Podcasts & Radio

Fri
11
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JOHN BUSH (Armored Saint) & ANTHRAX

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ARMORED SAINT's John Bush and ANTHRAX's Frank Bello guest on Episode 149 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

John discusses the fantastic new Armored Saint album Win Hands Down, his time in Anthrax, his current relationship with the members of Anthrax, the possibility of a John Bush solo album, voiceover work and much more.
Quotes from the interview:
On the band's rate of releasing new albums: "When you think you think of 15 years and three records; certainly that is not a rapid pace by any standard."
On Anthrax not playing his era songs live: "I get it coming from Joey Belladonna's place. I mean, why would he? There are a couple of songs I wish they would play, but I understand why they don't. I don't think it makes me sad, but I do think that we made some really cool records."

 
Frank talks about the new Anthrax album making it to the mixing stage, his recent car accident, having Fire In The Belly, their upcoming tours with Motörhead and later this year with Slayer, the John Bush era of the band and much more.
Quotes from the interview:
The new album: "We just want to make sure we have the right record and we think we do now."
The recent car crash: "I played Denver last week and I was definitely hurting on stage because this accident I had definitely screwed up my back."
"I was helping a friend of mine and was standing between two parked cars. Somebody crashed into one of the parked cars, right into me and I was crushed between them."

For more about about ARMORED SAINT visit:
Online: http://www.armoredsaint.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint
Twitter: @thearmoredsaint

For more about about ANTHRAX visit:
Online: http://anthrax.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anthrax
Twitter: @Anthrax and @TheFrankBello

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Tue
08
Sep

Double Stop Podcast - JOEL HOEKSTRA

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2015
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This week in the show - Joel Hoekstra is back on to talk about his new CD Dying to Live:

Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger) discusses his new project - Joel Hoekstra's 13. He discusses how the new album (Dying to Live) came to be, and the process of recording it. He also provides an update from the last time he was on the show (Episode 34), and discusses the recording the Whitesnake Purple album as well as the Purple tour.

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On his audition for Whitesnake 1:38 "The first time I went out to meet with David, they had a pre-production of "Lady Double Dealer" for me to take a stab at playing a solo on. That was basically my audition. Pretty much what you hear on the album is what I wrote on my audition. And I also wrote the harmony solo that follows shortly thereafter."

On his new project Joel Hoekstra's 13 11:54 "It basically just sounds like a rock album. I had this weird dilemma because do I call it a solo album?  I can't really call it a band, because I did all of the writing on it - I wrote all of the words and melodies, and the whole nine yards. So I thought the most appropriate thing would be to give it a project name. So Joel Hoekstra's 13 is the project, and the album is Dying to Live".

 
 
Tue
08
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - QUEENSRYCHE

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2015
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QUEENSRYCHE guitarist Michael Wilton guests on episode 147 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Michael discusses their new album Condition Hüman, evolving with each album, Pledge Music, Chris DeGarmo, songwriting on the new album, singer Todd LaTorre, the lawsuit, working on Operation Mindcrime at Le Studio in Quebec, and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

"Personally, I'm not a quitter. I want to take this thing - build it, rebuild it, repair it and keep it going forever because QUEENSRYCHE is like a machine. It's bigger than any one individual."

"Going back in the discography and playing songs from The Warning, The EP and Rage For Order is a blast."

Before changing singers: "We were hopeful optimists that someday it would get better. Things get to a point where no one is thinking the same anymore and that's when change is needed."

For more about about QUEENSRYCHE visit:
Online: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial
Twitter: @queensryche and @MikeoftheRyche

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And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
Fri
04
Sep

Mats Attacks Podcast - AC/DC

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2015
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Episode 121 of Mars Attacks Podcast brings you another entry in the Classic Albums series, the episode focuses on AC/DC's Back In Black. You will hear comments regarding the album from the queen of metal Doro Pesch, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth, Testament's Gene Hoglan, The Rods Carl Canedy, Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys, Racer X's Jeff Martin, former Hades singer Alan Tecchio, and a whole slew of other musicians, journalist/historian Martin Popoff, and host of shows such as Aaron and Chris from The Decibel Geek Podcast, and Mitch Lafon from One On One with Mitch Lafon.
 
