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Podcasts & Radio

Fri
28
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - ERIC MARTIN

Artist: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Categories: 
 
In Episode 99 of The Double Stop, Brian is joined by return guest Eric
Martin (Mr. Big)
 
Eric Martin returns to discuss the new Mr Big album 'Defying Gravity',
as well as his past solo records, Triumph’s cover of “Just One Night"
and dealing with online trolls.
 
 
 
On the new sounds on "Defying Gravity" (16:46) "I actually love it,
but when we did it at first I was second guessing and wondering if
this was going to work. I hoped people were going to dig it. Because
it's a different format than what we've done before. We've always hat
that "Daddy Brother" or "Addicted To That Rush". And the next song is
a middle of the road country rock kind of song, And the next on e is a
ballad. And this one is different"
 
On Triumph recording a version of his solo song "Just One Night"
(32:20) "I'd written that song with Neal Schon (Journey), and I did
the demo with Kevin Elson. And Mike (Clink) turned it on to the guys.
They did an amazing job of it. A really cool song for triumph. A
different kind of song for Triumph."
 
 
Follow The Double Stop on Twitter: @TheDoubleStop
 
Fri
28
Jul

InTheStudio - DEF LEPPARD Turns Tragedy Into 'Hysteria'

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 Def Leppard Turns Tragedy Into Hysteria
Joe Elliott, Rick Savage Reveal Making Of 1987 Blockbuster Album 
 
Dallas, TX - JULY 27, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show  IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of Def Leppard’s mega-selling Hysteria album with lead singer Joe Elliott and bassist, singer Rick Savage. 
 
Coming off the 7x platinum selling Pyromania album, Def Leppard were emerging on top of the Rock heap in ’83-’84. Attempting to follow-up the massive seller quickly, Def Leppard were hard at work recording their next album by the winter of 1984 when a tragic freak car accident would leave drummer Rick Allen without his left arm. It would be another two and a half years of intense work in the studio, including a switch back to producer Mutt Lang, before Hysteria would finally be released to a long awaiting fanbase. Joe Elliott tells IN THE STUDIO host Redbeard about a comical encounter with legendary Stones singer Mick Jagger that drove home the ridiculousness of there 4 1/2 year gap between albums.

“We had Mick Jagger come in and do two solo albums in the same complex when we were doing the first one (Hysteria). (Elliott imitating Mick says) “Bloody Hell, you guys are still here? Weren’t you here doing that album when I was doing She’s The Boss?” “Yeah” (replies Elliott) (Jagger imitation) “Well, I’ve done that one, I’ve toured. I’ve had two kids, done a Stones album and toured and now I’m back doing my next solo album and your still here.” (laughter)                                                                                          -  Joe Elliott
 
DEF LEPPARD Hysteria @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard interview program is available to STREAM now at: www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/def-leppard-hysteria/
 
Direct Link to IN THE STUDIO affiliate station list: www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations
 
Thu
06
Jul

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard, Riverdogs); Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell discusses the new Riverdogs album California, Whitesnake, Dio & his firing from the band, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Shadow King with Lou Gramm, Sweet Savage, Last In Line, Def Leppard and more.
 

 
In our second interview, we sit down with the Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, backstage at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Topics include: Chris Cornell, joining the band, Dot Hacker, John Frusciante, Beck and more.
 
Mitch Lafon
Music journalist and so much more...
Listen to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon on PodcastOne.
 
Twitter: @mitchlafon
Instagram: @mitch_lafon
 

"Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon" - iTunes link

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1218868456
 

"Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon" - PodcastOne link

www.podcastone.com/rock-talk-with-mitch-lafon

 
Check out my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AngelOfAce
 
Thu
29
Jun

30 Years Ago Newly Installed Van Halen Singer Delivers Solo # 1, SAMMY HAGAR Moonlights To Satisfy Record Label

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - JUNE 29, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands salutes Sammy Hagar on the 35th anniversary of Three Lock Box and the 30th anniversary of his knockout solo album I Never Said Goodbye.
 
After years of struggle as the downcard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, Sammy Hagar answered the bell in the Eighties and came out swinging. In 1982 Hagar scored a technical knockout with his first mainstream hit “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” from his seventh solo album Three Lock Box. By 1987, coming off the hugely successful VOA album with the highway anthem “I Can’t Drive 55”, the newly installed Van Halen lead singer would score his highest charting solo album ever I Never Said Goodbye with the powerful # 1 rock ballad “Give to Live”.  Hagar shares with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard how he managed to satisfy his solo artist commitments while joining the biggest band in the land.
 
