BuzzBender features interviews with movie, TV, and music personalities making news doing their own thing. Promising to never conduct a press junket style interview, producer and host Mitchell Anthony keeps these informative and on-target conversations flowing, so you get the most from listening. Play in iTunes.
Shrek the Third director Chris Miller
Interview 5 - May 18, 2007
Shrek the Third opening May 18th is a comedic romp filled with mirth and
3D magic (yes, I wrote that) created by DreamWorks Animation, and directed
by Chris Miller. Chris discusses making the second sequel of the great
Shrek franchise and the value of creative collaboration.
Kip Winger, performer and composer
Interview 18 - October 2, 2009
Many will remember Kip Winger for the Platinum selling Miles Away. But this innovative musician, performer, and songwriter proves again he is more than a power balladeer with the release of the new album Karma available on Frontier Records in the US October 27th.
George Lynch of Lynch Mob, Souls of We
Interview 17 - September 28, 2009
Very busy is the best way I can describe rock guitarist George Lynch. Besides just having finished a tour with Souls of We, Lynch Mob returns with the studio album Smoke and Mirrors available on Frontier Records in the US October 13th.
Ade Fenton, Techno DJ and record producer
Interview 16 - September 11, 2009
Call it what you like: Industrial, Techno, or Electronica. Ade Fenton's schedule takes him across the globe performing fierce and unique sets that fuse thunderous beats with layers upon layers of surprising sounds. Ade discusses movie soundtrack work, ongoing projects with Gary Numan, and what it really means to be a professional DJ.
Galactic Cowboys guitarist Wally Farkas
Interview 15 - August 10, 2009
Galactic Cowboys are back playing three shows for the first time in ten years in Texas from August 13th through the 15th. Guitarist Wally Farkas discusses these upcoming shows, the big sound he gets from his guitar setup, and how truth is more intriguing than fiction when it comes to the Jibbs.
Bee Movie's director Simon J. Smith
Interview 14 - October 31, 2007
How many bees does it take to help land a 747? Approximately 750,000. How many to form a beautiful floral pattern on the ground? About 350,000 as you will see for yourself in Bee Movie opening November 2nd. Simon J. Smith directs this latest creative tour de force from DreamWorks.
Emperor Magus Caligula of Dark Funeral
Interview 13 - October 12, 2007
Sweden's Dark Funeral may be one of the most notorious and highly regarded Death Metal bands, but I found singer Emperor Magus Caligula to be an affable lad while talking with him from the band's New York hotel suite on the eve of their North American tour. Listen to my interview with Caligula as we discuss Dark Funeral's new DVD Attera Orbis Terrarum available through Regain Records.
Prong's Tommy Victor
Interview 12 - October 1, 2007
Tommy Victor leads the charge for truth, justice, and the metal way as Prong returns with the hard-hitting record Power of the Damager available October 2nd. Tommy discusses the art of detachment, power of automatic writing, and how big mojo in the form of negative karma helps him write and perform his brand of metal music.
Paul Nelson, Johnny Winter's guitarist and manager, part three
Interview 11 - August 10, 2007
In this final part of a three-part interview Paul Nelson discusses money: how to earn and keep more of it while perfoming on tour around the world in the above average rock band.
Paul Nelson, Johnny Winter's guitarist and manager, part two
Interview 10 - August 3, 2007
Paul Nelson discusses how long-term financial and creative success for the above average rock guitarist and manager comes from being a musician onstage and a businessman offstage, and explains the importance of having his cell phone within reaching distance as he performs.
Paul Nelson, Johnny Winter's guitarist and manager, part one
Interview 9 - August 3, 2007
Fairness, awareness, and business savvy wrapped in a package that delivers the goods to the fans: Paul Nelson discusses quality tour etiquette in action as the Johnny Winter band tours the world including their upcoming appearance at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on July 28th.
Dylan Brown, Ratatouille supervising animator
Interview 8 - June 29, 2007
Dylan Brown is supervising animator of Pixar’s Ratatouille opening
in movie theaters June 29th. Dylan discusses the art of making rats come
alive on screen, not to mention fish, ants, and happy-go-lucky monsters,
and explains how "The Universe" reveals creative promise to
those with the time and inclination to look.
Deal Breakers author Dr. Bethany Marshall, part two
Interview 7 - June 8, 2007
Dr. Bethany Marshall concludes discussing her new book Deal Breakers as
she describes handling partners with personality disorders and the upsides
and downsides of acting in a committed fashion while accepting growth
Deal Breakers author Dr. Bethany Marshall, part one
Interview 6 - June 1, 2007
Dr. Bethany Marshall wrote Deal Breakers, an unconventional do-it-yourself
manual for the lovelorn looking to fix a broken relation or get out of
Dodge. In this part one of a two-part interview, Dr. Marshall describes
the personality types of difficult men and strategies for having a quality
Ade Fenton, Techno DJ and record producer
Interview 4 - April 27, 2007
Ade Fenton is an in-demand DJ with a new album Artificial Perfect available
May 7th. Ade discusses his new album, working with Gary Numan, and how
his inability to stop helps him create some of the more interesting techno
to come down the pike in years.
Jessica Tivens, exceptional soprano
Interview 3 - April 20, 2007
Jessica Tivens sings with a maturity twice her age in Broadway musicals
and operas from Madison Square Garden to Carnegie Hall. Jessica discusses
her new album Unlimited, and explains why trying to pigeonhole her artistic
versatility is next to impossible.
Bill Plympton, Hair High director and writer
Interview 2 - April 13, 2007
In the fine tradition of drawing pictures of men punching themselves in
the face, Bill Plympton discusses his new film Hair High and how he makes
the impossible possible with little more than a pencil, a lot of energy,
and even more imagination.
Glen Wexler, Secret Life of Cows photographer
Interview 1 - April 6, 2007
Making a cow perform martial arts and leap tall buildings in a single
bound is all in a day's work for photographer Glen Wexler. Glen discusses
his new book The Secret Life of Cows, and offers proof positive that Americans
love cows more than beautiful women.