Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: Dennis Morris Celebrates 40 Years of Punk with “The Bollocks: A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols”

I had a remarkable opportunity to interview Dennis Morris at The Salon (at Automatic Sweat) a while back. The interview was coupled with large prints of his photographic work that captured the most salient and critical moments in the Punk movement. We sat … Continue reading

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Ray Goren, 16-Year-Old Guitar Phenom, Rocks at Genghis Cohen, Talks about Leon Russell and More

Ray Goren is not your typical 16-year-old high school student. Not many guitarists his age—or any age—have shared the stage with Leon Russell and opened in Monterey for B.B. King. He’s also played with Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Kreiger … Continue reading

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Malibu Bluffs Park Will Host ‘1,000 Butterfly Miracle’ Event on November 13th!

On Sunday, November 13th at 2 pm, 1,000 living butterflies (all native to California) will be released in Malibu Bluffs Park, in honor of mentors and role models who make miracles in people’s lives. The event is part of the … Continue reading

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G. Brian Benson’s “Steve the Alien” Arrives Just in Time to Abduct your Child’s Holidays and Inspire His or Her Mind!!!

Ever wonder if aliens travel to distant planets on scavenger hunts just because they can? Do they have an anatomy similar or different from ours, or just simply more of the appendages we currently take for granted as being enough—when … Continue reading

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Interviewed: Rudy Sarzo, Musician Extraordinaire and Animal Activist

Legend is a term that gets tossed around a lot, especially in music, and the term can be highly subjective. But if the subject of your attention has played on a number of records that have sold in excess of … Continue reading

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Opening Night of Hollywood Museum’s “Child Stars: Then and Now” Inspires Giddy to Kiddy Enthusiasm Now (More than Then) or Ever!

Hey! Teen Beat, Tiger Beat! Remember them?!? Ever wonder what it was like at one of their photo shoots? Well, I have no such information for you either. However, I was able to procure a little intelligence regarding a noted … Continue reading

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Interview: Thorsten Schütte, Director of “Eat that Question”

Tequila Mockingbird chats with Thorsten Schütte, Director of The Zappa film “Eat that Question”  How long are you in the states? I was here for two weeks, and I am traveling to San Francisco, New York, and then we stay in … Continue reading

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Bill Stevenson Talks About The Descendents’ New Album

Interview by Andy Nystrom. Photo by Chris Shary. Originally posted on There’s Something Hard In There . I heard through the punk-rock grapevine that the Descendents would be playing a gig one early evening in the summer of 1981. Not … Continue reading

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Night Talks with Soraya Sebghati, Friday, June 17, DTLA

You see her before you hear her. And you sense her before you see her. Soraya Sebghati, songwriter and lead vocalist for Night Talks, a Los Angeles alternative rock band, takes the stage long after sundown with the metallic burn … Continue reading

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Interviewed – Legendary Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Eric Burdon

Ahead of his performance tonight at The Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival, I got the chance to ask legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Eric Burdon a few questions.  I have to admit, I’m an unabashed fan of both … Continue reading

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