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The biggest names in rock music at Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown. From Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame members to bands just starting out. Meltdown takes rock music fans behind the scenes to find out what these talented musicians are really about. Come along for the ride as Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown invites you to find out more than you ever thought you know about all rocks genres from Classic, Prog, Grunge, and more.

Talkin' Rock with Chad Gray from HellYeah

This is a great, emotional interview with Chad from HellYeah. It's the first time I've spoken to him since the passing of Vinnie Paul and he gave me more than I expected. The new record drops on September 27th and I'm grateful that Vinnie was able to complete his drum parts to bring this album…

Talkin' Rock with Slayer-Exodus guitarist Gary Holt

Today, Gary Holt is on Talkin' Rock. The Slayer/Exodus guitarist checks on while on the road during the final Slayer tour. He's stopping by Rock City Music in Livonia, Mi. for a guitar clinic Saturday, May 18th between 3-7pm. Gary was nice enough to give me a call on Mother's Day, better late than never,…

Talkin' Rock with Jason Aalon Butler from Fever 333

Jason Aalon Butler from Fever 333 is my guest today. These guys have kinda taken over where Rage Against The Machine left off. The new album Strength In Numb333rs is out and it's a full-throttle assault. It's the first time I've had a chance to talk to Jason and we touched on many topics.... *…

Talkin' Rock with Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss

Many know Nita Strauss from her work the legendary Alice Cooper, but she's done a ton more. She's about to go out on tour in support of her solo album before playing shows this summer with the Coop and Halestorm. She just played with Alice to a crowd of 85,000 over the weekend so I…

Talkin' Rock with Duff McKagan and Rock Photographer Rob Fenn

Duff McKagan is on Talkin' Rock today. He's got a solo album dropping at the end of the month called "Tenderness". It's got 11 tracks (vinyl has 10) and it's kind of the opposite of most of anything he's done with GNR. It's more chill Rolling Stones, than a high-produced rock record. Today, he talks…

Talkin' Rock with Brad, Wayne and Bobby from Saliva

I caught up with Brad Stewart, Wayne Swinny and Bobby Amaru from Saliva on a recent tour stop on the MuddFest tour. They don't do many interviews, so I'm very thankful that they sat down with me for a while to talk about the band and tell awesome stories. The band is hitting on all…

Talkin' Rock with original Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway

So grateful to have Dennis Dunaway and film director, Steve Gaddis, stop by the station today. They are doing the rounds promoting the doc "Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper". Of course that's one of the many topics we talk about..... * How the movie came about * The original group playing together * The…

Talkin' Rock with Frank Bello, David Ellefson and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Frank Bello and David Ellefson are my guests today, along with guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Frank and David have an album out called "Get It Out" with their band called Altitudes and Attitude. It's really starting to grow on me. I have to thank the guys for coming in so early to talk with me.…

Talkin' Rock with Bad Wolves Tommy Vext and Michael Schenker

It's a double banger of Talkin' Rock today with Tommy Vext from Bad Wolves and guitarist Michael Schenker. Talk about a variety of music. A newer band and a classic legend. First up, it's Tommy. The topics are plenty and range from music to sobriety..... *News on the new record *His crazy life *The full…

Talkin' Rock with Scott Stapp

Scott Stapp's new solo album drops this July with a tour and the whole thing. The Space Between The Shadows is his new album with the single "Purpose for Pain". Our conversation covers many topics..... *The Space Between The Shadows and what that means *The single "Purpose for Pain" *His personal struggles and how he…

Talkin' Rock with Dave Mustaine

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine is on Talkin' Rock to promote everything that they have going on this year. The release of their 35th anniversary career retrospective, Warheads on Foreheads, touring with the Hendrix Experience and more..... *Warheads on Foreheads *The song that really propelled their career *Working on the new album after the last won a…

Talkin' Rock with Guitar Legend Robin Trower

Today, on Talkin' Rock it's guitar legend, Robin Trower. He's got a new album out, his 23rd, and a U.S. tour coming up. It was an honor to talk to Robin. Here's what we discussed...... *The title to his new album Coming Closer To The Day *Playing all the instruments except the drums *The Trower…

Talkin' Rock with Eric and Dylan from I Prevail

Eric Vanlarberghe and Dylan Bowman from I Prevail were nice enough to come by the studio and give me a great interview, as their next release, "Trauma", drops on March 29th. They have a jam-packed 2019. Touring, festivals and tons more. Today, the topics were many..... *Their tour of Australia and doing "shoe-ies" *The new…

