Podcasts & Radio

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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Thu
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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2015
 
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

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

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

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:
iHeartRadio: http://www.iheart.com/show/53-One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon/
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TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon-p644313/
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-metal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon

 

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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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2015
 
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

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon
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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Wed
27
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - RIKKI ROCKETT (Poison)

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POISON drummer Rikki Rockett guests on Ep. 244 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In the show's only interview, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett discusses his recent cancer scare and the treatment that led to him being declared cancer free.
For more information on cancer immunotherapy trials at Moores Cancer Center, call 858-657-7000.
 
Quote from the interview: Immunotherapy (time 17.00): "It's the wave of the future. It's where oncology is going because it really could spell a cure."
 
 
Twitter: @RikkiRockett
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RikkiRockett
 

 

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Wed
27
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - RICH WARD (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo)

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STUCK MOJO & FOZZY guitarist RICH WARD guests on Ep. 243 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-243-rich-ward-stuck-moj

In the show's only interview, STUCK MOJO & FOZZY guitarist RICH WARD guitarist RICH WARD discusses Stuck Mojo's latest album Here Come The Infidels, their history and various line-up changes, new singer Robby J. Also, he talks about his work with FOZZY, the band's beginnings, carving out a name for themselves, working on a follow-up to 2014's Do You Wanna Start A War and much much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Line-up changes (time 1.46) - "Sometimes it's difficult to find the chemistry and make things work."

(Time 2.41): "We've never announced that were breaking up because for us it never made sense. I never had any intentions for this band to go away forever. I love it."

The new album & new singer (time 10.40): "I'd always love to have an opportunity for old school fans... To win them over with the music."

(time 32.28): "Music is not a means to an end for me to just make money or to be famous... I want to make records that I'm passionate about."

Online: http://www.fozzyrock.com
Twitter: @WeAreStuckMojo @FOZZYROCK @thedukeofmetal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StuckMojo
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4Bqt1X3kNYGUWtbs0fCKTB
YouTube: N/A

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Wed
27
Jul

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER “From the Beginning” Greg Lake, Carl Palmer’s Memories Of Keith Emerson

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Dallas, TX July 26, 2016 -  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  hosts Greg Lake and Carl Palmer of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

If you asked any followers of the white hot London music scene in 1969 to wager on who would emerge as the most innovative bandleader, the smart money would have been on  Jimmy Page’s Led Zeppelin, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, and the featured soloist fronting a three piece called The Nice, the impressive keyboard player Keith Emerson. So when Emerson surprised everybody by announcing his departure in order to team up with King Crimson bassist, singer, songwriter Greg Lake and Crazy World of Arthur Brown/ Atomic Rooster percussionist Carl Palmer, the stage was set for “the maximum amount of music by the fewest musicians”, as Greg Lake tells us.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer elevated the progressive rock movement by taking the synthesizer out of the science lab and onto FM rock radio, where ultimately millions of listeners would respond in favor. “Lucky Man” from their debut may have been their most famous song, and their fourth album Brain Salad Surgery may have been their best seller, but 1972‘s Trilogy came at the high watermark of progressive rock’s quality and popularity, and has remained a favorite over years of changes in rock music.

The final curtain did indeed come down on “the show that never ends, my friends...” in March of this year with the sudden death of Keith Emerson. The keyboard maestro had been struggling with a repetitive stress injury in his right hand for almost twenty years, according to Carl Palmer. “In July 2010 we played the High Voltage Festival, one of the first Prog Rock festivals and I noticed that the standard we reached really wasn’t where we’d left off Keith understood immediately.. He’s a realist. He knew the game was up.”

