Jason Mraz

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Jason Mraz is living full spiral. It’s not full circle, exactly, because he’s changed and his experiences have changed, but on his 8th studio album, Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride, the musician has found himself returning to a familiar junction in space. Throughout the album, there are hints of Mraz’s formative releases, including his 2002 debut Waiting For My Rocket to Come and 2005’s Mr. A-Z, but it ultimately finds a kinship with 2008’s We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The new songs, which are unabashedly pop, see Mraz reuniting with numerous collaborators, including L.A.

Danny Goldberg

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Danny Goldberg is the President of Gold Village Entertainment a personal management company whose clients include Steve Earle, The Waterboys and Martha Wainwright. He is also the author of five books including ,Serving The Servant:Remembering Kurt Cobain, In Search of the Lost Chord:1967 and the Hippie Idea, Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life in the Rock and Roll Business, and Bloody Crossroads 2020:Art,Entertainment and Resistance to Trump. Goldberg started his career as a journalist and reviewed the Woodstock Festival for Billboard when he was nineteen. In the early nineteen seventies Goldber

Miles Copeland

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Over a career that spans five decades, Miles Copeland has been a source of evolution and revolution across the industry. As founder of I.R.S. Records, BTM (British Talent Management), Illegal Records, Deptford Fun City Records, New Bristol Records, and more, he spent more than 30 years working with artists who topped charts around the world, including The Police, Sting, Berlin, Dead Kennedys, The Cramps, The Go-Gos, Squeeze, R.E.M., The Alarm, and The Bangles, among others. In 2021, Miles published his memoir, Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: My Life in the Music Business.

Doc McGhee

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Doc McGhee is a pioneer in the entertainment industry, overseeing the legendary careers of Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, and Skid Row. Managing the world-famous band KISS for over two decades, Doc reunited the band for their sold-out ‘96-‘97 Alive Worldwide Tour. With products ranging from coffins, to comic books, to skateboards, to pinball machines, it’s hard to find a product today without KISS on it.

Steve Lillywhite

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Steve Lillywhite, CBE is an English five-time Grammy Award winning record producer. Since he began his career in 1977, Lillywhite has collaborated with a variety of musicians including U2, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Morrissey, The Pogues, David Byrne, XTC, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Simple Minds, The Psychedelic Furs, Beady Eye, Phish, The Counting Crows & Thirty Seconds To Mars.

Bob Gruen

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Bob Gruen is one of the most respected rock and roll photographers of all time. His iconic images— including John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt (1974), Led Zeppelin standing in front of their airplane and Sid Vicious eating a hot dog (in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London)—have appeared worldwide in every form, from magazine covers, posters, T-shirts and even postage stamps. He is the author of 15 books including Rock Seen, John Lennon: The New York Years, Green Day: Photographs by Bob Gruen and a new autobiography Right Place, Right Time.

Holly Knight

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A vital force behind the sound of some of rock’s most powerful female artists, Holly Knight’s iconic musical imprint is woven into the very fabric of the MTV generation. Throughout the 1980s, singer/songwriter Holly Knight composed anthems that became the soundtrack for millions of people’s lives, and created and crafted empowering odes to independence, liberation, and equality. These universal themes have never been more relevant than they are today which is why we still hear her music every day.

Felix Cavaliere

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As a founding member of The Rascals (AKA The Young Rascals), Felix sang and played organ and piano, in addition to frequently collaborating with bandmate Eddie Brigati to write some of the band’s most successful songs, such as “How Can I Be Sure?,” “I’ve Been Too Lonely Too Long,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “Groovin’.” The band had 3 #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits including “Good Lovin’,” a song that the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has included on its list of the 500 songs that shaped Rock & Roll The Rascals’ music was heavily rooted in African American influences, and they were the first all

Lou Christie

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Lou Christie’s chart-topping, multi-million selling career as a songwriter, recording artist and performer started in a two track studio in Glenwillard, PA, his rural hometown. At the tender age of 18, he co-wrote and released his first Gold record, 1962’s “The Gypsy Cried”, followed quickly by “Two Faces Have I”, a Top 5 pop hit in 1963, transforming him into a national teen idol.

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