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Real conversations with rock stars and music industry professionals.

Real conversations with rock stars and music industry professionals.

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United States

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Real conversations with rock stars and music industry professionals.

Language:

English


Episodes

RJP: Ep. 24 - RIP - Remembrance Episode +

5/31/2021
In this short episode, Mel remembers and honors a few good souls we lost in May. Plus, thoughts on the sitch with David Ellefson & Megadeth. Intro music by Twisterium. Whitesnake “Is this Love” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOJk0HW_hJw RJP episodes featuring David: Episode 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1265279/5298928-rjp-ep-3-megabassist-david-ellefson-from-megadeth Episode 22:...

Duration:00:09:00

RJP: Ep.23 - Stacey David Blades - Crashing Wayward

4/23/2021
Longtime friend, first time guest of the pod, Stacey David Blades joins Mel on this episode of The Rock Junkie Podcast. You may know Stacey from his 10yr stint in LA Guns or Electric Radio Kings. His new band, Crashing Wayward, is about to take off! And you get in on the ride from the ground floor. 😉 Let's go! Social Media: · Instagram: @ staceydavidblades ; @crashingwayward · Twitter: @CrashingWayward · Facebook: @stacey.blades ; @crashing.wayward · YouTube:...

Duration:00:28:57

RJP:Ep.22 – David Ellefson & Drew Fortier - Rock Stars or Hitmen?

3/26/2021
David Ellefson of Megadeth and his coconspirator, Drew Fortier, join Mel this week to talk about their latest literary collaboration, Rock Star Hitman. Plus, what other podcast will you hear a reference to the 80’s horror movie, Chud? AND...the power of yes! The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman can be ordered here: https://linktr.ee/RockStarHitman Ellefson Coffee Co: http://ellefsoncoffeeco.com/ Social Media: · Instagram: @davidellefsonbass ; @megadeth ; @drew.fortier · Twitter:...

Duration:00:35:08

RJP:Ep.21 – Donnie Vie – Enuff Z’Nuff

2/12/2021
Donnie Vie, best known as the singer & songwriter for the band Enuff Z'Nuff, joins Mel this week to talk new music, vinyl and the upcoming EnZ box set (links below). He also shares the difficulties of being bipolar and living with anxiety. Plus, music news! Social Media: · Instagram: @kingofpowerpop · Facebook: @DonnieVieOfficial · Twitter: @kingofpowerpop · TikTok: @kingofpowerpop · Website: http://www.donnievie.com/ ENUFF Z’NUFF – PEACH FUZZ (LIMITED EDITION PEACH...

Duration:00:28:15

RJP:Ep.20 – Jeff Pilson – Dokken/Foreigner

1/22/2021
Though best known for his work as an original member of seminal 80’s rock band Dokken, Jeff has played bass and sung with various groups including Dio and MSG, Jeff is currently the bassist for Foreigner, which he joined in 2004, which keeps him mighty busy. One of his most recent projects with George Lynch from Dokken is The End Machine. We’ll talk about that, as well as another fun project they’ve recently worked on called Heavy Hitters, an entire album of covers. He’ll explain how that...

Duration:00:24:42

RJP:Ep.19 – War of the Worlds!

1/8/2021
So...this week was a bit of a hot mess for the US. Mel breaks it down and adds a little old timey radio flair. Plus, music news! Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Sought by Police for Storming the U.S. Capitol Source: https://consequenceofsound.net/2021/01/iced-earth-jon-schaffer-sought-by-police-storming-u-s-capitol/ Tom Morello and Twitter respond to those people only just realising Rage Against The Machine are political Source :...

Duration:00:10:19

RJP:Ep.18 - 2020...It wasn’t ALL Bad

1/1/2021
2020...only accurately captured in an emoji. 😬 There were some good stories, though. Really! A Pandemic of Good News: The Top 50 Positive Stories of 2020 Source: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/50-good-news-stories-from-2020/ Dolly Parton saved her 9-year-old costar from an oncoming car Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/11/entertainment/dolly-parton-saves-costar-trnd/index.html KISS's NYE Pay-Per-View Breaks Guinness Records For Highest Flame Projection + Most Flame Projections In...