Talkin' Rock with drummer Phil Varone

Drummer Phil Varone announced his retirement last week, so I thought I'd get him on the show to talk about his career, and dispel some mis-truths that have been circulating on the internet in the last few days. This whole interview came about after I met Phil in passing before a recent show with the…

Talkin' Rock with Gary Hoey

Today, guitarist Gary Hoey is my first guest. That's right, I have three guests today on Talkin' Rock. Tattoo legend, Bob Tyrrell joins me, along with tattooist, Aaron Ruby, who is also the bassist in Walls of Jericho. Gary is so great to talk with. His new album drops on March 15th called "Neon Highway…

Talkin' Rock with Lamb Of God's Mark Morton

I loved doing this interview for a few reasons....Mark's new record is really good, I've never interviewed him before, and he seems like a good guy. Turns out, he is a good guy! It was a tougher interview to prepare for because he's done so many interviews so far. I think we talked about some…

Talkin' Rock with Sammy Hagar

With some interviews you get all your questions in. When talking with Sammy Hagar, you always have stuff left over. That's be's the kind of guy you could talk to for hours! Unfortunately, they only gave me a certain amount of time, and it's never enough. That being said, we did talk about...... *The new…

Talkin' Rock with Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell joins me on Talkin' Rock, a month before being inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. Wow! What a conversation we had. He gave me a very candid answer when I asked him about his relationship with his old boss, Ronnie James Dio, as he also tours with…

Talkin' Rock with Pink Floyd's Nick Mason

Legendary Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason joins me today on Talkin' Rock. He has his Saucerful of Secrets tour coming over to the USA, and it sounds incredible! We talk about lots of different topics......... *How the shows went overseas *The 70's prog rock scene *Revisiting older material *Working with Roger and David and keeping…

Talkin' Rock With Tesla's Frank Hannon

Tesla's new album "Shock" drops on March 8th as the guys tour. Today, guitarist Frank Hannon joins me to discuss the album and a number of other topics. Frank is one of those guys who is just easy to talk to. While I've never met him in-person, he just seems like such a down-to-earth person.…

Talkin' Rock with Tim "Ripper" Owens

My guest today is Tim "Ripper" Owens. He's out promoting his Three Tremors album and tour. Plus, his other project Spirit of Fire. He has a very busy 2019 with albums, tours and more. Today, we discuss...... *All his projects he's working with *The touring band *How he met Chris Caffery from Savatage *His friendship…

Talkin' Rock with Jay Buchanan from Rival Sons

My guest today is Rival Sons front man, Jay Buchanan. The new album from the band comes out on Friday, January 25th called "Feral Roots". Obviously, we talk a lot about the album including..... *The time it took to make this album *Working with a new record company *Why him and guitarist Scott Holiday are…

Talkin' Rock with Frank Bello and Rich Robinson

It's a double dose of Talkin' Rock today. First, it's Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. He's joined David Ellefson from Megadeth to form Altitudes & Attitude. The debut album drops on January 18th....... *The new album "Get It Out" *Getting Ace Frehley to guest on the record *His love of KISS *Did he ever have a…

Talkin' Rock with Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix

With a tour and album on the way, Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach was nice enough to join me today on Talkin' Rock. Their new album -Who Do You Trust- drops on January 18th, so we had to discuss that, as well as........... *The last album Crooked Teeth *Working with Machine Gun Kelly *Special guests…

Talkin' Rock with Rob Zombie Guitarist John 5

John 5 is on of my favorites to talk to and he's on Talkin' Rock today. Best known as Rob Zombie's guitarist, but he's done lots of other stuff. We talk about some of that like his new album and more...... *How John became so innovative *How he makes his live guitar shows so un-boring…

Talkin' Rock with Stone Sour's Johny Chow.

