Podcasts & Radio

Thu
30
Apr

Focus On Metal - JOE HOLMES

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"In the last few years we've seen several great artists return to active duty after being away for several years (sometimes decades) and this week we have one of em', guitarist Joe Holmes. Joe has been out of the music biz for quite a while but he's made a strong comeback with his new band Farmikos. On this weeks show we'll talk to Joe about the genesis of Farmikos and their self titled release as well as his past history with Ozzy and David Lee Roth. Go to Farmikos.com to find out more about what Joe is up to these days."
 
www.focusonmetal.net and ITunes under "focus on metal"
 
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Tue
28
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TONY HARNELL

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In episode 106 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by former TNT and current SKID ROW frontman, Tony Harnell.

In this episode, Tony looks back at his career with TNT, joining & moving forward with Skid Row, the possibility of writing new music with Rachel Bolan and Dave 'Snake' Sabo, and much more.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about Tony Harnell & Skid Row visit: http://www.skidrow.com- http://www.tonyharnell.com and on Twitter:  @tonyharnell

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

Head over to our official FACEBOOK page for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
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Mon
27
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - Producer TOM WERMAN

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is Producer Tom Werman.
 
Tom walks us through his legendary producing career, from Cheap Trick to Motley Crue, and Twisted Sister to Dokken. He talks about his early days in music, and his rise to famed music Producer multiple hit records under his belt.
He also addresses criticism by Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister and Motley Crue over his production style, and discusses his challenges working with George Lynch on the "Tooth and Nail" CD.
He also covers the film Rock Star, and how helpful Jeff Pilson was in the studio. And finally, we discuss his retirement from the music business, and his latest venture - a luxury Bed & Breakfast in Massachusetts called Stoneover Farm.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-57-tom-werman-twisted-sister-cheap-trick-dokken-motley-crue

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-57-tom-werman-producer-cheap-trick-twisted-sister-motley-crue-dokken-rock-star/

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Fri
24
Apr

MARK SLAUGHTER On 3 Sides Of The Coin


In Episode 123, April 21, 2015. Mark Slaughter Gives the Not So Pretty Details on Vinnie Vincent. What was the very first comment Vinnie Vincent made to Mark? What was the first comment Gene Simmons said to Mark when Slaughter toured with KISS? Who got the Vinnie Vincent Invasion their record deal? How did Slaughter get their record deal? How did Vinnie treat Mark on stage? Just what kind of a person is Vinnie Vincent? And of course... did Vinnie Vincent save KISS?

A couple revelations by Mark Slaughter:

Vinnie hears Mark sing for the very first time and says "That's bullshit." "That sounds like shit."

Before a show in Philadelphia, Vinnie tells Mark, "You really sounded like garbage last night and if you don't pull it together you're not singing on the record."

Follow Mark Slaughter online at www.MarkSlaughter.com and order his brand new solo album Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.

https://youtu.be/sUdT3jQdZsw?t=1405 23 minute mark the interview begins.

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 1,000,000 times. In the last year, Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.

In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

It's only our opinion... it's neither right nor wrong.

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Tue
21
Apr

MARK TREMONTI Talks To Guitar International

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By: Robert Cavuoto
Mark Tremonti – photo credit: Robert Cavuoto
 
Guitarist Mark Tremonti seeks to explore and discover new walls to breakdown in a never-ending quest to master the guitar. As he reaches the horizon of the guitar, he finds a plateau, only to find yet another world of mastery to work toward.
It’s the magic of the instrument and the essence of inventiveness and creativity and for the guitarist, an unquenchable thirst.
 
What separates the innovators from the followers is the courage to try something different and overcoming the challenges, to break the rules and rewrite them at every opportunity.
We all know that this was the case with guitar greats like Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, and Randy Rhoads. Mark Tremonti can be added to this list of innovators as he is finding that there are still walls in guitar playing to break down.
With his powerful and unfaltering right hand he is known for his horse galloping and string muting. With his left hand he marries sheer speed with technical intricacies. Combine that with his experimentation of tuning and prolific songwriting, there should be not doubts as to why he is a guitar player for a new generation.
 