“Everybody remembers the I Never Said Goodbye album that I made with Eddie (Van Halen) playing bass, right after 5150. Royalties off Van Halen records went to Geffen. I sold 5 million records for the guy (David Geffen) on three records. He wasn’t about to let one of his biggest artists just go - not anyone wouldd do that.”  - Sammy Hagar
The SAMMY HAGAR I Never Said Goodbye @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard  interview program is available to STREAM at:  “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/sammy-hagar-never-said-goodbye/
 
Thu
22
Jun

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - Gene Simmons (KISS), Mike Rutherford (Genesis) & Adam Mitchell (KISS songwriter)

Artist: 
Categories: 
 
 
 
Title: Gene Simmons (KISS), Mike Rutherford (Genesis) & Adam Mitchell (KISS songwriter)
 
In this episode, Mitch sits down with Genesis' Mike Rutherford to discuss Genesis 50th anniversary plans, Ray Wilson & Calling All Stations, Phil Collins & Peter Gabriel leaving the band, Invisible Touch, Mike + The Mechanics and much more.
 
Then as highly requested - Mitch shares his entire June 9th 1980 interview with Gene Simmons to discuss the Unmasked album and more. 
 
And finally keeping in the spirit of '80s KISS - songwriter Adam Mitchell shares his experiences of writing with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr for the KISS Killers, Creatures Of The Night, Crazy Nights and Hot In The Shade albums. He also shares his thoughts on what makes a good song. 
 
 
Mitch Lafon - Music journalist and so much more...
Twitter: @mitchlafon
Listen to Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon on PodcastOne.
 
"Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon" - iTunes link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1218868456
 
"Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon" - PodcastOne link www.podcastone.com/rock-talk-with-mitch-lafon
 
Check out my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AngelOfAce

 

 
Thu
22
Jun

MOTLEY CRUE's Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx Celebrate Triple X Anniversary Of Girls Girls Girls

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - JUNE 21, 2017. North American syndicated rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  goes one on one with Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx for the sometimes hilarious, sometimes shocking story behind Motley Crue’s four million-seller Girls Girls Girls.
 
A product of the ‘80s Hollywood Sunset Strip, Motley Crue were the quintessential LA hair metal band. Their string of hit albums and crossover songs on radio and MTV was only matched by their over the top live show, mounting legal bills and alarming drug use. By 1987 the band was dancing on a fine line between real life or death. Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil share their stories with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard.
 
“We were a mess. I know we didn’t go overseas (on Girls Girls Girls tour), because the management said, ‘You guys go, and somebody’s not coming back. Or if they do, they’re coming back in a body bag... We were operating like a punk band! We were completely out of control.”  - Nikki Sixx
 
"I remember my first gig. It was at my parents' house. First time I ever sang in front of anybody. I was in a band called Rock Candy. I thought my parents were going out of town for the night. So I had a small party of like 500 people (laughs). We're just jamming away, the place is packed, people jumping off the roof into the pool... It was a good time, but then my parents came home."  - Vince Neil
 
MOTLEY CRUE Girls, Girls, Girls @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard interview program is available now to stream at: http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/motley-crue/
 
Mon
19
Jun

Noize In The Attic Podcast - ERIC MARTIN (Mr. Big)

Artist: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Categories: 
 
Weekly syndicated US radio show Noize In The Attic - Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com) goes in-depth with Eric Martin of Mr. Big.  We discuss the new record, early Eric Martin Band history, the current drama with Journey and much more!
 
On the new Mr. Big album "Defying Gravity";
 
"I was frustrated as hell because I didn't feel I had enough pre-production for these songs"..
 
Listen to the full episode here (interview starts at 16 minutes)
 
 
 

 

 
Thu
18
May

THE BLACK CROWES Chronicle American Disharmony 25 Years Ago

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 
Dallas, TX - MAY 17, 2017. North American syndicated rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Black Crowes #1 album
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.
 
Upon their arrival on the national music scene in 1990 with Shake Your Money Maker, The Black Crowes’ Stones-ish/Faces early ‘70s throwback sound was far from the Pop Metal/pre-Grunge musical fashion of the day. However, no one could deny the songwriting and authentic rootsy musical craftsmanship of the brothers Chris and Rich Robinson. Their second album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (so named after a Civil War-era hymnal) released in May 1992 contained the songs “Remedy”, “Thorn in My Pride”, “Sting Me”, “Hotel Illness” and “My Morning Song” which found the album at #1 sales in its first week of release!
 
