CY Authors – CYInterview http://www.cyinterview.com Celebrity Interviews, Entertainment, Sports and a Bunch of Cool Stuff. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:44:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 RIP Bobby “The Brain” Heenan: Pro Wrestling Loses Another of Its Greats; CY Goes to the Archives for this 2002 Conversation with “The Brain” http://www.cyinterview.com/rip-bobby-the-brain-heenan-pro-wrestling-loses-another-of-its-greats-cy-goes-to-the-archives-for-this-2002-conversation-with-the-brain/ http://www.cyinterview.com/rip-bobby-the-brain-heenan-pro-wrestling-loses-another-of-its-greats-cy-goes-to-the-archives-for-this-2002-conversation-with-the-brain/#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:18:07 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=20087 Continue reading "RIP Bobby “The Brain” Heenan: Pro Wrestling Loses Another of Its Greats; CY Goes to the Archives for this 2002 Conversation with “The Brain”" ]]> It was 2002 and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan had just been featured on the WWE Confidential TV program about his battle with throat cancer. After the airing of the segment, I spoke with Bobby by phone, a few days later, about the cancer treatment he underwent, as well as other topics. It would be the second of probably 10 so times that I would have the good fortune of speaking with him over the last 15 years.

Earlier this week, it was reported that complications stemming from throat cancer led to Mr. Heenan’s passing. He was 73 years old.

Bobby was the type of person that if you called him and had an audience, he would be happy to make time. Whether that audience was 100 people or one million, he was always a man willing to give of himself. He loved the pro wrestling business and he loved talking about it.

In 2002, just after WWE’s purchase of its competition, the WCW, Heenan was candid about the downfall of professional wrestling and how reality TV and other things were negatively impacting ratings. Additionally, he spoke out about his dislike for the product WWE was putting out at the time.

The coversation you will hear took place just before the release of his 2002 book Bobby The Brain: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All. There were stories about “Mean Gene” Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, Andre the Giant and his thoughts at the time again on why the WWE was going in the wrong direction.

Few people in the wrestling business were nicer than Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and many others will miss him and his wit. He was a man who no doubt was one of the best managers in the business’s history.

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Actress Tippi Hedren Talks about Her Remarkable Life, Her Acting, Working with Director Alfred Hitchcock, Shambala, More http://www.cyinterview.com/actress-tippi-hedren-talks-about-her-remarkable-life-her-acting-working-with-director-alfred-hitchcock-shambala-more/ http://www.cyinterview.com/actress-tippi-hedren-talks-about-her-remarkable-life-her-acting-working-with-director-alfred-hitchcock-shambala-more/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 04:00:20 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19817 Tippi: A Memoir. Now, in an over 40 minute conversation, the actress talks Hitchcock, working with actor Sean Connery in the film Marnie, her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith and her lifelong desire to protect animals, among other topics. When we think of Alfred Hitchcock movies, the beautiful blonde actress Tippi Hedren immediately jumps to mind. Known for her roles in The Birds and Marnie, Ms. Hedren still keeps busy today, at 87 years old. The Hollywood legend continues her work with animals. She resides with them at her foundation, Shambala, in California. Those animals include tigers and lions, among other wild animals.]]> Last year, Tippi Hedren shared with the world the tale of her extraordinary life in her autobiography, Tippi: A Memoir. Now, in an over 40 minute conversation, the actress talks Hitchcock, working with actor Sean Connery in the film Marnie, her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith and her lifelong desire to protect animals, among other topics.

When we think of Alfred Hitchcock movies, the beautiful blonde actress Tippi Hedren immediately jumps to mind. Known for her roles in The Birds and Marnie, Ms. Hedren still keeps busy today, at 87 years old.

The Hollywood legend continues her work with animals. She resides with them at her foundation, Shambala, in California. Those animals include tigers and lions, among other wild animals.

Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment.

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In her book Tippi: A Memoir, Ms. Hedren writes about the people in her life from a woman named Ella Jane Knott who told her she should model, to a story of famous director Alfred Hitchcock, who wanted to sign her to his studio after seeing her in a commercial. The actress agrees that it was being in the right place at the right time and seizing opportunity that has led to her having an amazing life:

“It sort of seems that way doesn’t it? Yeah. I think, I don’t know, maybe I was just one of those people who was in the right place at the right time and or that I was smart enough to take advantage of opportunities. Maybe it was a little of both, a little bit of everything.”

Ms. Hedren is also the mother of actress Melanie Griffith. Speaking about her daughter’s life, she said this:

“Well, I feel that she has just has had an amazing career and I think she is an extraordinary actress and I supported her with everything that she wanted to do. I didn’t push her into anything. I didn’t promote her in any, you know, any way. These were all things that happened to her as my career happened to me.”

Tippi has many things to say about Alfred Hitchcock in her new book Tippi: A Memoir. Regarding how the famous director saw himself, she says this:

“I think in his mind he looked like Cary Grant, you know. Oh yes, I think he did. Yes. It was rather sad actually.”

