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Meltdown's Meltdown

Rock N' Roll biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody and The Dirt are all the rage. On this week's episode, Meltdown tests out his movie announcer voice and imagines the theatrical trailer for a WRIF biopic! Thanks for watching!

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…

INTERVIEW: Legends of Wrestling Star Bret 'The Hitman' Hart

Meltdown got the chance to chat-up Bret "The Hitman" Hart, as the Legends of Wrestling comes to Fraser Hockeyland Arena on April 20th! Get your tickets HERE! Bret is one of many wrestling super stars to take part in this upcoming event. In this interview, The Hitman talks about the passing of "King Kong" Bundy plus, wrestling…

Talkin' Rock with Uli Jon Roth

Guitar legend Uli Jon Roth is my guest today on Talkin' Rock. He rose to fame in the 70's with the Scorpions. After leaving the band he went on to become a very influential player. He's about to head out on tour (and what a tour it is) to celebrate his 50th anniversary on stage.…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Meltdown is ready for St. Patrick's Day! You can tell by the green Harley t-shirt he's wearing. In this week's video, he shares some pick-up lines that will help you get lucky this St. Patrick's Day. And he takes a look at what might've been the final Kiss concert in Detroit Rock City! Thanks for…

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown tries to use his celebrity to score WWE tickets. As with most of these videos, it doesn't go exactly as planned. He also chats with Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton about his new solo album which features the late Chester Bennington. And he pays tribute to the one and only Terrible…

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, the prestigious Meltdown Awards are handed out for best performances in a Meltdown's Meltdown video! And hear Sammy Hagar tell Meltdown what he knows about the Michael Anthony/Van Halen rumors in a clip from the Talkin' Rock With Meltdown Podcast! Thanks for watching! Hear all of Meltdown's interview with Sammy Hagar on his…

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week Meltdown tries to make a video that will go viral and get millions of views! One thing that did go viral was his interview with Dee Snider. Hear a clip of Dee's initial thoughts on Metallica the first time he saw them perform! Thanks for watching! Listen to the entire Dee Snider interview…

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 Dee Snider

(Warning...very NSFW content, and very funny) Astronomicon is a con is put on by the guys from the band Twiztid. It's only the 2nd year for the con, but it's become a huge success. Once again this year, the place was packed! Madrox and Monoxide asked me if I'd host a Q&A panel with the…

Meltdown's Meltdown

That hopeless romantic Meltdown spreads the love this Valentine's Day. Find out if he gets any in return! Thanks for watching!

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.…

Meltdown's Meltdown

It's the speech everyone has been talking about all week. Meltdown's State Of Rock N' Roll Address! Featuring exotic locales, celebrity appearances and a recap by Don Jamieson from That Metal Show! Thanks for watching! *No animals were harmed in the making of this video and Meltdown only had to stand on one phone book…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Today's in depth Super Bowl analysis was interrupted by another snow day so Meltdown's Riff Day Care is open for business! Thanks for watching! *No children were harmed in the making of this video.

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown sympathizes with the workers who have been affected by the government shutdown and suggests an exciting new career opportunity! He also proves that as a comedian, he shouldn't quit his day job. And you'll learn about some cool new things happening on his show on WRIF each day! Thanks for watching!

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 Neal Morse

It's another great guest on the Talkin' Rock podcast. Today, I'm joined by guitarist Neal Morse. Having never talked to him before I didn't know what to expect. What I got was a great conversation from a really nice guy. The topics we discussed were many.... *The new album and why it took so long…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Meltdown can't get enough of these online challenges! See what a difference 10 years makes in Detroit. And hear a clip from Meltdown's chat with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 from his Talkin' Rock Podcast! Thanks for watching!   Hear all of Meltdown's interview with John 5 on his Talkin' Rock With Meltdown Podcast here

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Meltdown gets caught up in the latest "Birdcage" Challenge fad and it doesn't quite go according to plan. And hear a bit of his latest Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast where he's joined by Megadeth's David Ellefson! Thanks for watching! Listen to the complete interview with Megadeth's David Ellefson on Talkin' Rock With Meltdown here…

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…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Meltdown spreads some holiday cheer in his last video of 2018 by reciting a Christmas classic...Riff style! Thanks for watching & happy holidays! See you in 2019!

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…