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Mon
08
Feb

One On One With Mitch Lafon - NORDIC UNION & GEOFF TATE

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SINGER GEOFF TATE as well as NORDIC UNION's ERIK MARTENSSON join Mitch for episode 193 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
In the show's first interview GEOFF TATE discusses his current North American tour, the 30th anniversary of RAGE FOR ORDER, looks back on the Hear In The Now Frontier album, his voice and much more. In our second interview, we speak with guitarist ERIK MARTENSSON from Eclipse about his Nordic Union album with Pretty Maids singer Ronnie Atkins, his motocross career, his accident and recovery, working with Survivor's Jimi Jamison, the upcoming deluxe edition of ECLIPSE's ARMAGEDDONIZE album, EuroVison and a lot more.
 
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-193-geoff-tate-nordic-u

Quote from the GEOFF TATE interview:

Rage For Order: "My mindset was that I wanted to make a record of music that was composed mainly of non-musical instruments."

Hear In The Now Frontier: "I've probably listened to that album twice."

On maintaining his voice: "I try to live a moderate lifestyle without too many indulgences. It's a full time job because life is so rich."

Quote from the NORDIC UNION interview:

On making music: "I always do the music that I want to hear. I write from the heart."

Nordic Union: "The only plan was to do an album. We didn't even know if people were going to like the album."

On Music being 'plan B' in life: "I wanted to drive motocross and that was the only thing I was focused on doing."

For more about GEOFF TATE visit:
Online: http://geofftate.com and http://operationmindcrime.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial and http://www.facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband
TWITTER: @geofftate
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/08kcNcZ6hOVotcVof8QbnX

For more about ERIK MARTENSSEN, ECLIPSE and NORDIC UNION visit:
Online: http://www.eclipsemania.com
TWITTER: @blowoutprod & @eclipsesweden
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EclipseSweden & http://www.facebook.com/RonnieAtkinsOfficial
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5coESPsUNjP98Jd3SYbIyH

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
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Fri
05
Feb

RUSH Deliver Hard Rock Masterpiece 35 Years Ago Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart Direct 'Moving Pictures'

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Dallas, TX - Feb 3, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands rolls out the red carpet for the thirty-fifth anniversary of RUSH's most successful album, Moving Pictures.

Sales alone do not convey the importance of their eighth studio album Moving Pictures to Rushs long career, nor to rock music itself. Music was changing, Rush lead singer/composer Geddy Lee tells us in this InTheStudio episode, and without Lee, guitarist/composer Alex Lifeson and drummer/lyricist Neil Peart embracing the fresh musical ideas in the crosswinds of the early Eighties with songs Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, Limelight, Vital Signs and Witch Hunt, it is doubtful that a path to mainstream success would have been cleared for later major bands including Metallica, Queensryche, Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan, Dave Grohls Foo Fighters, Tom Morello with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and Dream Theater.

InTheStudio host Redbeard speaks to Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart about the significance of Moving Pictures to the Rush legacy.                                                  
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It (Moving Pictures) gave us a kind of acceptance and credibility that none of our previous records had previously done. - Geddy Lee

It was very enjoyable making Moving Pictures. It flowed, everything sounded good. The vibe was good, everybody was in great spirits during the whole process. - Alex Lifeson

Being a trio is something that is special to us and I think its special to our fans too... We are known as a trio. Our reputation has a lot to do with our live show and what the three of us can do live. -  Neil Peart

RUSH Moving Pictures @ 35/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/rush-basks-limelight-moving-pictures-35th-anniversary-geddy-leealex-lifesonneil-peart/

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

Direct Link to RUSH website: http://www.rush.com

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

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Fri
05
Feb

The Right To Rock Podcast - HUNTRESS

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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #203), featuring Huntress vocalist Jill Janus. Jill took time out of her busy schedule to discuss Huntress' latest release Static, as well as, their upcoming tour plans. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.
 
It's the annual New Year's show where the boys discuss the year ahead in hard rock and heavy metal, recorded live at Hubcap Grill in Houston, where some damn fine burgers are made. This year the lads look forward to some amazing music and concerts, while lamenting the passing of some big artists that didn't make the Kicks and Kisses list for 2015.
 
Then check out as Genghis interviews Jill Janus, lead singer for Huntress, before their amazing set opening for Black Label Society a couple of days before New Year's Eve. He swears you gotta see 'em live and you'll be a believer. So kick back, and HORNS UP!
 
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Fri
05
Feb

Double Stop Podcast - TOM SIZE

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In Episode 89 of The Double Stop, Brian is joined by Recording Engineer/Mixer Tom Size. He discusses his path into production and covers some of his key projects such as Aerosmith's Done With Mirrors, Sammy Hagar's VOA, David Lee Roth's Eat 'Em and Smile, and the numerous cd's he's worked on for Mr. Big - including solo albums by Eric Martin and Paul Gilbert. He also discusses the new live DVD's by Eric Martin and Mr. Big.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-89-tom-size-engineer-aerosmith-sammy-hagar-david-lee-roth-mr-big

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-89-tom-size-engineer-aerosmith-mr-big-david-lee-roth-sammy-hagar/

On his name being left off Aerosmith's "A Little South Of Sanity" 18:45 "I was on tour with them for about two years doing live recording and live broadcasts. And recorded a lot of "South Of Insanity", but you won't see my name on the record. You won't see my name on the record for i guess legal reasons. The producer that they hired, they didn't want to pay him and I was part of his team. He was someone that I'd done a bunch of records with - Kevin Elson. And they, for whatever reason, didn't want to pay him or something, you know, legal stuff that I didn't quite understand. But anyway, you won't see my name on that record, but I recorded most of those tracks."

