Bob Madsen is a progressive rock bassist and key songwriter for band projects like 41Point9, Operation: Paperclip, and The Grafenberg Disciples. The Grafenberg Disciples received great response to their song “No Words,” which was written as an homage to late great drummer Neil Peart of Rush, and has multiple references to the band in its lyrics. “No Words” features drummer Gregg Bissonette and appears on The Grafenberg Disciples debut LP, Johnny On The Spot.
The Grafenberg Disciples have released a brand new single and video called “Cry A Million Tears,” and they’re getting ready to release their sophomore LP called, Breathing Through My Ears.
In this conversation, Bob talks about the immense influence of Neil Peart and Rush, making the video for “Cry A Million Tears,” his camaraderie with singer Hans Eberbach and his bandmates in The Grafenberg Disciples, and how he is preparing for an upcoming tour.
“Cry A Million Tears” video:
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!