Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman talks new solo album – Part 1

August 25, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with singer/songwriter/producer Shawn Stockman, best known as one third of the massively successful R&B vocal group Boyz II Men. BIIM topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart five times in the ‘90s with classic slow jams like “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” The group’s second album, II, released 26 years […]

Cover song expert Ray Padgett on new book ‘I’m Your Fan’

August 24, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Ray Padgett, an expert on cover songs and founder of the widely read blog Cover Me. Padgett has written about music for many publications, including The New Yorker, SPIN and Vice. He is the author of the book Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs Of All Time. This exclusive interview focuses […]

New Little Richard biography

August 22, 2020 by

The Big Life of Little Richard by veteran music biographer Mark Ribowsky is new this month from Diversion Books. The bio is touted by the publisher as, “The first major biography of Little Richard.” In anticipation of this new title, we had an opportunity to communicate with the author. Ribowsky clarified that, “This is actually […]

The Powell Brothers show how it’s done

August 20, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with Taylor and Blake Powell of the Texas country trio The Powell Brothers. In pre-pandemic times, The Powell Brothers were playing an average of 160 shows a year across 25 states. Some of their notable gigs of the recent past include performances at a World Series game at Minute Maid Park in […]

A Celebration of XTC’s Colin Moulding

August 17, 2020 by

Colin Moulding, ladies and gentleman! The extraordinary bassist and founding member of the inimitable English rock band XTC, of course. While Andy Partridge was XTC’s lead singer and primary songwriter, Moulding penned and sang his fair share of classic tunes, including some of the group’s biggest hits. Moulding, who wrote roughly a quarter of the […]

Q&A: Dominic Solis of garage-folk band Madisons

August 16, 2020 by

360°Sound conducted a socially distanced sit-down interview with Dominic Solis, lead singer and songwriter of the Austin-based eight-piece garage-folk band Madisons. In March, Madisons digitally released their fifth full-length studio album, Better Than I Deserve. Solis said a vinyl release is expected for this winter and a CD will come later. In this interview, Solis, […]

BrownMark Part 2 – The Revolution reunion, music industry & new music

August 13, 2020 by

This is part two of 360°Sound’s exclusive interview with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s backing band The Revolution from 1981 to 1986. Brown joined The Revolution when he was just 19 years old. In one of his very first gigs, he opened for the Rolling Stones in front of 90,000 people. While the […]

Bassist BrownMark talks new book, Prince – Part 1

August 12, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s band, The Revolution, from 1981 to 1986, about his new memoir My Life In The Purple Kingdom (out Sept. 22). Brown played on several classic Prince albums, including Purple Rain. Speaking to us from his home in Atlanta, the 58-year-old Minneapolis native made clear that […]

The Timeless Joe Jackson

August 11, 2020 by

August 11 was an important day in history. Not because it was the day on which the last U.S. ground combat battalion departed South Viet Nam in 1972. And not because Ronald Reagan notoriously joked about bombing the Soviet Union on this day in 1984. No, this is the day on which, in 1954, Joe […]

Q&A: singer-songwriter Fader Lima

August 10, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with singer-songwriter Fader Lima. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Haiti, the 37-year-old has lived in Miami since 2005. An Army veteran, Fader has been writing and recording dance music professionally for over for a decade. In 2012, her cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” was featured in VIBE magazine’s 5 […]