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Static Live Magazine June 2020

STATIC LIVE Magazine is Central Florida’s premier publication dedicated to celebrating music and culture. STATIC LIVE provides extensive, detailed community information from fashion to art, entertainment to events through noteworthy interviews, sensational photography and in-depth editorial coverage. STATIC LIVE is the only publication of its kind in Central Florida and reaches all target markets through wide distribution channels. Our staff includes highly accomplished contributors with award-winning backgrounds in music and entertainment; we know how much business is captured from the entertainment market. Our free full color publication can be found throughout Central Florida at key retailers, hotels and restaurants in high traffic areas. Our mission is to highlight the incredible talent, culture and lifestyle in Central Florida. With eye-opening profiles and coverage of the music and art community, STATIC LIVE readers will be positively influenced by our topical content and trending advertisers. STATIC LIVE Magazine is the most effective tool for branding connectivity with consumers in our area.

STATIC LIVE Magazine is Central Florida’s premier publication dedicated to celebrating music and culture. STATIC LIVE provides extensive, detailed community information from fashion to art, entertainment to events through noteworthy interviews, sensational photography and in-depth editorial coverage. STATIC LIVE is the only publication of its kind in Central Florida and reaches all target markets through wide distribution channels. Our staff includes highly accomplished contributors with award-winning backgrounds in music and entertainment; we know how much business is captured from the entertainment market. Our free full color publication can be found throughout Central Florida at key retailers, hotels and restaurants in high traffic areas. Our mission is to highlight the incredible talent, culture and lifestyle in Central Florida. With eye-opening profiles and coverage of the music and art community, STATIC LIVE readers will be positively influenced by our topical content and trending advertisers. STATIC LIVE Magazine is the most effective tool for branding connectivity with consumers in our area.

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Oh My...Goddess

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Keslyn

LIVE virtual concerts are the flavor of the day with

Aunt ‘Rona still in town. Lockdowns keep us in but

NO WAY can that dim our spirits! Musicians have

a real advantage when we are all quarantined - we

have something to DO after Youtube and Netflix get

old.

I’ve been using the time to hone my skills and get

back to basics. Not just fundamentals of technique

but also the metaphorical side of WHY I play music.

It IS the best meditation for myself and many others.

by Adam Floyd

challenging material to work on technical difficulties.

It has the added benefit of improving songs you

perform for the public. Paganinni, Dont, Carcassi

and Sor are particularly helpful for me. Oh, and lots

of finger tapping on major and minor scale.

The meditative aspect of music can be lost on many

types of gigs. The beer bash at the pub can pay well

and be a blast but it’s hard to convey a subtle turn of

phrase when everyone is hammered and dancing.

The poorly contained plague is an opportunity to

spiritualize your groove and get back to what’s really

cool. Whether it’s a Shankar raga interpretation in

the mornings or inspirational music from an unfamiliar

faith tradition late at night, we can go deeper.

I try to see through the haze of an unpredictable

future with timeless classics and create a comforting

narrative.

Technique is about control. Control your fingers

and make them do what you want. Finger exercises,

musical etudes and complex dances of the

Hi! My name is Keslyn Hart. I am going into my senior year at

the University of Florida and I’m studying Business Administration.

My favorite things to do are travel, hang out with friends

classical masters to get a few things worked out.

hands keep us sharp and limber. I’ve been reviewing

What do Metal and Mozart have in common? More

and family, and model. Some of my favorite places I’ve been include

Bali, Paris and Hawaii. An interesting fact about me is last

than most people know. A brilliant technique is It has also been a relief to play my nicer guitars and

needed in either style, but without feeling forced or violins more often. I seldom bring out the good stuff

year I placed top 10 in the Miss Swimsuit USA International modeling

competition. Something most people don’t know about me

like it’s nothing. One debate that rages is Scales vs damage. I put my down time to good use and can

needy. I am required to throw off impossible riffs when I’m on the road or at the local clubs, to avoid

is that I am incredibly goofy and I never take myself too seriously.

