Podcasts & Radio

Mon
05
Dec

The Right To Rock Podcast -

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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #210), featuring Grim Reaper vocalist Steve Grimmett.  Steve took time out of his busy schedule to discuss why he brought back Grim Reaper and why it wasn't a full on reunion.  Steve also discusses Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper's new CD Walking In the Shadows.  Interview lasts approx. 20 min.

This year's Halloween episode started off like any other, only with the boys deciding to spend the evening in the studio with a good old-fashioned horror movie (this one provided by none other than Mr. Lordi himself) and a nice little chat with the man himself, Steve Grimmett of Grim Reaper who discusses the band's tour and career. But strange things are afoot on this stormy evening as paranormal disturbances cause a reality shift for - well, it's probably best that you check things out for yourselves...

 

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Mon
05
Dec

In The Studio - Ann & Nancy Wilson Share Forty Years Of Heart 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall'

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Dallas, TX - December 2, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  invites you to a command performance Live at the Royal Albert Hall with a special look at Heart’s legacy as a live touring band.
Curiously, Heart’s hall of fame Cinderella story from their 1976 debut onward was a North American phenomenon until the latter Eighties decade: 1987‘s Bad Animals  was their first Top Ten seller in the UK, and the follow-up Brigade in 1990 was their best showing at #3. So it is not hard to imagine that headlining the regal setting of London’s Royal Albert Hall, with its long rich history of hosting the world’s greatest entertainers, would be high on Heart’s bucket list, crossing that off in spectacular fashion this past summer backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson share memories of their career on tour with In The Studio host Redbeard and the lengthy body of work that has made them one of America’s finest musical exports.
“We worked super, super hard in the early years ... We rented a car and went to every radio station in the country (US) and Canada. And we did the never-ending 275 show tour the first year that Dreamboat Annie came out... We were all kind of shellshocked by the end of the first big blitz, but we had a career going.”  - Nancy Wilson  
“People were hungry for what we gave them. We were almost the first of a kind...They loved our particular way with words...They liked the fact that they could go rock out at a Heart show and the guys got what they wanted, and then we came down and did beautiful sentimental songs so the women got to feel their hearts swell. And everybody got everything.”  - Ann Wilson
HEART ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/heart-live-royal-albert-hall-ann-wilson-nancy-wilson/
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Tue
29
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon

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PRETTY MAIDS singer Ronnie Atkins guests on Ep. 280 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-280-pretty-maids

In this episode, PRETTY MAIDS singer Ronnie Atkins discusses the band's fantastic new album KINGMAKER, KISS, working with famed producer EDDIE KRAMER (KISS, Jimi Hendrix, etc.) and Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen, guitarist Ken Hammer, the band's history, the North American market place, NORDIC UNION and much more.

QUOTES from the interview:

Making new music (time 1.20): "When you are ten years (old), you dream about making music that people would like and go on the road and play it live in front of people. That motivation is still there."

The band KISS (4.58): "I remember the first album I bought from KISS was DESTROYER - to me still that's a great album. It's just one of the great albums from my childhood.

Eddie Kramer as a producer (6.36): "I think we expected something else. For a band from Denmark - the record company wanted us to have an American producer, so Eddie Kramer's name came up and he had a pretty good CV (like KISS, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and stuff like that). He was a very nice guy but for producing an '80s hard rock/heavy metal band - he was a little over the hill to be honest."

For more about PRETTY MAIDS visit:

Online: http://www.prettymaids.dk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prettymaids
Instagram: N/A
TWITTER: @pmaids
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR6hWoRgBDQ
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4OGo8f0tdKloP3IZwvnLqt

 

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2015
 
Mon
28
Nov

Killer With No Filler: 1971’s LED ZEPPELIN IV: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Discuss Artistic Climb To “Stairway”

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November 22, 2016, Dallas, TX -  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 45th anniversary of one of Rock’s timeless classics, Led Zeppelin IV.

In a matter of four short years Led Zeppelin had delivered four groundbreaking albums each destined to top the other. Widely considered a hard rock, heavy metal band by many, Zeppelin would astonish everyone by creating one of hard rock’s first epic ballads, the most played record in rock radio history “Stairway To Heaven”. Jimmy Page shares with In The Studio host Redbeard just how immediate the reaction was.

“We were out touring and that album (IV) hadn’t come out and we played “Stairway” in the Forum (Los Angeles) and we got a standing ovation.”  - Jimmy Page

Anyone assuming that Led Zeppelin’s allure was limited to the decade of the Seventies, or even the 20th century, simply has not been paying attention: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 1995; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2005; one-off 2007 London O2 Arena performance that had over six million ticket requests; and recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012 awarded by U.S. President Barack Obama, proving that the Led Zeppelin legacy and their music has certainly not diminished.

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant share their views In The Studio as to why Led Zeppelin IV  has stood the test of time to become the third highest selling album in music history.

"I wanted to make music that people would respect... I knew it was good, but I hadn’t got the faintest idea that it was ever going to become as big as it did... I wanted to do something that could stand the test of time.”  - Jimmy Page

“We just did whatever... whenever it was most appropriate, with amplifiers, without amplifiers, in a desert, on top of a Welsh mountain, wherever it was which could be indicative and show what we were all about.”  - Robert Plant

Led Zeppelin IV / InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at:

http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/led-zeppelin-4-jimmy-page-robert-plant/

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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Mon
21
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon

 
APRIL WINE guitarist & singer MYLES GOODWYN guests on Ep. 277 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In the show's only interview, April Wine's Myles Goodwyn discusses his new book Just Between You And Me (A Memoir), his motivation for writing it, the band's illustrious career, promoter Donald K. Donald and much more.
 
