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Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon

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"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" is hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music for over two decades now. In fact, his first interview was with KISS' Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age eleven. His vast knowledge of music combined with personal friendships with many of rock's greatest artists meld for very unique interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications. So, join Mitch every Monday to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" is hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music for over two decades now. In fact, his first interview was with KISS' Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age eleven. His vast knowledge of music combined with personal friendships with many of rock's greatest artists meld for very unique interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications. So, join Mitch every Monday to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
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"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" is hosted by well respected music journalist Mitch Lafon. He's been covering the world of rock and music for over two decades now. In fact, his first interview was with KISS' Gene Simmons in June 1980 at age eleven. His vast knowledge of music combined with personal friendships with many of rock's greatest artists meld for very unique interviews that are part informative, part 'two friends talking', and part music savant. His interviews are widely sourced and referenced by leading rock publications. So, join Mitch every Monday to hear the interviews today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

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Episodes

KISSmas with The Kulicks (Bruce and Bob Kulick)

12/15/2018
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On this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. It's an early KISSmas as I sit down with longtime KISS guitarist BRUCE KULICK and his brother BOB. Alan Niven co-hosts. In our first interview (starts at approx. 11 mins 30 secs), Bruce Kulick discussed his recent experience on the KISS Kruise as well as the KISS box set, unreleased songs, his career highlight with KISS, joining KISS on The End Of The Road tour, his new website BruceKulick.com and more. Our second interview...

Duration:01:44:11

Ghost and Nothing More

12/8/2018
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On this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - new interviews with Tobias from Ghost and Nothing More's Jonny Hawkins. Spell-caster Alan Niven co-hosts. And we offer a full explanation of the unsubstantiated claims that Guns N' Roses have recorded a new song (T-Rex's Children Of The Revolution). Our first guest is Tobias Forge of GHOST. We discuss his days with Crashdïet, touring with Metallica, did he ever consider quitting the music business, parenthood, is Ghost a solo...

Duration:01:14:42

Slash's Brent Fitz, Alice Cooper's Dennis Dunaway and The Wall

11/30/2018
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This week on Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon - new interviews with Slash's Brent Fitz and Alice Cooper's Denis Dunaway. Alan Niven co-hosts. In our first interview is with Brent Fitz. We discuss reconvening the Slash band, Slash doing Guns N' Roses, Toque, the Guns N' Roses reunion, Slash's new album Living The Dream, the 2017 KISS Kruise with Bob & Bruce Kulick, The Gene Simmons Band and much more. (Note: the interview was recorded before 2018's KISS Kruise). Up next, Denis...

Duration:01:41:22

William Shatner, Steve Lukather and Jack Blades

11/24/2018
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This week on Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon - new interviews with William Shatner, Toto's Steve Lukather and Night Ranger's Jack Blades. Alan Niven co-hosts. Our first mini-interview is with actor William Shatner. He discusses working with L.A. Guns' Adam Hamilton, his new Christmas album Shatner Claus that features guest appearances by The Cars' Elliot Easton, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and more, his new country album with Alabama's Jeff Cook, will he make...

Duration:01:51:26

Dave Mustaine, Ministry & Television's Richard Lloyd

11/17/2018
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This week on Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. New interviews with Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Televison's Richard Lloyd. Also, Dave Mustaine gives us an update on all things Megadeth including Kegadeth. It's the blast beat of interviews! And finally, co-host Alan Niven shares his thoughts on the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame and offers an update on the progress of the new Guns N' Roses album. Work is ongoing! In the shows first segment, we blast beat our way through a Megadeth update...

Duration:01:31:13

Aldo Nova and Tesla's Frank Hannon

11/11/2018
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On this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with Canadian guitarist ALDO NOVA and Tesla's FRANK HANNON. Former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager Alan Niven co-hosts. In our first interview, guitarist Aldo Nova talks about his new album 2.0, where does this reboot lead, future plans, Foreigner's Lou Gramm, his work with Bon Jovi, working with Celine Dion, Rick Hughes and SWORD, Blood On The Bricks, and much more. Our second interview is with TESLA...