I would like to thank Static Live Magazine for having me!

refined ad infinitum. The purity of a scale having no without the amplification and hoopla. It has

Repertoire. The scales crowd likes the simple to be deploy the finer aspects of a musical idiom

distractions. On the other side of the coin are those reminded me that music is not just a living

PHOTO CREDIT: Mandy Lynn who favor the practicality of using passages from but a way to live.

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“It seems our brave new world is

becoming less tolerant, spiritual and

educated than it ever was when I was

young.” ~ Lemmy Kilmister

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Oh My Goddess

A Day in the Life of a Gigging Musician

Motörhead Rock God Lemmy

Daytona’s Greatest Metal Moments

The New Normal and the Post-Covid

Direction of Music

State of Recreation

Covid Can’t Stop the Music

Art Feature - Azari Art

The Accidental Nudist

The Shape of Metal

Behind the Mic

Runway Chronicles

Rocktails

Metal Compost

Snap It

STUDIOS

DREAM. CREATE.

Static Live Media Group, LLC

927 S. Ridgewood Ave., Suite A5

Edgewater, FL 32132

386-847-2716 www.staticlivemag.com

Sean Impara, Publisher

Billy Chapin, Co-Publisher

Jenny McLain, Editor

Jamie Lee, Graphic Artist

Lindsay Kroman, Graphic Artist

COVER ART BY GARY KROMAN

© 2020, Static Live Media Group, LLC. All rights

reserved. No part of this publication may be

reproduced or transmitted in any form by any

means electronic, mechanical, photocopying,

recording or otherwise without the prior written

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COVID CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC BY JAMIE LEE

A pandemic sweeping the world, the coronavirus striking fear into the hearts of millions, COVID-19

has disrupted so many people’s lives and livelihoods it is hard to make sense of the craziness. In my

lifetime and experience, many people (including myself) turn toward music as their salvation

when faced with the negative but, what do you do when you can’t attend a concert, see your

favorite band at the corner watering hole, stay for three to four days at a music festival in

tents...? In this case, media has saved us because-COVID can’t stop the MUSIC! (Feel

free to break into the song-you know you know the words!)

YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and cable television have been a calming haven not

only for the musicians to have an outlet but, for the general public to experience

something even more unique than the general concert. Though social media has

given us a behind the scenes look at our favorite celebrities for a

while now, in this unique time of worldwide quarantine they

have shown us an even more in-depth look of sincerity and

many more sides of our favorite faces and their families.

this is June 4th, 7 pm) you can feel the togetherness that the music industry is trying to show our

world.

The influencers of the music industry have made sure some of our favorite cable

shows like American Idol have finished their season, with some of the most

interesting finales. As Ryan Seacrest sat behind a desk with a monitor

(broadcasting from his garage) and only the live shots of the five finalists for

this season- all live from home and the judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and

Luke Bryan also live from their homes it is setting the new normal for reality

music television and ended the season with one for the

books like so many other firsts have happened since

quarantine. (A girl named ‘Just Sam’ from the Bronx won

- you all should check her out- she is phenomenal!)

Celebrities have stepped up to the challenge and are using their

stardom for greatness. Since the start of the pandemic icons like;

Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Lil Wayne went LIVE on Oasis

Center’s Facebook page to raise money for COVID-19, Billie

Eilish and Finneas performed on Verizon’s #PayItForwardLive

to support small businesses, Third Eye Blind is doing ‘Quaran

-tine Kitchen Sessions’ every Tuesday to promote social distanc

-ing, “We want to be part of the solution and not the

spread.”

When legends, like Dolly Parton

are going live on their Facebook

page reading imaginative library

books (Thursdays at

7pmEST

‘Goodnight

with Dolly,’

last date to

catch

Music is an art form, a life force in itself, music can change

your mind, change your thoughts, change your heart, and

make you dance-if you allow it. Even though we are coming

out of this time of isolation, we can take a cue from the

influencers of the world and remember to always give back,

always stay positive, and always move forward. The music

spans the globe flowing through every river

valley, desert, tundra, and rainforest on every

continent, every south, west, north,

and east corner of every country

and states, every doorway,

driveway, hallway and

living room

because...

