Parade magazine and BackStory Events Present: An Evening of Conversation and Music with John Oates
Live interview event with Hall of Fame inductee John Oates to be live streamed via and socials on April 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. EST live from the Cutting Room in New York City.
k City. New York, NY, April 4, 2017 – Live streaming producers BackStory Events have teamed with Parade magazine and for a unique event with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, John Oates. Hosted in New York at the legendary Cutting Room, the BackStory team will present a live interview, acoustic performance and meet and greet with Oates as he discusses his new memoir, Change of Seasons
The event takes place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The event will be live streamed on Parade magazine’s website at, on its YouTube channel ( as well as its Facebook page ( 
Tickets are available for the studio audience at The Cutting Room and can be purchased at The intimate, in-person event will also give attendees the opportunity to purchase Oates’ new book at a special event price and have it signed byhim at a meet and greet immediately following. 
John will be interviewed by journalist Brad Tolinksi, author of Play It Loud and Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page. The event is part of the new BackStory Events: Guitar Masters series. Got to to find out more. 
About Change of Seasons: John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock and roll. After he met and teamed up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960’s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own. They are the most successful pop duo in the world and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And yet John’s story has never been told. Relying on his many handwritten journals, he brings to light many fascinating stories, ranging over his entire life, with a journalist’s eye and a poet’s heart. In Change of Seasons, John shares his highs, lows, triumphs, and failures. He takes the reader on a wild ride through all the eras, personalities, and music that have shaped him into who he is.
About BackStory Events: BackStory Events are produced by legendary music journalist Brad Tolinski, and music industry pioneer Laura B. Whitmore. Best known as the editor-in-chief of Guitar World Magazine for 25 years, Tolinski is a respected journalist and the author of Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page and Play It Loud, An Epic History of the Style, Sound and Revolution of the Electric Guitar. Throughout his career, Tolinski has skillfully interviewed hundreds of musicians and plays guitar, violin and mandolin himself. Laura B. Whitmore is the owner of Mad Sun Marketing, the founder of the Women’s International Music Network a journalist, editor and a singer/songwriter. They have hosted live-streamed interviews on AOL,, Parade magazine, for NAMM and more. Past interview subjects include Roger Waters, Tom Jones, Amy Lee, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Colbie Caillat, Nile Rodgers and many others. 
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