Derek Shulman of Gentle Giant joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering music, working as Simon Dupree and The Big Sound, his early friendship and the Gentle Giant audition of Elton John, the formation and creative process of Gentle Giant, working with Tony Visconti, the ups and downs of Gentle Giant, his time working A&R at Polygram and as the President/CEO of Atco Records where he helped discover and sign such bands as Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Tears for Fears, Dream Theater, Pantera, thoughts on Dan Reed Network, the new Gentle Giant Blu-Ray and CD release Three Piece Suite featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, does he still write music, does he miss performing, what’s next and much more.
Tom Keifer of Cinderella joins Eric in conversation. We talk about the early days of Cinderella in the Philly club scene and the band’s connection with Gene Simmons. What does Tom think of all the early demos floating around the interwebs, what has he learned from the challenges presented by the business and his vocal chord troubles? We also talk quite a bit about his solo album, The Way Life Goes and the upcoming tour and deluxe edition.