Podcasts & Radio

Tue
02
Jun

Maximum Metal Interview ULI JON ROTH

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Release Year: 
2015
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Maximum Metal have just posted a new interview with guitar great ULI JON ROTH

Direct Interview link: http://www.maximummetal.com/interviews/intresults.asp?ID=ulijroth&idBand...

If you know the history of metal guitar, you don't have to be told who Uli Jon Roth is. First coming to the world's attention as a member of Germany's Scorpions in the 1970's, he was among the first guitar players to incorporate the influence of Classical music into a heavy rock context. In the 80's, he began taking this fusion further, first with the band Electric Sun (which also bore a distinct Jimi Hendrix influence he had begun to show in the Scorpions), and then with other projects that included several orchestral works. After increasingly leaving the rock world behind for a time, Roth has seemed to come to terms with his proto-metal past. It began with a handful of onstage appearances with the Scorpions, and has now culminated in Scorpions Revisited, a studio album featuring inspired new interpretations of songs he originally recorded with the band in the 70's (plus a tour featuring a set list that draws heavily from that era).

Roth recently spoke to Maximum Metal's Vinaya Saksena about his past, present and future, plus his thoughts on technology, society and the future of music in general. What follows is a slightly edited version of that interview here:

Roth has a new album of Scorpions material "Scorpions Revisited," out now. His thoughts on what he might do next:

Roth: I've written a new album a year ago, but I've never gotten around to start recording it, and I'm kind of itching to start the recording process. In some ways, it's a continuation of "Under A Dark Sky," but it's more rock-orientated, slightly simpler, but it's strongly melodic and I like the lyrics as well. So I'm looking forward to recording that one.

Roth expresses concern about the often superficial nature of popular music and culture in general:

As far as the music itself, I'm not really enamored with the whole instant gratification-like download mentality. You know, the iTunes thing means that it's just like McDonald's. You can get any piece of music instantly, and they're disconnected. My music for instance, I always tried to write like an album of pieces that are connected. And then of course you can listen to them on their own, but I feel it's not quite the same. I tend to think in broader artistic frameworks. And I'm not the only artist, you know. Kate Bush thinks like that, and so do several others. That's one thing.

I feel that the young generation, because everything is downloaded in seconds, there is no more physical aspect to it, and they don't seem to bond with the artists. But the artist needs a bond with the audience, a deeper understanding, which goes both ways, you know? Both sides are missing out if that's not happening, because the music benefits from that, the quality of the music benefits from that kind of bonding, which is a mutual understanding and a mutual kind of respect for one another- the audience for the artist and the artist for the audience. That reflects in the music and also the quality of the music, I think. So that's a little deplorable.

So it's a sign of our times. That's why I call it the McDonald's society. It's all mental fast food. Fast food of the mind is the name of the game. That's what rules the planet. You know, it's fast information, shallow information, cheap information. Anything instant, but very little of that goes down way deep. That's just the time we live in, and it takes some period of transformation inside of us to come to grips with this kind of speed, you know?

Everything is much faster now than it used to be. The train of mankind is running at a different frequency now, and that frequency is not necessarily very much in tune with what would be healthy for the human mind. There's a certain kind of spectrum of plus and minus of a healthy speed which is conducive to real progress of the human mind and spirit. But if you go beyond that, if the speed is too high, it's like you could easily have the whole train derailed, you know? And then the learning is not facilitated by that, because the speed is just too quick for that which we are naturally equipped with.

Maybe the next generation will adapt to that kind of speed, but I know very few people who have so far. Most people are just kind of coasting along , but maybe they don't even really notice, but when you really analyze what's going on, I don't really know anybody who's really on top of it now, even if they appear to be on top of it. A lot of precious things fall by the wayside. And I don't mean that financially. I mean spiritually precious, mentally precious, you know? A lot of good things fall by the wayside. They get crushed by this incredibly fast train.
  

