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44: Dave Clark (on Freddie Mercury)

8/15/2019
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If you haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody, see it. This story picks up mere months after Queen’s iconic performance at Live Aid, when Freddie Mercury was recruited by his dear friend, Dave Clark (Dave Clark 5) to record a track for a star-studded concept album based on “Time”: A sci-fi, rock musical written by Clark. A few months later, Freddie Mercury returned to Abbey Road studios to record a second song: ‘Time.’ Finn had a few minutes with Dave Clark to talk about the process and Dave...

Duration:00:15:01

43: Lou Gramm

8/5/2019
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There’s not a lot we can say about Lou Gramm that you don’t already know. As a youngster he sang and played drums for his band Black Sheep that released a single called “Stick Around.” On tour with KISS, an icy accident claimed their equipment truck and the lack of ability to support its albums with live performances caused the band to disband. Along the way, Lou met Mick Jones and when Black Sheep disbanded, it just so happened Jones was in search of a lead singer for a band he was...

Duration:00:17:14

42: Corky Laing

7/8/2019
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Corky Laing started his life in 1948 as the youngest of five siblings in Montreal, Canada. His early bands enjoyed a good local following, opened for many of the popular British invasion acts and, ultimately, got a record deal with Atlantic Records in New York. Through the teenage summers, his band was a regular on the Island of Nantucket, Massachusetts and frequented clubs in New York City. In September 1969, his life changed for good when Mountain happened. There started a few crazy...

Duration:00:13:17

41: Alice Cooper

7/1/2019
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He needs no introduction. His side project, The Hollywood Vampires, just released a new album entitled RISE. He's heading out with his own band on the "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" tour in a few days and he was just in the news for being part of a supposed death pact with his wife of 45 years. Alice Cooper is one of the main-stays of rock music and the godfather of shock. You're just as likely to see him spending time with a guillotine as you are with a pet snake or playing 9 holes of...

Duration:00:19:23

40: Ed Roland / Collective Soul

6/24/2019
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2019 is proving to be a bright and shiny 25th anniversary year for Atlanta multi-Platinum rockers COLLECTIVE SOUL, and they’ll be celebrating their ongoing legacy in all-out style with a little bit of the old and a lot of the new. They’re in it for the long haul and are gearing up to keep the party going. Thanks as always to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please...

Duration:00:14:18

39: Chuck Garric

6/17/2019
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Chuck Garric is one of the hardest-working bass players in rock music today. Not only has he toured and played a key role in Alice Cooper's band since 2002, he also fronts his own band, Beastö Blancö, alongside Calico Cooper. He has also co-written songs for Alice Cooper. A Nashville native, Chuck has played with a with Turd, The Druts, L.A. Guns, Dio, and the Eric Singer Project. He's also played bass for Billy Bob Thornton, Ted Nugent, Don Felder, and Journey at the Alice Cooper...

Duration:00:19:18

38: Begin the Begin / Robert Dean Lurie

6/10/2019
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Begin the Begin is the first biography of R.E.M. wholly researched and written since they disbanded in 2011. It offers by far the most detailed account of the group's formative years--their early lives, their first encounters with one another, their legendary debut show, early tours in the back of a van, initial recordings, their shrewdly paced rise to fame. The people and places of the American South are crucial to the R.E.M. story in ways much more complex and interesting than have...

Duration:00:12:18

37: Rick Nielsen / Cheap Trick

6/3/2019
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If Rick Nielsen weren’t one of rock and roll’s most colorful and accomplished characters in real life, there’s no way to have dreamed him up. A homemade cartoon figure who is also a down-to-earth family man. A superlative guitarist who makes it look like a goof onstage. An inveterate joker whose best-known song is a sincere request for love. You think it’s all an image, a pose? Spend a few minutes with the man and you’ll find out just how wrong you are. (From RickNielsen.com) Thanks to...

Duration:00:20:47

36: Mick Box / Uriah Heep

5/6/2019
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A “proper rock show” is what Mick Box is promising on the upcoming Uriah Heep tour, as they support Judas Priest through mid 2019. The band’s 25 album / 50 year path gave us SO MUCH to talk about with Mick and the whole time, it felt like we had known him for years. We chat about writing, touring, balancing family with rock & roll, recording ‘old school’ style, performing with Earth Wind & Fire, and how to deal with an audience that’s so drunk, the police pull the plug on the show. Thanks...

Duration:00:31:46

35: Steven Van Zandt

4/29/2019
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When a “made man” wants to talk, you stop and listen. Steven Van Zandt is a well connected individual with TWO bosses: Bruce Springsteen AND Tony Soprano. We spent some time talking about musical memories, his new album and whether his presence was requested for the Sopranos prequel. Thanks to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and/or review. It helps...

