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Tue
29
May

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - Collective Soul, Lit and Poison

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Collective Soul, Lit and Poison guest on this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. Former L.A. Guns bassist, Adam Hamilton, co-hosts.
 
Our first interview is with Collective Soul bassist Will Turpin. He talks about his love for KING'S X, his new solo album Serengeti Drivers, frontman Ed Roland, the Rock & Roll Express Tour with 3 Doors Down, Collective Soul Live (the album), songwriting, their upcoming new album, Collective Soul being Ed's thing, Woodstock 1999 and much more. 
 
Our second interview is with LIT's Jeremy Popoff. We talk about the Nashville influence on their new album These Are The Days, the GEN-X summer tour (with Buckcherry, P.O.D. & Alien Ant Farm), we remember drummer Allen Shellenberger, the importance of social media, re-releasing the albums View From The Bottom and The Black Album (2004's self-titled Lit album) with bonus tracks, the band ODIN, growing up as hardcore metalheads (Iron Maiden, Metallica, Dokken), the upcoming 20th anniversary of A Place In The Sun, his parents, the lost tour with KISS, and more.
 
And to end the show we speak with POISON's RIKKI ROCKETT (starts at approx. the 1hr 32 minutes mark). We discuss the band's current Nothin' But A Good Time 2018 Tour with CHEAP TRICK, his health, 30th anniversary of Open Up And Say... Ahh!, his Rockett Vlog, why no new Poison music - is Bret to blame?, a possible Las Vegas residency, C.C. DeVille's guitar chops, producer Tom Werman, the set list, new Devil City Angels music & new single 'Testify' and much more. 
 
 
 

 
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Thu
24
May

GLENN HUGHES Talks Millennials & California Breed

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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LEGENDARY singer/bassist Glenn Hughes says working with guitarist Andrew Watt showed him “millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it”.
California Breed, a project in which now-65-year-old Hughes worked with 27-year-old Watt along with drummer Jason Bonham, broke up after one album in 2015.
“It was a very stressful band for me to be in,” Hughes told the White Line Fever podcast (please use this link https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/white-line-fever/id494213902?mt=2). “I was, you know, bamboozled into forming this band with a young man, Andrew Watt - a very talented young man - but it was the wrong move for me.
“The guy is a millennial. The guy is 25 years old and it was difficult to play with somebody with a different head space to me and Jason not wanting to tour was a difficult thing.
“Looking back at California Breed, I should never have toured behind that. I should have just released the album and moved back onto my solo work.
“A great record by the way but I don’t have very fond memories of that period. I’d was just recovering from open heart surgery, it was a difficult period for me but I look back on it and I learned so many different things.”
Asked for this thoughts on millennials, the former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath man answered: “The way I see it is this, and this is a generalisation: millennials want all the power and all the money of people who’ve already got it without working for it. I’m sorry, that’s the way I see it. 
“People of my age group have worked their asses off to get this and a lot of youngsters - some youngsters don’t feel that way - they want it all and they want it now. They want what you got and they’re not willing to work their asses off for three of four decades to get it.
“And it just doesn’t work that way.”
When asked if he was linking these thoughts to Watt specifically, Hughes said:  “He comes from a group of people from that generation. You’re born in the early nineties and you have a different angle and a different viewpoint of the world. You have the whole internet thing. You grew up with the internet in front of your fingers. It’s a different demographic. It was difficult for me to work with people who had a different angle on life.
“I’m old school. I’ve had a heart attack. I’ve been shot at, pistol-whipped, run over in a car. I’ve been, you know, stabbed and all of a sudden I’m working with people who have no idea what I’ve been through and they just want success. And success, you just don’t get it overnight.”
Hughes returned to another high profile collaboration, Black Country Communion, which currently has a album in circulation entitled BCCIV. Hughes is also touring a show of Deep Purple classics with his solo band.
 
