Derrick Hall, What Are You Listening To?


Derrick Hall

Hall is the president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Arizona Sports 620, KNIX or KMLE.

What's the first album you bought? Kiss, Love Gun.

What's the first concert you saw? Loverboy, opening act was Huey Lewis and the News.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? Taylor Swift, because we were in row one, and I just watched my 10-year-old daughter smile and sing the entire show.

What's the last song played on your music player? "Springsteen," by Eric Church.

Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? Vinyl. I wore out Fleetwood Mac's Rumors and Supertramp's Breakfast in America.

What's your favorite album? Frank Sinatra's Sinatra at the Sands.

Who is your favorite singer or band? The Police are my all-time favorite band.

Does your computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? It does not, but it would be "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen because we play it over and over thinking of video ideas for the team.

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from 2011? Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines.

What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire.

Who is your favorite local artist? Roger Clyne.

What is your favorite local venue to see music? The Rhythm Room.

What is your favorite music video? Men at Work's "Who Can it be Now."

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The concerts of Roger Hodgson are unique, magical & unforgettable! I saw him last September and found myself immersed in the most ethereal music. His voice resonates deeply in your mind, heart & soul and quickly takes you back to the first times you heard those songs on the radio. Roger's instantly recognizable melodies and signature Wurlitzer piano sound help you realize that he was truly the essence of Supertramp & the creator of the songs we feel so deeply about, such as Dreamer, Child of Vision, Hide In Your Shell, In Jeopardy (only to name a few!) Roger is the definition of a true artist, his warm connection with the fans & the audience between songs makes you feel like a close friend. Every song really feels like he is singing it specially for you! You only have to experience his concert once to understand why you find yourself dreaming of the next one :) It's a lot of fun to follow him on his tour on Facebook! Come along too, come along right, come a long way... sing it tonight :)

Rachel Kensington
Rachel Kensington

Derrick, great choice of music with Supertramp's Breakfast in America album.   I too had it on vinyl, cassette, and CD.   Just want to be sure that you are aware that Roger Hodgson, co-founder of Supertramp, is currently on his "Breakfast in America" world tour and is having his largest US band tour in 30 years.   He is selling out shows all over the globe!  I saw him in February for two sold out shows and he was absolutely amazing.   Roger sounds even better today than he did on my vinyls.  I am still thinking about those shows all these weeks later and I can't wait to see him again.   I think I am long overdue for another road trip. It is Roger who wrote and sang the great majority of the band's hits to include Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Take the Long Way Home, Give a Little Bit, Dreamer, School, Fool's Overture, and so many more.   Although he and the other co-founder shared writing credit, they each actually wrote and composed separately with each singing their own respective songs, much like Lennon/McCartney.    Give yourself a gift and get to Roger's show.  Take the kids.  You will be so glad that you did.   Tour details are are at or

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