Emerson, Lake and Palmer ./ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at:

Part 1 “http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/emerson-lake-palmer-anthology/

Part 2 “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/emerson-lake-palmer-anthology-pt-2-greg-lake-carl-palmer/

Part 3 “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/emerson-lake-palmer-anthology-pt-3-greg-lake-carl-palmer/

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

Direct Link to: ELP: “http://www.emersonlakepalmer.com
Direct Link to Greg Lake:  “http://www.greglake.com
Direct Link to Carl Palmer: “http://www.carlpalmer.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio:  “http://www.inthestudio.net


 
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Mon
25
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MICHAEL SWEET

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET guests on Ep. 242 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO THE INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-242-michael-sweet-stryp

In the show's only interview, STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET goes track-by-track with his fantastic new solo album One Sided War, talks about Stryper's 30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour, Boston, Joel Hoekstra, working on new Stryper music as well as the second Sweet/Lynch album. Plus, we amusingly discuss what it would be like if he fronted Van Halen and much more.

ONE SIDED WAR (Track Listing):

Bizarre (video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I31Sw_654rg)
One Sided War
Can't Take This Life
Radio
Golden Age
Only You
I Am
Who Am I
You Make Me Wanna
Comfort Zone
One Way Up
Can't Take This Life (featuring Moriah Formica)
Not To Be (Japanese Bonus Track)

Quotes from the interview:

The sound of One Sided War (time 2.12): "I grew up with bands from Iron Maiden and Judas Priest to Journey... On this album I really wanted to focus on the heavier side. Songs like I Am, Bizarre and Golden Age that are just straight-ahead metal."

time (3.17): "I've heard the comment thousands of times (with a sneer) from people saying, 'it's not as heavy as Stryper,' or 'it doesn't have the balls that Stryper has,' so I just wanted to put an end to those comments with this album."

Boston (48.43): "At that time, I was kind of burnt on the Stryper thing. It was refreshing to go out and do something different and I needed it. Standing on stage singing Boston songs every night was so surreal. Pinch me moments every night."

Van Halen (51.00): "If I got a call from Van Halen to go sing for Van Halen and the right circumstances... I would absolutely do it."

Online: http://www.michaelsweet.com
Twitter: @michaelhsweet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheMichaelSweet
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/1vg0a7NOKvHrO1xY6pk2wM
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/stryperofficial

 

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Thu
14
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DOUG ALDRICH

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THE DEAD DAISIES' Doug Aldrich guests on Ep. 238 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO THE EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-238-doug-aldrich-the-de

In the show's only interview, guitarist Doug Aldrich discusses The Dead Daisies brand new album Make Some Noise, the upcoming tour dates (including opening for KISS), Raiding The Rock Vault, Whitesnake, Glenn Hughes and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Did he write for the new album (time 2.08): "We did it all together - old school."

The new album: (time 7.16) - "The record has a real flow. It's a get in your car and hit the throttle kind of record."

Regrets of quitting Whitesnake? (time 14.46): "I could have stayed, but I really needed to spend time with my family. My son needed a dad full-time."

Would he ever consider playing with Whitesnake again? (time 16.08): "I'm there for David if he ever needed anything.I'm part of the family."

Online: http://www.thedeaddaisies.com
Twitter: @TheDeadDaisies & @Douglas_Aldrich
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheDeadDaisies
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/6VDAPUov4yNDHyQlPqrpNH
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/thedeaddaisies

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Mon
11
Jul

Decibel Geek Podcast - ANGELS IN VEIN

 

Decibel Geek podcast/YouTube channel videographer Rockin' Ron Runyon recently sat down with the new Hard Rock band Angels In Vein in their home base of Las Vegas for the full band's first on-camera video interview. What transpired was a 30+ minute video conversation with each member on everything that any rock fan would want to know about this up and coming band of veteran rockers. The band, consisting of Guitarist Todd "Taz" Anthony (Cherry St., Producer), 2nd Guitarist Stacey Blades (L.A. Guns, Let It Rawk), Bassist Eric Stacy (Faster Pussycat, Jetboy), Drummer Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion, Gilby Clarke), and Vocalist Chris Van Dahl (L.A. Guns, Steven Tyler/Legends/Aeromyth), talked candidly about their history, the band name, the label they don't want, the difference/similarity in selling records today compared to the 70's, internet response, their future plans, and much more. A few excerpts follow:

On the internet's overwhelming response:

Chris said: "I think it's a testimony that the timing for this is right and people are hungry for a really great hard rock band."

