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Thu
19
Nov

The Right To Rock Podcast - CIRCLE II CIRCLE

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2015
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #8), featuring Circle II Circle vocalist Zak Stevens. Zak took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Circle II Circle's latest release Reign of Darkness, as well as the possibility of a new Savatage record. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.

The voice of Savatage for many years as well as the popular Circle II Circle, Zak Stevens checks in for a little chat as he discusses CIIC as well as the possibility of new Savatage music...

Don't forget to check out Circle II Circle's latest album, Reign Of Darkness, available from earMUSIC! HORNS UP!

 
Thu
19
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TOM WERMAN Part 2

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2015
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Producer Tom Werman joins Mitch in episode 169 of One On One With Mitch Lafon for an 'encore performance'.
 
Producer Tom Werman returns! In our second interview with Tom, we covered many things including L.A.Guns, Dokken, Poison, Ted Nugent, Theatre Of Pain (Motley Crue), the Motley song that was inspired by the James Bond theme, Jeff Scott Soto, Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, his Stonover Farm Bed & Breakfast and more.
 
Quotes from the interview:
 
On Dokken: "George and Don were not the best of friends. In fact, it just appeared that it was Don against everyone else, but he was the writer. He went for the more romantic song and the other guys wanted to rock."
 
"I did not get along with George Lynch. We had a very divisive engineer. He set us against against one another in very very devious ways. He was a real bad guy." Motley Crue: "We had to do Theatre Of Pain quickly."
 
Poison: "Rikki Rockett is the only musician that has ever turned to me and said, 'I understand that I'm not a very good drummer or I'm not the greatest drummer in the world, but I try.' And he did. He just stayed at it, at it and at it. He had the greatest work attitude."
 
Working with Poison: "We recorded digitally - I knew there'd be a huge amount of punching in and fixing this and fixing that."
 
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Wed
18
Nov

The Right To Rock Podcast - MICHAEL MONROE

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2015
Monday, October 27, 2014
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #6), featuring vocalist Michael Monroe. Michael took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest solo album Blackout States, as well as his upcoming tour plans. Interview lasts approx. 30 min
 
The one and only Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks) takes some time to chew the fat with Ragman in a thrilling interview that includes work on his latest album, Blackout States, as well as his amazing experience of neary 40 years in the industry.
 
And make sure to check out [and buy, if you like] his new album available from Spinefarm Records, because that's how we get more music, capische? HORNS UP!
 
 
Tue
17
Nov

Noize In The Attic Podcast - MICHAEL SWEET

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2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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"You can't make an album that sounds like it's out of the 80's because you're gonna get laughed at.."
 
Michael Sweet guests on this week's Noize In The Attic - Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com) on 88.7FM New Haven CT.  Michael talks in depth about the new Stryper album Fallen, zealotry in their fan base, social media and so much more!
 
Hear the full episode (the interview starts at 28 minute mark)
 
 
Mon
16
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ROSS THE BOSS (Death Dealer)

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2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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DEATH DEALER's Ross The Boss joins Mitch on episode 168 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. In the episode's only interview guitarist Ross The Boss discusses Death Dealer's new album 'Hallowed Ground', The Dictators, his time with Manowar, shares his thoughts about Joey DeMaio and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview: On leaving Manowar "Sometimes you just grow apart and Joey was taking the band over. There was no street sense. There was no nice. There was no being cool with other bands.This is not me. I wasn't planning on leaving and I did not leave. I was asked to leave."
 
On retiring from music: "If it ever gets to a point where it's an embarrassment. That you're just wheeling me on the stage... That'll never happen. Some bands are doing that already and it's not pretty. You'll never see that out of me - I guarantee you."
 
For more about about Ross The Boss & DEATH DEALER visit: Online: http://ross-the-boss.com & http://deathdealer.co/site/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/deathdealerband & http://www.facebook.com/RossTheBoss Twitter: @officialrtb & @DeathDealerband
 
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Fri
13
Nov

JOHN MELLENCAMP Retrospective On 30th Anniversary Of 'Scarecrow'

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2015
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Dallas, TX - Nov 12, 2015.  InTheStudio.Net, the web home for North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of John Mellencamp's Scarecrow  album with a look back at the many revealing interviews conducted with John over nearly a decade for InTheStudio.
 
