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Published on April 25th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Andy Rosen (a.k.a. Goat) On His New Single “Heaven,” Surviving The Major Label World & More

Andy Rosen has had a long and multi-faceted career within music. Early on he worked at New York City’s legendary Power Station Recording Studio, where he was exposed to rock royalty and loving every minute of it. He served as the bandleader for legendary songwriter Otis Blackwell. He ultimately signed with Interscope Records, and then later to Sony off-shot Ruffhouse, where he took on the moniker Goat. One of his Goat songs, “Great Life,” was licensed for a movie and a car commercial.

Goat eventually pressed on with more independent label releases, including a jazz record with some of the Dizzy Gillespie’s crew. He has also continued to score music placements for television and film. His latest release is All Of My Friends, which includes the title track and the new single “Heaven”; “Heaven” is interestingly more on the experimental/eclectic side from the Goat catalog.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Goat by phone on April 22, 2020 about “Heaven,” his major label years, how boxing nearly became his professional path, how he’s been able to have such a long-term career in music, and why he’ll most likely never write a memoir about his unique (and still happening) journey. That full chat is embedded below for your listening pleasure, while more on Goat can be found online by visiting and/or

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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