He is back with his solo band and putting out the group’s sophomore CD, Cauterize, slated for release on June 9 via Fret 12 Records. The album features Mark on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garrett Whitlock on drums. It’s produced by long-time friend and collaborator, Michael “Elvis” Baskette
 
 
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Tue
21
Apr

Noize In The Attic Podcast - STEVE WHITEMAN (Kix)

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Steve Whiteman is this week's guest on Noize In The Attic - Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com) on 88.7FM New Haven CT. Steve talks of their newest album Rock Your Face Off, and catches us up on all things KIX!
 
Hear the full episode (the interview starts at 70 minute mark)
 
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Tue
21
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - WHITESNAKE

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In episode 105 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by the Voice of Rock and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale as well as Art Alexakis Of Everclear.

In my exclusive 47 minute interview with David Coverdale, he talks about the different guitarists he's worked with over the years including Jimmy Page, Doug Aldrich, Joel Hoekstra, Ritchie Blackmore, Glenn Hughes and more. His plans for a Deep Purple reunion. The planning, making and execution of their brilliant new The Purple album. Doing the rounds with Madonna. The Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame. Remembering Jon Lord. What is next for him and Whitesnake and much much more.

DAVID COVERDALE quotes:

1. On the Future of Whitesnake: "This might be my fond farewell to the big arena rock stuff."
2. On his time with DEEP PURPLE: "I did the best I could for the three years I was involved."
3. On a Deep Purple Reunion: "It would be a lot of fun and I certainly would be down for that."
4. On the 1987 Whitesnake album: "I thought it was a bomb. And not a bomb in a positive sense. I thought my career was over."
5. On his various guitarists: "I didn't want to go into guitar-hero land." And "Whitesnake is a great guitar gig."
6. Comparing Doug Aldrich to Adrian Vandenberg: "Adrian is a much better chef."
7. Is he interested in doing new music? "I have a feeling that my career has come full circle. I'm not competing with the young David Coverdale, but I do have a feeling that I don't want to challenge myself anymore. It really is exhausting."

In the episode's second interview, Mitch is joined by Art Alexakis who discusses EVERCLEAR's new album Black Is The New Black and much more.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about DAVID COVERDALE & WHITESNAKE visit: http://www.whitesnake.com and on Twitter: @davidcoverdale
For more about ART ALEXAKIS and EVERCLEAR visit: http:// www.everclearmusic.com, on TWITTER: @artalexakis & @EverclearBand
For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter:   @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

Head over to our official FACEBOOK page for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
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Mon
20
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - SPENCER PROFFER

 
This week on The Double Stop is Producer Spencer Proffer.

Spencer Proffer discusses his early days, and how he went from law school to record producer. From his early works with Billy Thorpe and Tina Turner to his number one smash "Metal Health" with Quiet Riot, Spencer covers it all. We also discuss working with WASP on their "The Last Command" album as well as his transition into film, and his current projects with Meteor 17.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-56-spencer-proffer-quiet-riot-tina-turner-wasp
http://thedoublestop.com/ep-56-spencer-proffer-producer-quiet-riot-wasp-tina-turner/

 
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Mon
20
Apr

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - GRAHAM BONNET

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Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features an extended  interview with Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG, ALCATRAZZ), and is now available for streaming at this link:
https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-an-interview-with-graham-bonnet-rainbow-msg-alcatrazz/

On this week's show, you can hear the second of two interviews with former Rainbow vocalists to mark the release of the new Rainbow box set, 'A Light In The Black 1975-1984', as Graham Bonnet talks in depth about his time with Rainbow, his friendship with his predecessor in the band, Ronnie James Dio, his new solo band, Bonnet, and the release of his previously unissued debut solo album, originally recorded in 1975, but never released until now, as 'Private I: The Archives Volume One'.

