Podcasts & Radio

Thu
02
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - Producer WYN DAVIS

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is Producer/Engineer/Mixer Wyn Davis (Dokken, Great White, Dio, Foreigner, Heaven & Hell).
 
Wyn Davis walks us through his career, from his early days in production, to working with Dokken, Dio and Foreigner. We learn how he became Ronnie James Dio's favorite recording engineer, and shares his experiences working with Ronnie in both Dio and Heaven & Hell.
 
 
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2015
 
Wed
01
Jul

Decibel Geek Podcast - DESMOND CHILD

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DESMOND CHILD GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/dbgeekshow/Conversation_with_Desmond_Child_-_E...

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

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2015
 
Wed
01
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GARY CHERONE

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

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-extremes-gary-cherone

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

Quote from the interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015
 
Thu
25
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GOTTHARD & KEN MARY

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-nic-maeder

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

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

Quote from the interview:

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

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

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

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

 
 
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/ep-117-drummer-ken-mary-june-2015

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

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

Quote from the interview:

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

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

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

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2015
 
Mon
22
Jun

Guitar International Interviews STEVE STEVENS

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Robert Cavuoto interviews guitar legend Steve Stevens for Guitar International:
 
"Not many guitar players can flawlessly cross as many musical boundaries as Steve Stevens has done in his career. His prolific and innovative playing has changed the face of music, and together with Billy Idol, they helped revolutionizing a new genre of music.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with a Steve to talk about his latest release, Kings & Queens of the Underground, his constant desire to evolve as a musician, and his role within the monstrously successful band known to the world as Billy Idol."
 
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2015
 
Mon
15
Jun

JIM PETERIK Interviewed By Howard Whitman

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There is a new interview with Jim Peterik now online, posted at Technology Tell's entertainment page:
http://www.technologytell.com/entertainment/63061/true-survivor-songwritermelodic-rocker-jim-peterik-interviewed/

At the same site there is an archive of interviews by Howard Whitman, with folks like Ted Nugent, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, Chris Squire, Bobby Lamm, Lawrence Gowan, and many more at www.tinyurl.com/howardwhitmanwrites
 
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2015
 
Mon
15
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BRUCE KULICK (ex-Kiss)

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on-1-mitch-lafon-bruce-kulick

In episode 113 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by legendary former KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist, BRUCE KULICK

In this episode Bruce talks about his new KKB 'Got To Get Back' album and single, working on Billy Squier's The Tale Of The Tape album, lending his talents to Michael Bolton's discography, Meat Loaf, the current state of KISS, working on the classic KISS album's including REVENGE, his early days with KISS, Grand Funk Railroad,working with ESP guitars, the importance of his brother Bob Kulick, ideas for a (KISS) book and much more.


 
Speaking of KISS: "I have no crystal ball to know when they'll truly wind things down."

The '80s KISS era: "A lot of that material is more challenging than some of the vintage stuff that they do."

On potentially replacing Ace: "I was always a nervous wreck because I realised if I got 'the call'... I was happy in Grand Funk and look what happened to Eric. He was in and then he was out. So, I was like 'how am I going to handle this?' Would I really feel comfortable in Ace's outfit, that skin and that vibe? And I would have to play everything like Ace. I don't know. I was very conflicted. I was relieved that I didn't get asked."

Does he miss being in KISS? "Yeah, but at the cost of being the Spaceman... I think that's a better situation for Tommy."

KISS moving on in 2003-04? "Peter thought he had KISS over-the-barrel and the next thing you know Eric's representative gets a call 'can you suit up and be in Japan' and off he went. Much more complicated with the Ace thing - there were a lot of complications about how reliable Ace was, how into it he was, what a wild card he was, and not by design, but a huge advantage for KISS; Tommy Thayer was always ready (just in case). Tommy's past of having been in a tribute band doing Ace and he was there to break Ace in to remind him about some of the songs they did on the reunion tour... I used to hear the rumblings about Ace. 'What are we going to do about Ace?' "

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

For more about Bruce Kulick visit: http://www.kulick.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbrucekulick
TWITTER: @brucekulick

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

 
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2015
 
Mon
15
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TOM KEIFER

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In episode 114 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of the Rock, Cinderella's TOM KEIFER.