QUOTES from the interview:
 
The book - Just Between You And Me (time 1.20): "There were a lot of unanswered questions or misconceptions around the band April Wine. That was a big reason for writing the book."
 
Guilt about being away from his children in the past (time 3.48): "I think it's words unsaid. I think there was a sense of that, but we never really had those kinds of discussions."
 
The departure of longtime drummer Jerry Mercer: "I was disappointed that he wasn't going to be drumming with us, but that was his choice. He was not fired, relieved in any way... It wasn't us. He made the decision."
 
Drugs (8.32): "Everybody was doing it. It was the lifestyle. It was the '70s - everybody did it. It terms of cocaine - suits were doing it, lawyers were dong it, accountants were doing it. Everybody was doing cocaine for a while. It was God's way of saying you had too much money. It was just out there and everybody did it for a while."
 
For more about APRIL WINE visit:
 
TWITTER: @AprilWineBand
YouTube: N/A
 
 
YES drummer Alan White guests on Ep. 27 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In the show's only interview, YES drummer Alan White discusses the band's upcoming 2017 Cruise To The Edge, his recent health issues, the importance of their 90125 album, working with The Beatles' John Lennon, his Ramshackled solo album, Run With The Fox and much more.
 
QUOTES from the interview:
 
His back issues (time 1.04): "I wouldn't say I was fully recuperated, but I'm actually feeling very good."
 
The 90125 album (time 4.05): "The whole thing came from Chris and myself just being very good colleagues in music and we knew what we had together worked"
 
Working with John Lennon (time 6.08): "He was a total genius."
 
Chris Squire (time 12.11): "We had a great mental understanding of each other. He was one of the greatest bass players in the world. He was so articulate and creative with what he did (songwriting and bass). In passing away I miss him dearly because we had a connection for forty three years."
 
New YES album in the offing (time 14.31): "Everybody's got music in their minds. So, yeah, you've got to get that stuff out of your brain and get it recorded."
 
Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame discussed - starting at 16.01
 
For more about YES visit:
 
TWITTER: @yesofficial
Cruise To The Edge: http://cruisetotheedge.com
 
 
 
TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER guests on Ep. 275 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In the show's only interview, singer DEE SNIDER discusses his new solo album We Are The Ones, the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, protecting the artists, Twisted Sister's final show and a lot more.
 
QUOTES from the interview:
 
Time 27.47: "I'm doing a new album because I feel challenged and I see a place for me (at least message wise). Ultimately, the fans will decide."
 
Is Dee 'emotionally prepared' for Twisted Sister's final show (time 22.02): "I think I am. My brain is going, 'Wow, it's really here. This is really it. Unlike some of my peers who had no intention of retiring... I know this is very real for me and I don't know. When I'm in the moment, you put your head down and rock as hard as you can."
 
For more about DEE SNIDER visit:
 
TWITTER: @deesnider
 
 
 
Former DEEP PURPLE/ BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes guests on Ep. 272 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In the show's only interview, singer Glenn Hughes discusses almost becoming a footballer rather than musician, Deep Purple, the tragedy surrounding the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, his father, his new album Resonate, California Breed and much more.
 
QUOTES from the interview:
 
Being into sports (starts 12.00)
 
(time 12.58): "I thought I was going to be a soccer player. I was playing everyday. My family were behind what I was doing - then I heard The Beatles..."
 
Was not being invited to perform with Deep Purple at the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame 'insulting' (18.46): "David (Coverdale) and I could not make a call on us playing with Mark II (if you want to call them that). I knew going into it that we would not be invited. I said to David, 'Let's just take a chill pill.'"
 
Time 19.30 - talks about his father
 
His father (time 20.24): "I know my dad was proud of me for number one for having success as a child, number two for recovering from drugs & alcohol, number three for getting a career back on track and number four for being an educated young man."
 
For more about GLENN HUGHES visit:
 
TWITTER: @glenn_hughes
 
 
 
RAINBOW/ALCATRAZZ singer Graham Bonnet guests on Ep. 270 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In the show's only interview, singer GRAHAM BONNET discusses his new album The Book, RAINBOW, Michael Schenker, Alcatrazz, Blackthorne, The Marbles, the song Since You Been Gone and a lot more.
 
QUOTES from the interview:
 
The sound of the new album (Time 2.37): "I stuck pretty much to the direction that I took with the second album of Alcatrazz with Steve Vai. I tried to think in that kind of mode."
 
(time 2.56): "I was very weary of that people that do actually listen to what I've done so I have to please the people that are listening."
 
Why make new music? (time 3.25): "I got so fed up with going out and just doing like karaoke. I know everybody knows the songs, but it was getting a bit stale. Why not have a new band and start recording again with new songs?"
 
Is there a frustration at having to do some of the older material? (Time 6.16): "Oh, God yeah. You get bored with anything eventually. You lose the enthusiasm for a song. When you first record something - you want to make it special and do the best you can. The enthusiasm sort of leaves you after thirty years of singing the same bloody songs. But I see that people still enjoy those songs still and their kids... So, I have to incorporate the old stuff with the brand new stuff."
 
