Icons Of Wrestling: December 17, 2022

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Yesterday, I stopped by the Icons of Wrestling convention at the ECW Arena (a.k.a. 2300 Arena) to meet several of the people I interviewed for my book about the first 20 years of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling and to secure additional interviews for my project. Read on for more details.

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Movie Review — John Waite: The Hard Way

The documentary John Waite: The Hard Way came out today, and it takes an intimate and nuanced look at the career of John Waite, the man behind the microphone, and the passion that drives him forward. Read on for my review of this documentary.

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Interview: David Livermore on How to Talk to Racists, Compete with Robots, and Overcome Polarization

David Livermore, Ph.D., is a social scientist devoted to studying cultural intelligence and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books. His latest book, Digital, Diverse & Divided: How to Talk to Racists, Compete With Robots, and Overcome Polarization, is now available on Amazon. I spoke with David at length about his new book, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the need for cultural intelligence. You can watch the full video interview below. Enjoy!

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Interview: Stephen Bishop Discusses Autobiography, COVID, Documentary, & More

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Stephen Bishop is one of the most gifted and prolific musicians I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing, and I was delighted to have the opportunity to do so again just a month out from the release of his highly anticipated autobiography, On and Off. Stephen’s memoir comes out May 2, and you can buy your copy directly from the legendary singer-songwriter and even get it autographed in the process. While you’re waiting to receive your copy of Stephen’s book, I hope you enjoy reading my interview with him.

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Jonathan Cain On New Music, Journey, Steve Perry & The Lord

Jonathan Cain is a brilliant musician and a kind person. He is one of the most prolific, influential, and skilled performers ever, and he’s back with new music, both as a solo artist and as a member of Journey. Today, Jon’s new single, “Oh Lord Lead Us,” is available to buy and stream. And, on June 24, Journey released the new single, “The Way We Used To Be,” from its forthcoming new studio album. Jon was kind enough to speak with me at length about his new music, Journey’s new album, hitting the road again, how the Lord inspires him, his wife, Paula White-Cain, Steve Perry, and so much more. I hope you enjoy our discussion, and make sure to buy and stream Jon’s new single because it’s excellent!

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Paul Stanley On Soul Station

On March 19, Paul Stanley’s Soul Station is releasing its debut album, Now And Then. I’ve been listening to the record over the past month, and it’s phenomenal. I had the opportunity to interview Paul Stanley about this incredible artistic accomplishment, which was an honor and a pleasure. As you’ll see below, we talked about how he approached this album, when he expects to tour, and what’s next for Soul Station, among other topics. I hope you enjoy the interview, and make sure to buy a copy of Now And Then!

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