Monday, September 4, 2023

YENZ STRUTZ LEAD SINGER/SONGWRITER/BASSIST AND FOUNDER OF GERMAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP CRYSTAL PALACE ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 



YENZ STRUTZ 

LEAD SINGER/SONGWRITER/BASSIST

 AND FOUNDER 

OF GERMAN

 PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP 

CRYSTAL PALACE 

ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY!



Crystal Palace were founded in Berlin, Germany, in the early 1990s. The only remaining founding member today is Yenz, who at the time only performed on bass. The debut album “On the Edge of the World” was released in 1995. 

In 1998, keyboard player Frank K√∂hler became a member of the band. In the beginning of 2000, Yenz took over vocal duties as well. Over the years the band released more albums: Demon in You (2001) Psychedelic Sleep (2003) Reset (2010). 

The band received worldwide attention and positive feedback with the release of the Best-of-CD “Through the Years” (2005), enabling Crystal Palace to perform live regularly with other international artists at various festivals in Europe. In 2011, divergent musical interests emerged within the band, resulting in a new line-up. Nils Conrad joined as guitarist and Frank Brennekam became the new man on drums. Work in this line-up turned out to be very creative and harmonious, enabling the band to go on tour, among others with well-known German progressive rock band RPWL, from 2011 until spring 2012

Only a few months after the new line-up was established, the band started writing new songs in 2012.

Due to the very good cooperation among the musicians, a lot of outstanding material was created, enabling the band to start recording the album “The System of Events” in early 2013. On this production some successful external artists, such as Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Kalle Wallner and Yogi Lang (RPWL) guested. In the summer of 2013, Crystal Palace was eventually signed by German label “Gentle Art of Music”. In August 2014, Frank Brennekam had to leave the band due to poor health and was replaced by Tom Ronney. In 2016 the band’s most successful album until that point, “Dawn Of Eternity”, was released. The album reached #17 in the International AOR-charts.

The band released the album “Scattered Shards” in spring 2018. This time Crystal Palace’s line-up remained the same, but the band changed labels and decided to go with Progressive Promotion. An important reason for this change was to show that the band can arrange their music without prominent support. The sound of the band is characterized by melodic passages and instrumentally well worked-out themes that, when listened to carefully, entice the listener to sink into a pleasurable musical experience with their own imaginative thoughts.

The most recent release by Crystal Palace is 'Still There' released in 2022.


PURCHASE

THE LATEST RELEASE

BY 

CRYSTAL

 PALACE


entitled

STILL THERE




PURCHASE At

https://crystal-palace-music.bandcamp.com/album/still-there

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

CRYSTAL PALACE

VISIT

www.crystalpalacemusic.de

Official website

www.facebook.com/people/Crystal-Palace-Music/100063605170593

Facebook

www.youtube.com/@crystal-palace-music

YouTube

www.crystalpalacemusic.de/bandcamp

Crystal Palace Bandcamp



 

CRYSTAL PALACE

DISCOGRAPHY

ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD 1995

DEMON IN YOU 2001

PSYCHEDELIC SLEEP 2003

ACOUSTIC YEARS …

SONGS FROM THE BUTTERFLYROOM 2006

RESET 2010

THE SYSTEM OF EVENTS 2013

DAWN OF ETERNITY 2016

SCATTERED SHARDS 2018

STILL THERE 2022

 

LIVE RELEASES

UNPLUGGED BY THE SHADOW 2002

ALIVE IN THE CROWD

PURE 2012

SCATTERED OVER EUROPE 2021










YENZ STUTZ

APPEARS WEEK OF

 SEPTEMBER 4TH 2023


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON THESE SITES

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Classic Rock Here and Now

   Music Tried and True 

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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!





BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER 

RAY SHASHO

Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP ‘DISTRICT 97’ RELEASING NEW ALBUM ‘STAY FOR THE ENDING’ ZOOM SPECIAL EVENT WITH MEMBERS DRUMMER JONATHAN SCHANG AND LEAD SINGER LESLIE HUNT!

 




ZOOM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

WITH   JONATHAN SCHANG

DRUMMER...SONGWRITER...COMPOSER...

