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Santana and the (Not So) Sacred Fire

Segment One: The (Not So) Sacred Fire:   (Time:   15:18) A 2008 fire destroyed decade worth of priceless master tape from a long list of artists that includes Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Elton John, The Eagles, Aerosmith and The Police.  Segment Two: Santana Top 7 List:   (Time:   27:18) The massively successful Supernatural album from…

Music Memories with Pierre Rob

Segment One: Methods of Music Discovery:   (Time:   16:20) WMMR Radio legend Pierre Robert joins Steve to talk about both common and uncommon ways to discover new music. Segment Two: Once In a Lifetime Concert Moments:   (Time:   40:11) Steve and Pierre, both having witnessed hundreds of concerts count down their top 7 live performances that included…

The Rocketman (Our favorites from Sir Elton John)

Segment One: The Elton John Top 7 List:   (Time:   25:12) Rocketman the film opens this week and as Sir Elton is Anne’s all-time favorite we spend a bit of time selecting out 7 favorite songs from his massive catalog. Segment Two: Are "live" backing Tracks acceptable?:   (Time:   14:43) Like it or not the use of…

Music-Money (Who is on your dollar bill?) and Travel

Segment One: Music-Money:   (Time:   18:01) Anne, Steve and Rev become honorary Secretaries of the Treasury and with their new found power create legal tender with musicians on the bills instead of presidents. Who would you put on your dollar bill? Segment Two: Traveling to see concerts:   (Time:   18:01) Joining Anne, Steve and Rev on the…

Woodstock, Tool, Stevie Nicks and The Cure.

 Segment One: The Sound of…Woodstock and Tool:   (Time: 11:25) There is a new massive Woodstock 50th Anniversary release on the way and Tool will release their 5th album in August after a 13 year wait. Segment Two: The Cure for Stevie Nicks:   (Time:   20:19) The 2019 Hall of Fame Ceremony has been airing…

The Avengers Of Rock

Segment One: The Avengers of Rock:   (Time:   14:53) In honor of The Avengers: End Game Anne and Steve assemble their all-star fantasy rock bands.  Segment Two: The Sound Of Black Sabbath:   (Time:   13:55) As Ozzy continues to recover from his most recent fall Anne and Steve are in a Sabbath mood and work…

Sammy Hagar and Music Too Evil For...

Segment One: Our Top 7 List of Sammy Hagar Songs:             Time:   18:52 Sammy Hagar is a rock & roll legend who has been in way too many bands, but Anne and Steve isolate just his solo work while selecting the Top 7 favorite Sammy Hagar songs. Segment Two: Music That is Just Too Evil…

Can You Name That Tune? (Bass Edition)

Segment One: (Isolated Bass Tracks):   Time:   13:23 Can you identify music just from the bass line? We have isolated the bass tracks on several well-known rock songs to see if our panel can 'Name That tune' Segment Two: (Progresive Rock):   Time:   30:26 How do you classify progressive rock? Is it the same or…

The Sound Of...Motley Crue (And Other Funny Songs)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Motley Dirt:   (Time: 17:29) Thanks to The Dirt people seem to have Motley Crue fever. Anne and Steve go on record with their Top 7 favorite Motley Crue songs. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Humor (Does it Belong in Music):   (Time: 18:02) Do you enjoy when humor and music mix?…

The Sound Of.. The Best Worst Concerts

Segment One: The Sound Of…Live Bands Good and Bad:   (Time:   19:05) We discuss bands that are better or worse than their recorded music. Have we seem bands that have gotten better or worse as they have aged? Segment Two: The Sound Of…The Symphony:   (Time:   20:57) As Metallica gets ready to record with a…

The Sound Of...MJ RK and Gello (Season 3 Episode 9)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Questionable Behavior:   (Time:   21:45) Does an artist’s words and actions affect your ability to enjoy their music. The recent documentaries on R. Kelly and Michael Jackson have prompted some radio stations to stop playing their music. Anne, Steve and The Rev discuss questionable behaviors of artists. Segment Two: The…

The Sound Of...A Few Answers (Season 3 Episode 8)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Random Answers:   (Time:   23:50) We accept a few music questions from Facebook for Anne, Steve and The Rev to respond to. Segment Two: The Sound Of…The Live Album:   (Time:   24:46) In honor of Cheap Trick’s album At Budokan which turned 40 last week, Anne and Steve select their personal…

The Sound Of...Cinema Magic (Season 3 Episode 7)

Segment One: The Sound Of…A Well Placed Song:   (Time:   21:32) A great song placed at just the right point in a movie can make all the difference in the world. Anne and Steve select their 7 personal favorite songs as used in a film. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Black (music) History Month:   (Time:  …