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Behind the Mic: Riggs

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach

Hello, friends!

This issue of STATIC LIVE is my favorite because I love

metal and hard rock. I live it. In fact, I believe that I

may have a “Benjamin Button” deal going as it seems that

my thirst for loud rock grows as I get older. In fairness

to my musical roots, I started out with names like

John Denver, Barry Manilow, Bee Gees, Kenny Rogers

and Babs Streisand. Then came KISS and game on. So

when I pondered a subject for this themed issue, it was a

no-brainer. The nicest rock star I ever met, the King of

Rock & Roll… The late, great Ronnie James Dio. I first

met Ronnie James Dio on the winter leg of the Holy Diver

tour in Atlanta. It was an after show meet & greet and

he was very affable and chatty. My fear was that his aura

of evil and darkness would ruin the excitement I had to

meet one of the best voices in the game. But he couldn’t

have been any different. More than just a “nice to meet

you, where you from?” or an autograph signing, Ronnie

was like a host at his own house party. He gave me

a brief tour of the backstage rooms, highlighted where

the refreshments were and led me to the guitar room.

Vivian Campbell (guitar prodigy who would later gig

with Whitesnake and still resides with Def Leppard) was

the band’s guitarist and sat on a couch practicing AFTER

the show. Ronnie introduced me and said “Do you play,

Riggs?”. I nervously said no but accepted their offer to

sit and catch a quick lesson. An amazing night for a kid

who loved his unique brand of rock and roll.

We met before the show and sat down for what was one

of the more eye opening hours of my career.

I was obviously a huge fan but I had to curb that and

direct the conversation to what would hopefully be an

interesting and entertaining piece of television. We talked

about the tour, making the new album and more, but fell

into a discussion of the hard rock/metal charity project

that he helped create called Hear ‘n Aid. The effort was

considered the rock genre’s answer to USA for Africa’s

“We Are The World” fundraising single. As Ronnie

described the frustration with the song being held up for

almost a year in legal issues and the plight of the starving

people of Africa and similar issues in the United States,

I was struck by his passion. The politics of the music

business I started producing a music video program in the

late ‘80s and secured a one-on-one interview with Ronnie

at another Atlanta show. and the hypocrisy of the charity

organizers had clearly impacted him. It was a moment

that I went from viewing him as the imposing dark character

he was labeled with from his singing career to seeing

him as a compassionate, ethereal soul. His intensity and

desire to use his music to help less fortunate people was

something I had never encountered. It struck me that I

was speaking with a kind man, not the mystique of the

larger-than-life rock god. It changed forever the way that

I ingested his lyrics and music.

His singing voice was like a giant dragon stomping its way

through a paper city. And it emerged from a 5’ 4” shell

which made Ronnie Dio’s persona even more unique.

Think about the impact of his songwriting… he co-penned

“Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Man On The Silver Mountain”,

“The Mob Rules”, “Heaven And Hell” and so many more

staples of the ‘70s and ‘80s rock landscape. And his was

the voice that took the iconic band Rainbow to the next

level. Then he steps into an arguably impossible gig replacing

Ozzy in Black Sabbath and in 2 short years, cranks out

classics like “Neon Knights” and “Children of the Sea”. He

kept that heavy metal original relevant after they lost what

may be the most recognizable frontman in rock history.

An impressive result indeed. And then as he embarks on

a solo career and launches DIO, he crushes with one of the

best debut records of all time. “Holy Diver”, “Rainbow In

The Dark” and more… and the bar had been raised. There

was simply no other rock singer that took bands he fronted

to a higher profile more than Ronnie James Dio.

I caught up with him on the Lock Up The Wolves tour stop

in 1990. And though record sales had diminished, he was

as vibrant as ever. He introduced me and my friends to the

crew, gave us a tour of the theatrical staging for the show,

then insisted that I try my first Guinness beer. The dude I

idolized and somewhat feared when meeting him a decade

earlier was now bartending for me at one of his shows.