John Mellencamp Scarecrow released this week in 1985 was loaded with hits including 'Small Town', 'Lonely Ol' Night' and 'R.O.C.K. in the USA'. His list of Top 20 hits is so extensive it required the double-disc Words and Music compilation to fit them all.  Scarecrow revealed some of the best of John's songcraft. 'Minutes to Memories' has cinematic characters with dialogue to rival any Larry McMurtry novel; 'Between a Laugh and a Tear' is an under-appreciated gem featuring Rickie Lee Jones harmonizing on the choruses; and the driving 'Rain on the Scarecrow' pelted the public apathy toward the disappearing family farmer, providing a spark to ignite the Farm Aid effort with Neil Young and Willie Nelson.  All of the promise of the American Dream, and the contradictions, are evident in the gutcheck of the rural North American parallel universe in this revealing series of interviews.
 
'People think I'm the keeper of the small town. And everybody thought 'Well hell this guy is really all about small towns.' I'm not really. I wrote one song.'  - John Mellencamp
 
John Mellencamp Scarecrow@ 30 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/john-mellencamp-2/'
 
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Fri
13
Nov

New TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Interview Posted

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2015
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November is typically a busy time for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but this year it's even more so. Not only is a new show centered around the made-for-TV-movie, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, being premiered on their annual November-December winter tour, but they are releasing their first new album in six years, Letters From the Labyrinth.

Rather than being a rock opera as previous TSO releases have been, Letters From the Labyrinth is a collection of songs written around a series of letters sent between characters in their 2009 release Night Castle covering such topics as bullying, the banking crisis, the struggle in Ukraine, and the fall of the Berlin wall among others.

As the band convened on their rehearsal space near Omaha, Nebraska to prepare for their upcoming winter tour I spoke with creator, composer, producer and would be history professor, Paul O'Neill. I very briefly checked in for his reaction to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Savatage joint venture performance at Wacken Open Air this past summer, but primarily stayed focused on the new album for an in-depth discussion on its themes and dove head-first into the inspiration and details of the new songs.

On Lzzy Hale:
I also wanted to bring back something more from my youth. George Harrison's most famous song is "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," the guitar solo on that is Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton's most famous song is "Layla" and the guitar player is Duane Allman. There was just this intermingling of talent. So we decided somewhere on this album I wanted to try to bring in an outsider to have artists collaborating again. It happens in the rap world, but not as much in the rock world...So "Forget About the Blame" just kept pounding itself into me. But I needed somebody who had that passion and Lzzy Hale is a passionate singer. I've been a fan and so we made a phone call. She was so sweet. They were in the middle of a tour and there was a small window, but we got together and she even had a show the next day after we'd done the first day. I said, "I'm really sorry, Lzzy, but I need you back for another day." She came and she nailed the song. And I didn't know this before, but she was a TSO fan. She had her jeans signed by the band from 2007 when she saw the band in Hershey. She was a sweetheart and her band was so kind. Here they are with very little time off and here she is doing this. We are all fans of Halestorm and we didn't know they were aware of TSO and it was one of those things where the stars lined up. So in America we're going to radio with Lzzy Hale's version. Classic Rock magazine in Europe reached out and wanted to put the Robin version in the sampler CD on their cover.

On bullying:
I wrote "Not the Same" because the fact that Amanda Todd had moved three times and kids had watched her get beat up and nobody moved. It's amazing how bullying has gotten so out of control. All these songs have a purpose and as we've discussed before, Brad, the arts have an unbelievable power. I hate bullying. There is no need for it. The guy who bullied Amanda Todd had a mental illness, but the fact that fifty kids could stand around and watch as they see this girl who they know is hurting and see kids beat her into a pulp and leave her in a ditch. And no one stood up for her and no one went back for her blows my mind...The arts can drag attention to things that are so wrong. With "Not the Same" Kayla really brought that song to life. All it would have taken was one person to have gone up to Amanda Todd in that ditch, "Hey, come home with me. Let me clean you up. You want to know something Amanda, high school, junior high school's not the end of the world. Your life won't start until you're twenty-one. Your whole life is in front of you. Just hang in there." And that girl would have been okay. She just needed one person. There's millions of people in this world who would have loved to have been that one person. Evander Holyfield, the boxer, said that video hit him harder than anyone ever hit him in the ring. If that video doesn't bother you then there's something mentally wrong with you.


 
 
Thu
12
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEVE VAI

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2015
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STEVE VAI and MARTIN TURNER (former Wishbone Ash) guest on episode 167 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
In the episode's first interview guitarist Steve Vai discusses the upcoming Tony MacAlpine benefit show, his time with David Lee Roth & Whitesnake, the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Eat 'Em And Smile album, bee keeping, working with Ozzy Osbourne, his guilty pleasure desire to join the Alice Cooper band and much more. Our second interview is with former Wishbone Ash member, Martin Turner, who talks about his new album Written In The Stars, classic Wishbone Ash albums, twin guitars and much more.

