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Wed
27
Jul

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

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2015
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POISON drummer Rikki Rockett guests on Ep. 244 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In the show's only interview, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett discusses his recent cancer scare and the treatment that led to him being declared cancer free.
For more information on cancer immunotherapy trials at Moores Cancer Center, call 858-657-7000.
 
Quote from the interview: Immunotherapy (time 17.00): "It's the wave of the future. It's where oncology is going because it really could spell a cure."
 
 
Twitter: @RikkiRockett
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RikkiRockett
 

 

 
Wed
27
Jul

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

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2015
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STUCK MOJO & FOZZY guitarist RICH WARD guests on Ep. 243 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

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

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

Quotes from the interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 
Wed
27
Jul

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

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX July 26, 2016 -  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  hosts Greg Lake and Carl Palmer of Progressive Rock’s first supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
 
Mon
25
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MICHAEL SWEET

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2015
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET guests on Ep. 242 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

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

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

ONE SIDED WAR (Track Listing):

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

Quotes from the interview:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 
Thu
14
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DOUG ALDRICH

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Release Year: 
2015
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THE DEAD DAISIES' Doug Aldrich guests on Ep. 238 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

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

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

Quotes from the interview:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
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Official YouTubePage: http://www.youtube.com/user/AngelOfAce

 

 

 
Mon
11
Jul

Decibel Geek Podcast - ANGELS IN VEIN

Friday, November 21, 2014
Categories: 
 

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

On the internet's overwhelming response:

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

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

On the difference/similarity of selling your music today:

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

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

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

On the name Angels In Vein:

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

On releasing more music:

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

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

The Decibel Geek Podcast, started in 2011, is a weekly hard rock and heavy metal music and discussion show. Covering rock and metal bands from the late 60s to today, the show features rotating themes including Year in Review, Radio Sucks Radio Show (music-based), Interviews, Fresh Blood (upcoming bands) and many more.

Subscribe to Decibel Geek on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/decibel-geek-podcast/id433426711?mt=2

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

 
Mon
11
Jul

“Dave & Dave Unchained” - a VAN HALEN Podcast

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Fri
08
Jul

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

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - July 7, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  visits with Lou Gramm and Mick Jones for the 35th anniversary of Foreigner’s most significant album, Foreigner 4.  The Album of the Year in 1981, it was # 1 seller on the American charts for ten weeks, producing the hits “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Urgent”, the rocker “Night Life” , and the classic “Jukebox Hero”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Thu
07
Jul

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

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

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

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

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

Quotes from the interview:

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

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

Discussing Mike Portnoy starts at 7.39

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

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

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

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

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

 

 
Wed
06
Jul

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

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

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

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

DETAILS ON LAST RECORDINGS FROM RONNIE MONTROSE ABOUT TO BE RELEASED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Mon
04
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - NEAL MORSE & MIKE PORTNOY

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Release Year: 
2015
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Prog rock legends Mike Portnoy and Neal Morse guest on episode 236 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
In the episode's first interview drummer Mike Portnoy discusses The Winery Dogs, working with Twisted Sister, his sobriety and his upcoming performance of Dream Theater's Twelve-Step Suite, Flying Colors and much more.
 
Quote from the Mike Portnoy interview:
 
The Winery Dogs (time 1.21): "We're pretty much winding down this cycle for Hot Streak. It's been eight or nine months on the road at this point so we're kinda wrapping up."
 
Managing his time in multiple bands (2.29): "There's a lot of scheduling involved. I have to keep my eye on it and I have to be real responsible. Basically, whatever gets puts on the calendar gets my time."
 
(time 3.02): "Start of next year will be out with The Neal Morse Band. I'll be out with them for the first four or five months of next year."
 
Discussing his sobriety and the Twelve Step Suite begins at 9.08
 
For more about Mike Portnoy & The Winery Dogs visit:
TWITTER: @MikePortnoy & @TheWineryDogs
 
In this episode's second interview multi-talented instrumentalist Neal Morse discusses his new live album 'The Neal Morse Band - Alive Again', his Inner Circle fan club, friend Mike Portnoy, Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, his faith and much more.
 