Tom sits down with Mitch to discuss his latest album The Way Life Goes, touring and working on new material, the future (if any) of CINDERELLA, the failed SONY Cinderella album deal, using songs demoed with Cinderella on his The Way Life Goes album, Cinderella's use of various drummers including Cozy Powell, Kevin Valentine (who also ghosted on KISS' Psycho Circus album) and Kenny Aronoff, working with producer Andy Johns, Cinderella's Still Climbing album and much more.

On making The Way Life Goes: "Started working on this record unbeknownst to me that it was a record. The attitude was really let's just make some music. Fuck the lawyers. Fuck the labels. Let's just go record some shit."

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

For more about TOM KEIFER visit: http://www.tomkeifer.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TomKeiferOfficial
TWITTER: @TomKeiferMusic

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

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2015
 
Tue
09
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BULLETBOYS

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https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-bulletboys

In episode 112 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of the BULLETBOYS, Marq Torien.
In this episode Marq discusses their new album,  Elefante. As well as his time in Ozzy Osbourne's band, former band members, Stephen Pearcy and his time with RATT, working with Van Halen producer Ted Templeman and much much more.

Quotes from the interview:
On his time in RATT: "It was one of the greatest experiences of my musical career because I got to work with the great Stephen Pearcy.'
On working with OZZY after the passing on Randy Rhoads: "We rehearsed for a little over a month (almost two months). I was supposed to start the tour in Europe - Diary Of A Madman. Rudy takes me under his wing, but I knew that he was still devastated by Randy's death and so was Ozzy. I'm supposed to fly out with them and I waited two days, but nobody came to pick me up. I get a call from Sharon. She spoke to my mom, "Ozzy feels he's too young. Tell him that we love him with our hearts, but we just can't do this right now." So they ended up getting Bernie Torme.

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

For more about The Bulletboys visit:  http://www.bulletboysofficial.com 
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/BULLETBOYS/121246147910242 
TWITTER: @TheBulletBoys
For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Levertya

 
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2015
 
Mon
08
Jun

Double Stop Podcast - MIKE FRASER

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Mike Fraser discusses his career, from how he got his start with Bob Rock and Bruce Fairburn, to his first big break with Aerosmith, working with Jimmy Page on the Coverdale - Page CD, AC/DC on The Razors Edge (and iconic guitar parts on Thunderstruck), Blue Murder, The Power Station, Joe Satriani, Chickenfoot, and the new AC/DC CD Rock or Bust.
 
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2015
 
Thu
04
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - SCOTT GORHAM (Black Star Riders)


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In this episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by THIN LIZZY & BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist, Scott Gorham. Scott talks about the band's fantastic new album 'The Killer Instinct', John Sykes, The Scott Gorham Experience, the future of Thin Lizzy, line-up changes, the possibility of making a Black Star Riders acoustic album, touring in North America and much more.

Scott quotes:

1. "I'm not in this business to make enemies with the fans."
2. Speaking of BSR: "This is a unit and it's the unit that makes the whole thing work."
3. "This is not a finishing school for other musicians."
4. On leaving Thin Lizzy: "Phil and I were fucking ill. All I knew is that I needed to get out of this band. I needed to get off the road. I needed to get better. That's all I was thinking."

This episode is co-hosted by former GUNS 'N ROSES manager, Doug Goldstein.

For more about Scott Gorham or Black Star Riders visit on TWITTER: @BlackStarRiders or @rickywarwick & @DamonJOfficial
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BlackStarRidersOfficial
Web: http://www.blackstarriders.com

For more about Doug Goldstein's son new band visit: http://www.hunnytheband.com

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2015
 
Tue
02
Jun

Maximum Metal Interview ULI JON ROTH

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Maximum Metal have just posted a new interview with guitar great ULI JON ROTH

Direct Interview link: http://www.maximummetal.com/interviews/intresults.asp?ID=ulijroth&idBand...