 
Mon
01
Jun

Decibel Geek Podcast - BRIAN VOLLMER (HELIX)

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Release Year: 
2015
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BRIAN VOLLMER OF CANADIAN ROCKERS HELIX ON REALITY TV, PUTTING HELIX ONLINE IN THE EARLY 1990's, AND BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BAND

Decibel Geek podcast/website staff writer Blair DeAbreu recently interviewed Brian Vollmer for a talk about Brian's new reality TV series, putting Helix into the online world in the early 1990's, the behind the scenes of the Helix band and more. A few excerpts follow:

On The Vollmer's Reality Show: 'I call it my unreality reality show, and it's about Linda and I and the somewhat bizarre life we live. On one hand we live in a blue collar district of East London, Ontario and live a very normal life but it's punctuated with pretty unreality things I'm sure to other people' and 'our reality show is muuch the same (as other reality TV shows) only it's a no budget show whereas those are very high budget shows and whereas those shows are all heavily scripted ours is essentially very loosely scripted, in fact not really scripted at all''

On taking to the Internet very early in the 90s with PlanetHelix.com: 'As John Lennon said either you grow with music or music outgrows you. That goes for marketing as well. Actually there is more money being spent on music than ever before its just very fractured'.'

On bands learning the ropes through playing 8 times a week in the 70s & 80s: 'It toughened you and prepared you for any success that might come. By the time we got signed in '82 we had already been on the road for 8 years. Even at 8 years of being ready it was still a major shock when it actually happened.'

On being a Canadian band: 'Canada loves an underdog but as soon as you make it they turn on you, I don't know why that is, is it a jealousy factor''

Link to Official Website Post: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/brian-vollmer-helix-audio-interview/

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

 
 
Mon
01
Jun

Double Stop Podcast - ERIC MARTIN

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Release Year: 
2015
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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is a 2 part interview with Eric Martin. At the end of Part 2 he reveals that he has a new project/band with Warren DeMartini from Ratt.
 
[Eric reveals in the conversation that he has a huge man-crush on Warren's playing and would like to create a side project as Billy has with The Winery Dogs. The style he says would be something like 70s Aerosmith, The Black Crows and The Faces...]

Part 1:

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-61-eric-martin-solo-mr-big

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-61-eric-martin-solo-mr-big/

In Part 1 Eric shares how he got his start in music, and discusses his early solo albums "Sucker For A Pretty Face", "Eric Martin" and "I'm Only Fooling Myself". He also covers his contribution to the Teachers soundtrack (a song he wrote with Neal Schon from Journey), as well as his near miss in Toto. We discuss the formation of Mr. Big (and the role Mike Varney had), and the recording of the first Mr. Big album.

Part 2:

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-62-eric-martin-part-2-mr-big-solo

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-62-eric-martin-part-2-mr-big-solo/

In Part 2 Eric discusses the first Mr. Big tour with Rush, the success of "Lean Into It", the reformation in the 90's with Richie Kotzen (and sharing lead vocals on some songs), the reunion with all original members, the Mr. Vocalist series of cds in Japan, and he announces his new project with Warren DeMartini (Ratt).

 
Tue
26
May

Rock Solid Podcast - STEVE LUKATHER

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Toto's Steve Lukather talks to Rock Solid Podcast.
 
 
Rock Solid celebrates it's 200th episode as Pat interviews legendary Toto guitarist Steve Lukather. 
 
Tue
26
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JIM PETERIK

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Release Year: 
2015
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https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-109-jim-peterik

In episode 109 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by a founding member of SURVIVOR, Jim Peterik.

In this episode Jim discusses his new book 'Through The Eye Of The Tiger: The Rock 'N Roll Life Of Survivor's Founding Member', his new collaboration with Marc Scherer called 'Risk Everything', THE IDES OF MARCH Box set 'Last Band Standing - The Definitive 50 Year Anniversary Collection', working with Frankie Sullivan and creating one of rock's most iconic songs, 'Eye Of The Tiger'.

For more about Jim Peterik visit: http://www.jimpeterik.com and on twitter: @jimpeterik

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 Extreme, 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

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
26
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DOKKEN

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Release Year: 
2015
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-110-dokken

In episode 110 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of DOKKEN, Don Dokken.

In this episode Don discusses the making of a new Dokken album, talks about George Lynch and Jeff Pilson, chooses Dokken's BEST album, talks about his voice, newest member Mark Boals, Heavy Montreal, and much more.

Quotes from the interview: "Fans expect you to sound exactly like you did on the record that you did 30 years ago and they expect you to sound amazing every night."

"I didn't know George very well and we had friction from day one. We just have totally different personalities."

"Jeff (Pilson) was the most multi-talented of anybody in the band. He plays bass well. He plays guitar well and he plays piano. He's multi-faceted and was always good at recording."