Michael Schenker Fest was it cathartic? (time 7.44): "It was a great relief getting through the first rehearsal because I thought that after all the bullshit that went down way back then when I destroyed myself onstage, started acting like a complete idiot and was fired from the band quite rightly so... To actually look at Michael and go, 'I'm actually singing this song all the way through with you.' I saw the broad smile on his face. It was like yesterday but without all the arguments."
 
(time 9.08): "I wouldn't mind doing an album (with Michael Schenker) - that would be great."
 
The Russ Ballard song 'Since You Been Gone' - has really become your song (time 14.49): "This was a really radio friendly song and we heard a version of it by a girl band called Clout. I heard it and thought, 'No, really?' It was the last thing we did... It broke the band. It made everybody listen. Now, that's become a Rainbow song. It's very recognizable. It's a great pop song that we did our own spin on."
 
What were his expectations coming into Rainbow (time 17.26): "I didn't know who Rainbow was. They were never on the radio like Deep Purple, so I had to go out and buy Rainbow albums."
 
For more about GRAHAM BONNET visit:
 
TWITTER: @TheGrahamBonnet
 

 

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2015
 
Fri
21
Oct

BRYAN ADAMS: ‘80s Rock Star, 90’s International Phenomenon

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Bryan Adams: ‘80s Rock Star, 90’s International Phenomenon Syndicated Radio Show In The Studio Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of Waking Up The Neighbours

Dallas, TX - Oct 19, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website In The Studio with Rebeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 25th anniversary of the sixteen million seller Waking Up The Neighbours from Bryan Adams. 

After becoming one of the Eighties’ biggest stars with the 1984 # 1 album Reckless, Bryan Adams actually topped that feat with his 1991 blockbuster Waking Up The Neighbours, spawning five hit singles including the theme song “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” from the international mega-hit film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It landed him on top of the UK singles chart for a record-setting sixteen consecutive weeks!

But capturing lightning in a bottle twice with Bryan Adams’ Eighties creative team proved difficult, working an entire year on dozens of songs only to scrap it all. Plan B?. Bryan brought  in fresh ears and new blood into the recording studio with the addition of veteran producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, Cars). In The Studio host Redbeard asked Bryan what it was that moved him to bring Mutt Lange in as producer.

“One thing I noticed about all the records he’s made, with The Cars or with AC/DC or with Foreigner, was the vocals sounded great. Once I started working with Mutt I realized Mutt in fact is a singer himself, so to be able to work with someone that can sing is quite a good thing for a singer, because it pushes you to do better.”
                                                                                                       - Bryan Adams

BRYAN ADAMS Waking Up The Neighbours / InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/bryan-adams-waking-neighbours-25th/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: “http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations
Link to Bryan Adams website: http://www.bryanadams.com
Link to InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

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Wed
19
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - CHICAGO

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CHICAGO guitarist KEITH HOWLAND guests on Ep. 268 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

Link To Interview: https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-268-chicago-keith-howla

In the show's only interview, Chicago's Keith Howland discusses the band's enduring legacy, touring with Earth Wind & Fire, making new music, guitarist Terry Kath, the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, his outside project 'Button' with The Doobie Brothers' John Cowan & Ed Toth (the band was formerly known as Secret Agent Orange) and much more.

QUOTES from the interview:

The current tour with Earth Wind & Fire (time 1.46): "It's quite the spectacle. The closing thirty minutes of the show (the six song encore with both bands) is worth the price of admission alone. The rest is gravy."

Terry Kath (time 4.17): "Terry was one of my earliest influences maybe with Tony Peluso of The Carpenters. His solo on Goodbye To Love was one of the first rock guitar solos I ever heard."

(time 4.37): "My older brother brought Chicago II home. His drum instructor wanted him to check out Danny Seraphine. It was so cool, so diverse and so musical. We were fans from that point forward and Terry's guitar playing..."

Joining Chicago in 1995 (time 6.09): "It took my awhile to get over the 'pinch me' aspect. The audition was really surreal - when Robert Lamm started to sing I almost stopped playing because I was so flabbergasted that Robert Lamm was standing four feet away from me singing."

'Button' with The Doobie Brothers' John Cowan & Ed Toth (time 27.18): "It's really cool stuff. It's vocal pop but there's definite jam band elements. It's real organic. The record should be out before the end of the year."

Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame/ Peter Cetera talk starts at 20.45

For more about CHICAGO visit:

Online: http://www.chicagotheband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chicago.Official
TWITTER: @chicagotheband
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chicagotheband1
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/3iDD7bnsjL9J4fO298r0L0

 

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2015
 
Tue
11
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ALICE COOPER Band

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Tommy Henriksen, Nita Strauss and Glen Sobel from ALICE COOPER's band guest on Ep. 266 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-26-alice-coopers-band

In this special episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon - co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl, we interview ALICE COOPER's guitarists Tommy Henriksen & Nita Strauss as well as drummer Glen Sobel. The trio discuss working on a 'Alice Cooper band' album (minus Alice), solo projects, working with Mötley Crüe, Mick Mark, Richie Sambora and a lot more. RECORDED backstage at the ROCK CARNIVAL in Lakewood, NJ (2016).