On his early relationship with Eric Martin (Mr. Big) 52:30 "On that record (1989's self-titles debut) we kind of bumped heads a little bit. On the end of (Addicted To That Rush) he says 'One of these days, pow, right in the kisser" - he's talking to me. I just pushed his buttons. Eric and I work together all the time now and we laugh about it."

On the upcoming live Mr. Big DVD 53:08 "We did another live from the Budokan DVD that should be out soon. It's an awesome show - the production is just off the hook. I finished it up last year. It's with Matt Starr playing drums, and Pat was sitting in on a couple of tunes, and singing harmonies. "

Tom Size Online: http://www.tomland.com/

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Thu
28
Jan

Decibel Geek Podcast - DEAN COOK (Briar)

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DEAN COOK ON LINE-UP CHANGES, RECORDING THE “HARD TIMES” ALBUM, AND WHAT THE BRIAR GUYS ARE DOING TODAY
 
  
 
Decibel Geek podcast/website staff writer The Lionsheart recently interviewed Dean Cook for a talk about the reissue of Hard Times by Briar, the bonus material and the last couple of years of Briar before disbanding in 1993. A few excerpts follow:
 
On recruiting a new vocalist/frontman in Kevin Billington:
 
“As I say we were deflated after the CBS/Sony deal and we were keen to get something else out there to try and help restore our reputation as a solid original band, Gimme All You Got was written as part of Reach Out so that was our next 7” self-financed single! We got that out there on our managers Shotgun Charlie label, it gained us a little interest but sadly didn’t get us an acceptable record deal, which is what we needed at the time, which is a pity! Basically, Kevin Griffiths was always more interested in playing bass than singing, so at this point he decided he  just wanted to enjoy himself on stage and just play bass...so we got a new singer in for a while! It was as simple as that really!
 
On recording the Cleveland House Demo in 1990 with the new six piece line up including keyboard player Jez Prosser:
 
“It was recorded in our rehearsal space in Cleveland House on Tyburn Road in Birmingham with our live sound guy Den York & manager George Bond, it was recorded completely live on our 8-track Tascam tape machine, as far as I can remember it was the only time we recorded live with Kevin Billington, it turned out well.“
 
On memories for the recording of the Hard Times album way back in 1992:
 
“We had set up that studio with our manager, it was so we could go in and record demo’s when we wanted to! In hindsight Briar always sounded best when we recorded live, we weren’t the type of band who were happy to record and re-record! We rehearsed a lot and we sounded great live and in my opinion that’s how we should’ve always recorded.“
 
On how Dean has kept himself busy and what the guys in Briar are doing today:
 
“Yeh, I have many projects and I’m always playing in lots of bands, it’s just my thing really! I’m only happy when I’m playing! Dave is currently in a couple bands, I also play with him. He is in Bogus Blooze and Ssex PistolsS (tribute). Dave’s my fave guitarist ever! He’s the most natural rock player I have ever played with and I have played with many players! Kevin Griffiths still plays, I’ve played in a number of projects with him over the years since Briar split up, he played bass in my solo project for a while called Ten and we also played together in a band called This Is. Kev also still plays occasionally with a few covers bands. Darren I still see occasionally but he doesn’t really do much of the band stuff nowadays, I think he was and is still more interested in the recording process as opposed to the live bad thing!“
 
Link to Official Website Post:
 
 
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.
 
 
Official website located at: http://www.decibelgeek.com
 
E-mail Decibel Geek at: feedback@decibelgeek.com
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Thu
28
Jan

Phil Collins Revisits Solo Career On 35th Anniversary Of Face Value Debut

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Dallas, TX - January 27, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands catches up with drummer, singer/songwriter Phil Collins on the 35th anniversary of his solo debut Face Value , a five million seller in the US and a worldwide hit.

The club of rock singing drummers is particularly exclusive. But when you add in qualifiers 'songwriter' and 'bandleader', the universe reduces to three: Don Henley, Dave Grohl, and Phil Collins.

On the 35th anniversary of his Cinderella solo debut Face Value, Phil recalls the real-life betrayal and heartbreak which inspired 'In the Air Tonight', 'I Missed Again' and why he did not include another original, 'How Can You Sit There?', on Face Value nor it's follow-up, Hello I Must Be Going, but opted instead to give it to the soundtrack of the 1984 movie Against All Odds, going on to become Phil's first # 1 hit.

Phil shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard what really inspired him to write and record his first solo album.