"For me, the masterpiece is Dysfunctional."

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about DOKKEN visit: http://www.dokkencentral.comand on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dokkencentral

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

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

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

 
Mon
25
May

MARK SLAUGHTER on Totally Drive Radio

Release Year: 
2015
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Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 - 11 pm Est time on the Totaally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, hosted by Bay Ragni and Nick Wilkinson covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews.

Totally Driven Radio spoke with Mark Slaughter the former Lead Singer of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, and long time lead singer of Slaughter to discuss a ton of topics like:

Mark hangs out with us for over 25 minutes...

**The story behind the song Fly to the Angels
**If people have said to him, that they can’t listen to that song anymore, because it relates to someone
**if it was tough for him to perform early on
**his first full length solo album he released “Reflections in the Rear View Mirror”
**How he is being hands on, and doing everything himself independently with the solo album
**that he was offered the Jack Russell’s spot in Great White, and also tried for the Velvet Revolver spot
**his recent appearance on “That Metal Show”
**he discussed the “real” reason, not the “Hollywood” version of why he wasn’t on the first VVI Album
**What if Vinnie Vincent called him today, to record some songs with him?
**any plans for solo acoustic shows, music
**any solo dates to support the solo album

You can listen here to his full interview here https://youtu.be/0fuGkXMOE3c

Go to Mark’s Site for dates, news & more http://www.markslaughter.com/

Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkSlaughter33

Remember to listen to Totally Driven Radio every Thursday, and Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

https://www.facebook.com/TotallyDrivenTV
https://twitter.com/ttllydrvnradio
https://twitter.com/TotallyDrivenTV

 
Mon
18
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BONFIRE (David Reece)

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Release Year: 
2015
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UnjEiKQGe0

In this special YouTube only edition of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by BONFIRE singer, David Reece. We discuss Bonfire's new album Glörious as well as his time with ACCEPT and much more.
Quote: "I want to tour. That's my main focus."

Find BONFIRE online: http://www.bonfire.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BONFIREofficial
Twitter: @BonfireOfficial

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

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

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:

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

 
Mon
18
May

Hard Rock Arena Radio Live Stream

Release Year: 
2015
Categories: 
 
Classic Hard Rock and Metal from the 80's and 70's. The hits and the deep cuts! Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Hair Metal, and Melodic Hard Rock  24 hours a day. 

Recent plays:

Lynch Mob - "No Bed of Roses"
Loudness - "In the Mirror"
Warrant - "D.R.F.S.R."
Saxon - "Never Surrender"
UFO - "Doctor Doctor"
Helix - "Wild In The Streets"
Tesla - "The Gate/Invited"
Queensrÿche - "Redemption"
Grand Prix - "Shout"
Twisted Sister "Shoot 'Em Down"
Skid Row - "New Generation"
Wig Wam - OMG! (Wish I Had A Gun)
House Of Lords - "Call My Name"
Saigon Kick - "What Do You Do"
Blue Öyster Cult - "Take Me Away"
Whitesnake - "Still of the Night"
King's X - Dogman


 
 
Tue
12
May

Noize In The Attic Podcast - EDDIE JACKSON

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Eddie Jackson of Queensryche is this week's guest on Noize In The Attic - Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com) on 88.7FM New Haven CT. Eddie catches us up on the new record, the Monsters of Rock cruise and all things Ryche!

On the new album "A bit edgier of a sound than the last album.. a few more uptempo songs. Guitar wise it's a little more agressive "

Hear the full episode (the interview starts at 31 minute mark)

http://noizeintheattic.podomatic.com/entry/2015-05-11T05_52_08-07_00

 
Tue
12
May

BRUCE KULICK Talks New Single, New Album & Meatloaf

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) confirms Meatloaf ate meatloaf on 1979 Bat out of Hell tour; audio

Key West, FL (5/11/15)- Legendary guitarist Bruce Kulick confirms Meatloaf ate meatloaf, often covered with cream cheese icing, during the 1979 Bat out of Hell tour. Kulick also announces the release of a new single this June and plans for a new solo album.  In a career-spanning interview, Kulick shares stories from topics including:

