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Radio Chatter with Synyster Gates from Avenged Sevenfold

It's a quick-hit Radio Chatter to kick off the weekend. Avenged Sevenfold unleashed the details for their "End Of The World" tour, with openers Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace. We talk about all things around the tour and his thoughts on touring with guitar legend Tom Morello. We talked a little about Glenn…
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Radio Chatter with Leigh Kakaty and Matt DiRito from Pop Evil

Today on Radio Chatter it's 2/5's of Pop Evil. Their new self-titled album came out on February 16th and now the guys are hitting the tour trail spreading the music. First up, it's Leigh. We talk about the new album and some of the process of writing it. We did talk about a couple specific…
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Radio Chatter with Jeff Scott Soto

Today, my guest is legendary singer Jeff Scott Soto. This guy has fronted bands from Yngwie Malmsteen, to Trans Siberian Orchestra, to his latest band, the super group Sons Of Apollo. That band includes Mike Portnoy on drums, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal on guitars, Billy Sheehan on bass, and Derek Sherinian on keyboards. JSS was very…
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Radio Chatter with wrestler Brian Knobbs from the Nasty Boys

The Legends of Wrestling is coming to Fraser Hockeyland Arena on April 21st. This is going to be a huge event with some of the biggest names in pro wrestling. RIC FLAIR, STING, MICK FOLEY, THE NASTY BOYS, ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL, JIMMY “MOUTH OF THE SOUTH” HART, BILLY GUNN, TED DIBIASE “THE MILLION DOLLAR MAN”,…
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Radio Chatter with Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal

Bumblefoot is back on tour, and this time with the Sons Of Apollo. Don't miss the guys Feb 16: Buffalo Town Ballroom, NY, Feb 17: Battle Creek The Music Factory, MI, and Feb 18: Joliet The Forge, IL. Of course, we talk about what the show consists of, including a vocal solo. He told me…
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Radio Chatter with Wayland

I originally interviewed these guys last November, but due to technical difficulties, that I explain, it never saw the light of day. Mitch, Phill, Nigel and Dean were nice enough to give me another chance. We talked about social media, rescue dogs, tour life, and their musical heroes. Nigel's father plays in a band you…
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Radio Chatter with Valentino Arteaga from Of Mice & Men

Valentino Arteaga is the drummer from the metal-core band Of Mice & Men. The southern California boys are crisscrossing the northern part of country during the winter. I'm not sure why bands do that, but living up here, we're grateful they do. Of Mice covered Pink Floyd's "Money" for their latest album "Defy" so we…

Radio Chatter with Chris Henderson from 3 Doors Down

Chris Henderson is one of the most inspirational guys in rock. He went from being an overweight, substance addict, to cross-fit, athletic addict. He talks about all of the weight he lost and how he stays in shape on the road. We talk about some of his favorite bands including GNR and Pantera. He mentioned…
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Radio Chatter with Joe Satriani

The Satch-man is on Radio Chatter today, and it's pretty cool! He's currently out on tour with G3 with John Petrucci from Dream Theater and Phil Collen from Def Leppard. We talk about the tour and his latest album "What Happens Next" where he plays with Chad Smith and Glen Hughes. He talks about whats…
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Radio Chatter with Jamie Madrox from Twiztid

Astronomicon is coming up February 9th-11th so I got Jamie Madrox on to talk all about the event, which takes place in Sterling Heights, Mi.. The guests, the parties, and the panels. One of the guests is going to officiate over a wedding on Saturday. Pro wrestling legends will also be on hand. Carla Harvey…

Radio Chatter with Johannes Eckerström from Avatar

The new Avatar album "Avatar Country" is out now and it's a really interesting listen. If you're into hard music, there's something for you on this record. At the beginning of our conversation we talked a little pro wrestler.  Johannes gave me a brief history of Swedish music, there's some heavy stuff that comes out of…
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Radio Chatter with Carla Harvey from Butcher Babies

Carla will be at Astronomicon coming up the weekend of the February 9th - 11th in Sterling Heights, Mi.. She'll be bringing her artwork, signing autographs and taking pictures. She talks about some of the guests she wants to see at the Con as well as someone who she has done some work with who will…
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Radio Chatter with Scott Ian from Anthrax

What a pleasure it is talking to Scott. This guy has lived the rock n roll lifestyle, and then some, which he talks all about it in his new book "Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life". It's a killer book full of stories from the road, rock music, and more. We talk…
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Radio Chatter with Matt Walst from Three Days Grace

The new 3DG album is coming our way with the new single, 'The Mountain' out now, and Matt is here to tell us all about it. The release date, the vibe of the album and more. Of course, I had to mention Barry Stock's beard. I think that it might do it's own solo album…
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Radio Chatter with Kevin Martin from Candlebox

Man, it's been 25 years since the debut Candlebox album! Kevin tells me all about the early days of grunge after he moved to Seattle in the mid-80's and then becoming a part of the scene. He talks about seeing Chris Cornell as a young kid and his death, being friends with Layne Staley, and…
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Radio Chatter with Gene Simmons

