Podcasts & Radio

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/
 

 

 
Thu
07
Sep

RUSH: Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee Discuss New Direction On 1982 Album 'Signals'

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - Sept 7, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands examines the pivotal moment in the career of RUSH with the release of Signals.
By 1981, RUSH had built a fiercely loyal fan base through eight albums, only one of which did not sell more than its predecessor, and road-dog touring, all the while honing their chops, their arrangements and lyrical themes into a laser-tight focus. The result, RUSH's worldwide blockbuster Moving Pictures
 
So what did the band do for the follow-up, when all of their hard work paid off? RUSH changed. The album, 1982’s Signals. Because the album also contained the the Top Ten hit "New World Man" and sold over a million copies in its first two months, there is tendency to assume that Signals was easily embraced by all of the RUSH faithful. It wasn't. With back-to-back million sellers Permanent Waves in 1980 and then the massive Moving Pictures, RUSH risked their new-found fame and fortune with Signals, expanding their sound with new instrumentation and additional layers of sound on songs "Subdivisions", “The Analog Kid", "Chemistry" and "The Weapon"
But if RUSH had not challenged themselves and their fans by continuing to innovate and explore all four corners of the studio on Signals , would there even be a Rush in the 21st century? Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart all weigh in for this classic rock interview. Neil Peart shares some clues with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard.
 
“We were all looking for a new place for the guitar and Alex was looking for a new way to play it and present it. So Signals is very experimental for us.”  - Neil Peart
 
RUSH Signals @ 35/  IN THE STUDIO program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/rush-signals-35th-anniversary/
 
 
Thu
31
Aug

Pink Floyd Suffers A Momentary Lapse Of Reason On 30th Anniversary Of Comeback

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - Aug 31, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands gets the story behind one of Rock history’s most contentious and public rights disputes, and one of the biggest comebacks in rock history. The story behind Pink Floyd’s 1987 comeback album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.
 
Amidst some of the most successful and celebrated albums of the Seventies, creative and personal tensions had been building until Pink Floyd disintegrated during the making of 1982’s The Final Cut.  By 1985 the only musical output from any of the members of Pink Floyd had come in the form of solo albums, and in December of that year Roger Waters, who created the concepts and the lyrics to such quintessential rock masterpieces as The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall, would announce his departure, triggering a noisy two year legal battle for the rights to Pink Floyd. 
In the end a David Gilmour fronted Floyd would emerge producing A Momentary Lapse of Reason in September ’87. Critical response was surprisingly lukewarm, but a sold out stadium tour and two # 1 rock singles with “Learning To Fly” and “On The Turning Away” proved that, as far as the worthiness of a Waters-less Pink Floyd, the fans had the only vote that matters. Drummer Nick Mason is joined IN THE STUDIO with guitarist, singer, songwriter Gilmour, who readily admits to show producer and host Redbeard the pressure that he felt going forward. 
 
“Lurching into the future bearing the mantle of Pink Floyd without Roger in 1987 was a tough one, as anyone can imagine... You’re right to say that I was confident at the end and happy. Anyone would be happy and confident in the end when our moving forward and doing what we did, making the album, doing the tour, was justified.”  - David Gilmour
 
PINK FLOYD  A Momentary Lapse of Reason @ 30 program is available now to STREAM at:  “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/pink-floyd-momentary-lapse-reason-30th-anniversary-david-gilmournick-mason/
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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.
 

 

 
Wed
23
Aug

RockPages Talks To JANET GARDNER

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Highlights:
 
Rockpages.gr: Janet, I guess the first question is quite obvious…why did you decide to record your first solo album now, aftter all these years?
Janet Gardner: It just happened really…together with Justin we sset up our home studio and we started playing around, exchanging ideas…wee wrote a few songs and then we saw that we were really coming up with something special. The album was completed before we knew it. In the past I have worked with other people but this time, with Justin, it's really important to me. Actually, it's the best thing that I've done in ages. So, in answer to your question, I just knew that it was the right time to do it.
 
Rockpages.gr: Janet, did it feel any different working on your own compared to your previous recording experience with Vixen?
Janet Gardner: Well, it's quite a bit different obviously due to my personal relationship with Justin but also due to the fact that we are only two people that made the decisions. We were only two people that we had to agree upon certain things. So that was the main difference compared to the other records that I did with Vixen. Also, we were able to move things quickly that's why the record was completed so fast. On the one hand, it's great that we finished the album so quickly but also I must say that it's also great when there are other people on the band adding something to the album. This time was faster and it felt great to create something with your life partner.
 