FOUNDING MEMBER

and LEAD SINGER/SONGWRITER

LESLIE HUNT

OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK'S

D I S T R I C T  9 7

NEW ALBUM

'STAY FOR THE ENDING' 

AVAILABLE NOW ON PRESALE

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY!


Spirit of Unicorn Music are delighted to announce a brand new album from District 97, Stay For The Ending, pre-orders for which have opened today.

Featuring 10 brand new tracks, the album is the culmination of everything this Chicago-based prog rock ensemble has worked towards during their last 15 years. Formed in Autumn 2006, the band draws influences from a diverse array of musical styles, from heavy metal to avant-garde jazz. This broad appreciation of musical genres has continued to inform the band’s latest work and sees them further develop their sound and songwriting to ambitious new levels: upping their game in the areas of composition, performance, arrangement, production and sonics.


A friend of the band, BILL BRUFORD (KING CRIMSON, YES, GONG, BRUFORD) agrees. In response to hearing the new album, he said, “Quality, expertise and passion – ‘Stay For The Ending’ is a massive piece, of which District ’97 should feel justly proud.”The Autumn sees the band undertake a number of live shows in the US and Europe, including playing The Bedford in Balham, South London on Sunday 10th September.  SCHANG continues “I can’t wait for the music world at large to hear it both on record and on stage.”

PREORDER

 THE NEW ALBUM

 BY

 DISTRICT 97

entitled

STAY 

FOR

 THE ENDING


The album 

can be 

pre-ordered



 from 


Cherry Red

 Records

at

 https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/district-97-stay-for-the-ending-cd/

“Stay for the Ending by District 97 is a brilliant album by a profound American Progressive Rock Group. Leslie Hunt’s stunning vocals are haunting and enchanting, which magnify the essence of the group. The band’s intricate musical styles are mind-blowing, performing frequent changes in tempo reminiscent to some of the methods used by Brit legends Gentle Giant.”

Their musical styles are forthright and awe-inspiring!”

…By music journalist Ray Shasho

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

DISTRICT 97

VISIT

https://district97.net/news

official website

https://www.facebook.com/District97/

Facebook

https://twitter.com/District97

twitter

https://www.youtube.com/user/D97Music

YouTube

https://www.instagram.com/district.97/?hl=en

Instagram

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3NAglwfZgBGcdvm7QUuhSC

Spotify

http://district97.bandcamp.com/

(Exclusive Music Available for Download)

bandcamp


DISTRICT 97 TOUR DATES

 2023

08/18/2023– Martyrs’, Chicago, Illinois, USA

09/2/2023– 2 Days + 1 Festival, Veruno, Italy

09/07/2023 – Das Rind, Russelsheim, Germany

09/08/-09/09/2023– Steve Rothery Band Weekend, Poppodium Boerderij, Zoetemeer, Netherlands

09/10/2023 A SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER 2023 FESTIVAL

London, UK


DISTRICT  97

DISCOGRAPHY

2010: Hybrid Child

2010: Live at CalProg (CD-R, Download)

2012: Trouble with Machines

2012: Live at WFPK FM (CD-R, Download)

2012: Live at Rites of Spring (Download)

2014: One More Red Night (Live with John Wetton)

2015: Inside Vaults

2019: Septennial Return to ROSfest

2019: screens

2020: Two of a Kind: A Tribute to Bill Bruford & Allan Holdsworth

2021: Screenplay (Live)

2022: Many New Things

2023: Stay for the Ending









JONATHAN SCHANG
and
LESLIE HUNT
APPEAR WEEK OF 
  SEPTEMBER 2ND 2023


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING ON THESE SITES

The Classic Rock Music Reporter  

Classic Rock Here and Now

   Music Tried and True 

   www.rockmusic.show

 YouTube   Facebook   Apple   

amazon music   iHeartRadio  TuneIn 

Podcastics   Podchaser   Spotify  

PANDORA   Deezer   Google Podcasts  

 ReverbNation   LinkedIn   Twitter   Stage32 



ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!





BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER 

RAY SHASHO

Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO




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TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!
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