The Neal Morse Interview starts at the 25.43 minute mark
 
For more about about Neal Morse visit:
Twitter: @nealmorse

 

 
Thu
30
Jun

GENESIS Trio Recalls Dual Multi-Platinum Anniversaries

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - June 29, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  celebrates the 30th  and  35th anniversaries, respectively, of two classic ‘80s Genesis albums, Abacab and Invisible Touch (16 million sales worldwide), from international superstars with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks.

Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times!  Because drummer, singer, songwriter Phil Collins had a parallel solo career take off during that time, revisiting the critical reviews from many respected music writers in this period assumed that Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks unwittingly (if not unwillingly) were somehow led by Collins in a more mainstream pop direction. But as you will hear in this radio program, that was not necessarily the case.

InTheStudio producer and host Redbeard gets the final word from all three members about this remarkable period in Genesis band history that produced hits “Abacab”, “No Reply at All”, “Man on the Corner”, “Throwing It All Away”, “Land Of Confusion”, “Invisible Touch”, “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” and “In Too Deep”.

“What we used to do was actually a wonderful cop out...because you do these long songs, and it means you take a small piece of music, one or two minutes. If you’re doing a long piece, you just play it for one or two minutes and then segue to something else. You haven’t got to develop it into a song, which is actually much harder.”                                                                                                           - Mike Rutherford

“You’re always going to lose fans, because they like the surreal sci-fi approach we used to have. But as we change and the audience changes, you hope you take people with you. Maybe we were never a progressive rock group."    - Phil Collins 

“I’ve always found it difficult to express a genuine feeling through a song. And I tended to always hide through the third person.”  - Tony Banks

GENESIS Abacab @ 35  Invisible Touch @ 30 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/genesis-abacab-invisible-touch-anniversaries/

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

Direct Link to Genesis website: “http://www.genesis-music.com

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

 
Thu
30
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DEEN CASTRONOVO

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

Former JOURNEY drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO joins Mitch for episode 235 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-235-deen-castronovo

In the show's only interview, drummer Deen Castronovo comes clean about his his arrest, drug problems and domestic abuse charges that led to his firing from Journey, being sober one year, seeking redemption, how being fired from Ozzy Osbourne's band impacted his life and much more.

Quote from the interview:

time 3.22: "I was thrown in jail for fifteen days which was honestly... I thank the police to this day. It saved my life. It really did."

time 3.59: "God is restoring my life now."

time 6.44: "It started when I got fired from Ozzy. I was so depressed and so miserable and just heartbroken, devastated... That I figured you know what - I'm going to numb myself."

Twitter: @DeenTheDrummer
online: http://www.deencastronovo.net

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Wed
15
Jun

Facing Crossroads, JOURNEY Embraced With Open Arms On Escape

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 

Dallas, TX - June 14, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  explores an Eighties classic, Journey’s 1981 album Escape, on its thirty-fifth anniversary.

In every journey there are crossroads, pivotal moments where paths must be chosen, where there are opportunities to change direction or to go straight ahead. The rock band called Journey never stuck to the straight path through an odyssey of twists and turns, changes and certainly, crossroads.

The first change came in 1978 when Steve Perry joined the band as lead vocalist, transforming Journey from an improvisational progressive rock band into a mainstream commercial success.  In 1981 there was another turning point when keyboardist and songwriter Gregg Rolie, one of Journey’s original members, left the band. In came former Babys member Jonathan Cain, and his gift for melody, especially ballads, meshed perfectly with Steve Perry’s voice.

It was no accident that Journey’s first album with Jonathan Cain, Escape, went all the way to No. 1. Selling nearly ten million copies and staying in the Top 40 for more than a year, the band scored the hits, “Don’t Stop Believing”, “Who’s Cryin’ Now”, “Stone in Love” and Journey’s first # 1 hit “Open Arms”. 

Neal Schon, Steve Perry, and Jonathan Cain share with InTheStudio host Redbeard an in-depth look at the making of Escape, with the musical choices that ultimately underscored the success of this classic album.

