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One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEVE BROWN (Trixter, Def Leppard)

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In episode 129 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, TRIXTER's Steve Brown joins Mitch to discuss the band's latest album Human Era, Def Leppard, his Mojo Vegas studio, the KISS Revenge tour, Trixter's history and more.

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Producer Adam Hamilton (former L.A. Guns & The C.C. DeVille Experiment) co-hosts this episode.

Quotes from the interview:

1) On Trixter's days with MCA records: "They wanted us to sound like a garage band. They didn't want us to sound like Def Leppard or Mötley Crüe."

2) "KISS is the band that made me want to do this."

3) On Def Leppard: "It's very bittersweet."

For more about STEVE BROWN & TRIXTER visit: http://www.trixterrocks.com
http://www.stevebrownmusic.biz
http://www.mojovegas.com
TWITTER: @STEVEBROWNROCKS and @trixterrocks
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trixterrocks

For more Adam Hamilton visit: http://www.facebook.com/adam.hamilton.528 and follow him on Twitter:@AdamHamilton1

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, EXTREME, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Mon
03
Aug

Double Stop Podcast - BERNARD FOWLER

 
This week on The Double Stop is vocalist Bernard Fowler, how has been a backup singer for The Rolling Stones for 27 years.

Bernard Fowler discusses his life and career. From singing on the street corner at 16 to his 27 years working with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones (as well as solo albums by Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts). He discusses his early projects with The Peech Boys and Herbie Hancock, to Nickelbag (who changed their name to The IMFs because of Nickelback) with Stevie Salas, and his new solo record The Bura. Bernard has lots of great stories from his amazing career.

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Quote: On having to audition for Mick Jagger after already working with him on She's The Boss (and leading to a 27 year working relationship: "I walk out of the rehearsal room and ran right into Mick. I looked at him. He looked at me. And I said 'Hey Mick - how you doin'?' And he kinda looked at me and just kept walking. I went back into my room and I said 'I just ran into Jagger in the hallway and he acted like he didn't know who I was!' So 5 minutes later some girl walks into our rehearsal room and asks if there is a Bernard Fowler here. She said Mick Jagger was gonna do a solo tour and he was looking for a male vocalist, and we'd like to know if you'd like to audition. And I was highly insulted. She left the room and I said 'I'm not fuckin' auditioning. I've already worked with him. Why do I need to audition?' At that point Carmine Rojas grabbed me by the arm and took me to the corner and said to me 'whether you take this gig or not, go do the audition anyway!'

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Thu
30
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TOM HAMILTON (Aerosmith)

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In episode 127 of One On One With Mitch Lafon is joined by legendary Aerosmith bassist, Tom Hamilton.

Tom discusses the band's upcoming 'Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014' DVD, work on a new Aerosmith album, the possibility of a solo record, an in-depth look at five of the most famous Aerosmith songs that he's had a hand in writing including: Kings And Queens, Draw The Line, Sweet Emotion, Janie's Got A Gun & Sick As A Dog, and much more.

Selected Quotes from the interview:

On a follow-up to Music from Another Dimension!: "I just don't know the timing of when we can get back into it, but I can't imagine it not happening."

"I would like to go in and do a really concise/tight Aerosmith rock album."

"Aerosmith doesn't have a record deal."

On why he's never done an 'outside project': "What has always been an obsession for me was to be more involved in the writing of an Aerosmith album."

On the making of Aerosmith's classic Draw The Line album: "That album was a really tough time in our history. It was really frustrating."

For More Aerosmith and Tom Hamilton visit: http://www.aerosmith.com
TWITTER: @Aerosmith and @THaerosmith
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aerosmith

This episode is co-hosted by BRITNY FOX & DORO drummer, Johnny Dee.
For more about JOHNNY DEE visit: http://www.britnyfox.com & http://www.doromusic.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/britnyfoxband
Twitter: @dee_drums @Britny_Fox @DoroOfficial

 
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Thu
30
Jul

Jimmy Page Shares Triumph & Tragedy Of Final Years Of LED ZEPPELIN

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Dallas, TX - July 29, 2015. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  concludes its conversations with Led Zeppelin founder, guitarist, producer and songwriter Jimmy Page with a revealing look at the final years of Led Zeppelin.
 
For over a decade Led Zeppelin soared above the Rock'n'Roll world, setting course with their groundbreaking 1969 debut, then trailblazing through the Seventies selling millions of albums and concert tickets. But it was this very demand for more' larger crowds, longer tours' which would vie for focus from these four still rather young men trying, in some cases, to start a family or deal with fame and fortune. Factor into this heady brew the fate of the unknown and unforeseen, and you get legendary creative highs and the most tragic losses and lows.  That's what you have with what turned out to be the final Led Zeppelin studio albums Presence in 1976, the timeless In Through The Out Door in 1979, and the post-original collection of rarities called Coda.