Duration:00:09:26

RJP:Ep.17 - A Christmas Quickie!

12/18/2020
So many questions…and so little time! That’s what a quickie means. What were you thinking? Questions like…were the Scorpions CIA agents with mullets? How is Dave Grohl so freaking cool? What are you getting Mel for Christmas? (hint: sharing the podcast is THE perfect gift for her) Plus, Christmas songs from Mitch Perry Group & Red Voodoo on this episode of The Rock Junkie Podcast. Music News for 12-18-20 Podcast About Whether CIA Wrote SCORPIONS' 'Wind Of Change' Is Being Adapted For...

Duration:00:15:46

RJP:Ep.16 – Brian Wheat & His Crazy Life with Tesla

12/11/2020
Brian Wheat is best known as the bass guitar player for the multi-platinum rock band, Tesla. While you may not be familiar with him by name, Brian has enjoyed the spoils of success and lived the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. But it came at a cost, one that took years to repair. In his deeply honest and utterly revealing memoir, he sheds light on the many challenges he faces, including bulimia, weight issues, and the crippling anxiety and depression caused by his conditions. In...

Duration:00:22:06

RJP:Ep.15 - Andrew Freeman – Long Live Andrew AF!

12/4/2020
Andrew Freeman is an American rock vocalist and guitarist who has played in a number of bands including The Offspring, Lynch Mob and is currently the frontman for Last in Line, which features the reunited original members of Dio. Pipes, as they say in the biz, he’s got ‘em. Plus he’s got a new gig in Vegas with all his rock star friends! 😎 That and more on this episode of The Rock Junkie Podcast. Long Live Rock The Show Sat/Sun December 12th & 13th at Notoriety Live in Las Vegas. Head...

Duration:00:27:36

RJP:Ep.14 - Turkeys Away!

11/26/2020
Duuuuude! It’s Thanksgiving. Gather round, or socially distance, and let the turkeys fly! (or not) Hope you got your fat pants on! The Thanksgiving episode of WKRP in Cincinnati was based on a real turkey giveaway that went horribly wrong. Oh, the humanity,...

Duration:00:11:11

RJP:Ep.13 – Britt Pennella – Ultimate Shredder Metal DJ

11/20/2020
From the Sunset Strip to Twitch, Britt Pennella has been there done that. And he keeps on doin! Join the convo as Britt and Mel talk about the best heavy metal party on the internet. Plus, let’s talk turkey! That and more on this episode of The Rock Junkie Podcast. Social Media: · Instagram: @brittpennella · Facebook: @blackboardjungleofficial · Twitch: twitch.tv/metalsocialsunday · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwejHNSeaRjBWpswpwtZOIA News 11-20-20 Peanuts fans will get...

Duration:00:30:39

RJP:Ep.12 – Mitch Perry will make you Believe

11/13/2020
After spending decades standing alongside such heavy hitters as Michael Schenker, Cher, Edgar Winter, Lita Ford, Aerosmith and more, legendary guitarist Mitch Perry has formed the Mitch Perry Group. If southern rock and the blues had a baby, this would be it. So strap in and get ready to Believe. Plus, why we don’t ch ch ch, ah ah ah on Friday the 13th and Ticketmaster cares about your health. That and more in this episode of The Rock Junkie Podcast! Social Media: · Instagram:...

Duration:00:25:17

RJP:Ep.11 – Rockin Democrazy feat. Todd Kerns & Roxy Gunn

11/6/2020
2020 – The dumpster fire that keeps on giving. At the time of recording this episode, we’re 7 months deep in a pandemic, 40 million are people out of work, oh and smack dab in the middle of a highly contentious Presidential election. And it’ can’t be easy, oh no, we’re on day 3 of an election bender right now. No matter which side you’re on, you’re pissed off and can’t understand why it’s so close. And there lies our biggest problem. 🤨 This week I’ve got a little help from my friends. One...

