Talking Metal


Former GUNS N ROSES Manager Interviewed on Talking Metal

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On this episode of the Talking Metal, Mark and John meet up with former Guns n Roses manager Doug Goldstein and Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando in New York City at the Hudson Hotel lobby bar.
This chat was recorded last night, Jan. 11, 2016.  Topics include Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Stomp, AJ Pero, Mike Portnoy, A Beautiful Disaster, Axl Rose getting arrested before a show in Philadelphia in August of 1988, how Slash helped run the band’s business, Slash quitting GnR in 1996, how Axl got the Guns ‘n’ Roses name, July 5, 1993, Alan Niven, Peter Grant, Blind Melon, Xzbit attacking Fred Durst, Randy Rhoads, Kelle Rhoads, Mike Orando’s guitar gear, Ace Frehley’s smoking guitar solo, Larry DiMarzio, SAP Ticketing, Rob Dukes, DMC, Generation Kill, Bumblefoot, Donald Trump meeting GnR in 1992, Doug’s recent contact with Axl, Billy Sheehan, Jake Goldstein (the singer/guitarist of the band Hunny), Axes & Anchors Rock Music Cruise, David Lee Roth, Steve Vai and the upcoming guitar tour with Bumblefoot, Orlando and Monte Pittman.


Talking Metal Podcast - SYMPHONY X

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This episode of the podcast features interviews with Mike Lepond from
Symphony X, Joseph Troll of Black Trip and Tomislav Crnkovic of

The interview with Mike Lepond starts at almost 28 mins into the
episode.  During the interview he announces that Symphony X have
started recording their next album.  Other topics include his new
Silent Assassins solo album, Gene Simmons, Kiss, Dio era Black
Sabbath, Alan Tecchio, Metal Mike Chlasciak, Canada and Heavy


Thursday, September 11, 2014

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.

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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.

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