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Tippi Hedren’s new book is titled Tippi: A Memoir

Today, Tippi lives at Shambala in California. It is a place that houses 30 wild animals including lions and tigers. Folks can find more information about it at www.shambala.org. Reflecting on her life among the animals at Shambala, Ms. Hedren says this:

“I hear them roaring during the night and it’s beautiful. It’s just beautiful. I am the luckiest lady in the world.”

Speaking about her life and why people should read her book Tippi: A Memoir, the Hollywood legend says this:

“I think I have had one of the most fascinating lives of anybody I know. I really do. When I think back about all of the things that I have done and the doors that have opened for me that I have walked through. I almost called my book the open door because there’ve been so many incredible things that I have done and the doors that opened for me and a lot of doors I just slammed shut too. But I’ve just had an amazing life.”

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Rich Little Speaks and Mostly in His Own Voice: Impersonation King Talks about His New Book, Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been, His Vegas Show at the Tropicana, Plus Impressions and More http://www.cyinterview.com/rich-little-speaks-and-mostly-in-his-own-voice-impersonation-king-talks-about-his-new-book-little-by-little-people-ive-known-and-been-his-vegas-show-at-the-tropicana-plus-impressions-and/ http://www.cyinterview.com/rich-little-speaks-and-mostly-in-his-own-voice-impersonation-king-talks-about-his-new-book-little-by-little-people-ive-known-and-been-his-vegas-show-at-the-tropicana-plus-impressions-and/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:34 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19788 Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for an over 30 minute CYInterview with the show business legend. Mr. Little shares stories about President Reagan, Don Rickles, Jimmy Stewart, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and numerous others. ]]> For an education in impersonations and comedy, you should start with the great Rich Little. His famous impersonations which include President Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Stewart and many others serve as a gold standard of sorts.

Today, you can experience all of those impersonations and more at Rich Little’s Las Vegas show at the Tropicana Hotel. The show takes places five nights a week and begins at 7:00 PM. Additionally, you can read about great stories of his impersonations and the famous people in his life in his new book Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been.

Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for an over 30 minute CYInterview with the show business legend. Mr. Little shares stories about President Reagan, Don Rickles, Jimmy Stewart, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and numerous others.

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Recently, show business legend Don Rickles passed away. Rich Little shares with us memories of the great actor and comedian:

“I think he was the funniest man I’ve ever seen in my life. I don’t think anybody could top Don. I can remember sitting on many Dean Martin roasts with tears streaming down my face I was laughing so hard. I mean he just had no mercy. … His mind was razor sharp and I’ve never seen anything like that in my life. Maybe Robin Williams would come close to him, but that would be about it.”

In his 20s, Rich got the show business experience of a lifetime getting to perform at the Dean Martin Roasts in front of numerous Hollywood legends. He tells us what he remembers from them:

“Being terrified really. Not only because it had a big viewing audience, but because I was getting up in front of the greats of Hollywood. You know, great movie stars and great comedians and for a guy in his 20s to do that took a lot of guts. And you had to settle yourself down and just concentrate on what you’re doing because it was overwhelming really. When you look to your right, you saw Jack Benny and George Burns and Jimmy Stewart. When you look to your left, you saw Orson Wells and Lucille Ball and Don Rickles and Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. So it was quite a shocking, wonderful experience.”

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Rich Little’s new book Little By Little: People I’ve Known and Been

Today, Rich Little has an ongoing show at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, where fans and tourists can hear all his legendary impersonations:

“I think the average age [of the show’s patrons] is deceased. But I had a fifteen year old in the show the other night, sitting right down in front and I was in intrigued because I thought, ‘He’s not gonna know anybody I’m doing.’ And he was laughing. I mean, during the whole show he was screaming, laughing. So I went up to him when the show was over and I said, ‘Gosh you seemed to enjoy the show. You’re 15 are you?’ And he said, ‘Yeah. I am’ I said, ‘Wow. I’m impressed.’ He said, ‘Well, you’re funny. But I am intrigued.’ And I said, ‘What are you intrigued about?’ He said, ‘Well, I just wondered why you kept changing your voice all the time.’”

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Up, Up and Away: The 5th Dimension Founder, LaMonte McLemore, Talks His Life and His Book, From Hobo Flats to the 5th Dimension: A Life Fulfilled in Baseball, Photography and Music http://www.cyinterview.com/up-up-and-away-the-5th-dimension-founder-lamonte-mclemore-talks-his-life-and-his-book-from-hobo-flats-to-the-5th-dimension-a-life-fulfilled-in-baseball-photography-and-music/ http://www.cyinterview.com/up-up-and-away-the-5th-dimension-founder-lamonte-mclemore-talks-his-life-and-his-book-from-hobo-flats-to-the-5th-dimension-a-life-fulfilled-in-baseball-photography-and-music/#comments Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:00:10 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19540 Up-Up and Away, Stoned Soul Picnic and Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In. Though retired from touring and performing, LaMonte is still working on music today. He hopes his latest song, Cease Fire, will be used in peace marches around the world. Mr. McLemore, remarkably, is far more than an award winning musician, as if that is not enough. He has had a long and noteworthy career as a photographer. He was also signed to a major league baseball farm team, in his youth. In photography, Mr. McLemore was one of the individuals who contributed to the early days of African American celebrity media. Along with a partner, he founded a publication called Elegant, featuring rich and famous African Americans. After the magazine folded, he joined with Jet Magazine and for 50 years was the photographer for Jet’s Beauty of the Week feature. The Grammy winner would go on to work with Playboy, Ebony and other publications as well.]]> LaMonte McLemore is the founder of the Grammy winning musical group The 5th Dimension. The group rose to fame in the 1960s with classic hits including Up-Up and Away, Stoned Soul Picnic and Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In. Though retired from touring and performing, LaMonte is still working on music today. He hopes his latest song, Cease Fire, will be used in peace marches around the world.