Rockpages.gr: I wrote in my review that the album is diverse and it sounds like a bridge that connects the 80s with the 90s. What's your point of view on the musical style of the album?
Janet Gardner: I think it's pretty accurate because our roots go back to the 70s up to the 80s and the 90s. I must tell you that we both loved some of the 90s bands. In the 80s everything was about fun and all we wanted to do is have a great time. But I must tell you that as an artist I love the depth that came in the 90s with the lyrics and the overall darker mood of the albums. I guess you can say that we love both eras…the best of both worlds. We definitely combine those two elemments that's why there is some diversity on the album.
 
Rockpages.gr: The album is modern sounding. Did you have any worries regarding the reaction of the old school Vixen fans?
Janet Gardner: Well, it's not a Vixen album…it'ss me and Justin. So I hope that they won't think that it's that different. Naturally, it doesn't sound like Vixen. But I must say that there is a lot of stuff on that album that I truly believe that the Vixen fans will appreciate. I still have some of the 80s anthemic choruses in there so I guess they should all give it a chance and listen to it. I am sure they will find things they will love. 
 
 
Fri
28
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - ERIC MARTIN

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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In Episode 99 of The Double Stop, Brian is joined by return guest Eric
Martin (Mr. Big)
 
Eric Martin returns to discuss the new Mr Big album 'Defying Gravity',
as well as his past solo records, Triumph’s cover of “Just One Night"
and dealing with online trolls.
 
 
 
On the new sounds on "Defying Gravity" (16:46) "I actually love it,
but when we did it at first I was second guessing and wondering if
this was going to work. I hoped people were going to dig it. Because
it's a different format than what we've done before. We've always hat
that "Daddy Brother" or "Addicted To That Rush". And the next song is
a middle of the road country rock kind of song, And the next on e is a
ballad. And this one is different"
 
On Triumph recording a version of his solo song "Just One Night"
(32:20) "I'd written that song with Neal Schon (Journey), and I did
the demo with Kevin Elson. And Mike (Clink) turned it on to the guys.
They did an amazing job of it. A really cool song for triumph. A
different kind of song for Triumph."
 
 
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Fri
28
Jul

InTheStudio - DEF LEPPARD Turns Tragedy Into 'Hysteria'

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 Def Leppard Turns Tragedy Into Hysteria
Joe Elliott, Rick Savage Reveal Making Of 1987 Blockbuster Album 
 
Dallas, TX - JULY 27, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show  IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of Def Leppard’s mega-selling Hysteria album with lead singer Joe Elliott and bassist, singer Rick Savage. 
 
Coming off the 7x platinum selling Pyromania album, Def Leppard were emerging on top of the Rock heap in ’83-’84. Attempting to follow-up the massive seller quickly, Def Leppard were hard at work recording their next album by the winter of 1984 when a tragic freak car accident would leave drummer Rick Allen without his left arm. It would be another two and a half years of intense work in the studio, including a switch back to producer Mutt Lang, before Hysteria would finally be released to a long awaiting fanbase. Joe Elliott tells IN THE STUDIO host Redbeard about a comical encounter with legendary Stones singer Mick Jagger that drove home the ridiculousness of there 4 1/2 year gap between albums.

“We had Mick Jagger come in and do two solo albums in the same complex when we were doing the first one (Hysteria). (Elliott imitating Mick says) “Bloody Hell, you guys are still here? Weren’t you here doing that album when I was doing She’s The Boss?” “Yeah” (replies Elliott) (Jagger imitation) “Well, I’ve done that one, I’ve toured. I’ve had two kids, done a Stones album and toured and now I’m back doing my next solo album and your still here.” (laughter)                                                                                          -  Joe Elliott
 
DEF LEPPARD Hysteria @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard interview program is available to STREAM now at: www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/def-leppard-hysteria/
 
Direct Link to IN THE STUDIO affiliate station list: www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations
 
Thu
06
Jul

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

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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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Thu
29
Jun

30 Years Ago Newly Installed Van Halen Singer Delivers Solo # 1, SAMMY HAGAR Moonlights To Satisfy Record Label

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - JUNE 29, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands salutes Sammy Hagar on the 35th anniversary of Three Lock Box and the 30th anniversary of his knockout solo album I Never Said Goodbye.
 