Meatloaf cannibalism
Michael Bolton's shoe fetish
KISS Exposed video porn stars
Hot in the Shade drum machines
Revenge Spinal Tap
Recording Carr Jam
Alive III fixes
I Walk Alone demos
Paul walking around in Starchild boots during Carnival of Souls
Timeline of KISS reunion negotiations
Art of not making instrumental wankfests
Recording solo albums Audiodog, Transformer, BK3
Release of BK3 Vinyl
Release of new KKB single this June
Plans on new solo album via PledgeMusic

Interview Audio Links:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bruce-kulick-career-spanning/id982235688?i=341702129&mt=2

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cobrasfire/bruce-kulick-career-spanning-interview

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cobras-fire-rock-podcast/cobras-fire/e/bruce-kulick-careerspanning-interview-announces-new-single-37956035

ABOUT

Cobras & Fire is a rock podcast with a silly name focused on sharing new music from bands that have the hooks, melody and attitude of classic rock bands.  Cobras & Fire is part of the growing Decibel Geek podcast family and hosted by Loose Cannon and Bakko, writers from DecibelGeek.com.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cobrasfire/id982235688
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cobras-fire
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cobrasfire
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cobrasandfire

Bruce Kulick (born December 12, 1953) is an American guitarist, solo artist and current member of Grand Funk Railroad. Previously, Kulick is best known as lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss from September 1984 to August 1996. He also was a member of the bands Union, Blackjack and touring guitarist for Meatloaf.  Kulick has released three solo albums, Audio Dog in 2001, Transformer in 2003, and most recently BK3, which was released on February 2, 2010.  His most recent project is KKB.

KULICK.net - Official Bruce Kulick Website
http://www.kulick.net/
http://gplus.to/brucekulick
http://twitter.com/brucekulick
http://www.youtube.com/kulicknet
http://www.facebook.com/officialbrucekulick


 
 
Mon
11
May

Double Stop Podcast - MELODICROCK.COM

Monday, May 11, 2015
Categories: 
 
Yep...this week it's me chatting with Brian Sword. Thanks Brian for wanting to chat!
 
https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/the-double-stop-episode-59-andrew-mcneice

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-59-andrew-mcneice-melodicrock-com/

Andrew McNeice discusses the history of MelodicRock.com - one of the first hard rock/melodic rock news sites on the net. He discusses how and why he started the site, its growth, his music festivals, his record label and the current state of the music business.

 
 
Fri
08
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEPHEN PEARCY

Friday, May 8, 2015
Categories: 

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-107-stephen-pearcy

In episode 107 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of RATT, Stephen Pearcy.

In this episode Stephen discusses the current state of RATT, his new album SMASH, his upcoming knee surgery, recording new music and his upcoming 2015 tour dates.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about STEPHEN PEARCYvisit:  http://www.facebook.com/SEPearcyhttp://www.stephen-pearcy.com and on Twitter: @StephenEPearcy

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

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

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
05
May

Double Stop Podcast - KEN MARY

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Categories: 
 
This week on The Double Stop Podcast....
 
Ken Mary (House of Lords, Alice Cooper, Impellitteri, Kip Winger) walks us through his career, starting with his early days, his first band (Fifth Angel), his time with Alice Cooper in the 80's, recording early demos with Kip Winger and Paul Taylor, the formation of House of Lords (and why he left after the Sahara tour), his first solo project - Soul Shock Remedy and the House of Lords reunion album The Power and the Myth. He also reveals the terrible back pain that prevented him from playing drums for most of the last 15 years, and how he was able to recover and commence drumming again.
 
 
 
Thu
30
Apr

Focus On Metal - JOE HOLMES

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Categories: 

"In the last few years we've seen several great artists return to active duty after being away for several years (sometimes decades) and this week we have one of em', guitarist Joe Holmes. Joe has been out of the music biz for quite a while but he's made a strong comeback with his new band Farmikos. On this weeks show we'll talk to Joe about the genesis of Farmikos and their self titled release as well as his past history with Ozzy and David Lee Roth. Go to Farmikos.com to find out more about what Joe is up to these days."
 
www.focusonmetal.net and ITunes under "focus on metal"
 
 
Tue
28
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TONY HARNELL

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Categories: 
 
In episode 106 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by former TNT and current SKID ROW frontman, Tony Harnell.

In this episode, Tony looks back at his career with TNT, joining & moving forward with Skid Row, the possibility of writing new music with Rachel Bolan and Dave 'Snake' Sabo, and much more.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about Tony Harnell & Skid Row visit: http://www.skidrow.com- http://www.tonyharnell.com and on Twitter:  @tonyharnell

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

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

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

 
 
Mon
27
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - Producer TOM WERMAN

Artist: 
Monday, April 27, 2015
Categories: 
 
This week on the Double Stop Podcast is Producer Tom Werman.
 