I had Gene on the podcast a couple months ago, but when they asked if I wanted to talk with him again, I couldn't say no. Some people have their preconceived notions about Gene, which I asked him about and how he deals with people who have a negative opinion about him, but I love…
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Radio Chatter with guitarist John 5

I'm really pumped to give you this edition of Radio Chatter. I've interviewed John a few times and he never fails to entertain and enlighten. He is one of the most positive guys in this business. I think he wakes up every day pinching himself that he gets to do this for a living and…
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Radio Chatter with drummer Dave Chavarri

Dave is getting ready for a big year with his band Terror Universal. The band is made up of him on drums, Diabolus on bass, Thrax on guitars and Plague on vocals. The new album "Make Them Bleed" drops on January 19th. If you like heavy, you'll like this album. I've never met or interviewed Dave…
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Radio Chatter with the WWE's Jinder Mahal

The WWE makes a stop at the LCA Wednesday, December 27th, but first Jinder talks to me. The “Modern Day Maharaja” talks about what's coming up as far as the action on the 27th, he talks a little bit about growing up in Canada and whether or not he's a hockey fan, trips to India, some…
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Radio Chatter with Geoff Tate

It's Geoff Tate - round two for 2017. I talked to Geoff back in August before the release of his latest album "A New Reality". You can listen to that interview here. Talking to him is always fun, and this interview is no different. There's a few things I've learned about talking to him. He…
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Radio Chatter with Stephen and Jarrod from Taproot

Michigan has produced a lot of great rock bands, and Taproot is one of them. The height of their success was in the early 2000's. In this episode of Radio Chatter we talk about those days. Stephen tells me who ran over a bunch of their cd's with his car in Chicago, we talk about…
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Radio Chatter with Derek St. Holmes

The name may not sound familiar, but you've heard his voice. He sang on a lot of Ted Nugent's biggest songs. He's playing the Token Lounge Friday with the local band Glocksmith backing him up as he plays all the classics. We talk about his life in Nashville, the 'Hired Gun' documentary that he's part…

Radio Chatter with M. Shadows Part 2

It's been two months since the last time I talked with M. Shadows (you can listen to the interview here) and since then they've been nominated for a Grammy. Of course we talked about that and how they are going to try to pull a Jethro Tull. LOL He Told me about how metal is…
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Radio Chatter with Tom Keifer

Tom and his band were suppose to play the Token Lounge back in July, but due to throats issues, the show was postponed to this Friday, December 15th. Since then, the deluxe edition of his solo album "The Way Life Goes" came out. It includes a DVD of the making of the album, plus some…
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Radio Chatter with Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach

The guys from Papa Roach are winding down 2017 with a couple more shows, but gearing up for a tour in early 2018. Jacoby and I talk about what's going on in the future of P. Roach, how 2017 was a rough year for rock, and what helps him keep sober and his depression in…
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Radio Chatter with Lita Ford

Lita Ford brings her band to Harpos this Friday, December 8th, but first she took a few minutes to talk to me. If you've ever met Lita, you know what a good person she is and she proves it again in this fun interview. She's been in a rock band and touring since she was…
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Radio Chatter About The Book "15 Years Of The Machine Shop"

For those of you that live outside the South Eastern Michigan area, the Machine Shop is a rock club located just outside of Flint, Mi. Ask any band that's played there and I'm almost certain you'll get a very positive response. Bands love playing there! They're always treated to great crowds and a quality guy…
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Radio Chatter with Kip Winger

The band Winger is coming to the Token Lounge in Westland this coming Saturday night, but first Kip talks to me. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2016 for a project he did which we talk about. He told me about why they decided the go with the name Winger for the band, his…
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Radio Chatter With Gene Simmons

There's only one Gene Simmons and he's on the podcast today. He's doing promotion for "The Vault", which is a box-set on steroids. All sorts of unreleased material, pictures, and tons more. He told me this thing weighs 37 lbs! We talk about the recent KISS Kruise, social media and why he blocked me on…
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Radio Chatter with Gary Spivack of Rock On The Range

Rock On The Range has become a staple as the top dog for rock festivals, and the line-up again this year is stellar. Some bands with new music coming out in early 2018 will be a big part of it, along with a double dose of Maynard, too. He'll be playing full sets with both…
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Radio Chatter With Gary Hoey

Gary Hoey is such a great guy and so easy to talk to. Listening to this interview is a lot fun. He'll be playing Callahan's Music Hall in Lake Orion on December 8th. Gary tells an awesome story about busting in on Jeff Beck while he was naked! It's too funny. He tells me about…
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Radio Chatter With Sammy Hagar