It was a surreal, awesome moment. And he remembered

my name… I still am sure that his wife or manager

whispered it to him before I walked onto the tour bus, but

whatever… I felt like a friend. I interviewed him a few

times after, at much smaller venues with the DIO band in

a different configuration, and later with the reunited Black

Sabbath. That was another career highlight as I sat with

all four members of the centerpiece of heavy metal. And

Ronnie was as humble and kind as ever, saying that it was

simply for the fans that they regrouped and toured. For

the love of the game.

And don’t forget, Dio was the man that, if not invented,

popularized the Rock Horns or “Devil Horns” hand

gesture. He used it in every show, even on the DIO album

covers. You see it today at every rock show. And ironic

that the guy that was often labeled as evil and accused of

dropping satanic subtleties in his music and album art actually

took that hand gesture from his old Italian heritage

as a symbol to ward off evil. He was about positive

energy. He was about light beyond the darkness.

He battled brutal stomach cancer that led to his death yet

continued to record and tour til the very end. The heart

and soul of the man was out of this world. He defined a

generation of rock music. And with the combination of

growl and passionate melody, his voice was unmatched. If

you haven’t indulged before, go chase some of Dio’s music

and drop on your headphones… and know you are hearing

a master at his craft.

I wish he was around today not as much for the music but

for his spirit. I wish I could interview him not as a nervous,

idolizing fan but as a professional who is intrigued

by his lyrics and visions. And I was told later that he

wrote “MAGIC” on autographs for people he felt a connection

with, and I’ve always cherished that notion. To the

legacy of words, music and memories, I raise a Guinness

to Ronnie James Dio.

Cheers!

Catch RIGGS, GUY, & INTERN STEVE

The Morning HOG / 95.7 The HOG Weekdays 5-10am

& SATURDAY NIGHT LOUD 9-midnight

@saturdayloud on Twitter The Morning Hog on fb

riggs@957thehog.com

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Trivia Questions

Crossword Puzzle

1.Though there may be some dispute on the subject, most people agree this British band

started the genre known as Heavy Metal, forming in 1969?

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2.Which of these is a band-titled debut album? a. Metallica b. Alice in Chains c. Byzantine d.

Korn

3.Which of the following bands formed first? a. Fear Factory b. Soulfly c. They all formed at

the same time d. Metallica.

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4.What band includes Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu?

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5.The song Lemuria belongs to what band?

6.What United States band recorded “Under The Influence?”

7.What band is famous for the song “Dragonaut?”

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8.Michael Kiske was the lead singer for the heavy metal band Halloween from 1986 till 1993,

when he was fired, who became the band’s vocalist?

9.Which part of the body did Accept describe as being metal on the title track of their classic

1985 album, “Metal_________?”

10.What band won multiple Grammy awards for the Best Metal Performance, including their

first for “One,” in 1990?

11.What band released the “Darkness Descends” LP in 1986?

12.Which band was formerly known as Tormentor before changing their name and becoming

one of Germany’s leading thrashers?

13.What was the title of Metallica’s modified version of “Mechanix?”

14. Which metal band is associated with John Campbell, Mark Morton, Chris Adler, Randy

Blythe & Willie Adler?

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1.The Motörhead song “You Better Run” was re-recorded

in2004 as “__________________” for the

SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

2.What extreme metal English band penned albums

like “The Principle of Evil Made Flesh,” “Cruelty and

the Beast,” and “Damnation and a Day?”

3.Motörhead main man Lemmy Kilmister once

worked as a roadie for..?

4.Their album “Covenant” is one of the top selling

death metal albums of all time, what Tampa, Florida

based band recorded it?

5.What is Venom’s Cronos’s real name?

6.The song “Motörhead” is the only song in recorded

rock history to contain the word...?

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1.In 1965 Lemmy Kilmister joined a band called

The Rockin’ Vickers, which reportedly was the

first band to visit the Socialist Federal Republic of

___________________.

2.What were Danish thrashers Artillery afraid of in

1985?

