ION INDIE MAGAZINE August 2015, Volume 15 - Page 4

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR This August issue of ION Indie Magazine features the best of the Summer Fests and Tours, including coverage of the VANS WARPED TOUR, ROCKSTAR ENERY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL and THE NEW ENGLAND COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL—along with some pretty iconic names in music…BLONDIE, WHITESNAKE and DEF LEPPARD are all making a stop right in these pages! This month’s featured ION artist is the multi-talented and engaging music phenomenon that is ANGIE HAZE. Her insightful interview is conducted by Journalist/Columnist (The Music Muse) for ION, THOMAS R. JENNEY, PH.D. As a bonus, Popular Ohio Photographer JEN PEZZO—whose work has appeared in the pages of ION in the past--graciously and adeptly provided the eye-catching and ethereal photography for this spotlighted interview--along with the Summer-themed cover art for this August 2015 issue. You, the reader, will see why Angie was our obvious choice for this jam-packed issue of ION. The size of our staff is starting to rival our incredible growth as a publication…ION is welcoming new team member TORIA LAWSON of CRAZY TRAIN WELCOME ABOARD TORIA PHOTOGRAPHY! Also…an additional BIG “Welcome Aboard!” to our new partners at DC AXES, IPO RADIO, KNOX ROCKS RADIO and 474theMix! Glad to have you on board OUR crazy train! ION was provided with a poignant “human interest” story from friend to the Editor--Publicist extraordinaire, CINDY D’ADAMO of LADYLAKE MUSIC. Our readers will learn in this August issue about the campaign to retrieve STEVIE NICKS’ journal and return it to the son of Stevie’s much-publicized best friend ROBIN ANDERSON, who often accompanied Stevie as she toured. Robin passed away right after giving birth to her son and Stevie often speaks of this devastating loss in interviews. You can read about this compelling story in these pages! As always…thanks to the staff, partners and our readers for supporting this “Dream for a Zine”…y’all rock! Kiki Plesha CEO/Editor-in-Chief The Fairy Rock Mother ION Indie Magazine