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Alex Skolnick - Testament

It's been a long time since I've talked to guitar legend Alex Skolnick. Actually, I think the last time was around 1991. I did touch on that a little near the end. Alex is going to be in town with his band,  Testament, Friday night at the Majestic Theater after an appearance at Rock City…
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Brann Dailor - Mastodon

As I mention in the interview, I've never been a huge Mastodon fan.....until this new record. "Emperor of Sand" is a great album from start to finish. Normally, a record company or venue will ask me to interview an artist for a new release or concert coming through town. This time I contacted my friend…
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Satchel - Steel Panther

It's like Steel Panther part 2. I talked to Michael Starr a couple weeks ago, and this week it's guitarist Satchel. All kidding aside, he's an awesome player. They have a new album out called "Lower The Bar" which we talked about. He talked about the time Steven Tyler jumped up onstage with them at…
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Tim King - Soil

Soil plays the Diesel concert lounge in Chesterfield, Mi. this coming Friday night. It's their first show of 2017 so I thought I'd get Tim on Radio Chatter today. We talked about the band celebrating 20 years, his love of Motley Crue, and their classic Ozzy/Rob Zombie tour from December of 2001. We also talked…
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Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless/Michael Starr from Steel Panther

It's always cool to talk to both of these lead singers. I've interviewed both of them before so it was great to talk to them again. Taylor Momsen talks about her musical influences and the tour upcoming with Soundgarden. We also talked about a rumor of a collaboration between her and Detroit legend, Eminem. What…
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Dustin Bates - Starset

The Columbus, Ohio band Starset is making waves with their new album "Vessels". The cd came out back in January and it's a pretty solid effort of 70 minutes of sci-fi rock. We talked about the cd, the bands upcoming shows, the Starset society, their live show and more. I have to be honest, I've…
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WWE's Samoa Joe and Vintage Chatter with Axl Rose from 2002.

It's a special 2 for 1 today on Radio Chatter. First up is the WWE's Samoa Joe. Raw is at Joe Louis arena for the final time tonight. Joe talks about his heroes growing up, the legendary matches at the Joe, what is Detroit's own Rhino's big fascination and more. Then it's time for vintage…
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Johny Chow - Stone Sour 2017

The new Stone Sour album is done! Johny tells us all about it today on Radio Chatter. "Hydrograd" will drop in late Spring, early Summer. He talked about the writing process, what the flavor of the album sounds like, how they recorded it, a business he's undertook outside of the band and more. They spent…
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Actor Kim Coates and "Clown" from Slipknot

Today it's another 2 for 1 Radio Chatter podcast, but both both are related to a single project. Kim Coates plays the lead role in "Officer Downe", which is directed by Slipknot's M.Shawn 'Clown" Crahan. First up is Kim. He was recently in Detroit to watch his favorite hockey team. We talked about that, of…
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Shaun Morgan/Seether and Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars

Today its 2 for the price of 1 again. First up is Shaun Morgan from Seether. Their new album comes out on May 12th and it's called "Poison The Parish". We talked about the new single and the creepy video, the fact that he produced this cd himself, their plans for 2017 and more...all from…
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Dorothy Martin - Dorothy

The band Dorothy is an L.A. based rock/blues band. I've never met or interviewed Dorothy before today so it was cool to see what she's about. She talked about her influences, which is pretty eclectic, what country singer she loves, her yodeling, Grammy parties and maybe posing for Playboy. She also gives us an update…
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Adam Gontier - Saint Asonia/Three Days Grace

Adam Gontier is getting antsy so he's breaking out the acoustic guitar and doing a few shows in the area. 3/24 Diesel Concert Lounge @ Chesterfield, MI 3/35 Ground Zero Nightclub @ Traverse City, MI 3/26 The Music Factory @ Battle Creek, MI 3/30 Mercy Lounge @ Nashville, TN 3/31 Masquerade @ Atlanta, GA We…
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Robert Trujillo - Metallica

I did this interview a couple of months ago and was just given the OK by the record company to release it. The Metallica machine is starting to ramp up and there's a date right here in Detroit with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat at Comerica park on July 12th. That should be a great night…
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Jack Russell - Great White

It's been forever since I've interviewed Jack so I had to get him on. He's out promoting his new cd "He Saw It Coming" which is out right now. It's well documented the Jack has gone through his own trials and tribulations, but he seems to be in a great place right now. The picture…
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Tia Carrere & Frank Hannon From Tesla

First up on today's podcast is the lovely Tia Carrere. The 25th anniversary of 'Wayne's World' is coming up and the RIFF has passes to score to watch the celebration at the Royal Oak Music Theater on February 8th. You'll never believe what is one of Tia's favorite 90's cd's and who she has never…
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Frankie Banali - Quiet Riot

Frankie Banali brings Quiet Riot to the Token in Westland on Thursday, January 26th, so it was the perfect time to get him on Radio Chatter. Frankie is a real talkative guy and always willing to chat it up as far as the past is concerned. Some bands are not. We talked about the early…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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