“(Escape) was an ambitious broad stroke of the brush... It tried to cover a lot of territory. We could have been killed for it, but Journey was in the place where that statement could be made, musically. They had the freedom to actually make an artistic statement and be heard. People were listening.”   - Jonathan Cain

JOURNEY Escape @ 35 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/journey-escape-35th-anniversary/

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

Direct Link to JOURNEY website: http://www.journeymusic.com

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

 
Tue
14
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ALAN NIVEN & Q5

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
LINK TO INTERVIEW:� https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlh5Mp1Pduc

Former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, as well as Q5 lead singer Jonathan K join Mitch in this special YouTube only edition of One On One With Mitch Lafon

In the show's opening interview, former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, discusses his current projects (Razer, Chris Buck and more), Izzy Stradlin, Muhammad Ali, Axl Rose, AC/DC, Slash, Mötley Crüe, the Return of Guns N' Roses, Mark Kendall, Great White, Bruce Springsteen and his vast musical history.

(Alan Niven interview recorded June 13th 2016.)

Quotes from the interview:

Comparing Axl Rose & Muhammad Ali (time 17.19): "I saw them both as anti-authoritarian. I saw them both as champions of individuality. Champions of the worth of every individual. In terms of fame, I think there was a similarity - they were both heavyweights."

Mötley Crüe (time 36.41): "What does Mötley Crüe stand for? Excess? Greed? What are they? Young republicans?"Ala

Axl (time 37.36): "When he wrote Civil War - I was thrilled. Absolutely thrilled. I thought this was a major step to him joining the pantheon of the greats who inspired me to be involved in this. Your Dylans. Your Lennons. Your Marleys and I thoroughly believed that my friend from Lafayette was going to join that pantheon."

In the show's second interview singer Jonathan K of Q5 discusses his band's new album New World Order, Floyd Rose, what went right and what went wrong for Q5 over the years, their classic Steel The Light album, being covered by Great White and a lot more.

Quote from the interview: Hopes for the band (1hr 29.20): "The game plan is we want to tour Europe again... Do as many records as people will want to listen from us."

Q5's official Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/q5official

 

 
Mon
13
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TESLA & REB BEACH

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

WHITESNAKE guitarist REB BEACH and Mötley Crüe The End director CHRISTIAN LAMB join Mitch on episode 229 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-229-reb-beach-christian

In the episode's first interview WHITESNAKE guitarist REB BEACH discusses the band's current Greatest Hits tour, making The Purple album, getting the Whitesnake gig, his time with ALICE COOPER, WINGER, DOKKEN and making the Erase The Slate album. Plus, much much more.

Quotes from the REB BEACH interview:

New solo album (time 2.03): "I've been working on my solo album that is instrumental forever and I'm like sick of it already, but it's really really good. It's done, but I just need the drummer to come play on it."

Getting into Whitesnake (time 4.31): "I wanted the gig badly and called everyone I knew and said, 'Do you know someone in the Whitesnake camp.?'"

The Whitesnake Greatest Hits tour (time 10.22): "People want to hear familiar songs. When you start playing an unfamiliar song, be it a new song or a really old song (that they don't know), a lot of people just start texting or the take a bathroom break."

Dokken's Erase The Slate (time 21.04): "They were going to release a Beatles' album basically and I'm like, 'No, you're DOKKEN. I love Dokken. It's got to be ROKKEN WITH DOKKEN."

For more about REB BEACH visit:
Online: http://www.rebbeach.com
TWITTER: @RealRebBeach
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebBeach
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2qQeKHrQJHLLbvDAOSO874

In this episode's second interview director Christian Lamb discusses the making of the Mötley Crüe final concert film The End.

The Interview starts at the XX.XX minute mark.

Quotes from the CHRISTIAN LAMB interview:

The interviews interspersed in The End movie (39.26): "There's this finality to it and we absolutely had to get into that story. Those points all had to be made. We had to hear the guys. We had to hear their perspectives and what was going on in their heads approaching this. In the end, it was always going to be more of a narrative."

