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071: Miljenko Matijevic from Steelheart

12/13/2018
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Sound Matters episode #071 features Tom's conversation with Miljenko (Milly) Matijevic, the powerful voice and frontman of Steelheart. Milly and Tom discuss the band's new live album "Rock 'n Milan," his unique and varied career including contributions to the movie "Rock Star," fronting The Doors, past and unreleased Steelheart music, the band's upcoming 30th anniversary plans, and more... Inside the Interview: 00:48 - Does doing interviews ever get old...? 01:08 - About the new live album,...

Duration:00:22:56

070: K.K. Downing

12/2/2018
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Sound Matters episode #070 features Tom's in-depth conversation with the legendary K.K. Downing, formerly of Judas Priest. Tom and K.K. dive into his great book Heavy Duty, Days and Nights in Judas Priest, where he pulls no punches about his experiences growing up, forming one of the greatest heavy metal bands in history, it’s aftermath, and many intimate details about his life in and out of the band, past and present. I found K.K. to be pleasant, forthright, accommodating, and in a word…...

Duration:00:56:48

069: Chad Cherry #2

11/18/2018
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Sound Matters episode #069 features Tom's latest conversation with vocalist and frontman for The Last Vegas, and The Claws, Chad Cherry. Chad is not only one of the coolest rockers I know, he's also an accomplished serial entrepreneur, with multiple projects going at all times. I was able to catch and shoot The Claws on a trip to LA, and we discuss this plus much more... Inside the Interview: 02:11 - About Chad's current band, The Claws from Los Angeles... 09:52 - The latest on The Last...

Duration:00:41:06

068: Vicky Hamilton-Author

10/17/2018
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Sound Matters episode #068 features Tom's great conversation with music industry executive, Grammy winner, and author of the compelling memoir, Appetite for Dysfunction, Vicky Hamilton. Considered one of the most successful music executives in the industry, Vicky Hamilton has discovered, developed or managed the careers of Mötley Crüe, Stryper, Poison, Guns 'N' Roses, Faster Pussycat and many others (Lost Boys, Randy O). David Geffen hired her as A&R executive at Geffen Records. She has also...

Duration:00:41:28

067: Highlights & Hits

10/10/2018
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"Highlights & Hits" featured on episode #067: 02:18-04:00 - Shout out to Christian Leu on his new job in television production, in addition to working in radio... 07:31-20:05 - Jro Rostamo (from Suite Oblivion, Drama Queen, & Mob Zero), and Allen Smith from Letsinger... 20:17-37:32 - Drama Queen (Matt, Rob, Tee, Jim, & Jro) 38:35-46:00 - Round table discussion with all of the above rock and rollers... Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com...

Duration:00:46:56

066: Highlights & Hits

9/16/2018
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"Highlights & Hits" featured on episode #066: 03:41-18:10 - Tom and Christian discuss the current "diss track" feud, and marketing implications between rappers MGK and Eminem... 20:20-23:26 - This episode closes with Tom's signature Sound Matter Moment titled "Time Waits for No One"... Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Instagram:...

Duration:00:23:28

065: Drama Queen from Rockford

8/21/2018
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On Sound Matters episode #065, Tom hosts the return of Matt Vogt and Rob Pace from Rockford's Drama Queen talking about their big CD release party and debut gig, plus much more... Connect with Drama Queen: Website: www.dramaqueenrocks.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/dramaqueenroxx ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/therealdramaqueen Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter:...

Duration:00:36:02

064: Chip Z'Nuff from Enuff Z'Nuff

8/8/2018
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Sound Matters episode #064 features Tom's great conversation with Chicago's Enuff Z'Nuff founder, bassist, and now lead singer, Chip Z'Nuff. Chip talks candidly about the music business today, the influences he wears loud and proud, and the great new Enuff Z'Nuff album "Diamond Boy" featuring him on lead vocals, and his transition fronting the band for the first time with absence of Donnie Vie. Chip also shares what touring and lifestyle choices in 2018 and beyond look like, as well his...

Duration:00:23:20

talk shiFt w/Tom Leu 058 - Time Waits For No One

8/6/2018
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Challenging you to “see things” differently. New perceptions shiFt perspectives, producing improved personal and professional outcomes. 058- Time Waits For No One www.tomleu.com/fifty-eight Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)

Duration:00:01:03

063: Highlights & Hits

8/1/2018
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"Highlights & Hits" featured on episode #063: 06:34-11:59 - Tom and Christian discuss the headline news regarding pop star's Demi Lovato's recent addiction relapse and hospitalization... 13:42-18:21 - Christian Leu leads a discussion about hip hop superstar Drake's new release, "Scorpion," and the "In My Feelings" video challenge craze, along with conversation about music marketing past and present... 18:52-22:31 - Tom talks about Metallica's second album, "Ride the Lightning," which was...