Written comments were submitted about the album by former GNR guitarist Bumblefoot, That Metal Show co-host Jim Florentine, David Ellefson of Megadeth, producer Chris Tsangarides, photographer/director Kevin Estrada, author Greg Prato, Phil Rind of Sacred Reich, current and former members of Halford, White Wizzard, Hades, Lita Ford, Vicious Rumors, and more.
 
You can read more, download or stream the episode from here: http://marsattacksradio.com/2015/09/audio/podcast-episode-121-classic-albums-column-back-in-black/
 
You can stream the episode from Spreaker here: http://www.spreaker.com/user/marsattacksradio/episode-121-classic-albums-ac-dc-back-in
 
MP3: http://marsattacksradio.com/Interviews/Mars_Attacks_Podcast_121.mp3
 
Thu
03
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GUS G & TESTAMENT's Alex Skolnick

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Ozzy Osbourne guitarist GUS G. and TESTAMENT's Alex Skolnick join Mitch on episode 146 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. In the episode's first interview GUS G. discusses his new album 'Brand New Revolution', getting the Ozzy gig, working with Ozzy, an update on a new Ozzy album, Firewind and much more.

In the episode's second interview Mitch sits down with Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick. He discusses his new band with Metal Allegiance that also includes The Winery Dogs' Mike Portnoy, Megadeth's David Ellefson and Mark Menghi. We also get an update on the upcoming Testament record, the Alex Skolnick trio, Alex's infamous one night stand as OZZY OSBOURNE's guitarist, TSO, Savatage, Heavy Montreal, and more.

For more about about GUS G. visit:
Online: http://www.gusgofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialgusg
Twitter: @gusgofficial

Quotes from GUS G.:

"I can see Firewind becoming more of an eclectic band in the future."

When he was asked to tryout for Ozzy: "You go 'hold on a second,' have three shots of whiskey, you calm down, and then you reply 'yes, I'd like to audition.'"

Learning the Ozzy songs: "You approach them with respect first of all and love (as a fan). You don't fuck around with those songs."

For More about Alex Skolnick visit:
Online: http://alexskolnick.com and http://www.testamentlegions.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/askolnick and http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions
Twitter: @AlexSkolnick and @testament

Quotes from Alex Skolnick:

Metal Allegiance: "There wasn't any pressure to sound like a certain band."

New Testament: "I look at it like a car. Eric and Chuck work together. They both have their hands on the wheel and I'm the back seat driver."

Working with Ozzy: "It was this very strange period, so you don't want to get to emotionally attached, but at the same time how can you not. It's a dream gig for a guitar player."

"Even though it was just one show... To do so well in rehearsals that Ozzy decides to book a show. Everybody is going crazy because he's inspired and wants to play. What an acknowledgment."

"There are musicians you outgrow, I saw KISS on the Dynasty tour (I was 10 years old). I thought, 'these are the greatest musicians in the whole world.' I saw KISS on the Psycho Circus tour and I thought, 'Oh my God! They can barely play."

Metal Allegiance: http://www.metalallegiance.com
Twitter: @metalallegiance
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/metalallegiancetour

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Thu
27
Aug

The Right To Rock Podcast - RON KEEL

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2015
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast (episode #192), featuring Keel vocalist Ron Keel. Ron took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest solo release, Metal Cowboy, as well as, his latest project. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.

Well, it's been a long time coming, but we finally met up with the Metal Cowboy himself for An Evening With...Ron Keel as the lads grab a chat right before he recently took the stage in Houston.  Ron covers the gamut speaking on everything from Keel up to his latest long-term commitment at Badlands Pawn. So kick your shoes off and grab a cold one because this one is a barnburner. HORNS UP!

 
Tue
25
Aug

Hard Rock Trivia Show - CATHOUSE LIVE

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2015
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Hard Rocking Trivia Show
Episode:  #61  (Cathouse Live review)

Link: http://www.spreaker.com/user/4769264/hard-rocking-trivia-show-episode-61

In this episode, we play rock trivia with "Cathouse Live" Rapid Fire and review the Cathouse Live Festival that took place on August 15th in Irvine, California that featured Ace Frehley, Extreme, Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Enuff Z Nuff, Pretty Boy Floyd, Saigon Kick, Bullet Boys etc...

 
Tue
25
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GEOFF TATE

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2015
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In episode 143 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by Operation: Mindcrime singer, Geoff Tate.

