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Tom Leu

Tom Leu is a music journalist & commentator, concert photographer, radio host & professional speaker from Rockford, IL. His writings, images, interviews, & seminars uncover layers within music, culture, & communications. >> 16IMAGING Photography >> SOUND MATTERS


Tom Leu from SOUND MATTERS Radio >> Episode #020 interviews Jerry Dixon from Warrant to talk about the band’s latest album, Louder, Harder, Faster, his long tenure in Warrant, some overlooked music in Warrant’s back catalog, Jani Lane, Warrant’s “black years,” sobriety, and more… Inside the Interview: 02:26 – On the fact that …

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Sound Matters: One In A Million

The original Appetite For Destruction-era Guns N’ Roses line-up is arguably the most notorious band in rock and roll history. Their drug use and abuse is well-documented along with the infamous in-fighting and animosity between band members, past and present. Despite, or perhaps because of, the volatile nature of the …

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Tom Leu is joined by guitarist and songwriter, Bill Leverty of Firehouse on SOUND MATTERS Radio >> Episode #009 for an in-depth conversation about Bill’s new solo single “You’re a Natural (Disaster),” his impressive back catalog of solo albums, the history of, and updates on Firehouse, tour memories, the music business past and …

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Sound Matters: Caress of Steel

Communication is an engine; an engine that propels the skilled communicator to greater opportunities and improved outcomes. The best communication skills are strong and solid… and distinctly different than hard and rigid, BUT ALSO have the ability (and natural properties) to be soft and flexible at times, especially when the …

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On Episode #008 of SOUND MATTERS Radio, Tom Leu interviews Stephen Pearcy of RATT to talk about his latest solo album Smash, sobriety, upcoming touring plans, Ratt news, the Bobby Blotzer saga, meeting Robert Plant, and more. Inside the Interview: 01:20 – On Stephen’s new solo album Smash… 03:00 – Collaborating with Chris Hager  03:26 – On the process of recording his …

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Interview: George Lynch of DOKKEN and KXM

KXM - George Lynch

Far from resting on his multi-platinum laurels, George Lynch is one of the busiest and most prolific musicians out there. His numerous and varied musical projects, from past to present, including KXM, Lynch Mob, Dokken, Sweet & Lynch, and others, show a legendary guitarist still pursuing excellence and evolution within …

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Sound Matters: Mob Rules

Whether it's a business, a brand, or a band, content-creators must approach their endeavors from a content-consumer's point-of-view. Customize your communications to conform to their psychology. The challenge is to find that magical sweet spot between your need to create and their want to consume...

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Interview: Mike Tramp of WHITE LION

Mike Tramp

The fact that Mike Tramp is best known as the former lead singer of White Lion doesn’t do his nearly 40 year musical career justice. If you think you’ve got Mike pegged as simply the “Wait” singer and video star from the 80’s… you’re way off. He is in actuality, one …

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Interview: Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD

Phil Collen of Def Leppard is a very busy guy… In addition to his day job as a guitarist in one of the most successful rock bands of all time, he’s also a producer, and part of at least two other band projects as well: Delta Deep and Manraze...

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Interview: Stephen Pearcy of RATT


Stephen Pearcy of Ratt needs little introduction… As the lead vocalist of the multi-platinum band, RATT, to releasing his 4th solo album Smash via Frontiers Records on January 27th, to his racing interests, and the marketing of his line of products and books, the guy is busy… always has been...

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