On his latest Under The Scales podcast, lyricist Tom Marshall welcomes musician and multi-platinum songwriter/producer Dan Kanter. The two are connected uniquely through the band Phish. While Marshall wrote songs for the Vermont band, Kanter is the musical director and former lead guitarist for Justin Bieber, and has performed and directed countless other top-name pop stars.The two begin the episode by reminiscing the crossover between pop and jam, before bringing Phish frontman Trey Anastasio to the mic for a full interview. The hour-long episode is dedicated to a full rig rundown, but becomes a beautiful conversation of the arts between three very influential figures; inspirations, setlists, song choices, and guitars. Take a listen for some great stories, and insightful information from Tom Marshall, Dan Kanter, and Trey Anastasio below:Since the topic of guitar rigs did not get proper attention, “Under the Scales” will return with part two of this episode to REALLY dig into Trey’s guitars. More information can be found here.
Statewide — Attorney General Curtis Hill announced, on Wednesday, a more than $85 million multistate settlement with Honda. The settlement concerns vehicle safety issues related to defects in frontal airbag systems in certain Honda and Acura vehicles that were sold in the United States.Due to these defects, Honda has recalled approximately 12.9 million Honda and Acura vehicles with suspect airbag inflators since 2008. This includes 189,397 vehicles in Indiana. Ruptures of these faulty airbags have resulted in at least 14 deaths and over 200 injuries in the U.S. alone. Honda also delayed in reporting the defects to consumers.Honda’s conduct allegedly violated several states’ consumer protection laws, including the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act. The company will pay more than $85 million to the states that sued. Indiana will receive more than $1.7 million of that money.Hoosiers who own a Honda or Acura vehicle are strongly encouraged to click here or call Honda’s toll-free customer service number at 888-234-2138 to see if their vehicle is subject to a recall. You may also check for open recalls by going to safercar.gov. All safety recall repairs are free at authorized Honda dealers.