Quotes from the Steve Vai interview:

"I started getting full of myself and to David Coverdale's credit he tolerated it all."

On almost joining Ozzy Osbourne's band: "I love Ozzy, but can you picture me touring with him? I can't see myself playing Paranoid every night."

"When it came to the Ozzy thing, saying that it would be step backwards is too strong, but I'd done it. I'd been with the big rock stars doing that kind of thing. My instincts said, 'no no no'."

On wanting to play with Alice Cooper: "I would have to say yeah... I could do this for a while (like a tour). How cool would that be?"

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Quotes from the Martin Turner interview:

"I'm still very much a studio man and always have been... Very very into recording and the process of recording."

For more about Martin Turner visit:
Online: http://www.martinturnermusic.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MartinTurneroriginalmemberofWishboneAsh
Twitter: @MartTurnerMusic

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Wed
11
Nov

Double Stop Podcast - HOWARD BENSON

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2015
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This week on the Double Stop Podcast it's Howard Benson (Producer: Bang Tango, Motörhead, Adam Lambert, P.O.D.)
 
Howard Benson discusses how he turned a Materials Engineering degree into a career as a record producer. Starting in the tail end of the hair metal era where he worked with bands such as Bang Tango, Tuff, SouthGang, and Pretty Boy Floyd, he moved on to heavier bands such as Motörhead and Sepultura in the 90’s, and then hit big in the 2000’s with P.O.D., Daughtry, and Kelly Clarkson.
 
 
 
On Producing Butch Walker (with SouthGang) 15:30 “Butch is kind of an asshole, if you want to know the truth, and you can print that. There's only one person in the music business who has ever trashed me in print, and he's one of ‘em. He wrote a book, and for some reason, I have no idea why, but he trashed me. Cause I was tough in making the record I was producing. He didn't want to be produced, he wanted to be the lead singer. He thought the lead singer was awful. He wanted to be the star of the band, you know, he wanted to be the guy. He wasn't the guy. He was just an average guitar player. And he's still kind of average."

On working with Keith Olsen after being fired by SouthGang 17:20 “I did two records with them. The second one I was actually taken off the record by the band because they hired a new manager. The turning point in my career, cause the record was taken over by a guy named Keith Olsen, who is famous. A very famous guy. He was my mentor. Had they not done that, I would have never met Keith and never would have really learned how to produce records. It was one of those great moments were you take lemons to make lemonade.”

On being “saved” by Motörhead 20:20 "Motörhead was incredibly important to me, and I still thank Lemmy and his manager Todd Singerman to this day. I thank them for literally rescuing my career."

Howard Benson on Twitter: @Howard_Benson1

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Wed
11
Nov

The GuitarCast - ROSS "THE BOSS" FRIEDMAN

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2015
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Ross "The Boss" Friedman Talks Death Dealer and The Dictators
 
It's not many who can claim to have started two important bands in two separate genres. Ross "the Boss" Friedman can claim just that as the founding member of  both Punk legends "The Dictators" & Power Metal pioneers "Manowar". Formed in 1973 and 1980 respectively, both bands forged new territory in their genres as Friedman's latest project Death Dealer, seeks to carve it's own name in music history.
 
Ross called into The GuitCast podcast to talk with the guys about the new Death Dealer album 'Hallowed Ground, out now via Sweden Music Group (SMG), & a flurry of new activity for Friedman's Punk band The Dictators.
 
Featuring members that have previously played with the likes of Manowar, The Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden and Cage, Death Dealer are a true heavy metal force as the album 'Hallowed Ground' shows. Recorded remotely between band member's homes in Australia and the U.S.A., the 13 tracks that make up 'Hallowed Ground' are the follow-up to their over-the-top debut 'Warmaster' from  2013. Friedman says: It's an amazing piece of work and it's gonna stand the test of time." Accompanying Ross on guitar is Stu Marshall, vocalist Sean Peck, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolgnese.
 
Friedman's original band The Dictators are having a resurgence with a new single 'Supply and Demand'. Their first new music in 15 years as The Dictators began their European tour November 8th. Also CBS Legacy Recordings is re-issuing the first Dictators album 'The Dictators Go Girl Crazy'. "That was my first record and its hanging in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame." says Ross.
 
