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9:33 minutes Jason Bonham talks to Iris about Led Zeppelin and more...

Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zepplin drummer, John Bonham, honors his father's life 30 years after he passed away with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. He will do 30 dates, and Portland, Oregon is on the list of cities for the tour. He has also been busy with a new "supergroup" project, Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinian and produced by Kevin Shirley. Their album will be released on September 21st, and they have plans for another album, plus a tour coming in 2011. So, Jason's going to be a very busy man in the years to come.

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12:38 minutes Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman talks to Iris about Croweology and more

I was lucky enough to get an interview with Steve Gorman, who started with the Black Crowes since their inception through 2001, then took a break to play with other projects, and then came back to the band in 2005. We talked about music, Crowes, Warren Zevon, and sports. Enjoy,

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13:00 minutes Gloria Johnson Interviews Brian May

Gloria Johnson and Brian May of Queen catch up about his recent projects.

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12:49 minutes Bill Champlin tells Iris about the new line up in The Sons of Champlin!

Being a huge Sons of Champlin fan, I always love getting the chance to talk to the namesake of the band. Bill Champlin is funny, cool, and one of my favorite musicians ever. With the Sons coming to the Aladdin again, he also has a true SON of Champlin in the band now, and wait until you hear him talk about his son, Will. His wife, Tamara, is also in the band, and when these three sing together, angels will be weeping from heaven because it's so good! Enjoy the chat. Oh, and go to the show!!!

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10:41 minutes Gloria Johnson interviews Joe Elliott July 2010

Gloria Johnson chats with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard in July of 2010 to hear about his latest projects.

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15:18 minutes Jeff Mitchell interviews Burton Cummings

Jeff Mitchell interviews Burton Cummings from the band, The Guess Who.

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17:02 minutes Peter Frampton says "Thank You Mr. Churchill!"

Peter Frampton, Grammy winning rocker, and the heart throb of several decades for me, has a wonderful new album taking a look at how life has been with us Baby Boomers. The title track gives a nod to the historical and larger than life Winston Churchill. The CD also pays homage to Motown, and his son, Julian plays on the CD as well. He's a delightful interview, and such an interesting man. Thank you Mr. Frampton!! -Iris

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10:40 minutes Iris and George Thorogood catch up.

George talks about how to stay healthy in this business, Mother's Day, The Roseland Theater's pole, and wonders why Martin Scorsese hasn't called.

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7:48 minutes Scorpions Klaus Meine Interviewed by Jeff Mitchell

Listen to the Scorpion's Klaus Meine discuss the final Scorpions tour.

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3:24 minutes Rob Halford talks to Iris about Winter Songs 11/13/09

The premiere voice of metal, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, has released an album with his band Halford called "Winter Songs." Not only does this album treat the songs with genuine respect and joy, but also with what we expect from this King of Metal! This is a must have Christmas album for rockers! Rob also talks about Priest, the British Steel Anniversary tour, Nostradamus, and coming back to Portland. He is one of the kindest people you will ever meet, which seems in direct contrast to his on stage persona. Merry Christmas from Halford!

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9:05 minutes Rich Williams, guitarist of the band Kansas, talks to Iris 10/13/09

Kansas released a DVD/CD set called "There's No Place Like Home" on October 13th, 2009. Recorded in Topeka in honor of their 35th Anniversary along with The Washburn University Symphony, it's a loving record of Kansas live. Rich Williams talks to Iris about how the concert came together, how it differs from their tour which was recently in Tacoma, how they decided on the songs, and why you probably will not be hearing any brand new songs from the band in the near future. They would however like to do more shows with local symphony orchestras in the tours to come.