'My marriage broke up... I said that I was leaving to go live in Vancouver. The guys (Genesis) said  'Hang on, don't leave, let's just put things on ice for a bit, we'll do our solo albums.' Now when they had finished their solo albums and I had come back from Vancouver with nothing having changed with regard to my personal situation, I had a lot more time and energy because it  (solo album) was something for me to do. My marriage hadn't repaired itself, so I was looking for things to channel my energies into.'  - Phil Collins

Phil Collins/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/phil-collins-face-35th-anniversary-2/
Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations

Link to Phil Collins website: http://www.philcollins.co.uk
Link to InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

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Wed
27
Jan

One On One With Mitch Lafon - FRANCIS BUCHHOLZ (Scorpions) & INGLORIOUS

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Former SCORPIONS bassist FRANCIS BUCHHOLZ as well as INGLORIOUS lead singer NATHAN JAMES join Mitch for episode 189 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. In the shows first interview, long-time SCORPIONS bassist Francis Buchholz talks about his current Temple Of Rock band with Michael Schenker and Herman Rarebell, their current album Spirit On A Mission, getting back into music after his long post-Scorpions hiatus, working with Uli Jon Roth, the SCORPIONS 50th anniversary deluxe re-issues and not being invited to participate, the passing of Jimmy Bain, the Love At First Sting recording sessions, his favorite Scorpions album and much more

On taking a break from the music industry: "I had been touring for about twenty years with the Scorpions. I just needed some time off to look after my family, but the main reason was a disagreement within the band about management, about the future and about the past.. I didn't feel comfortable with the new people coming in."

The SCORPIONS 50th Anniversary re-issues and bonus interviews: "I knew about the interviews because Herman told me, but the record company just didn't want to invite me and I didn't want to run after them."

On Jimmy Bain's passing: "Very sad news... I was very sad about that. He's a lovely guy."

For more about Francis Buchholz & Temple Of Rock visit:
Online: http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com
TWITTER: @MW_Schenker
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks & http://www.facebook.com/thefrancisbuchholz

In the episode's second interview, Mitch sits down with upcoming singer Nathan James from INGLORIOUS. The two discuss the band's self-tiltled debut album, Nathan's career up to this point and being the singer on Uli Jon Roth's Scorpions Revisited album, and much more.

Quote from the interview: On getting into a band situation rather than move forward as a solo artist: "It's what I've wanted to do for a long time. I started recording a solo record with some amazing musicians. It was a great sounding album, but I was listening to it and I thought, 'I'd rather be Robert Plant than Meatloaf'."

For more about Nathan James & Inglorious visit:
Online: http://www.inglorious.com
TWITTER: @WeAreInglorious @TheNathanJames
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeAreInglorious

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
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And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 

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Wed
27
Jan

Double Stop Podcast - DARREN HOUSHOLDER (Shrapnel Records)


In episode 88 of The Double Stop, Brian is joined by 90's Shrapnel Shredder Darren Housholder.

As a part of the later wave of Shrapnel shredders, Darren Housholder missed out on the exposure of some of his counterparts that came out in the 80's, but his 3 records for Shrapnel in the 90's set the bar high for shred. We cover his entire career including his album with Love/Hate, his brief time working with Jeff Pilson's War & Peace, W.A.S.P, Enuff Z'nuff and a near-miss with David Lee Roth. We also cover how he ended up with George Lynch's famous bomber jacket - and its return to Lynch.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-88-darren-housholder-shrapnel-lovehate
http://thedoublestop.com/ep-88-darren-housholder-solo-lovehate/

On his brief stints with Enuff Z'nuff and W.A.S.P 35:00: "I got the call to join Enuff Z'nuff. I learned all their stuff - they were getting rid of Derek, their guitar player. Because he was a drug addict and all that stuff. And he's since died from that disease. I went to Chicago - I was in the band - I stayed up all night recording demos, and the next day they decided they were going to give him another shot. A couple of weeks later I got into W.A.S.P for his Crimson Idol cd. I learned his stuff note for note, went to rehearsals for about a week. After a week, I had asked him over lunch 'Hey Blackie, so we're doing these Monsters Of Rock shows, what do you think about a guitar solo?' He deadpans 'Guitar solo? Why don't you just open up the show?' He was pissed. He fired me the next day."

On almost getting the David Lee Roth gig in 1999 after John 5 left the band 52:30 "I sent over a tape, and he liked it, and I went over to Dave's house. Just me and him. ... And I wrote some more music and he liked it. And I went back to his house again. Then he walks me to my truck, and I've got a kid and I just started my business, and he sort of looks at me and asks 'how's the family doing?' And I say 'we're doing well, thanks Dave'. And that's the last I heard from him. Two things happened. 1 - he wants all his band to be bachelors. 2 - Bart Walsh had gotten through to him."

On the famous Bomber jacket that Housholder recently returned to George Lynch (photo attached) 1:11:22 "When he saw me wearing it in 1990 when playing (with Jeff Pilson's War & Peace) George goes 'Where'd you get the jacket?' And I go 'Michael (Bassist - War & Peace) gave it to me'. And he goes 'He GAVE it to you?'. And years and years go by, and I'm like - I've got to give this jacket back."