Tom walks us through his legendary producing career, from Cheap Trick to Motley Crue, and Twisted Sister to Dokken. He talks about his early days in music, and his rise to famed music Producer multiple hit records under his belt.
He also addresses criticism by Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister and Motley Crue over his production style, and discusses his challenges working with George Lynch on the "Tooth and Nail" CD.
He also covers the film Rock Star, and how helpful Jeff Pilson was in the studio. And finally, we discuss his retirement from the music business, and his latest venture - a luxury Bed & Breakfast in Massachusetts called Stoneover Farm.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-57-tom-werman-twisted-sister-cheap-trick-dokken-motley-crue

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-57-tom-werman-producer-cheap-trick-twisted-sister-motley-crue-dokken-rock-star/

 
Fri
24
Apr

MARK SLAUGHTER On 3 Sides Of The Coin

Friday, April 24, 2015
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In Episode 123, April 21, 2015. Mark Slaughter Gives the Not So Pretty Details on Vinnie Vincent. What was the very first comment Vinnie Vincent made to Mark? What was the first comment Gene Simmons said to Mark when Slaughter toured with KISS? Who got the Vinnie Vincent Invasion their record deal? How did Slaughter get their record deal? How did Vinnie treat Mark on stage? Just what kind of a person is Vinnie Vincent? And of course... did Vinnie Vincent save KISS?

A couple revelations by Mark Slaughter:

Vinnie hears Mark sing for the very first time and says "That's bullshit." "That sounds like shit."

Before a show in Philadelphia, Vinnie tells Mark, "You really sounded like garbage last night and if you don't pull it together you're not singing on the record."

Follow Mark Slaughter online at www.MarkSlaughter.com and order his brand new solo album Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.

https://youtu.be/sUdT3jQdZsw?t=1405 23 minute mark the interview begins.

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 1,000,000 times. In the last year, Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.

In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

It's only our opinion... it's neither right nor wrong.

 
Tue
21
Apr

MARK TREMONTI Talks To Guitar International

Artist: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Categories: 
 
By: Robert Cavuoto
Mark Tremonti – photo credit: Robert Cavuoto
 
Guitarist Mark Tremonti seeks to explore and discover new walls to breakdown in a never-ending quest to master the guitar. As he reaches the horizon of the guitar, he finds a plateau, only to find yet another world of mastery to work toward.
It’s the magic of the instrument and the essence of inventiveness and creativity and for the guitarist, an unquenchable thirst.
 
What separates the innovators from the followers is the courage to try something different and overcoming the challenges, to break the rules and rewrite them at every opportunity.
We all know that this was the case with guitar greats like Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, and Randy Rhoads. Mark Tremonti can be added to this list of innovators as he is finding that there are still walls in guitar playing to break down.
With his powerful and unfaltering right hand he is known for his horse galloping and string muting. With his left hand he marries sheer speed with technical intricacies. Combine that with his experimentation of tuning and prolific songwriting, there should be not doubts as to why he is a guitar player for a new generation.
 
He is back with his solo band and putting out the group’s sophomore CD, Cauterize, slated for release on June 9 via Fret 12 Records. The album features Mark on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garrett Whitlock on drums. It’s produced by long-time friend and collaborator, Michael “Elvis” Baskette
 
 
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Tue
21
Apr

Noize In The Attic Podcast - STEVE WHITEMAN (Kix)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Steve Whiteman is this week's guest on Noize In The Attic - Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com) on 88.7FM New Haven CT. Steve talks of their newest album Rock Your Face Off, and catches us up on all things KIX!
 
Hear the full episode (the interview starts at 70 minute mark)
 
 
Tue
21
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - WHITESNAKE

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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In episode 105 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by the Voice of Rock and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale as well as Art Alexakis Of Everclear.

In my exclusive 47 minute interview with David Coverdale, he talks about the different guitarists he's worked with over the years including Jimmy Page, Doug Aldrich, Joel Hoekstra, Ritchie Blackmore, Glenn Hughes and more. His plans for a Deep Purple reunion. The planning, making and execution of their brilliant new The Purple album. Doing the rounds with Madonna. The Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame. Remembering Jon Lord. What is next for him and Whitesnake and much much more.

