Podcasts & Radio

Thu
07
Jul

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

Release Year: 
2015
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TWISTED SISTER's Jay Jay French guests on Ep. 237 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

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

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

Quotes from the interview:

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

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

Discussing Mike Portnoy starts at 7.39

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

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

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

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Wed
06
Jul

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

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

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

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

DETAILS ON LAST RECORDINGS FROM RONNIE MONTROSE ABOUT TO BE RELEASED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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
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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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Official YouTubePage: http://www.youtube.com/user/AngelOfAce

 

 
Wed
15
Jun

Facing Crossroads, JOURNEY Embraced With Open Arms On Escape

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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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

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Release Year: 
2015
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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

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2015
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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

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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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

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2015
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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

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Release Year: 
2015
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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

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Release Year: 
2015
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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'

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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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

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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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

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2015
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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

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2015
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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

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2015
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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."

For more about Michael Schenker & Temple Of Rock visit:
Online: http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com
TWITTER: @MW_Schenker
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4IEndG9y9UaxhC2StAGGav

 

 
Wed
18
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TED POLEY

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Release Year: 
2015
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Ep. 220 of One On One With Mitch Lafon featuring singer Ted Poley & Frontiers Music executive Mario De Riso

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-220-ted-poley-frontiers

Danger Danger vocalist and solo artist TED POLEY as well as Frontiers Music's Mario De Riso join Mitch for episode 220 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

In the episode's first interview Ted Poley discusses his fabulous new solo album Beyond The Fade, the ups and downs of Danger Danger, working on outside projects, the Cockroach album, touring and much more.

Quotes from the TED POLEY interview:

On the possibility of a new album from Danger Danger (time - 3.31): "Let's say two thirds of the band wants to record and one third of the decision making part of the band is on the other side of the fence. I don't want to throw anyone under the bus, but it's not Bruno and me."

The beginning of the end in the '90s and the album Screw It (time - 8.58): "It was about ten minutes to being over at that point - while we were recording Screw It. That was it. They flicked the switch and it was to the 'Off' position."

The Cockroach album (time - 12.23): "It's a great package because you can listen to my disc and use the other one as like a coaster so it doesn't leave rings on your furniture. I wish Paul all the best - he's got a new project with Bruno (The Defiants)."

For more about TED POLEY & Danger Danger visit:
Online: http://www.dangerdanger.com
TWITTER: @tedpoley & @D2TheBand
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DangerDangerFB
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1uQyJRZqbvwsUqHgEuIEI9 & https://open.spotify.com/artist/1VaIDrxow5xfLmB9R26JVZ

In this episode's second interview Frontiers Music executive Mario De Riso discusses the label's 20th anniversary, the positives and negatives of running a music label, their ability to form Super groups, upcoming releases and much more.

The Interview starts at the 31.36 minute mark.

For more about about  visit:
Online: http://www.frontiers.it
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/frontiersmusicsrl
Twitter: @FrontiersMusic1
Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/user/11100817642

 

 
Tue
17
May

The Cars Share Best In Show Honors Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes Guest On InTheStudio

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - MAY 17, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands puts out the checkered flag for some of the best of The Cars with singer/songwriter/guitarist Ric Ocasek behind the wheel and keyboardist Greg Hawkes riding shotgun.

The Cars’ zero-to-platinum popularity came amidst the final fizzle of the mid-Seventies Punk Rock sparkler, and the sound and attitude that survived was labeled by at least one rock writer as the nebulous one-size-fits-none term New Wave.

The drivetrain of the five man Boston band was always powered by the songs of Ric Ocasek. Growing up in the Otcasek household (Ric(k) later would also drop the “t” from his surname), early 1960s Sputnik paranoia and Telstar technology mixed with Cold War James Bond spy intrigue for Ric, courtesy of his father. “He was a systems analyst for NASA”, remarks Ocasek to InTheStudio host Redbeard. “There were ‘black boxes’ around our house that were locked. People from the government used to come and interview my Mom and ask her if he talked in his sleep!”