Graham also discusses his band's forthcoming Japanese tour dates with Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, and you'll hear a selection of tracks from the Rainbow box set, along with a song from 'Private I: The Archives Volume One'.

You can also listen on Tuesday 21st April 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 23rd April 07:00-09:00 on www.totalrock.com

For the best in Rock & Metal News check out www.metalshockfinland.com www.melodicrock.com www.bravewords.com


 
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Mon
20
Apr

The Classic Metal Show - TONY HARNELL

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Vocalist Tony Harnell appeared last night on THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW. Theguys did a 2 hour interview, and Tony talked at length about a lot of issues that had not been public until now. Included are:

- Tony admitted that the move to Skid Row has been being planned since January.

- Tony went into detail talking about why he quit TNT, as well as sharing how he felt the band is being passive aggressive in their social media moves since he left the band.

- How TNT lied to him about the "reunion", which is a big part of why he quit the band.

- Why Rachel Bolan announced Tony joining the band the same day they fired Johnny Solinger.

You can hear the full interview at the following locations:

Spreaker - http://www.spreaker.com/user/cmsrocks/exclusive-interview-with-tony-harnell
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xToRSYDfm3M
iHeartRadio - http://www.iheart.com/show/139-The-Classic-Metal-Show/?episode_id=27214593

 
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Fri
17
Apr

RockPagesGR Interviews EUROPE

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Greece's Rockpages Web Magazine did an exclusive TV interview with EUROPE's keyboardist Mic Michaeli which was shot backstage in Cambridge, UK right before EUROPE'S headlining show there. Here's the link for the TV Interview and please find below the link for the full text interview.
 
 
Full Text Interview: Europe
 
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Fri
17
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JOE HOLMES & BILL LEVERTY

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In episode 104 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by American Rock guitarist JOE HOLMES who discusses his new band FARMIKOS, replacing Jason Becker, working with DAVID LEE ROTH, his time with OZZY OSBOURNE, does he have any regrets, being a student of the late RANDY RHOADS, where has he been for the last 15 years and much more.

JOE HOLMES - speaking of his audition for David Lee Roth: "The day I went in to audition, there was a line outside Dave's house. The first song I did was Panama. When I did it - I see Dave smiling. Second song was Yankee Rose then I did part of Gigolo and that was it. After that they cut the line off and went for Mexican food."

In the episode's second interview, Mitch is joined by Michael Angelo Batio who discusses his new essential collection, Shred Force 1, NITRO, playing fast and much more.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about JOE HOLMES visit: http://www.farmikos.com and on Twitter: @Farmikos
For more about MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO visit: http://www.angelo.com
For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit:   http://www.heavymontreal.com

Head over to our official FACEBOOK page for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is:   http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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Thu
16
Apr

Decibel Geek Podcast - MARK SLAUGHTER


MARK SLAUGHTER ON NEW SOLO ALBUM, TOURING STORIES (KISS, IRON MAIDEN), AND THE END OF THE VINNIE VINCENT INVASION (AUDIO)

Decibel Geek podcast hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro recently interviewed Mark Slaughter for a talk about his new solo album, Slaughter, touring with KISS, and his days working with now-reclusive guitarist Vinnie Vincent in the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. A few excerpts follow:

On the autobiographical nature of his new solo album, 'Reflections in a Rearview Mirror:'

'As records go by in all of our lives, they really are the soundtrack of our lives and that's really what I was trying to do with this record; to make a record that is not only a soundtrack to where people would identify with it, but I used a lot of sounds that were part of my life. My dog is snoring on the first track. My mom, who is no longer with me and my father who is no longer with me are on the record.'