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11:09 minutes Portland's own Tommy Thayer talks to Iris 11/12/09

Tommy cut his teeth rockin' the local Portland bar scene when we first met and he was just out of high school. From local bands, to the nationally known Black 'n Blue, and now a member of KISS, he is one of the nicest and coolest guys on the planet. Tommy talks about the KISS Alive 35 Tour coming to Portland on November 17th, the new album "Sonic Boom," his rock history, joining KISS, Gene Simmons, and giving back to the community he's from.

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17:55 minutes Bill Champlin talks to Iris 11/5/09

The founder of The Sons of Champlin and member of Chicago for 28 years goes it alone on his new CD "No Place Left to Fall" and a tour to back it up. He'll be in Portland at Jimmy Mak's on November 19th for 2 shows. He talks about making the album, leaving Chicago, moving back to Southern California, the solo tour, and even gives fans of The Sons hope about future projects. No matter what Bill does, I'll be there to support it!

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13:34 minutes Ari Gold, director/writer/star of the movie "Adventures of Power" talks to Iris 11/05/09

The name seems familiar if you have watched HBO's "Entourage." But this is the REAL Ari Gold, and not the Jeremy Pivin character. However, there are links between the show and Ari in real life. Such as Ari plays ukulele in a band with Adrian Grenier, star of "Entourage." Adrian is also in Ari's movie "Adventures of Power" also starring Michael McKean, and a cameo from Neil Peart! With the Portland premiere this weekend, he invites the KGON audience to participate in the "air contest" that they'll have at the show. If you play "air bagpipes" he guarantees a prize!

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13:52 minutes Ian Anderson talks to Iris 11/05/09

The founder, front man, and leader of Jethro Tull is on a different kind of tour that comes to Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday, November 13th. Along with his own musicians, the Oregon Symphony will be playing with Ian as well. He talks about what it takes to do this kind of tour, about his website, the impact of travel on our environment, and his crusade to help the wild species of cats that are nearing extinction.

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11:27 minutes Dr. Maya Angelou talks to Iris Harrison, October 30, 2009

I'm still in awe after talking with Dr. Angelou. She's wise, warm, funny, and I'm absolutely blessed that I had this opportunity to chat with her about her book "Letter to my Daughter." The mother of only one child, a son, she writes this for all the women of the world. Also being a mother of only one son, I think it's a book that men will benefit from as well. I've read it. It's very truthful, and sometimes takes your breath away with how frank it really is. She's walked an incredible journey, and at age 81, she still laughs at life's little hardships that teach us about ourselves.

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9:41 minutes Jim Messina talks to Iris Harrison 10/23/09

Jimmy Messina talks about how he started in music, his days with Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and how being asked to produce Kenny Loggins solo album led to Loggins & Messina's successful recording career. He talks about the 2009 tour, and how they got back together after years apart in 2004.

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22:56 minutes Harvey Kubernik, author of "Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and Music of Laurel Canyon" talks to Iris

Harvey Kubernik is the real deal. He was born in L.A. and went to the same high school as Flea and Slash, though not at the same time. He has written the most amazing love story to a place within a place...Laurel Canyon within the madness that is Los Angeles...because of it's rich history in rock and roll. Out of that canyon came The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, the idea for Monterey Pop, and much more.

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26:39 minutes N.E.D. No Evidence of Disease. Doctors who ROCK! Iris talks to Dr. Will Winter, guitarist.

Six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the U.S. formed a band with the name that represents the hope that these doctors has for every patient. That at the end of treatment, their disease will be gone. Created as a cover band for a specific event, they went on to write and record a CD, with liner notes that not only celebrates the fact that Music Heals...but with very helpful information about what every woman should know about gynecologic cancer.

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23:57 minutes Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2009!

Iris chats with Marc Baker, board member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame about the organization, and the event at the Roseland on October 17th. Marc got into the music world as a DJ at Oregon State, managed the Crazy 8's, and then regained his sanity and is the partner in an independant insurance company in Portland. Marc's heart is still very much with the local music scene, and the conversation is about all the unique and amazing local talent that the Portland area is blessed with. Enjoy!

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