In 2015, she’s best known to Atlantans as the highly influential Senior Executive Director of the Atlanta chapter of the Grammys while he’s Collective Soul’s charismatic frontman currently on tour in support of the band’s ninth studio release, “See What You Started By Continuing.” But back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Michele Rhea […]
“You can come on back here if you want,” Collective Soul singer and guitarist Ed Roland shouts to me through a wall in his basement. “Just follow the sound of my voice.” And suddenly, I’m in a corridor made up entirely of some his impressive 150-ax guitar collection. Roland searches around a series of old […]
Editor’s Note From Ed Roland: “I first saw Kick the Robot at SXSW [South By Southwest Music Conference] this year. I had no idea who they were, I didn’t even know it was Gerry’s kid up there. Gerry Hansen is a great Atlanta drummer and producer who played drums in the Ed Roland and the […]
Exclusive Video: Eldredge ATL Guest Editor Ed Roland Talks About How He Ended Up With Duane Allman’s Boots!
Coinciding with his roots music oriented side band, Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project, Collective Soul co-founder Ed Roland has a new appreciation for another Georgia-based band of brothers, The Allman Brothers Band. Out of the blue, Roland’s tour manager rang him up to inform him that a piece of Macon, Georgia rock n […]
Twenty-one years into the act’s existence, Stockbridge-birthed rockers Collective Soul are back with a brand-new album, “See What You Started By Continuing” and a tour stop Saturday night at the Tabernacle downtown. In an exclusive interview, October Eldredge ATL Guest Editor and Collective Soul frontman Ed Roland discusses, love, loss and the perennial nice-guy rocker’s […]
The 37th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards held Saturday night at the Georgia World Congress Center was a bittersweet affair for many in the crowd. The evening’s longtime executive producer and champion Dr. Bobbie Bailey was not in attendance for the first time in the decades. The Georgia philanthropist died in July at […]