Andrew W.K. has remixed original recordings to create brand new versions of "The Next Big Thing," "Two Tub Man," and "Weekend" for this Black Friday exclusive release! The brand new 10" EP, which comes pressed on beautiful opaque red vinyl will be released exclusively on Black Friday, November 27th, 2015 in a very limited edition of 2500. The album also includes previously unreleased session outtakes, a completely unknown recording of, "Backseat Boogie," along with an alternate take of "Weekend."
 
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Mon
09
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TOM WERMAN

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2015
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Producer Tom Werman joins Mitch in episode 166 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Tom discusses how he became a producer, offers his thoughts about ghost musicians, Nikki Sixx, Dee Snider and Rick Nielsen. He also looks back on classic albums by Stryper, Mötley Crüe, Glass Tiger, Cheap Trick, Love/Hate, Twisted Sister and more.
 
Quotes from the interview:

Stryper: "They were not equipped to compete in that hard rock arena because they had a mission. I loved the guys. We had a great time. They're wonderful people; really good people all of them. I don't want to take anything away from them, but I do think that they had to work a little harder because it wasn't just 'let's rock'."

Dee Snider: "I have never come across anyone who approaches the hypocrisy of Dee Snider. He was Mr. X until we finished the album than he was Mr Y."

Mötley Crüe: "Vince and Nikki (in the beginning) were not that accomplished at their craft. Tommy and Mick - I thought were amazing."

Dokken: "George Lynch was pure genius. He's probably the best lead guitarist I've ever worked with."

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Thu
05
Nov

Double Stop Podcast - DAVE WITTMAN

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2015
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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is a rare interview with Dave Wittman, who Engineered a boatload if records in the 70's and 80's.
 
Dave Wittman discusses his career as a Recording Engineer. From meeting Jimi Hendrix as a teenager, and his first job with Eddie Kramer, to working in the studio with KISS (and the Van Halen demos with Gene Simmons), Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Billy Idol and much, much more. He also discusses the change in the music industry with Grunge, and his work with Trans-Siberian Orchestra both in studio and on the road. This episode features guest co-host Greg Renoff author of the new book Van Halen Rising.
 
 
 
On Engineering early KISS demos 27:30 “Eddie (Kramer) and I did the first demo that got KISS their record deal. They came in and did the classic Cold Gin, Deuce, Strutter - that kind of thing, and we just went in one afternoon and did the kind of did the Beatles thing. The four track to four track to four track kind of thing. That was one of the first things that Eddie trusted me with - with him looking over my shoulder."
 
On Mixing the Gene Simmons Van Halen Demo's 28:25 “Eddie (Kramer) brought in the multi-track tape - it included Runnin’ with the Devil. I didn't actually know who it was at the time, I just knew I loved that song.”

On working with Led Zepplin 34:20 "I got to work on the mixing of Houses of the Holy, and the movie soundtrack The Song Remains the Same. And they used my Marshal top on that, by the way. They needed a Marshal top to do an overdub at 2 in the morning, and I lived around the corner so I went home and got it."
 
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Wed
04
Nov

SANTANA Spiritualizes RockNRoll On 1970 'Abraxas' Album

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2015
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Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve Share Story

Dallas, TX - Nov 3, 2015. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands  celebrates one of the boldest, most successful, enduring and influential American albums, 1970s Abraxas by Santana.

The original Santana was one of the last bands to emerge from the late Sixties San Francisco music scene, introduced by a lights-out performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival documented on film for the world to see. Until then no Artist had successfully infused the sounds of Blues, Salsa and Jazz into Rock, but Santanas second album Abraxas would embody all of it, spending six consecutive weeks atop the US album charts, selling millions and being lauded as Album of the Year by several publications.

Band leader Carlos Santanas distinctive guitar sound became instantly recognizable to fans and iconic in modern music to this day. His passion for music, his belief in its power and its magic, transcends both cultural differences and musical categories.  But for Carlos Santana, making music has never been about chart position or record sales. For Carlos, music is almost a spiritual quest, an expression of feelings too profound and intense for words. Playing music, says Carlos, is like having a ministry.

Carlos Santana elaborates on that thought with InTheStudio host Redbeard.