The Sound Of...Their First Albums (Season 3 Episode 6)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Vinyl Firsts:   (Time:   24:38) Members of Alter Bridge, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Badflower, Tremonti and Wilson all check in with memories of their 1st vinyl purchase. Anne and Steve talk about the selections and include their own. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Pearl Jam:   (Time:   15:38) Pearl Jam have been…

The Sound Of...1994 (Season 3 Episode 5)

Segment One: The Sound Of…25th Anniversaries:   (Time:   19:06) Green Day, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and a dozen other rock bands have landmark albums all celebrating their 25th anniversaries this year. The panel takes a look at 1994 discussing where they were, what music they liked at the time and what has grown on them…

The Sound Of...Greta Van Fleet (Season 3 Episode 4)

The Sound Of…Greta Van Fleet:                                          Time:   37:38 From sold-out shows across the globe to the Grammy nominations to the recent gig on Saturday Night Live, Greta Van Fleet have become one of the most interesting names in the music world. Steve Black has spent time with the band on a few…

The Sound Of...A Guy Named Glover

Segment One: The Sound Of…Foo Fighters 7 to 1:   (Time:   15:35) Dave Grohl turned 50 and our social media feeds went crazy. As for Anne and Steve it was an opportunity to select their personal Top 7 Favorite Foo Fighters songs of all-time. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Festival Season 19:   (Time:   11:06) Most…

The Sound Of...A Left Turn (Season 3 Episode 2)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Jumping The Shark:   (Time:   17:00) In a recent interview James Young of Styx admitted that Mr. Roboto “Alienated some fans”. Anne and Steve talk about other moments, songs and videos that created a negative impact. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Driving Songs:   (Time:   12:38) Rock & Roll and driving fast…

The Sound Of...Partners (Season 3 Episode 1)

Segment One: The Sound Of…A Game Show (Part I):   [Time:   20:03] Anne, Steve and The Rev welcome in their counterparts, Joe, Gina and Karie Anne for a Newlywed style rock & roll game show hosted by WRIF’s own Jade Springart. Segment Two: The Sound Of…A Game Show (Part II):   [Time:   21:19] The relationships…

The Sound Of Remembering 2018 (Season 2 Episode 38)

Segment One: The Sound Of…2018:   (Time:   14:44) Anne and Steve recap some of the biggest music events and news of 2018 including Queen’sBohemian Rhapsody film, Ozzy and Elton starting their final tours and Jerry Spencer’s departure from Five Finger Death Punch.  Segment Two: The Sound Of…2018’s Best Songs:   (Time:   21:09) Anne, Steve and…

The Sound Of...Lists and the People Who Make Them (Season 2 Episode 21)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Loudwire’s List   (Time:   16:04) Anne and Steve look at a new list from Loudwire of the Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Live Acts. Do our host agree? (Of course not!).  Segment Two: The Sound Of…longer songs:   (Time:   13:53) Dave Grohl is releasing a film about a 23 minute…

The Sound Of...Jumbled Emotions (Season 2 Episode 37)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Tears (Bad and Good):    (Time:   18:32) In reference to joining Warren Haynes on stage playing “All Apologies” Dave Grohl recently told Rolling Stone"As we were playing it, the audience starts to sing along, and I'm crying my eyes out onstage trying to keep it together - what a beautiful moment.",…

The Sound Of...Led Zeppelin (Season 2 Episode28)

Segment One: The Sound Of…LZ at 50:   (Time:   25:48) In celebration of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary Anne, and The Rev look into the storied history of the band. Jimmy Page answers a couple of Steve’s questions and Robert Plant salutes Anne from the stage!  Segment Two: The Sound Of…Led Zeppelin Trivia:   (Time:   14:19)…

The Sound Of...Mostley Guitars (Season 2 Episode 36)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Collections:   (Time:   13:45) Anne and Steve discuss the upcoming Play It Loud Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art focused on the instruments of Roc & Roll. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Guitar Players:   (Time:   28:54) Steve points out why a recent Top 25 List of the best guitar players…

The Sound Of...Clickbait (Season 2 Episode 35)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Biopics:   (Time:   14:02) Anne and Steve discuss the biopics on the way from Elton John and Dave Grohl, and submit a few artists’ stories they would like to see captured on film. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Foreigner:   (Time:   19:42) Foreigner have a musical in the works and some reunion…

The Sound Of...Generation Axe (Season 2 Episode 34)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Guitar Master Vai:   (Time:   15:00) Steve Black’s interview with Steve Vai backstage at the Generation Axe show in Detroit. Steve and Steve talk about the tour, the upcoming live album, the recent “Dark Matter” video and the Frank Zappa hologram. Segment Two: The Sound Of… Father Zakk:   (Time:   9:16)…

