Bill Aucoin Interviewed on Inspiration with Lance Heftt (PBS Fall '10)
The ability to foresee future trends is legendary music producer and manager Bill Aucoin's trademark. Aucoin, a visionary in the rock and roll industry, has long been sought after for his ability to recognize talent.
Bill helped to shape the careers of Billy Idol and Billy Squire. Another perfect example of Aucoin's extraordinary talent is his discovery of the rock group Kiss. He molded the band into a marketing phenomenon, and as a result, they transcended the traditional rock and roll audience to become a music legend in an incredibly short period of time.
The group's over-the-top popularity has resulted in album sales of over 100 million.
Executive producer/host, Lance Heft states, "Bill became a friend after the interview. I've seen Bill about twice a month for the last twelve months, and we have become quite close.
"He actually called me the night before his surgery, and we discussed the future of Aucoin Globe, and our plans for the future.
"I went to the private memorial service for Bill on July 8, 2010, in Florida with his partner, friends and business associates including members of Kiss.
“Bill had become a true friend and mentor to me over the last year, and I am terribly saddened that such a great man was taken at such a young age. Up to the very end we were discussing our future business plans."
The concept behind the new PBS Inspiration TV Show is the brainchild of TV and radio show host, author, and entrepreneur, Lance Heft.
Owner of several multimillion dollar companies, Heft authored a book describing how he was able to live the American dream. His strong desire to share this wisdom led to his quest to reach millions through TV and radio by interviewing successful people: celebrities including famous musicians, artists, and actors as well as everyday people such as small business owners, restaurateurs, and doctors.
Heft's motivation for bringing Inspiration to viewers was to create a forum so that people could be privy to the process of making the American dream tangible. His mission is to showcase the endless ways to realize the American dream through the living stories of those who have attained success, happiness, and fulfillment.
"It was a privilege to interview Bill. I am still in awe of this man and his abilities. He changed the world by changing lives one at a time. He gave thousands the ability to pursue their dreams of becoming musicians. He will be sorely missed.”
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Clip of Bill Aucoin on "Inspiration with Lance Heft"
For Media Interviews:
Diane T. Creston
Creston Advertising & Marketing, Inc.
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