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Thu
21
Jan

OZZY OSBOURNE In The Studio: Black Sabbath's Beginning To The End

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Dallas, TX - January 21, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  fires up the blast furnace with a fascinating interview with co-founder, singer/lyricist Ozzy Osbourne, for the 45th anniversary of Black Sabbath's heavy metal genre-defining second album, Paranoid.

The world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity in late 1970 felt increasingly like a dangerous place. Political assassinations, bombings, race riots, the Kent State College campus slaughter, and the decade-long Viet Nam war all brought Sabbath's dark haunting world vision and bludgeoning hard rock into focus.

But the beginning of Sabbath was something quite different. Ozzy Osbourne shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard the fond memories  of those days when he and his mates from the working-class neighborhood of Aston decided to ditch their trendy blues music, cut the band down from a 6-piece to a four, and started doing what Ozzy characterizes as 'spooky music'.

'I took the album home. My mum and pops have got one of these great big radiograms... I put the record on, and my father turned around to me and said, 'Son, I'm going to ask you a question and you've got to be honest to me.'  I said yeah. 'Are you sure you're just drinking alcohol?'  I said yeah, why, what's the matter? He said, ' This is very odd music. This is not music. This is weird.' '   - Ozzy Osbourne

BLACK SABBATH/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/black-sabbath/

Direct Link to Black Sabbath http://www.blacksabbath.com
Direct Link to Ozzy Osbourne http://www.ozzy.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio http://www.inthestudio.net


 
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Tue
19
Jan

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TWISTED SISTER & ALAN FREW

 
Legendary frontman DEE SNIDER of Twisted Sister joins Mitch for episode 185 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Dee discusses the upcoming Twisted Sister documentary 'We Are Twisted F***ing Sister, his upcoming solo album 'Now', Lemmy, the Guns N' Roses reunion, David Bowie and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Twisted Sister: "We are a little bit at odds on certain subjects. We're friends and we love each other, but we definitely have our places where there's a rub. One of them is the original Twisted Sister vs. the band that everybody knows which is talked about in the documentary."

"I never planned on being here this long. I planned on being well retired by 35. As it turns out, I lost everything and started over from scratch, but my intentions were never to be doing 'this' forever."

Lemmy: "My wife said, 'I think Lemmy may have been an angel on earth."

On his new album 'NOW' (coming later this year): "I like something new. I like something contemporary. This is going to be the new sound. No more head banging. No more throwing my body on the ground. It'll still be an intense rocking performance, but it's going to be more mainstream. I've been challenged to transform myself."

For more about DEE SNIDER visit:
Online: http://www.deesnider.com
TWITTER: @deesnider
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/facedeesnider


 

 
Canadian recording artist ALAN FREW from GLASS TIGER joins Mitch for episode 186 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Alan talks about his new 80290 Rewind solo album, his recent medical scare (a stroke), his recovery and ability to perform, and much more.
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On his recovery - "I'm just weak. I tire easily. I get hoarse really quickly."

For more about ALAN FREW visit:
Online: http://www.alanfrew.com
TWITTER: @AlanFrew
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alanfrewglasstiger


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Thu
14
Jan

STYX Screens Fading American Dream at 'Paradise Theater' Album's 35th Anniversary

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STYX Screens Fading American Dream At Paradise Theater JY, Shaw, DeYoung, Gowan Weigh In On Albums 35th Anniversary

Dallas, TX - January 14, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands  celebrates the  35th anniversary of Styx raising the curtain on the Eighties with their best-seller ever, Paradise Theater.

From July of 1977 to the end of that decade, you would be hard pressed to find an American rock band more popular than the Chicago quintet Styx.  In that two and a half year period, Styx had three Top 10 albums selling a total of eight million copies. Then in January 1981 Styx would release Paradise Theater, an album echoing the sentiments of millions of Americans struggling with high employment, skyrocketing interest rates, urban decay and crime. Paradise Theater would go on to be Styxs biggest-selling album producing the hits Rockin the Paradise, The Best of Times, Too Much Time On My Hands and Snowblind.

InTheStudio producer and host Redbeard has assembled a show featuring classic interviews with current Styx members James JY Young, Tommy Shaw, Lawrence Gowan, and former member and co-founder Dennis DeYoung, who admitted that Styxs first #1 single, Babe the year before, proved to be a double-edged sword.