With the backdrop of the 1991 Rodney King beating in LA, first trial, and subsequent deadly destructive riots there, The Black Crowes recorded Southern Harmony  “'and watched LA burn” reecalls co-founding singer Chris Robinson to IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard.
 
“Some of us don’t hate people, and some of us understand that this government is run and fueled by one thing, and that’s greed' You don’t live in black or white neighborhoodss, you live in poor( or affluent ) neighborhoods' This is nothingg exclusive to this generation or any other, these problems have been around forever, it’s called manipulation' I understand everrybody being so upset and frustrated( about injustice)' I don 't think looting and violence and racial hatred is anyway to tell the government, ‘Hey, by the way, can you show us some compassion?’.  - Chris Robinson 1992
 
IN THE STUDIO is syndicated on over 35 radio stations across North America. The Black Crowes/ InTheStudio program will air on radio this weekend.
 
 
Thu
04
May

DAVID COVERDALE Reveals Health Scare, Mounting Debt Leading To WHITESNAKE '87 Global Smash

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 
IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of the best-selling hard rock albums in history, Whitesnake ’87.

After eight studio albums in 10 years Whitesnake had managed to keep hard rock relevant, in an ever-changing ‘80s rock market in the UK, while America had yet to fully embrace the band. Bandleader, singer, songwriter  David Coverdale was sidelined with a potentially career-ending chronic sinus infection midway through this project.  Coverdale reveals to IN THE STUDIO  producer and host Redbeard just how serious his health scare was.
 
“He (the doctor) put a small flashlight into my mouth... and said, ‘This is the worst sinus infection I’ve ever seen, I’m surprised you could even talk’.  I came back and prepared for surgery and a 50% chance I would never be able to perform again.” - David Coverdale
Three million dollars in debt and having just recovered from throat surgery, Coverdale put it all on the line.
 
“We shot three videos in two weeks, “Still of the Night”, “Here I Go Again”, “Is This Love” and things just went nuts.” - David Coverdale
 
WHITESNAKE @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO interview program is available now to STREAM at: "http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/whitesnake-87-david-coverdale/"

 

 
Thu
20
Apr

DEEP PURPLE’s Ian Gillan, Roger Glover Revisit Machine Head

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 
Quiet Resort Town Gives Birth To Hard Rock Masterpiece:
 
Dallas, TX - April 19, 2017. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands marks the anniversary of one of the cornerstones of hard rock, Deep Purple Machine Head.
Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple are credited by many as the third jewel in the British hard rock crown. At the suggestion of their accountant, Deep Purple would look to save some money by recording their 1972 album Machine Head  outside of the UK tax jurisdiction and in the quiet resort town of Montreux, Switzerland.
 
The events that transpired before and during the recording of Machine Head are legendary, immortalized in the band’s iconic song “Smoke On The Water” which details the massive fire that destroyed the venue where Deep Purple were set to record.  Singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover share with IN THE STUDIO host Redbeard the story that has become Rock and Roll folklore, resulting in Deep Purple leaving Switzerland with a career-defining album.
 
“We have always had a kind of aversion to recording studios, for various reasons. We are not very good studio workers. We We are quite naive about studio technique and technology. We concentrated very much on the music.”  -  Ian Gillan
 
“It (Montreux) was a very small sleepy town in the early Seventies. It was the place you retired to. And we’re lookioking for somewhere we can make a lot of noise in the middle of the night. That’s a pretty tall order.”  - Roger Glover 
 
DEEP PURPLE Machine Head @ 45/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/deep-purple-machine-head-45th-anniversary-ian-gillan-roger-glover/
 
Mon
03
Apr

GRIM REAPER Begin Writing New Album & New Book on Tragic Health Experience

Artist: 
Categories: 
 
Grim Reaper to Begin writing New Album & New book on Tragic Health Experience on the way
 
Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice (https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) recently To Steve and Millie Grimmett in Swindon, England at Riff's Bar on April 1 2017 where there was a Charity benefit concert for the Grimmett’s to help pay their health and recovery costs.
 
 The Metal Voice was also joined by YouTuber guest Razor Fist (The Rageaholic)
 
WATCH HERE Click Here - https://youtu.be/K0UD_r_9398
 
When asked how Steve Grimmett's recovery was coming along  (11:50 mark)
"It's going really good, I'm in training now getting my new leg (prosthetic), which I should have in about 4 weeks time. Then I can only put it on and take it off until I go to the Swindon hospital, where I am having my therapy and they will teach me how to walk. I know that is not easy and I know there is a lot of pain involved, I'm up for that, let's get going. I'm still living on the ground floor at my house cause I can't get up the stairs but that's ok. I'm waiting for a company to install a chair lift and they make doors and bathroom wider so I can take a shower cause I haven't had a shower since this happened, I fucken stink (laughs) I do wash."
 
