The amazing dance diva Kym Sims is my special guest! We talk about her 90's experiences, songwriting, some of her favourite musical encounters, her newer music, and some favourite spots in her hometown of Chicago! She's so lovely! We also feature our new friend Joseph Ferguson, a devoted father and mutual Blockhead who is raising money to help kids with cancer. Find out how you can help in this episode!
Kevin Mcinvale from NK Airplay Radio joins me to discuss all things about the Queen of Christmas and the Best Selling Female of All Time, Mariah Carey. How she popularized the whistle register, Her new rarities album, her secretive alternative rock album, her stage fright, and it's time to ask the question - is she ACTUALLY a diva?
Welcome Ray Slijngaard! He's the OG and current member of one of the HUGEST Eurodance acts of all time, 2 Unlimited! Ray fills us in on their Canadian tour this fall, meeting Michael Jackson and having him watch them perform at the World Music Awards, OG vocalist Anita Doth and her contribution to the group, as well as current vocalist Kim Vergouwen, and his favourite 90's memories. It's also time for James P. White and I to review the Billboard Top 10 of 1991 in this installment of "The Long and Short Of It"!
My special guest DJ AK (Amanda) from No More Games Radio is here to talk about Jordan's first solo album in 1999. We also discuss what happened to NKOTB fans in 1994, John Mayer paying Jordan an artistic compliment, Which JK release you should steer clear of, his tenor vs. his falsetto, and her many amazing experiences with the man, including the time she was forced to choose between him and Bon Jovi. I also share the super rare demo "Truck & Fish".
Canada's Queen of Metal, Lee Aaron, is one of my biggest musical heroes. It was a privilege to have her guest on the show, debuting her new album, "Radio On!" We spend a lot of time going deep into her 90's releases, and her experience putting together her latest collection of songs. She is completely fabulous and we love her!
James P. White and Dan Shessel join me this week to talk about the most successful Christian rock band - Petra! We also talk about some of the other great praise and worship artists of the time, and the ones who made crossovers into the mainstream charts. Good friends and good chat!
Ryann Bradley and I take a trip through the career of Metallica in the '90's. The ups and downs, the Napster dilemma, The "Cunning Stunts Tour" shocker, his experiences meeting the band and other celebrity encounters, and more. Be warned: I LOVE "Load" and "Re-Load", and if you hate them, I will fight you!
Our friend Kendra and I do a song-by-song listen to pop star Tiffany's 1990 album "New Inside". A strong album with incredible songs. We reveal some of the details and stories that made this album happen, discuss the Diane Warren-penned ballad "Here In My Heart" and it's relation to AIDS hero Ryan White and the Gulf War, and talk about how radio demands songs in the 3:30 length range.
UK's "The X Factor" star Sean Smith is here with his new album , "Swing For The '90's"! He tells me about working with Simon Cowell, we talk about breaking the North American market, football a.k.a soccer, Eurovision, and some of our favourite 90's artists.
Prolific artist and songwriter Martin Page is joining us! He is the example of a human who truly lives music. We talk about his own hits, including the 1994 smash "In The House of Stone & Light", his writing experiences with Bernie Taupin, the hits he has crafted for others such as "We Built This City" and "King of Wishful Thinking", and a moving track he performed in Germany that he wasn't sure what the outcome would be. He's got new music coming out ASAP!