After years of struggle as the downcard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, Sammy Hagar answered the bell in the Eighties and came out swinging. In 1982 Hagar scored a technical knockout with his first mainstream hit “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” from his seventh solo album Three Lock Box. By 1987, coming off the hugely successful VOA album with the highway anthem “I Can’t Drive 55”, the newly installed Van Halen lead singer would score his highest charting solo album ever I Never Said Goodbye with the powerful # 1 rock ballad “Give to Live”.  Hagar shares with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard how he managed to satisfy his solo artist commitments while joining the biggest band in the land.
 
“Everybody remembers the I Never Said Goodbye album that I made with Eddie (Van Halen) playing bass, right after 5150. Royalties off Van Halen records went to Geffen. I sold 5 million records for the guy (David Geffen) on three records. He wasn’t about to let one of his biggest artists just go - not anyone wouldd do that.”  - Sammy Hagar
The SAMMY HAGAR I Never Said Goodbye @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard  interview program is available to STREAM at:  “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/sammy-hagar-never-said-goodbye/
 
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. 
 
 
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Thu
22
Jun

MOTLEY CRUE's Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx Celebrate Triple X Anniversary Of Girls Girls Girls

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - JUNE 21, 2017. North American syndicated rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  goes one on one with Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx for the sometimes hilarious, sometimes shocking story behind Motley Crue’s four million-seller Girls Girls Girls.
 
A product of the ‘80s Hollywood Sunset Strip, Motley Crue were the quintessential LA hair metal band. Their string of hit albums and crossover songs on radio and MTV was only matched by their over the top live show, mounting legal bills and alarming drug use. By 1987 the band was dancing on a fine line between real life or death. Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil share their stories with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard.
 
“We were a mess. I know we didn’t go overseas (on Girls Girls Girls tour), because the management said, ‘You guys go, and somebody’s not coming back. Or if they do, they’re coming back in a body bag... We were operating like a punk band! We were completely out of control.”  - Nikki Sixx
 
"I remember my first gig. It was at my parents' house. First time I ever sang in front of anybody. I was in a band called Rock Candy. I thought my parents were going out of town for the night. So I had a small party of like 500 people (laughs). We're just jamming away, the place is packed, people jumping off the roof into the pool... It was a good time, but then my parents came home."  - Vince Neil
 
MOTLEY CRUE Girls, Girls, Girls @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard interview program is available now to stream at: http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/motley-crue/
 
Mon
19
Jun

Noize In The Attic Podcast - ERIC MARTIN (Mr. Big)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Weekly syndicated US radio show Noize In The Attic - Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com) goes in-depth with Eric Martin of Mr. Big.  We discuss the new record, early Eric Martin Band history, the current drama with Journey and much more!
 
On the new Mr. Big album "Defying Gravity";
 
"I was frustrated as hell because I didn't feel I had enough pre-production for these songs"..
 
Listen to the full episode here (interview starts at 16 minutes)
 
 
 

 

 
Thu
18
May

THE BLACK CROWES Chronicle American Disharmony 25 Years Ago

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - MAY 17, 2017. North American syndicated rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Black Crowes #1 album
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.
 
Upon their arrival on the national music scene in 1990 with Shake Your Money Maker, The Black Crowes’ Stones-ish/Faces early ‘70s throwback sound was far from the Pop Metal/pre-Grunge musical fashion of the day. However, no one could deny the songwriting and authentic rootsy musical craftsmanship of the brothers Chris and Rich Robinson. Their second album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (so named after a Civil War-era hymnal) released in May 1992 contained the songs “Remedy”, “Thorn in My Pride”, “Sting Me”, “Hotel Illness” and “My Morning Song” which found the album at #1 sales in its first week of release!
 
With the backdrop of the 1991 Rodney King beating in LA, first trial, and subsequent deadly destructive riots there, The Black Crowes recorded Southern Harmony  “'and watched LA burn” reecalls co-founding singer Chris Robinson to IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard.
 
“Some of us don’t hate people, and some of us understand that this government is run and fueled by one thing, and that’s greed' You don’t live in black or white neighborhoodss, you live in poor( or affluent ) neighborhoods' This is nothingg exclusive to this generation or any other, these problems have been around forever, it’s called manipulation' I understand everrybody being so upset and frustrated( about injustice)' I don 't think looting and violence and racial hatred is anyway to tell the government, ‘Hey, by the way, can you show us some compassion?’.  - Chris Robinson 1992
 
IN THE STUDIO is syndicated on over 35 radio stations across North America. The Black Crowes/ InTheStudio program will air on radio this weekend.
 
