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On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas he is joined by famous member and front man of Jethro Tull 70s rock star Ian Anderson. The Scottish flautist talks about his new album ‘The Zealot Gene’ with Jethro Tull. it is quite amazing considering the last time they released a full length album George W. Bush was in office and the original Finding Nemo was topping the charts. The singer songwriter speaks on the inspiration for the new album being the Bible and how he’s leaving in the good, the bad, and the ugly and not worrying about what the critics think.  

Mr. Anderson also speaks on his unique style of play and how he believes it helped catapult Jethro Tull and himself into the stratosphere aided them in separating themselves from the cluttered field of 60s and 70s British rock bands. He additionally speaks on how he’s been doing his best to avoid Covid and how thankful he is to wake up every morning healthy with the ability to make the music he loves. The perennial rock star talks all this and more in todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Make sure to subscribe and follow for more of the latest interviews. 

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On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas, Gentry converses with a well known actress, author, cook, football fan, and former wife to Rockstar Eddie Van Halen Mrs. Valerie Bertinelli. The two talk about the NFL playoffs, the best foods to serve at a super bowl party, and how exciting the recent games have been along with her brand new book called ‘Enough Already’. Gentry gets all the facts about her time as a young teen on the show ‘One Day at a Time’ and how it affected her future career in stardom and how working in Hollywood can be a challenging path for young women trying to find their own way.

Valerie also illustrates upon the relationship she had with Eddie Van Halen who she met as a young 20 year old. She additionally speaks on how his recent passing and how it has affected her while also talking about her fondest memories of the perennial Rockstar. Valerie tells us in the episode what her all time favorite Van Halen song is. She also goes in depth articulating upon how her new book is a culmination of how she has felt along the past couple years. Bertinelli talked about how going into a new year has left her feeling uneasy, which she feels is where the rest of the nation is at emotionally. The 61-year-old actress and mother goes in depth on how she feels the average person can cure these uneasy feelings. Subscribe and listen to other episodes of The Backstage Pass wherever you get your podcasts. 

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