Mr. McLemore, remarkably, is far more than an award winning musician, as if that is not enough. He has had a long and noteworthy career as a photographer. He was also signed to a major league baseball farm team, in his youth.

In photography, Mr. McLemore was one of the individuals who contributed to the early days of African American celebrity media. Along with a partner, he founded a publication called Elegant, featuring rich and famous African Americans. After the magazine folded, he joined with Jet Magazine and for 50 years was the photographer for Jet’s Beauty of the Week feature. The Grammy winner would go on to work with Playboy, Ebony and other publications as well.

Finally, his dream was always to be a baseball player. After signing a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, however, he fell out of a car. The accident ended his chance to play in the Major Leagues.

Some of us believe we should focus on one thing in life and be the best at that. LaMonte’s goal was to focus on three things because his grandmother told him that was the way to go. In effect, she laid out a template for him that taught him to have back up plans. His grandmother’s teaching helped him mold his life.

You can read about LaMonte McLemore’s life in his book, From Hobo Flats to the 5th Dimension: A Life Fulfilled in Baseball, Photography and Music. From opening for Frank Sinatra with The 5th Dimension to witnessing the early days of Stevie Wonder and The Supremes, Mr. McLemore has done much and seen much. His book reminds us that there are 24 hours in a day and we can all accomplish a lot, in a variety of areas.

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It was his grandmother’s conversation that inspired LaMonte to pick three things to focus on in life. He picked baseball first, photography second and singing as a distant third. Though most people know him as a vocalist for the Grammy winning group The 5th Dimension, Mr. McLemore admits that when he was younger he never gave singing much thought:

“I hated singing almost with a passion. But I had just come off the sidewalk where all the guys were standing on the street light and they were singing and they said, ‘LaMonte, come over, we need a bassist.’ I said, ‘I don’t want to sign.’ ‘All you gotta do is sing bomp, bomp, bomp.’ And the girls were there telling me, ‘Come on LaMonte.’ I got interested and the girls were all cheering and I said, ‘Man, this may be something. So when I got home, I told my grandmother the third thing would be singing.”

The singing paid off. The 5th Dimension would go on to win Grammys and open up for Frank Sinatra. This is LaMonte’s favorite story about Ol’ Blue Eyes:

“One of my greatest memories is when Sinatra came up to me and asked me for an autograph. My mouth hung down. It was for his kids or somebody. And then I said, ‘Well, sure.’ I could not believe that. I’ve never forgotten that. But he loved the 5th Dimension and we were the only group he ever took on the road to London, Holland, Spain, we did two of his retirement parties and we were just great friends.”

LaMonte McLemore’s Book is titled From Hobo Flats to the 5th Dimension: A Life Fulfilled in Baseball, Photography and Music

Today, LaMonte is still working on music even though he no longer performs live. He wrote a song called Cease Fire.

“Do something for mankind if you can. That’s what I’ve been trying to do man. I wrote a song called Cease Fire man which I hope the whole world will get a chance to see. But you’ve heard of the Million Mans March [sic] [Million Man March] and the Million Woman’s March. Well, with this song when you see it, it gave me inspiration to, I’m gonna try and I’m working on it right now for being in people’s peace march all over the world and so I want everybody to see this song.”

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Bestselling Author Malcolm Nance Discusses His Book, The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies Tried to Steal the 2016 Election http://www.cyinterview.com/bestselling-author-malcolm-nance-discusses-his-book-the-plot-to-hack-america-how-putins-cyberspies-tried-to-steal-the-2016-election/ http://www.cyinterview.com/bestselling-author-malcolm-nance-discusses-his-book-the-plot-to-hack-america-how-putins-cyberspies-tried-to-steal-the-2016-election/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:23 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19296 NY Times Bestselling Author Malcolm Nance, to give us his input concerning these issues and more. In a book, released a month before Election Day 2016, titled The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies Tried to Steal the 2016 Election, Mr. Nance makes his case for the Russians attempting to influence the outcome of the presidential election. ]]> In the media, there have been questions raised about what the relationship will be like between Donald Trump and the intelligence community. Additionally, there have been questions concerning Mr. Trump’s relationship with Russia. Enter Navy veteran, intelligence expert and NY Times Bestselling Author Malcolm Nance, to give us his input concerning these issues and more.

In a book, released a month before Election Day 2016, titled The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies Tried to Steal the 2016 Election, Mr. Nance makes his case for the Russians attempting to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

Known for his NY Times bestselling book Defeating Isis and his appearances on cable television, Mr. Nance provides interesting analysis on a variety of international and intelligence topics. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this important segment.