Duration:00:13:22

RJP:Ep.10 – Doro Pesch – Queen of Metal

10/30/2020
Warlock, Lemmy, KISS and so much more! For almost 40 years, Queen of Metal, Doro Pesch, has seen it all. In this episode, Doro discusses drive in concerts, the new CD set and a touching story on why she is so darn sweet. Get ready to raise your fist! Doro Pesch "Magic Diamonds - Best Of Rock, Ballads & Rare Treasures" available on November 13th. Social Media: · Instagram: @dorometalqueen · Twitter: @DoroOfficial · Facebook: @DoroPeschOfficial · YouTube:...

Duration:00:34:33

RJP:Ep. 9 – Alex Grossi - Quiet Riot & Practicing Good Metal Health

10/16/2020
Quiet Riot and Hookers & Blow guitarist Alex Grossi talks guitar heroes, losing great friend and bandmate Frankie Banali and Tiger King music. Yes, you read that correctly. PLUS, upcoming show! Social Media: · Instagram: @alexgrossi1976; @ quietriotband; @hnb_official · Twitter: @AlexGrossi ; @Hookers_N_Blow · Facebook: www.facebook.com/ALEXGROSSI1976 · Website: www.alexgrossimusic.com ; www.quietriot.band And don't forget to catch Hookers & Blow THIS Saturday night! You can watch the...

Duration:00:30:24

RJP:Ep. 8 – Mark Kendall – Great White Axeman

10/9/2020
Episode description: Legendary Great White guitarist discusses the ups and downs of the music industry, sobriety, faith and the pandemic blues. Social Media: · Instagram: @mr._greatwhite · Twitter: @MarkKendall_GW · Facebook: www.facebook.com/Mark-Kendall-Official ; www.facebook.com/GreatWhiteOfficial · Website: www.officialgreatwhite.com · YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GreatWhiteBand Music News for 10-9-20 Eddie Van Halen Thought His Tongue Cancer Was Caused From Putting Guitar...

Duration:00:41:07

RJP:Ep. 7 – Lonn Friend – Part Deuce

10/2/2020
Aspiring rock journalists….pay attention! Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler...yeah, Lonn’s got stories. Plus, a few life lessons. Mel continues the conversation with Lonn Friend. Part deuce. 😉 Social Media: · Instagram: @instadude74 Books: Buy his books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lonn-Friend/e/B001IO9NRS/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 Music News for 10-2-20 IRON MAIDEN To Release a new double live album on November20 Source:...

Duration:00:35:30

RJP: Ep. 6 - Damon Johnson Thin Lizzy Battle Lessons

9/25/2020
Mel gets a little TMI (ha!), but for a good cause. 😉 Triple threat…guitarist, singer, songwriter Damon Johnson of Brother Cane, Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders and now Damon Johnson & the Get Ready calls in from his home in Nashville to discuss tonight's live electric stream, "A Tribute to Thin Lizzy". Sept 25, 7PM Central 5PM Pacific Damon Johnson & The Get Ready w/very special guest Richie Faulkner “A Tribute To Thin Lizzy” Get tickets at: www.damonjohnson.veeps.com Watch the show...

Duration:00:34:01

RJP:Ep. 5 – Lonn Friend A friend to all Pt. 1

9/18/2020
Lonn no longer does interviews. I guess I got lucky. 😊 Lonn Friend is an American journalist and author. He is best known for his work in the late 1980s and '90s as editor of RIP Magazine, which covered the debaucherous world of heavy metal music and the rock stars who led the movement. Stories? Oh, he’s got stories. This is Part 1. Social Media: · Instagram: @instadude74 Books: Buy his books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lonn-Friend/e/B001IO9NRS/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 Music...

Duration:00:40:54