 
Thu
04
May

DAVID COVERDALE Reveals Health Scare, Mounting Debt Leading To WHITESNAKE '87 Global Smash

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of the best-selling hard rock albums in history, Whitesnake ’87.

After eight studio albums in 10 years Whitesnake had managed to keep hard rock relevant, in an ever-changing ‘80s rock market in the UK, while America had yet to fully embrace the band. Bandleader, singer, songwriter  David Coverdale was sidelined with a potentially career-ending chronic sinus infection midway through this project.  Coverdale reveals to IN THE STUDIO  producer and host Redbeard just how serious his health scare was.
 
“He (the doctor) put a small flashlight into my mouth... and said, ‘This is the worst sinus infection I’ve ever seen, I’m surprised you could even talk’.  I came back and prepared for surgery and a 50% chance I would never be able to perform again.” - David Coverdale
Three million dollars in debt and having just recovered from throat surgery, Coverdale put it all on the line.
 
“We shot three videos in two weeks, “Still of the Night”, “Here I Go Again”, “Is This Love” and things just went nuts.” - David Coverdale
 
WHITESNAKE @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO interview program is available now to STREAM at: "http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/whitesnake-87-david-coverdale/"

 

 
Thu
20
Apr

DEEP PURPLE’s Ian Gillan, Roger Glover Revisit Machine Head

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Quiet Resort Town Gives Birth To Hard Rock Masterpiece:
 
Dallas, TX - April 19, 2017. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands marks the anniversary of one of the cornerstones of hard rock, Deep Purple Machine Head.
Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple are credited by many as the third jewel in the British hard rock crown. At the suggestion of their accountant, Deep Purple would look to save some money by recording their 1972 album Machine Head  outside of the UK tax jurisdiction and in the quiet resort town of Montreux, Switzerland.
 
The events that transpired before and during the recording of Machine Head are legendary, immortalized in the band’s iconic song “Smoke On The Water” which details the massive fire that destroyed the venue where Deep Purple were set to record.  Singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover share with IN THE STUDIO host Redbeard the story that has become Rock and Roll folklore, resulting in Deep Purple leaving Switzerland with a career-defining album.
 
“We have always had a kind of aversion to recording studios, for various reasons. We are not very good studio workers. We We are quite naive about studio technique and technology. We concentrated very much on the music.”  -  Ian Gillan
 
“It (Montreux) was a very small sleepy town in the early Seventies. It was the place you retired to. And we’re lookioking for somewhere we can make a lot of noise in the middle of the night. That’s a pretty tall order.”  - Roger Glover 
 
DEEP PURPLE Machine Head @ 45/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/deep-purple-machine-head-45th-anniversary-ian-gillan-roger-glover/
 
Mon
03
Apr

GRIM REAPER Begin Writing New Album & New Book on Tragic Health Experience

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Grim Reaper to Begin writing New Album & New book on Tragic Health Experience on the way
 
Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice (https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) recently To Steve and Millie Grimmett in Swindon, England at Riff's Bar on April 1 2017 where there was a Charity benefit concert for the Grimmett’s to help pay their health and recovery costs.
 
 The Metal Voice was also joined by YouTuber guest Razor Fist (The Rageaholic)
 
WATCH HERE Click Here - https://youtu.be/K0UD_r_9398
 
When asked how Steve Grimmett's recovery was coming along  (11:50 mark)
"It's going really good, I'm in training now getting my new leg (prosthetic), which I should have in about 4 weeks time. Then I can only put it on and take it off until I go to the Swindon hospital, where I am having my therapy and they will teach me how to walk. I know that is not easy and I know there is a lot of pain involved, I'm up for that, let's get going. I'm still living on the ground floor at my house cause I can't get up the stairs but that's ok. I'm waiting for a company to install a chair lift and they make doors and bathroom wider so I can take a shower cause I haven't had a shower since this happened, I fucken stink (laughs) I do wash."
 
When asked when Steve would be returning to the stage for his first performance (14:20)
"We got a show in the middle of July 2017, in Germany at the Bang you head Festival, we are going to play whatever happens cause we have committed to it now but my team thinks that they can get me ready for that, which would be fantastic if not I will do it in a wheelchair. "
 
When asked if Grim Reaper will be releasing a live album anytime soon (15:47)
"I do have a live album in the can, I got it ready to mix, I may start on that in a couple of months time, mix it and get it out (last tour of the United States)."
 