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Mr. Nance’s latest book The Plot to Hack America

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Ric Drasin, Bodybuilder, Former Professional Wrestler and host of Ric’s Corner on YouTube Breaks Down Pros and Cons if Ronda Rousey Were to Go to WWE; Plus, His Book, The Time of My Life, is Now Out http://www.cyinterview.com/ric-drasin-bodybuilder-former-professional-wrestler-and-host-of-rics-corner-on-youtube-breaks-down-pros-and-cons-if-ronda-rousey-were-to-go-to-wwe-plus-his-book-the-time-of-my-life-is-n/ http://www.cyinterview.com/ric-drasin-bodybuilder-former-professional-wrestler-and-host-of-rics-corner-on-youtube-breaks-down-pros-and-cons-if-ronda-rousey-were-to-go-to-wwe-plus-his-book-the-time-of-my-life-is-n/#respond Thu, 05 Jan 2017 03:00:08 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19217 see here] on why UFC fighter Ronda Rousey might want to consider joining the WWE, if she decides to end her storied mixed martial arts career. With that in mind, we welcome back bodybuilding legend, professional wrestler/pro wrestling school owner and teacher Ric Drasin, to provide us some analysis on how he thinks Ms. Rousey would fair with the WWE. Mr. Drasin is friends with judo and pro wrestling legend “Judo” Gene Lebell, who Ronda calls Uncle Gene and who, it is reported, helped train her in certain aspects of grappling. Ric says Gene got him his start in professional wrestling back in 1965. The golden age bodybuilder is not one to mince words. He tells us both positives and negatives await if Mr. Rousey were to go to the WWE. ]]> A few days ago we published an article on CYInterview [see here] on why UFC fighter Ronda Rousey might want to consider joining the WWE, if she decides to end her storied mixed martial arts career. With that in mind, we welcome back bodybuilding legend, professional wrestler/pro wrestling school owner and teacher Ric Drasin, to provide us some analysis on how he thinks Ms. Rousey would fair with the WWE.

Mr. Drasin is friends with judo and pro wrestling legend “Judo” Gene Lebell, who Ronda calls Uncle Gene and who, it is reported, helped train her in certain aspects of grappling. Ric says Gene got him his start in professional wrestling back in 1965. The golden age bodybuilder is not one to mince words. He tells us both positives and negatives await if Mr. Rousey were to go to the WWE.

Additionally, Ric tells us about his new autobiography e-book, The Time of My Life, which you can now purchase online at Barnes and Nobles, Amazon and other outlets. The bodybuilder/ex-professional wrestler is the host of the popular YouTube show, Ric’s Corner. Mr. Drasin always provides us with a host of interesting viewpoints.

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Grammy Winning Singer/Songwriter Toni Tennille is Back: Talks Potential Grammy Contention for Best Spoken Word, Looking to Meet Brian Wilson, Her Stint with the Beach Boys, The Captain, Her Future, More http://www.cyinterview.com/grammy-winning-singersongwriter-toni-tennille-is-back-talks-potential-grammy-contention-for-best-spoken-word-looking-to-meet-brian-wilson-her-stint-with-the-beach-boys-the-captain-her-future-mo/ http://www.cyinterview.com/grammy-winning-singersongwriter-toni-tennille-is-back-talks-potential-grammy-contention-for-best-spoken-word-looking-to-meet-brian-wilson-her-stint-with-the-beach-boys-the-captain-her-future-mo/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:00:44 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19018 Toni Tennille: A Memoir. Known for her Captain & Tennille hits like Love Will Keep Us Together and The Way I Want to Touch You, which she performed with “Captain” Darryl Dragon, our conversation with the vocalist is one to remember [see here]. With the audio version of her autobiography up for possible nomination in the Grammy category of Best Spoken Word, we welcome back Toni Tennille to talk about the latest news surrounding her book. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment. As someone who grew up with Toni Tennille’s music, Jay gets in-depth with the singer about a variety of topics.]]> Earlier this year we welcomed Grammy winner, singer/songwriter Toni Tennille for an in-depth CYInterview about her autobiography, Toni Tennille: A Memoir. Known for her Captain & Tennille hits like Love Will Keep Us Together and The Way I Want to Touch You, which she performed with “Captain” Daryl Dragon, our conversation with the vocalist is one to remember [see here].

With the audio version of her autobiography up for possible nomination in the Grammy category of Best Spoken Word, we welcome back Toni Tennille to talk about the latest news surrounding her book. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment. As someone who grew up with Toni Tennille’s music, Jay gets in-depth with the singer about a variety of topics.

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On what it means to have the audio version of her book Toni Tennille: A Memoir being considered for a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word, she tells us this:

“When Audible notified me that they had submitted it for consideration for the spoken word category, first of all I couldn’t believe it. And then I thought, well, you know in my wildest dreams to at this stage in my career which, you know, face it, it’s towards the end, to go have a Grammy for Record of the Year to begin my career and then to have a Spoken Word Grammy towards the end here would just be I don’t know, a perfect ending.”

