At a young age Scottish actor Stuart McGugan (78) caught the acting bug. Even though it seemed like a long shot at the time, growing up in the Scottish village of Letham, Angus, he can now look back on a successful career as an actor in renowned television series such as It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Tutti Frutti and Hamish Macbeth.Continue reading
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An Interview With Actor Frederick Weller
Actor Frederick Weller is mainly known for playing Marshall Mann in the acclaimed US television series ‘In Plain Sight’. But his first and foremost passion is the theatre. The New Orleans-native has been living in New York for many years and has built an impressive resumé on and off-Broadway. Among his plays are David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ with Alan Alda and Tom Wopat, and the Tony award-winning play ‘Take Me Out’. Time to catch up on some of the highlights, challenges and funny experiences in his career.Continue reading
Short Story – She’s With Us
Apart from doing interviews and writing articles, I also write fiction. This story is about the frustrations of a 25-year-old woman who works as a PR assistant for a rock band.Continue reading
An Interview With Bass Player Billy Sheehan
American bass player Billy Sheehan is one of the most versatile and sought-after musicians in the business. The 68-year-old’s professional career started in the seventies and he has touched and entertained people worldwide with his music and performances in successful bands as Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs, The David Lee Roth Band and Talas. The past year Billy has kept himself busy, despite the lockdowns. Not only by working on music, but also by developing a few other talents…Continue reading
An Interview With Director Mel Damski
Few people in the entertainment industry have such a long and diverse filmography as Mel Damski. The 74-year-old American director has worked on numerous acclaimed television series, movies and documentaries, such as ‘Psych’, ‘Ally McBeal’ and ‘Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure’. Over the years he has won a Christopher Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards. He talks about the highs and lows of his impressive career in the demanding world of showbusiness and gives a glimpse into his current documentary project.Continue reading
An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Eric Martin
American singer and musician Eric Martin (60) rose to fame with hard rock band Mr. Big in the early nineties. The members scored a worldwide number one hit with the ballad To Be With You and have been successful both as a group and with their own music projects. During the Covid-19 pandemic there are hardly any concerts, but it’s a good time to catch up with Eric and have an online chat about his songwriting, the politeness of Japanese audiences and a funny story involving Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale and Chinese chicken salad.
Short Story – Takuya
An Interview With Author Stephan Lee
‘K-Pop Confidential’ is the name of Stephan Lee’s debut novel and it’s a treat! Set in the glamourous, yet highly competitive world of the South Korean K-pop industry, the book is not only entertaining, but also sheds light on how tough the life of a young popstar trainee can be.
An Interview With Singer-Songwriter Eric Bazilian
After decades of songwriting, singing, producing and performing, The Hooters’ Eric Bazilian is still as active in the music industry as ever before. The 66-year-old Philadelphia native has created major hits with his own band, but also for dozens of other talented artists such as Joan Osborne (One of Us), Ricky Martin (Private Emotion), The Scorpions (The Best Is Yet To Come) and Amanda Marshall (Believe In You). In the summer of 2020 Eric is going on an extensive Hooters’ 40th anniversary tour through Germany, but he’s working on several music projects with different artists as well.
A Quick Q&A With South Korean Rockband Hey Men
In September 2019 I had the pleasure of seeing the South Korean rockband Hey Men perform on the infamous streets of Hongdae, Seoul. They certainly knew how to get the crowd dancing along to their music! Time for a quick Q&A with these three talented young men. Continue reading
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