I think about planting certain sounds, certain cries, not whining, but certain cries, certain things in their hearts (concert goers). When you leave them... they say, Man you guys left me pregnant with the sound. Even when you unplugged the amplifiers and the trucks roll away, its still in me.    - Carlos Santana

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Mon
02
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BACKYARD BABIES

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2015
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DREGEN from Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES joins Mitch on Episode 164 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

 
We discuss the band's stellar new album Four By Four, KISS, the return of THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, more cowbell, new solo music, his book, Supershit 666, the vibrant music scene in Sweden and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview: On being 'bored' with the band: "I couldn't really tell anymore if the gig we did was great or if it totally sucked. I was a machine just doing the same thing every night." The Hellacopters reunion: "Me and Nicke have been talking about putting the original Hellacopters together. We think it's a waste not to do it because I still think the original Hellacopters can still deliver that sound."
 
On KISS: "Between '73 and '78, they were the best band in the world... I'd rather follow the KISS soap opera than the Kardashians, but it's almost the same." "I can't see KISS without Ace Frehley."
 
For more about Dregen & the Backyard Babies visit: Online: http://backyardbabies.com Twitter: @bbabiesofficial & @DregenOfficial Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/backyardbabies
 
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Fri
30
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GIRLSCHOOL

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2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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1on1 Mitch Lafon 163 - GIRLSCHOOL, Martina Edoff & Madame Mayhem

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GIRLSCHOOL guitarist JACKIE CHAMBERS, vocalist Martina Edoff and solo artist Madam Mayhem join Mitch on episode 163 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.

In our first interview, Girlschool guitarist Jackie Chambers discusses the band's new album Guilty As Sin, creating new music, the band's illustrious career, Lemmy, Motöhead and more.

Quote from the interview:

"If we ever hated it or stopped enjoying it. We'd all quit."

For more about about GIRLSCHOOL visit:
Online: http://www.girlschoolband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/girlschoolband
Twitter: @girlschool78

Our second interview is with singer Martina Edoff who talks about her new album UNITY, working with members of Swedish band H.E.A.T. & The Poodles, being a contestant on Swedish reality show Fame Factory and more.

For more about MARTINA EDOFF visit:
Online: http://www.martinaedoff.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/martinaedoffmusic

And finally, our third interview is with solo artist Madame Mayhem who talks about her new album Now You Know, working with The Winery Dogs' Billy Sheehan, former GNR guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and Korn's Ray Luzier.

For more about MADAME MAYHEM visit:
Online: http://www.madamemayhem.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/madamemayhem
Twitter: @MayhemOfficial

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Thu
29
Oct

The GuitarCast - BERNIE TORME

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2015
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Legendary Irish guitarist Bernie Torme called into The GuitCast podcast to talk about his new album 'Blackheart', the current state of the music industry and just what happened to that 'Desperado' project with Twisted Sister's Dee Snider.

Torme, who's early career included stints with Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Ozzy Osbourne and Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), is assisted on 'Blackheart' by fellow musicians Chris Powell (Shark Island) on bass, Ian Harris on drums. Recorded in his home studio, the new album embraces the digital age of recording yet Torme cautions against paying too much attention to whats on the computer screen saying: "The prob is...in the past you could only hear things...visualization on screen has been incredibly problematic because people tend to lock in on problems that really have been on every record forever and no ones noticed."

Exploring new business models, Torme utilized pledgemusic.com campaigns to finance his last two albums. Torme states: "I thought initially it was a stop-gap but doesn't seem the business is in any way shape or form sorting itself out". While some established artists like Torme have found success using this method, he urges caution to those who might think it a cure all for the struggling music industry saying: "It's a new model that's been great for me. I would think it would be hard for a completely unknown".

Speaking on the excess of his 'Desperado' project with Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, he recalls: "So, we recorded it, everyone is thinking 'great album'. A couple of tracks were played to the [at that time] CEO of Electra who said 'yeah, this is great"...a week later later he said "drop it". He continues: "That was at the height of the 80's, at that time every album had to cost an absolutely enormous amount of dollars or it wasn't a 'proper album'..."I think that album cost $400k or $450k." As to the work going into the album he states:  "I think at the end we had about 85 songs, it was insane." 'Desperado' was ultimately released after an 8 year delay.

Concluding his record label experience he sums up with: "I've said it before & ill say it again, those people deserved Napster!"

For the full interview visit www.GuitCast.com. The GuitCast is a weekly podcast bringing you the latest news & gear reviews related to the guitar world along with interviews with the biggest names in guitar.

Direct Link: Episode 36: Bernie Torme; Ghost Musicians, Fiber Guitars and Water On Mars

 
Thu
29
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STRYPER & ELECTRIC BOYS

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2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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STRYPER vocalist MICHAEL SWEET and ELECTRIC BOYS singer CONNY BLOOM join Mitch on episode 160 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.

