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Stephen Pearcy - RATT

Today on Radio Chatter I talk with the legendary front-man from RATT, Stephen Pearcy. He's doing the interview rounds to promote his new solo cd "Smash" which comes out on the 27th. Our interview was a little discombobulated because it was 9:30 where Stephen was. Still, we talked about the new cd, reuniting with RATT…
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Guitarist Scott Bartlett - Saving Abel

This first Radio Chatter of 2017 is with my friend Scott Bartlett from the southern rock band Saving Abel. We were going to do it a day earlier, but we'll get into the reason why we waited one more day. We talked about his clothing line, playing for the troops, Jared Weeks leaving the band…
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I'm Ready, 2017!

Personally, I thought 2016 was great! If for no other reason than GNR reuniting! I saw tons of kick-ass shows including Disturbed, Slipknot and more. This year will bring us Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, maybe Kid Rock and that's just the start. My Radio Chatter podcast took off in 2016. I made a pledge…

Best Of Radio Chatter 2016 Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the best of Radio Chatter 2016. In this, the final episode of 2016, I wrap up the best of with snippets of conversations with some of you favorite rock-stars. Jesse James Dupree from Jackyl tells me about a lunch party that cost him a million dollars! M. Shadows from Avenged…
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Merry Christmas!

Every year I do a different Christmas card and this year is no different. It all started back in 1996, if I recall properly. I was a huge Ozzy fan, and still am, and told my friends that if I ever met the 'Prince of Darkness' that I'd put it on a Christmas card and…

Radio Chatter - Best Of 2016: Part 1

2016 was a great year for the growth of my podcast. I made a New Years resolution to do one each week, and I did....kinda. I recorded this best of before being blown off by Sebastian Bach for some unknown reason in early December. Oh well. On this first 'best of' you'll find out about…
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Rhyno - WWE

Rhyno is an old friend and quality guy. The final WWE Smackdown at Joe Louis arena is coming up on December 20th. Obviously we talked about that, wrestling in smaller places vs. bigger venues, injuries, how much longer he'll wrestle, strange places where's he's been recognized, the attitude era vs. today, his political bid and…
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Jeff Plate - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

I started this week's podcast by giving you the reason why I didn't post an interview last week. Let's just say it was circumstances beyond my control. But on to today.....Jeff Plate from TSO. As with Paul O'niel, Jeff is a great interview and had some cool stories to tell. We talked about the show…
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Let Kids Be Kids

I try to keep my blog to 'rock' related things and podcasts, but I have to say something about kids sports. As I watched the hockey game before my son's game yesterday, I was kinda baffled at how some of the parents and grandparents acted and shouted in the stands. I know, there's been a…

Rock On The Range and Wilson

Rock on the Range announced the line-up on Tuesday and once again it's killer! Headlined by Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn and a ton more. Once again Promoter Gary Spivack joins me to talk about all things ROTR. He talks about the other festivals they do, great memories from the past, ticket info, bands that haven't played…
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Gary Hoey Is Back!

This is the time of year craved out for Gary Hoey. This marks the 21st year of his Ho, Ho, Hoey holiday tour. What a great conversation. We talked about the blues, playing the National Anthem at a Bruins game, playing with his guitar heroes, auditioning for Cher and others, the 90's, and one question…
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Metallica - "Hardwired....To Self Destruct"

The new Metallica disc drops today and so far I'm digging it a lot. I'm listening to "Am I Savage", right now. To me, there's distinct Metallica era's. "Kill Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and for the most part "Master Of Puppets" where the first chapter to me. "And Justice For All" was its own…

Metallica - "Now That We're Dead"

Another new track from "Hardwired....To Self Destruct". Metallica - Now That We're Dead [Album Version] Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise…

Metallica - "ManUNkind"

Here's a long one for ya. "ManUNkind" Enjoy! Metallica: ManUNkind (Official Music Video) From the album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" available everywhere on November 18. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund Edited by Peter Wendin Post-production by Chimney © 2016 Blackened Recordings Follow Metallica: http://www.metallica.com http://www.livemetallica.com http://www.facebook.com/metallica http://www.twitter.com/metallica http://www.instagram.com/metallica http://www.youtube.com/metallicatv -Meltdown-   Related: No related posts.

Metallica - "Dream No More"

Here's another new Metallica track for your listening pleasure! Metallica: Dream No More (Official Music Video) From the album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" available everywhere on November 18. -Meltdown- Related: No related posts.