3.Which New York thrash band featured identical

twins?

4.Which Metal band was prolific metal producer

Michael Wagener a founding member of?

5.The 14th album recorded by Motörhead was

“Snake Bite _____?”

6. What band of Armenian descent told you

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Trivia & Crossword Answers

1. BLACK SABBATH

8. ANDI DERIS

2. KORN

9. HEART

3. METALLICA

10. METALLICA

4. TRIVIUM

11. DARK ANGEL

5. THERION

12. KREATOR

6. OVERKILL

13. THE FOUR HORSEMAN

7. DRAGONAUT 14. LAMB OF GOD

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OVERKILL, EXHORDER, HYDRAFORM

On March 10th, weeks before the Covid -19 Pandemic shut down Florida and life as we know it, thrash metal pioneers Overkill

and Exhorder infected the House of Blues in Orlando with some old school moshing. Opening band Hydraform from Denver,

Colorado got the crowd moving with their form of toxic progressive metal. Next, Exhorder, fronted by original singer Kyle Thomas,

gave the herd some gumbo-style Louisiana metal to fester on, including early favorites “Slaughter In The Vatican” and classic

“Desecrator “. Finally, unmasked singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni, Overkill’s founding members, contaminated

the metal mob into zombie-like dance floor convulsions . Fans of the New York thrash titans heard seventeen mind blistering

tunes from a catalog that included 11 albums. Unfortunately Overkill decided to omit any songs from their classic album “Taking

Over “. Bummer! Overall, ‘twas a great show considering what the world would be going through the following months ahead . TP

included.

NEW SCHOOL ALBUM OF THE MONTH

April 3, 2020, marks the 13th studio album by thrash kings, Testament. It is entitled “Titans of Creation.”

Ironically, the release of this album happened during a world pandemic of which the front man himself was affected, along with

his wife and several crew members, while on tour in Europe. I am happy to report they are feeling much better and looking forward

to live venues reopening as soon as “the powers that be” figure this mess out.

Testament truly has stood the test of time and Titans of Creation definitely confirms they are still at the top of their game. Front

man Chuck Billy, combined with guitarist Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson, who have shredded on the earlier albums, reinforced

by Steve DiGiorgio ripping bass, and Gene Hoglan destroying the drums, these badasses turned out twelve unique thrash classics

on this LP.

Testament opened the album with “Children of the Next Level”, which tells the story of a

religious cult in San Diego, Heaven’s Gate, back in 1997. The incident concluded with

thirty-nine people joining in a mass suicide. Song titles such as “Night of the Witch”, “Ishtar’s

Gate”, “City of Angels” and “Dream Deceiver” follow inspiration from some of history’s darker

subjects. Titans of Creation is loaded with everything you could possibly want to hear in good

thrash metal. In my opinion, Testament will be back in the studio very soon to record their

14th crushing LP, especially after recording this album with the likes of Andy Sneap, mixing

and mastering, and engineer Juan Urtega. Released on Nuclear Blast Records, Titans of

Creation is definitely going to be one of the top metal releases of 2020.

OLD SCHOOL ALBUM OF THE MONTH

For many early old school metal enthusiasts , Possessed “Seven Churches “ is the blueprint

for what would be later known as “Death Metal “ . Born in the wake of San Francisco’s

thrash scene in the mid-eighties , Possessed’s growling/regurgitating vocals were believed

to be the first of their kind . Signed to Relativity/Combat records and recorded in 1985 ,

this debut took thrash metals intensity to new levels of brutality . The Ultra fast drumming

and monstrous riffs were way ahead of their time as one can hear on the opening song “The

Exorcist “. Other blusterous offerings are “Pentagram”, “Fallen Angel”, and the closer, ultimately

titled “Death Metal”. Rated among the top 10 death metal albums of all time, “Seven

Churches” influence on the future death metal scene cannot be denied . On a trivia footnote,

guitarist Larry LaLonde would later go on to play for Alt pioneers Primus. Horns up metal

brethren!

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