On defining the songs they will be recording:
Stacey said: "I have not been this excited about an original project in years."
Chris said: "The songs are a good indication but, in no way defines the band. There will be a lot of surprises so, stow your expectations"

On the difference/similarity of selling your music today:

Chris said: "It's like we're back in the 70's building a following by touring and selling our record out of the back of a van but, the van now is the internet."

On being labeled in the press as a "Supergroup":

Eric said: "We're flattered that they say that but, that word never came from us. We're not Asia"
Chris said: "A Supergroup is Hollywood Vampires"
Eric said: "And that's a fly by night, done for cash thing."
Troy said: "Those groups are contrived. They are typically known for big shows and catalogs of the guys that are in the band. This is not a cover band."

On the name Angels In Vein:

Chris said: "Originally we were going to call the band "The Devil You Know" and I went after that. Then, literally the day I was going to launch the website, two guys one from Killswitch Engage and another big band released that they had formed a band called "The Devil You Know" and I said WHAT!"
Chris said: "I was doing some research and came across a passage that ended with angels and the next sentence was hyphen and then "in vain" and it stuck with me. Then I thought why don't we spin it and instead of vain we go with vein because what we do comes from inside us." 

On releasing more music:

Chris said: "We may just release a song a month for the next 50 years."
Eric said: "We're looking at releasing a song a month right now."

Link to Official Website Posthttp://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/angels-in-vein-dbg-exclusive/

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 60s 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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Mon
11
Jul

“Dave & Dave Unchained” - a VAN HALEN Podcast

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HALEN HUNGRY? ROTH SERVES UP “EAT’EM & SMILE”

Heard you missed us, well we’re back! “Dave & Dave Unchained” - Van Halen podcast returns with episode 4 celebrating the 30th anniversary of David Lee Roth’s 1986 solo album, “Eat’em & Smile.”

At a time when Van Halen didn’t sound very Van Halen, Roth opted to head in the big rock direction VH was known for mixed with a bit of his “Crazy from the Heat” style added in for good measure. Roth hired gunslingers Steve Vai on guitar and Billy Sheehan on bass with Gregg Bissonette behind the drum kit. The videos were wild and colorful and the live show was packed with Van Halen hits.

The Daves discuss the launch of Roth’s band, the “Eat’em & Smile” tour and breakdown the album song-by-song. There’s also an exclusive interview with Vai, who looks back on his “Eat’em & Smile” days, why the band changed direction with the next album “Skyscraper” and even opened up about the “Eat’em & Smile” reunion that almost happened and might still happen. To cap things off, the cast concludes with part 2 of the interview with “Van Halen Rising” author Greg Renoff who talks about his massive “Eat’em & Smile” article he wrote for Guitar World, Roth’s botched movie and the awkward position DLR is currently in these days.

Sit down with a bottle of anything and a glazed donut while enjoying this firecracker of an episode!

Download the new episode on iTunes or spreaker.com. Connect with the Daves on Twitter: @ddunchained, Facebook: Dave-Dave Unchained, Instagram: ddunchainedpodcast or via email: ddunchainedpodcast@gmail.com

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Fri
08
Jul

Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Recall 1981 Album of the Year, Foreigner 4

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Dallas, TX - July 7, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  visits with Lou Gramm and Mick Jones for the 35th anniversary of Foreigner’s most significant album, Foreigner 4.  The Album of the Year in 1981, it was # 1 seller on the American charts for ten weeks, producing the hits “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Urgent”, the rocker “Night Life” , and the classic “Jukebox Hero”.

In the late1970s the band Foreigner seemed destined to become a classic case of too much, too soon. The band’s first, 1977’s Foreigner and then Double Vision in 1978, were multi-platinum hits of unprecedented proportions and Foreigner entered the Rock and Roll arena as a full blown star. It was heady stuff, to be sure, but that kind of rapid success is often a recipe for quick decline as well.