Quotes from the interview:

Tommy Henriksen -- The next new Alice Cooper record (time 4.39): "Alice is talking about records all the time. I know that there is a process right now going on - putting a new Alice Cooper record together, so we'll see what happens."

Nita Strauss - solo album recording process (Time 5.05): "It's going really really well. The first track is going to be released January 20th via Steve Vai's label Favored Nations. It's a compilation called 'She Rocks' - it's myself, Jennifer Batten, Orianthi and a bunch of other female guitar players showcasing the female side of shred."

Tommy Henriksen - the upcoming 'Alice Cooper band' album (without Alice) - time 6.05: "It's actually finished. We're just sitting on it. We recorded it in all the hotel rooms."

Glen Sobel - playing with Mötley Crüe (time 12.10): "It's one thing to know the songs... I came up listening to Mötley Crüe. I saw the Dr. Feelgood tour back when I was a kid, but to suddenly have to play the show - that's a different story. So, I make the 'cheat sheets.' It's not writing out every note, but it's sort of a roadmap of the song. I spent several hours doing that. That's what you do as a pro drummer. People hate rehearsing..."

For more about ALICE COOPER & band visit:

Online: http://www.alicecooper.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AliceCooper
TWITTER: @RealAliceCooper @DisVicious1 @hurricanenita @Glen_Sobel
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/officialalicecooper
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/3EhbVgyfGd7HkpsagwL9GS

 

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2015
 
Thu
06
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PLATINUM BLONDE


PLATINUM BLONDE singer/bassist Mark Holmes guests on Ep. 265 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-265-platinum-blonde-mar

In the show's only interview, Platinum Blonde's Mark Holmes discusses making new music, current tour, the band's history, working as a DJ, collaborating with RUSH guitarist ALEX LIFESON, the Canadian music scene, rebranding, his solo projects, and more.

QUOTES from the interview:

New Music (Time 2.08): "To me, new music is everything. I don't want to live in the past."

The Canadian music scene (Time 7.53): "My parents always said I made a huge mistake starting a band in Canada."

Discussing RUSH's ALEX LIFESON starts at the 11.00 minute mark.

Rush's Alex Lifeson playing on the Alien Shores album (time 11.55): "At that time Rush were just in a slight, not a slump, but a 'transition'."

Re-branding himself through the '90s (time 14.29): "The business of music was so corrosive that I just wanted to distance myself from all the insanity."

Staying relevant (time 22.52): "I had to re-invent myself and move forward. So many people 'die' at the age of 27 and aren't buried until they're 90. That's just they way it is. They stop progressing."

Being unique (time 25.54): "It's so much more important to an artist to have a unique voice than a great voice."

For more about PLATINUM BLONDE visit:

Online: http://platinumblondeworld.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlatinumBlondeWorld
TWITTER: @PlatinumBWorld
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlatinumBlondeWorld
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5oxTKyMgf6POnzlqM1mduA

 

 

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2015
 
Thu
29
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - SIMON WRIGHT

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Drummer SIMON WRIGHT (AC/DC, DIO, OPERATION:MINDCRIME) guests on Ep. 263 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-263-simon-wright-ac-dc-

In the show's only interview, drummer Simon Wright discusses his work with Operation: Mindcrime, Dio Disciples (new album & upcoming hologram tour), Led Zeppelin/ John Bonham, AC/DC (Cliff Williams retirement & Axl Rose), UFO & Michael Schenker, the Ronnie James Dio Nov 4th 2016 - Bowl-A-Thon, the AC/DC Fly On The Wall album, Ronnie James Dio's Holy Diver live and a lot more.

Quotes from the interview:

The Ronnie James Dio hologram (time 7.18): "It was pretty nerve wracking. I wanted to get right and we wanted it to be good, so I really didn't have time for any emotion."

Led Zeppelin talk starts at (time) 10.30

AC/DC chat starts at (time) 12.00

Cliff Williams - should AC/DC continue (time 12.17): "Lots has happened in a short period of time, first of all with Malcolm - that really threw me. I don't know - Chris is there, Stevie is there and Angus obviously... People LOVE seeing the band and love that music so I don't think it would be completely out of order or strange to carry on with a new bass player."

Axl Rose in AC/DC (time 13.50): "At first when I heard about it, I thought, 'Is he going to be late? Is he going to show up?' I know Angus and the rest of the guys wouldn't put up with that, so I thought, 'Hmmm, this is going to be interesting.' But I did see it and I thought he did a great job."

For more about SIMON WRIGHT & DIO DISCIPLES visit:

Online: http://www.biggtimeinc.com/diodisciples.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DioDisciples & https://www.facebook.com/simon.wright.7
TWITTER: @OfficialRJDio
YouTube: N/A
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4CYeVo5iZbtYGBN4Isc3n6

 

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2015
 
Mon
26
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DORO

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Vocalist Doro Pesch guests on Ep. 261 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-261-doro

In the show's only interview, Doro discusses her upcoming US tour, her Rock Carnival appearance, working with producer/songwriter Jack Ponti, has she ever considered quitting the music business, Uli Jon Roth, Blaze Bayley & her latest release 'Strong & Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal' and a lot more.

Quotes from the interview:

Working with producer/songwriter Jack Ponti (time 6.09): "We hit it off right away. We loved each other right away."

(Time 7.47): "I learnt a lot from him, but you know I think he learned something from me. It was great chemistry."