InTheStudio host Redbeard speaks at length to band founder/ guitarist/ producer Jimmy Page about his comprehensive overhaul of the Led Zeppelin catalog which now has given fans the most authoritative look at the band's illustrious career.  In Through The Out Door is played every day on US radio, but as the studio album which preceded drummer John Bonham's death, Jimmy Page assures us that it was never meant to be Led Zeppelin's last.

'Of course it wasn't. There'd have been another album after that. I know John Bonham and I had discussed that. And if you want to have an idea about what way that would go, well then just listen to 'Bonzo's Montreux' and see where he's given a good hand to be able to do drum orchestra and really enjoy himself. He used to like to get into things where he could really get in and groove... We probably would have gone in that direction, but it's hard to tell '.'  - Jimmy Page

LED ZEPPELIN Jimmy Page/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/led-zeppelin-presence-doorcoda-deluxe-jimmy-page/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations

Direct Link to: Led Zeppelin: http://www.ledzeppelin.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio: http://www.inthestudio.net

 
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Tue
28
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - LITA FORD

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In episode 126 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by guitarist, LITA FORD.

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LITA discusses her relationship with Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, her appearance at Heavy Montreal, the late Randy Castillo, her upcoming book 'Living Like A Runaway:A Memoir', THE RUNAWAYS, Kim Fowley, KISS' Eric Singer, progress on a new Lita Ford album, the Wicked Wonderland era, taking a hiatus to raise her kids, missing her children, parental alienation, and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Sharon Osbourne: "I loved Sharon. I didn't want to let her go, but at the same time there were some things going on that were really destroying my career."

More Sharon: "She's one of 'those' that forever holds a grudge. She's not one of 'those' kinds of people that forgives and forgets.'

Her book: "I pretty much made it about Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll."

The Runaways: "It really was KIM FOLEY's band. He was running the show. When he left things slowly started falling apart."

More about The Runaways: "Had we have had our own television show like Hanna Montana then maybe we would have been able to fill arenas."

Her kids: "I don't get to see them anymore. I don't know where they are and I haven't spoken to them since 2010."

This episode is co-hosted by BRITNY FOX & DORO drummer, Johnny Dee. Johnny also gives an updateon the Britny Fox reunion and new album.

For more about the LITA FORD visit: http://www.litafordonline.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/litaofficial
TWITTER: @litaford

For more about JOHNNY DEE visit: http://www.britnyfox.com & http://www.doromusic.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/britnyfoxband
Twitter: @dee_drums @Britny_Fox @DoroOfficial

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Tue
28
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - DAVE JERDEN (Producer)

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This week Producer Dave Jerden is on the show.

Dave Jerden discusses his life and career. From his early days to working with Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. He also discusses the creation of the Alice In Chains sound, his work with Anthrax, and the lost album by Violets Demise with Rowan Robertson and Oni Logan. He shares why he stopped making records for many years, and what brought him back.

On Rowan Robertson "I know people that don't have 100th of the talent that think they're hot shit. And Rowan is so much fucking better. And believe me, I've worked with the best guitar players in the world. I've worked with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Adrian Belew, a lot of great guitar players. And Rowan is as good or better than all of them. I'm telling you, this guy is amazing."

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Mon
27
Jul

Focus On Metal - TONY FRANKLIN

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This week on Focus On Metal comes the fourth installment in our Little Mountain Sound Studio series. Our guest this week is none other than bassist and all around cool guy, Tony Franklin. Tony has played with an impressive list of artists including Gary Hoey, Marty Freidman, Ripper Owens, Doug Aldrich, and Whitesnake. Did I mention the guy has also played with Jimmy Page in The Firm? Jimmy Freaking Page! Of course he was also a big part of Blue Murder with John Sykes and Carmine Appice. So yeah, I think this guy knows his way around a studio so he's a perfect guy to talk about his time at LMS. These days when he's not enjoying his Ninja blender Tony is playing with Rated X and Heart of Storm with Doug Aldrich.
www.focusonmetal.net and iTunes under "focus on metal".
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Thu
23
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ANTON FIG

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In episode 125 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, former Late Show With David Letterman drummer ANTON FIG joins Mitch to discuss his most recent release FIGMENTS (which includes special guests ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH and more), his time with David Letterman, his future plans which include touring with Joe Bonamassa, working on Journey's Arrival album, his work with KISS on their Dynasty and Unmasked records, the 1978 Ace Frehley solo album, Frehley's Comet, working with Ace Frehley, and comments on the possibility of once again working with the original Frehley's Comet line-up with Ace, John Regan and Tod Howarth, and much more.

Four By Fate's John Regan co-hosts this episode. John talks fondly of Anton Fig and updates fans on FOUR BY FATE's new album, Relentless.

Quotes from the interview:

Speaking of his work on the two KISS albums: "They never said play like Peter."