For Foreigner the critical point came after their third album Head Games which was released in 1979. Head Games didn’t do as well as the first two albums, and the six Foreigner band members started to blame each other, resulting in departure of two of Foreigner’s original members. There were serious questions as to whether the remaining four should continue as the band Foreigner. In the end Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, Rick Wills and Dennis Elliott decided to forge ahead, making their most successful album ever. Mick Jones, Foreigner’s founder and lead guitarist, and former singer, songwriter Lou Gramm reflect with InTheStudio host Redbeard, on the crisis and eventual vindication that marked Foreigner 4

“We started to rehearse for the 4 album. I was so frustrated because I felt that the direction of the band was getting so diverse, with everybody wanting to express themselves... I wasn’t hogging the writing. I was ready to be challenged by anybody else’s ideas, and as far as I was concerned the objective was to achieve a great album...and I was pretty strong minded about it.”  -  Mick Jones

“It was only after a week in the studio that the kind of undercurrent and dissatisfaction came to a head and the changes were made, or I think the band would have fallen apart right in the studio.” - Lou Gramm

FOREIGNER 4 @ 35 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/foreigner-4-35th-anniversary/

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

Direct Link to Foreigner website: http://www.foreigneronline.com
Direct Link to Lou Gramm website: “http://www.lou-gramm.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

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Thu
07
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JAY JAY FRENCH (Twisted Sister)


TWISTED SISTER's Jay Jay French guests on Ep. 237 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

Link to the interview: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-237-jay-jay-french-twis

In the show's only interview, guitarist Jay Jay French discusses TWISTED SISTER's Metal Meltdown (A Tribute to A.J. Pero) DVD, the We Are Twisted F*****g Sister documentary, the current tour, is this really goodbye, Mike Portnoy, the band's history and so much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Recent events - (time 1.55): "Twisted Sister's Legacy is very important to me."

Metal Meltdown DVD (time 2.30): "The entire show was dedicated to AJ."

Discussing Mike Portnoy starts at 7.39

Wacken 2003 (time 15.34): "We weren't scheduled to be on the bill. Iced Earth was headliner and Iced Earth canceled - the singer left... By leaving, they had no headliner... Well, the reviews spoke for themselves."

Is the band really done (time 21.49)? "I've lived long enough to never say never... We can't, obviously, walk away for fourteen years again."

Online: http://www.twistedsister.com
Twitter: @TwistedSisterNY & @deesnider
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Twisted-Sister-138018010313
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/7b85ve82Sh36a3UAx74wut
YouTube: N/A

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Wed
06
Jul

RICKY PHILLIPS Talks To Sleaze Roxx; MONTROSE & COVERDALE/PAGE

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Follow the link to read Sleaze Roxx's interview with Styx bassist Ricky Phillips including details of the last recordings from Ronnie Montrose to be released.

http://sleazeroxx.com/interviews/ricky-phillips-of-styx-interview/

Credit: Ruben Mosqueda of Sleaze Roxx (sleazeroxx.com). Excerpts from the interview:

DETAILS ON LAST RECORDINGS FROM RONNIE MONTROSE ABOUT TO BE RELEASED

Ricky Phillips: I met Ronnie back in the early '80s through a producer friend of mine. He and Ronnie had done a project where it was just he and Ronnie on stage. It was extraordinary. It was probably overshooting for the average Joe. It was aimed for a higher brow musically. Ronnie had done the Montrose thing with Sammy [Hagar] and he had done Gamma which was a bit more 'proggy.' He wanted to do something new. If he had just stayed a rock guitarist, he have become a household name because he was so great at it. He is a guy that played those licks first and a lot of guys stole from him. I've been told this from guys I know that are in huge bands.

I went out to do shows with Ronnie along with Eric Singer [KISS, Alice Cooper, Badlands]. We had a few different singers. Ronnie loved the way we sounded and he was inspired to do another rock record. Eric, Ronnie and I went into the studio and laid down ten tracks. I started working with Styx and Eric resumed working with Alice and KISS back to back.

