Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp came in to Southern California and raised the heat level with great music for their fans.
Dave Stewart has come on board with Duesenberg with his new MC DTV.
“Having read all the typical business books,” says Dave Stewart, “and being inside businesses, all those books are incorrect. I prefer to read the less conventional ones, which I think are spot on.”
So is his new book “The Business Playground – Where Creativity and Commerce Collide (The Voices That Matter)” co-written by Mark Simmons and so he told the UK paper The Independent in a today published interview.
Dave speaks about a typical work day (After swimming 20 lengths in his pool at 7.30am: “I work until 7.30pm, then I have a vodka martini to unscramble the brain”), his family (“My house is a total wreck when I come home [...] they’re all playing and singing.”), about business and creativity in general and problems with the pyramid of the powerless (see his book).
He also speaks in particular about his “ideas factory” Weapons Of Mass Entertainment WME in Los Angeles (“It brings in millions. But a lot of things take two or three years to make, so it comes in staggered events. We’ve a staff of 16.”) and the First Artist Bank FAB. FAB is going to “collect royalties internationally, sell tickets and exploit musicians’ spins-offs from ringtones to fashion ranges. [...] “The thing I’m creating is a rights management search engine.””
But don’t fear he is only a business man now, he is still writing music (“I’m writing three musicals.” – Ghost will open in London next year) and wants to perform live (e.g. at two concerts in Greece – more about this soon).
Peter is enjoying his one of a kind Dragster guitar, designed by Duesenberg just for his style of playing…
All the way from Australia the group called Hillsong Live, came to So Calif to rock their fans for 2 nights…
Over the 4th of July weekend Vince Gill was invited to play at the Hollywood Bowl. He classic style graced the sold out crowds.