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You’ve wished you could hang out backstage with Melvin for decades, and now you’ll get your chance! Lots of crazy history to cover from Mel’s experiences w/ Dan Reed Network, Edgar Winter, Booker T and the MGs, and Stevie Salas’ Colorcode. And as a special guest, we had an appearance from Colorcode bandmate and rockstar drummer Dave Abbruzzese! This will be the highlight of your week, guaranteed! Subscribe at the YouTube channel and hang out with us, shot live on Friday at 3pm Pacific.

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My earliest mentor, Rob Kohler is a visionary bassist. Rob opened my eyes to sophisticated rock and fusion, and started the first original band I’d ever been a part of: “Energy Positive”. He’s been an educator throughout North America, teaching bass via university and independent programs including Stanford Jazz Workshop, and is currently an adjunct professor at Montana State University. He’s not only a musical phenom, he’s an inspiring human being. We chat about Rob’s inspirations, his journeys, and both of our fathers (who have been friends for over 50 years).

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My favorite Portland band (my son Nolan’s, too) is fronted by a lovely husband and wife pairing, but don’t let that lovey-dovey story fool you… this band is ferocious! Nathan Trueb is known throughout the Northwest as a gifted guitarist, wise beyond his years and lyrically? The man’s got those chops, too. When he and Miri forged their union in “Tango Alpha Tango”, their songs became anthems for all of my road trips. Once you hear the songs the first time, you’re hooked. Those of you who know – you know! Join us as we talk about their new band “White Bike”, “TAT” and the adventures that got them to where they are today.

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You know him from nearly 2 decades of his tenure with A Flock of Seagulls, but my musical brother has been a part of many other iconic bands, including Missing Persons, Gene Loves Jezebel and more. We’ll share some harrowing and humorous road stories with you if you’ll let us!

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Hold on tight, ladies n’ gents… Kelly is true grit rock n’ roll! He’s slayed the stages with Buckcherry for nearly 7 years, was a formative member of Goldfinger, and has rocked w/ rock phenoms Paul Gilbert and Dave Mustaine. Local friends in Portland have seen Kelly rage with the phenomenal AC/DC tribute “The DCs”, and that may be as close as you’ve ever gotten to know Kelly… but tonight? We’ll get closer. Come hang with us!

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The Escape Club are a rock band best known for their Grammy Nominated, US #1 Hit, Wild Wild West. Their other 80’s hits, I’ll Be There, Shake for the Sheikh and Call it Poison all made the Billboard top 30. We all toured together the past coupla years and became like family. One thing I know: Livin’ in the Wild, Wild West is getting crazy. We hang out and reminisce, and you get to come along for the ride.

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Oh yeah, you know there’s gonna be some juicy stuff here. Jeff and I have turned over a lot of stones on this planet in the 25 years I’ve known him! Countless shows, priceless experiences, and of course: plenty of trouble. He’s a sex symbol to many, but to me, he’s just my brotha. His band “The Loyal Order” is blowing up the radio charts right now. Meanwhile, he holds down the low end for 80s rock group “Rough Cutt”, and balances out a successful construction company in Oregon.

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Nick may be best known for forming the 1980s British new wave band Wang Chung. But Feldman was also half of the duo Promised Land, which also featured Jon Moss of Culture Club. He was a founding investor in Interactive Ideas and has worked for Warner Brothers, Sony Music and Sony/BMG. Even more important to me: Nick is a genuine and heartfelt human. We’ve met across the world on tour, sharing experiences, laughs and a few cries along the way. Listen in on some candid conversation with this 80s icon!

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Rob is one of the first players I ever toured with. He’s a true Montanan, but has the wanderlust spirit, taking him across the globe to soak up culture from each stop along the way. We’ve got some hilarious history together, and I love this man’s heart. Listen in on our conversation to find out why.

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Mike and I have shared the stage many times over the years, and this cat has been an influence on me far beyond the lighted stage. He’s a seasoned pro from Motown, and has been releasing new music of his own over the past several years, in-between successful tours with The Romantics. Come get candid nostalgic with Mike Skill and me:

Check out Mike’s new single, “Not My Business”!