On the decision to put out his first solo album and the reaction from Slaughter bandmate Dana Strum:

'I really didn't get into  it real heavy. I was just recording and recording and then I had [producer] ) Michael (Wagener) do it and I said 'Y'know what, I'm gonna put some stuff out' and he kinda discounted it just as 'Y'know, whatever.' He recorded a record with Vince (Neil), you know he's doing stuff. So, it's me just being an artist.'

On memories of a summer shed tour that Slaughter, promoting their debut album 'Stick it to Ya', opened for KISS in 1990:

'There's something about the air at nighttime in the summertime. You've got your beer, you've got your friends; it is magical and I miss that. A week before we got back with them (KISS), Stevie Ray Vaughan had that helicopter crash. It was Alpine Valley. Literally, that was a week before. So, I get  up onstage and you could see the charred lawn where he died. Right before 'Fly to the Angels' I said, 'Look, I'd like to dedicate this next song to Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is 'Fly to the Angels' and the whole place, 20,000 people... there wasn't one lighter that wasn't in the sky. I still get goosebumps to this day where I go 'Wow.' It was almost like a religious experience at that point.'

On his first discussion with Gene Simmons when Slaughter showed up at pre-tour rehearsals in Lubbock, TX in 1990:

' It was so funny. Gene, the first day, he said 'Listen, we are not going to discuss Vinnie Vincent ever on this whole tour.' And I said 'Okay, Gene.' And then 5 minutes later he goes, 'You know what really bothers me (laughs)....I think we were both were in agreement that Vinnie's a very talented guy but stood in his own way.'

On Vinnie Vincent being misunderstood as just a shredding guitarist from the 80's:

'I'll never forget when we were on tour with Iron Maiden and I was talking guitar player talk with him and I go 'I love Jeff Beck' and he starts playing this Jeff Beck stuff and I'm like 'you've got to be kidding me' and the next thing you know Dave Murray and all the guys from Iron Maiden and their techs are standing on the outside of our dressing room watching him play this stuff and going 'Mate, why don't you play like that?' and Vinnie goes, 'Because it's boring.' He was just trying to be recognized with the shredders.'

On the strain in the studio regarding direction for Vinnie Vincent Invasion followup (and Mark's debut), 'All Systems Go:'

'I sang that record twice. I sang with Vinnie the way the he wanted me to do it and I sang with Dana after Vinnie left.'

On the rumors over many years that Vinnie Vincent was kicked out of his own band:

'I had to sign a Leaving Member Agreement with Chrysalis as well as Dana and Bobby due to the fact that Steve Stevens left Billy Idol. Jeff Aldrich, who is the A&R guy for Chrysalis said 'We cannot afford to lose our talent if these people leave. We need to have them sign an agreement that they will record 4 songs and we will have the option to pick up their option under the premise of the record agreement that was done between the artist they're signed under. In other words, in Vinnie Vincent's record deal; when we were done in 1988, when I walked off the stage and never saw him again, we had to record 4 songs for the label which we did in 1988, going into 89 on New Years Eve we were in the studio; Tim, Blas, Dana and I. 'Fly to the Angels' is one of those songs. We do the songs, we give it to Bud Carr, who managed Kansas. We take it to the record label and they go, 'We're definitely picking up Mark's option.' They had already dropped Vinnie because they had disagreements. They didn't like him and he didn't like them and that was done. They, basically, by picking up my option, gave me his record deal.'

'Vinnie refused to do radio interviews. He wouldn't walk up a set of steps. He said 'Is there an elevator? I'm not walking up those steps' It was a long set of steps and maybe he would've been too winded. I don't know what the issue was but I walked I walked up those steps and I did the interview. I was out there meeting people and I was shaking hands and I was doing what arists like Bonnie Raitt, who's a heritage artist, who's done this her whole frickin' life of meeting people and being an entertainer, never stopped doing.'

