Thursday, May 29, 2014

Happy Birthday DANNY ELFMAN (video)

#dannyelfman #oingoboingo #rockfile
Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, record producer, and actor. He is known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme. He has scored the majority of his long-time friend Tim Burton's movies.
Elfman re-entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor. He made his film scoring debut in 1980 for the film Forbidden Zone directed by his older brother Richard Elfman. He has since been nominated for four Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman was honored with the Richard Kirk Award at the 2002 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, May 15, 2014

BILLY SHEEHAN Interview (audio)

#billysheehan #thewinerydogs #rockfile
Last night (May 14, 2014), I had the privilege of spending time with a lifelong hero, Billy Sheehan. Considered one of the world's greatest bassists, his resume reads like rock royalty. (Partial discography below.)

Billy is currently touring the world with his new band, The Winery Dogs, which includes Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy. But, he has some other projects coming up, too, as you will find out in this interview:

My pictures from last night's show are HERE.

Visit Billy at

Visit The Winery Dogs:

Hear music from all of his bands (well, most) at

Some of Billy's extensive work:

1979: Talas
1982: Sink Your Teeth Into That
1983: Live Speed On Ice (live album)
1990: Talas Years
1998: If We Only Knew Then What We Know Now
1998: Live In Buffalo

1985: Burning at the Speed of Light

Tony MacAlpine
1986: Edge of Insanity

1986: MASQUE

David Lee Roth
1986: Eat 'Em and Smile
1988: Skyscraper

Greg Howe
1988: Greg Howe

Mr. Big
1989: Mr. Big
1991: Lean Into It
1993: Bump Ahead
1996: Hey Man
2000: Get Over It
2001: Actual Size
2011: What If...

1996: Niacin
1997: Live
1998: High Bias
2000: Deep
2001: Time Crunch
2003: Live! Blood, Sweat & Beers
2005: Organik
2013: Krush (released April 2, 2013 on Prosthetic Records)

With Explorer's Club
1998: Age of Impact

2001: Compression
2005: Cosmic Troubadour
2006: Prime Cuts
2009: Holy Cow

Terry Bozzio and Billy Sheehan
2002: Nine Short Film

Richie Kotzen
1998: What Is...
2003: Change
2006: Ai Senshi Z×R

The Winery Dogs
2013: The Winery Dogs

Discography from wikipedia


Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Birthday DAVE GAHAN (video)

#davegahan #depechemode #rockfile
David "Dave" Gahan (born 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer for the British electronic music band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also an accomplished solo artist, releasing albums in 2003 (Paper Monsters) and 2007 (Hourglass). Though his bandmate Martin Gore continues to be the main Depeche Mode songwriter, Gahan has contributed a number of songs to the band's most recent albums, Playing the Angel (2005), Sounds of the Universe (2009) and Delta Machine (2013). Three of these songs were released as singles, including "Suffer Well" in 2006, "Hole to Feed" in 2009 and "Should Be Higher" in 2013. In 2012, he also contributed lyrics and sang lead vocals on the Soulsavers album The Light the Dead See. Q magazine ranked Gahan no. 73 on the list of the "100 Greatest Singers" and no. 27 on "The 100 Greatest Frontmen".

source: wikipedia


Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Birthday IAN MCCULLOCH (video)

#ianmcculloch #echoandthebunnymen #rockfile
Ian Stephen McCulloch (born 5 May 1959) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, born in Liverpool and best known as the frontman for the rock group Echo & the Bunnymen.

In October 1978 McCulloch founded Echo & the Bunnymen with Will Sergeant (guitar), Les Pattinson (bass), and a drum machine (allegedly named Echo), making their live d├ębut at Eric's in November that year. In October 1979 the Bunnymen exchanged the drum machine for Pete de Freitas on drums. With their line up solidified, the Bunnymen played in the late 1970s and early 1980s, culminating with the release of Ocean Rain in 1984. Shortly before the album was released, McCulloch described "Ocean Rain" as "the greatest album ever made". McCulloch later said: "When I sing 'The Killing Moon' I know there isn't a band in the world who's got a song anywhere near that."

In 1988, McCulloch left the group to pursue a solo career under the impression the Bunnymen would be laid to rest, if only temporarily. When the remaining Bunnymen continued using the name with new singer Noel Burke, the split became permanent with McCulloch referring to the band as "Echo & the Bogusmen".

In 1997, Echo & the Bunnymen reformed and released the album Evergreen to positive reviews and chart success. Evergreen made the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart and the single Nothing Lasts Forever reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart. The reformed Bunnymen have since released four further albums, the most recent being The Fountain which was released in late 2009.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, May 1, 2014


 #rockfileradio #a7x #rockfile
April 30, 2014, Avenged Sevenfold returned to South Florida for the first time in six years. I had a chance to sit down with Synyster Gates before the show.

Since I didn't not have a photo pass for the show, I had to take a few smart phone shots for you.