Thu
24
May

Ep. 283 Bobby Rock, Former Drummer with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Episode 283, May 22, 2018. This week we are joined by drummer Bobby Rock. Bobby was the drummer in the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Bobby shares his memories and amazing stories of auditioning for the VVI. Who was the brains behind the band. When the wheels first started to fall off. How the VVI eventually imploded. Thoughts on why the VVI never broke big. Changes in management. We guarantee you will learn something new about Vinnie Vincent and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Bobby just released his book, The Boy Is Gonna Rock available at www.bobbyrockstore.com. Press requests please contact Michael Brandvold at www.MichaelBrandvold.com

 
Thu
26
Apr

IN THE STUDIO Celebrates 35th Anniversary of DAVID BOWIE's 'Let's Dance'

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - April 26, 2018.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands "puts on its red shoes and dances the blues" this week to celebrate the 35th anniversary of David Bowie's Let's Dance album.
 
Far from David Bowie’s first “comeback”, thirty years ago he emerged from a protracted period of self-imposed exile in Berlin where he had virtually singlehandedly co-opted the best elements of Kraut Rock (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Can, Amon Duul) into a series of critically lauded if not best-selling albums Low, Lodger, Heroes and Scary Monsters, whose influence can now be seen in full bloom in today’s wildly popular Electronica movement. When Bowie’s Let’s Dance emerged in Spring 1983 with songs “Modern Love”, “China Girl”, “Cat People” (with young unheralded Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan), Metro’s “Critical World”, and the seven minute title strut, it put David back in heavy rotation on North American rock radio where he had been MIA since his previous “comeback” to rock, 1976's #1 seller >Station to Station. This week IN THE STUDIO program host Redbeard shares some of his conversations over the decades with Bowie, who made startling predictions about the internet and who explained the difference between rock music as change agent versus popular music.
 
“It’s very important for an art form to be the way that only a certain group of people think. That’s when it’s still an incendiary device. But then when it just becomes the way that we ALL think, it’s popular music. We all love popular music. Access to it is so easy. It’s everywhere.”  - David Bowie

DAVID BOWIE Let's Dance @35 / IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard interview is available now to STREAM at: www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/david-bowie-lets-dance-35th-anniversary/
 
 
Thu
05
Apr

THE CARS Forty Year Road Trip To Rock Hall

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - April 5, 2018.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates The CARS 40th anniversary on the eve of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

The Cars‘ zero-to-platinum popularity came amidst the final fizzle of the mid-Seventies Punk Rock sparkler, and the sound and attitude that survived by Spring 1978 was labeled by at least one rock writer as the nebulous one-size-fits-none term New Wave.

The drivetrain of the five man Boston band was always powered by the songs of Ric Ocasek. Growing up in the Otcasek household (Ric(k) later would also drop the “t” from his surname), early 1960s Sputnik paranoia and Telstar technology mixed with Cold War James Bond spy intrigue for Ric, courtesy of his father.

The Cars’ test track where they had tuned up their sound was the mid-Seventies Boston club scene, and the first recording to roll off the assembly line,”Just What I Needed“, contains every musical hallmark of their identifiable style: the catchy simplicity of Ocasek’s songwriting; the half-spoken halting unconventional lead singing by both Ric and bass player Benjamin Orr, allowing The Cars to be a versatile hybrid crossover with all-terrain vocals; the insistent industrial beat by former Modern Lovers drummer David Robinson; the quirky, campy, reedy organ and synthesizer of Berklee School of Music grad Greg Hawkes; and the melodic yet economical lead guitar of Elliot Easton.

"We made that first record in twelve days,” remarks The Cars’ driving force Ric Ocasek in this IN THE STUDIO classic rock interview. What is even more remarkable is that The Cars would accelerate from regional Boston appeal in May 1978 to parked on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine by the following January with the headline “Best New Group”, eventually to sell seven million copies of that incredible debut album.

The Cars  surprise hit debut (#16 on Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 100 Debut Albums of All Time), the torque of the Cars’ “Good Times Roll”, “My Best Friend’s Girl”, “Just What I Needed”, “You’re All I Got Tonight”, “Bye Bye Love”, the mesmerizing “Moving in Stereo”, and the plaintive lead vocal by the late Benjamin Orr “All Mixed Up” all propelled the cross-legged Woodstock generation off of their butts and back onto the dance floor. The sleek polished chrome and glass produced sound by Journey/ Queen veteran Roy Thomas Baker combined distinctive instrumental arrangements from rock and roll’s past in a way that, paradoxically, sounded cutting edge modern.

