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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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 -…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…