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Radio Chatter with 'The Metal God' Rob Halford and Comedian Jeff Horste

Rob Halford makes his second appearance on the Radio Chatter podcast this year. You can listen to our first conversation here. This time around he's out promoting the tour with Deep Purple, which comes to Freedom Hill on August 24th (the day before Rob's birthday). We talk about Rob's birthday day/week/month celebration, plus.... *Knotfest *Aretha…
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Meltdown's Meltdown

This week I bring on local comedian, Jeff Horste, to plug his Comedy Central special, which he does...then he roasts me. Plus, I play a clip of my recent Radio Chatter podcast featuring Lzzy Hale. She talks about the new album "Vicious". Check out the link below. Thanks for watching! Hear the latest Radio Chatter…

Radio Chatter with Disturbed's Dan Donegan

Disturbed has a new album dropping this Fall, so Dan Donegan was nice enough to join me today on Radio Chatter. Dan's always great to talk with and today is no different. We touch on many topics..... *The new album - title and release date *The writing process *Possible cover songs *The passing of Vinnie…
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Radio Chatter with Saving Abel's Scott Bartlett

Scott and his band of Saving Abel are playing the Fowlerville fairgrounds Friday night for the Easy Riders Rodeo. They've had some big hits with "Addicted", "18 Days" and others. They've also gone through a few member changes and some ups and downs, but through it all, Scott and the guys plug away and persevere.…
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Radio Chatter with Lzzy Hale

Lzzy Hale joins me again on the Radio Chatter podcast. The new album "Viscous" is out, so she called in to talk about it. We discuss.... *The writing/recording process for the album *Producer Nick Raskulinecz and the methods he used *Befriending some of her childhood musical heroes *Keys to success...and more Listen through the whole…
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Radio Chatter with The Dead Daisies' John Corabi and Alex Grossi from Quiet Riot/H & B

Wow! What a great episode of Radio Chatter I have for you. The Dead Daisies and Hookers and Blow are heading out on tour, and John Corabi and Alex Grossi join me. John is up first. The Dead Daisies latest record is killer. If you're into anything with a stripped back, classic feel, this album…
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Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown relives some of the highlights from the Riff Rockin' Golf Outing. Plus, an excerpt of his interview with guitarist Rich Robinson from his Radio Chatter Podcast. Thanks for watching! Listen to the rest of Meltdown's interview with Rich Robinson here

Brad Arnold From 3 Doors Down Talks Sobriety

3 Doors Down is playing at Freedom Hill tomorrow night with Collective Soul and Soul Asylum on the Rock & Roll Express tour. Last week I had singer Brad Arnold on my Radio Chatter podcast. The band has been friends with WRIF since they first time they came through Detroit. You can listen to the…

Radio Chatter with 3 Doors Down's Brad Arnold

3 Doors Down is out touring with Collective Soul and Soul Asylum. It's called the Rock & Roll Express Tour and it touches down here in Metro Detroit on August 7th at the Michigan Lottery Stage at Freedom Hill. Brad is always fun to talk to. We had a great conversation a couple months back…
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Radio Chatter with Rich Robinson

I thought we'd kick off the week in fine form with an awesome conversation with Rich Robinson. You might know him from The Black Crowes, but he's out on tour with his band The Magpie Salute, who have their album "High Water 1" coming out on August 10th. We talk about.... *The Magpie Salute *The…
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Meltdown's Meltdown

Today, Meltdown asks some fellow co-workers what band they're a super-fan of. Plus Jeff Gutt from Stone Temple Pilots makes his homecoming as lead singer if that iconic band. Radio Chatter Podcast with Jeff Gutt: Radio Chatter with Jeff Gutt from Stone Temple Pilots    

Radio Chatter with Great White's Mark Kendall

Mark Kendall and Great White will be in Michigan twice this weekend. On Friday at the St. Clair Riverfest, then on Monday at the Monroe county fair with Skid Row and Fuel. This is another awesome conversation. It's the kind of interview where I got more than I had anticipated. Mark was open to talking…
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Radio Chatter with Jeff Gutt from Stone Temple Pilots

As I record today's podcast, Jeff Gutt is about to make his triumphant return to his hometown of Detroit, Mi.. STP is out on tour with The Cult and Bush on the Revolution 3 tour. It's a quick-hit interview, but we cover a lot of ground. We talk about..... *What inspired him to sing in…
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Meltdowns Meltdown

In this weeks edition of Meltdown's Meltdown, you get a behind-the-curtain look at the every day workings of WRIF. The awards, the glamour, James' office. Enjoy!