If you know the history of metal guitar, you don't have to be told who Uli Jon Roth is. First coming to the world's attention as a member of Germany's Scorpions in the 1970's, he was among the first guitar players to incorporate the influence of Classical music into a heavy rock context. In the 80's, he began taking this fusion further, first with the band Electric Sun (which also bore a distinct Jimi Hendrix influence he had begun to show in the Scorpions), and then with other projects that included several orchestral works. After increasingly leaving the rock world behind for a time, Roth has seemed to come to terms with his proto-metal past. It began with a handful of onstage appearances with the Scorpions, and has now culminated in Scorpions Revisited, a studio album featuring inspired new interpretations of songs he originally recorded with the band in the 70's (plus a tour featuring a set list that draws heavily from that era).

Roth recently spoke to Maximum Metal's Vinaya Saksena about his past, present and future, plus his thoughts on technology, society and the future of music in general. What follows is a slightly edited version of that interview here:

Roth has a new album of Scorpions material "Scorpions Revisited," out now. His thoughts on what he might do next:

Roth: I've written a new album a year ago, but I've never gotten around to start recording it, and I'm kind of itching to start the recording process. In some ways, it's a continuation of "Under A Dark Sky," but it's more rock-orientated, slightly simpler, but it's strongly melodic and I like the lyrics as well. So I'm looking forward to recording that one.

Roth expresses concern about the often superficial nature of popular music and culture in general:

As far as the music itself, I'm not really enamored with the whole instant gratification-like download mentality. You know, the iTunes thing means that it's just like McDonald's. You can get any piece of music instantly, and they're disconnected. My music for instance, I always tried to write like an album of pieces that are connected. And then of course you can listen to them on their own, but I feel it's not quite the same. I tend to think in broader artistic frameworks. And I'm not the only artist, you know. Kate Bush thinks like that, and so do several others. That's one thing.

I feel that the young generation, because everything is downloaded in seconds, there is no more physical aspect to it, and they don't seem to bond with the artists. But the artist needs a bond with the audience, a deeper understanding, which goes both ways, you know? Both sides are missing out if that's not happening, because the music benefits from that, the quality of the music benefits from that kind of bonding, which is a mutual understanding and a mutual kind of respect for one another- the audience for the artist and the artist for the audience. That reflects in the music and also the quality of the music, I think. So that's a little deplorable.

So it's a sign of our times. That's why I call it the McDonald's society. It's all mental fast food. Fast food of the mind is the name of the game. That's what rules the planet. You know, it's fast information, shallow information, cheap information. Anything instant, but very little of that goes down way deep. That's just the time we live in, and it takes some period of transformation inside of us to come to grips with this kind of speed, you know?

Everything is much faster now than it used to be. The train of mankind is running at a different frequency now, and that frequency is not necessarily very much in tune with what would be healthy for the human mind. There's a certain kind of spectrum of plus and minus of a healthy speed which is conducive to real progress of the human mind and spirit. But if you go beyond that, if the speed is too high, it's like you could easily have the whole train derailed, you know? And then the learning is not facilitated by that, because the speed is just too quick for that which we are naturally equipped with.

Maybe the next generation will adapt to that kind of speed, but I know very few people who have so far. Most people are just kind of coasting along , but maybe they don't even really notice, but when you really analyze what's going on, I don't really know anybody who's really on top of it now, even if they appear to be on top of it. A lot of precious things fall by the wayside. And I don't mean that financially. I mean spiritually precious, mentally precious, you know? A lot of good things fall by the wayside. They get crushed by this incredibly fast train.
  