For more about about CHRISTIAN LAMB visit:
Online: http://www.motley.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MotleyCrue
Twitter: @MotleyCrue
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0cc6vw3VN8YlIcvr1v7tBL

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TESLA drummer TROY LUCKETTA joins Mitch for episode 230 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO THE INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-230-tesla-troy-lucketta

In the show's only interview, drummer Troy Lucketta discusses the band's current tour with Def Leppard & REO Speedwagon, the upcoming 30th anniversary Mechanical Resonance LIVE album, working with Def Leppard's Phil Collen on new music, Whitford/St.Holmes, Keith Emerson and so much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Joining Tesla (time 2.30): "Back in 1985, when I hooked up with the band and I heard Jeff's voice. I always knew there was something really special about the band."

The upcoming MECHANICAL RESONANCE Live album (time 6.02): "We knew our anniversary was coming up. Phil Collen of Def Leppard really spearheaded this thing. So, what we did... We would open the show with a couple Mechanical Resonance songs, change it every night and we did that over a couple of weeks and we managed to get the record. Phil Collen wrote a song called 'Goodness' (it's a beautiful awesome song). It's a bonus track for the record."

Are you locked in to the 'Tesla sound' (time 13.13)...

Def Leppard (22.11): "The band all of us (speaking for all of us not just myself) we all love that band and respect that band so much. We've been blessed over thirty years to do different things and dates... We spent fifteen months on Hysteria. Every time we've crossed paths, it's always felt like family."

Keith Emerson (27.47)...

TESLA Online: http://teslatheband.com
TWITTER: @Tesla_The_Band
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TeslaTheBand
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0dgnITyIAN4NrmUVisvxHU

 

 

 
Thu
09
Jun

Aerosmith Rocks 40th Anniversary - The Band Recall Successes And Excesses

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 

Dallas, TX - June 8, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrate the 40th anniversary of Aerosmith’s bold musical statement Rocks.

By the end of 1975 Aerosmith had sold three million copies of their breakthrough third album Toys In The Attic. Against all conventional wisdom their manager had convinced their record company to re-release a song from Aerosmith’s very first album called “Dream On” for the third time, even though it had failed twice before. This time “Dream On” goes to # 6 on the Billboard chart a full five years after it had been released. It was under this head of steam that Aerosmith’s next album Rocks was written and recorded for release in May 1976.

Aerosmith Rocks was not so much a simple album title as it was a definitive declaration of intent. Joe Perry reflects on the legacy of Aerosmith, America’s premiere hard rock band, with InTheStudio host Redbeard.

“The greatest strength of the band is our ability to play live. This (Rocks album) is basically a live record... It’s what you would have heard if you were standing in the middle of the room when we recorded.  - Joe Perry

It was during this mid-‘70s “make it and spend it” period of sex, drugs and rock and roll that Perry and lead singer Steven Tyler earned the notorious nickname “The Toxic Twins”, choices which soon proved to be very costly for all the members of Aerosmith. Guitarist Brad Whitford can never forget.

“When I saw the movie about Syd Vicious and when I saw the movie Spinal Tap, everybody sat in theaters laughing... And I watch those movies and said, ‘Part of that is my life, FOR REAL! ‘... I live with painful memories. I refuse to forget. A knot in my stomach and dreadful fear for someone... Some really bad times this band went through with drugs and alcohol, which almost took this band and a whole lot of other things away.”  - Brad Whitford

AEROSMITH Rocks @ 40 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/aerosmith-3/

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

Direct Link to AEROSMITH website: “http://www.aerosmith.com

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

 
Tue
07
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ROB AFFUSO

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

Current FOUR BY FATE and original SKID ROW drummer ROB AFFUSO joins Mitch for episode 227 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-227-rob-affuso-former-s

In the show's only interview, drummer Rob Affuso discusses his great new band FOUR BY FATE and their new album Relentless as well as Soulsystem Orchestra, touring with Guns N' Roses, walking away from the music business, Skid Row and the inevitable reunion question, Ozone Monday and so much more.

Quotes from the interview:

(time 3.37): "I had really taken myself out of rock n' roll on purpose for awhile."

On joining Four By Fate (time 3.42): "This feels right. I spoke with John [Regan] and Tod [Howarth] and said, 'Look I just want to have some fun and let's make great music.' That's what they wanted to do and it felt like a love-fest right from the beginning."

