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After relocating to the U.S.A. in 2001, by way of Houston, Dilana arrived in L.A. in 2006 and auditioned to compete on TV’s “Rock Star Supernova.” Quoted in the Hollywood Press, “The moment she stepped on the Mayan Theatre stage for Episode 1 and performed ‘Lithium,’ Dilana instantly became the show’s frontrunner.” Her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence amassed legions of new fans from around the world. That acclaim inspired Dilana to further pursue her musical passions with characteristic tenacity.

Dilana has performed with rock’s biggest legends including Tommy Lee and Mick Mars (Mötley Crue), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Gilby Clark (Guns N’ Roses), Adrian Young (No Doubt), DJ Ashba (SIXX AM), John 5 (Marilyn Manson) and many others. In 2007, she won over the masses with opening slot performances for Aerosmith and Beth Hart. She launched two solo tours spanning North America and Western Europe that both consistently sold out and earned stellar reviews in the press and in 2009, Dilana ended a third successful year performing by touring her native South Africa.

Following the release of seven singles, Dilana spent much of 2008 in the studio. In November 2009, she unleashed the album Inside Out, featuring 12 original tracks and her first full-length album in nine years. As new opportunities presented themselves, Dilana jumped at the chance to venture into film acting. The singer/songwriter won the BEST ACTRESS award as well as the BEST MUSIC award at the Action On Film International Film Festival for the 9 songs she co-wrote with Erik Eldenius (current drummer for Billy Idol) and performed in the rock drama: Angel Camouflaged.

During her wide-ranging world touring, Dilana performed in Afghanistan for the troops in 2009 and 2010. She was a part of the Go Army Concert Series tour in August 2011, sharing the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Doobie Brothers as well as touring Holland, South Africa, and across the USA.

Jim McGorman has been musical director for Avril Lavigne, Weezer, Michelle Branch, Paul Stanley (from KISS) and toured with Cher. With Cher on her Farewell Tour, McGorman played guitars, keyboards and sang a duet with Cher. He has also worked with Gwen Stefani, Shakira, The Corrs, Aaron Neville, New Radicals, Poison, Goo Goo Dolls and Marc Broussard. He has written songs for Kate Voegele, Bret Michaels (Poison), Marc Broussard and for TV shows such as One Tree Hill and Smallville.

Check out Jim’s site at https://www.jimmcgorman.com/.

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Hold on tight, folks! Nate Morton and Sean Halley are gonna blow you away with their musical phenom group “Fraud Prophets”. Their album “Poptosis” (2019) was one of the most incredible releases of the year, combining improvisational rock/prog/fusion/funk with a side of awesomeness. Dig in as we hang out “backstage”, giving you all access to their genius! I had more laughs with these guys today than I’ve had in months. Hope you can enjoy some heckle with us!

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Who HASN’T Rafael played with? “Hafe” is not only slinging guitars in Paul Stanley’s band, but has played with Pink, Christina Aguilera, Vasco Rossi, and was a standout house band member on “Rockstar Supernova” and “Rockstar INXS”. A Brazilian dynamo, he’s one of my favorite players on the planet. Check out his solo project “Magnetico”: it’ll blow your mind! So will our hang: you’ll be right there with us, “Backstage” with All Access Live!

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“El Steevo” has been a drum tech for the greatest in the rock n’ roll biz. An accomplished player himself, Steve and I first met as he teched for our pal Nate Morton on NBC’s “The Voice”. He’d already been a drum tech for Tommy Lee for some time in the past, and has now since returned to rock for TBone. The man behind DTS Percussion, Steve builds world-class snare drums, and was officially indoctrinated to the “Brollercoaster” club with me at Magic Mountain a coupla years ago with Nate Morton, Tosha Jones and myself. Only one of us “lost our lunch” that day… I’ll let you guess who that was. 🙂 Come hang out with us as Steve shares crazy stories about being the man behind the magic with rock n’ roll’s best!

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Buckle up, people… this is one wicked drummer! Nate is atop my list of favorite humans. His band mate and music director Paul Mirkovich on NBC’s “The Voice” says “…what you want is for every song to feel like the most important song in the world.” That’s EXACTLY how Nate approaches every song he plays. You’ll feel like you want to be his best friend the first time you see him play, the joy he expresses behind the kit is so infectious. I can freely admit that Nate has made my world a much better place with him in my life. Hang out with us and find out why.

Watch this beforehand – you’ll know what I’m talkin’ about! https://youtu.be/hisBS9Pzgj8