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   

Interview: Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick

Interview: Bun E. Carlos on Ground Level TV Bun E. Carlos needs little introduction. As the drummer for Cheap Trick, Bun E. embodies the essence of a “rock star” more figuratively than literally. His humility and guy-next-door demeanor is... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 16 January 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

R22-1: Slave to the Grind

In addition to writing commentary on music news, concert, album, and book reviews, and featuring interviews, many of ROCK22’s featured segments deliver content that I get hired to speak on at businesses, conferences and institutions, and at my own events, both live... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 01 January 2016 | R22 | No Comments   

Book Spotlight: Nikki Sixx-The Heroin Diaries

Book Spotlight: The Heroin Diaries (2008) by Nikki Sixx Let me start with this statement and opinion: Nikki Sixx is, and always has been, one of the coolest rock stars there ever was… he’s the rock star’s rock star –... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 08 December 2015 | Book Spotlights | No Comments   

Album Spotlight: Bon Jovi-The Circle

Album Spotlight: The Circle (2010) by Bon Jovi This isn’t necessarily a review of Bon Jovi’s latest album, The Circle. I don’t album “reviews” as much as I do album spotlights… So this isn’t yet another opinion about the quality and subjective worth of... Read More »
Tommy Leu | 15 August 2015 | Album Spotlights | No Comments   
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