Renowned engineer Peter Doell’s experience spans a wide spectrum of musical genres, and includes an incredible variety of top artists, scoring hits for both indie and major label projects. Kosh and Peter discuss three giants in particular he worked with, Miles Davis, Tom Dowd and Frank Sinatra.Read More
Kosh is back with new friend, photographer extraordinaire Glen Wexler! Glen Wexler was one of the first artists to use digital imaging technology as a tool in the creative process. His career began by designing album covers for clients like Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, and KISS, and continues with an international client base ranging from Microsoft and Pfizer to Warner Bros. Pictures and Time magazine.Read More
Continuing with our Holidays celebration, this edition of Art of Rock, our host Kosh brings into Aftermaster studio his dear friend director, comedian and actor and Academy Award winning writer, Adam McKay. Adam has a new film out today called “Vice”.Read More
It is a special English Happy Christmas edition for Kosh and Friends because our host invites his son, John Kosh Jr. and grandson Atticus, into the studio to reminisce about family, the holidays and mostly about Kosh Jr. being on sets while rock n roll stars like the Eagles, Don Henley, James Taylor, and more babysit! It's a warm and thoughtful hour that is intended to remind everyone what the holidays are really about and that is family.Read More
Episode 6 is a deep dig with the pioneering engineer and producer Lenise Bent.
Lenise comes form a family in love with music. She was one of very few women in the technical field of audio engineering in the 1970's. First hired at L.A.'s Village Recorders, along with three other women, by Spam scion, George A. (Geordie) Hormell II, who thought women would make superior engineers, Lenise is the sole survivor from that initial hire. She has had a long career in both music and film.Read More
Henry Diltz is a legendary photographer and musician active since the 1960’s. He is famous for capturing the laidback Laurel Canyon scene of the early 1970’s, the cover of The Doors album, ‘Morrison Hotel’ and the Woodstock music festival, where he was dubbed the “official photographer”.Read More
In Episode 4 of ‘Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends’ our host spends an hour with friend and super producer/engineer Val Garay at Aftermaster Studios in Hollywood. Garay is nine time Grammy nominated producer and winner of 1982’s record of the year with “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes. Val has garnered over 100 Gold & Platinum records.Read More
Kosh invites long time collaborator Aaron Rapoport to discuss their years of working together. Rapoport is an American photographer, best known for his photographs of musicians.
Kosh and friend Aaron dive into some uncharted territory, like where is Cher’s tattoo exactly? Lot’ o fun with REO Speedwagon and Kevin Cronyn. The real story of the flight case featured on “Eagles Live ‘80”. The two do get serious as they discuss working on the Lynyrd Skynyrd album, “Street Survivors” just before the infamous plane crash. A must hear to believe.Read More
In Episode 2 of ‘Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends’ our host brings into Aftermaster Studios in Hollywood the great photographer and long time collaborator, Robert (Bob) Blakeman. Kosh and Bob have been working together since the early 1980’s. Lot’s of big pop names are discussed and secrets revealed, Rod Stewart and Linda Ronstadt reappear from EP1, along with The Motels, the Pointers Sisters, and the great Jimmy Webb with his original Ford Cobra. Also, we get a peak behind one of the most famous beer campaign glamour posters ever shot(see above), as well as the time Bob was allowed to shoot infamous Oakland Hell's Angel, Sonny Barger.Read More
In Episode 1 of ‘Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends’, the mononymous Kosh sits down with long time collaborator Ron Larson to discuss several albums they worked on together. From Rod Stewart, Jon Anderson, REO Speedwagon, Kim Carnes and David Lindley to Linda Ronstadt, with whom they won a pair of Grammys for the albums “Get Closer” & “Lush Life”.Read More