Forty years later we still rev up this high-horsepower rock roadster which runs as well today as the day in May 1978 when The Cars rolled off the production line. Neck and neck with Heartbeat City as their best seller, The Cars  is highly responsible for shuttling the band from the parking lot to get the green light for entrance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 


 
The Cars 40th & Rock Hall Edition /IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard interview is available now to STREAM at: www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/cars-40th-ric-ocasek-greg-hawkes
 

 

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Tue
03
Apr

The Right To Rock Podcast - ANIMAL DRIVE

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast (episode #231), featuring Animal Drive vocalist Dino Jelusic.  Dino took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Animal Drive's debut album Bite!, as well as what it is like to be a hard rock band in Croatia. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.

Well it is St. Paddy's day again and you know what that means, our annual visit from rock's most notorious leprechaun, Jose McLucky.  Well, if that ain't enough to grab ya, then join Genghis and Ragman as they discuss some of their favorite Irish hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Who will they chose as their fave?  Tune in to find out.  Next the boys chatted with new comers Animal Drive.  Ragman checked in with vocalist Dino Jelusic, to discuss the band's debut album Bite!, as well as what it is like to be a member of TSO.  This one is not to be missed!

 
 

 

 
Tue
20
Mar

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - Mick Jones FOREIGNER

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Listen to FOREIGNER's Mick Jones and UB40's Ali Campbell on this episode of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon on Westwood One. Co-hosting is Alan Niven, plus we divulge the mystery track give it another spin and have a bonus interview at the end of the show!
 
In our first interview, Foreigner's Mick Jones talks about the upcoming tour with Whitesnake & Jason Bonham, the importance of reuniting with Lou Gramm and the other past members, making new music with Foreigner/Lou Gramm, Mutt Lange, past albums, his 1989 solo album, working with Johnny Hallyday and writing in French, session guys Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones, Spooky Tooth, and more.
 
In our second interview we talk with UB40's Ali Campbell. He discusses the band's new album A Real Labour Of Love, reggae, the band's longevity, the split, New Zealand's Got Talent, their unplugged album and covering Prince, Red Red Wine, farewell tour, the North American Market and much more. 
 
With all the talk of Farewell tour and the era of classic rock standing on its last legs, I reached out to 83 year old blues guitarist, Eddie 'The Chief' Clearwater to talk about making a new album (at his age), and his plans to never retire. Plus, we talk Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, the Chicago's Blues scene, his induction in the Blues hall Of Fame. 
 
And last we reveal the title, artist and story behind the 'mystery' track that was played on a previous episode.
 

 

 
Mon
05
Mar

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - DOKKEN - Don Dokken & Jeff Pilson

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Listen to Dokken's Don Dokken and Foreigner's Jeff Pilson on this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. Plus a secret previously unreleased 1980's recording from one that era's most popular bands.
 
 
In our first interview, singer Don Dokken discusses his band's new live package Return To The East (2016) featuring the 'classic lineup' featuring George Lynch, 'Wild' Mick Brown and Jeff Pilson. Plus, Don offers an update on the current lineup's upcoming studio album, talks early days including Great White & Guns N' Roses, his approach to songwriting, future work with the 'classic lineup', The Beatles, Up From The Ashes, and being 'probably retired' in five years.
 
In our second interview, bassist Jeff Pilson discusses Foreigner's upcoming tour plans (including Whitesnake & Jason Bonham), the band's upcoming orchestral album, reuniting with Dokken & the Return To The East (2016) CD/DVD, Canadian band Chilliwack, thoughts on retirement, Lou Gramm, new music with Dokken, his new band Super Stroke, Warrant's Robert Mason, the upcoming Last In Line album, Motlley Crue, and more. 
 
Former Guns N' Roses/Great White manager Alan Niven co-hosts.
 
And stick around to the very end of the show for the exclusive world premier of our mystery song (a previously unreleased original 1980's) recording from a well-established band from that glorious era. 
 
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Wed
14
Feb

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - JOHN 5 & LOVERBOY

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On this episode of Westwood One's ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON:
 
Mitch welcomes Rob Zombie guitarist JOHN 5. The pair discuss his great new live album It's Alive, progress on the new Rob Zombie album, his friendship with original KISS drummer PETER CRISS, writing with Desmond Child, his work with the SCORPIONS & Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Rickey Medlocke and more.
 