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In this episode, Geoff discusses his band's new album The Key (part one of a trilogy), the follow-up second and third albums (in the trilogy), is Operation: Mindcrime a band or solo vehicle, working on the Queensrÿche Operation Mindcrime album at the famous Le Studio in Quebec, Queensrÿche, any regrets, working with Megadeth's David Ellefson and much more.

Co-host Darrel Dwarf talks about the upcoming KILLER DWARFS original band reunion show in Toronto.

Quotes from the interview:

Choosing Operation: Mindcrime as a band name: "I wanted to set a tone for what kind of music I'm doing; that is conceptual albums that tell a story. Operation: Mindcrime signals that pretty strongly."

"I was in a band for 35 years and really didn't want to be in another one."

Speaking of Queensrÿche: "I wish it could have ended civilly."

For more about Geoff Tate visit:
Online: http://geofftate.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial
TWITTER: @geofftate

This episode of One on One With Mitch Lafon was co-hosted by The Killer Dwarfs drummer, Darrell Dwarf.

Follow Darrell Dwarf on TWITTER: @DarrellDWaRf and the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darrell.millar
Online: http://www.dunkspirateshop.com and http://www.darrellmillar.com/

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Mon
24
Aug

Geoff Tate Recalls 'The Warning' Was A Disappointment to Queensryche

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Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada’s The Metal Voice (https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) recently spoke to Geoff Tate (Ex Queensryche) who's current musical project called Operation Mindcrime will be releasing a concept album called The Key on September 18, 2015 on Frontiers, the first of three album installments.

Tate spoke about, the concept behind The Key, as well as the recording highs and lows of Queensryche's critically acclaimed albums The Warning and Operation Mindcrime and the closing of the infamous Le Studio Morin Heights where Operation Mindcrime was inspired and recorded.

When asked about Operation Mindcrime’s new concept album The Key
"When you write a concept record it definitely gives you the opportunity to do some different things that you normal wouldn’t do with a record of standalone songs because you are telling a story. So stories aren’t static they are very dynamic, there is lots of different moods you can explore within any given story. I like variance and variety. I go into it with single purpose of writing an entertaining story that is interesting and the challenge of matching music to that story so the listeners are transported on a musical route."

When asked about being learning experiences in the early days in Queensryche from other bands such as Twisted Sister and Ronnie James Dio
"I wasn’t really aware of Twisted Sister at the time, so it was kind of an eye opening experience sharing the stage with these very tall New York guys who wore really elaborate makeup and hair, costumes and it was kind of an eye opening experience. They had a really cool presentation and I learned a lot from them as far as stage craft and just the way they handled themselves."
"And some people that you meet on the way are very open to sharing their philosophy and there mindset their way of doing things, Ronnie Dio for example is a guy that was very helpful in the beginning stages of the Queensryche career, giving us advice helping us out he was a very giving person."

When asked the bands mindset during the recording of Queensrcyhe first Full length album The Warning: "It was a real disappointment to everybody in the band at the time, cause of course it was taken out of our hands and mixed by somebody who didn’t care about it and and didn’t want the input of the band and it was quite a shocking experience."

When asked what Geoff Tate spoken word was in the middle of the song Roads to Madness off the Warning Album: "It’s kind of strange I wrote what I was saying on a scrap of paper in the studio and then walked away from the microphone and never picked up the paper again, so it’s lost."

On how the city Montreal, Canada inspired the story and characters of Operation Mindcrime
"Montreal Canada is a wonderful city very inspirational a lot of the Mindcrime story was written in Montreal. The story line came from my time I spent in Montreal. I used to go to this little club on St-Denis called Le Saint-Sulpice. At the time it was a dark dingy little place, the clientele was a mix of all these different kinds of people and that’s where I met some of the people that became characters in my story. And that’s where I used to spend all my time. Dr X character came from a guy that I met at Le Saint-Sulpice. Sister Mary was a composite of couple of different characters I met one was in Montreal the other was in Amsterdam."

When asked if the whole album The Key will be played during the tour: "I plan on playing the entire album and then probably book ending the new album with songs from my past."