The Cars test track where they tuned up their sound was the mid-Seventies Boston club scene. With the follow up to their surprise hit debut (#16 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Debut Albums of All Time), the torque of The Cars' "Let's Go", "Touch and Go", "Shake It Up", "You Might Think" and monster ballad "Drive" all propelled the cross-legged Woodstock generation off of their butts and back onto the dance floor. The sleek polished chrome and glass production combined distinctive instrumental touches from rock and roll's past in a way that, paradoxically, sounded cutting edge modern, with ten Top 30 hits and twenty-five million albums sold just in the US.

THE CARS Moving In Stereo: Best Of/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/cars-moving-stereo-bestof-ric-ocasek-greg-hawkes/

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

Direct Link to The CARS: 

 
 
Wed
27
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - NIKKI SIXX

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2015
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The one and only NIKKI SIXX of SIXX:A.M. joins Mitch on episode 216 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-216-nikki-sixx-sixx-a-m

In the episode's only interview, legendary bassits NIKKI SIXX discusses the band's new album Prayers For The Damned Vol. 1, the song wriiting process, their upcoming tour schedule, YouTube and digital rights, Brides Of Destruction, the business of Mötley Crüe, Prayers For the Damned Vol. 2 (slated to be released this fall), the passing of PRINCE and more.

Quotes from the NIKKI SIXX interview:

The song writing process (time - 1.00): "I've had every situation as a songwriter, but with James, DJ and myself - we're a band. It's really the three of us that create this music. Parts of the way it sounds is because of DJ, other parts are because of James and other parts are because of me. Something happens between the three of us and we really enjoy that. It doesn't ever really come down to ego or who gets more. It comes down to 'what's the best thing for the project, for the song, for the fans."

(time - 2.38): "A song like Live Wire, for example, I wrote that for Vince Neil's voice.That's all there is to it. If you don't write it for the vocalist then it doesn't make any sense."

Prayers For The Damned Vol. 1 & Prayers For The Damned Vol. 2: (time - 3.53): "There is a definite separation in the two albums. They are two completely different albums."

(time - 4.26): "We have a song called Maybe It's Time which is maybe one of the best songs we've written. We're really excited about it."

(time - 5.15): "We're just loving having so much music to put out and so many opportunities to play in front of people."

Why build a new band and brand with SIXX:A.M. (time - 5.46): "Artists make art. Photographers shoot pictures. Musicians write songs. Writers write. That's just the way it is. So, you may or may not be as successful as something else you've done. Who would have thought that a guy in Mötley Crüe that didn't graduate high school would write two NY Times Bestsellers? You can't really go, 'Well, Mötley Crüe is massive so now what?' What now is you keep creating. You keep making music. You love to play live. If you are strategic and if you're lucky and it's the right time on earth, people can connect to it. That's where we're at as a band."

(YouTube discussion starts at 9.05)

Mötley Crüe (time - 14.26): "We have a live DVD of our last performance ever that we've just finished mixing. It looks fantastic. It was a great show. We have a legacy that needs to be curated. We have vintage merchandise... We plan on obviously staying engaged with our fans. It's not like we're simply going to disappear. The Mötley Crüe movie will come out. There's going to be Mötley in your life for a long time. In one way or another."

(PRINCE discussion starts at 15.14)

For more about SIXX:A.M. visit:
Online: http://sixxammusic.com
Twitter: @SixxAM @james_a_michael @DjASHBA @NikkiSixx
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sixxammusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3886aFez2HDLkio5tUzmP6

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

 
Tue
19
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PAUL LAINE & BRIAN VOLLMER

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2015
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Ep. 213 of One On One With Mitch Lafon featuring Canadian singers Paul Laine and Brian Vollmer

Link to interviews: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-213-paul-laine-brian-vo

Former Danger Danger singer Paul Laine as well as Helix's Brian Vollmer join Mitch for episode 213 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

In the episode's first interview singer Paul Laine discussed his new The Defiants (band & album) featuring Bruno Ravel & Rob Marcello, the infamous Danger Danger Cockroach album and subsequent lawsuit, his time with Danger Danger, his country career, DarkHorse, manager Bruce Allen and much more.

Quotes from the Paul Laine interview:

How the Defiants came about (time: 5.24): "We just went, 'Let's write a record together and see if we like the songs.' I didn't see past the end of the album."

Danger Danger: "My years in Danger Danger; it was a great band to be in. Live the band is fantastic."