When asked when Steve would be returning to the stage for his first performance (14:20)
"We got a show in the middle of July 2017, in Germany at the Bang you head Festival, we are going to play whatever happens cause we have committed to it now but my team thinks that they can get me ready for that, which would be fantastic if not I will do it in a wheelchair. "
 
When asked if Grim Reaper will be releasing a live album anytime soon (15:47)
"I do have a live album in the can, I got it ready to mix, I may start on that in a couple of months time, mix it and get it out (last tour of the United States)."
 
When asked about a new album and a new book (18:56)
"Ian Nash (guitar) and I,  in the next couple of weeks are going to start the new album. I'm writing a book too that has taken a little bit of my time and it won't be a normal sex drugs and rock and roll. It will be about this experience and some sex drugs and rock and roll (laughs). It's going to be about losing of the leg and telling diabetics to shape up cause this could happen to them too."
 
To donate to Steve and Mille Grimmett - https://www.youcaring.com/stephenmgrimmett-740370
 
Thu
30
Mar

JOURNEY: Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Perry Reveal Hall Of Fame Career

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 
 
Dallas, TX - March 30, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands maps out Journey’s long road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a two-part, two week career-spanning radio special. 
 
From 1981 to 1986 the biggest band in America was Journey. This band from “the city by the bay” sold more than 30 million records in that short time. Millions of people have seen them perform live over years of nearly endless touring to this day. Journey songs became the soundtrack for a whole generation of fans “raised on radio” and for new generations of fans of TV shows like The Sopranos and Glee.  It’s hard to imagine anyone who has grown up in America over the last 40 years who has not been touched in some way by the music of Journey.
The musical Journey began in 1973 with two former members of Santana, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, looking to form an ambitious musical outfit to perform rock fusion and rule the live music circuit. There would be multiple member changes, but none more important than the addition of singer Steve Perry.  In Part 1 episode, Gregg, Neal and Steve speak with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard about the early incarnation of the band and the breakthrough success of their 1978 fourth album, Infinity.
 
“The real idea behind the band was ‘Let’s go play live’. We used to knock people out. In fact as (Journey’s manager) Herbie Herbert put it, we sold  more tickets than we did records then. People would come to see the band for the instrumentation and energy of it . It wasn’t following suit with anything else on the radio.”  - Gregg Rolie
 
“Everybody’s feeling at the time was, ‘Look, we’re all starving to death’, you know? And it’s time we gotta make a living at this or I was going to have to get a job selling ladies shoes or something. I wanted to play music and make a living at it.”  - Neal Schon
 
“I had no idea what I was in for. I really didn’tt realize what a real workhorse this band was until I’d say 178 shows later, that same tour, non stop. But I gotta tell you, I wouldn’t change one thing.”  -  Steve Perry
 
JOURNEY  Best Of  PART 1  /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/journey-best-1/
Part 2 will be available next week at: http://www.inthestudio.net
 

 

 
Mon
27
Feb

Foreigner 40: Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Reveal Birth Of Unique Partnership

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - March 8, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website In The Studio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  examines the birth of late ‘70s rock juggernaut Foreigner with its two creative principles Lou Gramm and Mick Jones.  

Foreigner was the brainchild of Englishman and former Spooky Tooth guitarist Mick Jones, a veteran musician in 1977 looking to re-energize his career with a fresh start in America. Jones teamed with fellow Brit Ian McDonald and they auditioned thirty-five singers before discovering Lou Gramm, an unheralded singer then in a band called Black Sheep from Rochester in upstate New York.  After a series of auditions with Gramm, this unlikely pair found common ground in the studio, putting together a remarkable debut album Foreigner of ready-made radio hits including “Feels Like The First Time”, “Cold As Ice” and “Long Long Way From Home”.

Foreigner’s first release forty years ago would become the fastest selling album in Atlantic Records history. The skyrocketing success would later manifest as tension in the band and ultimately lead to a lineup change on their fourth effort, but it is the unique relationship between Lou Gramm and Mick Jones which would define Foreigner for a decade.

Speaking to Gramm and Jones, In The Studio producer and host Redbeard gets a clearer picture of the relationship behind Foreigner’s hit machine.