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2015
 
Mon
01
Jun

Decibel Geek Podcast - BRIAN VOLLMER (HELIX)

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BRIAN VOLLMER OF CANADIAN ROCKERS HELIX ON REALITY TV, PUTTING HELIX ONLINE IN THE EARLY 1990's, AND BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BAND

Decibel Geek podcast/website staff writer Blair DeAbreu recently interviewed Brian Vollmer for a talk about Brian's new reality TV series, putting Helix into the online world in the early 1990's, the behind the scenes of the Helix band and more. A few excerpts follow:

On The Vollmer's Reality Show: 'I call it my unreality reality show, and it's about Linda and I and the somewhat bizarre life we live. On one hand we live in a blue collar district of East London, Ontario and live a very normal life but it's punctuated with pretty unreality things I'm sure to other people' and 'our reality show is muuch the same (as other reality TV shows) only it's a no budget show whereas those are very high budget shows and whereas those shows are all heavily scripted ours is essentially very loosely scripted, in fact not really scripted at all''

On taking to the Internet very early in the 90s with PlanetHelix.com: 'As John Lennon said either you grow with music or music outgrows you. That goes for marketing as well. Actually there is more money being spent on music than ever before its just very fractured'.'

On bands learning the ropes through playing 8 times a week in the 70s & 80s: 'It toughened you and prepared you for any success that might come. By the time we got signed in '82 we had already been on the road for 8 years. Even at 8 years of being ready it was still a major shock when it actually happened.'

On being a Canadian band: 'Canada loves an underdog but as soon as you make it they turn on you, I don't know why that is, is it a jealousy factor''

Link to Official Website Post: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/brian-vollmer-helix-audio-interview/

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

 
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2015
 
Mon
01
Jun

Double Stop Podcast - ERIC MARTIN

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is a 2 part interview with Eric Martin. At the end of Part 2 he reveals that he has a new project/band with Warren DeMartini from Ratt.
 
[Eric reveals in the conversation that he has a huge man-crush on Warren's playing and would like to create a side project as Billy has with The Winery Dogs. The style he says would be something like 70s Aerosmith, The Black Crows and The Faces...]

Part 1:

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-61-eric-martin-solo-mr-big

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-61-eric-martin-solo-mr-big/

In Part 1 Eric shares how he got his start in music, and discusses his early solo albums "Sucker For A Pretty Face", "Eric Martin" and "I'm Only Fooling Myself". He also covers his contribution to the Teachers soundtrack (a song he wrote with Neal Schon from Journey), as well as his near miss in Toto. We discuss the formation of Mr. Big (and the role Mike Varney had), and the recording of the first Mr. Big album.

Part 2:

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-62-eric-martin-part-2-mr-big-solo

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-62-eric-martin-part-2-mr-big-solo/

In Part 2 Eric discusses the first Mr. Big tour with Rush, the success of "Lean Into It", the reformation in the 90's with Richie Kotzen (and sharing lead vocals on some songs), the reunion with all original members, the Mr. Vocalist series of cds in Japan, and he announces his new project with Warren DeMartini (Ratt).

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2015
 
Tue
26
May

Rock Solid Podcast - STEVE LUKATHER

 
Toto's Steve Lukather talks to Rock Solid Podcast.
 
 
Rock Solid celebrates it's 200th episode as Pat interviews legendary Toto guitarist Steve Lukather. 
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2015
 
Tue
26
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JIM PETERIK

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https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-109-jim-peterik

In episode 109 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by a founding member of SURVIVOR, Jim Peterik.

In this episode Jim discusses his new book 'Through The Eye Of The Tiger: The Rock 'N Roll Life Of Survivor's Founding Member', his new collaboration with Marc Scherer called 'Risk Everything', THE IDES OF MARCH Box set 'Last Band Standing - The Definitive 50 Year Anniversary Collection', working with Frankie Sullivan and creating one of rock's most iconic songs, 'Eye Of The Tiger'.

For more about Jim Peterik visit: http://www.jimpeterik.com and on twitter: @jimpeterik

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

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

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

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2015
 
Tue
26
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DOKKEN

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-110-dokken

In episode 110 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of DOKKEN, Don Dokken.