On joining Danger Danger (time: 9.39): "One day I get a phone call and they said, 'You know Ted is gone and we have permission from Sony to take you on. Are you in? At the time I was in the middle of a lawsuit with the whole Bruce Allen thing and I said, 'Yes.'"

Quitting Danger Danger repeatedly (time 25.00:) "Every single record I did with Danger Danger was my last record. Danger Danger is Danger Danger and I don't see us really moving forward. I would go start on my next solo record. Every time I was done. That's why those records sound differently. I would start writing these songs and Danger Danger would call me up and they'd be like, 'We got a record deal. Are you in?' Ummm, 'Dudes, I'm doing something completely different. So, I would give them my songs and they would come with their songs and we'd put out this record. Then we'd get a tour and now I'm on the road. So, you come off the road and go, 'OK, I'm going to finish this (solo) record.' Then another record deal came in and they're like, 'well we need your three songs.' 'Ah, fuck! Fine."

For more about Paul Laine visit:
Online: http://www.darkhorseofficial.com
TWITTER: @mrpaullaine
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paullaineofficial
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4HlA04lM6Dcfn8BfHsKoI5

In this episode's second interview Helix's Brian Vollmer gives us an update on all things Helix including working on new music, the band's longevity and much more.

The Interview starts at the 46.02 minute mark.

Quote from the Brian Vollmer interview: Touring (time 54.58): "The bar scene is pretty much dead in Canada. I really wonder where young bands are going to learn their craft. We learned how to play our instruments, how to sing, and just to mature as musicians & individuals while we were on their out there on the road."

For more about about Brian Vollmer visit:
Online: http://www.planethelix.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Helix-Metal-Band-907456395983726
Twitter: @helixtheband
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7JF6mRd5N8LzsKugg4rcSG

 
Tue
12
Apr

JOEL HOEKSTRA Flags Project with MICHAEL SWEET (Stryper)

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WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra is to record an album with Stryper singer Michael Sweet.
Hoekstra announced the project on the current episode of the White Line Fever podcast, explaining he had built a strong relationship with Sweet while contributing to his solo album.

“I just got done laying down some solos for Michael Sweet’s solo album and actually he and I are also going to record a project album together that I’m going to write with him,” Hoekstra said.
“I’m doing some writing for that now and also three other things in total so I’m writing for four things total right now.
“A lot of my days are that.”

Hoekstra said he was a massive admirer of Sweet, 52, who is also an accomplished guitarist and producer.
“A lot of the guys from the scene are jaded, tired,” said Hoekstra, formerly of Night Ranger and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. “Michael’s just a guy who’s got his life together and I think a lot of that is via how he goes about living his life on a daily basis.

“But yeah I think he is a really talented guy and a nice guy and him and I have always gotten on and wanted to work together.
“The timing didn’t work out for his last solo album so I ended up just kind of miming in a couple of the videos “I’m Not Your Suicide” and his duet with Electra Mustaine, the “Heart of Gold” cover.
“This time I got to play a little bit on the solo album and would have been happy to do much more but I think it would have been weird because we are going to do a whole album together.”

Whitesnake principle David Coverdale revealed in the wake of Deep Purple's Rock Hall induction he may retire in 2017
 
 
Mon
04
Apr

Clone of One On One With Mitch Lafon - LITA FORD & JENNIFER BATTEN

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2015
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Guitarists LITA FORD and JENNIFER BATTEN  join Mitch for episode 209 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. 
 
In the show's first interview, LITA FORD discusses her new album TIME CAPSULE, Gene Simmons, BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi, and more.
 
Quote from the LITA FORD interview:
 
Discussion about Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi starts at the 12.22 mark.
 
TONY IOMMI (time 12.37): "We called him and gave him the opportunity to respond and he didn't. He chose not to call me back."
 
(12.50) "Was I scared to write it? No, people are abused. I was devastated to find out that my hero was one of them. I was sick over it. That's not what superheroes are supposed to be like."
 
(13.57) - "He hurt me in many ways. He almost killed me. Sorry, it was Tony Iommi." 
 
(14.35) - "Can I look back at him and say, 'He's a great guitar player? He's the Riff Master.  Do I love Black Sabbath?' Yes, of course. He is the riff master. I loved Black Sabbath and still do. You've got to separate the music from the personal life."
 
New album TIME CAPSULE (time 1.08) : "It's a collection of songs, I've had through the '80s and they're great songs."
 
