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Join host Jacqueline Jax for a Behind The Music episode with co-host Alan Vine from The liveD. This episode talks about Motley Crew, one of their top 5 rock bands of all time and Alan’s personal experiences on tour. This show offers a great insight into the rock band lifestyle of the past and present.

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Jacqueline Jax logo photoThe combination of larger than life personalities with the theatrics of Kiss and the power hooks of Cheap Trick made this L.A Band a leader and legend of rock right from the start in 1981. But it was the volatile nature of it’s members that challenged the stability of this band. Despite the efforts of creator and bassist Nikki Sixx, Singer Vince Neil and drummer Tommy Lee drifted in and out of the band from the 90’s onward but the massive media exposure  fueled from their monster hits kept Crew fans thirsty for more music. In 2004 the four original band members announced a reunion tour for the following year which was to coincide with the release of their greatest hits album, (listen below) Red, White & Crew which went platinum within six months of it’s release. Then followed by a celebrated concert album, Carnival of Sins Live in 2006. After that a record of new material, Saints of Los Angeles arrived on the shelves in 2008. This massive build of new and old music fueled a summer Crue fest tour that netted over $40 million in it’s first year and continued in 2012 and 2013 finalizing in 2014 with a farewell tour with Alice Cooper as their special guest. The band had a tremendous journey spanning decades and continues to be one of the best and most noted rock bands of all time.
Jacqueline Jax – Host of A.V.A Live Radio

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Formed in the earliest days of 2011 out of Hollywood Florida, powergroup the liveD has quickly begun creating quite a buzz along the east coast. With an upcoming, much anticipated video and full length EP, the word of Alan Vine will be distributed quickly and effectively.
With lead wreckingball heavy, beartrap catchy, and a uncontrollable foot-stomping sound- the liveD puts on a live show to be remembered.
Assembling musicians from a broad tonal spectrum has contributed to quickly forming a unique, distinct sound; yet a strangely familiar, brutally honest feel.
Alan Vine is the man responsible for the creative side of the spectrum. With a powerful chordal stomp on the piano and comical, straightforward, crowd endearing lyrics; Mr. Vine breaks out of the overly beaten mold that has become too familiar in these times.
Drummer Todd Vine Is the animal-esque tyrant behind the drumkit. Combined with the chest punching, grizzly-pulse of bassist Todd Weiss, the rhythm section (THE TODD”S) of the group harnesses the rumble of a thousand rabid, stampeding bulls.
Guitarist Jim Supersonic Potts summons a raunchy, muddy, delta blues tone reminiscent of the late R.L. Burnside crossed with the recent Dan Auerbach, yet utilizing the melodic sound and speed of a post bluegrass flatpicker.
To pigeonhole this group in to one category, or to name half a dozen influences would not only do injustice, but would be musically misleading at best.
As a listener, whether you seek the clever dialogue, distinct melodies, and old timey sound of folks such as Johnny Cash, or Merle Haggard- or perhaps seek the thunderous, chest thumping bottom end of even the heaviest groups today- It is guaranteed that you will find something in between to suit your preference.
The liveD plays mostly original tunes, but do make a few well selected exceptions.
No matter what your taste, the vaudevillian performance by the liveD will be something you will not be forgetting anytime soon.

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Comments from Listeners:

 

  • Thought provoking…
    If successful artists can fly in from anywhere, play a stadium, party after, and get up the next day for 60 interviews then how serious is a new artist considered to be about their music careers if they complain that a 10am interview is just to early to make. lol… Would love to hear your thoughts…

  • Mark Allen 7.62% serious
  • Douglas Matamoros We use to call such an “Artist” A lazy ass
  • Jacqueline Jax Not telling you who this is but yes this really happens. lol
  • Crystal Taffoni A job is a job. Wether you’re cashier for a retail department, or an “Artist”. You have to pay your dues, everyone starts from the beginning, the bottom etc. You have to work to make it to the top, in any job class. And I’ve noticed half of my generation wants something to do with Hollywood, though in that half, a good handful are doing it for the money and fame alone. When you’re doing something for the wrong reasons, the latter you must climb seems pointless and you begin to complain and draw lines for yourself, and in the end its hurting you and you only. If you did perform till midnight, and you have an interview at 10am, and you’re a new artist, I think you should be grateful you’re able to perform and live your dream for what ever reasons you have, and be grateful to have an interview at all, because that means the public has taken an interest in you and your work. But this is all just an.opinion.
  • Crystal Taffoni Oh and if they think 10am is too early to function, they obviously never held a day job lol. Again, just saying
  • Chris Franz This is the same as the artist I meet randomly at airports, or clubs, or anywhere. They tell you how a great their band is or how great an artist they are and yet when yo ask for a cd or even a business card, they dont have it. In your case, they are bigger in their heads than they are on the charts.
  • Seth Curry Being a full time musician is just like any other job as far as being on time for whatever calls. If they are serious about making it a career, they’d be there. Before I went into architecture, I thought about pursuing music, but I didn’t want to be on the road. I think that if they are serious, then they need to be serious about all the different aspects of it. 10 am is not that early in my opinion.
  • Joseph Sowka Music will last forever but the industry is doomed. Everyone wants to be a star but most aren’t willing to put in their 10,000 hours. You gotta get booed off the stage in a Boston bar before you can become Aerosmith.
  • Jacqueline Jax Great conversation everyone. Love your opinions.
  • Seth Curry Speaking of being booed off stage, Stevie Ray Vaughan was booed the first time he played the Montreal Pop Festival, then was cheered on the second time after he got famous.
  • Joseph Sowka …and Springsteen used to open for Chicago.
  • Colly Cranney The way music is presently consumed from streaming to downloads, sync licensing opportunities plus many more to usual CD and (great to see a revival) in some cases vinyl, with all these new facets the artist should be prepared to do the necessary PR whenever necessary and at whatever time it needs done for one very simple reason EXPOSURE. Albiet, you wouldnt do an interview at 10am if it wasnt going to generate exposure.
    In my opinion though i find that artists have become brands and like any brand they play it safe and work within the parameters of a corporate type structure – i find that most artists with a few exceptions, are boring, predictable and most of all not artists but managed brands. This however leaves the stage empty and ready for the next big thing that usually starts underground before exploding into the mainstream – talent isnt manufactured it’s discovered.
  • Jacqueline Jax Colly Cranney Great point. One of the problems I find as I review so many artists every day is that usually they lack the ability to connect with their audience. 90% of them have social media pages that aren’t very exciting or packed with engaging content and their submitted stories are so safe they lack the kind of passion we all seek in our artists. So they just spin their wheels never really getting there only to end up complaining, becoming bitter and building up egocentric walls. Then comes the all to familiar attitude filled phrase, “no one understands me” . It’s a real shame but I’ll just keep looking.
  • Larry Camarillo Connecting with their audience is an excellent point. After a concert was over, I had approached a leader of a trio, who had opened a 20 minute set for a very well known local artist. I had commented, “Hey, good job, I had really enjoyed your set.” His response was a simple, “Thank you,” with the aura that he was being disturbed. He didn’t follow up with, “Hey, we’ll be playing at the ______ next Saturday night, check out our website for more detail…” and so on.
    Hence, due to being walled up with his ego issues and lack of social skills, there was no personal connection, and with that, I can care less if we ever cross paths again. Always remain humble, because connecting with your audience is an extremely important marketing strategy.

 

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