On KISS: "All I pretty much knew about KISS is that they were a big poster on the side of a bus in New York City."

On ACE FREHLEY's 1978 KISS solo album: "It captures such a spirit in time. There's nothing on that record that is cringe worthy to me."

For more about the ANTON FIG visit: http://www.antonfig.com
Follow Anton Fig on Twitter: @TheAntonFig
Follow Anton Fig on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheAntonFig

For more about JOHN REGAN and FOUR BY FATE visit: http://www.facebook.com/FOURBYFATE

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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Wed
22
Jul

Angus Young, Brian Johnson Recall AC/DC's Resurrection 'Back In Black'

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Dallas, TX - July 21, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 35th anniversary of the second biggest-selling album in the world, AC/DC's Back In Black.

After four U.S. albums, AC/DC had finally gained a foothold in America with the breakout album Highway to Hell. But just when success was within their grasp, lead singer and co-writer Bon Scott died after a hard night of drinking. For most bands, losing a singer and frontman is a fatal blow, but not for AC/DC.

Following Bon's funeral in Australia, Malcolm and Angus Young returned to the UK to work through their grief the only way they knew how, writing music. Angus Young tells InTheStudio host Redbeard just how serious the band took their situation.

'We sat down and we said, 'This has got to be good. It HAS to be good'... If it had been the last thing we had done as a band, it had to be something.'  - Angus Young

Something, it was. At the time no one, not even the band could have imagined the heights to which AC/DC Back In Black would climb, going on to sell over 48 million records worldwide, the Mt. Everest of Rock (second only to Michael Jackson's Thriller ). Back in Black   became an album full of Rock and Roll anthems like 'Hells Bells', 'You Shook Me All Night Long', 'What Do You Do For Money Honey', 'Shoot To Thrill', 'Have A Drink On Me', 'Rock'N'Roll Ain't Noise Pollution', and of course the title cut 'Back In Black'.

InTheStudio host Redbeard speaks candidly with Angus Young and Brian Johnson about the Back In Black period, including the death of Bon Scott, the hiring of Brian Johnson, the adventures of recording in the Bahamas, to their first gig ever with Brian in Belgium. 

The AC/DC story would not be complete without a tribute to band patriarch Malcolm Young, who is on medical leave but continues to inspire.

'He's a sort of heart and soul behind the band. He lives and breathes it, and he's so important to all of us as a father figure. I can't say too much about the guy.'   - Brian Johnson

AC/DC  Back In Black 35th /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/acdc-back-in-black-35th/'

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ 'www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations'

Direct Link to AC/DC website: 'http://www.acdc.com'

Direct Link to InTheStudio website: 'http://www.inthestudio.net'

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Tue
21
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - JENNIFER BATTEN


Jennifer Batten discusses her early days and learning guitar, her audition for Michael Jackson, her work on the Bad, Dangerous and HIStory tours, her account of Greg Howe filling in for her for a few weeks with Michael Jackson (his account is in episode 36), her work with Jeff Beck, her three solo records and her new multimedia tour - Jennifer Batten's Self-Empowerment for the Modern Musician Experience.
 
 
On Michael Jackson vs Jeff Beck "For (Michael) Jackson it's the awareness of entertaining the audience. Far beyond the music. Which is why I think I ended up doing a solo multimedia tour, and learning how to edit films. And with Jeff (Beck) it's creativity, and always searching for new things. With Beck, he's always expanding, and you wouldn't believe the stuff he listens to. And he just absorbs it all."

Jennifer Batten Tour Dates:

7-24 LAS VEGAS
7-26 FLAGSTAFF
7-29 LUBBOCK TX
8-1 DALLAS
8-2 AUSTIN
8-4 SAN ANTONIO
8-16 MARGATE
8-20 NASHVILLE
8-22 CHARLOTTE
8-23 RALEIGH
8-27 KING OF PRUSSIA
8-29 CARLE PLACE4
8-30 NEW HAVEN
9-5 INDIANAPOLIS
9-6 LOMBARD
9-8 O'FALLON MO

For more on Jennifer Batten: http://www.batten.com/

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Mon
20
Jul

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - KK DOWNING, HOUSE OF LORDS, SYMPHONY X


INTERVIEWS WITH KK DOWNING (EX-JUDAS PRIEST), HOUSE OF LORDS, SPACEY T (SOUND BARRIER, PRAISE THE DEAD),  SYMPHONY X AND DEATH ANGEL ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with Judas Priest legend KK Downing, James Christian (House of Lords), Tracey 'Spacey T' Singleton (Praise The Dead, ex Sound Barrier, Fishbone), Symphony X's Michael Romeo and Ted Aguilar from Death Angel, and is now available for streaming at this link:

https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-kk-downing-house-of-lords-spacey-t-symphony-xdeath-angel-interviews/

In the first hour, legendary former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing drops in to discuss his new range of fragrances for Rockers, Metal for Men and Metal for Women. KK also talks about some of the reasons he chose to leave Priest, and looks at the way in which the classic Priest axe team he formed with Glenn Tipton worked to stay on the cutting edge of lead guitar playing. KK also chooses two of his favourite Priest classics.