The Sound Of...Timeless Music

Segment One: The Sound Of…Different Eras:   (Time:   22:04) Would Pink Floyd have been a massive success if they started their career today? How would Green Day have fared in the 70s? Anne and Steve discuss the various eras of rock and the bands that are truly timeless. Segment Two: The Sound Of… Queen:  …

The Sound Of...A Final Kiss

Segment One: The Sound Of…The Kiss PodKast Part 1:   (Time:   25:10) To coincide with the announcement of Kiss' End of the Road Tour, Anne and Steve welcome special guest “Joe” who owns the single largest private collection of official Kiss merch in the world Segment Two: The Sound Of… The Kiss PodKast Part 2:…

The Sound Of...Artistic Images (Season 2 - Episode 31)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Art, Really BIG Art:   (Time:   21:28) Anne and Steve invite graphic artist John Rios in to talk about his work designing and creating images for Alice Cooper, Korn, Kid Rock, Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, Ghost, Ted Nugent Motley Crue and others. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Even More Art:   (Time:   24:13)…

The Sound Of...Drums (Season 2 Episode 30)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Drums (Quiz Style):   (Time:   14:31) Can you name a song just by listening to the Drums? Steve has isolated drum tracks presented in a game show setting for Anne and Rev to test your rock & roll knowledge.  Segment Two: The Sound Of…Oli Herbert:   (Time:   13:41) Oli Herbert from…

The Sound Of...Def Reunions (Season 2 Episode 29)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Def Leppard:   (Time:   20:57) The nominations for the 2019 class of the Rock Hall are out and Steve and Anne take a detailed look at the list. In honor of Def Leppard finally being included the pair of hosts also select their Top 7 favorites from the band’s career. Segment…

The Sound Of...Def Reunions

Segment One: The Sound Of…Def Leppard:   (Time:   20:57) The nominations for the 2019 class of the Rock Hall are out and Steve and Anne take a detailed look at the list.    In honor of Def Leppard finally being included the pair of hosts also select their Top 7 favorites from the band’s career.…

The Sound Of Led Zeppelin

Segment One: The Sound Of…LZ at 50:     (Time:   25:48) In celebration of Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary Anne, and The Rev look into the storied history of the band. Jimmy Page answers a couple of Steve’s questions and Robert Plant salutes Anne from the stage! Segment Two: The Sound Of…Led Zeppelin Trivia:    …

The Sound Of EP041

Did Ticketmaster get busted scalping their own tickets? A CBC reported seems to have caught them on film and Ozzy drops his AEG lawsuit with an agreement in place for them to stop block-booking. Steve and Anne get you caught up. The Jimi Hendrix album Electric Ladyland turns 5o next month and a deluxe re-issue…

The Sound Of...A Crazy Industry (Season 2 - Episode 27)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Tix and the Music Biz:     (Time:   18:51) Did Ticketmaster get busted scalping their own tickets? A CBC reported seems to have caught them on film and Ozzy drops his AEG lawsuit with an agreement in place for them to stop block-booking. Steve and Anne get you caught up. Segment…

The Sound Of EP039

Steve reveals 4 rock and roll stories. 2 that almost happened, and 2 that actually did, while the panel reacts to these intriguing moments presented by Zakk Wylde, Billy Duffy of The Cult, Don Felder (Eagles) and George Thorogood. Three Days Grace just passed Van Halen for the Most #1 songs (14) on Billboard's Mainstream…

The Sound Of Band Names And German Robots

The Sound Of…Band Names and German Robots (Season 2 Episode 26)  Segment One: The Sound Of…Band Names (Origins)   Time:   22:35 Steve, Anne and The Rev look into the origins of where bands get their names including White Zombie, Greta Van Fleet, Black Sabbath, Kiss, and The Black Keys.  Segment Two: The Sound Of…Rock &…

The Sound Of...Things That Did - Didnt happen (S2 - Show 25)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Things You May Not Know:    (Time:   22:35) Steve reveals 4 rock & roll stories – 2 that almost happened, and 2 that actually did, while the panel reacts to these intriguing moments presented by Zakk Wylde, Billy Duffy of The Cult, Don Felder (Eagles) and George Thorogood. Segment Two: The…

The Sound Of...Very Live Radio (Season 2 - Eppisode 24)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Going Live Without A Net                           (Time:   26:47) -          Less and Less radio these days is actually done live, but Anne and Steve are among the few who still get to enjoy the thrill of it…mistakes and all –…

The Sound Of...The Queen, God and Rev (Season 2 - Episode 23)

Segment One: The Sound Of…Aretha’s Legacy: (Time: 11:54) - The music world has lost Aretha Franklin, leading Anne (and to some degree) Steve to point out her impact on rock and other musical genres. Segment Two: The Sound Of…Ronnie James Dio: (Time: 15:56) - Next month 666 Dio owned items go up for auction, with…
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