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Interview: Aryn Jonathan Black of Scorpion Child

Interview: Aryn Jonathan Black of Scorpion Child I had the opportunity to talk with lead singer, Aryn Jonathan Black from the excellent Austin, TX band Scorpion Child. Aryn and I discussed Scorpion Child’s anticipated second album titled Acid Roulette... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 22 May 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Northern Invasion 2016

Concert: Northern Invasion 2016 >> May 14th & 15th, 2016, Somerset, WI And an invasion is exactly what it was in Somerset, WI on May 14th & 15th, 2016. Since the innaugural festival was such a success, selling out with... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 22 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn “Head” Welch from KoRn… if his name and band aren’t attention-getting enough, his diverse talents (even beyond his work in KoRn) definitely are.  I’m always intrigued by people who take risks and share their... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 21 May 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Halestorm & Lacuna Coil

Concert: Halestorm & Lacuna Coil >> May 17, 2016, Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA As a veteran rock fan, photographer, and journalist, Pennsylvania’s Halestorm has certainly been on my radar for several years, but for scheduling reasons, I hadn’t been able to get... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 19 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Scorpions & Queensryche

Concert: Scorpions & Queensryche >> May 10, 2016, Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO Rock icons, the Scorpions packed the Fabulous Fox Theater in downtown St. Louis on May 10th. Currenty on their 50th anniversary tour, the Scorpions stacked the... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 15 May 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Musician’s Corner: Crock Stars

The Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music What often seems common in knowledge is uncommon in practice. Nowhere is this more evident than in what I call the “crock star” music business. I define “crock stars” as up-and-coming musicians who are basically full-of-it... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 11 May 2016 | Musician's Corner® | No Comments   

R22-5: Just Got Lucky

Everyone’s heard the aphorism: Be careful what you wish for… you just might get it. Some call it “getting lucky.” Others call it hard work. Sometimes it’s a little of both as indicated by the equation: Luck = Preparation +... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 01 May 2016 | R22 | 2 Comments   

Musician’s Corner: “Seeing Things” the RockStarWay™

The Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music The following is an excerpt of my keynote presentation of the same name… this message is designed to be an eye-opener, reminder, and motivator geared for musicians, artists, and bands. I often get asked about my best... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 16 April 2016 | Musician's Corner® | No Comments   

Behind the Shot: Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Behind the Shot: Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust… July 2012 >> I nearly got into a fight with Sevendust’s road manager at this show. I’m roaming around the grounds at this outdoor festival getting different shots from different spots around the... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 08 April 2016 | Behind the Shots | No Comments   

R22-4: Good Vibrations

Do you even care? Do you care how you’re “coming off” to others? If the answer is No, then stop reading now and click the hell off this site, stat. There’s nothing for you here. If Yes, then you’re... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 01 April 2016 | R22 | No Comments   

Musician’s Corner: Are You A Critical Listener?

Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music Unfortunately, too many artists and bands really don’t have a clue when it comes to realistically assessing the quality of their recorded music when submitting for airplay, gigs, or general promotion… the following article... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 15 March 2016 | Musician's Corner® | No Comments   

R22-3: Everybody Wants Some

C’mon, be honest. You’ve been there… Air-guitaring in the mirror, singing in the shower, steering wheel drumming and driving… It’s a universal passion. Everybody wants some, because everybody wants to be a rock star. But while not everyone is destined to be onstage, everyone... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 01 March 2016 | R22 | No Comments   

Behind the Shot: Erik Turner of Warrant

Behind the Shot: Erik Turner of Warrant… July 2012>> One of my first “national” acts to shoot, and I was admittedly pretty intimidated in the beginning. I took the requisite shots during the first few songs, but then realized I... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 12 February 2016 | Behind the Shots | No Comments   

Musician’s Corner: #1 Music Promotion Secret

Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone… it’s kinda racy; it’s kinda scandalous; especially these days… So, what’s the #1 music promotion secret? THE single best way to get out there farther and faster? The one (arguably)... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 08 February 2016 | Musician's Corner® | 2 Comments   

R22-2: Nothing Else Matters

Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp.” ~ Henry Rollins To be competitive personally and professionally, you can’t have your head in the clouds, figuratively or literally. You and I must be clear-minded, consistent, and... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 01 February 2016 | R22 | No Comments   

Musician’s Corner: Why Your Band Won’t Make It

Musician’s Corner® > Psychology for Success In Music FYI – This post is long. It’s a rare exception to my typical Get In-Get Out blogging format. Know that upfront and decide whether to invest the time to read this in its entirety… you... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 21 January 2016 | Musician's Corner® | 5 Comments   
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