DAVID COVERDALE quotes:

1. On the Future of Whitesnake: "This might be my fond farewell to the big arena rock stuff."
2. On his time with DEEP PURPLE: "I did the best I could for the three years I was involved."
3. On a Deep Purple Reunion: "It would be a lot of fun and I certainly would be down for that."
4. On the 1987 Whitesnake album: "I thought it was a bomb. And not a bomb in a positive sense. I thought my career was over."
5. On his various guitarists: "I didn't want to go into guitar-hero land." And "Whitesnake is a great guitar gig."
6. Comparing Doug Aldrich to Adrian Vandenberg: "Adrian is a much better chef."
7. Is he interested in doing new music? "I have a feeling that my career has come full circle. I'm not competing with the young David Coverdale, but I do have a feeling that I don't want to challenge myself anymore. It really is exhausting."

In the episode's second interview, Mitch is joined by Art Alexakis who discusses EVERCLEAR's new album Black Is The New Black and much more.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about DAVID COVERDALE & WHITESNAKE visit: http://www.whitesnake.com and on Twitter: @davidcoverdale
For more about ART ALEXAKIS and EVERCLEAR visit: http:// www.everclearmusic.com, on TWITTER: @artalexakis & @EverclearBand
For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter:   @Leverty

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

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

 
 
Mon
20
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - SPENCER PROFFER

Monday, April 20, 2015
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This week on The Double Stop is Producer Spencer Proffer.

Spencer Proffer discusses his early days, and how he went from law school to record producer. From his early works with Billy Thorpe and Tina Turner to his number one smash "Metal Health" with Quiet Riot, Spencer covers it all. We also discuss working with WASP on their "The Last Command" album as well as his transition into film, and his current projects with Meteor 17.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-56-spencer-proffer-quiet-riot-tina-turner-wasp
http://thedoublestop.com/ep-56-spencer-proffer-producer-quiet-riot-wasp-tina-turner/

 
 
Mon
20
Apr

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - GRAHAM BONNET

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Monday, April 20, 2015
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Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features an extended  interview with Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG, ALCATRAZZ), and is now available for streaming at this link:
https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-an-interview-with-graham-bonnet-rainbow-msg-alcatrazz/

On this week's show, you can hear the second of two interviews with former Rainbow vocalists to mark the release of the new Rainbow box set, 'A Light In The Black 1975-1984', as Graham Bonnet talks in depth about his time with Rainbow, his friendship with his predecessor in the band, Ronnie James Dio, his new solo band, Bonnet, and the release of his previously unissued debut solo album, originally recorded in 1975, but never released until now, as 'Private I: The Archives Volume One'.

Graham also discusses his band's forthcoming Japanese tour dates with Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, and you'll hear a selection of tracks from the Rainbow box set, along with a song from 'Private I: The Archives Volume One'.

You can also listen on Tuesday 21st April 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 23rd April 07:00-09:00 on www.totalrock.com

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


 
 
Mon
20
Apr

The Classic Metal Show - TONY HARNELL

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Monday, April 20, 2015
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Vocalist Tony Harnell appeared last night on THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW. Theguys did a 2 hour interview, and Tony talked at length about a lot of issues that had not been public until now. Included are:

- Tony admitted that the move to Skid Row has been being planned since January.

- Tony went into detail talking about why he quit TNT, as well as sharing how he felt the band is being passive aggressive in their social media moves since he left the band.

- How TNT lied to him about the "reunion", which is a big part of why he quit the band.

- Why Rachel Bolan announced Tony joining the band the same day they fired Johnny Solinger.

You can hear the full interview at the following locations:

Spreaker - http://www.spreaker.com/user/cmsrocks/exclusive-interview-with-tony-harnell
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xToRSYDfm3M
iHeartRadio - http://www.iheart.com/show/139-The-Classic-Metal-Show/?episode_id=27214593

 
 
Fri
17
Apr

RockPagesGR Interviews EUROPE

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Friday, April 17, 2015
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Greece's Rockpages Web Magazine did an exclusive TV interview with EUROPE's keyboardist Mic Michaeli which was shot backstage in Cambridge, UK right before EUROPE'S headlining show there. Here's the link for the TV Interview and please find below the link for the full text interview.
 
 
Full Text Interview: Europe
 
 

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