“I felt there was an interesting chemistry...based on Mick’s rock and roll experience and Ian’s eclectic left field background, that there would be some really really interesting songs... That was really appealing to me.”  - Lou Gramm

“We (Mick and Lou) weren’t necessarily people who would hang out together. We sometimes found it, and still do find it, awkward to be together sometimes... I’ve gotten to know Lou over these years and he’s gotten to know me. We have different tastes. We have different things we like to do in our spare time. We occasionally get together socially, but it’s quite rare.”   - Mick Jones  

FOREIGNER @ 40 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: "http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/foreigner-first-mick-jones-l...

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”

 

 
Fri
24
Feb

In The Studio - THE BABYS

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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February 23, 2017, Dallas, TX -  InTheStudio.NET, the web home for North American syndicated Rock radio show In The Studio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  takes a look at a late ‘70s contender, The Babys, with a candid conversation with singer John Waite and keyboardist Jonathan Cain on the 40th anniversary year of their first hit “Isn’t It Time?”

That first musically ambitious Top 15 single from the original band of Waite, Michael Corby, Tony Brock, and Wally Stocker created enough momentum for the British quartet to inspire The Babys’ breakout 1979 album Head First, which itself peaked at # 22 and produced another Top 15 hit single “Every Time I Think of You”.  But after 1980’s Union Jacks album, which delivered “Back on My Feet Again” and the infectious “Midnight Rendezvous”, the band stumbled figuratively and, in lead singer John Waite’s unfortunate case, quite literally. But how? John Waite and Jonathan Cain share with In The Studio host Redbeard their own personal recollections of life in rock’s neo-natal unit trying to grow in America as The Babys.

“We went on the road a lot... They (record company) wouldn’t let a day go by without us doing something. We’d play in the cafeteria of some college and then go play a major gig at night, or we’d fly to Japan the next morning after a major three week outing playing everywhere in America... It was a real whirlwind. It was a great time.” - John Waite

“There are a lot of reasons why we disbanded. I guess the biggest reason was the money, the past and all the (management) mistakes that were made... It was like a snowball rolling down a hill and there wasn’t really any stopping it.” - Jonathan Cain

THE BABYS @ 40 / InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/babys-40th-anniversary...

 

 

 
Thu
16
Feb

In The Studio - PINK FLOYD

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 
 
February 14, 2017, Dallas, TX -  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website In The Studio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands examines the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd Animals through interviews with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and big-concept composer Roger Waters conducted by host Redbeard.
How did Pink Floyd evolve from the sublime cynicism of Dark Side of the Moon to the madness and despair of The Wall six years later?  Hear first-hand the vital importance of this transitional Pink Floyd album Animals and the tipping point on the final stadium concert of that tour which sparked the eventual building of The Wall.
 
“At the end of this Montreal show there was some kid trying to climb up the chain link fencing. I got so angry with this kid who was screaming all through “Mother” or one of the quieter songs, anyway, I finally got so angry I spat at this child. He was 14 or 15, I suppose. And when I came off stage afterwards I thought, ‘What have I been reduced to, here?... What has happened to the relationship between the band and the audience?’ So, the wall was something that I had experienced very powerfully through most of that tour, but specifically on that day.”  - Roger Waters

“We’ve never had any sacred idea about what we think we ought to be or what we ought to sound like.”  - David Gilmour
“After this long, I think people are now so used to the fact that bands are so much more dysfunctional than that (mop top “Monkees” image). There is a reality to it. When you get creative people, frequently it is of limited duration.” 
                                                                                             - Nick Mason
 
PINK FLOYD Animals/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/pink-floyd-animals-2/
 
Direct Link to: Pink Floyd: http://www.pinkfloyd.com
Direct Link to: Roger Waters http://www.rogerwaters.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio:  http://www.inthestudio.net

 

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Mon
30
Jan

STEVE GRIMMETT Reports In Live From Hospital

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Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice streamed live into the hospital in Ecuador where Steve Grimmett (singer Grim Reaper) and wife Millie Grimmett  updated their fans on Steve's medical condition. Also joining the show Tony Dolan (Venom Inc) and former singer of Anthrax Neil Turbin

Two announcements were made during the show, the first a fundraising show in their hometown of Swindon, England  on April 1 organized  by Brian Keene at the Riff's Bar