Stone Sour bassist Johny Chow is my guest today on Talkin' Rock. I talked with him before SS put out "Hydrograd", while on tour, and now after its ended. This interview covers lots of topics including..... *His restaurant in Western New York *Hydrograd and the entire tour cycle *Highlights of the tour *Corey Taylor and…

Talkin' Rock with David Ellefson

Welcome to 2019! Today, we're doing it in style with bass legend, David Ellefson. Megadeth has a monster year ahead of them, which we discuss, as well as....... *His project with Frank Bello called Altitudes & Attitude *Special guests on the A&A album *Early rock influences like KISS and Cheap Trick *His book "More Life…

Talkin' Rock with RNR Hall Of Fame member Steve Hackett

Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame member Steve Hackett is on Talkin' Rock. His new solo album "At The Edge Of Light" drops on January 25th so he's making the rounds promoting it. That's where today's conversation starts..... *The "United Nations" of musicians on his new record *He tells me about some of the tracks…

Talkin' Rock with That Metal Show's Don Jamieson

One of my favorite guests is on Talkin' Rock today. You might know Don Jamieson from the TV show show "That Metal Show" and his stand-up. He's such a rock guy and I love talking music with him. He's playing twice in SE Michigan at the Token Lounge this weekend. Listen to find out how…

Talkin' Rock with Korn's Brian "Head" Welch

There's a new documentary coming out next week called "Loud Krazy Love" about the relationship between Brian "Head" Welch and his daughter Jennea, through his drug infested days with the band Korn. This is a great, real conversation with a good guy and his daughter, who seems to be very grounded. We discussed many things........…

Talkin' Rock with Twiztid's Madrox

People ask me all the time who some of the best interviews are.....the guys from Twiztid are in that group. Madrox and Monoxide are so much fun to talk to. This is another fun conversation. I talked with Monoxide a month ago. You can listen to that interview in the link below. Today, with Jamie,…

Talkin' Rock with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Wow! What an interview with guitar wizard, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. I caught up with him in Niagara Falls, NY, on a recent stop with David Ellefson on his Basstory tour. Bumble was nice enough to sit in my car for a while and tell me about lots of stuff, including... *The tour with David *How…

Talkin' Rock with Arejay and Josh from Halestorm

Arejay Hale and Josh Smith from Halestorm are on Talkin' Rock. They're touring around the country and made a stop in Detroit on Tuesday night. In This Moment and New Years Day are opening the shows. The topics of conversation were many.... *Touring on the new album *Making the new record *Singing the sexy songs…

Talkin' Rock with Steel Panther's Satchel

When they ask you to interview the greatest guitarist in Steel Panther, you jump at the chance! Satchel is my first guest today as they do their usual pre-Christmas tour called "Sunset Strip Live". The topics we cover are numerous.... * What he did for his birthday last week *His guitar upbringing *His appearance at…

Talkin' Rock with Nita Strauss

If you've never witnessed the guitar power of Nita Strauss, you don't know what you're missing. She's been in Alice Cooper's band for the past 4 1/2 years and now has a new solo album out called "Controlled Chaos". Her, and guitarist Angel Vavaldi, are out touring on her first ever solo tour, with dates…

Talkin' Rock with Hands Like Houses and The Black Moods.

Today on Talkin' Rock it's two singers from two different kinds of bands. Trenton Woodley from Hands Like Houses, and Josh Kennedy from The Black Moods. Both bands are touring the states with HLH headlining their own tour with the Black Moods opening for legendary guitarist Joe Perry. Trenton, is up first and we talked…

Talkin' Rock with Three Days Grace Neil Sanderson and TSO's Jeff Plate

Today on Talkin' Rock, it's two drummers. First up, it’s Neil Sanderson from Three Days Grace. They just got back from an overseas tour. We talk about that and playing in front of the fans all across the world....plus... *How the new album has grown the band. *Neil's golf game, or lack of *Beating  Van…

Talkin' Rock with Ministry's Al Jourgensen and All That Remains Phil Labonte

It's another double banger of rock artists today on Talkin' Rock. Up first, it's legendary Ministry frontman, Al Jourgensen. This guy is so much fun to talk to. Very entertaining! He's out on tour with his band, and coming to a town near you. We talk about tons of stuff, including...... *Never winning a Grammy…

Talkin' Rock with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt swung by the studio today as they get ready for their show tomorrow night (11/6) at the Royal Oak Music Theater. They're out supporting last years release, Lay It On Down. We talk about the tour, and..... *Cars, cars, and more cars *His love of MOPAR's *Five Finger Death…

Talkin' Rock with Corey Glover and Taproot's Stephen Richards

Wow! What a great double dose of interviews I have for you today. Corey Glover is up first. He's the legendary singer from Living Color and Grammy winner. He's done so much and we discuss a lot. *His birthday celebration coming up this Tuesday *Working with George Lynch and their band Ultrphonix *The project -…