'I called Mike (Bone) [Chrysalis Records president] at one point when Vinnie and Dana got into it and Vinnie pulled me down, with his manager at the time, and said 'Are you gonna be in my band or are you gonna go with Dana?' I said I'd rather be in the gutter with Dana.'

'In Sacramento, Dana and I were at the bar during the day at soundcheck having a soda and MTV was on and the 'Love Kills' video came on. I looked up and I just said 'Can you fuckin' believe that?' it said 'The Vinnie Vincent Invasion (featuring Mark Slaughter).' I was like 'Wow, okay.' I knew I had the interest of the label at that point. I'll never forget that Dana said 'And of all fucking times, this is the most publicity that the band's got and it's over tomorrow.'

On Tracii Guns being a candidate for Slaughter:

'He called me when we were done; when Vinnie was over. He said 'You know how I play, you know how good I am.' And I said 'I do know, Tracii. But you know here's milk and cookies which is me and Mr. vampire Hollywood. You know one of these things is not like the other. Not saying that there's anything wrong with that but there is a little bit of a different image so to speak. In my mind I was thinking more of just a guys-next-door band and not trying to get too deep into an image.'

Links to Episode Below:

Link to Official Website Post:

http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/conversation-with-mark-slaughter/

Link to Direct Download for Mp3: http://traffic.libsyn.com/dbgeekshow/Conversation_with_Mark_Slaughter.mp3

Spreaker Widget Link:

The Decibel Geek podcast, started in 2011, is a weekly hard rock and heavy metal music and discussion show. Covering rock and metal bands from the late 60's to today, the show features rotating themes including Year in Review, Radio Sucks Radio Show (music-based), Interviews, Fresh Blood (upcoming bands) and many more.

Subscribe to Decibel Geek on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/decibel-geek-podcast/id433426711?mt=2

Official website located at: http://www.decibelgeek.com


 
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Tue
14
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MARK SLAUGHTER


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In episode 102 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by American Rock Icon George Thorogood who discusses his upcoming tour with Brian Setzer, his love of Montreal, opening for the Rolling Stones in the early '80s, his storied career and more. Also, SLAUGHTER's Mark Slaughter joins Mitch to talk about his new killer solo rock album 'Reflections In A Rear View Mirror', looks back at his days with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, talks about his special bond with Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, Slaughter's upcoming summer tour, taking care of his voice as he agesand much more. This episode is co-hosted by former GUNS 'N ROSES manager, Doug Goldstein.

For more about GEORGE THOROGOOD visit: http://www.georgethorogood.com and on Twitter: @thorogoodmusic

For more about MARK SLAUGHTER visit:  http://www.facebook.com/markslaughterofficial and on Twitter  @markslaughter33

MARK SLAUGHTER PULL QUOTES:

(speaking of his solo album comapred to a Slaughter album) "You still have to be what people expect you to be." "I didn't want to do the Mark Slaughter Polka record."

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit:   http://www.heavymontreal.com

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is:   http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
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Mon
13
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - MARK SLAUGHTER

 
This week on The Double Stop is vocalist Mark Slaughter.

Mark (Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion) discusses his career - from starting in Xcursion, to joining Vinnie Vincent Invasion - to striking out (and finding huge success) with Slaughter. He goes into detail on the first two Slaughter records and discusses his new solo record - Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-55-mark-slaughter-slaughter-vinnie-vincent-invasion
http://thedoublestop.com/ep-55-mark-slaughter-slaughter-vinnie-vincent-invasion-solo/

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Fri
10
Apr

BAD COMPANY Shoot Straight On 40th Anniversary Straight Shooter

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Dallas, TX - April 8, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 40th anniversary of Bad Company's sophomore smash Straight Shooter .                                                  

The year 1974 must have seemed quite a whirlwind for Brit blues-rockers Bad Company.  As former members of Free, singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, along with ex- Mott the Hoople guitarist/ songwriter Mick Ralphs and bass player Boz Burrell (who had a stint with King Crimson), had all tasted success in the UK early in their respective careers, tagging them with the blessing/curse of supergroup upon the formation of Bad Company.