When it comes to the possibility of her getting back in the studio and recording new music, Toni said:

“One of the exciting things I just found out about two weeks ago was one of the really fine musicians that I and Darryl and I worked with for years has moved to Orlando. His name is Matt Catingub. He actually co-produced one of my big band albums, the one called Things Are Swingin. He’s a great musician, fine pianist, sax player, arranger, conducts all over the world. He’s in Orlando now and I have somebody I know, who I know is a great musician, who knows my music, Captain & Tennille music and also that music of the 30s and 40s that I sang with symphonies and big bands for years. So I’ve got somebody I really know and trust that’s nearby and who knows what we might do.”

The Captain & Tennille songbook contains a great collection of hits. On whether anyone has ever approached her about doing a Broadway show on the Captain & Tennille story, she offered this:

“Well, this just in. No. I’ve known about this for awhile. Not a Broadway show yet, but there is some interest in a film. And I’m very cautious about that because I don’t, I want Darryl, I especially want our story, you have to remember we were not kids when we met. We were, I was 31 when I met Darryl. He was 29. When we had our first hit, I was 35 when Love Will Keep Us Together hit number one.

So whoever would play either of us I would hope would be more mature, you know, somebody who lived a little bit and not some really young person who hadn’t had a life yet. So I was, and I was also concerned with the way Darryl was portrayed. I wanted to make sure that he didn’t come off as, you know, as some kind of a goofy guy. I mean he is a goofy guy in a way, but he’s a genius and I wanted to make sure that his fine musicianship and so forth came on.”

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Toni Tennille’s New Book

In March of 2017, the great Brian Wilson will be on tour in Florida, and stopping near where Toni Tennille currently resides. With her history with The Beach Boys, she is hoping to meet Brian for the first time:

“I was the first and only, actually, “Beach Girl” I guess. And I’m hoping, I do know Al Jardine. I haven’t talked to with him in a long, long time. But I’m hoping to get backstage to meet Brian. I’m just like, you know, some, you know, little groupie kid who would love to meet him. But I would love to meet him because his writing was very much an influence on my own. In fact I would say The Way I Want To Touch You came out of a writing technique, composing technique that Brian had that I kind of picked up on.”

Her advice to those who want to get into the music business today:

“I would say that they need to become very, very adept at social media. And if they are not, they need to find themselves or hire someone to help guide them how to present their work on social media. I don’t know a thing about it. Listen, if it wasn’t for my co-author, my niece Caroline and her significant other Michael who really do know social media, I wouldn’t be able to do a darn thing. You know, I can do Facebook, I can do Twitter. The rest of it is just beyond me. And I don’t apologize for that. That’s another world.

And I think, music, I kind of like the music that it takes you sometime to delve into and understand. And I know that in the times when I was writing and I was composing, you know, there was Carole King before me, there was Carly Simon, there was you know, Elton John and Billy Joel around that time. We wrote from our hearts I guess you could say. And today, a lot of the music is put together almost by committee. It’s like you get a beat from this person, then this person specializes in something else and this person specializes and you all sort of come together and create a wonderful pop hit, but think of how few really big stars there are.

I understand Katy Perry writes some of her own music. Adele, I’m not sure if she writes her own music, but she’s a great interpreter of whatever song comes her way. But there are a lot of hits that are just fun, but they’re put together by committee. They didn’t come a person or two writers working together, one doing lyrics, one doing music or them doing it together that creates this message from their heart or soul, whatever you want to call it. And that’s what to me is different.”

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UFC Co-Founder Art Davie Talks: Documentary, 12 November; Progress on His Feature Film, UFC Heading to New York, More http://www.cyinterview.com/ufc-co-founder-art-davie-talks-documentary-12-november-progress-on-his-feature-film-ufc-heading-to-new-york-more/ http://www.cyinterview.com/ufc-co-founder-art-davie-talks-documentary-12-november-progress-on-his-feature-film-ufc-heading-to-new-york-more/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:21 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=18928 Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC From The Man Who Created It, Art Davie, went back to Torrance, California with a documentary film crew. Torrance could well be considered the birthplace of the UFC. The documentary being filmed, 12 November, is slated to air in Brazil first, with future distribution in America. It will focus on the UFC’s first promotion, which took place on November 12, 1993. Understandably, returning to his old stomping grounds brought back memories for Art. We welcome back Art Davie for a chat about the 12 November documentary.]]> Earlier this month, the author of Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC From The Man Who Created It, Art Davie, went back to Torrance, California with a documentary film crew. Torrance could well be considered the birthplace of the UFC.

The documentary being filmed, 12 November, is slated to air in Brazil first, with future distribution in America. It will focus on the UFC’s first promotion, which took place on November 12, 1993. Understandably, returning to his old stomping grounds brought back memories for Art.

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Art Davie tells us about some of the memories he had, while filming 12 November:

“As we walked around the neighborhoods, I was pointing out things that I had forgotten, places that I would go in the evening. I use to walk over to the Torrance High School where they filmed Beverly Hills 90210, the opening segment for that TV show. And I use to go over there and sit on the steps and sometimes I would use that as one of my thinking places. And I had forgotten about that. So as we’re walking the neighborhood and I’m pointing out things to them, it jogged my memory.

