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'BoDeans' Kurt Neumann Launches Interview Driven, Visual Podcast Focusing On Innovative Creators



On Staring at the World, BoDeans’ Kurt Neumann delves deep into conversations with innovators, celebrities, investment gurus, music industry giants and specialists. The podcast aims to shed light on understanding how embracing the creative element and cultivating creativity inspires outside-the-box thinking and brings innovation to the world.


The first four guests include: Steve Sims, author and luxury concierge; Miles Copeland, long time manager of The Police and Sting; Kenny Aronoff, world class drummer and author; and well-known rock 'n' roll photographer Bob Gruen.

Miles Copeland: Maverick music manager and taste-maker, best known for managing Sting and The Police and founding IRS Records where he discovered REM and The Gogos. Miles Copeland talks about the making of Roxanne by the Police and how that came to be and shares more about the art of getting to yes! How he secured record deals for his artists who became well known acts in the industry.

Steve Sims is the founder and CEO of the luxury concierge service Bluefish. In 2017, Sims published a book, Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen. Steve is known for being a power speaker, business coach, brand designer and creative disruptor as he puts it. Steve gives advice on how to make things fall into your favor. Sims is known for working with Elon Musk, The Pope, John Paul DeJoria, Richard Branson, and Elton John to name a few.

Kenny Aronoff: Talks about serving the bands he has played what he learned in order to play with the best. What do John Mellencamp, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Sting, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler, The Smashing Pumpkins, Meatloaf, B.B. King, Rod Stewart, and John Fogerty have in common? All of these rock ‘n’ roll superstars have performed with Kenny Aronoff as their drummer, keeping the beat in the studio or on the road. Kenny is also an Influential Keynote Speaker & Best-Selling Author “Voted Top 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” – Rolling Stone Magazine


Bob Gruen: Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll. From John Lennon to Johnny Rotten; Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones; Elvis to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; Tina Turner to Debbie Harry, he has captured the music scene for over forty years in photographs. As chief photographer for Rock Scene Magazine in the ’70s, Bob specialized in candid, behind the scenes photo features. He toured extensively with the emerging punk and new wave bands including the New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group and Blondie. Bob has also worked with major rock acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss and Alice Cooper. Recently Bob has photographed Green Day’s tour of Europe, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Jesse Malin, Ryan Adams, Courtney Love, The Strypes and more.

Staring at the World Podcast with BoDeans’ Kurt Neumann is available on all major platforms including Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, iHeart Media, and YouTube. New episodes weekly.


BoDeans multi decade long career include many chart topping hits and they are part of a permanent installation in the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame museum.