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Mötley Crüe – US Fest – May 29, 1983 – San Bernardino, CA

Mötley Crüe – 1983 Interview

Mötley Crüe – Nikki Sixx & Vince Neil interview – 1983

Mötley Crüe – Shout At The Devil – Demo

 

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Mötley Crüe – 1982 Interview/Clips – Unreleased

Mötley Crüe – Live @ The Roxy Theatre – September 24, 1982

Mötley Crüe – Wild In The Night 1982 Live broadcast, KMET FM

Mötley Crüe – Live Whisky A Go Go February 14, 1982

Giveaway will start on July 28th. Winner will be announced on August 11th. To enter all you have to do is send your name and Facebook to blastzoneentertainment@yahoo.com.

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?
CD: Hi! My name is Christian, I play the bass for Mother Engine.
CT: Hi! I’m Chris and I play guitar…
MW: Tell me about the first time playing live with any band?
CD: I had my first band when I was 16 years old. Our first gig was a support show for a local well-known cover rock act. So we had to play in front of about 1000 people. I guess not few of them knew better how to play the bass…
CT: I started playing music together with our drummer Corny… We’ve met in school and wanted to rock out… Our first concert was in the same year that we started playing.. You can imagine how bad it was… but grandma liked it, so we called our first band Grandmas Darling…
MW: How did the name Mother Engine come about?
CD: There’s no special story behind this name. We created it nearly 8 years ago and we were playing a different style then. We were just looking for a name that expresses a lot of raw power fitting the ‘high-energy-rocknroll’ we played in these days ;D Anyway, until today we saw no reason to change it!
CT: I remember that we’ve listened to a lot of Motorhead and the first album of Wolfmother at that time… I guess – like Chrisitan said it – we just wanted to be the baddest motherfuckers (with arms and legs like strawes), so we thought we should be known as the mother of motors…
MW: Where is Mother Engine from?
CD: We are from Plauen/Saxony/Germany which is located in the very East near to the Czech Republic.
CT: Small province, with a beautiful landscape…
MW: Who are your influences?
CD: We all have a lot of influences since we listen to a lot of different styles of music. I guess the experience with bands like Kyuss and Colour Haze and even some local stoner bands were the initial for us to play the psychedelic/stoner rock music…
CT: That’s right… I guess our biggest respect for jamming and live music invention goes out to Led Zeppelin… We often trait them as a kind of religion… But over the years we started listening to a lot of different music… western German Kraut from the 60s/70s, Post, Psychedelic, atmospheric music, electronic music, old and also very new stuff… We have often very much in common with our taste of music, but it also happens that we joke about ur bandmates other tastes..
MW: What was Mother Engine first live show?
CD: I actually can’t remember our first live show, but I do remember the first show without our former singer Clemens. When he quit we had already some gigs confirmed and we had 2 weeks to create a nearly instrumental set. We had a lot of ideas and motivation and it felt very good to go this way. Nobody knew if it could work live but we already played songs like ‘Weltraumwolf’ at this gig and it worked out very well!
MW: Tell me about the following releases:
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CD: Muttermaschine is our first record and we realesed it in December 2012. At this point we did not get much attention for this record but after half a year this fact should fortunately change. We recorded it live at TAM studios in Reinsdorf with our friend Alexander Tscholakov. It was our first real studio experience and we were surprised when we were done with the recordings after 2 days :D In August there will be a reissue of ‘Muttermaschine’ on vinyl released by Fuzzmatazz Records.
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We released ‘Absturz’ at this years’s Desertfest in Berlin. It was also live recorded at TAM studios in not more than 3 days, even if the writing took us 2 years. The CD and digital version is published by our own little record label ‘Gebrueder Schall’ while the vinyl version will be released on ‘Napalm Records’ in August 2015. We really like this album and we are very happy about the fantastic ‘real-3D-model-photographed’ artwork made by our friend and fourth band member Katrin Lehmann (Eusepia Lehe)… She’s actually doing all of our artworks..
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MW: What shows does Mother Engine having coming up for the rest of 2015?
CD: In August we will start our summer tour through Germany/Switzerland/France/Spain and Portugal and in October we will come back to the Netherlands. There are also some festival shows in Germany left for this summer like ‘E-lite culture Festival’ and ‘Rockt den See’. We hope that you will see us on any stage nearly every weekend after the summer.
MW: How can Mother Engine fans reach out to you to say Hi or purchase something?
CD: Please send us an e-mail to mother.engine@gmx.de, visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/motherenginerock or at our bandcamp site motherenginerock.bandcamp.com. Right now you can pre-order Absturz on Vinyl at the Napalm Records online store.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
CD: We want to thank all you guys out there for supporting us the last 3 years. It feels very good to be part of this beautiful ‘scene’ and we hope to produce some more Mother Engine albums in the future!
CT: Yes, same with me… Thank you all very much…your warmth, your enthusiasm, hope and energy you put into us as a band and into the scene in general is just overwhelming…
Giveaway for the CD ‘Absturz’ by Mother Engine go Here:

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself.
KB: I am Kevin Bull former collegiate track and field athlete and current American Ninja Warrior! I also have a condition called Alopecia that causes me to be hairless.

MW: What made you want to compete in American Ninja Warrior?
KB: Originally I wanted to compete in American Ninja Warrior to test my limits on the worlds greatest obstacle course.