On has she thought of quitting (time 11.33): "Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. You have to hang in there when times are not on your side - in the '90s when grunge was so big and shovelled metal to the side and it was hard, but I was like 'ok, I play smaller venues. It doesn't matter.' There will still enough metal heads/ die hard fans there to keep going."

New album (18.12): 'Now we are in the making of a new record and I hope it will come out next year. We have already five songs - one is dedicated to Lemmy. It's called Living Life To The Fullest."

For more about DORO visit:
Online: http://www.doromusic.de/index2_en.php
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoroPeschOfficial
TWITTER: @DoroOfficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DOROSCHANNEL
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5GLeyUhj8B8f5pJxqZllKl

 

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2015
 
Tue
20
Sep

KANSAS Serves Up 'Leftoverture' 40 Years Ago

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Dallas, TX - Sept 20, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show In The Studio with Redbeard is serving Leftoverture on the 40th anniversary of the breakthrough that gave Kansas classic rock statehood. 

By 1976, it was go big or go home for this intrepid six-member band from Topeka, Kansas. Their first three albums had shown significant growth in all areas of songwriting, musicianship and production, but as you will hear from ex-guitarist, keyboardist, main songwriter Kerry Livgren, guitarist Richard Williams, original singer, keyboardist Steve Walsh, ex-violinist, singer Robbie Steinhardt and drummer Phil Ehart, they fully realized that if their fourth album Leftoverture did not spawn a hit and sell significant quantities, the party would be over, a tab that had already ballooned to over $175,000 of debt.

Thankfully Leftoverture delivered big. Really big. Over four million albums were sold off the hit “Carry On Wayward Son” and radio favorites “What’s On My Mind”, “The Wall”, and “Miracles Out of Nowhere”.  Kerry Livgren shares with In The Studio program host Redbeard just how special the recording of Leftoverture was and how, for the band, it’s never quite been duplicated.

“There was a kind of magic feeling around the recording of Leftoverture that years later, as we recorded our subsequent albums, we kept saying, ‘What was it that we did that made this come out that way?’  We went back to the same studio, we used the same place, the same people, but we weren’t able to recapture that. So I attribute it to the songs.”  - Kerry Livgren  

Kansas original guitarist Richard Williams also details how the band’s upcoming fortieth anniversary tour will feature Kansas playing the entire Leftoverture album songs in order every night, some which have never been performed in concert until now.                                         

KANSAS ‘Leftoverture’/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/kansas-leftoverture-40th-anniversary/

Direct Link to Kansas website: http://www.kansasband.com

Direct Link to In The Studio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

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Mon
19
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - RICKY PHILLIPS


STYX's Ricky Phillips guests on Ep. 260 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-260-ricky-phillips-styx

In the show's only interview, Ricky Phillips of STYX discusses the band's LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS DVD, their upcoming Las Vegas 'Renegades In The Fast Lane' residency with special guest Don Felder, Ronnie Montrose, Deen Castronovo, Bad English, working with Coverdale/Page and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

'Renegades In The Fast Lane' (time 7.14): "We don't want it to be just another show, so we're discussing that."

(time: 8.27): "It's going to be fun - whatever we end up doing with the set list."

Ronnie Montrose (time: 9.59): "He always gave everything he had and good, bad or ugly - he was honest. He was a crazy wacky talented motherfucker. He was just amazing and a dear dear friend. I miss him greatly."

Talk about Deen Castronovo and 'the big pocket' starts at 13.36...

Bad English talk starts 16.19 -

When told that Bad English should get back together he said... (time 20.20): "I'll go as far as to agree with you. It was an amazing band. Things happened quickly and easily for that band. We wrote songs quickly. We got songs recorded quickly. It was just easy to do. It was a great great combination of guys."

Coverdale/Page talk starts at (time: 21.46)...

(time 22.06): "It was never supposed to be the bass player. I came along to help them play bass and help construct songs that they were writing for the project."

(time 23.36): "As we worked on the music for about five months - we really developed this 'thing' that was pretty special... We would play those songs and it was recorded (of us rehearsing) to see if arrangements were working and gosh man - there was fricking oodles of magic in those recordings. It was just a great time."

What did he learn from David Coverdale & Jimmy Page (time: 25.44): "It solidified... I had already learned because I, with a fine tooth comb, gone over both those guys catalogs and gleened everything I could. It had already become a part of my DNA as a player."

Online: http://styxworld.com
Twitter: @STYXtheBand
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/styxtheband
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4salDzkGmfycRqNUbyBphh
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/styxtheband

 

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Thu
15
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - EPICA

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Vocalist SIMONE SIMONS from EPICA guests on Ep. 259 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-259-simone-simons-epica

In the show's only interview, vocalist SIMONE SIMONS OF EPICA discusses the band's new album The Holographic Principle, motherhood, her fashion & style blog, Nightwish's Oceanborn, movie work, Disney and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

The mindset going into the recording of The Holographic Principle (Time 1.14): "To, at least, have the same level of quality that we had with the Quantum Enigma."

(Time 1.58): "The writing process happened all over the world not only at our home studios, but also in the airplanes and back lounges of the tour bus."

Translating the music to the live stage (time 5.21): "We know that it's impossible for us to take the orchestras and choir with us - so there's anyways always backtracks so there you have limitless options."