There was this concern within the band that this ballad Babe was a mistakeWe entered into Paradise Theater with this kind of cloud hanging over us.     - Dennis DeYoung

A lot of the biggest songs we play in concert, they were never attempted as pop singles, yet theyre the fabric of the fans who still come to see us. - Tommy Shaw

(Snowblind) is a negative song about drug addiction. It wasnt always perceived that way, because the lyrics were not overtly intended to say, This is bad...The tone of the song was intended to convey the message that substance abuse is a negative thing.    - James JY Young

The toughest thing for me, coming into Styx... is being part of that three voice Hydra. The power of those voices together is one of the most distinctive things about Styx.   - Lawrence Gowan

STYX Paradise Theater / InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:
http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/styx-screens-fading-american-dreams-paradise-theater/

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

Direct Link to STYXHYPERLINK http://www.styxworld.com
Direct Link to Dennis DeYoungHYPERLINK http://www.dennisdeyoung.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio HYPERLINK http://www.inthestudio.net

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Thu
14
Jan

SAVATAGE's JON OLIVA Interviewed

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An in-depth Interview with Jon Oliva about the Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra Wacken performance, TSO's New Album Letters From the Labyrinth, and the TSO 2015 winter tour.
 
http://squintyt4e.livejournal.com/50850.html by Brad Parmerter

Audio excerpt: https://youtu.be/ulbajGMM10M

BP: You've obviously been playing a lot of the Savatage material on your own since the last time you guys toured together, but what was it like when the six of you got together for rehearsals again for Wacken?

Jon Oliva: It was like we never stopped playing. It was really strange. This whole Wacken thing was a very bizarre thing because when we first set up for the first days of rehearsal at the fairgrounds, it was just like we never stopped playing together. It was so weird. I mean we just played through the stuff as if we were on tour. That was strange as well just the way, you know, I mean we hadn't played, that group of guys, we haven't been on stage together or even played together since Al's last tour was what, '98? I mean we toured again in 2000, 2001, but Pitrelli wasn't with us. So '98 was his last tour so that was a long time, but it didn't feel like we...you know you would expect some rust or you would expect some mistakes or some shit like that, but it was as if we were, you know, it was as if we were playing together for the last twenty years. That's what people don't understand, but we do, we are together a lot.

"I gave all the Savatage fans the best years of my life from the day I turned 21 to the day I turned 40. That's all I did was Savatage. That was the best years of my life. I lost my, I lost my house, I lost my cars, I got divorced. Thank god my wife forgave me and remarried me, but I sacrificed everything for that band and you know, people don't really...it kind of bothers me a little bit people don't really understand that. How much that, how much I went through to keep that band together. And I would think people would be happy that I'm happy. You know, and to say, "Jon gave, if this is what he wants to do great, he's writing great stuff and blah blah blah..." And that's how I want it, you know. I wish the Savatage fans would feel that, you know, this is my decision.
It's nothing that was forced on me or anything like that. This is what I want to do because I want, I want to push my limits until the day I'm dead. I want to keep trying to come up with different things and new ideas and I gave you guys 25 years of my life with Savatage. You know, the best years of my life. You know while everybody else was living their lives I was sleeping in fucking vans and buses and traveling around playing in front of 200 people in a beer bar and doing all that shit in the early days and then legging around Europe and all the stuff that we went through and the, you know, all the chaos and the, you know, the tragedy of losing Criss and everything like that. You know it's just, it was time for me to take a step back and say look to the...what do you want to do when you're in your 50s and 60s. Obviously it's not running around singing "24 Hours Ago." You know, it's not gonna happen. So, this is my decision and I'm very happy right now. I'm a very happy guy."


 
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Wed
13
Jan

Former GUNS N ROSES Manager Interviewed on Talking Metal

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On this episode of the Talking Metal, Mark and John meet up with former Guns n Roses manager Doug Goldstein and Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando in New York City at the Hudson Hotel lobby bar.

This chat was recorded last night, Jan. 11, 2016.  Topics include Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Stomp, AJ Pero, Mike Portnoy, A Beautiful Disaster, Axl Rose getting arrested before a show in Philadelphia in August of 1988, how Slash helped run the band’s business, Slash quitting GnR in 1996, how Axl got the Guns ‘n’ Roses name, July 5, 1993, Alan Niven, Peter Grant, Blind Melon, Xzbit attacking Fred Durst, Randy Rhoads, Kelle Rhoads, Mike Orando’s guitar gear, Ace Frehley’s smoking guitar solo, Larry DiMarzio, SAP Ticketing, Rob Dukes, DMC, Generation Kill, Bumblefoot, Donald Trump meeting GnR in 1992, Doug’s recent contact with Axl, Billy Sheehan, Jake Goldstein (the singer/guitarist of the band Hunny), Axes & Anchors Rock Music Cruise, David Lee Roth, Steve Vai and the upcoming guitar tour with Bumblefoot, Orlando and Monte Pittman.

http://talkingmetal.com/digital/2016/01/12/talking-metal-580-featuring-mike-orlando-doug-goldstein/
 

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Wed
13
Jan

Rock Legend DAVID BOWIE Remembered 'In The Studio' Speical

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Rock Legend David Bowie Remembered In Candid Interviews With Syndicated Radio Host Redbeard

'Nothing in our lives lasts. Nothing manifest lasts, except our spirit.' - David Bowie 

Dallas, TX -  January 12, 2016.  Veteran rock journalist and InTheStudio syndicated radio host Redbeard shares candid interviews with music, film, art, and fashion great David Bowie, who died Sunday after an eighteen month battle with cancer.