The second announcnemt was well known Metal Artist coming together to re-record a Grim Reaper Song  to help raise funds towards Steve Grimmett. medical and recovery costs.  Spearheaded by Tony Dolan  aided by Neil Turbin (Ex Anthrax) and Sy Keeler (Onslaught). The contribution artists include Gary Holt (Slayer Exodus) Ripper Owens (ex Judas Priest), Doro Pesch, Lipps (Anvil), Neil Turbin (Deathriders), Sy Keeler (Onslaught), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Nick Bowcott (Ex Grim Reaper), John Gallagher (Raven), Mantas (Venom) and more to be announced soon, the song will be produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest)

Millie Grimmett gave The Metal Voice a medical status update on Steve's present condition, "He has had four operations now, yesterday he had an operation to clean the wound a bit more, open it up a bit, put a drain in there to stop any further infections. So far the infection has stabilized. They have not stitched the wound up it's still open, they got a drain in there they are hoping it might help stop any infections. He can't fly until ten days after a big operation, so the earliest he can fly is this Friday. You got the high altitude because of the pressure of the plane, you have the risks of blood clotting, bleeding again, wounds opening so we have to make sure he can actually survive the flight because in total it is 19 hours door to door and we have to get two planes, it's a gruelling journey for everybody "

Mille went on, "I have a meeting with  the Doctor tomorrow morning to discuss how he is doing and recovery and there is another treatment they can use, using oxygen. So we are hoping they might be able to do that over the next few days. which could speed up the process of recovery. the donations have helped the both of us. Now I am here Steve has perked up a bit and it makes me feel a bot better to see him but we are still alone out here and we want to go home. "

Mille commented about the Hospital Staff,"They are very friendly, very nice, even though we both don't speak the same language, we still have a laugh, making Steve laugh making him smile, they do what they can with what they got, they don't have the same resources here. Steve said to me the other day that, last week he was in a ward downstairs and gentleman by him had heart failure and they didn't have a defibrillator so unfortunately the gentleman died, they did all they could, they have done a great job with Steve."

Lying on his hospital bed Steve Grimmett said a few words, I am very humbled I didn't realize that I meant so much to other people, I got no words other than THANK YOU and when I am out on my new leg I'm going to come out and sing for a big party."

Grimmett continued about finally being reunited with his wife. " it was such a relief to have somebody that I could talk to, cause she is not only my wife, she's my best friend, she's my sole mate, it makes everything easier. I found that in this metal community of ours we have love and respect for each other and to be fair I've never met any assholes."

Watch the interiew HERE https://youtu.be/fr0UorVZpFg

Donation Here https://www.youcaring.com/stephenmgrimmett-740370

 
Wed
25
Jan

In The Studio - THE KINKS

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 
 
Dallas, TX January 24, 2017 -  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands takes a stroll into the Seventies decade of The Kinks with lead singer, songwriter Ray Davies on the 40th anniversary of their remarkable comeback album Sleepwalker.
 
The Kinks were probably a lock for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for their British Invasion Sixties output alone, but the first half of the Seventies were tough going for them until reclaiming their rock bona fides, starting with 1977’s Sleepwalker and much of what turned up on 1978’s Misfits
 
Historically lumped into the mid-Sixties British Invasion bands with The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who, London’s lovable Kinks nevertheless took a considerably different unintended path, particularly in America. At the era-defining iconic events from 1967 to 1977 Montereyy Pop Festival, Woodstock, Altamont, Isle of Wight Festivals, Watkins Glen, Day on the Green where were The Kinks?  Inexplicabbly, this band which had reeled off a string of Top Ten hits in both the UK and US with “You Really Got Me”, “All Day and All of the Night”, “Tired of Waiting for You”, “Sunny Afternoon”, “Victoria”, “Apeman” and the timeless “Lola”, all which had helped to define rock’n’roll on radio in the latter half of the Sixties, went MIA there on the entire first half of the Seventies.
But it certainly was not for lack of trying. The exquisite “Celluloid Heroes” appeared on The Kinks’ 1972 album Everybody’s in Showbiz, yet still had disappointing US sales. Ray Davies then wrote a series of musical shows, including 1973’s Preservation Act 1 (a double album, no less); Preservation Act 2  followed a year later; and Soap Opera bubbled up in 1975. Not a one broke into the US Top Fifty sales.
 
