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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 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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Meltdown's Meltdown

Do you collect vinyl? Meltdown does. And today he takes the video crew on the road to UHF Records in Royal Oak to dive a little deeper into record addiction. What vinyl have you collected? How much do you own? Send Meltdown an email to [email protected] or leave him a voice mail at 248-547-2988 and…

Radio Chatter with Breaking Benjamin's Ben Burnley and Bad Wolves' Doc Coyle

Time to share my final interviews from the show last Saturday with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Nothingmore, and Bad Wolves. I did an interview with Ivan Moody from FFDP in the lawn at the show! You can watch the interview here, or listen to it here. Today it's Benjamin and Doc's turn. Ben…
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Bad Wolves talk with Meltdown

Saturday afternoon, Meltdown was able to sit down with Bad Wolves guitarist, Doc Coyle. They discussed their big hit, "Zombie", the band and how they came together, working with Zoltan from Five Finger Death Punch and lots more....all while the rains came!  WRIF's Meldown chats with Doc of Bad Wolves Bad Wolves was in town…

Breaking Benjamin talks with Meltdown

Before last weekend's sold-out DTE show, Meltdown had a chance to talk with Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin. They talked about the latest album, "Ember", the band, meeting musicians he admires, success benchmarks for the band, and tons more. Enjoy!

Radio Chatter with Five Finger Death Punch's Ivan Moody and the WWE's Rusev and Lana

Some awesome guests today on Radio Chatter. Three guests from different parts of the entertainment industry. Up first it's Ivan Moody from Five Finger Death Punch. Something took place on this interview that's never happened to me before. You'll have to listen to find out what it is, and it's really cool! Click here to…
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Meltdown's Meltdown

On today's Meltdown's Meltdown WWE Superstars Rusev and Lana stopped by the Riff TV Lounge to chat before the big Smackdown event at Little Caesars Arena tonight. Check out that video below.  

Radio Chatter with From Ashes To New's Matt Brandyberry

I'll be honest, I didn't know what to expect when I was asked if I wanted to interview Matt. What I got was more that I anticipated. This is a pretty candid interview with someone, who, by his own account, is lucky to be here. We talked about numerous topics including..... *How 2018 as been…
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Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown goes deep into the inner workings of the radio station and looks to try out other jobs to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Enjoy!

Radio Chatter with Trixter's Steve Brown and P.J. Farley

While touring with Mr. Big's Eric Martin, Steve and P.J. made their way through metro Detroit and agreed to sit down and talk with me. We talked about lots of stuff, including..... *The beginnings of Trixter *Touring with KISS and other legendary acts * Timing of their success *The 90's music scene *The band's hiatus…
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Meltdown's Meltdown

This week's Meltdown's Meltdown is all about collecting autographs! Meltdown and some of his co-workers here at The Riff display some of their most prized RNR memorabilia and share the interesting stories behind them. Thanks for watching!

#NationalRadioDay

As I was riding my Harley into work, I was trying to think of something to write about National Radio Day. I could talk about the loyalty of the WRIF listeners throughout the many years of RIFF's history. I could explain the reason I feel in love with radio, and how I really enjoy the…

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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