SXSW 2019: Foo Fighter’s Chris Shiflett Backstage At Ray Benson’s Birthday Bash


We catch up to Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters backstage at Ray Benson’s Birthday Party, an annual SXSW event that draws some of the finest musicians for some of the best jams of the festival.  He talked about his 20 years with the Foo Fighters and jokingly gave some bad advice for children who’d like to follow in his footsteps.

This 68th Birthday (Happy Birthday Ray!) was presented by BMI and benefitted the Health Alliance For Austin Musicians (HAAM), a unique non-profit that holds a special place in the heart of Austin music lovers.  The event was  held on the GSD&M corporation’s back plaza, and featured Ray Benson’s Asleep At The Wheel, Dale Watson, Randy Houser, Ben Dickey, Katie Pruitt, Robert Ellis, Who Do, Jamie Lin Wilson, Waylon Payne, Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, Wade Bowen and a special surprise by Robert Earl Keen.


Interview by Paul Salfen Mike Tramp Steve Brown TICKETS SEPT 29TH AT  WAREHOUSE LIVE, HOUSTON, TX TICKETS SEPT 30TH AT THE GRANADA THEATER, DALLAS Respected vocalist and guitarist Mike Tramp has announced the upcoming release of 'Songs Of White Lion', via Frontiers Music Srl on April 14, 2023. As the title implies, the album sees

Actor/Co-Director Peter Facinelli ON FIRE: Based On True Events In California Wildfires

interview by Christine Thompson NOTE: SAG-AFTRA has approved an interim agreement for On Fire since the film is being released by Cineverse, an independent, non-AMPTP affiliated distributor. Under the terms, members “may work on these productions without being in violation of the strike order,” per the guild. The entire team of On Fire expresses their

PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES – Prequel Concentrates on Generational Evil

Interview by Paul Salfen PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 23, 2023, and this prequel concentrates on an untold chapter, and generational evil. In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a

THE EXPENDABLES 4: Movie Minute Review

Review by Paul Salfen This is Paul Salfen with your KLAK Movie Minute. In theaters now is Expendables 4, the muscley all-star actionfest that brings us back to the '80s with its over-the-top machismo, bad dialogue, explosions, fights, and grunts. At this point, you know what you're getting into: this is either your thing or

THE INVENTOR Showcases Da Vinci’s Humanity As He Searches For The Meaning Of Life

Interview by Paul Salfen Directed and written by Jim Capobianco (the Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter of “Ratatouille”) and co-directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon, THE INVENTOR is a stop-motion adventure film about the life of Leonardo da VincI Featuring the voices of Stephen Fry, Daisy Ridley, Marion Cotillard, Gauthier Battoue, and Matt Berry. The insatiably curious and headstrong

STILL UP Producers Talk Love And Insomnia

Interview by Paul Salfen Love and Insomnia. Still Up” is an almost romantic comedy set in the after-hours world of insomniacs Danny (Roberts) and Lisa (Thomas) who have no secrets except their feelings for each other. Bonded by insomnia, best friends Lisa and Danny stay connected to each other late into the night and find

Gamer Turned British Motorsport Superstar Jann Mardenborough Talks About His Portrayal by Archie Madekwe In GRAN TURISMO

Interview by Paul Salfen Gamer turned racer Jann Mardenborough talks about Gran Turismo in this interview with Paul Salfen.  British motorsport superstar Jann Mardenborough’s unbelievable true story is told in the new Sony Pictures’ film Gran Turismo  (in theatres now) starring Archie Madekwe (“See”), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) and Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Kevin Martin of CANDLEBOX Talks About Album “THE LONG GOODBYE”

Interview by Paul Salfen Multi-platinum selling Seattle rock band Candlebox – whose power anthems “Far Behind,” “You,” and “Cover Me” off their 1993 debut, self-titled album exploded onto the charts – has released their final studio album, The Long Goodbye, via Round Hill Records. The new 10-track collection, Candlebox’s eighth studio album, finds the group

Executive Producers Julie Gardner and Lachlan MacKinnon On MGM+ Original Series THE WINTER KING

Interview by Drew Pearson and Paul Salfen THE WINTER KING Executive Producers Julie Gardner and Lachlan MacKinnon Talk To Drew Pearson and Paul Salfen about how hard it is to produce a period piece that is pre-history. Catch up on Episodes One and Two, free on all partner platforms now through November 5, 2023 THE


Interview by Paul Salfen Everclear, one of the leading alternative rock bands to emerge from the ‘90s led by vocalist, guitarist and founder Art Alexakis, has released their new live album, Live at The Whisky a Go Go, via Sunset Blvd Records. In addition to the live show, the 17-track collection includes two bonus studio


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