When asked about a new album and a new book (18:56)
"Ian Nash (guitar) and I,  in the next couple of weeks are going to start the new album. I'm writing a book too that has taken a little bit of my time and it won't be a normal sex drugs and rock and roll. It will be about this experience and some sex drugs and rock and roll (laughs). It's going to be about losing of the leg and telling diabetics to shape up cause this could happen to them too."
 
To donate to Steve and Mille Grimmett - https://www.youcaring.com/stephenmgrimmett-740370
 
Thu
30
Mar

JOURNEY: Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Perry Reveal Hall Of Fame Career

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - March 30, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands maps out Journey’s long road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a two-part, two week career-spanning radio special. 
 
From 1981 to 1986 the biggest band in America was Journey. This band from “the city by the bay” sold more than 30 million records in that short time. Millions of people have seen them perform live over years of nearly endless touring to this day. Journey songs became the soundtrack for a whole generation of fans “raised on radio” and for new generations of fans of TV shows like The Sopranos and Glee.  It’s hard to imagine anyone who has grown up in America over the last 40 years who has not been touched in some way by the music of Journey.
The musical Journey began in 1973 with two former members of Santana, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, looking to form an ambitious musical outfit to perform rock fusion and rule the live music circuit. There would be multiple member changes, but none more important than the addition of singer Steve Perry.  In Part 1 episode, Gregg, Neal and Steve speak with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard about the early incarnation of the band and the breakthrough success of their 1978 fourth album, Infinity.
 
“The real idea behind the band was ‘Let’s go play live’. We used to knock people out. In fact as (Journey’s manager) Herbie Herbert put it, we sold  more tickets than we did records then. People would come to see the band for the instrumentation and energy of it . It wasn’t following suit with anything else on the radio.”  - Gregg Rolie
 
“Everybody’s feeling at the time was, ‘Look, we’re all starving to death’, you know? And it’s time we gotta make a living at this or I was going to have to get a job selling ladies shoes or something. I wanted to play music and make a living at it.”  - Neal Schon
 
“I had no idea what I was in for. I really didn’tt realize what a real workhorse this band was until I’d say 178 shows later, that same tour, non stop. But I gotta tell you, I wouldn’t change one thing.”  -  Steve Perry
 
JOURNEY  Best Of  PART 1  /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/journey-best-1/
Part 2 will be available next week at: http://www.inthestudio.net
 

 

 
Mon
27
Feb

Foreigner 40: Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Reveal Birth Of Unique Partnership

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Dallas, TX - March 8, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website In The Studio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  examines the birth of late ‘70s rock juggernaut Foreigner with its two creative principles Lou Gramm and Mick Jones.  

Foreigner was the brainchild of Englishman and former Spooky Tooth guitarist Mick Jones, a veteran musician in 1977 looking to re-energize his career with a fresh start in America. Jones teamed with fellow Brit Ian McDonald and they auditioned thirty-five singers before discovering Lou Gramm, an unheralded singer then in a band called Black Sheep from Rochester in upstate New York.  After a series of auditions with Gramm, this unlikely pair found common ground in the studio, putting together a remarkable debut album Foreigner of ready-made radio hits including “Feels Like The First Time”, “Cold As Ice” and “Long Long Way From Home”.

Foreigner’s first release forty years ago would become the fastest selling album in Atlantic Records history. The skyrocketing success would later manifest as tension in the band and ultimately lead to a lineup change on their fourth effort, but it is the unique relationship between Lou Gramm and Mick Jones which would define Foreigner for a decade.

Speaking to Gramm and Jones, In The Studio producer and host Redbeard gets a clearer picture of the relationship behind Foreigner’s hit machine.

“I felt there was an interesting chemistry...based on Mick’s rock and roll experience and Ian’s eclectic left field background, that there would be some really really interesting songs... That was really appealing to me.”  - Lou Gramm

“We (Mick and Lou) weren’t necessarily people who would hang out together. We sometimes found it, and still do find it, awkward to be together sometimes... I’ve gotten to know Lou over these years and he’s gotten to know me. We have different tastes. We have different things we like to do in our spare time. We occasionally get together socially, but it’s quite rare.”   - Mick Jones  

FOREIGNER @ 40 /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: "http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/foreigner-first-mick-jones-l...

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

Direct Link to Foreigner website: “http://www.foreigneronline.com”
Direct Link to Lou Gramm website: “http://www.lou-gramm.com”
Direct Link to InTheStudio website: “http://www.inthestudio.net”

 

 

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