Rock Music Alliance: Channel 1

Rock Music Alliance

On RMA’s Channel 1 you’ll hear our shows: “Interview Sessions” with prominent musicians, celebrity artists, music industry people, and more – all related to rock music and it’s many genres; and “Rising Artist Spotlight” where we chat and listen a little to new rock artists trying to rise up and establish their careers. Plus, special guests and events from time to time! read less
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Episodes

E14: John Tempesta - Interview Sessions With The Drummer For The Cult, Rob Zombie, Testament, Exodus, And More In This Overview Of His Career To Date.
22-04-2021
E14: John Tempesta - Interview Sessions With The Drummer For The Cult, Rob Zombie, Testament, Exodus, And More In This Overview Of His Career To Date.
In this episode, John Tempesta speaks with host Cole Coleman about how Motor Sister is mixing their new record; doing remote drum sessions; his beginnings in the Bronx; how he got his first drum kit; how watching Dennis Davis with David Bowie and seeing the Beatles’ movie A Hard Days Night inspired him; how Cozy Powel and John Bonham were major influences; how at age 14 he got out to see numerous shows; playing covers and originals with Jakals; getting out on the road for the first time as a drum tech for Charlie Benente of Anthrax and how that led to his drum position with Exodus; how timing and taking chances has led to many of his drum gigs; how being able to give his first gold record with White Zombie to his parents was a deep moment for him; how electronic drums and loops have been more inspiring than threatening; how he first thought the song More Human Than Human wouldn’t make the album Astro-Creep: 2000; how he started working with Page Hamilton and the new Helmet; how he got the gig with The Cult; the revelation that virtually every gig he’s had has been with people he’s known; how important it is to keep in touch with people you’ve worked with; working with Tony Iommi; how while he’s played a lot of styles in different bands he’s always wanted to try a modern Progressive Rock band; how doing your homework before an audition and going in with confidence and just going for it can get you places!
E13: Cyan Kicks - Interview Sessions With The Finnish Band As They Announce Their Latest EP Release "Not Your Kind." Plus, We Explore Their Origins And Listen To A Song From Their New Release.
12-03-2021
E13: Cyan Kicks - Interview Sessions With The Finnish Band As They Announce Their Latest EP Release "Not Your Kind." Plus, We Explore Their Origins And Listen To A Song From Their New Release.
In this episode, host Cole Coleman talks with Susanna Aleksandra, Niila Perkkio, and Leevi Erkkila as they announce the release of their latest EP: Not Your Kind; if they feel they are reaching an audience beyond Finland their home country; how and when Cyan Kicks formed; meeting each other in music school; describing the live music club scene in their town of Helsinki; how once forming they set a goal to succeed as music artists; how songwriting takes place inside Cyan Kicks; how they chose their name; how they were set to perform at festivals and begin performing beyond Finland before the Covid19 pandemic hit; who the current lineup of the band is; deciding to perform or record first; remembering their first performance; how their record label Ranka Kustannus found them; if they have a producer or are self-produced; listening to a sample of the song The Flood from their latest EP: Not Your Kind; announcing their plans to release a full-length album in the Fall of 2021; how Susanna Aleksandra is fulfilling her lifelong dream to sing and perform and some of her influences; some of the gear Niila uses to record and produce the band; how Niila secretly became a guitar player and some of his influences; how Leevi got into music and has always been drawn to bass; some of the guitars and plugins Niila uses to track with; some of the bass guitars and gear Leevi uses; some of the microphones Susanna uses in the studio and live; how they have begun tracking their next full-length album and are pouring all their energy into it.
E12: Stevie Stewart - Interview Sessions With The Keyboardist Of The Sweet - An Overview Of His Life And Career And What Is Next!
05-03-2021
E12: Stevie Stewart - Interview Sessions With The Keyboardist Of The Sweet - An Overview Of His Life And Career And What Is Next!
In this episode, Stevie Stewart talks with host Cole Coleman about how he’s been holding up during the Covid19 pandemic; how The Sweet is deciding if they will continue since the death of bassist and founder Steve Priest; how he found out that Steve Priest had died and how it has affected him; how if The Sweet continue he may take over the bass spot; how he first started working with The Sweet; how he had to perform on the night his stepfather died and how musicians often must perform under adverse conditions; how there were two versions of The Sweet performing; how many bands from the golden age of rock have two versions and that they are becoming multi-generational; where he was born and raised in a musical family; growing up as a hyper-kid eager to play the drums and his mother’s piano; how his step-father steered him towards piano; how he got his first organ and first Hammond organ; how as a keyboard player having the right gear can open doors; how he decided to move to Los Angeles in 1992; how placing an ad in Music Connection got him plenty of gigs his first year in L.A.; meeting up again with Nick Nicholas and gigging with the band World Classic Rockers for 13 years where he worked with many major names in Rock; his battle with severe dyslexia and his highly developed sense of hearing as a result; performing at and enjoying the Lucky Strike and Ultimate Jam nights in Hollywood; many of his current projects; some of the gear he uses in the studio; his advice for making connections and furthering your career in the virtual-digital age.