Scott Shannon interviews

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John Waters Does The Unthinkable—Hitchhikes Across America!

Classic cult-movie director of such hits as Cry-Baby and Hairspray, John Waters, called up the CBS-FM Star Phone to talk with Scott Shannon and the Big Show crew about his latest project, a book chronicling his cross-country trek via hitchhiking—yes, hitchhiking!


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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Gets The Most Bang For His Buck With Eight Videos In Eight Days

What can we look forward to On “Weird” Al’s new album? “The kind of crazy stuff you’d expect from a guy like me,” says Al. Touche, Al.


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Darius Rucker Feels Lucky For Being Granted A Second Career

Grammy Award winning singer Darius Rucker began his career as lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish. After their break-up, he stayed on the music radar with his solo career, releasing four albums and earning 6 #1 singles.


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Mark Farner Remembers Grand Funk Railroad’s Big Break In 1969

Even with nearly fifty years of recording and touring under his belt, Farner still remembers the day Grand Funk Railroad and his career took off.


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Mark Rivera Plays Co-Host For Scott Shannon In The Morning, Remembers First Time Playing MSG

We did learn something new about Rivera today: the first time he performed at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.


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Robert Lamm And Chicago Regret The Way They Named Every Album

With so much success, it’s hard to imagine members having any regrets, but founding member Robert Lamm can think of one.


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Kathrine Narducci Brings Local Flair To ‘Jersey Boys’

On the role she says, “I had so much fun with the wardrobe because it was the 50s, 60s, and 70s, so I went through a few changes and that was a lot, a lot, a lot of fun. It was an amazing experience.”


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Phillip Phillips Brings More Personality, Maturity, And Growth To New Album

Phillips has now released his second album, Behind the Light, and believes it is closer to the music he made before reality show stardom took over.


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Willie Randolph’s Unique Baseball Career Highlighted In New Book ‘The Yankee Way’

“I’ve had a unique perspective. Three, almost four decades of New York baseball,” says Randolph, owner of ten World Series championships.


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Rick Springfield Channels The Voice Of God In New Book ‘Magnificent Vibration’

‘Magnificent Vibration’ follows the story of Horatio Cotton through a midlife crisis and the resulting conversations he has with God through a 1-800 number he found in a self-help book.