In celebration of Bowie's recently released box set Five Years (1969 -1973), InTheStudio syndicated radio host Redbeard revisited interviews he conducted with Bowie about that highly prolific period in his career, spanning from Space Oddity to the invention of the cosmic character Ziggy Stardust.  These interviews can now be streamed on the InTheStudio syndicated radio show website at the links below:

DAVID BOWIE Interviews
Part One 
'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/david-bowie-years-1969-1973/'
Part Two
'http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/david-bowie-1969-1973-part-2/'

'Bowie changed the trajectory of rock music, fashion, and gender social issues in thirty-eight minutes with Ziggy Stardust,' cites Redbeard. 'David Bowie is one of my most memorable interview subjects. 'Art with a capital 'A' ' is how Bowie described to me the expression of certain universal truths to one another. But even before he got sick, David seemed to realize fully that when the unique spirit within us all is set free to return to the ultimate Creator, there will be no need whatsoever of any kind of artistic expression, because art in Eternity will be replaced with Truth... with a capital 'T'.'

David Bowie in his own words from interviews conducted by Redbeard for InTheStudio:

'When I was nine or ten I was given books on Jack Kerouac, ( Lawrence) Ferlinghetti, (Alan) Ginsberg, (Gregory) Corso and all that whole Beat crowd, and they sort of became early Bibles to me'Initially I thought I was going to be a painter, but I realized there was absolutely no money in that. So for work I became a graphic artist'I enjoyed  theatrical music. I enjoyed the idea of interpreting things on stage and creating an otherness of some kind.'

'I think the person I was listening to out of America as much as Little Richard, at that time, would have been Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. This is really cool (Velvet Underground). I want to sound like this, but English.'

'Hunky Dory probably, for me, was the first recognition that I had this ability to write stories that people found interesting. There were no real characters on Hunky Dory, but the idea of developing little story songs,  as opposed to just mood pieces, it obviously was quite strong in me, and I think it gave me the motivation to propel myself towards something more cohesive as an album.'

'I had this terror, in my mind, that I was going to be trapped with Ziggy & the Spiders.'

'I think the Seventies showed conclusively that we live on a thread of rationality, that in fact the cosmos is far more complex than we realize.'

Direct Link to: David Bowie: 'http://www.davidbowie.com'
Direct Link to InTheStudio: 'http://www.inthestudio.net

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Mon
11
Jan

The Metal Voice: DORO PESCH - "Lemmy Saved my life..."

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For Canada’s The Metal Voice (https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin reports on Lemmy Kilmister's Funeral at the Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery and at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, recapping the service and memorial along with Jimmy Kay.

Speaking with Doro Pesch in regards to her fondest memory of Lemmy

"Lemmy was one of my closest friends I loved him so much I knew him from 83 on when I couldn’t even speak English."
"Lemmy Saved my life.  My Dad died and Lemmy called me one day later and he gave me so much inspiration, so much hope that I could go on and then we wrote some nice songs together and we recorded some songs together."

Speaking with Lucky Lehrer from the Circle Jerks about his favorite Lemmy story

"Circle Jerks were opening for Motorhead in Seattle and in New York. So the Seattle show they had gotten this car and a couple of sledgehammers in front of tower records all of us were smashing up this car. Pretty much beat the car to a pulp. Philthy was there, Fast Eddie and Lemmy and all four of us. Then we made our way back to New York and we were staying at the same hotel and that was pretty insane."

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Mon
21
Dec

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - MICHAEL SCHENKER, DOOGIE WHITE


INTERVIEWS WITH MICHAEL SCHENKER, HERMAN RAREBELL & DOOGIE WHITE (TEMPLE OF ROCK), MAD MAX, GRAVE DIGGER & BLACK TRIP  ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW

Listen now at:

https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-interviews-with-michael-schenker-herman-rarebelldoogie-white-more/

 
Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG) and two of his bandmates from Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, Herman Rarebell (ex Scorpions) and Doogie White (ex Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow) are interviewed on this week's show. All 3 members choose songs from their current album 'Spirit On A Mission', along with tracks from previous bands.
 
First up, Michael tells fans what they can expect from the setlist on the band's UK tour in January 2016 (full dates at http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com/tour.php ), and also discusses the band's forthcoming third album, and his longterm vision for Temple of Rock. You'll also hear Michael's choice of a classic Scorpions song.

Doogie White then celebrates the 20th anniversary of the album he recorded with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, 'Stranger In Us All', choosing 2 songs and looking back on how he came to join the band, giving an insight into the writing, recording and tour for the album. Doogie also pays tribute to original Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio, and chooses 2 of his favourite songs from Ronnie's tenure with the band.
 
The Temple of Rock triple threat concludes with drummer Herman Rarebell, who begins the first in a series of 7 interviews covering the newly released remastered reissues of 8 classic Scorpions albums on SPV Records. Herman tells how he came to join the band in 1977 and shares his memories of the recording and tours for the 'Taken By Force' and 'Tokyo Tapes' albums and Uli Jon Roth's departure from the group. Herman also selects two songs from each record.
 