Subhuman Race (time 6.18): "We all felt that it was a good rock n' roll album in that niche."

Being disillusioned with the music business (time 7.21): "As much as we as musicians get in the limelight; we have all this fame and we think we have this power and control of things and actually we don't. I really felt like we truly are marionettes and the business does control us."

Skid Row (time 7.51): '"Our slogan was five fingers make a fist. That was us and we were really close for many many years and things just started falling apart."

Was Ozone Monday a side project? (time 14.00): "No, this was the new Skid Row."

(time 17.02): "I dropped off and the music business forgot about me which I have to say also sort of hurt, but it was partly my own doing. I wasn't looking to be found."

Four By Fate (time 19.28): "Everybody knows what this is; it's a good rock band and some good music. There's no pulling punches here. Let's just have fun and check the ego at the door."

Can the original Skid Row guys ever 'be friends' (time 20.18): "I am friendly with all four others guys. I've worked hard at it. I spent a third of my life with these guys and I felt that I shared an immeasurable amounts of things with them. They will always be very very dear and important to me."

Reunion? (time 21.30): "I'd never say never... I would certainly love to see it, but we'll see what happens."

Four By Fate Online: http://www.fourbyfate.com
Soulsystem Orchestra online: http://www.soulsystemorchestras.com
TWITTER: @FourByFate
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FOURBYFATE
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5lgrvJdVO1lYwhfXD88vYP

 

 
Thu
02
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ALAN PARSONS

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Legendary musician & producer ALAN PARSONS joins Mitch for episode 226 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO THE EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-226-alan-parsons-the-al

In the show's only interview, musician and producer ALAN PARSONS (having work with The Beatles & Pink Floyd) sits down with Mitch to discuss his latest CD/DVD/Blu-Ray 'The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project - Live In Colombia', his work as a producer & engineer, analog & digital recording, MP3s, the instrumental Sirius and so much more.

Quote from the interview:

The new album: "This is the definitive show; 70-piece orchestra, Hi-Def, twelve cameras... It's really a quite involved production. I can't see there being another one."

MP3s (time - 6.52): "MP3 is the worst thing to happen to the industry in years. The trouble is the consumer always makes the wrong decision"

The instrumental Sirius and did he expect it to be this well known (time - 8.40): "Absolutely not, it was just a piece of music. It was the intro to the Eye In The Sky song and album. It was just an instrumental snippet. I had no idea it would become the sport's anthem that it has."

Online: http://www.alanparsonsmusic.com
TWITTER: @alanparsons
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alanparsons
Official YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/alanparsons

 

 
Mon
30
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PJ FARLEY

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

TRIXTER's PJ Farley joins Mitch for episode 224 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-224-pj-farley-trixter

In the show's only interview, TRIXTER's Pj Farley discusses his new solo album Boutique Sound Frames, the ups and downs of Trixter, touring with KISS, Steve Brown & Def Leppard, and much more.

Quote from the interview:

On his new album Boutique Sound Frames (time - 1.25): "I've been going through my catalogue of songs and just decided that it was time to stop sitting around on them. I'm already in studio mode with finishing a new Trixter record. I wanted to go in a bang out and really tie in eleven songs that kinda fit in the same ballpark."

Online: http://www.trixterrocks.com
TWITTER: @trixterrocks @Pjfarley1
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trixterrocks
Album link: http://www.melodicrock.com/articles/melodicrock-records/2016/04/29/pj-farley-boutique-sound-frames-showcase
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4M3TtMs03DHCYvzbgzBnyZ

 
 

 

 
Fri
27
May

BOB SEGER Takes Aim On Dream 40 Years Ago With 'Live Bullet'

Artist: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Categories: 

Dallas, TX - May 26, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands puts the crosshairs on the pivotal live album by Detroit journeyman rocker Bob Seger, who took aim on a dream and squeezed the trigger. With sales to date of over six million copies, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s April 1976 double live album Live Bullet may be the biggest-selling album in history to have missed the Top 30 initially. Live Bullet sales took off after Bob Seger’s breakthrough Night Moves, his tenth album, skyrocketed later that same year.