Radio Chatter with Taime Down from Faster Pussycat w/ Don Jamieson

On today's Radio Chatter podcast I talk with Faster Pussycat lead singer Taime Downe and comedian Don Jamieson. Don joins me from time to time on the show, and now he's out on tour with FP, so it was the perfect storm to get a great episode up for you guys. Go see these guys…
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Radio Chatter with Derek Smalls formally of Spinal Tap

I recently did the social media challenge naming albums that shaped me. "This Is Spinal Tap" was on my list. The album is killer, but paired up with the movie, it's the complete package. Now, Derek has a solo album out called "SMALLS CHANGE - Meditations On Ageing". This is a fun conversation. We talk…

Radio Chatter with Amy Lee from Evanescence

Amy Lee is my guest today, and she's killer. She's touring with her band and a different orchestra in every city. She talks about the challenges of that, as well as..... The venerability of playing music this way Working with Lindsey Stirling Playing shows around the world How motherhood has effected her life/profession Social media…

Radio Chatter with Candlebox's Kevin Martin

Candlebox is playing the Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, Mi. on July 13th, so Kevin phoned in. This is a killer conversation with him, who I talked to back in January. With the 25th anniversary of the debut album this summer, we spent some time talking about it. Fun times recording the record, practical jokes…
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How Did You Get Into Radio.......

.....is the most asked question I get. After reading a blog from our consultant, Fred Jacobs, I thought I'd share my story with you. (It's not true that I slept my way to the middle....fake news!) I was always a hard worker. I knew if I wanted something, I had to go and get it.…

Meltdowns Meltdown

In this weeks Meltdown's Meltdown I give you a little taste of the Bob Probert ride from this past weekend. I was so honored to lead the pack of over a 1,000 bikers through Windsor with ex-NHLer, Scott Parker. I also pay homage to Vinnie Paul. A guy I got to know pretty well the…

Radio Chatter with Lita Ford

I talked with Lita back in December (you can listen to that interview here) and when I got an email to talk to her again, I jumped at the chance. She's as cool to chat with as you think she'd be. She's doing interviews promoting AXS TV's Top 10 Songs Revealed. It debuts July 1st…
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Radio Chatter with Motorhead's Phil Campbell

It's a quick-hit Radio Chatter for today with Motorhead's, Phil Campbell. The new Road Crew beer is out. It has a special Michigan connection, too! We talk about the beer, plus... The solo album he's been working on with another Michigan resident. Road stories about being left behind  Auditioning for Motorhead  The band he's in…
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RIP, VP

I got home last night from a great gig in Waterford to the news of Vinnie Paul's passing. As soon as I saw a picture my friend had texted me, I got a bad feeling that we had lost someone. My inkling was right. We had lost VP. The first time I'd ever met him…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Someone thought it would be a good idea to let Meltdown screw around with video gear. Here's the result! Meet the new RIFF Rock Girl, Hailey. He also plugs his motorcycle run he'll be leading over the weekend for a great cause in memory of a Red Wing legend. Plus, he recaps a recent Radio…

Radio Chatter with Def Leppard's Phil Collen

Today it's Phil Collen's turn on the Radio Chatter podcast. Def Leppard is touring some pretty big stadiums this summer with the guys from Journey. It stops here in Detroit at Comerica Park on July 13th. We talked about the tour he did over the winter with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, his band Delta…
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Radio Chatter with Sebastian Bach

What a great episode of Radio Chatter I have for you today. Sebastian Bach has been a staple in rock music since the late 80's. One thing about him, he's so much fun to talk to and he's one of the funnest people you'll ever have a conversation with. We talked about his upcoming solo album,…
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Radio Chatter with Don Jamieson, Jesse Hasek from 10 Years and Nate and Josh from Shaman's Harvest

Where has Don Jamieson been? He was suppose to be the co-host of this non-award winning podcast, but has gone MIA! Well, he's back and talking all about the world of rock. From tours and concerts, to vinyl and his own shows. What video Don said he would never watch, is Slayer really done, new…
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Radio Chatter with Comedian Bert Kreischer

Bert Kreischer is coming to the Fox on June 23rd with Sal Vulcano, Nate Bargatze and Kyle Kinane. Bert shot up the comedian ladder with his story about the Russian mafia called "The Machine". We talk about that great story and the impact it's had on his life. He talks about social media, "East Bound…
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Radio Chatter with NASCAR's Chase Elliott

It's a quick-hit Radio Chatter to start up the weekend. With the Firekeepers Casino 400 this Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, we're taking a left turn here on the podcast. Chase tells me about his keys to success, his biggest racing influences (outside of his father, Bill Elliott), music and that's just for starters. M.I.S.…
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Radio Chatter with Steven Adler

Steven Adler and his band "Adler's Appetite" are playing this Saturday at Motor City Harley Davidson's Harleyfest in Farmington Hills, Mi., but first he talksed to me. First up, it's MyGNRforum admin, Russ Robinson. He gives us some updates on what's going on in the GNR world. Then, it's Steven's turn and the topics are…

Radio Chatter with Poison's Bobby Dall

Poison's Bobby Dall is my guest today on Radio Chatter. His band is out on their "Nothing But A Good Time" tour throughout the summer with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil, making a stop in my neck of the woods on Friday June 8th at DTE. I've never met or interviewed Bobby so I was…
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Radio Chatter with Geoff Tate (Queensryche/Operation: Mindcrime)

Believe or not, "Operation: Mindcrime" just turned 30 years old in May. Geoff is out on tour doing the entire album at each stop. We talk a lot about the album and how it was recorded. He told me about the now famous "Dr. Davis, telephone, please....Dr. Davis telephone" and how it ended up on…
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Radio Chatter with Robert DeLeo from STP, Tony and Shannon from Godsmack, John from Baroness and Eric from I Prevail

What an episode of Radio Chatter I've put together for you today. Some of the final interviews from Rock On The Range. First up, it's Robert from STP talks about the band, his keys to success, how Motown influenced him, the Kings of Chaos and more. He even answered the question if he thought they…
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Radio Chatter with Buckcherry's Josh Todd and Andrew W.K.