Our second interview is with guitarist PAUL DEAN from multi-platinum recording artist LOVERBOY. The band is best known for their iconic mega-hits Working For The Weekend, Lovin' Every Minute Of It & When It's Over. Paul & Mitch discuss the band's history, Canadian artist Bryan Adams, KISS frontman Paul Stanley and the much talked about band's first ever live show - which just happened to be opening for KISS in Vancouver in 1979. Paul also mentions his upcoming solo album.
 
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Thu
08
Feb

VAN HALEN 1978 Debut Erupts 40 Years Ago

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX- February 8, 2018. North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands returns to February 10, 1978 and the release, forty years ago, of the debut album from the band who would single-handedly usher in a new era of hard rock. Van Halen’s first, with Eddie Van Halen’s soon-to-be signature guitar sound (take one listen to “Eruption”) literally changed how thousands would play guitar, forever.
 
Having become the biggest band in Pasadena California, Van Halen would start to migrate to Hollywood for that chance to get noticed. In this classic interview with Alex & Eddie Van Halen, the guys recall to IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard, how a forgettable rainy Monday night at the Starwood Club would end up convincing two important Warner Bros Records execs to sign the band. Alex Van Halen starts, “It was 99 cent beer night and three people were in the audience and two of them were (WB President) Mo (Ostin) and (producer) Ted (Templeman)...Ted was at that time, I think, one of the most purest recording kinda guys. He wasn’t interested in special effects, he wasn’t interested in overdubbing... At the time, I would have liked to have the record to be more like a Zeppelin record that had layers of sound, but Ted wanted nothing to do with it. He wanted to record the purity of it.”   - Alex Van Halen
 
Eddie Van Halen interjects, “That was my fault, because I had never been in a studio and I didn’t know how. So we just played live. When you write songs and you just play them live, I’ve gotta solo. And I’d have had to write rhythm guitar parts underneath, and I wasn’t prepared to do that. So blame me, it wasn’t Ted’s fault.” - Eddie Van Halen
 
Van Halen’s debut album was immediately embraced by rock radio and would go on to sell over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone.
 
VAN HALEN 1978 Debut - IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/van-halen-40th-anniversary/"
 
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Mon
18
Dec

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - ZAKK WYLDE, EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE

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Every Mother's Nightmare, Black Label Society's ZAKK WYLDE & Michael Des Barres
 
In this episode, Every Mother's Nightmare vocalist Rick Ruhl talks about the band's history including their new album GRIND and classic single Love Can Make You Blind.
 
Our second interview is with iconic guitarist ZAKK WYLDE. He discusses Black Label's Society's new album Grimmest Hits, touring with Corrosion Of Conformity, the upcoming Ozzy Osbourne dates and looks back at his time with Ozzy.
 
And to end the show, we talk with former Detective & Power Station singer Michael Des Barres. Topics covered include Led Zeppelin, being TVs Murdoc on MacGyver, Ronnie James Dio, Silverhead, Detective, KISS covering Ain't None Of Your Business, Power Station, Fleetwood Mac, penning hit single Obsession and much more. 
 
Mitch also offers his thoughts on the current DIO hologram tour.
 

 
Mon
04
Dec

Totally Driven Radio Podcast - MICHAEL SWEET

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Tuesday, March 17, 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 Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, hosted by Bay Ragni, Nick Wilkinson and Jimmy Jannetty covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews,
 
This week we talked to lead singer of Stryper, Michael Sweet who recently released the second “Sweet & Lynch” album “Unified”, as well as a solo DVD coming out in 2 weeks called “Sole”
 
Michael discussed…….
**If going through a situation like Stryper did this past year, does it affect him in his other musical projects and home life
 