Bad Company had elbowed their way to the forefront of the rock world by the April 1975 release of their second album Straight Shooter, delivering the timeless hits Good Lovin Gone Bad, Feel Like Makin Love and Shooting Star and avoiding a sophomore jinx.

In an interview with InTheStudio host Redbeard, Ralphs, Kirke, and Paul Rodgers recall how the Grammy- nominated Feel Like Makin Love single, originally composed during Pauls time in Free but never finished, ended up on Bad Companys Straight Shooter album.

We had come off a very heavy tour...We needed material, come to think of it... so I started to play it and I said to Ralphsy, It needs a chorus, something to come in heavy here.  So he says, How about this? (hums guitar part of chorus). Weird isnt it?  It came together like almost by accident. It might still have been floating around in my head today if we hadnt like needed a song desperately, you know.  - Paul Rodgers

Bad Company /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/bad-company-2/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations
Direct Link to BAD COMPANY website: http://www.badcompany.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

 

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Thu
09
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - SKID ROW

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-102-skid-row

SPECIAL EPISODE of One On One With Mitch Lafon featuring SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN discussing the recent lead singer change. He explains the decision, the hiring of Tony Harnell, the possibility of a live album and more.

Speaking about Johnny Solinger: "At certain times, you get a feeling that someone isn't putting a 100% into things and Skid Row is very important to the rest of us. We wanted to carry on with quality performances."

For more SKID ROW visit: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialSkidRow

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:

iHeartRadio: http://www.iheart.com/show/53-One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon/id851055518?mt=2
Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/show/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-2
TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon-p644313/
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-metal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon

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Mon
06
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - CARMINE APPICE

 
This week on The Double StopPodcast - Carmine Appice walks us through his entire career - from early days learning drums (and helping his brother Vinnie) to early success with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. He also covers working with Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. We also take a look at his 80/90's bands King Cobra, Blue Murder (and clears up the details of his involvement with the 2nd album Nothin' But Trouble) and supergroup Mothers Army. Busier than ever, Carmine also gives details on Drum Wars, Rated X and the new Vanilla Fudge cd. He also reveals that he wants Dave Grohl to produce a new Drum Wars cd and that he's currently about to mix a new Cactus album.

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Mon
06
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DEF LEPPARD

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One On One With Mitch Lafon​ interviews with Def Leppard's Phil Collen and Michael Des Barres:

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Singer/actor MICHAEL DES BARRES, and DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen join Mitch on this episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Former GUNS 'N ROSES manager Alan Niven co-hosts.

Michael discusses his new The Key To The Universe album, working with the '80s supergroup POWER STATION, his performance at Live Aid, the art of acting vs. singing, the KISS Destroyer demo song Ain't None Of Your Business, the success of Animotion's song Obsession, and much more.

Follow Michael online: http://michaeldesbarres.com and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MichaelDesBarres.OfficialPage

DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen joins Mitch to talk about the band's upcoming new album, their spring tour of Canada, their summer tour of the US alongside STYX and TESLA, Vivian Campbell's health, were Adrenalize and Hysteria over produced, High 'N Dry, the Bon Jovi/Def Leppard co-headline tour, Def Leppard's 'Hysteria On The High Seas cruise, being a vegan, the city of Montreal and much more.

Phil Collen Pull Quotes:

"High 'N Dry was a little bit derivative."

"Mutt Lange is a genius."

"On our new album you'll definitely hear some of our influences - you'll hear Queen. You'll hear AC/DC. You'll hear Stevie Wonder and stuff like that as well, but it still sounds very Def Leppard."

"This is the best album we've done since Hysteria."

For more about the band visit: http://www.defleppard.com and on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/defleppard


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Thu
02
Apr

ROBERT PLANT Solo Career Retrospective On Dual Album Anniversaries

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Dallas, TX - April 2, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show website www.inthestudio.net celebrates Robert Plant, one of rock's premiere voices, in a special solo career retrospective.