Also in part 1, House of Lords vocalist James Christian looks at the band's stellar new album 'Indestructible', their tenth to date, released as the current line up celebrates its tenth anniversary. You'll also hear two new tracks chosen by James.

The second hour kicks off with a chat with renowned guitar hero Tracey 'Spacey T' Singleton, formerly of Sound Barrier, Fishbone, and Mother's Finest, and now playing 8-string guitar with Praise The Dead, a power duo whose sound is simultaneously melodic and crushingly heavy. The band has just released 'The Heavy', the first of 3 EPs, and Tracey gives the low down on this exciting new project. Tracey also pays tribute to Phil Lynott, revealing that Sound Barrier approached the Lizzy legend's management to ask him to produce an album for them. You'll also hear Sound Barrier's cover of Thin Lizzy's 'Hollywood (Down On Your Luck)', and Tracey's choice of another Lizzy gem.

Rounding off the show are interviews with Michael Romeo, guitarist with Prog Metal masters Symphony X, who looks at their forthcoming new album 'Underworld', and Ted Aguilar, rhythm guitarist with classic Thrashers Death Angel. Ted discusses their new CD/DVD package which features a live album, 'The Bay Calls For Blood', and 'Thrashumentary', a career-spanning retrospective documentary.

The show closes with two tracks from Bob Seger's latest album 'Ride Out'.

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

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Mon
20
Jul

The GuitarCast - TOM KEIFER

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Guitarist and singer Tom Keifer of Cinderella fame sat down with Shawn and Corbs from The GuitCast to talk about his latest album; The Way Life Goes.  In this, all cards on the table interview, we get an all access, backstage pass to Tom's writing process, country influences, experience with producers and session musicians, personal views on Spotify, and his vintage gear arsenal.

Tom Keifer speaks openly with The GuitCast about 'The Way Life Goes'.  When asked about the writing process, his reply spoke volumes; “I always try to draw on new inspirations and those things can come to you at anytime.  Usually it’s when you are not trying, a lot of times it’s when you are traveling.  Long drives can spark ideas, a lot of times on planes; for some reason that feeling of movement can open up a hypnotic state and you start to get ideas.  That’s usually how a song starts for me.”  Tom goes on to speak about his filtration process and how he doesn’t really even start to take notes or work on an idea until it has stuck with him for a time.  “If that initial spark or idea goes away then I just figure it wasn’t interesting or memorable”. 

The no rush, let it happen, spirit proves to be a winning formula for a successful album.  Even if it was 10 years in the making, the best things in life are well worth the wait.  Be sure to check out the whole interview on The GuitCast to get the full scoop on this great record, a bit of Tom’s gear, and more things Tom Keifer. 

Episode 25
 

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Fri
17
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - RUDOLPH SCHENKER (Scorpions)

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In episode 123 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by RUDOLF SCHENKER of the SCORPIONS.

Rudolf discusses the band's latest album RETURN TO FOREVER, their 50th anniversary tour, the Scorpions rockumentary FOREVER AND A DAY, Uli Jon Roth, the Tokyo Tapes and Taken By Force albums, his brother Michael, thoughts of leaving the band in the last 50 years, drummer James Kottak, and much more.

Quotes from the interview: "This band is not a band made by a manager. There was a new generation coming from Germany - not with tanks and making war, but with guitars and playing music. Bringing Music, Love & Peace. [the Scorpions] are Love, Peace & Rock N' Roll - Love stands for Still Lovin' You, Peace for Winds Of Change, and Rock N' Roll for Rock You Like A Hurricane."

On his brother Michael: "My brother was perfect for the Scorpions, but two Schenkers in one band are too much."

This episode is co-hosted by BRITNY FOX & DORO drummer, Johnny Dee. Johnny also gives an updateon the Britny Fox reunion and new album.

For more about the SCORPIONS visit: http://www.the-scorpions.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Scorpions
TWITTER: @scorpions

For more about JOHNNY DEE visit: http://www.britnyfox.com & http://www.doromusic.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/britnyfoxband
Twitter: @dee_drums @Britny_Fox @DoroOfficial

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 Extreme, Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit:  http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Wed
15
Jul

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - HELLOWEEN, UFO, JIM PETERIK, JEFF SCOT SOTO


Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with Jim Peterik, Helloween's  Michael Weikath, Paul Raymond of UFO, guitar master Michael Angelo Batio, Jeff Scott Soto and heartland rocker Melissa Etheridge, and is now available for streaming at this link:

https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-helloween-ufo-jim-peterik-michael-angelo-batio-jeff-scott-soto/

In the first hour, UFO keyboard player / rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond looks at the writing and recording of the band's latest album 'A Conspiracy of Stars', and discusses their current setlist on their ongoing live dates. Paul also looks at his career-spanning solo collection 'Rewind 50', recorded to mark his 50th anniversary in the music business, and featuring new recordings of songs he's written for UFO, MSG, and other projects.