When the opportunity to record for veteran record man Clive Davis’ Arista label appeared in 1976, it came with a caveat: no concept albums. Songs including “Sleepwalker” and “Juke Box Music”, with Ray Davies giving the good-natured nod to critics who felt that his preceding five year output had been too precious for rock’n’roll, helped to put The Kinks back on powerful US rock radio in 1977, which in turn permitted them to headline major US arenas for the first time ever. The resultant momentum continued into what became the legendary band’s sixteenth album, Misfits, in Summer 1978. 
Ray Davies shares with In The Studio host Redbeard the desire of The Kinks to avoid the pitfalls of gatekeepers in order to deliver their music.
 
“It’s all the other people you have to go through. I’m talking about media people, record companies, TV, Radio. They’re the people who are judgmental on this... I have always had this theory about playing live. It’s the one occasion that you can be one on one with your fans without going through all the business of relying on somebody to cut the records, someone to press the records, to do the artwork, then to play the record.”    -  Ray Davies
 
The Kinks Sleepwalker @ 40/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/kinks-sleepwalker-40th-anniversary-ray-davies/
Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations
Direct Link to: The Kinks: “http://www.thekinks.info
Direct Link to InTheStudio:  “http://www.inthestudio.net

 

 
Tue
20
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JESS COX

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Former NEAT Records owner & Tygers Of Pan Tang singer JESS COX guests on Ep. 285 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In this episode, former Tygers Of Pan Tang singer talks about the band's early days and staying involved with the group through various album re-issues, the current lineup,  guitarist John Sykes & prepping for his Ozzy Osbourne auditions, Blitzkrieg, Neat Records, Metal Nation Records, his Third Step solo album, Wacken, Diamond Head, Metallica and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview:
John Sykes on auditioning for Ozzy Osbourne (22.23): "He wanted to join Ozzy originally when Randy Rhoads died. In fact, we went out and bought all of Ozzy's albums and went back to our flat. We kept dropping them on the solos and John kept learning each solo. I even wrote his letter for him, 'Dear Mr. Osbourne. My name is John Sykes. I'm 24 years old. I would like to join your band."
 
Metallica (55.06) - 'We played with Metallica. It was their first ever show in the UK. I didn't know who they were. I remember my agent saying, 'You're going to play with Metallica.' I'm like, 'Who's that?' 'It's an American band. They're going to be big. Believe me they're going to be big.' All I remember is Lars asking me to sign his drumsticks. At the time, I didn't know who the hell they were."
 
For more about JESS COX & Metal Nation Records visit:
 
TWITTER: @MetalNationLtd
Instagram: N/A
YouTube: N/A
 
FOR MORE GREAT ROCK INTERVIEWS & CONTENT visit: www.talkningmetal.com
 
Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
Instagram: @mitch_lafon
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 

 
Fri
16
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PAT BADGER

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
EXTREME bassist Pat Badger guests on Ep. 284 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In this episode, bassist Pat Badger of EXTREME discusess the band's recent Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown CD/DVD, his thoughts on singer Gary Cherone joining Van Halen, did the band consider replacing guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, former manager Ray Danniels, making a new album, alpaca farming and more.
 
Quotes from the interview:
 
New music (time 4.15): "We have been demoing and writing stuff for the last few years. There's a little box of treasures there waiting to be recorded for real."
 
Rush/Van Halen/ Extreme manager Ray Danniels (time 11.21): "Ray is a tremendous guy. He was in the trenches with Rush from their beginnings. He was like the fourth member. When he took on Extreme, the band was kind of struggling a little bit. It was bad timing when Ray took over."
 
Nuno Bettencourt in the '90s (time 13.07): "There was a disappointment when Nuno wanted to leave the band. Gary & I were saying to him, 'Get it out of your system. Go make Schizophonic, but don't break up the band. We'll be here. Come back and we'll do another Extreme album, but at the time his heart wasn't in it. He just said, 'I want to go pursue this solo career.' What can you say? It's like a girl breaking up with you."
 
"So, at the time, Gary and I were in conversations about 'what are we going to do?' Are we going to call it quits? Should we see if there's another guitar player? Plenty of bands have had replacements."
 
On singer Gary Cherone joining Van Halen (time 14.33): "I was supportive of Gary. I remember being on the phone with him - I'm helping him decipher David Lee Roth lyrics to Panama. I remember sitting on my porch saying, 'Pistons popping. Be no stopping now.' And he's like, 'That's what he's saying?"
 
Van Halen talk starts at 14.17.
 
For more about EXTREME visit:
 
TWITTER: @ExtremeBand
 
Fri
16
Dec

The Right To Rock Podcast - JOHNNY GIOELI

Artist: 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Categories: 
 
TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #212), featuring Hardline vocalist Johnny Gioeli.  Johnny took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Hardline's latest release Human Nature.  Johnny also discusses his early days of touring as well as his favorite place to compose.  Interview lasts approx. 60 min.
 
