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Mitch Lafon

Tue
17
Oct

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - CHRIS JERICHO, EUROPE & THE BABYS

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On this episode, wrestler, singer and all around good guy, CHRIS JERICHO discusses his band FOZZY's fantastic new album Judas, KISS and their work ethic, his upcoming Cruise, acting, The Jericho Network on PodcastOne and much more. 
 
Our second interview is with EUROPE's Joey Tempest. He discusses the band's renaissance since 2004, their excellent new album Walk The Earth, a solo album, guitarist John Norum, North American touring plans and much more. 
 
And we wrap up this episode with drummer Tony Brock of The Babys who discusses the band's new Timeless Anthology II album, working with Rod Stewart, producers Bob Ezrin and Ron Nevison, former vocalist John Waite and much more.
 

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Mon
09
Oct

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - REVOLUTION SAINTS, AUTOGRAPH & IRON MAIDEN

On this episode, former WHITESNAKE and current The Dead Daisies/Revolution Saints guitarist, Doug Aldrich talks about the new Revolution Saints' Light In The Dark album, re-recording Whitesnake's '87 & Slip Of The Tongue albums, backstage fisticuffs, previous bands including Lion and becoming a painter.
 
Next up, AUTOGRAPH's STEVE LYNCH talks about their new album Get Off Your Ass, producer Andy Johns and the time he was invited to join KISS.
 
Finally, former SAMSON & IRON MAIDEN drummer, THUNDERSTICK talks about the early days of both bands, his new album Something Wicked This Way Comes, Steve Harris, Ethel The Frog and much more.
 

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Tue
03
Oct

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - GENE SIMMONS, REVOLUTION SAINTS, GEORGE LYNCH

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KISS, Journey & Lynch Mob (Dokken) 
 
Thirty-seven years after his first interview with Gene Simmons, Mitch gets his second crack at The Demon from KISS. Gene discusses his Vault Box Set, KISS’ 2018 plans and a possible one-off show... Just listen! 
 
Up next is former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo. He discusses the new Revolution Saints album, compares Journey singers, talks about letting down Neal Schon and more.
 
Finally, go on a walk with Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch who discusses the band’s new album, his respect for Dokken, the cheese factor of... well, just listen! 
 

 

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Tue
26
Sep

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - SONS OF APOLLO (Jeff Scott Soto)

 
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Sons of Apollo (Jeff Scott Soto) and a lot of Scorpions
 
In our first interview, singer Jeff Scott Soto talks about his time in Journey, Rising Force (Ygnwie Malmsteen), new band Sons Of Apollo, new solo album Retribution, W.E.T., and much more.
 
Former Scorpions drummer James Kottak joins Mitch for an update and discusses his upcoming new album, plans for the future, Mikkey Dee and more.
 
And finally, former Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell discusses his great new band Rock Wolves, shares his thoughts on drummer Mikkey Dee, why he wasn’t asked to rejoin the Scorpions, his future with Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, and much more.
 
 
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Tue
19
Sep

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - MIKE TRAMP

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ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON - Via PodcastOne - White Lion, Bob Kulick And Vinnie Vincent Returns! In our first interview, former White Lion frontman Mike Tramp discusses his upcoming box set, is unambiguous in talking about Vito Bratta, talks touring and more.
 
In our second interview, guitarist Bob Kulick talks about his new solo record and working with W.A.S.P., KISS, Lou Reed and more.
And Mitch discusses the return of Vinnie Vincent with KISS expert, Greg Schmitt.
 
 

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Tue
29
Aug

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - SCORPIONS, GUNS N ROSES, EPICA

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SCORPIONS, Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses) and Epica
 
 
On This episode, Mitch sits down with guitar hero, RUDOLF SCHENKER from the Scorpions to discuss the band's current North American tour with MEGADETH, the addition of former Motörhead drummer MIKKEY DEE, the 40th anniversary of the Taken By Force album, upcoming deluxe editions of In Trance and other back catalogue titles and more.
 
In an encore presentation drummer Steven Adler talks about GUNS N' ROSES and playing with the band in 2016.
 
And wrapping up the episode: EPICA's Simone Simons talks about their 'The Ultimate Principle Tour' with LACUNA COIL, winning
The Metropole Orkest Competition, and their new EP 'THE SOLACE SYSTEM'
 
Rock Talk segment: Record executive, Thom Hazaert, talks about the challenges facing record labels.
 

