Glen Braget chats with William Murrell, James Brown’s former driver, and author of “365 Things That Make Ya Go Hmmm…” In his book, William Murrell fills the pages with the humor and wit he shared on a daily basis with his dear friend, James Brown and many other celebrities.
Glen Braget chats with author David R. Shumway about his book Rock Star: The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen
Glen Braget’s recent interview with Steve Boone, founding member of the Lovin’ Spoonful and author of Hotter Than a Match Head: My Life on the Run with The Lovin’ Spoonful. Listen in as Boone tell his tale of what it was like to be a member of one of the most beloved and successful groups of the 1960’s.
Basement Rock’s Glen Braget interviews Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member of Traffic and accomplished solo artist Dave Mason in November 2005.
Dave Mason first found fame with the rock band Traffic. Aside from Traffic, Mason has played and recorded with many of the era’s most notable pop and rock musicians, including Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Delaney Bramlett, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Winwood, and Cass Elliot. Mason’s best known song is “Feelin’ Alright”, recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, who had a major hit with the song in 1969. For Traffic, he also wrote “Hole in My Shoe”, a psychedelic pop song that became a hit in its own right. “We Just Disagree”, Mason’s 1977 solo US hit written by Jim Krueger, has become a staple of US Classic Hits and Adult Contemporary radio playlists.
Today Mason performs about 100 shows a year with the Dave Mason Band across the U.S. and Canada. He is also involved with Work Vessels for Veterans (WVFV), an all volunteer movement that provides veterans transitioning to civilian work with tools that have ranged from computers to boats to tractors.
Basement Rock’s Glen Braget interviews Ygarr Ygarrist, founder of 70’s Space-Glam rock group Zolar X, in February, 2005 to talk about the release of Timeless, a Zolar X collection released by Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles records.
Zolar X was a glam rock band, founded in 1973. Zolar X became known, on the LA club scene, for dressing and acting like space-aliens. They spoke an alien language of their own invention. Thier image was matched by their performances, stage sets, and music. They were the house band at Rodney’s English Disco, run by influential Los Angeles radio DJ and hipster Rodney Bingenheimer.
Since the release of the collection Timeless, Zolar X has reformed and continue to play shows in 2013.