Voicing movies (time 12.39): "I would love to actually be a guest vocalist in a Disney movie or an epic blockbuster... Disney movies - when I was little I loved Ariel, Aladdin, Beauty & The Beast and stuff like that. I think my voice would be suited for that really well."

For more about EPICA & Simone Simons visit:
Online: http://www.epica.nl & http://www.smoonstyle.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epica
TWITTER: @Epica & @SimoneSimons
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/epica
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/5HA5aLY3jJV7eimXWkRBBp

 

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Thu
08
Sep

RockPages Talks To Donnie Van Zant

 
 
RockPagesGR have interviewed Donnie Van Zant, brother of Johnny and of course the great Ronnie...talking about his recent album with Johnny, the chance of working with him again on a new album, Van Zant's turning to country on album three, his retirement, the tragic plane crash in '77, childhood and the stories about Ronnie's ghost...

You can find the interview here: http://rockpages.gr/en/interviews/item/4630-van-zant

Here are some extracts...

Rockpages.gr: How did your collaboration with Johnny as Van Zant brothers come up in 1998 when you released the album “Brother To Brother”?
Donnie Van Zant: Well, my brother, the only way I can explain it is that in happened back in 1977. You know, that was when my older brother Ronnie was killed on the plane crash. After that a lot of things changed for me. One thing with John, I just told myself right then and theere that I will make sure that I spend a lot of time, as much I can spend with him. Basically, I was just starting and I wanted to spend as much time with him being brothers more than anything. So, when these opportunities came up to do musical projects I jumped on it, he did too.

Rockpages.gr: Is there any chance that you guys make another record, what do you think?
Ronnie Van Zant: You know what? I say “never say never!” Because, I will be truthful with you, we write constantly! I mean when he is home and I am not doing other projects and stuff we just constantly write. We probably have enough songs to do another two records. So, it’s just a part of our lives, it’s what we actually do, sort of our hobby: writing songs. We are next door neighbors, so it’s very easy. Johnny has a little office and we get together and bang them out, you know.

Rockpages.gr: Are you officially considered retired?
Donnie Van Zant: You know what? If this is retirement I am doing more work than I should, hahaha! You know, what happened was that I wass out on tour with .38 Special somewhere in Texas, I can’t remember where we were at, but it was Texas, and it was our first show, I was gettingg ready for the show there and I had some bleeding from one of my ears and that freaked me completely out! And then it stopped and went ahead, but I had a really hard time on that particular show. I couldn’t really hear chords very well and between you and me I was singing out of key and that was really embarrassing! So, we had a few more shows and then I called my specialist and when I came how I went to see him and he couldn’t see where the bleeding came from, but he told me to take a hearing test. Obviously, I agreed to it and when I did the hearing test I haven’t realized how much of my hearing I have lost. I knew I was having problems, but I’d never admitted to myself, but, I hhave lost probably about 75% of high and mid range, so I got about 25% left here, so I am doing what I can,

Rockpages.gr: There have beeen many stories, and lots of them are published about Ronnie’s spirit, even Ronnie’s ghost, people seeing Ronnie fishing or wandering around, do you believe any of that? Havve you seen any of that?
Donnie Van Zant: You know, I WISH! I would love to see him again! I don’t care how! Hahahah! But, firstly I haven’t! I’ve been always a true believer and that, I believe in spiritual beings and stuff like thhat and I can tell you that through all those years of playing there were times when I thought Ronnie was on that stage with me, I could feel him! And it was sort of weird but I could! As well as other people, my mother and father, my sister, so, yes I do believe it but I havenn’t seen Ronnie. I wish I could!

 
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08
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JEFF PILSON (Dokken)

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FOREIGNER and returning to DOKKEN bassist JEFF PILSON guests on Ep. 257 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-257-jeff-pilson-dokken

In the show's only interview, Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson talks about his upcoming return to Dokken, the possibilities for a new album, on 'doing it for the money' and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

For the money criticism (time 1.44): "This is entertainment. This is art. I think people and even artists themselves don't want to think that they do it just for the money. We have a fairly privileged life doing this and to think that we do it just for the money kind of brings up a bad picture in your mind."

(time 2.18): "I think that's how Mick was honestly feeling like the only reason he wanted to do it was for the money, but I've spoken with him since and now he's excited and gets the musical possibilities."

(Time 2.30): "We have a chance to go out and prove ourselves again as a band. I do love music and I do love Dokken even though we were a troubled band in so many ways."

The old wounds (time 5.58): "The truth is - in putting this thing together there were some old wounds that opened up. I think that's bound to happen. We're all pretty passionate dudes. We're all pretty sensitive dudes, but it gave us the opportunity to clear the air a little bit."

Is it really the end? (time 10.54): "Don says it is so I've got to take him at his word. For me, I would keep it as an open door."

For more about JEFF PILSON and FOREIGNER visit:
Online: http://www.foreigneronline.com & https://jeffpilson.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Foreigner
TWITTER: @JeffPilson & @ForeignerMusic
Official YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FWebTeam
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6IRouO5mvvfcyxtPDKMYFN

 

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Wed
07
Sep

METALLICA’s Hetfield, Hammett Revisit 1991 Metal To Mainstream Masterpiece

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Dallas, TX - September 7, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  scores James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett on the 25th anniversary of Metallica’s “Black Album”.

Over twenty-two million people have purchased Metallica’s 1991 “Black Album”.  To put that into perspective, that’s millions more than the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s... or Abbey Road or any Led Zeppelin album.