Quite coincidentally, two of Robert Plant's post-Led Zeppelin solo albums, Spring 1985's Shaken'n'Stirred and March 1990's Manic Nirvana, are each marking significant anniversaries, so no better time to examine them via the impressive Nine Lives box set which chronicles Plant's prolific solo output.

It was Robert's second solo album, 1983's The Principle of Moments, which convinced us that Plant could sustain a viable solo career outside of the legendary Led Zeppelin, with whom he fronted for twelve fabled years. Angular extended songs 'In the Mood' and the cryptic 'Big Log' became rock radio staples in the States, followed by 'Little by Little' from Shaken and Stirred in 1985.

Not until 1988's Now and Zen, however, did Plant shed the self-conscious shadow of Zeppelin by exorcising his ghosts with the song 'Tall Cool One', brilliantly sampling the 'thunder of the gods' iconic Led licks and employing Zeppelin mastermind Jimmy Page on guitar. 'Heaven Knows' and 'Ship of Fools' made Now and Zen a blockbuster, with 'Hurting Kind' in 1990 from Manic Nirvana twenty-five years ago and the tender heartfelt '29 Palms' on Fate of Nations

Robert shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard how Plant views himself and how he continues to evolve as an artist.

'I can't really stand in middle ground and be showered with confetti and compliments. The most important thing to me is to expand what I'm doing and take people with me' or not.'  - Robert Plant

 
Robert Plant / InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/robert-plant-nine-lives/'

Direct Link to Robert Plant website: 'http://www.robertplant.com'

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Wed
01
Apr

BILLY JOEL Throws Stones At Glass Houses On 35th Anniversary

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Dallas, TX - March 31, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 35th anniversary of Billy Joel's Grammy Award chart-topping album Glass Houses
 
Billy Joel took a big risk in March 1980 by following blockbusters The Stranger and 52nd Street with the surprisingly stripped down garage rock arrangements of Glass Houses. But lest you get the wrong idea, it was the approach that was lean, not the material. Some of Joel's best songs are here including 'You May Be Right', 'Sometimes a Fantasy', 'Don't Ask Me Why', 'Close to the Borderline', the under-appreciated 'All for Leyna' and the timeless 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me'.

In a rare conversation, Billy opens up to InTheStudio host Redbeard about his musical influences, seeing the Beatles perform on TV's Ed Sullivan Show, the British Invasion bands that followed, garage rock, and the New York City punk scene which inspired his approach to the making of Glass Houses.

'I think what I was doing with the Glass Houses record in the studio when it came time to get together with the band was becoming a garage band all over again. I wanted to have fun ,and I wanted to make music that all the musicians enjoyed playing, as if we were in a bar.'   - Billy Joel

BILLY JOEL Glass Houses @ 35 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/billy-joel-glass-houses-35th-anniversary/'

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ 'www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations'
Link to Billy Joel website: 'http://www.billyjoel.com'
Link to InTheStudio website: 'http://www.inthestudio.net'


 
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Tue
31
Mar

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DAMON JOHNSON & GUNS N ROSES

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"Clearly there were difficulties between the manager and Axl. They were having problems with Slash."

BLACK STAR RIDERS' Damon Johnson and former GUNS 'N ROSES manager Doug Goldstein join Mitch in celebrating 100 episodes of One On One With Mitch Lafon. The episode is co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl.

Our first interview is with guitarist extraordinaire, Damon Johnson who discusses Black Star Riders, the decision to not use the well established Thin Lizzy brand name, their fantastic second album The Killer Instinct, their upcoming UK tour opening for WHITESNAKE and DEF LEPPARD, the Damon Johnson Trio, his upcoming solo dates, working with ALICE COOPER , his work on the the unreleased third DAMN YANKEES album called 'Bravo' (he replaced Tommy Shaw to work alongside Jack Blades and Ted Nugent) and more.

