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.

CHARITY ROAD To Auction Street Names In Inaugural Event To Help Hunger In Dallas

Interview by Paul Salfen Charity Road Board Member Paul Salfen will be signing his new book "GOING FOR IT"  at Mexican Sugar May 23rd from 7-10  Their first event coming up on May 23rd at Mexican Sugar in Dallas. The Card Guy, Evan, @TheCardGuy (20M followers) will be providing entertainment throughout the event. Charity

Spiritual Leader Didi Krishna Imparts Insight And Wisdom For Today’s Busy Lives

Interview by Paul Salfen Video and Editing by Troy Malone, In The Loop Locals Didi Krishna Kumari, a renowned spiritual leader and disciple of Dada J.P. Vaswani, visited Dallas on April 30th - May 1st as part of her mission to spread the message of peace. Her insightful teachings and profound wisdom have touched the

Mr. Big played their final LA-area show at the legendary Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA

Mr. Big played their final LA-area show at the legendary Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA this weekend – and even switched instruments! Photos by Paul Salfen.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Paul Salfen (@paulsalfen)

Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul & Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano Press Conference at Texas Live

Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul & Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano press conference at Texas Live! Photos by Paul Salfen. All four fighters took verbal jabs at each other and made for a spectacle since it was open to the public, although most questions from journalists and fans were dismissed easily by Tyson or redirected

Ed Dwight and Leland Melvin Highlight Black Astronauts Contribution to THE SPACE RACE

Originally published Feb 24, 2024 THE SPACE RACE weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden, among many others. In THE SPACE RACE, directors Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés profile the pioneering Black

Composer Blake Neely On MASTERS OF THE AIR

Masters of the Air is a 2024 American war drama miniseries created by John Shiban and John Orloff for Apple TV+. It is based on the 2007 book of the same name by Donald L. Miller and follows the actions of the 100th Bomb Group, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber unit in the

Greek Blues Rocker ANDRY Releases “Skies”

Interview by Paul Salfen Coming off the performance at the Eurojam 24 at the  Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles, Andry talks about her new release "Skies." Former runner-up on The Voice of Greece and front-woman on The Harps, ANDRY decided to embark on her solo career by releasing her full-length debut album “Skies.” The

Larry g(ee) EP Release with Dezi 5 and Cozy Campos May 17th at Kessler Theater, Dallas

Date Friday May 17, 2024 Time Doors 7:00pm Showtime 8:00pm Lobby 6:00pm Location The Kessler (map) 1230 W. Davis St. Dallas TX 75208 Dallas singer-songwriter Larry g(EE) has journeyed through personal health challenges, finding solace and inspiration in his music. Amidst trials, g(EE) rediscovered unreleased songs in a Dropbox folder, which became his lifeline. His

3x Blue Angel Leader Greg “Boss” Wooldridge and Director Paul Crowder Show You What It Takes To Be A Blue Angel In THE BLUE ANGELS, IMAX May 17th

Interview by Paul Salfen "The Blue Angels" hits IMAX theaters for one week only, between May 17 and May 23. It will also be available to stream globally on Prime Video starting Thursday May, 23. Paul Crowder is a former UK musician turned award-winning movie editor and director with a unique voice. Crowder spent the

Character Actor Doug Jones Slated For Texas Frightmare Weekend May 17-19th

Character actor Doug Jones will be signing autographs at Texas Frightmare Weekendl at the Irving Convention Center Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 17-19th. Jones is highly regarded for playing major characters under heavy makeup and prosthetics. A frequent collaborator with Guillermo Del Toro,  you've seen him in The Shape Of Water, Hellboy, Buffy The Vampire


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