1968’s “Ramblin‘ Gamblin‘ Man” hit single had been the “bullet” in the chamber, but during the ensuing seven years Seger added a clip full of songs including “Beautiful Loser”,” the rapid-fire rocker “Katmandu”, and the secret weapon “Turn the Page”. As Bob explains to InTheStudio host Redbeard, playing with live ammo those next several years was challenging to prove that Seger was not firing blanks .                              

“ After “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” did rather well, the next seven years or so were a little dry, and I’ve always called those years, ‘Bob learns to make albums’, because that’s a whole different thing than making a hit single. I had to develop my writing because I was on the road constantly, where I really didn’t have much of a chance to write. We were doing like 250 nights a year... At some point I said to myself, ‘I really enjoy doing this. I really don’t want to have a what musicians call a ‘day gig’.”  - Bob Seger

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  Live Bullet @ 40/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/bob-seger-live-bullet-40th-anniversary/

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

Direct Link to Bob Seger website: http://www.bobseger.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio website: http://www.inthestudio.net

 

 
Wed
25
May

The Right To Rock Podcast - MARK TREMONTI

Artist: 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Categories: 

TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast (episode #205), featuring Alter Bridge/Tremonti guitarist/vocalist Mark Tremonti.  Mark took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest solo release Dust, as well as the upcoming tour season. Interview lasts approx. 25 min.

Crimeny, we did it! The lads have returned from their self-imposed exile to give you a brand spanking new podcast about what a lot of us may be already thinking: who among the musical elite may be next to pass on to The Great Beyond? Join Genghis & Ragman as they wax philosophic about aging rockers and the frailty of life.

Then, the boys talk to the one and only Mark Tremonti about his new solo album, Dust. Mark dishes about the music biz, Alter Bridge, and tour plans of the near future. So, pop some corn and belly up to the bar. And HORNS UP!

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Mon
23
May

DOKKEN Classic Line-up Reunion All Set

Artist: 
Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
DOKKEN will reunite (again) for dates in Japan and elsewhere in 2017. Mitch Lafon discussed with Mick Brown on One On One:
 
LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-223-wild-mick-brown-dok

Legendary drummer 'Wild' Mick Brown of Dokken joins Mitch for episode 223 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

In the show's only interview, drummer 'Wild' Mick Brown discusses the upcoming classic line-up DOKKEN reunion & the confirmed Japanese tour dates as well as his new band 'Wild' Mick Brown And The Bourbon Ballet.

Quote from the interview:

About Dokken reunion (time - 23.37) : 'In spite of ourselves, we always seem to do well."

(time 24.15): "You have to decide - I'm in or I'm out. Let it go and play ball... Somehow, it seems to work out. It's never very easy and I'm sure it's not going to be this time either."

Online: http://dokken.net
TWITTER: @Dokken
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DokkenOfficial
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/09hNSPPOxDop4FRdr6UEnq

 

 
Fri
20
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JACK RUSSELL

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

Joining Mitch on episode 222 of One On One With Mitch Lafon is singer Jack Russell from Jack Russell's Great White as well as Blues Hall Of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker.

LINK TO EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-222-jack-russell-joe-lo

In the episode's first interview singer Jack Russell discusses his upcoming solo album The Gauntlet, his upcoming autobiography, his health, touring and much more.

Quotes from the Jack Russell interview:

The upcoming new album, The Gauntlet (time - 2.50): "It's a really powerful record. I've dumped every emotion I have into it."

On his former band (time - 7.23) : "I wish everybody would just do what we decided to do in court - split the name, go out and have fun, and make their own music. Not just sit there and dwell on what happened."

His upcoming book (time 17.13): "I'm just dumping everything in this book. There might be a couple of lawsuits. The book is about myself and what I've gotten up to."

For more about JACK RUSSELL visit:
Online: http://www.jackrussellsgreatwhite.com
TWITTER: @JacksGreatWhite
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jacksgwpiratespage
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3NVpki0HKLdlgv2KtwdnSz

In this episode's second interview guitarist Joe Louis talks about his latest album Everybody Wants A Piece, working with Jimi Hendrix, making money as a blues artist, being elected into the Blues Hall Of Fame and more

The Interview starts at the 25.14 minute mark.