For more about Damon or Black Star Riders visit on TWITTER: @DamonJOfficial or @BlackStarRiders and on the web: http://www.damonjohnson.com or http://www.blackstarriders.com

Damon's upcoming solo tour dates include:

April
1 - New Hope, PA - Havana New Hope
2 - Northampton, PA - The Gin Mille & Grille
3 - Pittston, PA - Bar On Oak
4 - Queens, NY - Blackthorn 51
8 - Moline, IL - Rascal's Live
9 - Berwyn, IL - The Wire
10 - Pekin, IL - Twisted Spoke
11 - Middletown, OH - Old Crow Bar
12 - Richmond, IN - Firehouse BBQ and Blues

In our second interview with sit down with former GUNS 'N ROSES manager Doug Goldstein (current CEO When Pigs Fly) for an epic two hour chat discussing the entire history of the band including the feuds, lawsuits and riots. More specifically we talk about AXL ROSE becoming the sole owner of the GNR name, the firing of Steve Adler, working with KISS' Paul Stanley and Bob Ezrin, the Montreal Riot and why it was Metallica's Lars Ulrich's fault, the 2 1/2 years of documented yet unreleased Use Your Illusion Tour film, Yoda aka Sharon Maynard, Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood (and his potential involvement in a GNR reunion tour), controversial songs One In A Million and Look At Your Game Girl, working with Black Sabbath featuring Glenn Hughes and current KISS drummer Eric Singer, the ROSE FESTIVAL featuring Van Halen and Guns N Roses, his letter to Axl, the 'Denver Incident', John Reese, are there 100 unreleased songs sitting in a vault, Slash, Duff and MUCH MUCH more.

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Mon
30
Mar

Double Stop Podcast - ROWAN ROBERTSON

 
This week on the Double Stop Podcast is Rowan Robertson (Dio, Violets Demise, DC4, Bang Tango):
 
Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4, Bang Tango) walks us through his career - from joining Dio at onlyy 17 years old, to having his album with Oni Logan (Violets Demise) shelved - all the way up to current projects such as DC4 and Bang Tango. Frrom the writing sessions for “Lock Up The Wolves” to preparing for his years Monsters of Rock cruise, it’s all covered.
 
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Thu
26
Mar

Focus On Metal - SCORPIONS

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"This year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Scorpions. To mark the occasion they have just released their 18th studio album "Return To Forever" as well as embarking on a celebratory world tour. For those you that want the scoop on this years Scorpions plans (and who doesn't) we have a guy with the inside scoop, drummer James Kottak on the show this week. James called us direct from tour rehearsals and graciously gave us a nice chunk of time out of his very hectic schedule."
 
www.focusonmetal.net and iTunes under "focus on metal".
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Tue
24
Mar

One On One With Mitch Lafon - SCORPIONS

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SCORPIONS' James Kottak and THREE DAYS GRACE'S BARRY STOCK join Mitch in this episode of ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON.

Russ Dwarf of the KILLER DWARFS & HAREM SCAREM'S Darren James Smith co-host. Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs. Follow Harem Scarem: @HaremScaremBand

In our first interview, James Kottak discusses the Scorpions' new album Return To Forever, their upcoming tour with Queensrÿche, his time with Warrant, the band's 'Farewell Tour', working on the much maligned Eye II Eye album, reuniting with Kingdom Come, his band KOTTAK and much more.

Visit James at: http://www.jameskottak.com and on Twitter: @JKottak

Our second interview features Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE. We discuss their new singer Matt Walst (My Darkest Days), their new album Human, the challenges of being a Canadian band, playing the Heavy Montreal festival and much more.

Follow Three Days Grace On Twitter: @threedaysgrace  and visit: http://www.threedaysgrace.com/

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
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