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Podcasts & Radio

Fri
24
Feb

In The Studio - THE BABYS

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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...

 

 

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Thu
16
Feb

In The Studio - PINK FLOYD

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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

 
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

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Wed
25
Jan

In The Studio - THE KINKS

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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

 

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Tue
20
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JESS COX

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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
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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

 

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2015
 
Fri
16
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PAT BADGER

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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
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2015
 
Fri
16
Dec

The Right To Rock Podcast - JOHNNY GIOELI

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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.
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Wed
14
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - Matt Sorum

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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
 
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2015
 
Mon
05
Dec

The Right To Rock Podcast -

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

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

 

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Mon
05
Dec

In The Studio - ALLMAN BROTHERS

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: 
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Tue
29
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon

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

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

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

QUOTES from the interview:

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

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

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

For more about PRETTY MAIDS visit:

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

 

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2015
 
Mon
28
Nov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mon
21
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon

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

 

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Fri
21
Oct

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wed
19
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - CHICAGO

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

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

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

QUOTES from the interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more about CHICAGO visit:

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

 

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Tue
11
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ALICE COOPER Band

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

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

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

Quotes from the interview:

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

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

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

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

For more about ALICE COOPER & band visit:

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

 

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Thu
06
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PLATINUM BLONDE


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

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

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

QUOTES from the interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more about PLATINUM BLONDE visit:

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

 

 

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Thu
29
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - SIMON WRIGHT

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

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

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

Quotes from the interview:

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

Led Zeppelin talk starts at (time) 10.30

AC/DC chat starts at (time) 12.00

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

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

For more about SIMON WRIGHT & DIO DISCIPLES visit:

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

 

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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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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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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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