Also in part 1, Melissa Etheridge talks about her latest solo album 'This Is M.E.', which sees her delivering her gutsy brand of heartland Rock with a few new twists. Melissa chooses two new tracks and a classic from her debut album.

In the second hour, Helloween guitarist Michael Weikath discusses new album 'My God Given Right', the band's 30

th anniversary, and their touring plans, with 3 songs from the new release.

Jeff Scott Soto also drops in to talk about his new melodic Metal band Soto and their excellent debut release 'Inside The Vertigo', which sees Jeff returning to his Metal roots, whilst retaining the melodic sensibilities that have characterised his work in the Melodic Rock genre. Hear the band in action on Jeff's choice of 2 tracks from the album.

Guitar Jedi Master Michael Angelo Batio, who has taught countless guitarists around the world via his instructional DVDs and columns is interviewed about his recent 'Shred Force 1' collection, which features some of his best instrumental songs along with vocal numbers, on which he's accompanied by Queensryche frontman Todd La Torre and a stellar cast of Metal axemen including George Lynch, Mark Tremonti, Chris Poland, and many more.

And finally, one of the finest songwriters in the Rock genre, Jim Peterik, looks at his two recent releases, the Peterik-Scherer album 'Risk Everything', and a career-spanning package from his original band the Ides of March, who celebrate their 50th anniversary with the 'Last Band Standing' box set.

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

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Mon
13
Jul

Totally Driven Radio Interviews TRIXTER's Mark Gus Scott

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Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 - 11 pm Est time on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, hosted by Bay Ragni and Nick Wilkinson covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews.

Drummer of the band Trixter - Mark Gus Scott talks to Totally Driven Radio about.

**The new single & video “Human Era”
**the band not playing for 13 years
**how the grunge came in during the 90’s, and how he has no idea what happened to music since the turn of the century
**Trixter starting the whole flannel craze of the 90’s, but never getting credit
**How Trixter was formed in the early 80s, through their teenage years, and ended up getting signed & dominating Mtv
**the record company asked them to shave a few years off their age, they make they a “youth” band
**Mtv did a “Smash or Trash” with the band, that’s how they got in the rotation
**How “DIAL Mtv” was canceled with their video “Surrender” at #1, and never played on Mtv again
**Why is Mtv still called Mtv
**How Mtv & video really killed the radio star
**The years Trixter wasn’t playing, he was working real jobs, started a business
**That he is amazed they got a second chance at this, and people still want to see them
**The new album “Human Era”
**How it is working with Frontiers Records, compared to record companies of the old days
**Videos just as important today, as the Mtv years
**The world of social media and connecting with fans
**How vinyl is making a comeback

Mark hangs out with us for almost 40 minutes...

You can listen here to his full interview here: https://youtu.be/aHarpdgalk0
Go to Trixter’s site for more info: http://www.trixterrocks.com/

Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkGusScott
Remember to listen to Totally Driven Radio every Thursday, and Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. https://www.facebook.com/TotallyDrivenTV

 
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Mon
13
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - PJ FARLEY (Trixter)

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This week on the Douvle Stop Podcast P.J. Farley discusses his early days, and the formation of Trixter. He covers their early success (when he was still a teenager), their decline with grunge, his other bands with Steve Brown, his work with Lita Ford, the Trixter reunion and their new album Human Era.

On the Human Era Video (which he made) (28:00) "I had been archiving footage for years - I've always been the guy saying we got to film this, we've got to film that. Even from day one, that's why I have all that footage.  I knew at some point I would use it. And I did."

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-67-pj-farley-trixter-lita-ford

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-67-pj-farley-trixter-lita-ford/

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Mon
13
Jul

Ann & Nancy Wilson Perform HEART Exam On 1985 Multi-Million Seller

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Dallas, TX - July 12, 2013.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  speak to Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Ann and Nancy Wilson about their five million plus seller 1985 Heart album on its thirtieth anniversary.

Heart's enduring career has no doubt been because of the resilient musical leadership of both singer/ songwriter Ann and guitarist/ singer Nancy Wilson, although it did not always appear that way.  The 'blood is thicker than water' cliche had proven to be true several times throughout their career, but perhaps never more than during the early 1980s. Ann and Nancy share with InTheStudio host Redbeard what led them to take the reins and ultimately to reinvent Heart.