Watch The Video interview here: https://youtu.be/hZD4Kz4Gwh4

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Mon
24
Aug

The Double Stop Podcast - CHRIS McLERNON (Saigon Kick, Cold Sweat)

 
In episode 72 of The Double Stop, Brian is joined by Bassist Chris McLernon (Saigon Kick, Cold Sweat, Cold Gin). This is part 1 of a two part episode.

Chris McLernon (Saigon Kick, Cold Sweat, Cold Gin) discusses his life and career. From his early days/bands to the formation of Cold Sweat (originally called Ferrari) with Marc Ferrari and Oni Logan - and having Oni leave the band to join Lynch Mob, finding a replacement singer in Roy Cathey, the unexpected success of his KISS tribute band Cold Gin (with future Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer), and how he got the gig in Saigon Kick following the recording of The Lizard.

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On Lynch's pitch to Oni Logan to join Lynch Mob (21:54) "At this point we're called Ferrari. He's standing there and he says 'Hey Oni! How'd you like to drive a Ferrari instead of just being one?' And I'm like - OK, that's pretty clever. Way to go"

On Oni quitting Cold Sweat on the day they were to sign a record deal (24:00) "Everything I had worked for was on a stack of paper, right in front of me with a pen. And I'm just thinking to myself, you're kidding me."

On Cold Sweat getting dropped after their first album (with new singer Roy Cathey) "Wendy (Dio - Manager) calls us up one day and says I've got good news and bad news. The good news is MTV added the video to heavy rotation today. The band news is MCA has dropped the band."

 
Tue
18
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BOB KULICK

 
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In episode 141 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, guitarist and producer, Bob Kulick, sits down with Mitch to discuss his new book, upcoming EP, working as a ghost musician on KISS' Alive II & Killers albums, the making of the Paul Stanley 1978 solo album, touring with Alice Cooper, the 1989 Paul Stanley solo tour, Balance, Meat Loaf, Motorhead, his brother Bruce Kulick and much much more.

Drummer Allan Schwartzberg co-hosts this episode. Allan is best known to KISS fans for having 'ghost' drummed on KISS' The Elder, Animalize and Asylum albums as well as credited performances on the Gene Simmons and Peter Criss solo albums of 1978. He's also appeared, both credited and uncredited, on multiple Alice Cooper albums.

Quote from the interview:

KISS ALIVE II: "Paul called me and said Ace was dragging."

Feedback from the band on guitar playing during the recording of Alive II: "It doesn't sound like Ace enough. Try to keep it in the ball park."

"I had my own band, Balance. I played with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Meatloaf, and all these people. I'm just on this train going through all of these artists."

I'd agreed to play on Gene and Paul's [1978 solo albums], but it became an issue. To have the same lead player on two of the records just defeated the purpose of everybody doing a different thing."

Bruce Kulick on joining KISS: "This was his fate."

For more about BOB KULICK visit:
TWITTER: @BobKulickMusic
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bob.kulick.75

For more Allan Schwartzberg visit:
Online: http://www.deepdiner.com
Twitter:@ABSchwartzberg
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allan.schwartzberg

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One On One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
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Fri
14
Aug

One on One With Mitch Lafon - GEOFF DOWNES (Yes)

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In episode 139 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Geoff Downes of YES (and Asia) joins Mitch to discuss the band's current tour with TOTO, their upcoming Cruise To The Edge rock cruise with Marillion, what motivates them to make new music, ASIA vs. YES, and more. Plus, he pays tribute to the late Chris Squire.

Producer Adam Hamilton (former L.A. Guns & The C.C. DeVille Experiment) co-hosts this episode.

Quotes from the interview:

1) "We feel responsible to pay due respect to Chris' legacy."

2) "Chris had said in many interviews that he felt that YES should continue."

3) "We are going to carry on for the foreseeable future."

For more about YES visit: http://www.yesworld.com
TWITTER: @yesofficial
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yestheband
Cruise To The Edge: http://cruisetotheedge.com

For more Adam Hamilton visit:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/adam.hamilton.528
Twitter:@AdamHamilton1

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
13
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MARCO MENDOZA (The Dead Daisies)

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2015
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In episode 138 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Dead Daisies, Marco Mendoza.

Marco discusses the band's latest album REVOLUCION, playing in Cuba, John Corabi, his time with Whitesnake & Black Star Riders, John Sykes, sobriety, the return of Thin Lizzy in 2016 and much more.

