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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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown is hyped for the USA vs. Russia hockey game in Plymouth on Friday night and tries to inspire his co-workers. He also revisits his evening with Tom Morello last week. Thanks for watching! Keep up with the latest Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcasts here  

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown prepares for his interview with Tom Morello at El Club in Southwest Detroit on Friday and previews his Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast with Brian "Head" Welch from Korn! Thanks for watching! Hear the entire interview with Brian "Head" Welch from Korn on the Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast here

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 Gary "Ho Ho" Hoey

Gary Ho-Ho Hoey is my special guest today on Talkin' Rock. It's the time of year for Gary to tour the country and spread the Christmas cheer. We get to Gary, but first I owe the Twiztid fans a little gem that Madrox gave me from the last podcast. ****Madrox reveals what song the guys…

Meltdown talks ESPORTS with Jonas Jerebko of the Golden State Warriors

Meltdown went one-on-one with former Piston and current Golden State Warrior, Jonas Jerebko. Jerebko owns the Detroit Renegades, a premier multi-gaming ESPORTS organization based right here in Detroit! See what they had to say about ESPORTS in Detroit and the Renegades' upcoming LIVE ESPORTS event at Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit on Sunday, December 9!

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown gets his bell ringing practice in before volunteering for the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign this Saturday. And hear a bit of his discussion with Arejay & Josh of Halestorm from his Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast! Thanks for watching! Listen to the entire interview with Arejay Hale and Josh Smith…

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

What are you doing on Black Friday? Not everyone is a fan of shopping so Meltdown and some of the folks around WRIF have a few alternative suggestions. Also, listen to a clip of guitarist Nita Strauss from this week's Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast. Have a great holiday weekend, drink responsibly, and thanks for…

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

What happens when his scheduled guest is a no-show? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! Meltdown takes you on another trip behind the scenes at WRIF. Thanks for watching!   Check out the Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast here Shop the Riff Store here

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown's co-workers gathered to celebrate a Thanksgiving-style meal together and he received his usual warm reception. Plus, hear some of Meltdown's Talkin' Rock podcasts with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Lzzy Hale! Thanks for watching! Hear more from Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Lzzy Hale on the Talkin' Rock with Meltdown podcast here

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 Lzzy Hale

She might be one of the nicest people in this crazy business, and she's my guest today. Lzzy Hale and her band, Halestorm, are out touring on their new album "Vicious". We cover a lot of subjects, including.... *Being part of the WWE Evolution PPV * Wearing very high heels on stage *Playing over seas…

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 -…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown celebrates his 23rd Anniversary at WRIF with a heartfelt tribute from some of his co-workers. He also gives you a taste of his brand new podcast Talkin' Rock With Meltdown! Thanks for watching! Check out more Talkin' Rock With Meltdown here

Talkin' Rock with Chad Nicefield from Wilson

On this episode of Talkin' Rock, I interview Wilson front man, Chad Nicefield. The guys from Detroit are on the road touring in support of their 3rd release "Tasty Nasty". We talk a lot about the new album, plus.... *Different songs on the album *Their writing process *What bands shaped their music *The use of…

Talkin' Rock with Twiztid's Monoxide

It's a special Halloween edition of Talkin' Rock. Today, it's half of the band Twiztid, Monoxide. The guys are currently on tour with Motionless In White and other bands. They spent the summer touring on the Warped Tour and he tells me all about that. We also talk about... *Halloween, events and movies surrounding the…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week on Meltdown's Meltdown Rival Sons join us for an acoustic performance at Otus Supply in Ferndale. Tune in and hear what the band has to say about the upcoming record and where they think of the current sate of rock is. To see the full interview and performances of Rival Sons at Otus…

Talkin' Rock with Brent Smith of Shinedown and Rival Sons

Today, it's a double dose of Talkin' Rock with Brent Smith from Shinedown, then the guys from Rival Sons. Al Beck comes in at the end with rock news about Audioslave, Trivium, Dave Grohl and more. Up first, it's the Shinedown Frontman, Brent Smith. He told me about... *Upcoming plans for the band, including 3…

Talkin' Rock with Carl Palmer

It's the debut of Talkin' Rock with Meltdown, and what a way to kick it off! Legendary drummer, Carl Palmer, is my guest. He's out on tour doing the Emerson, Lake & Plamer Legacy tour, and it sounds so cool! He's also promoting the live album and DVD, ELP Lives on. We talk about the…

Radio Chatter with Darren McCarty

D-Mac is out making the rounds, bringing stories and comedy to the hockey loving massess....and you should go see it! The show is really good. He talks about all the places his show will take him this weeekdn and beyond. On today's show we talk about.. *How the show got started *Why he does it…

Radio Chatter with producer Michael Beinhorn

Whether you’re in a band or just a rock music fan, this podcast is for you. Michael Beinhorn has produced some very popular records, and now he’s offering his services to upcoming or established bands. In this wide ranging conversation, we talk about his vast history of producing albums, as well as………. *The importance of…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Wilson's Chad Nicefield drops in on Meltdown to shamelessly promote their new album and sets a record for most song titles dropped in a video! Thanks for watching!   Find out where to get Wilson's new album "Tasty Nasty" here

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown talks about the end of one season and the start of another for Detroit sports fans. He left town to see a Kid Rock concert. Plus, he highlights his recent interview with Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold. Thanks for watching!   Hear Meltdown's entire Radio Chatter podcast with Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance here