'By 1981 we were already leading the band. We just came out and did it... The band was in a lot of turmoil, and we were the only ones who could be unified enough to lead the band.'  - Ann Wilson

'Right before the self-titled Heart album, we were without a record company and we were changing management... In the MTV era that we were in then, we put on the costumes and it was fun! Got out the flashpots, got the record company, got the budget, got the videos going and made sort of like a comeback, at a time when Heart's career was really flagging... We really lucked into some great people who helped us reinvent.'  - Nancy Wilson

That reinvention yielded hit after hit including 'What About Love?', 'Never', 'Nothing at All', 'If Looks Could Kill' and Heart's first # 1 single 'These Dreams'.

HEART '1985'/InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/heart-heart-1985-nancy-wilson-ann-wilson/

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - PANTERA

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In episode 121 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by Superjoint, Down & Pantera frontman, Phil Anselmo.

Phil discusses the return of Superjoint, his new death metal band Metraton Ganga, his musical influences including The Smiths, Morrisey & Slayer, Down, Phil Anselmo & The Illegals comments on recording new music with Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown, Pantera's POWER METAL album, the Skid Row with The Killer Dwarfs & Pantera tour of the early '90s and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

"Without Brian May - there would be no Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen or later on Dimebag."

His influence in Pantera: "When I joined the band, they had no love for Slayer at all. Zero love. I told Dimebag, 'I know they play their leads out of key, but that's not the point. The point is the heaviness of the riff.'

On playing or recording again with Rex and Vinnie: "I would jam with Rex any time he felt like it. I adore Rex. Do I want to play with Vinnie Paul again? Honestly, I could give a fuck. However, I will say this if we went into it and I knew that Vince had an open mind - listen to the drum beat and his feet on a tune like Becoming. If I got that Vinnie Paul - shit I would love to be in the studio with him."

On Vinnie Paul: "To this day, Vinnie Paul is still THE most talented, tightest, most awesome drummer that I've ever fucking played with."

On his health: "I'm the strongest I've been in a long time. I'm 6'1" and weigh 225Lbs. I feel thick. I feel strong, but every day is a challenge when it comes to chronic pain."

On his future: "I'm absolutely going to continue on with Down. I'm absolutely going to continue on with The Illegals. We have been messing with some new material for Superjoint."

On Canadian band, The Killer Dwarfs: "I was a fan already. I had the first record back in the day with Are You Ready. Then I come to find out that the singer's birthday is the same day as mine (June 30th) - so I wanna wish him a happy birthday. I'm a KILLER DWARFS fan."

On the Skid Row, Killer Dwarfs and Pantera tour of the early '90s: "One thing we learned on that tour was how to conduct ourselves as a working unit - not just a band. The road crew as well. The entire nucleus of Pantera. We saw how Judas Priest's road crew operated and later on we saw how Skid Row's road crew operated. I'll say it right now - Judas Priest's road crew were the biggest fucking dicks in the world. I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire. We saw that side of things. When we did the tour with Skid Row - their road crew was some of the most helpful, cool easy going and did I say helpful. Those motherfuckers helped us out. They were kind. They were polite. They were fun. They were nice people. That's where we modeled our entire entity after. We want to emulate how the Skid Row camp operated because we definitely know what we hated about the Judas Priest fucking tour and what we loved about the Skid Row tour. That was very important."

Phil on Phil - "I would pout all day like a big fucking pussy."

For more about Phil Anselmo visit:http://www.philanselmo.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/philip.h.anselmo
TWITTER: @philiphanselmo

This episode of One on One With Mitch Lafon was co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl and The Killer Dwarfs, Darrell Dwarf.

Follow Darrell Dwarf on TWITTER: @DarrellDWaRf and the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darrell.millar
Online: http://www.dunkspirateshop.com and http://www.darrellmillar.com/

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - NELSON

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In episode 120 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by NELSON's Matthew Nelson.

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Matthew sits down with Mitch to discuss his band's latest album PEACE OUT as well as Ricky Nelson Remembered, Scrap Metal, Nelson throughout the years and more.

Quote from the interview: "We had a year - year and half of true dominance in what was happening which was MTV and touring."

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

For more about NELSON visit: http://www.matthewandgunnarnelson.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/matthewandgunnarnelson
TWITTER: @MatthewandGun

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 Extreme, Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit:   http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Double Stop Podcast - JOEY TAFOLLA

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast: Joey Tafolla (Jag Panzer, Solo) discusses his life and career. From his early days learning guitar (and his highly musical family), to the record label he co-founded at 19, on again/off again (and now currently on again!) history with Jag Panzer, his solo shredder career with Shrapnel Records (and work with Tony MacAlpine), giving guitar lessons to Buckethead, his tour with the Michael Sweet solo band, and his upcoming projects.
 
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Queen 'The Game': Brian May, Roger Taylor Recall 1980 Worldwide #1

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Dallas, TX - June 30, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands gets a royal visit from Queen songwriters, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, on the 35th anniversary of their biggest selling album The Game.