In this episode Don discusses the making of a new Dokken album, talks about George Lynch and Jeff Pilson, chooses Dokken's BEST album, talks about his voice, newest member Mark Boals, Heavy Montreal, and much more.

Quotes from the interview: "Fans expect you to sound exactly like you did on the record that you did 30 years ago and they expect you to sound amazing every night."

"I didn't know George very well and we had friction from day one. We just have totally different personalities."

"Jeff (Pilson) was the most multi-talented of anybody in the band. He plays bass well. He plays guitar well and he plays piano. He's multi-faceted and was always good at recording."

"For me, the masterpiece is Dysfunctional."

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

For more about DOKKEN visit: http://www.dokkencentral.comand on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dokkencentral

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

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

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

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

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Mon
25
May

MARK SLAUGHTER on Totally Drive Radio


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.

Totally Driven Radio spoke with Mark Slaughter the former Lead Singer of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, and long time lead singer of Slaughter to discuss a ton of topics like:

Mark hangs out with us for over 25 minutes...

**The story behind the song Fly to the Angels
**If people have said to him, that they can’t listen to that song anymore, because it relates to someone
**if it was tough for him to perform early on
**his first full length solo album he released “Reflections in the Rear View Mirror”
**How he is being hands on, and doing everything himself independently with the solo album
**that he was offered the Jack Russell’s spot in Great White, and also tried for the Velvet Revolver spot
**his recent appearance on “That Metal Show”
**he discussed the “real” reason, not the “Hollywood” version of why he wasn’t on the first VVI Album
**What if Vinnie Vincent called him today, to record some songs with him?
**any plans for solo acoustic shows, music
**any solo dates to support the solo album

You can listen here to his full interview here https://youtu.be/0fuGkXMOE3c

Go to Mark’s Site for dates, news & more http://www.markslaughter.com/

Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkSlaughter33

Remember to listen to Totally Driven Radio every Thursday, and Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

https://www.facebook.com/TotallyDrivenTV
https://twitter.com/ttllydrvnradio
https://twitter.com/TotallyDrivenTV

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2015
 
Mon
18
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BONFIRE (David Reece)

Artist: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UnjEiKQGe0

In this special YouTube only edition of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by BONFIRE singer, David Reece. We discuss Bonfire's new album Glörious as well as his time with ACCEPT and much more.
Quote: "I want to tour. That's my main focus."

Find BONFIRE online: http://www.bonfire.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BONFIREofficial
Twitter: @BonfireOfficial

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

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

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

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

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2015
 
Mon
18
May

Hard Rock Arena Radio Live Stream

 
Classic Hard Rock and Metal from the 80's and 70's. The hits and the deep cuts! Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Hair Metal, and Melodic Hard Rock  24 hours a day. 

Recent plays:

Lynch Mob - "No Bed of Roses"
Loudness - "In the Mirror"
Warrant - "D.R.F.S.R."
Saxon - "Never Surrender"
UFO - "Doctor Doctor"
Helix - "Wild In The Streets"
Tesla - "The Gate/Invited"
Queensrÿche - "Redemption"
Grand Prix - "Shout"
Twisted Sister "Shoot 'Em Down"
Skid Row - "New Generation"
Wig Wam - OMG! (Wish I Had A Gun)
House Of Lords - "Call My Name"
Saigon Kick - "What Do You Do"
Blue Öyster Cult - "Take Me Away"
Whitesnake - "Still of the Night"
King's X - Dogman


 
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2015
 
Tue
12
May

Noize In The Attic Podcast - EDDIE JACKSON

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Eddie Jackson of Queensryche is this week's guest on Noize In The Attic - Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com) on 88.7FM New Haven CT. Eddie catches us up on the new record, the Monsters of Rock cruise and all things Ryche!