 

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Thu
06
Jul

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard, Riverdogs); Red Hot Chilli Peppers

 
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell discusses the new Riverdogs album California, Whitesnake, Dio & his firing from the band, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Shadow King with Lou Gramm, Sweet Savage, Last In Line, Def Leppard and more.
 

 
In our second interview, we sit down with the Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, backstage at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Topics include: Chris Cornell, joining the band, Dot Hacker, John Frusciante, Beck and more.
 
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Music journalist and so much more...
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Thu
22
Jun

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - Gene Simmons (KISS), Mike Rutherford (Genesis) & Adam Mitchell (KISS songwriter)

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Title: Gene Simmons (KISS), Mike Rutherford (Genesis) & Adam Mitchell (KISS songwriter)
 
In this episode, Mitch sits down with Genesis' Mike Rutherford to discuss Genesis 50th anniversary plans, Ray Wilson & Calling All Stations, Phil Collins & Peter Gabriel leaving the band, Invisible Touch, Mike + The Mechanics and much more.
 
Then as highly requested - Mitch shares his entire June 9th 1980 interview with Gene Simmons to discuss the Unmasked album and more. 
 
And finally keeping in the spirit of '80s KISS - songwriter Adam Mitchell shares his experiences of writing with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr for the KISS Killers, Creatures Of The Night, Crazy Nights and Hot In The Shade albums. He also shares his thoughts on what makes a good song. 
 
 
Mitch Lafon - Music journalist and so much more...
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"Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon" - iTunes link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1218868456
 
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Wed
12
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - CHRIS CAFFERY

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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

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Tue
21
Oct

One on One with Mitch Lafon - GOTTHARD

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In episode 60 of One On One with Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by guitar-hero Leo Leoni of GOTTHARD. Formed in 1992, Gotthard have achieved great success in South America, Asia, Australia, Europe (scoring 11 consecutive #1 albums in Switzerland). However, North American success has eluded this veteran band. Guitarist Leoni and Mitch explore this question as well as discuss the band's new album Bang!, the untimely death of (lead singer) Steve Lee, new vocalist Nic Maeder, Leoni's restaurant GROTTHARD, musical influences and much more.

Co-hosting with Mitch this week is MATT BRADSHAW of Australian band, Dressed To Chill. The band appears on the A World With Heroes KISS tribute and Matt can be found further on the A World With Heroes follow-up EP. Matt also knows Gotthard singer, Nic Maeder. Dressed To Chill is currently in studio recording an all acoustic KISS covers album.

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, TuneIn and Stitcher.

For more GOTTHARD: http://www.gotthard.com and On TWITTER @gotthard

For more Matt Bradshaw visit: http://mattbradshaw.com and on TWITTER: @MattyBradshaw1

For more Dressed To Chill visit: http://www.dressedtochill.com.au

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This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute album and EP. Both available now on iTunes with all monies going to the Vaudreuil-Soulages Palliative Care home in Hudson, QC.

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Mon
15
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - NEAL SMITH (Alice Cooper)

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In episode 46 of One On One with Mitch Lafon, NEAL SMITH formerly of The ALICE COOPER group joins Mitch as well as co-hosts Mark Strigl (from Talking Metal) and the KILLER DWARFS’ Russ Dwarf.

In this episode’s only interview, Mitch along with Russ had a lengthy chat with legendary Alice Cooper group drummer, Neal Smith. The topics were varied as Neal discussed his new album KillSmith And The Green Fire Empire, his time with the Alice Cooper group, writing and recording new music, movieprojects, an Alice Cooper group reunion tour & album, and much more.

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Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

For more NEAL SMITH visit:http://www.nealsmithrocks.com

For more about the KillSmith And The Green Fire Empire release visit:http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NealSmith

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 � taking place October 3rd and 4th iin Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven’s Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

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Thu
11
Sep

METAL WRAPS Episode 2


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In episode 2 of METAL WRAPS, hosts Mark Strigl (of Talking Metal), Mitch Joel (of Six Pixels of Separation) and Mitch Lafon (of One On One With Mitch Lafon) discuss Iron Maiden with a special focus on Paul DiAnno who guested on Episode 41 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

METAL WRAPS is a show that takes a look back at recent One On One With Mitch Lafon and Talking Metal episodes with added insight, commentary, discussion and analysis. The length of each episode will be kept to a flexible fifteen minutes. The show is available via iHeartradio, Spreaker, Stitcher, TuneIn and iTunes as well as the Talking Metal and One On One With Mitch Lafon feeds on those very same digital distribution systems.

