Brad Smith of Blind Melon talks No Rain, Shannon Hoon, songwriting, music biz & more


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Not only did Brad Smith write a generation-defining song in "No Rain", but he also works wonders with a hammer and nails. His knowledge of construction & acoustics is both fascinating and well-applied to his Studio Wishbone... But before all that he was just a boy from Mississippi, new to LA, busking future hit songs on Venice Beach, eventually forming a band called Blind Melon - then Unified Theory, Abandon Jalopy among others. Brad fills in the blanks and tells the rest of the story on success, death, fame, songwriting and the disturbing evolution of the music business over the last 25 years. His genuine insight on major labels, music services, radio, and who's making all the money in the music business is a perspective you must hear...

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