A decade into an uncompromising career, Metallica stood as one of the most uncompromising foundaries of heavy music. Their reputation for blunt trauma heavy metal in an era of heavily produced hair-band pop metal set them apart. But as the ‘90s began, Metallica challenged themselves to creatively expand by adding producer Bob Rock to the mix, creating a tense work environment marred with conflict, but ultimately producing timeless classics “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven” and “Nothing Else Matters”.

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett share with In The Studio host Redbeard how the addition of a real producer impacted the band in the studio.

“There was a little intimidation on both sides... He (Bob Rock) called me ‘Dr. No.’.. As soon as he’d open his mouth, “NO” would come out of mine.” (laughs) -  James Hetfield

“The farther along the album got, the more the tension kind of just like built up. At the end of the day, if that’s what we had to do, that’s what we had to do.” -  Kirk Hammett

As a bonus, In the Studio previews “Hardwired to Self-Destruct” from Metallica’s forthcoming  double album due out this November. 

Metallica ‘Black Album’ @ 25 / InTheStudio program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/metallica-25th-anniversary/

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


 
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Mon
05
Sep

Totally Driven Radio Podcast - MICHAEL SWEET

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Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 - 11 pm Est time on the Totaally 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,

This week we talked to the Michael Sweet who returns for his third appearance on Totally Driven Radio.

We talked to Michael about..

**Confirms that a 2nd Lynch Sweet album will happen in 2017
**And it will be in a heavier style of music
**His latest single off his solo album   “Radio”
**Working with Nashville music writers
**His opinion on Tommy Thayer’s comment . New music is a waste of time
**He plans to release 12 - 20 albums in the next few years
**If he asked his brother Robert & Oz Fox to be in the video for “Radio”, to show their support for him
**Have any of the Stryper guys asked, why didn’t you save that song for us
**How some rockers have been trying to turn to country music as money grab
**That he would never try to be a country artist
**It’s a hard pill for him to swallow Steven Tyler or Bret Michaels as a country artist
**30

th Anniversary tour of “To Hell with the Devil” with the old costumes
**How much their lives changed with the release of To Hell with the Devil
**His thoughts on the VMA’s
**Does the future of the music business scare him as an artist?
**How he is thankful, he has not had to get a job yet, he can still live on his music
**IN 2017 will be Solo Dates, as well as s Sweet / Lynch dates

Michael hangs out for 30 mins, and talks all these topics and more!!

You can listen to the full interview here: https://youtu.be/ZFVN5W2YFeY


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Wed
31
Aug

BOSTON's Tom Scholz Shares Rock’n’Roll Cinderella Story 40 Years Ago

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Dallas, TX - August 30, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  explores the biggest selling debut album in history, Boston’s self-titled debut, with multi-talented Tom Scholz on its fortieth anniversary.

A year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history (a record Boston held for decades until only recently when nosed out by Guns’n’Roses’ Appetite for Destruction), the band Boston did not even exist. In 1976 Tom Scholz’s seven year basement tapes project would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits. The Cinderella story of Scholz and Boston’s debut would produce astronomical numbers (over 17 million sold to date), driven by three Top 40 singles “Peace of Mind”, “Long Time” and the Top 5 smash “More Than A Feeling”

Tom Scholz shares with In The Studio host Redbeard how the monumental success of Boston’s debut album insured his future in the music business.

“That album doing as well as it did is the only thing that made it possible to do a second and a third one, because there was no way I was going to be able to write the songs for additional albums in the time frame that some bands do, pumping one out a year or even shorter ... It was only because it sold so well that it was possible to take the time to do it, and do it again... If it had been a 900,000 seller instead of a 9 million seller, I think there probably wouldn’t be a Boston in existence today”.  - Tom Scholz

Boston debut @ 40 / InTheStudio program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/boston-40th-anniversary/

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

Direct Link to: Boston: http://www.bandboston.com

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

  

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Fri
26
Aug

Clone of The Right To Rock Podcast - TED POLEY

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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #208), featuring Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley.  Ted took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest solo effort Beyond the Fade, as well as what you can expect from D2.  Interview lasts approx. 30 min.

The summer's drawing to a close and as the lads get themselves reoriented, they chat things up in their own inimitable style covering such topics as dangerous summer festivals, John and McCheese's excursion to Australia, and the players at Carolina Rebellion this year.

Afterwards, The Right To Rock chews the fat with Danger Danger vocalist and all-around raconteur Ted Poley who talks about his latest solo album, Beyond The Fade. Ted is always a delight to talk to and this episode's no different, so grab a pint and kick back for some rock talk, cool?


 
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Wed
24
Aug

BON JOVI's 'Slippery When Wet'; Jon Bon Jovi Recounts 1986 Breakthrough Album

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Dallas, TX - August 24, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands commemorates the 30th anniversary of Bon Jovi’s breakthrough album Slippery When Wet.

No hyperbole here: it is impossible to overstate how massively popular Bon Jovi’s third album Slippery When Wet was soon after its release in Summer 1986, or how influential its sound and success were for the rest of the Eighties. Slippery When Wet would produce three Top 10 singles, “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “Living On A Prayer” (both going # 1), and “Wanted Dead Or Alive”.  The album would go on to sell in excess of twenty-eight million copies worldwide.

