Interview – Kelly Nickels – L.A. Guns (Steve Riley version) 05/07/2020

By Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. Welcome to Episode #1 of our new interview feature, "Glam Metal Interview Series." During the next few months, I will be featuring interviews with some of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 80's hard rock era. Our first episode features Glam Metal icon Kelly Nickels, bassist/songwriter of L.A.... Continue Reading →

Flashback Interview – Dee Dee Ramone

This is an interview that I conducted on September 7, 1992 with the legendary, punk-rock icon- Dee Dee Ramone. The interview was conducted in his hotel room in downtown Buffalo, NY, a few hours before he hit the stage with his new band - Dee Dee Ramone and the Chinese Dragons at the Continental night... Continue Reading →

Tom Keifer – Bears Den/Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY – 10-18-2019

By Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. Niagara Falls, NY - Tom Keifer, the leader/vocalist/guitarist and songwriter behind the multi-platinum selling 80's hard-rock /glam-metal band Cinderella, has really transitioned well from Cinderella band leader to a solo artist.  This was clearly evident last Friday when Keifer and his amazing band, consisting of  Keifer's wife Savannah Keifer -... Continue Reading →

Can You Play Rock Music with Cello?

Can You Play Rock Music with Cello? You may have initially perceived cello as an instrument that plays nothing but classical music. Even though the cello was born and established in that specific genre, over time, many musicians have dared and eventually succeeded to incorporate cello in various genres of music such as rock. While... Continue Reading →

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