Monthly Archives: May 2014

LeAnn Rimes Interview
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LeAnn Rimes – The Shure Interview

I still remember getting a call back in 1997 from Wilbur Rimes, father of an incredible new young singer named LeAnn. Her song “Blue” was exploding on the charts. Naturally, we were very interested in working with her. It was a pretty  short conversation because he had basically said to me, “We want the same […]
Backstage With Paul: The US Festival
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Backstage With Paul: The US Festival

In 1983, I decided that it would probably be a good idea if I started branching out from just shooting in Chicago. My first destination was the US Festival in Ontario, California, on May 28th, 29th and 30th of 1983. I called a publicist that I knew was working with the festival, which was organized […]
Korn - Jonathan Davis Interview
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Korn – Jonathan Davis Interview

Korn, quite simply, is at the top of their game. With Brian “Head” Welch back in the group and Ray Luzier driving the band on drums, Korn is performing better than ever. Lead singer Jonathan Davis’ voice is stronger, the group is tighter, and the fans are still supporting this band who originally came to […]
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Backstage With Paul: On Tour With The Stones

Early in 1989, I read an article in Rolling Stone that said that the Stones were going out on tour later in the year. I sent the same letter to Keith’s manager that I had sent the year before, “Heard you guys are going out on the road. Call me if you need a photographer.” […]
Worship Arts Technology Summit 2014 Dates
Education

Worship Arts Technology Summit (WATS) 2014 Dates

It’s that time of year again!  Once again, Shure is proud to sponsor the Worship Arts Technology Summit (or WATS). WATS is an organization devoted to training professionals and volunteers alike in the worship industry. With several tracks to choose from (Audio, Lighting, Media, and Musician), WATS offers hands-on training perfect for an entire church […]
Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Winner's Circle!
Contests

Fantastic Scholastic 10: The Winner’s Circle!

After  six months of hard work, we have finally reached the finish line!  The tenth year of the Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition gleaned ten outstanding tracks and challenged our expert panel of judges.  The dedication definitely shone through each and every recording. These teams really deserve a pat on the back. This year’s winners are: GRAND […]
Rhonda Vincent Interview
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Rhonda Vincent Interview

A voice with experience.  Rhonda has been touring and performing for most of her life.  Her schedule every year is so crazy that it’s a wonder she has any time to record.  This year, she found time to record a double CD entitled Only Me. One CD with bluegrass songs, the other with country songs. […]
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Education

Choosing a Saxophone Microphone for Recording and Live Sound

In this post, we’re going to turn the spotlight on an essential instrument in the horn section: the saxophone. To help us do it, we’ve turned to a trio of pros: ADAM HILL from Memphis’s legendary Ardent Studios (where everyone from Big Star to the Staples Singers and Isaac Hayes has recorded), FOH Engineer FRANK […]
Backstage With Paul: On The Bus With Keith Richards
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Backstage With Paul: On The Bus With Keith Richards

In August of 1988, my next door neighbor, Don McLeese (who was the music critic for the Chicago Sun Times), asked me if I would like to go to New York with him the next day to shoot pictures while he interviewed Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. As Keith was one of my only […]
Allie Gets Her Gun: A Live Vocal Mic Shootout
Education

How I Chose My First Live Vocal Mic

After taking just enough voice lessons to be dangerous (six, to be exact) and performing with some very patient folks here at Shure HQ, I’m starting to explore the music world that lives in nooks and crannies around Chicagoland…and lo and behold, the time has come for me to buy a live vocal mic. Luckily, […]
My Mom's SM58
Editorial

My Mom’s SM58

A few years ago, I lost my SM58 at a gig. As I scrambled about the festival grounds desperately searching for it and fighting back tears, I was met with curious looks and questioning eyes. Why the dramatics over a $100 mic that was so easily replaceable? One reason: that SM58 belonged to my mother. […]
Backstage With Paul: Chicago Blues
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Backstage With Paul: Chicago Blues

When I was a kid, I started listening to Blues music and grew to be a big fan. I always wanted to meet the guys making the music, and getting in this business made that come true. In 1977, I went to a concert at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago and photographed Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter. The next […]
Luke Bryan - Ready for Stadiums
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Luke Bryan – Ready for stadiums !!

At the dawn of 2014, a host of metal, video, sound and lighting filled the Annex of the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. ACM award winner for Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and crew were in preparations and rehearsals for the That’s My Kind Of Night Tour. The video walls are humongous, the stage comes […]
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Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Checklist

Hola amigos! I know most of you are all set to go for your big fiesta this weekend, but just in case you’re one of those last-minute hosts, I’ve prepared a quick Cinco De Mayo Party Checklist as well as a playlist for you to get your party started on the right foot. Cinco De […]