In our first interview, Stryper's Michael Sweet discusses the band's new album Fallen, his love for Van Halen, whether or not he regrets the band's Against The Law record, the choice of yellow and black, Slayer, a second Sweet & Lynch CD, progress on his new solo album and more.

Quotes from the interview:

On Van Halen: "I'm one of the biggest Van Halen fans going. I would love to get behind the board (of course co-producing with Eddie) and help them get back to their roots. I know they've got it in them."

More Van Halen: "I'm a fan of the first four albums. To me, those had the fire and had the passion and I just don't hear that on A Different Kind Of Truth. I just don't."

Capturing the classic Stryper sound: "When I started writing and thinking more along the lines of Stryper of old. I started getting this passion and this excitement level that I haven't had in years."

Stryper's Against The Law album: "It doesn't sound like classic Stryper to me."

For more about about MICHAEL SWEET visit:
Online: http://www.michaelsweet.com & http://www.stryper.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Stryper & http://www.facebook.com/TheMichaelSweet
Twitter: @Stryper & @michaelhsweet

Our second interview is with ELECTRIC BOYS frontman CONNY BLOOM - he talks about the band's Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride 25th Anniversary Tour, working with a new drummer, the recently released deluxe edition of the band's Starflight United album, his current solo album campaign on Pledge Music and more.

Quotes from the interview:

On a new Electric Boys album: "We've recorded some ideas, but there's no plan as to when we're going to record it."

On a new Conny Bloom solo album: "I'm in the process of mixing one and the fun thing - it's in Swedish. The songs are pretty cool. It's closer to Jimi Hendrix than modern Aerosmith."

For more about Conny Bloom visit:
Online: http://www.electricboys.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/electricboys
Twitter: @ConnyBloom2015 & @TheElectricBoys

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

 
Mon
26
Oct

The Right To Rock Podcast - MARTY FRIEDMAN

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #1), featuring guitarist Marty Friedman. Marty took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest release Inferno, as well as, his first US tour in years. Interview lasts approx. 15 min
 
The lads sit down for a quick chat with the one and only Marty Friedman who's played with many great acts throughout his illustrious career including Cacophony, Megadeth, and Tourniquet - not to mention his own solo material. Since his move to Japan, he's become quite enamored of the culture, particularly the music scene where he's become quite the celebrity (the "Ryan Seacrest of Japan", as some have said). but let's let Marty do the talking.Be sure to check out Marty's latest solo album, Inferno, available from Prosthetic Records. And keep a lookout for his ongoing tour of the United States in a city near you.
 
Fri
23
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ROB HALFORD & ROBERT FLEISCHMAN

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JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford and singer Robert Fleischman join Mitch on episode 161 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.
 
In our first interview, The Metal God Rob Halford talks about ego, does the band need to make a new album, is K.K. Downing persona non grata, the Turbo album, will there be a KISS - Judas Priest 2016 co-headline tour, and more.

Quotes from the interview:
"I can be quite challenging when things aren't going the way I think they should go."
"We've had no communication with K.K. since he's retired."
"I do all my venting on stage."

For more about about JUDAS PRIEST visit:
Online: http://judaspriest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest
Twitter: @judaspriest

Our second interview is with singer Robert Fleischman. He talks about his new band The Sky, his days with Vinnie Vincent, Journey and more.


"He said (Vinnie) 'I got this call from KISS and they want me to join the band. So, I can't do this project anymore."

For more about Robert Fleischman visit:
Online: http://www.theskyofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/robert.fleischman3

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

 
Wed
21
Oct

Double Stop Podcast - PHIL VERONE (Saigon Kick)

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is Phil Varone from Saigon Kick.
 
Phil Varone discusses his life and career, from his early days and the history or Saigon Kick, the side effects of their hit “Love Is On The Way”, his issues with Saigon Kick’s management, and their breakup. Plus he discusses his 90’s band with Rachel Bolan, Prunella Scales, and his time in Skid Row. We also cover his other endeavors such as stand-up comedy, writing and the adult film business (and why he left). He talks about his regrets over the documentary “Wake Up Dead”, the new book he’s writing on an undisclosed comedian, and his newly announced return to music.
 
 
On his Saigon Kick manager 29:00 “If I ever get a terminal illness and I know I'm dying, I'm gonna go kill the manager. He deserves to die. That's how much of a piece of shit he is. Outside of being a crook and a skumbag, he's just a piece of garbage.”
 