For more about LITA FORD visit: 
Twitter: @litaford 
 
In the show's second interview, JENNIFER BATTEN discusses The Ultimate Guitar Experience Tour with former SCORPIONS guitarist Uli Jon Roth and (Danger Danger's) ANDY TIMMONS, working with Michael Jackson, playing the SUPER BOWL halftime show and more. 
 
Quotes from the JENNIFER BATTEN interview:
 
(time 37.24) - "I've never been over-rehearsed. Every time you go through a song, it's an opportunity to make it better."
 
For more about JENNIFER  BATTEN visit: 
TWITTER: @mondocongo 
 

 

 
Sat
02
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MICK JONES

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2015
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Legendary guitarist MICK JONES of FOREIGNER joins Mitch on episode 208 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

MICK JONES new interview - HEAD GAMES reunion coming

LINK TO EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-208-mick-jones-foreigne

In the episode's only interview, FOREIGNER's MICK JONES discusses his recent health issues (heart), as well as the band's upcoming tour dates, their latest album (the acoustic) IN CONCERT - UNPLUGGED, producing VAN HALEN's 5150 album, juvenile diabetes, working again with LOU GRAMM, plans for a 40th anniversary (reunion) tour (reuniting the HEAD GAMES lineup), recording new music, singer KELLY HANSEN and much more.

Quotes from the MICK JONES interview:

His heart issues (time at 5.02): "It really gave me a chance to stop and think about things a bit. First of all, think about how the hell I was going to deal with my life after that."

Kelly Hansen (Time 8.39): "He was an incredible addition to the band. It was absolutely vital that we had somebody who could step into 'those shoes'. He's just gone from better to better to better. Can't describe it really. He's just so dedicated."

Van Halen's 5150 (time 12.55) : "I guess I liked to live dangerously.  I had known Sammy (Hagar) quite well over the years and that was the connection. It was a formidable atmosphere when I got there and I was nervous - I really was."

40th year anniversary and working with LOU GRAMM again (25.02): "It's quite possible. We've actually been talking about it. We're all working on trying to make it happen. It's kind of exciting. Hopefully it'll be feasible and possible to pull it off."

REUNITING the HEAD GAMES line up (time 25.43): "Lou and I have communicated and we've kept up a sort of loose communication as I have actually also with Ian McDonald, Al Greenwood, Dennis Elliott and Rick Wills. We're at the early stages, but we're trying to put something together to commemorate (it's scary when I say it) 40 years."

For more about FOREIGNER visit:
Online: http://www.foreigneronline.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Foreigner
TWITTER: @ForeignerMusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6IRouO5mvvfcyxtPDKMYFN

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

 
Tue
22
Mar

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - SAXON, AXEL RUDI PELL, SANGUINE

Release Year: 
2015
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INTERVIEWS WITH SAXON (BIFF BYFORD), ZAL CLEMINSON (SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND), AXEL RUDI PELL AND SANGUINE ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW

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The show opens with Biff Byford discussing Saxon's 'Eagles and Dragons' 9 vinyl LP Box set, featuring all of their studio albums between 1991 ' 2009. Biff talks about the development of the band's sound as they returned to their Metal roots during this era, and chooses four songs from 'Eagles and Dragons', with one song selected as a tribute to his old friend Lemmy.

German guitar maestro Axel Rudi Pell, due to begin a European tour in April, talks about the writing and recording of his new album 'Game of Sins', which has hit the charts throughout Europe. Axel gives an insight into his songwriting method, and his relationships with band members Johnny Gioelli (vocals) and Bobby Rondinelli (drums), along with 3 songs from the new record.

In the second hour, Sensational Alex Harvey Band guitarist Zal Cleminson kicks off the first in a series of interviews celebrating the music of Alex Harvey, to coincide with the new career-spanning Alex Harvey box set 'The Last of the Teenage Idols', a 14-disk collection featuring all 8 SAHB albums and Alex's pre-SAHB solo albums, along with a wealth of unreleased material. Zal shares his recollections of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band's career from beginning to end, and also reveals that he's putting together a new project with former Only Ones bassist Alan Mair.

The show concludes with an interview with innovative young metal band Sanguine, whose new album 'Black Sheep' blends melody and crushing heaviness to impressive effect

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