Radio Chatter with Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance

My friend Zacky Vengeance is my guest today talking about a lot of things on the Radio Chatter podcast.  * Their latest song "Mad Hatter" and why they re-produced it * The vocal health of M. Shadows * If there's any new music they're working on * Social media and his LOVE for Instagram (ha)....and…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week Meltdown plays some excerpts from his Radio Chatter interview with Slash and looks back at the 2018 summer concert season! Thanks for watching! Listen to Meltdown's Radio Chatter Podcast with Slash here  

Radio Chatter with Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly from Type O Negative/Silvertomb

Over the weekend I had the chance to meet and interview two guys I'd never met before. I was always a Type O Negative fan, so when the chance came up to sit down with Johnny Kelly and Kenny Hickey, I couldn't say no. They're in a new band called Silvertomb, which we discuss. We…

Radio Chatter with Slash

Another killer interview today with legendary guitarist, Slash! He's doing press promoting his latest album, "Living the Dream". We talk about that, plus.... *Working with Myles Kennedy for all these years *The GNR tour *New GNR *Playing for four hours on stage, and more... Slash is a great interview, and this one is no different.…
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Radio Chatter with Billy F. Gibbons

Rock legend Billy F. Gibbons joins me today on Radio Chatter. His new solo album is out and it's called "The Big Bad Blues". We talk about that and how it came about...plus... *The current state of ZZ Top *The 50th anniversary of the band in 2019 *New rock bands *Success....and more.  Plus, I bring…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Ozzy Osbourne rolled through Detroit with his "No More Tours 2" tour to close out the 2018 concert season at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Since this is Ozzy's apparent "FINAL" tour Meltdown scoured the parking lot to hear some WRIF listeners favorite Ozzy moments.

Radio Chatter with James Kottak from Kingdom Come/Scorpions

James Kottak and Kingdom Come are touring the country as the celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album. James has had a pretty stellar career outside of KC. We talk about that, and lots more..... *The quick rise to an arena tour *Greta Van Fleet *The iconic Monsters Of Rock Tour from 1988 *Singer…

Radio Chatter with James Kottak from Kingdom Come/Scorpions

James Kottak and Kingdom Come are touring the country as the celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album. James has had a pretty stellar career outside of KC. We talk about that, and lots more..... *The quick rise to an arena tour *Greta Van Fleet *The iconic Monsters Of Rock Tour from 1988 *Singer…

Radio Chatter with James Kottak from Kingdom Come/Scorpions

James Kottak and Kingdom Come are touring the country as the celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album. James has had a pretty stellar career outside of KC. We talk about that, and lots more..... *The quick rise to an arena tour *Greta Van Fleet *The iconic Monsters Of Rock Tour from 1988 *Singer…

Radio Chatter with James Kottak from Kingdom Come/Scorpions

James Kottak and Kingdom Come are touring the country as the celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album. James has had a pretty stellar career outside of KC. We talk about that, and lots more..... *The quick rise to an arena tour *Greta Van Fleet *The iconic Monsters Of Rock Tour from 1988 *Singer…

Radio Chatter with James Kottak from Kingdom Come/Scorpions

James Kottak and Kingdom Come are touring the country as the celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album. James has had a pretty stellar career outside of KC. We talk about that, and lots more..... *The quick rise to an arena tour *Greta Van Fleet *The iconic Monsters Of Rock Tour from 1988 *Singer…

Radio Chatter with James Kottak from Kingdom Come/Scorpions

James Kottak and Kingdom Come are touring the country as the celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album. James has had a pretty stellar career outside of KC. We talk about that, and lots more..... *The quick rise to an arena tour *Greta Van Fleet *The iconic Monsters Of Rock Tour from 1988 *Singer…

Radio Chatter with James Kottak from Kingdom Come/Scorpions

James Kottak and Kingdom Come are touring the country as the celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album. James has had a pretty stellar career outside of KC. We talk about that, and lots more..... *The quick rise to an arena tour *Greta Van Fleet *The iconic Monsters Of Rock Tour from 1988 *Singer…

Radio Chatter with Joel Hoekstra from TSO/Whitesnake

Summer is almost over and it's time to switch gears to the Fall and Christmas. Of course, Christmas time brings the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They'll be touring again throughout American, touching down here at the LCA on December 29th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Joel is so great to talk to and touches on a lots…
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Radio Chatter with Joel Hoekstra from TSO/Whitesnake

Summer is almost over and it's time to switch gears to the Fall and Christmas. Of course, Christmas time brings the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They'll be touring again throughout American, touching down here at the LCA on December 29th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Joel is so great to talk to and touches on a lots…

Radio Chatter with Joel Hoekstra from TSO/Whitesnake

Summer is almost over and it's time to switch gears to the Fall and Christmas. Of course, Christmas time brings the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They'll be touring again throughout American, touching down here at the LCA on December 29th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Joel is so great to talk to and touches on a lots…

Radio Chatter with Joel Hoekstra from TSO/Whitesnake

Summer is almost over and it's time to switch gears to the Fall and Christmas. Of course, Christmas time brings the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They'll be touring again throughout American, touching down here at the LCA on December 29th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Joel is so great to talk to and touches on a lots…

Radio Chatter with Joel Hoekstra from TSO/Whitesnake

Summer is almost over and it's time to switch gears to the Fall and Christmas. Of course, Christmas time brings the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They'll be touring again throughout American, touching down here at the LCA on December 29th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Joel is so great to talk to and touches on a lots…