I was showing them the alleyway, the little shortcut I would take from the WOW office over to the Gracie Academy and I hadn’t walked through that alley in probably 20 years. And I was showing them where I met Oleg Taktarov. He was living in a car at that time and he drove up and parked the car in the alley. And when I came in that morning, I believe it was a Monday morning, who was sleeping in my doorway, Oleg Taktarov, who later won UFC 6 as the tournament champion.”

As for the feature film that is in the works about his life story, the UFC Co-Founder shared this:

“Things have been moving forward with investors. You know, this is an independently financed movie. The budget is 30 million and we’ve been talking to people in Chicago and we’re talking to people in China and Hungary. So things are moving along there. You know, it took ten months and three writers and we’ve generated what I believe is a really fine script at this point.”

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With Art Davie at Wynn Las Vegas in May

Last month, the New York State Athletic Commission started taking applications for MMA fighters to compete in the Empire State. It has been a long road for the UFC to finally have the chance to hold events in New York. On the topic, Art offered this:

“This is a great opportunity to continue to advance the sport of MMA, long overdue. But you know, sometimes when something is new and radical and different it takes a while for acceptance.”

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MMA Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn Talks His New Book and Career: Amateur Wrestling, Pro Wrestling and MMA; Is Open to Rematches with Royce Grace and Ken Shamrock, With a Twist; More http://www.cyinterview.com/mma-legend-dan-the-beast-severn-talks-his-new-book-and-career-amateur-wrestling-pro-wrestling-and-mma-is-open-to-rematches-with-royce-grace-and-ken-shamrock-with-a-twist-more/ http://www.cyinterview.com/mma-legend-dan-the-beast-severn-talks-his-new-book-and-career-amateur-wrestling-pro-wrestling-and-mma-is-open-to-rematches-with-royce-grace-and-ken-shamrock-with-a-twist-more/#respond Thu, 18 Aug 2016 01:00:30 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=18605 Few people have reached the top tier in a variety of sports and entertainment organizations. Dan Severn’s dominance in amateur wrestling, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling makes him one of a select few who has succeeded at that feat.

An accomplished amateur wrestler, Severn narrowly missed out on a chance to compete in the Olympics. That represents one of his few defeats in sports competition. “The Beast,” as he’s widely known, has accomplished amazing things in a variety of mixed martial arts organizations. However, it was the UFC that brought him to the top of the mountain. With 101 wins and 26 losses in 127 bouts in mixed martial arts, he is one of the most accomplished men to ever walk into the cage.

Aside from MMA, he also achieved greatness in the world of professional wrestling. He had one of the longest reigns as the NWA World Heavyweight Champion and had a memorable run with the WWE.

Today, Dan Severn, 58 years old, is still wrestling, training and open to facing either Ken Shamrock or Royce Gracie or both of them, in the same night in an MMA bout. Though he announced his retirement not although that long ago, the sports legend says he would be willing to take on two of his greatest foes in the same night. Today, he has a new book out titled The Realest Guy in the Room: The Life and Times of Dan Severn, which can be purchased on Amazon.

We had a chance to catch up with Dan Severn for a 30 plus minute CYInterview, covering many topics including MMA, wrestling, fighting and his life story. You can read the highlights and listen to the entire CYInterview below:

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On what he wants fans to take away from his new book The Realest Guy in the Room: The Life and Times of Dan Severn, he said this:

“It’s gonna sound very conceited, but I want them to realize that there is history walking amongst them. That nobody will ever duplicate what I have done. I legitimately have over 100 state, national and or international titles and or records. Nobody is even in the ballpark with me. And the real kicker here is Chris, I’m not done. I defied age barriers young in my career.”

His dedication to training and never testing positive for performance enhancing drugs are why Dan Severn has defied the odds dealt out by Father Time. On his longevity in all areas of physical competition, he says this:

“There is a coincidence of lifestyles, lifestyle choices. None of us are getting out of the game of life alive. How long did you last and how much fun did you have along the way? So I plan on being around for quite a few years.”

Though “The Beast” had a remarkable career as an amateur wrestler, it was the UFC that brought Dan Severn to national prominence. He would end up winning numerous titles with the organization. As one of the company’s earliest fighters, it was UFC Co-Founder Art Davie who has appeared with us numerous times on CYInterview [see here], that brought Dan Severn to the MMA organization during its early days. Telling us the story of when he met Art for the first time, he said this:

“The very first words out of his [Art Davie’s] mouth are, ‘You do realize what we do is real don’t you?’ I don’t know what he was trying to say about professional wrestling, but I took it he was dissing it pretty good. And I said to him, ‘Well, yes I do Mr. Davie.’ And then he’s like, ‘Well, he said, what’s your professional fighting record?’ I said, ‘I don’t have one.’ He said, ‘Well, what’s your amateur fighting record?’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t have one of those either.’ Then it felt was like, like I’m wasting his time. This time he ends up saying, ‘Well, what are your skills?’