The show concludes with quickfire interviews with bands who have released some of Rich's favourite albums of 2016; Michael Voss talks about Mad Max's 'Thunder Storm and Passion' collection of re-recorded 80s classics, Joseph Tholl from exciting new Metal band Black Trip discusses their album 'Shadowline', Grave Digger mainman Chris Boltendahl looks at their newly re-recorded compilation of 80s classics 'Exhumation-The Early Years', and heartland Rocker Melissa Etheridge drops in for a chat about her live cd/dvd/blu ray 'A Little Bit of Me - Live In LA'
 
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Fri
18
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - EUROPE (Joey Tempest)

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Singer JOEY TEMPEST of EUROPE joins Mitch for episode 177 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Joey discusses the band's new deluxe edition of their fabulous War Of Kings album which now includes a bonus track and a LIVE IN WACKEN 2015 (DVD/BluRay). He also talks about DEEP PURPLE's induction into the Rock N Rock Hall Of Fame, the band's upcoming US tour, the possibility of a new solo album and getting back into the studio in September (2016) with producer Dave Cobb to start work on the follow-up to War Of Kings, his voice, the Final Countdown 30th anniversary celebrations and the Final Countdown GEICO commercial.

Quotes from the interview:
 
On the sound of War Of Kings: "We talked a lot about how to create an atmosphere and a vibe. We were getting slightly tired of synthesizers."

On Deep Purple & the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame: "It's Made In Japan that made us want to become musicians. It made us want to dream and hope."

"Made In Europe was another live album; that's where we got our name from. Deep Purple was very rooted... I had all the albums. That's how it started and we have that foundation, so Deep Purple definitely deserves it - 100%""

The sound of the next album: "It's moving organically and we're excited about it. What we want to do is find a deeper expression and maybe mix in blues and soul a little bit."

His voice: "I'm lucky. It's holding up. It's maybe a bit huskier, a bit rounder, a bit grittier, but it still carries the tone."

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Thu
17
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - RESURRECTION KINGS

 
Former DIO guitarist CRAIG GOLDY joins Mitch for episode 175 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. He discusses his new band RESURRECTION KINGS with drummer VINNY APPICE,  his time with DIO & GIUFFRIA, the current status of DIO DISCIPLES, being a 'replacement player', Ritchie Blackmore, working with Dokken/Foreigner's Jeff Pilson, should Vinny Appice be playing drums for Black Sabbath,  and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview: "I know that I'm not every Dio's fan favorite Dio guitar player. I know that."

On whether or not Vinny Appice should be drumming for Black Sabbath: "That band is a world class band, so that band deserves a world class drummer. It would make perfect sense. He's been in the band before."

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Thu
17
Dec

Focus On Metal - LIKE A STORM

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"This week our guest is guitarist Matt Brooks from the band of brothers known as Like A Storm. Hailing from New Zealand these guys have forged an impressive little empire for themselves. They recently released their sophomore effort "Awaken The Fire" via Another Century Records. The band is currently on their Didgeridoo Destruction Tour and Matt called in from the road before their show in Kansas City at the Riot Room. Find out more about the band at LikeAStorm.com and while you are there be sure to peruse their very comprehensive selection of merch."
 
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Wed
16
Dec

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - RICHIE BLACKMORE


Interviews with Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night (Blackmore's Night), Dave Brons, Acid and Three Sides of the Coin Host on Rich Davenport's Rock Show

Listen now at: https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-ritchie-blackmorecandice-night-dave-brons-acid-3-sides-of-the-coin/

Legendary Hard Rock guitar pioneer Ritchie Blackmore and his wife and partner in Blackmore's Night Candice Night discuss the writing and recording of their new album 'All Our Yesterdays'. Ritchie also talks about modifying his guitar technique to adapt to the acoustic style of Blackmore's Night, and the prospect of making a return to Hard Rock with Rainbow in 2016, saying 'If it works, we'll do more dates.'

The first hour of the show also includes an interview with emerging British guitar hero Dave Brons (www.davebrons.com) whose debut album 'Based On A  True Story' has been described as 'Star Wars meets Van Halen', due to its mix of soundtrack influenced elements and searing melodic guitar work. Dave also chooses 2 tracks from the album.

In hour 2, we look at the recently re-issued trio of albums from Belgian classic Heavy Metal band . ACID with the band's drummer Anvill, who tells their story. If you're a fan of the NWOBHM, Motorhead , Venom and early Metallica, don't miss this feature!

And finally, one of the 3 hosts of long-running online Kiss talk show 'Three Sides of the Coin' (www.threesidesofthecoin.com), Michael Brandvold, talks about the show, his own work on Kiss's official website, and being a member of the Kiss Army. The program closes with a trio of Kiss anthems.

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Wed
16
Dec

RUSH Deliver Fully Loaded 1985 Model Complete With 'Power Windows'

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Dallas, TX - December 15, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands pushes the button on the thirtieth anniversary of Power Windows, the mid-Eighties million selling album from Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush that fully adopted an evolving sound complete with synthesizers and string arrangements.
 
