Behind the Art

I started my Behind the Art series of interviews not only for my own curiosity of the working lives of others, but also to offer a view into the working world of other music industry professionals.  I’ll post these interviews as my time allows.  I hope you’ll enjoy this ongoing series.

Behind the Art: Angela Gossow

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Angela Gossow.  In an interesting twist, she switched from rock star to manager of the very band she fronted. Angela found that she prefers life behind-the-scenes to life onstage.  I must admit, after my...

Behind the Art: Lisa Jenkins

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Lisa Jenkins, manager of the legendary Peter Frampton, among others. Frampton Comes Alive was the soundtrack of my youth, so I was especially intrigued to interview Peter’s manager. I know it sounds trite,...

Behind the Art: Carol Peters

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Heart’s manager, Carol Peters. I’ve adored Heart ever since I first heard “Crazy on You” as a kid in 1976, so interviewing this dynamo was extra-special for me. Carol’s career spans the music industry...

Behind the Art: Jodi Goodman

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Jodi Goodman—top notch concert promoter. Starting in the club scene, Jodi worked her way into the coveted position of President of Live Nation Northern California. It doesn’t get any bigger than that. ~...

Behind the Art: April Malmsteen

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet April Malmsteen—the woman behind guitar virtuoso, Yngwie J Malmsteen. As an entrepreneur, April has ventured down many roads beyond the music industry, including founding a cosmetics company and her own...

Behind the Art: Jill Meniketti

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet me! Foghat’s Linda Earl and Leighsa Montrose turn the mic on me this time . . . ~ Jill   Jill Meniketti is an amazing human being. Extraordinarily busy but still able to smile! She is not only an...

Behind the Art: Brie Greenberg

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Brie Greenberg, the woman behind Metallica. Handling such a mega-force as Metallica is surely a demanding and daunting job, but Brie seems to manage it all with grace and vigor. It’s so refreshing to...

Behind the Art: Maria Lundy

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Maria Lundy of QEDG Management, where she’s the woman behind such legendary acts as YES, E.L.P., Asia, Focus, and more. ~ Jill   Behind the Art: Maria Lundy Tour Liaison and Special Projects Manager. ...

Behind the Art: Renata Ravina

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Renata Ravina—the fire behind the Red Rocker. As Sammy Hagar’s business manager, she’s kept him busy and in high spirits. Starting as a fan of Sammy’s (her first concert was a Sammy show!), Renata soon...

Behind the Art: Bridget Kendall

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Bridget Kendall. Married to Great White’s Mark Kendall, and also the executive assistant for his band, Bridget dove in headfirst when Great White needed a hand. Once a tour is booked, there’s much more...

Behind the Art: Leighsa Montrose

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Leighsa Montrose.  Upon her husband’s suicide, Leighsa was suddenly thrust further into managing Ronnie Montrose’s music and his estate.  This amazing woman has survived trauma and has come out on top;...

Behind the Art: Susan Cramer

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet the Rockbar Theater’s Susan Cramer.  Susan followed her heart and her love of music, and shifted careers to open a rock music venue.  Soaring from her venue’s stellar first year, she continues to reach for...

Behind the Art: Lisa Champagne-Sweet

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Lisa Champagne-Sweet.  Married to Stryper’s Michael Sweet, and also his band's manager, Lisa is another kindred spirit.  I'm quite familiar with how much effort goes into her artist management workday....

Behind the Art: Diana DeVille

I’m thrilled to feature Diana DeVille in this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art.  Diana has been Wendy Dio’s “right hand” for as far back as I can recall.  She’s been through a lot with Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, and more, and she has her...

Behind the Art: Marianna Burdon

In this edition of my blog series feature, Behind the Art, meet Marianna Burdon.  This beautiful lawyer is also the manager and wife of rock icon Eric Burdon.  Read on to see how Marianna Burdon lays down the law, and shares an interesting phone call. ~ Jill  ...

Behind the Art: Linda Arcello-Earl

In this edition of my blog series, Behind the Art, Foghat’s Linda Arcello-Earl talks wine, musicians, and music, as she discusses her lengthy history in the business.  Another kindred spirit, Linda is a band manager and rock star wife, who juggles both in a busy,...

Behind the Art: Nancy B. Sayle

I’m pleased to feature Nancy B. Sayle in my blog series: Behind the Art. As owner/publicist at VQPR, LLC, Nancy has worked with some of the biggest names in rock, generating a media buzz for each of them. I’d heard Nancy’s name around the business, but I first met her...

Behind the Art: Kate Moore

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, I’m pleased to feature Kate Moore, merchandise & web maven for UFO.  I met Kate some years ago at a rock festival in Texas, and we hit it off straight away, sharing the joys and woes of merchandising (a...

Behind the Art: Karrie Keyes

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Karrie Keyes.  Karrie’s job is extremely specialized because she’s mixing the sound on stage.  Her efforts help the artists lose themselves in the music so that they can perform the ultimate show for their...

Behind the Art: Korie Koker

In this edition of my blog series feature Behind the Art, meet Korie Koker.  Hers is not a job for the faint-of-heart.  I can't imagine being a talent buyer for a venue.  Actually, I can but I'd rather not.  Managing the schedule for a live music venue must be...

Behind the Art: Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato

Apologies for the delay in releasing this next article, but I’ve been on tour (as has my interview subject), and on the road, time and stable WiFi don’t always align. For this edition in my blog series feature Behind the Art, I was especially intrigued to interview...

Behind the Art: Denise Martin

I'm ecstatic to have Denise Martin as the inaugural feature in my new blog series: Behind the Art.  She and I share many similarities, as we're both married to the rock stars that we manage.  I always enjoy time spent with her, commiserating and swapping tales of the...

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