Duration:00:11:22

34: Don Felder

4/22/2019
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He played a role in one of the most epic guitar solos EVER. His double-neck guitar is in the New York City Metropolitan Museum’s Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll exhibition. He took a little time out while he was in New York City for the opening of that exhibition to chat with Finn about his new album, American Rock ‘n’ Roll, his legendary guitar and teaching Tom Petty. Thanks to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast...

Duration:00:12:40

33: Michael Schenker

4/16/2019
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Michael Schenker is a changed man. With a career stretching back to 1969, the German guitar virtuoso is an artist for whom the term ‘volatile’ has sometimes seemed invented. Recorded with singers and musicians associated with Michael in previous decades, the aptly-titled Resurrection sees Schenker embracing his past to build something fresh and exciting. We had a brief window of time to chat with the legendary guitarist about where he draws inspiration from, the new project and...

Duration:00:10:48

32: Uli John Roth

4/16/2019
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Uli Jon Roth is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players ever. He is one of the last greats who is still around to present his magical style of playing which he already forged in the late Sixties when he was still in his teens. Uli played his first ever show in December 1968 - at the age of 13 - and to celebrate his upcoming 50th Stage Anniversary, he will perform concerts across North America this spring. He had some time to chat with us recently during an extended visit to a...

Duration:00:20:38

31: Jesse Colin Young

4/11/2019
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With songs like Darkness, Darkness, Lightshine, Sunlight, Sugarbabe, Songbird and The Youngblood's version of Get Together, Jesse Colin Young has influenced and shaped the character of American music for over 50 years. Jesse Collin Young has a new album out called Dreamers, and spent some time chatting w/ Finn. Thanks to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please leave a...

Duration:00:17:48

30: Jim Breuer

4/8/2019
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Jim Breuer had some spare time on his hands so he spent a few minutes talking with Finn. His new album, "Jim Breuer: Live From Portland" just arrived. It was recorded at Helium Comedy Club and features 14 brand new tracks, were Breuer shares stories from his recent tour with Metallica, aging, and the best part about getting a colonoscopy. Thanks to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme music and as always, please consider subscribing to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what...

Duration:00:11:21

29: Danny Goldberg / Serving the Servant

4/5/2019
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“Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain,” an amazing read from Danny Goldberg is out today on the 25th anniversary of the passing of Kurt Cobain. The Nirvana manager from 1990-1995 had a chance to spend a few minutes talking to Finn In the book he shares his memories of his brief but momentous time with Kurt and the band, with candor, honesty and empathy. Give a listen and get the book. Read more about the book at barstoolrockers.com Thanks to Anastasia Vishnevsky for our theme...

Duration:00:15:41

28: Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp

4/2/2019
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Carl Palmer took a few minutes to chat with us about his upcoming Prog Rock Camp in November, along with some chatting about Asia, ELP, and other projects he’s been involved with over his illustrious career. Acclaimed British Rock Musician Carl Palmer (solo artist and founding member of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER and ASIA) To Launch First Annual Musical Progressive Rock Camp Designed ForMusicians and Fans To Learn First Hand! http://carlpalmer.com/ProgRockCamp/ProgRockCamp-Main.php World...

Duration:00:18:27

27: Rock Hall '19 Induction w/ Sal Cirrincione

4/1/2019
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Our buddy Sal joined us on the podcast this morning after attending the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony over the weekend. We got his perspective on how things went and what folks have to look forward to when they see select portions on HBO. We also planned a trip to hang out and watch Baseball. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Sal Cirrincione got his start in 1983 at the legendary WNEW-FM/AM in New York City where he worked in news production, promotion and as a producer for...

Duration:00:25:13

26: Robin Trower

3/28/2019
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There are legends and then there are legends. Robin Trower is BOTH. He played with Procul Harum and fronts his own power trio that will be visiting the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee on April 14th. He has a new album out too called Coming Closer to the Day on which he plays all the musical instruments (sans drums) and provides the vocals. Robin had just a few minutes to spend with us on the phone to talk about what shaped him musically, the new album, the tour and more. Thanks to Anastasia...

Duration:00:10:35

25: Brian Wheat / Tesla

3/15/2019
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Finn had the opportunity to chat with Brian Wheat, one of the founding members of the band Tesla about their new album "Shock." It was produced and co-written by Def Leppard's Phil Collen. They talk about longevity, breakups, reunions, influences and more. You can subscribe to our podcast through your favorite app. If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and/or review. It helps our podcast rise through the rankings so others can discover...

Duration:00:14:46