MW: Tell me what went through your mind the first time you stood on the stage and the time started?
KB: Relief was the first thing I felt. I had been a walk-on and was unsure if I was going to get a chance to go or what time during the night I would be running. I had been staying warm by jogging in place and jumping around for about 4 hours when they told me I could run and I was just happy to get my opportunity. I was very worried about the second obstacle, the spinning wheel, so my relief was short lived and I was soon in full competition mode.

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MW: What goes through your head when going through each obstacle?
KB: I visualize the obstacles before I get on the course, so I try to stick to my visualization, constantly checking to see if anything is off, and at the back of my mind is the idea that the water might as well be lava and going in is not an option.

MW: Your first time competing for American Ninja Warrior was season 6 in 2014. Take me back to that day?
KB: I was not selected as a competitor through the regular process, so I decided to camp out in front of the course and try for a spot as a walk-on. It was a difficult few days with less sleep than normal, Venice beach is not a good place to camp. But the other ninjas in the walk-on line kept things pretty organized with a set of rules that everyone followed and there was very little infighting in the line.

MW: Lets talk about you competing in season 7 of American Ninja Warrior. How do you feel you have done so far?
KB: This year I really wanted to push myself, and of course do better than last year. I think I have done well, getting the fastest time in the Venice qualifiers then coming in second in the Finals was a good start to the season. I did really want to hit that finals buzzer though and the disappointment of falling on the invisible ladder will be fuel going into the Mt Midoriyama competition in Las Vegas.

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MW: What is your feeling about this years course?
KB: I am very excited for the courses this year, ANW has added a lot of new obstacles and I think that gives me an advantage being one of the newer and less experienced competitors.

MW: Do you feel anyone will ever win American Ninja Warrior?
KB: I think there is a handful of us who have the ability to clear all four stages in Mt. Midoriyama, but whether or not someone will be able to put everything together this year is anybody’s guess.

MW: What do you do in your spare time?
KB: I like to do random adventures, road trips, spelunking, cliff diving or whatever really, as long as it’s exciting.

MW: How can fans reach you?
KB: The best way to reach me is either Instagram, twitter, or my athlete page on facebook, all under @kevin_the_bull

MW: What would you like to say in closing?
KB: I just want to thank everyone who has cheered for me the last two years on the show, it has been a whirlwind experience for me to go from an unknown to one of the big names in a fast growing TV show with a huge fanbase around the world and I really appreciate all the support.

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

JH: Hello Everyone! My name is Jana Hare, Fitness Professional, and owner of Dumbbell Bombshell Fitness

 

MW: How long have you been into fitness?

JH: I’ve always been active throughout childhood, during High School and my collegiate career, I was on the Dance team, but I have been teaching group fitness for nearly 8 years now.

 

MW: Do you teach fitness?

JH: Yes! I teach all sorts of things.. I have acquired experience and/or specialties in Zumba, Hip Hop dance, Boxing and Kickboxing, weight-training, core-focused training, bootcamps, aqua fitness, spin, mixed martial arts cardio, and a focus on aerial (suspended) yoga.

 

MW: Give me the way to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks?

JH: Nutrition! And 3 days of weight-training with alternating 2-3 days of cardio in between. Dedicate an hour to each workout, and do High Intensity Interval Training on the cardio days. smile emoticon Enjoy!

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MW: How did you get involved with Next Fitness Star?

JH: So, I had heard about the contest through a fitness mentor, and she told me “I would be a perfect fit”, and so I hired a videographer to follow me around to showcase all my different fitness disciplines, and we created a short video and submitted to Women’s Health in January during the “submission” phase, and they saw my passion and drive.

 

MW: Give me the process from start to now?

JH: The submission phase was about 2 months long, and they narrowed it down to the final 5 in March. I received the most wonderful email as I was doing cardio, and I just happened to check my phone, and I started crying! We were flown to NYC for a photo shoot in April, and were filmed all throughout the process, between make-overs, and experiencing NY, it was a dream. And we were flown back in June to showcase our workout moves at a Fitness Event hosted by Women’s Health. And we are now currently in full swing of the ‘Voting phase’!

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MW: What does Next Fitness Star lintel?

JH: The winner will receive a DVD contract with Women’s Health Magazine, and become a contributor to the magazine for health and wellness tips! A fitness professional’s dream.

 

MW: How many girls did you have to beat out to be one of the 5 finalist?

JH: There were thousands of applicants that poured in to Women’s Health as this is their 3rd year with the contest, and it grows every year!

 

MW: How can Blast Online readers help?

JH: Go to www.TheNextFitnessStar.com and Vote for Jana Hare every 24 hours until August 3rd.

 

MW: When do you know if you are the Next Fitness Star?

JH: The winner is announced LIVE on the Today show on a date that is TBD. Stay tuned wink emoticon

 

MW: What do you do in your spare time?

JH: I love being outside, walking or hiking, being on the lake, and trying new and different restaurants!

 

MW: How can Blastzone Online readers reach out to say Hi?

JH: Message me on my public profile page on Facebook, Jana Hare, or on Instagram @DumbbellBombshellFitness, or email me on my website at www.DumbbellBombshell.com

 

MW: What would you like to say in closing?

JH: Thank you so much for the support and I am grateful for any and all votes to be YOUR Next Fitness Star!!

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I will giveaway a Dumbbell Bombshell Fitness package to ONE lucky winner that “Follows” me on Instagram, and tags me in a screen shot photo that they voted! Don’t forget to tag #NextFitnessStar #TeamJana and @WomensHealthMag @DumbbellBombshellFitness