We cordially invite you to join us on METAL WRAPS with Mitch Joel, Mark Strigl and Mitch Lafon.

Follow Mitch Joel on TWITTER: @mitchjoel

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

For more visit:http://www.talkingmetal.com

This Episode of Metal Wraps is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

and the recently released: A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

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Wed
13
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - AEROSMITH & MARCO MENDOZA

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In episode 37 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-host Mark Strigl Of Talking Metal. This episode features interviews with AEROSMITH's Tom Hamilton and The Dead Daisies' Marco Mendoza.

In our first interview Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton discusses the band's current LET ROCK RULE tour along with opener Slash (With Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators), the late Dick Wagner (and his contributions to the Get Your Wings album), what keeps him on the road and making music, offers his opinion on various Aerosmith albums (including Toys In The Attic, Rocks, Done With Mirrors, and Music From Another Dimension), would he prefer recording another Lord Of The Thighs or Pink, the upcoming Joe Perry book and much more.

UPCOMING Aerosmith and SLASH - 'Let Rock Rule' dates include:

Aug. 16 - The Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA
Aug. 19 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
Aug. 22 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
Aug. 25 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
Aug. 28 - Phillips Arena - Atlanta, GA
Aug. 31 - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
Sep. 03 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
Sep. 06 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
Sep. 09 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
Sep. 12 - Open Hearth Park - Sydney, NS

Our second interview is with bass wiz, Marco Mendoza (former Whitesnake, Black Star Riders & Thin Lizzy) of the Dead Daisies. Marco talks about being on the Def Leppard/ KISS tour this summer, his new band The Dead Daisies (their new album and future), his trio, and much more.

 

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

For more about The Dead Daisies visit: http://thedeaddaisies.com and on TWITTER: @TheDeadDaisies and @CasaMendoza2012

Follow my co-hosts: MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl  and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal
and Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit: www.melodicrockfest.com

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iTunes, Spreaker and Stitcher.

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

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

One On One with Mitch Lafon is part of the Talking Metal Digital network: http://www.talkingmetal.com

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Mon
11
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - BINKY PHILIPS (KISS)


Binky Philips goes One On One - and tells his KISS stories...

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In episode 36 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-hosts Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS).

This episode features an in-depth interview with The Planets, BINKY PHILIPS. BINKY talks about his friendship with Paul Stanley, being around KISS in their formative years, his book 'My Life In The Ghost Of Planets: The Story Of A CBGB Almost-Was - A Single Notes Book' and so much more. This is one episode that KISS fans simply CANNOT miss.

For More THE PLANETS visit:http://www.facebook.com/ThePlanets

For more BINKY PHILIPS visit:http://www.binkyphilips.com

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

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Mon
28
Jul

One on One with Mitch Lafon - SKID ROW & CINDERELLA

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In episode 32 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-host Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS). This episode features interviews with SKID ROW's Rachel Bolan, Cinderella's Eric Brittingham and Franz of Grim Skunk. Rachel discusses the band's new album "Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion Chapter Two", dressing up like Lady Gaga, whether or not the band likes money, the incredible Johnny Solinger and more. In his interview, Eric talks about his new band, Devil City Angels, which also includes Poison's Rikki Rockett, Tracii Guns and singer Brandon Gibbs as well as writing music for the band's debut album, touring plans, what's next for Cinderella and more. Grim Skunk's Franz talks about the band's INDICA label, their history and playing at HEAVY MONTREAL.

Also, listen back to our interview with rising Canadian star Jeremy Widerman of the band MONSTER TRUCK in episode 31 for your chance to win a pair of tickets to 2014's HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL.

SKIDROW http://www.facebook.com/OfficialSkidRow on TWITTER: @OfficialSkidRow

DEVIL CITY ANGELS http://www.facebook.com/DevilCityAngels and on TWITTER: @DevilCityAngels

GRIM SKUNK http://www.facebook.com/grimskunkfanpage

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

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KEEP LISTENING TO ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON for you chance to win a pair of tickets to Heavy Montreal (Aug 9th & 10th in Montreal) and a pair of tickets to Skid Row in Montreal (on August 19th)

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com

Also, check out SKID ROW - August 19th at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. For tickets visit: http://www.evenko.ca/en/show/event/8705

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher & Spreaker.

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