Time for another An Evening With... as the boys bring in one of their favorite vocalists, Johnny Gioeli from Hardline.  Johnny chats it up with the guys covering the spectrum of his massive career. Get the skinny on Hardline's latest release Human Nature, as well as some possible dates with the original line up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Double Eclipse.  Johnny also touches on his work with Axel Rudi Pell as well as his upcoming solo album. You can't miss this show because it's chock full of information you need to know.
 
Wed
14
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - Matt Sorum

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
Drummer MATT SORUM guests on Ep. 281 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
On this episode, current KINGS OF CHAOS and former GUNS N' ROSES drummer MATT SORUM discusses Hollywood Vampires and the recent Joe Perry scare, the possibility of a Kings Of Chaos album, remembers singer Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses, and much more.
 
QUOTES from the interview:
 
Joe Perry (time 1.54): "That was pretty scary. In typical Alice Cooper tradition - they show must go on, so we just carried on playing."
 
Making an album with KINGS OF CHAOS (time 5.21): "I've got people asking me, 'Let's make a record,' but what is the record? I hope that it will, but it'll just have to happen naturally."
 
GUNS N' ROSES talk starts at 16.42:
 
Highlights: (17.34) - "I thought I was walking into a straight up rock band that was more like what they were doing on Appetite which was real straight forward rock n' roll music. It was a cross-breed of AC/DC and Aerosmith mixed in with a little Sex Pistols... Mixed with Nazareth. Then along came piano. These epic ten minute opuses. I was surprised."
 
Steven Adler (19.31): "When it came to learning the Appetite stuff for the live show, I tried to be very respectful of Steven parts and play them how they were written. Obviously, we've been accused of being different drummers but that's natural. I can't play like Steven and Steven can't play like me and that's ok, but when I came into the band they needed that guy that could kind of hold the fort together."
 
For more about MATT SORUM and KINGS OF CHAOS visit:
 
TWITTER: @kingsofchaosusa
 
 
Mon
05
Dec

The Right To Rock Podcast -

Artist: 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Categories: 
 
TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #210), featuring Grim Reaper vocalist Steve Grimmett.  Steve took time out of his busy schedule to discuss why he brought back Grim Reaper and why it wasn't a full on reunion.  Steve also discusses Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper's new CD Walking In the Shadows.  Interview lasts approx. 20 min.

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

 

 
Mon
05
Dec

In The Studio - ALLMAN BROTHERS

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 
Allman Brothers Band’s “Peach” Bittersweet Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts Discuss Death Of Duane Allman & Eat A Peach
 
Dallas, TX January 18, 2017 -  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  remembers The Allman Brothers Band’s first million seller album, Eat a Peach, on its 45th anniversary, a triumph marred by tragedy. The Allman Brothers Band were arguably the most influential American band in the first half of the Seventies, ushering in a generation of great Southern rock music, but not without suffering a massive personal and professional loss during the recording of 1972‘s Eat A Peach album.
 
Older namesake sibling Duane Allman was already a veteran studio player on hit sessions at Muscle Shoals Studio. Duane was the American slide guitarist who traded lick for lick with the great Eric Clapton as Derek & the Dominoes on the legendary Layla album. Again, it was Duane Allman who formed and led the Allman Brothers Band and behind them an entire new Southern Rock movement. But midway through the recording of what would become Eat a Peach, Duane died riding his beloved motorcycle.
Yet with almost superhuman resolve, singer / songwriter / organist Gregg Allman and the rest of the original group would not only continue, but reach even greater heights, eventually inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In this interview marking the forty-fifth anniversary of this bittersweet album, Gregg Allman and ex-guitarist Dickey Betts reveal how the music sustained the brotherhood. 

“The music was always kickass from the very start. That was a real constant thing in our lives. Without the music, if the music hadn’t been the way it was, then the brotherhood wouldn’t have been the way it was, and the whole thing would have collapsed a long time ago.”  - Gregg Allman
 
“People really appreciated watching you do a lot of improv and watching you put yourself out on a limb...and put the music back together right there on stage... We enjoyed it as much as anyone did.”  - Dickey Betts
 
The Allman Brothers Band  Eat a Peach @ 45/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: 
 
Tue
29
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

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

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

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

QUOTES from the interview:

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

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

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

For more about PRETTY MAIDS visit:

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

 

 
Mon
28
Nov

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

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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