**if his phone started ringing off the hook when the word was out they needed a bass player
 
**they didn’t want to get into auditioning hundreds of people
 
**thoughts on the music website “Blabbermouth”
 
**the new band “Super Stroke” which is George, Mick & Jeff from Dokken with Robert Mason singing.
 
**If they approached the new Sweet & Lynch album differently from the first one
 
**He doesn’t know if there will be anymore Sweet & Lynch albums
 
**He also really doesn’t want to do another one, unless they can tour behind it
 
**He really thinks people want to hear the Sweet & Lynch band and hear the songs live
 
**He just doesn’t understand why they can’t even do a couple “one off” shows
 
**Michael as a producer and his love of it
 
**That he has been offered to produce other artists, and would love to but financially he would not be able to do it
 
**Stryper documentary they are working on, that is going to take a couple years
 
**The impact that bother Stryper & his music have had on people
**That he has met Satanist, who are Stryper fans
 
**His thoughts on the band Ghost
 
**his upcoming Michael Sweet Christmas show
 
**any plans for more solo acoustic shows
 
**the recent FB Live Stryper did, if he was afraid of possible comments from people
  
Michael hangs for 40 mins, and talks all this and more
 
You can listen to the full interview here
 
You can order the new Limited-Edition Michael Sweet DVD “Sole” off his website.
 
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Wed
29
Nov

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - HELIX & STEEL PANTHER

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STEEL PANTHER, HELIX, & 'REHAB BOB' FORREST
 
Our first interview today is with STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia. We discuss their new deluxe Lower The Bar Bitchin' Edition, KISS KRUISE VII, Rob Halford, Van Halen, L.A. Guns, working at Ralph's, touring, seeing Thornbirds live and much more.
 

Our second interview is with Canadian icon, BRIAN VOLLMER, of the band HELIX. We discuss the band's long standing career, Brian's new solo album Get Yer Hands Dirty, the Helix Christmas album - A Heavy Mental Christmas, the Toronto Maple Leafs and much much more.  
 
And we end this episode with a sobering chat with 'Rehab Bob' Forrest. We talk about his music career, addiction, Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab and the Alo House Rehab center (alorecovery.com)
 
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Wed
08
Nov

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon -

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Sons Of Apollo, Van Halen & Act Of Defiance 
 
In this episode, keyboardist Derek Sherinian discusses new band Sons Of Apollo and their new album Psychotic Symphony, the future of Black Country Communion, and look back at his work with KISS, Alice Cooper and Billy Idol. 
 
Our second interview is with former Van Halen & Sex Pistols insider, Noel E. Monk. He discusses his new book Runnin’ With the Devil: A Backstage Pass Into the Wild Times, Loud Rock and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen. Sammy Hagar fans be warned! 
 
And lastly, guitarist Chris Broderick discusses Act Of Defiance’s latest album, Old Scars New Wounds.
 
Mitch also discusses the upcoming Judas Priest Firepower tour with Black Star Riders & Saxon. And walks you through singer Ricky Warwick’s solo discography. 
 

 

 
Wed
01
Nov

MEAT LOAF Shares Making 'Bat Out Of Hell' On 40th Anniversary

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - Oct 31, 2017. North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  celebrates the 40th anniversary of easily the most unconventional internationally top-selling album of all time (fourteen million U.S.) with an exclusive interview as passionate, bombastic and hysterically funny as the  
Bat Out of Hell album. 
In October 1977, Dallas, Texas-born Marvin Lee Aday aka Meat Loaf quietly released his major-label debut after seesawing between acting in live theater and singing in bands. Meat Loaf was perhaps the only choice to take on the music of theatrical songwriter Jim Steinman. With his hulking physique and voice to boot, Meat Loaf was a force of nature with a budding off-Broadway career and the Rocky Horror Picture Show movie to his credit, but Meat was unable to get a record deal. Meat Loaf shares, with IN THE STUDIO  producer and host Redbeard, the thoughts of one record industry legend.
 
“We got turned down by everybody, you know, four times, by every label I can think of. Clive Davis (president of Columbia Records at the time) said to me, “Do you guys listen to Rock’n’Roll?”, he said, You’re like the Ethel Merman of Rock’n’Roll.” -  Meat Loaf
 
Today the Bat Out Of Hell  album has sold in excess of 40 millions records worldwide supported by such classic songs as “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”, “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” and the eight minute epic “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights”
 
MEAT LOAF Bat Out Of Hell @40 / IN THE STUDIO episode is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/meat-loaf-bat-hell/
 
Tue
31
Oct

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - MICHAEL SCHENKER, MAX CAVALERA & CANDICE NIGHT

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Michael Schenker, Max Cavalera & Candice Night
 
On this episode, guitarist Michael Schenker discusses his upcoming Michael Schenker Fest & new album (revealing the name & first single). He also discusses Ozzy, Aerosmith, Rush and more.
 
