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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,…
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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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Radio Chatter with Kid Rock

I had a short two-person list of guests on my 'bucket-list' for the podcast this year. Today, one gets checked off. I've be fortunate enough to have known Kid Rock for about the last 18 years. Words can't describe what a good guy he is. Hopefully, you'll take that away from this conversation today. I've…
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Radio Chatter with Tom Morello and Tim Commerford from Prophets Of Rage

I talked to Tom Morello just a month ago (which you can listen to here) but when they give you another chance to talk to him, you take it! This time bassist Tim Commerford joined him to discuss the new album, Chris Cornell, and playing small clubs and bigger venues. I even asked them if…
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Radio Chatter with comedian Jim Breuer

Comedian Jim Breuer is coming to the Motor City Casino Soundboard on September 22nd, but first he's talking to me via Las Vegas. By listening to his most recent podcasts, this show is going to show off a very different side of him. To be honest, I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Today find…
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Radio Chatter w/ Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal

Guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is my guest on Radio Chatter. What a thrill it was to talk to him. He has all sorts of projects he's working on/worked on, and we touch on a lot of them today. Of course we talk about his time in GRN, "Chinese Democracy", touring and the departure from the…
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Janet Gardner from Vixen

Janet Gardner from Vixen is my guest today as she's out supporting her solo, self-titled album. If you're in the S.E. Michigan area she's playing at the Diesel Concert lounge in Chesterfield on September 2nd. Of course we discussed her new album, and the flavor of it, the process of recording and more. She told…
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is my guest today. His new album is called "Lay It On Down" and is filled with bluesy, rock based, soulful songs. He talks about recording the new songs, how they put them down on analog tape first and more about the process.  We talked about his playing with other legendary players…
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Stevie Benton from Drowning Pool

If you're in S.E. Michigan this coming weekend you'll have a chance to see Drowning Pool. They're playing the Easy Riders Rodeo in Fowlerville, Mi. on Saturday night with Puddle Of Mudd. Stevie is great to talk to. We talked a lot about music, trends and more. He tells some great stories about 'Dimebag' Darrell,…
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Guitar Legend Tom Morello

What an awesome conversation with Tom Morello. It's a quick hit but we touched on a lot of subjects. Of course Prophets of Rage, some thoughts on his former band-mate Chris Cornell and how he thought Chris was doing, working with the Boss, his son named after a guitar hero of his, and more. -Meltdown-
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Carla Harvey from Butcher Babies

I got more out of this conversation than I had expected. It was surprising to find out what Carla was doing with her time over the summer here in Detroit to help out some great people. She also talks about her upbringing and how she was bullied over her choice of music. We talk about…
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Comedian J. Chris Newberg

Today is something different on the Radio Chatter podcast. Detroiter J. Chris Newberg is on talking about everything that revolves around his life in comedy. Everything from why he cried sitting next to Richie Sambora on a flight to living is West Hollywood, writing for TV shows, seeing all sorts of celebs daily in L.A.…
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Corey Taylor and Johny Chow from Stone Sour

It's another killer Radio Chatter podcast. Johny Chow and Corey Taylor are touring with their band Stone Sour opening for Korn and what a great show it is! Corey even jumped onstage during Korn's set for a couple songs. We talked about the new album, the gold standard of front-men for Corey and bassist's for…
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Head from Korn

What a great conversation with Head from Korn. He was very open and candid about a number of topics. Leaving the band for 8 years, his addictions, his upbringing, and his thoughts about Chester Bennington. He really opened up about Chester. On July 20th when Chester was found dead, Head posted on his Instagram and…
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Rob De Luca and Ray West from Spread Eagle

I'm a huge fan of the 1990's band Spread Eagle. They were the 2nd band I ever interviewed way back when.  I've managed to keep in contact with singer Ray West, and due to all the projects he's in, I've re-connected with Rob De Luca. In this podcast we talk mainly about the rise and…
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WWE's Paul Heyman and M.I.S. President Rick Brenner

The WWE makes another stop in the Motor City this weekend, and the last time at the famed Joe Louis arena. Today on Radio Chatter it's Paul Heyman. He's in full Heyman Hustle form. I guess he's thought a lot about the new arena here in Detroit because he has the perfect name for it.…
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John Cooper from Skillet

Not many people in this business nicer than John Cooper and the guys from Skillet. Just listen to this conversation if you don't believe me. They're currently on tour with Korn and Stone Sour. John and I  talked about the tour, the death of Chester Bennington (which hit him hard) the 70's rock that shaped…
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Alice Cooper

What a week. Josh Todd was on Radio Chatter yesterday and Alice Cooper today? Oh, and it's still early. I have some interviews in the can that I'll be posting soon. On to Alice. His new album his coming out this Friday the 28th called "Paranormal". He talks about how much different this album is…
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Josh Todd - Josh Todd and the Conflict and Buckcherry

Josh Todd has his new band Josh Todd and The Conflict, plus a new album dropping in the Fall. "Year of the Tiger" comes out on September 15th and it's a pretty intense record. Josh told me about how he wrote the album and how some of it may have been inspired by what went…
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James Hetfield from Metallica, Johnny and Zacky from Avenged Sevenfold and Michael Poulsen from Volbeat.

What a day! July 12th 2017 Metallica brought the rock to Detroit. Before the bands took to the stage they sat down with me for a few minutes. Up first, the legend, James Hetfield. What an honor to talk to him! We discussed the new album and the response that they've gotten from the fans.…
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Vinnie Paul - HellYeah

Vinnie was doing a press junket today and they asked if I wanted in...of course! Always killer to talk to the legendary drummer. He's always excited to talk about hockey, and now with an NHL team heading there he's a little more fired up. HellYeah has a few shows in and around Michigan that he…
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Mix Master Mike

Today on Radio Chatter it's legendary DJ Mix Master Mike. This guy has done it all and now he adds a tour with Metallica to his already impressive resume. He talks about being the "high powered appetizer" to get the crowd warmed up for the show. Growing up in the 80's, he applies what he…
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Geoff Tate - Operation Mindcrime

I did this interview with Geoff Tate last week. After a busy weekend I've just had a chance to re-listen to it, and it's killer. Geoff talks about a number of things. Chris Cornell, the early days of touring with Queensryche, his 'super group' he'd sing in front of, the final album of his trilogy…
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