On the new album "A bit edgier of a sound than the last album.. a few more uptempo songs. Guitar wise it's a little more agressive "

Hear the full episode (the interview starts at 31 minute mark)

http://noizeintheattic.podomatic.com/entry/2015-05-11T05_52_08-07_00

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Tue
12
May

BRUCE KULICK Talks New Single, New Album & Meatloaf

Artist: 

Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) confirms Meatloaf ate meatloaf on 1979 Bat out of Hell tour; audio

Key West, FL (5/11/15)- Legendary guitarist Bruce Kulick confirms Meatloaf ate meatloaf, often covered with cream cheese icing, during the 1979 Bat out of Hell tour. Kulick also announces the release of a new single this June and plans for a new solo album.  In a career-spanning interview, Kulick shares stories from topics including:

Meatloaf cannibalism
Michael Bolton's shoe fetish
KISS Exposed video porn stars
Hot in the Shade drum machines
Revenge Spinal Tap
Recording Carr Jam
Alive III fixes
I Walk Alone demos
Paul walking around in Starchild boots during Carnival of Souls
Timeline of KISS reunion negotiations
Art of not making instrumental wankfests
Recording solo albums Audiodog, Transformer, BK3
Release of BK3 Vinyl
Release of new KKB single this June
Plans on new solo album via PledgeMusic

Interview Audio Links:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bruce-kulick-career-spanning/id982235688?i=341702129&mt=2

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cobrasfire/bruce-kulick-career-spanning-interview

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cobras-fire-rock-podcast/cobras-fire/e/bruce-kulick-careerspanning-interview-announces-new-single-37956035

ABOUT

Cobras & Fire is a rock podcast with a silly name focused on sharing new music from bands that have the hooks, melody and attitude of classic rock bands.  Cobras & Fire is part of the growing Decibel Geek podcast family and hosted by Loose Cannon and Bakko, writers from DecibelGeek.com.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cobrasfire/id982235688
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cobras-fire
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cobrasfire
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cobrasandfire

Bruce Kulick (born December 12, 1953) is an American guitarist, solo artist and current member of Grand Funk Railroad. Previously, Kulick is best known as lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss from September 1984 to August 1996. He also was a member of the bands Union, Blackjack and touring guitarist for Meatloaf.  Kulick has released three solo albums, Audio Dog in 2001, Transformer in 2003, and most recently BK3, which was released on February 2, 2010.  His most recent project is KKB.

KULICK.net - Official Bruce Kulick Website
http://www.kulick.net/
http://gplus.to/brucekulick
http://twitter.com/brucekulick
http://www.youtube.com/kulicknet
http://www.facebook.com/officialbrucekulick


 
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Mon
11
May

Double Stop Podcast - MELODICROCK.COM

 
Yep...this week it's me chatting with Brian Sword. Thanks Brian for wanting to chat!
 
https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/the-double-stop-episode-59-andrew-mcneice

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-59-andrew-mcneice-melodicrock-com/

Andrew McNeice discusses the history of MelodicRock.com - one of the first hard rock/melodic rock news sites on the net. He discusses how and why he started the site, its growth, his music festivals, his record label and the current state of the music business.

 
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Fri
08
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEPHEN PEARCY


http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-107-stephen-pearcy

In episode 107 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of RATT, Stephen Pearcy.

In this episode Stephen discusses the current state of RATT, his new album SMASH, his upcoming knee surgery, recording new music and his upcoming 2015 tour dates.

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

For more about STEPHEN PEARCYvisit:  http://www.facebook.com/SEPearcyhttp://www.stephen-pearcy.com and on Twitter: @StephenEPearcy

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

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

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

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

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Tue
05
May

Double Stop Podcast - KEN MARY

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This week on The Double Stop Podcast....
 
Ken Mary (House of Lords, Alice Cooper, Impellitteri, Kip Winger) walks us through his career, starting with his early days, his first band (Fifth Angel), his time with Alice Cooper in the 80's, recording early demos with Kip Winger and Paul Taylor, the formation of House of Lords (and why he left after the Sahara tour), his first solo project - Soul Shock Remedy and the House of Lords reunion album The Power and the Myth. He also reveals the terrible back pain that prevented him from playing drums for most of the last 15 years, and how he was able to recover and commence drumming again.
 
 
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