On the documentary "Wake Up Dead". 36:30 “It's something I regret doing. For me, it was done to hastily. I think I was in a mindset that was very much dark, and not anything that should have been shot”
 
For more on Phil Varone: http://www.philvarone.com
 
Thu
15
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - VINNY MOORE & RYAN ROXIE

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ALICE COOPER guitarist RYAN ROXIE as well as UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE join Mitch on Episode 159 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.
 
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-159-ryan-roxie-vinnie-m

Ryan sits down with Mitch for a comprehensive interview covering his time with the Electric Angels, Alice Cooper, Roxie 77, Candy and more. Ryan also discusses his love for Cheap Trick, working on new music, Podcasting, the Rock N' Roll Parking Lot and much more.

Quotes from the interview: "My Beatles would be Cheap Trick." "I'm like a Rock N' Roll vampire. I'm feeding off the energy of the people that come see us."

On Recently playing with the original Alice Cooper group in Dallas: "It was like listening to a record and how I originally learned the songs."

On Alice Cooper: "I've learned so much about the music business by watching him and what he does."

For more about about RYAN ROXIE visit:
Online: http://www.ryanroxie.com and http://www.roxie77.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RyanRoxie
Twitter: @RyanRoxie

Our second interview is with UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE - he talks about the band, working with Alice Cooper, his new solo album 'Aerial Visions' and much more.

On making an instrumental album: "With no vocals, you need a lot of contrast between the songs."

On the guitar sound expected from him in Alice Cooper: "There wasn't a whole lot of guideline. I don't think they would want anyone to come in and play like somebody from 1970. Something had to be current or there's no point in doing it."

On Alice Cooper: "One of the hopes I had when I first joined his band was that someday we could write together."

For more about Vinnie Moore visit:
Online:http://www.vinniemoore.com & http://www.ufo-music.info
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Vinnie.Moore.Official
Twitter: @Vinnie_Moore

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

 
Thu
15
Oct

Double Stop Podcast - AL PITRELLI

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This week on The Double Stop Podcast is Al Pitrelli (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, Alice Cooper, Megadeth).

Al Pitrelli (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Megadeth, Savatage, Alice Cooper, Randy Coven) discusses his life and career. He touches upon his early days with guitar and early bands, as well as early opportunities with Michael Bolton, what he learned as musical director for Alice Cooper, as well as discusses bands such as Savatage, Megadeth and TSO. He also talks about some of his more obscure works with Randy Coven and TM Stevens.

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-77-al-pitrelli-trans-siberian-orchestra-megadeth-savatage-alice-cooper/

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-77-al-pitrelli-trans-siberian-orchestra-alice-cooper-megadeth

On his first professional gig – playing with Michael Bolton 13:00 “I got my laminate and I wore it to the Denny’s in my neighborhood for about two years!”

On the surprising success of Trans-Siberian Orchestra 35:30 “It shouldn’t work, but I’m does and I’m so glad. There’s an old story - everyone know that the bumblebee shouldn’t fly aerodynamically it’ss impossible for those little wings to support the body size. Everyone knows the bumblebee can’t fly just don’t tell the bumbblebee”

On his leaving Megadeth to rejoin TSO 54:30 “I don’t know if he (Dave Mustaine) was really happy with me at the end, and I wasn’t really happy with the situation. And by 2000, TSO had cut itself into two touring companies because people all over America wanted shows. And I’d been watching one of my children (TSO) basically grow up now, and I was kinda getting homesick. And Paul O’Neil said ‘listen, this is your world. Whenever you want to come home, you come home’. And I was like, you know what – I’m gonna come home now it’s time. And I finished the last show with Megadeth, and we filmed a DVD. I said ‘whatever the last show is, don’t worry I’m there..’ But after that, it’s time to go boys.”

 
 
Tue
13
Oct

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - STEVE HACKETT, ROOM EXPERIENCE & JOEL HOEKSTRA

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2015
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INTERVIEWS WITH STEVE HACKETT (ex-GENESIS/GTR) & JOEL HOEKSTRA (WHITESNAKE, ex-NIGHT RANGER) ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW

Two guitar heroes drop in on this week's programme, in the shape of former Genesis / GTR maestro Steve Hackett and Whitesnake axemaster Joel Hoekstra (ex-Night Ranger). The show is now available for streaming at this link

https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-steve-hackett-ex-genesis-gtr-joel-hoekstra-whitesnake-interviews/

Steve Hackett opens the show, discussing his new box set 'Premonitions-The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983', the writing and recording of his latest solo album 'Wolflight', his current 'Acolyte to Wolflight' tour, and the recently reissued debut album from GTR. Steve also picks tracks from each of these releases.