1981's Moving Pictures had catapulted Rush to international stardom while capping off what was the classic '70s era Rush. 1982's Signals would signal the end of their longtime relationship with producer Terry Brown, and by 1985 Rush would take a new approach to the studio, with producer Peter Collins pushing the band to rethink everything, with spectacular results.
 
Rush lyricist/ drummer Neil Peart saw an uncanny number of socio-political issues to write about with songs like  'The Big Money', 'Manhattan Project', and 'Marathon'  while  guitarist Alex Lifeson would breath new life into his guitar parts, stretching and creating news sounds for every new composition.
 
As bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee expresses to InTheStudio host Redbeard, Power Windows initially sounded like a silly name for an album, but it soon stuck.
 
'The album is about power ,the power of big business, of money.  The power of government. The power of love in 'Emotion Detector'.  The power of dreams. So we wanted to have that in the title somehow, but all of the titles sounded so corny... At one point we were going to call the album Windows, but it sounded too jazz -like. Nobody thought of Power Windows because it sounded so silly at first. It sounded like a joke. And the more we thought of it, the more we liked it. '  - Geddy Lee
 
RUSH Power Windows @ 30/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/rush-1985-model-fully-loaded-power-windows-geddy-lee-alex-lifeson/'
 
Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ 'www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations'
Direct Link to RUSH website: 'http://www.rush.com'
Direct Link to InTheStudio website: 'http://www.inthestudio.net'
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Wed
16
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GARY SHEA (New England & Alcatrazz)

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-176-gary-shea-alcatrazz

NEW ENGLAND & ALCATRAZZ bassist GARY SHEA joins Mitch for episode 176 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Gary discusses his work with Cooper Shea, Alcatrazz, the 1979 tour with KISS, Graham Bonnet, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, getting kicked off the KISS tour, Bill Aucoin, his time in WARRIOR with Vinnie Vincent, Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

On getting kicked off the 1979 KISS tour: "Gene (Simmons) announced that we were not happening and we were off the tour. That was it."
On the 2006 reformation of Alcatrazz that only included Graham Bonnet: "We were more than annoyed. We were livid. We tried to stop him in the courts."

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Wed
16
Dec

Double Stop Podcast - JON LEVIN

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Jon Levin (Dokken, Doro, Warlock) discusses his life and career on this week's Double Stop Podcast. From his early days and bands, to his first big break with Doro (Warlock) with the Force Majeure album and tour. We also discuss why he turned his back on music in the 90’s and became a lawyer, and how (over a couple of years) he landed the lead guitarist gig in Dokken. We discuss his 3 Dokken studio albums in depth (Hell To Pay (2004), Lightning Strikes Again (2008) and Broken Bones (2012), plus what the future lies for Dokken and possible recording plans.
 
 
On Dokken’s recording plans 60:00 "What we’re talking about is not doing a record, but maybe doing an EP, and then some videos. Three songs, or four songs and then a video for each song. And that makes a lot more sense to me.”
 
On his first time in the studio with Dokken (recording solos - a few years before he actually joined the band pre Reb Beach) 23:00 “The two songs were The Maddest Hatter but it was a different version of The Madddest Hatter, a slower version. Not the up-tempo version we now have today. And then “The Irish Song” (released as a bonus track for Long Way Home”).
 
On the recording of Broken Bones 50:20 “Loved it. The most fun of any record we’ve made. Loved it. Don and I purchased identical recording studios. Identical computers, identical pro-tools everything.”
 
Dokken on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dokkencentral
Jon Levin Website: http://www.jonlevin.com/
Dokken Website: http://dokkencentral.com/ 
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Fri
11
Dec

Decibel Geek Podcast - RADIO EXILE

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CHARLIE CALV AND CHANDLER MOGEL TALK RADIO EXILE DEBUT ALBUM, LYRICS, LED ZEP, LIFE & LAUGHTER
 
Decibel Geek podcast Staff Writer Adam Cox recently interviewed Charlie Calv and Chandler Mogel for a talk about their band Radio Exile's self-titled debut album, lyrics and influences, plans for the band, ideal touring packages and why we need a good laugh.

'I think we touch many different elements, a little soul, a little gospel, maybe a tiny hint of country, but all based in hard rock.'

On the Radio Exile lyrics: 'I've always written about things that are very real to me, as in real life, real situations - I find those things can best translate to the listener as well - as we all go through stuff.  David Coverdale and Ronnie James Dio are two I have always favored.'

On the band's plans and doing it their own way: 'We plan on releasing another video, possibly a third and then we would at least like to do some shows, unfortunately due to everyone's touring schedules it makes it hard for us to do any proper touring so maybe some select dates.'

On bands they would like to tour with, including bands no longer around: 'My all time favorite is Led Zeppelin, so to tour or work with any of those guys would be amazing.'

On musical anecdotes: 'It's the only business where you can work your ass off and be truly good at what you do and it just does not matter'it's all about luck and timing. Like my old friend and former Shotgun Symphony bandmate Ed would say, at least we had a lot of laughs'.and that we all have.'

Link to Official Website Posthttp://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/interview-radio-exile-2/

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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