Producer Adam Hamilton (former L.A. Guns & The C.C. DeVille Experiment) co-hosts this episode.

Quotes from the interview:

On leaving the Black Star Riders: "Musically and creatively it changed for me. Things changed and I just became a part of the machine that wasn't that important."

For more about The Dead Daisies visit:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheDeadDaisies
Twitter: @TheDeadDaisies

For more Adam Hamilton visit:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/adam.hamilton.528
Twitter:@AdamHamilton1

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
12
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ROGER GLOVER


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In episode 136 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by legendary DEEP PURPLE bassist, Roger Glover.

Roger sits down with Mitch to discuss the progress of his upcoming book, the band's latest live releases From The Setting Sun (In Wacken), …To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo), the most recent studio album Now What!, working with producer Bob Ezrin, his opinion of Whitesnake's The Purple Album, the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, producing, the possibility of once again working with Ritchie Blackmore,Ian Gillan's time in Black Sabbath, working at the legendary Le Studio in Morin Heights (Quebec), what compels them to make new music, the story behind Smoke On The Water, working on Judas Priest's Sin After Sin, and much more

Quotes from the interview:

On making a new album: "It keeps and grows your audience. We can play the old classics with pride, but we are songwriters and you don't stop doing what you do."

Ritchie Blackmore: "He's probably the most important musician I have ever worked with."

On working with Judas Priest: "They were the next wave after Sabbath, Purple, Zeppelin era, but they weren't very happy. I said, 'what's going on?' They said, 'we want to produce ourselves.' So, I left the project."

The Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame: "If you had asked me 40 years ago if I wanted to be in the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame I'd have gone, 'Oh Gosh what a dream'..."

This episode is co-hosted by ALICE COOPER guitarist, TOMMY HENRIKSEN. Tommy talks Roger Glover, offer details into the upcoming Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe solo album, The Hollywood Vampires album with Alice Cooper and more.

For more about DEEP PURPLE visit:
Online: www.deep-purple.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialdeeppurple
Twitter: @_DeepPurple

For more about TOMMY HENRIKSEN visit:
Online: http://www.tommyhenriksen.net
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Disvicious1
Twitter: @DisVicious1

 
 
Wed
12
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - CHRIS CAFFERY

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2015
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In episode 137 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by SAVATAGE & TSO guitarist, CHRIS CAFFERY.

Chris discusses his new album 'Your Heaven Is Real', former KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY, Savatage's upcoming plans, the TSO/Savatage at Wacken performance, his line of Hot Sauces, and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Savatage: "The word on the street is that we weren't going to play again; which I always hoped and believed we would and we did."

The future of Savatage: "The ultimate decision for Savatage is up to Jon."

On making a new Savatage album: "If they decide it's time to do another record then we'll do it. I'm here. I'm not going anywhere."

Wacken performance: "It was amazing. Every single hand was in the air. Every person stayed from the first note to the last note. It was a great feeling."

His new album - YOUR HEAVEN IS REAL: "I'm really proud of the record. I'm just doing these records for me; to make some music I enjoy playing."

The song 'Your Heaven Is Real': "I had an allergic reaction to mussels in Ottawa and had died for five minutes. That's what that whole song is about."

For more about CHRIS CAFFERY visit:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChrisCafferyMusic
Twitter: @ChrisCaffery

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One On One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
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Mon
03
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEVE BROWN (Trixter, Def Leppard)

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In episode 129 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, TRIXTER's Steve Brown joins Mitch to discuss the band's latest album Human Era, Def Leppard, his Mojo Vegas studio, the KISS Revenge tour, Trixter's history and more.

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Producer Adam Hamilton (former L.A. Guns & The C.C. DeVille Experiment) co-hosts this episode.

Quotes from the interview:

1) On Trixter's days with MCA records: "They wanted us to sound like a garage band. They didn't want us to sound like Def Leppard or Mötley Crüe."

2) "KISS is the band that made me want to do this."

3) On Def Leppard: "It's very bittersweet."

For more about STEVE BROWN & TRIXTER visit: http://www.trixterrocks.com
http://www.stevebrownmusic.biz
http://www.mojovegas.com
TWITTER: @STEVEBROWNROCKS and @trixterrocks
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trixterrocks

For more Adam Hamilton visit: http://www.facebook.com/adam.hamilton.528 and follow him on Twitter:@AdamHamilton1

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, EXTREME, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

 
Mon
03
Aug

Double Stop Podcast - BERNARD FOWLER

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2015
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This week on The Double Stop is vocalist Bernard Fowler, how has been a backup singer for The Rolling Stones for 27 years.

