchen v. 1.0.

In case you haven’t heard, Sixth Avenue’s loudest, most-black-t-shirt-wearenest venue is headed downtown where it will reopen next month. Meanwhile, who better to close the old joint down in style than the rockin’ chicas of Hell’s Belles?

Click here to listen to what Lisa Brisbois, a.k.a. the Belles’ Malcolm Young, had to say about headlining the last three shows at one of her favorite local rock venues.

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Brandi Carlile talks “Give Up the Ghost,” smiling Dobermans (audio)

Maple Valley’s Brandi Carlile delivered my favorite performance of 2008, a breathtaking set with Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall last November. So if you’re like me you’re stoked to see her again Saturday (Oct. 24) at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.

Some of you may have already checked out a related sound bite I posted from my interview with Brandi talking about Elton John and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith appearing on her new “Give Up the Ghost” album. Click the link if you haven’t, or check out these new clips with her talking

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Brandi Carlile on working with Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith (audio)

Brandi Carlile at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla, Calif., in 2007 (Photo by Fred Greaves/AP).
Brandi Carlile at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla, Calif., in 2007 (Photo by Fred Greaves/AP).

Brandi Carlile’s fans have heard the Maple Valley-based singer-songwriter road test “Dying Day,” “Dreams” and other cuts from her forthcoming, third album for months, most notably during a breathtaking date with Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall last November, my favorite performance of 2008.

And come midnight, they’ll finally be able to get their hands on the recorded versions of those tunes as the Rick Rubin produced “Give Up the Ghost” arrives on iTunes and a record store near you.
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