'There was a time there, about three seconds, when we were the biggest band in the world', chuckles Queen's Brian May.  Queen had succeeded as four real 'mates' on an international scale, producing four Top 10 albums in five years which would continue only to sell increasingly for the next three decades. With four writers, the band had a surplus of strong songs on The Game, including 'Play the Game', 'Dragon Attack', the Glam rock-reminiscent 'Coming Soon''Need Your Loving Tonight', the touching 'Sail Away Sweet Sister', the prescient 'Save Me', and two # 1 hits, the rockabilly-inspired 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and the rhythmic smash 'Another One Bites the Dust'.

Roger Taylor and Brian May give us the royal treatment, revealing  much of how Queen worked in the studio for The Game. Brian, speaking to InTheStudio host Redbeard, sums up perhaps the most important and overlooked element of the entire recording process.                                   

'I think as a band we are very aware of sound. You can make great, wonderful records, build in all sorts of arrangements and everything, but if it doesn't sound nice, then nobody wants to listen to it. It's something that isn't talked about much these days. Sound quality is vital.  - Brian May

QUEEN The Game@35 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/queen-the-game-35th-anniversary-brian-may-roger-taylor/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ 'www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations

Direct Link to QUEEN website: http://wwwqueenonline.com

Direct Link to InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

 
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Double Stop Podcast - Producer WYN DAVIS

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is Producer/Engineer/Mixer Wyn Davis (Dokken, Great White, Dio, Foreigner, Heaven & Hell).
 
Wyn Davis walks us through his career, from his early days in production, to working with Dokken, Dio and Foreigner. We learn how he became Ronnie James Dio's favorite recording engineer, and shares his experiences working with Ronnie in both Dio and Heaven & Hell.
 
 
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Decibel Geek Podcast - DESMOND CHILD

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DESMOND CHILD GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

Legendary songwriter/producer Desmond Child guests on this week's episode of the Decibel Geek podcast.  In this hour-plus talk, Desmond looks back on his early days as a performer in the NY-based disco group Desmond Child and Rouge. This band was a favorite of KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, who used to frequent the band's live shows. A friendship was struck as well as gold when the two collaborated on 'I Was Made for Lovin' You', a Top 10 smash that spanned the globe. Desmond's career in writing/producing took off from there. While the songwriting partnership with Stanley was harmonious, his dealings with the other boss of KISS, Gene Simmons, have been more complex. 'There was one point where they decided they weren't going to have any co-writers on their records. So, they made a big deal out of it because suddenly I was co-writing with KISS and Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper and Joan Jett and having #1 songs and they said 'Well, we have to go against the grain.' Gene started saying, 'Well, we're recording at our studio but we have guards outside the door to keep Desmond Child out.' I was so pissed off. It's like 'Hey guys, I helped to make you richer than you already were, you know? Why would you do that? You're hurting my feelings. If you're gonna attack somebody, attack the other bands (laughs), not the guy that's helped you. I was so hurt. I actually didn't write with them for a very long time after that. But, I came back to write on Paul's solo record. We wrote a great song called 'Live to Win'.'

While that early 90's quote from Simmons stung, Child has gone on to forge a friendship with the long-tongued rock legend. 'Now he's kind of a mentor to me. I'll ask him questions and he emails me right back. Because he has so much experience in every genre; film, television, records. He like an encyclopedia of wealth, of information; especially business-wise. He's a genius.'

While working with Rouge, Child used his songwriting prowess to help work through a big transition in his personal life during the making of the band's sophomore album Runners in the Night. 'It was all about my relationship with Maria because we had started the group together and we were together and then I fell in love with a guy and then realized I was really more gay than I was straight. The first song on that album's called 'The Truth Comes Out' and it's all about my coming out. We thought 'Well let's just put our lives into the music.'

While Desmond Child's songwriting credit list is impressive, boasting over 300 million in sales, his take on the current state of streaming music is sobering. 'Jon (Bon Jovi), Richie (Sambora), and I get 6 million streams on Pandora every quarter on average for 'Livin on a Prayer'; just the one song. Imagine all the other streams we're getting. Yeah, but we got a big check for $110.00 to split amongst the three of us and our publishers. The record companies get 96% of the money and we get 4% because they got in there and made deals and they bought into these companies and frankly, we got dicked. We've gotta turn that around. That's what the Songwriters Equity Act is that's coming through Congress this year. It's to re-establish the 50/50 licensing model for all music usages.'