Last week it was all about the guitarists. Today, it's the singers turn. Up first it's Josh Todd. Buckcherry is going out on the Gen X summer tour with P.O.D., Lit, and Alien Ant Farm. It will touch down in Novi on June 30th. He told me all about the upcoming BC record and what's…
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Radio Chatter with Josh Rand from Stone Sour, Barry Stock from Three Days Grace and Padge from Bullet For My Valentine

It's a hat-trick of guitarists to wrap up the week on Radio Chatter. First up, it's Josh Rand from Stone Sour. Right off the bat we talked about his recent stint in rehab. He was real open with me about the whole experience. We talked about some of his guitar influences, keys to success, his…
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Radio Chatter with Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt

Gary Holt is making two appearances this weekend in S.E. Michigan. First, he'll be at Rock City Music in Livonia on Saturday between 3-6 pm for a clinic, storytelling and meeting and greeting the fans. Then on Sunday he'll headline the show at Freedom Hill. We talked about the Detroit rocker who inspired him to…
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Radio Chatter with Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold

One of my favorite interviews from the Rock On The Range weekend was with Zacky. I was suppose to talk to him around 8:15 Saturday night, but with the weather delay that afternoon (it was more like a 'too much sun' delay) we busted this out earlier. It's nice to sit in a clean, quiet…
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Radio Chatter with Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory

The new FFDP album "And Justice For None" is out today, so I got a return visit from Zoltan. I talked with him a couple months ago, and you can listen to that interview here. Today we talk about the new album, a couple different cover songs they included on the record and Ivan's sobriety. According…
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Radio Chatter with Tobias Forge from Ghost

To say I was pretty excited for this interview would be an understatement. Ghost is one of those bands I've really started to get into the past few years. "Rats" is the first single off of the upcoming album "Prequelle", which comes out on June 1st, and if the first single is any indication about…
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Radio Chatter with The Cult's Billy Duffy

Billy Duffy is one of those guys who is just easy to talk to. His band, The Cult, is heading out on the road with Bush and Stone Temple Pilots on the 'Revolution 3' tour. Of course, we talked about the tour, how he's become friends with Jeff Gutt from STP and his connection to…
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Radio Chatter with Music Producer/Mixer Jay Ruston

Man, the pressure was on mixing this podcast. I mean, Jay is a professional. Me? I'm not! If you're a rock fan, chances are you've got some of Jay's work in your collection. Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Anthrax, Avatar and Fozzy are just some of the bands he's produced and/or mixed throughout the years. He…
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Radio Chatter with Myles Kennedy

Myles is such an easy-going guy to talk to. His solo record 'Year Of The Tiger' is out right now, and it's a bit of a departure from what you're used to hearing from him with Alter Bridge or Slash. This is more of a blues based, songwriter album with a theme to it. The…
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Real Moments With Rock Stars

There are several reasons I love doing my Radio Chatter podcast. I've always been a big music fan and it gives me the chance to discuss songs and music, from the people who brought them to us. Plus, I really enjoy pulling out real moments, and stories from these artists. One example is Brad Arnold…

Radio Chatter with Jackyl's Roman Glick

This is a pretty in-depth interview with Roman Glick. He's been around for a couple decades battling through this crazy business we call rock-n-roll, starting in the mid-90's with Brother Cane. After a recent Radio Chatter podcast with the BC front-man Damon Johnson, I hit up Roman to see if he'd be interested in talking…
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Radio Chatter with Testament's Alex Skolnick

Here's a crazy story for you, I interviewed Alex exactly one year ago on this very date. You can check out that interview here if you'd like. Today we talk about gearing up for Slayer's final tour with Lamb Of God and Anthrax. What a heavy bill! Alex gives me his keys to success, talk…
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Holding A Physical Copy Of Music

This past Saturday was Record Store Day across the world. A manufactured 'holiday' created to keep mom and pop record stores afloat. Every year more and more bands/artists release rare or bootleg versions of their music. Some of you may, or may not know, that I got back into vinyl last year, and it's reinvigorated…

Radio Chatter with Charlie Starr from Blackberry Smoke

Charlie Starr from Blackberry Smoke joins me today. If you've never heard BBS, and you like the southern rock/rock/country, give them a listen. Their new album 'Find A Light' is out and it's a pretty good indication of what this band is all about. He talks about a fellow rocker who helped him write four…
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