Right before I went on tour with Styx I received a call from Ronnie he said 'Listen I have an idea. I'm calling the record 10 by 10. We'll get 10 different singers, one for each song and we'll get this thing done.' I said 'That's a great idea Ronnie but we can't even think of one singer we like! How are we going to find 10?!' [laughs] He replied 'Listen I'll call Sammy [Hagar] and ask if he can do one. I'll call Edgar [Winter] and see if he can do another. I'll call people I know.' I didn't have the time to chase down people to sing on the album but he did. He got them and then some. He got Mark Farner [Grand Funk Railroad], Gregg Rolie [Journey, Santana], Eric Martin [Mr. Big] and David Pattison [Gamma]. I got Tommy Shaw on one of the tracks. It became this cool project that had this really cool band.

The record sounds cohesive. It's a very interesting record. We finally found a home for it. We're having some meetings with a label about it getting released and I hope we have this album released by the beginning of 2017.

I jumped ahead a little bit. When I say that we recorded the album; drums, bass and rhythm guitars were done. Ronnie passed before he could lay down guitar solos. I mixed the record so that Ronnie was very big in the record. It was his concept so I wanted to ensure that he was represented on this record. I wanted to bring in guys that Ronnie was into to come in and record the solos for the album. I didn't get everybody that I went after but I think all the right guys are on the record. There's a great mix of singers and guitarists on there. I have Glenn Hughes on a track with Phil Collen from Def Leppard playing the solo, Sammy Hagar featuring Steve Lukather [Toto]' Eric Martin, I paired up with Dave Meniketti [Y&T] and on and on. We have Joe Bonamassa on there too. I also have Brad Whitford who is the unsung hero to both Ronnie and I in Aerosmith. He's the dark horse in that band. I called him and he was honored to be a part of it. I can't wait for you to hear the track with Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer. It sounds like it was lifted right out of the '70s.

I'm excited for the album to come out. There's been a lot of blood, sweat and tears put into this album and a lot of love. I think Ronnie will be looking down on us smiling when it's released. It's pretty special.

WAS JIMMY PAGE WORKING WITH DAVID COVERDALE IN PAGE/PLANT JUST TO WORK WITH ROBERT PLANT?

Sleaze Roxx: And There's Coverdale/Page which you were a part of. I was looking at the RIAA page and the album achieved platinum status [1 million copies sold] in the United States. At the time, it was considered a 'flop' but it sold a million copies. It's a good record.

Ricky Phillips: It went platinum relatively quickly too. I learned a lot on that record from Jimmy [Page] and David [Coverdale] making that record about the business. John Kalodner, a behind the scenes record guy who has made a lot of careers happen, really believed in it. John knew it was a great combination. David [Coverdale] got a lot of flak for sounding like Robert Plant. You know when Jimmy [Page] starts playing, that's what you do! [laughs] That's what comes out of your voice. That's what needs to be done! [laughs] That's what David was doing. I think he did an incredible job. I have some recordings of us working on material. I think those are even better than the record because we're fishing for ideas. That's really honest, pure creation happening there and I happen to have those recorded.

As time went on, Jimmy bought a home in Florida and he was moving there. Then we moved the recording to Vancouver, BC, and people got sick' A lot of stuff started happening. We spent about five months working and putting that album together. I'm not making any excuses because I think we made a great record. When we were making the video ['Pride And Joy'] Jimmy pulled me aside and said 'I'm getting back together with Robert [Plant].' You know, there will always be those rumors that he worked with David just to get Robert to work with him. [laughs] I don't know that it's true. It makes me wonder. That's what I wondered at the time when he pulled me aside. That was the end of Coverdale/Page.

I had a blast hanging out with Jimmy. I was constantly asking him about The Yardbirds which is one of my favorite bands. Can you imagine a band that featured [Jeff] Beck, [Eric] Clapton and [Jimmy] Page at one time or another? He didn't seem to mind telling the stories. [laughs] On many levels, it was an interesting and educational time.

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