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Interview: "Reminiscing" with Little River Band’s Wayne Nelson

They’ve been called "the greatest singing band" in the world by a member of the Eagles. They’ve sold more than 30 million albums. Their songs “Man on Your Mind," “Reminiscing," “Take it Easy On Me” and “Night Owls” (among others) have become staples on classic rock radio. If you grew up during the '70s or '80s, chances are a Little River Band album was part of your record collection.

Interview: Mark Kendall Discusses 30 Years of Great White and New Live Album

Great White were among the last hard rock acts to hit it big in the Eighties, just before grunge changed the sound and direction of popular music. Emerging from the Hollywood club scene, they had their commercial breakthrough with 1987’s Once Bitten album, then scored their biggest hit with their 1989 version of the Ian Hunter song “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.”

Interview: Former Korn Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch of Love and Death Discusses New Album, 'Between Here & Lost'

Brian “Head” Welch's new band, Love and Death, released their debut album, Between Here & Lost, January 22 on Tooth & Nail. On the new disc, a melodic, ethereal experience, the former Korn guitarist is joined by teenage guitar phenom J.R. Bareis, bassist Michael Valentine and drummer Dan Johnson.

Shakedown: Tyler Bryant Discusses New Album, 'Wild Child,' and Performing with Jeff Beck

Some have called him a future guitar god, and with good reason. At age 21, Tyler Bryant's resume already reads like a guitarist who's been performing for a long time. Before he had even reached the legal voting age, Bryant was awarded the Robert Johnson Foundation’s New Generation Award and was chosen by Eric Clapton to play at his Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Interview: Author Dave Rose Discusses New Book on Achieving Real Music Success

Dave Rose runs Deep South Entertainment, a successful business and artist management company that’s been around since 1995. Over the years, he’s worked with some big names, including Michael Sweet, Bruce Hornsby, Marcy Playground and Allison Moorer, to name just a few.

Interview: Gin Blossoms’ Jesse Valenzuela Discusses the Band’s Plans for 2013

Gin Blossoms have been synonymous with catchy melodies and jangle pop ever since they broke into the mainstream with their 1992 sophomore album, New Miserable Experience.

'I Got a Name': Ingrid Croce Discusses Her New Book on the Life of Her Husband, Jim Croce

Nearly 40 years after his death, Jim Croce, the man whose hits include “Time In a Bottle," “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” and “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” continues to inspire generations of fans with his music. Having been the victim of bad record deals over the course of his career, Croce never saw the fortune that went along with his fame.

'Return to Psycho California': Alex Grossi Discusses Hotel Diablo's New Album, Adler’s Appetite and Quiet Riot

Alex Grossi is considered one of the hardest-working guitarists around. His resume includes working with such artists as Quiet Riot, Steven Adler (Adler’s Appetite), Jani Lane of Warrant, Beautiful Creatures and Dizzy Reed and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses). After coming off a grueling world tour with Adler’s Appetite in 2011, Grossi (along with vocalist Rick Stitch) parted ways with Steven Adler and, together with bassist Mike Duda and drummer Mike Dupke, formed Hotel Diablo.

Interview: Wang Chung's Jack Hues and Nick Feldman Discuss New Album, 'Tazer Up!'

It's been quite a while since Wang Chung released a full-length studio album (1989's The Warmer Side of Cool, to be exact). But throughout their "hiatus" the band's music, synonymous with the 1980s has still been going strong. Most recently, as part of the soundtrack for TV shows like Breaking Bad ("Dance Hall Days") and the pilot episode for The Walking Dead ("Space Junk").

'Never Too Late': Erik Martensson Discusses Jimi Jamison, Eclipse Albums

Guitarist Erik Martensson once aspired to have a career in motocross. But after being involved in a crash and during his subsequent recovery, he began focusing his time on guitar and soon discovered his true calling. Today, Martensson not only splits his time between his own hard rock band Eclipse and the "super-group" W.E.T; a project that also features Robert Säll (Work of Art) and Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman), but he's also written and produced songs for a variety of artists.