There's not many 70 year-olds who go as strong as the Red Rocker. Sammy Hagar is the Jimmy Buffet of Rock N Roll.  This guy is the life of the party wherever he goes. Now, he's filmed his famous birthday party that takes place every year at Cabo Wabo and is releasing it to theaters…
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Radio Chatter With A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel

Billy Howerdel is my guest today. The new Perfect Circle album is coming out next Spring as he talks about how far the album is along, playing some new songs in their set-list, and how the fans have been receiving of the new songs as well as the length of time between albums. We also…
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Radio Chatter with Jarrod Montague from Taproot

This podcast is so inspirational. Jarrod Montague is the original drummer from Taproot, and I guess raising five kids and working in the corporate world doesn't keep him busy enough, so he's written a book! Jarrod went through some of the most popular self-help books and found certain similarities, then combined them all in his…
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Radio Chatter with Mark Slaughter

This is another great listen as Mark Slaughter talks about his latest solo album and tons more. This interview came about in a weird way, which I explain at the beginning. Mark was super talkative and told me about his "Halfway There" album, working with Firehouse when they were starting out, some Detroit memories as…
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Radio Chatter With Twiztid

Happy Halloween! Today it's Jamie Madrox and Monoxide from Twiztid. If you've never seen or heard these guys do yourself a favor and check them out. These guys are so kick-ass! This interview is one of the funnest I've had the pleasure to do. We talked about horror movies, scary records, the comic book they have…
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Radio Chatter with C.J. Snare of Firehouse plus Mike and Ben from Royal Blood

On this episode of my non-award winning podcast, it's C.J. Snare from Firehouse first, followed by the two guys that make up Royal Blood, Ben Thatcher and Mike Kerr. C.J. is up first talking about everything Firehouse. They'll be in town playing the Token Lounge on October 27th. We talk about how they tour nowadays,…
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Radio Chatter with Troy Luccketta from Tesla and Jeff Plate from T.S.O.

It's two drummers today on Radio Chatter. First up it's Troy from Tesla. We talked about all sorts of topics. His charity work, raising his drummer son, the 80's, what he did when grunge hit, and more. He also tells me about a new Tesla album that we'll hear next year. He talks about who…
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Radio Chatter with Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows

Avenged Sevenfold will be releasing the deluxe version of "The Stage" on December 15th. Unlike how they released the album last year, this time around they have 2 months to promote it. Shadows talks about the album, the reason for doing it, and what it includes. He also tells me how he felt about cutting…
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Radio Chatter with Jeremy McKinnon from A Day To Remember

Today on Radio Chatter it's the lead singer from A Day To Remember, Jeremy McKinnon. They're out on tour and some of their stops include the Self-Help festival dates with Rise Against, Of Mice And Men, Pierce The Veil and more. We talked about the tour, other festivals they've played, the video for "We Got…
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Radio Chatter with Tyler Connolly from Theory Of A Deadman

Tyler Connolly from Theory Of A Deadman is my guest today on Radio Chatter. The new album from the guys is set to come out on October 27th. It's called "Wake Up Call". We talk about the new music, where they recorded it and why, and more. Tyler has been bitten by the golfing bug…
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Radio Chatter with Eric and Dean from STP, and Doni from Toadies

It's another 2 for 1 Radio Chatter podcast. First up are the boys from Stone Temple Pilots. Eric Kretz and Dean Deleo join me to talk about the 25th anniversary of their debut album "Core". We discuss the writing process, what the time was like, and some tracks off the album. I had to ask…
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Radio Chatter with Pop Evil, Halestorm, and Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch

What an event RIFF Fest was! September 29th, 2017 was the final concert at DTE for the season and it went off in a big way. All sorts of bands played including the ones on this edition of Radio Chatter and headlined by Rob Zombie. First up is 4/5th's of Pop Evil. For some reason,…

Radio Chatter with Lexxi and Satchel from Steel Panther

Last week I had Michael and Stix on the podcast, today it's Lexxi and Satchel's turn. First up it's Lexxi Foxx. He's made a living using only the top chord of his bass, and he's pretty proud of it. We talk about his bass heroes, the Mayweather fight, how many boobies he's seen on stage,…
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Radio Chatter with Saliva's Wayne Swinny

During this past summer Saliva came through town. One drink led to another and this episode of the podcast was born! My guest today is Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny. I knew Wayne a little, but after a couple cocktails we started talking about the band. At that point I asked him if he wouldn't mind…
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Radio Chatter with Michael Starr and Stix from Steel Panther

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Steel Panther. It's so much fun to see them live. The first time I saw the band was in Los Angeles in 2004 when they were called Metal Skool. They've grown so much since then. First up is singer, Michael Starr. I've interviewed him and few…
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Radio Chatter with guitarist Joel Hoekstra

To say Joel Hoekstra is an amazing guitarist is like saying Wayne Gretzky scored a few goals. The guy can play! He'll be back at it again this winter with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra criss-crossing the country.  Obviously, TSO is going to be a little different without Paul O'Neill at the helm, but Joel mentioned he…
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