Meet the Music Makers with Long Beach Public Library

Partnering with Darren Paltrowitz (an LBNY resident, music journalist, and host of the podcast "Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz") we will be interviewing musicians, producers, managers, record label executives, authors, music journalists and more to get a glimpse behind the scenes of the music industry. These intimate conversations are filled with anecdotes and gems illuminating the music industry from an insider’s perspective. PLUS, the questions come from YOU. Submit your questions beforehand for Darren to ask live during the interview!

The best news...we’ve already started. Find our first interview in the series and a list of upcoming guests below.

Miles Copeland III
The music manager extraordinaire behind bands like The Police, The Bangles, The Go-Go’s, and R.E.M talks about his life in the music industry, as detailed in his latest book, "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: My Life In The Music Business

Watch the interview on our YouTube channel ( and like and subscribe for future content!) here:
LBPL presents: My Life in the Music Business: A Conversation with Miles Copeland III

Frank Bello, Tuesday October 26th at 5 PM EST
Bassist of the legendary New York thrash metal band Anthrax, Bello shares his mind-blowing, emotional story.
His memoir, Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax is due out this November.

Register and submit your questions for Frank Bello HERE

Jay Jay French, Monday November 1st at 4 PM EST
Founder, guitarist, and manager of the world-famous heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. The legendary musician will share tales from his extensive career, as detailed in his new book Twisted Business: Lessons from My Life in Rock 'n' Roll.

Register and submit your questions for Jay Jay French HERE 

We have many more interviews on the way, and we can’t wait to share them with you! Register for the events above and keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming additions.