For more about about Joe Louis Walker visit:
Online: http://www.joelouiswalker.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joelouiswalker
Twitter: @bluesifyin
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5MPJKwuEzyWgfueKrogllD

 

 
Wed
18
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MICHAEL SCHENKER

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-221-michael-schenker

Legendary guitarist MICHAEL SCHENKER joins Mitch for episode 221 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

In the show's only interview, guitarist extraordinaire Michael Schenker dicusses his new On A Mission - Live In Madrid (CD/DVD and or Blu-Ray) release, Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock band, Michael Schenker Fest, working with former Scorpions' bandmates Herman Rarebell & Francis Buchholz, his time with RATT, Scorpions, and his current feelings for his brother (Scorpions' guitarist) Rudolf Schenker.

Quote from the interview:

On A Mission - Live in Madrid (time - 1.53): "I always wanted to do a live album with a Spanish audience. They are always great fun."

Temple Of Rock (time - 5.06): "The idea is to develop it into its own identity - into its own style."

(time - 5.26): "After three albums of Temple Of Rock, we should be able to have enough classics to stand on its own feet, so that Doogie doesn't need to sing covers anymore."

The Michael Schenker Fest with singers Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden and Robin McAuley (time - 6.12): "The idea is - while I'm developing Temple Of Rock to stand on its own feet; I also want to present my past through the original guys."

SCORPIONS & his brother Rudolf Schenker:

(time - 12.21): "I had to fight my way out of Lovedrive because they didn't want to let me go."

(time - 12.29): "Everybody in America (all the managements), they wanted to sign the Scorpions and they thought if I leave the band that it would collapse."

(time - 12.42): "The Scorpions basically followed everything UFO did."

(time - 13.06): "I was his favorite guitarist."

(time - 13.58): "I realized what Rudolf had done. He has asked me to play the black & white guitar, he had asked me to give him the Coast To Coast melodies (those were the most tastiest parts). They never mentioned that I wrote the intro to Holiday (which sets up the song very nicely). Rudolf never missed a concert performing those two songs. Basically, he was trying to distort and make people think that there was not really any Michael Schenker. There was just Rudolf Schenker."

(time - 14.43): "I had a contract with the Scorpions. I was sixth member."

(time - 15.03): "Rudolf actually can't really play guitar properly and that's a fact."

(time - 15.18); "Basically, I started the Scorpions with Klaus."

(time - 16.16): "Basically, Uli was the foundation artistically."

(time - 16.39): "But Rudolf... My generosity was very sadly abused and I don't appreciate that. These days, I'm staying away from the Scorpions as far as a can especially from Rudolf. I can't trust him anymore. I don't know what else he has in his trick box."

(time - 17.15): "Klaus is the only one with the real talent."

(time - 17.33): "So, it's very sad that... on that Scorpions side, everything has become numb & dumb. It has nothing to do with music anymore. They milked what they could milk for the last 23 years with that manager who just died. They haven't done anything since Herman & Francis left."

There wasn't room for 'two Schenkers in the Scorpions' (quote from my July 2015 interview with Rudolf) (time - 18.58): "Rubbish. Absolute rubbish. Rudolf cried on the phone begging me back to the Scorpions when I left them because I went there to help the Scorpions out. I had just left UFO and I was peaking. I was #5 guitarist in America."

(time - 20.09): "I couldn't stand playing Uli's songs. I was a guitarist with a focus on pure expression. I wanted to develop as a guitarist. I did not want to be part of the artificial commercial world."

(time - 21.09): "They changed the story around to make it sound good. 'I had to take my brother because it's my brother.' Bullshit! They begged me into the Scorpions. The fact is I did not want to be part of a commercial touring band anymore. I wanted to do & go my own way."

(time - 22.13): "I would agree that there was no space for two Schenkers because if I would have stayed with the Scorpions my brother would have never experienced what he experienced."

(time - 23.58): speaking of Rudolf: "He's become a fame addict."

(time - 25.09): "He's a con artist. He steals everything that I have done. I'm his younger brother and he thinks he can get away with it."

(time - 25.33): "My sister wrote an email and said, 'Our brother is a greedy wanker."

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