Metallica - "Confusion"

Here's the latest track to come from Metallica's "Hardwired....To Self Destruct". It's called "Confusion". Metallica: Confusion (Official Music Video) From the album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" available everywhere on November 18. Directed by Claire Marie Vogel © 2016 Blackened Recordings Follow Metallica: http://www.metallica.com http://www.livemetallica.com http://www.facebook.com/metallica http://www.twitter.com/metallica http://www.instagram.com/metallica http://www.youtube.com/metallicatv We'll have copies of the new cd to give…

Kim Thayil - Soundgarden

I was pretty fired up to talk to legendary guitarist Kim Thayil from Soungarden. The new box set surrounding the 25th anniversary of "BadMotorFinger" comes out this Friday. I found Kim to be very candid, kind, talkative and real. Of course we talked about the box set, the cd, new Soundgarden, the best 'way' to…
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WRIF Sin City Takeover

That is going to do it from Las Vegas. Another WRIF Sin City Takeover is in the books. Special thanks to The Linq Hotel & Casino for having us again, the listeners for joining us and everyone who stopped by during the broadcasts. We hope you had as much fun as we did!    …

WRIF Sin City Takeover Day 1 & 2

While Anne Carlini is relaxing at the spa today Meltdown is holding down the fort as we continue to broadcast live from inside the Linq Hotel & Casino at the 3535 bar in the heart of the strip in Las Vegas. Keep checking back to see more pictures and don't forget to tune in tomorrow when…

Tom Harkins - "Pearl Jam FAQ"

Today on Radio Chatter it's co-author of the book "Pearl Jam FAQ: All That's Left To Know About Seattle's Most Enduring Band" Tom Harkins.  https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Jam-FAQ-Seattles-Enduring/dp/1617136123 We talked all things PJ and more about the Seattle scene. How does the band get along? Who should be inducted when they get in the RNR Hall Of Fame?…
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Thank You!

I wanted to write a blog about my 21st anniversary at this great radio station. I was thinking about different way to do it and make it clever, witty, funny, maybe even tell a few stories. Then it occurred to me....just say THANKS! THANKS for everyone who's ever called me on the RIFF lines. THANKS…

Happy Birthday Scott Weiland

Scott would've been 49 today. I remember meeting him for the first time about 2 weeks after STP's debut cd "Core" was released. He was only using going by his last name way back then. To say the interview was a little bit of a downer would be an understatement. "Sex Type Thing" was the…

Chris Kael From Five Finger Death Punch w/ Bourbon Legend Wesley Henderson

A few weeks ago my friend Wes Henderson contacted me and told me about the new Chris Kael's "Impaled Ale" which is finished in bourbon barrels from Angel's Envy Bourbon. They're having a big party in Vegas to kick it off this weekend. Of course we talked all things bourbon, but also about Chris's history…
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Rob Zombie's "31"

Full disclosure: I'm a fan of Rob Zombie's big-screen releases...and pretty much anything he does! I thought "House of a 100 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" were pretty kick-ass. I liked his re-make of "Halloween". I didn't like "The Lords of Salem". Maybe I should revisit it in a little more sober mode this time,…

Green Day Tonight

Green Day's rescheduled show is on for tonight. I'll be broadcasting my show from the State Bar right next door to the Fillmore between 3-7pm. They're doing this club tour in honor of their new cd "Revolution Radio". Somewhere along the line, I think in  the early 2000's, Green Day went from power punk/pop band…

Dave and Dean from Theory Of A Deadman

Great to catch up with Dean and Dave from Theory of a Deadman. It's been a while since I've talked to them, so I asked them if they'd come on the podcast.....and here it is. Ever wonder how they got their name? They answer that, plus who was the influence for them to pick up…
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The Beginning Of The End For The Joe

Tonight is the final opening night at Joe Louis Arena. In the past 21 years since I've been in Detroit, that place has played a huge roll for me with many hours of wintertime (and many Spring nights) watching. I've had the chance to play there several times, see many concerts, I've even hosted the…

Matt DiRito - Pop Evil

Today on Radio Chatter it's bassist Matt DiRito from Pop Evil. When they came through Detroit last week I asked him if he'd be interested in coming on the podcast and here he is. We talked about the new drummer Hayley Cramer, the 3 Doors Down tour, sobriety, his non-profit organization, playing festivals and tons…
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Scariest Haunted House In America

Check out this video of the scariest haunted house in the USA. It can last up to 8 hours! -Meltdown- Inside America's most extreme haunted house experience: McKamey Manor Warning: this video contains graphic scenes. McKamey Manor is one of the most extreme haunted house experiences in the US. Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian…

Chris Henderson - 3 Doors Down

The last time Chris was on Radio Chatter was in the beginning of January. A lot has changed since that time. The new album 'Us and the Night' came out in March, the guys have been touring for a big chunk of the year and GNR played Nashville. The reason I bring up the last…
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Sully Erna and "Diamond" Dallas Page

First up it's Sully Erna from Godsmack. His new solo album is called "Hometown Life" and drops September 30th. If you're looking to hear a heavy Godsmack record, this is not for you. We talked about what the writing process is for his solo stuff vs. Godsmack, the tour, what inspired him, a track with…
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Fan Plays With Alice In Chains (NSFW)

At a recent show in North Charleston, S.C., a fan who held up a shirt that said "Let Me Play Drums On "Would?" got his wish. Check out the video of the fan jammin' with the guys for the final song of the night. NSFW language. Fan plays drums with Alice In Chains Alice in…

New STP Singer?