Bernard Fowler discusses his life and career. From singing on the street corner at 16 to his 27 years working with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones (as well as solo albums by Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts). He discusses his early projects with The Peech Boys and Herbie Hancock, to Nickelbag (who changed their name to The IMFs because of Nickelback) with Stevie Salas, and his new solo record The Bura. Bernard has lots of great stories from his amazing career.

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-70-bernard-fowler-solo-nickelbag-the-rolling-stones/

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Quote: On having to audition for Mick Jagger after already working with him on She's The Boss (and leading to a 27 year working relationship: "I walk out of the rehearsal room and ran right into Mick. I looked at him. He looked at me. And I said 'Hey Mick - how you doin'?' And he kinda looked at me and just kept walking. I went back into my room and I said 'I just ran into Jagger in the hallway and he acted like he didn't know who I was!' So 5 minutes later some girl walks into our rehearsal room and asks if there is a Bernard Fowler here. She said Mick Jagger was gonna do a solo tour and he was looking for a male vocalist, and we'd like to know if you'd like to audition. And I was highly insulted. She left the room and I said 'I'm not fuckin' auditioning. I've already worked with him. Why do I need to audition?' At that point Carmine Rojas grabbed me by the arm and took me to the corner and said to me 'whether you take this gig or not, go do the audition anyway!'

 
Thu
30
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TOM HAMILTON (Aerosmith)

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In episode 127 of One On One With Mitch Lafon is joined by legendary Aerosmith bassist, Tom Hamilton.

Tom discusses the band's upcoming 'Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014' DVD, work on a new Aerosmith album, the possibility of a solo record, an in-depth look at five of the most famous Aerosmith songs that he's had a hand in writing including: Kings And Queens, Draw The Line, Sweet Emotion, Janie's Got A Gun & Sick As A Dog, and much more.

Selected Quotes from the interview:

On a follow-up to Music from Another Dimension!: "I just don't know the timing of when we can get back into it, but I can't imagine it not happening."

"I would like to go in and do a really concise/tight Aerosmith rock album."

"Aerosmith doesn't have a record deal."

On why he's never done an 'outside project': "What has always been an obsession for me was to be more involved in the writing of an Aerosmith album."

On the making of Aerosmith's classic Draw The Line album: "That album was a really tough time in our history. It was really frustrating."

For More Aerosmith and Tom Hamilton visit: http://www.aerosmith.com
TWITTER: @Aerosmith and @THaerosmith
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aerosmith

This episode is co-hosted by BRITNY FOX & DORO drummer, Johnny Dee.
For more about JOHNNY DEE visit: http://www.britnyfox.com & http://www.doromusic.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/britnyfoxband
Twitter: @dee_drums @Britny_Fox @DoroOfficial

 
 
Thu
30
Jul

Jimmy Page Shares Triumph & Tragedy Of Final Years Of LED ZEPPELIN

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Dallas, TX - July 29, 2015. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  concludes its conversations with Led Zeppelin founder, guitarist, producer and songwriter Jimmy Page with a revealing look at the final years of Led Zeppelin.
 
For over a decade Led Zeppelin soared above the Rock'n'Roll world, setting course with their groundbreaking 1969 debut, then trailblazing through the Seventies selling millions of albums and concert tickets. But it was this very demand for more' larger crowds, longer tours' which would vie for focus from these four still rather young men trying, in some cases, to start a family or deal with fame and fortune. Factor into this heady brew the fate of the unknown and unforeseen, and you get legendary creative highs and the most tragic losses and lows.  That's what you have with what turned out to be the final Led Zeppelin studio albums Presence in 1976, the timeless In Through The Out Door in 1979, and the post-original collection of rarities called Coda.

InTheStudio host Redbeard speaks at length to band founder/ guitarist/ producer Jimmy Page about his comprehensive overhaul of the Led Zeppelin catalog which now has given fans the most authoritative look at the band's illustrious career.  In Through The Out Door is played every day on US radio, but as the studio album which preceded drummer John Bonham's death, Jimmy Page assures us that it was never meant to be Led Zeppelin's last.