Room Experience's Gianluca Firmo introduces a song from the band's debut album, as part of an ongoing showcase of exciting new releases from Melodic Rock Records (www.melodicrockrecords.com)

And finally, Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra drops in to discusses his new solo project Joel Hoekstra's 13, and discusses the possibility of kidnapping the all-star line-up of musicians that played on the album (Jeff Scott Soto, Russell Alan, Tony Franklin and Vinny Appice) so that they can tour! Joel also chooses 2 songs from the 13 album 'Dying to Live'.

For the best in Rock & Metal News check out www.metalshockfinland.com www.melodicrock.com www.bravewords.com


 
 
Tue
13
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - QUIET RIOT (Frankie Banali)

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali as well as Yakuza/Led Zeppelin 2 frontman Bruce Lamont join Mitch on episode 158 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-158-frankie-banali-of-q

Frankie sits down with Mitch for a comprehensive interview covering the band's documentary 'Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back', singer Kevin DuBrow, his time with KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent, unreleased projects, W.A.S.P., being asked to audition for KISS in the early '80s, jamming with Ozzy Osbourne, the band's latest album '10', and a lot more.

Quote from the interview:

On getting Kevin Dubrow's mother's blessing to continue Quiet Riot: "Without her approval, I would have dropped it right then and there. I would not have gone forward."

On KISS' Vinnie Vincent: "We were talking about putting a band together. He would come to my apartment in West Hollywood and play me new songs. The songs were unbelievable. He really crafted some incredible rock riffs."

Jamming with Ozzy Osbourne: "I found Ozzy to be quiet and quite a personality. He sat there on a piano bench while we ran through quite a few songs including the earliest version of Over The Mountain."

Our second interview is with Yakuza frontman Bruce Lamont. Bruce tells us all about his Led Zeppelin 2 Live Experience show.

Quote from the interview: "We won't go with the 30 minute version of Moby Dick."

For more about about QUIET RIOT visit:
Online: http://www.officialquietriot.com and http://www.quietriotmovie.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/quietriot
Twitter: @QUIETRIOT & @FrankieBanali

For more about Bruce Lamont & Led Zeppelin 2 visit:
Online:http://zep2.com
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/LedZeppelin2
Twitter: @ledzep2live

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
13
Oct

STEVE MORSE Talks New Deep Purple, News Flying Colors DVD and more...

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Steve Morse, legendary guitarist for Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band and now Flying Colors, took time out of his schedule to join Shawn and Corbs of The GuitCast podcast to talk about his Ernie Ball Music Man signature guitars, his signature Engl E656 amplifier, the new Flying Colors DVD and plans for a new Deep Purple album scheduled for 2016.

Assembling various parts from different guitars, Morse told the guys about his attempts at crating his own version of a signature model until Sterling Ball, owner of Ernie Ball/Music Man asked him to design a guitar for his company. After trial and error the Steve Morse signature guitar was born. "As an arranger and a writer myself, I said guitars can do so much more, lets try to give it as much breath as possible". The result was one of the most versatile guitars on the market and it's brother the Ernie Ball Music Man SM-Y2D.


 
Flying Colors, Morse's latest project alongside bassist Dave Larue (Dixie Dregs, Steve  Morse Band), Neal Morse (Spock's Beard) on keyboards/vocals, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) on drums and singer/songwriter Casey
McPherson handling vocals and rhythm guitar, will release their new DVD 'Second Flight: Live at the Z7' on Blu-ray, DVD, CD or LP formats. Available November 13 via Music Theories Recordings, it's the groups 2nd concert release celebrating
their two stellar studio albums. The idea behind Flying Colors, combining virtuoso musicians with a pop singer, has served the group well as 'Second Flight: Live at the Z7' demonstrates.

Morse states that writing has already begun for the new, as yet untitled, Deep Purple album. Currently in the writing stage, recording is scheduled to start about the middle of January. Capitalising on the commercial & critical success of 2013's "Now What?!" album, legendary producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper) will once again sit in the producer's chair.

For the full interview visit www.GuitCast.com. The GuitCast is a weekly podcast bringing you the latest news & gear reviews related to the guitar world along with interviews with the biggest names in guitar.

Direct Link to podcast: Episode 37: Steve Morse of Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Flying Colors; Fender Amps, Axes & Anchors
  

 

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