Also sobering is Desmond's take on the future of terrestrial radio. 'Terrestrial radio will die. It's on its way out, it's over. The whole country of Norway just stopped stopped terrestrial radio; it went digital. So, Sweden's next, then the rest of Europe, then pretty soon the UK. It's gonna be here (USA) too and in Canada. In 10 years there will be no terrestrial radio. There will be no AM. There will be no FM and if it's tilted in that direction where we get 4% and they get 96%, it really hurts the music because people aren't going to choose this as a career. Think about this, when I came to Nashville in 1991, there were over 5,000 signed writers to publishing companies within the 440-Circle (interstate that surrounds Nashville). At last count, there were 237. In 20 years, that's how much music has diminished.'

While his resume is filled with superstars that have provided the soundtrack of millions of lives, Child looks back especially fondly at a songwriting session at a small house in New Jersey with two young rockers that would yield a massive anthem still spun by millions today. 'I rented a car and drove to NJ and went to this little house that was on the edge of a marsh. On the other side of the marsh, like Emerald City, was this oil refinery. It was like the most toxic place on Earth and that's where Richie (Sambora) lived. I had a title in my back pocket; You Give Love a Bad Name. Jon (Bon Jovi) loved that. He had a song on (7800) Farenheit, because he's very resourceful, called 'Shot Through the Heart.' So we started the song with 'Shot through the heart and you're to blame. You give love a bad name.' And history was made.'

The full talk with Desmond Child can be heard via the following links:

Official Website Post URL: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/conversation-with-desmond-child-ep195/

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The Decibel Geek Podcast, hosted by Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro has been in existence since 2011 and releases new episodes every Monday covering hard rock and heavy metal. The official site for the Decibel Geek podcast is at http://www.decibelgeek.com

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - GARY CHERONE

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In episode 119 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by EXTREME frontman, Gary Cherone.

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Gary sits down with Mitch to discuss his band's performance at Heavy Montreal in August, the 25th Pornograffitti Anniversary tour, their upcoming live album & DVD, making new music, his band HURTSMILE, working with Nuno Bettencourt, addresses the recent Eddie Van Halen (Billboard) interview, working on a second Van Halen album (the follow-up to the Van Halen III) and working with Madonna songwriter Patrick Leonard, did Michael Anthony play on VH III, working with producer Michael Wagener, the importance of having a producer, working on the KISS My Ass (tribute to KISS album) and reveals which song Gene Simmons wanted them to record (from The Elder), Dream Theater' Mike Magini's time with the band, and much much more.

Quote from the interview:

On new Extreme music: "There will be new music. It's important for the band and the fans have been asking for it. We are long overdue."

On the second (yet unreleased) Gary Cherone - Van Halen album: "Patrick Leonard (Madonna's songwriter) came up to 5150 and we wrote a couple of songs with him, but most of the demos were just me and Eddie. The two songs were did with him (Patrick Leonard) were actually really good. There was some real good stuff."

"The whole Sammy/Michael thing... I love Mike. He's an underrated bass player in a band with two virtuosos. Even Alex gets overshadowed by Eddie."

On Michael Anthony needing to be shown how to play by Eddie Van Halen: "There was never a video camera and Michael played on VH III. Michael was a rock on the VH 3 tour."

Speaking of Extreme's bassist Pat Badger: "We call Pat Badger the poor man's Michael Anthony."

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty (who discusses Firehouse's plan for a 25th Anniversary Firehouse [1st album] tour).

For more about EXTREME visit: http://www.extreme-band.com/site/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/extremeband
TWITTER: @ExtremeBand @garycherone

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

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - GOTTHARD & KEN MARY

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In episode 115 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by GOTTHARD vocalist, Nic Maeder.

Nic sits down with Mitch to discuss the band's new Live & Bangin' album, their plans for a new album, playing shows with former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick & doing those Paul Stanley vocals, covering the Plastic Bertrand song 'Ça Plane Pour Moi', being GOTTHARD's vocalist, on touring North America and much more.

Quote from the interview:

On doing the KISS songs with Bruce Kulick: "Paul Stanley sings insanely high. It was super challenging."

On his place in Gotthard: "It is my band now."

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

For more about GOTTHARD visit: http://www.gotthard.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Gotthard
TWITTER: @gotthard

 
 
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In episode 117 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by drummer extraordinaire, KEN MARY.

KEN sits down with Mitch to discuss his overall career including being signed to Simmons Records (owned by KISS bassist Gene Simmons), producing and playing with such notable artists as ALICE COOPER, ACCEPT, HOUSE OF LORDS, IMPELLITTERI, BONFIRE, KIP WINGER, NORTHERN LIGHT ORCHESTRA and much more.

Quote from the interview:

On his audition for HOUSE OF LORDS: "It was put together Gregg Giuffria and Gene Simmons. I had to go through an audition process and one of the other drummers that auditioned was Matt Sorum. I ended up in House Of Lords and he ended up in Guns N' Roses. Who got the better end of that deal?"

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

For more about KEN MARY visit: http://www.sonicphish.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ken-K-Mary-Drummer-Official/1549977611930995
TWITTER: @kenkmary

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