Duration:00:22:31

062: Scott Flynn-Author

7/18/2018
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Scott Flynn is the author of the memoir "My Life... Don't Try This At Home" - a collection of 55 funny short stories. Scott is a husband, stepdad, mentor, entrepreneur, artist, and philanthropist. Scott is also the founder and CEO of two international companies, Best Corporate Events LLC and the tech company SmartHunts LLC. In this long form interview, Tom and Scott get in-depth about his hilarious book, his businesses past and present, comedy, music, as well as his next writing projects,...

Duration:01:09:17

061: Highlights & Hits

7/11/2018
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"Highlights & Hits" episode #061 features the debut of the show's engineer, producer, and co-host, Christian Leu's new weekly segment... this one about the particulars of the popular World Cup series. Tom talks to professional speaker, Jeanne Robertson again about her comedy competition. And returning to Sound Matters is Suite Oblivion frontman, Mitch Brechon debating with Tom about "Bands You Hate, but Everyone Else Loves..." lots 'o fun. Segments & Guests: 06:05-20:42 - Christian Leu with...

Duration:00:55:11

060: Richie Kotzen from The Winery Dogs

7/4/2018
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Sound Matters episode #060 features Tom's conversation with singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Richie Kotzen from The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, and Poison. In addition to his high profile bands, Richie is a prolific solo artist with over 20 albums to his credit going back to the late 1980's. Richie's music crosses genres blending elements of rock, pop, blues, soul, and even funk at times into an infectious sound that leaves you wondering why he's not a household name. In this interview,...

Duration:00:18:00

059: Wolf Hoffman from Accept

6/26/2018
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Sound Matters episode #059 features Tom's conversation with Wolf Hoffman from the great German heavy metal band Accept. Wolf and Tom cover a lot of ground from Accept's latest live and new studio albums, Wolf's perspectives on the music business today, being a professional photographer, leaving a legacy, and much more... Inside the Interview: 00:27 - On Accept's latest live release "Restless & Live" and live albums in general... 02:21 - On touring and travelling worldwide... 04:17 - The...

Duration:00:23:09

058: Ronni LeTekro from TNT

6/13/2018
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Sound Matters episode #058 features Tom's conversation with perhaps one of the most underrated guitarists in rock music over the past 30+ years. Ronni LeTekro is a founding member of Norway's multi-platinum band, TNT, as well as a prolific solo artist. Ronni is as funny and honest, as he is direct and surprising. Ronni was an absolute pleasure to speak with, and he was sure to throw a few curve balls into this interview for good measure... Enjoy! Inside the Interview: 01:03 - Still excited...

Duration:00:20:40

057: Jeanne Robertson-Professional Speaker & Humorist

6/6/2018
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Sound Matters episode #057 features Jeanne Robertson... a professional speaker and humorist for over five decades. With no signs of slowing down, Jeanne fills venues around the country telling hilarious stories from her storied life as a teenage contestant in the Ms. America pageant, to a mother, a wife, and a successful business person throughout it all. Jeanne wraps her humor around universal and inspiring messages that speak to people of all ages, from all walks of life. On this episode,...

Duration:00:49:51

056: Theron Moore-Author

5/23/2018
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Being from the Midwest, northern IL/southern WI, specifically, and playing in rock bands myself for over 30 years, I know quite a bit about the local and regional music scene from that area, and from the era of the '80's and '90's that I came up in. Author Theron Moore knows much "more"... Theron has written a terrific trilogy of books called "All My Friends Are Rock Stars" about the local and regional music scene from a few key Midwest cities, and has compiled his intimate artist interviews...

Duration:00:20:34

talk shiFt w/Tom Leu 041 - Be the Best at What You Do the Best

5/21/2018
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Challenging you to “see things” differently. New perceptions shiFt perspectives, producing improved personal and professional outcomes. 041 - Be the Best at What You Do the Best www.tomleu.com/forty-one Connect with TOM LEU: Websites: www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com YouTube: www.talkshiFt.tv Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu) Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2 Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)

Duration:00:01:26

055: Highlights & Hits

5/16/2018
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"Highlights & Hits" episode #055 features a triple-header of guests with Tom returning live in the WROK studios in Rockford, IL. First up is Tom's interview with Rob and Matt from the band Drama Queen. Next is Tom's conversation with both Kevin McCarthy from Rockford's Local Music Scene, and longtime Rockford musician, and multi-RAMI winner, Pat Doherty celebrating the one year anniversary of the RLMS segment on the Sound Matters show. Finally, Tom's concluding interview with Chuck and Ringo...

Duration:00:48:24

054: Joel Moutray from The empower_good Podcast

5/9/2018
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I came across Joel Moutray from The empower_good Podcast via the great expanse known as the internet, and was really taken by his passion and enthusiasm for putting and positivity out into the world (which also happens to be a foundational purpose of this show...). Joel joins me on Sound Matters to talk about the genesis of the podcast, the good reasons why he's producing it, being a lifelong learner, contribution and selflessness, and much more... Inside the Interview: 01:00 - The mission...

Duration:00:38:44