And at this point and time, now I’m getting a little bit miffed because I will not let anyone talk down upon me upon my amateur wrestling career, which also prepared me quite nicely for walking into the cage for the no holds barred era. I said, ‘Yes that is true Mr. Davie. I may not have a pro fighting career. I may not have an amateur fighting career, but some of the bouts that I’ve been involved in my amateur wrestling career overseas will far exceed whatever has happened in your cage.’”

As an amateur wrestler, one of Dan’s most important goals was to make the United States Olympic wrestling team and win the gold medal. Not achieving that is one of his few defeats. The setback inspired him to take on other things like the UFC and rise to celebrity. Yet had he won the gold medal at the Olympics in amateur wrestling, there would have been no Dan “The Beast” Severn, UFC champion, MMA legend and one of the longest running NWA World Champions in pro wrestling history. It is an example of how one setback can positively impact a person’s life:

“People were blown away with what I did early on in my career, but what they don’t realize is I would have retired back in 1984 if everything went the way it should’ve went for my amateur wrestling career. But because it didn’t, it spurred me on, motivated me to excel in other areas. So I always tell people, ‘What you saw in the Ultimate Fighting Championships, basically a 20 year career, you saw Dan Severn, residue.’ You didn’t have 100 percent Dan Severn. You saw residue of Dan Severn. But my residue is better than what most people can ever put forth in the first place.”

To finish off his career in mixed martial arts, Dan Severn told us he would like to fight both Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie on the same fight card on the same night, to show the world what a 58 year old man can do and continue to defy the odds:

“I’m so bold right now and that’s why I’m willing to say this publicly as a public statement, I would fight them both [Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie] in the same night, on the same card, and let’s go old school, let’s throw their two names in a little bingo ball machine, spin it around to see what sorry soul has got to go against me first. Let me start the show, give me six or eight matches in between and I’ll close the show out for you. And I’ll show you what a 58 year old man can still do against someone of his, I’ll say someone of his relative same vintage because Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie are not my vintage. I’m the oldest guy. I’m, let’s face it I’m the king, as far as I’m concerned of the cage fighting industry. I’m lifetime chemical free. Out of the first three guys ever inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, only one of us has never tested positive.”

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UFC Co-Founder Art Davie Talks with CYInterview at the Wynn Las Vegas Sportsbook: Discusses His Book, Is This Legal? Being Made Into a Movie, the Possibility of Connor McGregor Fighting Floyd Mayweather, Jr., More http://www.cyinterview.com/ufc-co-founder-art-davie-talks-with-cyinterview-at-the-wynn-las-vegas-sportsbook-discusses-his-book-is-this-legal-being-made-into-a-movie-the-possibility-of-connor-mcgregor-fighting-floyd-mayweath/ http://www.cyinterview.com/ufc-co-founder-art-davie-talks-with-cyinterview-at-the-wynn-las-vegas-sportsbook-discusses-his-book-is-this-legal-being-made-into-a-movie-the-possibility-of-connor-mcgregor-fighting-floyd-mayweath/#comments Sun, 12 Jun 2016 01:00:04 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=18382 Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC from the Man Who Created It is now working on the next part of his saga. After being inducted into the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame in 2014, Mr. Davie has been working hard on getting Is This Legal? turned into a movie. Last year, the UFC founder touched on the subject with us. [See our past CYInterviews with Art Davie here and here]. Aside from that, there is no denying that his work on behalf of mixed martial arts should earn him an induction into the Contributor’s Section of the UFC Hall of Fame. It is something he thinks will happen in the coming years.]]> Las Vegas is fight central for the United States. Both boxing and mixed martial arts hold gigantic events there, throughout the calendar year. Art Davie, one of the men responsible for starting the UFC and bringing mixed martial arts to a wide audience, lives not far from Las Vegas in the city of Pahrump, Nevada. Mr. Davie, the author of Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC from the Man Who Created It is now working on the next part of his saga.

After being inducted into the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame in 2014, Mr. Davie has been working hard on getting Is This Legal? turned into a movie. Last year, the UFC founder touched on the subject with us. [See our past CYInterviews with Art Davie here and here]. Aside from that, there is no denying that his work on behalf of mixed martial arts should earn him an induction into the Contributor’s Section of the UFC Hall of Fame. It is something he thinks will happen in the coming years.

I recently met Art at the Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook to get some greater insight into what was happening with the movie, as well as his life in general. (You can see my photo with Art above. Additionally, you can also find a picture with me, Art and Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager John Avello, a CYInterview regular, in the piece below.)

Today, the UFC makes its home in Las Vegas and holds many of its fight cards in the city. None of this would have been possible without Art’s desire to bring the best fighters in the world together at the first UFC back in 1993. Owing to that and the continued growth that came after, Las Vegas is now a town with two fighting sports, instead of one — the other being boxing.

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Getting his thoughts on the Wynn Las Vegas where we spoke for this CYInterview, Art shares a story about Steve Wynn, CEO and Chairman of Wynn Resorts, Limited:

“The Wynn really has established kind of a new benchmark here in Vegas and Steve Wynn, who I got a chance to meet when I brought K-1 to America back in ’98, sat next to me at the K-1 at the Mirage. I think he’s really become probably the most important individual in the gaming industry here in Vegas because he’s really established kind of a benchmark for what the Strip hotels are all about.”