Duration:01:40:01

Anthrax's Charlie Benante and Ratt's Stephen Pearcy

11/3/2018
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This week on Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon - new interviews with Anthrax's Charlie Benante and RATT's Stephen Pearcy. Former Great White & Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven co-hosts. In our first interview (starts at approx. 14 minutes), Anthrax's Charlie Benante discusses the band's 30th anniversary of the album State Of Euphoria, why the band wasn't happy with the album (approx. 22 minutes), other upcoming deluxe editions including Persistence Of Time in 2020, the KISS End Of...

Duration:01:17:01

Iron Maiden's Steve Harris and Gilby Clarke

10/27/2018
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On this episode of Westwood's One Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon - new interviews with Iron Maiden's Steve Harris, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and co-host Alan Niven. In the show's first interview Iron Maiden's Steve Harris discusses his band British Lion, their current tour, their upcoming live album, finishing their second album and already starting on a third, retirement and should Iron Maiden be in the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame. Check Out the new song ' Spit Fire' by...

Duration:01:17:52

Ace Frehley & Ted Nugent

10/18/2018
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On this episode of Westwood's One Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon - new interviews with original KISS Spaceman Ace Frehley & Ted Nugent. Also, extended rock talk with co-host Alan Niven. In the episode's first interview, ACE FREHLEY. He talks new album - SPACEMAN, his desire to produce new bands, replacing Tommy Thayer on the upcoming KISS End Of The Road Tour (approx. 20 minutes in), how much he expects to earn per KISS show, making a new KISS album (approx. 29 minutes), Eric Singer, and a...

Duration:01:27:06

Alice Cooper, Jeff Pilson, Marty Friedman and Nazareth

10/14/2018
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This week on Westwood One's Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon new interviews with Jeff Pilson, Marty Friedman and Nazareth's Pete Agnew. Plus, we catch up with Alice Cooper. Alan Niven co-hosts. First up, we get a quick update before soundcheck with the legendary Alice Cooper. He discusses his new live album A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris, Dick Wagner, Welcome To My Nightmare, Trash, and more. Our second discussion is with Jeff Pilson who reveals the actual name of his new band...

Duration:02:05:25

Slash, Venom Inc. and Sean Yseult

10/7/2018
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This week on Westwood's One Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon - new interviews with Slash, Venom Inc.'s Tony Dolan and Sean Yseult. Alan Niven co-hosts. In the episode's first interview, we speak with Slash about his new Living The Dream album, Guns N' Roses, Axl & AC/DC and a lot more. In the episode's second interview, we talk to Venom Inc's Tony Dolan about changing drummers, K.K. Downing, Mantas' heart attack, opening for The Misfits, will there be a ‘Venom United’ show like Helloween is...

Duration:01:47:50

Paul Stanley, Jake E. Lee and Wolf Hoffmann

9/29/2018
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This week on Westwood's One Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon - new interviews with KISS frontman Paul Stanley, Red Dragon Cartel's Jake E. Lee and Accept's Wolf Hoffmann. Former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, co-hosts. First up, is our forty minute chat with revered KISS frontman Paul Stanley. We talk End Of The Road and a whole lot more. ENJOY! Next up, former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee discusses Red Dragon Cartel's new album Patina, the band's revolving door of...

Duration:02:03:09

Kingdom Come, Simple Minds, and Ahmet Zappa

9/23/2018
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This week on Westwood's One Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. New interviews with KingDom Come's James Kottak, Simple Minds' Jim Kerr and Ahmet Zappa. Alan Niven co-hosts. Our first interview is with former Scorpions drummer James Kottak. We discuss the 30th Anniversary tour, future plans, re-recording the his with current vocalist Keith St.John, the band's origins and borrowing from Led Zeppelin, his influences, Kottak Attack, the production value in Kingdom Come current tour, being in...