'Of course it wasn't. There'd have been another album after that. I know John Bonham and I had discussed that. And if you want to have an idea about what way that would go, well then just listen to 'Bonzo's Montreux' and see where he's given a good hand to be able to do drum orchestra and really enjoy himself. He used to like to get into things where he could really get in and groove... We probably would have gone in that direction, but it's hard to tell '.'  - Jimmy Page

LED ZEPPELIN Jimmy Page/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/led-zeppelin-presence-doorcoda-deluxe-jimmy-page/

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

Direct Link to: Led Zeppelin: http://www.ledzeppelin.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio: http://www.inthestudio.net

 
 
Tue
28
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - LITA FORD

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In episode 126 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by guitarist, LITA FORD.

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LITA discusses her relationship with Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, her appearance at Heavy Montreal, the late Randy Castillo, her upcoming book 'Living Like A Runaway:A Memoir', THE RUNAWAYS, Kim Fowley, KISS' Eric Singer, progress on a new Lita Ford album, the Wicked Wonderland era, taking a hiatus to raise her kids, missing her children, parental alienation, and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Sharon Osbourne: "I loved Sharon. I didn't want to let her go, but at the same time there were some things going on that were really destroying my career."

More Sharon: "She's one of 'those' that forever holds a grudge. She's not one of 'those' kinds of people that forgives and forgets.'

Her book: "I pretty much made it about Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll."

The Runaways: "It really was KIM FOLEY's band. He was running the show. When he left things slowly started falling apart."

More about The Runaways: "Had we have had our own television show like Hanna Montana then maybe we would have been able to fill arenas."

Her kids: "I don't get to see them anymore. I don't know where they are and I haven't spoken to them since 2010."

This episode is co-hosted by BRITNY FOX & DORO drummer, Johnny Dee. Johnny also gives an updateon the Britny Fox reunion and new album.

For more about the LITA FORD visit: http://www.litafordonline.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/litaofficial
TWITTER: @litaford

For more about JOHNNY DEE visit: http://www.britnyfox.com & http://www.doromusic.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/britnyfoxband
Twitter: @dee_drums @Britny_Fox @DoroOfficial

 
Tue
28
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - DAVE JERDEN (Producer)

 
This week Producer Dave Jerden is on the show.

Dave Jerden discusses his life and career. From his early days to working with Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. He also discusses the creation of the Alice In Chains sound, his work with Anthrax, and the lost album by Violets Demise with Rowan Robertson and Oni Logan. He shares why he stopped making records for many years, and what brought him back.

On Rowan Robertson "I know people that don't have 100th of the talent that think they're hot shit. And Rowan is so much fucking better. And believe me, I've worked with the best guitar players in the world. I've worked with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Adrian Belew, a lot of great guitar players. And Rowan is as good or better than all of them. I'm telling you, this guy is amazing."

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Mon
27
Jul

Focus On Metal - TONY FRANKLIN

 
This week on Focus On Metal comes the fourth installment in our Little Mountain Sound Studio series. Our guest this week is none other than bassist and all around cool guy, Tony Franklin. Tony has played with an impressive list of artists including Gary Hoey, Marty Freidman, Ripper Owens, Doug Aldrich, and Whitesnake. Did I mention the guy has also played with Jimmy Page in The Firm? Jimmy Freaking Page! Of course he was also a big part of Blue Murder with John Sykes and Carmine Appice. So yeah, I think this guy knows his way around a studio so he's a perfect guy to talk about his time at LMS. These days when he's not enjoying his Ninja blender Tony is playing with Rated X and Heart of Storm with Doug Aldrich.
www.focusonmetal.net and iTunes under "focus on metal".
 
Thu
23
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ANTON FIG

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In episode 125 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, former Late Show With David Letterman drummer ANTON FIG joins Mitch to discuss his most recent release FIGMENTS (which includes special guests ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH and more), his time with David Letterman, his future plans which include touring with Joe Bonamassa, working on Journey's Arrival album, his work with KISS on their Dynasty and Unmasked records, the 1978 Ace Frehley solo album, Frehley's Comet, working with Ace Frehley, and comments on the possibility of once again working with the original Frehley's Comet line-up with Ace, John Regan and Tod Howarth, and much more.