Giving an update on Art’s book being made into a movie, he said this:

“We secured two writers, Tanner Bean and Katie Mathewson, both of them are protégés for the fella who did Eat, Pray, Love. And they’re really excited about the thing and they had done two drafts. We got a draft on February 29th. We got a draft on April 22nd and it’s really good. So we’re really excited about it. But now as producers, we’ve also brought in Dena Hysell to be a script doctor and do a little tweaking on it to make it even more of a great story and we’re really excited about the fact that we’ve got initial interest from a lot of investors as far away as China and Europe.

And you know, the international market for MMA is enormous. We’re telling people there are probably 300, 400 million people around the world that are now devotees of this sport and we’re gonna wind up getting a percentage of those. But you know what’s interesting Chris, is that Is This Legal? is gonna be no more about MMA in a sense than maybe Rocky is really about boxing. Rocky is really an inspirational story that had a broad cross section appeal above and beyond people who were interested in watching boxing. And Is This Legal? we think is gonna have a pretty interesting appeal to people who really don’t know much about MMA or maybe don’t even care a lot about MMA.

Because as you pointed out to me once in an interview, you know, there aren’t too many people who got a chance to create a new sport, it’s been very rare that that’s happened and I’ve been in a really lucky position at this point. But I had a lot of luck going for me, but I was the right guy, at the right time, with the right plan and man, I just wouldn’t give up.”

According to Mr. Davie, actors including Paul Giamatti, Sam Rockwell and others are on a short list to play him in the movie based on his life story. When we spoke a few weeks ago, he told us he planned to give a copy of Is This Legal? to Robert Downey Jr., since he is a big fan of the UFC:

“They’re hand delivering a book to Robert Downey Jr. who recently online posted the three things that he geeks out about in order are the UFC, history and design. Gee, Is This Legal? is the history of the UFC, how it began. So we are handing that book tomorrow to his wife Susan. They’re back from Cannes and you know, he’s a big fan of MMA. We’re hoping that he enjoys the book. I autographed it for him. I think he’ll get a big kick out of it.”

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With UFC Co-Founder Art Davie and Wynn Las Vegas Sportsbook Manager John Avello

On how Las Vegas made the UFC and Mixed Martial Arts bigger, Art Davie said this:

“This is the center of the fighting universe and just as pay per view had been the home for boxing and wrestling, Las Vegas really was the place you wanted to have big fights. Remember that back in the day, back in ’97 or so, we came here and tried to get approval and were turned down, actually turned down twice. So we knew that coming to the fight town, the fight capital of the United States, of the world was gonna be essential. And you gotta give the Fertitta Brothers and Zuffa a lot of credit because when they bought it in 2001, you know, Lorenzo [Fertitta] had been on the commission and their relationship with the people on the commission was strong.

Not long after that they brought Mark Ratner, who had been the Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, he’s now and still is their VP of Government Affairs. So they knew that it was essential to bring the shows to Vegas and the proof has been in the history. They’ve done the greatest number of shows that they’ve done, have been right here in Las Vegas, Nevada.”

It was in 2014 that Art received his induction into the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame. As far as being inducted into the Contributor’s Section of the UFC Hall of Fame, he shared this:

“I’m a patient man. It took me four years to finally get everything together to do the UFC 1 and I was very honored and pleased in November 16th of 2014, the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame honored me with a ring and an induction into the MMA of Hall of Fame. Eventually, I think I’ll be in the UFC Hall of Fame in the Contributor’s Section, now that they have established that; if not this year probably next year.”

What does he think is in store for the future of fighting?

“I believe that what’s happening in Asia is very interesting. I see that they’re bringing in fighters from Mongolia and India. Some of the great land mass on the planet earth is Eurasia and I have a funny feeling that we haven’t seen where MMA is really gonna be going. I think it’s gonna be bigger. I think what we’re seeing with stars today like Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor and Jon Jones is only the tip of the iceberg. It could be the greatest light heavyweight in the world is some kid from Mongolia or maybe a wrestler from India. So I think we’re gonna see a lot more internationalization, these guys becoming and gals becoming even bigger.”

Speaking of UFC star Conor McGregor and being in Vegas, the home base of undefeated, recently retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., I had to ask Art about the rumors that Floyd would like to come out of retirement to fight Conor. Art weighs in on whether fighting Mayweather would be good for McGregor:

“If I were being brought in as a consultant or as an advisor, I would tell Conor not do it. I’m not sure that it can really be a big plus for his career. I think it might wind up being a misstep and you know, once you’re on top of the featherweight class the way he’s been and you know, what I would do is concentrate on my MMA career and make sure that I’m building my legacy as a legend.”

Editors note: After the original conversation, Art pointed out to us regarding the people working on his movie project, that Tanner Bean is Dan Fogelman’s protégé. Katie Mathewson is not a protege of Dan Fogelman. Additionally, Dan Fogelman wrote the screenplay for Crazy, Stupid, Love and not the movie Eat, Pray, Love.

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