Check out John Borja's audition tape for Stone Temple Pilots. He's the Filipino singer who is rumored to be the new front-man. If they're looking for someone that sounds a lot like Scott Weiland, I think they found him. Stone Temple Pilots Singer Submission/Audition - John Borja (12-song STP Medley) This is a 12-song medley…

New Metallica - Moth Into Flame

Check out the latest song to come out from the upcoming "Hardwired....To Self-Destruct" called "Moth Into Flame". The new cd drops November 18th. Listen to my Radio Chatter interview with Kirk Hammett as he talked about the cd, tour and lots more here. Metallica: Moth Into Flame (Official Music Video) The first video from Metallica's…

Vinnie Paul - HellYeah....Neil Fallon - Clutch

Once again it's 2 for the price of 1. First up it's my "hockey brother", as he puts it, Vinnie Paul. VP talks about his love for hockey, unreleased "Dimebag" stuff that might see the light of day in the future, why they re-made "I Don't Care Anymore", tour bus issues, his love for GNR…
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Paul O'Neill - Trans Siberian Orchestra

Before you know it, Christmas time will be upon us and that will bring the Trans Siberian Orchestra out on tour across the country. Today on the show it's Paul O'Neill. He's the guy who formed this massive project 20 years ago. I love talking to him every year to promote the shows. He's pretty…
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Use Your Illusion 1 & 2 Is 25 Years Old

Looking back on the year 1991, it's amazing how many legendary rock albums came out. Metallica's "Black" album, Nirvana's "Nevermind" are just the tip of the iceberg for great albums that year. Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the Guns 'N Roses' "Use Your Illusion" albums. It was the first time a double cd had…

Dave Mustaine - Megadeth

Megadeth is heading out on tour this fall and they make a stop in Detroit on October 9th. We touched on numerous things including some thoughts on the "Big 4", Detroit music, a possible Body Count tour, his line of beer and wine, Carla from the Butcher Babies on the red carpet, social media and…
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Happy Birthday Dave Mustaine

Happy 55th birthday to Megadeth founder and mouth piece, Dave Mustaine. Dave's celebrating with a new beer. He'll also be on my Radio Chatter podcast this week to talk about the upcoming tour, which comes to Detroit at Joe Louis arena on October 9th. Just a quick story about the first time I met Dave.…

A Great Weekend Of Rock In Detroit

It was kinda like the last summer weekend blow-out of rock in the Motor City. Friday night AC/DC invaded the Palace on their rescheduled show from this past March. I thought the show was decent. I was at the Ford Field show a year and a day earlier and it was pretty much the same....with…

Brad Stewart - Shinedown/Fuel/Saliva

This could be one of my favorite interviews in recent memory. I've known Brad since 2003 when Shinedown first started. I ran into him this past summer on the "Make America Rock Again" tour, and, after a few adult beverages, we decided that he should be a guest on my podcast! So, here we are....LOL…
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The Question That Had Me Speechless

I'm not usually stumped when asked a question, but over my vacation I was asked a question by a 13 year old girl that had me speechless. A little background. I was in Cocoa Beach, Florida when an old friend from back home contacted me and said that she and her family were also in…

Taylor Momsen And The Pretty Reckless

I'm on vacation....but the pod-casting greatness continues. The new Pretty Reckless cd "who are you selling for" comes out October 21st, so they're spreading the word early about it's release. They're playing in Detroit on November 10th at St Andrews Hall. They talked about the new album, bands that sparked their musical interests as kids,…
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Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate's voice is legendary. It owned the late 80's and early 90's. Queensryche made some epic albums. Now, Geoff has his Operation:Mindcrime project and he's about to release the 2nd part of his trilogy called "Resurrection". Today I talked with Geoff about the new cd, playing onstage with Disturbed recently, songs he wishes we…
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A True Farewell Tour

In a world of 'farewell' tours that are done just to rake in the bucks, one happened this summer that was truly a final tour. The people of Kingston, Ontario may have witnessed one of the best farewell show this past weekend. When word came out in May that The Tragically Hip's singer Gord Downie had…

Shinedown/Halestorm At DTE

Great show last night at DTE with Shinedown and Halestorm, with Black Stone Cherry and Whisky Myers. LZZY and her band took the stage just after 8....or about an hour after making my son blush. Hey, I gotta have some fun, too! Halestorm is a straight ahead rock band with pretty much no frills. They plowed…