Four By Fate's John Regan co-hosts this episode. John talks fondly of Anton Fig and updates fans on FOUR BY FATE's new album, Relentless.

Quotes from the interview:

Speaking of his work on the two KISS albums: "They never said play like Peter."

On KISS: "All I pretty much knew about KISS is that they were a big poster on the side of a bus in New York City."

On ACE FREHLEY's 1978 KISS solo album: "It captures such a spirit in time. There's nothing on that record that is cringe worthy to me."

For more about the ANTON FIG visit: http://www.antonfig.com
Follow Anton Fig on Twitter: @TheAntonFig
Follow Anton Fig on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheAntonFig

For more about JOHN REGAN and FOUR BY FATE visit: http://www.facebook.com/FOURBYFATE

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

Head over to our official FACEBOOK page for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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Wed
22
Jul

Angus Young, Brian Johnson Recall AC/DC's Resurrection 'Back In Black'

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Dallas, TX - July 21, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 35th anniversary of the second biggest-selling album in the world, AC/DC's Back In Black.

After four U.S. albums, AC/DC had finally gained a foothold in America with the breakout album Highway to Hell. But just when success was within their grasp, lead singer and co-writer Bon Scott died after a hard night of drinking. For most bands, losing a singer and frontman is a fatal blow, but not for AC/DC.

Following Bon's funeral in Australia, Malcolm and Angus Young returned to the UK to work through their grief the only way they knew how, writing music. Angus Young tells InTheStudio host Redbeard just how serious the band took their situation.

'We sat down and we said, 'This has got to be good. It HAS to be good'... If it had been the last thing we had done as a band, it had to be something.'  - Angus Young

Something, it was. At the time no one, not even the band could have imagined the heights to which AC/DC Back In Black would climb, going on to sell over 48 million records worldwide, the Mt. Everest of Rock (second only to Michael Jackson's Thriller ). Back in Black   became an album full of Rock and Roll anthems like 'Hells Bells', 'You Shook Me All Night Long', 'What Do You Do For Money Honey', 'Shoot To Thrill', 'Have A Drink On Me', 'Rock'N'Roll Ain't Noise Pollution', and of course the title cut 'Back In Black'.

InTheStudio host Redbeard speaks candidly with Angus Young and Brian Johnson about the Back In Black period, including the death of Bon Scott, the hiring of Brian Johnson, the adventures of recording in the Bahamas, to their first gig ever with Brian in Belgium. 

The AC/DC story would not be complete without a tribute to band patriarch Malcolm Young, who is on medical leave but continues to inspire.

'He's a sort of heart and soul behind the band. He lives and breathes it, and he's so important to all of us as a father figure. I can't say too much about the guy.'   - Brian Johnson

AC/DC  Back In Black 35th /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/acdc-back-in-black-35th/'

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

Direct Link to AC/DC website: 'http://www.acdc.com'

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

 
Tue
21
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - JENNIFER BATTEN

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Jennifer Batten discusses her early days and learning guitar, her audition for Michael Jackson, her work on the Bad, Dangerous and HIStory tours, her account of Greg Howe filling in for her for a few weeks with Michael Jackson (his account is in episode 36), her work with Jeff Beck, her three solo records and her new multimedia tour - Jennifer Batten's Self-Empowerment for the Modern Musician Experience.
 
 
On Michael Jackson vs Jeff Beck "For (Michael) Jackson it's the awareness of entertaining the audience. Far beyond the music. Which is why I think I ended up doing a solo multimedia tour, and learning how to edit films. And with Jeff (Beck) it's creativity, and always searching for new things. With Beck, he's always expanding, and you wouldn't believe the stuff he listens to. And he just absorbs it all."

Jennifer Batten Tour Dates:

7-24 LAS VEGAS
7-26 FLAGSTAFF
7-29 LUBBOCK TX
8-1 DALLAS
8-2 AUSTIN
8-4 SAN ANTONIO
8-16 MARGATE
8-20 NASHVILLE
8-22 CHARLOTTE
8-23 RALEIGH
8-27 KING OF PRUSSIA
8-29 CARLE PLACE4
8-30 NEW HAVEN
9-5 INDIANAPOLIS
9-6 LOMBARD
9-8 O'FALLON MO

For more on Jennifer Batten: http://www.batten.com/

 

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