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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…

NASCAR Driver Martin Truex Jr.

The Pure Michigan 400 is coming up on August 28th at Michigan International Speedway. The Brooklyn, Mi. area is awesome and it comes alive twice a year for NASCAR. Martin scored a huge win this year and set a record which we talked about. He loves his fishing, as you'll hear. We also talked about…
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Legendary Relationships Form Some Great Bands.

While interviewing Jim Breuer last week on my Radio Chatter podcast, something struck me. The bands that we listen to and love are more than just bands, they're teams and long lasting friendships that make them great. How many time have we watched as someone went out to try a solo career to very little…

John Cooper From Skillet

The band Skillet just put their 10th studio album out called "Unleashed". Front man John Cooper called in to talk about the new effort. We talked about the album, the WWE using one of their songs, his beard...and why he grew it, and more. John is a great guy, as you'll hear in this conversation,…
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The God Of Thunder Has Blocked Me!

Over the weekend I discovered that Gene Simmons had blocked me on Twitter. Why? I have no clue! One of my friends recently joined the social media platform and I looked to see who he was following in case he was following somebody I'd like to. I saw that the icon thing next to Gene's…

Comedian Jim Breuer

Jim Breuer is a funny bastard. He'll be at the Royal Oak Music Theater this coming Saturday night and he phoned in to plug the gig. This is a funny conversation that was interrupted twice, which you'll hear. We talked about , sports, festivals and music. A lot of music. Jim is a huge rock/metal…
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Corey Taylor Radio Chatter Highlights

It was great to catch up with Corey Taylor last week. He's so much fun and funny to talk to. You can check out the entire interview here, but here's some clips to wet your appetite. Of course I had to ask him about the new Stone Sour stuff that will probably see the light…

Corey Taylor from Stone Sour/Slipknot & David Freiburger From Roadkill

After my interview Friday night in Detroit with Corey, I couldn't wait to post this for you guys. He's easy to talk to and a really nice guy. We talked about the new Stone Sour cd, WWE, "Corey Taylor For Mayor", "Kick Start My Fart"....you have to listen to that, and more. Then it's David…
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David Draiman - Disturbed

Disturbed is on tour with Saint Asonia, Alter Bridge and Breaking Benjamin all summer long, so when they swung through the Motor City I had to get David on the show. He's a real thoughtful, deliberate, interesting guy. We talked about is absence from Twitter, "Sound Of Silence", his appreciation for the police, Ozzfest and…
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Dustin Kensrue - Thrice

I have to admit, I've never been to a Thrice show and I don't know much about them, so when I was approached to talk to Dustin, I was a little nervous. Turns out, he's very chill and a decent guy. We talked about his solo stuff, Thrice, his family and more. Hope you guys…
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Brent Smith From Shinedown And Sheamus From The WWE

Again this week I give you two for the price of one. First off, the podcast starts with Brent Smith from the band Shinedown. Their "Carnival of Madness" tour with Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry and Whiskey Myers kicks off on July 20th. It touches down at DTE here in Detroit on August 18th. These guys…
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Matt Sorum From Hollywood Vampires

Matt Sorum is pretty much the definition of free-lance player. The list of legends this guy has played with is long and impressive. His new band Hollywood Vampires is no different. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Robert DeLeo make up this superstar band. Of course we talk about the band, the legends he's…
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William Duvall From Alice In Chains And G.T.O.

What a thrill it was to have William Duvall on my radio show. I had never met him before, and I'm a huge A.I.C. fan so I was pretty excited. He was very nice and an awesome interview. Of course we talked about the GNR tour, his new band Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (AKA G.T.O.....listen at…
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Art Alexakis From Everclear

What a great chat with Art. Everclear is playing this Friday at Taylor's Summer Festival with Sponge, so I decided to get him on the blower and talk about whatever comes up....and we did. Sobriety/addiction, Detroit music, a great story about when the debut cd went on sale and there were none to be found…
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Johny Chow From Stone Sour

What's going on with Stone Sour? That's the question I had and I thought I'd ask my friend Johny Chow, bass player from the band. He plays in a few different projects which we talked about. A legendary guitar player he's played with. Early stories from Buffalo and his brushes with the Goo Goo Dolls.…
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Brad Wilk from Prophets Of Rage and a Veteran Job Fair

Prophets of Rage is a band made up of 3/4 of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D from Public Enemy and B Real from Cyprus Hill. They're heading out on tour this summer and fall playing all the hits with some surprises here and there. We talked about how the band started, his drumming in…
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Stevie Benton - Drowning Pool

I haven't talked to Stevie in a while, so I thought I'd fire off a call to him after an 82 year old guy sang "Bodies" on 'America's Got Talent' and boosted Drowning Pool back into the spotlight. We talked about that, the upcoming tour, the band turning 20, some old Dimebag Darrell stories and…
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Jesse James Dupree and M.I.S. President Roger Curtis

I love talking to Jesse James Dupree. I've known him since about 1992. I always wondered if something I did was a first for the band, and we talked about that. The new CD, Full Throttle Saloon, the chainsaw, his bourbon and tons more. It was really interesting hearing his take on AC/DC, too.  Jackyl…
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Saint Asonia and Asking Alexandria

The guys from Saint Asonia and Asking Alexandria were cool enough to swing by the WRIF Rock Girl contest last week. They both did acoustic sets and took time to talk to me for Radio Chatter. Adam and Mike from Saint Asonia were up first. Between the 2 of them they are responsible for 27…
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The Killer Dwarfs

The Killer Dwarfs made some waves in the rock business in the late 80's early 90's. They're playing the Token Lounge this coming Saturday so I thought I'd get them on the podcast. As I'll talk about in the interview, I met these guys a few years ago and became friends with them instantly. Plus,…
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Brad from 3 Doors Down w/ Leigh from Pop Evil

3 Doors Down and Pop Evil are teaming up for a Fall tour and it touches down here in Detroit on October 5th at the Fillmore. The boys were nice enough to take a few minutes with me to talk about all things rock-n-roll, social media, an autograph that took Brad 15 years to get…
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Jeremy Widerman from Monster Truck

Any time you have a band of Canadian decent on, you have to talk about hockey....which I did. (Shocker) Plus we talked about having Monster Truck on the hood of a NASCAR car at Talladega, their upcoming tour plans, festival dates, touring with the legendary Alice in Chains and a ton more. They're in Detroit…
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Sixx:A.M. - Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba, James Michael

The new cd from Sixx:A.M. comes out this Friday. Today, I'll talk to the guys in the band about the cd and more. Plus, I'll play snippets of the record before and after the interview so you can hear what it sounds like. If you want to skip right to the interview go to 5:30…
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

It's great to catch up with Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The guy is a kick-ass guitarist and muscle car fan. He talks about his love for Mopar's and the cars he has and had. He also talks about the re-formed Guns N Roses. His band The Rides features some legendary performers, which we also talk about.…
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