Soulfly's Max Cavalera discusses his band's current tour, the 20th anniversary of the band's debut release (& tour plans for it next year), being a solo artist and more.
 
Finally, Candice Night discusses Blackmore's Night's recent releases, family, meeting Ritchie and Rainbow's new album plans.
 
Mitch also offers an opinion on backing/taped tracks at live shows.
 

 

 
Tue
24
Oct

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - BUMBLEFOOT, MARTY FRIEDMAN & PAUL COOK

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Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Bumblefoot (Sons Of Apollo, Ex-Guns N' Roses) & Paul Cook (The Professionals, Ex-Sex Pistols)
 
In our first interview, former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman talks about his new solo album WALL OF SOUND, former Scorpions' guitarist Uli Jon Roth, framing a song and album, Jason Becker, his early bands including Deuce, the album that he was 'born to make,' and Japan.
 
Our second interview features former Guns N' Roses and current Sons Of Apollo guitarist, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal. He discusses the band's new album Psychotic Symphony, how the band got together, being respectful of Guns N' Roses and replacing Buckethead. 
 
And finally, former SEX PISTOLS' drummer PAUL COOK along with Tom Spencer discuss his revamped post-Sex Pistols band The Professionals, their new album What In The World, the infamous Sex Pistols' 1978 US tour, Man Raze with Def Leppard's Phil Collen and more. 

 
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.
 

 
Mon
09
Oct

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

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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.
 

 
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! 
 

 

 
Tue
26
Sep

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

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New On Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon @podcastone
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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Wed
20
Sep

The Right To Rock Podcast - RIVERDOGS

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #25), featuring Bassist Nick Brophy.  Nick took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Riverdogs new album California. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.

The boys recently caught up with Nick Brophy (Riverdogs) to discuss the Riverdogs latest release, California. Since reforming the original line up in 2003, the band had only released one studio album until now. Nick discusses how the new album came together - as well as the possibility of a few live shows - and much, much more.

 
And hey if you dig the Riverdogs' music as much as we do, show them some love by purchasing California from your favorite online store won't you? We here in Houston may have been knocked around recently, but we've still got our HORNS UP!

 

 
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.
 
 

 
Fri
15
Sep

The Right To Rock Podcast - MICHAEL MONROE

Monday, October 27, 2014
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #24), featuring Vocalist Michael Monroe. Michael took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his latest solo release Best Of. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.
 
The boys recently caught up with Michael Monroe to discuss his latest release, The Best.  Michael discussed how he determined which songs would land on this 2-disc Best Of, and also discussed the origins of some previously unreleased material as well as the new track One Foot Outta The Grave - and much, much more.
 
And hey if you dig Michael Monroe's music as much as we do, show him some love by purchasing his latest album, The Best, from your favorite online store won't you? We here in Houston may have been knocked around recently, but we've still got our HORNS UP!

 

 
Fri
15
Sep

YES Men Revisit 'Close to the Edge' on Album's 40th Anniversary

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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YES Men Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford Revisit Pinnacle Of Progressive Rock On 45th Anniversary Of Close to the Edge
 
Dallas, TX - Sept 15, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  gets a first hand account from YES current and former members Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe and Bill Bruford about perhaps the pinnacle moment for progressive rock with the 1972 release of YES Close to the Edge.
 
Coming off the breakthrough success of the band’s Fragile album just nine months earlier, YES had now gained a level of commercial capital that they intended to spend. It wouldn’t come in the form of three and a half minute pop songs, instead appearing as an album of only three songs. Close to the Edge would debut at # 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and crown YES as progressive rock royalty for decades to come. Jon Anderson tells IN THE STUDIO host Redbeard that the band did not intentionally aspire to create complex lengthy songs.
 
“We were making music and we’d stop when it was finished and look at each other and say, “Well that’s great, what is it?” And (producer/engineer) Eddie Offord would say,’ its twelve minutes long.’ Wow, well, we’ll just tighten that up a bit and it’s ten minutes long. Wow, we were more surprised than anybody that it was long. We just made music until it was finished.”  - Jon Anderson
 
YES Close to the Edge @ 45- IN THE STUDIO program is available now to stream at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/yes-close-edge-45th-anniversary/
 

 

 

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