Jon Bon Jovi and former Bon Jovi guitarist, songwriter Ritchie Sambora share with In The Studio host Redbeard the stories behind this blockbuster album.

“Bang! ‘Shot through the heart and you’re to blame, you give love a bad name’. As soon as the needle hit that record in 1986, our lives changed.”  - Jon Bon Jovi

“We learned a lot and we became a tight unit. I don’t think we really wrote any great songs until Slippery...”  - Ritchie Sambora

Also In The Studio will preview the title song to the new forthcoming Bon Jovi album This House is Not for Sale.

Bon Jovi ‘Slippery When Wet’ / InTheStudio program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/bon-jovi-slippery-wet-30th-anniversary-jon-bon-jovi/

Direct Link to In The Studio broadcast affiliate radio station list: “http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations
Direct Link to: Bon Jovi:   “http://www.bonjovi.com
Direct Link to: InTheStudio:  “http://www.inthestudio.net

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Fri
19
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - CYNDI LAUPER

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Celebrated '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper guests on Ep. 252 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-252-cyndi-lauper

In the show's only interview, '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper discusses her early days living in Vermont and Canada, animal rights, equal rights, her latest album Detour, singers that inspired her and much more.

Quote from the interview:

Time 3.56: "I never thought I was going to be a singer. I always thought I was going to take care of animals and paint. I thought I'd make portraits. I had no idea that the portraits that I would be making would be sonic."

Online: http://cyndilauper.com
Twitter: @cyndilauper
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialcyndilauper
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/2BTZIqw0ntH9MvilQ3ewNY
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cyndilauperTV

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Fri
05
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEPHEN PEARCY


The legendary voice of RATT, STEPHEN PEARCY, guests on Ep. 247 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO THE INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-247-stephen-pearcy

In the show's only interview, Stephen Pearcy talks about his upcoming solo album SMASH, recently singing alongside Judas Priest frontman ROB HALFORD, looks back at the Ratt album Dancing Undercover and discusses the recently released picture of him sitting along side Juan Croucier and Warren DeMartini. Was it simply a photo or was it a hint of things to come?

Quotes from the interview:

The discussion about "the photo" starts 5.55.

(time 7.03): "Never say never."
(time 7.12): "The picture spoke a thousand words."

Online: http://www.stephen-pearcy.com
Twitter: @StephenEPearcy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SEPearcy
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/14g2WazBBqBxJeEb1IdD9q
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TopFuelNation

 

 

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Wed
03
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - LAWRENCE GOWAN (Styx, Solo)

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STYX's LAWRENCE GOWAN guests on Ep. 245 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK to interview: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-245-styx-lawrence-gowan

In the show's only interview, Lawrence Gowan of STYX discusses the band's LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS DVD, his recently re-released Lost Brotherhood & ...But You Can Call Me Larry solo albums, becoming the voice of STYX, touring and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Styx Live (time 4.56): "As JY says - they have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to choices of songs to play."

Becoming the voice of STYX (time 8.14): "The great thing about this band and what made me lean towards it - was that they never asked me... Not once on the very first meeting... Not once until here we are seventeen plus years later... Not once did they ever ask me to replicate or imitate or in any way do any sort of impression of Dennis DeYoung. In fact, it was never even put that I was replacing anyone in the band."

Online: http://styxworld.com
Twitter: @STYXtheBand & @officialgowan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/styxtheband & https://www.facebook.com/Gowanstrangeanimal
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4salDzkGmfycRqNUbyBphh
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/styxtheband

If you like what you hear and would like to contribute to the continued success of One On One With Mitch Lafon - our Paypal is MitchMinute@aol.com or simply PayPal.Me/MitchLafon

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Official YouTubePage: http://www.youtube.com/user/AngelOfAce

 

 

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Wed
03
Aug

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Learn To Fly Into The Great Wide Open 25 Years Ago

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Dallas, TX - August 2, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 25th anniversary of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ hit album Into The Great Wide Open.

Tom Petty was on a huge roll in August of 1991. He had hit paid dirt with his first solo album, 1989’s Full Moon Fever. He had become a member of the Traveling Wilburys supergroup with bandmates Jeff Lynne of ELO, Beatle George Harrison and legends Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. It was following these two multiplatinum endeavors that Tom Petty reunited with the Heartbreakers to record Into The Great Wide Open.

The album came at a time when Petty could reflect. He had recently turned 40, chuckling, “I’ll probably look back at this as some kind of mid-life crisis album.” It was also a period, pre-911 but post first Gulf War, which disturbed long-dormant feelings in Tom as well as many others who came of age during the nation’s lengthy, deadly, ill-advised Viet Nam War. With those factors in place, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers produced a thought -provoking album that included two timeless classics, “Learning to Fly” and “Into the Great Wide Open”.  Tom Petty reveals to InTheStudio host Redbeard how the songwriting process unfolds for him.

“I don’t think all of these grand thoughts while I’m writing the songs. I’m hit with some inspiration of some kind and I’m just trying to finish it off and exorcise it from my system... It still fascinates me that you can pick up the guitar and sit for a few hours and find something that you never knew. That you didn’t know existed. That’s the beauty of music. It’s always something you can count on.”  - Tom Petty

Tom Petty ‘Into The Great Wide Open’ /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/tom-petty-heartbreakers-wide-open/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: “http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations
Direct Link to Tom Petty website: http://www.tompetty.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

 

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