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
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SOUND MATTERS: Michael Sweet from STRYPER

Tom Leu from SOUND MATTERS Radio has an in depth conversation with with Michael Sweet from Stryper on Episode #052 about the…
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Chris Vrenna from Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, & Tweaker

Tom Leu from SOUND MATTERS Radio on Episode #038 has a fascinating and in-depth conversation with Chris Vrenna, Grammy winning musician, composer,…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: MICHAEL SWEET at The Forge, Joliet, IL

The Forge of Joliet, IL (a renowned IL rock club that has gone by different names over the years) hosted…
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Jerry Dixon of WARRANT

Tom Leu from SOUND MATTERS Radio >> Episode #020 interviews Jerry Dixon from Warrant to talk about the band’s latest album, Louder,…
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Austin Dickinson of AS LIONS

Tom Leu from SOUND MATTERS Radio >> Episode #016 interviews AUSTIN DICKINSON from the excellent new UK band AS LIONS. If you’re…
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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.…
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Bill Leverty of FIREHOUSE

Tom Leu is joined by guitarist and songwriter, Bill Leverty of Firehouse on SOUND MATTERS Radio >> Episode #009 for an in-depth conversation…
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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…
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Stephen Pearcy of RATT

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…
Interviews

Interview: George Lynch of DOKKEN and KXM

Far from resting on his multi-platinum laurels, George Lynch is one of the busiest and most prolific musicians out there.…
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD

Phil Collen from Def Leppard joined Tom Leu on SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #007 to talk about the band’s new DVD release, the upcoming tour…
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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…
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Chad Cherry of The Last Vegas

Chad Cherry of The Last Vegas joined Tom Leu on SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #006 to talk about all things TLV, his acoustic duo…
Interviews

Interview: Mike Tramp of WHITE LION

The fact that Mike Tramp is best known as the former lead singer of White Lion doesn’t do his nearly…
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Sound Matters: Communication Breakdown

It matters little how good you are at your art, your business, or your craft; if your communication skills suck,…
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Jack Russell of Jack Russell’s Great White

Tom Leu‘s in-depth SOUND MATTERS Radio interview with Jack Russell of Jack Russell’s Great White discussing the new album He Saw…
Interviews

Interview: Jack Russell of Jack Russell’s Great White

My interview with Jack Russell from Jack Russell’s Great White was one of those rare, personally insightful conversations. I appreciated…
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Sound Matters: The Waiting

I've heard it said that the key is to wait actively. Always be planning, preparing, and producing while waiting actively…
Interviews

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…
Interviews

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…