Duration:01:52:40

K.K. Downing, Todd Rundgren and MC5 Wayne Kramer

9/16/2018
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On This episode of Westwood's One Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, Todd Rundgren and MC5's Wayne Kramer. Alan Niven co-hosts. In our follow-up interview with former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, he discusses if Rob's sexuality was an issue for the band (record company, management, etc.), the Reno trial, Venom Inc. and Jeff 'Mantas' Dunn's heart attack, the 1991 Operation Rock & Roll Tour with Alice Cooper and Motörhead -...

Duration:02:05:04

K.K. Downing, King Crimson and Foreigner & Helloween

9/9/2018
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This week on Westwood's One Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon new interviews with former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, King Crimson & Foreigner founder Ian McDonald and Helloween's Andi Deris. Former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven co-hosts and we talk about Great White touring with Judas Priest, the 1988 Donington tragedy and more. In the episode's first interview guitarist K.K. Downing discusses his new book Heavy Duty - Days And Nights In Judas Priest, his reasons for the book, Rob...

Duration:02:18:17

Uriah Heep, Doro and Eddie Trunk

9/2/2018
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This week on Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon - new interviews with Uriah Heep (Mick Box), Doro & Eddie Trunk. Red Reign drummer Sammy Lee co-hosts. Rock legends Uriah Heep are back with a new album, Living The Dream, and Mitch sits down with guitarist Mick Box to discuss. Other topics include: the importance of new product, the live performance, vocalist Bernie Shaw, the different vocalists through the years, the band's writing process, producer Jay Ruston, is this the last new...

Duration:02:26:19

Scorpions, Glenn Hughes and Tower Of Power

8/26/2018
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On this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with the SCORPIONS' Matthias Jabs, bassist Glenn Hughes and the TOWER OF POWER'S Emilio Castillo. Former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager Alan Niven co-hosts. Our first interview is with Scorpions' guitarist Matthias Jabs. He discusses the current tour with Queenrÿche, adding Mikkey Dee and the possibility of making a new album with him, the new tracks from 2017, recording a new album next year (approx. 18min 35...

Duration:01:47:45

Enuff Z'Nuff, Boy George and Rob Halford

8/19/2018
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This week on Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with Enuff Z'Nuff's Chip Z'Nuff, Culture Club's Boy George and the mighty Judas Priest's Rob Halford. Former Great White/ Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven co-hosts and discusses the recent lead singer change in Great White. Our first interview is with the affable Chip Z'Nuff. We discuss the band's latest album Diamond Boy, taking over the vocal duties, being around for nearly 35 years, the upcoming fall tour with Jack...

Duration:01:36:25

Tremonti, Hardcore Superstar and Rich Robinson (The Magpie Salute)

8/12/2018
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On this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with TREMONTI, Hardcore Superstar's Jocke Berg and The Magpie Salute's Rich Robinson. No co-host this week. I'm flying solo! Our first guest is guitarist Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge and Tremonti. We discuss the new album A Dying Machine, the accompanying novel, a CREED reunion, the tour with Seether, concept albums, making a movie?, Alter Bridge's Live At The Royal Albert Hall, balancing the two bands (Tremonti...

Duration:01:19:20

Dee Snider, RUN DMC's Darryl McDaniels, Paul McCartney's Denny Seiwell

8/5/2018
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On this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with singer DEE SNIDER, RUN DMC's Darryl McDaniels and Paul McCartney & Wings' drummer Denny Seiwell. This episode is co-hosted by current Lou Gramm band drummer, Rob Mount. First up, we have Twisted Sister singer DEE SNIDER who discusses his new album For The Love Of Metal, the Jamey Jasta challenge to make new music, songwriting, will he start making new music more regularly, the passing of his mother, making...

Duration:02:21:06